It's election season and the Par-Troy school board is a hot topic in town due to the recent controversial vote to keep the changes to staffing schedules and a teacher layoff—right after voting to undo those same changes.
Come out and get to know the people who are running for the Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education. The Par-Troy Council of PTAs is moderating a candidates night on Monday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at the auditorium at Parsippany Hills High School.
There are ten candidates running and the terms of incumbents Michael Strumolo, Fran Orthwein, Anthony Mancuso and Anthony T. DeIntinis are all expiring at the end of 2013. Only Orthwein and DeIntinis are running for re-election.
There are three seats open for full 3-year terms and an unexpired 2-year term available on the board.
- Joseph Cistaro
- George Blair
- Fran Orthwein
- Denis Kadian
- Alison Cogan
- Tracy Meunier
- Timothy Berrios
- Jonathan Hemenway
- Frank Neglia
- Anthony T Deintinis
"This event is an open forum for voters to question candidates and hear how they intend to serve the educational needs of our community if elected," according to a letter from Tim Berrios, George Blair, Joe Cistaro, Alison Cogan, Frank Neglia and Fran Orthwein. "The Board of Education is a 100 percent volunteer and nonpartisan group of elected officials vital to the quality of life in Parsippany. Overseeing annual education expenditures of over $125 million, the board is directly responsible for setting long term goals, approving an annual budget, monitoring academic performance and maintaining a positive
educational and developmental environment for our 7,250 students."
Due to time constraints, only Parsippany residents will be allowed to question the candidates, according to Sclafani. Those interested in questioning the candidates will have their names drawn randomly.
Also on Monday, the Northvail PTA meets at 7 p.m. at PHHS and there’s a Bagel Sale for the Italian-American Club.
The Wednesday Parsippany Zoning Board Meeting is canceled this week.
On Friday Flu and Pneumonia shots will be available for $10 and $15, respectively, for those over the age of 65. No appointment is necessary and the shots are available from 9 a.m. - noon at the Parsippany Health Department, 1130 Knoll Road, Lake Hiawatha