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									                 BELLEVILLE BOARD OF EDUCATION, BELLEVILLE, NEW JERSEY
                        REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING: September 27, 2010
                                            8:00 PM
                           LOCATION: BELLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
                                     100 Passaic Avenue
                                 Belleville, New Jersey 07109

                                               MINUTES
MEMBERS PRESENT:              William Freda, Peter J. Zangari Jr., Vincent Strumolo, Joseph Longo, and John
                              Rivera

MEMBERS EXCUSED:              Judy Piscatowski, and Patricia Pisano

ALSO PRESENT:                 Joseph Picardo, Superintendent
                              Michael Meyers, Director of Curriculum & Instruction
                              Edward J. Appleton, Board Secretary/Business Administrator
                              Al DeMeo, Board Counsel

The meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by the president of the Board of Education, Mr. Freda. Mr.
Freda 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. Mr. Freda asked
that the passing Mr. Caesar Romano, former board president, vice president and member be recognized.

Roll Call of Board: Mrs. Piscatowski and Mrs. Pisano excused.

Moved by Mr. Longo, seconded by Mr. Zangari, the minutes of September 13, 2010 were approved by a roll
call vote of 4-0-1 with Mr. Strumolo taking no part.

Items to be presented by Administration:
        A. Superintendent’s Report
               Schools 3,4,5,and 8 Back to School nights last week.
               Education Job Fund $844,000. Money available thru NJDOE 2010-2012. Letter from
               Assistant Commissioner of Education urging caution in spending decisions that cannot be
               sustained.
               Meeting with Joanne Borin, NJSBA representative 11/1/2010, 6:00 p.m. - Boards self-
               evaluation.
               NJSBA Workshop
               October 18, 2010 Board meeting being changed to 7:00 p.m. to accommodate student
               presentation.
               Professional Day on 10/8/2010.
               International Walk to School day – School #5
               H.S. Soccer and Tennis Team accomplishments
        B. Curriculum & Instruction Director’s Report
               HSPA class
        C. Business Administrator’s Report
               Public Agenda Addendum

Items presented by Board Members:
Mr. Strumolo: School #9’s Back to School Night is tomorrow.

Mr. Rivera: School #5 Home & School Association meeting. Questions about field trips and cost of A/T
program.

Mr. Longo: Congratulations to Mrs. Pisano on her wedding.
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            School #7 Back to School Night, great turnout.

            Wall of Recognition dinner 11/14/2010. Tickets available on Website. 8 inductees all
            accomplished individuals.
            Building & Grounds meeting held last week. Reviewed repairs schedule and equipment needs.
            Curriculum & Instruction Meeting: 5-year curriculum plan. Reviewing Basic Skills Program.
            Gifted and Talented program being developed.
           Parent Information Series: Monthly lecture series
           Dr. Anthony D’Agostino, former Trustee and Board President, consider rename Central office
           after him. Referred to Building & Grounds Committee.

Mr. Zangari: Technology Committee meeting.
          Attended School #4 Back to School Night, great turnout.
          Congratulations to Athletic Committee on last week’s affair.
          Field trips, last year spent $42,000, this years budget is $20,000. Superintendent and staff are
         examining the issue.

Mr. Freda: Attended School #3 Back to School Night.

Public Participation:
Scott Fuchs: School #3 1st grade son, 30 students in class. Asking Board for an aide in classroom, need to
help out teacher.

Marge Franco and Willie Villano: Would like to start up Pride Olympics, November 13.

Cesilia Asali: Field Trips, can parents pay for student’s transportation?
Mr. Appleton: District budget provides $20,000 for student competitions, community activities, (Band and
Chorus presentations for various holidays) and other activities that are considered an integral part of the
curriculum or student club activity.

Carmen Bucco: Mold Issue.
Mr. DeMeo: Possible litigation. Cautioned administration not to respond.
Mr. Bucco: Would like to start up a meet-up group education program. (Had seen concept on the Oprah
Winfrey Show.)

Richard Yanuzzi: Athletic Advisory Council: Renovating Locker rooms ( Belleville Board of Education
maintenance department) Projected completion next week for 10/18 opening. Tailgating party in conjunction
with locker room opening. Athletic Council offering to assist Pride Olympics. Council has purchased pizza
warmer and mascot costume. Junior Varsity beat West Essex. 1st win on new field.
Mr. Strumolo: Home game with Queen of Peace, will concession be open?
Richard Yanuzzi: Will be open but doesn’t know if it will be fully operational .

Pat Droste: The A-Team club no longer in existence this year. Would like to see reinstated.

