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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
Thursday, May 30, 2002

A regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on Thursday, May 30, 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, Mrs. Powell.

Mrs. Powell 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 3, 2001".

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

Present - Mr. Crabbe, Mr. Fasciano, Mrs. Carroll, Mr. Parodi, Mr. Delorenzo, Mr. Van Hook, Dr. Delcalzo, Mrs. Powell, Mr. Ruroede (following oath)

Absent - None

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

Mrs. Powell led the Board in the flag salute.

Presentations

The following resolution was moved by Dr. Delcalzo, seconded by Mr. Delorenzo:


RESOLUTION 5-012-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the appointment of Mr. Glenn Ruroede as school board trustee to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Art Suriano from May 30, 2002 until the next school board election.

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

Nays: None Motion approved

The Board Secretary administered the Oath of Office to Mr. Ruroede.

 

Other presentations included:
1. Mr. Van Hook
2. Mr. Fasciano
3. Kindness Committee
4. Pilot's Log
5. Teachers Recognition
6. Mrs. Schoen

 

Approval of Minutes

Mr. Van Hook moved, seconded by Mr. Delorenzo to accept the minutes of April 17, 2002;  April 25, 2002(3). Motion approved by unanimous voice vote of all members present.



Public Discussion on Agenda Resolutions

Comments and questions on rehiring the shop teacher and Mrs. Schoen's resignation.

Correspondence/Report of School Business Administrator/Board Secretary
1. Thank you note from Lincoln School faculty and staff
2. Letter from Borough regarding Public Safety Complex
3. Resolution from New Milford Board of Education regarding PSE&G rates
4. Thank you note from Edwinna Carroll

Report of the Superintendent - Distributed and on file in the Administration Office



Committee Reports:

Community Relations Committee:
Mrs. Carroll commented on school trip and events.


Education and Technology Committee:
Dr. Delcalzo commented the committee met and discussed the following:

1. Technology plans for future
2. Education goals and objectives
3. Interim Superintendent's recommendations
4. Policy changes
5. Hall of Fame
6. Curriculum

 

Facilities and Recreation Committee:

Mr. Van Hook gave a facilities update:
1. Depken Field erosion problem and new lights
2. Field house renovations
3. Hitchcock Field renovations
4. Spring sports update



Finance and Labor Relations Committee:
Mr. Fasciano discussed next years budget objectives.



NJ/BCSBA
Mrs. Carroll reported on the Spring Dinner Dance



Borough Council Liaison - No Report



Faculty Liaison
Dr. Delcalzo commented the committee met and discussed many personnel issues



PTA Liaison

Euclid School - Mrs. Powell commented on equipment now working, computer repairs, and reviewed student and faculty events.

Lincoln School - Mr. Crabbe reviewed student and faculty events

Middle Level - Mr. Van Hook reviewed student and faculty events

High School - Mr. Fasciano reviewed student and faculty events




Resolutions:

Education and Technology Committee:

The following resolutions were moved by Dr. Delcalzo, seconded by Mr. Van Hook:

RESOLUTION 5-013-02: 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 the attached list dated April 30, 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.

RESOLUTION 5-014-02: 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 2001-2002:

Peter Marino - State Certified
Nicole Mink - County Certified
Maria Pettyman - County Certified



RESOLUTION 5-015-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education enter into a contract with the Bergen County Special Services School District to provide examination and classification and speech services for Chapter 192 and 193 students for the school year 2002-2003.



RESOLUTION 5-016-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the following special education programs for the 2002-2003 school year to include extended school year: Autistic Program Pre-school Handicapped Program

RESOLUTION 5-017-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve Anna-Angela Lupinacci to provide Occupational Therapy services as needed for the 2002-2003 school year at a fee of $60.00 per hour.



RESOLUTION 5-018-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve a Joint Transportation Agreement between Hasbrouck Heights (sending district) and Carlstadt-East Rutherford (host district) to transport students to the Bergen Tech Academies, Hackensack, New Jersey for the school year 2002-2003 at a cost of $950.00 per student.



RESOLUTION 5-019-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the following 2002 Summer School Program and salary:

Summer Remedial - June 26, 2002 thru July 22, 2002
Mr. Rispoli $1,680
Miss Wolf $1,680

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

Nays: None

Abstain: Mr. Ruroede Resolutions approved

The following resolution was moved by Dr. Delcalzo, seconded by Mr. Fasciano:

RESOLUTION 5-020-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education accepts, with  regret, the resignation of Mrs. C. Lauren Schoen as Principal of Lincoln School effective June 30, 2002.

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

Nays: None

Abstain: Mr. Ruroede Resolution approved

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

RESOLUTION 5-021-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves  the first reading of following board policy revision. Copy of policy attached to the official minutes.

#5131.6 Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco
#5132 Dress and Grooming



RESOLUTION 5-022-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education establishes the home instruction pay rate to be $30.00 per hour effective July 1, 2002.



