Newark School Board Plans To Move Forward Despite Governor Christie's Comments
By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
September 6, 2013
The Newark School Advisory Board is moving forward in their efforts to regain local control of the district despite the Governor’s plans to re-appoint Current Superintendant Cami Anderson.
The school board cast a unanimous no-confidence vote against Superintendant Anderson earlier this year. However, because the district remains under state control they are unable to oust Anderson. Advisory Board Chairperson Antoinette Baskerville-Richardson says their goal of regaining local control remains intact, no matter who is superintendant.
“Moving forward with Superintendant Anderson I would venture to say on the things where we agree we move forward in unison, and we move forward in unison with the district wherever we can, it’s not our objective to be oppositional, it’s our objective to do what’s best for the students.”
Baskerville-Richardson says they are currently meeting with State Education Commissioner Chris Cerf to hash out the details of fiscal control that was recently restored to the board.