Board Meeting - October 15, 2019

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Friday, October 11, 2019 - 11:30am
of the Metuchen Board of Education
Metuchen High School
400 Grove Avenue
Metuchen, NJ  08840
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

1.Call to Order


2.Flag Salute


3.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 Criterion Sentinel, The Star Ledger, The Metuchen Mirror, and by filing a copy with the Borough Clerk as prescribed by this law.

4.Roll Call

Mr. Benderly
Mr. Lifton
Ms. Cook
Mr. Manley
Mr. Derflinger
Mr. Small
Mr. Glassberg
Mr. Suss
Ms. Killean

5.Showcase of Success

  • Lara Vaz, MHS Senior, who co-wrote, submitted and presented a paper at a conference this past weekend at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Students with Perfect NJSLA Scores (850)
Perfect NJSLA Scores (Language Arts & Math)
Vedant Naik
Perfect NJSLA Scores (Math)
Leonardo Chen
Andreas Dascalu
Joseph Duhme
Kai Englert
Julia Espinosa
Mason Liu
Joseph Rydarowski
Helen Tang
Alyssa Tay
Perfect NJSLA Scores (Language Arts)
Aanand Aggarwal
Paige Larson
Priya Aggarwal
Caroline Leon
Julia Armeli
Cindy Li
Elizabeth Baginski
Isabel Li
Jacob Blom
Veronica Lijeron
Avery Byrne
Kyle Morano
Christopher Caccavano
Katherine Meyer
Max Cohn
Neela Myers
Sofia D'Agnes
Jiya Narayanan
Anna Davis
Andrew Nussbaum
Jai Dreher
Aliza Omarzai
Annika Fricke
Alexandra Osborn-Jones
Rachel Gould
Julian Ossa
Arjun Gupta
Ronan Pell
Sena Gesteland
Mairead Rivera
Alea Gnaly
Austen Rodey
Matthew Han
Haley Siemers
Erin Hart
Andrew Surgan
Gianna Hernandez
Michelle Tang
Juliana Johnston
Isabella Terracina
Edward Kalegi
Ryan Timko
Lauren Kantar
Sophie Villacampa
Abigail Kozo
Justin Wentnick
Jakob Krombholz
Madeline Whitmore
Anika Kundu

6.Meeting Open to the Public

(for any topic)



  • NJSLA, DLM, ELL Data


  1. President’s Report
  2. Superintendent’s Report
  3. Business Administrator/Board Secretary’s Report
  4. Committee Reports

9.New Business


10.Old Business


11.Approval of Minutes of the Board of Education Meetings

Move to approve the minutes of the following meetings:
September 24, 2019
Board Meeting

12.Meeting Open to the Public

(for any topic discussed up to this point in the meeting and for comments on the recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools)

13.Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools

(at this time the Board will take formal action on the following items – see attachments)
Often times it may appear to members of our audience that the Board of Education takes action with very little comment and in many cases a unanimous vote. Before a matter is placed on the agenda at a public meeting, the administration has thoroughly reviewed the matter with the Superintendent of Schools. If the Superintendent is satisfied that the matter is ready to be presented to the Board of Education, it is then referred to the appropriate board committee. The members of the board committee work with administration and the Superintendent to assure that the members fully understand the matter. When the committee is satisfied with the matter, it is presented to the Board of Education for discussion before any final action is taken. Only then, is it placed on the agenda for action at a public meeting.
  1. Personnel
  2. Finance
  3. Policy
  4. Curriculum

14.Meeting Open to Public (for anything you wish to discuss)




16.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.
  1. Adjournment
Groups audience: