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Re: Roosevelt PARCC

Wouldn't it be much cheaper to file criminal charges against the school administrators here who continually violate the law? It only costs the Commonwealth $25,000 a year to hold these criminals at a minimum security prison, whereas it is costing $60,000 in tuition per year to educate the victimized students in specialized private schools; the common settlement agreement after parents file suit against the district (and we haven't even touched on the legal fee expenses that come right out of the school budget defending these offenders). And all because the administration here routinely chooses to violate SPED laws, civil rights laws and harassment/anti-bullying laws. [8-)]

Re: Roosevelt PARCC

HM
Funny how everyone on this board seemed all over standardized test scores when they placed Horace Mann (and the district) into Level 3 status - how frequently was this brought up? But now that test scores show Melrose is doing well, those same test scores are a bunch of nonsense.
Lesson to be learned: Change the school superintendent and the school committee - short of this - nothing changes.

Re: Roosevelt PARCC

Attention parents of sped students. Because CT is too cheap to pay a decent wage for subs, paras are constantly being pulled not just for hours but for days from your children. And not just classroom paras, one to ones, a violation of the law. It's up to you parents to do something. Here at the schools, employees have tried to point out how wrong this is and how those children are suffering. CT and PWL don't give a hoot about your kids. Speak up, get a petition going, go to SC meetings but for God's sake DO SOMETHING!! It's happening in every school. Oh, and the ONLY reason the MTA is against the chapter schools is because the are not unionised which means no dues to the MTA. Hey, I don't know if the Chapter Schools are better or not but at this venue we need choices to get our kids the hell out of Smelrose.

Re: Roosevelt PARCC

Paras as subs
Attention parents of sped students. Because CT is too cheap to pay a decent wage for subs, paras are constantly being pulled not just for hours but for days from your children. And not just classroom paras, one to ones, a violation of the law. It's up to you parents to do something. Here at the schools, employees have tried to point out how wrong this is and how those children are suffering. CT and PWL don't give a hoot about your kids. Speak up, get a petition going, go to SC meetings but for God's sake DO SOMETHING!! It's happening in every school. Oh, and the ONLY reason the MTA is against the chapter schools is because the are not unionised which means no dues to the MTA. Hey, I don't know if the Chapter Schools are better or not but at this venue we need choices to get our kids the hell out of Smelrose.


Substitutes get paid only once a month! So you work for $60 then have to wait an entire month for your maybe $55 after taxes

Re: Roosevelt PARCC

You can be sure the super gets her $7,000 check right on time every two weeks, while a sub has to wait a month to get $60.

Re: Roosevelt PARCC

Don't forget $60 a day that's without taxes taken out so around $40 something. I can't understand.

Re: Roosevelt PARCC

All children with IEP's the paras all was taken off the one on ones per principal MBM. This principal is the worst and parents don't care. IF MBM stays at the Roosevelt your student will be hurt by this. So wake up for God sake!

Re: More Staff Leaving the High School?????

clintons
HAITI IS WHERE THE CLINTONS SHOULD MOVE! TRUMP IS THE MAN TO GET JOBS BACK AND THATS A START FOR ME! BILL CLINTON WILL BE AFTER ALL THE WOMEN LIKE HE STILL IS. HILLARY SHOULD OF LEFT HIM A LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG TIME AGO!











Vote for Trump and Pence he was great last night. We need America Great Again!!!

Re: More Staff Leaving the High School?????

CT can do things if she want's to. In the MVMMS CT let a women teacher take a year off with pay and then return. Why not for all?

Re: Roosevelt PARCC

Dolan pay outs
Oh this must be one of Dolans pay outs. Did you just receive ten thousand dollars? Rosie parents are smart.







The Roosevelt mommies get 10,000 dollars to go around saying that Melrose is great, that's fraud. Just like the real estate was the ones to make Melrose voted best zip code another fraud!!!

Re: Roosevelt PARCC

Superintendent
Superintendent T. right now makes just under $180,000 a year. If she retired tomorrow at 80% she'd be collecting approximately $144,000 in retirement. Good Bye!







This superintendent needs to go. What is wrong with the SC not to let her go?

Re: Roosevelt PARCC

Context
You can be sure the super gets her $7,000 check right on time every two weeks, while a sub has to wait a month to get $60.




No subs in Melrose because they don't pay enough like other cities. It cheaper to take the para out of the room for the day.

Re: More Staff Leaving the High School?????

