A plan to relocate the school district’s special needs high school is being met with protests. More than a dozen parents and students opposed superintendent Eileen Shafer’s administration’s plan to move Stars Academy from a quiet and leafy Eastside neighborhood to noisy and badly congested downtown Paterson on Monday night.
The school board has given its approval to mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration’s $70 million project to renovate historic Hinchliffe Stadium by expanding and extending its lease agreement with the city.
More than 100 students from all over the school district competed in an obstacle course in the first annual battle of the junior school safety patrols at John F. Kennedy High School on Saturday.
More than three weeks after the Paterson Public Schools learned about a massive data breach that occurred eight months earlier, school officials still have no explanation on how more than 23,000 passwords were stolen.
After law enforcement officials executed search warrants at the business offices of A-1 Elegant Tours as part of an ongoing investigation into school bus safety in Newark, school board member Emanuel Capers, who aggressively targeted transportation companies that had too many violations in Paterson, said he has been vindicated.
The city celebrated the construction of a new playground at School 12 on Saturday morning. School staff, students, and parents assembled at the school yard on North 2nd Street for a ribbon cutting to officially open the playground, which includes slides and a supernova, built in late October.
The city’s school district has provided 11,623 hours of compensatory speech therapy it owes to special education students going back to the 2016-17 school year, according to the latest progress report issued by superintendent Eileen Shafer on Thursday afternoon.