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Board of Ed Wrestles with Labor and Costs, Bad Blood Remains

The pressing issue at Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting was labor. The board recently tabled two resolutions that would temporarily outsource certain job functions. The resolutions will be delayed until more specifics of the jobs are provided. This comes as the district renegotiates contracts with four different unions. Members of local unions voiced their […]

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Board of Education Approves Contract Raising Teachers’ Salaries Across District

The Jersey City Board of Education approved a renewed four-year contract that will give Jersey City teachers long-awaited raises. Under the new contract, teachers will receive a yearly salary increase of four percent until 2027.  The Board of Education and the Jersey City Education Association (the union representing Jersey City’s district teachers) negotiated the agreement […]

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Audit Finds Severe Shortcomings in Schools’ ‘Financial Management’

An independent financial audit of the Jersey City Schools found serious concerns regarding how the district manages all aspects of its finances, including missing payroll information, late federal payroll tax payments, and months of utility bill arrears. Some of the other most serious infractions include failing to report paid time off data, failing to monitor […]