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bubbafett April 16, 2014 at 11:12 AM
No, the CBO just got a 5.5% raise. Another question though is why the board gave her a raise atRead Moreal l? She only has 3 months left on her contract and I think at $160K per year she was more than sufficiently compensated. And yes, we will all be paying for her now increased pension for the rest of her life. The people at the top always take care of themselves first and best. The School Board works for us and this is an election year. Make them earn it. When you see them around town, ask Charlie Mensinger or Nancy Thomas why they want to waste our kids money like this?
Nick April 16, 2014 at 02:53 PM
Mr. Marken knew the CBO from their days at Dublin Unified. It's a going away present for her atRead Morethe expense of the future of NUSD children. Wasn't it a few months ago that Mr. Marken was asking for support of his Measure to get more money for school facilities, this is why he was asking for it, so he can meet a promise he made to a "valued friend, when she made the jump with him to NUSD. When I look at the people the Board approves for hire, there is no one of color to match the demographics of NUSD. Most people of color won't even bother applying for those types of positions to save the embarrassment. I wouldn't wasting my time with Mensinger or Thomas, I just vote against them going forward. It's shocking that one hand is asking for money, but the other is just pocketing personally.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) April 11, 2014 at 09:00 AM
We are getting a new platform soon and things will be slowly updated. For now, I am the only editor Read Morefor 16 sites so I have to catch these things as readers bring them to me. Thanks for letting me know.
Jennifer Snyder April 13, 2014 at 03:27 PM
Those types of services provide the basic necessities that some in our district need. Once theRead Morechil d has this type of support they are more likely to flourish. Once one flourishes the desire to review the system that made you flourish diminishes because everything is ok and you can go about worrying about something else. I appreciate that I usually "review" systems that are broken and forget to review systems that are not. My son is getting straight As in advanced classes I have not talked to any of his teachers in years, nor do I ever need to discuss homework with him. Booster Club=broken, school board= broken, most teachers and academics in Newark = NOT BROKEN! In fact, I think many of the teachers and coaches my daughter had were excellent and now I feel the same about my son's teachers. Fix what's broken and I guess appreciate that which is not broken will go ignored?
Mona Taplin April 14, 2014 at 02:38 PM
I think it's very obvious that we tend to make all criticisms loud and clear,and rarely take theRead Moretim e to compliment everything that's going right. It's not uncommon to grade on attendance. It's been done ever since I went to school. You have to attend classes a certain number of days in order to earn all the credits. If that system needs improving, you need to take action before your child misses too many classes,- not after. I remember a short time ago how the Newark School District was the most improved district. That was a great accomplishment and I applaud our Superintendent, school board, principals, teachers and parents for bringing those results in. It took a lot of work to get that done.
bubbafett April 16, 2014 at 12:10 PM
Mona, times have changed a bit. The reason that attendance is so closely tracked is that is howRead Moreth e district gets money. The state hands out funds based on daily attendance by the students. While its nice to think that it's all for the children sometimes it just about the money. As for applause, celebrating our ongoing successes is great but let's get our really bad schools up to par too, cough Schilling cough, then pat ourselves on the back.
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