Folks it didn't take them long.
Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting heralded the "Romano Faction's" first live political stunt of 2016.
The choreography between Peter Biancamano, Brittany Montgomery and John Madigan began after public comment had ended, prior to the motion to close the meeting. (Yes, the stunt has already been recorded on the blog of embittered crapademic, Anthony "CuriousGal" Petrosino.)
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Petrosino used to 'double-dip' when he worked full-time as Assistant to Hoboken District Superintendent Jack Raslowsky (2007-2009) while teaching in Austin, Texas.
Yep, double-dipper Petrosino collected a full-time salary from Hoboken taxpayers while he was on the payroll at University of Austin, until 2009, when he was canned by the Kids First School Board Trustees.
Petrosino then sued the Hoboken Board of Education, and lost. The BoE countersued and won.
As a result of all that firing and suing, Petrosino is nursing a grudge the size of the state he works in (Texas); in fact, Petro has weaponized his "education" blog to attack the Hoboken School District and the school board who fired him. Under the mantle of academia, he churns out pseudo-scientific data to disparage Hoboken District School as a proxy for his real target: Kids First.
So, back to this week's BoE meeting...
GA received a series of texts (and a photo) from a witness:
Look who shows up 49 minutes late!! Missed student recognitions, speeches of the kids from the Harvard model congress and missed the speeches from the kids in the Rutgers pre med honors program. Also missed super's discussion about coding club for elementary kids and also the partnership with Steven's and coding programs for jr and high school. Doosh!!!!! Hola showed up because PB [Peter Biancamano] made a motion.in new business to drop the lawsuit Madigan 2nd it. Ambush!!! But clearly Hola knew what to expect they came out to watch the vote! who voted to continue! Tom called the vote it was 6-3.
PB made the motion Madigan 2nd and Britney said call the vote!!! As if she gets to dictate!!! So Peter bypassed the boards committee process and went straight
to ambush!! That's why Jen Sargeant and husband, Barbara Martinez, Lynn Danzinger, Susan Costimiras and a few other hola parents were there last night. They < knew what Peter had up his sleeve.
Brittany Montgomery sits on the Governance and Communication committees. The Governance Committee is tasked with discussing and reviewing agenda items. The Governance committee met a few days prior to Tuesday's meeting.
It is Brittany Montgomery's responsibility as a member of the Governance Committee to have introduced that motion to put on the agenda. What did Brittany Montgomery do instead?
Brittany Montgomery kept her mouth shut. She played her part in a coordinated political stunt to sandbag the 6 members of the Board who were kept in the dark about this motion.
Montgomery knew it was coming, as did (presumably) the unusually large contingent from HoLa, which included the Executive Director of the school, Jen Sargeant.
How do parents OUTSIDE the District know about a motion that will be introduced "live" while six sitting District Board members are kept in the dark?
Montgomery behaved disgracefully. By keeping her mouth shut in the Governance meeting, so that she, Biancamano and Madigan could pull off a political "Live item" stunt, Montgomery has shown her "true colors"- she's there for politics, not the Hoboken District kids.
GA was told that Peter Biancamano read from prepared notes as he introduced his "Live Item," a motion for the Hoboken District to drop it's appeal. The Board Attorney interjected:
Board Attorney: "Frankly lobbing a motion on the floor during active ongoing litigation would hamper Boards ability to have a public discussion...."Madigan seconded the motion.
Biancamano: "That's why WE made a motion to call the vote, we knew we can't discuss"
Montgomery, Madigan and Biancamano voted "Yes"
Note, Biancamano's Live Motion completely omits the funding issues central to the Hoboken District's position, showing himself to be utterly dishonest.
In any case, forget about transparency with the Romano Faction: Biancamano, Madigan and Montgomery. The Romano Faction cut off the public's ability to speak on the motion by introducing it after the close of public comment. The Romano Faction betrayed Hoboken District PARENTS by advising parents in another District, keeping it's own Parents and Board members in the dark, that this motion was being introduced.
The Romano Faction appears to be working for another District, not the children of the Hoboken District. This is a betrayal of trust with the families who sent their children to the Hoboken District Schools. SHAME on Montgomery, who has taught special education; the vast majority of special needs children are served by the Hoboken School District.
Finally, WHO is waiting in the wings for the political operation to be executed so that he may publish crapademic spin on his "education website" where it will be recycled for political use later?
Anthony "Curious Gal" Petrosino!
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