Tonight's 2nd part of SC meeting:
Mic is on and those of us watching the abysmally awful charade get to hear Hogan and Casatelli talking about their "gluten-free" mint patties stored in the freezer, Driscoll pretending to be all "just folks" talking about what goes in the back of her freezer, and then...
Cyndy telling JMG to eat more, after admitting she herself had only eaten a cracker and peanut butter, but she "wasn't pregnant like J is."
These people are an insult to our collective intelligence! How CT thinks there is any justification for making such a comment when she is sitting at the front of the Aldermanic Chamber, on television, whether or not she thought the mic was on or not, is ridiculous and inexcusable. Their collective slovenliness is apparent in everything they do, and this was a classic example. Why weren't they preparing for their meeting with the seriousness they took an oath to do? (Answer: they are only pretentious pretenders!) These are the same poor excuses for school administrators that have breached student confidentiality with wanton frequency. Well maybe it's fitting that this SC member (about whom her colleagues are gossiping in the breakfast circles since she's reportedly planning to send her kids to MVCS) gets a taste of the gross medicine they routinely dish out to the community.
Watching meeting - Mayor is making excuses- "we're going to the 9th inning" whatever the hell that means
Taymore - "We do supplementing"
Dolan - adding onto the base - we whittled down the gap
MacAllister - What is process to increase taxes? - how ignorant is she?
The horrible funding of the schools is all on Dolan. He punishes the children because their parents didn't vote for the override. He continues to pay his cronies inflated salaries and lets Taymore do the same.
Making choices and sacrifices. They aren't making any choices at all. They're complaining and doing nothing.
Dugan wants pie charts to look better over years. It's only gotten worse since Taymore and Adams and Conway. Nowhere to go but up, I guess.
This superintendent needs to go.It is time fire her.
Secret meeting Wednesday with delloRusso. Shows the school committee is powerless and worthless.
Lame tweets by Taymores minions
31 kids in ap english - the poor kids take the hardest class and the least help
they sign memorandum of understanding again and again. They have statement of intention. It's all words. They understand nothing and intend less.
CT: "I was in an AP English class today with 31 kids in it...." This is what passes as acceptable in Melrose at our "flagship school"!
31 students in any AP class is not acceptable, and the idiot parents should not stand for it. But the Maribeths and Marthas will excuse away this planning and administering incompetence and contempt as simply a budgetary necessity. Nonsense! Rubbish! This is the administration and Birth-to-5 Robbie simply not giving any F's about what actually happens to our high school students. It is only ever and always about the constituents fake-lovingly referred to by the district's abomination of an administrative leader as the "babies."
All they have is goals and artifacts. No good results to show for anything.
Melrose takes awhile to wake up and hopefully not to long this time. It is time for This superintendent. To be fazed out soon.
Superintendent must be held accountable. She's the only one school committee can hold accountable - they give her a pass.
List of sacrifices to make:
Fire Taymore save 200,000
Fire Adams save 150,000
Fire Lambright save 150,000
Folks - stop this ridiculous discussion! She is an arrogant, egotistical bureaucrat who will leave when she finishes her current term so that she can maximize her retirement benefits - and the school committee will not let her go and admit they made a mistake.
Notice that the felon talking about protecting people. God help every protected class if he helps them the same way he helped the elderly he stole from.
Taymore never took down the personal, private information of the outplaced SPED students.
The School Committee gets a taste of the gross medicine they routinely dish out to the community.
Honestly the entire SC is a bunch of Mean Girls vying for vilest. Clearly Margaret gets to wear the crown (matches her silly pointy shoes but clearly clashes with her big stupid hair bows), though Doughboy and CynSin keep trying. The Felon is the bottom of the heap, not because he's not mean or vile, but because he's the most ineffectual and ridiculous (although the Melrose voters might earn that dishonor for allowing this convicted thief of old people's money to take office). The Lifer is not to be taken seriously about anything (the self-proclaimed Arts Advocate--gee whatever happened there after her gushing praise for her DebbieDumDum so-called Director?; the self-proclaimed Tech Leader and Globe TechEd writer who wouldn't pass AP English; the Jock...you name it, she's a fraud), Little Wimpie is no where near as Nicey-Nice as she wants us to believe (and she has so little actual faith in the district that her kids are going to Mystic, speaking of frauds signing onto every anti-charter thing of Rob and Marg and Gail), oh yeah, let's not forget Ms PTO Mom Illiterate now "Exec" Asst (pitbull oaf) to Madame Lawsuit Generator Cyn (she's quite effective in that dept!). What a tedious sitcom they do!
