North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco discusses the issues with school funding

In an exclusive interview with Hudson County TV, North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco talks about the politics of school funding and what he has done during his tenure as Mayor as well as a NJ State Senator. North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco discusses the issues with school funding

 

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    1. Lots of people in north bergen were complaining about this issue and comparing between union city, west new york and north bergen. Well said Mr Mayor! UC and WNY can’t support themselves and need state aid to survive. North Bergen does not need state aid and we have a beautiful city, clean streets and low taxes. You have my vote sir.

      • low taxes? I pay almost $11k a year in property taxes and still have to send my kid to a private school for a decent education. Mayor, Senator and School Superintendent for 20 plus years. Look at the school ratings for the state. It’s got nothing to do with Trenton. It’s got everything to do with corrupt politicians.

          • I cant agree, I worked for the school system for many year I can tell you that trenton has nothing to do with the lack of leadership that North Bergen has, try the Special Ed. Dept. with Mr. Robert Kornberg ( Director) does not even care for those that need the most out the school. This Mr. Kornberg at this point has to be making over $200,000. Just to harass employees. Not only that the school system has no money for adduction, books, pencils, supplies to the teachers or the students yet you have people like Mr. Kornberg making this kind of money? Disgrace

    2. The only thing I care the most is that my kids have a great education, the buildings are in optimal conditions and my taxes are low.. In North Bergen If the system is not broken why fixed it? We work with what we have and make the best out of it and my kids are happy and competitive in school.

      • We understand you need to keep your job and defend Sacco. Mr.Sacco demoted himself to Director of Elementary schools to save his $235,000 a year salary. It is criminal and greedy and unfair to the children and taxpayers in town.

    3. Then why does Nick keep giving ABATEMENT’S to DEVELOPERS? with abatement’s the DEVELOPERS do NOT PAY School taxes. 95% of payment in lieu of taxes goes into town budget & 5% goes to county ZERO to the schools. Stop the ABATEMENT’S..the DEVELOPERS get rich & our children education gets ZERO!!!!!

    4. Does it bother anyone that Mayor Sacco is no longer an Asst. Superintendent, but now a Director. Keeping the same salary of $235,000. A Director who makes $235,000? Come on folks, have a little disernment. Check the NB Board Website.

      • It does not bothers me, remember (JAIL) the only reason he did this is only because the Gov. put a cap on the salary’s and he is trying to get around this one, but no worry’s Mr. $acco is going to jail very very soon, see how much of the the money he made he can spend in jail………

    5. Sucko what he did a tenure GET RICH between him & his wife there pulling down almost 1/2 MILLION a year we all like to know what he is doing with all our tax money he has been sucking off us tax payers all these years I mean really how much is enough..
      Sucko is a GREEDY bum he really got the senior people in N Bergen Bull Sitted come on just look at his face he so phony I get sick just looking at him.

    6. STOP BLAMING THE GOVERNOR OF NJ …………THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY NEW SCHOOLS BUILD FOR ALL 25 OR 29 YRS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN THE MAYOR……CORRECTION THERE HAS BEEN MUCH CONSTRUCTION BUT ONLY TO BENEFIT MR. $ACCO……. THE GOVERNOR HAS ONLY BEEN IN OFFICE FOR A FEW YRS …….MR. $ACCO WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE REST OF THE YRS THAT YOU’VE BEEN THE MAYOR? ……AND FOR THOSE THAT CARE ABOUT A GOOD EDUCATION FOR OUR CHILDREN, I CAN TELL YOU THAT THEY DO NOT GET ANY. THE TEACHERS DO NOT GET THE HELP THEY NEED TO EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN BECAUSE MR. $ACCO AND KATHY SOMICK ONLY CARE TO PUT ALL THE MONEY THAT COMES INTO THE DISTRICT IN THIER POCKETS ……..THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY THE NB SCHOOLS SYSTEM GETS…….IT IS’NT GOING TO GO THE STUDENTS OR TEACHERS UNLESS YOU ARE AN ASS KISSER OF MR. $ACCO OR MS. SOMICK…..
      MR. $ACCO STOP BLAMING EVERYONE ELSE, BECAUSE YOU AND I KNOW WHERE THE MONEY GOES.

      STILL A NB RESIDENT
      IVONNE SAAVEDRA