Minutes of Special School Board Meeting - December 5, 2006 All Purpose

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					Minutes of Special School Board Meeting – December 5, 2006

All Purpose Room – Jamaica Avenue School

Present:        Mrs. Bernstein, Mrs. Lieberman, Mrs. Shapp, Mrs. Richter.

Also Present:         Dr. Brooks, Mr. Jonas, Mr. Ruf, Ms. Aloe, Mrs. Fischer.

Absent:         Mr. Mosenson, Mrs. Rothman, Mrs. Dender, Ms. Hodrinsky.

There were also present approximately 10 district residents and staff members.

Mrs. Bernstein called the meeting to order at 9:20 p.m.


Results of Vote on EXCEL Aid

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Lieberman, seconded by Mrs.
Richter that the Board of Education certify the results of the vote on EXCEL aid:

Capital Improvements
Proposition #1______

                                   Yes           No

Jamaica Avenue School              127           34
POB Middle School                  143           47
Old Bethpage School                 83           18

      Totals                       353           99


Adjournment

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Richter, seconded by Mrs.
Lieberman that the Board of Education adjourn the meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:23 p.m.


                                                 Respectfully submitted,

                                                 Harriet Fischer
                                                 District Clerk
Approved:___________________________
          Debbie Bernstein, Vice President
Minutes of School Board Meeting – December 4, 2006

Board Room – Administration Building – Mattlin Middle School

Present:        Mr. Mosenson, Mrs. Bernstein, Mrs. Lieberman, Mrs. Rothman,
                Mrs. Shapp, Mrs. Dender, Mrs. Richter.

Also Present:      Dr. Brooks, Ms Hodrinsky, Mr. Jonas, Mr. Ruf, Mr. Guercio,
                   Ms. Aloe, Mrs. Fischer.



Acting District Clerk

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Bernstein, seconded by Mrs. Richter
that the Board of Education appoint Ms. Hodrinsky Acting District Clerk.




Executive Session

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Lieberman, seconded by Mrs.
Dender that the Board of Education recess to Executive Session for the purpose
of personnel matters.

The meeting was recessed at 6:05 p.m.

                                                       Respectfully submitted,


                                                       Eileen Hodrinsky
                                                       Acting District Clerk

Approved:_______________________________
            Jonathan Mosenson, President



Mr. Mosenson called the meeting to order at 8:05 p.m.

There were approximately 30 staff members and district residents present.
Minutes of Special School Board Meeting – December 5, 2006

All Purpose Room – Jamaica Avenue School

Present:        Mrs. Bernstein, Mrs. Lieberman, Mrs. Shapp, Mrs. Richter.

Also Present:         Dr. Brooks, Mr. Jonas, Mr. Ruf, Ms. Aloe, Mrs. Fischer.

Absent:         Mr. Mosenson, Mrs. Rothman, Mrs. Dender, Ms. Hodrinsky.

There were also present approximately 10 district residents and staff members.

Mrs. Bernstein called the meeting to order at 9:20 p.m.


Results of Vote on EXCEL Aid

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Lieberman, seconded by Mrs.
Richter that the Board of Education certify the results of the vote on EXCEL aid:

Capital Improvements
Proposition #1______

                                   Yes           No

Jamaica Avenue School              127           34
POB Middle School                  143           47
Old Bethpage School                 83           18

      Totals                       353           99


Adjournment

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Richter, seconded by Mrs.
Lieberman that the Board of Education adjourn the meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:23 p.m.


                                                 Respectfully submitted,

                                                 Harriet Fischer
                                                 District Clerk
Approved:___________________________
          Debbie Bernstein, Vice President
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Announcements

Mrs. Bernstein was very proud to announce that Jinju Yi and her partner ViJay
Jain    placed 4th in the National Siemens Math, Science & Technology
Competition. Mrs. Bernstein noted that this was the second year in a row that
we have had national winners. She was thrilled for these students, their families,
their teachers and their mentors. Both Jinju and ViJay will receive a $15,000
scholarship.

Mr. Mosenson watched the competition on the computer. It was wonderful. He
extended his congratulations to all the contestants. All the research topics were
terrific.

