Sunday, December 30, 2012
Outgoing members thank public for the opportunity to serve, praised by peers for their dedication.
The Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education said goodbye to two of its members who reached the end of their terms on Dec. 20, the final board meeting of 2012. Frank Neglia, who served for six years and was the board’s vice president, had run but lost in a bid for another term on Nov. 6. Deborah Orme, who served nearly seven years on the board, had begun to campaign but discontinued her bid in September. Both outgoing members spoke for a few minutes about their time on the board, thanking the public for the opportunity to serve. Neglia, who said he’s “always tried to do the best I can,” mentioned that being on the board offers a different perspective from sitting in the audience. “There’s always some regulation or rule that prevents you …
Monday, November 5, 2012
If you have an opinion to share with the people of Parsippany, send your Letter to the Editor to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, November 5, 2012
I'm writing in response to what I see as the final straw of intolerable behavior by my fellow board member, Michael Strumolo. Once again he has chosen to ignore the simplest of regulations and codes that members of the Board of Education are required to operate under. In complete disregard of our code of ethics, he has again written an opinion piece without the required disclaimer that he is not speaking on behalf of anyone other then himself. I will start my opinion piece by letting you know that there is only one member of the Board of Education that has the authority to speak on behalf of the board and it is not Mike Strumolo, nor is it me. I do not speak for the Board of Education and all statements contained within this letter are my…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
School board member Michael Strumolo, thinking he was the target of a possible ethics probe, gave the public a look into secret BOE talks.
Those wondering why the Parsippany Board of Education opted to spend up to $5,000 to hire former state Supreme Court justice Gary Stein for some unnamed investigative purpose finally got some answers last Thursday night. At the school board's meeting at Knollwood School last week, member Michael Strumolo, suspecting he was the rumored probe's focus, made a move to bring the matter into the open. When President Frank Calabria asked the board to approve the minutes of its Sept. 13 closed session, Strumolo asked to read a portion of the minutes into the public record. It was unclear whether permission to do so was granted, but Strumolo moved ahead, recounting the board's private meeting with Justice Stein and his son, attorney Michael Stein, …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Deborah Orme's current BOE term expires after the November election.
Parsippany Board of Education member Deborah Orme said she has been moved by the praise and support coming from colleagues and residents in the wake of her decision to end her re-election campaign. "The kind words of support I've received have been greatly appreciated and it was an extremely difficult, heartwrenching decision for me to withdraw from the 2012 BOE election," she said in a statement. "I have truly treasured the last 6 and a half years that I have served on the Parsippany Board of Education but it is best that I take some time away from service at this point." Orme told Patch she is not yet ready to discuss the reasons behind her decision to stop her campaign and step away from the board when her term expires after the …
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
Orme is a veteran member of the Parsippany school board.
Name : Ms. Deborah D Orme Date of birth: Nov. 25, 1962 Also known as : Debbie Place of residence : Parsippany, NJ Job titles held : Account Executive Employers : ADP/Statewide Insurance Agencies Inc Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: BOE Member Chamber/district: District 15 Incumbent: Yes First elected: 18 April 2006 Previous elective offices : BOE Member since 2006 Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address Name : Title : I am a PHHS Graduate and spent all but 10 years of my life as a Parsippany Resident. As a member of our BOE since 2006 I have overseen the successful completion of the referendum projects on time and within budget, maintained high academic standards and implemented …