Hoboken voters will decide on a new high school via a January 25th special election next year, with the board of education citing increased enrollment as a reason why the project is necessary.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“As has been widely discussed, District enrollment is on the rise. Since 2015, enrollment has grown, while our facilities, many of them built before 1910, have remained static. With enrollment increases and the general age of the District’s existing buildings, long range facilities planning has been a top priority,” the BOE said in an email blast late last night.
” … We are thrilled to present to the community a facilities project, including a new high school, that will meet the needs of our growing population, our academic programs and will provide recreation space that the entire community will be able to enjoy. We are extremely proud that this project reflects our wider goal of bridging our school community to the broader Hoboken community.”
They did not go into any specifics about the plan beyond that it would be presented to the planning board in early December and the special election date is scheduled for January 25th, 2022.
The current high school, located at 800 Clinton St., was built in 1962 and the district had just over 2,200 students enrolled as of about a year ago.
North Bergen had a school referendum approved in a December 2018 special election.