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A regular meeting of the Kenilworth Board of Education was called to order at 7:40 p.m. by
President LoBello, in the Board of Education Conference Room of the Brearley School on July 11,
2005.

This meeting is being held in accordance with the schedule of meetings adopted at the organizational
meeting held April 25, 2005. Adequate notice of this Regular Meeting of the Kenilworth Board of
Education has been provided to the Home News Tribune, The Star- Ledger, Cranford Chronicle and
the Roselle Park/Kenilworth Leader. A copy has been filed with the Kenilworth Borough Clerk,
posted in the Board Office, the Kenilworth Borough Hall, Brearley and Harding Schools, as is
provided by the Open Public Meetings Act.

President LoBello led the salute to the Flag.

Upon roll call, the following members were present: Maria Anderson, Claudio Campanella,
Annmarie Duda, Gerard Laudati, Mark LoBello, Livio Mancino, and Antonio Pugliese. The
following members arrived after roll call at the times indicated: Thomas Mannix (8:15 p.m.).
Absent was: Fred Viteka and Nancy Zimmerman.

Also in attendance were Lloyd M. Leschuk, Superintendent, Vincent A. Gonnella, Board
Secretary/Business Administrator and Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr., Attorney.

The following members of the administrative team were present: Charles Cappello, Principal, Eileen
O’Donnell, Supervisor, Ann Karpenski-Cooke, Director of Special Services, Valarie Baker,
Supervisor, Joseph Lafferty, Athletic Director, Joseph Schaffren, Supervisor of Guidance &
Assessment, and Brian Luciani, Assistant Principal.

Six (6) members of the public were present.

Minutes of the Secretary, a copy having been sent to each Board Member (June 6 & 13, 2005),
were approved upon motion by Duda, seconded by Campanella. Motion carried 7 to 0. Voting yes
was: Anderson, Campanella, Duda, Laudati, LoBello, Mancino, and Pugliese.

Mr. Laudati stated that his comments regarding the Non Public School Aid were not noted in the
June minutes.

President LoBello called for discussion on the Superintendent's Report:

Members of the Administrative Team highlighted their monthly reports:
   Mr. Schaffren, Supervisor of Guidance & Assessment: Student evaluations have been
     completed, the SAT will be administered at Brearley this year, scholarships were reviewed.
     Mr. Laudati asked about the military notification clause in NCLB. Mr. Luciani stated the
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       notification was in the student handbook and is one of the forms parents can fill out.
      Mrs. O’Donnell, Supervisor of Instruction & Technology: June was very busy at Harding
       School. The PTO Carnival was a huge success, and she thanked the PTO for their hard work
       throughout the year. Summer School is running smoothly and the Library Program is picking
       up momentum. The new computer lab is up and running at Harding School. Mr. Mancino
       asked if we apply for grants. The administration does apply for grants when they are eligible
       and applicable to our district and our goals.
      Mrs. Cooke, Supervisor of Special Education: Mrs. Cooke highlighted her report and the
       work being conducted in the NCLB application for FY ’06. Mr. Mancino asked for
       clarification on the “ESL/Bilingual” program.
      Mr. Lafferty, Supervisor of Athletics: Mr. Lafferty was welcomed back after his leave.
       Things are in good shape for September and the Fall Program.
      Mrs. Baker, Supervisor of Math/Science: The textbooks have been inventoried for
       September. New Teacher Orientation Program was reviewed. Mr. Mancino asked what the
       district does with old textbooks. Mrs. Baker stated the State requires the district to register
       unwanted textbooks with them to determine if there is a need throughout the State.
      Mr. Luciani, Brearley Assistant Principal: June events were reviewed. The student schedules
       are almost complete. Mrs. Duda inquired on the status of the Summer Work Program.
      Mr. Cappello, Brearley Principal: June was very busy at Brearley, reviewing the various
       assembly and ceremonies concluding with the successful commencement ceremony.

The status of the summer parks program run by the Recreation Department at Harding School was
discussed.

