Tuesday, September 27, 2016

BOE Workshop Meeting - September 21, 2016


Last Wednesday night's Middletown Board of Education Workshop meeting lasted 2 hours and to be honest, I haven't had time to review it completely, I'm about halfway through but I thought it important to post nevertheless for others to view.

One of the items discussed last week that I'm interested in, is the policy revision to the regulation regarding security for groups who rent our school with more than 75 people in attendance. The revised regulation would require Tier 2 and Tier 3 users to incur costs for a security guard to be present at events.

What this means is groups such as the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, BYAA, MYAA, sports or day camps, St Mary Soccer or other types of community groups, that use Middletown Board of Education facilities may not be able to do so due to the added costs to their programs.

This discussion item will be voted on at the next Board of Education meeting which just so happens to be this evening Tuesday, September 27th.

I would implore those concerned about this change of policy to attend the meeting and speak out against it.




6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dig a little deeper Mike. This has nothing to do with “Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, BYAA, MYAA, sports or day camps, St Mary Soccer”. They are just collateral damage.Talk to your “sources”. There is a group being targeted but it is none of the ones you mentioned.

Michael Morris said...

Yes you are correct, the groups mentioned above are all collateral damage. The real reason why this is happening is to keep the Muslim group from meeting on Sundays at Lincroft Village School. The Muslim's hold their religious services there.

Anonymous said...

Bingo. Certain people don’t want the parents of the Muslim children who go to school with their kids to use the school for their religious services even though the Muslims pay to rent the space. They are trying to portrait this as a “security” issue but it is Islamophobia, plain and simple. They may live on the “good side of town” but ignorance doesn’t care where you live, it will find you if you leave the door open.

Michael Morris said...

Amen

Michael Morris said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

Actually, the Muslims meet at Thompson and they pay tens of thousands of dollars a year to the school district for the privilege. They are our tax paying neighbors just like the folks who want to kick them out.