By Harold Herskowitz
It was a good thing that our BOE members have finally gotten those IPADs that were needed so desperately to manage our Public School system. Now that it was voted on and approved, any day now they each should be unpacking their new IPAD in the color of their choice. Not sure if they chose the 16 32 or 64 gig models. I hope they made sure they have 3G so they can take them with them when they review the schools. The added 30 dollars a month per pad for wireless service shouldn't bother anybody. After all the BOE office rent is more than twenty times that of the Blue Claws team to rent an entire stadium. Two Hundred and Seventy dollars a month should hardly be noticed when the rent bill is Fifty Thousand Dollars.
The IPAD also has many great APPS and Utilities. One of the most common Utilities is the CALCULATOR. You can make it really BIG on an IPAD. Big enough so that you can't push the wrong button and make a mistake no matter how incompetent you are with numbers. It is such a shame that the Board didn't have access to this new technology when they decided to fire Michael Inzelbuch, alluding that his services were costing the taxpayer too much money. It seems that this month the new law firm billed the town legal fees of 133,685 dollars! Last month the legal fees total was over 147 thousand dollars. So in two monthe we have already spent over 280 Thousand dollars? The total fees Michael Inzelbuch charged for these same services was 350 thousand dollars for the entire year. How did this happen?
The Board of ED insisted that this new Law Firm bills less per hour. Now here is where you might need that shiny new IPAD Calculator. If the old experienced Lawyer bills 300 dollars an hour and works for ten hours to get a job done, and the new one bills 200 dollars an hour but requires thirty hours to do the job, which one is cheaper?
Now that I think about it, you don't really need an IPAD Calculator to get that figured out. At the next meeting I will present each one of you with a shiny $1.95 calculator from my novelty bins. They are cheap but they work great, and are solar powered. You will be able to use them wherever you go, just like 3G.