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Hoboken School Board Hires New Business Administrator

The board voted unanimously on Tuesday night.

Hoboken's public school district has a new business administrator, for the second time in three months. 

Carole Fredericks, who was appointed in October, will serve as the superintendent of the Franklin Township school district.

Fredericks, who also served as board secretary in Hoboken for the last three months, split her time as business administrator between Franklin and Hoboken. She received a salary from both. Now, she will be spending all her time as superintendent. 

On Tuesday night, the school board unanimously approved Ronald Smith as the interim business administrator and board secretary. 

Smith formerly served as a school administrator in Secaucus. 

Smith's appointment is contingent on Department of Education approval.

HudsonStreet January 26, 2013 at 10:39 PM
Sad that Beth Mason has spent so much money work on her image and still has little choice but to surrounded herself with people like CuriousGal.
CuriousGal January 28, 2013 at 03:43 PM
"Following the initial evaluation, the district developed an improvement plan, which was approved in October 2008. In April 2009 staff from the Hudson County Office of Education conducted a six-month review of the district's progress toward addressing the missed indicators. The six-month review scores for the district were again reported along a continuum in each of the DPR's, specifically: instruction and program (54%), fiscal management (70%), operations (83%), personnel (80%), and governance (66%). Throughout the spring and summer of 2009 work on instruction and program was conducted by the Hoboken Curriculum Committee (district wide tests, alignment with state and national standards, utilization of a nationally recognized curricula framework- "Understanding by Design") as well as the creation of a Curriculum Implementation Plan which led to further improvement of instruction. this resulted in a second interim review placement score for the district as: instruction and program (87%), fiscal management (65%), operations (83%), personnel (80%), and governance (89%)." http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/full_story/9301283/article-Advancing-the-schools?instance=secondary_stories_left_column
pdq January 28, 2013 at 10:20 PM
Using Theresa Burns as your citation-is hilarious. Even funnier is what you left out.... Dear Editor: In April 2008...... At that time, Hoboken was placed on a continuum in each of the following areas or district performance reviews (DPR): instruction and program (34%), fiscal management (41%), operations (83%), personnel (80%), and governance (33%). 80% is considered acceptable. Finally, in April 2010, New Jersey Commissioner of Education Bret Schundler reported the second interim review placement score for the district as: instruction and program (87%), fiscal management (65%), operations (83%), personnel (80%), and governance (89%). Read more: Hudson Reporter - Advancing the schools The 2008 to 2010 QSAC data shows clearly and objectively that the overwhelming majority of the quality improvement in the Hoboken public schools took place under the initiatives begun during the previous district level administration and the previous Board of Education leadership. Let us now all pay close attention to the current district level administration and Board majority leadership as they attempt to maintain and surpass the current QSAC levels of district quality. Nothing less should be expected. Sincerely, Theresa Burns Read more: Hudson Reporter - Advancing the schools
pdq January 28, 2013 at 10:28 PM
School districts are expected to score 80 percent or higher in all fields of evaluation in the Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) district performance review conducted by the Department of Education. The district scored 100 percent in governance and personnel, 95 percent in fiscal management, and 93 percent in operations. However, the district scored only a 69 percent in the instruction and program area of the evaluation.
pdq January 28, 2013 at 10:34 PM
IN 2008 and SPRING Of 2009 UNDER YOUR CHOSEN PERSONS OVERSITE, The district FAILED 3/5 of the DISTRICT PERFORMANCE REVIEWS and literally tripped over the FAILURE BAR for the OTHER 2 PERFORMANCE REVIEWS. 3/5 FAILURE RATE. 80% or higher to pass. specifically: instruction and program (54%), fiscal management (70%), operations (83%), personnel (80%), and governance (66%).

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