Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
Posted by Monroe on 2018/6/5 20:06:52
And do you think that the districts clamoring for more funding are free of corruption, graft, and waste?
As I've noted before, this school board was told there was a $75 million gap. They closed it with no layoffs.
Some of it was cutting unnecessary expenses. Some of it involved sacrifices. Some of it involved taking bold steps in the face of vocal opposition (like saving $13 million by pulling out of the State School Employees health fund).
I am confident other districts could undertake similar measures and recognize spending.
We all talk about corruption in Jersey City. Let's not pretend other districts are free of it. East Newark's Micro-District just hired a superintendent under investigation, for goodness sake. "He's a good fit" said the board. Well ok then!
East Newark isn't a Abbott school system, doesn't contribute 200 million less than its local fair share like JC taxpayers, and isn't trying to put its hands in the pockets of other NJ taxpayers like JC is. So yeah, given JC's historic, epic, and continuing tradition of graft and corruption should be a part of this conversation.
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