New BOE Members Sworn In, Board President & Vice President Voted In

greenspan_friedman_sworn_inPHOTOS: The winners of the recent Board of Educations were sworn in this evening in front of a modest crowd. Greenspan and Friedman, who are the newcomers to the board, were sworn in for the first time. Tracey Tift, who took over Lenny Thomas after his recent resignation and held on to his seat, won the third seat with a landslide vote.

greenspan friedman tiftAlso at this evening’s meeting, Meir Grunhut was voted in as the Board President, and Tracey Tift as Vice President.

A motion was made to vote in others as president, but the motions did not pass. The candidates were Tift, Fink, Seitler and even Inzelbuch, the Board Attorney.

The president serves as the board’s spokesman, but does not have veto power or the sort.

Also during the meeting, a motion was made by board member Carl Fink to do away with the sign-in process for residents who wish to speak at public meetings, but later retracted the motion. TLS.

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  1. So, B”H the Igud got their guys in. That’s great news for those of us who don’t want any cut in our children’s Bussing, therapy or any remedial service. That’s bad news for those of us who were davenning for a tax decrease.

  2. Hatzlochah to the new board. L’maaseh, the more u think about it, u can mamesh cry for the Seniors. Their taxes more-than-doubled over the last 10 yrs and they get zilch, zero, Zippo, efes V’loi Klum. No snow/garbage removal, no kids in the school system, etc, et al. Sure, some of them are rich but I’m sure many are living month to month on their Pensions and/or SS benefits and are really suffering w/ their tax burden. I’m sure they’d love to move to Palm Springs or whatever, but can’t, for whatever reason.

  3. Seitler never had the majority. Members of the board were tryng to make the BOE transparent for parents and children alike. This vote has set the board the future of Lakewood public schhol up for the next 5 years. Tracey Tfft was the deciding vote which we thank him for. Tracey knows the board is doing everything possible to help the public schools.
    We thank United for standing by his candidate.
    Great job last night Tracey. We knew we could count on your vote.

  4. The budget is going to be an real issue for board and the resident’s of Lakewood. I can see the reading on the wall???. how many teachers will the district lose.

  5. my first attempt was not listed so here goes. Mr.Seitler never had the majority. Four men got together to try to make a difference to the community. We will not give up, our committment to make a difference will continue. We understand the residents want a change and hopefully we can deliver and look to next year. We will support Mier Grunhart, the attorney to have unity on the board

  6. Yeah I wonder how many public teachers will be cut at the expense of private services. Shame on the block vote for shooting down the budget. I understand the senior defeating the budget. Those that receive non public services which they are entitled to, which I support should have voted yes to an already trimmed down bare budget!!!

  7. #8,
    the seniors all chose to move here recently for the quality of life knowing that there are high taxes here. almost none of them have been here for 10 years.

  8. “THE SILENT MAJORITY IS WITH YOU” Where were you on election day???Why does the silent majority think that the 4 members should work so hard for them? but they cant take 5 minutes out of their day and go vote ???????

  9. Some senior communities are almost 40 years old.
    You must be thinking that the only ones here are located off Massachusetts Ave.

  10. Hope this board remembers it was elected to the Lakewood Board to work for the public school students. After all it is the Lakewood public school board. These kids deserve to have better things in the classroom than they have. Remember PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Not Private.

  11. The reason for the low turnout is that currently taxes havn’t really gone up overall in the past year so its somewhat off the burner.

    If they try to raise taxes again endorsements wont help them and you will see record turnout to protest.

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