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Westwood School Board Searching For New Superintendent

Board members decided to take quotes from the NJSBA and private firms to assist their search for a new superintendent.

The Westwood Regional Board of Education made their first step in the search for a new superintendent during their meeting Thursday night.

The board decided that they would seek quotes from both the New Jersey School Boards Association and some private firms for assistance in their search, according to Board President Roberta Hanlon.

Superintendent Geoffrey Zoeller resigned effective April 25, following criticism for taking home a district-owned generator and truck for Hurricane Sandy. The board unanimously voted to accept Zoeller's resignation at their previous meeting and granted him a paid leave of absence from January 25 to April 24.

The board appointed Director of Elementary Education and Technology Rory McCourt as the acting superintendent.

Board members will hear presentations from the possible contractors to learn more about the services they offer. The presentations will be made during public meetings but a date has not been set, Hanlon said. The board may schedule a special meeting if all the contractors are available the same night, she said.

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William Wallace July 23, 2013 at 08:12 PM
If the Wood-Ridge Board researched their current interim, Joseph "the thong"Luongo they would have found the massive litigation that he caused Hasbroucke Heights. Googling her name revealed a suit with a district in which civil rights found in her favor after she was wronged and the superintendent who was corrupt went to jail. Every story has two sides. Please be cautious what you say. I understand that ethics charges may still be pending against some of their board members. Please remember that it was Ebler who took in the Moonachie kids while (double dippers) Sarlo and Eilert tried to share the limelight
William Wallace July 23, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Ebler stood up for herself and her colleagues in Plainfield while joseph "the thong" and one board member actually arrested a mother for voicing her opinion based on an inappropriate comment about a child.. Ebler chose not to remain in a corrupt organization. The mother from Hasbrouck heights was exonerated in court. Google That!!!
William Wallace July 23, 2013 at 08:28 PM
My understanding is that OFAC in now somehow involved. Maybe Wood-Ridge needs a little oversight. A.N. would you like that shaken, stirred and with the prerequisite blue cheese olives?

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