Monday, March 11, 2013
A meeting about the question will be held this week.
On Wednesday night, Hoboken's parents are invited to partake in an information session about the future of the school system. At 7 p.m., Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback will answer questions at the High School auditorium. The Board of Education and Toback are considering a plan in which Hoboken's seventh graders could move into the High School next school year. Rather than adopting a middle school model in the district — which was discussed last year — Toback said he is now looking into the option of a junior-senior high school. We want to know from you — what do you think? Answer our poll!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Toback said he will be holding meetings with his team to discuss a plan in case the cuts happen.
If the potential $85 billion in federal "sequestration" spending cuts are made on Friday, the Hoboken public school district stands to lose $600,000 for the remainder of the school year, Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback said. How to handle the loss of such funds is still being worked out, Toback said. The goal is to create "as little damage as possible to the academic program." Toback, who was scheduled to meet with his team on Tuesday and Wednesday, said it'd be a blow to the district. "School districts are only allowed a small surplus," Toback said. "We can’t completely absorb that kind of loss." New Jersey could lose nearly $12 million in funding for primary and secondary education if Congress fails to halt the “sequestration” by Friday, …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
For the first time in years, there will be more then 10 kindergarten classes in the district.
The district will be welcoming its largest kindergarten class in years for the 2012-2013 school year, said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Toback on Tuesday morning. While usually there were 10 classes, this year there will be 14 kindergarten classes at the beginning of the school year. Two more sections were added recently, Toback said, on top of two extra people already hired to manage the increased enrollment. For many years, there were 10 kindergarten classes and at the end of school years the amount of students would drop, Toback said. Recently, however, the opposite has been true. "A lot more people are staying in the community," said Toback. The superintendents aims to keep those students in the public schools as long as …