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In Kearny, two principals - Jon Zimmerman ($170,574) and Robert Zika ($174,074) - are two of six employees who are paid better than Superintendent Patricia Blood.

Our town education is horrible!

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Gov Christie capped the salaries of supers a few years ago. It is not controlled locally. So eventually, all administrators, and in some districts, maybe even teachers, might make more that the superintendent.

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Because they don't let you ask any questions at Board of Education meetings. Family and Friends are the principals, vice principals, administrator and teachers.  The Kids come last after everyone gets their pay check.  But Trump is doing the same putting DeVos in charge of Department of Education.

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On January 25, 2017 at 4:45 PM, Guest Time 4 Chagne said:

In Kearny, two principals - Jon Zimmerman ($170,574) and Robert Zika ($174,074) - are two of six employees who are paid better than Superintendent Patricia Blood.

Our town education is horrible!

Thank God they make more than Super Blood ! She is not worth a shiny new penny. At least these 2 people know something about educating students and one of them is smart enough not to allow his children to attend the failing, political hack of a school district.

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On 2/25/2017 at 7:24 AM, Guest Kearny resident said:

Kearny high school ranks 309th of 399 New Jersey High Schools! 

 

 

Where it needs improvement lets start with the High School to have a ranking at the bottom is unacceptable. The fact that this Board caters to FAMILY and FRIENDS and the POLITICALLY CONNECTED is one of the reasons for this ranking. They no longer look at hiring the best staff but instead hire people who will work in securing their election to the Board and look at the result "Failing Schools" and a Political Climate that has sucked all the air out the room. The fact that we  missed an opportunity to expand our Middle School has resulted in disorganization within the School District with the reduction in Staff and Programs and Private for Profit Charter Schools will continue to thrive and rankings like 309th will give parents alternatives as to what is best for their Children. Property Taxes will continue to rise and the People will pay more for less and Public Education will suffer as a result of Petty Political Bickering and a  ************* that is clearly over her head and shows no ability in challenging this Board of Education in other words "THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM" and the reckless decisions that have been made ie. (LIGHTS AT FRANKILIN SCHOOL, WASTED COST OVER RUNS THAT HAVE COST THIS DISTRICT MILLIONS) The list goes on and on and will continue if this TOWN doesn't start paying attention to what's happening to our SCHOOLS. Property Values will drop as a result of FAILING SCHOOLS. So JAMES I would say this, get involved go to board meetings demand answers to the decisions that have made by this out of touch with a bad economy and the position they put the TAXPAYERS OF KEARNY. Also you can review their decisions on the WEBSITE " KEARNYSCHOOLS .COM" Stay informed and if you have any suggestions on how we can improve this mess please by all means offer them it would be much better that what was done by this Board of Education. 

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On 4/15/2017 at 10:08 AM, Guest Against Cifelli-Sherry said:

Where it needs improvement lets start with the High School to have a ranking at the bottom is unacceptable. The fact that this Board caters to FAMILY and FRIENDS and the POLITICALLY CONNECTED is one of the reasons for this ranking. They no longer look at hiring the best staff but instead hire people who will work in securing their election to the Board and look at the result "Failing Schools" and a Political Climate that has sucked all the air out the room. The fact that we  missed an opportunity to expand our Middle School has resulted in disorganization within the School District with the reduction in Staff and Programs and Private for Profit Charter Schools will continue to thrive and rankings like 309th will give parents alternatives as to what is best for their Children. Property Taxes will continue to rise and the People will pay more for less and Public Education will suffer as a result of Petty Political Bickering and a  ************* that is clearly over her head and shows no ability in challenging this Board of Education in other words "THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM" and the reckless decisions that have been made ie. (LIGHTS AT FRANKILIN SCHOOL, WASTED COST OVER RUNS THAT HAVE COST THIS DISTRICT MILLIONS) The list goes on and on and will continue if this TOWN doesn't start paying attention to what's happening to our SCHOOLS. Property Values will drop as a result of FAILING SCHOOLS. So JAMES I would say this, get involved go to board meetings demand answers to the decisions that have made by this out of touch with a bad economy and the position they put the TAXPAYERS OF KEARNY. Also you can review their decisions on the WEBSITE " KEARNYSCHOOLS .COM" Stay informed and if you have any suggestions on how we can improve this mess please by all means offer them it would be much better that what was done by this Board of Education. 

Thank you. Yes, I will get involved. 

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