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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS BOARD OF EDUCATION
WORK SESSION MEETING MINUTES
Thursday, October 15, 1998

 

A work session meeting of the Board of Education was held on Thursday, October 15, 1998, in the Administration Building, 379 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by President, Mrs. Colleen Jarvis.

Mrs. Jarvis read the following statement:

"Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Meeting Act, Public Law 1975, Chapter 231, the Board Secretary caused notice of this meeting to be given to the public and the press on September 29, 1998".

Roll Call was taken by Joseph T. Bellino, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, and the following members responded to their names:

Present - Mrs. Carroll Dr. MacDonall Mr. Case

Absent None

Also Present: Dr. Stepura, Mr. Bellino, Mr.Dzwilewski

 

 

Mrs. Jarvis reported that the in-service work session for the staff held on October 9, 1998 went well.

 

Mr. Casella reported on the following:

1. Tera Nova Tests
2. Library Computer deficiencies.
3. Bergen County Library Access Program.
4. Library security improvement needed.

Athletics and Recreation Committee

Mrs. Fitzgibbons reported on the following:

1. Fall sports update. New program for middle level doing well.
2. Discussed Hitchcock Field.
3. Clubs discussed.



Finance Committee

Dr. Eglow reviewed the resolutions to be acted upon at the October 22, 1998 public meeting.

Dr. Eglow reported on the following:

1. Budget/Audit
2. Claim payments
3. Copy machines
4. House appraisal
5. First Bond payment from interest income

Future Directions Committee

Mr. Suriano reported on the following:

1. Discussed October 19th meeting with technology consultants and DMR.
2. RFP created

Building and Grounds Committee

Dr. MacDonall reported on the following:

1. Talking with DMR about door specifications
2. Roof at Field House proposals being collected
3. Hitchcock Field needs seeding
4. Flag pole proposals being collected. Plan to cut the pole for easier maintenance. 5. Discussed new field at the Athletic Field.

Community Relations Committee

Mr. Casella reported on the following:

1. Discussion concerning low public attendance at board meetings.
2. Need to increase items in newspaper reporting on the good things that are happening in our schools.

Policy Committee

Mrs. Nasuta reported on the following:

1.

Labor Relations Committee

Mrs. Carroll reported that we cannot discuss an employee who is on sick leave until the employee has been properly notified.

Board Issues and Discussions

The members discussed the following:

1. Middle State Report of 1990
2. Computers in Library
3. Hitchcock Field and Athletic Field improvements
4. Approval to advertise for substitute custodians.

Correspondence/School Business Administrator/Board Secretary Report

Mr. Bellino reported on the following:

1. Correspondence (on file in Board Office):
a. Letter from Band Parents Association regarding transportation
b. Letter from parents requesting Junior Semi-formal
c. Acknowledgement from Governor Whitman regarding Board elections resolution d. Letter from NJSBA regarding Board self-assessment 2. Workshop/Seminars 3. Food Service

Superintendent's Report

Dr. Stepura reported on the following:

1. Recommendation for Math Prime teachers
2. Recommendations for student teachers
3. Report on district in-service
4. Scope and sequence schedule for staff
5. Articulation meeting schedule for staff
6. Application for Athletic Field Grant for $50,000
7. Music and More Program
8. ESL problem

New Business

The members discussed the resolution concerning bidding rights.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:40 p.m. to private session.

RESOLUTION: Whereas, in accordance with the provisions of the New Jersey Open Public 10-213A-98 Meetings Act the

Now, Therefore Be It Resolved, that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education adjourn to Private Session for the purpose of discussing such matters, and

Be It Further Resolved, that the public be informed of these matters as soon as the need to remain confidential is no longer necessary at a future date to be determined.

Respectfully submitted,

Joseph T. Bellino
School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

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