BARNEGAT, NJ – Monday night, seven out of eight Board of Education candidates fielded questions at a forum hosted by TAPintoBarnegatWaretown. Robert Sawicki, a professional firefighter, said he could not attend the event because he was needed at work.

The League of Women Voters set up the format for the meeting. Audience members submitted questions, which were subsequently screened by a League representative and TAPintoBarnegatWaretown. The screening criteria involved eliminating duplicates to streamline the process.

Approximately sixty people attended the forum and listened to the Board of Education candidates deliver both opening and closing presentations. Candidates responded to questions on a variety of issues, including those related to possible reconfiguration of the school district, budgets, test scores, and initiatives.

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No live stream video of the event was permitted in accordance with an agreement made with the League of Women Voters. However, a professional videographer did tape the presentation and it is available here for review.

For the most part, the candidates identified themselves by name.  However, the photograph  a still shot of Monday night’s event, complete with the names of the candidates in the order they sat on stage.

 TAPintoBarnegatWaretown thanks all for their participation and interest in this very important part of government. While our publication does not endorse candidates, we hope that this forum helps voters in their selection of representatives.