The Superintendent's Report (with administrator’s reports), a copy having been sent to each
Board Member, was approved without reading and after discussion upon motion by Duda, seconded
by Pugliese.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: None.

Correspondence: (see attachments)

Distributed June 10, 2005:

1. Letters dated 6/7/05 from Gonnella to Carol Carrara, Suzanne Burke-Ervin, Maureen Kurek,
Jennifer Ruopp, Neal DeLuisi, Elizabeth Marranca, and Marylou Spohr thanking them for
participating in the 6/6/05 Board meeting with regard to the Special Education program.
2. Letter dated 6/10/05 from Dave Curtin to Gonnella with enclosed letter to the Mayor and
Council Re: Parade to honor Brearley Girl’s Softball Team.

Distributed June 30, 2005: None
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1. Memo dated 6/10/05 from Dennis Scott Kobitz/Union County Board of Elections to
Kenilworth District Board Workers Re: Pay Discrepancy.
2. Letter dated 6/14/05 from Anthony Ciardella/Grinspec (with attached email) Re: Assembly
Bill A-4101 which requires all local boards to join the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP).
3. Letter dated 6/14/05 from Hedy Lipke to BOE enclosing insurance certificates for the
Fireworks Display on 7/3/05 (rain date 7/10/05) at the Brearley.
4. Notice of Public Meeting on 7/11/05 Re: KEA’s grievances and regular meeting.
5. Letter dated 6/27/05 from Kathleen Riley to BOE advising of her retirement, effective
8/31/05.
6. Email dated 6/28/05 from Gonnella to Dave Quinn Re: Continued participation in the
NJSBAIG and a presentation at a summer board meeting.

Motion was made by Laudati, seconded by Mannix, that the Board of Education accepts the
correspondence as read. Motion carried unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS:
Mr. Laudati requested to be on the Finance and Facility Committee. President LoBello thought it
would be a good idea for Mr. Laudati to continue on the committee.

Motion was made by Duda, seconded by Mancino, that the meeting be opened to the public.
Motion carried unanimously.
 Mrs. Finistrella asked why students could not be required to read a specific book over the
  summer. She also inquired about why there could not be a parent/teacher conference day. Dr.
  Leschuk reviewed some options, and the history.
 Mr. Felner thanked the Board for the use of the field for the Soccer League’s tournament. He
  was proud to note the Under 17 team won the championship.
 Mrs. Lang asked how the Terranova’s and NJASK tests get calculated.
 Mrs. Lanough stated she was involved with the Summer Park Program and it was running very
  well.

Motion was made by Mancino, seconded by Duda, that the meeting be closed to the public. Motion
carried unanimously.

ROLL CALL WAS TAKEN ON THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:

                               FINANCE & FACILITIES

RESOLUTION #1: Introduced by Campanella, who moved its adoption, seconded by Laudati,
Be It Resolved, That the attached bill list be approved for the month of June 2005 in the
amount of $1,382,117.73. Motion carried 7-1.Voting yes was: Anderson, Campanella, Duda,
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Laudati, LoBello, Mannix, and Pugliese. Voting no was: Mancino.

RESOLUTION #2 : Introduced by Campanella, who moved its adoption, seconded by Laudati,
Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13 (e), we, the members of the Kenilworth Board of Education
certify that as of June 30, 2005, after review of the secretary's monthly financial report
(appropriations section) and upon consultation with the appropriate district officials that to the
best of our knowledge no major account or fund (Current Expense, Capital Outlay, or Debt
Service) has been over expended in violation of N.J.A.C.6:20-2.l3 (b) and that sufficient funds
are available to meet the district's financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Be It Further Resolved, That the Kenilworth Board of Education accept the reports of the
School Business Administrator/Board Secretary and the Treasurer of School Monies and
that they are in agreement for the month of May 2005. Motion carried 7-1.Voting yes was:
Anderson, Campanella, Duda, Laudati, LoBello, Mannix, and Pugliese. Voting no was:
Mancino.

