Camden School District
Schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard was going door-to-door, handing out pamphlets and getting the word out.
The program at Isabel Miller Community Center includes skill-building tips on health and wellness, career readiness, and family bonding.
Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard says the evaluation and budget process had been going on since January, and all those who will lose their jobs at the end of this academic year were notified yesterday.
At the Salvation Army’s Kroc Community Center, Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard (at lectern) said the idea is to engage the uninvolved.
Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard noted that the district’s five-part strategic plan, launched last year, addresses safety, facilities, quality of education, family engagement, and efficient use of resources.
The graduation rate in Camden, New Jersey jumped six percent last year, and the school superintendent is optimistic about the future.
Just days before the Sept. 2 opening of schools, the Camden School District is joining forces with the Center for Family Services in the Landing Square neighborhood to give parents more resources to help their children.
Paymon Rouhanifard considers his five promises made in January a work in progress. This was his first quarterly update on what’s called the “Camden Commitment”.
School district superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard says declining enrollment, overspending, and cuts in federal funding mean the district is facing a $75-million shortfall.
The program is not new, but more than ten percent of the families living in Camden have not yet registered their three- or four-year-olds for the free, all-day preschool program.
Paymon Rouhanifard has been on the job for about three months. And while he recognizes the challenges ahead, he also sees a great deal of potential.
The state of New Jersey took the final step this week in its plan to take over the troubled Camden School District, effective the day after schools close for the summer in little more than two weeks.
The school board voted to trim more than 200 jobs, including 96 teachers.
Chris examines excerpts from a documentary featuring Jerry Sandusky, the collapse of the Today Show, New Jersey’s decision to take over the Camden School District, and Jim Carrey’s video mocking gun rights advocates. He talks to Author Zev Chafets about his book on Fox News President Roger Ailes and to Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick about his work to reinstate veterans tuition benefits cut by sequestration.
The 32-page report, sent to the Camden school district on Thursday, pulls no punches.