Politics is local and we can have the most impact on our school boards

Your superintendent is the highest paid, most powerful public official in the municipality. Do you know his name?

Elected board members, although well intentioned are easily led by their paid employees; teachers & administrators.

Do you know what they're all doing? Well here in New Jersey they represent at least 60% of your property tax bill and budgets grow at an astounding compound rate each year.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Things That Make One Wonder.

It’s kind of funny (peculiar not ha-ha funny)..  When asked to document the “many” inquiries from Ted Doty, our school business administrator can quickly retrieve data and create a Power Point presentation illustrating the nasty, vindictive person that is me.  But when asked to recall the most recent of those correspondence for response to a Government Records Commission complaint, a time extension is needed.

Originally Verbist was given a deadline of February 25 to present correspondence relating to three records requests; my inquiries as well as his responses but  James Verbist found the need to ask for and was granted a 5 day extension.. 

I understand that administration is busily preparing a budget but James was able to open the data base to show me as a bad person, why can’t he extract information  to prove he’s a good guy.



  1. Dear Teddy's family:
    I just got home from a 10 day visit to Florida and found a message on our answering machine from the school parents group that Teddy passed away yesterday.

    Please accept my condolences for your loss.

    Teddy and I when we last blogged were not on the same page. I always respected his right to have an opinion that was opposite of mine.

    I am totally devastated by this news. Despite our philosophical differences I appreciated his staunch desire to be right. I will keep Teddy and you in my thoughts. I only hope he went quietly and with dignity.

    Again, sorry for your loss.

  2. Ted - Know your gone, but wanted to share with you how unprofessionally I was treated by Dr. Vitta. I was a cantidate for one of the 3 principal jobs, and had made it through 2 interviews. I was asked to submit 8 - yes 8 - references. I broke the news to my superintendent and several of his assistants, because they would be able to share about my experiences. After telling 7 new people I was looking for a new job, my references were never called!! Total unprofessionalism - should have expected it since I've been following your blog since the positions were posted. Now Gary's retiring - glad his memories are "mostly positive." Why would your write that - oh yeah, he's a moron.