Monday, May 8, 2017

Lakewood BOE waiting for state to kick in

Turmoil and confusion at the Lakewood BOE meeting. With over 100 teachers facing layoffs the board did not vote on the budget and held off on the layoffs hoping the state will come through with some sort of funding either a one time shot in the arm or via a loan. Nj.com reports the state monitor for Lakewood schools, David Shafter, said he would not approve the vote because of the budget shortfall and called it "irresponsible." "For a board of education to withdraw RIFS when there is no funding to do so would be an irresponsible situation," Shafter said. Read report at NJ.com
 No matter how they spin it its inevitable that the taxes are going up again!!

9 comments:

  1. The scoop sensetionalizing the story like mad

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    1. Its michael feeding info he has an agenda here, its not your taxes they are worried about.

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  2. For all I care they can fire 200 teachers. I keep paying more and more and receive less and less in return. Not another penny!!

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  3. What's Michael's agenda here??

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    1. I don't know, but he definitely has one, and he doesn't work for free. Any thing you say counter to him on TLS is censored.

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  4. Bayonne BOE says it will begin rehiring most laid off teachers

    http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2017/05/bayonne_boe_approves_2017-18_school_year_budget_sa.html

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  5. Can someone please tell me who is responsible for this? We never want to lay blame, but I need to know who NOT to vote for. We are paying way tooo much taxes!

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    1. The Vaad.
      They told us who to vote for all these years. In addition some members receive boe money to fund their programs making it a major conflict of interest when they give an endorsement.

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    2. Harold HerskowitzMay 10, 2017 at 10:08 AM

      School funding Is the number one issue right now. More important than traffic,development or even the downtown(that was a joke). Our committee members have done nothing to push our senior representative Bob singer to do something. Why is the Aguda suing Jackson over building schools, but not suing the state over a school funding formula that discriminates against taxpayers that do not use public schools that already exist? We need our representatives to care about the issues that effect our daily lives.

      Sharaby and Travis have both been involved in political activism outside of small Lakewood politics. They know how to get things done.
      Gruman will do anything to help the people of Lakewood, the town he was born in.

      JUNE 6th let's vote for those that will work with and for us. We don't have time for selfish or wannabe politicians. We need people that will accomplish and help others accomplish what needs to be done .

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