MILLBURN, NJ - Seven-year Millburn Board of Education member Lise Chapman announced at Tuesday’s board meeting that she will not seek a third term on the school body.

Chapman said it had been a pleasure to serve, but felt it was time for someone new to step up and for “different voices” to be heard on the education board. 

Often at odds with the board majority on a number of issues, she said she was proud to have brought an independent voice to the Board of Education and “to make the tough calls while speaking up” when she needed to.

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The incumbent served on a number of committees and chaired five of them while on the school board.

She thanked the public for its support and the many emails she received supporting her and asking her to seek another term.

Chapman added, “I have been in town for 27 years and I am not leaving. You also will see me on the board until at least the middle of January.”

Millburn, like many school districts in the state, decided last year to change its board of education elections from May to November to coincide with the general elections. The deadline for filing of candidate petitions for this November is Tuesday, June 4.

Incumbent John Westfall-Kwong, appointed earlier this year to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Jean Pasternak, told The Alternative Press that he will seek a full, three-year term on the board in November.

In addition, incumbent Michael Birnberg said he also will seek another three-year term, and board vice president Rona Wenik will run for the year remaining in Pasternak’s term.