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School Board President Arthur Levine Announces Resignation

Member of the Board of Education since 2007, Levine announces his resignation.

School Board President Arthur Levine announced his resignation from the board of education today. 

"I will always be grateful to the people I served with," Levine told Patch. "We achieved many positive things for the children of Fort Lee."

Levine, who has served on the Board since 2007 and was elected president in 2011, said that he was resigning from the board due to time constraints. 

"Serving on the board requires a large commitment of time," Levine said. "Being very committed to my work on the board, knowing I can no longer give that time completely, I have chosen to step down." 

During his tenure on the board, Levine was a strong proponent in lobbying the community for the passage of a bond referendum allowing for expansion to relieve severe overcrowding in Fort Lee schools.

After two failed attempts, the board significantly scaled back from the previous two and focused the third bond referendum on absolute necessary repairs. That was approved by voters in January.  

While serving as president, Levine has seen the district achieve its highest ranking and has dealt with the in September 2011 and the subsequent in June.

"It was a pleasure and a priveledge to serve the community, but now it's time for other people to come in and serve," Levine said. "I'll have fond memories of serving on the board."

Levine said that the business of the schools will continue, adding, "There are great things on the horizon for Fort Lee schools."

Tracy August 07, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Art, Thank you for your service and leading this current BOE in stabilizing the central office! I hope all remains happy and well in your life! Keep in touch!
CD Cantelli August 07, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Who gets to be the new president and how do they pick a new member?
William Mays August 07, 2012 at 07:31 PM
I wonder the real reason why he resigned.
Tracy August 08, 2012 at 12:30 AM
I think the VP, Linda McCue-- through the end of the year.
Howard L. Pearl August 09, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Whatever Mr. Levine's reasons for leaving, he has contributed to the community with his time and effort. A continuous stream of disparaging and inane remarks from an anonymous blogger, sniping from the shadows is your contribution to our community and probably is the most you have ever contributed to anything.
Quint August 09, 2012 at 01:50 PM
how is his replacement chosen, or do we go without one member until election day?
William Mays August 11, 2012 at 09:45 AM
Maybe the commute from Connecticut and Manhattan was too time-consuming. I've contributed much more than you Howard.
Toni M. August 11, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Billy don't u ever get tired of spreading rumors. Ur worse than a high school mean girl that hates the world cause she never got a date. Give it a rest already.
Paul Umrichin August 11, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Art, thank you for your time and dedication to the board over the past several years. Quint, according to NJ law the position is filled by a nomination of the board of education and a majority vote. The person sits until the next election, in this case November.

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