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Education Trustees Will Be Sworn In Thursday

Two challengers and an incumbent will take the oath of office.

Kim Essen, Eileen Albanese, and Michael Bubba will be sworn in as board of education trustees at the Board’s reorganization meeting Thursday.

Essen, an incumbent, Albanese, and Bubba received the most number of votes in the General Election in November. They will serve three-year terms.

School Board elections had been held in April until this year when the board chose to move the election to November. A new state law allowed the change to be made.

The trustees will nominate and elect a president and vice president. Donald Pavlak Jr. and Mitchell Badiner served in those capacities for the past year.

The Board is also expected to adopt the New Jersey Code of Ethics for School Board Members at the meeting.

The code states that trustees will make decisions “in terms of the educational welfare of children and will seek to develop and maintain public schools that meet the individual needs of all children regardless of their ability, race, creed, sex, or social standing.”

The Board will also approve its meeting schedule for the year.

Regular meetings will take place on the first Thursday of the month in the conference room of the district headquarters on Nellis Drive and on the third Thursday of the month on the third Thursday of the month in the council chamber of the municipal building on Valley Road. All meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

— Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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