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Public asks board to reconsider closing

March 15, 2013

JERSEY SHORE — For the second time in as many school years, parents and taxpayers asked the Jersey Shore Area School Board to spare one of its elementary schools Thursday during a public hearing....

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Shelley

Mar-15-13 6:08 AM

Amazing how the board member representing Nippenose doesn't have the balls to show up to this important meeting, as usual representatives abandon those they represent. Anyone that has ever gone to a board meeting is quickly disgusted, because even at this low level of politics, politics wins over principles and conviction.

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LaughIn

Mar-15-13 8:14 AM

Last nights hearing that was formally conducted by the solicitor representing the school board, school district, taxpayers in the school district, and its student did a wonderful job. It was rather inappropriate that another lawyer Stahl even went so far as to challenge his authority to sit down and respect those still on the list to speak. When asked to find her seat she said bring on the security, how professional. Mr. Brungard was there living vicariously through his daughter Jamie and the rest of the speakers with his information. The numbers man and professor at Newport Bussiness, said that the district was hiding. money to bridge the gap. Raye Beirly, pleaded to sell the administration building and by some more time to keep the teachers. Susanna Subverino clerk of the minit market in Oval said the signatures for redistricting came from one mile of her store. I think she said that the board has personal issues with them and now are vindictive with them?

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LaughIn

Mar-15-13 8:36 AM

I was very confused by the speakers who told the district to do what they needed to and not raise taxes for us retired folks, losers as stated by a professional dog trainer yesterday. I was stumped because out of the crowd of 20 who spoke, none wanted less taxes. I think the allegations against the school district and its board are utterly disgraceful and you professionals need chair time. I hope use one room school house children can afford to live in this new world of greed. Good day

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Fish25

Mar-15-13 10:34 AM

Retired folk....wouldn't happen to be retired from the Department of Transportation?

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andy33

Mar-15-13 11:00 AM

Why on earth would any responsible school board ever think that 20 people are a valid representation of the stakeholders in the district. Closing this school is the only fiscally responsible thing to do. It's amazing how, when pressed, these girls that spoke against the closing pulled out the "cry card" and the "asbestos card"....what's left?

I believe, by law, school directors are charged with acting for the best interests of all..ALL..not 20.

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Fish25

Mar-15-13 11:13 AM

Crickets....

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LaughIn

Mar-15-13 11:46 AM

No Real Estate agent, that would be higher education. Sneaky behind the scenes reasons for patting going on by the district? More evident in property sales.

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jeff33

Mar-15-13 12:26 PM

AMISH

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Luey22

Mar-15-13 12:40 PM

I can see the confussion by the public, Mr. Emery should not be using the word consolidation in any school closure hearing. Yes, the NVE children will be consolidated into the JSE, not a district wide consolidation. Could the real composer of all these questions and ad in this paper please step forward? It is apparent that the writer of all are not Mr. Sweitzer. I think for people with degrees in mind and word manipulation to be so good to collect a following, need buy more air time on channel 16 and Tom Sawyer. Sure the local real estate people are involved and have been for years, that is their livelihood and legacy. Like I said the other day, privatize everything and pay your fair share. I simply do not understand how all of these older community members made it so high in life coming out of a one room school house???? Possibly their parents cared more about their education than local politics

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LaughIn

Mar-15-13 3:29 PM

Andy, the term used from a historic point in government classes for the distraction is called FILIBUSTERING! Dictionary definitions are : the use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action; and a type of parliamentary procedure where debate is extended, allowing one or more members to delay or entirely prevent a vote on a given proposal. It is derived originally from the Dutch "privateer, pirate, robber." Postponement, procrastinate, play for time, delay, holdup, blockade, obstruct, EMBARRASS, hinder, stymied, etc.

I would like for a financial adviser to explain to the elderly why closing a school is going to cost them over time? Why would the state allow for illegal asbestos removal to take place with children in the building? Not only is this ridiculous, but obvious filibustering tactics by sheeple off of prearranged speeches from who? Good question Luey.

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Fish25

Mar-15-13 4:51 PM

DUI's and bar flys...do you have a technical term for that or is that your idea of the epitome of professionalism?

