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A regular business meeting of the Board of Education was held this day in the Board of Education Administration Building, 213 Mt. Horeb Road.. The following is a record of that meeting.

I. CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Jim Sena.

Open Public Meeting Statement – Mr. Sena read the following Statement:

Re: Chapter 231 P.L. 1975: “The adequate notice of this regular meeting as required by the open public meetings act was provided by the posting, mailing/delivery, and filing of this notice on June 18, 2015. This notice was on that date posted on the bulletin board in the Township Office, mailed to the Courier News and the Echoes Sentinel, and filed with the Township Clerk of the Township of Warren, all in accordance with the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act.”

II. Pledge of Allegiance – Mr. Sena led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.

III. Roll Call

Present: Tia Allocco, Celeste Campos, Len deMontagnac, Lisa DiMaggio,

Kathy Helewa, Joan Schiller, and Jim Sena

Absent: Desiree DeNourie and Greg Steier

Also Present: Patricia Leonhardt, Board Secretary, and Dwight Pfennig of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates

IV. President's Remarks - Jim Sena

Mr. Sena introduced Dwight Pfennig of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates.

V. Public Commentary (including opportunity to speak about items for Board Consideration/Action)

Note on public input at BOE meetings: Board Policy #9322, adopted on April 14, 2008, provides for and encourages public participation in Board of Education meetings. Such participation is governed by the following rules:

1. A participant must be recognized by the presiding officer and must preface comments by an announcement of his/her name and place of residence;

2. Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to three minutes’ duration (limit may be adjusted at the discretion of the presiding officer as circumstances dictate);

3. No participant may speak more than once on the same topic until all others who wish to speak on that topic have been heard; and

4. All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer—no participant may address or question Board members individually.

The portion of the meeting during which participation of the public is invited shall be limited to fifteen minutes (limit may be adjusted at the discretion of the presiding officer as circumstances dictate).


VI. Discussion

Superintendent Search Planning - Dwight Pfennig of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates led the board in establishing a calendar and some basic parameters of the search, including the groups for constituent meetings.

Lisa DiMaggio left at 8:32 p.m.

VII. Old Business


VIII. New Business


IX. Public Commentary


X. Adjourn

On motion by Mrs. Helewa, seconded by Ms. Campos, the meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

Minutes recorded by

Patricia Leonhardt

Board Secretary