The salary of the chief special education officer Cheryl Coy climbed by $41,381 or 35-percent amid ongoing issues with the Paterson school district’s special education program, according to public records.
The school board is making progress in securing full local control of the district, according to a state report presented to the New Jersey Board of Education this week.
School board members on Thursday night picked Kenneth Simmons to lead the Board of Education as president.
Four years ago, then-councilman Alex Mendez swore in then-newly elected school board member Oshin Castillo. Months after the swearing in, school district officials had to swear in Castillo a second time.
An administrative law judge ruled in favor of school board member Emanuel Capers on Monday clearing him of ethics violations.
School board members approved a plan on Wednesday night to spend the $5.1 state emergency aid on mostly one-time expenditures and hiring 10 employees.
Students at the district’s International Baccalaureate, a prestigious Swiss program, have been going without Mandarin Chinese instruction, a key part of education in the program, since September, according to school district documents obtained through a records request.