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In a historic vote, the New Jersey Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to return most of the control of Jersey City‘s public school system back to the local government.

State Education Commissioner David Hespe recommended the state give control of Jersey City’s personnel and operation departments back to the local school board. The state had previously given the local government control of school governance and finance.

That means only school instruction remains under the supervision of the state in Jersey City.

Hespe said he will form a focus group in Jersey City to work toward turning over the rest of control of the district back to local residents.

The state took over Jersey City’s school district in 1989 after education officials said the “total educational failure” of the city’s schools was hurting students. It was the first school system taken over by New Jersey’s state government, which later took control of Newark and Paterson schools for similar failures.

Jersey City officials at the meeting in Trenton said they were pleased with the state board’s vote.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said the board’s unanimous vote, which included no debate, was anti-climactic, but important.

“This has been 30 years in the making and it really means a lot to the people of Jersey City,” Fulop said.

Hespe, the state education commissioner, said the state reviewed the school district’s operations before recommending turning most control back to the local officials. The operations and personnel problems identified before the 1989 takeover have been addressed.

“All of those issues have been resolved,” Hespe said.

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