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Jackson Board of Education Appoints Resident Brian McCarron to Fill One-Year Unexpired Term

Jackson Board of Education Appoints Resident Brian McCarron to Fill One-Year Unexpired Term

Brian McCarron and Michelle Richardson shaking hands after McCarron was sworn in

JACKSON - At their Dec. 21, 2022 meeting, the Board of Education selected resident Brian McCarron to serve the one-year unexpired term available on the board following the resignation of Scott Sargent, who was elected to the Township Council in November.

After publicly thanking the 13 candidates who submitted letters of interest, the board voted unanimously to choose McCarron for the position. McCarron took the oath of office at the meeting and will serve on the board through the December 2023 meeting.

Board of Education President Michael Walsh, who did not seek reelection and who was presiding over his last meeting, said the board was impressed by the number of applicants and their willingness to serve.

“I was very impressed by the candidates and their qualifications who put in for this position and I wish that you would put in (a petition to run) for the position next July for the next three-year term,’’ Walsh said.

Speaking for the board, Board Member Tina Kas said McCarron was selected from an excellent pool of candidates. 

“We feel that Brian’s law enforcement background and that his experience as an SRO officer in a school system will add a level of depth to our board that we currently do not have,’’ Kas said. 

McCarron is a former police officer and school resource officer and works as a realtor. He has been a volunteer basketball, soccer and baseball coach and serves as a volunteer with the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board in Jackson Township.

“I am looking to help Jackson School District with maintaining its environment of safety and success,’’ McCarron wrote in his letter of interest. “I want to help keep Jackson schools a safe and engaging district for all students to learn and grow to their best self.”