Piscataway, NJ – Piscataway residents who meet the legal requirements for board candidacy and are interested in filling a vacant seat on the Piscataway Board of Education should submit a letter of intent with a summary of qualifications to the Piscataway Board of Education, Attn: Business Administrator/Board Secretary, 1515 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

The vacancy on the nine-member Board of Education was created by the resignation of Board President and member Alexandra Lopez. Ms. Lopez will step down on June 30.

After reviewing applications from prospective candidates, the remaining eight Board members may schedule interviews. The final appointment will be made at the Board’s July 11 meeting. The successful candidate will serve on the Board for the remainder of 2019, and may run in the November election to complete the remaining one year on Ms. Lopez’ full term.

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“The Board thanks Ms. Lopez for her many years of service to the children of Piscataway, particularly her devotion to the arts and the social and emotional well-being of our students and staff,” said Teresa Rafferty, superintendent of schools.

Ms. Adelita Deepan, Board vice president, said this is an open search for interested candidates. “Board of Education members are responsible, as a whole, for the governance of our schools. We create policy and district goals, and we represent the community’s aspirations to the Administration.”

Among other requirements, the successful candidate must undergo a criminal background check, be a Piscataway resident for at least one year, be a US Citizen and registered voter, and not hold another elected municipal office.

Interested candidates with further questions should contact the District’s Business Office at 732-572-2289 ext. 2532.


About Piscataway Township Schools

Serving over 7,000 students, Piscataway Township Schools provide K - 12 and preschool programming, special education instructional programs and services, as well as before and aftercare, adult education classes, youth enrichment programs, and summer youth programs. The mission of the Piscataway Township Schools is the continual development of each child’s intellectual, aesthetic, social and physical abilities in a positive environment that fosters self-esteem, to help all students realize their abilities and gifts.