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Angelo DeSimone named State Monitor for Garfield schools
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
BY  KIM LUEDDEKE
STAFF WRITER
The Record

GARFIELD — The Ridgewood school district’s recently retired business administrator has been named the new state monitor for Garfield schools, according to state education official Glenn Forney.

Angelo DeSimone, who retired from Ridgewood in July, will replace Lester Richens, who has been the Garfield district’s monitor since 2011.

DeSimone officially takes over on Monday, said Forney, the assistant division director of finance for the state Department of Education’s Office of Budget Review and State Monitors.

Richens must leave Garfield because of pension restrictions that limit retired school administrators from serving more than two years in any one post, said Forney. Richens is a former Belmar and Burlington County executive superintendent of schools.

DeSimone will be paid an hourly wage of $93. He does not have a set schedule of hours he must work.