RANDOLPH, NJ- Last week Randolph Township Schools announced the following :
After four years of dedicated service, Joe Faranetta will resign from the Board of Education effective Monday, June 22, 2020. The Board of Education will hold a special virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM to formally accept his resignation and select a new President in accordance with its policies. Mr. Faranetta’s decision, while difficult, was made with careful thought and consideration out of respect for his personal obligations to his career and to his family. He feels immense gratitude to have been able to collaborate with a strong team of administrators and Board members dedicated to the social, emotional, and academic wellness of students. Mr. Faranetta has confidence in the direction of the district and how the Board of Education continues to evolve. During his tenure with the Board, many exciting projects have unfolded which include capital improvements from the referendum which will continue to take shape beyond his tenure. He has left an indelible and lasting impact, to which the district and Board of Education extend their heartfelt thanks for his service. Mr. Faranetta sends his best wishes to Randolph Township Schools in its continued success, and looks forward to supporting the district as a community ally.

Faranetta further explained to TAPinto Randolph with the following statement :

"The reason for my resignation from the BoE is simply that the time commitment has become overwhelming.  The balance between my home life, work life and board life has weighted way too heavily toward time spent on BoE initiatives. I anticipate the workload over the summer to be just as demanding.  There will be so much to do with planning for the next school year however that will shape up and with the work needed to ensure our culture in the schools and in town is one of inclusion and not hate that I felt that I would not be able to commit the time needed to do the best job possible."