Brielle School Board Welcomes New Members and Elects Leaders

In a reorganization meeting, the Brielle School Board welcomed new members and elected its president and vice president, while also approving an interlocal service agreement with the Borough of Brielle.

The Brielle School Board convened for its annual reorganization meeting, where Tedd Vitale, Sean Wohltman, and Liam Starkey were sworn in as new board members after their election victories. Tedd Vitale secured 926 votes, Sean Wohltman received 8117 votes, and Liam Starkey obtained 111 votes in the November 7, 2023 election.

Following the swearing-in, the Board proceeded with leadership appointments. Kurt Becker was nominated and subsequently elected as the president of the Board, and Sarah McDevitt was nominated for the vice presidency. An important consideration was highlighted during McDevitt’s nomination: ensuring that the vice president would not face conflicts of interest during the upcoming teacher negotiation year. McDevitt confirmed she was non-conflicted, and nominations were closed with unanimous approval for both leadership positions.

President Becker, in his statement, emphasized the collective responsibility of the nine-member board to make decisions and the seriousness with which these roles are undertaken. New board member Liam Starkey expressed his eagerness to work with his colleagues and his intent to take his position seriously.

An additional key agenda item was the approval of an interlocal service agreement between the Brielle Board of Education and the Borough of Brielle. This agreement, aimed at more cost-effective public spending, will involve shared capital purchases, with the Borough owning and maintaining the equipment. The Board of Education will approve the financial commitment before any purchase by the Borough. This agreement necessitates annual review and approval by both parties.

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Superintendent:
Stacie Poelstra
School Board Officials:
Madaly Jones, Joseph Milancewich, Kurt Becker, David D’Ambrosio, Sarah McDevitt, Juliana Rieth, Tedd Vitale, Christin Walsh, Sean Wohltman, Diane Quigley (Business Administrator/Board Secretary)

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