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JSB April 4, 2014 at 09:41 am
I am glad to see the Patch did its job letting us know whom voted yes and whom voted no. This wayRead More the public can make a informed choice come election time. To bad the Patch doesn't follow this model for all school or public spending votes.
George Kaminski April 7, 2014 at 12:58 am
The votes are important, but you need to compare them against something measurable. What did thisRead More person promise if elected and how did they vote to meet their goals? "Consolidate with Central Regional to make Berkeley a K-12 District" [Source: Noriko Kowalewski Campaign Literature, Berkeley Township Taxpayers Coalition website] The current President of the Berkeley Township Board of Education ran on consolidation. When it came time to vote, she helped usher in a new Superintendent for BTBoE. This added a permanent salary back to the district and did not consolidate anything. I tend to avoid wasting my vote on people who make contradictions on public record. I think/hope others make similar choices.
Itiswhatitis April 8, 2014 at 12:38 pm
I believe last year Hunterdon County had a referendum to merge their districts into one K-12Read More District, it went to a public vote and passed easily. Maybe it's time for some Ocean County referendums. It's comforting to know that Central has no other educational use for the 2.3 million dollars, and that they can in good conscience use it to install fake grass.
Parent April 7, 2014 at 06:40 am
Grow up and become an adult!
Edubb April 7, 2014 at 11:43 pm
The real news is if she's going to prom and what her dress looks like...
Mrgrumpass April 16, 2014 at 09:19 am
She will drop out and become a pol dancer!
factchecker April 15, 2014 at 03:23 pm
They are opting out for one reason only: the politicians want to be reelected and if the public isRead More going apesh*t over something, they'll do whatever they need to do to keep the public happy. As soon as they are reelected, they'll write new standards that sound just like the Common Core. Mark my words. This is ALL political. The standards say that kids should be able to read and write when they leave 12th grade. If you're afraid of that, I can't help you. Once again - these standards sound mostly like the standards that we had before and any new standard will sound the same. Give it a new name and the people get confused. SMH
factchecker April 15, 2014 at 03:25 pm
I have also said before that I don't care if Common Core goes away or not - kids need to learn toRead More read and write and do math. Standards are nothing more than a list of things each grade should do so that this goal is accomplished. Standards are NOT a curriculum and do NOT tell teachers how to accomplish this goal. That's left entirely up to each district. The fearmongering going on is completely absurd and nothing more than mob mentality.
golfer April 16, 2014 at 12:33 am
"Standard are NOT a curriculum and do NOT tell teachers how to accomplish this goal."Read More This is absurd; when you teach to a test you are teaching kids what to regurgitate. This concept rewards poor teachers and restricts the talented ones. Factchecker, your liberal bias is totally transparent.
Berkeley Township Elementary School, Bayville (Patch File Photo)
FIMF the ll March 20, 2014 at 03:22 pm
In a nutshell, this is how it works: the garden variety public taker extracts your money and puts itRead More in their pockets. When the pockets are full, they buy new pockets and charge you for them.
marty March 21, 2014 at 01:06 pm
I was so happy to see the Facebook pics of the batting cage opening. It was great to see all theRead More travel teams there, and the spectacle that was made. I love how the Girl Scouts were there, onl after the boys outs didn't want to part of the Roselli circus. I was real happy to see the mayor there as well. The same guy who kissed babies and was Mr. Berkeley, until he actually got elected. Now try and say hello.. I was glad to see "his team" there as well. Now I know how to vote every election this point forward... Roselli, keep doing the bang up job you do, soon enough everyone else will catch on... As I have stated before, apathy is the best friend of politicians. Until I heard the whisper of these cages, I was apathetic to what you, and EVERY other politician from this town did. But now I'm not... And it's my goal to awaken the parents of students in town, and to inform them of your corruption, and all the other "team" members... By the way, the travel teams looked great. I am sure there is plenty of time for the other hundreds off kids to use those cages... Thief!
