Some of the challengers in the 17-person school board race struggled to answer questions at the first Board of Education election debate last Thursday.
The four incumbents defending their seats in November were irked by a question that asserted leadership at the school board was at a “standstill” in transitioning the district out of state takeover at the first debate last week.
A pair of debates have been scheduled to allow 18 candidates running in the November school board race to share their platform.
Former mayoral candidates Pedro Rodriguez and Alex Mendez, bitter rivals in the municipal elections, have set aside their differences to back four candidates in the 18-person school board race in November.
Eighteen candidates are vying for five school board seats up for grabs in November, according to the Passaic County Clerk’s Office.