[NEWARK, New Jersey, November 4, 2019] In preparation for Election Day 2019, Superintendent of Schools Roger León, partnered the District with NJPIRG (New Jersey Public Interest Research Group), to register 766 eligible high school students so they can participate in tomorrow’s Election Day.
Last year, his first year as Superintendent of Newark Board of Education, his senior staff coordinated the registration of 488 students. This year’s effort represents a 64% increase. “It is important that we teach our students about civic responsibility and how their voice can shape the future” said Superintendent León. “It is not enough to say that you should be a responsible citizen, we have to set the example, educate them and give them the tools that prepare them for life” he added.