HOBOKEN -- Scott Delea, a former Hoboken City Council candidate who also runs frequent charity events in town, wants the Hoboken Board of Education to pick him on Tuesday for the seat recently vacated by Phil DeFalco.
An earlier report that he has announced for the next election in the spring is incorrect.
DeLea writes in a letter to the editor this week:
Despite some recent progress, our schools are failing our children and our taxpayers. We have one of the most expensive districts in the state and one of the worst performing. Recent audit results uncovered twelve instances of fiscal irregularity while test scores failed state standards in 9 of 14 categories.
The goal of the Hoboken Board of Education should be nothing less than to create one of the best school systems in the state. Change is desperately needed and will require trustees to have a proven track record of success dealing with multi-million dollar budgets and creating world-class
organizations. Trustees must be unbiased, hard working, honest, and more interested in implementing policy than playing politics.
After moving to Hoboken in 1997, I volunteered to tutor third graders at Connors School who needed help in math and reading. Shortly afterward, I started a volunteer-run charity called Party With Purpose to raise awareness
and funds for local charities dedicated to improving the lives of our children. Over the past seven years, Party With Purpose has donated almost $200,000 to build computer centers, administer tutoring, serve meals, and
provide safe places for our kids to learn and grow....
For more, read the letters page in the Hoboken Reporter this weekend, or click on "opinion" on top, and then "letters" as of Sunday.