BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Know the candidates that are on the November 3 ballot running for Berkeley Heights Board of Education. In partnership with the League of Women voters, TAPinto Berkeley Heights is publishing the LWV 411 Voters Guide responses provided by the candidates running for Berkeley Heights Board of Education.

There are five candidates vying for two seats on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education: Sai Bhargavi Akiri, Peter Chang, Robert Cianciulli, Ramya Kasthiri and Joy A Young. 

The school board’s primary responsibilities are to:

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  • Set the vision and goals for the district
  • Adopt policies that give the district direction to set priorities and achieve its goals
  • Hire and evaluate the superintendent
  • Adopt and oversee the annual budget
  • Manage the collective bargaining process for employees of the district

Members of the School Board are elected for a three-year term.

Each candidate had the opportunity to answer the following questions:

  • Why should you be elected to the school board?
  • What do you consider an important challenge facing the school district? How would you address it?
  • What are the most important factors for student success? How will you, as a school board member, ensure that those factors are addressed?
  • How will you communicate with parents and others concerned with education? How do you plan to respond to concerns?

Click herepdf to view responses from Sai Bhargavi Akiri.

Peter Chang did not respond at time of this publishing.

Click herepdf to view responses from Robert Cianciulli.

Click herepdf to view responses from Ramya Kasthiri.

Click herepdf to view responses from Joy A. Young.

These responses came directly from the candidates and are unedited by LWV. The League does not support or oppose any candidates or parties. Visit the LWV Personal Ballot Voters Guide to learn where candidates running for office in your community stand on the issues. 

Click here to view the Candidate Statement Section of TAPinto Berkeley Heights.

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