LETTER: Parents United is the best choice for Hoboken BOE, resident says


In a letter to the editor, Hoboken resident Taylor Frankel says that the Parents United Board of Education slate is the best choice in the November 8 election.

Parents United Hoboken Board of Education candidate Jennifer Rossini.
Parents United Hoboken Board of Education candidate Jennifer Rossini.

Dear editor,

I have lived in Hoboken for 6 years and for the last 3 years Jennie Rossini has been one of my closest friends in our community. She is kind, intelligent, helpful and creative. I am proud to support her and her running mates (Jessica Nelson and Chipper Benway) on the Parents United ticket for Hoboken Board of Education.

Their call for a collaborative school board with an emphasis on community cooperation and unity, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and fulfilling the boards duty to the students and taxpayers to ensure a bright future for Hoboken’s children is truly inspiring.

As a mother of a 5-year-old at Wallace and a 2-year-old going into pre K next year, I have been pleased at the great experience my family has been having both at Wallace and in the pre-k program.

One of the things that has made Hoboken great is the terrific community both among the general public and parents, I know that Jennie and Parents United will double down on this by helping heal the divisions some have created for political gain.

As a professional and working parent, I look for school board candidates that can bring their real world experience of prioritizing, budgeting, and evaluating to benefit the stated end goal – in this case, bettering the children of Hoboken.

From test scores that leave a lot of room for improvement to PTO meetings that are not inclusive enough of working parents, from millions of dollars in surplus to rising taxes, contentious lawsuits and more, the Hoboken Board of Education is on the wrong track.

Parents United, my friend Jennie and her running mates Jessica Nelson and Chipper Benway, offer the vitally needed new blood and a new perspective.

They want to work with local stakeholders to create a culture of community cooperation that uses the immense local human capital, focus spending on students and trim non-student spending, increase communication on all levels, and develop a shared based practices guide so children of Hoboken have best education possible.

On election day I hope you join me in voting 3-6-5 for Parents United.

Taylor Frankel

Hoboken resident

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