Roselli: Switching Seaside Heights Superintendent Has 'No Impact' on Toms River
Seaside Heights will be led by Central Regional superintendent after July 1
Seaside Heights' decision to have Central Regional oversee its school district will have no impact on Toms River Regional, according to Frank Roselli, the Toms River Regional superindent.
"There will be no impact of any consequence to Toms River Regional Schools given the decision by the Seaside Heights Board of Education to sever the shared services agreement," Roselli said in a recently prepared statement.
Roselli's shared service agreement with Seaside Heights to also serve as superintendent to the 120-student elementary school will end July 1.
Thereafter, Central Regional Superintendent Triantafillos Parlapanides will oversee Seaside Heights. The previous service was a vestige of the agreement that Michael Ritacco would serve as superintendent, and after his arrest and retirement in October 2010 following bribery charges, Roselli was chosen as the superintendent for Toms River and continued the agreement to serve Seaside Heights.
Following Ritacco's guilty plea to mail fraud and conspiracy to impede the IRS, the Seaside Heights school board opted to switch to Parlapanides.
A Toms River Regional superintendent — first Ritacco and then Roselli — had been serving as Seaside Heights superintendent for the last eight years. Roselli also serves as superintendent at Seaside Park.
Roselli commended the Seaside Heights community and wished them well.
"The staff, students, parents and community members played a significant role in all of the accomplishments that took place over the course of our eight year tenure in the Hugh J. Boyd Elementary school in Seaside Heights," Roselli said. "We wish them all well."