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LaughIn

Mar-15-13 4:53 PM

I would 'suspect' the mutated twin headed snake slithered back under their rock? Do you people take turns using the toilet paper, because the poop is contagious. Advertising a concept with the facts must be tricky for some facebook designers. I see she is answering all questions on her site using a crystal ball. Witches, wizards, talking snakes, oh my.

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Luey22

Mar-15-13 5:42 PM

Big purse poker games and wacky weed smoking are not on anyones want to get to know you list, that is what I would think. What was the outcome of Mr. Emery's DUI charges, any takers on answering that?

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andy33

Mar-15-13 6:11 PM

Fish and Jeff need to get together for a date....smokin and drinkin...

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biobabycj

Mar-15-13 6:43 PM

what are the procedures for getting rid of the board members and getting new ones who know their heads from their butts??? if you folks know these procedures its probably time to do so. look at the pictures of all their smug faces. they dont give two craps about your kids or your school obviously. they cant afford to keep Nipp open, yet they can afford all these luxuries, lavish health benefits, and additions to schools that arent even necessary yet. what the heck?? IMPEACH... get some fresh faces who actually give two craps.

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Luey22

Mar-15-13 8:24 PM

biobabycj, have you been smoking the tobacco growing in the valley or what? board members taking money from the Amish, getting healthcare, living in luxury....you are certainly a very special lady.

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biobabycj

Mar-15-13 8:48 PM

oh brilliant, not so much, one.. i said nothing about the Amish.. nothing.. read again.. however, go check out the board members.. youll see they live better than you im sure of that because they could care less. apparently luey you have no children or family that will be affected by this.

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LaughIn

Mar-15-13 9:49 PM

Biobabycj....I have a large family and they all will be encouraged to think positive rather than bullying others like 10 year olds to get their own way. Your healthcare package includes counseling, get some lady because you live high on the hog and want to keep it that way on my dime.

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Luey22

Mar-15-13 10:06 PM

Exactly LaughIn!!!! I also have children and FAMILY, what is biobabycj talking about anyways? Smoking the wacky weed will make people say just about anything.

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LaughIn

Mar-16-13 12:31 PM

Not to change the subject or get off tract, but some of my old colleagues and I were discussing good old fashioned education this morning over breakfast at a local hot spot. Maybe the one room school houses need to go back into circulation. This way the locals pick the one educator and no more over bulking of the system. We all did fine and advanced beyond our means. Something to ponder when big government and lack of parental involvement and respect is running public education currently. A win for taxpayers and a loss of local jobs would serve a community well don't you all agree? No government mandates and all local control. Good Day

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watchdog1js

Mar-16-13 7:16 PM

Andy 33 is correct. My understanding is that there were 19 speakers; two whom supported the Board. Adrienne Stahl, Jamie Brungard, Raye Bierly, Bert Francis and their gang of arrogant bullies who say that the Board should "listen to the taxpayers". That's exactly what the Board IS doing. They are listening to the thousands of taxpayers who are NOT opposed to the "no-brainer" that it costs less to operate fewer buildings. I'll make a few other observations in additional posts...

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watchdog1js

Mar-16-13 7:38 PM

Raye Bierly... Ms. Bierly is President of the teachers' union. Big surprise that she wants to keep all the schools open so that the district continues to employ more teachers than necessary and collect more dues. Is there ANY union that is actually concerned with efficiency?

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watchdog1js

Mar-16-13 8:30 PM

Ms. Stahl - Recent comments about the Board (at meetings and in comments to the SG) have characterized the Board as being rude. Ms. Stahl was the poster-child for unprofessional and rude behavior by refusing to recognize the pre-determined time limits for making public comments to the board. After providing a 15 second notice that her 5 minute time was expiring, the district solicitor had to ask Ms. Stahl on several occasions to step down. Someone who is an officer of the court, fails to behave with respect to rules of the hearing as well as to other speakers. Sure, its the board that is rude.

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andy33

Mar-17-13 12:30 PM

I decided to copy my post from the reapportionment article over to this thread..

My money says all these signatures came from the heart of the valley...lead by the head legal eagle that hasn't been seen recently at board meetings...proxy power! Her buddy has recently earned a new degree and graduated Magna C*u*m Laude from the University of Disrespect with a minor in 'can't take her seat'...That's a leader I could really admire....

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Luey22

Mar-17-13 1:32 PM

Thank you Watchdog1js for the facts

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