MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Monday was the deadline for board of education candidates to file their nominating petitions.  This year six candidates have submitted petitions to run for three seats, each for a three-year term on the Morris School District Board of Education. Two of those seats are from Morris Township and one is from the Town of Morristown.

In Morristown, John S. Creamer and Vij Pawar will vie for the one seat. In Morris Township, Linda Murphy, Ann Rhines and Alan L. Smith will vie for two available seats.

The Morris School District Board of Education is comprised of ten individual members. There are five representatives from Morris Township, four from Morristown, and one from the Borough of Morris Plains. Two Morristown High School students also participate in Board meetings as non-voting members. According to the Morris School District website, representatives from the Town and Township are elected by their constituents to three-year terms of office.

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The Morris Plains representative is a member of the Morris Plains Board of Education appointed annually by that body to the Morris School District Board to represent Morris Plains on issues affecting Morristown High School, stated the district's website. There are three seats available in Morris Plains. Diane Del Russo, Lucia Gakli, Amy Lyons and Kenneth J. Wilbur are looking to fill  three open seats, each with a three-year term.

The Board of Education election is held on Election Day, the first Tuesday in November


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