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Jerry April 17, 2014 at 10:14 am
homeowners that do not have children should be exempt from paying school taxes !!!
Sick of the Bull April 17, 2014 at 10:40 am
The residents of Parsippany need to vote on this budget. Any increase is too much. The taxes in thisRead More town are ridiculous.
Eric Hauge April 17, 2014 at 07:41 pm
Why do we have a temp, who proved his lack of ability with his mid session scheduling change,Read More setting budget priorities?
tlevorse April 14, 2014 at 09:50 pm
Yay... it's good for the kids to see their teachers enjoying themselves at school so they know thatRead More their teachers enjoy what they do
Gordon Rizzuto April 15, 2014 at 08:22 am
Good to see my taxpayer dollars hard at work.
Parent April 7, 2014 at 06:40 am
Grow up and become an adult!
Edubb April 7, 2014 at 11:43 pm
The real news is if she's going to prom and what her dress looks like...
Mrgrumpass April 16, 2014 at 09:19 am
She will drop out and become a pol dancer!
factchecker April 17, 2014 at 07:08 pm
Because the others will languish in underfunded schools that most people won't care about. I wouldRead More much rather see reform in the public schools so that all children can thrive. Not trying to shortchange good students.
golfer April 18, 2014 at 01:38 am
So factchecker, you're in favor of lowering the common denominator for exceptional students, down toRead More the level of students from well-funded inner-city students, who have less-talented teachers, that simply indoctrinate the kids with WHAT to think, so they can pass a test! Boy, that really makes sense.
Brian Hurrel April 18, 2014 at 06:27 am
@golfer: Please provide proof of your contention that charter school teachers are superior to publicRead More school teachers. Some charter schools have yearly turnover rates approaching 50%. This hardly makes for a stable environment or any kind of continuity. Charters also pay less and many are so desperate for staff, due to their lack of protections, benefits, and in some cases deplorable working conditions, not to mention unqualified administrators, that they will hire anyone who comes in the door. There are good charter schools but there are just as many bad ones as well. Why do you think some of them get shut down? You then cast aspersions on the motives of public school supporters. Frankly you sound like a paid shill for reformists. Or a conspiracy theorist with you "indoctrination" nonsense. Save the insults next time any there's a chance you might be taken seriously.
Davey Lane Willans March 29, 2014 at 09:06 am
I believe it is time for the citizens of Parsippany to start supporting our Board of Education, andRead More NOT continue to second guess and condem their actions. I for one am happy to see Board President Orthwein getting some things done. If Mr Rixford does not perform well or does someting to lose our trust lets condem then NOT now.
steve revette March 29, 2014 at 09:50 am
I have faith in the board. Hopefully the new superintendent will be a leader and not let theRead More teachers think they run things. I also hope this new superintendent tackles problems head on. I'm surprised Gigante wasn't the new superintendent she'd be great.
friend of parsppany March 29, 2014 at 06:51 pm
Time will tell. His past history has been documented with confrontation. What's in the past is inRead More the past though Hopefully he is a people person who will collaborate with professionals and not dictate. My teacher friends are concerned that confrontation lies ahead.
Members of the Parsippany High School Academic Decathlon team. Photo Credit: GoFundMe.com
Bob Saget March 25, 2014 at 02:28 pm
The guy in the pink shirt looks pretty white to me Selene...
William Troc March 25, 2014 at 10:51 pm
"Selene" you truly are pathetic to make that comment about such a positive article.
Richard March 26, 2014 at 09:40 pm
Caucasian parents have lost their determination to teach their children about hard work, drive andRead More the desire to excel. Recent immigrants have learned that upward mobility in society is the result of a good work ethic, and therefore, instill that in their children. I hope, Selene, that your “what the hell are we doing” comment is meant as a wake up call to Caucasian parents and not that these hard working students should be denied the opportunity they have earned.
Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen stands with a seventh grade social studies class at Brooklawn Middle School. Photo Courtesy Joshua Weinstein
joe raich March 21, 2014 at 10:41 am
In stead of brainwashing everyone in NJ11, why didn't Patch report specific issues that "LordRead More Rodney" discussed ??? I thought transparency was more important than giving only one side of issues. Seems media doesn't know what news is.
Jason Koestenblatt (Editor) March 21, 2014 at 10:47 am
Thanks for the comment, Joe. Unfortunately, we couldn't attend this event in person. We were givenRead More this information and photos from the teacher, Joshua Weinstein to post here. Hope this clarifies the issue for you. Thanks!
Parent April 7, 2014 at 06:45 am
This one just pisses me off, no Social-get one or get out-. Good for the district. If you are aRead More legal and you pay tax, have a DL ect., then this should be an easy one. F-in liberal BS, lets not hurt anyones feelings.
John Santaella April 10, 2014 at 08:45 pm
Baaaaaa. Baaaaaa.
makemyday April 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm
As a citizen, I have to prove who I am, prove where I live, where I was born in order to get aRead More drivers license. Years ago, I had to prove my kids had their shots, show their SS# and birth certificate to register for school. So why don't foreigners have to prove they are here legally before they reap the benefits of our country? Just asking?
