Elizabeth Mayor Asks State To Take Over School Superintendent Search

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ELIZABETH – Mayor Chris Bollwage has asked the state Department of Education to take over Elizabeth Public Schools’ search for a new superintendent, according to an NJ.com report.

Bollwage pointed to last year’s indictment of Marie Munn, who was then the school board president, for allegedly underreporting her household income so her children would qualify for a federal school lunch program, as a sign that the school board is not up to the task.

Elizabeth Public School’s current superintendent, Pablo Munoz, is leaving the district to become the superintendent of schools in Passaic.

School board President Tony Monteiro said the mayor was trying to “undermine” city schools and that the district would engage in a national search for Munoz’s replacement, according to the report.

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