Brick Township’s Board of Education, mired in controversy over a new policy that restricts the public’s access to measures being voted on at meetings until after the vote takes place, will reorganize this week.
Board members Karyn Cusanelli and George White both decided against seeking re-election. In November, Daisy Haffner and Melita Gagliardi bested their competitors to win the two open seats. Both Haffner and Gagliardi are affiliated with the “Clean Slate Team” board majority, which will now occupy five out of seven seats on the board.
Anger over the board’s restriction of documents will likely remain a major issue in 2017. Criticism of the policy spilled into the Dec. 30 township council meeting, with resident George Scott asking the municipal council’s liaison to the board to attempt to convince them that enforcing the new policy is a mistake.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Brick Township High School.