BoE Superintendent Search

11/9/2009:

The Hoboken Board of Education is searching for a new Superintendent – and invites the public to attend an input session to help shape the criteria used to find the best candidate.

Yes – you read that right!

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Community Input Session – November 10th

“The Board of Education invites you to attend a critical issues input session to gather information to be used to set criteria for the background, training and experience necessary for the new superintendent of schools.

Our search consultant, Susan McCusker, New Jersey School Boards Association, will explain the search procedure, the roles played by the Board, the staff and the public in the process, and the calendar for the actual search. Discussion will center on the strengths, concerns, on-going issues and future initiatives which will face the new superintendent. Information gathered, together with input from other focus groups, will be used to shape a variety of candidate review documents and the interview questions.

Please plan to attend this important meeting on November 10, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wallace Elementary School Auditorium, 1100 Willow Avenue.

For more information please call Susan McCusker, Search Consultant, at (609) 498-5122

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61 Comments on "BoE Superintendent Search"

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

Superintendent…should be one from the rank and file of the teaching staff of Hoboken Schools and not some yalie or harvard brat that dosen’t know the logistics of the school system..Nah the reformers want one of their own that they can control..same ol

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

I admit that Patty was a dud school chancellor ..the personality of a carrot..A political plant..I can agree with the reformers when I feel something smells like tessies armpits.Charlie is a no nonsense person…You recall thanksgiving as historians write it .the pilgrems came here in 1607 ?? The indians asked them to take only what they needed..They took the entire country..Only hope for a messiah,does not have to be bnr just impartial..Time takes time..judy leaves and total chaos..save a copy of the sware in of mayor…lmao

In response to wiskeytango1 who said:
Superintendent…should be one from the rank and file of the teaching staff of Hoboken Schools and not some yalie or harvard brat that dosen’t know the logistics of the school system..Nah the reformers want one of their own that they can control..same ol

skateparkmom
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skateparkmom

Yes, the pattern is your armchair-bound whining every few posts.

BarbaraR56
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BarbaraR56

ZZZZZZZZZZZ!

In response to skateparkmom who said:
Yes, the pattern is your armchair-bound whining every few posts.

emarche
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Witty response. Who are you? The female version of whiskeytango?

In response to BarbaraR56 who said:
ZZZZZZZZZZZ!

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

emarche..its about opinions..I respect yours..interacting with each other and giving the chance to post an opinion..I for one have been around long enough to know controll of the boe has always been priority…fer the kids this and moms for kids,sounds nice ..bottom line Control on up to the Mayors office.

In response to emarche who said:
Witty response. Who are you? The female version of whiskeytango?

keenobserver
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keenobserver

You still don’t get it, Poed. KF could hire the best super in the world, but if the machine gets rid of him and sticks the taxpayers with the bill–or he or she quits because it becomes impossible to work with a machine-run board–then what was the point?
Also, you say KF had to weather the untimely quitting of the previous Superintendent. Well, most of us thought we were voting for KF so it would fire the previous super, certainly not to weather his quitting. We were hoping Jack would be gone by June and an interim super in place before school ended. Maybe that was too optimistic but letting Jack double-dip for two months and Carter not being allowed to gain control of things until Sept. 1 was not good.

poed
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poed
Keenobserver, I think we are going to have to agree to diagree. I have faith in the general public to contine to remain involved. The ‘machine” violated multiple mandates,under the prior supers. Audits (then and up until last year)revealed horrendous accounting and educationally immoral practices,(administrators taking money from the student activites funds, is just one such recent finding). The Super had the BOE majority’s back, and they had his. You cannot perpetrate these illegal actions without both parties being in agreement. One would “out” the other. I totally agree with you regarding the delay in letting Carter gain control. That was an “open and shut” legal issue that the board had no control over. That, again, was all Jack’s doing. His untimely departure was referencing Jack giving 2 weeks notice before beginning his new job, thus leaving the district facing tremendous obstacles with no vision for September. More notice would have been appropriate. But then again-everything Raslowski did was inappropriate. In response to keenobserver who said: You still don’t get it, Poed. KF could hire the best super in the world, but if the machine gets rid of him and sticks the taxpayers with the bill–or he or she quits because it becomes impossible to work with a machine-run board–then what was the point? Also, you say KF had to weather the untimely quitting of the previous Superintendent. Well, most of us thought we were voting for KF so it would fire the previous super, certainly not to weather his… Read more »
BarbaraR56
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BarbaraR56
I DO watch the BOE meetings and though I do not have a particular choice within the district for the superintendency position, I feel that there is someone who can and will be able to handle the position. KF will choose whomever they feel is the appropriate candidate, so I will sit back and watch and wait to see if their candidate does what they expect, meanwhile watching the new “machine” revert to old-time politics. The process has begun, Mr. Lenz (former president of BOE) is now 4th ward council representative (a loyal DZ supporter), as well as many other supporters that were given key positions because of their support. The process is still the same, different names different faces. Do you see a pattern here? In response to poed who said: Keenobserver, I think we are going to have to agree to diagree. I have faith in the general public to contine to remain involved. The ‘machine” violated multiple mandates,under the prior supers. Audits (then and up until last year)revealed horrendous accounting and educationally immoral practices,(administrators taking money from the student activites funds, is just one such recent finding). The Super had the BOE majority’s back, and they had his. You cannot perpetrate these illegal actions without both parties being in agreement. One would “out” the other. I totally agree with you regarding the delay in letting Carter gain control. That was an “open and shut” legal issue that the board had no control over. That, again, was all… Read more »
skateparkmom
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skateparkmom

