Regular Meeting

Monday, May 24, 2021

Work/Executive Session - 6:30 PM

Regular Meeting - 7:30 PM


Online BOE Meeting - Monday, May 24, 2021 - 7:30 PM


Due to the state of emergency declared by the Governments of the State of New Jersey and the United States regarding COVID-19, the Regular Meeting is being held in person, within the government guidelines in effect that limit the size of public gatherings, and via Zoom, a remote video conferencing system. The Meeting may be viewed live via the District’s website at


Members of the public may remotely access and provide comment at this meeting through Zoom, a remote video conferencing system.  As publicized, instructions for accessing the board meeting have been posted to the front page of nvnet.orgFree direct access is available by copying and pasting the following URL:

into the web browser of your computer or mobile device.


The Board of Education meeting agenda can be accessed here.



Additional information

  • Members of the public who intend to access the online meeting through Zoom are encouraged to check the minimum system requirements here.

  • Members of the public should keep their cameras off and microphones muted during the meeting.

  • When the meeting is opened for public comment, members of the public who wish to provide comment will indicate this by clicking on “Participants” and then clicking on the blue “Raise Hand” icon.  

The Board President will call on individuals whose hands are raised, and the meeting moderator will “unmute” members of the public in an orderly fashion so that public comment may be shared.  Individuals must state their name and address before they share their public comment.

  • Should any technical difficulties arise during the meeting, this document will be updated in real-time with details, instructions, and links.  

  • To call into the Webinar dial +1 301 715 8592 and enter the meeting number: 834 6793 3314.  To raise your hand for public comment, dial *9.


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Pride Survey Results

Please click on the links to view the 2019 Pride Survey reports.

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Bergen County Lead Awareness Flyer

Please click on the link to view the Bergen County flyer, Know Your Child's Lead Level.


NV Timeline Concerning District Technology, Purchases, Inventory and Disposals

Please click to view the NV Timeline Concerning District Technology Purchases, Inventory and Disposals


Recent Guidance Presentation

Please click to view the NV Guidance presentation School Counseling Program and the College Process.


Special Education Reports

Northern Valley Regional HS District releases the final Executive Summary (please click to view) and Comprehensive Review of Special Education, ages 14-21 reports.(please click to view)

District Fall 2018 Presentations

Please click to view the Northern Valley Regional HS District's Fall 2018 Presentations.

Data Presentation Fall 2018  

Advanced Placement Fall 2018



Welcome To Northern Valley Regional High School District!

Welcome to the Northern Valley Regional High School District (NVRHSD), a dynamic learning community that promotes excellence, supports innovation and creativity, is highly collaborative while promoting critical thinking, problem-solving, and lifelong learning. Recognized as one of the top performing school districts in Bergen County, New Jersey, and across the country, the district embraces 21st Century Learning with global outreach within and beyond the walls of the classroom. Priority one in our commitment to high student achievement for the Northern Valley Regional High School District is to base every decision on what is best for students and to pursue excellence in academics, the arts, athletics, and volunteerism.

In those regards, our district values a balanced educational opportunity for all students in a nurturing environment supporting formal learning and social and emotional well-being. We encourage a broad understanding of ethical behavior and character education and encourage participation and involvement in extra and co-curricular activities. To maximize potential, many of our students study abroad over the summer or go to third world countries to volunteer their services. We promote and support healthy perspectives on teamwork, setting goals, and learning how to deal with a variety of situations and outcomes as preparation for college, careers, and life!

Located in the upper North Eastern corner of the state, NVRHSD is comprised of two high schools, Northern Valley at Demarest and Northern Valley at Old Tappan and a PreK-21 Special Education Program that serves over 45 northern New Jersey school districts. The District also serves as the LEA for the Bergen County Region III Council for Special Education and Northern Valley Curriculum Consortium (NVCC). Northern Valley embraces a collaborative and nurturing partnership with the sending school districts and prides itself in shared services in the areas of curriculum and instruction, special education, technology, business services, and grounds and maintenance. Our long-standing successful and cost-efficient PK-12 consortium remains an exemplary model of shared services including seven local PK-8 districts (Closter, Demarest, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, and Old Tappan) that send their students to the regional high schools. We take great pride in our continued commitment to research-based professional development and curriculum efforts through our outstanding Northern Valley Curriculum Center.

Northern Valley Regional High School District is proud of the outstanding achievements of our students and staff. Through a comprehensive experience of academic and elective offerings, various technologies including our 1:1 laptop program for all students and staff, field experiences, etc. our students emerge well prepared for the challenges ahead of them. Our students are exposed to blended learning and personalized learning experiences with a special focus on the lifelong development of the individual. 

Continuing a tradition of excellence, Northern Valley produced 6 National Merit Finalists 6 National Merit Semi Finalists and 38 National Merit Commendations.  In addition to offering over 50 rigorous honors courses, Northern Valley offers 33 Advanced Placement courses. In May 2020, 799 students took 1563 AP tests, with 84% of our scored tests earning a 3 or higher.  268 AP students were recognized as AP Scholars. Furthermore, our Class of 2020 averaged SAT scores of 620 in ERW and 638 in Math. The same class averaged 26.8 on the ACT. These scores reflect strong academic readiness for college and demonstrate the effectiveness of our educational programs.


We continue to explore community partnerships to maximize student and staff opportunities.  To this end, 55 of our courses are offered as dual-enrollment opportunities through Bergen Community College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Seton Hall University.  Additionally, we had nearly 400 of our Seniors participate in Structured Learning Experiences, including Service Learning/Volunteer, Teaching Mentorships and Unpaid Internship/Job Shadowing – reflecting a focus on character education, career readiness, and civic responsibility.


Our college admissions reflect the collaboration among our students, parents and staff.  We strive to prepare and assist students through a successful college search and application process.  Indeed, over 96% of the Class of 2020 will attend two or four-year colleges. While we proudly commend approximately 87% of the Class of 2020 who will be attending institutions considered 'competitive' through 'most competitive' according to Barron’s (2013), we are proud that all Northern Valley students have worked hard to select appropriate post-secondary programs and are prepared for future success.

In summary, Northern Valley is a beautiful place to grow and learn for children of all ages! We welcome and invite you to contact us to learn more about our schools and community.

James M. Santana
Superintendent of Schools