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Gloucester Township BOE Vacancy May Be Filled By May 9

Camden County Executive Superintendent Peggy Nicolosi received six applications for the position and hopes to conduct interviews on Tuesday.

The vacancy on the Gloucester Township Board of Education may be filled by the end of next week, Camden County Executive Superintendent Peggy Nicolosi said on Friday.

Nicolosi received six applications for the position, and is looking to schedule interviews for the position on Tuesday.

"It is my hope that all of the candidates are available (for interviews on Tuesday)," Nicolosi said in an email Friday afternoon. "If they are available, a decision will be made no later than the end of next week (Friday, May 9)."

The Gloucester Township Board of Education conducted a search for a new board member after former School Board Member Edward Pearce was disqualified. The board had 65 days to replace him from the time he was disqualified.

Sean Hengst and Scott Owens were the final two candidates, with three board members supporting each candidate.

Since they couldn't select a candidate, the decision now rests on Nicolosi's shoulders. She was not required to select between Hengst and Owens, and accepted applications through April 18.


Bea Coyle May 05, 2014 at 06:13 AM
Now that selection really would be a crime.It would make it crystal clear exactly what frauds they all are and residents need to take a good look and listen and do something about change.
Paul J. DiBartolo May 05, 2014 at 11:30 AM
I do agree with you, Bea but, unfortunately, I also agree with GTWatchdawg. Hey, who knows, maybe they'll surprise us and do the right thing...
Bea Coyle May 07, 2014 at 07:42 AM
Well now I guess I agree with GTWatchdawg too Paul. I just heard that Bill Collins is one of the 5 residents who have applied for the School Board Seat. The public voted him out so I guess the only way to get him back in is behind closed doors. If this happens or Owens is selected it will cement the fact that the BOE, Township and County Superintendent are all in it for themselves and definitely not for the children. A sentiment long echoed by residents and parents.
Paul J. DiBartolo May 07, 2014 at 10:59 AM
Say it isn't so, Bea. Do these people have any shame? Apparently not. Hey, maybe Ed Pearce should have re-applied as well.
Caring4GT May 07, 2014 at 02:34 PM
Double dipping political hack Peg Nicolosi has perpetrated nothing less than a crime by hiding the process behind closed doors and refusing to be transparent. If ANYONE thinks that appointing a disaster like Bill Collins to the board you are stupid or part of the political machine. 7 of 11 schools failing, $20 million for solar panels to save $4 million, political patronage, tax increases, oh and did we say. FAILING SCHOOLS!!!!! We voted Bill Collins out now his political friends are trying to out him back in. He was responsible for the criminal Ed Pearce by the way.

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