The city’s school district registered a remarkable — 87.79-percent – high school graduation rate in the 2016-17 school year, according to data released by the New Jersey Department of Education on Friday.
The school board selected Eileen Shafer to lead the city’s school district on Wednesday night. She was selected from a list of three final candidates. Her appointment was met by sustained cheers and applause from dozens of parents and community leaders at the district headquarters.
The three finalists — Devon Horton, Richard O’Malley, and Eileen Shafer — in the city’s search to find a schools superintendent made their case for the district’s top job at a community forum on Tuesday night.
The school district is seeking to increase its contract with retired administrator Joseph Fulmore’s consulting company to $40,000. His firm received a $25,000 contract late last year following a one-year hiatus due to an alleged pay-to-play violation to provide “mentoring” services. School officials want to add another $15,000 to the contract for it to handle…
The school district is grappling with a $75.1 million budget shortfall in its 2018-19 school year budget that could hobble superintendent Eileen Shafer’s ambitious efforts to improve instruction and boost state test scores.
The school board is hosting a forum at John F. Kennedy High School to introduce the three finalists of the superintendent search to the community next week, announced school board president Oshin Castillo on Wednesday night.
The state unveiled a concept for the new middle school that will be constructed on the site of the former Don Bosco Technology building during a presentation at the school board meeting on Wednesday night.