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Verona Board of Education Meeting to be Conducted via Zoom Webinar 12/22/20

BOARD OF EDUCATION

December 22,  2020

REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA – 7:00 pm 

VIA  ZOOM WEBINAR

Based on the recent attention with COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, and the potential impact on our community, the Verona Public Schools will be conducting the Verona Board of Education meeting remotely via Zoom webinar. This meeting is scheduled to occur with public access and participation availability to ensure the continued regular operation of government and the health, safety, and well-being of our community members. The next meeting of the Verona Board of Education will be held via zoom webinar.  The public shall utilize the following instructions to call into the meeting: 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/98016587911

Or iPhone one-tap : 

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Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

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Webinar ID: 980 1658 7911

    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aTojdfGHL

 

Anyone from the public wishing to address the Verona Board of Education on any matter, when prompted by the Verona Board of Education will be able to raise their hand using the Raise Hand button on their device or dial *9 if you called in (please click here to determine how to raise your hand using your device). When you are advised it is your turn to address the Verona Board of Education, please state your name and address for the record. You will have time to address the Verona Board of Education. At the conclusion of your comments the Verona Board of Education and/or the Superintendent of Schools may address your comments and/or questions.

Please make sure you have the current version of Zoom updated on your device in order to have the capability to use the Raise Hand function to make public comments or ask questions.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs recently stated that “the Division of Local Government Services reminds local units that, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-6, et seq., (the “Open Public Meetings Act,” or “Act”), public meetings may be held in person or by means of communication equipment, N.J.S.A. 10:4-8(b), to include streaming services and other online meeting platforms. All meetings, including those held using communications equipment, must be noticed in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Act, unless the meeting is for emergent circumstances and held in a manner consistent with the requirements set forth at N.J.S.A. 10:4-9(b).  Local units should also provide guidance to the public for remotely accessing and providing comment at a meeting.  Local units should still have an advertised meeting place, which is connected to the meeting through communications equipment, unless  otherwise directed by state or local emergency management or health officials, consistent with Executive Order 103 (Murphy 3/9/2020).”

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING AGENDA

December 22, 2020

REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA – 7:00 pm 

VIA TELEPHONE CONFERENCE

VIA ZOOM WEBINAR



  1. Call to order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3.   Reading of Meeting Notice 
  4.   Roll Call Attendance
  5.   Public Comments













NOTE: The next scheduled Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 beginning with a Confidential Session at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm Public Session via ZOOM webinar pending the evolving nature of COVID-19.

 

 

  • Call to Order
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Reading of Meeting Notice 

 

         This meeting is being conducted in compliance with the open meeting session that the Verona Board of Education passed a resolution at its annual reorganization meeting held on January 7, 2020. The meeting set forth the schedule of its regular meetings which resolution was within 7 days of passage.  The schedule was sent to the Verona Cedar Grove Times, the Star Ledger, the Township of Verona and the VEA. Postings of this meeting setting forth the time location and agenda were posted at the Verona Board of Education Office and on the Verona Public Schools district website. The Verona Board of Education operates under a consent agenda format, any board member has the right to have an item pulled to be voted upon or discussed separately. Copies of tonight’s agenda and resolutions have been made available to the public and press.

 

 

  • Roll Call Attendance

 

 

Mr. Alworth _____ Mr. Day _____

 

                        Mrs. Drappi _____ Mrs. Freschi _____

 

Mrs. Priscoe _____

 

       Motion by:     ____________________ 

 

       Seconded by: ____________________

 

  1. Public Comments





   Motion by:     ____________________ 

 

       Seconded by: ____________________

 

Be it RESOLVED the approval of Resolutions #1 - 9.

 

Mr. Alworth _____ Mr. Day _____

 

            Mrs. Drappi _____ Mrs. Freschi _____

 

                          Mrs. Priscoe _____



#1 RESOLVED that the Board approves the minutes of the following meetings:

 

      Confidential & Regular Public Meeting     December 8, 2020

        December 15, 2020

 

PERSONNEL

 

#2 RESOLVED that the Board approve the following for the 2020-2021

  school year

  pending pre-employment paperwork:

 

Name

Location

Position

Salary

Committee

Term of Employment on or about

Lauren D'Imperio

VHS

MLOA Choir Teacher

$250/per diem

Education

Jan. 4 - Jun. 25, 2021

 

            EDUCATION

 

            #3 RESOLVED that the Board approve the following:

 

3.1 Mentor

 

Novice Teacher

Location

Mentor

Stipend

# of mentoring weeks

Notes

Megan Spinelli

HBW

Yvonne Rodzen

$165

9 weeks

RESCIND

Megan Spinelli

HBW

Yvonne Rodzen

Waived

9 weeks

APPROVE

 

#4 RESOLVED that the Board approve the contract with Soliant Health, LLC.



            SPECIAL EDUCATION

 

 #5 RESOLVED that the Board approve to contract Therapy Source as a vendor for

            professional services during the 2020-2021 school year. (SLP, OT, PT)

 

            BUILDING AND GROUNDS

 

            #6 RESOLVED that the Board award the contract for Verona School District HVAC 

Upgrades to Environmental Climate Control, Inc. in the amount of

  $6,200,000, consistent with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5(c), and

  further directing the District’s administrative and professional staff to take

  any and all actions necessary to effectuate the purposes of the resolution.

            FINANCE

 

#7        RESOLVED that the Board approve the attached list of individual transfers

  of line items in the 2020-2021 budget for: 

November, 2020

 

#8          RESOLVED that the Report of the Secretary for the period(s) as follows

  be approved: 

             November, 2020 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that pursuant to N.J.A.C. 

6A:20-2.13(e), that as of July 31, 2020 after review of the Board 

Secretary’s monthly financial report (appropriations section) and 

upon consultation with the appropriate district officials, to the best of 

our knowledge, no major account or fund, has been over-expended 

in violation of N.J.A.C 6:20-2.13(b) and that sufficient funds are 

available to meet the district’s financial obligations for the remainder 

          of the fiscal year. 

 

#9      RESOLVED   that the Board approve the Report of the Treasurer of                   

            School Monies for the following month: 

 

  November, 2020



   RESOLUTION TO ADJOURN

 

 #10 RESOLVED  that the Board meet in private session, from which the public shall 

be excluded, to discuss the topics of negotiations and personnel or 

potential litigation which private discussion is being held pursuant to 

Section 7b and 8 of the Open Public Meeting Act.  The matters

            under discussion will be disclosed to the public as soon as final 

decisions are made and voted upon. 



Motion by:     ____________________ 

 

      Seconded by: ____________________

 

Mr. Alworth _____ Mr. Day _____

 

                        Mrs. Drappi _____ Mrs. Freschi _____

 

Mrs. Priscoe _____



        All in Favor: ____________________

 

       All Opposed: ____________________

 

This meeting is adjourned at (TIME) _________________ P.M.

NOTE: The next scheduled Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 beginning with a Confidential Session at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm Public Session via ZOOM webinar pending the evolving nature of COVID-19.