At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of March 15 J. Christian Bollwage Finance Academy, the meeting opened with the William F. Halloran School No. 22 Jazz Band performing “Manteca” by Dizzy Gillespie and “Jive Samba” by Nat Adderley followed by a soft shoe Feis dance performed by Victor Mravlag School No. 21 first grade student Lucy Sneddon to “Siamsa” by Ronan Hardiman.
Nearly 6,000 students from the Elizabeth School District’s high schools raised their voices and concerns about gun violence to federal, state, county and local officials at town halls held at each of Elizabeth’s schools today.
The Elizabeth Board of Education, in collaboration with New Jersey Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Chairman Sergio Granados, City of Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, City of Elizabeth Councilman Nelson Gonzalez, and Elizabeth Public Schools Superintendent Olga Hugelmeyer, hosted a resource fair to assist Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane Maria.