A former Passaic County Technical Institute student studying at Wesley College received a $2,500 scholarship.
As there has been an uptick in violence in the city, the school district, police, and teachers’ union are ramping up security in and around schools to ensure an incident free report card night.
After removing the 2.8-percent property tax increase, state-appointed district superintendent Donnie Evans’ secured the school board’s approval of his 2017-18 budget on Monday night.
The city’s school board approved a measure to name the media center inside the new School 16 building after Italian-American trailblazer Mary Augusto, who founded “La Voce Italiana” or “The Italian Voice” newspaper and was the first woman to run for mayor in the Silk City.
After the school board voted down state-appointed district superintendent Donnie Evans’ budget earlier in the month, the superintendent and the board have negotiated a deal to eliminate the 2.8-percent tax increases included in the 2017-18 school year budget.
The school board terminated two Eastside High School basketball coaches and the school’s athletics supervisor on Wednesday night as a result of an investigation into the school’s use of foreign players on its team.
As the district prepares to reduce 136 staff members, including 96 teachers, school board member Emanual Capers is proposing four furlough days for the next school year to generate $4.4 million in savings.