Bayonne Academy secures nearly $10M from initial round of new state funding program


Bayonne Academy has secured nearly $10 million from the initial round of funding from the Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The funding, which is allocated specifically for county vocational schools, will go towards renovation and new construction costs to increase student capacity and Bayonne Academy will receive $9,930,113, state officials said Friday.

“I have long believed that investments in our students and schools are investments in the future of our state. These projects will help our school districts and institutions of higher education keep students safe and healthy, while also ensuring that they are ready for the careers of future,” Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said in a statement.

“I am delighted to see that the state is choosing to make an investment in Bayonne students. With this necessary and much-needed funding, our students will have the opportunity to learn in environments that will help them grow. I commend Superintendent Niesz and his team for their great work,” added Assemblyman Nick Chiaravalloti.

Expecting, Superintendent of Schools John Niesz was thrilled with the news, thanking the county for being a good partner in this process.

“This application was in conjunction with the Hudson County Vocational Schools and County. We are very excited for our future vocational/career students, and we will discuss more at our June Board of Education meeting.”

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