Superintendent of Schools, John Niesz and Board of Education President, Joseph Broderick are pleased to announce the receipt of a military Humvee for restoration by the automotive students in the Vocational program at Bayonne High School. Superintendent Niesz personally thanks Police Chief Geisler and members of the Bayonne Police Department for securing this vehicle. "This Humvee will provide our students with real life work experience." President Broderick added, "One of the advantages of vocational training is that our instructors are industry professionals. The opportunity to learn from someone who works in the field will give our students deep insight about what it takes to be successful on the job."
Bayonne Police Chief Robert Geisler said, "I would like to thank the Bayonne Board of Education for partnering with the Bayonne Police Department on this project. This project is mutually beneficial to both organizations. The Bayonne Police Department received this piece of surplus military equipment free of charge from the Federal Government. As a result, the students at BHS will receive practical hands on experience repairing this vehicle for use by our officers. This vehicle will be extremely useful during times of severe weather. I would like to thank the administrators, teachers and students of BHS who are involved in this project and who are assisting the Bayonne Police Department carry out our mission of protecting our community."
Pictured from left to right: BHS Principal, Richard Baccarella; Bayonne Police Chief, Robert Geisler; Superintendent of Schools, John Niesz; Vocational Teacher, James Topowleski; Lieutenant Timothy Wilgus, Assistant Superintendents of School, Kenneth Kopacz and Dr. Dennis Degnan; School Business Administrator, Daniel Castles; and Director of Vocational Education, Thomas Jacobson.