The Saddle River Board of Education assembled for a special meeting on Thursday, June 1, 2023. The spotlight of the meeting was an intriguing appointment: the approval of Jeff Allyn as a residency investigator for the Saddle River Board of Education. At a rate of $31 per hour, he will be engaged from June 1, 2023, to June 30, 2023, as the need arises. Residency investigations, a unique facet of the educational system, ensure that only eligible students are enrolled in the district.
John Peros, the Board President, took the helm of the meeting, with all board members in attendance. Yasmin Elshami was slightly tardy, joining during the executive session.
Among the various other topics addressed, the board unanimously backed Michele Luparello as Confidential Secretary to the Superintendent, Dr. Gina Cinotti, for the 2023-24 school year, contingent upon the completion of a criminal history and background check. Her role will play an instrumental part in supporting the district’s foremost educational figure.
Addressing student needs, the board sanctioned temporary home instruction for a pupil due to medical conditions. Margarita Diakos has been chosen as the educator to lead this instruction, with an anticipated expenditure of $760.
A discreet topic that emerged during the session was HIB Investigation No. 2223-1. While the specifics are under wraps, the board chose to defer their decision on this matter following an executive session. The minutes indicate that the parent(s) of student #10790 engaged in a confidential HIB dialogue on May 17, 2023, with ongoing deliberations by the board on the data put forth.
A brief window was provided for the public to share insights on the day’s agenda and other related topics, yet it concluded without any contributions from the attendees.