Rob Romano Jan 21, 2018, 10:08 pmJan 22, 2018, 6:34 pm

Local activist in Paterson sets eyes on school board seat

Corey Teague looks to revamp school districts' methods to assist students with special needs

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PATERSON — Corey Teague, a local activist in Paterson, is eyeing an empty spot on the Paterson School Board. But the reason for his ambition is anything but political. Teague wants the school district to revamp the way it helps children with special needs. The district has been under fire for months because of children missing therapy appointments among a number of other problems.

"It seems like when cuts are made, the kids are the first ones to get the short end of the stick, as I would say," said Teague. "One of the plans I was looking into was trying to get the district to find a facility in the city that they can use to house special needs students and teachers and support staff for them."

Teague was on the board from 2012 to 2016 and says that if he does not get the vacant seat on the school board, after a school board vote he will re-run to re-join the board.

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