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Kelly School Parent Letter & Survey

Dear Parents and Staff,


As you probably know by now, our wonderful Kelly School Principal, Dr. Joanne Pollara is retiring at the end of the school year. She is moving forward to a well-deserved and well-earned retirement and we all wish her the very best as she embarks upon her next chapter. 


Along with the sadness that accompanies her departure, we have the responsibility to secure the services of another outstanding leader. To this end, we have begun the process by posting the vacancy and accepting applications. This application period will continue through March 13. In preparation for the interview process, an Interview Team will be assembled and comprised of stakeholders of the Kelly Elementary School. The Interview Team will be charged with the responsibility of recommending several final candidates to the Superintendent of Schools for his consideration and ultimate recommendation to the West Orange Board of Education. A target date for BOE action is May 18. 


We very much value the thoughts and opinions of all of our constituents and have developed a brief online survey to glean your insights. By clicking on this link you will be able to choose either the Spanish or English format and complete the survey. We will utilize the survey information as we frame candidate questions. As well, we will analyze your feedback to affect positive changes for our students, programs and school.


Please know that we are committed to continuous improvement and your support contributes greatly to our successes. For all of that and more, I am grateful for all that you do.



Dr. J. Scott Cascone
Superintendent of Schools