WW-P School District Superintendent Shouldn't Get A Raise and A New 5-Year Contract!
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I have been a resident at West Windsor, NJ for 10 years. For the past 10 years, our town has been well known for its racial harmony and school excellence. However, since our current school district superintendent Dr. David Aderhold came to this position three years ago, due to racist comments from his administration, and dramatic cut-down of academically-strong programs, families are leaving our district, house values are going down, and racial relationship in town has deteriorated to a level never seen before.
The Superintendent’s current contract expires on June 30, 2018. However, the Board of Education has decided to renew his contract now, with the highest raise possible allowed by the law. There is no need to vote on a new contract now. This is an unnecessary waste of taxpayer dollars.
Any Board Member who votes to give Dr. Aderhold a new contract is endorsing and supporting everything Dr. Aderhold has done as Superintendent.
Board Members who vote YES on this new contract are therefore complicit in the following changes to WW-P schools and actions by the Superintendent, which have reduced opportunities for students in many ways:
Dividing us by Race. The Superintendent has cut many academically strong programs favored by Asian and other students, claiming they are "racially imbalanced";
The superintendent claims that 120 kids are suicidal, a false number used to scare parents and repeated constantly last year, and in the press;
Smearing WWP students and parents in the National Press repeatedly, causing a drop in house values;
Eliminating Final Exams, which are fundamental to learning;
Reducing time for Science and Social Studies in Elementary Schools;
Eliminating A&E math in grades 4 and 5;
Not teaching vocabulary and grammar in grades 5 through 12;
Dumbing down our Math and English curriculums by implementing Common Core;
Dumbing down our Science curriculum by implementing Next Generation Science;
Eliminating Algebra 1 in 9th grade;
Cutting opportunities for students such as Science Bowl and Mock Trial;
Cutting music ensembles for elementary students;
The schools focus so heavily on standardized tests that teachers can not enrich their classes;
Hiring too many supervisors and administrative staff;
Raising too much money in taxes, and building up excessive funds in capital reserves;
Building the extravagant addition to Village School, and without a vote by taxpayers, or state aid grants;
Again using capital reserves for the addition to Maurice Hawk, without first having basic financial analysis, Demography Report, or School Capacity numbers, and without a vote by taxpayers, or state aid grants;
Extremely Low Teacher morale;
Alarming numbers of teachers leaving WW-P.
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