Mount Laurel Schools

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330 Mount Laurel Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  |  P: 856-235-3387  |  F: 856-235-1837
Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School

Welcome to the Mount Laurel Schools!

"The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue." - Edward R. Murrow

Mount Laurel's Board of Education and Administration have established policies and procedures that dictate transparency in all aspects of our operation. You will find board of education meeting agendas, exhibits and minutes posted here each month. Our annual district budget, guides to the curriculum used in our programs and our complete district policy manual are also posted.

But, as Edward R. Murrow noted long before the advent of the Internet, misinformation often travels swiftly. We hope that our website opens the door to conversation with those who use it. If ever you come to this site to confirm information you have heard and are unable to find that validation, please use this link to contact us and pose the question directly. As partners in the education of the children of Mount Laurel, it is incumbent upon each of us to make intelligent use of the tools we have at our disposal.

The Countdown Is On ... First Day Of School Is September 8 for 1-8; September 9 for Kindergarten ...
So here's what's happening between now and the start of school on September 8:
  • All School Assignment Letters have been sent home via e-mail. If you did not receive your child's letter, please call your school office.
  • Student Schedules will be distributed on the first day of school at Hartford and Harrington. The Power School Parent Portal will open on the same day so that parents may access student records.
  • Bus passes went out last week, so you should be set. If not, please call our Transportation Office at 856-778-6905.
  • Student user names and passwords: We've had a few calls about this. All student user names and passwords continue from year to year, so students should continue to use the same user name and password as last year to access their Google accounts. EXCEPT, that the passwords of all fifth-graders will be changed. Fifth-grade students will get their new passwords on the first day of school.

Mount Laurel Board Conducting Superintendent Search

Mount Laurel's Board of Education is conducting a search for a permanent Superintendent to replace Dr. Antoinette Rath, who retired effective September 1, 2015. Dr. Sharon Vitella is currently serving as Interim Superintendent in addition to her role of overseeing our district's Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Details and progress updates on the status of the search may be found on our Superintendent Search page. As part of the process, staff and community input is sought via survey. Survey responses go directly to the New Jersey School Boards Association, which is facilitating the search process with the board.

If it's Summer, it must be time for Summer Reading Lists!

Mount Laurel's Summer Reading Program includes suggested books for students in Grade 1-7. Students are encouraged to create a log of books read for discussion in class in the Fall. Please recognize that your child may select a book that is not on the suggested list that fits his or her individual interests and reading level. Should you have questions about the Summer Reading Program, please contact your school office, which will be open throughout the summer. The following letter to parents details the program by grade level. The suggested list is also linked below.

Board of Education

The Mount Laurel Board of Education meets, in general, twice each month. All of our agendas are posted prior to our meetings, and minutes are posted on the Board Meeting page once they have been approved. All presentations from staff and administrators made during board meetings are also posted on the meeting page for your review. Stay in the know ... visit that page often!

Board Meetings

The Board of Education's Work Session meeting for September will be held on September 15 and the Regular monthly meeting will be held on September 22 at the Hattie Britt Board of Education Offices, 330 Mount Laurel Road. These meetings are open to the public. The Board welcomes public participation in meetings, and you will find complete agendas and minutes on our webpage throughout the year.

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Interim Superintendent

Dr. Sharon Vitella
Interim Superintendent/Curriculum,
Instruction and Assessment
Dr. Sharon Vitella has been named Interim Superintendent of Schools in the wake of Dr. Antoinette Rath's retirement, effective September 1. Dr. Vitella holds a Doctorate Degree from Nova Southeastern University and a Master of Science from Gwynedd-Mercy College. She also holds a Master of Arts Degree from The College of New Jersey, and has extensive experience in professional and curriculum development. Dr. Vitella has served the district since 2007, and will continue to oversee Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment as Interim Superintendent. She will serve as Interim until a permanent replacement is named and seated. To that end, the Board of Education has begun the Superintendent Search process. Details, including the outlets for staff and community input, will be forthcoming shortly.

Looking For A Job?

Hey, if you are looking for a job in a pleasant environment with a great schedule, Mount Laurel Schools' Cafeteria Service is interested in hearing from you. Nutri-Serve still has positions to fill for this school year.
Contact information is on this flyer.
The Mount Laurel Police Department also has a Crossing Guard Position to fill. See the vacancy notice for more information.
The mission of the Mount Laurel Township School District is to prepare all children to be successful citizens and workers in the 21st century. As aligned with the New Jersey Curriculum Content Standards, this includes educating students to read with comprehension, write clearly, compute accurately, think critically, reason, discover, innovate, collaborate, and use information to solve problems.

Events Calendar

September 8
First Day of Classes
Grades 1-8
Early Dismissal
September 9
First Day Kindergarten
September 10
Back to School Night
Countryside School
September 10
Back to School Night
Parkway School
September 14
Rosh Hashanah
Schools Closed
September 15
Board of Education
Work Session, 7:30 p.m.
September 16
Back to School Night
Fleetwood School
September 16
Back to School Night
Larchmont School
September 17
Back to School Night
Springville School
September 17
Back to School Night
Hillside School
September 22
Board of Education
Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
September 23
Yom Kippur
Schools Closed
September 28
Mount Laurel
Public Education Fund Inc.
Golf Classic
September 29
Back to School Night
Hartford School, 5th-Grade
September 30
Back to School Night
Hartford School, 6th-Grade
October 6
Back to School Night
Harrington Middle School, 8th-Grade
October 7
Back to School Night
Harrington Middle School, 7th-Grade

Quick Links

How May We Help You?

Just looking for a quick and basic guide to specific information about our schools? The links below will provide you with a basic fact sheet on the topics listed. Don't see something you wish was here? Just yell! We'll get it up right away for you.

Registering Your Child

2014-15 Calendar/Handbook (PDF) Contact Information

Newsletter Sign-Up

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District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Kelly Neiman
Mount Laurel Hartford School
397 Hartford Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone: (856) 231-5899

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