Anderson overrides local advisory board’s vote to block the leases, arguing it’s best for children
By John Mooney

In the face of loud public opposition, Newark’s state-appointed superintendent has overruled her local advisory board and is moving ahead with her plan to lease district school buildings to charter schools.

Superintendent Cami Anderson announced late Tuesday that she would proceed with the five latest leases, each enabling a charter to move into part or all of a newly closed school, starting next year.

It’s been a hot topic in the city, and the elected local advisory board overwhelmingly voted against four of the five leases at a raucous special meeting on Monday.


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