Believe it or not! Is it good for the students? Is it good for Parsippany? Can we afford them?
Do you believe these simple questions are asked by [Parsippany Schools Superintendent] LeRoy Seitz in his decisionmaking process for the turf fields? Then he must also believe that the lawsuit he initiated against the Parsippany Board of Education meets these criteria.
Do you believe it is a good thing for our students to lose money out of the classroom to spend it in the courtroom to defend against "the poster child for greed and arrogance" and his litigation? Seitz and his supporters do!
Do you believe that after the State of New Jersey rejected Seitz’s contract as being too generous his supporters rushed through a contract exceeding the States guidelines?
Do you believe after the public was apprehensive to spend $4,000,000 on field repairs and enhancements in this economy, Seitz and his supporters came up with an $11,000,000 plan?
Do you believe that [School Board President] Frank Calabria continues to support Seitz and his contract?
Do you believe that Frank Calabria has numerous relatives and friends who work for the Board of Education?
Do you believe that [School Board Vice President] Frank Neglia works for the same college LeRoy Seitz has acquired a position in?
Do you believe that [school board candidate] Alison Cogan indicated in a debate last year that she was in favor of LeRoy Seitz’s contract?
Do you believe that Alison Cogan is running with LeRoy Seitz’s’ ardent supporters?
Do you believe these individuals have the best interest of the Parsippany students and taxpayers in mind, or their own self interests in mind?
Do you believe it is time for a change?
Ask yourself – are they good for the students? Are they good for Parsippany? Can we afford them?
If you believe as I do, we can no longer afford their family and friends plan. Do not support Calabria, Neglia and Cogan.
Michael Strumolo is a sitting member of the Parsippany Board of Education.