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2019 Board of Education Sworn In

2019 Board of Education

Congratulations to Paterson Public Schools’ newest Board of Education members, Eddy Olivares and Robinson Rondon, who were both sworn in by the honorable Passaic County Surrogate Judge Bernice Toledo at last night’s reorganization meeting. Congratulations also to returning board members Manuel Martinez, who was sworn in by N.J. State Senator Nellie Pou; Oshin Castillo, who was sworn in by Passaic Mayor Hector Lora; and Nakima Redmon, who was sworn in by Superior Court Judge Latoyia Jenkins. Oshin Castillo and Nakima Redmon were both re-elected as board president and vice-president, respectively, by their board colleagues.

Superintendent Testifies in Trenton

Shafer in Trenton   Shafer in Trenton

Shafer in Trenton   Shafer in Trenton

Superintendent Eileen Shafer testified before the Joint Committee on Public Schools today at the Statehouse in Trenton. She spoke on whether the state’s QSAC system was an appropriate tool in deciding whether a public school district should be under state control.

Superintendent Shafer and Governor Murphy Announce P-Tech Grant

P-TECH announcementSchools Superintendent Eileen F. Shafer welcomed New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today at PANTHER Academy and expressed her gratitude for the $561,550 Pathways in Technology and Early College High School (P-TECH) grant he announced today.

“The significance of the P-Tech grant is that Paterson’s young people have the chance to lead our nation in the innovations and discoveries that can change the world for the rest of the century and beyond. And that is a tremendous opportunity for the young people of the great City of Paterson,” Shafer said. “And so I say, thank you to Governor Murphy, Passaic County Community College President Dr. Steven Rose, our Board of Education, Deputy Superintendent Susana Peron, everyone who made this grant possible, and everyone who will be involved in educating the students of Paterson in this great endeavor.” More information about the grant can be found in this press release.

Health Benefits Answer Sheet Now Available

The administration has released a Health Benefits “Answer Sheet” on the PPS mobile app and on this website in an effort to simplify some of the details of the new employee health benefits plan. The Answer Sheet was originally part of Superintendent Eileen F. Shafer’s message to all district employees sent on November 20, and it is based on the employee-reported health benefits issues that have been raised in recent weeks, many of which were reported at an October 17 meeting with teachers that was held in partnership with the Paterson Education Association. The Paterson Public Schools’ mobile app can be downloaded from most major app providers to employees’ smartphones. The app includes an “Employee Health Benefits” widget, which will take users directly to the “Health Benefits FAQ” page. It can also be accessed via the 'Cigna' button at the bottom of the right column of this page or by clicking here.

2019 Crisis Intervention Manual Available

The 2019 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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