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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
Thursday December 17, 1998

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on Thursday, December 17, 1998, in the Dr. Burnett Eglow Media Center of the Jr. Sr. High School Building, 365 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. The meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by the President, 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 May 28, 1998".

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

Present - Mrs. Carroll Dr. MacDonall Mr. Casella Mrs. Nasuta Dr. Delcalzo Mr. Suriano Dr. Eglow Mrs. Jarvis

Absent - None

Also present - Dr. Stepura, Mr. Bellino, Mr. Dzwilewski, citizens, members of the press.

Mrs. Jarvis led the Board in the flag salute.

Approval of Minutes

Mrs. Fitzgibbons moved to accept the minutes of October 15, 1998(2); November 24, 1998. Motion seconded by Mrs. Carroll and carried unanimously by voice vote.

Public Discussion on Agenda Resolutions - None

Correspondence:
1. Resolution from Ridgefield Board of Education regarding school elections.
2. Resolution from Fairlawn Board of Education regarding school elections.
3. Resolution from Ramsey Board of Education regarding school-to-work legislation.
4. NJSBA State Board Highlights 10-7-98.
5. Letter from Assembly person Collins confirming receipt of School Elections Resolution.
6. Letter from NJDOE regarding School Level Objectives and QAR.
7. Letter from Mrs. Blewitt regarding retirement.

Report of the Superintendent

Dr. Stepura read his report to the Board. A copy of the Superintendent's report is on file in the Superintendent's offi

Athletics and Recreation Committee

The following resolution was moved by Mrs. Fitzgibbons, seconded by Mrs. Carroll and carried:

Color Guard Mike Malewitt, 5th Step $1,351 Pierrot Winter Guard Mike Malewitt $1,200 Drill Designer & Instructor Mike Coppola $1,800 Middle Level Basketball Matthew Sicilian $1,200 Middle Level Basketball Sandy Small $1,200

Roll Call: Ayes: Mrs. Carroll, Mr. Casella, Dr. Delcalzo, Dr. Eglow, Mrs. Fitzgibbons, Dr. MacDonall, Mrs. Nasuta, Mr. Suriano, Mrs. Jarvis

Nays: None Motion carried

The following resolution was moved by Mrs. Fitzgibbons, seconded by Mrs. Carroll and carried:

RESOLUTION: Whereas, Mr. Ascolese would like to schedule a band trip to Annapolis for April 12-275-98 16-18, 1999, and

Whereas, the cost of this trip will be paid by the students who are participating,

Be it Resolved,

Roll Call: Ayes: Mrs. Carroll, Mr. Casella, Dr. Delcalzo, Dr. Eglow, Mrs. Fitzgibbons, Dr. MacDonall, Mrs. Nasuta, Mr. Suriano, Mrs. Jarvis

Nays: None Motion carried

Mrs. Fitzgibbons reported on Fall Sports Awards and club activities. Middle Level wrestling program was approved.

Buildings and Grounds Committee:

Mr. Casella reported that he will plan news releases on new building.



Education Committee:

The following resolutions were moved by Mr. Casella, seconded by Mrs. Fitzgibbons and carried:

RESOLUTION: Be it Resolved by the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education, that in compliance 12-276-98 with Chapter 116, P.L. 1986 and in accordance with the State of New Jersey Department of Education memorandum dated October 29, 1986 that all new personnel as per Attachment A dated December 17, 1998 shall be considered to be provisionally hired, and

Be It Further Resolved that the Superintendent of Schools is hereby directed to comply with State Department direct

Be It Further Resolved that said new personnel shall be considered provisionally hired until such time as the Department of Education has indicated that they have completed the criminal history background checks of prospective employees and that said employees have satisfied the requirements of Chapter 116, P.L. 1986 at which time said employees shall no longer be provisional; said list shall be considered a part of the minutes of this meeting; the Board Secretary shall be hereby directed to employ personnel contained on the Attachment A and to take such other personnel actions as indicated on Attachment A.