JSB March 23, 2014 at 08:07 am
Mr. Roselli I thought the batting cages are for the 5th and 6th graders? Why would you have aRead More opening ceremony for 2 travels teams after school hours why not during school with a bunch of students? Wear are the pictures of the students using it? What a joke. Great use of school funds.
firedup49 March 23, 2014 at 09:16 pm
John Santaella ,,It has been a while since I children in the public school system. I do rememberRead More verifying residence, proof of inoculations from there doctor and other information.........What they ask today I do not know. Maybe requiring much information is different years ago, then today
Parent April 7, 2014 at 06:45 am
This one just pisses me off, no Social-get one or get out-. Good for the district. If you are aRead More legal and you pay tax, have a DL ect., then this should be an easy one. F-in liberal BS, lets not hurt anyones feelings.
John Santaella April 10, 2014 at 08:45 pm
Baaaaaa. Baaaaaa.
High school graduation. (Patch file photo)
Betty Boop March 13, 2014 at 09:34 pm
That is why most colleges award Merit Money based upon SAT scores.
Legion March 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm
If this is true my dog could probably be eligible if he went through the Brick school system.
Rick Ricky March 15, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Schools in general is nothing but fakes. Not even close to accurate. To many reasons to list. YouRead More have to many dishonest people involved in the outcome in changes that shouldn't be. Yes, schools play to make it look one way that is not even close to what it should be. They rig the outcome to make their school look good for certain students who they might have a connection with in some way. You can have students who rank higher in lower level classes that are not even close in comparison that has no business being 2 or 3 in a class.
JSB March 17, 2014 at 03:04 pm
http://www.btboe.org/files/_vTBkX_/6c3b9d763a3c8c993745a49013852ec4/REGULATION-Use_of_Facilities.pdfRead More Will the board be following there own guidelines for use of school facilities ?
marty March 17, 2014 at 03:58 pm
So, if I read this correctly, Any out of town, for example a travel softball team from Lacey, wouldRead More be catagorized as a level 3, and would have to pay $500 for use of school facilities? And must show proof of insurance with 1 million liability insurance? And must submit an application? How is that going to work? Are the batting cages exempt from this? Good questions... I hope to get some Answers? Lets hope we don't have these questions ducked at the meeting tues...
JSB March 17, 2014 at 09:45 pm
This line item could use clarification. Board members and school officials are entitled to full andRead More free access to any part of the school premises during any use. No user may exclude a Board member or school official from a school facility for any reason. Does this mean a board member say with a travel team can now use the facility for free?
SH Resident March 15, 2014 at 12:22 am
Hey Joe-90% tax rate existed with a number of signifigant loopholes that resulted in a nominal taxRead More rate in the mid 40s for the highest earners...stop getting your talking points from MSNBC and think for yourself. and even if you took every dollar from the top 10% of earners in this nation, we would still have a deficit...spending is the issue, not revenue....do you get that fact or does your hatred for the wealthy cloud your ability to digest reality...
Joe R March 15, 2014 at 08:51 am
Hey SH, in the 1950s, the top marginal tax rate was 91% and the effective tax rate was about 51%Read More after the loopholes. Oh, so we don't have loopholes today??!? Ha, ha, ha. The current top marginal tax rate is 39.6% but that's before all the loopholes. The effective tax rate is even lower than 39.6%. JFK eliminated many of the loopholes and reduced the top marginal tax rate to 74%. That works for me.
SH Resident March 15, 2014 at 07:02 pm
Joe-I will agree to raise the marginal tax rate to 50%...what programs other than defense do youRead More propose to cut? Exactly none is probably your answer...cutting defense and raising taxes does not get us to a balanced budget...we need to cut spending...you socialists never seem to get that point...and moreover, how about EVERYONE has some skin in the game and has to pay some income tax.... you will never want to cut spending on social programs because then how will you bribe low information voters to win elections?
