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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
Thursday, April 25, 2002

A regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on Thursday, April 25, 2002, 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, 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,  Dr. Delcalzo, Mr. Parodi

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 - None

Approval of Minutes

Mrs. Powell moved, seconded by Mr. Van Hook to accept the minutes of March 7, 2002; March 14, 2002; March 26, 2002(4). Motion approved by unanimous voice vote of all members present.



Public Discussion on Agenda Resolutions - None

Correspondence/Report of School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

1. Correspondence
a. Letter from Governor McGreevy regarding state budget
b. Letter of resignation from Mr. Art Suriano

2. Agenda
a. No Attachment E
b. Page 3 Resolution #04-389-02 change to 2002


Report of the Superintendent - Passed out to the public and on file in the Administration Office



Committee Reports:

Community Relations Committee:
Mr. Fasciano thanked community for passing budget.



Education and Technology Committee:
Mrs. Powell commented the Committee-Of-The-Whole met to discuss renewals and technology.


Facilities and Recreation Committee:
Mr. Van Hook commented the committee met and discussed the following:

1. Hitchcock Field improvements
2. Depken projects: lights, erosion
3. Other repairs
4. Athletics update



Finance and Labor Relations Committee:
Mr. Fasciano commented the committee met and discussed the current budget situation and negotiations.



NJ/BCSBA - No Report


Borough Council Liaison - No Report



Faculty Liaison
Mrs. Powell commented the next meeting is May 14.




Resolutions:

Education and Technology Committee:

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

RESOLUTION 4-376-02: 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 on the attached list dated April 25, 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 4-377-02: 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 in the Hasbrouck Heights School District for the school year 2001-02:

David Sternbach - County Certified
Dane Tabano - County Certified
Lorene Acquaotta - County Certified
Todd Minimi - County Certified
Justin Scheier - County Certified
Naomi Weber - County Certified


RESOLUTION 4-378-02 : Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the following individual as a lunch aide in the Hasbrouck Heights School District for the school year 2001-02:

Theresa Mancini



RESOLUTION 4-379-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve contracts to the following tenured employees for the 2002-2003 school year at the salaries indicated as per Attachment B.



RESOLUTION 4-380-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve contracts to  :the following non-tenured employees for the 2002-2003 school year at the salaries indicated as per Attachment C.

RESOLUTION 4-381-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve contracts to the following non tenured employees and award tenure upon completion of requirements on the appropriate date for the 2002-2003 school year at the salaries indicated as per Attachment D.

RESOLUTION 4-382-02: Whereas, the Teterboro Board of Education has need to provide a secondary  (grades 9 to 12) educational curriculum for students that reside in their district, and

Whereas, the Teterboro Board of Education has no facilities to provide this curriculum within the district, and

Whereas, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education has the capacity to provide a secondary (grades 9 to 12) educational curriculum for Teterboro students,

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education establish a sending/receiving relationship with the Teterboro Board of Education to provide a secondary (grades 9 to 12) educational curriculum for all students residing in the jurisdiction of the Teterboro Board of Education for the 2002-2003 school year.

Be It Further Resolved that the tuition rate for regular students be set at $9,857 exclusive of transportation costs for the school year 2002-2003, and

Be It Further Resolved that this agreement be in compliance with all New Jersey Department of Education statutes, codes, rules, regulations and guidelines.



RESOLUTION 4-383-02: Whereas, the Teterboro Board of Education has a need to provide child study team services to students that reside in their district, and

Whereas, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education agrees to provide these services on a contractual basis for school year 2002-2003.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve an inter-local service agreement with the Teterboro Board of Education to provide child study team services as needed and in accordance with the following fee schedule school year 2002-2003.

a. Psychological Evaluation $475
b. Social Assessment $375
c. Learning Assessment $475
d. Occupational Therapy Assessment Cost billed direct
e. Physical Therapy Assessment Cost billed direct
f. Case Manager $75

 

RESOLUTION 4-384-02 : Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the Summer Keys Program, effective July l, 2002 through August 23, 2002 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.



