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Shakeup of Brick School Principals to be Voted on at BOE Meeting

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

The Brick Township Board of Education will reorganize Wednesday with two new members, and soon after take up a vote on new principals for two township schools – including a former district superintendent.

Walter Hrycenko, who served as superintendent from 2009 to 2012, will be transferred from his current position as District Supervisor of Science to Herbertsville Elementary School’s acting principal. Hrycenko’s salary will be increased from $160,000 per year to $166,000.

Jonathan Barresi, who is currently an assistant principal at Brick Memorial High School, is set to be appointed principal of Veterans Memorial Elementary School. Barresi will see his salary increased from $117,263 to $131,225.


Hrycenko will replace Bonnie Giles, who is retiring. Barresi will fill a spot that is currently taken up by an interim principal.

Two new board members, Jessica Clayton and Maria Foster, will be sworn into four year terms at the beginning of the meeting. Though school boards in New Jersey are technically nonpartisan, Clayton is affiliated with the Green Party and Foster is affiliated with the Democratic party. Clayton runs a day-care at her home and Foster works as a labor union organizer.

Except for Clayton’s, all board seats will be occupied by Democratic affiliates after Wednesday.

The board will begin the meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Brick Professional Development Center – the proposed new location for board meetings – which is located adjacent to the central administration office at the Veterans Complex at 101 Hendrickson Avenue.

  • KaayC

    An a dosie doe, friends n family go round n round.

  • Surfrider

    Ridiculous salaries. When Hycenko lost his job as super in 2012, and was essentially “downgraded” to a lower responsibility job, he kept his salary the same? What lunacy and no wonder the teachers keep getting screwed with low salaries in Brick because of the “over payment” to these positions. Ridiculous. How nice would it be to get a job because of your resume, and not your genealogy?
    Funny how article claims no party affiliations by these people in these positions, and yet it stated their affiliation. Just what the town needs, a “Greenie” and a Dem Union organizer……Ducey has been doing a decent job, but the town needs “balance” in the political arena, or our taxes are going to skyrocket with our new boy Phil coming into power. I guess everyone is peachy king and feeling good about the high taxes we pay in this town.

    • 205167117

      What that means in regards to the new school board members being nonpartisan is all about the ballot. Their political party affiliation isn’t listed on the ballot but their affiliation is known to the public.

      What I found interesting was the guy that didn’t get voted back in is a teacher and was listed last on the ballot. Without an affiliation tied to the name it seemed like a bit of a random result.

  • Frank Rizzo

    The schools are not controlled by municipal government….nor are the fire districts….look for that hit on your tax bill in February election

  • Surfrider

    Man, they are going for the jugular!

  • Chief Wahoo

    Look at those salaries the Brick sheep are expected to pay through property taxes at the threat of monopoly of force , if you refuse to be extorted by the public TAKERS.
    A labor union organiser. LOL that’s exactly what every board needs.

    • Lord Trump, Westeros

      my son, you are so right! These public services are a lye. Learning and schools are a tic on the but of society.

      • KaayC

        Explains why we dunno the diff between lie n lye.

      • Lord Trump, Westeros

        public services suckle upon the teet of the wealthy!

      • KaayC

        The wealthy suckle upon the teat of the working-classes and thrive on the sweat of their brow.