Paterson looks at possible restructuring of Eastside and Kennedy high schools
John F. Kennedy High School has eight principals and vice principals while Eastside High School has six principals and vice principals. Both schools are broken into academies, each with its own principal and vice principal.
School board members on Tuesday evening tasked superintendent Eileen Shafer’s administration to come up with plans to restructure both schools. Board members want sweeping changes at both schools to reduce administration expenses and re-invest freed funds into the classrooms.
“A lot of programs have been put together, but they are not effective,” said school board vice president Nakima Redmon. She highlighted the problem by sharing an anecdote from Eastside High School.