Berkeley Township Elementary School, Bayville, New Jersey
marty March 10, 2014 at 05:56 pm
I find it coincidental that the stupidintendent posts this on facebook after such negative feedbackRead More regarding this obsurd idea. We know it's for travel teams, and nothing else. and that's fine as long as my money isn't paying for it! thank goodness you don't have a child playing football, or you would have goal posts and a football field installed. I would just like to know who paid for this, and could the money be used better? Thanks for telling us about the archery program. Was that $25K as well? What a crook! MESSAGE FROM DR. JAMES D. ROSELLI, SUPERINTENDENT OPEN HOUSE FOR INDOOR PITCHING/HITTING FACILITY Thursday, March 20, 2014 7:00 p.m. Berkeley Township Elementary School In anticipation of baseball season, the Berkeley Township School District will be offering a special program to all fifth and sixth grade students during their physical education classes through the use of an indoor pitching/hitti...ng program. We hope to generate as much interest in this new program as we have generated in our recently adopted archery program. As always, our goal is to provide students with new opportunities in an effort to encourage physical fitness and possibly spark interest in a sport or activity they have never tried. On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. the Berkeley Township School District will host an open house to showcase our indoor pitching/hitting facility. This event will take place at the Berkeley Township Elementary School at 10 Emory Avenue, Bayville, New Jersey. The indoor pitching/hitting facility can be used for both baseball and softball. It will be available for rental by both residents and non-residents beginning on Monday, March 24, 2014. Rental times will be Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. More information, including rates for Berkeley teams, residents, and out of town teams will be provided at the open house. All are welcome to attend!
Willsomeonestandup March 10, 2014 at 11:19 pm
Guess the tax payers do not get to speak at the meeting. I guess we should be glad Roselli doesn'tRead More coach Ice Hockey or Swimming team. That would be a lot more of our tax payer money. Guess our Board of Education is a rubber stamp. I'll be voting smarter next time.
Smitherin' March 11, 2014 at 05:17 pm
"Schools Superintendent James D. Roselli said Friday the Board of Education would discuss theRead More matter further at the March 18 board meeting. " I guess they do not want any discussion about it. Did the board approve it at February's mtg? They have not posted the minutes on their website yet. As the time of the rentals would be 4-9 Mon. To Fri. I guess the Berkeley Basketball Association will need to find another place to have practice and games for the 5/6th graders. They have already been asked to give up half the gym. Looks like the needs of travel baseball/softball have taken precedence over the towns basketball league. Very irresponsible for the Superintendent to do this instead of using that money for education or if we have the surplus, why not reduce the budget?
John commons February 27, 2014 at 06:46 am
I think it is pretty sad whaen a paper that is put out for residents of Berkeley township takes aRead More story and tries to bury it cause the truth has annoyed to many people I want to know more on the garbage cans. I could not get one unless I payed 57.00 and it took months while the neighbors do have a lot of cans I would like to see the funds taking in and were they went and why did they give them away to there friends and family I don't know about you I can't continue to pay these people to what it looks like to me were people sleeping in uniform. We're I come from your in a uniform you show pride not the top of there head as they seem very good at. Mayor and council I have seen many complaints and seen evidence on this patch paper we have. So I think they buried it because people are to close to there cash cow well employees up there. It seems there is a lot of unnecessary spending and mis appropriations of our tax dollars. I live alone this sickens me I have to choose what medicine I can afford this month and you here of there people going home leaving theft I don't know what's up. But it warrants a investigation jc.
John commons February 27, 2014 at 06:53 am
I have lived here for 17 yrs and I think the whistleblowers hit a nerve!!!! they were attackedRead More which makes me only more curious. Mayor. council. Investigate. This is accused theft !! my car is 22 yrs old may I bring it up to public works like the man said and have it repaired like that photo of that gold car in picture.
