Monday, April 18, 2016

Events This Week

Monday, April 18
CBAC/Council Budget Meeting
7 p.m. at Senior Center
400 E. Front St.

VOTE 2-9 p.m.

Wednesday, April 20
Possible ruling on
Dunn Residency Question

Thursday, April 21
Planning Board
7:30 p.m. City Hall Library
515 Watchung Ave.

Friday April 22

1 comment:

  1. PLEASE VOTE TOMORROW – no matter what you read or hear, please consider this.

    I think we can all agree there have been some improvements under the Campbell School Board term, and as a community for that we are thankful. However, all things considered, can we really say it’s enough to re-elect Wilma Campbell for a total of 15 years. If you’re honest, the answers should be no. The truth is, no elected official should be allowed to control our schools and budget for this long period of time. Too much opportunity for corruption. Change is good for so many reasons including bringing fresh ideas to keeping accountability and transparency in the forefront for starters.

    12 years on a declining school board
    Influx of charter school under the Campbell reign
    Moving to appoint husband to a vacant seat without going through established procedures.
    Wasted tax payers money hiring an attorney at $150.00/hour to stop a blogger from blogging about the board receiving gifts from a vendor “Bayview Lumber”
    Wasted tax payers money on a billboard, money that could have been used for the purchase of books.
    Hiring family and friends although they are not qualified for the position, HR consultant, accounting consultant, head of security, lawyers etc..

    The state comptroller's office issued a report on June 25 critical of the board's excessive legal expenses and other shortcomings.

    to clarify, John and Wilma Campbell held up the teachers contract negotiations until her husband was on the board. At which time they made a settlement that cost the school district hundreds of thousands of dollars. Once again, the Campbell’s hired their close friend and personal accountant of 24 years as a consultant at a tune of $150,0000 to filter questions from staff and calculate back pay. $150,000 for 3 months work this is a fact.

    Regardless of who you vote for, Wilma Campbell does not deserve to be re-elected.

    Plainfield School District's 71% graduation rate is lower than the NJ state average of 94%.