We need tough decisions in JC Public Schools; Work the polls; Bayonne corner ‘fixes’ a waste of tax dollars | Letters

Lisa R. Parker

Time for rough selections

Editor’s note: The pursuing is an open letter to the customers of the Jersey Metropolis Board of Instruction.

I see that Interim Superintendent Dr. Norma Fernandez will possible be appointed as the long lasting superintendent. As a mother or father who thoroughly follows the Jersey City Community Schools’ actions, I have blended emotions.

She has demonstrated her unwavering motivation to students’ development and growth with the ground breaking pursuits and plans she launched this calendar year.

Having said that, she has not tested her fortitude or willingness to make the difficult conclusions to lessen bills in the university district’s price range. The assets tax enhance she proposed (and authorized by 5 of the nine users of this board) failed to include things like a strategic strategy to underpin the maximize in paying out. This choice has destroyed the community’s have confidence in in our educational facilities and college leadership.

If you approve Dr. Fernandez as a permanent superintendent, you should involve a distinct and in depth method as to how the increased funds will be put in and the predicted outcome to improve educational institutions and students. There desires to be a concrete approach with benchmarks and metrics so you and the public can maintain the superintendent accountable.

Moreover, it is significant the superintendent is dependable for reducing administrative expenditures. I phone on you to carry out a nationwide public look for for a new small business administrator and funds officer to complete as a main functioning officer and chief economic officer who will minimize expenditures with perseverance.

It is your time to reshape JCPS leadership — the superintendent, company administrator and finances officer — and appoint those who have the moral fiber to make helpful administrative adjustments.

Leslie Sperber, Jersey Metropolis, Guardian of small children in Community Colleges

GOP poll workers desired

The Hispanic Republicans of North Jersey and grassroots GOP leaders in Hudson County invite all registered Republicans to implement to be poll workers for the future November 2022 Congressional elections (apply in this article: nj.gov/state/elections/pollworker.shtml).

Poll staff are generously compensated and are important stakeholders in the election procedure. Lawfully, but far more importantly morally, the two-occasion technique needs registered users of just about every celebration to oversee the system all through early voting and on Election Day in every polling location to guarantee a truthful, unbiased and clear method.

For we Republicans in Hudson County, it is imperative not only that we get out the vote, help GOP candidates, and clearly show the place that the purple wave is occurring all over the place, but that any idea of added-legal or illegal irregularities that would make Hudson County the butt of jokes across the state are place to mattress.

For the Republican Celebration, for the Republic, and for no cost and honest elections, sign up to be a poll worker throughout early voting and on Election Day in Hudson County for the 2022 Congressional election cycle. Explain to your fellow registered Republicans to signal up as perfectly. Just about every registered Republican with a cleanse file and who is more than 18 can serve in this important position.

Herminio Mendoza, President of the Hispanic Republicans of North Jersey Boris Ioffe, Hudson County Republican Committeeman from Jersey Metropolis Joshua Sotomayor Einstein, Hoboken

Squander of taxpayer bucks

I not too long ago viewed the demolition and replacement of the 4 corners of an intersection along Fourth road in Bayonne.

What a waste of taxpayer bucks!

The past corners had sloping walks, non-skid mats and have been absolutely ADA compliant. The new corners altered almost nothing. They even utilised the identical model of non-skid mats that ended up beforehand in location. Two of the four corners were just changed 3 or 4 a long time back.

Who, if any one, in City Hall is dependable for oversight of this challenge? Or, are they just sitting in their workplaces, undertaking nothing at all, and amassing their taxpayer-funded salaries?

Irrespective of whether it’s town, stat, or federally funded should not make a difference if you are wasting taxpayer cash. If an individual was out in this article checking, they would have observed that in all probability 30% to 40% of the corners, along all of Fourth avenue, didn’t need to have changing.

The lack of accountability by our elected officials in losing taxpayers’ funds is appalling.

David Falandys, Bayonne

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