RESOLUTION 4-385-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the middle school summer school program, June 26, 2002 through July 23, 2002, two sessions, 3 1/2 hours each session from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. to 2:10 p.m., for a total of 18 days. Teachers to be approved at a later date at a salary rate of $28.00 per hour.

RESOLUTION 4-386-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education accept the responsibility for tuition payment transfer for the following special education student for the 2001-2002 school year:

Student #55-02 Bergen County Special Services $31,412 Pro-rated
Eff. 4/3/02



RESOLUTION 4-387-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education accept, with regret, the resignation of Mr. Art Suriano as Board Trustee effective April 25, 2002, and

Be It Further Revolved that the Heights Board of Education authorize the Board Secretary to post notice of the Board vacancy seeking applications from qualified citizens interested in filling the unexpired term of Mr. Suriano.

RESOLUTION 4-388-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the submission of the following IDEA ("Individuals with Disabilities Education Act") grant for fund year 2003, beginning September 1, 2002 and ending August 31, 2003 as follows:

IDEA-B Basic Flow Thru $210,274
IDEA-B Basic Flow Thru - 24,901 Non-Public 235,175
IDEA-B Pre-School $9,568
IDEA-B Pre-School 2,175 Non-Public11,843


RESOLUTION 4-389-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the following individual for Practicum placement and/or student teacher:

Lauren Tomaszewski Practicum placement - Elementary Education - From September 5 to December 6, 2002 - Teacher Assignment to be determined.

 

RESOLUTION 4-390-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the new job description for Student Assistance Counselor (Attachment E) and Instructional Supervisor (Attachment F).

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

Nays: None Resolutions approved


Facilities and Recreation Committee:

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

RESOLUTION 4-391-02: Whereas, pursuant to Board of Education Policy #6174, certain teachers have developed proposals for summer educational camps and sports camps for the 2002-2003 school year which proposals have been approved by and are on file with the Superintendent of Schools.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the following courses of study for summer educational and sports camps and the conduct of those programs with the terms and conditions indicated:

Program Dates Tuition Teacher(s) Stipend

Rhyme 7/8/02 - 8/8/02 $15 per hour Karen Young $28 per hr.

Rhythm & 8:30 am - 1:30 pm ($15 registration fee) Sandra Unglert $28 per hr.

Readings Summer 6/26/02- 8/16/02 $30 per week Dean Hoskin $28 per hr.

Tennis 8:00 am - 12:30 pm. of Instruction Donna Ahmon $25 per hr.

Anthony Castora $18 per hr.

Summer 8/12/02- 8/16/02 $99/109 Stu Anblin $300 per wk.

Soccer 9 am.- 3pm. Dennis Sayer $28 per hr.

Carol Bartfeld $300 per wk.

Seth Geftic $150 per wk.

Eric Sermebekian $150 per wk.

Michele Carcich $150 per wk.

Vincent Marchase $200 per wk.

8/19/02- 8/23/02 David Price $400 per wk.

evenings Tim Bowan $300 per wk.

Stu Anblin $300 per wk.

Summer 6/27/02- 7/2/02 $60. Gary Pankiewicz $28 per hr.

Basketball Rob Carcich $28 per hr.

Boys & Girls

Summer 6/26/02- 7/27/02 $75 Joseph Ascolese $28 per hr. + Music Program $140 adm fee

Carron Moroney $28 per hr.

Be It Further Resolved, the summer educational and sports camps be conducted, insofar as possible, as a self supporting enterprise and administered through the Enterprise Fund, and

Be It Further Resolved that the total expenditures on behalf of the summer tennis, soccer, and basketball programs will be limited to total receipts on behalf of those programs unless there is further action by the Board of Education, and

Be It Further Resolved, program managers comply with all laws, regulations, and Board policies with regard to purchasing, payroll, and payment of bills.

