The confusing April-November-April Board Of Education elections fiasco has been brought before the State Attorney General’s Office, a Board official confirms to TLS. After re-voting to move the elections back to April – following a vote to move it to November – the County has submitted the request to the Attorney General’s Office to decide as to whose jurisdiction the decision is in, the Board official said.
So the question of who gets to make the final approval – either being the State Attorney General’s Office, or the Education Commissioner – is now in the hands of the Attorney General’s Office.
“It’s a new law, so it’s confusing”, the official said.
In case you haven’t been following until now, the elections will, as of now, take place in April – following the re-vote.
Running in this year’s elections, are: Lee Mund, Joel Schwartz, Yoni Silver, Meir Grunhut, Irene Miccio, Meir Singer and Aasim Johnson TLS.
How many seats are these people competing for? How many can each voter vote for?
cant wait for the ruling
we will alll go for Aasim johnson yeah lakewood we are proud of our students and parents for steping up to make a differents in lakewood public schools.
I am happy this was sent to the AG. Let there be oversight and decisions should not be controlled by the boe attorney.
hOW MANY SEATS ARE UP?
It sabout time. This board is the laughing stock of the state. I wish Christie would come in and wip things into shape….
#6, the first thing he should “wip into shape” is the SPELLING of the people commenting…
There should be an exam before people are given the privelege to vote…
People who don’t have higher than a 4th grade education should not be voting and maybe an EDUCATED electorate will give us BETTER results.
Years ago you had to show a high school diploma in order to vote.
To Lakewood HS Student:
If Aasim Johnson can help you understand the difference between, well, ‘diferents’ and ‘difference’, he has earned my vote.
And Yanky? Before ‘wip-ing’ anyone into shape, ‘WHIP’ it into shape.
William (Bill) Coyle should be re-elected into the BOE again
hmm, my dear #7 – “think again” … I find it amusing that you do not know how to spell “privilege” correctly, even as you are commenting on the spelling of other people! A tad embarrassing?
Thank you #11!!
To # 7 ..think again. Yes there should be a spelling test. You spell privilege with an ‘i’..not an e. Maybe you should take this test before you begin to put others down.
Every year there are three seats up for reelection. Voters can choose any three candidates they want.
the moves back to april is a calamity. It was enginnered for the sole purpose of knowing many more seniors vote in the November elections rather then April elections. This way the control of yet another board will be tight knit.
The public schools are in need of much. The middle school alone needs a new roof plus more work. Meir, Greenspan, Freidman and Miccio all voted on a proposed 5 million tax increase to the budget. We all know this will not happen but instead of sitting and working out a real increase they just voted yes to what the BA proposed.
some previously said in another article what goes areound comes around, you have no idea how true that statement is.
If the elections were held in November then you would lose the right to vote on the budget even though it had a 5.2% increase, due to “exceptions” above the 2% allowed.
People!! Stop talking abut the right to vote, it is insignificant!! If the voters retain the ability to vote down a budget and exercise their right and do so, what happens is, it goes to the Committee for review. It does not automatically result in a decrease!! What the voters need to do is to VOTE OUT the board members who voted for the increase in the first place!!!!
we’ll try again to express my oppinion
there should be a test for those running for the BOE, thats alot more important than those who vote ,they are the policy makers and up to kmow they have done a pretty bad job!!!
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