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Robin McKeon Appointed Bernards School Board President, Elaine Kusel is VP

Residents have until Friday to apply for board vacancy, to be filled Jan. 27.

Robin McKeon, 2014 Bernards board president, being sworn into another term in 2013. By Linda Sadlouskos
Robin McKeon, 2014 Bernards board president, being sworn into another term in 2013. By Linda Sadlouskos

The Bernards Township Board of Education selected a new board president — Robin McKeon — and a new vice-president at Monday's reorganization meeting for 2014, and added a new member, Christopher Vierck.

The previous board president, Susan McGowan, said she had chosen not to seek the board presidency again. The previous board vice president was Audrey Cohen Sherwyn, who had resigned effective this week because she is moving out of the township.

McKeon said the board's new vice president is Elaine Kusel. Both Kusel, who already had been serving on the board, and newcomer Christopher Viereck were sworn in on Monday, she added.

 Another returning board member, Michael Byrne, was absent on Monday and will be sworn in at the next meeting, McKeon said.

Since it was Sherwyn's last meeting, the board thanked her for her service and wished her luck at her new home in California, McKeon said.

McKeon said the board still intends to appoint a replacement for Sherwyn at the next meeting on Jan. 27, as had been announced earlier on the Bernards Township School District website.

The completed application packet must be submitted by this Friday

The Board of Education will accept applications submitted by Friday, Jan. 10. The board then will review applications and select candidates to be interviewed at the Jan. 27 Board of Education meeting, according to school officials. It is the intent of the board to make a final selection on that night after the interviews, the website says.

The candidate chosen would be sworn in immediately, according to the school website.

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