Mrs. Lieberman stated that she, Mrs. Rothman and Mr. Jonas attended a law
conference. It was very interesting hearing an issue discussed from two different
sides. It was very informative.      Mrs. Lieberman stated that she and Mrs.
Rothman attended a workshop on violence and bullying in the schools. It was a
very worthwhile presentation.

Mrs. Dender stated that she and other Board Members attended a PEP Rally for
Jinju at the high school. It was awesome how the whole school was there. She
also attended the DECA Crafts Sale. It was very successful.

Mrs. Richter stated that she and Mrs. Bernstein attended the high school
production of Agatha Christie’s, “And Then There Were None”.               She
congratulated the students, the staff and the technology people for an excellent
show.




Reports

1.    Internal Auditor Recommendations

Mr. Gerry Ring spoke of the firms that the Audit Committee interviewed. The
Audit Committee is recommending two firms for the Board to interview

Mr. Mosenson stated that we will get in touch with these firms and set up
interviews.
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2.     Budget Status

Dr. Brooks reviewed the budget status. We are still on track for presenting the
budget to the Board.

Mr. Mosenson requested that the budget work be given to the Board by the week
of February 5th so that the Board can review it.




3.     Report on Wellness

Ms. Eileen Hodrinsky comprehensively reviewed the report from the Wellness
Committee. She spoke of the resources that are available to us on nutrition and
physical fitness. She outlined the subcommittees that were established. She
discussed the collaborations with other community resource agencies. She
spoke of aggression and bullying and the bully-free classroom. She discussed
the sub-committee focus on The Caring Community addressing acts of kindness
and empathy as well as acts of bullying and relational aggression.

Discussion:

Mrs. Lieberman asked what class the bully free classroom starts in.

Ms. Michelle McAndrew stated it is in the 5th through 8th grades.

Mrs. Lieberman asked if all our buildings are using this.

Ms. McAndrew stated that the curriculum is available.

Mrs. Lieberman asked if the staff and parents are included.
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Ms. McAndrew stated it is a teaching tool.

Mrs. Lieberman stated her opinion that you have to have a program that starts in
the kindergarten. Kids, staff and parents have to know that a bully free program
is in place. You have to have zero based tolerance. The biggest killer of kids is
suicide caused by aggression.

Mrs. Lieberman discussed cyberbullying. There has to be an understanding of
the different types of bullying. Parents have partners with the teachers.
Teachers have to know what to look for.

Mrs. Lieberman has given many, many workshops on the subject of bullying and
violence. She would share her resources. We reiterated her belief that we must
begin covering this subject in kindergarten. You have to make this part of the
classroom.      Every building does something different. You have to have
partners throughout the district.

Ms. Hodrinsky stated that we want to partner with families. We have to create a
caring community.     She also stated that we have a very committed wellness
committee.

Mrs. Rothman read an article about parents that received a report on physical
fitness. She expressed her views that we need to make parents partners.

Mrs. Rothman stated that she and other Board Members attended the New York
State School Board Convention and had the opportunity to attend a workshop on
physical activities for children with A.D.D. and A.D.H.D. She asked if we looked
at increasing physical ed classes for special education students with attention
deficit disorders.

Mr. Mosenson asked what the goals of these committees are this year.

Ms. Hodrinsky stated that we want to phase in recommendations for wellness.
The entire school campus should be aware of our wellness policy. We will gather
data and move toward creating a school system that promotes wellness.

Mr. McDermott comprehensively reviewed the fitness sub-committee report for
recommendations in the high school, middle schools and elementary schools.
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Mrs. Rothman spoke of the benefits of having vending machines that have
refrigeration.

Mr. Mosenson thanked Ms. Hodrinsky and everyone else who worked on this
report.




4.    Board of Education Goals – 2006/2007

Mr. Mosenson outlined the suggestions he has received regarding Board of
Education Goals for the 2006/2007 school year.

Mr. Mosenson expressed his views that we have a lot on the plate now. We
want to reassess the programs that are in place. He would like to stay with the
goals we have now.

