Secaucus School District Receives Federal Boost for Enhanced Classroom Diversity

Secaucus School District Federal Grant

Secaucus School District Receives Federal Boost for Enhanced Classroom Diversity

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – In a significant move towards promoting educational diversity, the Secaucus School District has been awarded a federal grant of $499,360 by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). This substantial funding is a part of the DOE’s Fostering Diverse Schools grants program, which is designed to enhance learning conditions by emphasizing socioeconomic and cultural diversity in classrooms.

Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) proudly announced the grant, stating, “I am thrilled to announce this important federal grant for our students in Secaucus.” As a former teacher and a staunch advocate for education, Pascrell’s commitment to the cause is evident. He further added, “Education is the bedrock of our society, and it is our responsibility to ensure that every student has the opportunity to thrive in a learning environment that reflects our modern society. This grant is a testament to our commitment to fostering equitable educational opportunities for students here in Secaucus and throughout New Jersey.”

In response to this generous grant, Dr. Erick Alfonso, Superintendent of the Secaucus Public School District, expressed his enthusiasm and gratitude. “We are very excited to have been awarded the Fostering Diverse Schools grant from the U.S. Department of Education,” he remarked. Highlighting the diverse nature of the Secaucus student population, Dr. Alfonso emphasized the grant’s significance in catering to the varied needs of the community. He poignantly added, “This grant holistically aligns with our District message: ‘Strength built in unity. Unity fostered within diversity. Patriots United.’”

The Fostering Diverse Schools grants program is not just about financial support; it represents a broader vision of the Department of Education. The program is dedicated to creating a more inclusive future by addressing the diverse needs of students, encompassing academic, social, emotional, and mental health support. With such initiatives, the future of education in Hudson County and beyond looks promising, as institutions strive to shape a more equitable and inclusive environment for our nation’s students.