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Brick to Appoint New Interim Superintendent, Keep Current Super on Staff

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Brick Township Board of Education/Schools (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Brick Township Board of Education/Schools (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Brick is expected to have a new schools chief following a special meeting of the Board of Education set for Monday night.

The board will meet and, according to an agenda, vote on whether to appoint Dennis Filippone as interim superintendent beginning July 1.

Thomas Gialanella, the current interim superintendent, will be appointed as Interim Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation – the position currently held by Filippone – in what will essentially amount to the pair switching positions.

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Gialanella, however, will work just two days per week at a per diem rate of $638.56. Filippone will receive a $44.13 per day raise over his current salary. Filippone’s currently salary was not listed on the agenda and could not be obtained over the weekend, in time for this story.

Gialanella was appointed February 5, 2016, and under a state law would not be able to retain his position on an interim basis past Feb. 5, 2018. 

Filippone will be the third interim superintendent put in place of Walter Uszenski, who last week suffered a legal blow as a new grand jury handed up an indictment against him. Richard Caldes was first appointed on an interim basis, followed by Gialanella, who will apparently be replaced by Filippone.

The meeting is set to begin at 6 p.m. Monday at the Professional Development Center, adjacent to the main administrative office at 101 Hendrickson Avenue.


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  • KaayC

    So they keep it all in the family by playing musical chairs. Howja like to make thirteen hundred dollars for two days work? No wonder the schools are in trouble! I see FOR SALE signs in our future.

    • J W

      I’ve cleared more than that in two days tbh. It’s doable in the private sector if you’re self employed and working on contract for big banks. They’re almost as messed up as the Bricktucky board of ed.

      • KaayC

        There are many among us who have to get by with that as a monthly income as I know you are aware J. Also, I don’t think you were also collecting a pension as many of these interims do. Never thought we’d be comparing educators to banksters.

      • J W

        Valid points. High level public education bureaucrats clear salaries on par with mid level banksters. The parity is unfortunate.

  • Chief Wahoo

    How many superintendents are the sheep of Bricktucky paying for at the moment ???. ….. And very soon the state will be removing a few million from Brick schools….property taxes will be so high , the only two people who will be able to afford them will be public TAKERS James Edwards and his wife. ……It’s all so maddening, it could make one think about becoming a teacher and playing the game of touch the hiney is a good idea !!!!

    • Late Night Comedian

      See what the FBI did in Lakewood today?

      • Chief Wahoo

        Indeed. And Many more to come I hear.

    • Hbadger

      Any reasoning how Edwards got a raise during such a poorly economical time?

  • joe costa

    The insanity of New Jersey politics alive and well in brick