Funding is Approved by Borough Board of Education
Freehold Borough Board of Education unanimously approved the use of resources within the district.
The Freehold Borough Board of Education approved a lengthy agenda, Jan. 10. Funds for many projects were authorized including: personnel, equipments, professional development, and school trips.
Business Administrator and Board Secretary, Patrick DeGeorge, certified to the board that no budget line item account had been over expanded.
A number of bills had also been submitted to be approved at a total of $508,703.61. These bills accounted for expenses, grants, and food services.
DeGeorge authorized a request to advertise a proposal hearing for a Board Attorney, Auditor, Architect of Record, and Commercial Insurance Broker.
“I want to look for proposals for these things,"DeGeorge said. "It’s a good every 3 or 4 years to get completive rates.”
Board member Jim Keelan raised the question about the state purchase of 15 laptop computers for use by staff of St. Rose of Lima School, a parochial school included in the district. It was then confirmed that the Board had been given money by the state to purchase items solely for that purpose and could not be used for the other schools.
“I just want to confirm that tax dollars are going to St. Rose Lima,” Keelan said.
The hiring of several temporary teachers and a teachers assistant for the remainder of the school year was requested, as well.
All items were unanimously approved by the Board of Education.
Additionally, Borough Council President Jaye Simmons announced that he would be the new Council’s liaison to the Board of Education.
“I look forward to working with all of you," Simmons said. "Feel free to contact me and reach out to me. Happy New Year.”