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Will Downbeach Schools Adopt Controversial Sex Ed Standards?

Why do so few South Jersey school boards provide online access to their meetings? Something they don’t want us to see? Most parents surprised to find that their local school boards are adopting a new, controversial sex and gender curriculum supported by NJ Gov Phil Murphy and the state teachers union; NJEA. Will your town …

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NJ Teachers Union Defends Controversial Sex and Gender Curriculum

Controversial sex-education standards are coming to New Jersey schools this Fall. The NJ State Board of Education adopted new teaching standards during the height of Gov. Phil Murphy’s Covid-19 lockdowns. Gender identity, oral and anal sex are just some of the topics covered. Have you seen the parody ad attacking the NJEA Teachers Union? (Watch …

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NJ Public School Gender & Sexual Orientation Mandate, K thru 3rd Grade.

Starting this fall, 6 and 7 year old children that attend NJ public schools will be taught lessons related to sexual orientation and gender identity. The controversial new curriculum will be mandated for students in kindergarten thru 3rd grade. Parents are pushing back. So are NJ Congressmen and Senators. Listen to Anne Baker on WOND …

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Retired Superintendent Re-imagines Margate, Ventnor, Longport School District

The following Letter To The Editor is from Carmine C. Bonanni, Jr., a former Ventnor school superintendent: I arrive at the following perspective on merging the Margate/Longport and Ventnor School Districts by having lived in Margate for over 50 years and serving as VECC (Ventnor) School Superintendent for 9 years from 2002 through 2011. For …

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Downbeach Parents Support Ocean City School Board Whistle-Blower.

Downbeach parents are getting a closer look at how local school boards operate, particularly in Ocean City and Atlantic City. Parents don’t like what they’re hearing from an Ocean City school board whistle-blower. Parents equally appalled by the student safety conditions within Atlantic City’s school district. Last week, Ocean City school board member Suzanne Morgan …

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Margate Students Returning To Classrooms Sept 3. Did Online ZOOM Teaching Work?

First day of Margate school is September 3. All classes will be taught in-person, daily from 8:15a til 12:15p. Learn more at next Margate Board of Education meeting, 6p. Wednesday, Aug. 12. Masks must be worn by staff and students unless socially distanced. Students will not have lunch or recess. Children provided time for snack. …

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Margate School Superintendent Baruffi Considers Consolidation

City Commissioners requested wanted an update on the Margate School District. Are we on the right track with our schools? On Feb. 20, members of the Margate Board of Education were in attendance to watch Superintendent Baruffi address Mayor Becker and Commissioners Amodeo and Blumberg. Note: Mayor Becker has sole authority to appoint Margate School …

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Margate School District Ripe For Downsizing & Consolidation

Oh the fun when the Margate Commissioners invite public comment. 3 minutes to say anything. No questions, please. Better make your point quick, too. Keep an eye on that countdown clock. Loud buzzer gonna cut you off. Next….. Snickers. Groans. Occasionally a smile. Biting facts, figures…. some wrapped in silly snark. Commissioners giggle nervously. They know …

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2019 Margate School Teacher Salaries

2019 Margate School Teacher Salaries As a public service to all Margate Taxpayers, these are the base salaries for the Margate NJ School District Teachers.  Base salaries below do not include additional compensation like healthcare, pension, longevity, unused sick & vacation time payouts. It costs Margate taxpayers approx $32,000 per student. Student enrollment has slipped …

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Margate School Budget OK’s $30,000 Cost Per Student

Those in charge of Margate school finances approved a substantial $12,763,571 budget on Thursday, March 28. While most applaud the quality of education offered to Margate kids, the $30,000 cost to teach each child is still among the highest in the State of NJ. The Margate School superintendent is Thomas Baruffi . Tighe Middle School, …

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Ventnor and Margate School Boards Under Pressure to Cut Budgets.

VENTNOR Board of Education has recommended the district not replace several teachers and a secretary who are retiring at the end of the school year. The board also recommended eliminating one of the district’s five administrative positions. Board President James Pacanowski: Board recommends budget cuts thru attrition – not replacing retiring staff, and getting rid …

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Is Margate Next? Brigantine Board Votes To Consolidate Two Half Empty Schools.

Margate School Board take note: Brigantine will soon consolidate it’s two, half-empty schools. That announcement was made at the recent Brigantine City Council Meeting. Will Margate leadership take a cue from Brigantine? The 3 Commissioners often catch hell from residents about this issue. Listen to recent commissioners meeting. > Brigantine Mayor Andy Simpson shrugged off reports …

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Margate Resident Questions Use of $30 Million in New Tax Ratables

LISTEN TO PODCAST > No tax increase?  Hmmm. Doesn’t sound kosher to Margate resident, John Sewell, as he spoke on Thursday night at the Margate Commissioners meeting. What’s going on with all those new monies pouring into Margate City coffers? What about that grant money for back-bay dredging? What’s happening to $30-$35 million of new …

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$32,000 Tuition Cost Per Student Too High, Says Margate Residents.

The question of why Margate needs to fully staff 2 schools, once again reared it’s ugly head at the Feb. Margate Commissioners meeting. It’s true. Margate taxpayers do foot quite a hefty bill each year to educate our local kids. Resident John Sewell says taxpayers spend a whopping $32,000 per student…per year in tuition. The …

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