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Hilltop School in Mendham. (Photo: Mendham Borough Board of Education).

Opponent of sex education curriculumn wants recount after losing by one vote

By David Wildstein, November 22 2022 3:13 pm

A Mendham Borough school board candidate who lost by one vote is seeking a recount.

Margery St. John wants a new count after trailing incumbent Barry Haines by a vote of 1,265 to 1,264.  Two incumbents incumbent, James Gillespie and John Vitale, received 1,528 and 1,357 votes, respectively.

St. John campaigned as an opponent of the state’s new sex education curriculum, telling the Observer Tribune that “the highly sexualized state mandated school curricula is out of control and hurtful to all children.”

“School experts, or Gov. Murphy should not be allowed to decide when a child is taught adult sexual material. That is up to parents and guardians,” St. John said.  “Obviously there are other factors in the curricula where, yes, school experts make decisions, but should parents have more of a say overall, yes.  The more a parent is involved the better off the students and the school will be.”

The next step will be for a judge to decide if a recount is warranted, and if St. John’s request to waive the cost of the recount will be granted.

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