Four candidates seeking three three-year seats on the Colts Neck Board of Education have applied for the seats up for grabs in the annual school election on November 5. The seats on the board currently held by board members Greg Beriont, Michelle Sidisin-Tan, and Kimberly Eydelman will be on the ballot. Mr. Beriont and Mrs. Sidisin-Tan have not filed to seek another term, while Mrs. Eydelman will be looking to keep her seat.
Mrs. Eydelman has served on the board since last May, when she was appointed to replace former board president Nancy LoCascio, who stepped down after a new job demanded more time and travel. Mrs. Eydelman will run for a full three-year term on the board. The three new candidates looking to join the board are Jacquelyn Hoagland, Heather Tormey, and Joseph Cammarata.
The criteria to become a school board member are the following: The candidate must be able to read and write, be a citizen of the United States, and have one year’s residency in the school district. They must be registered to vote in the district before filing the nominating petition, and must have no interest in any contract with — or claim against — the board. In addition, the candidate must not hold office as mayor or member of the municipal governing body.