NUTLEY, NJ - After swearing in four trustees to the Board of Education at the Jan. 7 reorganization meeting, the first order of business was to elect a president and vice president.

Board member Teri Quirk made a motion to nominate Ken Reilly as president, board member Salvatore Ferraro nominated Danny Carnicella as president, As the role was called, three board members voted for Reilly as president and six voted for Carnicella. 

After the vote for president, Fred Scalera nominated Charles Kucinski for vice president, Erica Zarro nominated Ken Reilly for the position. The role was called and Kucinski received six affirmative votes. , 

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Carnicella and Kucinski will serve as president and vice-president until January 2020.

In a statement to TAPinto Nutley, Carnicella stated that "I would like to welcome our newly sworn in trustees Mr. Frank Demaio, who was selected to fill Ms. Sherman’s remaining term as well as our newly elected trustees Ken Reilly, Teri Quirk and Erica Zarro. We welcome additional ideas and views that will continue our charge as trustees to the Board of Education." 

He continued "I would like to thank the board for supporting my leadership role for 2019 and look forward to another successful school year.  I am confident the oversight of this nine member board will continue to provide the highest level of learning opportunities for students,  maintain our fiscal responsibility to our taxpayers, and promote the traditions and culture we have become accustomed to here in Nutley."

"As stated in our mission statement: The Nutley Board of Education is guided by the mission of the Nutley Public Schools To challenge, inspire, and empower students to become creative, confident, passionate, self-directed citizens who actively and purposefully contribute in our global society." Carnicella concluded. 

Kucinski stated "I am honored to once again serve as the Nutley Board of Education’s  Vice President and I would like to take  this opportunity to welcome the four new Trustees to the Nutley Board of Education. I also want to remind everyone that our ability to work together is what stands between mediocre and exceptional opportunities for our children."

"During this year my goal is to continue fostering better communication between the citizens, commissioners and the BOE so that concerns are voiced, aired, and strategically resolved without further burdening our taxpayers or sacrificing our students.  We have an obligation to do the best we can to serve the best interests of all stakeholders and my personal commitment to each and every one of them remains committed and unchanged.  Thank you!"

Carnicella and Kucinski will serve as president and vice-president until January 2020.

After the president and vice president were selected, the board approved a resolution of Code of Ethics for School Board Members. 

Related story:  Nutley Board of Education Approves Code of Ethics for School Board Members



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