Board of Education

The 2023 Glen Rock Board of Education

Sinead Rundell, President
Dr. Damali Robinson, Vice President

Stephanie Carosella
Elizabeth Carr

Daniel Corey
Edmund Hayward

Rona McNabola
Sharon Scarpelli
Karyn Stephenson 
Dr. Brett Charleston, Superintendent

James Canellas, Board Secretary/Business Administrator
Gregory Van Nest, Assistant Superintendent 

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About the BOE
The Glen Rock Board of Education is comprised of a 9-member board of trustees, the chief school administrator and the board secretary/district business administrator. The Board will commence all meetings at 6:30 p.m. in the High School/Middle School Cafeteria, 400 Hamilton Avenue, for the purposes of recessing to Closed Work Session. The BOE will reconvene at 7:30 p.m. for the purposes of conducting either a Committee of the Whole work session or a Regular Board Meeting. 

Meeting dates can be found via the Calendar tab up top and on the Meeting Schedule dropdown page at left along with the Agendas and Minutes, Policies and Regulations, Resources and Useful Links page.

Rules for Public Input
Audience members attending Board of Education meetings are permitted to voice their opinions on school-related topics at specified times during the regular meeting. There is one opportunity for public comment during the Committee of the Whole sessions for agenda items only and two opportunities for public comment at Regular Board Meetings. The fifteen-minute period allotted at the beginning of the meeting for Regular Board Meetings is for audience comments on agenda items only. The floor will be open again at the end of the meeting for audience input on any topic concerning the schools.

When addressing the Board of Education, please follow these procedures:
  • After being officially recognized by the Board President, state your name and address.
  • You may speak for up to three minutes. If speaking at the beginning of a Regular meeting or at the end of a COW meeting, you must limit your comments to an action item on the agenda for that meeting. If speaking at the end of the Regular meeting, you may speak on any topic. The Board of Education may extend the time allowed for public comment at its discretion.
  • All comments must be addressed to the Board of Education and not to fellow audience members.

Meeting agendas are posted on the "Agendas and Minutes" link of the Board of Education homepage on the Friday preceding a regularly scheduled Board Meeting. 

Please click here for a copy of Policy 0167, which sets forth rules for participation by the public.

The Board welcomes questions and comments from members of the community. However, please be aware that correspondence sent to members of the Board or to other school officials may be subject to public disclosure under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”). Therefore, unless the correspondence is about a particular child or some other confidential matter that is entitled to an exemption under OPRA, community members should have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality in any email, text message, or other communication sent to a Board member or school official. If you have any questions, please contact the District’s Custodian of Records, James Canellas, at [email protected].

BOE Contact Information
Email All Board Members [email protected]  
President Sinead Rundell [email protected] Term expires 2025
Vice Pres. Damali Robinson [email protected] Term expires 2023
Stephanie Carosella [email protected] Term expires 2025
Elizabeth Carr [email protected] Term expires 2025
Daniel Corey [email protected] Term expires 2024
Edmund Hayward [email protected] Term expires 2023
Rona McNabola [email protected] Term expires 2023
Sharon Scarpelli [email protected] Term expires 2024
Karyn Stephenson [email protected] Term expires 2024

Glen Rock OFAC Case #INV-07-22 

Resolution of the Glen Rock Board of Ed NJEOFA.pdf

2023 BOE Election Vacancies
The Glen Rock Public School District has information available for citizens interested in running for the  board of education. 

The Glen Rock Board of Education will have 3 vacancies in the November 7, 2023 Annual School Election Mr. Michael Rinderknecht, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary announced today. A full term on  the school board runs for three years. 

A candidate must file a nominating petition with the county clerk for his or her name to appear on the ballot  during the Annual School Election. The deadline to submit the nominating petition is 4:00 p.m. Monday,  July 31, 2023. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2023. 

Prospective school board candidates can download candidate information from the New Jersey School  Boards Association’s web site at School Board Candidate Kit includes information about  nominating petitions, legal qualifications for school board candidacy, and the role of the school board  member. Information about the New Jersey School Ethics Act and important dates in the school election  process are also included. 

Nominating Petitions must be filed with the Bergen County Clerk’s Election Division no later than  4:00 PM on or before July 31, 2023. The Election Division is located at One Bergen County Plaza,  Room 130, Hackensack, NJ 07601. As the office remains closed to the public, Petitions for County Level, Independent and November School Board of Education may be dropped off by appointment or electronically submitted. Please call (201) 336-7020 to make an appointment to drop off petitions or email them to [email protected]

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