The city’s school district is taking on $1.91 in debt to purchase school buses and other equipment. The district will borrow the funds through the Passaic County Improvement Authority at an interest rate of 2-percent or less.
The city is getting a new four-story Don Bosco school building that will fit 1,000 students in the Hillcrest section in 2021.
The city’s school district recognized almost three dozen teachers and other employees on Wednesday evening for their forty-plus years of service to the school system. Among them was Marilyn Simon, who is in her 50th year at the district.
The city’s school district is auctioning off three building that have been unoccupied for years. School board members agreed to sell the former Board of Education complex on Church Street, the old School 5 on Totowa Avenue, and the former St. Paul’s Lutheran Church building on Smith Street.
The head of the city’s teachers’ union is back on the district payroll after going without pay for 120 days.
The city’s school district is taking away 37 bus routes from US Student Services of Woodland Park following “two egregious incidents.” The company last Friday left a child on the bus and on Monday one of its driver was involved in a minor accident while transporting four students.
The tenure hearing that will decide the fate of the teachers’ union president John McEntee, who is accused of unbecoming conduct, began at the district headquarters on Thursday morning.