RESOLUTION #3: Introduced by Campanella, who moved its adoption, seconded by Laudati,
Whereas, pursuant to Board of Education Policy #3160, the Superintendent and Secretary to the
Board have made the following line item transfers (June 2005) in the 2004-2005 school
budget, Be It Resolved, That their actions be ratified and recorded in the minutes as per attached.
Motion carried 7-1.Voting yes was: Anderson, Campanella, Duda, Laudati, LoBello, Mannix,
and Pugliese. Voting no was: Mancino.

                               PERSONNEL/MANAGEMENT

RESOLUTION #4: Introduced by Duda, who moved its adoption, seconded by Mannix, Be It
Resolved, That the Kenilworth Board of Education accepts the resignation of Lillian Burke, a
secretary at the Harding Elementary School, effective August 19, 2005. Motion carried 8-
0.Voting yes was: Anderson, Campanella, Duda, Laudati, LoBello, Mancino, Mannix, and
Pugliese.

RESOLUTION #5: Introduced by Duda, who moved its adoption, seconded by Mannix, Be It
Resolved, That the Kenilworth Board of Education approves the employment of the following
special education classroom aides for the 2005-2006 school year:

         Name                  School             Hours             Pay Rate
                             Assignment
Louise Quagliata              Harding          8:35-12:30     $14,351.50/annually
Karen Kizelevich              Harding          8:35-12:30     $17.35/hour
Irene Ehmann                  Harding          8:35-12:30     $17.35/hour
Wendy Parker                  Harding          8:35-12:30     $17.35/hour
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Cathy Milhoan                  Harding        11:10-3:05      $17.35/hour
Mirella Elshiekh               Harding        11:10-3:05      $17.35/hour
Lisette Alvarino               Harding        11:10-3:05      $17.35/hour
Terry Sues                     Brearley       8:00-11:55      $17.35/hour
Pat Barton                     Brearley       8:00-11:55      $17.35/hour

Motion carried 8-0.Voting yes was: Anderson, Campanella, Duda, Laudati, LoBello, Mancino,
Mannix, and Pugliese.

RESOLUTION #6: Introduced by Duda, who moved its adoption, seconded by Mannix, Be It
Resolved, That the Kenilworth Board of Education approves the recommendation of the
Superintendent to employ Michelle Zinn as a maternity leave replacement for Nancy
Bechtler in the special education at the David Brearley Middle/High School. Mrs. Zinn will
be placed on Step 1, BA, at an annual salary of $45,304 (pro-rated for time of service), with full
benefits and will be employed from September 6, 2005 to January 31, 2006. Motion carried 8-
0.Voting yes was: Anderson, Campanella, Duda, Laudati, LoBello, Mancino, Mannix, and
Pugliese.

RESOLUTION #7: Introduced by Duda, who moved its adoption, seconded by Mannix, Be It
Resolved, That the Kenilworth Board of Education accepts the letter of retirement from
Kathleen Riley, secretary to the Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction & Technology at
the Harding Elementary School, effective August 31, 2005. Motion carried 8-0.Voting yes
was: Anderson, Campanella, Duda, Laudati, LoBello, Mancino, Mannix, and Pugliese.

RESOLUTION #8: Introduced by Duda, who moved its adoption, seconded by Mannix, Be It
Resolved, That the Kenilworth Board of Education approves the recommendation of the
Superintendent to employ Jennifer Hoblitzell as a part-time Pre-K Handicapped teacher at
Harding Elementary School, on BA, Step 1 (.5), at an annual salary of $22,652.00, ($45,304/2,
prorated half time) , with no benefits for the 2005-2006 school year. Motion carried 8-0.Voting
yes was: Anderson, Campanella, Duda, Laudati, LoBello, Mancino, Mannix, and Pugliese.

