Monday, November 3, 2014

Councilman Peter Cunningham: "Vote Parents for Progress Gray 2H, Angley 3H and Stromwall 5H"

From the desk of Fifth Ward Councilman Peter Cunningham:

Dear Neighbors, Friends and Family, 

This Tuesday we will have the opportunity to vote and elect three Board of Education members.  Of the incumbents, two of them have served for at least two terms as minority members of the Board, and one has served for ten months, selected unanimously by the Board to finish the term of a resigned Board member in January.

For years I have supported reform candidates for School Board, Mayor and City Council, and still feel very strongly that our best course of action is to stay the course and support the slate of Parents for Progress - Antonio Gray 2H, Sharon Angley 3H and Monica Stromwall 5H.  They are new and refreshing candidates for School Board with professional backgrounds in banking, accounting and anthropology.  The Parents for Progress slate represent new leadership working with all Board members to continue the excellent progress made in support of Hoboken’s children, and stewards of our tax dollars.  They are three independent candidates which have children in the district and want no more than to see continued progress, and most importantly, collaboration with Hoboken’s Charter Schools.  Here’s a quote from their letter which is up on Mile Square View (http://www.hobokenhorse.com/) and I encourage you to read their letter urging we “Collaborate with the charter schools to work together for the future of our children.  We should be sharing ideas and establishing ways to excite students to stay in town for junior and senior high school.”

Speaking of Hoboken High School achievements, last week’s junior and senior high school open house was a rousing success.  Record number of parents and students attended to tour the high school facility led by very enthusiastic students.  The students proudly showed off their school including Culinary Arts Cafe, Athletic Facilities, Biology, Physics and Chemistry Labs and Robotics Lab, and Video Production Studio.  The Superintendent's report of recent test scores shows the High School Proficiency Assessment (11th grade test) rising along with attendance rates, graduation rates, AP scores and SAT scores all climbing!

As always, I encourage you to research all candidates, and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.  Parents for Progress can be reached either through their facebook page, or parentsforprogresshoboken@gmail.com.  Otherwise, please forward around to you friends and neighbors.

Vote Parents for Progress, Gray 2H, Angley 3H and Stromwall 5H – polls open from 6am to 8pm.  

Thanks, Peter