Mrs. Lieberman would like to review our academic standards. She is concerned
about our test scores. She would like to raise the bar in the middle schools.
She asked what we are planning to do to raise these standards. Mrs. Lieberman
requested a report dealing with academic standards with particular attention to
the middle schools.

Mrs. Shapp asked if the scores reflect our children or is it our testing. She is not
sure how it works. She expressed her views that she want our test scores to
improve.

Mrs. Dender stated that the last couple of years we have had goals and we have
not achieved them. She wants to access what we have done and where we are
going with what we started.

Mrs. Shapp expressed her views that technology must be improved. Mr. Lodico
does an excellent job but he can only do so much.

Dr. Brooks stated that he asked Ms. Hodrinsky to put together a five year
textbook plan.
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Mrs. Lieberman stated that she believes we have policy on the replacement of
textbooks.

Mr. Mosenson read the Board of Education goals for the 2005-2006 school year.
He requested that members of the Board submit possible goals. He also
requested that they be broad in nature.




6.    Need for Additional Staffing

Dr. Brooks stated that he is recommending a 4th collaborative class in the
Kindergarten Center.

Ms. Hodrinsky recommends that we increase the reading services at the
Stratford Road School with the addition of a .5 reading teacher.

Discussion:

Mr. Mosenson asked if we are doing the same thing in the other grades and in
the middle school.

Ms. Hodrinsky stated we are trying to restructure how we offer after school
programs. We are preparing the students for the ELA with two classes during
the month of December.

Mr. Mosenson questioned if there are enough resources in all our schools.

Mrs. Dender asked if there is a need this year, are we considering the position
we have left in the budget.

Ms. Hodrinsky stated we are looking at this.

Mrs. Dender asked if AIS services in the middle school aren’t available in one
school, could they go to the other school.

Mrs. Lieberman asked what happens to the child in the 2nd grade that needs help
in math.
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Ms. Hodrinsky stated that we don’t offer help in math right now for second grade
students.

Mrs. Lieberman asked when we stopped helping children in the second grade in
math. She asked why we aren’t helping the children in the first and second
grade that have a weakness in math.

Dr. Brooks stated that first grade kids get help in X-R.

Mrs. Lieberman expressed her views that some kids just don’t “get” math. There
is nothing more frustrating for a child than not “getting” it. We are missing an
opportunity to help children. They need help and we have an obligation to
provide help to these children.

Dr. Brooks stated that he is not aware of when children in the second grade were
serviced. Math is the next piece for us. We started to address this. In the
2007/2008 budget we will be looking at what we can afford to do and where it is
better to be done.

Mrs. Lieberman stated you have to build a foundation in the elementary school.
If you wait, the child falls behind and the gap only gets bigger. Whatever service
children need to succeed, that is what we have to do.

Recommendation for Additional Staffing

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Lieberman, seconded by Mrs.
Shapp that the Board of Education approve the recommendation to add a
collaborative class in the Kindergarten Center and add a .5 reading teacher at
the Stratford Road School.
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Public Participation

Mr. Jacques Wolfner discussd the EXCEL Aid vote. He also discussed the
BOCES budget. He asked about the State’s requirement that school districts
must provide calculators to each student.

Mr. Ruf stated the approximate cost for the District to provide this is
approximately $100,000.

Mrs. Lieberman suggested we contact Assemblyman Charles Lavine to inform
him of the financial impact this has on our school district.

Ms. Lori Sullivan, the mother of the girl involved in a bus incident last week,
stated that the bus stop has not been changed and parents have still not been
notified of the change.

Dr. Brooks apologized. He had been assured that the bus stop would be
changed last Wednesday. Mrs. Dender alerted him this morning to the fact that it
had not been changed. He spoke with the Director of Transportation. He again
apologized.

Liz Fox discussed the lighting for the track. She stated that 60% of our residents
don’t have children in the schools.       She requested that the Board use the
Community Revitalization Funds for improvements at the track.
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Routine Business

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Lieberman seconded by Mrs.
Rothman that the Board of Education approve the following routine business
items including the pink sheets:

1.    Students

      Student Placements

      That the Board of Education approve the student placements as
      recommended by Pupil Personnel Services.




