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The School Bond Question


  1. OLD MAN wrote:

    More money from the taxpayers!!!

    Monday, February 3, 2020 at 2:46 pm | Permalink
  2. Cha-Ching wrote:

    Next year there will be another request from the school board to spend money on an additional parking lot. Our Governor has decided that illegal aliens should be allowed to drive on our roadways come 1/1/21. Additional school parking will be required at pick up time. In fact there are illegal aliens driving there now, check out the Penn. and Maryland plated cars. This state sucks.

    Monday, February 3, 2020 at 5:46 pm | Permalink
  3. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    That lousy “school” just keeps sucking the life out of everyone. There’s not an ounce of learning going on there. Most people who take education degrees are the bottom feeders of “higher education.”

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:37 am | Permalink
  4. Guest wrote:

    A public NJ school without air conditioning in the year 2020 is not a school.

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:07 am | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    1-Go to the BELMAR school website to learn more about the referendum. Minimal tax increase .

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 11:42 am | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    This is desperately needed and a good time to get it done due to 40% being paid by the state and low interest rates. I think the average tax increase is a whopping $5. Well worth it in my opinion.

    I know how Mr. Dilberger feels about education. I respectfully disagree.

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 12:39 pm | Permalink
  7. Summer Timer wrote:

    That makes sense to me, as we have retiring debt, so let’s spend more instead of passing on a property tax savings… I think it’s a great idea to install a new AC system for only 6.6 million… After-all its NJ….

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 1:45 pm | Permalink
  8. No,no,oh god no! wrote:

    Please force, yes force this school to close. We have a ton of schools in neighboring towns that are going to close if we do not merge.Will someone with enough nuts solve this elementary problem. We must vote this down!!!!

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 3:28 pm | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    3-I’m knowledgeable about the Belmar Elementary School students. Over the years the finest students go from the Belmar district to local high schools. They are typically well prepared/educated in all subject areas . Belmar children exhibit excellent study habits, and apply learning and information appropriately, and employ excellent thinking skills. Take it from someone who knows-these young people go on to colleges and successful lives. I take exception to the negative remarks about educators. We are learned, dedicated, and able to instruct with clarity, and are sensitive to the needs of all of our students.

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 3:34 pm | Permalink
  10. Summer Timer wrote:

    #9…. The NJ public school system is an inefficient money pit….

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:37 pm | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    #7 it’s not new AC, It’s just AC. Currently there is none.

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:49 pm | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    #8 maybe a benefactor can send the kids to your kid’s school (St Rose). I bet you’d like that…..because you’re a true Christian right? I know when you’re receiving communion you’ll be thinking I deserve this host because I love the least of God’s people.

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:54 pm | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    10-Not true-why do Belmar Elementary students go one to high school-with -success-and college?

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:54 pm | Permalink
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    Belmar School is the best school ever. My children were educated there, got a great foundation, as did many of their friends. Teachers were great, as they still are.

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:41 pm | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    3, Many success stories have come out of Belmar School. Graduates have gone on to high level jobs in all areas of society including professions, trades and businesses. The school’s teaching staff has always been excellent. The latest technology is utilized, as well the Most current of textbooks. I know this to be true.

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 10:42 pm | Permalink
  16. Summer Timer wrote:

    #13… My comment was directed at the exorbitant cost of the NJ public school systems… I dont know what your response was in reference too… Furthermore the NJ public school system is not producing a disproportionate amount of doctors and lawyers when compared to the rest of the country.. But NJ cost to educate is disproportionately higher… Why???

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 10:52 pm | Permalink
  17. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #6 – I would say you don’t understand how I feel about education. My thoughts are this method being used to educate our young people is absolutely obsolete and does much more harm to our American students than good. We must find new methods and apply them. But the enemies of change are running our schools and supplying them. Obviously, the Marxist functionaries brainwashing our American children and vendors don’t want any change.
    As far as the children of the alien infiltrators, obviously, “educating” them with American tax dollars is just a form of “legalized theft.” Plus of course, their inability to learn at a reasonable rate and their general intellectual abilities ending at 6th-8th grade (the “educators” know this but refuse to say it out loud for fear of being fired)and being taught in a foreign language
    that pushes the cost way up.
    I’ll vote no but I assure everyone even if the proposal is voted down it’ll be implemented anyway – this is NJ after all.
    Lastly, our system of “education” is sitting on a foundation of lies and at some point it will just implode from its overall deceit.