Chief Wahoo February 27, 2014 at 08:34 am
Maybe dawn parks is crazy. Maybe Bryan Parker is a drug addict. But if they are fighting the machineRead More and corruption and trying to lower taxes and spending and waste , well then I like these crazy people. It's the ones in suits, who say they are here to help me, that I worry about. STOP BULKYING WHISTLEBLOWERS !!!
jerseytomato February 26, 2014 at 07:55 am
I completely misread Jen's post. So, for the record, I stand corrected and regret doing so.Read More Sheila, unfortunately, I don't have children, and am able to freely make vacation plans. As for our education system, I'm afraid it's appalling, but I pay my tax dollars in support, none the less.
Parent March 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Stop the constant testing! Let the teachers teach and maybe the kids will learn. Private school getsRead More it done in less time, get education back to what it was.
Parent March 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Stop the constant testing! Let the teachers teach and maybe the kids will learn. Private school getsRead More it done in less time, get education back to what it was.
Momof3boys February 17, 2014 at 08:58 pm
This is such a fantastic program. Wonderful coach and the girls are amazing with the kids.
Richard Gash February 18, 2014 at 07:15 am
This is a good read made me smile all the way from Tennessee !
Emily February 14, 2014 at 11:57 am
Who wants to listen to that at 5:a.m. in the morning. I would have hung up. Not cute. Save your soRead More called talent for the school talent show.
anonymous February 15, 2014 at 01:13 am
I thought this was very funny. I even played it back for friends as we danced around the room. IRead More believe it is the quirky stuff in life that makes it all worth it. We all need a giggle every now and then and this passed dumb and went 180 degrees back to funny. If you want to see serious meet us in Washington DC March 16th 2014 for a mass protest against corruption when the mace and flashbangs start being thrown by police you will have a new respect for the little giggles in life. anonymous
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J A February 13, 2014 at 11:26 am
Easy to make that call at 11:07am @ beykon. Sure hindsight is 20/20 but is was snowing, heavy atRead More times, as late as 9:30. I am sure the decision was based on that information at that time.
Proud Pappa February 13, 2014 at 04:31 pm
I have to agree with Beykon, the 2 hr delay would of been fine..I was raining by 6:30 and the roadsRead More were more than passable. Same thing last time..rain only..Once again they jumped the gun,,How are they going to make up these missed days?? Extend the school year??
Proud Pappa February 13, 2014 at 04:33 pm
My last post referred to Barnegat School..sorry.. Stafford was open with NO issues for travel atRead More all.
Rick Ricky February 13, 2014 at 09:52 am
Jim, Geez you are the one who can't be that ignorant yourself. You couldn't be more wrong and inRead More denial. Nothing jives with any of these tests. They compare SAT's and some schools average 1535 total and think that is good. I think that score is unacceptable. Just a little over what the state requires. The H.S. do little or just enough to get by. Just passing is good enough for them. You have schools who some considered top schools bragging how great they are getting average sat's at 1545. @Speedz..You are right on and I agree it is hard to figure out what makes sense versus real.
esther March 3, 2014 at 12:02 am
Here's what I measure when considering schools- and this applies directly to Montclair and allRead More districts- Has my child been taught to be an independent thinker, an active problem solver, willing to take on challenges, work as part of a team, and the confidence to work independently? Has my child met a teacher who has motivated him/her to be their best academic self and created a lifelong learner? That's how success is measured. Numbers/statistic can be tugged, pulled, hidden, adjusted, and manipulated. The cold hard facts that your child has the attributes previously listed above is the true measure. That's done here in Montclair and other districts in New Jersey and beyond- or at least it was true before the core curriculum standards and the broads invaded.
ED April 12, 2014 at 11:54 am
esther, You have a few things right. Numbers/Statistics can be tugged, pulled, hidden, adjusted andRead More manipulated. By Who? The same people who are running the schools and handing in these reports. Everything in NJ is corrupted.
Therightchange January 29, 2014 at 07:14 pm
Yeah because they couldn't get out and plow the roads or salt for that matter. Oh wait they don'tRead More use salt in this town they use sandy grit! Smh! What a waste of money! Our taxes go up and we can't even get services
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