Katrina McCombs

Camden City School District budget meeting
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David Madden
June 12, 2019 - 2:05 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Officials in the Camden City School District have approved a $365 million budget that reverses a decision to close an elementary school. But that reversal comes with a big condition: extra money from the state of New Jersey. Veterans Memorial Family School will now...
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David Madden
May 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Public school officials in Camden have revised the future, a bit, for a pair of schools targeted for closure come the fall to bridge a $27 million deficit. The Cream School will still be converted into an early childhood facility and the Veterans School will be closed...
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Katrina McCombs
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David Madden
April 17, 2019 - 12:10 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The acting head of the Camden School District now has the job outright. The New Jersey State Board of Education has voted to promote Katrina McCombs to superintendent, nine months after she accepted the position on an interim basis upon the departure of Paymon...
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David Madden
April 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- For about a week now, we’ve been talking about plans to close a pair of schools in Camden and sizable layoffs of teachers and staff to address a $27 million deficit. The acting Superintendent of the Camden School District, which has been under state control for more...
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Camden City Hall
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Mike Dougherty
January 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Education is on the rise in Camden's schools. Graduation rates have finally climbed after teetering below 50 percent for many years. "We are up to 69 percent from 49 percent a few years ago," said Katrina McCombs , state-appointed acting superintendent of the Camden...
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Katrina McCombs
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David Madden
September 27, 2018 - 3:20 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Camden’s acting school superintendent has unveiled a long-term plan to continue making improvements in student performance in the district, which has been under state supervision for the past five years. Katrina McCombs has spent the three months since her appointment...
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Crews spruce up Camden schools.
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Mike DeNardo
August 22, 2018 - 1:48 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — City officials and volunteers fanned out across Camden on Wednesday, sprucing up school buildings for the Sept. 6 start of class. Outside of the Camden Promise Academy, crews with weed whackers trimmed the overgrown grass, and bulldozers cleared debris from lots...
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Paymon Rouhanifard
Photo credit: Cherri Gregg
David Madden
April 11, 2018 - 8:40 pm
CAMDEN, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- Changes are coming in the Camden School District. The Superintendent appointed after the state took the district over in 2013 is leaving at the end of the school term in June. Paymon Rouhanifard didn't have that much of a record, just ten months as a deputy...
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