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Bayonne school board election will affect selection of new superintendent

Bayonne school board election will affect selection of new superintendent

Although an elected board in Bayonne has only recently been reestablished after years of being appointed by the mayor, the upcoming election will decide which people will be voting on a new schools superintendent in Bayonne.

This is as significant in Bayonne as it was five years ago in Jersey City. A new superintendent will change the political landscape in a district that has been overseen by former Schools Superintendent Dr. Patricia McGeehan for two decades. Some critics of McGeehan claimed that in her term, particular people were favored for assignments or promotions. Although this is true of almost every school district under any superintendent, a new superintendent will shake up the system, and open up the operations to greater scrutiny by the board.

One of the underlying issues of the board campaign revolves around the idea of trying to keep politics out. Some candidates hope the board will remain largely independent of the mayor, and so have its own voice on the future of the Bayonne school district.

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