Anthony DeIntinis earns one-year term by a 5-3 vote.
Parsippany's Board of Education is again a board of nine. At a special meeting Thursday night to choose a candidate to fill its vacant seat, the board selected former police officer Anthony DeIntinis. The board seat was supposed to go to Joanne Mancuso, who came in third behind James Carifi and Frank Calabria in the Nov. 6 election to win a spot on the panel. In late December, she said personal issues forced her to opt out of being sworn in and taking the position. Though Mancuso was not a sworn member, new President Susy Golderer announced Jan. 3 that the board would follow the same procedures used to replace a sitting member who steps down mid-term. The board heard from three applicants: Calabria's running mate Alison C. Cogan (who came…
Municipalities could move vote to align with general elections, while budget may be passed without vote.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The New Jersey Legislature and Gov. Chris Christie passed a bill in January that allows municipalities the option of moving school board elections to November. Currently, those elections and budget votes take place in April. Any one of three groups can make the decision to move the vote: the school board, local voters (through a petition) and municipal government. Moving the vote to November would align it with the general election. If a municipality chooses to move the vote to November, a district's budget would automatically pass if it remained within the 2 percent property tax cap. If it did not, it would still require voter approval, as would second questions. Supporters of the bill, including Gov. Chris Christie, say it will save …