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Summer PD Information

The Superintendent’s Summer Professional Development Institute will take place on Monday through Thursday: August 20th to August 23rd at Passaic Community College.
The Teachers Professional Development Sessions for Staff will be held from Tuesday through Thursday, August 28th, 29th, and 30th at various locations (See document below).

Please refer to the following documents for Summer PD:

pdf2018 Summer Professional Development Catalog

pdf2018 Summer Professional Development Locations

pdf2018-2019 Professional Development In-Service Calendar

Governor's Inauguration Includes Speaker from Eastside

Before Governor Phil Murphy signed his executive order promoting equal pay for women on January 16th, Eastside High School Technology teacher, Murdina Hansen, shared her personal story of pay inequity. As Governor Murphy patiently waited to take the stage, Ms. Hansen explained to a packed house how after sixteen years as a “solutions engineer” at a tech company, she unexpectedly learned that she earned far less than her male colleagues.
Her new manager shook his head in disbelief; but after researching Ms. Hansen’s job performance history, he was able to award her a 25 percent raise along with a company apology. But even then, despite glowing job evaluations over every one of those sixteen years, her manager said, “This will go a long way in closing the gap.”  Ms. Hansen immediately recognized that this meant “the gap [still] wasn’t closed.”  Following her presentation, Governor Murphy then signed his executive order barring pay inequity at state agencies, beginning a new era of gender equality in the State of New Jersey.  Way to go Ms. Hansen!

New Health Benefits Plan Resources for Staff

Paterson Public Schools will shortly change the method of providing health insurance and prescription coverage. CIGNA (for medical) and Express Scripts (for prescription) will be the carriers who will administer your health benefits effective July 1, 2018.

webpage Schedule your one-on-one open enrollment session here

pdf Paterson Open Enrollment PowerPoint Presentation

Excel Paterson Cost & Plan Information (Excel Spreadsheet)

Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBCs)
for all 10 plan designs with Cigna:


pdfHMO 1525

pdfHMO 2030

pdfHMO 2035

pdfPPO 10

pdfPPO 15

pdfPPO 1525

pdfPPO 2030


pdfPPO 2035

pdfHDHP 1500



HJealth Benefits video

Teacher of the Year VisitTeacher of the year

New Jersey’s Teacher of the Year, Amy Andersen, visited JFK’s Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Academy. Ms. Andersen taught our STEM students some American Sign Language (ASL) and discussed the role of language in deaf culture. She also spoke to our teachers about her career and the wonderful work that she does promoting ASL programs, giving every student a voice, and advocating for acceptance of deaf culture in today’s society.


2018 Crisis Intervention Manual Available

The 2018 Crisis Intervention Manual along with crisis forms, brochure and crisis resources are available on the Student Assistance webpage.

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Purchasing Process for District Staff

Proper procedures to assist Paterson Public School employees in making authorized purchases for the school year are clearly outlined in the following three documents: Ordering Process, Purchasing Manual, and EduMet Requisition Training Manual

Praxis II Tests

This site has some great free Praxis 2 practice test questions.




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