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 6:20 am | Permalink
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    #16 it isn’t higher. Families of private school students pay more – they pay extra costs for extra curricular things, along with books, etc. Also, there are no mandates to take care of our special needs population. How many of you know families with kids in St. Rose and a sibling at Belmar Elementary.

    So, you’re saying you don’t want to pay for kids to play soccer, or travel to a Maker Fest contest, or see our nations capital (all of which still require a little fundraising from public schools but many more dollars at private), or help special needs children become self reliant members of society.

    Summer Timer – your evil is showing.

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 8:18 am | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    Summer Timer – I’ll just leave this here:

    “New Jersey has the best state education system in the country thanks largely to the high amount of money it spends on its schools, according to a new national ranking.”

    And Mr. Dilberger, actually that’s what I thought you believed. Also I think you have stated that boys and girls should be educated separately and that education should stop before high school. But as you say…it is the education system that is obsolete. (That was sarcasm.) I definitely disagree with you. I also disagree with those that feel like $5 per year is too much for the children in our town.

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 8:38 am | Permalink
  20. Summer Timer wrote:

    #18… I believe every child in NJ deserves a great education.. However, the NJ public school system is not an efficient organization. I am comparing NJ public school costs to other state public schools… NJ cost are much higher…
    #19…. I truly hope you do not believe that statement…. It is all propaganda generated by the teachers union… Again, there is no data that suggest NJ public schools are producing a disproportionate amount of doctors and lawyers when compared to other state public schools… PROPAGANDA!!!!! It keeps us paying….

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 10:34 am | Permalink
  21. No,no,oh god no. wrote:

    Has everyone lost their mind.What is so wrong with closing this school? This will be an excellent chance to boost our neighboring schools with well educated, great kids. Are you afraid to have these children mix with Avon or Spring lake(both with schools that don’t need repair) children? All mentioned public schools are incredibly low on attendance. Don’t reply with your assumptions of my faith, just valid reasons why this will not work.

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 10:41 am | Permalink
  22. Summer Timer wrote:

    #21… You are correct… Consolidation of all local government services is the only way to save the state… If this does not occur the entire state will go BANKRUPT…

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12:47 pm | Permalink
  23. Claire Deicke wrote:

    21-My husband Doug was a Belmar School Board of education member for 18 years-beginning in the ‘70’s through the early ‘90’s. During that timeframe there were several attempts to unite the smaller School districts-Avon, Belmar, Spring Lake, The Heights…but the plan never came to pass. I sat on the board of education for 6 years…from ‘99-2005. Again a plan for moving forward never happened. It was my sense that school boards at the time didn’t want to relinquish local control. The details of unification couldn’t be agreed upon by the powers representing the individual districts. I supported the idea at that time. Don’t know if it will fly today either.

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 1:24 pm | Permalink
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    #21 – why don’t you tell us how nearly 500 students will fit into Avon’s school or Spring Lake’s school? And while you’re at it, let us know how much those towns want us? It cracks me up how much you think this is a simple switch. You don’t think it hasn’t occurred to others and they haven’t explored ideas? aiaiaiaiai

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 2:17 pm | Permalink
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    #21 the problem with closing the school, is that it would mean paying tuition to a neighboring school. That would be a disaster (much more money, and no control). A family that moves into Belmar with a HS student costs the Belmar school district over $15,000 in tuition to send to Manasquan HS. Belmar has no control over that number.

    Those schools you mentioned are also old. And also need to be maintained. And due to declining enrollment in them they are being maintained cheaply and poorly. I am all for shared services, especially when it comes to the administration of all these small schools, but talk of closing the school is laughable.

    And finally, the production of doctors and lawyers? That seems like a silly metric of school success. Especially an elementary school! Lots of other fields out there 🙂 Also I think there’s a glut of lawyers currently.

    What people need to realize is that costs go up over time! Things don’t cost what they used to! Salaries go up over time. The 2% cap that Chris Christie put on school budgets is killing districts in the state. It doesn’t keep up with inflation and other cost increases.

    A strong vibrant community has a strong vibrant school. The school isn’t asking for gold plated toilets or anything silly. They are making health, environmental, and safety remediations and improvements. And getting the state to pay for almost half.

