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Asbury Park School Board Places Superintendent on Leave, Addresses Financial Irregularities

Overview: During a recent meeting, the Asbury Park School Board made the critical decision to place Superintendent RaShawn M. Adams on paid administrative leave. The board also appointed a new Acting Superintendent, who acknowledged the challenges ahead and expressed gratitude for the opportunity. Additionally, deficiencies and material weaknesses in the district’s financial reporting were highlighted by an auditor’s report, which raised concerns among board members and prompted discussions about potential training issues and documentation problems.

Overview: The Asbury Park School Board recently convened to address the appointment of new members and delve into pressing financial challenges facing the district. In a development, Dr. Shade Maku was appointed to fill a board vacancy, following a debate on the process’s transparency and fairness. The board also faced serious financial scrutiny, highlighting the need for additional state aid and responsible management of district resources, including a potential annual loss of $60,000 due to waived facility fees. Moreover, the meeting recognized January as School Board Recognition Month and explored collaborative efforts with the city for public use and maintenance of sports facilities.

Overview: In a recent meeting of the Asbury Park School Board, issues such as bullying, safety concerns, staff turnover, and athletic eligibility were addressed. The board also recognized the contributions of individuals within the district, including the outgoing board president, Carritta Cook.

Overview: The recent meeting of the School Board was dominated by discussions around the significant academic challenges faced by the district. The most issues raised included low academic performance across various subjects, significant decreases in student and staff numbers, and the ongoing impact of COVID-19. A detailed presentation of the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJ SLA) data highlighted the need for strategic interventions and program adjustments. The board also recognized outstanding students and staff, updated on projects funded by ESSER, discussed security concerns, and addressed public comments.

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