About 80 Students Will No Longer Be Taught in Temporary Trailers

Since the Hoboken Board of Education moved out of the Wallace School, space has freed up in the building.

Roughly 80 students will be relocated from temporary trailers to inside the Wallace Elementary School at the start of the 2012-2013 school year, according to Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback. 

Since the Board of Education offices moved to the Demarest School on Fourth Street, space has freed up in the Wallace School, enabling to get the students to move into classrooms. 

The pre-K classes that used to be housed in the building will be moving to Brand and Demarest, Toback said.

“The board had to do something to get the kids out of the trailers,” Toback said.

The trailers were at the end of their useful lives. 

It’s unclear what the board will do with the trailers. For now, they will remain where they are, but won’t be in use. One option is to sell them, Toback said.

The former BoE offices, located on the second floor of Wallace, will be turned into classrooms as well, Toback said. The multiple smaller offices will be used for classes for the increased number of autistic students in the district, Toback said.

In the 2012-2013 school year, the district will have four or five classes of students with autism. Each class is about four or five students. 

CuriousGal August 08, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Hobbs- your post makes little sense. Last year's BOE elections (May 2011) saw a SWEEP by Peter B., Fran R-K, and Carmelo G. against the city hall supported and Dawn backed KIDS FIRST political group. Where was the political toxicity then? What has happened since then other than the Hoboken School District being designated a DISTRICT IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT by the federal and state government and KIDS FIRST opposing the DaVinici School application that would make you think anyone is going to support Dawn's KIDS FIRST candidates?
pied piper August 09, 2012 at 02:03 AM
CG , I apologize, I inadvertantly assumed you had an understanding of the federal laws pertaining to IDEA. I should have realized that it was you I was responding to. IEP mandates are legal documents that MUST be followed. students must be placed in an enviromnemnt MANDATED by the IEP. Thus, any special needs student placed in any class is MANDATED to be there,as per the IEP. AT NO TIME can any district/charter school district nor private school place any special needs child in any class that does not meet his/her IEP requirements (mandates).
pied piper August 09, 2012 at 02:07 AM
OK so who will you be supporting to run the HBOE?
pied piper August 09, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Sorry, cg, in inadvertantly assumed you had an understanding of laws pertaining to IDEA. No special needs child can be placed in any classroom setting unless it meets the requirements of the IEP, thus your concerns are not warranted.
CuriousGal August 09, 2012 at 06:13 PM
pied piper- no argument at all, and I do understand the law. That being said, let's see what the State has to say if ALL 25+ autistic students have IEP's that state specifically that the least restrictive environment for each and every child is in a self contained classroom.


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