Isaac Zlatkine Expected to Serve as BOE President

zlatkin tlsIsaac (Yitzy) Zlatkine is expected to serve as the next Board of Education President, TLS has learned. Zlatkine, who has served on the board for 3 1/2 years, will assume the position formerly held by ousted board member Carl Fink, who lost the recent election to a newcomer.

The Lakewood BOE has a budget of over $120 million dollars, and consists of approximately 700 employees.

When reached for comment, Zlatkine – who has a Masters in Actuarial Science from Temple University Fox School of Business – said “I have not yet made the final decision regarding the presidency,” however, sources say he expected to be voted in unanimously.

The appointment of the position will take place during the next board meeting during which the two new board members – Chaim Rosenblat and Alex Jankelowitz – will also be sworn in at. [TLS]

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  1. To “concerned” why someone needs a BA to be on the BOA is beyond me but he has me but being that Isaak’s day job is an actuary I don’t think you have what to worry about.

  2. He actually has a Master’s in Actuarial Science from Temple University.
    For those that don’t know. Actuarial Science is a field that uses very advanced mathematics and probability to build financial models.
    He is probably the most educated person in the whole district!!!!

  3. I wouldn’t say he’s more educated then everyone their as there are extremely educated people that work there. With his skills hopefully the last mess will be cleaned up

  4. To be in charge of the district with 700 under you , and be responsible for a budget of 120 million dollars I would assume you need to have a proper education to fill this position.

  5. I agree,
    The people who serve on BOE MUST have a proper education and some past experience to run a school district with 700 people under them & multi million dollar budget!

  6. I believe Isaac is well educated and is a good fit for this position . But in general we need to choose our BOE members with some type of experience to oversee such a huge financial operation
    Good luck Isaac!

  7. Zlatkine has an extensive yeshiva education and worked harder than the average guy to obtain his master’s degree from a reliable institution. He is bright, young, and motivated to help the children of Lakewood to have the best educational experience possible. Kudos to him and his family for the sacrifices made for the klal. May they have the strength to continue! 🙂

  8. What are they going to do tomorrow with the wind-chill being below 0 in the morning and so many children walking and waiting at bus stops Good decision would be delayed opening!!

  9. You need no education to serve on the board. You just need to be elected. It is the professionals who run the day to day operations of the school system need the proper qualifications for the position that they hold. It is the boards’ duty to set policy and really get out of the way and let the pros do their job. Btw the same holds true of the township committee. Part of the problem that we have is that our elected officials on both levels get too involved in the minutia of the day to day.

  10. If it is meant yo be great. But please remember we are talking about ALL students. We need to be in touch wig those on the front lines to verify what is actually required. Open communications from both sides of the desk will ensure the academic success of both public and private pupils.

  11. So sick of people complaining about taxes. It’s part of life. We all have to do it. Can’t have everything handed to you. Not much is free

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