NORTHERN VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION 

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

 

ONLINE BOE MEETING - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 7:30 PM

 

Due to the state of emergency declared by the Government of the State of New Jersey and the United States regarding COVID-19, the September 21, 2020 board meeting is being held via video conference. 

 

Members of the public may remotely access and provide comment at this meeting through Zoom, a remote video conferencing system.  As publicized, instructions for accessing the board meeting have been posted to the front page of nvnet.orgFree direct access is available by copying and pasting the following URL:

https://nvnet.zoom.us/j/81036875187

into the web browser of your computer or mobile device.

 

The Board of Education meeting agenda can be accessed here.

 

 


 

Additional information

 

  • Members of the public who intend to access the online meeting through Zoom are encouraged to check the minimum system requirements here.

  • Members of the public should keep their cameras off and microphones muted during the meeting.

  • When the meeting is opened for public comment, members of the public who wish to provide comment will indicate this by clicking on “Participants” and then clicking on the blue “Raise Hand” icon.  

The Board President will call on individuals whose hands are raised, and the meeting moderator will “unmute” members of the public in an orderly fashion so that public comment may be shared.  Individuals must state their name and address before they share their public comment.

  • Should any technical difficulties arise during the meeting, this document will be updated in real-time with details, instructions, and links.  

  • To call into the Webinar dial +1 301 715 8592 and enter the meeting number:810 3687 5187.  To raise your hand for public comment, dial *9.

 


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NORTHERN VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION 

REGULAR MEETING – REVISED LOCATION 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

ONLINE BOARD MEETING - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 7:30pm

 

Due to the state of emergency declared by the Governments of the State of New Jersey and the United States regarding COVID-19, the September 21, 2020 Board Meeting is being held via video conference. The Board Meeting may be viewed live via the District’s website at www.nvnet.org.  Members of the public may remotely access and provide written public comments at this Board Meeting through Zoom, a remote video conferencing system. Specific instructions for accessing the Board Meeting and providing public comments will be posted to the front page of www.nvnet.org.  All public written comments must include the sender’s full name and address and will be read aloud at the Board Meeting.


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Before the School Ethics Commission
Docket No.: T18-19
Resolution of Suspension
I/M/O Peter Micera, 
Northern Valley Regional Board of Education, Bergen County

Whereas, Peter Micera (Respondent) is a school official, as defined in the School Ethics Act (Act), serving as a Board member of the Northern Valley Regional Board of Education, located in Bergen County; and

Whereas, by decision dated May 19, 2020, the School Ethics Commission (Commission) found that Respondent failed to comply with the training mandate for the 2019 enforcement cycle (Governance 4) in violation of N.J.S.A. 18A:12-33 and N.J.A.C. 6A:28-4.1; and

Whereas, the Commission recommended that the Commissioner of Education impose a penalty of removal, with such removal to become effective immediately upon adoption by the Commissioner of Education. However, if Respondent completed training before the Commissioner of Education adopted a final decision (which was forty-five (45) days after the Commission’s decision was mailed), then the Commission recommended that the Commissioner of Education, in lieu of removal, impose a thirty (30) day suspension, with such suspension to become effective immediately upon adoption by the Commissioner of Education; and

Whereas, Respondent completed training on May 22, 2020, which was after the issuance of the Commission’s decision but before the Commissioner of Education issued a final decision; and

Whereas, by decision dated June 30, 2020, and because Respondent completed training after the issuance of the Commission’s decision but before the Commissioner of Education issued a final decision, the Commissioner of Education concurred that a penalty of suspension for thirty (30) days was the appropriate penalty in the above-captioned matter; and

Whereas, N.J.A.C. 6A:28-10.12(d) provides that, for a penalty of censure, suspension or removal, a Resolution shall be adopted at the Commission’s next meeting following issuance of the Commissioner’s decision, and the Resolution shall be read at the next public meeting of the district board of education following its adoption, and shall be posted in such places as the board posts its public notices for thirty (30) days; and

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the Commission adopts this Resolution stating that Respondent is hereby SUSPENDED as a school official for thirty (30) days (from July 1, 2020, through July 31, 2020), as a penalty for having been found to have violated N.J.S.A. 18A:12-33 of the Act, and its implementing regulation, namely N.J.A.C. 6A:28-4.1; and

Be It Further Resolved that the Northern Valley Regional Board of Education is ordered to read this Resolution at its next regularly scheduled public meeting following the Commission’s adoption on July 21, 2020, and to post it in such places as the Northern Valley Regional Board of Education posts its public notices for a period of thirty (30) days.
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Robert W. Bender, Chairperson School Ethics Commission
I hereby certify that the above Resolution
was adopted at the July 21, 2020,
meeting of the School Ethics Commission.
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Kathryn A. Whalen, Director
School Ethics Commission

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March 13, 2020

 


Dear Parents/Guardians, Faculty, Staff, Students, and Community Members,

As we continue to take proactive measures in the interest of health and safety in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please be advised that all Northern Valley Regional High School District previously approved and pending facility use applications have been cancelled effective immediately.