Pleading
I am pleading to CT to have the principal at the Roosevelt gone! Now the secretary is gone this is not what we need in the schools at this time! You can do this Cyndi I am asking you as a parent. She is the worst that was ever put in the Roosevelt school. Don't let the secretary go please.


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The Rosie staff agree with this plead. CT wants this type of principal a phony and a liar.

Re: Roosevelt PARCC

At the middle school the principal will target you if you are 50 years old or more. He did this at the Lincoln school also to many women that worked for him.

Re: Roosevelt PARCC

This tactic makes sense for the mayor and superintendent as they can replace a higher salaried worker with 25 years of service with a newbie at roughly half the cost. Does it make sense to harass experienced teachers into leaving the school district and is that good for the kids? NO. Is this tactic a violation of Federal Civil Rights Laws? Absolutely. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 makes this unlawful. But again, this is Melrose where violations of state and federal laws by appointed and elected officials runs rampant.

Re: Roosevelt PARCC

So Taymore is taking over Education Stations.This time this may not be a bad decision. Since the hiring of Deb, paras won't work for ES, Positions. There' filled and when they are they're short lived. No one wants to work under Deb the dicktator.

Re: Roosevelt PARCC

Horace Mann isn't any better.It's like you can only be a principal if you have no principals.

Re: Roosevelt PARCC

Horace Mann
Horace Mann isn't any better.It's like you can only be a principal if you have no principals.




That's true. Look at Marybeth MORONto.

Re: Roosevelt PARCC

Is she still around at the high school?

Sure vote for Trump

Pence for VP
clintons
HAITI IS WHERE THE CLINTONS SHOULD MOVE! TRUMP IS THE MAN TO GET JOBS BACK AND THATS A START FOR ME! BILL CLINTON WILL BE AFTER ALL THE WOMEN LIKE HE STILL IS. HILLARY SHOULD OF LEFT HIM A LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG TIME AGO!











Vote for Trump and Pence he was great last night. We need America Great Again!!!


Yes, this is why no one in this town takes this board seriously. A bunch of right wing, crazy old men going on about how the schools are terrible and Donald Trump is great. You go around saying the SC is full of bullies and then you support a crazy sexist narcissist like Trump. Sure, and we really respect any of your other opinions....

Re: Sure vote for Trump

Bill Clinton is out there talking about how bad Obama care is and he is correct. Now we know they can't stand each other. Bill needs to stay off the campaign trail. Bill and Donald are no different...

Re: Sure vote for Trump

But Bill Clinton is not running for President but Trump is.

Re: Sure vote for Trump

More staff leaving the Roosevelt its a sinking ship!

Re: Sure vote for Trump

Heard MBK from education stations is a para now because of CT. Lost everything to be the head of education stations at the Roosevelt.

Re: Sure vote for Trump

BC not running
But Bill Clinton is not running for President but Trump is.




Thank goodness Bill is not running for president and Donald Trump is.

Re: Sure vote for Trump

Duh
BC not running
But Bill Clinton is not running for President but Trump is.


Bill Clinton has raped women -he should be in jail along with his wife! The only way we are going to have change in Washington is to vote for Trump - period!



Re: Sure vote for Trump

IT IS WHAT IT IS.

Re: Sure vote for Trump

Ditto
Duh
BC not running
But Bill Clinton is not running for President but Trump is.


Bill Clinton has raped women -he should be in jail along with his wife! The only way we are going to have change in Washington is to vote for Trump - period!









Bill Clinton ruined Monica's life. Yes he did rape women for many years. Poor Chelsea has to hear all this as a adult.

Re: Sure vote for Trump

Children are still leaving the schools in Melrose. Its happening in the Winthrop school. The students are changing from a public school to home schooling.

Re: Roosevelt PARCC

WHAT
Superintendent
Superintendent T. right now makes just under $180,000 a year. If she retired tomorrow at 80% she'd be collecting approximately $144,000 in retirement. Good Bye!







This superintendent needs to go. What is wrong with the SC not to let her go?

Re: Sure vote for Trump

Myron where are you know on Trump? Inquiry minds want to know.[:-?]

Re: Sure vote for Trump

Eye
Myron where are you know on Trump? Inquiry minds want to know.[:-?]


I would like to say that what he said was taken out of context - but that's not the case - even though if this happened to a Democrat - that's exactly what the press would say! Look at the lack of investigation done on Bill Clinton alleged rape victims - sorry folks -move along nothing to see here - when he was running for President and re-election - and when Hillary was covering up for him!
What Trump said in that audio was inexcusable and horrendous - lacking respect due any woman! That language is foreign to me - and for me - impossible to relate to.