RESOLUTION: Be it Resolved that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the 12-277-98 following individuals be approved as a substitute teacher in the Hasbrouck Heights School D

Cindy Simeone County Certified Andres Holquin County Certified Gina Sabato County Certified Nicole Panachino County Certified Charles Lopez County Certified Nicholas Bernice County Certified Wendy Coletti County Certified

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that the Board of Education accept the responsibility for tuition 12-278-98 payment for special education students as follows:

Student # School Tuition

1808 Bergen County Special Serv. $29,613 pro-rated HIP - PSH Eff. 11/6/98

1813 So. Bergen Jointure Comm. $12,558 pro-rated Maywood, NJ Eff 1/4/99

0423 Teterboro Vocational $10,918 pro-rated Teterboro, NJ Eff 12/7/98 full time

Roll Call: Ayes: Mrs. Carroll, Mr. Casella, Dr. Delcalzo, Dr. Eglow, Mrs. Fitzgibbons, Dr. MacDonall, Mrs. Nasuta, Mr

Nays: None
Motion carried

The following resolution was moved by Mr. Casella, seconded by Mrs. Fitzgibbons and carried:

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education accept the 12-279-98 resignation of the following teacher aides:

Tara Sassaman Effective 11/27/98 Jill Florio Effective 12/4/98

Roll Call: Ayes: Mrs. Carroll, Mr. Casella, Dr. Delcalzo, Dr. Eglow, Mrs. Fitzgibbons, Dr. MacDonall, Mrs. Nasuta, Mr. Suriano, Mrs. Jarvis

Nays: None
Motion carried


The following resolutions were moved by Mr. Casella, seconded by Mrs. Fitzgibbons and carried:

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, 12-280-98 Nancy Vanni be granted a child rearing leave of absence wit

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, 12-281-98 Martha Marchese's contract as a long term substitute be extended from February 1, 1999 through June 30, 1999, BA Step 1, $33,527 pro-rated.

Roll Call: Ayes: Mrs. Carroll, Mr. Casella, Dr. Delcalzo, Dr. Eglow, Mrs. Fitzgibbons, Dr. MacDonall, Mrs. Nasuta, Mr. Suriano, Mrs. Jarvis

Nays: None
Motion carried


The following resolution was moved by Mr. Casella, seconded by Mrs. Carroll and carried:

RESOLUTION: Whereas, Mrs. Czekaj would like to schedule a trip to Boston for sophomores on 12-282-98 March 31, 1999, and

Whereas, the cost of this trip will be paid by the students who are participating.

Be it Resolved, in accordance with Policy #6153, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the sophomore class trip to Boston at no cost to the district.

Roll Call: Ay

Nays: None
Motion carried


The following resolutions were moved by Mr. Casella, seconded by Mrs. Fitzgibbons and carried:

RESOLUTION: Be it Resolved that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the 12-283-98 following student teachers be approved:

Allison Wolf with Mrs. Kalisch - Lincoln School 5th Grade Lilliano Roman with Mrs. Terlemezian - Lincoln School Resource Isabella Kwolek with Mrs. Sturm - Euclid School NI

RESOLUTION: Be it Resolved that upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, and at 12-284-98 the request of the parents, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve "home schooling" for student #R2-99 who resides in Hasbrouck Heights.

Roll Call: Ayes: Mrs. Carroll, Mr. Casella, Dr. Delcalzo, Dr. Eglow, Mrs. Fitzgibbons, Dr. MacDonall, Mrs. Nasuta, Mr. Suriano, Mrs. Jarvis

Nays: None
Motion carried

Mr. Casella



Finance Committee

The following resolutions were moved by Dr. Eglow, seconded by Mrs. Carroll and carried:

1. Report of the Board Secretary for the month of November, 1998. 2. Report of the Treasurer of School Funds for the month of November,1998

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that the Board of Education approve the following budget 12-286-98 appropriation transfers as per Attachment B.

