Munoz Leaving Elizabeth For Passaic Superintendent’s Job

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(Updated June 3, 2013)

ELIZABETH — Superintendent of Schools Pablo Munoz will be leaving the district to become the superintendent of Passaic’s public schools, according to a report.

Munoz has been superintendent in Elizabeth since 2006, but expects to start in Passaic this summer, according to the report.

“Our board wishes Pablo Munoz well as he takes on this new challenge in his professional career,” said Elizabeth School Board President┬áTony Monteiro in a statement released Friday afternoon.

“The progress that our school district has experienced has been extraordinary and it has helped us in being considered the top urban school district in the State of New Jersey. We believe that we can continue that focus with strong leadership and a team that is committed to the cause of excellence,” Monteiro continued.

“Our Elizabeth Board of Education will be getting to work immediately on identifying a top tier candidate who can help continue the progress that we have been able to enact in our school district,” Monteiro said.

“We are committed to our game plan. We want Elizabeth Public Schools to be one of the best school districts in the nation and with the cooperative spirit of our team members throughout the learning community, we will transform this vision of excellence into reality,” Monteiro concluded.

Passaic’s school district is substantially smaller than Elizabeth’s, with just 16 schools and approximately 16,000 students compared to the Union County city’s 34 schools and approximately 22,000 students.

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