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									                 BELLEVILLE BOARD OF EDUCATION, BELLEVILLE, NEW JERSEY
                         REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING: February 22, 2010
                                           7:00 p.m.
                           LOCATION: BELLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
                                     100 Passaic Avenue
                                 Belleville, New Jersey 07109

                                               MINUTES

MEMBERS PRESENT:              Joseph Longo, William Freda, Vincent Strumolo Eric Schwartz, Peter J.
                              Zangari Jr., Judy Piscatowski and Patricia Pisano

MEMBERS ABSENT:               None

ALSO PRESENT:                 Deborah Perri, Interim Superintendent
                              Edward J. Appleton, Board Secretary/Business Administrator
                              Al DeMeo, Board Counsel

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by the president of the Board of Education, Mr. Longo. Mr.
Longo called for the flag salute and for a moment of silent thought and reflection after which he stated that
the meeting had been posted and announced in accordance with Chapter 231, P.L. 1975.

Roll Call of Board Members – All Present

Moved by Mr. Freda, seconded by Mrs. Pisano, the minutes of 2/8/10 were approved by a roll call vote of
7-0

Moved by Mr. Freda, seconded by Mrs. Pisano, the minutes of 2/11/10 were approved by a roll call vote of
6-0-1 with Mr. Strumolo taking no part.

Items presented by Administration:
           A. Summer Special Education Extended School Year Programs

Student Government Organization Representative: Mena Mohammed

Items presented by Administration (continued):
           B. Comprehensive 2nd Grade Eye Exam – Pilot Program

Items presented by Board Members:

Mr. Longo: Presentation of Superintendent Search report.
           Introduces Joseph Picardo, newly appointed Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Strumolo: Mr. Picardo’s contract, when was it signed. It is dated February 8th.
Mr. Longo: Met with him that evening.

Mr. Schwartz: Budget Committee meeting tomorrow.

Mrs. Pisano: Recommends Board passing a resolution freezing new hires.

Mr. DeMeo: Will research legality as it may impair ability of Board to ensure proper functioning of district.
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Mrs. Pisano; Press is constantly printing erroneous information. Individuals are casting shadows upon
district. Local newspaper and individuals are disrupting process and hard work is being done by others for
the school district.

Mr. Zangari: School #4 Report, School #4 State Inspection
             Township manager requests meeting regarding matter of new High School Field.

Public Participation
Carmen Bucco: Commends Board President’s presentation. Questions regarding Superintendent Search
process.
Mr. Longo: Offered copy of presentation as that would be responsive to the questions raised.

Diane Rothwell: Concedes time to Mr. Bucco.
Carmen Bucco: Returns to the podium.
Mr. Longo advises Mr. Bucco that he has used his allotted time

Arlene Schor: Noted comment regarding non-application of Interim Superintendent. Questions regarding the
New Superintendent Contract – vacation days effective April 1, 4% annual increases, workshops and
professional association memberships, annual vacation days and holidays.

Richard Yanuzzi: It’s Election season, everyone wants to talk at the podium. Offered comments regarding
Mr. Bucco and Mrs. Schor’s questions. Mrs. Perri did a wonderful job. She would have made an excellent
permanent Superintendent.
The board then moved into the following resolutions:
  A. BOARD ACTION/BOARD POLICY:
  Moved By Mr. Freda, seconded by Mrs. Pisano, the Board passed the following resolution A1 by a roll
   call vote of 7-0.

      RESOLVED, That the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
      Schools:

  1. Approve the Universal Technical Institute Field Trip to Exton, PA, for 20 BHS Students –
     March 8, 2010 (Rescheduled date)

  B. PERSONNEL:
    Moved By Mrs. Pisano, seconded by Mr. Schwartz, the Board passed the following resolutions B1-
    B2 by a roll call vote of 7-0.

      RESOLVED, That the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
      Schools:

  1. Grant to Admirith Caicedo, Elementary Teacher, School Five, Maternity/Family Leave commencing
     September 1, 2010 through December 8, 2010 and a Child Rearing Leave commencing December 9,
     2010 through January 30, 2011.

  2. Grant to Cheryl Cleary, Elementary Teacher, School Eight, Maternity/Family Leave commencing
     March 22, 2010 through May 3, 2010 and a Child Reading Leave commencing May 4, 2010 through
     June 30, 2010.

    Moved By Mrs. Pisano, seconded by Mr. Freda, the Board tabled the following resolution B3
    by a roll call vote of 4-3 with Mr. Strumolo, Mr. Schwartz and Mrs. Piscatowski voting no.
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3. Approve the Extra Curricula/Advisors Positions at the rates of pay determined by the BEA Contract
   (attachment).

 Moved By Mrs. Pisano, seconded by Mr. Freda, the Board tabled the following resolution B4
 by a roll call vote of 6-1 with Mr. Schwartz voting no.

4. Approve the following Staff Recommendations for the High School Science Department Curriculum
   Revisions:

       a.   Astronomy, Physics A, Physics H – Matthew Swajkowski
       b.   Biology AP – Paul Aiello
       c.   Chemistry G – Denise Tzougnatos
       d.   Chemistry A – Joseph Lepo
       e.   Chemistry H, Chemistry AP – Pietro Doldi
       f.   Environmental Science – Angelo Gaccione
       g.   Zoology – Vincent Orrei

 Moved By Mrs. Pisano, seconded by Mr. Schwartz, the Board passed the following resolution B5 by a
 roll call vote of 7-0.

5. Approve employment of substitutes for inclusion on the district substitute list dated February 8, 2010
   subject to emergency hiring of Board of Education employees as per the New Jersey State Criminal
   History Review procedures. (Attachment)

C. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: (No suggested resolutions)

D. PURCHASING & BUSINESS SERVICES:
 Moved By Mrs. Pisano, seconded by Mr. Freda, the Board passed the following resolution D1 by a
 roll call vote of 7-0.

 RESOLVED, that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools:

   1. Approve travel and related expenditures in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A: 11-12 (Attachment).

E. FINANCE:
 Moved By Mr. Freda, seconded by Mrs. Pisano, the Board passed the following resolutions E1 – E4 by a
 roll call vote of 7-0.

  RESOLVED, that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools:

    1. Approve payment of the following bills after the List of Bills dated February 22, 2010 has been
       approved by a majority of the members of the Board.

    2. Approve the Secretary’s Financial report for the month of January 2010, and the certifications
       as required by N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.12, and that it be appended to and made part of the minutes of this
       meeting.

    3. Approve the Treasurer’s Financial Report for the month of January 2010, and that it be
       appended to and made part of the minutes of this meeting.

    4. Approve the Appropriation Transfers and Budget Amendments for the 2009-2010 School Year.
       (List to follow in the minutes.)
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Moved By Mr. Freda, seconded by Mrs. Pisano, the Board passed the following resolutions by a roll call
vote of 7-0.

ADJOURNMENT at 8:10 p.m.

 RESOLVED, That the Board of Education adjourn its meeting to meet in closed session now, and at 5:30
 p.m., on Monday, March 8, 2010, at Belleville High School, 100 Passaic Avenue, to discuss matters that
 may be discussed in private in accordance with Chapter 231, Laws of 1975; more specifically, the
 discussion of personnel, staff evaluations, pending litigation, and negotiations. The results of these
 discussions will be acted upon at the next regularly scheduled business meeting of the Board, or as soon
 as feasible and/or practicable thereafter.



                                                        ___________________________________
                                                        Edward J. Appleton
                                                        Board Secretary/ Business Administrator




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