Jersey City Together Education Team: A Timeline of Advocacy, 2018-2022

Jersey City Together Education Team: A Timeline of Advocacy, 2018-2022

JCT Education Team2017June 29, 2017From 2017: Why Possible State Aid Cuts to Jersey City = “Major Hardship”This is a quick ...
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How does your town’s property tax allocation compare to the state average?

How does your town's property tax allocation compare to the state average?

I’ve often received the question: how does our town’s property tax compare to the state average? Using the most recently ...
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$89M Maintenance of Equity to JCPS & the Eventual “Fiscal Cliff”

$89M Maintenance of Equity to JCPS & the Eventual "Fiscal Cliff"

I wanted to share some thoughts around the $89 million "maintenance of equity" funds that Jersey City Public Schools received ...
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Jersey City Budgets & the Connection to Property Tax Expense (an interactive teaching visual)

Jersey City Budgets & the Connection to Property Tax Expense (an interactive teaching visual)

This is part of a series about the 2022 Jersey City budget. To see the full series, click here. For ...
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Jersey City Board of Education Passes Historic School Levy Investment

Jersey City Board of Education Passes Historic School Levy Investment

Tonight the Jersey City Board of Education passed its 2022-23 school budget along a 5-4 vote, approving funds that staved ...
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Interactive tools to learn about school tax increase in Jersey City

Interactive tools to learn about school tax increase in Jersey City

The Jersey City Board of Education increased the school tax levy...now what? I'm getting that question from more than a ...
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Some final words on 2022-23 Schools Budget, anti-school tax rhetoric, and city/BOE budget timelines

Some final words on 2022-23 Schools Budget, anti-school tax rhetoric, and city/BOE budget timelines

This is my final post re: the Jersey City Public Schools budget which will be voted on this Monday. The ...
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Jersey City Schools Budget, 2022-23, a brief update & next steps FYI

Jersey City Schools Budget, 2022-23, a brief update & next steps FYI

This is an update on the unfolding budget process for Jersey City Public Schools; the budget was introduced Tuesday March ...
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A picture of state aid reduction in Jersey City

A picture of state aid reduction in Jersey City

I wanted to share a picture of the state aid reductions to Jersey City Public Schools. State Aid can be ...
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Take Action: Support Jersey City Public Schools

Take Action: Support Jersey City Public Schools

TAKE ACTION FOR OUR SCHOOLSThe Jersey City Board of Education will vote on the 2022/23 schools budget on March 21st ...
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Putting Jersey City’s low school tax rate into perspective

Putting Jersey City's low school tax rate into perspective

Jersey City lost another $68 million in state aid on March 10th, 2022. This cut was expected, part of the ...
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Jersey City Public Schools: Visualization for Federal Covid-19 Aid

Jersey City Public Schools: Visualization for Federal Covid-19 Aid

The Jersey City Public Schools have received over $160 million in federal COVID-19 aid since 2020 and I was curious ...
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Midway through Jersey City’s “S2” state aid cuts: assessing the fiscal landscape.

Midway through Jersey City's "S2" state aid cuts: assessing the fiscal landscape.

It has been nearly four years since NJ passed the “S2” law, leading to state aid cuts to Jersey City ...
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What is in our local public schools budget? (a tool for advocates)

What is in our local public schools budget? (a tool for advocates)

What’s included in our schools budget, and how is it structured (laid out)? I wanted to create a visualization for ...
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Accountability Check: a look back at mental health services included in the FY2021-22 Jersey City Public Schools Budget

Accountability Check: a look back at mental health services included in the FY2021-22 Jersey City Public Schools Budget

Jersey City's FY2021-22 public schools budget included concrete, promised investments in mental health services for our city's students. In this ...
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Outgoing 2021 Jersey City Board of Education misses mark on showing budgeted investment for mental health services for students; new BOE should aim higher

Outgoing 2021 Jersey City Board of Education misses mark on showing budgeted investment for mental health services for students; new BOE should aim higher

On Thursday, December 16th, the Board of Education held its final regular meeting of the 2021 calendar year and while ...
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JCPS Mental Health – 2021 Call to Action

JCPS Mental Health - 2021 Call to Action

Help compel the Jersey City BOE to improve mental health services for our students After years of cuts, the district ...
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Jersey City Public Schools Staffing Shortage: A data-driven view from Board Docs

Jersey City Public Schools Staffing Shortage: A data-driven view from Board Docs

Jersey City is experiencing a staffing shortage in its public schools. While this is part of a nationwide trend, local ...
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Improving accountability and transparency for Jersey City Public Schools

Improving accountability and transparency for Jersey City Public Schools

In 2021 Jersey City Public Schools fully funded its schools for the first time in over a decade. Reasonable questions ...
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In one chart: Jersey City’s seismic change in tax levies fully funds the schools and reallocates property tax

In one chart: Jersey City's seismic change in tax levies fully funds the schools and reallocates property tax

A "levy" is the amount raised in property tax to fund a government budget. Typically, a levy is one of ...
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