Federation, OU lobby for area day schools

By Debra Rubin

July 27, 2015

The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey has partnered with local day schools, the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center, and another federation to lobby for increased state funding for non-religious services to Jewish day schools.

The local federation is part of the Teach NJS initiative with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey.

The schools and two federations are covering two-thirds of its cost while the OU is covering the remaining one-third.

The initiative was launched in Bergen County in late May to push for state funding of such services as technology, textbooks, nursing, and security. It scored its first success with the passage about a month ago of the Secure Schools for All Children Act, providing $5 million in funding to nonpublic schools for security services and equipment.

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