New faces, new places for Glen Rock BOE
On January 4, 2016 the Glen Rock Board of Education launched the new year with its annual Reorganization/Regular Meeting. The meeting opened with a reading of the certified results of the annual school election on Nov. 3, 2015 by President Pro-tem Board Secretary Michael Rinderknecht. Immediately following, he administered the Oath of Office to newly elected members (from left) Elizabeth Carr, Sharon Scarpelli and Bryon Torsiello. Rinderknecht then called for nominations for the position of president of the GR BOE. Sheldon Hirschberg was nominated and unanimously elected to the position. Once seated, his first order of business was a call for nominations for vice-president. Trustees Elizabeth Carr and Sanjiv Ohri were nominated, with Carr ultimately elected to the position.
Newly-elected BOE President Sheldon Hirschberg assumes responsibility for the regular order of business, joined by Elizabeth Carr, in her new capacity as vice-president, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paula Valenti.
On January 11, 2016 the BOE held a regular meeting for the purpose of conducting interviews to replace former trustee Randi Blumberg who resigned her seat late last year to avoid a conflict with the districtís nepotism policy. Following public interviews with applicants Theodore Jadick and Barbara Steuert, the BOE unanimously appointed Jadick to the position. He will serve until the boardís next reorganization meeting in January, 2017, at which time he will have the option to run for the third year of Blumbergís term or a full, three-year term of his own. At right, Rinderknecht administers the Oath of Office to Jadick, effectively restoring the GR BOE to a full nine-member board.
The BOE's December, 2015 "Rock Talk" eNewsletter