Wednesday, November 23, 2005

UNofficially Winslow Receives Email

I really enjoy your web page. It keeps me up to date with what is going on in the township. I hope that you might focus more on our school district as it is appears to be going down hill fast. I have talked to many teachers as well as administrators and they all say the same. They are being micro managed by the Board of Education and are not allowed to do what they love doing Teaching.

Keep up the good work!

Your Fan!

In a 2nd email the same author writes:

I really enjoy your web page. As I am able to keep informed with what is going on in the Township. I hope that you will take a look at the School District as the pay to play people are moving into that area to take care of their friends by providing contracts and jobs.

The above email contained the text below in an attachment.

Secret meetings

A resident writes:
Don't just focus on town hall the politicians are making every effort to make room for jobs in the school district, Which happens to be the largest employer in Winslow Township. Mrs. Parker will go after anyone who she believes to be not backing the party. After all who do you think paid for her campaign? Mrs. Holcomb backs her up as she tears down the school district with her grudge match. They are presently unhappy that the democrats no longer hold the control at town hall, and are scrambling to make sure they meet their agenda before April. On November 21 they held a board meeting at School #3. Funny thing was no one knew about it except for the chosen few. On November 14 they had another meeting no one was allowed to come to that one. Not even Mrs. Parker's chosen Superintendent and Business Administrator. What were they doing behind closed doors? Can anyone get any answers from the school district about what is going on? The teachers are telling me that they have no money for supplies for their classrooms. Plus many of the teachers say that they hate to come to work because they feel that they have no support from the Board of Education or the district office. The teachers that I have spoken to say that it is like a factory, and that what the present administration is worry about is dust bunnies in a corner and teachers having a cup of coffee, not what the students are getting out of a lesson. Thus my kids are suffering.

Can anyone tell me why after we past a budget last April there is such a shortage of money in the school district? Why are the staff members so upset that they tell me they are looking for jobs outside of Winslow? Can we really afford to lose good teachers and support staff that teach our kids and keep them safe?

UNofficially Winslow has previously reported similar facts of a previous School Board meeting that the above email to UNofficially Winslow is addressing. Below is a re-print of the posting.