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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.
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.
reggieqh1 April 21, 2014 at 10:54 PM
Humm seems like a bunch of posts got deleted...?
Jennifer Snyder April 23, 2014 at 01:10 PM
Patch Editor, can you confirm for us whether it was the original poster deleted the conversationRead Moreand not Patch?
Christine Chambers March 17, 2014 at 02:10 PM
I hope all the best for the Viola Blythe Center's fundraisers. This charity was my dad's favorite.Read MoreH e worked closely with Viola when she was with us. My dad ( Robert Chambers ) thought this was one of the few charities left in the area worth supporting. My family shares the sentiment and we send donations to this day. Christine Chambers
Summer Hemphill February 24, 2014 at 04:49 PM
PRESIDENT HILLARY CLINTON !!! Get used to saying it Bob,because no right-wing propaganda will keepRead Moreh er from defeating the next despicable Republican who's unlucky enough to draw the short straw in 2016. Remember that California doesn't need a single Republicans to legislate,so why don't you crawl back under the rock you slithered out from under down there in Carlsbad ? No one cares what you worthless marginalized GOP voters think about our next President anymore & you pathetic whiners are as hilarious as you are angry,condescending & ignorant. Hillary will win easily & your abhorrent conservative agenda will finally end up in the dustbin of history where it deservedly belongs. Bob = BOOB !
Jacob M. March 01, 2014 at 10:35 AM
Summer, you poor misguided miscreant! Don't you know that the right wingers you're bashingRead More(particu larly those of us who are of the libertarian persuasion) are the only ones in support of legalizing your drug of choice?
Nadja Adolf March 09, 2014 at 05:21 PM
Jacob - never confuse a liberal with facts; it only drives them to more hyperbole.
Nadja Adolf February 17, 2014 at 05:05 PM
I think that Newark, as an area with many English Learners, should approach Microsoft, Cisco,Read MoreFacebo ok, or one of the many other firms that has a charitable fund, and ask for help in setting up a broadband network for the city. We have AT&T DSL - which vanishes during rainstorms, along with our voice service. They tried to sell us their new, improved service - but since the last mile is still Cu, it would still vanish with the rain. It's pretty ridiculous when I have to tell friends in other towns that have real telephone service that the reason they couldn't get through was that it was raining over here. Generally I just show them the phone line strung up in the air along the fence and they stop telling me to complain to AT&T.
Nadja Adolf February 17, 2014 at 05:12 PM
We should be an excellent candidate for aid from a corporate foundation - about half of the schoolRead Morep opulation qualifies for free breakfast.
Rob Sorensen January 15, 2014 at 12:57 AM
I agree. In a weak kneed moment I wanted to believe it can work. Otherwise, I see Society putting Read Moreimplants in such folks to control them, or worse. Meth does not allow for a reasoning individual.
Rob Sorensen January 16, 2014 at 03:06 PM
BTW, I spoke to our Code Enforcement officer recently about the blighted, boarded up houses inRead Moretown. The City is updating the ordinance and work on a list of some 20-25 properties at present.
Nadja Adolf January 16, 2014 at 05:51 PM
Thanks, Rob. That's great news.
ONLYINNEWARK April 12, 2014 at 02:33 PM
What happened to your last line of BS on the Newark Patch bashing Stacy Kelly and the Boosters? Got Read Moretired of the truth? Sometimes its better to sit back and listen instead of coming in BALLS OUT causing trouble. Your few followers on Patch will figure you out as we all have, it just takes some longer then others. You got off subject onto how poor Jennifer Snyder had a hard life. You have nobody to sympathize with you because you've made no friends here. So you've had it rough, and thats make you credible? Maybe to you and the voices in your head. Stacy Kelly has had a great life so that makes her a liar, cheater and theif? This is not how you make friends in a small town like Newark. You have harrassed everyone at NMHS in some way or another. Don't play innocent with the ones that know the truth. You started harrassing Stacy Kelly from day one. She is the only one who has told you to GO **** YOURSELF so you really despise her. But remember Jennifer Snyder, it wasn't after just one email, more like two years of phone calls and emails to her and Coach Swift. Quit trying your frivolous lawsuit in the media, bring it all on your big day in court.
Jennifer Snyder April 12, 2014 at 03:30 PM
Actually, I got the settlement offer this morning and I might sign it today, so I thought I wouldRead Moreta ke down the posts.
Jennifer Snyder April 12, 2014 at 03:32 PM
Unless you piss me off. Than I might not sign it.