Phil De Falco resigns from Board of Ed

11/19/2009:

The Board of Education now has an empty seat effective November 30th. Wonder who will fill that seat?

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DeFalco quits Board of Ed

Re: Resignation from the, Hoboken Board of Education

To whom it may concern,

This letter is to inform you that, as of November 30, 2009, I will resign from my position as a Hoboken Board of Education Due Trustee. Due to increased demands from my business, I do not believe that I can dedicate the time that is needed to perform the required tasks of this position. It Is for this reason that I must step down.

Although my tenure has been short, I have found this position to be interesting & I have enjoyed working with all the members of the Board. It Is unfortunate that I must resign, however, the needs of.
my clients and my livelihood, must take precedence over this volunteer position.

In closing, I would like to thank those that have assisted me in this position. I wish the Board of Education, the Superintendent, and all the faculty of the District good luck on continuing to do what is
necessary for the betterment of our children.

Philip A. De Falco, CPA

See original letter here.

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19 Comments on "Phil De Falco resigns from Board of Ed"

poed
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poed

clarification: nothing by the DOE will happen. Now that KF is in, The specific audit violations have been brought to everyone’s attention and for the first time. Furthermore, a date for a Corrective Action Plan has been noted and a presentation will occur in the Dec. meeting. This is amazing! I have never heard the Corrective Action plan nor the test scores presented before. Kudos KF! Keep up the good work!

Hoboken_South
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Hoboken_South

You people are unbelievable. Delusional. A lot of this stuff happened on Kids First’s watch. They never go by the schools. I have not seen one of these chicks in a school unless its for a meeting or Maureen’s self appointed PTO president meetings. Jesus. Yeah..they are all the answer.

Carter and Rusack are the anser too right? Carter has so many lawsuits against him from Plainfield, its absurd.

poed
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poed

Oh Please. Give it up. Everyone of your accusations are false. Not one bit of truth to any of it. With all due respect, if you want to keep any credibility you need to make sure your facts are remotely correct.

In response to Hoboken_South who said:
You people are unbelievable. Delusional. A lot of this stuff happened on Kids First’s watch. They never go by the schools. I have not seen one of these chicks in a school unless its for a meeting or Maureen’s self appointed PTO president meetings. Jesus. Yeah..they are all the answer.

Carter and Rusack are the anser too right? Carter has so many lawsuits against him from Plainfield, its absurd.

roadmodel
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roadmodel

how did all this get by Theresa when she was President and Trish was on Finance? More amazing is that KidsFirst
didnt vote “NO” to the food service contract.

poed
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poed
Kf voted no on the contracts and budget. They did try to bring it to the attention of the public. Please note,the Auditor asks the Board President how he/she should present the information. Last year, (rhodes Kearns pres.) the auditor indicated that while there were some findings, the boe should be proud and feel confident that the admin were open and he had the utmost confident in the admin to correct any issues that the district may have. KF members continued to press the issues asking when these items would be corrected as many were going on for years. The Auditor responded that the admin assured him that it would be corrected. This rally went back and forth, for a while. Repeat violations were continually brought up, even as high as the comm. office–nothing was done. This is the reason you need an experienced and qualified Super. with an honest board. The violations go back as far as one can find. You can search: njdoe kpmg audit 2006- to get an idea of DETAILED finding with appendix. AMAZING corruption. The BOE approved payment for Traffic violations, dinners at places like Amanda’s, Frankie and Jonnie’s etc..in excess of 50k. Truly amazing. The NJDOE is a broken oversite dept. which has little if any power or desire to hold anyone accountable. They have little, if any, control nor concern for violations of mandates and/or accounting principles. Nothing is done when violations occur. The only response one may get is..”vote in responsible people.”… Read more »
oceanbloo
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oceanbloo

I thank Phil for doing the right thing and resigning.

He was basically dead weight from day 1. He never seemed to be at any meetings, and didn’t add much value at all. I don’t think he is a bad guy, and he hadn’t been on the Board long enough to really be accountable for the previous failings, but the BoE just didn’t seem to interest him. I’m glad he’s getting out, and hopefully his seat will be occupied by someone who truly cares about what is going on in the system.

hobokenx2
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hobokenx2

This is great news! Long overdue – really – did he ever have original ideas or thoughts or was he just a mouthpiece/puppet? As a parent of children in the Hoboken Public Schools, it is so refreshing to see a Bd of Ed and Superintendent who REALLY DO care about doing what is best for the students and the schools – not inflating their egos or furthering their personal agendas. Keep up the good work!!

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