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Saturday Board of Education Retreat Meetings Come Under Fire

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PERTH AMBOY – According to Richardson School Counselor, Ms. Nagy, she gets e-mails from school staff saying that there will be repercussions for them speaking out. “The Staff wants to be involved but we feel that no one is listening.” We need to form a committee to counterattack adult harassment and bullying. She quoted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Ms. Nagy Richardson School Counselor

Another Educator said that she found out about the Saturday Retreat/Meeting through the grapevine. “Because I happened to be attending a meeting in the High School. This was a very important Board of Education Meeting and the Home Page was down. I did not receive an e-mail informing me of this meeting.”

The Board of Education Attorney replied that, “The Saturday Meetings which are also Retreats are a more relaxed atmosphere between the Superintendent and Board Members to create long term goals. We are reluctant to send e-mails to people out of their non-contractual hours. When you receive these e-mails, you are not obligated to attend the meetings.”

Resident Reinaldo Aviles said he was here for the whole Saturday Session held on February 4, 2012. “School Board Member Dianne Roman was almost in tears that Saturday because the student grade numbers were dismal. The mission statement that President Lebreault read (see Pages 2 & 6 for Pres. Sam Lebreault’s Statement) at tonight’s meeting should be at the top the Agenda at each Board Meeting. Just because we are an economically distressed area is no excuse for poor performance.”

Reinaldo Aviles “Saturday Meetings More Relaxed”

Perth Amboy PTO President Cecil Graham also applauded President Sam Lebreault for his statement. He wanted to thank the Board of Education for working with the new Superintendent. Mr. Graham also said, “The PTO intends to make the School System what it should be for all our Students.”

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