Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Something as simple as a bedbug sighting shows Jersey City School District at it's most confused

It's not a good time to be on the Jersey City Board of Education nor an administrator at school 23 in our fair city. A few days ago an outbreak of bedbugs was first noticed then acted upon by school 23 admins and the Board of Education. Now we're told by Board member Paula Christen they're simply not sure they have bedbugs at the school at all. Except when they said they did.

"We don't even know that it's bedbugs" said Christen.

VP of the Jersey City Education Association Bob Cecchine says they DO have a bedbug issue:

"The teachers said there is still a problem and they are concerned because they have to report to these schools every day and don't want to bring the bedbugs home..."

People, you are a SCHOOL district. You're about education. For heaven's sake, figure out using scientific methods if you have bedbugs or not and act accordingly. This "we have them, wait there could be liability or the administration might not want to admit it" act doesn't instill the most confidence in Jersey City schools.


Trixie Junior Space Punk said...

I wonder how the bugs will do on the mid-year assessment tests...?

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

Hard telling, bedbug scores are up all over these parts but Chris Christie did just lose 400 billion in education funding and no doubt some of that was going to bedbugs.