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Montclair Super Frank Alvarez Heads to Rye

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 10:31pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

The Rye City School District announced tonight that Frank Alvarez — departing superintendent for Montclair — will be their next superintendent. He will be introduced to the Rye community next Tuesday at 6 p.m. and will start a five-year contract on July 1.

Alvarez will replace Edward Shine, who served as Rye’s superintendent for 16 years and retires June 30.

Alvarez stunned the school board with his sudden announcement last month that he would be leaving his job. In his Feb. 7 resignation letter, he gave no reason for his departure.

My Fox News Talks About Superintendent Alvarez’s Move to Rye, NY

BY  |  Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 5:57am  |  COMMENTS (12)

Some N.J. school superintendents leave for N.Y.: MyFoxNY.com

UPDATED: with Rye City, NY salary info

Superintendent of Montclair schools, Frank Alvarez, announced he would be leaving the district back in early February, but it wasn’t until last week did we learn that it was because he would be taking the Superintendent position at the Rye, NY school district.

Speculation is it’s because of Governor Christie’s Superintendent salary cap, which was put into place last year, that would have cut Alvarez’s $250,000 salary to $175,000 in two years. According to this New York State School Administrator Salary Disclosure document. The salary for Super. in the 2011-2012 school year was $253,623.

We asked Alvarez to speak to us about his time and work in Montclair and why he decided to leave. He responded, “I’ll pass at this time and let the record stand.”

Montclair Superintendent Alvarez is Heading to Rye

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 10:25pm  |  COMMENTS (5)

The Rye City School District announced tonight that Frank Alvarez — departing superintendent for Montclair — will be their next superintendent. He will be introduced to the Rye community next Tuesday at 6 p.m. and will start a five-year contract on July 1.

Alvarez will replace Edward Shine, who served as Rye’s superintendent for 16 years and retires June 30.

Alvarez stunned the school board with his sudden announcement last month that he would be leaving his job. In his Feb. 7 resignation letter, he gave no reason for his departure.

Montclair BoE President Responds To News of Alvarez’s Stepping Down

BY  |  Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 1:37pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

Updated with more from Lombard:

Montclair’s Superintendent of Schools Frank Alvarez announced today that after serving nine years in the position, he would be stepping down in June.

With no specifics on what his plans were, he ended his letter saying, “This is far from the last word. Over the next few months you will hear from me with regard to a transition plan, reflections on our work and hopes for the future.”

Shelly Lombard, the BoE President, spoke with us about the news, which she learned less than 24 hours ago, beginning with the statement, “It was a surprise.”

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Montclair Schools Super Alvarez to Resign

BY  |  Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 9:45am  |  COMMENTS (25)

UPDATE: For school board reaction, read Barista Kids.

Frank Alvarez, superintendent of Montclair Schools, announced in a letter to parents today that he will step down in June after almost nine years in the district. He did not announce any future plans.

His resignation letter thanked parents, staff and fundraising organizations and cited “narrowing the minority student achievement gap” as the district’s biggest accomplishment.

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Alvarez Presents Preliminary School Budget

BY  |  Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011 6:03am  |  COMMENTS (7)

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At last night’s Board of Education meeting, Montclair Superintendent Dr. Frank Alvarez started the discussion on the budget by recalling the BOE’s last meeting. “We talked about a near 0% tax increase. Some things have changed since then.”

One of the changes was a compressed timetable handed down from the State Department of Education. Alvarez and the BOE did not plan on discussing hard numbers for the school budget until they had heard about aid from the state, which is due to be announced by Governor Chris Christie on February 24. Due to the new timeline Alvarez said they were pressed to do so last night.

The other change came from the township. “Montclair’s net valuation has dropped significantly,” Alvarez stated, noting taxes will increase more than he initially thought if the district fails to receive state aid. “If we get state aid, we will wind up with a decrease in taxes. If we don’t get state aid, taxes will probably go up around 2%.”

“The difference is due to what we learned about tax ratables in town,” Board President Shelly Lombard added, acknowledging a decreased of $138M.

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Alvarez Announces All Montclair Schools to Remain Open

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 6:06am  |  COMMENTS (17)

At the Board of Education meeting last night Dr. Frank Alvarez, Superintendent of Montclair schools, announced that he did not plan on closing any of the district’s schools.

“My recommendation would be to keep all 11 schools open,” he said to a room of much relieved parents.

He did however warn, “There will be some pain around the aides, transportation and the DLC [Developmental Learning Center].”

Alvarez identified five areas under consideration as measures to cut costs. The first was the possible outsourcing of school aides. “We might be able to save $2MM,” he stated. The second was the possibility of moving the DLC to another building. Alvarez is also looking at cutting busing for students who live within a mile and a half of school. The Superintendent is reexamining the district’s relationship with the Adult School of Montclair and other organizations that have use of school facilities as well for a possible savings of $100,000. Finally, Alvarez said he was considering pay to participate at the high school level.

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Superintendent Alvarez Talks Cutting Costs on Special Education

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 6:15am  |  COMMENTS (1)

The room at Mt. Hebron Middle School was filled last night as Dr. Frank Alvarez, Superintendent of Montclair schools, addressed the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) at their monthly meeting to discuss several of the council’s concerns and introduce the new Director of Pupil Services, Linda Mithaug.  

The council invited Alvarez to speak on pressing issues as he has done annually for the past several years. Last night’s discussion focused on the possible outsourcing of Special Education Aides, the proposal to bring out-of-district students back as well as attract students from other districts to generate revenue, and the transition of IEP services when a child changes schools.

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Alvarez: World Languages Safe at Montclair Schools

BY  |  Monday, Mar 22, 2010 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (5)

Updates with detail on teachers accepting pay freezes in 4th paragraph

Schools Supt. Frank Alvarez has said that World Languages won’t be eliminated at Montclair’s elementary schools, according to a statement released today, contrary to speculation that the former was likely in the wake of Gov. Chris Christie’s move to cut state aid to Montclair by 60%.

“However, in this extremely difficult economic environment, with Montclair losing over $5 million of state aid, we have to look at ways of delivering the same quality of instruction more efficiently,” Dr. Alvarez said. “While we hate to lose valued teachers, with the level of technology in our elementary schools, we can provide World Language instruction in a variety of different ways. For example, our students can utilize instructional technology tools or interact daily with students in classrooms around the world.”

He also said giving students a small amount of instruction daily may be a more effective way to teach a language than the current system, in which elementary school kids get a year’s worth of instruction over six years.

Meanwhile, Montclair’s public school teachers have agreed to pay-freezes to prevent staff layoffs in wake of the budget cuts, NorthJersey.com reports.

Montclair holds its school budget meeting at 7:30pm tonight at MHS’ George Inness Annex.

Alvarez Says Measures Being Taken After MHS Incidents

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (21)

Montclair Schools Superintendent Frank Alvarez wrote to district parents late on Monday about the incidents last week at Montclair High School, which involved MHS and other students, and resulted in many arrests.

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers:

The purpose of this letter is to inform you of recent incidents at Montclair High School. Although you may not have a child at the high school, it is important that you understand that these matters are of serious concern to the district and that appropriate measures are being taken.

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De Camp and the councilman missed the bus on this one.

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