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Poll: Do You Agree With The Board Of Education's New Fee Program?

Organizations will have to pay the district to use facilities.

A new district policy pay a fee in order to use school facilities and athletic fields. 

The approved the policy last month.

The Wayne Boys & Girls Club, the Police Athletic League, the municipal soccer program, little league, senior citizen groups, and community political organizations, will have to pay before using any district-owned facilities. Local and private organizations must also pay.

The Wayne Boys & Girls Club would have paid more than $400,000 if the policy had been in place last year.

Do you agree with the policy? Let us know by voting in the poll located below this article.

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Nose Wayne May 16, 2012 at 03:36 PM
The BOE should just install TOLL BOOTHS going into every school. This way everything is PAID FOR already.The PR firm that they just hired can run them being they don't do anything anyway.
PB May 16, 2012 at 05:20 PM
I was angry enough when they decided to abolish middle school sports without the choice of a pay system. This cuts into non-school time sports, completely out of the BOE juristiction. Keep out of our leisure time activities.
eyes wide shut May 16, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Well said Patrick, and GOPers want smaller Government huh?
Nose Wayne May 16, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Eyes, Even if it was SMALLER,they would still find ways to SCREW THE TAXPAYERS!!!
eyes wide shut May 16, 2012 at 06:25 PM
So what really are the peoples options? If we don't like the current administration we vote them out and hope the next one don't screw us as badly...Its just a matter of how bad and by whom we choose to get screwed..Ill take my chances with someone NEW...
Concerned parent May 16, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Charging isn't the issue. Rather it's the size of the fee that is most disturbing. Most of the elementary school fields are in terrible shape...and GW isn't much better. Not sure what maintenance has to be covered based on how they're kept now
Nose Wayne May 17, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Eyes,Why don't YOU run.Like you said we need someone NEW!!
Nose Wayne May 17, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Concerned,BOE Contracted out lawn maintance for the middle and high schools.That is why they look like the way they do. You get what you pay for.
Fight Now for Wayne Schools May 17, 2012 at 06:41 PM
This current Board of Ed in Wayne has made a mockery of our town! Their incompetence has made us the talk of the state! Their arrogance is one that needs to be stopped! This new Super has been a disaster in a very short time! In case you’re not paying attention he is in the process of bringing many of his colleges from Hackensack and Paterson to take the leadership positions in Wayne! Wayne was recently ranked in the top 50 of schools! Hackensack was 198, Orange was 320, and Paterson 290! I guess those districts have been the model of success! He has narrowed his choice of the Wayne Hills Principal position to the Hackensack HS principal who was recently let go and a Middle School principal from Orange! He never even considered the qualified VP’s in the district with the exception of token 20 min interviews. Now some of the great VP’s that are being passed over from the district are looking to get out! Who can blame them! Do you know he just hired an IT director from Paterson’s district who was recently working at Best Buy! Are you kidding!
Fight Now for Wayne Schools May 17, 2012 at 06:44 PM
If you are ok with him hiring an assistant super, who was a friend of his in Paterson for big money, replacing principals because board members don’t like them with political favors from failing districts, replacing the board attorney to put in his former colleague, reorganizing our athletic departments in a way that has failed in 3 similar districts over the last couple of years and finally, and hired a PR firm that he apparently doesn’t use, then just sit back and do nothing! The fact is, if we sit back and do nothing, our kids are going to suffer, our taxes will increase, and the value of our homes will decrease! It was not long ago that our school system and programs were the model of what others aspired to be! It is why many of us chose this town and moved here. If you are fed up and want to put an end to this you can! Attend tonight’s, May 17th Board of Ed meeting and tell them to end this crusade of destroying this district! We all have the power in November to begin the process and get qualified board members, however, look at the damage being created before then. Remember they control and spend 100's of millions of dollars of our money, and yet they walk out, hide behind the new lap tops we all bought them and don’t even pay attention when citizens get up to speak to them at a meeting!! Stand up and demand your voice be heard before its to late!
Stood Tall May 17, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Wayne has ALWAYS been a town for small town politicians. I always thought crap ran downhill; now it appears to be running up Preakness Ave. Where is Bob Winter when you need him....
Kitty Kat May 18, 2012 at 04:50 AM
A lot of opinions & concerns made in the blogs & in public by a lot of people. Yes the BOE rec'd numerous emails. But very few made the effort to attend the board meeting to express their views in person which is what was really needed! The Boys & Girls Club staff were there hoping for your support instead they saw many empty seats & only a few voices. The BOE is now willing to work out some kind of an arrangement with all the nonprofit groups. However we will have to wait for the out come. You only have yourselves to blame if its not what you hoped for.
Fight Now for Wayne Schools May 18, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Very true Kitty! Same thing happened at last years elections! We only have ourselves to blame!

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