SchoolWatch, originally a school advocacy group with
interests primarily in special education, has quickly become a driving force for change in school districts across Long Island and throughout New York
State. We are keeping ours eyes on school spending and making it our business to point out waste, mismanagement,
and abuse in hopes that the schools, District Offices, Boards of Education and the Teachers Union, get the message -
WE NEED THE EDUCATION SYSTEM TO SUPPORT AND CONTRIBUTE, AND HOPEFULLY BETTER THE COMMUNITY,
NOT BANKRUPT IT!
We strongly believe that property
taxes, primarily driven by out of control school spending, have become public enemy #1 to Long Island
homeowners. Seniors on fixed incomes are being forced to leave our once proud and prosperous communities. And, if we remain complacent, we will be next!
In this economy, where people
have been outsourced, and downsized, where many have to work two and three jobs to make ends meet, the simple argument of
"Doing it for the kids" does not resonate. It's a case where people can not afford it anymore! If you work in today's business
world it is tough to swallow a teacher contract that is not in line with what is going on in corporate America. Teachers Unions, School Administrations and
the Boards of Education need to realize that enough is enough! Schools need to tighten
their belts now!
We invite you to contact our
organization regarding any wasteful spending, unsafe
conditions, fraud and abuse that you may have uncovered at your school and strongly urge you to consider becoming a member.
As a member, you will receive
our e-mail alerts and will be kept informed of current issues such as Education Reform, Property Tax Reform, Teachers Contract
Negotiations, and any pertinent legislative actions as well as any ongoing school corruption probes. You will also be
invited to attend our general meetings, meet with our members, and to listen to speakers who will keep you informed on pertinent
Perhaps most importantly,
as a member you will also have access to our community-based collective network and knowledge base as well as extremely effective
child advocacy services. Our organization is also associated with several attorneys who share our views and provide our members
with additional tools for obtaining justice.
By joining us in our fight,
you will not only benefit from our considerable expertise – you will also have the satisfaction of knowing that you
took a stand to protect your rights as a community member!
Frank M. Gerace
Cofounder and President