Former Board of Education member Frank Neglia is putting aside efforts to get back onto the board.
Neglia, who served more than six years, sent a letter to the school district asking that his name be removed from consideration for the school board vacancy created when Joanne Mancuso decided not to take the seat she won in the November 2012 election.
The BOE will hold a special meeting at the administration building Thursday at 7 p.m. to fill the seat.
Others believed to be in contention for the open position are former candidates Alison Cogan and Anthony DeIntinis.
Neglia is giving his support to former running mate Cogan.
"Alison was the next person in line according to the resulting number of votes cast by the citizens of Parsippany," Neglia wrote. "She received 800 more votes than I received and over 900 more votes than any other opponent. The taxpayers /voters of Parsippany have made a clear indication of who they wish to be in the Board of Education seat and as elected officials it is very important to listen to them. ... Alison should be given the opportunity. "