Kearny schools strategic planning resumes Oct. 15 & 16

The Kearny School District will resume the strategic planning process that began in the 2019-2020 school year, but was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic, at the end of the week, Superintendent of Schools Patricia Blood said.

In concert with New Jersey School Boards Association, the process will resume in a virtual format Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16. Any Kearny resident interested in participating in the event may send an email to Sharyne Blevins at and she will provide the log in information for Friday evening’s meeting.

Prior to the pandemic, members of the Kearny School District, town officials and a diverse group of community members worked on two sub-committees to prepare documents related to the state of the town schools and the community.

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