The following is an announcement from Moorestown Township Public Schools Board of Education President Kathy Goldenberg from the school district’s website, www.mtps.com:
It is with regret that we report that two current BOE members Al Panzarella and Harry Faunce have submitted resignations, effective immediately, for personal reasons.
Panzarella submitted his resignation due to new job responsibilities that have him traveling a significant amount of time. As such, it has been difficult for him to make board meetings and keep committee assignments, which he believes is not fair to the district. As a result, Panzarella has decided to relinquish his position with the board to “allow someone who has more time to be fully engaged in the opportunity to serve the stakeholders of MTPS.” In his resignation letter, Panzarella stated that he is “grateful for having had the privilege to serve on the Moorestown Board of Education. We have an outstanding school system and it has been an honor to have been part of it.”
Faunce submitted his resignation, citing personal reasons. After “thinking long and hard about this decision,” Faunce cited that the time commitment is “affecting my ability to be the best dad, husband and friend I can be” and that he is “going to take a big step back from all things school related so that I can focus on my family.”
The board extends their gratitude to both Panzarella and Faunce for their service to MTPS. Panzarella’s three year term on the Board was due to expire this coming December while Faunce’s term was not to expire until December 2018. As has occurred in the past during such situations, interim board replacements will be appointed to serve the remainder of this year until such time that permanent board members are sworn in this coming January 2017. Interim board members are voted in by the current board and may include former board members, former interim or full-time, or other members of the public that may be interested in serving in the role. Board training will be provided once appointed to fulfill the requirements of the position.
Notice is hereby given that the Moorestown Township Board of Education is accepting recommendations for qualified candidates to fill vacancies on the Board of Education. Those individuals interested in being considered for the position must meet all of the following qualifications:
1. Must be a citizen of the United States;
2. Must be a resident of Moorestown Township, and must have been a resident of Moorestown Township for at least one year;
3. Must be able to read and write;
4. Must be registered to vote in Moorestown Township, and not disqualified from voting pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:4–1;
5. Must not have any interest in any contract with, or claim against, the Mooretown Township Board of Education;
6. Satisfy a criminal history background check pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:-12.1; and
7. Cannot concurrently hold office as a member of the governing body of Moorestown Township.
Those individuals interested in being considered for this vacancy must submit a resume and letter of interest to the Moorestown Township Board of Education at: Moorestown Township Board of Education, c/o Lynn Shugars, Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Administration Building, 803 North Stanwick Road, Moorestown, N.J. 08057.
The resume and letter of interest may be hand-delivered to the address set forth above between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The resume and letter of interest must be received by 4:30 p.m. on May 16, 2016.