Board Meeting - January 7, 2020

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Friday, January 3, 2020 - 3:00pm
of the Metuchen Board of Education
Metuchen High School
400 Grove Avenue
Metuchen, NJ  08840
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
7:00 pm

1.     Call to Order by Pro-Tem Chair, Michael A. Harvier, Board Secretary


2.     Sunshine Statement and Announcement of Purpose 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.

3.Flag Salute


4.Administration of required oaths to Board Members elected on November                      5, 2019.


5.     Roll Call

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

6.     Announcement of Election Results

Candidates in Ballot Order
Total Votes
Jonathan Lifton
Alicia Killean
Eric Suss

7.     Pro-Tem Chair will conduct election of the Board President


8.     President Takes Chair


9.     Board President will conduct election of the Board Vice-President


10.Meeting Open to the Public on all previous items



  • Audit 2018-2019: A representative from Suplee, Clooney & Company will be present to discuss the results of the 2018-2019 school year audit


12.Remarks by President


13.Report of Superintendent


14.Report of Business Administrator


15. Committee Reports


16.     Meeting Open to the Public

(for comments on the recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools)
17.    Approval of Minutes of the Board of Education Meetings:
Move to approve the minutes of the following meetings:
December 17, 2019
Special Business Meeting (1)
December 17, 2019
Special Executive Meeting (2)
December 17, 2019
Board Meeting

18.     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

19.      Reorganization

  1. Set Regular Meetings of the Board of Education
Move to approve the Board of Education Meeting Schedule for 2020.
  1. NJSBA Code of Ethics
Move to approve the adoption of the NJSBA Code of Ethics for the 2020.

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

21.        Announcements
22.     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.
23.     Adjournment
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