DENVILLE, NJ -- Despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Denville Township School District Superintendent Steven Forte and the Denville Township Board of Education focus on plans for the future. At the July 6 Board of Education meeting, Forte discussed plans for the 2020-21 school year.

“We are opening the Riverview Annex, which is the former St. Mary’s prep as well as completing renovations to the Valleyview athletic field in cooperation with the Township of Denville,” said Forte.

The board has a set goal of supporting the district’s mission to provide the best possible program for students in the face of the COVID pandemic. Goals for the 2020-21 school year include increasing achievement for all students who are not meeting grade level benchmarks and planning for next year in all aspects for an online, hybrid and/or in-person educational program due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Denville school staff plan to return to their offices on September 2. Students will begin their year on September 8.

The 2019-20 school year had an unprecedented end for students, teachers and staff. Yet, all persevered, with education and business being conducted via Google Classroom, Google Meet, and other virtual methods.

“Our staff and students did a terrific job during the COVID crisis,” said Forte. “All three communities were amazing. The entire community pulled together to do the right thing for our students,” added Forte, who has been superintendent of the Denville Township School District since July 1, 2014 and a Denville resident since 2002.

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