A local New Jersey school board member accused of making an anti-Semitic comment has resigned as a vice president of the New Jersey School Boards Association.

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Rosemary Bernardi remains a member of the school board in Evesham Township.

At a May meeting, some in the audience said Bernardi said that the deadline was approaching to run for the school board and added, "and there are five Jews on the board."

Bernardi has apologized and said that the comment about Jewish members was in response to a question and not related to her announcing the deadline to file to run for the board.

In a statement, the School Boards Association said that having Bernardi remain an officer would hurt the organization.

 

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