Despite Anderson Departure, One Newark Program Continues to Raise Concerns For Upcoming School Year

By Brenda Flanagan, Correspondent

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“Recently, we just got finance back. But unfortunately, because we don’t have the governance piece back, we really can’t do much,” said Newark School Advisory Board Chair Ariagna Perello.

She says Newark should reassign the 400 teachers now pigeonholed in what’s called the Excess Pool. They’re not permanently assigned to classrooms, but they’re still getting paid.

“Well they never should’ve been taken out in the first place. The only one who found those teachers were unsatisfactory was Cami Anderson and no one else agreed with her. And the proof is in the pudding. The teachers are still here, Cami Anderson no longer is,” Newark Teachers Union President John Abeigon said.

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