February 20, 2018

Dear Colleagues and Community Members,

The Verona Public School District is in the development phase of our next five year Strategic Plan. It is important to the Board and Administration that our strategic plan represents the opinions of our community. The Strategic Plan Steering Committee recently completed important work on our district mission statement, values and core beliefs, and strategic goals. The revised strategies are as follows:

  1. Secure and optimize financial resources
  2. Uphold a healthy and respectful school culture consistent with our core values
  3. Partner locally and globally to expand opportunities for our school community
  4. Continue to implement an engaging curriculum with meaningful experiences
  5. Provide relevant professional development and resources to support dynamic teaching
  6. Continue to provide upgraded technology and sustainable facilities

The next step in the strategic planning process is to form Action Teams that will meet from March – May 2018 to develop action plans for each of the strategies outlined in the Strategic Plan. We are calling on board members, administrators, faculty, parents, community members, and high school students to participate on action teams to review and refine each of our strategies and the goals that will guide our district work over the next five years. Participation on these action teams is open to the entire community and will require evening commitments from participants. A kickoff meeting will be scheduled in March (date and time to be determined).

If you are interested in serving on a Strategic Plan Action Team Committee, please respond by Friday, March 2, 2018, by submitting your information for consideration at the following link:


For those who are interested, the Verona Public Schools current Strategic Plan 2013-2018 can be viewed on our district website or at the following link:


The committee’s recommended revisions to our Strategic Plan will be presented to the public at a future Board of Education meeting once it is completed. We look forward to your interest and participation.

All my best,


Dr. Rui Dionisio

Superintendent of Schools


Dr. Rui Dionisio is the Superintendent of the Verona Public Schools. Dr. Dionisio encourages community members to contact him with questions or feedback at 973-571-2029 or via email at rdionisio@veronaschools.org