Mayor: Administrative mishaps prevent Secaucus from offering full-day pre-K program

The mayor says the former superintendent of the district never thoroughly vetted and understood the steps to implement it.

Matt Trapani

Jun 12, 2024, 9:35 PM

Updated 37 days ago

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The Secaucus Public School District announced that full-day pre-K will no longer be available this fall after the district previously announced that it would be.
Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli says the plan cannot move forward because of administrative mishaps. A state grant to fund the program required the district to partner with outside day care and Head Start programs. The mayor says the former superintendent of the district never thoroughly vetted and understood the steps to implement it.
A spokesperson for the Murphy administration wrote in part, "We are disappointed that the Secaucus Public School District is not moving forward with plans to provide free pre-k for the families in their community...We are working with the district to explore options to make universal free pre-k a reality in the future."


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