I think that it is important for every municipality to build a public school especially when classrooms are overcrowded. I live in the township of North Bergen and have taken notice of schools being built in surrounding towns. In the town of Union City alone under Mayor Stack’s tenure, four new schools have been constructed, two schools have been rehabilitated, and plans exist for two other schools to be rehabilitated.
In the town of West New York 2 public schools have been newly constructed in the past 5 years. The West New York Middle School and P.S. No. 4. I believe that building public schools demonstrates that local town officials care about their children’s education and will certainly alleviate overcrowding in classrooms and provide up to date educational technology for our students.
I always save the best for last. The township of North Bergen has built in recent years zero schools. Yes zero public schools, and why? Well, this resident tax payer can only surmise that it is not a priority to our all-powerful influential Mayor, Assistant Superintendent, 32nd district state Senator Nicholas J. Sacco. How can a public school be built in North Bergen? Has the mayor left any parcel of land available? It seems that building luxury homes versus our children’s educational establishments are headmost. Is our Mayor Sacco fighting and lobbying in Trenton as senator for our children? Can he not use some of that influence and power in our state’s capital? I yearn to see our mayor at a “ribbon cutting ceremony” for a new North Bergen public school. Don’t hold your breath folks.
Jose A. Chinea