School Board to Interview 4 Candidates on Monday to Replace Kusel

The Bernards Board of Education, 2015. Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos
Bernards Board of Education member Elaine Kusel (left, at meeting in summer) resigned in November 2015. Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Four candidates for a new school board member to replace Elaine Kusel, who resigned late last year, are scheduled to be interviewed at Monday's Board of Education meeting before the board votes on a selection.

The new board member's term would officially begin the following Monday, said Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian.

That person would fulfill the final 11 months in Kusel's term, which officially expires at the end of 2016. The new board member would have the option of seeking election to a new, full three-year term on the school board in the November election later this year.

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Kusel, who has been a board member since 2010, resigned at the end of November. Markarian said her resignation letter to the board did not give a specific reason.

Kusel, an attorney, was formerly president and secretary of the Liberty Corner School Parent Teacher Organization.

Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m.

Monday's meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Ridge High School.

The Ridge High School Marching Band also is scheduled to be recognized at Monday's meeting.

Many governmental offices are closed on Monday, the federal Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. However, Bernards Township's schools will remain open.

Here is the agenda for the Board of Education meeting on Jan. 18.


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