Agenda & Minutes - October 19, 2021

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Dates: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
 
WESTFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION
Westfield, New Jersey
Office of the Secretary
 
AGENDA – Board Meeting & Minutes
October 19, 2021
 
October 14, 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 7:00 p.m. on the evening of Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in Cafeteria B of Westfield High School, 550 Dorian Road, 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. 
 
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, October 14, 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: Mr. Garrison
 

3.  ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Recognize National Merit Semi-Finalist Scholars
4. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT (Dr. González)
  • 2019-2020 HIB Grade
  • 2021 SSDS
  • Week of “Extra” Respect Presentation
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.  MINUTES

Approve Minutes of the Board Meeting held on October 5, 2021.

 
8.  FACILITIES (Mr. Bielen)
 
9.  LONG RANGE PLANNING (Ms. Ohlig)
 
10.  POLICIES (Mr. Galligan)
 
12.  FINANCE (Mr. Garrison)
13.  TECHNOLOGY (Ms. Ohlig)
 
 
15.  UNFINISHED BUSINESS
 
16.  NEW BUSINESS
 
17.  LIAISON REPORTS
 
18.  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.
 
19. 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, Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying incidents, 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.
 

20.  ADJOURNMENT
 
 
Groups audience: 
- Private group -