Hackensack Public Schools receives an additional $645,827 in Preschool Education Expansion Aid (PEEA)
As part of Governor Phil Murphy’s Preschool Education Expansion Program, Hackensack Public Schools will be getting an additional $645,827 in Preschool Education Expansion Aid (PEEA). Since first applying for Preschool Education Expansion Aid in August 2017, Hackensack Schools have been able to increase full-day preschool from six full-day classes, to a total of twelve full-day classes for the 2018/2019 school year. The additional aid and grant requirements also provide for a Master Teacher and a Preschool Intervention and Referral Specialist to support the preschool program and individual student needs.
The benefits of a quality early childhood program provide students with a much-needed head start in literacy and school readiness skills that are essential to helping students reach their full potential. Education studies consistently show the benefits of full-day early childhood programs, with helping students develop socialization and cooperation skills, preprimary literacy, and enthusiasm for learning.
In addition to the substantial increase in full-day preschool classes, the PEEA aid means an additional fifty students now have access to pre-school. Rosemary Marks, Superintendent of Schools, stated, “The commitment to preschool expansion is an investment in the future and provides for increased inclusion opportunities, as well as greater access and equity for all children.”
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Hackensack Public Schools are awarded Future Ready Certification!
We are proud to announce that Nellie K. Parker, Fanny M. Hillers, Hackensack Middle School and Hackensack High School have all been awarded bronze-level "Future Ready" certification by the Future Ready Schools New Jersey program, a coalition of the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The Future Ready Schools New Jersey Program is based on the work of the national Future Ready Schools initiative and designed to promote transformational change in schools and districts throughout New Jersey.
Congratulations to all of the schools and a special thank you to each Future Ready School Team for their hard-work and dedication! Fairmount and Jackson Ave will be submitting for certification next!
Hackensack Public School District Proposes Plans for New Junior High and Major District-Wide Facilities Upgrades
June 27, 2018 - On Tuesday evening, the Hackensack Board of Education presented to the public a comprehensive proposal to overhaul district facilities and upgrade educational programs. This proposal is the result of extensive outreach to teachers, parents and administrators, to provide for long-term solutions that would adequately address the programmatic and facilities’ needs of the District, which include but are not limited to growing student enrollment, a need for programmatic upgrades to STEAM and Special Education programs, upgrades to aging facilities and infrastructure, and the need for Universal Preschool Education across the District.
The project would include building a new Junior High School complete with a 9th Grade Academy, and making long overdue upgrades to existing District schools. The proposed building...
Hackensack High School Ranked 69 out of 426 High Schools in New Jersey and awarded National Bronze Medal of Distinction!
U.S. News and World Report recently released their 2018 List of Best High Schools and Hackensack High School achieved its highest ranking yet - 69 out of 426 High Schools in NJ! HHS was also nationally recognized and received a Bronze Medal of Distinction. Congratulations to the faculty and students of Hackensack High School! Go Comets!