Lawsuit filed by N.J. district to prevent bilingual charter from expanding

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Hoboken School District is betting on a technicality to reverse a state-approved plan to expand a bilingual charter school.

The district filed a lawsuit on April 14 against the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School, or HoLa, and the state Department of Education. The lawsuit calls state's approval in March to expand the charter school and also renew its charter "not valid" because the acting commissioner of the Department of Education was not the one who actually made the decision.

HoLa Co-founder and Board President Barbara Martinez said the charter school was surprised to discover the school was the target of a lawsuit by the Hoboken School District.

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