SPARTA, NJ – There are two items on the agenda for the Sparta Board of Education’s special meeting  scheduled for Monday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.. 

According to the legal notice and posted agenda, the board will be selecting a new board member and voting to accept the resignation of the business administrator Pam Hinman.

The board will open in public at 6:30 p.m.  then go to closed session to interview candidates for the board of education seat vacated by Karen Scott. According to the posted agenda the executive session is expected to last between 60 and 90 minutes. 

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“The public portion will begin no earlier than 7:30 p.m. and may start closer to 8 p.m., depending on how long executive session takes,” the meeting notice said.

 The board can only vote on the candidate in public session. They may deliberate in public prior to the vote.

As Scott was one year into a three-year term, the seat will be on the November ballot as a two-year term.  The person appointed by the board on Monday will only serve until the reorganization meeting in January 2021.

The second agenda item is Hinman’s resignation as Business Administrator and Board Secretary, effective June 30, 2020.  Hinman came on in May 2017. Prior to Hinman, interim Business Administrator Tony Mistretta had been in place since the Barbara Decker resigned in January 2017.

The meeting will be held remotely due to the governor’s continuing executive orders. The public can join the meeting by phone or computer.

  • To call in dial 1-779-601-0548.  Use PIN# to join the call when prompted:  597 688 037#
  • To join the meeting via Google Hangouts please follow this link

The meeting notice requests the public mute their computer and phone until they wish to be heard during the public participation portion of the agenda. The one public participation opportunity is prior to the vote for the board member, according to the agenda. 

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