South Brunswick BOE Seeks to Fill Vacancy

Board of Education member Elizabeth Chang resigned at the April 16 meeting due to time constraints.

The South Brunswick Board of Education is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Board after board member Elizabeth Chang resigned on April 16.

Chang, a college student, said that due to a change in the law that extended the term of this year’s Board of Education members through the end of the year, it would not be possible for her to continue due to time constraints, according to the district. Had the election date not changed, Chang's term would have ended in April and she was not seeking re-election. 

The unexpired term created by this resignation is effective immediately through the first Board of Education meeting in January 2013. A qualified candidate must be a registered voter who has lived in the district for at least a year, is able to read and write and does not hold a contract with or a claim against the school district.

To be considered for this vacancy, a candidate must send a letter of interest detailing her/his educational background and experience.  In addition, a candidate must attach responses to two questions, with each response limited to 500 words or less.  The questions are:  

(1) What is the greatest personal/professional strength that you will bring to this position?

(2) Why should the Board of Education choose you over all the other candidates?

  • Monday, May 7   - Public interviews will be conducted for selected candidates prior to the start of the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting.  At the close of the Board of Education meeting, the South Brunswick Board of Education will move into Executive session for the purpose of deliberating on the candidates. 
  • Monday, May 21   - The Board of Education will convene the regular meeting by appointing the newly selected Board of Education member with swearing-in to follow immediately. 

All application materials should be sent by email to Mr. Anthony N. Tonzini, Jr. Board Secretary, Anthony.Tonzini@sbschools.org  no later than the close of business (5 p.m.) on Friday, April 27.


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