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Board President Leon Gold is claiming that a charter school (and it alone) is "bankrupting" the district and causing "white flight", Superintendent Toback is seeking "studies" being conducted to look at the effectiveness of charter schools before granting a renewal or awarding an expansion. Even Diane Ravitch is weighing in on this issue. So much concern over a single school. Perhaps its a good thing that attention is being paid...
On March 5, 2014 the New Jersey State Department of Education not only granted the Hola Dual Language School a renewal of its charter but also agreed to extend and expand Hola to include grades K-8.
On March 11, 2014 the Hoboken Board of Education approved a motion to retain legal representation to appeal the decision to grant the Hola Dual Language School its approved expansion to 8th grade. -Dr. Petrosino
November 12, 2013 at 3:16 PM, updated November 12, 2013 at 10:52 PM
in Hoboken's public schools is also on the rise, and charter schools don't
enroll significantly disabled students, he said. Toback said a study of "what has
been achieved" under HoLa's charter and how it has benefited the community should be conducted
before granting its expansion or renewal.