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West Orange Board of Education Statement Re: Snowstorm

WEST ORANGE, NJ - On behalf of the West Orange Board of Education we want to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to the teachers, administrators and staff of the West Orange School District who have shown in yesterday's emergency and over the last twenty-four hours how dedicated, professional, and caring they are towards the students of the District.


The Board realizes they were away from their own families during this emergency, and truly appreciates their sacrifices. We further want to extend our gratitude to the West Orange Police officers, West Orange fire fighters, and public works employees who protected our students and provided safety in extremely difficult circumstances.  We also would like to thank the Chit Chat Diner for providing shelter and donating food to some of the children and to the countless community members and parents who provided blankets and supplies. Lastly, to our fellow parents for their patience and understanding during this difficult time.


The Board and the district’s administration has begun the review/debriefing process  which is standard protocol after any significant incident, to provide the district  with an opportunity to review the effectiveness of the District’s actions and procedures during an incident, including the overall quality of our services to the community and safety for everyone. This review will be invaluable in improving the District’s performance at future incident operations.


Once again, the Board thanks you for showing us the heroes you all truly are.

Nov. 16, 2018