Connect5 Test Call

On Wednesday, September 27, beginning at approximately 7:00 pm, the district will be sending a call from the rapid notification system called Connect5. Connect5 will be used to alert parents and guardians regarding school closings, early dismissals, delayed openings, and other important information. This call is simply a test of the system.

Board of Education Vacancy

The Position:

The Rutherford Board of Education is seeking qualified candidates to fill a vacancy on the Board. The Board, within the powers delegated to it by law, is the policy-making legislative branch of the School District. The term will run through December 2018. The position will be placed on the ballot at the annual election in November 2018, for a full three-year term.


  • A citizen of the United States of America
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to read and write
  • A resident of the Rutherford Borough municipality for at least (1) year preceding the date of appointment
  • Not directly/indirectly interested in a contract with a claim against the Board
  • Registered to vote in the District
  • Not disqualified as a voter pursuant to NJSA 19:4-1

The successful candidate will need to undergo a criminal history background check upon appointment.

To apply:

Any qualified Rutherford resident interested in serving the children of our school district should submit a letter of interest, detailing the applicant’s qualifications to:

Joseph P. Kelly
Business Administrator/Board Secretary
Rutherford Board of Education
176 Park Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070

Letters of application will be accepted through Thursday, October 12, 2017 until 4:00 p.m.
The Board of Education will review all qualifying applicants.

Interviews will be conducted on Monday, October 23, 2017.

Superintendent’s Roundtable 9-25-2017

Please plan to attend the “Superintendent’s Roundtable” on Monday September 25 at 7 p.m. in the High School auditorium. Superintendent Hurley will present potential solutions to the challenges facing the District to maintain and improve curriculum and programs for the students and the community. The Board of Education and the administration have responded to the findings of the Long Term Strategic Planning Committee which presented its report to the Board of Education and the community on May 8,2017. The Roundtable will allow the community to take the first step in partnering with the Board to provided solutions to the challenges which lie ahead.

The Report of the Long Term Strategic Planning Committee can be accessed

by clicking on this link. 

Online Registration Activated

Rutherford Public Schools is excited to announce an online student registration/data validation system for the 2017-2018 school year. PowerSchool Registration (also known as InfoSnap) allows the district to verify all student demographic, emergency, and medical information for your child prior to the start of the new school year. This system also allows you to electronically sign many of the annual permission forms for school district policies. This online process replaces hard copy student registration and permission forms that you received in the annual summer mailing or that your child brought home on the first day of school.

Beginning on Monday, August 14 (this is a change from the original Tuesday, August 15 date) parents will receive an email (or letter if we don’t have an email address on file) with instructions on how to access the system for your child. The email/letter will contain a link/instructions and a secure “snapcode” that links directly to your student’s information. Emails will be sent in batches over a 3-day period — Monday, August 14 – Wednesday, August 16). Please check your spam folder if you do not receive an email.

We would appreciate if all families would complete these online forms as soon as possible after receiving the email/letter. Your child’s registration for the 2017-2018 school year will not be complete until the electronic registration has been submitted.

Jack Hurley, Superintendent

Opening Information

Please Click Here for 2017 – 2018 opening information.