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Jersey City Together decries schools funding crisis, secures $7 million in commitments

Bill Young from Jersey City Together questions Interim Superintedent Franklin Walker with Jyl Josephson

200 parent & faith leaders gathered in Jersey City on March 19th to press the interim superintendent and school board president to address the schools funding crisis head on and move the school system forward towards a world class district. This included demands to address lead in the water (the mayor pledged his support for this the day after the action as well), increasing per pupil funding, funding for social workers, counselors, and community schools, and additional funding through a reasonable tax increase. The initial budget includes these priorities, but the budget will not be finalized until May 2019.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 12:24