Elizabeth Board of Education: Rafael Fajardo resigns

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Novice

Selden, NY

#1 Jun 10, 2010
Rafael Fajardo resigned from his position on the EBOE at approximately 8:30PM this evening 06/10/2010. A powerpoint presentation depicting his years of service was shown to the packed board meeting attendees. All board members personally addressed him with praise and although they told him to enjoy his retirement years with his family, several of them said he would be called upon for guidance in the future. Da Silva went as far as apologizing to his family in advance for the many phone calls to come.
ElizabethResiden t

Jersey City, NJ

#2 Jun 11, 2010
I just threw up a little bit in my mouth. Just the thought of every board member standing before an audience and trying to out do each other in a public Fajardo-butt-kissing-competiti on is truly nauseating.

While I am glad to see Fajardo leave, they have made it no secret that he will still be the one pulling the strings on his Elizabeth Board of Puppets.

Here is the word on the street...from another forum...

WHAT A JOKE...THE ONLY REASON FAJARDO IS STEPPING DOWN IS SO HIS DAUGHTER CAN STEP UP...WATCH FOR THE DAUGHTER TO BE APPOINTED TO THE POSITION BEING VACATED BY ISABEL BAQUERO WHO IS RETIRING...ONCE THE DAUGHTER IS APPOINTED TO THE HIGH PAYING ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION LOOK FOR FAJARDO TO COME BACK...REMEMBER YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST.
EagleEyeDragon

Shirley, NY

#3 Jun 11, 2010
I guess he realized there is no need for the physically demanding tasks of going from function to function, when he can just be the 'brains' behind the operation and focus on other more lucrative ventures instead, while he still has the energy. As for the new consulting role... when you lack any new ideas of your own you would have to consult the veterans that have learned only from experience, like Fajardo and Devine. I respect age and the wisdom that comes with it, but... What a team to follow advice from. A team of young, creative, open-minded, sharp, intelligent and innovative trailblazing firecrackers would leave these fawning followers and their masters in the dust. The team has not been put together yet, and may never be, but they know of each other, and are out there doing more individually than the opposition does together.
EagleEyeDragon

Shirley, NY

#4 Jun 11, 2010
Hey Devine! You like Apples?

We got the winning numbers. How you like them apples?
eliz

Fort Belvoir, VA

#5 Jun 11, 2010
leave the man and his family alone. If he is the eperson everyone said he is, why does his family have to be humiliated for it. Leave them in peace.
EagleEyeDragon

Shirley, NY

#6 Jun 12, 2010
Fine. I for one will stop for now. But as there are alot of individuals and their families he helped, there are alot who this man and his cronies adversely affected by abusing their position. It is simply the irony of life that by helping their families privately, leaders bring them into the public arena.

For someone whom so many admire and respect, it is puzzling to see only his family come out in his defense.
elizabeth ocasio

Jersey City, NJ

#7 Jun 9, 2011
they are all corrup and they just give jobs to the only ones who they know...is sad to live in a place like Elizabeth....we need a change...we need jobs but with all this people on the Board...nothing is going to be done?
sarahh

Elizabeth, NJ

#8 Nov 10, 2011
people base their opinions on what they hear from the majority. They are all erroneous! All this story about Fajardo and his alleged wrongdoings were obviously made up by others to take his political power and influence. This man barely made some money but was always trying to make the district of Elizabeth better.
Mike

United States

#9 Nov 15, 2011
sarahh wrote:
people base their opinions on what they hear from the majority. They are all erroneous! All this story about Fajardo and his alleged wrongdoings were obviously made up by others to take his political power and influence. This man barely made some money but was always trying to make the district of Elizabeth better.
How did he make Elizabeth better? Was it by giving his sister the $1000+ per week no-show job or was it his wonderful idea back in the 80s to put a dome over Broad St. downtown? He was nothing but another scumbag crooked politician!!
ridiculous

New York, NY

#10 Apr 30, 2012
hmm
Tired Teacher

Clifton, NJ

#11 Sep 12, 2012
YOU THINK PROMOTIONS ARE FOR FREE THINK AGAIN, EVEN MUNOZ IS IN HIS POCKET AND IT COSTS!

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