BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Longtime Bernards Township Board of Education member Linda Wooldridge declined to file for re-election this week. However, two incumbent board members, Jennifer Korn and Jennifer White, will each seek another three-year term.
The election for three seats will be held Nov. 3. Three candidates filed by this week's deadline to be placed on the ballot for three open spots on the schol board.
A third petition was received from Elaine DiDario, a frequent board meeting attendee. DiDario lives on Dyckman Place in Basking Ridge.
White is chair of the Wellness Committee, and liaison to PTO presidents in each school and the Parents of Exceptional Children organization. She lives on Winding Lane in Basking Ridge.
Korn is chair of the policy committee and liaison to the township’s Municipal Alliance. She resides on Woodstone Road, Basking Ridge.
White won her seat as a write-in candidate by receiving 579 votes in November 2017.
Korn was chosen from among seven candidates to fill out a seat left vacant on the board in May 2017. That November she was unopposed for the remaining years on the term.
Wooldridge was first elected in 2011. She was voted board president in January 2016, and then stepped back to vice president in June of that year.
She was part of a group that revitalized the dormant Bernards Township Education Foundation in 2007. She said she has been president of the BTEF for the past two years.