Hoboken Board of Education trustee resigns

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HOBOKEN — Hoboken Board of Education Trustee Britney Montgomery resigned last week in a letter to the board according to Board President Thomas Kluepfel who announced her resignation at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday Dec. 12.
Montgomery was not in attendance but fellow trustee Peter Biancamano read a statement from her.
“To the Community of Hoboken, I was recently asked to undertake a new role in with my employer that would require me to travel extensively throughout the year,” read Biancamano on Montgomery’s behalf. “I originally hoped to fulfill these new professional responsibilities while continuing to serve on the Hoboken School Board, but over the past several weeks it has become clear that I would be unable to contribute to the Board in the manner it requires, and more importantly the manner it deserves.”
“It has been a true honor to work on behalf of the families of Hoboken,” he read. “I am proud of all we have accomplished in the past two years. I have no doubt the Board will continue these successes under the Leadership of the Trustees and Superintendent Johnson. I will always hold the District in the highest regard and be forever thankful for the opportunity to serve the children, parents, teachers and community of Hoboken.”
Montgomery was elected to the board in 2015.
The school board has 65 days to appoint a new member to fill Montgomery’s now vacant seat; otherwise the County Superintendent will do so.
Hoboken residents interested in filling Montgomery’s position may apply to the board and are then interviewed during closed sessions.