Georgeann Polite: Uniform donation programs
Mr. Freda: Would be best directed to Consolidated Home & School Association

The board then moved into the following resolutions:
  A. BOARD ACTION/BOARD POLICY:
   Moved by Mr. Longo, seconded by Mr. Zangari, the Board passed the following resolutions A1-A4
   by a roll call vote of 5-0.
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RESOLVED, That the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools:

    1. Approve the 2010-2011 College and Scholarship Essay Support Services Workshop for Belleville
       High School students commencing September 22, 2010 through November 17, 2010 and
       December 1, 2010 through February 9, 2011 nine hours per session.

    2. Approve the 2010-2011 SAT After School/Evening Workshop for Belleville High School students
       commencing September 9, 2010 through November 18, 2010, and March 21, 2011 through
       May 26, 2011 fifteen two hour sessions, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

    3. Effective September 1, 2010 direct Athletic game receipts be deposited to the High School Student
       Activity fund to support the Belleville High School Athletic program and its associated activities.

    4. Approve the HSPA Tutoring sessions for High School students commencing September 20, 2010
       through October 4, 2010 1 hour per day.

 Moved by Mr. Longo, seconded by Mr. Zangari, the Board passed the following resolution A5
 by a roll call vote of 3-0-2 with Mr. Longo and Mr. Strumolo taking no part.

    5. Approve the request by the Belleville High School Varsity Club to make application to the
       Township of Belleville and the State of New Jersey for a gaming license

B. PERSONNEL:
  Moved by Mr. Zangari, seconded by Mr. Rivera, the Board passed the following resolutions B1-B11
   by a roll call vote of 4-0-1 with Mr. Strumolo taking no part.

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

   1. Accept the retirement of Marlene Lemongello, Data Processor/Computer Operator, Central Office
      effective January 1, 2011.

   2. Appoint Dr. Anne Fetherston to the position of Behaviorist, Department of Special Services, at a
      salary of $88,890, DR, Step 11 of the 2008-2011 Belleville Education Association Guide,
      effective September 28, 2010 through June 30, 2011.

   3. Approve the following staff members to teach the HSPA Tutoring Sessions commencing
      September 20, 2010 through October 4, 2010, one hour per day at the contractual rate of $35.00
      per hour as per the 2008-2011 Belleville Education Association Guide: Michael Gaccione and
      Suzanne Lewandowski.

   4. Approve the 2010-2011 Extra Curricular/Advisors/Lunchroom Monitors List (Attachment in
      Minutes).

   5. Approve reclassification with salary adjustment effective September 1, 2010 for the personnel
      who have submitted proof of advanced education in accordance with the contractual agreement
      between the Belleville Board of Education and the Belleville Education Association. (Attachment)

   6. Approve employment of substitutes for inclusion on the district substitute list dated
      September 27, 2010 subject to emergency hiring of Board of Education employees as per the
      New Jersey State Criminal History Review procedures. (Attachment)
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      7. Accept the resignation (job abandonment) of Catherine Jimenez, school bus driver, effective
         September 1, 2010.

     8. Accept the resignation of Kevin Eng, part-time computer technician effective September 22, 2010.

     9. Accept the resignation of Joanne Griswold, Paraprofessional, School Three, effective October 1,
        2010.

     10. Approve the Family Medical leave of Absence of Diane Bruno, Paraprofessional, Middle School,
         commencing September 7, 2010 through January 1, 2011.

     11. Approve the termination of Wei-Chorng-Lai, Director of Computer Operations, within 30 days
         notice as per the Contract of Employment dated June 27, 2010

  C. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: (No Resolutions)

  D. PURCHASING & BUSINESS SERVICES:
   Moved by Mr. Zangari, seconded by Mr. Longo, the Board passed the following resolutions D1-D2
   by a roll call vote of 5-0.

    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).

      2. Approve orders for Custodial Supplies in the amount of $43,740.88 based upon the low bids
         received through the New Jersey Cooperative Bid Program. (List of all bids received and awarded
         to follow in the minutes).

  E. FINANCE:
   Moved by Mr. Longo, seconded by Mr. Rivera, the Board passed the following resolutions E1-E4
   by a roll call vote of 5-0.

  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 September
        27, 2010 has been approved by a majority of the members of the Board.

    2. Approve the Secretary’s Financial report for the month of August 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 August 2010, and that
       it be appended and made part of the minutes of this meeting.

    4. Approve the submission of the Carl Perkins Grant application in the amount of
       $46,702.00

Moved by Mr. Rivera, seconded by Mr. Zangari, the Board passed the following resolution
by a roll call vote of 5-0.


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ADJOURNMENT at 8:44 p.m.

  RESOLVED, That the Board of Education adjourn its meeting to meet in closed session now, and at 7:00
  p.m., on Monday, October 18, 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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