Shalom Academy Meeting Planned Tonight [POLL]
Hebrew immersion charter school seeking approval to open in town.
The Teaneck zoning board is set to hear an application to open a Hebrew immersion charter school in an industrial building at a special meeting Thursday night.
The zoning board took no action when the application was first discussed at a June 7 meeting, continuing the hearing, according to the agenda.
First planned to open last year in Englewood, Shalom Academy was not able to get a certificate of occupancy and state officials delayed its opening. State officials will announce in July if the school is approved to open this fall.
The school has faced controversy throughout its attempt at approval. Englewood schools officials filed a legal challenge to block to the school, and district officials in Teaneck have expressed concerns about the program.
Valerie Smith, an education consultant representing the school, said it was following all state regulations. The school recently led a tour of the proposed location in Teaneck.
“I think we found a terrific location in Teaneck,” she said.
The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. in Township Council Chambers at 818 Teaneck Road.