School board member Emanuel Capers is pushing to build a multi-sports dome behind School 15. He said the bubble, often used by colleges for athletic training, will accommodate a number of sports like football, basketball, soccer, and track.
The athletes of Eastside and John F. Kennedy High School received athletic training supplies – first aid and athletic taping – and equipment – Gatorade coolers and bottles — from three private groups. The materials are valued at $2,000.
School board member Vincent Arrington voted on a measure approving the sale of the old School 5, described by a prominent developer as a sweetheart deal, that was brokered by his brother-in-law.
Students at some schools went without lunch on Monday, first day of summer school, due to meal delivery delays experienced by a vendor, according to school officials.
The school district’s former environmental health and safety officer Brenda Zemo received $175,000 to settle her whistleblower lawsuit that alleged school officials fired her after she made-known the district improperly handled air quality problems, asbestos, and mold removal at 10 school buildings.
Enmy Almanzar barely spoke English when she entered the eighth grade. She was an undocumented immigrant with an uncertain future in the U.S. She was living at her uncle’s in Paterson, far away from her mother in the Dominican Republic and father in New York City.
The school board approved the five-year teachers’ contract with 3-percent annual pay increase on Wednesday night.