Statement: Mayor Kenneth Gibson


On behalf of the Newark Board of Education, faculty, and staff, I wish to express our deepest condolences to the Gibson family. Mayor Gibson was a champion for our city and schools. His advocacy for civil rights and quality schools paved the way for a brighter Newark. We will forever be indebted to his service.

Superintendent Roger León

Mayor Gibson attended:

  • Monmouth Street School
  • Cleveland School
  • Central High School
  • Newark College of Engineering (now NJIT)