High school graduation. (Patch file photo)
Betty Boop March 13, 2014 at 09:34 pm
That is why most colleges award Merit Money based upon SAT scores.
Legion March 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm
If this is true my dog could probably be eligible if he went through the Brick school system.
Rick Ricky March 15, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Schools in general is nothing but fakes. Not even close to accurate. To many reasons to list. YouRead More have to many dishonest people involved in the outcome in changes that shouldn't be. Yes, schools play to make it look one way that is not even close to what it should be. They rig the outcome to make their school look good for certain students who they might have a connection with in some way. You can have students who rank higher in lower level classes that are not even close in comparison that has no business being 2 or 3 in a class.
SH Resident March 15, 2014 at 12:22 am
Hey Joe-90% tax rate existed with a number of signifigant loopholes that resulted in a nominal taxRead More rate in the mid 40s for the highest earners...stop getting your talking points from MSNBC and think for yourself. and even if you took every dollar from the top 10% of earners in this nation, we would still have a deficit...spending is the issue, not revenue....do you get that fact or does your hatred for the wealthy cloud your ability to digest reality...
Joe R March 15, 2014 at 08:51 am
Hey SH, in the 1950s, the top marginal tax rate was 91% and the effective tax rate was about 51%Read More after the loopholes. Oh, so we don't have loopholes today??!? Ha, ha, ha. The current top marginal tax rate is 39.6% but that's before all the loopholes. The effective tax rate is even lower than 39.6%. JFK eliminated many of the loopholes and reduced the top marginal tax rate to 74%. That works for me.
SH Resident March 15, 2014 at 07:02 pm
Joe-I will agree to raise the marginal tax rate to 50%...what programs other than defense do youRead More propose to cut? Exactly none is probably your answer...cutting defense and raising taxes does not get us to a balanced budget...we need to cut spending...you socialists never seem to get that point...and moreover, how about EVERYONE has some skin in the game and has to pay some income tax.... you will never want to cut spending on social programs because then how will you bribe low information voters to win elections?
Mike March 5, 2014 at 09:18 pm
I'm thinking that the kids might be able to eat where they want. Hopefully John knows what he'sRead More talking about because I don't think most people trust him as far as they can throw him. Next month is April and he's gone.
friend of parsppany March 6, 2014 at 06:44 am
@annie-they will have a problem feeding all the kids and giving them enough time to eat.
frankcacc March 6, 2014 at 10:11 am
I wish more of his plan was shared here, so students would not have every class everay day? That isRead More unusual for a middle schooler. Would there still be 8 class periods for students to take their classes? Or would we gain or lose a class with the new system. The concern about getting all students through the lunch line in time for them to sit down and eat it is also a huge point to consider this.
Roger Williams March 5, 2014 at 10:23 am
What this article doesn't make clear is that the increase is $20 per student. Parsippany schoolsRead More got the same $20 a student that every (non-Interdistrict Choice) district in NJ got. The percentage increase is less meaningful than the per student aid increase.
Kristin DiStefano February 28, 2014 at 06:29 am
Tom, I have no problem with cameras. And I believe in school choice. And as I said earlier, I don'tRead More have tenure as a private school teacher. Many of our ideas are not so different...
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Social issues in Morristown Blog March 2, 2014 at 10:18 am
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Mike February 13, 2014 at 08:23 pm
John please wake up. They are calling for 3-5 more inches of snow. You can sleep in tomorrowRead More morning. MAKE THE CALL
Al February 14, 2014 at 12:54 am
The Board of Ed should look into having 4 built-in snow days because every year we keep surpassingRead More the three snow days
Steve M February 14, 2014 at 07:00 am
Whether the Board of Ed extends the school year, gives us a Saturday, or takes a day off from SpringRead More Break because if this continues, we will end up missing school and having more days off.
Emily February 14, 2014 at 11:57 am
Who wants to listen to that at 5:a.m. in the morning. I would have hung up. Not cute. Save your soRead More called talent for the school talent show.
anonymous February 15, 2014 at 01:13 am
I thought this was very funny. I even played it back for friends as we danced around the room. IRead More believe it is the quirky stuff in life that makes it all worth it. We all need a giggle every now and then and this passed dumb and went 180 degrees back to funny. If you want to see serious meet us in Washington DC March 16th 2014 for a mass protest against corruption when the mace and flashbangs start being thrown by police you will have a new respect for the little giggles in life. anonymous
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Mike February 12, 2014 at 11:00 pm
Some schools closed for tomorrow around 2pm. today. Then there was a list of Morris County schoolsRead More that announced closings around 6pm. Parsippany School District waited until almost 9pm. Did the man think that the storm was going to pass over or not snow enough so to have a delayed opening!!! WOW. AMAZING how it could not have been called around 3pm. After March comes April.....can't come soon enough.
