• Board Committee Descriptions and Member Appointments

     Coordinating Committee:

    The Coordinating Committee are liaisons between the Board of Education and the Kinnelon Borough Council, Recreation Department, Police Department, and any other Borough entity.

    Members:

    • Mr. Nathan Nussbaum - Chair
    • Mrs. Marianne DeAlessi
    • Dr. Peter Hughes
    • Ms. Diane DiGiuseppe, Superintendent/KPS Representative to the Committee
    • Ms. Kerry A. Kean, Business Administrator/Board Secretary/KPS Representative to the Committee

    Education Committee: 

    The Education Committee reviews matters related to existing or new curriculum and educational programs. Some of the functions of the Committee are:

    • Review the standardized test scores and evaluation results of the district.
    • Monitors curriculum adoption and implementation cycle in collaboration with the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment and Superintendent.
    • Informs and directs the Board’s annual approval of learning goals in support of the District’s educational mission.
    • Guides the Board in periodic assessment of progress toward the achievement of these goals. 
    • Holds information meetings with appropriate professional staff members dealing with curriculum items including current and innovative matters.

    Members:

    • Dr. Marcy Pryor - Chair
    • Mrs. Marianne DeAlessi
    • Mr. Jason DeAlessi
    • Ms. Diane DiGiuseppe, Superintendent/KPS Representative to the Committee
    • Mrs. Ivonne Ciresi, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment/KPS Representative to the Committee

    Finance Committee:

    The Finance Committee works with the Business Administrator and Superintendent with regard to District finances. Some of the functions of the Finance Committee are:

    • Reviews and monitors issues related to the School District budget. 
    • Recommends adjustments and modifications to the school district's budget, and
    • Recommends cost-effective and efficient projects and initiatives for full school board consideration

     Members:

    • Mrs. Susan Nogaj-Matteson - Chair
    • Dr. Marcy Pryor
    • Mr. Jason DeAlessi
    • Ms. Diane DiGiuseppe, Superintendent/KPS Representative to the Committee
    • Ms. Kerry A. Kean, Business Administrator/Board Secretary/KPS Representative to the Committee

     


    Liaison to the KEA:

    The function of Liaison Chairperson is to work with the Superintendent and meet with the Kinnelon Education Association and the Kinnelon Administrators Association.  The Liaison Chair can then act as a communication link between District staff and the Board of Education.

    Members:

    • Mr. Nathan Nussbaum - Chair
    • Ms. Diane DiGiuseppe,  Superintendent/KPS Representative to the Committee
    • Mrs. Ivonne Ciresi, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment/KPS Representative to the Committee 

    Negotiations Committee:

    The Negotiations Committee works with the Business Administrator, the Superintendent, and the Board Labor Attorney to oversee the negotiation of contracts with District personnel. 

    Members:

    • Mr. Michael Petrucelli - Chair
    • Mrs. Susan Nogaj-Matteson (KEA negotiations only)
    • Mr. Jason DeAlessi
    • Ms. Diane DiGiuseppe, Superintendent/KPS Representative to the Committee
    • Ms. Kerry A. Kean, Business Administrator/Board Secretary/KPS Representative to the Committee

    Personnel Committee:

    The Personnel Committee oversees the District personnel. Some of the functions of the Personnel Committee are:

    • Establishes and reviews evaluation systems for school department staff and the Superintendent
    • Assists in the review and development of policies related to staff
    • Assists as needed in the interviewing process of District administrators
    • Reviews hiring recommendations of the Superintendent
    • Assists in determining the creation/elimination of District positions
    • Reviews and approves job descriptions

     Members:

    • Dr. Marcy Pryor - Chair
    • Mrs. Susan Nogaj-Matteson
    • Mr. Nathan Nussbaum
    • Ms. Diane DiGiuseppe,  Superintendent/KPS Representative to the Committee
    • Mrs. Ivonne Ciresi, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment/KPS Representative to the Committee

     


    Policy Committee:

