Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Attention Waldwick Voters! Vote Against the School Budget

As we reported last week, the Waldwick Board of Education of Waldwick, New Jersey is trying to force through a mandatory random drug testing policy.  Six percent of students participating in extra-curricular activities will have to take a drug test.  If they refuse or fail the test, they won't be allowed to participate in extra-curricular activities, nor be able to park at the school.

Board President, Patty Levine, refused to have the town vote on it saying "That's why you elected us."

This is illegal.  This is humiliating.  And it's going to cost Waldwick taxpayers over $3000 per year. It's violates the students' US and NJ Constitutional rights.  Such a policy was already blocked by a New Jersey judge in a suit against Hunterdon Central Regional High School.

The Superintendent of Schools, Dr Patricia Rauper, eventually wants to make it mandatory that every student is tested for drugs.  Her job is to run our school system efficiently and save us money, not to spend our hard earned money on unnecessary drug testing.

On April 27th, taxpayers will have the opportunity to vote on the taxy levy for the 2011-2012 school year.  The Superintendent of Schools, Dr Patricia Rauper, and the Board of Education laid out a budget which is bigger than last year.  

In fact, every year the school budget gets bigger and bigger and the taxpayers keep approving it.  They approve the budget because they are told voting against it will affect their child's education.  It's pure manipulation.

Also keep in mind that the Superintendent position should have been shared with another town.  Waldwick is a small town so it doesn't need it's own Superintendent, but the elected officials insisted.  Now, we're stuck paying her ridiculous $180,000 salary.

Enough is enough!  Vote 'NO' to the school budget to show them you don't want your taxes to increase again.  Vote 'NO' to the school budget because you don't want your money being used to violate your child's right to privacy and search without just cause.

And while you're at it, please call, write and email these people. 

raupersp@waldwick.k12.nj.us Dr. Patricia Raupers - Superintendent of Schools
carrollk@waldwick.k12.nj.us Kevin Carroll, Principal
clancym@waldwick.k12.nj.us Michael Clancy, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Board of Ed Members
novellid@waldwick.k12.nj.us This is a good guy!

Superintendent's Office 
Phone: 201-445-3131
155 Wyckoff Avenue 
Waldwick, NJ 07463


Anonymous said...

fuck waldwick.

Anonymous said...

Fuck this school.