Resignation Opens Rumson BOE Seat

Applications for temporary appointment to the board are being accepted through the end of the day on Aug. 30

If you have an interest in serving a short stint on the Rumson Board of Education, the time is imminent.

There is an empty seat on the board that must be filled by appointment until January, 2013.

The board’s deadline for accepting applications to fill the seat is the end of the business day tomorrow, Aug. 30.

Board member , of Monmouth Avenue, who was in the first year of her second three-year term on the nine-member dais, resigned recently. Hodge was instrumental in bringing an.

While an explanation was not offered for her resignation, Hodge’s unexpired second term expires in 2014.

As a matter of standard protocol, the board must fill Hodge’s seat by appointment until the end of the year.

“All candidates are required to submit letters of interest, resumes and are requested to outline their unique qualifications to fill this important position,” the vacancy announcement on the board’s Web site says. For more specifics on applicant qualification requirements and submission, click here.

Whoever is chosen to fill Hodge’s unexpired term, if they choose to fill the full term, must run in the November board elections to fill the seat beyond January and through 2014.

Anyone else choosing to run for the two-year unexpired term in November must file petitions with the Monmouth County Board of Elections by 10 a.m. on Sept. 7.

Karen McGowan September 03, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Just checking in on some news around the towns, and while reading this, how come you did not interview anyone from the BOE as to why there is an opening? This article makes it sound like there is something going on behind Mrs. Hodge's resignation when there really isn't. Perhaps you should do your homework.
SmallTownAntics September 03, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Karen, i read the article twice, and I didn't see any indication that the author implied anything other than that Ms. Hodge resigned and there is an opening. I can't figure out why you say 'the article makes it sound like there is something going on...." ...I didn't read that into it at all. Maybe you've heard something around town that we should know about? haha. Usually the BOEs are mum about reasons why someone leaves anyway....board members, teachers, or anyone.
Elaine Van Develde (Editor) September 03, 2012 at 08:47 PM
FYI, Karen, no reason was given. And there was no answer at all at the board offices. There is no implication or bias anywhere in the story. It is a pretty routine story about a board vacancy and what happens when this occurs. That's really all there is to it. If there's some sort of news tip you'd like to offer, please feel free to do so.


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