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Educators Endorse Montoyne, Bubba in Board Election

Community for Academic Excellence endorses incumbent and a challenger in this year's Board of Education election.

A non-partisan group of educators has endorsed an incumbent and a challenger in this year’s Board of Education election.

The Community for Academic Excellence (CAE) has endorsed incumbent Don Montoyne and challenger Michael Bubba.

The CAE is a group of current and retired Wayne teachers and educators. The group interviewed all five candidates before selecting Montoyne and Bubba.

Eda Ferrante, a social studies teacher at Wayne Valley High School and contact person for the CAE did not respond to e-mail and phone messages seeking comment.

Ferrante is also a vice president of the teachers union in town, the Wayne Education Association. The CAE is an entirely separate entity from the union.

“It’s not us,” said Sean Spiller, WEA president. “They screen the candidates and make their own determination as to who they want to endorse.”

Montoyne said that it was his stance on pushing for the integration of new technology in the district and his “commitment to being fiscally responsible” that helped him secure an endorsement.

Bubba said he was “thrilled” to receive an endorsement.

“I am happy to have received this endorsement as all the candidates did screen and so many of our current board members have been endorsed by this group in the past,” Bubba said.

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Al Scala October 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Personally, I don't like the fact that the WEA comes out and endorses candidates. As a trade group, they certainly have the right to do so. Endorsing a candidate or candidates that will be voting on their contract speaks to something that just isn't right.
Big Bird October 25, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Due diligence is performed so that a decision can be made based on all the facts. Many a flip-flopper would not be if the proper analysis had been completed. How could you thumb you nose at the educators that comprise the Community for Academic Excellence? Did you fail to learn about the endorsement you were applying for including the associated alleged politics before you applied? If you are anti-political why did you campaign with the Republican Party seemingly adjoined at the hip with Scott Rumana? Did you know you voted to hire Scott Rumana's wife for over $80,000 per year or did you fail to learn about what you were voting for again? Real quick you to seem to have alienated all the good Democrats that may have considered voting for you while turning your back on the educators! Kim, please do not be driven by a political mope that is under investigation for his own challenged ethics. You are a beautiful, kind woman not a mule for the selfish greedy old hacks that are on their way out. Develop your own reputation. Please say no to being driven and letting Scotty force your hand. You will have more to offer if you just be guided by good morals your parents taught you. You have lost my vote this year, but you have a lifetime to re-tool your independence.
Big Bird October 25, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Ms. Essen: Due diligence is performed so that a decision can be made based on all the facts. Many a flip-flopper would not be if the proper analysis had been completed. Did you fail to learn about the Educator’s endorsement you were applying for including the associated alleged politics before you applied? You indicated that you declined this endorsement due to politics, yet made a conscious decision to campaign for Board of Ed at a Republican function! You may have alienated all the good Democrats that may have considered voting for you while turning your back on the educators! Kim, you are a beautiful, kind woman not a mule for the selfish and the greedy. Develop your own reputation. Please say no to being driven. Do not let anyone force your hand. Be guided by the good morals your parents taught you. You have lost my vote this year, but you have a lifetime to re-tool your independence.
Pad October 25, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Most of the Council members have come from the BOE. When there was a vacancy on the council a person was picked from the BOE to fill it. Cerberio recently ran for a County elected position and lost. What don't you get? When the budget was defeated the council cut less then 1% from a budget that is over 130 million a year. When you know they inflate the budget in case of a defeat you know they ended up with just what they wanted. Most of the BOE members are political wanna be's and current and past council members and even the Mayor shows this to be true fact.
John October 26, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Elections=politics=quid pro quo. And everyone who commented either has a favorite or is hoping to be considered a friend of a favorite.

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