November 30, 2017

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 five year strategic plan represents the opinions of our community. We are in the process of comprising our steering committee of board members, administrators, faculty, parents, community members, and high school students to refine our mission statement, establish our strategic goals, and develop the strategies that will be executed to actualize the mission and goals. Participation in this steering committee will be representative of all constituent groups and be limited to 25 members who will engage in discussions on our strategic plan on January 17th, 24th, and 31st from 6 – 9 p.m.

If you are interested in serving on the Strategic Plan Steering Committee, please respond by Friday, December 22, 2017, by submitting your information for consideration at the following link:

The next step in the strategic planning process will be to form Action Teams that will meet in the evening from February – May 2018 to develop action plans for each of the strategies outlined in the Strategic Plan. There will be no limit to participants who are interested in becoming involved in Action Teams. Information regarding registering for participation in this part of the strategic plan will be forthcoming once the main strategies are defined by the steering committee.

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