Dozens of parents with children in charter schools attended state education commissioner Lamont Repollet’s focus group meeting, first of a series of meetings to gather input to review New Jersey’s 20-year-old charter school law, at the Danforth Memorial Library on Tuesday night.
A longtime math teacher has filed a lawsuit against the school district alleging officials discriminated against him and placed him in the infamous rubber room, according to documents filed in court in late September.
School board candidates Ramon Joaquin and Eduardo Lanchipa falsely claimed to have attended “all” Board of Education meetings over the past six months in a voter guide distributed to the public on Monday night.
Five candidates were endorsed by the Paterson Education Association, the teachers’ union, on Monday afternoon, giving them a boost in the 17-person race.
The attorney who succeeded in securing a $200,000 settlement for his client, former social studies teacher Noreen Sweeney, through a discrimination lawsuit is claiming the school district is late in making payments, according to court records.
The New Jersey Department of Education is hosting a community focus group meeting at the Danforth Memorial Library on Tuesday, Oct. 16 as part commissioner Lamont Repollet statewide charter school listening tour.
The school district has closed on its sale of the old School 5 on Totowa Avenue after receiving ownership clearance for $900,000, 10-percent less than the original $1 million price, according to school officials.