Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Plainfield's "School Report Card" by NJ Spotlight

The following letter from William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, was sent to all New Jersey mayors:

“I’d like to bring to your attention a new electronic tool about to be published on the NJ SPOTLIGHT web site called THE NEW JERSEY SCHOOL REPORT CARD Users can retrieve data on any K-12 school in New Jersey and compare its performance against others using a variety of criteria—number of students per class room, student test scores, budget dollars allocated per student and so on. On average since 50 per cent of a municipality’s budget goes to education it might be useful to see how your schools compare to others in the State.”

Plainfield taxpayers and stakeholders should spend some time reviewing this School Report Card to see how Plainfield stacks up against other school districts in the county and state.




Anonymous said...

It appears we are not doing too well, and spending more for it - especially on administration.

Anonymous said...

Trash plan D and go back and think this over.
We don't need more apartments!
We don't need tax abatements!
We don't need more transient housing!
We don't need more low income housing!

Come on people. Who is getting paid under the table on this? No one in their right mind would add more apartments.

Anonymous said...

Spend some time.... If 50% of the budget is used for this purpose does it not stand to reason that a GOOD PORTION of the councils time should be spent on at a minimum tracking down alternative funding? Aah but then you would have to believe it was the City's responsibility to educate its children.

You are too much.