BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Board of Education returned two incumbents and welcomed one newcomer to its ranks during its annual reorganization meeting.

Cherie Adams and Aileen Byrne-Fahy were sworn in to new three-year terms on January 7, while Antoinette Raucci Aumack joined the 10-member school board. All three won uncontested bids for the school board in November’s general elections. They were given the oath of office by new Business Administrator/Board Secretary Michael Bardsley, who was hired in October to assume his post on January 2.

Adams, who has been a school board member for 20 years, was also reappointed as its president — a post she has filled for about seven years — as well as delegate to the New Jersey School Board Association. Serving on the board of education for some 12 years, Byrne-Fahy was tapped as vice president.

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Belmar Board of Education Business Administrator/Board Secretary Michael Bardsley was designated as public agency compliance officer and School Superintendent/Principal David Hallman as school safety specialist.

Other appointments included Kenney, Gross, Kovats & Parton, Red Bank, as board attorney and labor counsel, and Sciarrillo, Cornell, Merlino, McKeever & Osborne, Westfield, as special education counsel and special counsel.

A Belmar school board member will sit on the Manasquan Board of Education this year, based on a rotating schedule of the seven sending districts to Manasquan High School. In addition to Belmar, Brielle and Sea Girt will be represented on that 12-member school board.

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