Freehold Board of Education Elects Michael S. Amoroso as President in Smooth Transition**

In a recent Board of Education meeting, key positions were solidified with Michael S. Amoroso taking the helm as the new president, and Michelle Lambert stepping in as vice president after a seamless election process. The board unanimously approved significant administrative motions, set the stage for future meetings, and pledged adherence to the highest ethical standards. The assembly concluded with a closed executive session to deliberate on confidential personnel and legal issues.

The meeting commenced with the induction of the elected board members, as Michael S. Amoroso, Michelle Lambert, and a third member pledged their service by taking the oath of office. This foundational act underscored their commitment to uphold the Constitution and faithfully perform their duties. The board then proceeded to elect its officers, with Amoroso and Lambert being the sole nominees for the positions of president and vice president, respectively.

Following the leadership election, the Board of Education Code of Ethics was recited.

The board’s administrative duties continued as they approved the 2024 meeting schedule, which will dictate the rhythm and cadence of the board’s work throughout the year.

The assembly then directed its attention to approving Jeffrey Williams as the assistant board secretary for the year 2024, a role critical to the continuity and documentation of board activities. The business administrator, Robert Dita, was authorized to award contracts on behalf of the Board of Education under specified conditions, streamlining the process for operational efficiency. The appointment of signatories for the Board of Education claims auditor, a role essential for financial oversight, also received unanimous support.

In matters of public engagement, the board approved a motion on fees for copies of public documents, maintaining transparency and accessibility. The adoption of Roberts Rules of Order 11th Edition as the official parliamentary procedure manual was agreed upon

President Amoroso outlined his vision for the year, prioritizing student achievement and the exclusion of distractions from board discussions. Furthermore, Amoroso announced an upcoming parent information session on understanding K-5 standard-based report cards, signaling a commitment to parent engagement and education.

The board also acknowledged extracurricular activities, such as the Baro Eisenhower basketball games and a recent band concert, illustrating the board’s recognition of the importance of a well-rounded educational experience.

The meeting concluded with the board voting to move into an executive session, a standard protocol for addressing sensitive personnel and legal matters.

Note: This meeting summary was generated by AI, which can occasionally misspell names, misattribute actions, and state inaccuracies. This summary is intended to be a starting point and you should review the meeting record linked above before acting on anything you read. If we got something wrong, let us know. We’re working every day to improve our process in pursuit of universal local government transparency.

Neal Dickstein
School Board Officials:
Michelle Lambert, Michael S. Amoroso, Renata Brand, Mary Cozzolino, Neil D. Garguilo, Elena O’Sullivan, Meg Thomann, Kerry Vendittoli, Jeffrey Williams, Dianne Brethauer (Title IX Coordinator)

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