PLEASE NOTE THAT AGENDAS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL THE TIME OF THE BOARD MEETING

OPEN MEETING

Call to Order

ROLL CALL

 

OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT NOTICE

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 or acted upon. In accordance with the provisions of this Act, the Brick Township Board of Education has caused notice of this meeting to be posted on the Administration Office Bulletin Board, the official District website and Channel BTV-20, and sent to the Asbury Park Press, the Brick Times, the Star Ledger and Municipal Clerk's Office.

SALUTE TO THE FLAG AND MOMENT OF SILENCE

STATEMENT TO THE PUBLIC

Often it may appear to members of our audience that the Board of Education act with very little comment and in many cases a unanimous vote.  Please understand that before a matter is placed on the agenda at a public meeting, the administration has thoroughly reviewed the matter with the Superintendent of Schools, discussed it in appropriate BOE committees, and only then, if the Superintendent is satisfied that the matter is ready to be presented to the full Board of Education, it is placed on the agenda for action at a public meeting.  Board of Education members are given advance notice to review the agenda and through the Chair, ask questions or voice concerns.  In rare instances, when necessary, matters are presented to the Board of Education for discussion at the same meeting that final action may be taken.

PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS

This will be the first opportunity for public comment and will be for agenda items only.  The Board invites thoughts and reactions on agenda items.  Each participant is asked to give his or her name prior to making a statement.  All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer.  The Board will not, during the public portion of this meeting, discuss matters involving employment, appointment, termination of employment, negotiations, terms and conditions of employment, evaluation of the performance of, promotion or disciplining of any specific or prospective or current employee and/or students.

REORGANIZATION MEETING

  1. Board Secretary reads the Statement of Election Results
    Members of the Board of Education, Brick Township
    Votes Processed - Polling Place/Percent: 

    NAME

    VOTE

    PERCENTAGE

    Micah Bender  12,126 19.52%
    Michael Blandina  12,977 20.89%
    Jessica Clayton  12,963 20.87%
    Melissa Lozada 10,187 16.40%
     Melissa Parker 13,543 21.80%
    Write-In 320 0.52%




  2. Board Secretary Administers Oath of Office to New Board Members

    I, _____________ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New Jersey, and that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same and to the Governments established in the United States and this State, under the authority of the people, So help me God.

    I, _____________do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I posses the qualifications prescribed by law for the office of member of a board of education and that I will faithfully, impartially and justly perform all duties of that office according to the best of my ability, So help me God.


  3. Adoption of the Code of Ethics for School Board Members

    A school board member shall abide by the following Code of Ethics for School Board Members:

    a. I will uphold and enforce all laws, rules and regulations of the State Board of Education, and Court orders pertaining to schools.  Desired changes shall be brought about only through legal and ethical procedures.

    b. I will make decisions in terms of the Educational welfare of children and will seek to develop and maintain public schools that meet the individual needs of all children regardless of their ability, race, creed, sex or social standing.

    c. I will confine my board action to policy making, planning and appraisal and I will help to frame policies and plans only after the board has consulted those who will be affected by them.

    d. I will carry out my responsibility, not to administer the schools, but together with my fellow board members, to see that they are well run.

    e. I will recognize that authority rests with the board of education and will make no personal promises nor take any private action that may compromise the board.

    f. I will refuse to surrender my independent judgment to special interest or partisan political groups or to use the schools for personal gain or for the gain of friends.

    g. I will hold confidential all matters pertaining to the schools which, if disclosed would needlessly injure individuals or the schools.  In all other matters, I will provide accurate information and, in concert with my fellow board members interpret to the staff the aspirations of the community for its schools.

    h. I will vote to appoint the best qualified personnel available after consideration of the recommendation of the Chief Administrative Officer.

    i. I will support and protect school personnel in proper performance of their duties.

    j. I will refer all complaints to the chief administrative officer and will act on the complaints at public meetings only after failure of an administrative solution.


  4. Board Secretary Seeks Nomination for President.


  5. President Assumes the Chair and Seeks Nominations for Vice President.


  6. To approve Board Meeting dates until the next Reorganization Meeting, as attached: Revised 01/07/2021
    2021 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING DATES


  7. To adopt the Asbury Park Press as the official newspaper and the Brick Times and the Star Ledger as the alternate newspapers for the District, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-18.


  8. To authorize the personnel listed below to sign checks, effective from this date until the 2021 Reorganization Meeting, as follows:

    RESOLVED,
    the President, Board Secretary and Treasurer of School Monies be empowered to sign all checks, drafts, notes, acceptances, or other evidences of indebtedness of the Brick Township Board of Education, effective from this date until the 2021 Reorganization Meeting, and granting authority to have necessary signature plates made to be used to sign checks.
    RESOLVED, that the Principal, Assistant Principal, Board Secretary and/or Assistant Business Administrator be empowered to sign all checks for the Student Activities Accounts.  Each check shall require two (2) signatures.
    RESOLVED, that the Board Secretary and the Treasurer of School Monies be empowered to sign all checks for the District-Wide Payroll Agency Account.  Each check shall require two (2) signatures.


  9. To appoint Sean Cranston as the Appointing Authority.


  10. To appoint James W. Edwards, Jr., CPA as the District Public Agency Compliance Officer (PACO).
     

  11. BE IT RESOLVED, that the Superintendent of Schools and the Business Administrator/Board Secretary for the Brick Township Board of Education or their designee, be designated as the Board's agents to request State and Federal funds under the existing State and Federal Laws for the period from the date of this Reorganization Meeting to the Board Reorganization Meeting in the next calendar year.


  12. Adoption of all existing Board Policies and Regulations.

PRESENTATIONS

  • BOARD MEMBER RECOGNITION

PUBLIC COMMENT

This is the second opportunity for public comment.  Each participant is asked to give his or her name prior to making a statement.  All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer.  Comments shall be limited to five minutes and each speaker may only speak once.  The Board will not, during the public portion of this meeting, discuss matters involving employment, appointment, termination of employment, negotiations, terms and conditions of employment, evaluation of the performance of, promotion or disciplining of any specific or prospective or current employee and/or students.

BOARD COMMENT

CALENDAR

DATE

EVENT

TIME

JANUARY 21, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

7:00 PM BPDC

ADJOURNMENT

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