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Six Candidates Seek 3 Fair Lawn School Board Seats

There are also 10 candidates seeking three seats on the Saddle Brook Board of Education

All three members of the Fair Lawn Board of Education who are up for reelection this year will have to defend their seats against a group of challengers.

Board President Mike Rosenberg, a teacher and life member of the Fair Lawn Rescue squad who served until 2011, and board members Cindy Jo Quackenbush and Mary Wallace, a retired teacher, are all seeking to keep their seats.

Former board member Ron Barbarulo, who served for a term before losing in last year's election, is looking to reclaim his seat. 

Newcomers Vinko Grskovic, a former Libertarian Party candidate for State Assembly, and Ofelia Ramos, an ESL teacher, are also seeking seats on the board.

In Saddle Brook, there are a total of five school board seats up for election.

Board members Robert Naegely, Joseph Toth and Gerard Taylor, who was appointed to the board after resigning for an unsuccessful council run, are seeking new full terms. They are facing a crowded ticket in a three-seat race against Michael Accomando, who attempted a write-in campaign last year, David Gierek, Kim Scanapieco and Adam Mucci. 

Board member Regina Barrale is running uncontested to keep the unexpired two-year seat she was appointed to in February.

Former board member Angela Robinson and Blase Billack, a two-time candidate for Congress, are competing for an unexpired one-year term.

The general election is scheduled for November 5.

Michael Agosta June 06, 2013 at 08:01 PM
Fair Lawn deserves a change! Let's bring in folks who can think outside the box and save money while focusing on scholastics.
TiredOfLiberals June 06, 2013 at 09:20 PM
I'll vote for ANYONE that commits to putting an end to out of town / district children clogging the schools and stealing our tax dollars!! Please candidates give us more than the lip service we've been getting from President Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg June 07, 2013 at 03:39 AM
Hi, President Rosenberg here. We do have investigations going on all of the time. You have this one issue. Please, you know of people that shouldn't be at our schools that we didn't find, please call our business office at 201-794-5500. Just like you, I do not want people that don't qualify to be in our schools to be there. There are laws and due process we have to deal with. Re-registering costs a lot of money, has just as many people unhappy, and was done a few years back. Like I said, we do investigate. I would think if you knew of people that were in our schools illegally, you would be an upstanding citizen and inform us. Writing on a blog isn't going to help the situation. There are many more things than one issue going on in our schools.
Ed Barry June 07, 2013 at 10:52 AM
President Obama has been called many things, he has gone by more than 1 name. Michael Rosenberg is not one I have heard before. Now that we have that out of the way, Mr Rosenberg how much has the district recovered from those families who have defrauded our community by sending out of town kids here during your tenure? Did the BoE even try?
sidelineSam June 07, 2013 at 10:54 AM
I just read Mr Rosenberg's answer to the above posting and if I may, i would like to jump in and ask a few questions: why would a re- registration cause a legal family to be unhappy? How much does it cost to re register ? How much does it cost per student to educate? Has he ever spoke with the people " in the trenches" visit the school staff that deals with these students daily? ( They're the ones in the know ) Just wondering
BellairBerdan June 07, 2013 at 12:37 PM
If you see something, say something.
Michael Agosta June 07, 2013 at 01:52 PM
Top 5 Political Answers: 1. You don't understand. 2. You are wrong. 3. This conversation is ridiculous. 4. Why don't you run for election. 5. I know what's best for you.
hypo June 07, 2013 at 03:16 PM
wait you know people cheating the systems and you dont report them? i mean you seem positive this is going on so you must know the individuals breaking the rules to be so sure this is happening. i find it rather alarming that you know these people and dont report them. youre just as bad as the people breaking the rules since you know they are and dont report them
Michael Rosenberg June 07, 2013 at 03:26 PM
I apologize if I offended anyone. You would be surprised at the hoops that have to be gone through once we find out someone does not belong here and the amount of time they legally have. There are also laws about who can sray if their life situation changes and they become homeless or transient. I do not know if we have recovered any money but I do know there have been quite a few investigations and hearings. Is it a priority, of course. Do we seek out these things from stafff, of course. We ask our staff and the public to report anyone you think is in our schools that don't belong. Keep in mind, students may be from dual custody homes and other situations that legally allow them to be here.
BellAirBirdan June 07, 2013 at 05:13 PM
How bout ; " Hear something , Do something
BellairBerdan June 07, 2013 at 07:40 PM
Great! I inspired you to create yet another screen name! Mr Rosenberg, There will always be a person who thinks because they see a child in town that doesn't look like themselves, that child couldn't possibly live here. They have no proof, they don't know anyone, they just KNOW they're right and you'll have to prove them wrong. But even when you do they still won't accept the truth.
BellAirBirdan June 08, 2013 at 02:15 AM
Spoken like a certified sycophant! Its people like yourself that run to the " bigot" card in an attempt to shame and discredit others that touch a nerve. NOT once did I say I knew a damn thing : however , I have just as much a right to ask the questions I posted as does the guy or gal that inspired them.Your bully style blogging is childish. Let Mr Rosenberg answer. Regarding the moniker , I picked it knowing it would flush you out like a hive of possessive hornets! obviously your colors reign true! So tell me Bell air, why the resistance? You sponsoring (in address) a sister's child or friends son?
BellairBerdan June 08, 2013 at 08:10 PM
I don't think you know the definition of sycophant. Why would you need to flush me out if I was already here? And lol @ moniker..what an old man word.

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