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Brick BOE Race Down One Candidate

Terebush has withdrawn from race

Former Brick Township Board of Education president Kim V. Terebush has withdrawn from this year's school board race.

Coupled with the decision of board member Leonard Cuppari not to seek re-election, the withdrawl marks the end of an alignment of board members that took a loss in last year's election cycle.

Terebush did not return a call from Brick Patch seeking comment on her reasoning for withdrawing from the race. She withdrew Sept. 14, records show.

With the departure of Terebush, this year's race will be divided between two defined tickets and several other candidates.

The ticket of Walter F. Campbell, Susan Suter, Karyn Cusanelli and Lois Turner are running under the "Right Direction for Brick" banner.

Frank Pannucci, Jr., Michael R. Conti, Richard Lau and Brenda Calderone are running as a ticket as well.

Victor Fanelli, David J. Fischer and John Barton are individually running for seats on the board.

Three full, three year terms are up for grabs, as well as one, one year unexpired term.

The school board election will be held Nov. 6, the same day as the general election.

J.JONES October 01, 2012 at 08:37 PM
I watch the board meeting and to say that there not political is b.s...They are so one sided it a shame ..Its time for a change ..
Brickster October 02, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Deluca running the ticket that held fundraiser at John Catalano house. Lau wife repub county committee rep and BTMUA employee. Pannucci BTMUA director and R muni chair. check all the GOP political appointments the past few years. nonpartisan school election? ha! I hear they are spending major $ to get majority. Who is contributing? hmmmmmm? do these people even have kids in the schools? Hold on to your wallets if these politicians get in!!!!!!!!!
bo bo bagens October 02, 2012 at 08:49 PM
If you don't have kids in the schools, do you pay less in taxes? Do you value the schools any less as part of our town? Stupid comment. Let's ask the candidates what they will do to control costs? http://www.brickschools.org/documents/business/2012-2013_UserFriendly_Budget.pdf Of a $137 million budget, nealry $30 million goes towards employee benefits. The local school tax is $95 million. This means a 10% increase in benefits requires $3 million in new taxes. This is more than the 2% mandated cap on the $95 million and doesn't include any money for pay raises. My question for anyone running is how are you going to stay within the cap?
KC October 03, 2012 at 05:03 AM
One appears to need the aid of a Philadelphia lawyer to follow the local politics. The problem is the rest of us have jobs or in this economy - job searches and cannot devote our lives to following the shenanigans that occur. We rely on communication like The Patch to inform us. I like Joey Wools idea of a report card. A lot of the hundreds of votes that take place are routine hirings - delegation of retirements and pensions. Take those away and grade the meat and potato issues of what was actually expedited for the students. Evaluate them. Would it be a hundred percent fair? Maybe not - but the teachers are subject to annual evaluations that may or may not be fair. Why should these politicos be any different?
joseph October 08, 2012 at 04:09 AM
JD You mention that the only large projects are the bleachers and science labs. How about new girls and boys locker rooms at BHS and BMHS, or New track and new Gym seats and total replacement of the Gym Floor at BMHS. These are major cost items. Also replaced all exterior doors and replace Many Windows at Old Brick. NO JD the amount spent is nearer 14-15 million, which includes millions from the state. It is my understanding that this present BOE plans on spending about the 5 million or more on additional projects this coming year. By the way every school in the district had projects that are being addressed this year. You and I disagree on giving the tax payers the 1.3 million back, which is what the state suggested the BOE due with the dollars they returned to Brick. I think this BoE did the right thing, you don't, we disagree. The BOE made that vote, we didn't.

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