I don’t think it would have been a good idea to immediately fire the previous superintendent. It would have wreaked havoc with the teachers and staff and send morale into a tailspin. Drama may look good from the outside, but it would have destablized the district, directly affecting the students. Besides, how many quality interim superintendents could we attract in the middle of the school year? Kids First would have made the impression of a capricious and irresponsible board to the professional education community in and out of the district.

In response to keenobserver who said:
You still don’t get it, Poed. KF could hire the best super in the world, but if the machine gets rid of him and sticks the taxpayers with the bill–or he or she quits because it becomes impossible to work with a machine-run board–then what was the point?
Also, you say KF had to weather the untimely quitting of the previous Superintendent. Well, most of us thought we were voting for KF so it would fire the previous super, certainly not to weather his quitting. We were hoping Jack would be gone by June and an interim super in place before school ended. Maybe that was too optimistic but letting Jack double-dip for two months and Carter not being allowed to gain control of things until Sept. 1 was not good.

HOB424
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HOB424

However, the machine usually encompasses who is currently in power. Now it’s DZ and co. Great idea on the slogan for kids first, but previous roberts is no longer there to dictate who they hire.

keenobserver
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keenobserver

Good point, HOB424. Roberts is no longer there to dictate who the board should hire, as he did with Jack (and Kenny is no longer there to dictate to Roberts what to dictate to the board, as he did with the ouster of Gagliardi and the installation of Jack). So even if the (old) machine wins, it might be too directionless to oust the Kids First super. Let’s hope so. But as I said, why take that chance? I, for one, find it impossible to believe that the machine would tolerate someone like Carter digging up dirt on them and making them look corrupt and incompetent week after week. Take, for example the audit report presented last night. That report was little different from past years’ reports but the machine routinely ignored it and never made it public. Would a new machine majority allow the super to release such a report? Would such a super last long in his job? of course not.

In response to HOB424 who said:
However, the machine usually encompasses who is currently in power. Now it’s DZ and co. Great idea on the slogan for kids first, but previous roberts is no longer there to dictate who they hire.

poed
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poed
Yes, but the super. has the authority by right of law and mandates that allow for him to present budgets and test scores to the public. If the super was told not to he/she could report the boe member(s) to the Doe- where an etheics violation would occur, simultaneously, releasing the info via media outlets. The old ways cannot continue without 2 willing partners. Therefore, it would be incumbent upon the board to find a strong, experienced and qualified applicant to fulfill this seat. I feel that given the 47% tax increase, the economic climate and the housing crash more people are paying attenion to what is going on- Unlike the 2006 audit, the Garcia ethics violation, the Gagliardi deal, the David Anthony deal, and the Raslowski days. Unfortunately, we heard all of the dedicated people “screaming” back then, but it was falling on deaf ears. In response to keenobserver who said: Good point, HOB424. Roberts is no longer there to dictate who the board should hire, as he did with Jack (and Kenny is no longer there to dictate to Roberts what to dictate to the board, as he did with the ouster of Gagliardi and the installation of Jack). So even if the (old) machine wins, it might be too directionless to oust the Kids First super. Let’s hope so. But as I said, why take that chance? I, for one, find it impossible to believe that the machine would tolerate someone like Carter digging up dirt on… Read more »
Journey
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Journey

oceanbloo,

While I don’t need to read nice thinks about me online, I do appreciate it.

Since I have never sougbt the approval of people that have not earned my respect much less complete strangers online what Mooshu has to say about me does not hurt in the slifhtest.

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