RESOLUTION 5-023-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the goals and objectives and District Mission Statement as submitted by the Superintendent of Schools.



RESOLUTION 5-024-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves a contract to the following tenured employee for the 2002-2003 school year at the salary indicated:

Leonard Masucci BA 17TH(L)* $70,766

 

RESOLUTION 5-025-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the following individuals for Junior Practicum and student teacher placement:

Ju-Hyun Sung, Junior Practicum, music education with Mrs. Cerasuolo, Fall, 2002

Tammy Scelsi, Student Teacher, elementary education (teacher to be determined) September 4, 2002 through December 12, 2002

RESOLUTION 5-026-02 : Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the following changes in the 2002-2003 school calendar:

Single session days for JSHS - June 17, 18, 2002
Single session days for all schools - June 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 2002



RESOLUTION 5-027-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the establishment of the Hasbrouck Heights Hall of Fame to honor outstanding academic and/or athletic accomplishments of alumni, coaches or other individuals who have made a significant contribution to the district's academic or athletic programs.



RESOLUTION 5-028-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the appointment of Mr. Edward Bolcar as Principal of the Middle School for the 2002-2003 school year at the annual salary of $89,003.



RESOLUTION 5-029-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the appointment of the following individuals as Instructional Supervisors, Grades 6 to 12 for the 2002-2003 school year at the salary of $3,000 per year:

Mr. Nicholas Delcalzo, Physical Education/Health/Industrial Arts/Health Services
Mr. Walter Eggmann, World Language/Fine Arts, Music
Mrs. Doris Meyer, Language Arts Literacy (English, Literature, Reading)
Mr. Robert Carcich, Math/Science
Mrs. Catherine Cassidy, Social Studies/Technology/Business/Media



RESOLUTION 5-030-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the assignment of Barbara Christianson as full time Student Assistance Counselor for the 2002-2003 school year.



RESOLUTION 5-031-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the job descriptions for the following positions as submitted by the Superintendent of Schools. Copy of job descriptions attached to the official minutes.

a. Head Coach
b. Assistant Coach
c. Cheering Advisor
d. Club Advisor



RESOLUTION 5-032-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the World Language curriculum for grades 1 to 5 to be Spanish effective September, 2002 except for grade 5 which will remain French for the next school year only.



RESOLUTION 5-033-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the participation of all district football coaches in the Aviator Aerial 7 on 7 Tournament 2002 sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Touchdown Club on Saturday, June 29, 2002.


RESOLUTION 5-034-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the attendance of the following staff members and students at the GEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Workshop in Dallas, Texas November 21 - 24, 2002 at no cost to the district:

a. Laura Geftic
b. Gary Pankiewicz

Roll Call: Mrs. Carroll - yes on all
Mr. Crabbe - yes on all
Dr. Delcalzo - abstain on 5-029-02, yes on all others
Mr. Delorenzo - yes on all
Mr. Fasciano - yes on all
Mr. Parodi - yes on all
Mr. Ruroede - abstain on all
Mr. Van Hook - yes on all
Mrs. Powell - yes on all Resolutions approved



Facilities and Recreation Committee:

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

RESOLUTION 5-035-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve membership for the school year 2002-2003 in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 172 of the laws of 1979.

 

RESOLUTION 5-036-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve Co-operative Sports Programs with Wood-Ridge School District for the 2002-2003 school year as follows:

a. Girls Soccer, hosted by Hasbrouck Heights School District
b. Boys Soccer, hosted by Hasbrouck Heights School District
c. Volleyball - hosted by Wood-Ridge School District
d. Boys Tennis - hosted by Hasbrouck Heights School District
e. Wrestling - hosted by the Hasbrouck Heights School District



RESOLUTION 5-037-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the KEYS  Program for before and after school child care for the 2002-2003 school year. Fees to be as per Attachments B1 and B2.




RESOLUTION 5-038-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education appoint Dr. John A. Colaneri as Sports Team Physician in the Hasbrouck Heights High School District for the school year 2002-2003 at a fee of $4,000.00 to be paid in two (2) equal installments in December, 2002 and May, 2003.



RESOLUTION 5-039-02: 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 course of study for summer sports camp and the conduct of this program with the terms and conditions indicated:

Program Dates Tuition Teacher(s) Stipend

Summer 7/1/02-8/16/02 No Fee Michael Scuilla None

Wrestling

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

Nays: None

Abstain: Mr. Ruroede Resolution approved

Finance Committee:

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


RESOLUTION 5-040-02: 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 March, 2002
2. Report of the Treasurer of School Funds for March, 2002



RESOLUTION 5-041-02: That the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the following budget appropriation transfers as per Attachment C.



