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Thursday, June 18, 1998

A work session meeting of the Board of Education was held on Thursday, June 18, 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 Dr. MacDonall Mr. Case

Absent None

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


Mrs. Henriquez reported on the following:

1. Letter from Mr. Balestrieri resigning his position as Safety Patrol Advisor effective June, 1998.
2. Memo from Dr. Stepura regarding approving student teachers at the next meeting.
3. Notice from Hasbrouck Heights Board of Adjustment regarding Amoco Oil application before the Zoning Board.
4. Bergen County Community Development letter regarding workshop for grant programs.
5. New Board member orientation.
6. Letter from Andrea Kahn regarding proposed bond sale.


Robbi Acompora of Public Finance Management Inc. came before the board and presented the following in reference to their services:

1. Assist in repayment schedule.
2. Official Statement Docum

President's Report

Mrs. Jarvis reported on a letter received from a parent. The matter will be discussed in private session. She received a request from band members leaving the district.

Report of the Superintendent:

Dr. Stepura reported on the following:

1. Distributed proposal from Corn Associates. He will send letter of intent.
2. Health inspector wants several items taken care of at the field before Monday. Some of the items are paint chipping on fence and picnic table. The sand box has metal protruding. The corner by the highway has tires and cinder blocks which should be removed. He has already talked to Dick Tort about this.
3. Dr. Stepura stated that he will be readvertising f

Education Committee

Mr. Casella reviewed the resolutions for the June 25, 1998 public meeting.

Buildings and Grounds Committee

Dr. MacDonall reported that the roof over the gym and cafeteria will be done. Estimated cost is $131,200 and $5,000 to prepare bid specs. One location of the English Wing roof will be repaired. Funds will have to be appropriated out of surplus from money left over in the 1997-98 budget.

Dr. MacDonall also reported on the doors at the high school are going to be replaced. The

Dr. MacDonall discussed the health department concerns regarding the external vents at the field house. He reported that the roof will be done also. The health inspector cited the district for not having soap dispensers and towel dispensers in the locker rooms. Dick Tort will be working with the Health Department to develop a check list. Committee is looking into a $150.00 deposit for use of facilities.

Dr. MacDonall reported that they are working on hiring a new custodian.

Dr. MacDonall reported that t

Dr. MacDonall told the members that the ventilating fans at the elementary schools are breaking down. He also reported that Dick Tort is looking into the uneven heating of the elementary schools.

Dr. Stepura reported that all the copiers in all the buildings are in need of repair and service. He also reported that John Tessaro is going to look at some used lockers that someone wants to get rid of. He can use about 200 lockers to replace some of the old ones.

Dr. Stepura discussed with the board the feedback he is getting from the teachers with suggestions for DMR.

Dr. MacDonall reviewed` the resolutions for the June 25, 1998 public meeting.

Athletics and Recreation Committee

Mrs. Fitzgibbons reported that the committee me

Mrs. Fitzgibbons reported that some members of the 8th grade are going to private school and want to know if they can continue in the band. Mr. Dzwilewski recommended some policy to develop criteria so it does not cost the board, such as transportation. There is a need to set standards.

Consensus of the members present is to pilot the program on students to participate in band.

Finance Committee

Dr. Eglow discussed insurance and inventory. He also discussed a new school business admin

Dr. Eglow reviewed the resolutions for the June 25, 1998 meeting.

Community Relations Committee - No Report

Future Directions Committee

Mr. Suriano discussed the building project. He also discussed forming of foundation committee.

Policy Committee

Mrs. Nasuta asked the members to return their policy books for update. She is asking the principals to look over some policies.

Mrs. Nasuta reviewed the Use of Facilities policy. She discussed the first and second reading of policies on the agenda. The crisis committee needs to meet and review policy.

Labor Relations Committee

Mrs. Carroll will give her report in private session.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:35 p.m. to private session.

Respectfully submitted,

Roberta E. Henriquez
Board Secretary

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