ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Residents raised concerns at Wednesday night’s Roselle Park Board of Education meeting about its choice of a new principal for the Robert Gordon School, contending that the governing body did not do a full search. 

Commenting on the issue, Superintendent Pedro Garrido said: “There are currently no answers.” 

In other business at the meeting, Vice President Harms said he was concerned about the safety of the children due to the condition of telephone poles surrounding certain parts of the field. The field was to be kept closed for inspection. 

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"Safety is our number one concern for students and tonight we will contact the chief to make sure there is patrol on the complex," said Garrido. 

Board member Balabin suggested looking for new alternatives to phone poles, but Harms said it would “be too pricey."

“The tennis courts were done and how much was that?" responded Signorello.

Additionally, parents voiced their concern for easier access to school board meetings for people with physical disabilities, stating that the situation had previously been looked into but nothing was done by the board. 

Lucas Dejesus - is a student participating as part of the Journalism Program at Kean University.