School Board Member Resigns After 10 Years
District will appoint a replacement within 60 days
Longtime Board of Education member Ken Angelo, who was reelected to his seat last year, announced Wednesday he will resign from the post this month.
“This will be my last board meeting,” he said Wednesday night.
Angelo blamed work commitments for the departure. “I recently have a bunch more professional obligations,” he said. “I don’t think it’d be fair to the residents for me to miss [a bunch] of board meetings when you could have someone in this seat who can make the time commitment and be here.” He said he was not anticipating the new professional obligations when he ran for reelection last April.
Angelo, who has been on the board for over 10 years, said he will look back fondly at his time on the board – which included overseeing projects like the addition of the Ramapo Ridge gym, fields at the high school and the building of the Lenape Meadows school.
“I joined the board because I thought I could do some good, and bring a business background to the district,” he said. “It’s been great. The best thing about this board is that we can disagree with one another and have discussions about issues, but at the end of the day, we leave [having reached] an agreement.” Angelo also said he wanted to “thank the community for its support,” over the past decade.
According to district Business Administrator Ed Deptula, Angelo’s seat will be filled by an appointment. The district will advertise for applicants in the coming weeks. It has about 60 days to appoint a replacement, he said.
That person will serve on the board until December 2013. He or she would need to run in the 2013 election in order to fill out the rest of Angelo’s term, which expires at the end of 2014.