Gordon Rizzuto February 13, 2014 at 12:02 am
I honestly don't have a problem with waiting. What if it had changed? You can't go back and putRead More school back on because then you'd really have a problem if something happened.
Mike February 13, 2014 at 09:49 am
There wasn't one forecaster that said it was going to change. It was coming and it came at the timeRead More they said it would.
Al February 11, 2014 at 05:12 pm
I believe the district and the police didn't notify parents right away so that no parents rush toRead More the scene complicating things further.
J C February 11, 2014 at 05:33 pm
I am a student at Hills High School and I would like to add my input. I believe that somehow theRead More teachers should have been notified as to what the exact situation was. For all I knew, someone was in the school. I kept telling myself that if I didnt lose my life, I was definitely going to lose a friend. Luckily that is not the case. However I did lose faith and feeling of safety inside my school. I have never been more scared in my entire life and I would have felt a lot better knowing that a gunman was not in any school. I was shaking I was so scared. I shame the town on this one for putting students and their parents into panic mode making the situation more difficult and scary than it needed to be.
Steve M February 12, 2014 at 03:41 pm
I am a student at PHHS and this is a treacherous incident and the teachers should have beenRead More notified. Even though High school students are young adults, staff members and students would have been put in serious danger if a tragedy was really going to happen but, thank god nothing happened so this town needs more security I mean with all those lockdown practices we did was a success but, I mean there has to be a discussion because somebody could have lost a life if a real incident happen. Thank god the gunman wasn't in my school; I'm just glad for everyone's health and safety that no one got injured.
Rick Ricky February 13, 2014 at 09:52 am
Jim, Geez you are the one who can't be that ignorant yourself. You couldn't be more wrong and inRead More denial. Nothing jives with any of these tests. They compare SAT's and some schools average 1535 total and think that is good. I think that score is unacceptable. Just a little over what the state requires. The H.S. do little or just enough to get by. Just passing is good enough for them. You have schools who some considered top schools bragging how great they are getting average sat's at 1545. @Speedz..You are right on and I agree it is hard to figure out what makes sense versus real.
esther March 3, 2014 at 12:02 am
Here's what I measure when considering schools- and this applies directly to Montclair and allRead More districts- Has my child been taught to be an independent thinker, an active problem solver, willing to take on challenges, work as part of a team, and the confidence to work independently? Has my child met a teacher who has motivated him/her to be their best academic self and created a lifelong learner? That's how success is measured. Numbers/statistic can be tugged, pulled, hidden, adjusted, and manipulated. The cold hard facts that your child has the attributes previously listed above is the true measure. That's done here in Montclair and other districts in New Jersey and beyond- or at least it was true before the core curriculum standards and the broads invaded.
ED April 12, 2014 at 11:54 am
esther, You have a few things right. Numbers/Statistics can be tugged, pulled, hidden, adjusted andRead More manipulated. By Who? The same people who are running the schools and handing in these reports. Everything in NJ is corrupted.
steve revette February 10, 2014 at 03:43 pm
Really? I think Dr. Gigante would be a good pick for superintendent. I honestly think she shouldRead More have gotten it years ago. She's very smart.
friend of parsppany February 10, 2014 at 03:56 pm
There are many smart people. Parsippany needs strong leadership.
friend of parsppany February 10, 2014 at 04:00 pm
Not everybody has that leadership thing.
Parsippany High School's mascot, the Redhawk. Photo Credit: YouTube
Windrunner February 6, 2014 at 08:43 pm
This makes me happy.
CAZ February 7, 2014 at 07:28 am
School spirit all the way! So nice to see. Dr. Mulroony is such an asset to this school. Go RedRead More Hawks!!
Laura Quinn February 7, 2014 at 08:52 pm
Awesome video! What school spirit! I love that the teachers and administrators got in the act too!Read More Go PHS!
A Parsippany student makes the most of a snow day in February. User Submitted Photo.
Rosetta February 7, 2014 at 09:25 pm
Definitely use Presidents' Day. Agree with others about moving elections out of schools. And weRead More should have more snow days built into calendar
Richard February 22, 2014 at 07:07 am
The problem with shortening spring break is that parents who made vacation reservations last AugustRead More for that week will still take their child out of school and take the vacation. So, there will be nearly a 35 percent absentee rate. Better to add the days to the end of the calendar in June.
donna davanzo February 28, 2014 at 07:57 pm
PLEEEASE add the snow days to the end of the year!Schools in NJ are allowed to be open until JuneRead More 30th.Why does Parsippany only have 3 snow days built in and our school year ends on June 19th.Other towns like Wayne have 4-5 days built in. Ridiculous planning by our council members. This is 3 years in a row that we are unprepared to handle emergency closings. We need to be prepared for hurricanes,power outages, ice storms, flooding (like Irene) and of course snow. We have only 1 week to take a well needed spring vacation and they want to take days away from that? I have been writing letters for 2 years asking for more snow days to be built into the school year and every year they refuse to change it. I will not vote for any of the current council members or mayor until these changes are made I am fed up. They better not knock on my door next year looking for a vote they will get an ear full from me.
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