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, February 12, 2013
The Connors School suffered the most damage because of the hurricane.
Hurricane Sandy caused at least $1.6 million in damage to the Hoboken public school district, said interim School Business Administrator Ron Smith on Tuesday. The district lost a school bus, flooding occured at multiple buildings and the schools were closed for more than a week. The district is still working with insurance to get as much of the cost reimbursed. The district may also apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The district recently received $41,900 to replace the school bus, Smith said. Meanwhile, renovations are still ongoing at the Connors School, which was the building most heavily damaged during the storm. At Connors, said School Board Members Jean Marie Mitchell, the walls on the first floor …
Monday, November 5, 2012
In total, power was out in Hoboken for roughly a week. If buildings are still without electricity, an electrician must come and solve the problem. The three substations in Hoboken have been repaired.
As of Monday night all three of Hoboken's substations were repaired, the city announced. If residents still don't have power, it may be caused by a problem in the building, Mayor Dawn Zimmer said during her daily update on Monday afternoon. The downtown substation at Marshall Street was the most damaged during superstorm Sandy, while it is also the oldest of the three substations. It also took longest to fix. “We’re working fast and furiously,” Zimmer said. “We are moving into trouble shooting mode.” Around 7 p.m. Executive Director of the Hoboken Housing Authority Carmelo Garcia said that power was restored in all of the HHA's developments. The city set up a phone line that residents can call in case there are still problems with the …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Check out these events in the upcoming month at Hoboken's schools.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
It's Hispanic Heritage Month until October 15 and Hoboken's schools are celebrating. Every school is holding events this month. Check out below when and where the celebrations are being held. Brandt: The Joseph F. Brandt Primary School Kindergarten Team is ready to embrace Hispanic Heritage Month. The Brandt Kindergarten Team will be reading a folktale from Spain and Latin America entitled “The Story of the Half Chicken.” Students will also be learning a well-known song called “Los Pollitos.” As a culminating activity, each Kindergarten class will be singing the song to a Pre-K class here in Brandt to help promote Hispanic Heritage. Calabro: Calabro Elementary School will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Cultural month by focusing on the…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Hoboken's Superintendent of Schools responds to NJ Monthly's new rankings, in which Hoboken came in on number 298.
The Hoboken High School has gotten better since NJ Monthly completed its biennual rankings, said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Toback in a phone interview on Wednesday. NJ Monhtly released its new rankings—based on data from the 2010-2011 school year—on Tuesday and Hoboken High dropped significantly since the last time the study was done. Whereas in 2010 Hoboken was number 187 out of 328, this time around Hoboken High comes in at number 298. "Things have changed," Toback said. "The Hoboken High School represented (in the ranking) isn't the high school that exists today." Some things changed since the 2010-2011 school year, Toback said. For example, the school now offers Advanced Placement classes. Toback started his tenure as Hoboken'…