Andover Township Board of Ed Should Be ASHAMED!!
Saturday, May 12, 2012 • 7:01pm
I am utterly aghast having just left the Andover Township Board of Ed meeting. Having a turnout of over 40 concerned citizens, who (all but one) voiced their opinion for the Board to PLEASE take a few days, even weeks, before spending $6,500 to hire an outside consulting firm to conduct the search for a new superintendant for our school district.
It was brought to the Board’s attention that once again this year there aren’t tissues or hand sanitizer in the classrooms because of budget cuts. Tax payers and parents pleaded with the Board to table the discussion on spending the money until we know what type of superintendant we want; shared services, a principal/superintendant or a full time superintendant. To everyone (but one person’s) dissatisfaction, the Board went ahead and voted 6:2 to pass the resolution and spend the $6,500!!
I beg our community to WAKE UP and make their voices heard on Tuesday, May 15th at the next Board of Education meeting. I have never sat in a room where those with the “power” told those who put them there; we don’t answer to parents or tax payers so blatantly. It was an outrage, and the most disgusting abuse of “power” I have ever witnessed.
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