The city’s school district has hired a grant writing firm for $100,000 to aggressively go after available grants.
With charter school transfers expected to jump from $46 to $55 million in the next school year’s budget, the school board narrowly passed a symbolic measure opposing new charter openings.
The city’s longest serving school board member Jonathan Hodges defied detractors to win re-election to a sixth term on Tuesday night. He was first elected to office in 2002.
Longtime school board member Jonathan Hodges secured re-election on Tuesday night. Former school board member Kenneth Simmons regained a seat. And challenger Joel Ramirez captured a seat in the eight-person school board race.
School board candidates Joel Ramirez, Kenneth Simmons, Jonathan Hodges are leading the pack of eight candidates as unofficial vote tallies come in.
City voters will decide on three school board members out of eight candidates at the polls today.
Five of the nine candidates running for the three available school board seats took questions from young people at the Paterson Youth Council forum on Wednesday night. Students, many of them from John F. Kennedy High School and the Passaic County Technical Institute, asked the school board hopefuls whether they agreed or disagreed with cuts…