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Petition to Monroe Township Board of Education, George Adams, Ron Coleman, James Henderson, Joe Mahoney, Lisa Pflugfeleder, Joe Rumpf, Andy Schwaiger, Jeff Simpler

Removal or Resignation of Charles Earling, Dave Sullivan & Ralph Ross Sr.

***Mounting Proof is being collected that in addition to these men listed, President of the BOE, George Caruso, was also aware of the mold and cover up.  We are DEMANDING his RESIGNATION effective IMMEDIATELY***Superintendent, Charles Earling, along with David Sullivan and Ralph Ross, also employees of the district, have had first hand knowledge that mold exists and has existed in Holly Glen Elementary School as well as other schools in Monroe Township for an extended amount of time.  They were requested to have the mold tested numerous times throughout the years, but continually ignored our pleas. Mold can cause serious health issues.  The most common mold symptoms and health effects are associated with a respiratory response. Chronic coughing and sneezing, irritation to the eyes, mucus membranes of the nose and throat, rashes, chronic fatigue and persistent headaches can all be symptomatic of black mold exposure or black mold poisoning.  There are also numerous long term affects it can do to your body and immune system.. The actions of these individuals to ignore the pleas of parents, staff,  and teachers along with outside contractors is irresponsible and unforgivable.  It is also criminal. Due to their actions, it has twisted all confidence from our community members and we are standing among each other to demand a change. We urge the members of the Board of Education, who were elected into office with the intent to be the voice of the public and to have our children’s best interest in mind when making decisions, to put a plan into place to remove Charles Earling, Dave Sullivan and Ralph Ross Sr. from the positions they hold in the Monroe Township Public School District. The negligent decisions they have made has caused health hazards to our staff, teachers, administrators and most importantly, our children. This is unacceptable and will not be tolerated any longer. This requested removal of these individuals is based upon the reports of black mold findings and the cover-ups that have taken place by these individuals.   We, the public are rightfully urging you to use the power that was given to you upon your election. Our children are the most important asset in our lives.  It is unfair that they have been exposed to these conditions without someone standing up for them and stepping in to take action.  Please restore the voice of the people, the faith in our community and the love and concern for our children.

Debbie DeFelice
1,744 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Board of Commissioners, Glenda Y. Silv President, Tafarai Bayne Vice President, Nicole Chase Member, Rudy Espinoza Member, Eric R. Eisenberg Member, Cris Liban Member, John Ly Member


On January 12, 2017, a car traveling southbound in the right lane on Overland Avenue in Los Angeles was struck by a northbound vehicle tuning left on Ashby Avenue. The car ran up onto the sidewalk and crashed into the house at the southwest corner where, earlier that day, a group of Overland Avenue Elementary students and parents waited with a crossing guard. It was the third accident in one month. In each case, a car crashed onto the corner sidewalk where, twice each day during the school year, as many as 200 children and their parents gather to cross the street on their way to and from school. These weren’t isolated incidents. Since the Overland Avenue expansion, the intersection at Overland and Ashby has become one of the most dangerous in Los Angeles, with dozens of accidents in the past year alone. It’s only a matter of time before crashes like these will injure or kill children and parents. Parents have repeatedly contacted the offices of Councilmember Paul Koretz and the Board of Transportation, yet nothing has been done. Now we, the parents of Overland Avenue Elementary students and concerned local citizens, demand that the Board of Transportation immediately take the following measures to remedy this situation: Install barriers on the four corners of the intersection. Add a second crossing guard to the alternative crosswalk at Northvale and Overland. Close the right-hand lanes to traffic during school hours.  Install traffic arrows for cars traveling east and west. Without these actions, mass tragedy isn’t a question of if—but when. Sincerely,Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff and Jennifer GraysonOverland Avenue Elementary Parents photo credit:

Rachel Sarnoff
247 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Governor Phil Scott, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Elimination of Education Strikes and Imposed Contracts in Vermont

"Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin We are blessed to live in the great state of Vermont, where our teachers are our neighbors, our legislators are our friends, and our community members are intricately weaved together through shared goals.   Our education system in Vermont has evolved over the years, and yet we find ourselves in the situation of consistently being "stuck" when it comes to collective bargaining. While boards impose contracts and teachers strike, the ones caught in the crossfire are our very own children.   As the only New England state, and one of only 13 states in the nation, that allows teachers to strike, it is time that we revisit the idea that was most recently introduced in 2015.  Senator Joe Benning set out to pass S. 111 and Representative Kurt Wright set out to pass HR. 76, both of which would eliminate  teacher strikes AND school board imposed contracts in connection with collective bargaining for teachers’ and school administrators’ contracts.  The bills, which were strongly lobbied against by the VNEA, failed by the narrowest of margins.   Two years later, both Burlington and South Burlington have voted to strike again, leaving our children without education. Both Senator Benning and Representative Wright plan to reintroduce this legislation again.  Petitioning our state legislators is the most direct way to make them aware of our desires and needs.  They are here to listen to us.   Your support does not imply that you are for or against the teachers union and/or the school board. Again, the proposed legislation addresses BOTH sides because it bans school board imposed contracts and school strikes.   The passing of this act would serve to protect teachers, parents, tax payers, and most importantly, our children. In this day and age, there has to be a better way to bargain without our children suffering the consequences.  Please join us in this effort.      

Parents for Uninterrupted Education
435 supporters