RESOLUTION #9: Introduced by Duda, who moved its adoption, seconded by Mannix, Be It
Resolved, That the Kenilworth Board of Education approves the emergent hiring pursuant to
the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:6.7.1 et seq., N.J.S.A. 18A:39-17 et seq., or N.J.S.A. 18a:6-
4.13 et seq., as applicable to the employment of the following substitute teachers for the
2005-06 school year:

                                Pay                                             Pay
   Last           First         Rate                 Last           First       Rate
Abassi         Reema             70                Madden         Regina         60
Ackerman       Susan             80                Magnola        Leslie         80
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Allen        Jeanine      80           Maier       Eleanor     90
Alvarino     Lisette      60           McCoy       Bonni       70
Archdeacon   Charles      80           Medved      Elyse       70
Auerbach     Marie        70           Menza       Arlene      80
Betlow       Nicole       70           Merola      Phillip     70
Bobertz      Lori         80           Meyers      Catherine   60
Bradeanu     Marius       70           Miller      Barbara     90
Cabelo       Manny        70           Miller      Edward      80
Cali         Brant        80           Moskal      Ralph       80
Cantinella   Krista       80           Muckelman   Megan       70
Cazares      Monica       70           Murphy      Judy        60
Chichina     Margarita    80           Okimoto     Mercedes    80
Cino         Michelle     70           Oleszczuk   Kasia       70
Clohosey     Judy         80           O'Malley    William     70
Cohen        Jenna        70           Passaro     Janice      70
Craco        Marisa       60           Patel       Rajvi       60
Crisitello   Victoria     60           Phelps      Catherine   80
Cucinello    Denise       70           Pinho       Lisa        70
Drexler      Kerry        70           Polyviou    Maria       80
Faigenbaum   Jay          80           Rodriques   Jose        60
Feliciano    NaTasha      80           Romeo       Elizabeth   80
Fortunato    Danielle     60           Salter      Tara        70
Gasser       Kristen      70           Schiffl     Jennifer    70
Gilbert      Murray       70           Schneider   Abbey       80
Gleason      Vanessa      60           Senica      Kerry       70
Harvey       Kim          70           Shaw        Rebecca     80
Hirsch       Michelle     80           Sherry      Diane       70
Jadach       Cynthia      70           Smarook     Cynthia     70
Kaminski     Anne Marie   80           Sonntag     Fred        80
Kaszycki     Renee        60           Stallings   Karen       60
Kaulfers     Timothy      70           Sues        Karen       60
Kilbashian   Michelle     90           Terranova   Debra       60
Kovacs       Melissa      60           Vicino      Sherri      80
Kranz        Melissa      80           Williams    Elaine      80
Krason       Patricia     80           Wolfe       Barbara     80
Kurdyla      James        70           Yip         Philip      80
Laudati      Jamie        70           Young       James       70
Lescarret    Alain        70           Zavada      Marybeth    80
Lordi        Amy          70           Zin         Michelle    80
Luccarelli   John         60
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Motion carried 7-0-1.Voting yes was: Anderson, Campanella, Duda, LoBello, Mancino, Mannix,
and Pugliese. Abstaining was: Laudati because his daughter was on the list.

RESOLUTION #10: Introduced by Duda, who moved its adoption, seconded by Mannix, Be It
Resolved, That the Kenilworth Board of Education approves the emergent hiring pursuant to
the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:6.7.1 et seq., N.J.S.A. 18A:39-17 et seq., or N.J.S.A. 18a:6-
4.13 et seq., as applicable to the employment of the following substitute teacher(s),
custodians, and/or aide(s) for the 2005-06 school year:

