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Montgomery School Board Elections

Posted September 2023

The Montgomery / Rocky Hill School District Board of Education is made up of nine seats. Elected members serve three-year terms. Each January, the board elects a new board president and vice president.

As described by the board of education website, "the board’s responsibilities include: setting and evaluating policy; establishing goals; overseeing that the district schools are well run by the administrators they have hired; and adopting a fiscally sound operating budget for the school district. Board members act on the superintendent’s recommendations, meet with civic groups, and receive input from parents, students, and community members."

Six candidates will appear on the November 7 ballot. They are competing for three open positions on the board, each is a three-year term. 

Candidates are listed below.

Please click the candidates' names to link to their profiles.

Respecting Parents Platform

John A. Sangiovanni

Chief estimator Underground Utilities


Santi Buscemi

English professor (emeritus) Middlesex County College


Deatte Gettinger

Psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner, educator

Belle Mead

Champions for Students Platform

Victoria “Cookie” Franco-Herman 

Equity officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Belle Mead

Zelda Spence Wallace

Educator, Plainfield School District

Belle Mead

Christina Harris

Educator Early Intervention

Belle Mead

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