2.    Personnel

      Professional Staff – Extension of Leave of Absence Without Pay

      Name                 Position                Effec. Date         Salary

      Sharon Newmark       Elementary Teacher      Dec. 20, 2006
                           Pasadena ES                   thru
                                                   Jan. 26, 2007
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Professional Staff – Regular Substitute Position

Name                Position                   Effec. Date          Salary

Marjorie H. Klein   Elementary Teacher         Dec. 20, 2006        $55,429
                    Regular Substitute                 thru           Step 1MA
                    Assign: Pasadena ES        Jan. 26, 2007        To be
                    (replacing S. Newmark,      or earlier at the    prorated
                    on Extension of Leave      discretion of
                    of Absence)                the Board of
                                               Education




Appointments – Substitutes

Cindy Barkoff       Sub. School Monitor        12/5/06              $8.00 p.h.

Christina Guido     Sub. School Monitor        12/5/06              $8.00 p.h.

Joann Flaccomio     Sub. School Monitor        12/5/06              $8.00 p.h.

Beth Kirschenbaum Sub. Typist Clerk            12/5/06              $11.75 p.h.

Matthew Levine      Sub. Typist Clerk          9/1/06               $11.75 p.h.
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Non-Teaching Personnel – Appointment

Name              Position                 Effec. Date    Salary

John Powers       Special Education Aide   Dec. 5, 2006   $20,236
                  10 Month Position                       To be
                  6-1/2 hours per day                     prorated
                  Assign: ABA Class
                  Stratford Road ES
                  New Position




Non-Teaching Personnel – Temporary Appointment

Mary Clinton      Hall Aide                Dec. 5, 2006   $18.20 p.h.
                  Temporary Position
                  3 hours per day
                  Assign: POB M.S.




Coaching Recommendations – 2006-2007

Daniel Yeoun      Middle School Womens     immediately    $2759.15
                  Volleyball Coach
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Personnel Recommendations – Appointments

Name               Position                 Effec. Date      Salary

Karen Ferreira     Athletic Chaperone       immediately      $80.27/sess.

Tomas Shean        Athletic Chaperone       immediately      $80.27/sess.




Personnel Recommendation – Appointment

Grace Signoretti   Chaperone                immediately      $80.27/sess.




Personnel Recommendations – Chaperones – Plainview-Old Bethpage John F.
Kennedy High School

Kevin Dugan        Chaperone                immediately      $80.27/sess.




Non-Teaching Personnel – Leave of Absence Without Pay

Carmela Liguori    Special Education Aide   Retroactive to
                   Plainview-Old Bethpage   Oct. 16, 2006
                   Middle School                   thru
                                            Jan. 31, 2007
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Non-Teaching Personnel – Appointment

Name               Position                Effec. Date     Salary

Brandy Chmela      Special Education Aide- Dec. 18, 2006   $26,860
                   1:1 – 10 month                          To be
                   position- 8 hours per day               prorated
                   Assign: Yeshiva Har
                   Torah – Little Neck, NY




Coaching Recommendations – 2006-2007

Kristofer Baffi    JV Wrestling Coach      Dec. 4, 2006    $3666.82
                                                           To be
                                                           prorated




Appointment – Per Diem Substitute

Solomon, Levy      Per Diem Substitute     Dec., 2006      $128.58
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3.    Finance

      a.    Disposal of Obsolete Fax Machine – Parkway Elementary School

            That the Board of Education declare obsolete for disposal purposes
            a 2750 Brother Fax Machine located in the Parkway Elementary
            School.



      b.    Contract for Athletic Awards Dinner – Monday, June 11, 2007

            That the Board of Education authorize the President of the Board to
            sign a contract with Fox Hollow for the Athletic Awards Dinner on
            Monday, June 11, 2007.




      c.    Demographic Survey

            Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Lieberman, seconded
            by Mrs. Bernstein that the Board of Education authorize H2M
            Group to perform an up date on the demographic survey. The cost
            is not to exceed $3,500.




      d.    Payment of Bills

            November 2006

            General Fund A                   849,625.91

            Federal Projects                   43,086.28

            Trust & Agency                   1,270,629.19

            School Lunch                        8,886.77

            Child Care                             35.00

            Payroll                          1,581,457.47
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New Business

1.    Approval of Policy #1334, Appointment and Duties of the Claims Auditor

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Shapp, seconded by Mrs. Richter
that the Board of Education approve Policy #1334, Appointment and Duties of
Claim Auditor.




