Friday, January 15, 2016

What Are You Willing To Pay?

It is no surprise to those who have been following the Norwalk Public School system's latest revelations regarding the CREC report on Special Education needs, as well as the necessity of removing salaries from grant funds, that a rather sizable amount of dollars will be needed for the next budget. The Chairperson for the Board of Education is asking for a 3.9% increase in funding. Readers, that's a major increase. Does anyone remember an increase of that magnitude EVER?

What do you think about 3.9%?

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas! Holiday Greetings! Happy New Year

Wishing everyone the best of the season! Whether you believe in Santa, Global Warming or the Tooth Fairy, may the year ahead bring peace, joy and good health.

Any comments regarding the Norwalk Public Schools are welcome here.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Back to you

Now that the elections are over and the new Board of Education has been sworn in, the peace and quiet we have enjoyed will most likely come to an end.  Time to open up comments and questions for you.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Chairman of the Board

Will the Democrats unite and elect a Democrat as the new Chairperson of the Board of Education?

The time has come for a new Chair to take his/her place with our new Superintendent.

We are hearing about fake Democrats, however.

What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Looking Good, finally!

We are happy to report that Dr. Adamowski is a welcome change from those who came before him. He appears to be a real leader with true vision.  We have had some seriously lacking superintendents, but that is past history. We look forward to new leadership and new changes.

Once again, comments are up to you.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Questions to Consider

Some questions that will determine the future of the Norwalk Public Schools and the taxpayers' contributions.....

Adamowski has uncovered expenditures hidden in grants that require a shift to the local budget. Estimated cost, $3,000,000? 

Adamowski has met with Special Education parents and has spoken of appointing a cabinet level administrator to oversee the department, adding other administrators to be sure Norwalk is in compliance with findings. 
Estimated cost, $1,000,000?

Add these costs to union contract increases and what's the total?

The Board of Education faces an election where everyone who is elected will be subservient to Mike Lyons and his wishes.  So far, we have seen Mike Lyons throw everyone under the bus who disagrees/challenges/differs from him. Is that an opinion or a fact? Recently Rivera, and the usual victims, were victims for the grants problem. Did we get to hear the victims' side of the story? Squelched!

Teachers are fed up with computer problems, but they are challenging an appointed administrator who is protected by Mike and his followers.  Apparently the grants administrator is in the same category, unless there is another reason why she is not ever mentioned for grant-gate?

Remember Daddona, who was the whistleblower for the After the Bell illegal grant expenditures? He took quite a beating for exposing illegal expenditures from a grant.  Does it make sense to you that Mike Lyons named Daddona first (in Mike's list) as in charge of determining how the grant-gate money was spent?  Does that make sense to you? 

Taxpayers, you were thrilled with the Rivera/Lyons budget for this school year.  Don't you wonder how the Adamowski/Lyons budget will add up for next year?  If 10% of you vote, you can be sure only those 10% get their way.  They support the new administrators and all the costs. Do you?

Feel free to add any other concerns or comments.