Report: Transition Plan for the Return of Local Control to Jersey City Public Schools Final Report

The New Jersey State Board of Education gave final approval to return the Jersey City Public School system to full local control on September 15, 2022.

Marc Pfeiffer of the Bloustein Local Government Research Center analyzed and evaluated the documentation provided by the district and produced the final ‘Transition Plan for the Return of Local Control to Jersey City Public Schools” progress report submitted to the New Jersey Board of Education.

This report covers the period October 2020 through June of 2022. The CAO has found that the district has met a sufficient number of Accountability Scorecard metrics to meet the requirements of the Transition Plan to move toward full local control. While the district has made progress toward achieving substantial and sustained progress for most metrics, it is still a work in progress on others.

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