Nutley School Board Appoints New Members and Addresses Upcoming Vacancy

In a development at the recent Nutley School Board meeting, Salvatore Ferraro was elected as the President of the Board, while Joseph Battaglia was appointed Vice President. Additionally, the Board announced a vacancy left by Kenneth J. Reilly and outlined the process for filling this position.

The meeting commenced with the administration of oaths of office to Salvatore Ferraro, Lisa Danchak-Martin, and Salvatore Balsamo. Following the oaths, Superintendent Kent Bania announced the upcoming steps to address the board member vacancy created by Kenneth J. Reilly on December 11th. Public notice of the vacancy will be posted, with the application period concluding on January 15th. The board plans to review resumes and interview candidates at a later date, with an appointment to be made within 65 days of the vacancy announcement.

Elections for the board’s officer positions followed, with Salvatore Ferraro unanimously elected as President. In his acceptance remarks, Ferraro expressed enthusiasm about the coming year and committed to working collaboratively with the board and administration. Battaglia was then elected without contest.

The board also approved the school district’s Code of Ethics, reaffirming their commitment to ethical standards in governance. The code emphasizes the importance of upholding educational welfare, policymaking, and maintaining confidentiality, among other principles.

Finally, the adoption of the schedule of meetings for the year was approved.

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.

Kent Bania
School Board Officials:
Salvatore Ferraro, Salvatore Balsamo, Joseph Battaglia, Dr. Thomas D’Elia, Lisa Danchak-Martin, Teri Quirk, Charles W. Kucinski, Kenneth J. Reilly, Nicholas Scotti

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