Board Meeting - December 17, 2019

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Friday, December 13, 2019 - 4:15pm
of the Metuchen Board of Education
Metuchen High School
400 Grove Avenue
Metuchen, NJ  08840
Tuesday, December 17, 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

  • Fall Sports Champions
Metuchen High School
Undefeated Girls Cross Country Team
White Division Champions
Zoey Brown
Caroline Schleif
Sara Lignell
Bridget Thomas
Caroline Leon
Charlotte Waring
Molly Malague
Individual GMC Champion
Caroline Schleif
Metuchen High School
Undefeated Boys Cross Country Team
White Division Champions
Romir Anand
Tanuj Gupta
Colin Beacher
Thomas Kwok
Ryan Breen
Giovanni Ortega
Josh Byrne
Raj Safi
Jai Dreher
Aakash Sood
Jun Gesteland
Alan Wu
Metuchen High School
Field Hockey Team
GMC Champions
Lily Almeida
Melanie McNeil
Arielle Benderly
Kaylee Mendez
Olivia Bortman
Caitlin O'Leary
April Calish
Skyler Pearsall
Angelina Gassaway
Isabel Small
Claire Kenny
Haley Sullivan
Elizabeth Lackland
Katie Sullivan
Noelle Leaf
Isabel Weiner
Erica Li
Sela Wyetzner
Carly Manfre
Jodie Zeng
Metuchen High School
Girls Soccer Team
Blue Division Champions
Merin Boucher
Alexandra Lipshutz
Charlotte Breen
Sophie Lipshutz
Cassidy Connors
Nika Rockafeller
Annalise DellaVentura
Nicole Trolaro
Serena Deniz
Caitlin Waldron
Erin Eustace
Emma Walters
Michaela Gwozdz
Leah Wentnick
Jena Kaul
Grace Wetzel

6.Meeting Open to the Public

(for any topic)





  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:
November 26, 2019
Special Meeting I
November 26, 2019
Special Executive Meeting II
November 26, 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: