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Acting superintendent Eileen Shafer.

Eileen Shafer appointed Paterson schools superintendent

Eileen Shafer appointed Paterson schools superintendent

The school board selected Eileen Shafer to lead the city’s school district on Wednesday night. She was selected from a list of three final candidates. Her appointment was met by sustained cheers and applause from dozens of parents and community leaders at the district headquarters.


Paterson looks to boost politically connected education consulting firm’s contract

The school district is seeking to increase its contract with retired administrator Joseph Fulmore’s consulting company to $40,000. His firm received a $25,000 contract late last year following a one-year hiatus due to an alleged pay-to-play violation to provide “mentoring” services. School officials want to add another $15,000 to the contract for it to handle