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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.
Mona Taplin April 18, 2014 at 11:36 AM
Nadja, I remember when you ran and barely campaigned at all. I, for one, had only heard about youRead Morebe cause you spoke out at public meetings, but had no idea what your platform was when you ran for office.Sometimes elections do bring all the kooks out of the woodwork. I'm sure others who ran for public office experienced problems too. During the last local election there were some very peculiar signs posted on poles along Newark Blvd near the shopping center. Anyone with any common sense at all knew those signs were not posted or sanctioned by any of the candidates. One of the big drawbacks of running for office is MONEY. Getting a candidates message out to the public is a very costly venture, as many who ran for office discovered. Mailings are very expensive. Printing those information circulars and signs are expensive. Meetings with refreshments are expensive. You need a dedicated committee to do some fund raising, post signs, mail circulars, and all the other work that goes into backing a candidate. There are several people in Newark who could reasonably do those things and be successful candidates, but they would rather complain about what somebody else isn't doing for their children. I don't do write-ins.
Jennifer Snyder April 18, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Nadja, if you run I will help you. I want you to run again. I will run if people help me. MonaRead Moreyo u wanna run too? I am being serious, we need leaders with a different vision.
Jennifer Snyder April 18, 2014 at 12:14 PM
The realistic problem here is that I have made no friends with Stacy Kelly supporters. MyRead Moreposition is the monopoly she had on the booster club is exactly what was wrong and systemic in Newark and exemplifies the reason for change. Openness, accountability and a realistic look at what needs to be done and not ignoring the complainers. I have found the "complainers" are usually right and have necessary recommendations to achieve a better situation.
casey April 16, 2014 at 05:06 PM
nice to see someone speaking out! I do not have a school age child, but will in a few years and IRead Mored read her going to any Newark school. The counselors I had going through all the jr high and high school were only there for certain people. Clearly nothing has changed! I hope the best for your son. Maybe try getting him transferred all together.
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