Monday, June 30, 2008

The Case of the Hidden Agendas

The school board agendas and those desperately seeking them were both under the same roof Saturday.

I'm told the agendas were delivered late Friday and were put away. The next day, their presence was not made known to staff at the Reference Desk, so the agenda seekers were turned away.

After all the suspense, it turns out there were just two items, as Maria reports. One is Dr. Steve Gallon III's contract and the other is board approval of a contract with the Plainfield Association of School Administrators.

The unfinished story of personnel changes in the top ranks will have to wait until the July business meeting.

By the way, while waiting to see whether the agendas would be available to the public, Maria and I enjoyed looking over the carts of books assigned for high school students' summer reading. Quite a few intriguing titles!

Older folks can get a lot out of summer reading, too. Maria and I both recommend "The Soprano State: New Jersey's Culture of Corruption" by reporters Bob Ingle and Sandy McClure.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why Does Everything the BOE does must be cloak and dagger.

And they wonder why no one trusts them.

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tax payers of Plainfield should be angry....really angry! Enough keeping us in the dark!! Where is the detailed agenda? Why all the secrets? Why are we reviewing Gallomn's contract the day before he is suppose to take office-that makes NO sense at all! I am sure something is illegal the way the information is not given to the public in a timely fashion.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ms. Paglia - I specifically went to the circulation desk and asked the young lady to check her files. She walked to the file cabinet behind her desk She saw an agenda for the 10th and the 17th. She then asked me which date I was inquiring about. When I told her the 30th, she looked AGAIN. That was at 10:00 am Saturday. NADA

10:26 PM  

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