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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
Thursday, February 28, 2002

A regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on Thursday, February 28, 2002, in the 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, Dr. Delcalzo.

Dr. Delcalzo 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 7, 2001".

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

Present - Mr. Delorenzo,   Mrs. Powell, Mr. Fasciano Mr. Van Hook, Mrs. Fitzgibbons (Arr 8:15),  Dr. Delcalzo, Mr. Suriano

Absent Mrs. Carroll

Also Present: Mr. Luongo, Mr. Bellino, Mr. Dzwilewski, citizens, members of the press.

Dr. Delcalzo led the Board in the flag salute.

Presentations

The following resolution was moved by Mrs. Powell, seconded by Mr. Fasciano:

RESOLUTION 02-327-02 : Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the appointment of Richard Parodi as school district trustee to fill the unexpired term of Mr. John Casella from February 28, 2002 until the next school board election.

Roll Call: Ayes: Mr. Delorenzo, Mr. Fasciano, Mrs. Powell, Mr. Suriano, Mr. Van Hook, Dr. Delcalzo

Nays: None Resolution approved

The Board Secretary administered the oath of office to Mr. Parodi.


Approval of Minutes

Mrs. Powell moved, seconded by Mr. Delorenzo to accept the minutes of January 31, 2001(4). Motion approved by unanimous voice vote of all members present. (Mrs. Fitzgibbons absent)


Public Discussion on Agenda Resolutions - None

Correspondence/Report of School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

1. Correspondence -

Letters of resignation - K. Della Fave, L. Masucci, E. Hall

2. Agenda changes

3. Secretary's report - budget and school election update

Report of the Superintendent - on file in the Administration Office


Committee Reports:

Community Relations Committee: - No report

Education and Technology Committee:

Mrs. Powell commented the committee-of-the-whole met and discussed grade requirements, enrollment and course offerings.

Facilities and Recreation Committee:

Mr. Van Hook commented the committee met and discussed Franklin gym boiler, Depken Field House, community donations, athletic update.

Finance and Labor Relations Committee:

Mr. Fasciano commented the committee met and discussed the budget calendar and submission, administrators negotiations completed, aides negotiations.

Resolutions:

Education and Technology Committee:

The following resolutions were moved by Mrs. Powell, seconded by Mr. Delorenzo:

RESOLUTION 02-328-02: Be it Resolved by the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education, that in compliance 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 February 28, 2002 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 directives concerning the State and Federal criminal history background checks of these employees, and

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 02-329-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the following individuals as substitute teachers for the school year 2001-2002:

Bianca Cortes - County Certified Laura Barbieri - County Certified
Jason Miller - County Certified Lori Costila - County Certified

 

RESOLUTION 02-330-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education reaffirms its policy to provide free and appropriate public education to each handicapped student within its jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or the severity of the handicap, and further, that it is the intent of the Board to ensure that students who are handicapped within the definition of 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services. Students may be handicapped under this policy even though they do not require services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Due process rights of handicapped students and their parents under Section 504 will be enforced.


RESOLUTION 02-331-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education reaffirm the development and implementation of a Multi-Year Equity Plan to identify and correct, or access and prevent, all bias discrimination, and impermissible isolation in the policies, programs, practices and facilities of the district.


RESOLUTION 02-332-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education reaffirms its responsibility to ensure all students in the public schools of Hasbrouck Heights equal educational opportunity and all employees equal employment opportunity regardless of race, handicap, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, and social and economic status (P.L. 94-142).


RESOLUTION 02-333-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the  one on one aide for student #11-02 at Deron II School at the cost of $110.00 per day effective February 25, 2002.

 

RESOLUTION 02-334-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the following individuals as Adult School teachers at the rate of $30 per hour except as noted:
Patty Fernandez
Barbara Sabin
Candace Wallace
Karen Dolan
Nancy Claussen
Geralin Stanley
Betty Scherba
Clifford Brown
Monique Sarfity
Kate Burkett
Matthew Sternstein
Adriana Szabo
Louise Bysiek $35.00/hour
Melissa Gyenes $35.00/hour


RESOLUTION 02-335-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education accepts, with regret, the resignation of the following individuals pursuant to the 2001/2002 Voluntary Separation Program effective June 30, 2002:
a. Karen DellaFave
b. Leonard Masucci
c. Eileen Hall


RESOLUTION 02-336-02 : Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the change of dates for the 10th grade field trip to Boston/Salem, MA from March 25-27, 2002 to June 6-8, 2002 contingent upon the assignment of an adequate number of teachers/chaperones and certified nurse.

