Category Archives: Schools

Threats and scare tactics from Superintendent Cone

On June 15, 2019 Clinton Township School District Superintendent Michele Cone warned parents that teachers might violate the law and go on strike just before 8th grade graduation. Families’ “plans for the summer” might be “interrupted.” Cone also reported that … Continue reading

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Maria Grant tells 1.19% of the truth about teachers

Clinton Township school teachers have worked without a contract for 6 of the past 8 years.  The last contract expired 2 years ago in June 2017. The school board has failed to negotiate and settle it. Do we know the … Continue reading

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Maloy, Grant & Brooks vs. The Public

The plan was to get rid of the audience before conducting the public’s business. The audience was full of teachers, parents and taxpayers who wanted to hear about the school budget, the failure of the school board to resolve the … Continue reading

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School Board: 5 months of missing meeting minutes

What right do you have to know how your school board is spending $23.5 million of your property tax dollars? You have the right to see it all in writing. Except when a public governing body violates the Sunshine Law — … Continue reading

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Maria Grant gives big F-YOU to voters

On election night, November 6, 2018, Clinton Township school board president Maria Grant’s worst nightmare came true: She lost control of her board. Four newly elected members plus last year’s election of a staunch board critic  created a new majority … Continue reading

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North Hunterdon-Voorhees BOE: E-mails point to violations of trust, ethics & the law

Parents at the May 8, 2018 North Hunterdon Voorhees Regional High School board meeting cried foul — and presented evidence, claiming that school board member Lisa Approvato violated the New Jersey School Ethics Act. They also complained that school board president … Continue reading

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NHVSD School Board Members: Absent & Truant

Suppose you didn’t show up for work 40%-50% of the time last year. Think your boss would fire you? Two North Hunterdon-Voorhees High School board members who did that just got re-elected. Roger Straight: ABSENT North Hunterdon Vorhees High School … Continue reading

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Want to save $1,000 on your Clinton Township taxes?

You once had the right to vote on school taxes every April in Clinton Township. Remember? Actually, you had that right for over 100 years, until the Clinton Township Board of Education (BOE) took it away from you in 2012. … Continue reading

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Do you want to get back your right to vote on school taxes?

Who could possibly suggest that taxpayers should be deprived of their right to vote on how much we are taxed? In Clinton Township, the answer is: Your school board, which took away our 100-year-old right to vote on school taxes. … Continue reading

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NHVSD Board President Beverly Thorne: (Oops! I did it again!) Ignores NJ Open Public Meetings Act

Subjected to questioning by the public about the letter she did or did not write, Bev Thorne couldn’t even get the Open Public Meetings Act right. How can the public trust her to manage public business? The special August 15, 2013 … Continue reading

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