The Regular meeting was called to order by board president Allison Lih-Thiessen at 7:35 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by this opening statement:
STATEMENT RE: SUNSHINE LAW
This meeting has been advertised in two newspapers, the Courier-News and the Star Ledger, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting and has been posted in conspicuous locations including the borough hall and school buildings. This complies with state law governing meetings of school boards and other organizations.
PRESENT: Mr. Ambrose (left at 9:13 PM), Mrs. Lih-Thiessen, Mrs. Esposito and Mrs. Shallop.
Also present: Dr. Lorise Goeke, Superintendent/Principal and Mr. Michael Steinmetz, Business Administrator/Board Secretary.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Motion to approve agenda as distributed to board members.
MOTION: Mrs. Esposito SECOND: Mr. Ambrose VOTE: 4-0
6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – June 16, 2015
a. Motion to approve minutes of June 16, 2015 Regular Meeting.
MOTION: Mr. Ambrose SECOND: Mrs. Esposito VOTE: 4-0
b. Motion to approve closed session minutes of June 16, 2015 Regular Meeting.
RECOGNITION OF PUBLIC SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
Dr. Goeke discussed the following with the board
- myOn reading program, students’ use over the summer.
- There may need to be a 3rd Kindergarten class, David Zatta will be the teacher. A waiver
is required for the use of a Kindergarten classroom without an exclusive restroom.
- Working on getting funding for a shed, garden and picnic tables for courtyard through a
- Uniforms for students, we are going to survey parents.
- Plans to showcase the school as a “Leader In Me School”.
a. Letter of resignation from Shirin Razani.
b. Letter of resignation from Zobeida Vides.
c. Thank you letter from Eugenia Kalacheva.
d. Letter from Becky Sipos, president of Character.org.
e. Letter from Laura Bochner indicating her intention to retire on March 1, 2016.
CONSENT ITEMS A - J
a. APPROVAL OF FINAL BILLS LISTING – JUNE 2015
Motion to approve final bills listing for June 2015 in the amount of $ 817,497.58; includes
June 15, 2015 & June 22, 2015 payroll.
b. APPROVAL OF BILLS LISTING – JULY 2015
Motion to approve bills listing for July 2015 in the amount of
$ 878,719.95; includes July 15, 2015 and July 30, 2015 payroll.
c. APPROVAL OF BILLS LISTING – AUGUST 2015
Motion to approve bills listing for August 2015 in the amount of
$ 543,540.54; includes August 15, 2015 payroll.
d. TRANSFERS WITHIN THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL BUDGET
Motion to approve the following transfers, made to avoid over expenditure of