Board of Education Meeting Superintendent Agenda Highlights

Posted by Dr. Nagy on 3/22/2024

There were two presentations made at the Board of Education meeting last evening. The first pertained to the Board’s desire to recognize key security personnel, nursing staff and administration who were among the first responders this past month whose actions saved the life of a staff member who lost consciousness and stopped breathing. They along with the cooperation of many other staff who did their job to retain students in classrooms allowed medical personnel to pick up where nurses and security personnel left off and were able to take the staff member to the hospital after being resuscitated. She is covering at home and looks forward to coming back to work. Dr. Nagy asked the audience and Board to please provide a warm round of applause of gratitude to those recognized in the audience for their heroic efforts:

Security: Quincy Hendrix who administered CPR and his fellow colleagues who secured the area

Administrators:   Principal Dennis Leigh

                               Asst. Principal Mike Berger

                             Asst. Principal Roseatta Darcy

         Director CST/Related Services/Nursing/ESU Dr. Bobbie Downs


Nurses:  Connie Garrano

                Diane Temple

                Nora Kent

                Lauren Johnson

Pictures were taken of all with the Board.

The second presentation was introduced by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Ashanti Holley regarding the latest promotional video for the BCSSSD district which was recently completed.

The Board approved a number of retirees to whom Dr. Nagy thanked for their years of service and to wish them good health and happiness in the next chapter of their lives.

Dr. Nagy thanked all the staff and students and administration for all of their efforts to celebrate CTE month this past month and Black History Month.

This month is Women’s History Month and Dr. Nagy noted that buildings are celebrating the great women current and throughout history who have made significant contributions to the very fabric of who we are as Americans.

Dr. Nagy encouraged the public to look at our updated Points of Pride on both District websites. The pages celebrate the outstanding efforts of our staff, students and Board to make our districts a special place to celebrate student excellence.

The Board also approved policy and regulations as part of the regular course of business in the districts as well as Perkins V Postsecondary and Secondary Grant Amendments.

After Dr. Nagy thanked our student representative Liam Redford for his report on the various happenings on both of our BCIT Campuses he noted how much we have going on that brings pride to the district. Dr. Nagy noted how he loved how “Pi Day” was celebrated. Good old 3.14! There were a number of pie contests to celebrate the day. Dr. Nagy also extended congratulations on the performance of Hairspray.  He also noted that our Spring sports are well on their way. He cautioned that we do have a word of caution for our athletes and parents that on April 8th we will experience a partial eclipse of the sun between 2 and 4pm.  We will remind all to refrain from looking directly into the sun during that period of time.

The Board approved a number of special education programs or services which are part of our operations to service our students.

Dr. Nagy noted that he is happy to report that he just learned the day before the Board meeting, that Assistant Superintendent Eder Joseph, Director of Curriculum and Instruction Danielle Hartman and Dr. Nagy have had their proposal accepted and have been asked to present at the NJASA/NJAPSA Spring Leadership Conference in Atlantic City in May. The topic of our presentation is: A BCIT District Journey: Revolutionizing Teaching and the Classroom Interactive Learning Experience with AR/XR and AI. This is an honor to share with colleagues some of our innovative and best instructional practices.

The Board also approved the teacher for our newest program at BCIT which will start in September: Video Game Design. This will separate us from many other school districts based on our State-of-the-Art facilities we are creating and the associated programming. This teacher will take us into the 22nd Century. Exciting.