Given all that - voting for a known corrupt politician who intentionally avoided FOIA law while holding the one of the highest offices in our country and thereby putting our top secrets vulnerable to our enemies - and then lying to the American public - still does not get my vote! Not only on the email scandal but what she lied about in the Benghazi event - and we now know that the department of state under her watch was arming ALL the rebel groups there and used them against our consulate - which although asked for additional protection - was ignored by Clinton's state department.

Sorry folks - I would rather take a chance on a successful business person- given his moral lapses - than another corrupt politician who absolutely has demonstrated to all that she lacks any morals - we've seen that picture before!

Re: Sure vote for Trump

Myron, what's wrong with you? Not only is he a misogynistic piece of gutter trash, he is also a liar, a fraud, and a crook. A billion dollar loss? That's your definition of a successful businessman? He doesn't pay his employees, he stiffs his contractors, and he is perhaps the worst possible example of a successful businessman you could conjure up.

Re: Sure vote for Trump

What's Wrong With You?
Myron, what's wrong with you? Not only is he a misogynistic piece of gutter trash, he is also a liar, a fraud, and a crook. A billion dollar loss? That's your definition of a successful businessman? He doesn't pay his employees, he stiffs his contractors, and he is perhaps the worst possible example of a successful businessman you could conjure up.


You asked me my opinion and I gave it! He has not been bought off by Wall Street like Hillary. Wall Street is in fear of Trump because he knows all the dirty secrets they have been hiding for years - and he IS the change merchant - perhaps not the prefect one you or I would have chosen. Wall Street and the big bankers love Hillary - that should tell you everything you need to know about the election! Also, I am thinking well beyond the President - the next President will elect at least 2-3 Supreme Court justices - that is another aspect of this election that most people are not considering in their vote - but they better!

Concerning the billion dollar loss - Trump's organization is very large and I know that he lost a fortune in his casinos. Everything he did was legal - everything Hillary has done has been illegal - it just that our Justice Department and FBI has now been corrupted by our Democrat President. Judicial Watch, A non-partisan legal group, has countless law suits for federal records involving all the government scandals and once they are turned over - which may take years - the pubic will finally see the corruption which existed in the Obama administration.

By the way - this topic does not belong in this section!

Re: Sure vote for Trump

What's Wrong With You?
Myron, what's wrong with you? Not only is he a misogynistic piece of gutter trash, he is also a liar, a fraud, and a crook. A billion dollar loss? That's your definition of a successful businessman? He doesn't pay his employees, he stiffs his contractors, and he is perhaps the worst possible example of a successful businessman you could conjure up.


There is nothing wrong with Myron. He articulated his reasons clearly. I understand his position and agree with him. I wish there was another choice, but we have to play the hand we are dealt. I am fully prepared for Hillary to win, but there is no way that I would EVER vote for her. I have no idea what DonaldTrump would do as president, but I absolutely know what she would do, and I could never condone her numerous deplorable actions, and then reward this behavior with my vote. Trump my be misogynistic, but Hillary would sell any man, woman, or child down the river to pad her pockets, and her support of her rapist husband is far worse than some lewd comments. Also, Donald doesn't have the blood of our military on his hands. Also, Trump hasn't engaged in numerous "pay to play" scams that negatively impact the strength of this country. I can understand someone not wanting to vote for Trump (some people can't get past his persona, and I accept that), and casting a half-hearted vote for Hillary. I cannot, absolutely cannot understand anyone actively supporting this woman. The bumper stickers baffle the hell out of me. How much kool aid have these people ingested?

Re: Sure vote for Trump

I'm with Myron
I can understand someone not wanting to vote for Trump (some people can't get past his persona, and I accept that), and casting a half-hearted vote for Hillary.


That would be me. Pretty sad, isn't it?

Re: Sure vote for Trump

What's Wrong With You?
I'm with Myron
I can understand someone not wanting to vote for Trump (some people can't get past his persona, and I accept that), and casting a half-hearted vote for Hillary.


That would be me. Pretty sad, isn't it?


