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LONGPORT – The Board of Education is seeking a replacement for retiring board member Michael Schiavo who retired after many years of dedicated service.

The Board of Commissioners honored Schiavo Oct. 18 with a resolution extending gratitude for his outstanding service to the children of Longport and the community.

Schiavo, who is a history teacher at Mainland Regional High School and coached swimming for 21 years, has been on the board since 2010, and served as vice president and Finance Committee chairman.

According to the resolution, Schiavo has “worked tirelessly during his tenure providing valuable input for the betterment of the Longport school district.”

Longport is a sending district to other school districts in the area. It sends elementary school children to the Margate schools and high school students to both Atlantic City and Ocean City high schools on a tuition basis.

The Board of Education is seeking a candidate to serve the remainder of Schiavo’s term, which expires Dec. 31, 2024.

Candidates interested in serving on the board are asked to submit a letter of interest and resume to Business Administrator Terri Weeks, Longport Board of Education, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport, NJ 08248 by Nov. 30.

The board will review candidates at their next meeting and appoint someone for the remainder of the term. If the candidate is interested in continuing service to the community, they must comply with the membership requirements set forth by the NJ School Boards Association. Learn more about school board candidacy at http://www.njsba.org/about/membership/membership-school-board-members/school-board-candidacy/

Longport is a Type II district and has a three member board. Current members are President Carl Tripician and Clete Schwegmann. Tripician is running unopposed for a three-year term on the board in the General Election Tuesday, Nov. 7.

For further information, contact Terri Weeks at longportboe@gmail.com


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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.