Although New Jersey Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet has already accepted a job as president of Kean University, he will remain as commissioner until Aug. 1 to oversee an attempt to reopen the state’s schools which were closed during the pandemic. He was originally scheduled to begin his position at Kean on July 1.
The Murphy administration has made no mention of an interim commissioner or permanent replacement.
Two assistant commissioners have also announced plans to leave the department. Linda Eno, assistant commissioner, division of academics and performance, has said she is retiring in June. Abdul Saleem Hassan, the assistant commissioner who oversaw field services, has accepted a job as superintendent in East Orange in Essex County, according to a June 22 article in NJSpotlight.com.