In an initiative aimed at bolstering the district’s technology infrastructure, the Board approved the purchase of 750 Dell Chromebooks worth $218,527.50. Additionally, the Board is taking notable steps towards facilitating special education by entering into joint purchasing agreements with the Bergen County Region V Council for Special Education for the 2023-24 academic year.
The technology acquisition, aimed at improving students’ access to digital learning resources, was met with unanimous approval from the board members present. This sizable investment in technology ensures that students in the Dumont School District will have up-to-date devices to aid in their education, an increasingly important aspect of modern learning environments.
Concurrently, the Board agreed to continue participation with the Bergen County Region V Council for Special Education. This agreement facilitates joint bidding and shared services, including student evaluations, therapies, and other student support services, therefore expanding opportunities and resources for students who require special education services.
Apart from these initiatives, the Board gave a nod to the renewal of the Food Service Management contract with The Pomptonian, Inc. for the 2023-2024 academic year. Furthermore, they approved a budget of over $6 million for the month of April 2023, a figure that includes an administrative/management fee for the Food Service Management.
On the topic of ethical practice, Matt Lee, a field representative from the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), delivered a workshop overviewing the board’s responsibilities in relation to NJQSAC and board members’ ethical obligations.
Lastly, the board agreed to the submission of the School Climate Change Pilot Grant application, which, if accepted, would bring an additional $6,660.00 into the school’s coffers.