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Belmar BOE Meeting and Swearing-In – January 6, 2022

The Swearing-In of Erika Salgado, Jennifer Nicolay and Michele Lomas is first.

Sorry about the sound quality. Masks are mandatory in the school.

The Superintendent’s report on NJ Start Strong Testing Results starts at 1 hour 40 minutes.
Sorry for the screen glare in Superintendent Alvarez’s Start Strong presentation.
Click here for the documents in that Start Strong presentation.

Agenda

10 Comments

  1. GUEST wrote:

    No wonder students can’t understand what their teachers are saying in the classroom….

    Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 8:18 am | Permalink
  2. Snow flakes wrote:

    Right. And when you wear your mandated seat belt, your shirt gets wrinkled. Let’s all cry about it.

    Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 8:44 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    The sound quality is because
    1.people don’t know how to use tiny microphones
    2. tiny microphones that pick up speech perfectly are extremely expensive, and the school doesn’t spend frivolously
    3. the microphone for the moderator’s camera is of equal quality – not great.
    Evidence of this is when someone is talking without the microphone and it’s clearer than when they use it.

    Stop trying to make masks political. We all know “Masks are manditory in the school”. It’s not about the masks.

    Friday, January 14, 2022 at 7:19 am | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Sorry about masks
    Sorry about a green glare.

    OOOoooohhhhhh. What does the green glare MEAN???? Let’s put on our tin hats and solve that one next. (Since I think we’ve exhausted the mask sitch).

    Friday, January 14, 2022 at 7:20 am | Permalink
  5. Idiocracy wrote:

    #3 and #4- amen and amen. So sick of people whining about simple public safety measures. No one makes a political statement about removing shoes at the airport or buckling up in your car or obeying the speed limit or stopping at red lights or wearing clothes in public (that’s more decency than public safety, but same principle). One of the board members wasn’t wearing a mask. There is a law that masks be worn in the school. You don’t like the law? Lobby the state legislature. If you’re in the building, you wear a mask. If you found a ‘doctor’ that exempts you from wearing a mask, then you stay home and join the meeting remotely. Why anyone would campaign to be part of a public institution, yet can’t follow even the simplest rules, is beyond me. If you feel that masks don’t work or that having to wear one somehow equates to your ‘freedoms’ being violated (dumbest argument in the history of dumb arguments), then don’t wear one. Just don’t go to places that require them. It’s that simple.

    Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 8:50 am | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    #5 thank you

    Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 12:46 pm | Permalink
  7. Guest wrote:

    I have no problem wearing masks but when it interferes with the reason the building exists in the first place (to educate children) then I have a problem with it. Kids have a hard time understanding the teachers and I’m sure the teachers have a hard time hearing the students. That’s my beef with the masks in the schools. It interferes with a child’s ability to learn and that’s why the school exists. All the analogies ring hollow and are not applicable. Kids can’t learn effectively when they can’t understand their teachers.

    Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 9:31 pm | Permalink
  8. Idiocracy wrote:

    #7. Had two kids go through that school during mask mandates. Never, not once, did they complain about not hearing the teacher due to mask. Nor did the teachers ever complain about not hearing students (on the contrary actually). So if you basing that hollow argument on the sound quality of the attached video, please don’t. One day, if we all follow common sense public health rules, the mask mandate will end. If the biggest sacrifice you make during this pandemic is wearing a mask, then you are truly blessed. We have devolved into a society of selfish babies. What ever happened to ‘ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country’?

    Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 10:48 am | Permalink
  9. ms. nobody wrote:

    Nancy Pelosi claims that she is running for office again “for the children”. Her big smile makes her credible. Right.

    Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 8:46 am | Permalink
  10. Unmasked wrote:

    #15 I gotta be honest, it feels great. I’m not a big fan of people that use BS divisive issues in order to win elections. I’m even less of a fan when those divisive issues are framed as ‘looking out for the children’. So when someone who does that resigns right after winning, I see it as poetic justice. It also serves as a wake up call (hopefully) to all the good people who fell for it. Maybe it is judgement, but I see it as celebrating the truth.
    Thanks for asking.

    Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

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