Victory: $52.7 million added to Jersey City Schools
On Monday, May 11th, the Jersey City Board of Education voted unanimously to add $52.7 million to the Jersey City Public Schools budget. This comes after months of advocacy by Jersey City Together, which launched their campaign in January 2020. The victory increases local investment in Jersey City Public Schools by 39%. It comes after months of work with the superintendent to present a courageous budget and a board meeting, the previous week, where the majority of the board openly discussed significantly cutting the proposed investment. JCT's Education Team & parent allies mobilized, called & emailed, and wrote a focused OpEd about the needs. The evening of the vote, 41 people (out of 43) called in to support the proposed budget. It passed unanimously.