Education

May 5, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ  — The Bayonne Board of Education recently extended its congratulations to the finalists and those that earned honorable mentions as part of the Bayonne Youth Center’s annual Black History month contest. The Black History Month Writing Contest was presented by Mayor James Davis and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Three County Prep High School students have been awarded a first place prize at the statewide SkillsUSA competition for their effort to bring their school community together during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Aleena Choudhry, of Bayonne, Fajrhafza Sohail, of Jersey City and Varsha ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Local taxpayers will take on $700,000 in additional taxes this year as a result of the $155 million 2021-22 school budget passed by the Bayonne Board of Education on April 27th. While this is a one percent increase from last year's operating budget local officials say the spending ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The ribbon cutting on the Hudson Helps Resource Center at Hudson County Community College was one more proud moment in the long history of a college that has become a huge part of the local community, officials said Thursday. The center, located on the third floor of 70 Sip ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Ryan Hyman, a former Bayonne resident and current F.M. Kirby Curator at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown, was a special guest Wednesday in Mr. Murphy's US2 Honors and Advanced Placement class. During the virtual conversation, the Bayonne High School students engaged ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Claims that an employee in the Bayonne Public Schools Central Office contracted COVID-19 at work are not true, Superintendent John Niesz told TAPinto Bayonne. However, with Bayonne High School, where the central office is located, closed because of COVID-19, it made sense to remain ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Future diplomats from Mrs. Toomey-Chludzinski's elective Social Studies course at Bayonne High School, Global Citizenship, recently took first place for their preparation for the National High School Model UN Conference. The students participated in the virtual event earlier this ...

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BAYONNE, NJ — Bayonne property owners will see a one percent increase in the schools portion of their property tax for the 2021-2022 school budget. While last year’s budget (2020-2021) had a total tax levy of $69,754,376, the proposed total tax levy for 2021-2022 is $70,451,920, an increase of ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Superintendent John Niesz has been awarded a five-year contract renewal by the Bayonne Board of Education. The approval for the contract which will run from July 1, 2021 until June 30, 2026, was approved at a special meeting of the body on Tuesday. Under the terms of the contract ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A decision by the City of Bayonne to supply school staff with vaccines, is “a game changer” when it comes to getting students back into the classroom, said School Superintendent John Niesz. A survey done prior to the announcement by the city showed that about 800 school employees ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Students and faculty at Bayonne High School are working on a public history campaign to highlight notable locations in the city while emphasizing the diversity and resilience that underpin it. World and United States History teacher Kelly Sweeney and students Kiara Opoku (17), ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Students will be returning to in-class instruction in Bayonne schools on May 3, Superintendent John Niesz announced Friday. This comes as good news to many parents who have been pushing to have the schools reopened. The district has been planning for a possible hybrid ...

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BAYONNE, NJ — The Bayonne Public School District is prepared to offer vaccinations at one of their schools if authorized, Superintendent John Niesz told TAPinto Bayonne in response to a decision by Governor Phil Murphy to begin prioritizing educators for the coveted vaccine later this month. "As ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne schools leaders are holding open the option to return students to the classroom for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, said School Superintendent John Niesz. Meeting that goal, however, will depend upon distribution of vaccines to students, teachers and other ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Standing out in the cold in a small park near the Hudson County Community College’s Culinary Arts building, Hudson County Executive Tom Degise welcomed Gov. Phil Murphy and other key educational leaders for the signing of what many called “game changing” legislation. Started ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Career educator Jennifer Vecchiarelli has been hired as the new assistant superintendent for Special Education for the Bayonne School District. The position was created by the Board of Education last month after Superintendent John Niesz argued that the district needs to have ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New Jersey’s institutions of higher education amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to support the goals of the State Plan for Higher ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan on Friday announced “The Road Forward,” a series of coordinated policy initiatives that dramatically expand the Administration’s efforts to identify and address the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - By declaring the Marist High School site an area in need of redevelopment, the Bayonne City Council will take an important step toward taking over the property. Not yet prepared to say what will transpire once that happens, Mayor Jimmy Davis told TAPinto Bayonne that he does expect ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - In an effort to present students with new, potential career options and keep them engaged in their virtual classes, the Bayonne High School social studies department has brought professional guest speakers into their virtual classrooms. Daniel Ward, the director of social studies ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Board of Education agreed with Superintendent John Niesz on the need for someone to help oversee the needs of the District’s 1,500 special education students, voting earlier this week to create the position of assistant superintendent for special education. According to ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Two Bayonne school buses are set to undergo the installation of a new disinfectant system thanks to a donation from Frontline and McCabe Ambulance. “This is free,” said School Superintendent John Niesz, who said that the system could potentially be incorporated in all 24 buses, and ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Board of Education approved an agreement with the Hudson Council Schools of Technology that will lead to the application for a Securing Our Children’s Future grant that could pay for the construction of a new technical building at Bayonne High School. If the grant is ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Students in Mrs. Mauri’s Criminal Justice class at Bayonne High School welcomed Superintendent John Niesz back as a special guest on Friday. Niesz, a retired police officer, spoke about his time as a member of the Freehold Police Department as well as with the Department of Homeland ...

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BAYONNE/JERSEY CITY, NJ - Legislation supported by Assembly Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-Bayonne/Jersey City) to permanently establish the Community College Opportunity Program (CCOG) in the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority was passed by both chambers of the New Jersey Legislature ...

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NEW JERSEY — A new executive order will mean sweeping changes for the way teachers and students are evaluated for the 2020-2021 school year. Gov. Phil Murphy, who has long said this isn’t a normal school year due to COVID-19, announced the changes during a Monday press conference on pandemic ...

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TRENTON NJ – Efforts to make sure that New Jersey students are learning an accurate history, at least as it comes to the African slave trade, slavery in America, and the many contributions Africans have made to American society, got a boost this week when Governor Phil Murphy signed a law directing ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Maria Valado and Chris Munoz will continue to lead the Bayonne Board of Education in 2021, their colleagues decided unanimously at the body’s reorganization Tuesday.  The additions of David “Doc” Watson, who helped unseat former Trustee Michael Alonso in November and Pam Sclafane, ...

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