Berkeley BOE To Fill Board Vacancy At Jan. 17 Meeting

(Photo courtesy of the Berkeley Township Board of Education)

BERKELEY – Berkeley Township Board of Education President Thomas Guarascio said he hopes to have the vacancy on the board filled at the January 17 meeting.

Louis Tuminaro (Photo from Micromedia Publications Archive)

Board member Louis Tuminaro tendered his resignation after he won a spot on the Central Regional Board of Education in November’s election. This left a vacancy in the Berkeley Township Board of Education, which oversees the township’s four elementary schools.

The board solicited letters of interest from the public up until 4 p.m. January 11. From these letters, board members will choose the replacement. That replacement member will have to run for election in November to keep their seat, Guarascio said.

“I’m not confident in running the board when it’s not at full strength,” he said. Currently, there are eight members. An even number of members could be a problem if there is a tie vote.

The next board of education meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on January 17 at the Berkeley Township Elementary School auditorium.