The Paterson school district is receiving $106.7 million in American Rescue Act funds. School officials outlined a plan to spend the money late last month.
A politically connected company that has worked for key Democratic Party politicians, including assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, received a $40,000 contract from the Paterson Public Schools to conduct a “personnel audit.”
Schools in Paterson will continue virtual learning until mid-February, announced superintendent Eileen Shafer on Wednesday night.
Incumbents Jonathan Hodges, Kenneth Simmons, and newcomer Dania Martinez won seats on the Board of Education.
The school board adopted a policy this month that calls for every Paterson high school senior to complete financial aid forms to increase the district’s college-going rate.
A coronavirus outbreak at the Paterson Public Schools headquarters has forced the closure of an entire floor.
Incumbent school board members Jonathan Hodges, Joel Ramirez, and newcomer Shanikwa Lemon secured the top three ballot spots in the November race during the ballot drawings on Monday afternoon.