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Orange Interim Superintendent Takes ‘Homework’ to New Level in his Parent Academy Initiative

Parent Academy Intro Credits: Keith Royster

ORANGE, NJ - In a move heralded by some as a “positive step in the right direction”, interim Orange Township School Superintendent Ronald C.Lee recently announced an initiative he calls, the ‘Parent Academy’. This initiative is created to encourage and provide parents and guardians of Orange school age students a pathway for proactive involvement.

In keeping with the township motto: Keeping Children First, the Parent Academy strives to increase communication between the district and parents, to provide training for parents in all districts and state initiatives, and to create schools where the parents are recognized as partners in the educational process.

To become a Parent Academy member a family need only be invited by a school administrator, invited by a current Academy member or attend one of the workshops and sign up in person.

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Parent Academy members are encouraged to attend 10 or more hours of family engagement activities, workshops, town hall meetings and Parent Academy general meetings. 

For more information contact the Office of Community Engagement 973-677-4000 ext. 6064.

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Rep. Payne, Jr. Issues Statement on Parkland, Florida, School Shooting

February 14, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement:

“To the families who lost loved ones during a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, today, know that your country’s compassion and thoughts go out to you. Our hearts break with yours.

“To those injured, know that the American people are praying your recovery.

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