The city’s school district plans to spend bulk of the $4.3 million in extra school aid it received in late July on hiring teachers, security, and other staff, according to a report issued by acting superintendent Eileen Shafer on Saturday afternoon.
Nine people are running to fill three seats in Paterson’s school board race scheduled for November, the Passaic County Clerk’s Office said on Monday afternoon.
Nakeia Wimberly turned the Great Falls into an outdoor classroom for a dozen city students on Friday morning. She had her students conducting experiments on how rainwater infiltrates the ground and the role impervious surfaces play in urban flooding.
The Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology received approval from the planning board on Wednesday to open its newest campus at the Barney’s building in downtown. The school will educate 288 students in K-1 grades at the building starting late August.
The city’s new school superintendent Eileen Shafer wants to ensure all classrooms have teachers on the first day of school. She wants to hire two new librarians every year until all school buildings have someone to encourage reading and help students check out books. She wants a nurse in every school building.
The College Achieve Paterson Charter School received its final charter on Monday to open with an enrollment of 276 students in September. Charter will open its doors at a mill building at 21 Market Street.
School board member Lilisa Mimms is not running for re-election in November, she told her supporters through a social media posting on Monday afternoon.