Students from Paterson’s various schools wrote 8,243 letters of support and appreciation to more than 1,000 U.S. soldiers overseas.
Students of the International High School’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program received more than $2 million in scholarship awards and acceptance to big-name colleges — including two Ivy League schools — all over the United States.
The school board awarded $177,000 more in legal contracts to four firms late last month, according to district records.
Music teacher Jaimeo Brown had just one piano keyboard for his hundreds of students at School 21. On Thursday, School 21 received 15 piano keyboards and 15 guitars from the Saddle River Arts Council.
After struggling to find an investor, the Paterson school district secured a $12 million loan using textbooks as collateral on Thursday afternoon. Without the loan, which was anticipated in the current budget, the district would have faced a severe cash crunch as the 2018-19 school year comes to a close.
After protest from parents, superintendent Eileen Shafer said Stars Academy, a special needs high school, will remain at the church building on 14th Avenue.
A physical education teacher allegedly “slandered” “libeled” and “defamed” superintendent Eileen Shafer at public meetings, according to tenure charge documents the school district released in response to a records request on Wednesday.