Parents voice concerns over Newark superintendent’s contract renewal | Video

The renewal of Newark school superintendent Roger León’s contract has led parents and education advocates to criticize the process for a lack of transparency. The automatic renewal happened in May because of language written into the contract in 2019, and approved at an August board meeting that added two years to Leon’s original 5-year contract.

NJ Spotlight News reached out to the school district for comment but hasn’t heard back. Parents and community advocates showed up in droves to a Newark Public Schools board retreat at the weekend, decrying the fact that León’s contract was renewed without any public input.

It’s not that most don’t support León as superintendent. In fact, many do.

But they have questions, given the recent […].

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