Just remember as you cast that vote for Hillary - if you liked the last 8 years - you will absolutely love the next 8 years - (1) higher taxes for all, (2) open borders with a major influx of refugees from Syria and the Middle East with essentially no proper vetting, (3) increased terrorists attacks in the US, (4) continued increase in government regulations which will continue to stifle and delay our economic recovery, (5) Obamacare 2.0 with substantially increased premiums and higher deductibles, (6) Supreme Court justices who will continue to make decisions to take away more of our rights, (7) and the most undemocratic, the most political justice department and non-transparency administration ever to hold office even surpassing that of the Obama's. And these are only a small list of the effect of electing Hillary to the Presidency.

The Republicans made a mistake in voting for Trump as its candidate - even more important - the country will compound that mistake by electing a political demagogue, an acknowledged liar, a person who (and evidence to show) helped setup a charity foundation for their own personal gain with a "pay for play scheme, who is bought and owned by Wall Street and big bankers (just read the emails recently uncovered).

I hope that those who intend to vote for Hillary can live with themselves later when the above come to pass - I guess they can since they have been able to justify the last 8 years.

Re: Sure vote for Trump

Myron and his wife are "good Catholics". Rose just about says Mass at St.Joseph's and runs the parish! I can't understand how Evangelical Christians and Catholics can be so hypocritical in their support for Trump. "The Donald" does not practice anything I ever was taught during 8 years at St. Mary's, 4 years at Malden Catholic or 3 years at Boston College Law School.

Re: Sure vote for Trump

Trump Catholics
Myron and his wife are "good Catholics". Rose just about says Mass at St.Joseph's and runs the parish! I can't understand how Evangelical Christians and Catholics can be so hypocritical in their support for Trump. "The Donald" does not practice anything I ever was taught during 8 years at St. Mary's, 4 years at Malden Catholic or 3 years at Boston College Law School.


Gee...nothing like getting personal - my views are MY views - I don't speak for anyone else in my family - perhaps in your family it is less Democratic than in mine!

I think that we can both agree that we have two candidates that have some very serious moral issues. One candidate that has said some really outrageous, deplorable, and crude things about women which I can not even relate to.

On the other hand we have another candidate who continues to be supportive of a husband who has demonstrated no allegiance to the fidelity of their marriage by his numerous, continuous, and documented sexual relationships with other women during their entire marriage and supporting him and attempting to destroy the women who have charged him with rape and lewd sexual behavior. And I don't even think it necessary to bring up the fact that she has many times lied to the American people about Benghazi event, her email system as well as in countless other national issues she has been involved in over the past 20 years!

So you tell me Mr. Catholic, are you really sure you want to throw that rock in your hand while living in a glass house?

Re: Sure vote for Trump

The local Repug Base is exactly that, and the local ringleader of the fake dems is no better, having its own tiny pug version of "Locker Room" Guy. Anyone who's been around more than five minutes has heard RD espouse the kind of hateful spew he richly offers (about women, people of other backgrounds, political opponents) knows that this is true. And his pitbulls (MD, MG, RVC) have fully embraced abusing their authority in any way possible, including trying to have opponents arrested, harassed, threatened with lawsuits... Local Locker Room Guy is a wannabe small-town clown creep while The D is the full-blown Clown Nightmare, with plenty of mentally imbalanced and morally deranged local base.

MFD should be totally ashamed waving away the "indiscretions" like the most extreme of the RNC and deflecting it all on the Other Side (which has nothing of which to feel proud either). The entire political scene is a corrupt $hitshow, thanks to a generally debauched and uneducated populace and the moneyed influence allowed by Citizens United, which Bernie has now pressured Hil into promising to overturn. The RNC is imploding, as it should have months ago when they couldn't manage to unseat their #1 menacing clown (they had a whole fleet running for that spot, and the worst of the bunch "rose" to the nomination). So now, those with a vestige of conscience are claiming shock at the newest videos (most of us could have predicted such moral atrocities), now that there is no question that DT espouses sexual assault (though only if a powerful white man like he perceives himself is the aggressor). Finally the morally bankrupt RNC has found evidence--that Their Guy is a repulsive and dangerous criminal--that even it cannot refute! MFD, if this is your idea of taking the moral high ground, you have failed completely. That is sad given that you do try to be a moral and contributing citizen. How about rethinking what you are saying? Even if, like so many of us, you cannot stand HRC, do you really think that there is any moral defense of DT, who is an admitted sexual predator, among his many atrocities? Would you allow your children or grandchildren to be alone with him, especially any female ones?

Re: Sure vote for Trump

Better yet - would you actually allow a known RAPIST to be in the same vicinity of your daughters, granddaughters, and White House interns with Bill Clinton standing next to Hillary? Think not!

