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The Upcoming Meetings Discussing Proposed New Hoboken High School

by Victoria Marie Moyeno
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The Hoboken Board of Education met on Tuesday, December 14th in the auditorium of the Demarest School to kick off the first of five meetings to discuss the Hoboken Public School District’s proposed new high school.

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The agenda for yesterday’s meeting can be found here.

The remaining four public meetings will be held at the Hoboken High School Auditorium at 800 Clinton Street at 7PM on Tuesday, December 21st, Thursday, January 6th, and Monday, January 17th. A virtual meeting will also be held on January 13th at 7PM and login information will be announced by the district at a later date.

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Just less than a month ago, the Board of Education announced the new plans for a new high school facility, citing:

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Dear families of the Hoboken Public School District,

As has been widely discussed, District enrollment is on the rise. Since 2015, enrollment has grown, while our facilities, many of them built before 1910, have remained static. With enrollment increases and the general age of the District’s existing buildings, long range facilities planning has been a top priority. In addition, the District has been focused on integration of the community and service to the community as part of our educational goals. We are thrilled to present to the community a facilities project, including a new high school, that will meet the needs of our growing population, our academic programs and will provide recreation space that the entire community will be able to enjoy. We are extremely proud that this project reflects our wider goal of bridging our school community to the broader Hoboken community. Project plans will be presented to the Hoboken Planning Board in early December and community meetings will be open to the public in December as well. The special election will take place on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

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A week later, a location for the proposed high school was released. The building would be built on the current location of JFK Stadium, also known as the Hoboken High School Field, and would replace the existing high school, which would become the city’s middle school. The current middle school building would become an elementary school.

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The public will have the opportunity to vote on the proposed plans for the January 25th election.

The City provided a video about the high school project that can be seen here.

For more information, go to http://www.hoboken.k12.nj.us/.

For questions or to request more information, email [email protected].

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