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Catholic schools in Bayonne and Jersey City have seen better days. At one time, the region had a thriving Catholic school system. Families attended mass and sent their children to Catholic elementary schools who would later graduate to Catholic high schools (often referred to by Catholic educators as the “feeder” system).With high attendance in schools and churches, the Archdiocese of Newark was taking in enough revenue to reinvest in the schools. That’s not the case today. Two Catholic high schools in Hudson County under the auspices of the Archdiocese have been in financial straits for years, staving off closing for as long as possible. Saint Anthony High School in Jersey City announced in March that it will be closing in June, and Marist High School in Bayonne announced it will meet the same fate if it cannot raise $1.5 million by April 24. Click here for more.

The Bayonne Public School Administrators Association (BPSAA), the union representing school administrators, has sent a letter to Bayonne Board of Education (BBOED) President Joseph Broderick requesting BBOED Trustee Charles Ryan’s resignation due to “inappropriate, unprofessional and unethically improper conduct,” They perceived this conduct when Ryan and BPSAA President and BHS’s Director of Art, Music, and Drama Tim Craig got into a heated discussion at a March 22 meeting over Craig’s request to hire 10 musicians to play in the orchestra for Bayonne High School’s spring musical, “Sister Act.” The board ultimately passed the resolution, but not before Ryan expressed skepticism about paying $2,000 to musicians in the pit, and suggested that students perform instead. Craig apologized for submitting the request only two days prior, leaving some trustees without enough time for consideration. Click here for more.

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