2.    Approval of 8th Grade Trip to Boston

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Lieberman, seconded by Mrs.
Rothman that the Board of Education approve the recommendation for the
Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School 8th grade students to travel to Boston on
May 31 through June 1, 2007.

Discussion:

Mrs. Dender expressed her views that the parents of the 8th grade students
should be told how much the trip costs.




3. Change of Name of SOVAH Club at POBJFK High School

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Dender, seconded by Mrs. Shapp
that the Board of Education approve the recommendation to change the name of
the SOVAH (Students Against Violence and Hatred) Club at Plainview-Old
Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School to Increase the Peace Club.
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4.     Acceptance of Stipulation of Agreements

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Richter, seconded by Mrs. Rothman
that the Board of Education approve the Stipulation of Agreement Settlements for
the students named in Executive Session.




5.     Use of Revitalization Funds

Dr. Brooks reviewed the cost of the different options that the Board requested.

Discussion:

Mrs. Rothman asked how the track would be lighted.

Mr. Herzog explained the plan and stated that this is not the architects’ plans.

Mrs. Bernstein stated that she is looking for something that is adequate for our
usage. She needs to know the lighting is sufficient.

Mrs. Dender asked how many additional lights we would need to come close to
the architect’s recommendations.

Mrs. Shapp stated that we should make sure there is sufficient lighting after dark.

Mrs. Dender asked the height of the poles.

Mrs. Richter, before she made her comments, reviewed her background as a
safety engineer. She knows when we should defer to the experts. Mrs. Richter
expressed her concerns about safety and security at the track. This track is not
designed for natural surveillance. You would need security patrols. She
reiterated her concerns about safety. Mrs. Richter stated we will have to post
signs saying people who use our track do so at their own risk.

Mrs. Richter stated that she could be persuaded to vote for the most
comprehensive lighting plan. This would be the most expensive plan.
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Mrs. Shapp stated that anything we pick would be great. However, she does not
want to do anything in a half fast way. Whatever we decide to do should be done
all the way. When you put lights on the track, this is an invitation to come to the
track.

Mr. Mosenson stated that the architect has made two recommendations. He
assumes both are safe or they wouldn’t have made the recommendations. He is
comfortable that 3 30 foot poles and one building mounted light would be
sufficient.

Mrs. Dender spoke of when we received the gift of the all weather track. It was
meant for the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School. At that time, we listened to
members of the community and put the track at the high school because all
students flow through the high school.

Mrs. Dender stated that she would like one more tennis court added at the high
school. It will help our tennis teams and members of the community always use
the courts when the kids aren’t using them.

Mrs. Dender also stated that she would like to find a way to make the lights work.
Community members are into fitness and she wants to open the availability of the
track to them.

Mrs. Dender wants each elementary school to receive $5,000 and each middle
school to receive at least $10,000.

Mrs. Bernstein stated her goal for the use of these funds was to combine
community use with the Board’s goal of wellness. She stated that people with
young children use our elementary playgrounds all the time. She is going to vote
for her goal to enable community use of the playgrounds and combine this goal
with the Board’s goal for wellness.

Mrs. Bernstein asked if our architect was made aware of what we wanted to
achieve.

They were.

Mrs. Rothman asked the difference between 30 foot poles and 70 foot poles.

Mr. Herzog responded.
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Mrs. Shapp stated that whatever option we decide to go with, we should do that
option right.

Mrs. Lieberman asked how the 70 foot option is going to affect surrounding
residents.

Mrs. Richter stated that with the 70 foot pole, you can control where the light
goes.

