Squan BOE Holding 'Open Session' Tuesday
Discussion on next year's district goals scheduled for 6 p.m.
The Manasquan School Board on Tuesday, July 24, is scheduled to hold an open session beginning at 6 p.m. to discuss next year's district goals, the agenda says.
The open session will be followed by the board's regular work meeting, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Elementary School cafeteria.
Items for discussion on Tuesday's work meeting agenda include whether to implement the use of breathalyzers at High School dances and other functions, and a proposed multi-million-dollar athletic field project.
A resolution to approve an additional $20,000 for legal services with the board's law firm McComber & McComber is on the agenda, presumably to be voted on at the board's next regular meeting, scheduled July 31. No explanation is provided on the agenda.
Board Attorney R. Armen McComber, reached by telephone Tuesday, said he could not yet comment on the proposed resolution citing attorney-client priveledge.
Last week the School Board met in closed session to discuss the performance of Superintendent Geraldine Margin.
When asked if the additional attorney fees were related to Margin's contract and/or last week's closed-seesion meeting on her performance as superintendent of schools, both McComber and Board President Michelle LaSala declined to comment.
Both officials also declined to comment on any details regarding the nature of last week's meeting.
The board also plans to move into closed session at the end of its meeting Tuesday to discuss two items: student discipline and ice hockey.
The student discipline issue is scheduled for closed session because, according to the agenda, public discussion would "constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy."
The ice hockey item is filed under the closed-session category of "any pending or anticipated litigation or contract negotiations," according to the agenda.