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Rutherford Schools Chief Holding Reorganization Roundtable

Schools Supt. Jack Hurley said the proposed reorganization is “nearing the end of the planning stages.”
Schools Supt. Jack Hurley said the proposed reorganization is “nearing the end of the planning stages.” Photo Credit: COURTESY: Rutherford Board of Education

RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A proposal to to create a dedicated middle school and upper elementary school is “nearing the end of the planning stages,” said Schools Supt. Jack Hurley, who has scheduled a reorganization roundtable discussion on Sept. 29.

Under the proposal, the Pierrepont School would become an upper elementary school for grades 4 to 6, while Union School, with its large multi-purpose room and auditorium, would become a middle school for grades 7 and 8.The Kindergarten Center, Lincoln Elementary, Washington Elementary and Rutherford High schools would remain as they are.

Officials cite the academic and social benefits of a dedicated middle school, including subject specialists and an onsite guidance counselor.

The roundtable discussion begins at 7 p.m. in the Rutherford High School auditorium at 50 Elliott Place.

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