Board Meeting - December 12, 2017

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 8:00pm
of the Metuchen Board of Education
Metuchen High School
400 Grove Avenue
Metuchen, NJ  08840
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
8:00 pm

1.   Flag Salute

2.   Notice of Meeting

I hereby make this statement to indicate compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act known as Chapter 231 of the Public Laws of New Jersey, 1975, which became effective 90 days after enactment, January 19, 1976.
Notice of this meeting was given by providing the location, time and date of this meeting, and posting of the same on the front door of the Board of Education offices, by delivering copies to the Borough Hall and the Metuchen Public Library, The Home News and Tribune, The Sentinel, The Star Ledger, and by filing a copy with the Borough Clerk as prescribed by this law.

3.   Roll Call

Mr. Benderly
Mr. Manley
Ms. Gibson
Ms. McGuire
Ms. Killean
Mr. Small
Mr. Lifton
Mr. Suss
Ms. Lunt


4.   Presentation/Discussion Items

  • Showcase of Success
  • MHS Winter Concert Preview
    • The MHS Jazz Ensemble, under direction of John Messenger, will play Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
  • Edgar Middle School Undefeated Girls Cross Country Team
Nicole Bellows
Mary Malague
Mary Katherine Cummings
Catie McGuiness
Anna Davis
Faith Mei
Annabelle Fedun
Alexandra Miller
Kayla Gawronski
Jaya Rao
Jaimie Hong
Mairead Rivera
Ximena Johnstone
Caroline Schleif*
Lauren Kantar
Samantha Schulz
Anika Kundu
Anna Weissblum
Makenna Lamela
Hannah Zhang
Cindy Li
Cecelia Zuniga
Sara Lignell
*Caroline Schleif:  Cross Country Individual Middle School Champion
  • Metuchen High School Boys Cross County Champions
State Sectional Champions
Jacob Beacher*
Ravi Chawla
Divij Gupta
Caelan Johnson
Edward Malague
Steven Tang
Alexander Yakowenko
*Jacob Beacher:  GMC Individual Champion
Marty Holleran:  Blue Division Coach of the Year
  • Metuchen High School Girls Cross Country Champions
White Division Champions, Central Jersey Group I Sectional Champions, Group I Champions
Emma Kacani
Joy Li
Lauren Lobdell
Camille Lussier
Tasha Pais
Nina Suss
Bridget Thomas
Kelli Holleran:  White Division Coach of the Year
  • Metuchen High School Girls Tennis Champions
Blue Division Champions
Madeleine Fenner
Laura Knecht
Erika Rems
Isabelle Hong
Kate McGrath
Ilana Rosen
 Katie Hong
Sonia Mersich
Meghna Trehan
Marina Jones
Palak Parikh
Ilakiya Udhayakumar
Jiyeon Kang
  • Metuchen High School Girls Soccer Champions
Blue Division Champions
Grace Allar-Wetzel
Skye Nowicki
Kerri Farrell
Kate Santus
Erin Hausser
Drew Schuchman
Rory Josell
Kendall Schuchman
Hope Kenny
Mya Stolarski
Christine Laskowski
Natalie Tiu
Sophie Lipshutz
Molly Walters
Juliana Mullen
Margaret Zeng
Mike Knoth:  Blue Division Coach of the Year
  • Metuchen High School Field Hockey Champions
GMC Champions
Alexandra Battaglia
Lydia Lepinski
Sophia Caposino
Katherine Lobdell
Anna Capron
Amelia Lorenzo
Kamryn Chaudry
Elena Lorenzo
Melonnie Esguerra
Diana Misrahi
Alexandra Glutz
Natalie Reid
Emily Glutz
Hannah Silverman
Lauren Hausser
Julia Silverman
Sarah Jeney
Marisa Toomey
Maeve Kenny
Jodie Zeng
Noelle Leaf
  • Presentation
    • Honor Board Member Jackie Gibson
    • Audit 2016-2017:  A representative from Baker Tilly LLP will be present to discuss the results of the 2016-2017 school year audit
    • Districtwide PARCC Growth Data – Mr. Cohen

5.   Report of the President of the Board of Education

6.   Report of the Superintendent of Schools

7.   Report of the Business Administrator/Board Secretary

8.   Committee Reports

9.   New Business

10.  Old Business

11.  Minutes

Move to approve the minutes of the following meetings:
November 28, 2017
Special Business Meeting (1)
November 28, 2017
Special Executive Meeting (2)
November 28, 2017
Board Meeting

12.  Meeting Open to the Public

(for comment on any Presentation/Discussion items, Reports and New/Old Business)
  1. Meeting Open to the Public
(for comment on the recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools)

14.  Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools

(at this time the Board will take formal action on the following items – see attachments)
  1. Personnel
  2. Finance
  3. Policy
  4. Curriculum

15.  Meeting Open to Public

16.  Announcements

17.  Motion to Go Into Executive Session

(when applicable)
Resolution to Close Meeting
BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to the Sunshine Act, N.J.S. 10:4-12 and 13, that the Board of Education will now meet in executive session to discuss _________________ and that matters discussed will be disclosed to the public as soon as the reason for confidentiality no longer exist.
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