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Newly Elected BOE Members Sworn In; Lebreault Elected President, Varela VP

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Story and Photos By Katherine Massopust

PERTH AMBOY – At the 1/7/15 BOE Meeting, newly elected Board Members were sworn in. In the election, Milady Tejeda was the top vote-getter with 2378 votes; Jose Rodriguez was second with 2369 votes and Manuel Nunez came in third with 1971 votes. Tejeda was elected to a second term as a BOE Member. Nunez and Rodriguez were elected for the first time. The Members were sworn in by Board Secretary Derek Jess.

Each newly elected BOE Member offered a few words.

Jose Rodriguez said, “I am pleased to be a part of the Board of Education.”

Manuel Nunez thanked God and everyone: “No person can resolve; my goal is service.”

Milady Tejeda thanked God, her family and the voters, “The education of future leaders is important. I care about the future of our City. The most important decision is to build a new High School.”

When it came time to elect a president, Jose Rodriguez nominated Sam Lebreault. The motion was seconded by Israel Varela. Lebreault was elected unanimously. Board Member Ken Puccio nominated Israel Varela as Vice-President; it was seconded by Obi Gonzalez. Varela was elected Vice-President with one “no” vote from Board Member William Ortiz.

Lebreault then read a lengthy statement in English and Spanish about moving the Board of Ed forward in the future. Click to read statement

Board Member Anthony Bermudez was absent.

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