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Another School Board Member Resigns

Montgomery Board of Education Member Jinesh Patel resigned on October 23, creating a vacancy.


The board did not say why he resigned, but the board is looking to appoint a replacement. The individual appointed to fill the vacant position will serve on the board through January 2022.

Jinesh Patel

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest stating they are qualified to serve. The letter of interest is due no later than noon on November 17.


Email the letter to Alicia M. Schauer, Board Secretary, at aschauer@mtsd.us. Or deliver to her at 1014 Route 601, Skillman, New Jersey 08558. Selected candidates for consideration will be interviewed by the school board on Tuesday, November 24.


A candidate must meet the qualifications to serve on the board, including: A board member must be able to read and write. A board member must hold U.S. citizenship and one year’s residency in the school district. A board member must not be convicted of certain crimes.

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