Re: Sure vote for Trump

Once again, you choose to half-heartedly agree that your party "has nothing of which to feel proud", but then focus your entire post on the other side. I do not pretend to take the moral high ground, nor do I think MFD is acting as if he is doing so. You are correct that both sides are incredibly flawed. I happen to feel that DT is less flawed. You may disagree, but don't act as if HRC is the moral high ground. Absurd. MFD has nothing about which to be "ashamed". He doesn't name-call, and I would hardly say he is morally defending DT. He just is going to vote for his choice of the better candidate. You can do the same.
Also, may I just say that I find in incredibly creepy that anyone would talk about his wife's church habits. Yikes. Judge lest ye be judged, creepo.

Re: Sure vote for Trump

The DNC as it stands is not "my" party as the previous poster presumed incorrectly. Once upon a time it was a party worthy of support. It lost any credibility remaining when it behaved as it did this past election cycle. The DNC is now utterly corrupt (locally and nationally, sadly), just as is the RNC. Does that mean there is any viable alternative to DT other than HRC? Sorry to say, it does not. HRC is at least a competent, intelligent adult, though she has proven to be corrupt as well. She is not, however, a raving misogynist racist sexual abuser, as DT undeniably is.


FYI By rights this discussion should move to the "other" chain since it really isn't about the schools (except for the correlation to corrupt local dem politics).

Re: Sure vote for Trump

Reduced to it's simplest description, this election is going to be decided by how many votes the Dems have bought with all their "social welfare" programs for immmigrants, both legal and illegal, vs. how many right wing religious nutjobs and other assorted whackos show up on election day. No matter who wins, it is the end of America as we know it.

Isn't it about time we took our country back? And haven't you figured out yet that there is really only one way to do that?

Let's start a pool - which will be the first state to secede? I'm thinking Texas, then Oklahoma. If it was Massachusetts it would make me very proud, but you can forget that.

Re: Sure vote for Trump

MFD
What's Wrong With You?
Myron, what's wrong with you? Not only is he a misogynistic piece of gutter trash, he is also a liar, a fraud, and a crook. A billion dollar loss? That's your definition of a successful businessman? He doesn't pay his employees, he stiffs his contractors, and he is perhaps the worst possible example of a successful businessman you could conjure up.


You asked me my opinion and I gave it! He has not been bought off by Wall Street like Hillary. Wall Street is in fear of Trump because he knows all the dirty secrets they have been hiding for years - and he IS the change merchant - perhaps not the prefect one you or I would have chosen. Wall Street and the big bankers love Hillary - that should tell you everything you need to know about the election! Also, I am thinking well beyond the President - the next President will elect at least 2-3 Supreme Court justices - that is another aspect of this election that most people are not considering in their vote - but they better!

Concerning the billion dollar loss - Trump's organization is very large and I know that he lost a fortune in his casinos. Everything he did was legal - everything Hillary has done has been illegal - it just that our Justice Department and FBI has now been corrupted by our Democrat President. Judicial Watch, A non-partisan legal group, has countless law suits for federal records involving all the government scandals and once they are turned over - which may take years - the pubic will finally see the corruption which existed in the Obama administration.

By the way - this topic does not belong in this section!


Oh, it definitely belongs in this section because it shows the foolish opinions of the regular posters on this site.

Re: Sure vote for Trump

We sure needed that rain yesterday!

Re: Sure vote for Trump

Fools
Oh, it definitely belongs in this section because it shows the foolish opinions of the regular posters on this site.


Which "foolish opinions" are you referring to? Myrons?

Re: Sure vote for Trump

Yes, and all the racist, anti-Muslim, misogynistic "too bad it is not 1958 when the world was perfect" Trump supporters.

Re: Sure vote for Trump

I hope that's the case, because I found What's Wrong With you?'s comments to be spot on.

And although pessimistic, I found this from another poster also interesting:

"Reduced to it's simplest description, this election is going to be decided by how many votes the Dems have bought with all their "social welfare" programs for immmigrants, both legal and illegal, vs. how many right wing religious nutjobs and other assorted whackos show up on election day. No matter who wins, it is the end of America as we know it."

And BTW - 1958 wasn't all it was cracked up to be either.

Re: Sure vote for Trump

O.k...folks - let's end this conversation on the fact that we all agree to disagree on this matter of Trump versus Hillary! The national election in less than 30 days will determine the winner and loser! Get out and vote!

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