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Letters to the Editor

May 20, 2022

On Friday, April 8th, at 11:52 am (a few days before Spring Break), parents with children within the CMS French program received an email from their children's French Teacher.  The email informed parents that the trip planned for Quebec by CMS was in danger of being canceled and that the District ...

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It's been some time since I've updated this site with an article. We've been trying to provide information to the public while at the same time working to prevent the Superintendent and the BOE from making some unfortunate decisions. As a result, we've been more active on social media. Over the ...

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Dear Editor: At the April Board of Education meeting, unapproved minutes from a previous Finance Committee meeting were cited, stating that I was in favor of potentially increasing class sizes and reducing staff levels. I did not review these notes until after they were distributed to the Board ...

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BHCW (https://bit.ly/3LTvpiQ) obtained an incomplete budget detail for the BHPS budget through an OPRA request to the state.  This is more information on the budget than what was published in a prior Letter to the Editor (https://bit.ly/3L46ZmQ) We had to convert it from PDF to Excel as they did ...

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Recently I submitted an OPRA request to the BHPS District for a copy of the tentative budget. The format is different from prior years. After hearing from everyone on the BHCW team (https://bit.ly/3LTvpiQ) who has reviewed the budget, I feel this is a fair representation of the budget ...

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It seems that we, as a community, may have found our common ground in our effort to preserve the French language program.  I’m not sure how much worse things will get before the entire community opens its eyes to the abysmal management of this district, the behavior of those who are running the ...

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The Berkeley Heights School District is planning to move forward in removing French from its offering.  Parents and students were informed of this change by email on a Friday afternoon prior to Spring Break.  There was no vote by the BOE on this issue and two reliable sources within the CMS and GL ...

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Recently, the District presented an infographic that demonstrates that the vast majority of families impacted by the reconfiguration "Strongly Agreed" with the following statement: "The community benefitted from the school district's reconfiguration to implement a universal full-day ...

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I sent this email to Mr. D'Aquila and Ms. Penna in response to their TAPinto Response to my letter published earlier this week. Dear Mike and Angela, I would like to address the inaccurate statements in your TAPinto letter to the editor. I was happy to see that you did not refute the facts ...

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There has been much discussion on my decision to abstain on the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity plan voted on and approved by the BOE during the last meeting. I feel I was clear on my reasoning during the March 17,2022 Board Meeting, but I want to take this opportunity for further context as a ...

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Dear Editor: It’s not often we can watch corruption reported on in real time. By corruption, I mean our legislature and related county governments, who, not liking a court ruling on a case enforcing transparency and integrity for the public interests appears to be planning an end-runaround the ...

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One promise I made during my campaign was to communicate through as many avenues as possible to the residents of Berkeley Heights on essential matters, and so I would like to share my position in connection to the preliminary budget as well as my reasons for voting "NO" Budget data for the March ...

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I’d like to address the abhorrent remarks by the Berkeley Heights Public School’s Business Administrator, Julie Kot, since we have, once again, found members of the Board misuse the microphone in front of their faces as a personal soap box.  To summarize, Ms. Kot made the following remarks ...

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I am writing in response to the article titled "Blue & Yellow Bows Support Relief Effort in Ukraine," published in your newspaper on March 8, 2022. We have all been watching the devastating effects from the unwarranted war Putin has declared on Ukraine. Yet many people are going to turn off the ...

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