Highly skilled special ed teachers are not babysitters. This speaks to your ignorance about the special education services provided.
You must have no children left in the school district with your recommendations to cut all the things that any respectable school district has, AP classes and the arts (which by the way has plenty of students).
I hope the school district never has to entertain your ideas. View Comment
They made the wrong choice because a monthly pass holder like me got no benefit other than you waited a few extra days to buy the monthly pass for November. Either way I paid the same amount so I did not ride "free" as the monthly pass runs from November 1st to the 30th. The only people who "benefited" and I use that word lightly, were the ones who buy a day to day ticket pass. My October monthly pass means I prepaid the whole month in advance. There should have been a discount for train pass users off their November train pass. I don't think the MTA thinks about their regular everyday customers when they make these decisions. We are the ones who ride the train everyday paying a lot of money for these monthly passes and are the ones who never get any refund or discount if something goes wrong. Whether they allowed us to ride "free" or not November 1st & 2nd means nothing if your November monthly pass covers you for those days anyway. I have a Westchester county bus pass attached to my November monthly and there were no free rides on the Westchester MTA buses the bus driver told me so I had to have my pass on November 1st anyway. So the free bus thing only applied to NYC. View Comment
SOMEONE, AND I'M GUESSING IT'S THIS LETTER'S AUTHOR OR SUPPORTER, SENT A SPAM EMAIL TO PARENTS IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH THIS SAME MESSAGE ANONYMOUSLY. I SAY SHAME ON YOU AND HOW DID YOU OBTAIN OUR PERSONAL EMAILS ILLEGALLY? View Comment
I agree with "hvpatriot because I was thinking the same thing about the safety issue. I agree with having a community "garden but not on school grounds. All safety issues should have been spelled out and addressed before this was given approval. The article seems to suggest that there was plenty of broad language to go around that did not have direct answers. The "northsalembiker" commented on what he heard from the school which seems to be more than what is in the article, so yes he does not have all the facts.
"Dawn to Dusk" is a pretty long time and there are plenty of children on the school grounds after 2:10 with after school and sports activities. They are also there during the summer for pre-season practice. The one board member who disagreed with the garden was a police officer and that should tell you something because he knows about the possible ramifications and looks at if from a safety standpoint first.
This is not a public park but a school, and schools should have different rules regarding strangers. Just because they are residents of North Salem does not mean anything.
For such a garden to exist, there needs to be clear rules posted and it needs to be monitored during school and after school hours. If that is not possible, then the garden should be elsewhere or just for the exclusive use of the school and/or schoolchildren and parents. View Comment