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

A regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on Thursday, July 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, 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 June 13, 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. Parodi, Mrs. Carroll Mr. Ruroede, Dr. Delcalzo, Mr. Van Hook, Mr. DeLorenzo, Mrs. Powell, Mr. Fasciano

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 - None

Approval of Minutes

Mr. Van Hook moved, seconded by Dr. Delcalzo to accept the minutes of June 18, 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. Letters of staff resignation: D. Sayer, D. Colaneri, J. Murphy-Kaszas, S. Hicks-Susinno
2. Thank you from Gary Van Hook
3. Letter from Hasbrouck Heights Soccer Association regarding donation
4. Letter from Senator Coniglio regarding state aid payments

 

Report of the Superintendent
Superintendent reported on new hires, time allotment, elementary curriculum changes.



Committee Reports:

Community Relations Committee:
Mrs. Carroll will provide web page weekly.


Education and Technology Committee:
Dr. Delcalzo commented the committee did not meet, will meet with principals next month.


Facilities and Recreation Committee:
Mr. Van Hook commented the committee met and discussed summer projects, new bus, and lights on tennis courts.


Finance and Labor Relations Committee:
Mr. Fasciano gave an update on current budget.


NJ/BCSBA

Mrs. Carroll gave a meeting update.


Borough Council Liaison - No report

Faculty Liaison - No report

PTA Liaison - No report



Resolutions:

Community Relations Committee:Education and Technology Committee:

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

RESOLUTION 7-113-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the appointment of Business Administrator/Board Secretary Joseph T. Bellino as District Custodian of Public Records pursuant to Chapter 404, P.L. 2001, commonly known as the Open Public Records Act, for the 2002-2003 school year, and

Be It Further Resolved, that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education establishes that all requests for access to public records must be presented directly to the District Custodian of Public Records at the Board of Education office, 379 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. 07604 during normal business hours, and

Be It Further Resolved that, in the absence of the District Custodian of Public Records, said requests be presented directly to the Superintendent of Schools at the same address.

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

Nays: None Resolution approved



Education and Technology Committee:

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

RESOLUTION 7-114-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the following individuals as substitute teachers in the Hasbrouck Heights School District for the school year 2002-2003:

Lori Acquaotta
Ellyn Aronson
Melissa Ayvas
Seema Arain
Laura Barbierei
Alanna Bellavia
Andrew Boyajian
Michael Carcich
Lori Caserta
Bianca Cortes
Frank D'Amico
Carla DelToro
Joyce Fox
Marie Gallick
Lauren Gmitter
Elena Goehrig
Sharon Harmsworth
Kerri Hicswa
Greg King
Marianne Kunzmann
Marilyn Ladas
Jack Latona
Christina Martins
Robert McLaren
Claire Mihm
Jason Miller
Nicole Mink
Salvatore Moretti
Kimberly Napolitano
George Nestory
Giovanni Ormaeche
Joseph Pasqualetto
Frank Perricone
Lauren Roche
Justin Scheier
David Sternback
Dane Tabano
Benoise Turnier
Naomi Weber
Audrey Wilson
Mary Botros
Frank Tlange



RESOLUTION 7-115-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the following individuals as substitute nurse for the 2002-2003 school year:

Jackie Barone - County Certified



RESOLUTION 7-116-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education accept the responsibility for tuition payments for the following special education students and vocational students for the school year 2002-2003:

Student # School Tuition
11-03 ECLC, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ $26,739.00
47-03 Calais School, Whippany, NJ 25,740.00
48-03 Bergen Ctr for Child Development 29,734.20
ESY 3,468.99
1:1 Aide 26,330.99
49-03 Washington Academy, Cedar Grove, NJ 29,203.20
50-03 Lakeview Learning Ctr, Wayne, NJ 32,886.00
1-03 Bergen County Special Services 39,601.00
2-03 Bleshman School 39,601.00
51-03 Paramus, NJ 39,601.00
52-03 Bergen County Special Serv., Paramus, NJ 65,000.00
53-04 Sage Day, Rochelle Park, NJ 32,900.00
54-03 Ridgefield Public School, Ridgefield, NJ 22,350.00
7-03 Bergen County Spec. Serv. $33,297.00
55-03 Transition Wood-Ridge $33,297.00
4-03 Bergen County Spec. Serv. $39,817.00
5-03 Washington South $39,817.00
56-03 Bergen Cty. Spec. Serv. Piermont $33,297.00
6-03 Bergen Cty.
Spec. Serv. Washington So. PSH $36,795.00

 

RESOLUTION 7-117-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education authorize the  Superintendent of Schools to submit as presented the 2001-2002 school year Vandalism and Violence report to the New Jersey Department of Education.



