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Fort Lee BOE Begins New Year With New Board Members

The Fort Lee Board of Education held its reorganization meeting Tuesday, with four newly elected board members taking the oath of office and the election of a board president and vice president.

Four new members of the Fort Lee Board of Education took the oath of office at the school board’s New Year’s Day reorganization meeting, during which the board also nominated and elected its president and vice president for the coming year.

Esther Han Silver, David Sarnoff and Holly Morell were elected to three-year terms in November, and Candace Romba was elected to serve out the remaining year of former board president Arthur Levine’s unexpired term.

After taking the oath of office, the new board members were seated, and the first order of business for 2013 was the nomination and election process for board president and vice president.

Board member Joseph Surace nominated Yusang “Jimmy” Park, who served in the role after Levine's departure, for president. Park, in turn, nominated Surace for vice president. Both were the only board members nominated, and the six members of the board present for the meeting approved both unanimously.

Park thanked the board members who did attend the meeting and members of the public for taking the time to attend when they could just as easily have been at home celebrating the holiday. He also said the new-look board hopes to accomplish “a lot of good for our district and our kids.”

“We hope to be clear, sincere and, once again, productive as a board and as a district as we welcome 2013,” Park said.

Check back for more on Tuesday’s Fort Lee BOE meeting.

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vanessa corgy January 02, 2013 at 04:07 AM
Anyone check out Engravalle's twitter about coming back to work? I guess he's coming back!
Art Elmers January 02, 2013 at 01:52 PM
Congratulations to our new BOE members. I hope they can work together to solve the problems that the Fort Lee School District face in 2013 and the future. I also wish to thank those members who no longer serve. While I know that many did not agree with everything the Board has done in the past, I think we can all agree that volunteering to serve takes a lot of time and effort. And I believe they always had the best interests of Fort Lee's children and residents at heart. Looking forward to a productive 2013.
Quint January 02, 2013 at 07:30 PM
I just looked at what I assume is Engravalle's twitter and didn't see a thing. Wouldn't it be better to hear the news on Patch or the board of ed page about what actually happened at the meeting??

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