Monday, February 11, 2013
Anthony Cavanna, who resigned after the board placed him on administrative leave was hired in Paterson, according to Paterson Press.
Monday, February 11
Former superintendent, Anthony Cavanna has been hired in Paterson, earning a six-figure salary, after leaving the West Orange school district under unusual circumstances, according to a report on PatersonPress.com. Paterson Public Schools hired Cavanna as one of four executive directors for principal evaluation and coaching at $156,363 a year. Cavanna was placed on paid administrative leave pending further investigation into “district issues,” in July 2012. The following October, he resigned from his $228,316 position as superintendent. The new position is part of a plan created by state-appointed superintendent Donnie Evans to try to improve city schools.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Departing superintendent releases statement.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anthony P. Cavanna resigned on Oct. 22, effective Dec. 31, 2012. He was appointed as superintendent of the West Orange School district on July 1, 2009. The following is a statement released by Cavanna on Wednesday. Dr. Anthony P. Cavanna is the departing Superintendent of Schools for the West Orange Public School District. The district serves just over 7,000 students in grades Pre K through 12, and is located in the center of Essex County, New Jersey, a community of approximately 45,000 residents. The population is culturally diverse and spans all economic strata, as is reflected in the student body of The Public Schools where over 50 languages are spoken by students. Since taking over the helm of schools in…
Sunday, July 22, 2012
School district shaken up as Board of Education suspends superintendent.
The biggest story in West Orange this week was the Board of Education’s decision to place Superintendent Anthony Cavanna on paid leave beginning Wednesday. And for those of you who are keeping an eye on this year’s budget, the council decided to postpone its vote on the administration’s proposed budget at the council meeting on Tuesday. The council preferred to hold a special workshop at the end of the month to discuss the expected tax increase, among other things. In other news, local students traveled to Montclair State University to learn the basics of reporting in a week-long program called Write on Sports. The following is a rundown of the top stories this week in town.
Friday, July 20, 2012
The Greenburgh Daily Voice names Anthony Cavanna as a finalist for a superintendent position in New York.
Months before the West Orange Board of Education placed Superintendent Anthony Cavanna on paid administrative leave this past Wednesday, Cavanna was seeking another superintendent job in New York. Cavanna was named as one of the finalists for the superintendent position in the Greenburgh Central 7 School District in New York on April 26, 2012, according to the Greenburgh Daily Voice. “This is the job that I have been preparing for,” Cavanna said, according to the same artice in the Greenburgh Daily Voice. Cavanna added that he intended to stay superintendent for “10, 12, 15, years – whatever it takes to get the job done.” Cavanna was not available for comment on Friday. West Orange Board President Laura Lab could also not be reached …
Board of Education places Superintendent Anthony Cavanna on leave pending further investigation into 'district issues.'
Superintendent Anthony Cavanna was suspended by the West Orange Board of Education on Wednesday. Cavanna was placed on paid administrative leave pending further investigation into “district issues,” said Board President Laura Lab. The board also voted not to rehire Cavanna as superintendent of the district after his contract expires in June 2013. Cavanna was not present at the meeting that evening. The board had unanimously appointed Cavanna to a four-year term as superintendent in 2009. Before coming to West Orange, Cavanna worked in schools in New Jersey and New York as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and deputy superintendent of schools. Assistant Superintendent Donna Rando was appointed by the board to act as …