STATED SESSION HOBOKEN BOARD OF EDUCATION AUGUST 11, 2009 VERSION I

48. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the appointment of Mr. Walter Rusak as Acting Interim Assistant Superintendent effective August 24, 2009, for the 2009-2010 school year at the rate of $700.00 per day. Mr. Rusak will be paid at a rate of $75.00 per hour for evening (after 6 p.m.) work, as needed.

49. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the appointment of Mr. Michael Donow as Acting Fiscal Specialist, to perform supportive and supplemental fiscal duties as needed, effective August 17, 2009, for a period not to exceed the term of the Interim Superintendent, at a fee rate of $82.00 per hour, not to exceed an average of 40 hours per month.

Approved by the Board September 15, 2009 STATED SESSION HOBOKEN BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES AUGUST 11, 2009 START: 7:08 PM END: 10:30 PM The Board of Education of the City of Hoboken, New Jersey held a Stated Session Meeting in the Board Meeting Room, 1115 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ on Tuesday evening, August 11, 2009. The meeting was called to order by the presiding officer, Board President Markle at 7:08 PM. 48. APPROVED CONSENT: the appointment of Mr. Walter Rusak as Acting Interim Assistant Superintendent effective August 24, 2009, for the 2009-

2010 school year at the rate of $700.00 per day, capped at $120,000. Funding from line item #11-000-230-100-11-1005-000. 49. APPROVED CONSENT: the appointment of Mr. Michael Donow as Acting Fiscal Specialist, to perform supportive and supplemental fiscal duties as needed, effective August 17, 2009, for a period not to exceed the term of the Interim Superintendent, at a fee rate of $82.00 per hour, not to exceed an average of 40 hours per month. Funding from line item 11-000-251-100-12-1001-000. 51. APPROVED CONSENT: the appointment of C. Michael Poindexter as Senior Accountant, effective August 17, 2009 – June 30, 2010 at a salary of $85,000.00 per annum, pro-rated. Funding from line item 11-000-251-100-12-1001-000 52. APPROVED CONSENT: the appointment of Bernetta Davis as Fiscal Specialist Accountant, effective August 17, 2009 – June 30, 2010 at a salary of $65,000.00 per annum, pro-rated. Funding from line item 20-218-200-110271028-000

Approved by the Board October 13, 2009
STATED SESSION HOBOKEN BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 START: 7:03 PM END: 10:00 PM The Board of Education of the City of Hoboken, New Jersey held a Stated Session Meeting in the Board Meeting Room, 1115 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ on Tuesday evening, September 15, 2009. The meeting was called to order by the presiding officer, Board President Markle at 7:03 PM.
Approved by the Board October 13, 2009 5 services of the New Jersey School Boards Association to conduct the search for the successor Superintendent of Schools at a cost of $6,500.00.

STATED SESSION HOBOKEN BOARD OF EDUCATION OCTOBER 13, 2009 VERSION I

7. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the appointment of Walter J. Cmielewski Jr., Ed.D. to the position of Acting Interim Supervisor of Instruction: Language Arts for six month period commencing October 19, 2009, and ending April 30, 2010 at a per diem rate of $500.00. Dr. Cmielewski will work an average of two days per week in the schools with teaching staff for the purpose of strengthening their skills primarily in the teaching of writing. Funding from line item #20-460-22-100-18-0000-000 or 11-000-221-102-13-0000-000 8. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the appointment of Bruce R. Normandia, Ed.D. to the position of Acting Interim Supervisor of Instruction: Mathematics for a six month period commencing October 19, 2009, and ending April 30, 2010 at a per diem rate of $500.00. Dr. Normandia will work an average of one or two days per week in the schools with the teaching staff for the purpose of strengthening their skills in the teaching of mathematics primarily at the elementary and middle grades. Funding from line item # 20460-200-100-18-0000-000 or 11-000-221-102-13-0000-000 9. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the appointment of Pamela D. Straker, PhD. to the position of Acting Interim Supervisor of Instruction: Special Education at the rate of $500.00 per day Dr. Straker will work primarily with the “Teacher of the Handicapped” staff at the schools for the purpose of strengthening their skills with respect to parental support and knowledge. Dr. Straker will further assist the teachers with knowledge of the “special ed” child for a period not to exceed 30 days in six months. Funding from line item #20-450-200-100-20-1012-000

Approved by the Board November 17, 2009 STATED SESSION HOBOKEN BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES OCTOBER 13, 2009 START: 7:05 PM END: 8:35 PM The Board of Education of the City of Hoboken, New Jersey held a Stated Session Meeting in the Board Meeting Room, 1115 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ on Tuesday evening, October 13, 2009. The meeting was called to order by the presiding officer, Board President Markle at 7:05 PM. I. REPORT OF THE INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS,

