HOBOKEN – The majority of the Hoboken Board of Education may vote on Tuesday to advocate against the expansion of the HoLa Hoboken Dual-Language Charter School through eighth grade, due to concerns that it will be “counterproductive to district’s goal of strengthening and improving middle level education for the majority of public school students in Hoboken.” The item is on the agenda for the 7 p.m. meeting.
HoLa applied to the New Jersey Dept. of Education for the expansion in October.
HoLa, which opened four years ago, currently serves students from kindergarten through fifth grade, with a plan to expand to sixth grade next year. The school answers academically and financially to Trenton, but anyone in the community, such as the Board of Education, has the right to weigh in on the issue by sending a letter to Trenton.
According to the agenda item, the district’s superintendent, Mark Toback, has drafted a letter advocating against the expansion. Tuesday night’s vote will determine whether the letter is sent.
The meeting will take place in the board’s meeting room, located at 1115 Clinton St. (in the basement of Wallace Elementary School). For more information, watch hudsonreporter.com. To weigh in, comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.