RESOLUTION 7-118-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the renewal of the following transportation contract for the 2002-2003 school year:

So. Bergen Jointure - Various routes Proportionate Share



RESOLUTION 7-119-02 : Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education rescind Resolution #6-062-02 appointing Teacher/Clerical/Lunch Aides.



RESOLUTION 7-120-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education appoints the following part time School Clerical Assistants at $11.25 per hour and Lunch Assistants at $10.25 per hour for the school year 2002-2003, hours to be determined as needed:

JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL:
Fran DelVecchio - Clerical Assistant
Rosemarie Cristofolo - Clerical Assistant
Theresa Mancini - Lunch Assistant
Katherine Miller - Lunch Assistant
Rose Francavilla - Lunch Assistant
Marie Petro - Lunch Assistant

EUCLID SCHOOL:
Maureen Mucha - Clerical Assistant
Esterina Anderson - Clerical Assistant
Sharon Bunone - Clerical Assistant
Marie Kistner - Clerical Assistant
Pasqualina Alosco - Clerical Assistant
Patricia DeStefano - Clerical Assistant
Kathleen Iappelli - Clerical Assistant
Violet VanJura - Lunch Assistant
Kathleen Houghton -Lunch Assistant
Angela Cortina -Lunch Assistant
Luisa Locicero - Lunch Assistant

LINCOLN SCHOOL:
Joan Nesbitt - Clerical Assistant
Maureen Wrede - Clerical Assistant
Ruth Talalay - Clerical Assistant
Diane VanHook - Clerical Assistant
Xherahire Cocka - Lunch Assistant
Gilda Paccione - Lunch Assistant
Rosalie M. Stratton - Lunch Assistant
Dolores Wagner - Lunch Assistant
Mary Worster - Lunch Assistant
Marie Mahonchak - Lunch Assistant
Helen Mason-Hay - Lunch Assistant
Anne Lantis - Lunch Assistant
Rosemary Penland - Lunch Assistant
Rose Rench - Lunch Assistant
Donna Schneider - Lunch Assistant
Bea Werling - Lunch Assistant
Kathy Piazza - Lunch Assistant

Be it Further Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the following Education Assistants for the 2002-2003 school year at the hourly rate of $11.75, hours to be determined as needed:

Adele Albanese
Dorothy Checchi
Kathy VanJura
Brenda Colaneri
Suzanne White
Phyllis Guglielmo
Joann Dunn
Helene Pasqualone
Sabina Valente
Lorraine Cagiao
Kathleen Mellendorf

 

RESOLUTION 7-121-02: Be It Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the following individuals for student teacher placement:

Samantha El-Khatib, Grade 2 with Mrs. Pamela Grattan
Jennifer Roselli, Grade 3 with Mrs. Jeraldine Claps
Rosemary Ferullo, LDM Classroom with Mrs. Karen Young
Joseph Messineo, Kindergarten with Mrs. Sandy Unglert
Christina Sigi, Grade 1 with Mrs. Christine Rau
Tammy Scelsi, Grade 4 or 5, teacher to be determined (Euclid School)
Victoria Plantania, Grade 3, teacher to be determined (Lincoln School)



RESOLUTION 7-122-02: Be it Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves an agreement with Bergen County Special Services School District to provide Chapter 192/193 services for the 2002-2003 school year in accordance with the Bergen County Special Services School District services agreement.



RESOLUTION 7-123-02: Be it Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the appointment of Harriet Eisenberg as Director of Special Services effective July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 at the annual salary of $88,758(L)(M).



