Councilman Cohen Reminds Hoboken Residents About Tonight’s Final Community Meeting on Proposed, New High School

In his latest newsletter, Hoboken’s 5th Ward Councilman Phil Cohen reminds residents that the final community meeting on the Hoboken Board of Education’s proposed, $241 million new high school is tonight at 7 pm at the existing high school on Clinton Street.

The public referendum vote will take place on January 25.

Dear Neighbors,

Tonight, Monday, January 17th at 7 pm at Hoboken High School, the Hoboken Board of Education (BoE) will host its final community meeting addressing the proposed new High School and District-Wide plan for educational facilities. 

Also, last Thursday the BoE held an Informational Community Webinar via ZOOM. The webinar included residents’ extensive questions which were addressed by leaders of the School District and BoE Trustees, as well as a narrated version of the Architects’ video plan. If you missed that important community meeting, you can watch it here.

The public can also learn a lot about the BoE’s holistic plan in an informative 10-minute animation video demonstrating the vision for the new High School facility that you can watch here. The Board of Education’s architects originally presented their plan to the Planning Board in December. You can view that Planning Board meeting herePart 1Part 2Part 3.

Questions asked at previous public meetings hosted by the BoE have been compiled into a helpful FAQ you can review here. (This “living document” is periodically updated with new information in response to new questions.)

You can also review an informational FlipBook about the project here or email your questions or requests for more information to as we head towards next Tuesday’s referendum on January 25th on whether the community supports a $241 million bond issue to underwrite the cost of these improvements for Hoboken’s School District.

You can find more information on the referendum, poll locations, how and where to vote here.

As always, let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Phil Cohen

Hoboken City Councilman

Hoboken, New Jersey

(862) 234-9053