A response to Mayor Spiller’s statement on an elected Board of Education in Montclair

Earlier today two important, and probably not unrelated, milestones occurred in the ongoing initiative to have Montclair join the 98% of other towns in New Jersey with local school boards elected by voters rather than selected by mayors. We received official word from the Township clerk’s office of their receipt of 2,004 signature sheets forContinue reading “A response to Mayor Spiller’s statement on an elected Board of Education in Montclair”

In Montclair, where teachers union is mighty, calls grow for elected school board (Northjersey.com)

“Calls for the Montclair Board of Education to move from a mayor-appointed board to an elected body are growing louder. At Monday night’s Board of Education meeting, outgoing member Sergio Gonzalez asked residents to join him in signing a petition, sponsored by a resident group, VoteMontclair, to put a referendum on the November ballot toContinue reading “In Montclair, where teachers union is mighty, calls grow for elected school board (Northjersey.com)”

Statement by Board of Education Member Sergio Gonzalez

[Following is a statement from Board of Education member Sergio Gonzalez presented during the BOE meeting of April 19th, 2021 on issues of governance in the district and in support of Vote Montclair’s campaign to convert Montclair’s school board from mayoral-appointed to elected.] Fellow residents of Montclair, When former Mayor Jackson invited me to joinContinue reading “Statement by Board of Education Member Sergio Gonzalez”

Survey of Montclair Residents Shows Strong Support for Elected Board of Education, “Second Round” to Help Set Timing, BOE Model for Referendum

A survey of Montclair residents indicates strong support for having the township moving from an appointed to an elected Board of Education, along with backing for an inventive, ward-based model of electing BOE members.

Vote Montclair releases survey on elected Board of Education

Vote Montclair has released a survey on the adoption of an elected Board of Education, and other questions related to voter engagement in the township. The survey will guide Vote Montclair in its efforts to have the township covert from an appointed Board of Education to one elected by voters. Currently, Montclair is one ofContinue reading “Vote Montclair releases survey on elected Board of Education”

(Op-Ed) Now More Than Ever, Montclair Needs an Elected BOE

The following was written by Vote Montclair founder Erik D’Amato, and published on July 7, 2020 in the Montclair Times. As of this week Montclair has a new mayor, a new superintendent of schools, and a new search for a high school principal. But unlike the overwhelming majority of school districts in New Jersey andContinue reading “(Op-Ed) Now More Than Ever, Montclair Needs an Elected BOE”