Clifton BOE Offices   745 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey 07013    973-470-2300

Board of Education - Commissioners

The mission of the Clifton School District, in an open and reciprocal community partnership, is to provide all students with a quality education to develop the skills necessary to become literate, life-long learners who are responsible and productive citizens contributing to a democratic society in an ever-changing world.

Commissioners

  • Gary Passenti, President | gary.passenti@cliftonschools.net
  • Arlene Agresti, Vice-President | arlene.agresti@cliftonschools.net
  • Tafari Anderson | tafari.anderson@cliftonschools.net
  • Judith A. Bassford | judith.bassford@cliftonschools.net
  • James Daley | james.daley@cliftonschools.net
  • Lucy Danny | lucy.danny@cliftonschools.net
  • Michael J. Evans | michael.evans@cliftonschools.net
  • Lawrence Grasso | lawrence.grasso@cliftonschools.net
  • Rosemary L. Pino |  rosemary.pino@cliftonschools.net

2016 Committee Appointments


Education/Special Education Negotiations
Arlene Agresti
Judith Bassford
Lucy Danny
Rosemary Pino (C)
(This committee will also address concerns from the Student Union)
Arlene Agresti
Judith Bassford
Jim Daley
Gary Passenti (C)
Facilities/Athletics Personnel
Tafari Anderson (C)
Michael Evans
Jim Daley
Gary Passenti
Full Board Executive Session
Finance Policy
Jim Daley (C)
Rosemary Pino
Judith Bassford
Larry Graswso
Judith Bassford (C)
Lucy Danny
Larry Grasso
Rosemary Pino
Municipal Alliance Residency
Lucy Danny (C)
Tafari Anderson
Larry Grasso
Gary Passenti
Arlene Agresti (C)
Larry Grasso
Tafari Anderson
Michael Evans
Delegate/Alternate HASA Liason
Larry Grasso
Tafari Anderson
Arlene Agresti
Rosemary Pino
Sub Committees  
New School Security
Tafari Andrson
Jim Daley
Michael Evans
Council Member
Council Member
Council Member
Whole Board Executive Session
Clifton Police
Prosecutor's Office
Passaic County Sheriff Dept.
Health Care  
John Daley (C)
Arlene Agresti
Larry Grasso
Lucy Danny
 
View Committee Minutes  

Philosophy

The Clifton Board of Education firmly believes that it is the inherent right of every child enrolled in the public schools to receive a sound education rooted in equal opportunity and delivered in an environment which ensures physical and mental security. In today's pluralistic technological society, our first and foremost task is to instruct students in the democratic principles found within the ethical framework of the Constitutions of the United States and the State of New Jersey.

The Clifton Board of Education recognizes the importance of promoting early literacy as a foundation for academic success. Through its instructional program and co- and extra-curricular experiences, students will become independent thinkers, good decision makers, and self-supporting, productive citizens.

The Clifton Board of Education promulgates the following outcome goals:
  • To provide students with the skills essential to obtaining information, thinking critically, solving problems, and communicating effectively.
  • To create an atmosphere which encourages students to obtain knowledge and to develop the life skills necessary to enter the work force and/or pursue higher education.
  • To furnish students with knowledge of current and changing technologies across the curriculum.
  • To encourage the school community to become responsible contributors to the decision-making process.
  • To develop an appreciation for the creative process through problem solving and technology.
  • To foster understanding, sensitivity, and respect regarding all cultures.
  • To impart knowledge, practices, and perspectives that promote personal and global health and safety.
  • To nurture an appreciation for the fine, applied, and performing arts.

To attain these goals, the Clifton Board of Education shall provide meaningful instruction and an environment conducive to learning, an opportunity for community input, and a professional staff of the highest quality.