Paterson getting $4.3 million in extra school aid, says state

The city’s school district is receiving $4.3 million in additional school funding, the New Jersey Department of Education said on Friday afternoon. The extra school aid for the cash-starved Paterson Public Schools will allow the district to hire some of the teachers laid off earlier in the year, said school officials.

School board president Christopher Irving wants the funds to go towards instruction and programs. He said acting superintendent Eileen Shafer will have to come up with a plan and present it to the school board.

Longtime school board member Jonathan Hodges has …read more

Source: Paterson Times

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