A former social studies teacher at the Paterson Science and Technology Charter School claims he was fired for taking leave from his teaching post to fulfill his duties in the National Guard in a lawsuit filed in federal court.
Councilman Andre Sayegh has proposed to rename School 16, one of the newest elementary schools in the Paterson Public School District, in honor the country’s first African-American president Barack Obama.
The city’s teachers union in a letter to the schools superintendent late last week expressed concerns about ending out-of-school suspension for students in pre-school through second grades for serious offenses.
The city’s education officials are wondering when the New Jersey School Development Authority (SDA) will have the Paterson Arts and Science Charter School vacate the old Don Bosco High School building on Union Avenue to demolish the existing structure to build a new school for the district.
Two re-elected and two new members of the city’s Board of Education were sworn in on Thursday evening.
School board president Christopher Irving easily held on as president of the Board of Education on Thursday night. Chrystal Cleaves retained her spot as the vice president of the board.
More than 100 students have been able to escape low-performing city schools to attend better ones elsewhere through the New Jersey Interdistrict Public School Choice Program. 105 students attend out-of-district schools in Bergen, Morris, and Passaic counties, according to data provided by the New Jersey Department of Education.