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2:12 (3) and upon consultation 12-287-98 with the appropriate district officials, I move the Board certify that to the best of its knowledge, no major account or funds have been overexpended in violation of N.J.A.C. 6:20-2:12 and that sufficient funds are available to meet

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that the Board of Education approve the actual payroll for the 12-288-98 month of November, 1998, in the amount of $928,067.92, and that the President of the Board, the Board Secretary, and the Treasurer of School Funds be, and they hereby are, authorized to sign warrants up to and including the above.

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that the Board of Education approve the estimated payroll for the 12-289-98 month of December, 1998, in the amount of $950,000.00 and that the President of the Board, the Board Secretary, and the Treasurer of School Funds be, and they hereby are, authorized to sign warrants in any amount up to and including the above $950,000.00.

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that the President of the Board, the Board Secretary, and the 12-290-98 Treasurer of Sch

RESOLUTION: Be it Resolved that the Board of Education approve the administration of the 12-291-98 Chapter 192/193 budget as follows:

Comp Ed $5,115.00 ESL 2,497.00 Total Allocation for Chapter 192 $7,612.00

Examination and Classification $13,509.00 Corrective Speech 23,295.00 Supplemental Instruction 7,524.00 Total Allocation for Chapter 193 $44,328.00 Roll Call: Ayes: Mrs. Carroll, Mr. Casella, Dr. Delcalzo, Dr. Eglow, Mrs. Fitzgibbons, Dr. MacDonall, Mrs. Nasuta, Mr. Suriano, Mrs. Jarvis

Nays: None
Motion carried


Dr. Eglow reported on Special Education costs increase and need for State to step in.


Future Directions

Mr. Suriano reported on the Music and More program. The Education Foundation made a presentation to district.

Labor Relations Committee

The following resolution was moved by Mrs. Carroll, seconded by Fitzgibbons and carried:

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that Dr. Richard Stepura be paid a stipend of $3,000 for the school 12-292-98 year 1998-99, said stipend not to be paid until after April 1, 1999.

Roll Call: Ayes: Mrs. Carroll, Mr. Casella, Dr. Delcalzo, Dr. Eglow, Mrs. Fitzgibbons, Dr. MacDonall, Mrs. Nasuta, Mr. Suriano, Mrs. Jarvis

Nays: None
Motion carried



Policy Committee

No report

Technology Committee

Dr. MacDonall met with New Building Committee on Technology Consultant appointment.

New Buildings Committee (AD HOC)

The following resolution was mov

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education award a contract to 12-293-98 Turner Construction Company to provide construction management services to the district at a cost of $202,000 for a five month pre-construction period beginning January, 1999 and a fifteen month construction period beginning June, 1999. Services to be provided in accordance with proposals dated October 27, 1998, November 16, 1998 and December 9, 1998 which shall include a full and complete independent cost estimate. Funds to be appropriated from the Capital Projects Fund for the 1998 Referendum Project.

Roll Call: Ayes: Mr. Casella, Dr. Delcalzo, Dr. Eglow, Mrs. Fitzgibbons, Dr. MacDonall, Mrs.

Abstain: Mrs. Carroll

Nays: None
Motion carried


Mr. Suriano reported on the construction Manager selection process and status of Technology Consultant selections.



NJSBA/BCSBA

Mrs. Jarvis made announcements on NJSBA/BCSBA meetings on Academies.



Old Business - None



New Business:

Education Committee:

The following resolutions were moved by Mr. Casella, seconded by Mrs. Carroll and carried:

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education upon 12-294-98 recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, appoint Mr. David Cassieri as teacher of History/Science from January 1, 1999 to June 30, 1999 at $33,527, BA Step 1 pro-rated.

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the 12-295-98 agreement between the district and Corpus Christ

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the 12-296-98 application for grant from World Languages Standards Professional Development Institutes.

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education accept, with regret 12-297-98 the retirement resignation from Adele Blewitt effective January 1, 1999.

Roll Call: Ayes: Mrs. Carroll, Mr. Casella, Dr. Delcalzo, Dr. Eglow, Mrs. Fitzgibbons, Dr. MacDonall, Mrs. Nasuta, Mr. Suriano, Mrs. Jarvis

Nays: None
Motion carried


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