Thursday, June 29, 2017

NJ Appellate Court Reaches Decision on Hola Expansion

June 29, 2017: The NJ Appellate Court unanimously rejected all of the Hoboken Board of Education’s claims against HoLa’s expansion in an important decision that ends two and a half years of costly litigation.

“Hola provides quality education to a cross section of Hoboken’s children,” the Judges stated in affirming the NJ Department Education’s 2015 decision to approve HoLa’s expansion to 8th grade. “As a dual-language school, HoLa allows students to become bilingual in a curriculum with a multi-cultural content, and thus advances public policy goals.”  

The court found no evidence of economic or racial segregative impact or an adverse funding impact to the Hoboken district.