MILLBURN, NJ — Five people filed to run for three seats on the Millburn Township Board of Education late last month. The general election will be held Nov. 3.
The five candidates are, with incumbents first:
Jamie Serruto (incumbent) (Maintain Excellence slate)
Louie Shen (incumbent) (Maintain Excellence)
Alez Zaltsman (incumbent) (Maintain Excellence)
Ajay Kapippot (Strong On Education)
Christina DiCosmo (Success, Nothing Less)
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, there will be a lot of new decisions to make and problems to solve.
Millburn Superintendent Christine Burton announced the final school reopening plan in late July, although state mandates may change. Millburn parents must confirm their decision by this Friday.
All schools in the state must offer an all-remote option. Read more about the Millburn reopening plan here.
A Millburn teachers’ union representative recently joined other unions in stating concerns about school reopening. READ MORE: Millburn, Other Teachers’ Unions Want Learning To Stay Remote
The Millburn Board of Education consists of nine members who serve three-year terms. Candidates will run for three seats this November.
Superintendent Burton, who also serves on her local board of education in Lebanon, said, “I recommend school board service as one of the most rewarding experiences and meaningful contributions you can make to our students and the community.”
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This article originally appeared on the Millburn-Short Hills Patch