Jersey City Public Schools are $100 million underfunded and the stories we’ve heard about how this underfunding is impacting students are real.
Join us as we press the City Council to put $16 million towards the schools budget. This will help prevent unnecessary layoffs, stop the sale of Central Office, and help the JC BOE invest more in our students.
This is not charity. This is what the city owes our schools.
Learn more about:
- Jersey City Together’s education advocacy team – learn about how JC Together is helping parents coalition-build & connect across schools.
- How City Council is legally authorized to allocate funds to JCPS.
- Why the 10% Tax levy hike passed by the JCBOE was woefully inadequate.
- How tens of millions of foregone school tax dollars are locked up in city abatement contracts.
Learn about the JCPS Funding Crisis here. Watch a tutorial about JCPS’ underfunding below:
Learn about the funding crisis:
Learn why Jersey City is losing its state aid.
Learn why the payroll tax is not the full solution.
Learn what is needed from the Jersey City community to help fix this problem.