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La’Quetta Small becomes first black woman to be Atlantic City superintendent

Atlantic City schools’ new leader made history Tuesday night.Dr. La’Quetta Small became the first black woman to become the city’s superintendent.She will start her new job Jan. 1, at a salary of $210,000 for four years.The special Board of Education meeting was the first in-person only meeting in more than a year.The meeting room was … Read more

Questions remain as Atlantic City school board readies to choose Small as superintendent

Atlantic City’s school board will decide Tuesday whether Dr. La’Quetta Small will be the district’s next superintendent.A special meeting is set for 6 p.m.The current Atlantic City High School principal has long been the expected choice even as she has faced lawsuits and an internal investigation connected to the employment of her cousin, a now-convicted … Read more

Photo shows why state won’t cure Atlantic City BOE ills, board member alleges

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.At the most recent Atlantic City Board of Education meeting, one photo told a tale of corruption, a board member alleges.Al Herbert, who attended Tuesday’s meeting via Zoom, changed his profile picture to a photo of the state’s governor with former board solicitor Joe Jacobs.“If any of … Read more

Targeted Atlantic City school board member resigns

The Atlantic City school board member who was accused of not living in the district has resigned.Farook Hossain tendered his resignation Thursday, BreakingAC has learned.The letter offers no explanation, only that it is effective immediately.On Monday, the district website was advertising for a new Board of Education member.“Board of Education is a seeking qualified resident … Read more

Pleasantville’s superintendent takes fight for job to Trenton

Pleasantville’s schools superintendent is taking her fight to Trenton.Dr. Nataki Chestnut-Lee was placed on paid administrative leave last week, after claims were made that she lied on her application.The move came days after Chestnut-Lee held a press conference claiming a faction of the board was trying to get rid of her.Monday morning, she was in … Read more