Board of education
Five firefighters have been hurt and 52 residents were displaced after a massive fire destroyed or severely damaged at least 10 row homes in Jersey City. Dozens of firefighters battled the six-alarm blaze, which was reported around 4:20 a.m. Sunday.
Police say 59-year-old Joseph Ponzo, the assistant principal of P.S. 106 in Parkchester, was arrested Tuesday on charges he allegedly fondled two girls, ages 10 and 11, inside the school.
The council made its ruling Friday in a 7-2 decision.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott unveiled an emergency plan in the event the strike occurs. However, a statement by ATU Local 1181 said there are “no immediate plans” for a strike.
The decision is likely to affect dozens of schools where church services are conducted each week on Sunday.
The board approved a five-year contract extension for Seitz on Nov. 9 to boost his pay to more $216,000, and the district reportedly has been paying him the increased salary.
Three Jersey City school officials have been temporarily reassigned amid a probe into claims that grades were changed for student athletes.
Connecticut Gov.-elect Dan Malloy says he’s asking a state board to reappoint the current higher education commissioner.
A New Jersey school board has approved a contract extension for a school chief singled out by Gov. Chris Christie for seeking a salary well above a pending superintendent pay cap.
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