After removing the 2.8-percent property tax increase, state-appointed district superintendent Donnie Evans’ secured the school board’s approval of his 2017-18 budget on Monday night.
The school board terminated two Eastside High School basketball coaches and the school’s athletics supervisor on Wednesday night as a result of an investigation into the school’s use of foreign players on its team.
The school board unanimously voted down state-appointed district superintendent Donnie Evans’ 2017-18 budget on Wednesday night after some board members and education advocates described the budget as inadequate to provide a decent education to Paterson students.
The John P. Holland Charter School is looking to purchase the former St. Mary’s High School building on Sherman Avenue to open a new all-day pre-school program.
Even after criticism from school board members and advocates, the school district has no plans to release the preliminary budget document until after it is approved by the Passaic County superintendent of schools.
Under fiscal strains from state underfunding and charter school expansions, the city’s school district is planning to sell four school buildings to generate an anticipated $11.35 million in revenue.
The city’s preliminary school budget approved on Wednesday night contains a 2-percent school tax levy increase, according to district officials.