School Board Candidates to be Invited to April 7 Forum at Ridge High School
RHS club and the League of Women Voters to host forum, inviting nine candidates.
A forum for the nine candidates seeking election this April 27 to three positions on the Board of Education will be scheduled at Ridge High School at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7.
The Ridge Empowerment for Political Participation Club (REPP), a student organization, and the League of Women Voters in Somerset Hills are planning to jointly host the forum, said Kristin Fox, K-12 social studies supervisor for the school district.
The forum would be held at Ridge High School's Performing Arts Center, she said. Invitations to all candidates will be sent out this week, she said. The groups will proceed with the public forum with as many candidates who are available, she said.
The candidates who filed petitions to be included on the ballot for the three, three-year seats on the Board of Education are:
Bev Darvin Cwerner, Elmwod Court, an incumbent
Timothy Ingling, Madisonville Road
Renee Marchetti, Dickinson Road
Susan McGowan, Peachtree Road, an incumbent
Teresa Morgan, Mine Brook Road
Robert Rofman, Patriot Hill Drive
Priti Shah, Sentinel Drive
William Stuart, Huntington Road
Linda Wooldridge, Hillcrest Way
Ken Wilke, currently a board member, is not seeking re-election. The school election for the public to vote on candidates and the proposed 2011-12 budget currently is set for April 27, unless the state changes the date. Candidates who are elected at that time will take their position on the Board of Education at its next scheduled meeting.