Agenda & Minutes - August 31, 2021

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Dates: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 6:30pm
WESTFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION
Westfield, New Jersey
Office of the Secretary
 
AGENDA – Board Meeting & Minutes
August 31, 2021
 
August 26, 2021
 
Notice is hereby given of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of the Town of Westfield, in the County of Union, New Jersey, at 6:30 p.m. on the evening of Tuesday, August 31, 2021 in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 302 Elm Street, Westfield, New Jersey.  Please be advised, all attendees must wear masks.  The purpose of the meeting is to transact the regular business of the Board and to transact any other business to come properly before the Board. 
 
The Board will move immediately into private session to discuss matters rendered confidential by state and federal law. The public portion of the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.

 

This is to advise the general public and to instruct that it be recorded in the Minutes that in compliance with Chapter 231 of the Public Laws of 1975, entitled the “Open Public Meetings Act,” the Westfield School Board on Thursday, August 26, 2021 caused to be posted at the Office of the Board of Education located at 302 Elm Street, Westfield, New Jersey, and delivered to The Westfield Leader, The Star-Ledger, the Westfield Library, Town Clerk of Westfield, TAP into Westfield and Patch.com, a meeting notice setting forth the time, date and location of this meeting.
 
1.  ROLL CALL:
 
Ms. Aziz, Mr. Bielen, Mr. Galligan,
Mr. Garrison, Ms. Morrelli, Ms. Ohlig,
Mrs. Oporto, Ms. Patel, Mrs. Root
 
2.  FLAG SALUTE: Mrs. Aziz

 

3. PRIVATE SESSION 
Approve the following resolution:
 
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education move into Private Session for the purpose of discussing matters rendered confidential by state and federal law, including negotiations, and be it further.
 
RESOLVED, that any discussion held by the Board which need not remain confidential and the results of the discussion will be made public as soon as practicable.
 
The Board returns to public session.
 

4.  ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
5.  RECOGNIZE PUBLIC (on agenda items only)
During this portion of the meeting, district residents and staff are invited to address the Board of Education on agendas items only. 
The Board requests that individuals state their name and address for the record, and asks that all remarks be directed to the Board President or designee (not to individual members or staff). The Board asks that members of the public be courteous and mindful of the rights of other individuals when speaking. Specifically, comments regarding personnel matters are discouraged and cannot be responded to by the Board. Students and employees have specific legal rights afforded by the laws of New Jersey. The Board bears no responsibility nor will it be liable for any comments made by members of the public. If a matter concerning a district staff member is of interest or concern to a resident, the matter should be referred to the responsible Building Principal, Superintendent of  Schools, or the Board of Education, either by telephone, letter, or email.
Although the Board may not respond to items raised during the public forum, all public comments will be considered.
Please note that if any member of the public becomes disruptive during the meeting the board president may terminate the participant’s statement.  Continued disruptions may result in removal from the meeting or adjournment of the meeting.
Each speaker’s statement will be limited to three (3) minutes in duration.
 
6.  SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT (Dr. Gonzalez)
  • August 20, 2021 District Safe Return Plan Recap
  • 2021 District and Board Goals
7.  MINUTES

Approve Minutes of the Special Board Meetings held on June 25 and August 24, 2021 and the Special Private Minutes of June 25, 2021.

9.  FACILITIES (Mr. Bielen)
 
10.  LONG RANGE PLANNING (Ms. Ohlig)
 
11. POLICIES (Mr. Galligan)
13.  FINANCE (Mr. Garrison)
14.  TECHNOLOGY (Ms. Ohlig)
 
15.  NOTES FOR THE RECORD
 
16.  UNFINISHED BUSINESS
 
17.  NEW BUSINESS
 
18.  LIAISON REPORTS
 
19.  RECOGNIZE PUBLIC (for comments)
During this portion of the meeting, members of the public are invited to address the Board of Education on any topic. 
The Board requests that individuals state their name and address for the record, and asks that all remarks be directed to the Board President or designee (not to individual board members or staff). The Board asks that members of the public be courteous and mindful of the rights of other individuals when speaking. Specifically, comments regarding personnel matters are discouraged and cannot be responded to by the Board. Students and employees have specific legal rights afforded by the laws of New Jersey. The Board bears no responsibility nor will it be liable for any comments made by members of the public. If a matter concerning a district staff member is of interest or concern to a resident, the matter should be referred to the responsible Building Principal, Superintendent of  Schools, or the Board of Education, either by telephone, letter, or email.
Although the Board may not respond to items raised during the public forum, all public comments will be considered.
Please note that if any member of the public becomes disruptive during the meeting the board president may terminate the participant’s statement.  Continued disruptions may result in removal from the meeting or adjournment of the meeting.
Each speaker’s statement will be limited to three (3) minutes in duration.

20.  ADJOURNMENT

Groups audience: 
- Private group -