Letter: Anti-bullying violations in Hoboken

Hoboken resident and parent Elizabeth Markevitch sent in this letter regarding the unprofessional and vile behavior exhibited by several city employees.

Unacceptable behavior from Hoboken “City Officials”

“This year marks a major overwhelming bipartisan effort in NJ to implement Anti Bullying provisions in Schools.

Hoboken Public Schools have a very serious problem with bullying. Concerns and reports from parents and students are often disregarded according to several parents and students who had reported bullying. According to the Hoboken School Policy against Harassment and bullying it is defined “To be considered harassment, the behavior must be unwelcome by the recipient and have the effect of creating a hostile environment.”

However, in Hoboken bullying seems to be permitted by various members of it’s School Board. For instance The Majority “Kids First” has a graphic designer who has engaged in bullying, making fun of and harassing anyone who disagrees with them. Recently she said, “I want to shoot someone,” referring to people in government (and private citizens) with whom she disagrees. When questioned, it is explained as “satire.”

Harassment, racism, vileness are poor examples to set

“In a June Board of Education meeting another board member testified that President and Vice President Rose Markle and Theresa Minutillo made fun of a teachers foreign accent during committee meetings, and comments were made and used in an evaluation regarding Cheng-Yen Hillenbrand, who was ultimately fired. The Kids First hired an interim superintendent and his assistant Rusack who openly yelled at and harassed a teacher in a school board meeting when she claimed to have no knowledge of a line in a supposed letter he was reading from her file. Over 80 people witnessed this and yet the board did nothing to stop this public bullying. Afterwords, it was found the letter did not contain the sentence which Rusack had read out loud at the meeting . This was clearly an attempt to besmirch her qualifications!

One of the purposes of Board of Education Meetings is to give the community an opportunity to listen to proposed plans and decisions which will affect Hoboken students and to provide a supportive environment for community members to express their thoughts and concerns on these issues. Surprisingly, and quite inappropriately, Board Of Education President Ms. Markle, continually roles her eyes when questions are asked or criticism comments are made from the public during these meetings.

Hoboken High School has very serious problems with bullying. This is not surprising since Kids First members of the BOE and their associates such as Zoning Board of Adjustments member Nancy Pincus are bullies themselves. If anyone disagrees with an action or plan, they are ridiculed, labeled corrupt and vilified by their small but vocal circle of lonely minions. When I ran for School Board with Real Results, Nancy Pincus publicly disseminated a photo of our heads in a bowl of fluid containing excrement. When the Kids First team was asked for an apology – none was given. Putting pictures of candidates in excrement and stating you want to shoot someone is Harassment and Bullying as defined by the State of NJ and the School. The Kids First team must follow rules and dismiss Nancy Pincus or The Kids First members should be reported to the State and graded an “F” for leading and aiding in the bullying.

Elizabeth Markevitch”

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9 Comments on "Letter: Anti-bullying violations in Hoboken"

youme66
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youme66

Nancy Pincus napping at the zoning board meeting:

tburns
Member

Does anyone know who the woman in the green shirt is? Obviously, lots of people were duped by Kids First’s promises of “reform” and voted without knowing that their opponents’ heads were depicted swimming in excrement soup. Or, that that image depicted the true mentality of the “moms” they were supporting.

youme66
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youme66

That sure looks like Nancy Pincus to me, sporting her Zimmer campaign t-shirt.

More photos of her here (at the zoning board meeting):

http://hoboken411.com/archives/53855%5Bquote comment=”211164″]Does anyone know who the woman in the green shirt is? Obviously, lots of people were duped by Kids First’s promises of “reform” and voted without knowing that their opponents’ heads were depicted swimming in excrement soup. Or, that that image depicted the true mentality of the “moms” they were supporting.[/quote]

tburns
Member

KF and friends discredit and dismember anthing successful outside of their control. Kids First members put Carpetbaggers Carter and Rusak in charge of the Hoboken Schools and THEY are accountable for the resulting decline.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

T burns this person is some what like teflon don…untouchable for no one including the feds locals and county prosecuters office does nothing about…Only one person controls the leash on this person…In time she teflon will be her achilles heal..Obsessed and out of controll and joke pun or what ever,terroristic threats are against the law.
harry truman said ( the buck stops here) this crew will rue the day when they get voted out..because of her..give time time.. 😛 [quote comment=”211146″]KF and friends discredit and dismember anthing successful outside of their control. Kids First members put Carpetbaggers Carter and Rusak in charge of the Hoboken Schools and THEY are accountable for the resulting decline.[/quote]

mdozturk
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mdozturk

I don’t know how many times I rolled my eyes while reading Elizabeth Markevitch’s letter. Call the cops! I’m guilty of public bullying too!

We are not children at school, we are adults and thankfully we have the US constitution to protect our rights from morons like Ms. Markevitch.

youme66
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youme66

In April 2012, vote out the Kids First incumbents Minutillo and McAllister or which ever one of the KF ding dongs is up for re-election. The public schools are doomed under Kids First – they’ve had the majority for years and Minutillo has been there for five years. Time for her to leave.

Even Kids First member Irene Sobolov knows that KF is doing a horrible job, and the schools are doing worse under their control. She pulled her kid out of Hoboken High and is sending him to the county school. So much for confidence in your own board and school.

They are all part of the Zimmer Bully agenda. Dawn Zimmer & Stan Grossbard run this show with their creepy co-horts Mike Lenz, Tony Soares, and the ineffective hypocritical council Marsh-Mello majority and the Kids Last BOE. Let’s get rid of them all.

HOB424
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HOB424

Another sitting board member, pulled their kid out and into charter school.[quote comment=”211144″]In April 2012, vote out the Kids First incumbents Minutillo and McAllister or which ever one of the KF ding dongs is up for re-election. The public schools are doomed under Kids First – they’ve had the majority for years and Minutillo has been there for five years. Time for her to leave.Even Kids First member Irene Sobolov knows that KF is doing a horrible job, and the schools are doing worse under their control. She pulled her kid out of Hoboken High and is sending him to the county school. So much for confidence in your own board and school.They are all part of the Zimmer Bully agenda. Dawn Zimmer & Stan Grossbard run this show with their creepy co-horts Mike Lenz, Tony Soares, and the ineffective hypocritical council Marsh-Mello majority and the Kids Last BOE. Let’s get rid of them all.[/quote]

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