The Galloway Township Board of Education will hold a reorganization meeting for the first time in January tonight when it swears in its two newest members at the middle school, 7 p.m.
Madeline Avery and David Carmen will join veteran board member Rich Dase in being sworn in at tonight's meeting. Avery was the top vote-getter in November's election with 4,778 votes and 27.45 percent of the vote. Carmen was third with 3,134 votes, good enough for 18 percent of the vote. Dase was second with 3,945 votes, or 22.6 percent of the vote.
Avery and Carmen will replace Bob Iannacone and Eileen Kasunich, who participated in their last board meeting on Dec. 17, 2012. Neither board member chose to run for re-election this year. The three board members will be sworn in to serve three-year terms.
For the first time, Galloway Township's school board elections were part of the November elections. The State passed a law last year allowing the school board to move elections to November, and to pass their budgets without voter approval.
The school district then voted to move its elections to November, as did the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District, and most other school districts in the county.