SPARTA, NJ- The board of education President Kim Bragg announced the 2020-2021 school calendar would be on the March agenda.  She said she wanted to give parents a heads up because, with Labor Day occurring so late this year, “there is a distinct possibility that school will start prior to Labor Day.”

Bragg also announced possible schedule change for the upcoming board meetings. 

Bragg said the new attorney, Marc Zitomer has offered to attend the regular monthly meeting through June without charge.  In order to take advantage of the offer, however, the meetings will have to move to Thursdays because of a conflict with Zitomer’s schedule. The March meeting would remain as scheduled, Monday, March 16.

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While most board members said they did not think it was an issue, Bragg said they would discuss further at the March committee meetings. The board would also evaluate the need for the attorney to attend every meeting after the "gratis" time frame.

Board members inquired about the transition from the previous attorneys and Zitomer.  Superintendent Michael Rossi said the transfer of business from Rod Hara to the new attorney is going well and that Hara has been as professional as they would have expected him to be.

Rossi said attorney John Comegno did not have any open business with the district that would need to be transferred.

The March 16 board of education meeting has also been changed.  The meeting will take place at Sparta High School and will begin at 6:45 p.m. with a tour of the building, according to an announcement by the district. The regular meeting for agenda items will take place at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.