 

RESOLUTION 4-392-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the  following overnight student field trips:
a. Happiness-Is-Camping, June 4 - 6, 2002, 7th Grade, Blairstown, NJ
b. Freshman Overnight - September, 2002 , 9th Grade, High School Building



RESOLUTION 4-393-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education amend Resolution  #7-120-00 approving grant agreement #CD-HH-CL-2000 with the County of Bergen for a barrier free chair lift at Lincoln school, in the amount of $32,000, said agreement amount to include an additional sum of $12,500.

Be It Further Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education authorizes Mr. Joseph Bellino, Board Secretary/Business Administrator to be signatory for the aforesaid grant agreement in place of Dr. Richard Stepura, who no longer is employed in the school district, as well as authorized signatory for district vouchers submitted in connection with the aforesaid project.



RESOLUTION 4-394-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the appointment of the following coaching position for the 2002-2003 school year:

Robert Carcich, Head Basketball - 5th Step. $5,495



RESOLUTION 4-395-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education accept the donation from Mr. Gary Van Hook of one 20 foot enclosed equipment trailer.



RESOLUTION 4-396-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the disposal of obsolete computer equipment per Attachment G.

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

Nays: None Resolutions approved

Finance Committee:

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

RESOLUTION 4-397-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education, accept the following reports which are on file in the office of the Board Secretary.
1. Report of the Board Secretary for the month of February, 2002
2. Report of the Treasurer of School Funds for the month of February, 2002



RESOLUTION 4-398-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the following budget appropriation transfers as per Attachment H.


RESOLUTION 4-399-02: Be It Resolved that pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2:12 (3) and after consultation with the appropriate district officials, I move the Board certify 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 4-400-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the actual payroll for the month of March, 2002, as adjusted, in the amount of $982,137.28, 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.



RESOLUTION 4-401-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the estimated payroll for the month of April, 2002, in the amount of $1,075,000 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


RESOLUTION 4-402-02: 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 April being:

General Fund:
10 $241,276.46

12 7,322.38

20 8,679.50

$257,278.34

Capital: 3

0 133.81

Enterprise:
50 21,513.32

Total: $278,925.47

 

RESOLUTION 4-403-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the following final budget for the 2002-2003 school year voted upon at the Annual School Election on Tuesday, April 16, 2002:

Revenues
Tuition
Tax Levy - General Fund $14,567,150
State Aid- General Fund 1,290,567
Miscellaneous Revenue 57,156
Total General Fund Revenues $15,914,571
Special Revenue Fund $517,768
Budget Fund Balance $103
Tax Levy - Debt Service Fund 541,108
Debt Service Type II Aide 211,104
Grand Total - Revenues $17,184,654

Appropriations
Regular Programs - Instruction $5,984,059
Special Education - Instruction 1,019,723
Basic Skills/Remedial - Instruction 106,217
Bilingual Education - Instruction 76,837
Cocurricular Activities 64,658
Athletics 228,496
Undistributed Expenditures 8,202,415
Capital Outlay 232,166
Total General Fund Appropriations $15,914,166
Special Revenue Appropriations $517,768
Debt Service $752,315
Grand Total - Appropriations $17,184,654

 

RESOLUTION: 4-404-02 #6-109-01 Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education amend Resolution to reflect the terms and conditions of the loan with Bergen Commercial Bank to be as follows:

Principal: $176,000
Loan Date: April 5, 2002
Maturity: April 5, 2007
Rate: 4.75%

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

Nays: None Resolutions approved



Old Business - None

New Business - None

Open Public Hearing

Comments and questions on the following:

1. Police at Euclid School
2. Student suspension issue
3. Euclid School fans and air conditioning
4. Improvements at Hitchcock Field
5. Smart board
6. Euclid School nurse
7. Class size
8. Industrial Arts
9. Euclid School principal search
10. Policy on parent notification
11. Discipline policy
12. Depken erosion
13. Student placement
15. Interim superintendent recommendations
16. Renewals
17. Depken track
18. Pierrot Guard accomplishment

Meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Joseph T. Bellino
School Business Administrator/Board Secretary


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