|Willow Ave- Hoboken, NJ circa 1977|
MEETING HELD IN DEMAREST AUDITORIUM
158 FOURTH STREET, HOBOKEN, NJ
A number of items of interest including the hiring of a new superintendent (the Hoboken School District's 6th superintendent of schools in 6 years) and the appeal of the March 20, 2015 decision by the NJ Commissioner of Education concerning the Hola Dual Language Charter School. The HBOE wishes to hire special counsel with private donations from undisclosed sources to appeal the Commissioner's decision.
WHEREAS, this decision followed an appeal of the determination made by the Department of Education on March 28, 2014, which led the Department of Education to ask the appellate court for an opportunity to revisit its decision based on the issues raised by the Hoboken Board of Education; and
WHEREAS, the revised decision reflects many of the same flaws, including a failure by the Department of Education to consider accurate student census data, as well as the socioeconomic and financial impact of continued expansion on the Hoboken Public Schools; and
WHEREAS, the Board believes that these considerations are crucial to ensuring the well-being of our schools and the students they serve,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board authorizes special counsel to take any and all appropriate action to pursue appellate review of the March 20, 2105 decision and to insist that the educational and financial issues required by law are reviewed; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, from this point forward, the actions of special counsel will be funded not by taxpayer dollars, but by private donations to the Board specifically designated for that purpose.