RESOLUTION 02-337-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve extended care to a Hasbrouck Heights student #HI-3-02 to receive bedside instruction at Caron Foundation until April 29, 2002 at $20 per hour 2 hours per day.


RESOLUTION 02-338-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve student #HI-2-02 to receive bedside instruction at High Focus, Paramus, NJ at the rate of $38.00 per hour for a full school day.


RESOLUTION 02-339-02 Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves a child rearing leave of absence without pay to Deirdre Haman from April 1, 2002 to May 10, 2002.

Roll Call: Ayes: Mr. Delorenzo, Mr. Fasciano, Mrs. Fitzgibbons, Mrs. Powell, Mr. Suriano, Mr. Van Hook, Dr. Delcalzo

Nays: None Resolutions approved

Resolution 02-340-02 deleted

 

Facilities and Recreation Committee:

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

RESOLUTION 02-341-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the payment of $950 to be added on a non precedent basis to the Winter Track coaching stipend for the 2001/2002 school year.

Roll Call: Ayes: Mr. Delorenzo, Mr. Fasciano, Mrs. Fitzgibbons, Mrs. Powell, Mr. Suriano, Mr. Van Hook, Dr. Delcalzo

Nays: None Resolutions approved

Finance Committee:

The following resolutions were moved by Mr. Fasciano, seconded by Mr. Delorenzo:

RESOLUTION 02-342-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the following reports which are in agreement and that they be kept on file in the office of the Board Secretary:
1. Report of the Board Secretary for the month of December, 2001.
2. Report of the Treasurer of School Funds for the month of December, 2001.



RESOLUTION02-343-02 : Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the following budget appropriation transfers as per Attachment B.


RESOLUTION 02-344-02: Be It Resolved that pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2:12 (3) and upon consultation  with the appropriate district officials, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education certifies 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 the district's financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year.


RESOLUTION 02-345-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the actual payroll for the month of January, 2002, in the amount of $1,044,570.83, 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.


RESOLUTION02-346-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the estimated payroll for the month of February, 2002, in the amount of $1,050,000.00 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 $1,050,000.00.

 

RESOLUTION 02-347-02: Be it Resolved that the President of the Board, the Board Secretary, and the 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 amount for the month of September being:
General Fund:
10 $394,698.85
12 14,856.66
20 4,787.02

$414,342.53

Debt Service
40 242,695.50

Capital:
30 4,788.80

Enterprise:
50 9,361.68

Total: $671,188.51

RESOLUTION 02-348-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the salary   adjustment of the following individual to include longevity according to the negotiated terms and conditions of the Hasbrouck Heights Administrators Association contract for the period of July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2003:
2000-2001 H. Eisenberg (M)(L) $80,857
2001-2002 H. Eisenberg (M)(L) $84,016


RESOLUTION 02-349-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the  following per diem rates for substitute teachers effective March 1, 2002:

1 to 15 days Over 15 days
a. County Certified $80.00 $85.00
b. State Certified $85.00 $90.00

Roll Call: Ayes: Mr. Delorenzo, Mr. Fasciano, Mrs. Fitzgibbons, Mrs. Powell,  Mr. Suriano, Mr. Van Hook, Dr. Delcalzo

Nays: None Resolutions approved

NJ/BCSBA - No report

Borough Council Liaison - No report

Faculty Liaison

Mrs. Powell commented the next meeting is March 20th.

Old Business - None

New Business - None

Open Public Hearing

Comments and questions on the following:

1. SAC position
2. Jr/Sr High School enrollment
3. Budget issues and calendar
4. AP program
5. Air-conditioning at Euclid School
6. Parents input on curriculum
7. Euclid School principal status
8. World Language grant
9. Language class time
10. Core curriculum change
11. Language offering French vs Spanish
12. Search for drugs
13. Reading proficiency

Motion by Mrs. Powell, seconded by Mr. Delorenzo to adjourn to private session.

RESOLUTION PS-053-01 : Whereas, in accordance with the provisions of the New Jersey Open Public 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 legal issues.

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.

Meeting was adjourned to private session at 9:40 p.m.

Meeting was reopened at 10:35 p.m.

Meeting was adjourned at 10:36 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Joseph T. Bellino
School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

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