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									                  BELLEVILLE BOARD OF EDUCATION, BELLEVILLE, NEW JERSEY
                   THE ANNUAL ORGANIZATION MEETING – April 27, 2009 (7 p.m.)
                                      LOCATION: Belleville High School
                                                100 Passaic Avenue
                                                Belleville, New Jersey 07109

                                                   AGENDA

1. This meeting has been posted and announced in accordance with Chapter 231, P.L. 1975.
2. Results of the April 21, 2009 Annual School Election:
               Total Votes Cast                              1551
               Peter Zangari Jr., 1-A                         798
               Judy Piscatowski 3-A                           788
               Arlene Schor, 2-A                              648
               George McManus, 4-A                            514
               Operating Budget Tax Levy:            Yes:    535
                                                     No:     736
3. Oaths of Office: Peter Zangari, Jr. for three-year term
                    Judy Piscatowski for three-year term
4. Election of Officers:
       1. Election of President
       2. Election of Vice President
               a. Newly elected president assumes the office.
5. Flag Salute and moment of silent thought and reflection
6. Report of the Superintendent
7. Comments by Board Members
8. Public Participation
    Remarks by citizens regarding agenda items and issues that are germane to the educational system. The
    Board Secretary will call the individuals who wish to speak in the order they appear on the sign-in
    roster. The individual called to be heard shall proceed with his/her comments as briefly as the subject
    permits with a maximum of five minutes at the podium. All inquiries must be directed to the President
    of the Board of Education.
9. Suggested Resolutions:
   A. BOARD ACTION:
      RESOLVED, that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools:
    1. Will conduct the following meetings at
       Belleville High School, 100 Passaic Avenue, Belleville, New Jersey:
        May 4, 2009 - 5:30 p.m. Private Executive Session
                       7:00 p.m. Public Business Meeting
        May 18, 2009 - 5:30 p.m. Private Executive Session
                     - 7:00 p.m. Public Business Meeting
        June 8, 2009 - 5:30 p.m. Private Executive Session
                      - 7:00 p.m. Public Business Meeting
        June 22, 2009 - 5:30 p.m. Private Executive Session
                      - 7:00 p.m. Public Business Meeting
   2. RESOLVED, That the Board of Education elect ___________________ as its representative
      and delegate to the New Jersey School Boards Association.
   3. RESOLVED, That the Board of Education elect ___________________ as its representative to
      the Essex County School Boards Association.
   4. RESOLVED, That the Board of Education elect ___________________ as its representative to
      the Urban School Boards Association.
   5. WHEREAS, pursuant to NJSA 18A:6-61, et seq., the Board of Education of the Township of Belleville
      must elect one of its members to represent it on the Representative Assembly of the Essex County
      Educational Services Commission, and
        WHEREAS, The Board of Education of the Township of Belleville has held such an election among its
        members; NOW, THEREFORE,
        BE IT RESOLVED, That the Executive Director of the Essex County Educational Services Commission
        be notified that ______________________ has been duly elected as a member of the Representative
        Assembly of the Essex County Educational Services Commission;
        AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of the minutes indicating such election be forwarded
        to the Executive Director of the Commission.
   6. RESOLVED, That the Board of Education adopt the same Board Rules and Regulations as were in
      effect prior to this Annual Organization Meeting.
   7. Designate the Board Secretary/School Business Administrator as Public Agency Compliance Officer
      (P.A.C.O) for the Belleville Board of Education in accordance with N.J.A.C 17:27-3.5.

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

   1. Approve the involuntary transfer of Vincenza Valenza from School #8 Reading Coach to Middle School
      BSIP.

   2. Approve the involuntary transfer of Chrissy Grasso from School #8 Kindergarten to School #7
      Kindergarten.

   3.   Approve the involuntary transfer of Sharon Benson from School #8 BSIP to School #5 Grade 1.

C. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: No Suggested Resolutions

D. PURCHASING & BUSINESS SERVICES:
   RESOLVED, that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools:
      1. Amend resolution F5 as approved at the November 17, 2008 meeting of the Board as follows: to
         increase the retainer of Dr. Anthony Novembre, Consultant for the establishment of the Belleville
         Educational Foundation from $1500 to $7,368.50, and be it further resolved that the Foundation
         shall reimburse the Board of Education the amount in excess of $1500.

        2. Approve travel and related expenditures in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A: 11-12 (Attachment)
E. FINANCE:
 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 April 27, 2009 has been
         approved by a majority of the members of the Board.

       2. WHEREAS, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed S-15 as Chapter 22, P.L. 2009 that
             reduces the State Aid for the Belleville school district for the 2008-2009 school by an amount
            approximating
          AND WHEREAS, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed S-21 as Chapter 19, P.L. 2009
            that provides school districts with two options concerning their obligation to pay the Public
            Employees Retirement System, namely payment in full by April 30, 2009, or payment of one-half
            of the pension obligation by April 30, 2009;
          AND WHEREAS, payment of one-half of the pension obligation requires the district to apply for a
            deferral schedule which will start in April 2012 and continue for 15 years to repay the deferred
            portion to the retirement system;
          AND WHEREAS, deferred payments are subject to normal actuarial growth on accrued liabilities of
            the pension system, which most recently was a rate of 8.25%;
          AND WHEREAS, the School Business Administrator has reviewed the cash flow needs of the
            Belleville school district, the surplus balance position of the district, and the impact of the
            deferral on future budgets if the district should elect to take the deferral or reject the deferral;
          NOW BE IT RESOLVED by the Belleville Board of Education that:
            It hereby rejects the offer of a deferral by the New Jersey Public Employees Retirement System
            and authorizes the School Business Administrator to pay the 2009 PERS pension obligation in
            full before April 30, 2009.

       3. Approve the Secretary’s Financial report for the month of March 2009, 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.

      4.   Approve the Treasurer’s Financial Report for the month of March 2009, and that it be
           appended to and made part of the minutes of this meeting.

      5. Approve the Appropriation Transfers and Budget Amendments for the 2008-2009 School Year.
         (List to follow in the minutes.)

      6. Accept the Fiscal Year 2009 NCLB Consolidated Formula Grant Funding as follows:
                           FY2009 Title I Part A             $848,684
                           FY2008 Title I Part A Carryover      62,923
                           FY2009 Title I SIA                   11,458
                           FY2009 Title I Rewards Grant       100,000
                           FY2009 Title II Part A             189,864
                           FY2008 Title II Part A Carryover       4,154
                           FY2009 Title II Part D                 7,049
                           FY2008 Title II Part D Carryover         291
                           FY2009 Title III                      73,484
                           FY2008 Title III Carryover              8,579
                           FY2009 Title IV                       17,120
                           FY2008 Title IV Carryover               4,583
                           FY2008 Title V Carryover                   89
                           Grand Total                      $1,328,278

10. Recess to Closed Session
11. Reconvene Public Session

12. Adjournment
  RESOLVED, That the Board of Education adjourn the Annual Organization Meeting to meet in private
  session now, and at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2009, at Belleville High School, 100 Passaic Avenue,
  to discuss matters which 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.



      ***NEXT PUBLIC BUSINESS MEETING MONDAY, MAY 4, 2009, 7 P.M.,
              BELLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, 100 PASSAIC AVENUE***

								
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