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Rumson BOE Holds Annual Organization

New board member William Loughran will be sworn in to his first term.

In keeping with its new tradition of November elections, the Rumson Board of Education will hold its annual organization meeting this year, for the first time, in January — tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Forrestdale School.

Newcomer William Loughran, Rumson resident and principal of Holmdel High School, will be sworn in to his first Board of Education term on the nine-member dais, having ousted incumbent Alitia Faccone with 1,368 votes, the second highest number of votes cast, in the November board elections.

Two incumbents will be taking their oaths as well: John Connors, who garnered the highest number of votes in the November election, or 1,590; and Margaret Simons, who won another term with 1,337 votes.

Maura Beyer will be sworn in to fill the unexpired term of Colleen Hodge, who resigned due to relocation. Beyer was appointed to Hodge's seat temporarily (until the elections) and was required to run in the board election to fill Hodge's term for two years, ending in 2014.

In addition, a board president and vice president will be nominated and appointed, meeting dates for 2013 will be set and board members will be assigned to various committees.

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