BOA not much better, but there are a couple of okay well-meaning ones amidst the schlumps and outright simpering frauds. Again, the voters take the cake in putting this bunch forward as the best it can offer....
I heard this thing at the beginning of the second meeting and was frankly appalled. Even if it was an innocent "mistake," it reflected a total lack of professionalism and respect for the environment and work at hand. And just exactly how does the superintendent of schools think it's justifiable to be speaking to a member of the School Committee, her employer, about the status of the member's reproductive system, and in the most glaringly public space on view for the entire city and region? This "we're just folks" thing translates to total Institutionalized Unprofessionalism, which is the working definition of the Melrose Public Schools under this totally dysfunctional "leadership." The now outed pregnant school committee member whose privacy was so carelessly violated would be suitably outraged, but based on her conduct to date probably doesn't have the guts to demand appropriate action or worse may not even view it as a breach of privacy or professionalism. These are the same individuals who thought that it was not only perfectly okay to give a pass to the "Go Back to the Plantation" scandal, but actually to go far beyond and reward/award the superintendent in the most stunning display afterwards and continuing into the present. Really disgraceful conduct all around!
Apparently it's the preggo hypocrite who allegedly plans to send her kids there because lottery was won. This is the same one who can't get enough Yes-Mam's and sickening head bobs into the public record when it comes to singing its groundless praises or conversely joining into MD's and RD's endless ugly rants and proclamations about the charter school that they view is stealing the district's money (though they reject the notion that if the district were doing an honest and credible job delivering the education our tax dollars pay for, that 225+ families wouldn't be leaving for Mystic Valley and many more for private & parochial schools). Anyone can say what they will about Mystic Valley, but there are many who are grateful for the education their children are or have received there, including sitting elected officials too hypocritical to admit it about their own children.
yup she has gone the charter school route and don't forget Dolan was in the lottery as well he's dying to get his kid in there along with Della Russo's kid. Why can't they just admit their kids will be better educated at MVRCS, than the train wreck at MPS, until the supt. and the SC get run out of town it's only going to get worse.
and van Campen's and mortimer's and on and on....
The sycophant hypocrites who refuse to acknowledge how bad the Melrose Public Schools are and take any and every opportunity to trash charters.... Malevolent frauds all!
Mentioning the children of elected officials on anonymous message board is very troubling. It would be one thing if these elected officials used the fact that they were parents of public school children as a reason to vote for them in their election campaigns. However, if they are just doing what is best for their situation and not using their personal choices as campaign fodder, then families should be left out of it. Sad!
To think that the mayor and a sitting school committee member (and city solicitor and chief financial officer) are opting for the charter school route when some of these same officials have quite literally spoken rabidly against these schools, have initiated hateful campaigns against the families choosing this route (actively encouraging shunning and condemnation towards the families and children for driving up the local cost). But then this is the same administration that is actively covering up the cemetery scandal, the multitude of OCR complaints against the city, the multitude of other lawsuits, discrimination suits, etc. Nothing should surprise us, but still, it's a natural tendency to want to feel good about where one lives, and these shameful hypocrites make that very challenging indeed.
Wonder if Jaimie is going to continue rating her employee so glowingly or if she will finally stand up and do her job, starting with demanding some consequence for this latest breach of basic professionalism and unlawful violation of confidential information by the superintendent.
Well, VuVu is back, and is as full of crap as ever. The fact that a sitting Mayor, who is also the controlling force on the SC, that elected officials including SC and BofA members, and that other high-level appointed officials are actively working to get their own kids out of a system they continuously tout as "incredible" is germane to any discussion about the schools. Their actions belie their words.
The ever unpleasant VV doesn't seem to object to the gross release by the superintendent Monday night of the school committee member's reproductive information, being the reliable hypocrite that she is. The fact that elected officials who have railed against the charter school and mistreated those who believe in respecting family choice, all for political gain, including those referenced in this string, means that their family choices are also fair game. VV certainly didn't object to ripping on her favorite SC target for alternate choices for that family's children, and VV shouldn't be taken seriously now either. Maybe there will be the Clown Car suggestions now, if true to form.... Honk Honk Barf
Funny...I remember a time when a brilliant poster pointed out the fact that a former SC member distributed flyers around Melrose and the first point on the flyer touted the fact that the SC member was the parent of kids in the district schools. As a sitting SC member this individual later moved a child out of the school system. When the brilliant poster pointed that out; the brilliant poster was vilified on this board. Pointing out things that are said on a campaign for public office is fair game. Bringing kids into the mix is wrong.
