Thursday, December 20, 2012
Fort Lee’s Interim Superintendent of Schools released a holiday message on the school district’s website, also mentioning her time in the role and calling it “the most rewarding experience” of her career.
Fort Lee’s interim superintendent of schools says students in the school district have been coping with the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. in the days since the deadly shooting that claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in part by paying tribute to the victims. In a holiday message to members of the Fort Lee school community posted on the Fort Lee Public School District’s website, Interim Superintendent of Schools Sharon Amato said she has also heard “many excellent suggestions” on how school officials can improve security. She said she would take those suggestions into consideration moving forward. “The tragedy in [Newtown] has shaken us to the core; but it has also helped us come together as a …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
People showed up at the Fort Lee High School library Tuesday thinking they would have a chance to address their concerns to Steven Engravalle, but school board president said interim superintendent had a serious family medical emergency.
A group of about 50 parents, teachers, students and community members were disappointed Tuesday, when they attended the Fort Lee Board of Education’s regular business meeting hoping to address Interim Superintendent Steven Engravalle directly, only to find that he was not in attendance for a second consecutive board meeting. “He’s dealing with a seriously grave medical issue of a family member,” said school board president Arthur Levine when asked by a student why Engravalle wasn’t at the Fort Lee High School library for the meeting. “That’s all I can say at this point. I told him not to come; it’s serious.” Earlier in the meeting, after a security audit presentation, Fort Lee School No. 4 PTA president Ada Garcia brought up an issue she …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Steven Engravalle said he was at a meeting in the Washington, D.C. area Monday that had been planned for a long time, but that he’s proud of the Fort Lee students who spoke out at the school board meeting in support of their teachers.
Fort Lee’s interim superintendent said Wednesday he wasn’t at the Fort Lee Board of Education meeting earlier this week because he was one of two superintendents from New Jersey invited to an executive briefing in Virginia with “a leading online provider of virtual education.” Steven Engravalle, who reached out to Patch after the fallout from Monday’s school board meeting at which dozens of people, including many students, spoke out in support of two Lewis F. Cole Middle School teachers whose contracts recently were not renewed, said that while he’s sorry he wasn’t able to be there for the BOE meeting, he did get the message. “My only regret is that the students that were there, if for one second, they felt that I wasn’t listening, that …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Fort Lee resident and parent Stefanie Stuart addressed these remarks to the Fort Lee Board of Education Monday, April 16, 2012. The complete text was subsequently submitted to Patch as a letter to the editor.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Editor’s Note: The Fort Lee Board of Education will have a special private work session and public meeting Monday, April 23. Click here for more details. As any parent, I feel strongly vested in the outcome of the superintendent search. Initially I was supportive of Mr. Engravalle assuming the role, and he has done a great job to date. I have no doubt that he is good enough for the job, however I strongly believe our children deserve the best, and I have reservations that Mr. Engravalle is the best candidate for the position of Superintendent. In my opinion, there are two superior candidates, namely Robert Kravitz and Frank Romano. A superior candidate can lead by example. I don't believe Mr. Engravalle was setting a good example at a …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Steven Engravalle is among seven people tasked with making recommendations to the governor on the Free and Reduced Price School Lunch Program and the current school funding formula.
Acting New Jersey Governor Kim Guadagno Wednesday appointed seven representatives from the public and private sectors to the newly created New Jersey Education Funding Task Force, and Fort Lee’s Interim Superintendent of Schools was among the appointees. “The Education Funding Task Force will evaluate the use of the Free and Reduced Price School Lunch Program as a measure for ‘at-risk’ students, explore the viability of alternative measures, and generally provide recommendations to address aspects of the school funding formula that are susceptible to fraud and abuse,” said Guadagno in a statement announcing the appointments. Interim Superintendent of Schools Steven Engravalle said he was contacted Friday by the Office of Executive …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The special public meeting Tuesday held little of the drama that characterized the regular meeting in late September that precipitated it
The Fort Lee Board of Education took public comment for about 45 minutes Tuesday on the role of “Acting” or “Interim” Superintendent at a special meeting at Fort Lee School No. 1. The meeting was called after the board tabled a resolution that would have appointed Assistant Superintendent Steven Engravalle “Acting” Superintendent when Raymond Bandlow leaves the post on Oct. 31 at its last regular business meeting on Sept. 26 because of public outcry questioning Engravalle’s suitability for the role. “I know there were a lot of concerns that the board was making decisions without listening to the community, and it is for this reason that I asked the president to set up a meeting where we could be listening to the community,” said board …