MR. PETER E. CARTER: Housekeeping items: We received from the NJSB Insurance Group Safety Grant $5795 for 2009-2010, we will research and find out what this can be used for to promote safety. The NJ Commissioner of Education has announced it has granted a charter to the Dual Language School in Hoboken. They will be located in the Boys and Girls Club. Mr. Carter presented a clarification on Item 10 of his Agenda. Item 27, the first person started administratively last week. Item 14, the leave started immediately per their doctor. Item 23 is permanently pulled from the agenda. Mr. Carter introduced the presentation on the Curriculum project, no action will be taken. At the November Board Meeting, the Board will entertain accepting the curriculum after the Curriculum Committee meets and discusses it with the superintendent. At the November Board Meeting we will discuss the NJ ASK. Thanks to Matt and Michele who have been working on our new interactive website. Mr. Carter discussed the Internet Survey that is now available on our website. Curriculum and Programs Committee Meeting Report by Chair, Ruth McAllister. The Committee met, this was the first meeting open to the public. The main goals of this meeting were to understand the $500,000 Hoboken Public Schools are to receive in Stimulus Funds and how we can use it. We are also asking for public ideas on how we can use it. The money cannot be spent on reoccurring costs. We are going to look at many options with the superintendent which includes technology and professional development. More Committee Meetings are planned and the public is invited. . Ms. Minutillo reported that Governance and Finance Committees met and reviewed all items on this agenda and supports their approval. IV. PUBLIC DISCUSSION (Agenda items only) 1) John Madigan, 1 Marineview Plaza questions on the Stimulus money; how it’s spent, how much are we getting and his concerns.

7. APPROVED CONSENT: the appointment of Walter J. Cmielewski Jr., Ed.D. to the position of Acting Interim Supervisor of Instruction: Language Arts for six month period commencing October 19, 2009, and ending April 30, 2010 at a per diem rate of $500.00. Dr. Cmielewski will work an average of two days per week in the schools with teaching staff for the purpose of strengthening their skills primarily in the teaching of writing. Funding from line item #20-460-22-100-18-0000-000 or 11-000221-102-13-0000-000 8. APPROVED CONSENT: the appointment of Bruce R. Normandia, Ed.D. to the position of Acting Interim Supervisor of Instruction: Mathematics for a six month period commencing October 19, 2009, and ending April 30, 2010 at a per diem rate of $500.00. Dr. Normandia will work an average of one or two days per week in the schools with the teaching staff for the purpose of strengthening their skills in the teaching of mathematics primarily at the elementary and middle grades. Funding from line item # 20-460-200-100-18-0000-000 or 11-000-221-102-13-0000000 9. APPROVED CONSENT: the appointment of Pamela D. Straker, PhD. to the position of Acting Interim Supervisor of Instruction: Special Education at the rate of $500.00 per day Dr. Straker will work primarily with the “Teacher of the Handicapped” staff at the schools for the purpose of strengthening their skills with respect to parental support and knowledge. Dr. Straker will further assist the teachers
PUBLIC NOTICE HOBOKEN BOARD OF EDUCATION STATED SESSION NOVEMBER 17, 2009 DATE: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 TIME: 7:00 p.m. Stated Session LOCATION: Board Meeting Room 1115 Clinton Street Hoboken, New Jersey 07030 AGENDA

0. The Governance/Personnel Committee of the Hoboken Board of Education recommends to the full board the extension of the services of the law firm of Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C. of Morristown, N.J. as Board and Labor Counsel to the end of the 2009-2010 School Year, at the hourly rate of $175.00 per hour for attorney time, $115.00 per hour for paralegal time, the same rates currently being charged the district for legal fees. 3. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the hiring of Robert H. Davis of Leonia, New Jersey as the Interim School Business Administrator, effective November 18, 2009 until June 30, 2010 at a rate of $640.00 per day (no benefits). The rate shall include all meetings pertaining to the preparation and presentation of the FY11 budget as well as the monthly Stated Sessions of the Board of Education. 15. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the transfer of Salvatore Manente, teacher, from Connors School to Hoboken High/Demarest High School effective November 18, 2009. 22. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the appointment of Daniel C. Loughran, as Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction: Humanities MA plus 30, step11; effective January 1, 2010 $87,118.00 plus $15,000.00 as per Administrators/Supervisors contract $102,118.00. Funding from line item #15000-221-102-07-1051-000 STATED SESSION HOBOKEN BOARD OF EDUCATION DECEMBER 15, 2009 VERSION I INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT 1. WHEREAS it is necessary for a New Jersey Board of Education to approve and/or adopt a Curriculum on an annual basis, and WHEREAS it is the Curriculum which forms the roadmap by which instruction is delivered, and

