Kenneth Simmons retains Paterson school board presidency | Paterson Times

Kenneth Simmons retains Paterson school board presidency


School board members on Wednesday night picked Kenneth Simmons, for the second time, to lead the Board of Education as president.

Simmons (left) was voted to serve as president without opposition. School board members picked Manny Martinez (right) to serve as vice president.

Both men served as president and vice president last year.

“Thank you, colleagues, once again for trusting me with this position,” said Simmons after the vote. “I look forward to, again, continuing to move the board and the district forward this year.”

Simmons and Martinez are leading a district that is no longer under state control. The New Jersey Board of Education relinquished its control earlier in the day.

Meanwhile, newly elected school board member Dania Martinez was sworn-in for a three-year term.

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  • MarquinhoGaucho

    They allowed sexual predator Manny Martinez to continue of the BOE despite paying 400K to settle with his victims. Simmons and the others like Teague, Hodges, Dania Martinez etc will continue to benefit the charters while destroying public schools…We will back under state control again with this sorry bunch….Paterson needs to get rid of the BOE and put it under mayoral control

  • No Ethics


    If you feel you can do better, why don't you run for a seat on the Board of Education?

    Here is your new slogan:
    "Vote Goucho the Clown for Board of Education Commissioner….Because He Can't do Worse Than Hodges."