The school board approved a $618.55 million budget on Thursday evening that raises school taxes by 15 percent.
Students at the Paterson school district registered a “dismal” performance in the state’s science exams last spring.
School board members approved a preliminary 2020-21 academic year budget on Friday that slashes 260 jobs and raises property taxes by 15 percent.
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.