WHEREAS the Hoboken Curriculum Project has been writing and designing a curriculum product for the past several years, a curriculum aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, and WHEREAS a curriculum document is a fluid and growing piece of educational literature, and thus shall be frequently updated and fine-tuned, and WHEREAS adoption of a curriculum by a Board of Education does not necessarily imply the endorsement of every page of the document, but rather acknowledges the fact that its district, its teachers, and its students have been provided with educational guidelines, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that, after a presentation of the Curriculum to the Board and the Public two months ago, and a recent follow-up public and board question and answer opportunity, the Curriculum as prepared, written, and presented, be accepted and adopted by the Hoboken Board of Education on this the fifteenth day of December, 2009 for the 2009-2010 School Year. 9. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend a correction on resolution #22 on the November 17, 2009 agenda regarding Daniel Loughran, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction: Humanities. Originally approved salary for $102,118.00 changed to $99,978.00 due to reevaluation of credits earned per Administrators/Supervisors contract. 29. WHEREAS it is the responsibility of a Chief School Administrator to make recommendations to the Board of Education in matters of building use and availability, and WHEREAS in Hoboken, New Jersey, the early childhood population has been increasing annually, and WHEREAS we expect no change in that escalation for the 2010-2011 school year, which has a direct effect upon all school buildings in the district, and in addition WHEREAS there is an academic need to expand the learning environment for our “middle School” aged pupils by expanding their educational and social growth opportunities, and WHEREAS the Chief School Administrator is faced with a New Jersey State mandate to relocate the K-8 educational program housed at the district’s Connors School to the Demarest School, thereby displacing the tenant, the Hoboken Charter School, but WHEREAS the Chief School Administrator and Board further wish to mitigate

the changes necessary in the relocation of the Hoboken Charter School by permitting HCS to continue to lease space for its 9-12 program at a rental price to be determined, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the configuration for the Hoboken Public Schools for the 2010-2011 School Year, and more than likely beyond, be as follows: Grades 8-12 Hoboken High School Clinton Street Alternative 8-12 Hoboken High School (Special Wing – 8th/9th St.) Connors PreK-7 Demarest School Building 4th and Garden Streets PreK-K Brandt School Building Calabro PreK-7 Calabro School Building Wallace PreK-7 Wallace School Building STATED SESSION HOBOKEN BOARD OF EDUCATION JANUARY 19, 2010 VERSION I 25. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the appointment of Thomas Jerram, as Acting Fiscal Specialist for Technology, effective January 20, 2010 – June 30, 2010 at a salary of $450.00 per day not to exceed a total of $25,000.00. Funding from line item #20-460-200-100-18-0000-000 STATED SESSION HOBOKEN BOARD OF EDUCATION FEBRUARY 9, 2010 VERSION I 18. Submitting for review and approval, the removal of the cap ($120,000) from the per diem accumulated, total salary of the Interim Assistant Superintendent. The cap will adversely affect the education of Hoboken’s public school children by causing the premature departure of the Assistant Superintendent. The HSEA Negotiations Committee of the Hoboken Board of Education hereby recommends to the full Board for approval, the tentative agreement as expressed by a Memorandum of Agreement signed by the committee members on the first day of February two thousand ten, appearing whereon is the percentage of salary

increase in the amounts of 3.2%, 3.5%, and 3.8% for the years covered in the agreement (’10-’11, ’09-’10, ’08-’09) respectively. 11. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the Board grant permission to Dr. Vincent Aniello and Mr. Al Mauro to provide professional development workshops to staff, and parent workshops as part of the district’s parental involvement program at a cost of $1,000.00 per session (1.5 – 2 hrs.) not to exceed $10,000.00 from the balance of the 2009-2010 grant period ending August 31, 2010. Funding from line item #20-234-200-800-18-0890-0008660 and #20-234-200-300-18-0892-000-8938 (The above represents the Administration’s response to parents’ needs and requests for support). 10. SBA Submitting for review and approval the following requests for Out of State Travel for conferences, which require State approval after passage of Board resolution:
*2. Board Trustee a. 4/9-4/12/10 Frances Rhodes-Kerns NSBA Annual Conference Cost to District - $2,292.00 est. Chicago, IL 11-000-230-585-11-0251-000

VOTED YES president Marcal,