1. Call the Meeting to Order by the School Business Administrator

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Statement of Public Notice:
In accordance with Public Law 231, notice of this meeting was provided to The Press, The Current, and Galloway Township Municipal Building on January 23, 2019.

4. Report of Annual School Election of November 5, 2019.(Attachment A.1)
MOTION: Acknowledge receipt of the certified results from the County Board of Elections of the school board election held on November 5, 2019.

5. Board Solicitor administers "Oath of Office" to:
Suzette Carmen
Belinda Chester
James Gentile

6. Roll Call:
Mrs. Avery
Dr. Beshara-Blauth
Mrs. Carmen
Mrs. Chester
Mr. Dase
Mr. Gentile
Mr. Greb
Mr. Knorr
Dr. Parmenter

7. Board Secretary shall conduct election of President.
MOTION: To approve the appointment of Suzette Carmen as President of the Board of Education.

8. Newly elected President shall conduct election for Vice President.
MOTION: To approve the appointment of Richard Dase as Vice President of the Board of Education.

9. Establishment of Meetings: Discussion of meeting options - Board Institute(Attachment A.2)
MOTION: Resolution to conduct Regular meetings of the Board of Education on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month or except as otherwise designated, at the Galloway Township Middle School Cafetorium at 7:00 pm

10. Parliamentary Procedures.
MOTION: Conduct Regular meeting by the Galloway Board of Education abiding by the rules and procedures as documented in Robert's Rules.

11. Fees to receive notice as per Board policy.
MOTION: Except as otherwise provided by law or regulation, the fee assessed for the duplication of a printed record shall be as per policy 3570.00 District Records and Reports. Request for district records shall be submitted to the records custodian in writing on the appropriate form. Copies may be made at fees not to exceed those set by statute.

12. Adoption of Bylaws and Policies.
MOTION: Adopt all policies and bylaws as set forth in the manual entitled, "Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Education of Galloway Township" dated September 1978, and subsequent amendments and revisions, as the sole policies in existence to direct the operations of the school system.

13. Adoption of assets, obligations, and contractual agreements.
MOTION: Adopt all assets, obligations, and contractual agreements of the previous Board of Education as required by law.

14. Ratification of contracts and agreements.
MOTION: Ratify all contracts and agreements previously negotiated by the Board of Education in accordance with the provisions stated herein.

15. Adoption of "Code of Ethics".
MOTION: Adoption and discussion of the "Code of Ethics" as approved by the New
Jersey School Boards Association as follows:
1. I will uphold and enforce all laws, state board rules and regulations and court orders pertaining to schools. Desired changes should be brought about only through legal and ethical procedures.

2. I will make decisions in terms of the educational welfare of children and will strive for public schools which can meet the individual needs of all children regardless of their ability, race, sex, creed, or social standing.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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

6. 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.

7. I will hold confidential all matters pertaining to the schools which, if disclosed, would needlessly injure individuals or the schools. But 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.

8. I will vote to appoint the best qualified personnel available after consideration of the recommendation of the chief administrative officer.

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

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

Committee appointments by Board President(Committee appointments are still in process)

New Business:
Resolution: School Board Recognition Month in New Jersey - January 2020
WHEREAS, The New Jersey School Boards Association has declared January 2020 to be School Board Recognition Month, a time when all residents can acknowledge the contributions made by our local school board members; and

WHEREAS, The Galloway Township Public Schools Board of Education is one of more than 581 local school boards in New Jersey, which sets policies and oversees operations for public school districts; and

WHEREAS, The Galloway Township Public Schools Board of Education embraces the goal of high-quality education for all New Jersey public school students; and

WHEREAS, New Jersey's local school boards help determine the educational goals for approximately 1.4 million children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade; and

WHEREAS, New Jersey's 5,000 local school board members, who receive no remuneration for their services, act as advocates for public school students as they work with administrators, teachers and parents for the betterment of public education; and

WHEREAS, School boards strive to provide the resources necessary to meet the needs of all students, including those with special needs; and

WHEREAS, Boards of education provide accountability to the public; they communicate the needs of the school district to the public; and they convey to school administrators the public's expectations for the schools; and

WHEREAS, New Jersey can take pride in its schools, which rank among the nation's best in key achievement indicators such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress scores, and the preparation for college through advanced placement offerings and SAT assessments; Now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Galloway Township Public Schools Board of Education, does hereby recognize the services of local school board members throughout New Jersey as we join communities statewide in observing January 2020 as SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Galloway Township Public Schools Board of Education urges all New Jersey citizens to work with their local boards of education and public school staffs toward the advancement of our children's education.

At the completion of the Reorganization meeting the board will continue with the Regular meeting (CLICK HERE for Regular Meeting Highlights from 1-6-20)

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