NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Board of Education swore in three new and two returning board members at their annual reorganization meeting Tuesday.

Newly elected members Grace Dickson and Jenna Genung were joined by new representative for Andover Board of Education, Daniel Cruz and returning members Joan Faye and Green Board of Education representative and Vice-President, Annmarie Cooke.

After all five were sworn in by Business Administrator Dr. Fred Savio. The board unanimously re-elected Stella Dunn as President and unanimously elected Ed Caffrey as Vice-President for the upcoming year.

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Dunn resumed her position as President and continued with business in the regular meeting. The board agenda included Superintendent Dr. Ken Greene’s report on school safety and the implementation of the new Raptor Security system as well as the addition of a security monitor at Merriam Avenue School, which will be on the January 22 agenda for board approval.

The results of the election from November 6:

  • Grace Dickson- 1,643
  • Joan Faye- 1,439
  • Jenna Genung- 1,419

The number of ballots, between the polls and the absentee ones, totaled 61,349, which was 57.69 percent of the registered voters.

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