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Thursday, May 14, 1998


A work session meeting of the Board of Education was held on Thursday, May 14, 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 May 1, 1998".

Roll Call was taken by Roberta Henriquez, Board Secretary, and the following members responded to their names:

Present - Mrs. Carroll Mrs. Fitzgibbons Mr. Case

Absent Dr. MacDonall, Mrs. Nasuta

Also present - Dr. Stepura, Mrs. Henriquez, Mr. Dzwilewski


Mrs. Henriquez read and reported on the following correspondence. All correspondence on file in the business office.

1. Ad for Vice Principal.
2. Letter from Andrea Kahn, Bond Counsel, certification of election.
3. Copy of salary survey - School Business Administrators.
5. Communications from New Jersey School Boards Association

8. Maternity leave request from Lesa Brinker.
9. Stipend for Senior Class Play request.
10. Letter from American Legion regarding Memorial Day Parade.
11. Letter from Barre & Cannone - Proposal for Audit and CAFR. The members discussed the appointment.
12. Letter from Schwartz, Simon, Edelstein, Celso & Kessler - Mr. Allan Dzwilewski's firm, regarding legal services for the 1998-99 school year. The members discussed his appointment.
13. Letter to Mrs. Parker concerning Treasurer of School Monies.
14. Distributed certificates of election to the newly elected board members.

Dr. Stepura reported on the following:

1. Band Parents Dinner on May 22, 1998.
2. Letter from State - in compliance with all special education - passed monitoring. 3. Advertisement for Vice Principal, and reported on all other positions that will be advertised.
4. Reported on interviews for Lincoln School Principal.
5. Literacy volunteer program.
6. Distributed a recommendation for an after school child care program for the board's review. Copy attached to the minutes.
7. Reported on an 8th grade student who is moving, the parents requested that the student continue in our schools for the remainder of the year. Parent will provide transportation.
8. Reported on half session days at the elementary schools for the last three days of school. The member

President's Report

Mrs. Jarvis reported that the Somerset meeting has been rescheduled for May 26, 1998 and May 28, 1998. She also stated that she would be attending the Hasbrouck Heights Educaiton Association Retirement Dinner.

Mrs. Jarvis thanked the members for their support on her election of President.

Education Committee

Mr. Casella reported that the first Education Committee meeting is scheduled for next week. He also stated that the committee would like to meet with Mr. O'Hare on his suggestions for the vice principals structure.

Buildings and Grounds Committee

Mrs. Jarvis reviewed the resolutions for the May 28, 1998 public meeting.

Mrs. Jarvis reported on a leak in the science lab, the water was going into the music room.

Dr. Eglow reported on grant money for the fields and requested that he be able to look into it.

Athletics and Recreation Committee

Mrs. Fitzgibbons reviewed the resolutions for the May 28, 1998 public meeting.

Mrs. Fitzgibbons reported on the summer programs, clubs and cooperative sports programs.

Mrs. Fitzgibbons discussed with the membe

Finance Committee

Dr. Eglow reviewed the resolutions for the May 28, 1998 public meeting.

Dr. Eglow recommended the 1998-99 appointments which were tabled at the organization meeting. It was the consensus of the majority of the board members present to approve the appointments for 1998-99.

Future Directions Committee

Mr. Suriano reviewed the resolution concerning the disbanding of the CABS Committee. Mr. Suriano felt that he would like to have a meeting with the CABS Committee and DMR, a

Mr. Suriano reported that he wanted to start and education foundation.

Community Relations Committee

Mr. Casella stated that Mrs. Jarvis should put a thank you in The Observer on the passage of the referendum.

Mr. Casella also stated that he will be working with the Future Directions Committee to keep the public informed on what is happening with the referendum.

Policy Committee

Mrs. Carroll reported on behalf of Mrs. Nasuta that the policy books will be collected and updated.

Mrs. Carroll requested private session due to matters of personnel.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:46 p.m. to private session.

Respectfully submitted,

Roberta E. Henriquez
Board Secretary

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