                                                        Hourly

   Last          First     Lunch/Playgrd Aide      Classroom Aide     Secty   Custodian
Abdelfattah   Joan               $10.00                $17.35         $7.50
Banos         Mary                                                              $10.00
Cantalupo     Gail                $10.00                              $7.50
Clementi      Kelly               $10.00                 $17.35       $7.50
DeLuca        Jacqueline                                 $17.35
Diehl         Rose                $10.00                 $17.35
Farnsworth    Maria               $10.00                 $17.35
Ferrante      Sherry              $10.00
Giordino      Susan               $10.00                 $17.35
Killeen       Diane               $10.00                 $17.35
Klein         Veronica            $10.00
Kovacs        Melissa                                    $17.35
Kutler        Andrew                                     $17.35
Lotito        Anthony                                                           $10.00
McEvoy        Carolina                                   $17.35
Milhoan       Cathy               $10.00                              $7.50
Muller        Janet                                      $17.35
Pugliese      Maria                                      $17.35
Rica          Deborah             $10.00
Ringler       Jennifer            $10.00
Vellanti      Debbie              $10.00                              $7.50
Zickgraf      Michele                                    $17.35

Motion carried 8-0.Voting yes was: Anderson, Campanella, Duda, Laudati, LoBello, Mancino,
Mannix, and Pugliese.

RESOLUTION #11: Introduced by Mannix, who moved its adoption, seconded by Duda, Be It
Resolved, That the Kenilworth Board of Education approves the Goals and Objectives of the
Superintendent for the 2005-2006 school year as attached. Motion carried 8-0.Voting yes
was: Anderson, Campanella, Duda, Laudati, LoBello, Mancino, Mannix, and Pugliese.
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                               CURRICULUM/INSTRUCTION

RESOLUTION #12: Introduced by Mannix, who moved its adoption, seconded by Duda, Be It
Resolved, That the Kenilworth Board of Education approves the neurological assessment for
Student No. 200530 with services provided by Dr. Patel at a cost of $350.00. Motion carried
8-0.Voting yes was: Anderson, Campanella, Duda, Laudati, LoBello, Mancino, Mannix, and
Pugliese.

RESOLUTION #13: Introduced by Mannix, who moved its adoption, seconded by Duda, Be It
Resolved, That the Kenilworth Board of Education approves home instruction to Student No.
202336 for ten (10) hours per week, not to exceed 30 hours with services provided by
Marylou Spohr at a salary of $31.00/hour. Motion carried 8-0. Voting yes was: Anderson,
Campanella, Duda, Laudati, LoBello, Mancino, Mannix, and Pugliese.

RESOLUTION: Introduced by Mancino, who moved its adoption, seconded by Laudati, Be It
Resolved by the Board of Education of Kenilworth that the Board of Education meet in private
session, from which the public shall be excluded, to discuss the topics of and personnel (grievance
issue), which private discussion is being held pursuant to Section 7b and 8 of the Open Public
Meetings Act. The matters under discussion will be disclosed to the public as soon as final decisions
are made and voted upon. Motion carried unanimously.

At 8:30 p.m. President LoBello called a 5-minute recess prior to convening private session.

At 9:18 p.m. President LoBello reconvened the public session, at which time the Board took the
following action:

RESOLUTION #14: Introduced by Mancino, who moved its adoption, seconded by Anderson,

Whereas, the Board has considered, in executive session, KEA Grievance No. 1 (Stipend issue)
and No. 2 (salary guide); and

Whereas, the Board also has reviewed all written materials presented and has considered the
recommendations of the district administration and the advice of counsel; and

Whereas, the Board wishes to reach a fair and appropriate resolution,

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, as to KEA Grievance No. 1, that Mr. Weinstein will be paid
a total of $2,744 and Ms. Widner a total of $2,744 (with a credit of $2,240 already paid,
subject to the parties agreement that (1) the KEA has waived the failure to post; (2) Ms. Widner
consent in writing to this determination; and (3) the relief is provided without establishing a past
practice, and is neither precedential or evidential in any future matter; and
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Be It Further Resolved, that KEA Grievance No. 2 be and hereby is denied.

Motion carried 8-0. Voting yes was: Anderson, Campanella, Duda, Laudati, LoBello, Mancino,
Mannix, and Pugliese.

Motion was made by Mannix, seconded by Pugliese, that when the meeting adjourns, it adjourns to
the call of the chair. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at approximately 9:20 p.m.


                                                          Respectfully submitted,



                                                          Vincent A. Gonnella
                                                          Secretary to the Board

				
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