Thursday, February 13, 2020

Board of Education

  On Tuesday-11-February the Bogota Board of Education held their first meeting for the month of February. The main subject of this meeting was to hear the results of the study of the all the public schools building. The report was presented by Frank Messineo from Solutions Architecture.  The survey looked at all three building and produced detail report of each structure. This would cover the every room, from the gym, offices, and classrooms to closets and mechanical rooms. All systems from lighting, environmental, and electrical systems were also included. Mr. Messineo told the board that in the report they received includes an overall dimensioned ground plan along with a visual record of each room. 
 Also in this report was Solutions Architecture suggestion of what, if any, type of work each room would need either now, or in the future. This section was broken up into different areas Each one of the school building had its own category.  Then each building had its own sub-section for more detail of the status of the room.  Next each  building had its own list of the work that could be done, the importance of the work, and a rough estimate of the cost. At this point Mr. Messineo stressed that any cost listed was only their estimate, not the final cost. He also said that all of the project suggested can not be done in one budget year.  The number code Solutions Architecture assigned to each project would indicate the importance of that project. Those listed with a #1 would be top priority.  The decision of which project to do and when is fully up to the Board of Education trustees. Mr. Messineo finished by saying many of the project in this report would be eligible for a number of grants which will help fund these project. 
      Next the Board considered the items on the consent agenda. These and all other agenda items will be formally approved at the next Board of Education meeting.  
 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 by the resignation of Jim Moore.  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:    The next Board of Education meeting will be on Tuesday-25-February 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
-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: 

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