LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Passaic Valley High School Board of Education held its annual organization meeting at the school prior to their regular meeting on Jan. 10. 

Newly elected members were sworn in, which included incumbent Sam Yodice of Woodland Park. The board also welcomed newcomer Jaclyn Luker, also representing Woodland Park. Both were sworn in by Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark.

Also taking an oath was newcomer Peter D'Angelo, a Totowa representative, who was sworn in by Colin Monahan, business administrator and board secretary.

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Raymond Luke Damino was appointed the board's new president by its members, along with Richard Greco as the board's new vice president. Damiano thanked his fellow board members.

"Thank you for your votes. I won't let you down," he said.

Trustees were also appointed for committee chairs and members during the meeting. Luker was appointed education committee chair and D'Angelo was appointed student welfare committee chair. Yodice was appointed finance committee chair.

Other appointees were Giovanni "John" D'Ambrosio  for the operations, athletic, and ad hoc committee, Lori Brigati for the public relations committee, Richard Greco for the policy committee, and Dr. Vincent Varcadipane for the negotiations committee.

Dr. JoAnn Cardillo congratulated the new members of the board.

"I look forward to working with all of you so that we can hold on to some PV traditions that will be here forever, and to bring Passaic Valley High School into the 21st Century, and to continue the work that we are doing."