Perth Amboy To Fill School Board Vacancy

PERTH AMBOY—The Perth Amboy Board of Education is looking for a new member to replace Ray Geneske, who offered his resignation as a school board member June 2, just before he pleaded guilty to money laundering charges in connection to his role as the 2006 congressional campaign manager for Joseph Vas, the assemblyman and former mayor.

The school board must now fill Geneske’s seat with a new member who will hold the position until April 2010, when the remainder of the unexpired term will be open for election.

In order to be considered an applicant must be a registered voter at least 18 years old, able to read, write and a Perth Amboy resident for at least one year.

The panel requested letters from interested applicants that describe qualifications, resume, and reasons for wanting to serve.

Filling of vacancies on elected boards of education requires an affirmative vote of the majority of the remaining members, but do not require a roll call vote under provisions of state law (N.J.S.A. 18A:12-15).

The board is expected to appoint and seat the replacement member at the next regular board meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 30.

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