Charles Grau and Michael Palma Reappointed as BOE President and Vice President
Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education members Michael Palma and Charles Grau were unanimously reappointed as BOE Vice President and President, respectively. The reappointments mark the second consecutive term for each of the elected officials. "We have an outstanding group of administrators that we work with,” Grau said, “and I think they, along with the principals, staff, teachers and students are what make Montville such an outstanding district." Grau ran unopposed for reelection to the BOE in November 2018. He received 4,907 votes.
Dr. Karen Cortellino, Charles Grau, Dr. David Modrak and Michael Rappaport Take the Oath of Office Following the November 2018 Election
Charles Grau and Michael Palma were unanimously reappointed to the positions of President and Vice President at the Montville Township Board of Education reorganization meeting on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Both Grau and Palma also served as President and Vice President in 2018.
Earlier in the meeting Grau was sworn in for another term on the Montville Township Board of Education after having won reelection in November. Grau and three other board members: Dr. Karen Cortellino, Dr. David Modrak and Michael Rappaport, each ran unopposed in the November election. Cortellino and Modrak each served previous elected terms. Rappaport was appointed to the BOE in 2018 after a vacancy was left when BOE member Carmela Novi stepped down. The elected officials were sworn in at the meeting by Montville Township Public Schools Business Administrator Katine Slunt.
“Thank you very much,” said Grau after his reappointment to a second term as President. “It is really a privilege to serve as your president and we will have another great year.”
Grau called Montville “an outstanding district,” noting that the strong leadership of the district’s administrators, principals, faculty, staff and students is what makes Montville Township Public Schools outstanding.
Vice President Palma also thanked his fellow board members for their support.
“I really enjoy working with all of you,” Palma said. “There are a lot of boards that don’t get along with each other. This board isn’t like that. Our strength is that we work so well together.”
Dr. Karen Cortellino was sworn in at the Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education reorganization meeting. The longtime BOE member ran unopposed in November and garnered 5,196 votes. She also serves as Morris County School Boards Association President. Her children, Alex & Vanessa Pena, held the Bible in the Oath of Office ceremony held in the Montville Township Municipal Building on January 8, 2019.
Charles Grau took the Oath of Office on January 8, 2019. He ran unopposed for reelection to the BOE in November 2018 and received 4,907 votes.
Dr. David Modrak was sworn in at the Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education reorganization meeting. The longtime BOE member ran unopposed in November and received 4,787 votes. The district’s Business Administrator Katine Slunt administered the Oath of Office at the January 8, 2019, meeting held in the Montville Township Municipal Building.
Michael Rappaport takes the Oath of Office at the Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education reorganization meeting. Rappaport, who was appointed to the BOE to fill a partial term in 2018, ran unopposed in November. He received 5,164 votes. The ceremony was held in the Montville Township Municipal Building on January 8, 2019. Rappaport was sworn in by the district’s Business Administrator Katine Slunt.
The 2019 Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education: Michael Rappaport, Joseph Daughtry, John Morella, BOE President Charles Grau, BOE Vice President Michael Palma, Dr. Karen Cortellino, Michael O’Brien, Michelle Zuckerman, Dr. David Modrak
The next Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 22 at Montville Township High School. The public portion of the meeting begins at 7:30 and will be held in the MTHS Media Center. Montville Township Public Schools is a Pre-K to grade 12 district with seven schools in Montville, Towaco and Pine Brook, NJ. MTHS is located at 100 Horseneck Road in Montville, NJ.