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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 […]

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Officials Break Ground on New STEM High School at Science Center

Officials gathered yesterday morning to break ground on the construction of Liberty Science Center High School, the first of several buildings that eventually will comprise the ambitious “innovation hub” called SciTech Scity adjacent to Liberty Science Center.   Slated to open in 2025, officials hope to establish LSCHS as a world-class public magnet STEM academy providing […]

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Tempers Flare at Board of Ed Caucus over Charges of Racism

Several members of the Board of Education expressed frustration with the schools’ administration during last night’s caucus after hearing renewed allegations of racism and favoritism in hiring and promotion. Madonna Morris, a twenty-year employee in the the schools’ human resources department, singled out the director of human resources for criticism. “Most of us within and […]