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I. CALL TO ORDER Pamela Hinman, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, called the Annual Reorganization and Work Session/Action Meeting of Wharton Borough Board of Education to order at 7:00 p.m. and read the following:
OPEN PUBLIC MEETING STATEMENT The New Jersey Open Public Meetings Law was enacted to insure the right of the public to have advance notice of and to attend the meetings of public bodies at which any business affecting their interests is discussed and acted upon. In accordance with the provisions of this act and Board of Education Bylaw 0160, the Wharton Borough Board of Education has caused notice of this meeting to be sent to the Daily Record, posted on the bulletin board in the Wharton Public School, filed with the Wharton Borough Clerk, and mailed to all those people who have requested individual notice and paid the required fee.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Ms. Hinman asked those present to join her in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
ELECTION RESULTS – Ms. Hinman reported on the results of the April 27, 2011election:
For seats on the Board of Education:
For Two (2) Three-Year Full Terms
For One (1) One-Year Unexpired Term
On the $7,474,224 General Fund tax levy for 2011-2012:
Miss Hinman declared nominations were in order for the position of President.
NOMINATION: Marc Towne was nominated by James Gottshall, seconded by Anthony Astrologo. Mr. Towne
then withdrew his nomination.
Stuart Goulden was nominated by James Gottshall, seconded by Socorro Sampson
Vote for President
Name: Stuart Goulden
ELECTION RESULTS: Stuart Goulden was elected President of the Wharton Borough Board of Education.
VIII. BOARD PRESIDENT TAKES CHAIR
IX. ELECTION OF VICE PRESIDENT Mr. Goulden declared nominations were in order for the position of Vice President.
NOMINATION: William Rogers was nominated by James Gottshall, seconded by Stuart Goulden
ELECTION RESULTS: William Rogers was elected Vice-President of the Wharton Borough Board of Education.
X. DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT – Mr. Goulden read the following:
In partnership with the community, the Wharton School District is committed to educational excellence and guarantees challenging learning opportunities for all students to become life-long learners and productive and responsible members of society. It is the expectation of this school district that all pupils achieve the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards at all grade levels.
XI. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT AND PRESENTATIONS
Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Palestis congratulated the newly elected Board members. He reported on the following:
Pride 2 Program
Business Administrator/Board Secretary’s Report – Ms. Hinman reported on the following:
Ms. Marilyn Cahill spoke regarding her concerns about her daughter’s needs for transitioning back into the Wharton School district.
Ms. Stephanie Parrish spoke regarding her employment in the district and requested information regarding a Donaldson Hearing. Dr. Palestis responded.
XIII. REORGANIZATION ACTION ITEMS 1. The Board of Education officially designated an abstention as a non-vote.
2. The Board of Education adopted the Mission Statement that was developed as part of the Strategic Planning process:
“In partnership with the community, the Wharton School District is committed to educational excellence and guarantees challenging learning opportunities for all students to become lifelong learners and productive and responsible members of society. It is the expectation of this school district that all pupils achieve the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards at all grade levels.”
3. The Board of Education adopted all bylaws, policies, and regulations in effect on May 12, 2011 in compliance with N.J.S.A.18A:11-1.
4. The Board of Education established the minimum requirement for full-time status employment to be 30 hours or more, in compliance with N.J.A.C. 17:9-4.6.
5. The Board of Education adopted all textbooks of record on May 12, 2011, in accordance with the attached document and in compliance with N.J.S.A. 18A:33-1 and 34-1. EXHIBIT A