Following an application and interview process, a new Rumson Board of Education member will be appointed and sworn in at a rescheduled regular board meeting tonight at 8 p.m. in the Forrestdale School's Higgins Library.
Earlier this month, the applicants for the seat on the dais left vacant by Colleen Hodge, of Monmouth Avenue, were interviewed at a special board meeting.
Hodge was in the first year of her second three-year term on the nine-member dais. Her unexpired second term ends in 2014.
As a matter of standard protocol, the board must fill Hodge’s seat by appointment until the end of the year, or the board reorganization in early January 2013. Whoever would like to fill the complete unexpired term to its end through 2014, including the appointee, must run for the spot in this year's November election.
The temporary appointee will step down after a member is elected to fill the unexpired term and the elected member will be sworn in at the January reorganization. If the appointee runs and is elected to the seat in November, he or she would be the one sworn in again in January.
The candidates for the temporary appointment are: Russell Binns, of 26 Lincoln Ave., a patent attorney and former computer engineer; Taryn Iwan, of 53 Bingham Ave., who has a finance and education background; and Maura Beyer, of 24 Highland Ave., who has been active in the PTA.
All three have children in the Rumson district.