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Coffee And Conversation With Rutherford's Superintendent

Rutherford Superintendent of Schools Jack Hurley speaks to the crowd at his coffee meeting with residents Saturday morning, Nov. 21.
Rutherford Superintendent of Schools Jack Hurley speaks to the crowd at his coffee meeting with residents Saturday morning, Nov. 21. Photo Credit: Joshua Jongsma
Rutherford Superintendent of Schools Jack Hurley speaks to the crowd at his coffee meeting with residents Saturday, Nov. 21.
Rutherford Superintendent of Schools Jack Hurley speaks to the crowd at his coffee meeting with residents Saturday, Nov. 21. Photo Credit: Joshua Jongsma

RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A cup of coffee in hand, Rutherford Schools Supt. Jack Hurley spoke with parents at length about anything and everything to do with education one recent morning.

The worst thing a parent with concerns can do is say nothing, Hurley told 10 or so attendees at a "coffee with the superintendent" meet and greet at Saturday mornining in the high school cafeteria.

"Sometimes the answers make sense [and help]," he said.

Hurley provided the coffee and doughnuts and discussed grading systems, state testing and a new bike rack at Pierrepont Elementary School, among other topics.

Hurley said he hopes to hold more coffee meetings in the coming months, with the dates to be determined.

The district will also host a seminar on school security in February, he said.

Hurley said it's important to have an open dialogue to not only hear about issues or concerns but to share positive news, as well.

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