RESOLUTION 7-124-02: Be it Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education accepts, with regret, the following resignations effective September 1, 2002:

Dennis Sayer
Denise Colaneri
Joan Murphy-Kaszas
Siobhan Susinno



RESOLUTION 7-125-02: Be it Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves Jaime Botta, MS, PT, ATRIC to provide physical therapy services as needed for the 2002 summer programs at the following rates:

$65.00 30 minute session
$85.00 45 minute session
$110.00 60 minute session



RESOLUTION 7-126-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the second reading of the following new or revised board policies. Copy of policies attached to the official minutes.

1210 Community Organizations - Booster Groups
3515.1 Cellular and Wireless Telephones and Communication Devises for Employees
4138.1 Consulting Outside of District
4138.2 Private Tutoring
4143 Extra Pay for Extra Work
4219.21 Conflict of Interest
5114.1 Saturday Detention
5114.1 Saturday Detention (Exhibit)
5118 Non-Residents
5118 Non-Residents (Regulation)
5118 Non-Residents (Exhibit)
5131.5 Threats and Violence
5142 Student Safety/Missing Children (Regulation)
5144 Discipline/Punishment
5145.4 Non-Discrimination
5145.5 Photographing Students
5145.7 Human Relations: Anti-Racial and Ethic Discrimination and Prejudice
6114 Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness
6146 Graduation Requirements/Early Graduation
3516 Safety/Civility - Policy
3516 Safety/Civility - Regulation



RESOLUTION 7-127-02: Be it Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,  the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the appointment of Mr. Tamas Mattyasovszky as District Technology Coordinator from July 12, 2002 to June 30, 2003 at the annual salary of $60,000 (pro-rated).



RESOLUTION 7-128-02 : Be it Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the student contact time allotments for Grades K-5 as per Attachment A.



RESOLUTION 7-129-02 : Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the following field trips for the 2002-2003 school year:

1. Washington, D.C., Grade 8, May 14-16, 2003, C.I.C. Mr. Bolcar.
2. Environmental Camp, Grade 7, June 3-5, 2003, C.I.C. Mr. Donnelly.



RESOLUTION 7-130-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves
the first reading of the following policy. Copy of policy attached to the official minutes.

5123 Promotion/Retention



RESOLUTION 7-131-02 : Be it Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the appointment of the following individuals effective September 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 at the salary and title indicated:

Rebecca Rubin Special Ed High School MA 5th Step (M) $42,380
Eileen Drago Grade 4 Euclid School BA+15 5th Step $39,785
Adam Goodman Chemistry High School MA+30 6th Step $46,287
Denise Bernhammer Euclid Pre-School & BA+15 5th Step $39,785

Grade 5 inclusive
Gary Schimel Guidance High School MA+30 14th Step (M) $65,231

Roll Call: Mrs. Carroll - yes on all
Mr. Crabbe - yes on all
Dr. Delcalzo - abstain on 7-119-02 and 7-120-02; yes on all others
Mr. DeLorenzo - yes on all
Mr. Fasciano - yes on all
Mr. Parodi - yes on all
Mr. Ruroede - yes on all
Mr. Van Hook - abstain on 7-119-02 and 7-120-02; yes on all others
Mrs. Powell - yes on all



Facilities and Recreation Committee:

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

RESOLUTION 7-132-02 : Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the renewals of the following transportation contracts for the 2002-2003 school year, at the 2.88% CPI allowable rate:

Route # Contractor
2 J. Leckie Athletic and field trips $183.64/trip within 20 mile radius
Vans 3.0 min. hours $210.02/trip outside 20 mile radius

4 J. Leckie Athletic Type I $216.36/trip
3.5 min. hours $6.60 each additional 1/4 hour



RESOLUTION 7-133-02 : Be it Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the following individuals as substitute custodians as need for the 2002-2003 school year at the hourly rate of $10.00:

Robert S. Ainsworth (retroactive to 7-22-02)



RESOLUTION 7-134-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the disposal of the following property items as per Attachments B1 and B2.

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

Nays: None Resolutions approved



Finance Committee:

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

RESOLUTION 7-135-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education, accept the following reports in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(c)4 and N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(b) which are on file in the office of the Board Secretary.

1. Report of the Board Secretary for the month of May, 2002
2. Report of the Treasurer of School Funds for the month of May, 2002



RESOLUTION 7-136-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education ratify and approve the following appropriation transfers as per Attachment C.



