School Board Accepting Applications For New Member

Appointee will replace Ken Angelo, who resigned from the Board last month

The Mahwah Board of Education is accepting applications for a new member who will serve in an appointed position on the board until December of 2013, according to a release sent out by the district Thursday. The new member will replace Ken Angelo, who was reelected to his seat last year, but resigned in September due to professional commitments.

This appointment is not related to the three spots on the board up for election this November.

According to the release, applicants must meet state-mandated criteria in order to be considered for the position. An applicant must be:

  • A citizen of the United States of America
  • At least 18 years of age;
  • Able to read and write
  • A resident of Mahwah for at least one year preceding the date of the appointment
  • Have no interest in any contract with, or claim, against the Board
  • Registered to vote in the district; and not be disqualified as a voter

Board members are expected to set the policies and goals of the district, approve district hires, communicate with the community about district happenings and evaluate and approve each year’s spending budget.

This year, the board is also tasked with hiring a permanent Superintendent. Interim Dr. Karen Lake is now serving her second year in the position.

Interested residents should submit a letter of interest and biographical information to: 

Edward J. Deptula, Business Administrator/Board Secretary

Mahwah Board of Education

60 Ridge Road, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430. 

The deadline to submit a letter of interest is Friday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m.

The Board will review all applications and interview legally qualified candidates at the Nov. 14 public meeting.


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