Mrs. Richter noted that if we do the 70 foot pole option, it would cost
approximatelly $170,000. The pathway would cost additional money,

Mrs. Richter agrees with Mrs. Bernstein and Mrs. Dender regarding wellness.
She is going to vote for the wellness of the children. She also expressed her
desire to give money to each elementary and middle school for playground
equipment.

Recommendation - Community Assistance Grant - $5,000 to each Elementary
School

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mr. Mosenson, seconded by Mrs. Shapp
that the Board of Education provide $5,000 to each elementary school from the
Community Assistance Grant.



Recommendation – Community Assistance Grant - $15,000 to each Middle
School

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Lieberman, seconded by Mrs.
Rothman that the Board of Education provide $15,000 to each middle school
from the Community Assistance Grant.
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Roadways and Walkways

Mrs. Shapp expressed her views that the walkways and parking area should be
put in our budget.

Mrs. Lieberman agreed.

Mrs. Dender doesn’t know whether we need four parking spots. It is a lot of
money for this.

Mrs. Richter asked if we would save any money by having a drop off spot.

Mr. Mosenson asked about paving the ramp going to the bleachers.

Dr. Brooks stated that if you want it to be handicapped accessible, you have to
make a statement and we should provide parking spots.

Mrs. Rothman asked if the parking is aideable.

Mr. Ruf will check.


Recommendation – Lighting – Community Assistance Grant

Resolved upon motion by Mr. Mosenson, seconded by Mrs. Bernstein that the
Board of Education approve option 1 of the Architect’s recommendation for three
light poles, one building mounted light plus contingencies and fees from the
Community Assistance Grant.

Discussion:

Mrs. Shapp expressed her views that this should be done the right way.

On the Motion:

Ayes:         Mr. Mosenson, Mrs. Bernstein, Mrs. Lieberman.

Nays:         Mrs. Shapp, Mrs. Rothman, Mrs. Dender, Mrs. Richter.

Motion denied.
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Recommendation – One Tennis Court at POBJFK High School – Community
Assistance Grant

Resolved upon motion by Mrs. Dender, seconded by Mrs. Lieberman that the
Board of Education approve the construction of one tennis court at Plainview-Old
Bethpage JFK High School with funds from the Community Assistance Grant.

Discussion:

Mrs. Rothman asked about the two lighting options.

Dr. Brooks discussed increasing the capital code.

Mrs. Rothman stated that we have done something for a lot of our sport teams.
She would like to do this for the tennis teams but she feels lighting the track
would benefit more members of the community.


On the Motion:

Ayes:         Mrs. Dender, Mrs. Lieberman.

Nays:         Mr. Mosenson, Mrs. Bernstein, Mrs. Rothman, Mrs. Shapp,
              Mrs. Richter.

Motion Denied.
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Recommendation       - Lighting of Track, Path and Walkways – Community
Assistance Grant

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Shapp, seconded by Mrs. Bernstein
that the Board of Education approve option 2 of the Architect’s recommendation
for the construction of 4 – 70 foot poles with lights around the track and walkways
plus contingencies and fees from the Community Assistance Grant.

Discussion:

Mrs. Richter stated that we must have appropriate signage.

Mrs. Bernstein asked if we had policy on this.

Mrs. Dender stated that we have policy but it will have to be amended.




Executive Session

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Bernstein, seconded by Mrs.
Rothman that the Board of Education recess to Executive Session for the
purpose of negotiations.

The meeting was recessed at 10:55 p.m.


                                                 Respectfully submitted,

                                                 Harriet Fischer
                                                 District Clerk

Approved:__________________________
         Jonathan Mosenson, President
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The meeting was reconvened at 12:40 a.m.

Acting District Clerk

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Lieberman, seconded by Mrs.
Dender that the Board of Education appoint Mrs. Hodrinsky Acting District Clerk.


Adjournment

Resolved unanimously upon motion by Mrs. Shapp, seconded by Mrs. Richter
that the Board of Education adjourn the meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:45 a.m.


                                                     Respectfully submitted,

                                                     Eileen Hodrinsky
                                                     Acting District Clerk


Approved:______________________________
            Jonathan Mosenson, President