District management

Board president Asia Norton publicly announced her resignation in a Facebook post on Monday.
Five years after the Newark school system returned to local control, newly elected Board of Education members were officially sworn in at Thursday’s reorganization meeting.
Superintendent Roger León said it is not “humanly” possible to make changes to this year’s academic calendar.
The Newark Teachers Union is researching why some employees were excluded from a $1,000 “Let’s Go To Work” payment announced during the annual convocation held at the start of the school year.
On Thursday, the school board approved four motions to pay attorney’s fees for board members served with ethics complaints.
An attempt by board member Crystal Williams to halt the extension of Roger Leon’s contract to 2028 drew no support from other board members.
School districts had until the end of 2022 to schedule meetings about makeup services with parents of students with disabilities.
The Newark Teachers Union wants the school district to include “per diem” employees in the $1,000 bonus for full-time employees.
Under a state law passed in March, school districts are required to hold meetings with parents of students with disabilities by Dec. 31 to discuss how their student can make up services missed due to remote learning during the pandemic.
Newark Public Schools ranked itself high in this year’s state-required self-evaluation. In 2017, Newark’s evaluation was vital in the state’s decision to return local control to the school district.
A former sourcing analyst for the Newark Board of Education is accusing her bosses, including district upper management, of harassing her and discrimination that resulted in her being fired.
Seven candidates are vying for three spots in an election also featuring the district’s tax levy.
Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark has struggled with violence and low academic achievement for years, even as parents and employees pleaded for help.
Faced with the reality that many families lack internet access, Newark has created written take-home assignments for students if the coronavirus forces schools to close.
The Newark school district will train employees to take precautions related to the new coronavirus, as Gov. Phil Murphy declares a state of emergency related to the virus.
The state told districts on Thursday to make plans for students to learn from home in case the coronavirus causes school closures, and Newark’s superintendent said the district is taking precautions.
New Jersey schools should plan for a possible coronavirus outbreak, the state said Monday, even as officials said no cases of the illness have been confirmed in the state and the risk of infection remains low.
The Newark school district is poised to exit state monitoring in February 2020, state officials said, citing a positive progress report.
Just months after releasing a one-year plan, Newark Public Schools is working on a decade-long roadmap and asking community members to weigh in.
Newark Public Schools has posted online the results of recent tests for lead in school water. The results showed that water sources in 10 of 32 district buildings tested since August 2018 had high levels of lead.
Elevated levels of lead were found in the water at seven out of 29 Newark schools where tests were conducted since August 2018. The affected water sources were quickly turned off, according to district documents.
At its meeting Tuesday, the board formally approved a five-year contract with the Newark Teachers Union and a two-year contract extension for Superintendent Roger León.
Yolanda Johnson wasn’t surprised when she got the warning letter from the Newark Board of Education on Tuesday. She said she’d been expecting it.
One year after hiring Roger León to steer Newark’s schools as they returned to local control, the city school board is considering extending the superintendent’s contract — to 2023.
Starting Monday, Newark families can visit their neighborhood school to enroll their children in schools for the fall.
The phone calls picked up this summer at Newark’s KIPP charter network, with frustrated people on both ends of the line.
A year after forcing out officials hired by his predecessor, Newark superintendent Roger León is staffing up again — promoting principals and other district veterans.
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