We are less than 50 days away from one of the most important elections in the City of Paterson. The board of education election is a pivotal issue because we as a community must go to the polls and make sure that we elected people to serve on the board who are not political operatives.
The start of a new school year is an exciting and scary time for all children. However, for the Passaic County children in foster care, the start of a new school year can be downright overwhelming.
I recently attended a school board meeting to voice my concerns about the process being used to select the next schools chief. I later found out that several board members had colorful comments in response. One comment suggested, in so many words, that the role of boards members in this matter was to protect fellow…
I hear numerous complaints from the community about the state of our city. We often blame the people we put in office. In all honesty, we can’t just blame the politicians completely. By their standards they are doing what seems right to them or at least what they believe they can safely get away with.
In the past month, the uncertainty created by the announcement of the removal of courtesy transportation for 491 students attending the Passaic County Technical Institute and 199 other students attending schools within the district has led us to organize parents to ask for continuity of a service that has been present for decades.
On March 21, 2017, I requested from the Paterson Public School District a copy of the title, lease agreement, or any other document as it pertains to the District provided vehicle provided to Donnie Evans. I also requested receipts or reimbursement for gasoline and or maintenance bills as it relates to Evans’ vehicle through the…
The young Paterson Board of Education, in the face of the retirement of the State Superintendent of Schools, now prepares to search for the next schools superintendent. This occurs under the watchful eyes of the Christie administration as it prepares to exit off the political stage in New Jersey.