I absolutely agree with DKBRA2693. By all accounts this woman's life could not have been easy. She was caring for a disabled child, who was an adult, trying to hold down a job, pay her bills and get through life. Perhaps she slept very little, was overwhelmed by the physical and mental demands of caring for a severely disabled family member and had no support system. With each budget cut, these are the people who sink deeper and deeper as they are the first to lose any semblance of help they may have had. Please pray that they are both in a better place now.
Broad River, wrong again. It says, by your own admission, "according to police reports" it means reports by police, could be verbal, it does not say "the police report", again that report is sealed until such time as the case comes to court. Perhaps you can email the reporter if you are curious. I work within the confines of this system and know how it goes. Either way, just say a prayer and stop throwing stones. People screw up. View Comment
Ok he screwed up, he is taking it seriously. He is a generous soul, however, his actions were misdirected. As to the one who is saying the info is straight from the PD report, no it is not! Do you have a copy, I don't believe so. The reports in criminal matters are not released until such time as the case is adjudicated. If charges are dropped, report is sealed. This is the version which was put together by the reporter listening to his scanner and then swinging by the station and talking to his friends on the force. Each has their own spin on it, each has their own observations. Marc did a stupid thing, for which he will pay personally, monetarily and most of all in the eyes of his children for a long time to come. Again, please refrain from passing judgment as I am sure none of you on this thread have lived a purely perfect existence.
Please remember that everything you read has a report/storyteller's slant. While I am not condoning the behavior, it was not his best judgment, there is always more to the story. Instead of condemning say a prayer. View Comment
Perhaps some of the teachers at NHMS should be looked at. There are two very qualified leaders in that school who learned under McCain and could keep that school rolling in the direction is had been going. The last year has set the school back with the lack of leadership of either the interim or long-term assistant principal who is there. They can both be replaced with these teachers who have spent many years dedicated to this school and know how to lead both their colleagues and students. Instead of a lengthy, costly search, perhaps we can promote from within. View Comment
They say they are putting it into the school budget, but not to teachers, and not to students. Check out Central Office. Did you see the old Marvin School principal, Myrna Tortorello who was given a vote of no confidence from every teacher in her school was now given a desk job down there to ride out her last two years until she collects a SECOND pension on our backs. She lives in NY and has retired from there already. She is the 25th highest paid in the town! She destroyed a wonderful school, ruined morale, alienated parents and made them feel unwelcome any time they tried to help. She advised the staff that the had no obligation to attend PTO family functions outside school hours, she discriminated against minorities in the school, actually told parents their children were "throw away kids" and was NEVER ONCE REVIEWED by superiors. Therefore, they did not document, they could not fire her. That's where the money goes!
No one's taxes are $6,000 they are closer to $10k or more. That amounts to $600+ in tax increases. Unfortunately, those who are paying at the top of the bracket in this town are also forced to pay tuition for our children since the schools are overcrowded, over tested, underfunded and failing. Where is the extra 4% going? View Comment
Right on target Ccasama. Went there one, had a crappy, overpriced meal. Left after the band played two songs. Looked at the receipt the next morning and found we were charged $8.00 pp for a "cover charge" for the band even though we dined in. Never went back. Hope someone reads your post and gets it. Too good a location to just sit empty. (MB) View Comment
Well, the "reassigned" Marvin School principal is now the one in charge of integrating Common Core so we shall see how well this goes. Check out the decline of the CMT scores and the mass exit of many families this year due to her reign of terror. Perhaps people with children in the school district should start asking more questions about who is in charge down town and get a closer look at their qualifications. View Comment
I urge each and every one of you to take a long hard look at what this woman did to the morale of Marvin School. Once the best school in the district, now the apathy is palpable coming through the door. This school has been given the opportunity to rebuild and renew. She has two years left on her contract and will retire on her second pension if nothing is done. Please, please look into this, write your BOE reps, speak to Tony Dadonna and push for this woman to be removed. At $160,000 annually there are many good teacher whose jobs could have been saved.