PISCATAWAY, NJ — The Better Safer Schools Team has three highly qualified candidates running in the November 3rd General Election for seats on the Piscataway Board of Education. Located on Column 1 on the reverse side of the vote-by-mail ballot are Kimberly Lane, Parth Desai and Lynnel Edmundo.

Kimberly Lane is completing her first year of service to the Board. Elected to fill a one-year vacancy, Lane serves as Chair of the Culture, Climate and Community Relations Committee and as a member of the Policy and Legislative Committee. A Project Manager by profession, Kimberly Lane is also active in Piscataway Township’s Public Relations Advisory Commission and has worked to plan township-wide events over the years including the Annual Street Fair and National Night Out. On weekends Lane volunteers her time at food drives. “Our community is defined by the quality and safety of our schools and we will make sure that our students are safe to learn, that our teachers have the tools to teach and that tax dollars are used efficiently," said Lane. “During these challenging times let’s lend a hand to help our friends and neighbors as many families are hurting,” she encouraged.

Parth Desai, a successful IT professional, is a respected leader within the Asian-Indian community who has coordinated countless community service initiatives at the Gayatri Chetna Center located here in Piscataway. From the beginning of the pandemic Desai organized and led efforts to provide fresh meal services to Piscataway children, Rutgers International students and first responders. “Technology has made the world smaller and as a Board of Education member I will work to make sure students are prepared for life and leadership in a global economy because what we do here locally affects and defines us globally,” said Desai.

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Lynnel Edmundo is a longtime teacher who has worked with students at all three academic levels, elementary, middle and secondary. She holds degrees in computer science and mathematics and an advanced degree in school administration and supervision. “Hard work and dedication to better safer schools will take our school system to new heights,” said Edmundo. “This is a critical time in our country. Talking to Piscataway voters about how our students (the next generation) will learn and grow within a safe environment is of paramount importance,” she continued.

Lane, Desai and Edmundo are excited about the positive support for their campaign. Voters are urged to return their ballots to one of the two secure drop boxes located here in town outside Police Headquarters or outside Westergard Library. “The Middlesex County Board of Elections will begin counting ballots as early as today so it’s important to return your ballot as soon as possible if you have not done so already. Please remember to turn your ballot over and vote Column 1 for Kimberly Lane, Parth Desai and Lynnel Edmundo for Better Safer Schools,” Lane reminded voters.