In a letter to the editor, Hoboken Board of Education candidate Jessica Nelson, of the Parents United team, says her three-person slate will help curb excessive spending in the public school district.
Jennifer, Chipper and I are proud to be engaged in a positive campaign for all of Hoboken’s children. We are the choice for the Hoboken parents, community and voters who are looking for efficient and successful education programs.
We look forward to working with Superintendent Johnson to continue the important work of strengthening our schools and building a brighter future for Hoboken’s children.
Expensive consultants and legal fees prevent tax dollars from being spent on the students and are a poor excuse for raising taxes 4% each year for the last 4 years.
We need to stop raising taxes and chasing families out of Hoboken and begin working with local stakeholders to develop an educational strategy that prepares our students for the workplace of tomorrow.
Our group, Parents United, is proud to be running a positive campaign for Hoboken’s children and is stepping up to the plate 365 days a year.
We know that, as parents and community members, our opposition has a divergent opinion regarding the steps and priorities required to make a better education for all of Hoboken’s children.
We hope they agree that the parents of Hoboken should be united for our children’s future and that as involved parents and community members we can move beyond the petty factionalism common in Hoboken elections so that we can be civil with, and helpful to, each other.
Our message of collaborating with local stakeholders to focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), cutting out budget bloat, saying no to family-hurting tax hikes for non-student spending, and focusing on growing the High School resonates with Hoboken parents.
More important than resonating with the community – it’s the right thing to do. Parents United is bringing real solutions door to door and every day to build a brighter future for Hoboken’s children.