TRENTON – Senator Sandra B. Cunningham and Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti welcomed the news that the Department of Education will send a budget monitor to evaluate and assess the financial issues plaguing the Bayonne School District.
“I am pleased that the Department of Education heeded our call for added scrutiny of Bayonne’s finances following the school district’s recent decision to eliminate nearly 300 jobs, mostly teachers,” said Senator Cunningham (D-Hudson). “A monitor will provide direct oversight of the board’s operations to ensure that the education of our students is not in jeopardy due to any budgetary shortfalls.”
“The Commissioner’s decision to send a monitor to the district is good news for the students in Bayonne’s schools and the city’s taxpayers. It will help us get to the bottom of the district’s finances and will hopefully provide solutions to provide our students with the quality education they deserve,” said Assemblyman Chiaravalloti.