7 questions for Fulop, Spears: Should Jersey City’s school board be elected by voters or appointed by the mayor?

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The Jersey Journal asked Jersey City mayoral candidates Mayor Steve Fulop and challenger Lewis Spears to answer seven key questions to provide readers some insight into how each would govern the state’s second-largest city over the next four years. Here is the third of those questions and their responses. Steve Fulop The Board of Education should be elected in an April election. We experimented with a November election and there are clear gaps. When the election was changed from April to November several years ago the unintended consequence of this was that residents no longer have the ability…

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