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The Hoboken High School Proposal is Voted Down

by Victoria Marie Moyeno
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The verdict is in on the Hoboken High School Proposal presented by the Hoboken Board of Education. The proposal planned out a new high school building where JFK Stadium currently is, replacing the existing high school, which would then become the city’s middle school – making the current middle school building the new elementary school. After weeks of passionate opinions and testimonies, Hoboken residents exercised their right to vote on January 25th and the votes have been counted, but first – a brief recap.

What the Proposal Included

  • – An expansion of recreational + educational programs (ice rink, competition-size pool, football field, track, two gyms, two tennis courts, culinary arts classroom, art rooms, theater arts + set design shop, wellness studio + physical therapy room, media classroom, and IT lab)
  • – Allows for a larger student body (school would have a 1,200-student capacity, up from the current high school’s 1,100 capacity with room to build upward)
  • – Costs $330 million – total cost paid over 30 years including 2.2% annual interest on bond
  • – The old high school building would become the middle school building

HG asked residents to submit/weigh in their opinions on the matter – both in support and in opposition. Click here for a sampling of them.

The Results

According to the Hudson County Clerk website, the proposal was voted down 2-1 based on preliminary tallies. It will not come to pass.

As of 8:32PM, 1,637 votes had been counted – 593 voting yes and 1,044 voting no.

As of 10:06PM, 7,471 votes had been counted — 2,542 voting yes and 4,929 voting no.

Click here for the link to results and official polls.

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