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Today’s Asbury Park Press takes a look at the four-candidate race for three Red Bank Board of Education seats and labels it a ‘dogfight.’


Hyperbole aside, the article frames the race among the candidates: board Vice President Ann Roseman; recent appointees Toni Brown and Carrie Ludwikowski; and Grace Costa, who served on the board at Red Bank Regional High School for 23 years.

The race happens at a good time in the district, which is being funded and used as a model by the state for a preschool program for 3-year-olds, has partnerships with the Count Basie and Two River theaters for arts programs for students and has won grants for its after-school and enrichment programs.

On the downside, board members are faced with dealing with standardized test scores that didn’t pass muster this year.

The article gives a little background on each candidate an reports that there are no candidates for the remaining year on the term of Mary Ellen Mess, who is stepping down from the board.

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