BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The annual reorganization of the Bridgewater-Raritan Board of Education took little to no time at all.
The reorganization started off with the results of the November general election being read by business administrator/ Peter Starrs at the school board’s Jan. 6 meeting at Bridgewater-Raritan High School, an election that saw Jill Gladstone, Lynne Hurley and Steven Singer all elected to the board.
Hurley and Gladstone have each served more than a decade on the school board, while Singer took over for Jeffrey Brookner late last year after Brookner resigned his seat to concentrate on his run for Bridgewater Township mayor. Hurley, Gladstone and Singer were then formally sworn in by Starrs at the reorganization meeting.
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Gladstone, the president of the board the past few years, then nominated vice president Jackie Barlow as school board president for the 2020 year. Barlow’s candidacy was approved by all nine board members, as was Gladstone’s candidacy for vice president.
After the board members each read from a prescribed ethics code, board member Barry Walker was chosen unanimously to again serve as the board’s representative to the Somerset County Educational Services Commission Board of Directors, and also as delegate to the New Jersey School Boards Association Delegate’s Assembly plus the Somerset County School Boards Association. Singer and member Ann Marie Mead were chosen as the board's representatives to Bridgewater and Raritan townships, respectively.