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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.

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 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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Montclair BoE Meeting: Student Achievement Gaps Widened

BY  |  Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 8:22am

There was surprise at last night’s snowy Montclair BoE meeting, when board members learned that student achievement gaps had not begun to narrow, as previously mentioned by former Superintendent Frank Alvarez, and in fact have actually widened, according to new superintendent Penny MacCormack. See which schools are affected on Barista Kids, and get the update on BoE and MEA contract negotiations.

Samantha Morra, Assistant Principal at Mt. Hebron Middle School, Demoted After Investigation, Hearing (Updated)

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (25)

UPDATE: BoE President Robin Kulwin spoke to Baristanet and wanted the public to know that Samantha Morra chose to have the hearing held publicly, which normally is not done. The BoE did not make the recommendation that Morra be demoted to a tenured teacher’s position, but according to Kulwin, the BoE did everything within its authority based on the Board’s Attorney advice on what action could be taken against Morra. Pursuing further action would lead to a lengthy lawsuit using taxpayer’s money.

After the month long investigation on Samantha Morra, assistant principal at Mt. Hebron Middle School, the BoE made the decision to demote Morra from the administrative position to a tenured teacher position at Monday’s meeting. Morra was found guilty for enrolling her children in Montclair schools using a Montclair mailing address when her residence is actually in Little Falls school district.

According to Montclair Times, Samantha Morra spoke at the meeting and claimed that she had been given permission to enroll her children in Montclair schools by former Schools Superintendent Frank Alvarez three years ago.

This decision leaves a new position to fill at a school which doesn’t have a permanent principal position at this time. Terry Trigg-Scales is serving as Interim Principal until the position is filled.

Montclair BoE Meeting: Another Surplus, New Watchung Principal and Same Lunch Service

BY  |  Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 6:31am

Montclair Schools Superintendent Dr. Frank Alvarez presided over his last public meeting of the Montclair Board of Education, and he thanked the community for their support after nine years of service.  Dr. Alvarez, who will soon become the schools superintendent of Rye, New York, indicated that he would keep Montclair in his interests.

“It’s a great school system,” he said of the township’s public schools, “and I think you’re going to do great in going forward. I’m going to be watching you from afar.”

The bulk of the meeting was going over new business for the coming 2012-13 school year, as well as the evolution of the fund balance while making the transition from 2011-12 into the next two school years.

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Montclair BoE Most Likely To Hire Interim Superintendent to Cover the Summer

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 4:53pm

With Montclair Superintendent Frank Alvarez leaving the district at the end of this school year to go to Rye, NY, the BoE has been busy trying to find a replacement. It’s a big position and not easy to fill in a short time, especially when Governor Christie has imposed a salary cap on superintendents. Dr. Alvarez made $250,000 in the position, but it will now offer $175,000.

So how is the replacement process going? BoE President Shelly Lombard explains on Barista Kids.

Got Hot?

BY  |  Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (5)

Are you feeling hot yet? If not, you likely will be soon. Baristaville is going see some big time, summer-style heat coming at us from the Midwest for the next few days, with temperatures reaching close to 100° — a good 20° above average.

In addition to the thermo readings, which place the region in a Heat Advisory and Hazardous Weather Outlook by the National Weather Service, the NJ Deptartment of Environmental Protection has issued an Air Quality Alert, in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Emergency Medical Technician in me feels compelled to remind you all to keep well hydrated and out of the direct heat as much as possible. The heat and poor air quality can make sick people even sicker, especially in the case of respiratory, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but heat-related illness can affect anyone. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include fatigue, nausea, headaches, muscle cramps, dizziness, fainting and agitation. If untreated, heat exhaustion can progress to the more serious condition of heat stroke. See medical attention if symptoms worsen or last longer than one hour. In a true emergency, remember to dial 911.

One way to beat the heat is to head to the nearest Baristaville swimming hole. Find out the skinny on the local pool scene on BaristaKids. The GR Community pool will be open today and tomorrow from 3:45 – 7:30 p.m.

This Heat Advisory message was just sent out by Montclair Superintendent Frank Alvarez:

Temperatures are expected to rise today and tomorrow to record levels. We urge all staff to limit physical activities for students and to ensure that students remain hydrated. Although the district will operate on a regular schedule, parents are certainly welcome to sign students out if conditions pose personal concerns.

What are your plans to beat the heat?

Proposed Preschool Cut Hot Topic at Montclair Budget Meeting

BY  |  Wednesday, May 04, 2011 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (8)

The Montclair Township Council convened a special meeting on May 3 to discuss the township’s 2011 budget. While taxes and operational expenses unsurprisingly received attention, the overwhelming majority of public comments concerned the council’s proposed cut for Montclair Community Pre-K. Continue Reading

Montclair BOE Budget: Take 2

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011 9:13am  |  COMMENTS (0)

At last night’s special Board of Education (BOE) budget meeting, Montclair Superintendent Dr. Frank Alvarez proposed an additional $2.9M in budget savingsbut the possibilities included closing Renaissance and Edgemont Schools.

At its last meeting, the Board called for Alvarez to present a Plan B in an effort to prepare for the possibility the state might cut all aid to the district.

Read the cost-cutting options presented on Barista Kids.

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