RESOLUTION 5-042-02: Be It Resolved that, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2:12 (3) and after consultation  with the appropriate district officials, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education certifies that to the best of its knowledge as of May 31, 2002, 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 5-043-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the actual payroll for the month of April, 2002, as adjusted, in the amount of $1,024,120.81 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 5-044-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the estimated payroll for the month of May, 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 5-045-02: 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 May being:

General Fund:
10 $420,717.18
12 4,344.68
20 25,035.73
450,097.59

Capital:
30 346.47

Enterprise:
50 7,799.13

Total: $458,243.19



RESOLUTION 5-046-02: Be It Resolved that the amount of district taxes needed to meet obligations of this Board of Education for the 2002-2003 school year is $14,629.008.50 and that the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights is hereby requested to place in the hands of the Treasurer of School Monies that amount as per Attachment D in accordance with the statutes relating thereto, and

Be It Further Resolved that the Board Secretary be authorized to inform the municipal authorities of this financial requirement.

 

RESOLUTION 5-047-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education hereby authorizes the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary to enter into cooperative bidding with other Bergen County Boards of Education wherever feasible to purchase materials, supplies, services and equipment as permitted by statute, for the school year 2002-2003.



RESOLUTION 5-048-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education appoint Dr. Thomas Bellavia as Medical Inspector for the school year 2002-2003 at the annual fee of $2,500, said fee to be paid in two (2) equal installments, and

Be It Further Resolved that the following pre-employment examination and medical evaluation fees be approved for the school year 2002-2003:

Medical History & Physical Examination $50.00
EKG (Over age 40) $50.00
Blood and Urinalysis Drawing Fee $15.00
Mantoux Test (if needed) $18.00
Medical Evaluations $50.00

Be It Further Resolved that the charge for a Hepatitis B inoculation will be $65.00 per injection when required.



RESOLUTION 5-049-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the following petty cash funds for the 2002-2003 school year:

Amount Custodian
High School $500.00 P. O'Hare

Middle School 300.00 E. Bolcar

Administration 500.00 J. Bellino

Euclid School 300.00 To be Determined

Lincoln School 300.00 To be Determined

Be It Further Resolved that each fund must comply with the procedures established in Policy #3451.



RESOLUTION 5-050-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education authorize the following individuals to be designated agents to request wire transfers, in accordance with the district's approved bank depository's wire transfer agreement:

Joseph Bellino
Roberta Henriquez
Joseph Luongo



RESOLUTION 5-051-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education participate in the South Bergen Region VII Workers Compensation Pool for the school year 2002-2003, and

Be It Further Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education authorize Joseph T. Bellino, as School Business Administrator, to serve as district trustee to the pool, and

Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education will act as the Local Education Agency (LEA) for this joint insurance fund for the school year 2002-2003 by virtue of the fact that Mr. Bellino has been elected by the members of the pool to serve as Chairperson of the pools Board of Trustees for the 2002-2003 school year.



RESOLUTION 5-052-02: Whereas, Conchita Parker was appointed Treasurer of School Monies for the  2002-2203 school year at the reorganization meeting of May 2, 2000.

Be It Resolved that Mrs. Parker's salary be approved at $2,750 for the 2002-2003 school year.



RESOLUTION 5-053-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the addendum to the Agreement between the Hasbrouck Heights Education Association and the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education for the contract period July 1, 2002 to July 30, 2003 as negotiated by the parties.

SECRETARY'S NOTE: SEE RESOLUTION #5-057-02



RESOLUTION 5-054-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the revised salaries for the following individuals for the 2002-2003 school year:

Joseph Bellino, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary $98,648
Kenneth Bagnuolo, Director of Maintenance $56,393
Roberta Henriquez, Assistant SBA/BS $63,455
Dawn Schirmer, Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools $52,951
Joan Catapane, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools $45,505

RESOLUTION 5-055-0: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the  following stipends to provide supervision for extended hours in the Middle School/High School Media Center in the 2002-2003 school year:

a. Laura Czekaj - $1,000 Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7:50 a.m.
b. Donna Mikulka - $2,000 Monday and Friday - 2:39 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 2:39 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

 

RESOLUTION 5-056-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education accepts the following IASA Consolidated Grant funds for the school year 2002-2003:

Title II $4,917

Title IV 6,659

Title VI 7,654

Class Size Reduction 27,964

Be It Further Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education shall administer and monitor said grants in accordance with the appropriate state and federal regulations.


Old Business - None

New Business - None

Open Public Hearing

Comments and questions on the following:

1. Mr. Bolcar thanked the Board
2. Peer group dress
3. Early retirement program
4. SAC appointment
5. Depken wall construction
6. Instructional supervisors
7. Pre-school handicap class
8. Special education classes
9. Summer programs
10. Keys program
11. Hitchcock Field
12. Technology progress

Motion by Mrs. Carroll, seconded by Mr. Fasciano to adjourn to private session.



RESOLUTION PS-060-01: 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 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 9:50 p.m.

Meeting was reopened at 10:50 p.m.

RESOLUTION 5-057-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education revise Resolution  5-053-02 to correct the contract period to be July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2003.

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

Nays: None

Abstain: Mr. Ruroede Resolutions approved

 

Meeting was adjourned at 10:51 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Joseph T. Bellino
School Business Administrator/Board Secretary


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