WARREN, NJ - On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Warren Township Board of Education selected Len DeMontagnac to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of board member John DeBellis.
After going into closed session and voting to appoint DeMontagnac, Board President Mildred Spiller urged the other four applicants to run as write-in candidates in November.
Board members Don Huber and Roberta Monahan have decided not to seek re-election.
Spiller told the five applicants that it had been a very difficult choice deciding on which person to appoint. "Coming from all of us colectively, we do not want you to be discouraged about this election coming up," Spiller said.
Superintendant Tami Crader then challenged the board to a sixth-grade math question to demonstrate the difference between old teaching methods and the new Common Core based teaching methods. Students are now being taught fewer topics in greater depth so as to not only solve the problem but be able to model and explain it.
The next meeting of the Warren Township Board of Education is scheduled for Oct. 28 and will include a presentation on the Common Core standards.