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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
Thursday April 22, 1999

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on Thursday, April 22, 1999, 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  April 1, 1999".

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. Jarv

Absent - None

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

Mrs. Jarvis led the Board in the flag salute.
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Approval of Minutes

Mrs. Fitzgibbons moved, seconded by Mrs. Carroll to accept the minutes of  March 4, 1999; March 18, 1999(2); March 25, 1999.



Public Discussion on Agenda Resolutions - None




Correspondence/Report of School/Business Administrator/Board Secretary:

Correspondence:
1. Resolution - Ramapo-Indian Hills Board of Education regarding board elections
2. Resolution - BCSBA regarding sub-contracting of services
3. NJSBA State Board Highlights - March 3, 1999

Report of the Superintendent


Athletics and Recreation Committee

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools the 4-382-99 Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the following self-sustained summer programs:

Soccer Clinic
Learn to Play Tennis
Music Camp
Softball Camp
Elementary Tutorial
Summer Fun: Creating Works of Art
Cyber Camp
Razzle Dazzle Camp
Fast Forward - Contact for the Ears
Basketball Camp

RESOLUTION: Be It Res

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

Nays: None Resolutions approved

Mrs. Fitzgibbons commented on the summer programs, spring schedule update




Buildings and Grounds Committee:

Dr. MacDonall commented on current projects update, organization changes and maintenance plans,  new field, security at the High School, emergency plans, sensitivity program, new construction.

Mr. Casella commented on the articles in the Observer on construction.


Education Committee:

RESOLUTION: Be it resolved that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools the 4-384-99 following  tenured employees be offered a contract for the 1999-2000 school year at the salaries indicated as per Attachment A.

RESOLUTION: Be it resolved that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools the 4-385-99 following non-tenured employees be offered a contract for the 1999-2000 school year at the salaries indicated as per Attachment B.

RESOLUTION: Be it resolved that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools the 4-386-99 following non tenured employees be offered a contract and awarded tenure for the 1999-2000 school year at the salaries indicated as per Attachment C.

RESOLUTION: Be it resolved that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools the 4-387-99 following non tenured e

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

Nays: None Resolutions approved

The following resolution was moved by Mr. Casella, seconded by Dr. MacDonall:

RESOLUTION: Whereas, the Superintendent of Schools has a three year contract, and 4-388-99
Whereas, the Superintendent of Schools' annual salary has not been established for the 1999-2000 school year.

Be It Resolved that the Board of Education approve the following negotiated salary for the 1999-2000 school year:

Dr. Richard Stepura Superintendent of Schools $106,811

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

Na

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

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools the
4-489-99 following tenured employee be offered a contract for the 1999-2000 school year as Vice Principal effective July 1, 1999 at the salary indicated:

Peter Donnelly $96,532

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

Nays: None Resolution approved

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

RESOLUTION: Be it Resolved that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools 4-390-99 Dorothy Checchi b

RESOLUTION: Be it Resolved that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools the 4-391-99 following individual be offered a contract for the 1998-99 school year at the salary and assignment indicated, effective April 19, 1999 to June 30, 1999:

Douglas Bly Social Studies  BA 1st Step $33,527
JSHS 7th Gr. 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 Resolutions approved

The following resolutions were moved by Mr. Casella, seconded by Dr. Eglow:

RESOLUTION: Whereas, N.J.S.A. 18A:29-11 provides credit for certain military service R-392

Whereas, the Board may recognize credit for all or a portion of said service at it's discretion subject to the limitations pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:29-11

Be It Resolved that Mr. Robert Stine be placed on BA+15 11th Step at the salary of $45,530 for the 1999-2000 school year in recognition for said service.


RESOLUTION: Be it Resolved that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools the 4-393-99 following individual be offered a contract for the 1999-2000 school year at the salary and assignment listed:

Diane Kimmel French & Spanish    MA 1st Step  $35,959
Teacher JSHS

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

Nays: None Resolutions approved

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

RESOLUTION: Be it Resolved that up

Benjamin Piazza 6th Step Custodian $32,640

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

Nays: None Resolution approved

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

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that the Board of Education accept the following special education 4-395-99 tuition for the 1998-99 school year as follows:

Student #0423 North Arlington Middle School $10,916 pro-rated
North Arlington, NJ Eff. 4/19/99

RESOLUTION: Be it Resolved that the Board of Education approve the submission of the following 4-396-99 Individual with Disabilities Education Act G

IDEA-B Basic Flow Thru $144,570
IDEA-B Capacity Bldg 4,266
IDEA-B Pre School 10,519

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

Nays: None Resolutions approved

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

RESOLUTION: Whereas the 1998-99 school calendar had two snow/emergency days built into 4-397-99 the calendar, and

Whereas due to a mild winter, the Hasbrouck Heights School District only used one day;

Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights School District revise the 1998-99 calendar as follows:

Friday May 28, 1998 Staff In Service Day
School Closed Students Only

Be it Further Resolved that the Principals of the schools notify the parents and students of the change in the 1998-99 school calendar.

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that upon the recommendation of the Su

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

Nays: None Resolutions approved

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

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that the Hasbr

Be It Further Resolved that said grant shall be used for the purposes described in the application filed with the NJ Department of Education and shall be administered in accordance with the appropriate State and Federal regulations.

