School officials revealed a $63.7 million shortfall in the 2021 academic year budget on Wednesday night. Business administrator Richard “Leon” Matthews said the numbers are “very preliminary.” He expects the shortfall to decrease as the budgeting process gets into full swing in the coming weeks and months. “Our expenses: salaries, benefits, and other cost drivers…
John F. Kennedy High School has eight principals and vice principals while Eastside High School has six principals and vice principals. Both schools are broken into academies, each with its own principal and vice principal.
A developer has submitted a lowball offer to purchase the two school district owned buildings in downtown Paterson, according to information reviewed by the Paterson Times.
After putting in place an expensive new reading program last school year, more students are reading at grade level, according to data presented to the school board on Monday night.
A physical education teacher allegedly “slandered” “libeled” and “defamed” superintendent Eileen Shafer at public meetings, according to tenure charge documents the school district released in response to a records request on Wednesday.
The school board has given its approval to mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration’s $70 million project to renovate historic Hinchliffe Stadium by expanding and extending its lease agreement with the city.
School board members narrowly adopted a budget on Tuesday night that cuts 234 jobs, including 166 teachers, and raises property taxes by 14-percent.