DePinho will continue in role as Millstone school board president


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MILLSTONE – Members of the Millstone Township K-8 School District Board of Education have voted to keep the individuals who served as president and vice president of the panel during 2018 in place for 2019.

The board oversees the operation of the Millstone Township Primary School, the Millstone Township Elementary School and the Millstone Township Middle School. Because the district does not have a high school for students in grades nine through 12, Millstone students of high school age attend Allentown High School in the Upper Freehold Regional School District through a send-receive relationship between Millstone and Upper Freehold Regional.

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During the board’s annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 7, two of the three winning candidates from the Nov. 6 election – former board member John Saxton and newcomer Christine Reese – were sworn in to begin serving three-year terms. Saxton previously served on the board from 2010-16.

Winning candidate Billy Hanson, an incumbent, was not present at the reorganization meeting. Hanson joined the board in 2016.

After all of the members were seated, the board held elections for the positions of president and vice president.

David DePinho, who served as president in 2018, was nominated to serve as president for 2019. He was elected in a unanimous vote. Melissa Riviello, who served as vice president in 2018, was nominated to serve as vice president for 2019. She was elected in a unanimous vote.

In other business, board members awarded an $18,750 contract to Genesis Educational Services, which provides web-based student information and administrative software systems for school districts in New Jersey, for the 2019-20 school year. According to district administrators, Genesis Educational Services will receive $18,750 this year and $17,250 annually in subsequent years.

And, board members rejected a $29,596 proposal from NCS Pearson for trainers in the development of a mathematics assessment system and coaching within the system, with no further action taken at the time. NCS Pearson’s proposal was the only one received by the board, according to district administrators.

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