Incumbent board of education candidates in both Verona and Cedar Grove were re-elected after uncontested elections in both towns.
Quattrocchi received 2,896 votes while Bellino received 2,673 in Verona.
In Cedar Grove Mandala received 2,251 votes while Marinelli received 2,296.
“There are still unfinished items I wish to accomplish, one being facility upgrades,” Mandala, the Cedar Grove board president said.
Chief among the issues he will pursue in his new term are facility upgrades including a new football field and track at Cedar Grove High School.
“We have established a successful trajectory of improvement in our schools, and I believe there is much more to gain going forward,” Quattrocchi said.
The Verona Board of Education president said his goals for his next term include continuing focus on curriculum improvement plan and action items, see through the new five-year strategic plan, resolve how they will fund their long-term facilities improvement needs and resolve the teachers contract in a sensible, sustainable way, he said.
Both districts voted earlier this year to move school board elections to the November general election, a change made possible by a new state law.
There was no vote on school budgets since the new law allows districts to approve a budget without a voter referendum so long as the budget satisfies a mandated 2% cap to the tax levy.
Verona Board of Election ResultsCandidate Votes John Quattrocchi
2,896 Joseph T. Bellino 2,673
Cedar Grove Board of Election ResultsCandidate Votes Frank Mandala 2,251 Laura Marinelli 2,296
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