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Berkeley Board of Ed Hires Former Longtime Lacey Super To Mentor Roselli

Richard Starodub will work with new superintendent James Roselli during the school year


Students in Berkeley Township won't be the only ones heading back to school in September.

Superintendent will be mentored by former longtime Lacey Township school superintendent Richard P. Starodub throughout the school year.

The Board of Education voted unanimously at the Aug. 16 board meeting to pay Starodub $2,500 for the service.

"He and I will work throughout the year together," said at the meeting. "I have to comply with a state mandate."

Starodub retired from the Lacey school district last Oct. 31, after 21 years in the district.

The state mandate also includes continuing education requirements, according to the board agenda.

Roselli was approved by a unanimous vote of the Berkeley Township Board of Education, at a special meeting of the board. He will be paid $148,000 yearly over the course of a five-year contract, the board announced.

His name was one of six presented to the board by , the outside firm the board hired for $6,500 to conduct the search. Roselli received his doctoral degree earlier this year.

Roselli's appointment was not without controversey. had offered to do the job for free, in addition to his Central Regional duties. Parlapanides applied for the position, but was never interviewed.

heather August 19, 2012 at 10:46 PM
No offense to Keith at all, don't know you, and agree that change is greatly needed, but please use spell check! This is the second post i have seen in which "responsibility" is misspelled. After all, your platform regarding quality education should, at the very least, be spelled correctly. I'm all for the change, but a glaring mistake like that shouldn't be in your catch phrase...
crga August 20, 2012 at 05:09 AM
This job was handed to him quite frankly because he knows whereto place his lips. Our money is being wasted thoroughly and what is worse is our children are going to pay a price. The current administration more interested in the who can get you where and how much can I get on my way then our children.
voice of reason August 20, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Keith i could care less how you spell get in and fix this mess we need shared services
not playing the game September 11, 2012 at 03:35 PM
yes! free i agree. This is a fact 148,000 down the drain could have been used for multiple programs .
not playing the game September 11, 2012 at 03:40 PM
This is a fact 148,000 down the drain for Mr Roselli . We could have used for multiple programs . Not all students are doing well. Seems only when testing comes along Berkeley can have help after school something has to change.


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