RESOLUTION 7-137-02: Be It Resolved that pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(c)3 and upon consultation with the appropriate district officials, the Board certifies that to the best of its knowledge, no major account or funds have been overexpended in violation of N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(a) and that sufficient funds are available to meet the district's financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year.



RESOLUTION 7-138-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the actual payroll for the month of June, 2002 in the amount of $1,020,994.34, 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 7-139-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the estimated payroll for the month of July, 2002 in the amount of $500,000.00 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 $500,000.00.


RESOLUTION 7-140-02: 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 July being:

General Fund:
10 $628,288.17
12 39,627.30
20 13,720.51
$681,635.98

Capital:
30 -0-

Debt Serv
40 $22,627.17

Enterprise:
50 7,688.61

Total: $711,951.76

 

RESOLUTION 7-141-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the attendance of all board members and authorized administrators at the New Jersey School Boards Association annual conference in October, 2002, in accordance with board policy and contractual commitments.



RESOLUTION 7-142-02: Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approve the attendance of the School Business Administrator at the Association of School Business Officials International annual conference in October, 2002, in accordance with board policy and contractual commitment.


RESOLUTION 7-143-02: Whereas, a number of education entities have joined together to form a Joint Insurance Fund as permitted by Chapter 108 Laws of 1983 (18A:18B et. seq); and

Whereas, the statues governing the creation and operation of a Joint Insurance Fund contain elaborate restrictions and safeguards concerning the safe and efficient administration of the public interest entrusted to such a Fund; and

Whereas the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education, hereafter referred to as "Educational Facility" has determined that membership in the School Alliance Insurance Fund hereafter referred to as "Fund" is in the best interest of the Educational Facility; and

Whereas, the Educational Facility agrees to be a member of the Fund for a period of three (3) years, effective July 1, 2001, said membership to terminate on July 1, 2004 at 12:01 a.m. standard time; and

Whereas, the Educational Facility has never defaulted on claims if self-insured and has never been canceled for non-payment of insurance premiums for two (2) years prior to execution of t his Resolution:

New Therefore, Be It Resolved that the Educational Facility does hereby agree to join the Fund and is/are afforded the following coverage:

Package - Property, Boiler & Machinery, General and Auto Liability

Be It Further Resolved that the Educational Facility's Business Official is hereby appointed as the Educational Facility's Fund Commissioner; and

Be It Further Resolved that the Educational Facility's Fund Commissioner is authorized and directed to execute the Indemnity and Trust Agreement and such other documents signifying membership to the Fund as are required by the Fund's bylaws and to deliver same to the Administrator of the Fund with the express reservation that said documents shall become effective only upon the Educational Facility's admission to the Fund.

 

RESOLUTION 7-144-02: Whereas, the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education, ("Educational Facility") has resolved to join the School Alliance Insurance Fund ("SAIF") following a detailed analysis; and

Whereas, the Bylaws of SAIF require that each educational facility designate a Risk Management Consultant to perform various professional services as detailed in the Bylaws and Risk Management Plan; and

Whereas, the Bylaws indicate that SAIF shall pay each Risk Management Consultant a fee to be established by SAIF;

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education does hereby appoint O'Gorman & Young, Inc. as its Risk Management Consultant in accordance with the Fund's Bylaws.



RESOLUTION 7-145-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the leasing of a Pitney Mailing System, Model DEPO Serial #3176 at a cost of $383.00 per month for 54 months in accordance with the agreement dated June 17, 2002.

 

RESOLUTION 7-146-02: Be it Resolved that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education approves the award of bid contract to Jersey Bus Sales, Inc. in the amount of $69,546.00 for the purchase of a school bus, Type D, 39 passenger in accordance with the bid specifications and bid proposal received July 23, 2002.

Be It Further Resolved, that the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education authorizes the School Business Administrator to seek proposals for lease/purchase financing pursuant to Title 18A:18A-42(f).

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

Nays: None Resolutions approved



Old Business - None

New Business - None

Open Public Hearing

Comments and questions on the following:

1. Welcome to returning teachers
2. Hitchcock Field

Meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Joseph T. Bellino
School Business Administrator/Board Secretary


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