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

Nays: None Resolution approved

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

RESOLUTION: Whereas, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Educati

Whereas, the Bergen County Transportation Consortium offers coordinated transportation services to these programs, and

Whereas, the Bergen County Transportation Consortium will organize and schedule routes to achieve the maximum cost effectiveness and efficiency, and

Whereas, over the past 7 years, the Bergen County Transportation Consortium has obtained low route rates through bulk bidding, and

Whereas, a per pupil rate has been calculated which will vary from the actual cost each year, and

Whereas, over a period of several years, the average cost will be close to the actual cost, and

Whereas, a predictable per pupil cost each year will facilitate the budgeting process,

Whereas, that in consideration of transportation costs averaged among the participating Boards of Education at an estimated price of $1,400, which includes an administrative fee of $42 per student.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved the Board of Education approves th

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education does hereby approve 4-401-99 an agreement with the South Bergen Jointure Commission, an approved coordinated Transportation Service Agency, for the purposes of transporting students in accordance with Chapter 53,P.L..1997 for the time period 1999-2000 school year.  The services to be provided include, but are not limited to, the Coordinated Transportation of non-public, out of district special education, vocational and summer programs.

Be it Further Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education agrees to abide by the Transportation Services Agreement as published by the South Bergen Jointure Commission as per Attachment E.

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

Nays: None Resolutions approved

Mr. Casella discussed personnel matters, tech grant, new programs, CAD students applications sent.




Finance Committee

The following resolutions were moved by Dr. Eglow, seconded by Dr. MacDonall:

1. Report of the Board Secretary for the month of March, 1999.
2. Report of the Treasurer of School Funds for the month of March, 1999.

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that the Board of Education approve the following budget 4-403-99 appropriation transfers as per Attachment F.

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2:12 (3) and after consultation 4-404-99 with the appropriate district officials, I move the Board certify that to the best of its knowledge, as of  April 30, 1999, 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 the district's financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year.

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that the Board of Education approve the actual

RESOLUTION: Be It Resolved that the Board of Education approve the estimated payroll for the 4-406-99 month of April, 1999, 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 4-407-99 Treasurer of School Funds be, and they hereby are authorized to sign warrants for supplies and materials received and services rendered to the Hasbrouck Heights School District.  The

General Funds: $336,161.15
Capital Funds: $20,752.61
Enterprise Funds: $10,905.35
Total Payment: $367,819.11

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

Nays: None Resolutions approved

The following resolution was moved by Dr. Eglow, seconded by Mrs. Carroll:

RESOLUTION: Whereas, all school districts in New Jersey have a state imposed spending cap of 4-408-99 3%; and

Whereas, tuition rates established by school districts that receive tuition students often exceed the 3% spending cap; and

Whereas, the result of this discrepancy is often higher property taxes,

Now, Therefore B

Now, Therefore Be It Further Resolved, that a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to appropriate members of the legislature, the Commissioner of Education, Governor Whitman, all Bergen County School Boards, and New Jersey School Boards Association.

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

Nays: None Resolution approved

Dr. Eglow commented on passage of the budget, thanked community and Superintendent.

Future Directions Committee

Mr. Suriano commented on a presentation by the teachers to the Foundation.



Labor Relations Committee

Mrs. Carroll commented on negotiations with Dr. Stepura, meeting with aides after reorganization.

Policy Committee

No report



Technology Committee

 

New Buildings Committee (AD HOC)

Mr. Suriano commented on the following:  wiring plans, bid specs, problems with plan approval from Trenton.





NJSBA/BCSBA

Mrs. Jarvis reported on legislative conference. 

Mrs. Carroll commented on BCSBA breakfast meeting with Assembly representatives indicating no relief on State aid and pending subcontracts legislation.



Old Business

Mrs. Jarvis commented on her attendance at many school functions, Junior semi formal.



New Business:

The following resolution was moved by Dr. Eglow, seconded by Dr. MacDonall:

RESOLUTION: Whereas the Hasbrouc"Archie F. Hay Award", and

Whereas this award is presented to a member of a Bergen County School Board who has provided leadership to their local school district, and

Whereas it is the opinion of this board that Colleen Jarvis has not only provided this leadership, but continues to be a constant advocate for Hasbrouck Heights Public Educational Programs,

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education nominate Colleen Jarvis for the "Archie F. Hay Award".

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

Nays: None Resolution approved

There were public comments on the following:

Euclid School principal change
School security and drugs
Congratulations to Colleen Jarvis on Hay nomination
Congratulations to Mrs. Terlemezian on presentation
Track needs
Prior years Junior semi-formal

The following resolution was moved by Mrs. Fitzgibbons, seconded by Dr. MacDonall:

RESOLUTION: Whereas, in accordance with the provisions of the New Jersey Open Public 4-410-99 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 and litigation.

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.

Roll

Nays: None Resolution approved

Meeting adjourned to private session at 9:20 p.m.

Meeting reopened at 11:52 p.m.

Other Business coming before the Board:

1. Statement by Mr. Dzwilewski on procedure regarding the informal appearance of Mr. Donnelly in private session.

2. Mrs. Jarvis read the following statement:

'I would like it to show in the minutes that we have finished the process and that the Board has listened carefully to the comments and concerns of parents and staff at this meeting both in public and private sessions.'

Does anyone wish to offer a resolution? 

Hearing none - the Superintendent will start an active search for a principal at Euclid School.

Meeting adjourned at 11:56 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Joseph T. Bellino
School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

 


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