Monday, June 10, 2013
A statement from the candidate.
Over the last 6 years we've made significant progress overhauling the curriculum, creating an environment where our talented and dedicated teachers can collaborate and share best practices, and renovating school facilities, but there is still much work to be done. The tax stress on our community is extreme. I would like to serve for 3 more years to make sure we target our limited financial resources, spending only what's absolutely necessary, on continuous improvement in all of these areas, and hold the administration accountable for what remains to be done. Patch will post statements from all the candidates, and will post full bios closer to election season. Candidates should send statements to: email@example.com.
A statement from the candidate.
I'm impressed with what our school district offers my three children (ages 13, 11 and 7): committed teachers and effective leadership in the schools. Unfortunately, some parents I know have had less than positive experiences. I'm running to ensure that our school system more consistently delivers the best that it has to offer. I look forward to a district with limitless expectations for all students, from those who struggle to our high achievers. It has to be about Excellence -- period! I know it's possible. Both my mother and paternal grandfather served as principals. My own volunteer work over several years in Atlanta, Chicago and here in Essex County focused on tutoring and leading enrichment programs. We can make it happen if we …
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Three seats are up for grabs; two sitting board members will run for reelection.
(Editor's note: the Essex County Clerk's Office originally omitted the name of Johanna Wright as one of the candidates.) The 2013 race for the South Orange - Maplewood School Board of Education elections will be a crowded one this November, with two current board members -- board president Beth Daugherty and David Giles -- running for reelection and six other candidates on the ballot. Three seats are up for reelection this year, and Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to file their petitions with the Essex County Board of Elections. According to the county clerk's office, the following candidates have filed: Beth Daugherty became President of the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education in May of 2011, succeeding Mark Gleason in …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Resolution will make Board of Education the ultimate taxing authority, and will also extend terms of sitting board members.
The South Orange - Maplewood School Board of Education voted to adopt a resolution to move the Board of Education (BOE) elections from April to November at its monthly meeting on Monday. The resolution moves the elections from the third Tuesday in April to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, the date of the general election. The resolution passed 7-1, with Bill Gaudelli voting against. (See the entire resolution attached to this article as a PDF). Previously, the Maplewood Township Committee (TC) had voted in favor of the move; while the South Orange Board of Trustees declined to take any action and the Board of Education voted against. "I believe that we would have a better discussion in the community with a special …