Board Meeting - December 15, 2020

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Dates: 
Friday, December 11, 2020 - 3:00pm
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS  
METUCHEN, NEW JERSEY
 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2020
 
MEETING AGENDA
 
of the Metuchen Board of Education
Metuchen High School
400 Grove Avenue
Metuchen, NJ  08840
 
 
 
 

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
 
Ms. Killean
 
Ms. Cook
 
Mr. Lifton
 
Mr. Derflinger
 
Mr. Manley
 
Mr. Glassberg
 
Mr. Suss
 
Dr. Johnson-Marcus
 
 
 
 
 

 

5.Showcase of Success

 

6.Meeting Open to the Public (for any topic)

 

7.Presentations/Discussions

 
 

8.Reports

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

 

9.Old Business

 
  1. New Business

11.Approval of Minutes of the Board of Education Meetings

Move to approve the minutes of the following meetings:
November 24, 2020
Special Business Meeting (1)
November 24, 2020
Special Executive Meeting (2)
November 24, 2020
Board Meeting
 
 

12.Meeting Open to the Public (for any topic)

 

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 any topic)

 

15.Announcements

 
 

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
 
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13. Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools
          (at this time the Board will take formal action on the following items)
 
 
  1. PERSONNEL – SEE ATTACHED
 
 
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  13. Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools
          (at this time the Board will take formal action on the following items)
 
 
  1. FINANCE
 
 
 
1. Payment of Bills
  1. Board Secretary’s Certification
Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2A.10(d), the Board Secretary has certified that as of December 15, 2020 no budgetary line item accounts have obligations and payments which exceed the amount appropriated by the Board of Education.
 
________________________________________                  _______________
Michael A. Harvier, Board Secretary                         Date
 
  1. Approve the Following Items Submitted by the Board Secretary
Payment of bills and claims, as shown on the attached list(s) that have been certified by the Board of Education and filed in the Business Office.
 
 
2. Budget Transfers
Move to approve budget transfers effective October 31, 2020.
 
3. Professional Development
Move to approve the following professional development activities as shown on the following chart:
 
End Date
Activity Title
Last, First Name
Building
Requested
Payment Method
FFPI #
7/29/2020
7/29/2020
Facilitating SEL in a Remote, Blended, and Traditional Learning Environment
Spring, Christina
CES
 $                   -  
No cost
 
9/25/2020
5/14/2021
Traumatic Loss Coalition
Chango, Lisa
EMS
 $                   -  
No cost
 
11/30/2020
1/5/2021
New Jersey Leadership Academy Series 7
Azevedo, Suzy
EMS
 $                   -  
No cost
 
12/17/2020
12/17/2020
Middlesex County Council for Children's Services Minorities Issues Advisory Committee
Hsu, Erica
CES
 $                   -  
No cost
 
1/2/2021
1/10/2021
NISE National Certificate for STEM Teaching
Divanno, Rachel
EMS
 $          625.00
FFPI
21-037
1/22/2021
2/5/2021
Affirmative Action Officer Certificate Program
Evans, Neyda
EMS
 $          400.00
Other
 
 
 
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 13. Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools
          (at this time the Board will take formal action on the following items)
 
 
  1. POLICY 
 
 
  1. First Reading of Policy
Move to approve the first reading of the following policy:
 
* 1648 – Restart and Recovery Plan
 
 
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13. Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools
          (at this time the Board will take formal action on the following items)
 
  1. CURRICULUM
 
  1. Move to approve the revised curriculum guides for the following subjects:
 
Revised Curriculum Documents
Subject
Description
Art
AP Art and Design
Art
Art 1-Introduction to Art
Art
Art 2-Color Dynamics
Music
General Music-Theater Grades 5-8
Music
Edgar Chorus Grades 5-8
Music
General Music-Theater Grades 1-4
 
 
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