Clifton Public School District's IMPACT Program Honored with Prestigious School Leader Award


The Clifton Public School District is proud to announce that its innovative IMPACT Program is the recipient of the New Jersey School Boards Association's (NJSBA) Annual School Leader Award for an exemplary program.

The IMPACT program provides an individualized educational experience for students with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 21 to develop independent living and employment skills to prepare for adulthood. Located at Clifton High School, the program focuses on communication, teamwork, networking, critical thinking, and other essential skills through hands-on vocational experiences within the community.

The IMPACT Program was selected by the award judges as one of 18 entries statewide. The NJSBA created the School Leader Award to highlight "creative and effective programs and practices from New Jersey schools." According to NJSBA, "Entries are judged on the level of innovation, how well the program addresses specific needs of the students, the relationship of the program to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and results."

"We are thrilled that the NJSBA has recognized the hard work of our students, teachers, and staff in developing the IMPACT Program," said Dr. Danny A. Robertozzi, Superintendent of Clifton Public Schools. "This program has empowered our students to make a real difference in our community through service-learning projects. We congratulate everyone involved for this distinguished honor."

As part of the award, the Clifton Public School District will be formally recognized at the NJSBA county event in the coming months and will receive a commemorative plaque. The IMPACT Program will also be featured in School Leader magazine.

The NJSBA School Leader Award affirms the Clifton Public School District's commitment to equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to be engaged citizens. The IMPACT Program embodies this mission by providing hands-on activities and community involvement for students.

press release via: Clifton Public Schools

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