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Monday, April 19, 1999

A work session meeting of the Board of Education was held on Monday, April 19, 1999, 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  April 1, 1999".

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 Dr. Delcalzo

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


Athletics and Recreation Committee

Mrs. Fitzgibbons reported the committee met and discussed summer programs

1. New field, no lights, now well within budget, bids to go out
2. High School doors, security cameras being reviewed
3. New construction matters, Euclid problems discussed
4. Must develop Five-Year maintenance plan
5. Department staffing, student summer help, perhaps three at High School
6. Current projects update, fire inspections at three buildings
7. Tennis courts need for repair
8. Depkin Field sign to be replaced

Community Relations Committee

Mr. Casella reported that the articles on construction were released, more are coming.

Education Committee/Faculty Liaison

Mr. Casella

Mr. Casella reported the committee met and reviewed personnel records, and discussed Guidance Department.

Finance  Committee

Dr. Eglow reviewed the resolutions to be acted upon at the April 22, 1999 meeting.

Dr. Eglow reported on the following:

1. Business office Y2K problem not yet resolved
2. Current budget update - surplus estimated
3. Utilities audits to be completed by outside firm
4. Property purchases, negotiations continuing
5. Keys program fees to remain the same next year

Future Directions Committee

Mr. Suriano

1. Foundation:   Pursuing charter, format organization
2. Music/More:   Now running

Labor Relations Committee

Mrs. Carroll will discuss the following in Private Session:

1. Request of Mr. Stine
2. Voelker arbitration

Policy Committee

Health benefits cut-off for represented and non-represented employees needed.

Technology Committee

Dr. MacDonall reported the committee met and discussed Walsh-Lowe progress, communications problems.  Needs assessment evaluation.

New Buildings (Ad Hoc)

Mr. Suriano reported that bids were sent out on end schools, high school coming soon.


Mrs. Jarvis reported on meeting notices and legislative conference report.

Board Issues and Discussions

The members discussed the

Correspondence/School Business Administrator/Board Secretary Report

Old Business/New Business - None

RESOLUTION: Whereas, in accordance with the provisions of the New Jersey Open Public
4-381-99 Meetings Act the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education wishes to meet in Private Session for the purpose of discussing matters of a confidential nature relating to personnel, attorney client and student matters.

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.

Resolution moved by Mrs. Carroll, seconded by Mrs. Fitzgibbons and passed by unanimous voice vote of all members present.


Meeting reopened at 11:39 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 11:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

    Joseph T. Bellino
School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

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