Board of Education Member George Blair resigns

Parsippany Board Member George Blair

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education member George Blair resigned on Thursday, August 22.

Blair recently sold him home on Emerson Road. His term expires December 31, 2020.

The Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education plans to fill the vacant Board Member position at its meeting on September 12. Interested individuals who possess the qualifications for a Board of Education Member (See ByLaw 0142 by clicking here) are encouraged to submit a resume and/or request for consideration to the Board Secretary, Mrs. Robin Tedesco, by 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Submissions may be sent to the Calabria Education Center, 292 Parsippany Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054.

Qualifications for a Board member are:
Each member of the Board of Education shall possess the qualifications required by law and shall be bound by the provisions of the School Ethics Act.

    Qualification of Office

  • A Board member must be a citizen of the United States.
  • A Board member must be a resident of the district the member represents and must have been such for at least one year immediately preceding the member’s election or appointment.
  • A Board member may not be convicted of a felony.
  • A Board member must be able to read and write.
  • A Board member must be registered to vote in the district and not disqualified from voting pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:4-1.
  • A Board member may not have been convicted of a crime or offense as listed in N.J.S.A. 18A:12-1.
  • A Board member cannot concurrently hold office as mayor or a member of the governing body of Parsippany-Troy Hills Township.
  • Each member of the Board of Education, within thirty days of election or appointment to the Board shall undergo a criminal history background investigation for the purpose of ensuring the member is not disqualified from membership due to a criminal conviction of a crime or offense listed in N.J.S.A. 18A:12-1 et seq. The Board of Education will not reimburse the Board member for the costs of the criminal history record check. The Commissioner of Education shall notify the Board of Education if a member has been disqualified from membership on the Board as the result of the criminal history record check. The Commissioner of Education will also notify the Board if a Board member has charges enumerated in N.J.S.A. 18A:12-1 pending against him/her and the Board shall take appropriate action. If the pending charges result in conviction, the member shall be disqualified from continued membership on the Board.

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