We appreciate your continued support and understanding.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Marc A. Capizzi

School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

 

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Bergen County Lead Awareness Flyer

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NV Timeline Concerning District Technology, Purchases, Inventory and Disposals

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Recent Guidance Presentation

Please click to view the NV Guidance presentation School Counseling Program and the College Process.

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Special Education Reports

Northern Valley Regional HS District releases the final Executive Summary (please click to view) and Comprehensive Review of Special Education, ages 14-21 reports.(please click to view)
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District Fall 2018 Presentations

Please click to view the Northern Valley Regional HS District's Fall 2018 Presentations.

Data Presentation Fall 2018  

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SUPERINTENDENT's Message

Welcome To Northern Valley Regional High School District!

Welcome to the Northern Valley Regional High School District (NVRHSD), a dynamic learning community that promotes excellence, supports innovation and creativity, is highly collaborative while promoting critical thinking, problem-solving, and lifelong learning. Recognized as one of the top performing school districts in Bergen County, New Jersey, and across the country, the district embraces 21st Century Learning with global outreach within and beyond the walls of the classroom. Priority one in our commitment to high student achievement for the Northern Valley Regional High School District is to base every decision on what is best for students and to pursue excellence in academics, the arts, athletics, and volunteerism.

In those regards, our district values a balanced educational opportunity for all students in a nurturing environment supporting formal learning and social and emotional well-being. We encourage a broad understanding of ethical behavior and character education and encourage participation and involvement in extra and co-curricular activities. To maximize potential, many of our students study abroad over the summer or go to third world countries to volunteer their services. We promote and support healthy perspectives on teamwork, setting goals, and learning how to deal with a variety of situations and outcomes as preparation for college, careers, and life!

Located in the upper North Eastern corner of the state, NVRHSD is comprised of two high schools, Northern Valley at Demarest and Northern Valley at Old Tappan and a PreK-21 Special Education Program that serves over 45 northern New Jersey school districts. The District also serves as the LEA for the Bergen County Region III Council for Special Education and Northern Valley Curriculum Consortium (NVCC). Northern Valley embraces a collaborative and nurturing partnership with the sending school districts and prides itself in shared services in the areas of curriculum and instruction, special education, technology, business services, and grounds and maintenance. Our long-standing successful and cost-efficient PK-12 consortium remains an exemplary model of shared services including seven local PK-8 districts (Closter, Demarest, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, and Old Tappan) that send their students to the regional high schools. We take great pride in our continued commitment to research-based professional development and curriculum efforts through our outstanding Northern Valley Curriculum Center.

Northern Valley Regional High School District is proud of the outstanding achievements of our students and staff. Through a comprehensive experience of academic and elective offerings, various technologies including our 1:1 laptop program for all students and staff, field experiences, etc. our students emerge well prepared for the challenges ahead of them. Our students are exposed to blended learning and personalized learning experiences with a special focus on the lifelong development of the individual. 


Continuing a tradition of excellence, Northern Valley produced 7 National Merit Finalists and 32 National Merit Commendations.  In addition to offering over 50 rigorous honors courses, Northern Valley offers 31 Advanced Placement courses. In May 2019, 772 students took 1468 AP tests, with 81% of our scored tests earning a 3 or higher.  266 AP students were recognized as AP Scholars. Furthermore, our Class of 2019 averaged SAT scores of 634 in Critical Reading and 648 in Math. The same class averaged 27.1 on the ACT. These scores reflect strong academic readiness for college and demonstrate the effectiveness of our educational programs.

 

We continue to explore community partnerships to maximize student and staff opportunities.  To this end, 55 of our courses are offered as dual-enrollment opportunities through Bergen Community College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Seton Hall University.  Additionally, we had nearly 400 of our Seniors participate in Structured Learning Experiences, including Service Learning/Volunteer, Teaching Mentorships and Unpaid Internship/Job Shadowing – reflecting a focus on character education, career readiness, and civic responsibility.

 

Our college admissions reflect the collaboration among our students, parents and staff.  We strive to prepare and assist students through a successful college search and application process.  Indeed, over 96% of the Class of 2019 will attend two or four-year colleges. While we proudly commend approximately 87% of the Class of 2019 who will be attending institutions considered 'competitive' through 'most competitive' according to Barron’s (2013), we are proud that all Northern Valley students have worked hard to select appropriate post-secondary programs and are prepared for future success.

In summary, Northern Valley is a beautiful place to grow and learn for children of all ages! We welcome and invite you to contact us to learn more about our schools and community.

James M. Santana
Superintendent of Schools