Friday, January 27, 2012

Tell the Englewood Board of Education That They Must Keep Our Children Safe!

I will post this until we all believe it. Taxpayers have power. It is called the vote. Sometimes we forget between elections. We have the power to remove this board of education RIGHT NOW! If enough of us agree that we do not have confidence that they put the safety of our children first. It is as simple as that. It is called a "Vote of No Confidence" and is utilized in situations like this all the time. Isn't that easier than packing up your child and moving to another district where you will have a whole new set of problems to face alone? Do you really trust these people to put the achievement of your child first when they put the children's safety in the back seat?

What will it take for people to stand up for their children? We are the ones who can make the change. 

Our board of education announced by resolution last meeting that they will sue the state because they do not want to keep our children safe. This is in effect what is being said when they refuse to enforce the bullying and harassment law, because they say it is an unfunded mandate. Why did we need the state to tell school districts to protect the children? Will we abandon the effort because we were not given money? What about the children?

Read the Agenda On page 5 of 21 they compare us to Allamuchy School District. Allamuchy is fighting the mandate. Allamuchy is a town of 4,323 residents. This means they probably have at the most maybe 400 students. We have almost as many children in school as they have residents.  In the census  of 2000, the racial makeup of the township was 95.49% White, 0.93%African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.86% Asian, 0.70% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.68% of the population.

What do you think? Is that a good example?

This is the actual Allamuchy complaint. Did anyone at EPSD 
read it?    Complaint.............................Resolution

Allamuchy talks about challenging the state on the Anti- bullying Law.
                   How are the children?

1 comment:

  1. It is of great concern that districts do not seem to understand that the concept of "bullying" is meant to get rid of this unacceptable behavior among students, teachers, administrators, board members and everyone else. It includes the idea that abused children are bullied into sexual relationships with adults. It also takes the relationship of children to children, adult to adult into consideration. Districts need to be clear that the law is not just for the children and how they treat each other.