Unless there’s a rift in the space-time continuum at the Belleville High School auditorium, there is a rather glaring problem with Superintendent Helene Feldman’s statements at the Board of Education meeting two nights ago.
As Mr. Jeff Mattingly pointed out to her, at the February 24th meeting, in no uncertain words, Dr. Feldman said she had a Talent 21 grant for over one million dollars, ready to go, for replacing the antiquated technology equipment in our schools.
Then bizarrely, when Mattingly directly questioned her about her assertions regarding this huge grant, she outright denied ever saying that.
Solely to reassure myself that I’m not actually crazy, here is a direct link to what Dr. Feldman said just two nights ago:
Now, compare that to what Dr. Feldman said just 5 weeks earlier:
Two thoughts running through my mind right now:
- Number one, thank God for YouTube.
- Number two, Dr. Feldman has a lot of explaining to do.
While the optimist in me likes to believe there is always a rational explanation, she adamantly denied something she clearly stated on camera, with absolutely no ambiguity, just 5 weeks earlier.
Sorry Dr. Feldman – considering the existence of over one million dollars of grant money is at the heart of your inexplicable reversal here, you won’t be getting a pass on this one.
We expect and demand a full explanation by the next Board of Education meeting, scheduled or otherwise.