The removal of a young adult book drew dozens of community members to the school board meeting to express their concern and outrage.

Newark Public Schools has resisted the union’s request to see the report on the cultural and racial dynamics at the city’s School of Global Studies.

Superintendent Roger León said it is not “humanly” possible to make changes to this year’s academic calendar.

An attempt by board member Crystal Williams to halt the extension of Roger Leon’s contract to 2028 drew no support from other board members.

During Newark Board of Education’s retreat meeting, Board President Dawn Haynes addressed questions about the Superintendent’s contract.

León’s contract renewal was reportedly done in secret, without public notice or discussion.