February 27, 2014
Over the last several weeks, we have been working tirelessly to avert what would have been a disaster for our members and public education in New Jersey. The members of our union are to be congratulated for their display of courage and solidarity. Without your effort, we could not have succeeded.
I contacted legislators from both sides of the issue, armed with the law and the intent of the waiver & the true reasons for the budget shortfall. Late yesterday evening, I received word that the waiver would be withdrawn.
Our next effort will be to secure the removal of State-Appointed Superintendent Cami Anderson and her ethically challenged team. There are enormous conflicts of interest existing at 2 Cedar Street as well as the employment of Tiffany Hardrick and Vaughn Thompson which is an educational disgrace. The fiscal disaster at the Newark Board of Education exists because of her ineptness in budgetary matters. When her budgets are analyzed, it will be proven that unaccountable funds will exist as great as when Beverly Hall was Superintendent. We shall be victorious in this matter with your continued support and solidarity. We, as a Union, are in this together. The power of the many shall always prevail.
I remain yours:
Joseph Del Grosso
John M. Abeigon
Director of Organization
Michael F. Dixon