Superintendent Eileen Shafer could collect as much as $35,000 in bonuses if she meets five goals outlined in a resolution approved by the school board on Wednesday night.
The city’s school board put off awarding $600,000 worth of legal contracts to eight law firms – including some with political ties – last week.
The school board voted to keep the two women, who led the Board of Education for the past year, at the helm at the reorganization meeting on Thursday evening.
Three New Jersey high schools, including Panther Academy in Paterson, are part of a new initiative to prepare students for what’s called “new collar” jobs, announced governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday afternoon.
The school district needs $1.5 million to tackle the backlog of thousands of hours in speech therapy owed to special education students, superintendent Eileen Shafer said last week.
The school district is creating a new high school newcomers program at both Eastside High School and John F. Kennedy High School aimed at providing native language instruction to Spanish, Bengali, and Arabic speaking students.
A Hudson County super PAC sent out a last-minute mailer to municipal voters on Friday to sway the 17-person school board race in favor of the majority incumbent ticket.