Kids First announces November election slate as one long time member moves on

BoE Trustee Theresa Minutillos opts not to seek re-election after six years of public service

As announced by the Hoboken Journal on Monday:

Kids First Announces BOE Slate – Theresa Minutillo Not Seeking Re-election

From Ruth McAllister Kids First BOE candidate for November 2102…


“It is with great enthusiasm and pride that I announce the Kids First 2012 Slate for the Hoboken Board of Education:

  • Ruthy McAllister
  • Jean Marie Mitchell
  • Tom Kluepfel

When it became apparent that we would have a spot available on our ticket, I approached Tom Kluepfel, an independent candidate, to run with me and Jean Marie. Tom Kluepfel, a Hoboken High parent, is one of the founders of the Elysian Charter School and served on its Board of Trustees for several years. Tom readily agreed as we all share similar goals for the district, a passion for the future of the Hoboken Public Schools and strong ethical beliefs about our duties as board trustees. The combination of my and Jean Marie’s Board experience and Tom’s energy and unique perspective will enable us to continue the progress begun by Kids First for the students and staff of the District!

Although I was saddened to hear that long time friend and colleague Theresa Minutillo decided not to seek re-election, I fully understand the need for her to take this time and focus on her family and career. I certainly appreciate her past efforts and the positive impact she had on the Hoboken Public Schools. I look forward to her continued support of the District and the Kids First 2012 ticket.

I am very excited about working together with Jean Marie and Tom, a great team for the students of Hoboken!

Kind Regards,
Ruthy McAllister”

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