    Come on people wake up! The town raises taxes by 20-something percent and you all don’t bat an eye, or rationalize it by saying it was needed because of the old administration, when the new administration is just doing more of the same. But the school asks for $5, that’s FIVE DOLLARS(!) and you lose your minds!

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 2:20 pm | Permalink
  26. Anonymous wrote:

    21-There are too many issues involved in bringing the schools together. Common goals have to be established, housing is an issue, administration assignments, uniting the teachers . Ideally it’s a good thought, practically it won’t work, like it didn’t come together years ago.

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 2:55 pm | Permalink
  27. Summer Timer wrote:

    #25…. consolidation of the NJ public school system must start at the state level… As for your 15k per student that is a bargain…. Just review the link below and please explain….

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 3:00 pm | Permalink
  28. Guest wrote:

    There are very few children in Avon school.School board members don’t want to lose the ability to hand out jobs to friends so it will never happen.

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 3:04 pm | Permalink
  29. Anonymous wrote:

    21-So you think it’s easy to bring schools together? You don’t have a clue.

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 4:39 pm | Permalink
  30. Summer Timer wrote:

    #29… It obviously is a difficult task to merge school systems… But it would be worth the effort to avoid financial collapse of the state…. This is a real problem considering NJ has the worst financial out-look of any state in the nation…. So this is not just a Belmar issue it is a state wide dilemma…

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 5:32 pm | Permalink
  31. Anonymous wrote:

    #30 We do not have the worst financial outlook in the nation. We are the richest. We have debt but we have the best schools, industry and natural resources. Thus we have plenty of people like you Summer Timer, who can afford to own a vacation home here. IF you think we’re in such bad shape, why don’t you try another state…Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, South Dakota, New Mexico… many others that have extreme poverty and are in debt

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7:54 pm | Permalink
  32. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Of course, the idea of sending the BES students to Avon, and or Spring Lake is not going to happen. The only way such a thing could happen is if only the American children. But I assure everyone, those towns aren’t going to willingly accept the children of the alien infiltrators.
    Another liability of taking the children of the alien interlopers is they have to be taught in a foreign language in that their intellectual capacities are so limited (I mean that only in the best way of course).
    I still do recommend segregation of boys from girls in the “schools.”

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 5:52 am | Permalink
  33. Larry wrote:

    If this is for the kids, will the NJEA reduce their dues by half the amount of the referendum? I mean its for the kids right?

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 6:38 am | Permalink
  34. Summer Timer wrote:

    #31…. Sorry, but youu are grossly misinformed…. Do a little research and you will find the truth… I will leave the state in the near future like many others are doing….

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:19 am | Permalink
  35. Summer Timer wrote:

    #31…. Here is a good place to start your research… See link….

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:25 am | Permalink
  36. Aileen wrote:

    Summer Timer: This is from the article you posted: While some high earners may be moving for tax reasons, New Jersey, New York, California and other states are replacing rich people faster than they are losing them. New Jersey had 237,000 millionaires in 2015, compared with 207,200 in 2006, according to Phoenix Marketing International, a research firm. New York added 69,500 millionaires from 2006 to 2015, to 437,900, while California added over 100,000 millionaires, to 772,600.

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:09 am | Permalink
  37. admin wrote:

    How many more millionaires were there in the country in 2015 than there were in 2006?

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:12 am | Permalink
  38. eugene creamer wrote:

    don’t worry … all the successful BES Alumni can share their prosperity and give-back … if they still live in Belmar and pay taxes

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:45 am | Permalink
  39. Summer Timer wrote:

    #36 & 37…. During that time frame the Dow Jones Industrial Average went from 11k to 18k…. These new millionaires were most likely people that already lived in NJ and prospered from the market increase…. Not people that moved to NJ…. There is an undeniable trend of retired people with high net worth that are leaving NJ….

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 10:46 am | Permalink
  40. Anonymous wrote:

    And they are being replaced faster than they are losing them, according to the article you posted, summer timer.

    As for how many more millionaires because of the stock market – I don’t think it added too many new people, just added more riches to the same people

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:54 am | Permalink
  41. Anonymous wrote:

    #38 some of them are doing just that. I know of an entrepreneur that moved back here for the sole reason to raise kids here and give back. There are countless stories – maybe I’ll highlight them from time to time here on this blog. Keep you posted. Gotta get back to work now.

