Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Overflow Audience Protests Alleged Harassment of Nationally Acclaimed Theater Director in Hoboken

The Hoboken Board of Education debated issues before a packed audience at their regular meeting Tuesday night: a room full with Hoboken High School students and alumni. The students were there for more than three hours to protest the alleged treatment of their beloved and nationally recognized theatre director Paula Ohaus. Ohaus resigned unexpectedly last week after claiming to feel "harrassed," only to rescind her resignation a few days later.

In a very interesting and largely unreported move, Ms. Ohaus required that her situation could not be discussed in closed session but rather it be discussed in open session.

According to the Hoboken reporter, Ohaus was invited to speak to the board at the meeting.

“The past two and a half years have been very difficult,” Ohaus said. She said that morale has been low in the school system, and she believes she has not had the support of the Board of Education. “I felt incredibly harassed and I have a lot of e-mails to prove that,” she said. Ohaus added that she believes she’s worked “in an environment of fear.” -The Hoboken Reporter

Read more:Hudson Reporter - Like an episode of ‘Glee’ Students alums speak out for ‘harassed’ theater director

For full story and comments posted to Hoboken Patch, please click HERE.

For the Jersey Journal's view on this matter, please click HERE.


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