Thursday, June 20, 2019

Check Your Child's Summer Packet Now!

Current 4th Grade Parents:
Make sure you check the books given to your children to read over the summer. I am truly at a loss as to why with all of the magnificent material out there, that these books were chosen.
My grandson shares my concern and actually tried to hide the books from me. Why? And who chose the reading material? It is difficult enough as it is to inspire children to do the summer reading. He informed me this morning that he will not even begin to read anything until the end of July. As I read these pages, I totally agree.

It appears to have come from the Superintendent's Office. Now, I ask you, who would be the most likely person to choose the Summer Reading Materials than the class room teachers, who know the children?

Please pray for the children, they are not well. We have trusted people with their Education, Health and Safety who do not have a clue.


Our Schools are In Crisis, and our Children are NOT WELL!


Englewood Board of Education:
How many more families are we going to lose to Bergenfield and other School Districts, because our Superintendent does not have a clue in hell as to how a School District is ran?

Did he forget that his salary is based on student enrollment?

All 9 of you are required to  remind him.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

DRAMA AT THE EXPENSE OF YOUR CHILD?

Uniform Memorandum of Agreement between Boards Of Education and Law Enforcement Officials. (the MOA)

Article 1.10
STATIONHOUSE ADJUSTMENTS
*Alternative method to handle first-time juvenile offenders who committed minor juvenile offenses

*Provides a prompt resolution for the victim
*Immediate consequences issued (e.g., community services, restitution)

*Prevents creation of "juvenile delinquency record"

*All law enforcement agencies may utilize
stationhouse adjustment to handle minor offenses

*A school only needs to be notified if it if the victim of the crime (e.g., trespassing on school property, theft)
WERE STATIONHOUSE ADJUSTMENTS MADE IN THE RECENT INCIDENT SURROUNDING THE FIGHT AT DMHS? IF NOT, WHY?

The complete 2019 Uniform Agreement between Education and Law Enforcement Officials. Neither Party is allowed to remove anything already included in the document.

The MOA is where School District Policy meets the Laws of the State of NJ. It is mandated by law, reviewed and signed by the NJ Attorney General and the NJ Commissioner of Education, after being signed by the Executive County Superintendent and the County Prosecutor.
SO WHAT IS UP WITH ALL OF THE DRAMA?
 ARE OUR CHILDREN BEING USED TO KEEP CERTAIN FOLK IN THE SPOTLIGHT? 

TAKE NOTE PARENTS. 

THE CHARADE CONTINUES!

STOP THE OBVIOUS EXPLOITATION OF OUR CHILDREN BY EDUCATING YOURSELVES!


Friday, June 14, 2019

Is Your High School Child Headed To Jail?

ATTENTION PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS:
Learn to recognize conflicts of interest and violations of the Code of Ethics for School Board Members, when you see them. 

This knowledge is guaranteed to make your child's education in Englewood, New Jersey a lot more fulfilling. Get the Education that your children deserve.

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                                 How to use this booklet 

"All students and their families should know their rights, whether or not they seek to challenge a disciplinary decision. Well-informed students, families, educators and community stakeholders can use this information to advocate for fair disciplinary practices in their school and district. 

This booklet has a lot of internet links that you can and should use to improve your school’s approach to discipline, get connected to other families and organizations working on changing school discipline, and get more information about protecting your rights. 

If you have any trouble accessing these links, please contact the Education Law Center for printed versions of each link. 

Know that this booklet is based on New Jersey state law. While your school’s code of conduct can give you more rights than this, it cannot give you fewer. 

Be sure to review your local code, and contact the Education Law Center if it does not comply with state law. 

If you or your student is facing a suspension or expulsion, please turn to the Know Your Rights section on page 4 and the School Discipline Checklist on page 26 Table of contents." 
Make this your go to document when dealing with Boards of Education regarding your child's behavior in school.

School Discipline in New Jersey: A toolkit for students, families, and advocates

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A Question of Ethics and Stability

AFTERCARE QUESTIONS

First there are some questions pertaining to this after school program. 
I would like to know; 
  • What are the costs per child? 
  • Will the superintendent/board be provided proof of background checks? 
  • Will the people working in the after school program have experience with a Title I district that resembles the cultural and economic diversity of Englewood? 
  • Will you look to hire people from Englewood who are familiar with the strengths and challenges of our children? 
  • What is the staff turnover rate?

GENERAL STATEMENT

As elected officials you take an oath to abide by a Code of Ethics which is dictated by New Jersey law. I am very disturbed by the actions initiated by board members over the course of the past year. These actions clearly indicate that school board members 
Englewood Teachers need a contract. 
Englewood students need some 
stability in their classrooms.
don’t know, 
don’t understand, 
or 
don’t care about following the Code of Ethics or about the best interests of our school district.




Everything from questionable 
business 
relationships, to threats of
Too many substitutes in our
classrooms everyday.
potential violence toward community members, to most recently Ms. Lerner and Ms. Schwartz’ emails. 


I find it very concerning that Ms. Lerner chose to empathize with Mr. Berrios and chastise Mr. Rodriques. There is never a justifiable reason for an elected official to shout obscenities or threaten 
community members in front of their children. 

And to 
condemn Mr Rodriques for taking 
a stand and holding the board to
Not enough Student
Support 
Staff
to nurture our 
children, or yours
task by asking that they abide by the oath that they took and the NJ Code of Ethics for School Board Members clearly indicates that you are not concerned about being the best board member, you can be. 

















Laws/guidelines/codes are created for a reason and the blatant disregard for these laws/guidelines/codes is disrespectful not only to our community and children but to yourselves.
Ms. Schwartz’ email to the board is also indicative of the mass confusion about the roles and responsibilities of board members. Posts on people’s personal FB pages are not the business of the board and while some may find issue with Mr. Whilby's posts, the constitution of the United States protects his freedom of speech. So, I am very curious to know, Ms. 

Schwartz, why were you on Mr. Whilby’s FB page and why do you feel what he posts is considered BOE business? Some might consider that stalking.
Enough is enough. If you are not going to follow the law on policies and Code of Ethics, which is 18A for reference, and not attend trainings to improve your skill set and knowledge as board members, if
 you are going to stalk and threaten community members 

(and for the record, Mr Berrios is not the only board member to have confronted a community , member-video to come) 

then please, for the sake of our children and our community step down. We will appreciate and respect you for acknowledging that maybe this isn’t the best role for you

Amy Jones Bulluck