Superintendent's Corner

Superintendent's Welcome

Dear Staff, Parents, Guardians, and Students:

Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year! Even though I’ve been excited about the first day of school for most of my life, I’m even more enthusiastic about this school year because our community will truly reap the benefits of our ongoing teamwork and commitment.  We have much to look forward to in 2019-20. From the planning of a new future facility; to staff members representing the best and the brightest; to expanding programs such as preschool and  our Chrome Book initiative; all signs point to an incredible year ahead. While our staff and students got recharged and renewed over the summer, many here have been hard at work.  Administrators and support staff have improved school facilities, given careful consideration to class offerings and placements, and revised the curriculum to include state of the art methodologies and activities.

We’re ready and excitedly look forward to greeting students and parents on the first day of school. As always, I thank you for being a community that values education and holds fast to the vision of a better tomorrow for all children. Little Ferry School District offers an education to build a dream on….and we thank you for your ongoing contribution, brick by brick, to the solid foundation we construct on a daily basis! I’m not referring to facilities, but to the young men and women of character and citizenship the Little Ferry School District grows and graduates year after year. Thanks to you. Now, let’s roll our sleeves up, once again, and get started! 

The children of Little Ferry are fortunate to have the best teachers both at home and at school! I have never seen a community with more heart when it comes to working for a better tomorrow for our children. Please check our website often for more updates at

Mr. Frank R. Scarafile

Superintendent of Schools


Official Statement 
Closing of Washington School
Frank R. Scarafile - Superintendent of Schools

March 27, 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian/Stakeholder,

Last night the Board of Education approved a plan brought forth by administration to formally apply to the state to close Washington School. Built in 1914, Washington School has housed our 1st & 2nd Graders for the past twenty-five years. Over time, the building structure has deteriorated to the point that it needs over 1.5 million dollars in new roofing, re-doing ceilings, and fixing air-conditioning and heating. That is without any other emergency items that crop up. The bottom line is that we are closing the building for ‘Health & Safety Reasons.”

At this juncture, the Board of Education has to get the permission from the New Jersey Department of Education to close the building and allow us to put up a brand new, temporary, modular structure in the rear of Memorial School. This building will service our Pre-K classes, as well as our 7th & 8th Graders.

We plan to have a community meeting in mid-May, to give everyone the information necessary to make this transition seamless. There is a plan for a referendum on building a new Elementary School. We look forward to your comments and input during this transition. Again, I thank you for your trust in my judgement and leadership to make our school district the best it can be!

Click here for the official letter from Mr. Scarafile.

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