The Board of Education Should Approve Superintendent Walker’s Schools Budget & Fully Fund Our Schools

The Board of Education Should Approve Superintendent Walker's Schools Budget & Fully Fund Our Schools

Superintendent Walker proposed a fully funded budget on Monday, March 15th, a monumental step forward in Jersey City’s efforts to ...
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CivicParent NJ Property Tax Viewer: 2020 Levies

CivicParent NJ Property Tax Viewer: 2020 Levies

The 2020 property tax tables for calendar year 2020 are now available. This data provides insight into the way municipal, ...
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JCPS: How does the schools budget process work?

JCPS: How does the schools budget process work?

Update, Feb 5, 2021: I’m re-upping this post from 2020 to share with anyone who’s interested in the upcoming schools ...
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NJ Abatements: We need better abatement disclosures in NJ to show impact on public schools

NJ Abatements: We need better abatement disclosures in NJ to show impact on public schools

This is post included in both my abatement series and a series about the User Friendly Budget in NJ.  We ...
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CivicParent NJ Property Tax Viewer – 2019 Levies

CivicParent NJ Property Tax Viewer - 2019 Levies

Last month (October 2020) the state published the 2019 property tax tables. This is a “look back” at the local ...
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Safely Reopening Our Schools in NJ: Understanding the Constraints of Fragmentation in the Garden State

Safely Reopening Our Schools in NJ: Understanding the Constraints of Fragmentation in the Garden State

I have been trying to learn about the practical implications of reopening our schools in the fall. The stakes are ...
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/ Public Schools

Jersey City Public Schools Enrollment Data Shows Diversity of District, Imperative to Progressively Fund

Jersey City Public Schools Enrollment Data Shows Diversity of District, Imperative to Progressively Fund

For the last 10 years, Jersey City has been DIVESTING in its public schools. All the while, our city has ...
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/ Public Schools

Thoughts on Technology and Mental Health in “Remote” Paradigm of Learning.

Thoughts on Technology and Mental Health in "Remote" Paradigm of Learning.

I normally use this blog to share data and analysis about taxes and public funding, but this is a more ...
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/ Public Schools

What Investing in Jersey City Public Schools Looks Like for 2020/21

What Investing in Jersey City Public Schools Looks Like for 2020/21

On Wednesday March 18th, Superintendent Walker proposed a budget that significantly increases local investment in our public schools. The budget ...
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Jersey City Public Schools 2020/21 Budget Process: Working Timeline & FAQs

Jersey City Public Schools 2020/21 Budget Process: Working Timeline & FAQs

As we enter the budget season for Jersey City Public Schools, I wanted to share some upcoming process info – ...
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Why the School Tax Levy is Key to Funding JCPS (and why seeking abatement funds is not a concrete solution).

Why the School Tax Levy is Key to Funding JCPS (and why seeking abatement funds is not a concrete solution).

I've heard "can't we go after the abatement money to fund our schools? Rather than increase the school tax levy?" ...
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A Closer Look at Jersey City’s School Tax Rate, Part 1: the Public Data

A Closer Look at Jersey City's School Tax Rate, Part 1: the Public Data

This is the first in a 4-part series about 2018 school tax rates, with a focus on Jersey City. This ...
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Jersey City Public Schools Funding Crisis – A CivicParent Timeline

Jersey City Public Schools Funding Crisis - A CivicParent Timeline

This is a timeline of stories published or shared on CivicParent as it relates to funding of Jersey City Public ...
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/ Advocacy, Public Schools

NJ Property Tax Dashboard: Updated for 2018 w/ Jersey City Highlights

NJ Property Tax Dashboard: Updated for 2018 w/ Jersey City Highlights

NJ Property Tax Dashboard Follow the money ... and better understand your community's priorities. Every year, the state of NJ ...
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