Board of Ed meeting tonight


Meeting tonight at 6pm.

Hoboken Board of Education meeting of April 7, 2009

LOCATION: Board Meeting Room (1115 Clinton Street)

Tentative Agenda

  1. Approval of minutes.
  2. In-School Suspension Program.
  3. Utilization of facilities: outside agencies and community facility requests.
  4. Personnel: retirements, resignations, appointments, transfers, postings.
  5. Special Education – programs, outside placements and related costs.
  6. Deferral/non-deferral of FY09 PERS- Liability.
  7. Fiscal reports, school reports, Board Committee reports, Fire Drill reports.
  8. Possible discussion and/or action on the future of the school district’s facilities.
  9. Monthly Board Secretary and Treasurer Reports.
  10. Approval of payroll.
  11. Application to Schools Development Authority for Construction Grants.
  12. Settlement of Workers Compensation litigation.
  13. Attendance at workshops.
  14. Approval of field trips.
  15. Claims, regular and Workers Compensation Third Party Administrator.
  16. Approve Supplemental Education Service Providers under Title I.
  17. Authorize to dispose or recycle obsolete computer equipment.
  18. Approve funding for certain students for senior trip.
  19. Closed Session – Superintendent’s evaluation, workers compensation litigation, possible discussion on PSA and HSEA negotiations.
  20. Policy Manual Revisions.
  21. Board Professional Development Plan.
  22. Purchase of school vehicle through State contract.
  23. Approve use of transportation services by outside organizations.

“Any matters relating to the above items may come before the Board. Please be advised that the Board may be required to go into closed executive session during this meeting to discuss litigation settlement, including workers compensation matters, current litigation, potential litigation, personnel items, and possible discussion on PSA and HSEA negotiations. Action may be taken on all agenda items.”

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skip the local non sense and go straight to the state – keep running it up the chain


The movie was Amadeus. The “r” rated version showing naked man butt and cursing.

Raia’s majority board needs to go. It’s time to focus on the kids and their education.


Is this really true? Which R-rate movie was shown? The suspense is killing me! Do I have to file an OPRA request to know?

When I was 10, our music teacher played the piano and we sang along, reading words off the overhead projector. We kids thought it was lame, but mostly, we had fun singing. Later, that same year I started trumpet lessons. THAT is music class. There has to be a modern equivalent. Coloring? Watching the same movie over and over? That is “parking” the kids.


This is exactly why we need a whole new mindset on the board. This teacher sounds terrible. He’s killing these kids spirits. JR would never put up with this type of behavior in his kids private school.

This teacher is also VERY immature. If he has an issue with a parent, discuss it with the parent adult to adult. That’s just being mean to pull a kid out of class, to complain to them about their parent, what a wimp!. If the local board won’t intervene, what about the county or state. We don’t need people like that in the classroom.

We need the whole Kids First Slate to win!.



I’m shocked that 9 year olds see R-rated movies in class as part of their curriculum!?! There must be better supervision of teachers–aren’t his weekly lesson plans reviewed by one of the many administrators in the district? I have to think that new faces on the Board of Ed could bring some refreshing transparency to the schools. And put an end to the cronyism that’s rampant in the district.