Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Board of Education

15-January-2020
  On Tuesday-14-January the Bogota Board of Education held its first full meeting for the month of  January. Some of the more noteworthy items on the agenda was to approve a presentation sponsored by Hackensack Health systems at Steen School. This will include dental health and hand washing for grades starting at Pre-School to the sixth grade.  And information on the dangers of vaping for the 6th grade. All of these presentation comes at no cost to the Bogota School district.
 Another was the hiring of Wendy Hughes as Library Media Specialist at the High School. Ms Hughes previously served as Choir Director at Bogota High School.
  These and all other agenda items will be formally approved at the next Board of Education meeting.  
 Also at the next Board of Education meeting the trustees will interview candidates to fill the open seat on the board. This will fill the seat left vacant of Michael Conners after he was elected to Borough Council.  The Bogota Board of Education is now taking applications to fill this vacancy. It will be a one year running until December 31, 2020. The requirements to serve as a member of the Bogota Board of Education include being a citizen and resident of Bogota for at least one year, registered to vote in the district and not being disqualified to vote, not being convicted of a crime, and having the ability to read and write.
If interested, please submit a letter of interest with your background and reason for wanting to be a board member to Business Administrator/Board Secretary Mr.Irfan Evcil at: Ievcil@bogotaboe.com    The next Board of Education meeting will be on Tuesday-21-January and is scheduled to start at 7:00p. This will take place in the Cafeteria of Bogota High School located on the second floor of 2 Henry Luthin Pl. Bogota, NJ. This meeting is open to the public.
   Starting on Monday-13-January until Monday -2-March registration for the Preschool and Kindergarten for the 2020-21 is open. This is by appointment only. Please contact Bella Almanzar at: 201 441-4800 ext. 1009 or balmanzar@bogotaboe.com
-For Preschool  Students must be 3 years old on or before October 1, 2020 
-For Kindergarten  Students must be at least 5 years of age on or before October 1, 2020
There are no exception to either age deadline.  For more information on this, and all other New Student Registration Information & Forms for all the schools in the Bogota Public School District please go to: https://www.bogotaboe.com/Page/806 

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