All three Princeton Public Schools board of education members whose terms will be done at the end of the year have decided not to seek re-election.
Six newcomers are vying for the three seats for three-year terms that are up for grabs in the November non-partisan election, according to the Mercer County Clerk’s Office. Today was the deadline to file a petition to seek election to the school board.
The candidates are:
Beth Behrend of Riverside Drive
Jennifer Ludmer of Caldwell Drive
Julie Ramirez of Stone Cliff Road
Jessica Deutsch of Riverside Drive
Michele Tuck-Ponder of Laurel Circle
James Fields of John Street
Fern Spruill, Justin Doran and Connie Witter are all serving their first term and decided not to seek re-election.
The school board controls a budget of more than $95 million. The board will make decisions about expansion and a bond referendum in the coming months, as well as deciding whether to continue the legal battles with the Princeton Charter School.
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