"Funny...I remember a time when a brilliant poster pointed out the fact that a former SC member distributed flyers around Melrose and the first point on the flyer touted the fact that the SC member was the parent of kids in the district schools. As a sitting SC member this individual later moved a child out of the school system. When the brilliant poster pointed that out; the brilliant poster was vilified on this board. Pointing out things that are said on a campaign for public office is fair game. Bringing kids into the mix is wrong."
Ick gross stupid!
VV speaking in circles and praising herself in Trump rhetoric. Sad!
And this is about hypocrites who vilify those who choose the charter school and then turn around and place their kids there.
Oh yeah, and pointing out things said in the half-shell while sitting in office are fair game, too!
Go check on your microwave oven and go back under your rock!
The difference is JM's personal reproductive information being outed by Cyndy Taymore is not protected information by law. However, The City's SPED students' personal information IS PROTECTED BY STATE AND FEDERAL LAW because they are minors. Unfortunately, because of Cyndy Taymore's complete lack of compassion for kids and pure defiance as well as the school committee members' utter negligence. the childrens' protected private student information CONTINUES TO BE PUBLICLY AVALABLE on the school department and school committee websites on IQ2M.
Yes, all true. JM is supposed to be the boss here, and why she's allowed this kind of gross coziness with her employee such that Cyndy is a bud talking about JMG's pregnancy (and in public, etc. in the context of an official meeting about to start) reflects as much on JMG's lack of professionalism as on the superintendent's chronic and provable lack of same.
You recent posters are correct that this SC and their employee have repeatedly violated federal and state privacy laws of children, and they really could not care less. They continue to break all manner of laws and regulations, and Melrose simply could not care less either, for the most part.
Yes, Mrs. CKK fought tirelessly in this regard to hold all, including herself, accountable. I would not say it was in vain because certainly for six years it was a different game, especially during the time JD was there, also. They had their butts kicked repeatedly (albeit always politely), and a lot of information was made available to the public that is simply dark now under this Trumpian regime. A lot of good came about, including changes like the fact that We the Public now see a packet in IQM2 that was not the case when CKK and JD started. During that time the chair and super would just pass out papers at the last minute for the committee to make snap votes on, never having read them or studied. CKK put a quick end to that BS and made them post the packets in accordance to the laws they had been breaking for a long time. She also exposed each and every time they tried to pull that same BS again, like the times they tried to force votes on union contracts without having seen a shred of paper. They predictably went fairly cray-cray each time, with their nasty little tantrums, but at least the public had good clues about where to look for the bodies, as it were. So that was one of many tremendous improvements we are still benefiting from, but they will all scramble to claim she did nothing. Perfect Trumpism on display here in little ol' Melrose.
JMG should be able to send her kids anywhere she wants, be preg or not, and be treated respectfully and professionally. That doesn't let her off the hook when she signs onto every rubber-stamp dumb thing that her chair, super/mommy and mayor design that is supposed to represent the committee, and aka, the public they represent, targeting charter school families with their ugly insinuations, as has been the case with MD, CC, KT, RD, most of the BOA. Further, she does not get a pass for failing to correct obvious wrongs, starting with leaving confidential information of children online. For the record, any parent that sees enough that they want their children to go elsewhere is making a correct call, in the opinion of many. Being hypocritical and ugly to those who make other choices is the issue here.
Leave kids out of it. Period. Campaign promises are OK. Posting about kids, not OK. Sad!
And leaving kids names posted on IQ2M, in a continuing violation of the law, is okay?
A reminder, no one publically exposed a child's personally identifiable information here, except the school committee and superintendent of schools. They have publically acknowledged the unlawful action and falsely claimed publicly that they had removed the information. They all( the superintendent, SC chair, Mayor Dolan, city solicitor and all SC members) have been made aware the information is still on IQM2 and have defiantly decided not to take it down even though they are in violation of State and Federal laws that protect children and their identities. This reckless and illegal behavior is harming children and their families every day it is still publicly available.