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New Vacancy on the Montgomery School Board

The resignation of Joanne Tonkin on August 10 has created a vacancy on the Montgomery Board of Education. The board will appoint a community member from Montgomery or Rocky Hill to fill this vacancy as soon as possible, according to Alicia M. Schauer, school business administrator /board secretary.


Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest stating they are qualified to serve. The letter is due no later than noon on September 18. Send letter to: Montgomery School Board, 1014 Route 601, Skillman, NJ 08558. The board will interview select candidates on Tuesday, September 29.

The appointee will serve on the board through January 2022. The candidate must meet the following qualifications to serve:

Must be able to read and write; must be a U.S. citizen and one year school district resident; be registered to vote in the district; and must not have an interest in any contract with, or claim against, the board.


The candidate must not hold office as mayor or member of the municipal governing body, and must not simultaneously hold two elective offices.

Must not be convicted of certain crimes. (Appointee must undergo a criminal history background investigation through the NJ Department of Education.)


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Interested candidates should send letter of intent to: Montgomery School Board, 1014 Route 601, Skillman, NJ 08558. ■

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