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:57 am | Permalink
  42. Summer Timer wrote:

    #40… I listed that article because Dave Tepper left the state which was in 2015…. This link is a more recent article…..

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 1:40 pm | Permalink
  43. Anonymous wrote:

    38-I know of several people who grew up here, went to school here, are successful, and settled here as married folks. Agree with 41.

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 3:03 pm | Permalink
  44. Facts wrote:

    New Jersey has the best state education system in the country thanks largely to the high amount of money it spends on its schools, according to a new national ranking.

    Education Week, a national industry publication, looked at 39 categories, including school finance, academic achievement and socioeconomic factors, to rank the states’ school systems for its annual “Quality Counts” report.

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 3:14 pm | Permalink
  45. Summer Timer wrote:

    #44… All teachers union propaganda… I sent all 3 of my kids to private school and they got a much better education… If NJ public school are SOOO great why this see link….

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 4:52 pm | Permalink
  46. Anonymous wrote:

    THanks #44. Ya can’t invest in our kids without spending money – just can’t get around that. NJ knows how to turn out great citizens.

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 4:56 pm | Permalink
  47. Guest wrote:

    45 St.Rose high school is not that good,ask a college admissions officer.

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 10:22 pm | Permalink
  48. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    It’s not all about money ladies and gentlemen. It’s about BES being a cesspools, Brainwashing the children to hate America. A school is supposed to teach love of country and the particular moral code of a nation and these state sponsored “education” camps teach the opposite.

    Friday, February 7, 2020 at 5:21 am | Permalink
  49. Anonymous wrote:

    Tom I’m not sure if your nasty comments are a result of your parents dropping you on your head or falling off a stool in jacks. Don’t worry though neither will happen again.

    Friday, February 7, 2020 at 11:10 pm | Permalink
  50. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #49 – “nasty comments” – Sir/Madam I live my life through known facts/basic logic. I never try to suppress facts and live by illusions such as people like yourself who have adopted the new manner of living. Remember Sir/Madam, facts are stubborn things.

    Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 4:20 am | Permalink
  51. Anonymous wrote:

    I didn’t realize it was a fact that not an ounce of learning was going on there or the students you talk about had 6th to 8th grade learning capacity.

    Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 8:15 am | Permalink
  52. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #51 – Yep, all they do there is indoctrinate our American children with anti American Marxist/Communist/Feminist ideology.

    Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 5:31 am | Permalink
  53. Anonymous wrote:

    Talk about being indoctrinated. Tom just spouts out the right wing propaganda talking points right on time, every time. He’s like a monkey. This Joe McCarthy stuff is really being pushed hard in that camp these days.

    Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 10:52 am | Permalink
  54. Anonymous wrote:

    This one’s for you Mr. “Facts” Dilberger:

    Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 11:45 am | Permalink
  55. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #53 – Joe McCarthy was right after all. Do your homework sir.
    I wrote Trump and told him to get rid of the Dept. of Education and do something hideous to anyone in the agency who’s been there over five years and all the leadership as well. He never returned my letter.

    Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:13 am | Permalink
  56. Anonymous wrote:

    I’m supporting the school and this referendum 100%!

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 12:15 pm | Permalink
  57. Anonymous wrote:

    I wonder why Mr. Dilberger thinks I’m a “sir”. Maybe because I didn’t comment on how cats are cute.

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 3:50 pm | Permalink
  58. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #56 – This is Belmar, no matter how the “vote” goes, they mean to make the repairs to that dumb school no matter what the people want or don’t want.
    #57 – If you don’t want me to make a mistake like that, then state your/a female woman’s name.

    Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 4:29 am | Permalink
  59. ms.nobody wrote:

    Back in the “old days” when I learned how to type a business letter, the common personal address was “Dear Sir” with no recognition that the reader may be female. Also in the Spanish language, the male pronouns are used generally. Sexist, yes, I suppose, but that is the way it was and is. The old then-proper way still holds strong in the habits of many. I don’t care if someone who does not know me may call me “sir,” which I would prefer to being addressed as “Dear Person”. Who knows – ms.nobody could be a drag queen or transperson. Which I am not, BTW.

    Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 11:50 am | Permalink
  60. Anonymous wrote:

    Loved Belmar School for our children! We traveled around the area, living in different towns. Children attended a few different schools. Belmar Elementary was by far the best-best teachers, children were supported, and learned what they needed to learn to move on. Most parents think as I do about this wonderful place of learning.

    Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 4:58 pm | Permalink
  61. Anonymous wrote:

    Teachers care about their students at Belmar Elementary School. It is an excellent institute of learning.

    Friday, February 14, 2020 at 12:15 am | Permalink
  62. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #60 – The whole thing about children doing well in the dumb school is just more illusion created by the people running the place. The children are not being educated. They’re being propagandized against our nation and brainwashed to believe immoral behavior is moral behavior. This concept is in all our educational, from kindergarten through university so people are led to believe their children are doing well.

    Friday, February 14, 2020 at 6:13 am | Permalink
  63. Anonymous wrote:

    62-Children demonstrate how well they are educated by how well they apply what they learned as they grow and mature. Moving on to colleges and good jobs show that they are well educated in the public schools. I have been affiliated with several school districts in recent years. Nowhere are lessons taught against our country. Nowhere is immortal behavior presented.

    Friday, February 14, 2020 at 9:58 am | Permalink
  64. Anonymous wrote:

    62-How is it that people educated in the public sector go on to do great things, like become needed doctors in our society? Scientists working on cures for cancer have been educated in the public sector. No schools teach lessons against the country. No schools support immortality. Now, 62, You are condemning all forms of education, even higher learning. All negative fantasies. Children throughout the grades apply what they have learned on a daily basis. It’s not just people in the field of education who claim students are being educated. Proof of this is visible throughout our nation. Children educated in the Belmar Elementary School do well as they move on to colleges, vocational and trade schools. The 3 R’s are well taught there. You are really going out on a limb, 62, as your claims are becoming more radical as you realize that you are losing your argument. Propaganda against the country? Immorality instruction? Really? These claims bring you to a new level of ridiculous. When have you been in a classroom? When have you observed a lesson in progress? You have brought ridiculous to a new extreme.

    Friday, February 14, 2020 at 10:14 am | Permalink
  65. Anonymous wrote:

    64, Why bother responding to Mr. Dilberger? You aren’t going to change his irrational thoughts. Besides, no one takes him seriously.

    Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:41 am | Permalink
  66. Anonymous wrote:

    For commenter 17-Gee, I don’t think what you say is correct. I look at the high school honor rolls printed in newspapers. Many students with Hispanic last names are on these lists. Could this possibly mean that they are capable of learning beyond 6-8 grades?(sarcasm) Like, maybe these students with Hispanic last names excel in calculus, physics and foreign languages. And maybe they read Shakespeare and understand these classics. These are, after all, high school subjects. Hispanic students master these difficult subjects. Oh, or maybe we should have students climb trees and throw rocks instead of learning traditional subjects like math, writing and reading. Climbing trees and throwing rocks will get them far in life. ( Ha!) How did you do in calculus, Mr. D?

    Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:59 pm | Permalink
  67. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #s63&64 – If you’re happy with what your children are “achieving,” in these “schools,” so be it.
    #66 – The Achilles Heel of Democracy has always been that at some point very sub-par characters take over. That is where we’ve been for many years now. In the field of education where there is no tangible end product each day, all sorts of corruption tends to settle in. The children of the alien intruders are part of that corruption. Every day they attend classes, it’s a crime known as theft of services. Obviously, the children are not actively committing a crime, but their parents are. We the taxpayers are the ones being ripped off. It makes no difference if the Hispanic children are doing well or not (which I assure you they’re not). But their presence leads to all sorts of other corruption. All the teachers and school administrators must be active accomplices in this ongoing crime when it comes to the children of the attending our schools and eating free govt. paid for meals every day. If a teacher or administrator said what I’ve jus said, the truth, they’d be fired before the end of that school day.

    Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 5:40 am | Permalink
  68. Anonymous wrote:

    #59 – I only mention it because Dilberger assumed I’m a man based on my writing. The point is to highlight that his views of women are absurdly false. Sometimes he addresses people as Sir/Madam but not to me. I assume now he thinks I’m ugly.

    Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10:46 am | Permalink
  69. Anonymous wrote:

    67. You can “assure” all you want. Hispanic students do extremely well in all academic areas. I have two doctors with Hispanic last names! They actually got through medical schools! Pretty smart, right? All of the courts have confirmed that all children-no matter who their parents are-are allowed to be educated in our schools. You can complain about it all you want. This is not going to change. A neighbor’s child-Hispanic-is in her school ‘s gifted and talented program-high IQ and excellent student. Imagine that!

    Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:55 pm | Permalink
  70. Anonymous wrote:

    Habla Espanol, Senor Dilberger ?

    Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7:48 pm | Permalink
  71. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Watt’a bunch of characters. Yeah sure, I can just see MIT & CAL Tech falling all over themselves trying to lure Hispanics to their institutions. The point isn’t whether or not they’re doing well in school. The point has always been I’m against robbery.
    Madame, I don’t think you’re ugly. I’m sure you’re a reasonably nice looking woman and a nice woman.

    Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 5:02 am | Permalink
  72. Anonymous wrote:

    71, You couldn’t be more off point. It’s a well-known fact that major colleges and the Ivy League encourage high school graduates of minority groups to apply to their institutions,, that is, of course, if these students are worthy Academically, and many are.
    Where have you been? This is common knowledge.

    Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 12:28 pm | Permalink
  73. Anonymous wrote:

    Mr.D. No one but You is upset about the Hispanic children attending our school. They are excellent students who go on to great accomplishments. Supreme Court says it’s OK for all students to attend our schools.

    Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 6:15 pm | Permalink
  74. Tired of this wrote:

    # 73 What’s upsetting is that the parents are here illegally and we pay to educate their children. Stop illegals from entering our country. 75 % of our taxes go to the school. Sea girt has low crime, they have a great grammar school and their taxes are LOW. You can’t keep pouring money into that school and saying it’s for the children. My heart goes out to children of illegals and I agree they deserve an education. However when you see out of state license plates pulling up to drop children off every morning that tells me Belmar will accept anyone ,in fact they try to fill the school so no one loses their job. This nonsense has been going on for years. Wait till you see they claim everyone is equal and then they divide the classes with white and hispanic separated . It may be different now because there is a higher percentage of hispanic vs caucasian but it’s still run so poorly. The money goes to the top payroll and the children are used as pawns to increase taxes. It gets old. It’s time Residents DEMAND answers to an old problem . I am tired of hearing how so and so is a rocket scientist that went to BES and how Clair and her husband were great in BES. Move on and figure this out . Combine with other schools to save money and stop asking us for more money to fix a building that they should have been responsible for all these years. Does’t everyone have to maintain their own house? or do you wait till it is in shambles and then beg your neighbors to go fund you some money. Just Stop.WE are broke. The town needs help not just the school.

    Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 7:47 pm | Permalink
  75. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Well ladies and gentlemen, it seems I’m not the only one who knows what’s going on. It’s all a con job from start to finish with that dumb school. Oh, and #72, sure the universities want to get Hispanic children. they have to fill their Minority Affirmative Action Quotas.

    Monday, February 17, 2020 at 6:39 am | Permalink
  76. Claire Deicke wrote:

    74, Wow! Didn’t know that people think Doug and I are great! How special is that! Thanks for filling me in.Truth is neither of us attended Belmar School. We spent a combined 25 years on the board of education.
    But thanks for letting me know that people out there think we’re great. I do have a soft spot in my heart for our school, having taught there for many years. Was a board member after I retired. I have a great connection and affection for the school. Thanks again, 74….Claire ( with an “e.” )

    Monday, February 17, 2020 at 9:53 am | Permalink
  77. Anonymous wrote:


    #1: Glad you have the luxury of not waiting till your house is in shambles…..The school has done the best it can keeping the facility in decent shape/safe. But it simply doesn’t have the money to overhaul to today’s standards – an overhaul that would lower operating costs, but is expensive to do. Not everyone can afford those changes.

    #2: You are all over the road with your argument about your “heart goes our for immigrant children” and you know “we have to educate them” to making our school the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Get real, go to confession, and learn how things work along with what’s possible within the next 5 years before posting. If you think we can merge with other schools in time for our building to hang in there, you’re on glue.

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:25 am | Permalink
  78. Anonymous wrote:

    I’m sure #74 is a St. Rose parent who received communion. The real shame in our county today is that people don’t know how to keep Christ in CHRISTIANS

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:33 am | Permalink

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