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Board Trustees


West New York Public Schools Board Of Education

President Adam Parkinson
Hudson County School Boards Association Representative; NJ Legislative Committee Delegate
Term: Jan. 2020 - Dec. 2023
Vice President David Morel
NJ School Boards Associate Delegate
Chair - RFP/RFQ;
Term: Jan. 2020 - Dec. 2023
Trustee Jonathan Castañeda
Chair - Finance;
Personnel & Policy; RFP/RFQ
Term: Jan. 2019 - Dec. 2021
Trustee Adrienne Sires
Chair - Personnel & Policy;
Facilities & Grounds; RFP/RFQ
Term: Jan. 2019 - Dec. 2021
    Ruben Mendoza
Trustee Marielka Diaz
NJSBA Representative
Chair - Negotiations; Finance; Personnel & Policy
Term: Jan 2020 - Dec 2023
Trustee Jose Ruben Mendoza
Finance; Negotiations
Term: Jan 2021 - April 2021
Beatriz Amaro  
Trustee Beatriz Amaro
Chair - Education, Special Education & Technology; Community Relations
Term: Jan 2021 - April 2021
Trustee Joseph Rodriguez
Chair - Facilities & Grounds;
Community Relations; Personnel & Policy
Term: Jan. 2019 - Dec. 2021
Ismail Dalia    
Trustee Ismail Dalia
Chair - Community Relations; Facilities & Grounds; Negotiations
Term: Jan 2021 - April 2021


The West New York Board of Education trustees serve without compensation, except for the satisfaction they receive from the public service they perform.

The Board of Education’s most important duties include the following; the creation, evaluation, and update of policies for the entire school district; the second is to develop an annual budget for the district; the third is to approve or disapprove the Superintendent’s recommendations in regard to personnel matters and contracts; and finally, the fourth duty of the Board is to act as a communication link between residents of the Town of West New York and the School District.

Board members, in order to carry out their duties effectively and efficiently, receive extensive training through the New Jersey School Boards Association.

The West New York Board of Education welcomes residents to communicate their concerns to the Board by letter, phone call, or a statement under the "public portion” of one of the Board’s meetings.