Experienced board members projected to lead Sayreville Board of Education


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SAYREVILLE – Two incumbents and a former member are projected to win three-year terms on the Sayreville School District Board of Education. The terms will run from January 2022 through December 2024.

According to results posted online by the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office, incumbents Anthony Esposito and Patrick Walsh and former board member Danielle Pieloch emerged as the top vote-getters in the Nov. 2 election. Esposito received 4,788 votes, Walsh received 4,734 votes and Pieloch received 4,266 votes.

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A total of eight candidates sought terms on the board. Richard Nemshick received 2,213 votes, Anthony Sposato received 1,900 votes, Jane Zaleski-Pabon received 1,717 votes, Syed Muhammad Ali received 1,046 votes, and Rodmyr Plantin received 509 votes, according to the clerk’s office.

The results are current as of press time on Nov. 4. The results are unofficial until certified by the county.

Incumbent board member Carrie Kenny, who joined in 2019, did not seek re-election. Her term will end in December.

Esposito, who is serving as board president president in 2021, has been a member of the board since 2016. He said three areas of focus for him will be planning the construction of a school for special needs students, preparing and helping the district receive approval for a referendum that will repair the schools and construct a bus compound, and suggesting American Sign Language be taught to all students.

Pieloch was previously appointed to the board for a one-year term in 2020. This will be her first three-year term on the board. She said three areas of focus for her will be continuing to respond to the coronavirus pandemic with focus on mitigating educational, emotional and social impacts on students; improving student achievement through growing their love of learning and providing them the skills and mentalities that will lend themselves to be successful; and growing efforts around linking coursework with the Sayreville community through service and open dialogue.

Walsh joined the board this year after being elected to a one-year, unexpired term as a write-in candidate. This will also be his first three-year term on the board.

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