Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Former board member supports Alison Cogan to fill vacant seat.
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," …
Friday, January 4, 2013
BOE attorney says Joanne Mancuso's decision not to take the seat she won in November puts the board in a most unusual situation.
The Parsippany Board of Education is supposed to be made up of nine members. But late last month, Joanne Mancuso, who won one of the three open slots in the Nov. 6 election, announced that she would not take the seat or be sworn in, leaving the board in unfamiliar waters. At its Thursday reorganization meeting, the body announced that it will hold a special meeting at the administration building Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. to do the work involved in filling the seat. The situation is an odd one for the district. When a sitting member vacates a seat, policy is clear: The remaining board members take resumes and applications for interested contenders and hold a special public meeting to interview the candidates, deliberate (which may be done in closed…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Get to know your candidates and cast an informed vote Nov. 6.
Alison Cogan, a 40-year-old certified public accountant, town volunteer and musician, has five reasons for wanting to see the Parsippany school system succeed: her five kids. "The best thing about Parsippany is the diversity of programs and students we have in the district. There are many sports, clubs and classes that are available to help them get a well-rounded education," she said. "Since I have children in the gifted, mainstream and special-education programs, having a school system that can support and challenge all of them is very important to me." This is Cogan's second time running for the board, and though she is a challenger, she was chosen to run as the third member of the incumbents' ticket of Board President Frank Calabria …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Deborah Orme backs out, incumbent ticket now will include challenger Alison Cogan.
The tenure of longtime Parsippany Board of Education member Deborah Orme is coming to an close. The chairwoman of the school board's Teaching and Learning Committee had launched a re-election campaign for November. But on Aug. 30, according to the Morris County Clerk's Office, Orme submitted a letter asking to have her name removed from the ballot. Orme also confirmed her departure from the race to Patch, adding that she will discuss the move in the near future. No reason for her withdrawal has been revealed publicly. Orme has served on the BOE since her first election to the school board in April 2006. Board President Frank Calabria called Orme's decision "a real loss." "She's a good and fine board member," he said. "No one on the board …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Cogan first ran for the school board in 2011.
Name : Ms. Alison C Cogan Place of residence : Parsippany Attended college : Yes College : Seton Hall University Degree : B.S. in Accounting Year of graduation : May-94 Job titles held : Certified Public Accountant Employers : NA Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: Board of Education Chamber/district: Parsippany-Troy Hills Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : 2011