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New Providence BOE Hires New Teachers, Summer Personnel

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Sandra Valerio shaking hands with board members Credits: Marianne Ivers
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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) started the summer session with a meeting on Thursday, June 30. The short meeting included a long list of appointments and a number of housekeeping items.

Although the majority of the appointments involved summer employment, the list also included several new full-time teachers and other staff. Some of the new staff members attended the meeting. Among teacher hires were Sandra Valerio and Kimberly Wantz who will teach Kindergarten and fourth grade at Roberts School, respectively. Wanda Baez will begin as a school social worker in September. Susan Gutwillig was hired to fill a secretarial position and Maureen Bearnarth as a Data Management Specialist. Additionally the board hired several long-term substitute teachers and aides.

The board also approved the resignation of Sandra Searing, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision. Both Superintendent David Miceli and Vice-President of the Board William Dibble, who chaired the meeting, thanked Searing for her “remarkable” contribution to the district. Miceli noted that Searing will be attending the July 25 board meeting as her resignations takes effect July 31. The board will provide proper farewell recognition to Searing at that time. Ann Marie Inzano has been appointed as Interim Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision for the period of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

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In other business the board approved the following insurance providers:

  • Utica National Insurance Company as provider for Commercial Package Policy Insurance (Property, Liability, Auto, Umbrella and School legal)
  • New Jersey School Boards Association Insurance Group as provider for Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • Bollinger Insurance as provider for Athletic Accident Insurance  
  • Aetna Health Insurance
  • Delta Dental
  • Hiscox, as provider for privacy and data breach (cyber) insurance
  • Chadler Solutions as the board’s agent for health and dental benefits insurance; fee covered by the insurance company
  • Richland­-Knowles Agency as the board’s agent for all property, liability, and accident insurance; fee is covered by insurance companies.

Additionally, the board decided to withdraw from the National School Lunch Program for the 2016-2017 school year. The board also approved the Food Service Management Agreement with Pomptonian Food Service for the coming school year. The district will profit $35,000 with this agreement.

Moreover, the board decided to purchase Dell desktop and laptop computers, servers, storage devices, flat panel monitors, printers and other computer related items for the amount of $140,000.

The next board meeting will take place on Monday, July 25 at 7:30 pm.

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