The city’s school district incurred $4,059 in legal costs in defending school board member Emanuel Capers against the ethics complaint filed by the Paterson Education Association, the teachers’ union.
Police officer Eddy Pichardo lost his early lead to Eddy Olivares on Friday in the school board race for a one-year unexpired term, according to unofficial election results.
The College Achieve Paterson Charter School claimed it is a “high-performing” school while touting a waitlist of several hundred students in September. When questions, school officials could not back up their claim and refused to provide standardized exam scores.
The long running Thanksgiving Day gridiron battle between Eastside and Kennedy High School will be played the day before this year.
The school district saw an 82-percent drop in violations — drivers without commercial driving licenses, failure to pick up students, and other infractions — committed by bus companies in the 2018-19 school year.
The school district needs $1.5 million to tackle the backlog of thousands of hours in speech therapy owed to special education students, superintendent Eileen Shafer said last week.
The school district is creating a new high school newcomers program at both Eastside High School and John F. Kennedy High School aimed at providing native language instruction to Spanish, Bengali, and Arabic speaking students.