RED BANK: WRITE-IN TO ACCEPT SCHOOL WIN

Only two candidates formally sought three seats on the borough school board. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

A write-in candidate expects to join the Red Bank Board of Education when it reorganizes January 5.

And as telegraphed by early results from the November 3 election, a newcomer has displaced Red Bank Regional High board’s president.

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RED BANK: NEWCOMER LEADS RBR PRESIDENT

The administration building on the Red Bank Regional campus in Little Silver. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Newcomer Stephanie Albanese appears to have displaced incumbent president John Garofalo from the Red Bank Regional High board of education in Tuesday’s election.

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Monmouth County clerk’s incomplete vote tally showed Albanese (seen at right) leading Garofalo, 1,352 votes to 649.

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LITTLE SILVER: SPORTS CUTS SPARK OUTRAGE

RED BANK REGIONAL BOE 032019Heavy turnout forced the relocation of the RBR board meeting to the media center, above. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njRed Bank Regional students and parents packed a board of ed meeting Wednesday night in a bid to save the ice hockey and golf programs from a budgetary axe.

With a preliminary spending plan calling for a 6.5-percent tax increase, board members defended the cuts as necessary before parents appeared to coalesce around a plan to save the sports through outside fundraisers.

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RBR: MEET THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT

louis moore 1The Red Bank Regional Board of Education is inviting community members to meet the school district’s new superintendent, Louis Moore, at a meet-and-greet event scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the school commons. 

Moore, who starts his new job July 1, has served as the principal of Ramapo High School in Bergen County since 2007.  He was hired by RBR in April to replace Thomas Pagano, who has served as interim superintendent since the June, 2014 departure of Jim Stefankiewicz,

RED BANK REGIONAL HIRES NEW SUPER

RBR_HIGH_SCHOOLLouis Moore, below, comes to RBR from Bergen County, where he’s been a high school principal since 2007. (Photo above by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

louis moore 1After a two-year interval under caretaker leadership, Red Bank Regional High has hired a new superintendent.

The one-school district’s board last week approved a three-year contract with Louis Moore, the principal of Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes, in Bergen County.

Moore, who starts the new job on July 1, replaces Thomas Pagano, an Interlaken resident who has served as interim superintendent since the June, 2014 departure of Jim Stefankiewicz, who became superintendent in his hometown of Ocean Township.

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RBR APPOINTS PAGANO INTERIM SUPER

TomPaganoThe Red Bank Regional School District has appointed Thomas Pagano of Interlaken as Interim Superintendent, effective July 1, 2014.

Press release from Red Bank Regional School District

At its June 18 meeting, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Board of Education appointed Thomas Pagano of Interlaken as the district’s interim superintendent. His employment with the district (on a part-time basis) will begin on July 1, when Superintendent Dr. Jim Stefankiewicz leaves RBR.

Last month, the Red Bank Regional Board of Education regretfully accepted the resignation of Dr. Jim Stefankiewicz, who will assume that position in his hometown of Ocean Township.

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RBR’S DOHERTY LAUDED FOR 30 YEARS SERVICE

Emily30yearsRed Bank Regional School Board VP Emily Doherty (second from left) was recently recognized by the New Jersey School Boards Association for 30 years of service to the school district. She’s pictured here with RBR School Board President John Garofalo, NJSBA Field Representative Kathy Winecoff, and RBR Superintendent Dr. Jim Stefankiewicz. 

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

Red Bank Regional (RBR) School Board Vice President  and Red Bank resident Emily Doherty was recently commended by the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) for her 30 years of service to the school district’s Board of Education.  NJSBA Field Representative Kathy Winecoff presented Mrs. Doherty with a plaque at a recent RBR School Board meeting.

Ms. Winecoff expressed that it is very rare to find a school board member with such a long history of service, especially when weighing the amount of pay for the heavy work load.  Board of Education members earn nothing, and receive no benefits for their service to their community.

Mrs. Doherty responded, “It has been thirty years of pleasure…(and) it is a sincere pleasure to be a part of a Board whose members respect one another and put kids first.”

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RBR NAMES EX-PRINCIPAL AS NEW SUPER

mr-s1By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Jim Stefankiewicz (right) is returning for Act II at Red Bank Regional High School, this time to take the reins as superintendent.

Stefankiewicz, RBR’s former principal, was appointed Wednesday night as superintendent, filling a gap left by Howard Lucks, who left the post earlier this month to tend to his ailing wife.

Former superintendent Edward Westervelt will keep Lucks’s seat warm until Stefankiewicz, who is currently assistant superintendent for the Middletown school district, steps into the new role sometime in April.

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