    The Policy Committee oversees District policy and regulations.  A policy is defined as principles adopted by resolution of the Board of Education to guide the development and implementation of educational programs and/or for management of the school system. Regulations are based in statue and guide the development of policy in many cases. Some of the functions of the Policy Committee are:

    • Works with the Superintendent to review, update or create District policies and mandated regulations. Most policy updates are mandated by statute or suggested by the NJ Department of Education, NJ School Boards Association, or Strauss Esmay Associates Policy and Regulation Manual Development consultants. 
    • Presents proposed policy item to the Board for discussion (First Reading) and tentative action (Second Reading).

     

    Members:

    • Mrs. Marianne DeAlessi - Chair
    • Mr. Michael Petrucelli
    • Dr. Peter Hughes
    • Ms. Diane DiGiuseppe, Superintendent/KPS Representative to the Committee

    Security and Facilities Committee:

    The Facilities and Security Committee works with the Business Administrator and the Superintendent on the physical operating systems and structures of the school district.  Some functions of the Committee are:

    • Reviews the needs and uses of District buildings and grounds
    • Studies the budgetary impact of improvements
    • Recommends, with input from administration, long and short terms use and facility improvement plans that are in the best interest of the community and the District.

    Members:

    • Mr. Jason DeAlessi -  Chair
    • Mr. Nathan Nussbaum
    • Dr. Peter Hughes
    • Ms. Diane DiGiuseppe, Superintendent/KPS Representative to the Committee
    • Ms. Kerry A. Kean, Business Administrator/Board Secretary/KPS Representative to the Committee
    • Mr. Alan Bressett, Supervisor Buildings and Grounds/Attends as required

     



    Delegate Assignments

    Educational Services Commission of Morris County (MCESC):

    ESC of Morris County provides a variety of services to the districts of Morris County, and the surrounding area. They provide many programs in an effort to assist districts to meet their statutory and financial responsibilities to their students and community, they are particularly noted for special education and transportation services.  Delegates to this commission serve as liaisons between Kinnelon BOE and the ESC.

    Delegate: Mr. Nathan Nussbaum


    KAMELOT (Kinnelon Municipal Alliance):

    In 1989, by an act of the New Jersey Legislature (P.L. 1989, Chapter 51), the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA) was established as independent planning and coordinating body covering all state, county and local efforts regarding alcoholism, tobacco, and other drug abuse. The GCADA has two primary missions….one is to maintain the Municipal Alliance Program.

    Kinnelon Municipal Alliance is a local planning and coordinating body established to assess needs, set priorities, develop plans and implement programs that form the foundation of New Jersey's substance abuse prevention activities.

    Delegate: Mr. Jason DeAlessi


    Morris County School Boards Association (MCSBA):

    The membership of the Morris County School Boards Association (MCSBA) is made up of all 41 constituent school districts in the county. The goal of MCSBA is to enhance the skills and knowledge of the local board of education members throughout Morris County. MCSBA serves as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas and as a catalyst to expedite and initiate action. Delegates attend MCSBA meetings monthly.

    Delegate: Mrs. Marianne DeAlessi


    New Jersey School Boards Association Representative (NJSBA):

    The New Jersey School Boards Association, a federation of boards of education, provides training, advocacy, and support to advance public education and the achievement of all students through effective governance.  The Association is governed by its Delegate Assembly. Every board has a vote in the Delegate Assembly - one board, one vote. Each local school board selects a delegate and an alternate. The Delegate Assembly meets twice a year in the months of May/June and November/December to determine the Association's positions on educational issues, and to set the by-laws under which it operates.

    Delegate: Mr. Michael Petrucelli


    New Jersey Legislative Representative:

    Attends NJSBA's meetings with legislators. Most meetings are held in the lawmaker’s local district office. Board member delegates are urged to attend meetings with legislators who represent their districts. Meetings schedule is available on the NJSBA Legislative Corner website.

    Delegate: Dr. Peter Hughes