UPDATE: 9:04 p.m.
Now-former Board of Education President Vilma Reyes did not attend tonight’s meeting. A motion was passed to appoint a new president, but the nine-person board could not decide between Vice President Dr. Christine Piscitelli or trustee Steven Rodas.
Neither was able to secure a majority vote (five) from the board, so the matter will be voted on again at the September 10 meeting.
In a Hudson County View exclusive, West New York Board of Education President Vilma Reyes has resigned from the position today – in the middle of an ongoing FBI investigation.
When reached by Hudson County View this afternoon, Reyes said she was opting to spend more time with her family and declined to comment further.
As we reported last month Reyes and Angela Duval, another BOE trustee, was questioned by the FBI.
Days later, the FBI visited the board of education building at 6028 Broadway, with multiple sources indicating the investigation at least partially involves whether or not contracts were properly approved by the board at recent meetings.Â