The following article appeared (http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2013/02/new_woodbridge_superintendent.html ) on NJ.Com. As the reader will note, the Woodbridge Board of Education, after a relatively short search, both within and outside of the district, selected one of the District's own, Dr. Robert Zega, as the District’s new Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Zega's replacement as the former Assistant Superintendent of Schools has yet to be named.
Questions have been raised (as can be seen on the taping of the Special BOE meeting held on January 30 ( http://vp.telvue.com/player?id=T00347&video=142478 ) as to why the Woodbridge BOE even found it necessary to conduct a search for the former Superintendent's (Dr. John Crowe), replacement or to appointed the former (retired) Director of Personnel, Ms. Angel Korodan as Interim Superintendent
BOE member, Mr. Brian Molnar, who is also a Woodbridge Twsp employee, was quick to comment (see the taping) on questions raised by a noted member of the community, who has been very involved in matters concerning the Woodbridge educational system, about the hiring. Mr. Molnar was also respond to (read, defend) the commentary made by Woodbridge Mayor, John McCormac, at his State of the Township address the day before the BOE confirmed Dr. Zega as the new Superintendent of Schools. Mr. McCormac's commentary about Dr. Zega reads as follows: ..."I value the relationship that our Township has with our school district, and as importantly, the personal relationship that I have with the Board of Education, Dr. Robert Zega, and the School District Administration. No town and district in the State have more shared services…"
While the selection of Dr. Zega and his ties to John McCormac, may be a matter of debate for some time to come, few would doubt Dr. Zega's outstanding credentials and abilities as an educator.
Perhaps, one of the first tests of Dr. Zega’s connection to the McCormac Administration will come when the District has to decide how it will handle the contract for janitorial services. Currently, such services are supplied by the McCormac Administration, through a "shared services" agreement. That contract will expire in June 2013.