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March 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
I. Meeting via Zoom 
Recognition and Student Achievement, Mrs. Mary Kay Ryan, Principal of GFJ, 6:45 pm
Call to Order - Salute the Flag - Dick Testa, Board President - 7:00 pm 
Attachments: (1)
II. Roll Call, Ms. Susan Reif, District Clerk
Mrs. Kathy Marecek, Board Member
Dr. Thomas Martin, Board Member
Mr. Glenn McIver, Board Member
Mr. Lowell Taylor, Board Member
Mr. Dick Testa, Board President
Mr. James Truillo, Board Vice-President
Dr. Sharon Wells, Board Member
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III. Agenda Consideration of Addendum Items.
Moved by _____, seconded by _____, approving the agenda and resolutions for the Regular Board Meeting of March 8, 2021. 
IV. Minutes of the Last Meeting(s)
Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 16, 2021.
Moved by _____, seconded by _____, approving the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 16, 2021.
Approve Minutes of the Special Meeting of February 25, 2021.
Moved by _____, seconded by _____, approving the Minutes of the Special Meeting of February 25, 2021.
 
Attachments: (2)
V. Hear from Visitors
  • The Board has reserved fifteen (15) minutes at the beginning of the meeting held in public to hear comments from visitors who have signed the "Request to Address the Board" sheet prior to the meeting. 
  • The fifteen (15) minutes allotted will be divided equally among the number of people who wish to speak but each person is asked to limit their comments to three (3) minutes. 
  • The purpose of this segment of the meeting is to give people the opportunity to express their viewpoints on any issue relating to the overall mission, purpose, and/or operation and maintenance of the school district. 
  • Comments directed to the Board of Education should be made in a courteous, respectful and civil manner, keeping in mind that adults must act as role models for the children whom we are educating and preparing to become productive citizens in the future.  The Board may not respond in the immediate, but will respond to questions within 48 hours. 
  • Visitors who wish to speak to the Board of Education will be asked to clearly state their name, address and the topic they wish to address.
VI. Financial Treasurer's Report - No Report this Meeting 
VII. Administrator's Written Reports
VII.A. Receive Special Education District Plan, 2020-2021, Mrs. Kerry Zostant, Director of Pupil Services and Ms. Jennifer Blackman, CSE Chairperson. 
Attachments: (1)
VIII. Superintendent's Reports
VIII.A. Hear Annual Special Education Presentation, Mrs. Kerry Zostant, Director of Pupil Services and Jennifer Blackman, CSE Chairperson. 
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B. Hear Presentation on 2021-2022 Budget, Mrs. Pamela Portland RIddleberger, Assistant Superintendent for Business & Elementary Education. 
Attachments: (1)
IX. Board President's Report
X. Board Advisory Team Reports
XI. Old Business
XII. New Business
XII.A. Hear Second Reading/Adoption of The Maltese Falcon, Author; Dashal Hammett, Publisher; Alfred A. Knopf, copyright date 1957.  25 copies at $7.99, no shipping cost.  Total $199.75.  Submitted by English teachers for grades 11-12. 
Approval sought under Resolution 21-3-G2
Attachments: (1)
XII.B. Hear Second Reading/Adoption of Enrique's Journey:  The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother (Adapted for Young People).  Author; Sonia Nazario, Publisher; Random House, copyright date 2006.  25 copies at $8.96, no shipping cost.  Total $224.00.  Submitted by English teachers for grades 8-11.
Approval sought under Resolution 21-3-G3 
Attachments: (1)
XII.C. Hear Second Reading/Adoption of The Poet X.  Author; Elizabeth Acevedo, Publisher; Harper Teen, copyright date 2018.  300 copies at $11.69, no shipping cost.  Total $350.70.  Submitted by English teachers for English 9 Honors. 
Approval sought under Resolution 21-3-G4
Attachments: (1)
XII.D. Hear Second Reading/Adoption of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.  Author; Ransom Riggs, Publisher; Yen Press, copyright date 2013.  50 copies at $16.22, no shipping cost.  Total $811.00.  Submitted by English teachers for grades 11-12. 
Approval sought under Resolution 21-3-G5
Attachments: (1)
XII.E. Hear Second Reading/Adoption of New Board Policy #5655, Gender Neutral Single-Occupancy Bathrooms.
Approval sought under Resolution 21-3-G1
XII.F. Hear Second Reading/Adoption of Good Girl's Guide to Murder, Author;  Holly Jackson, Publisher;  Random House, copyright date 2019.  40 copies at $14.32.  No shipping charge.  Total cost $72.80.
Approval sought under Resolution 21-3-G6
Attachments: (1)
XIII. Approve All General Resolutions to Include Financial, Contractual, Policy or Regulation, Committee Matters, Legislative Stances, State Education Department Issues or Textbook Adoptions.
Moved by _____, seconded by _____, approving all general resolutions numbered 21-3-G1 through 21-3-G39 as attached hereto.
Attachments: (23)
XIV. Approve all Certified and Non-Certified Resolutions for Personnel Changes.
Moved by _____, seconded by _____, approving all certified resolutions numbered 21-3-C1 through 21-3-C9, as attached hereto.
Moved by _____, seconded by _____, approving all non-certified resolutions numbered 21-3-NC1 through 21-3-NC11, as attached hereto.
Attachments: (1)
XV. Announcements/Board Correspondence
Board Meetings:
Monday, March 29, 2021, @ 7:00 pm
Monday, April 19, 2021, @ 7:00 pm, Budget Workshop
Monday, May 10, 2021, @ 6:00 Public Hearing, Reg. Meeting @ 7:00 pm
District Events:
XV.A. Receive Thank You letter from Mary Mullock, Principal of LWW/Tiger Ventures to Dr. Steven Grossman.
Attachments: (1)
XVI. Hear from Visitors
  • The Board has reserved fifteen (15) minutes at the end of the meeting held in public session to hear comments from visitors.
  • The second hearing from visitors generally proves people with the opportunity to seek clarification on any of the resolutions approved, or issues discussed, by the Board of Education during the Meeting. 
  • The same parameters, as by the Board of Education for the first hearing from visitors, apply to the second hearing of visitors.
XVII. Executive Session
XVII.A. Approve the Recess of the Public Meeting to Executive Session.
Moved by ____, seconded by ____, approving the recess of the public meeting to Executive Session to hear discussion on Medicare Advantage and the Health Insurance Consortium at ____ p.m.
XVII.B. Approve Recess of Executive Session and return into Public Meeting. 
Moved by ____, seconded by ____. approving the recess of Executive Session and return into Public Meeting at ____ p.m.
XVIII. Adjournment of the Meeting.
Moved by _____, seconded by _____, adjourning the Public Board of Education Meeting at _____ p.m.
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