By Scott Marlow, Bayonne Local
Mayor James Davis said an elected school board would be his top priority once elected, and repeated this sentiment again after he was elected. He also promised the Bayonne Teachers Union that an elected school board would ensure them a contract. Yet after the first City Council meeting, the teachers do not have a contract and the school board is still not an elected one. It is possible that the council is tabling the question for next month’s meeting, yet no council member or the Mayor could be reached for comment.
Note: According to New Jersey State law, the City Council can adopt a resolution to change from an appointed school board to an elected school board.