Dear Brick Township School District,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.

Records requested:

Copies of the Personnel/Human Resources sections, and any relevant attachments, of the Brick Board of Education agendas for meetings held throughout the year 1980.

Yours sincerely,

Resident

Carey, Mary, Brick Township School District

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On behalf of Mr. Edwards, attached please find the information available.
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Mary Carey
Office of the Business Administrator
James W. Edwards, Jr., CPA
Business Administrator/Board Secretary
Brick Township Board of Education

Fax No: (732) 578-5266
(732) 785-3000 Ext 1016

Dear Ms. Carey,

I recently finished checking the 1980 agendas. It looks like there are a few pages of HR items missing, since some hires/departures are not included from what was sent. Please check the following stamped pages for any pages that might include HR items and send those.

March 1980-July 1980:
123-145
159-169
190-219
230-261
272-281
286-291
294
1

Thank you,

Resident

Carey, Mary, Brick Township School District

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Dear Resident:  Attached is the only page which contained HR information
of your request.

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Thank you for checking. There are two more time frames to check for additional items when you have time.

1. There is mention of a September 6, 1990 agenda with HR items that I do not yet have. Please send those pages.

2. Please check these stamped page #s for any HR items from August 1980-April 1981:
4-20
44-48
53-85
96-112
123-154
169-187
196-221
232-255
262-281

Thank you, Resident

Carey, Mary, Brick Township School District

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Dear Resident:  Attached please find the 9/6/90 HR agenda items, sorry not
sure how I missed it.
There were no other HR items within the pages of your request.

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Thanks for sending the 9/6/90 info. One other missing item is the hiring of Dr. James Richardson, which should be on one of the following stamped pages:

May 1984-June 1984:
240-258
262-288
5-18

Carey, Mary, Brick Township School District

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Dear Resident:  Attached please find the information requested.

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Thank you for finding that. Two additional items needed:

1. There's a note on the April 1984 agenda (stamped page 230) to see stamped page 241. I only have up to page 240. Please send page 241 (and any additional pages that follow) which might involve HR items.

2. For the July 28, 1980 agenda, please send these 3 stamped pages: 294, 295 and 1.

Hi Ms. Carey,

In addition to these two items mentioned earlier, one more to check on:

1. There's a note on the April 1984 agenda (stamped page 230) to see stamped page 241. I only have up to page 240. Please send page 241 (and any additional pages that follow) which might involve HR items.

2. For the July 28, 1980 agenda, please send these 3 stamped pages: 294, 295 and 1.

3. The May 1994-August 1994 time frame should have some HR items on these stamped pages:
249-295
27-102
118-140
145-175

Thank you, Resident

Carey, Mary, Brick Township School District

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Dear Resident:  Attached please find the information you requested. 
Please note that the top of page 295 was an executive session.

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Dear Ms. Carey,

Thank you for sending the extra items. Here is the next batch to check on. I am almost finished checking all of 1979-1999, so this time frame will soon be totally complete.

1. May 28, 1992 agenda, Dr. Nicastro is hired as business administrator. Please send those page(s). Also, I think I am missing this entire agenda, so if anything else HR happened at this meeting, please send it.

2. July-August 1994 agendas, Dr. Normandia's promotion to superintendent & contract is missing. Please send those page(s).

3. March 1995 agenda, please send pg. 146 (the copy was cut off at the bottom last time).

4. March 1997 agenda, pg. 314 mentions Item G, but ends at F. Please send G if it is on pg. 318.

Yours sincerely,

Resident

Carey, Mary, Brick Township School District

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Dear Resident:  Attached please the following with regard to your request:
1. Attached no other HR items.
2.These are the only pages that references Dr. Normandia, there was no
contract attached.
3. Attached
4. There is no item G.  I also checked after the Executive Session and
there was nothing.
Please note items 1 & 2 were not in a Personnel Section at all.

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Dear Ms. Carey,

Thank you for sending the available information. Please check on the following two items:

1. Between January 1980-August 1980, Joseph Tomaselli and James DiFabio are both hired as assistant principals. Frank Votto, who was hired in March 1980 most likely exits during this time frame as well. You already checked this time frame for any HR items, so perhaps like the Nicastro/Normandia items, they were not included in the Personnel section, but elsewhere in the agenda. Please look specifically for DiFabio/Tomaselli/Votto from January 1980-August 1980 and send those pages.

2. I see from document retention schedules that an "Employment History Record Card" needs to be maintained on file for 80 years. Do you have something like that available, and if so, would you be able to find the exit dates/reasons for some employees whose exit dates were missing in the agendas? If so, please send the exit dates and reasons for exit for the following 3 employees: Joseph Sinkiewicz (would be sometime in 1980/1981); Maria Spuma (would be sometime in 1993/1994); and Maureen Kraemer (would be sometime in 1995/1996).

Thank you,

Resident

Carey, Mary, Brick Township School District

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Dear Resident:  In reference to your request, here is the information I
found.

1.In the 3/11/80 record there is the appointment of DIFabio and Votto.  I
have attached a 4/1/80 agenda for Tomaselli and rescinding Votto.
2. Here is the information I found, there is no reason for exiting 
J. Sinkiewicz 9/69 to 11/80, Maureen Kraemer 9/1/94 to 6/30/95
M. Spuma 9/1/90 to 8/30/93

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Dear Ms. Carey,

Thank you. The next items needed:

1. The hire and departure dates for the following 4 employees: Eleanora Gruppuso, William Hollings, Meredith Levithan and Bette Voorhees. Also, what hire dates are listed for James DiFabio and Joseph Tomaselli (the hirings in the 1980 agendas just state "effective from the first date of employment" but don't list a specific date).

2. Please check the following stamped pages from September 1980-December 1980 and send any HR items (which should include Joseph Sinkiewicz's exit): 44-48, 53-85, 96-112, 123-154.

Thanks as always,

Resident

Hi Ms. Carey,

In regards to item # 1, when you check on these 4 people (Eleanora Gruppuso, William Hollings, Meredith Levithan and Bette Voorhees), could you also please list the department and last location/school worked at if that information is available.

Thank you,

Resident

Carey, Mary, Brick Township School District

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Dear Resident:  Please see below:
1. E. Gruppuso EHY Tchr 9/1/69 to 10/18/81, W. Hollings BTHS Tchr 9/1/83
(no end dated on card), M. Levithan VMMS Tch 12/62 to 9/86, B. Voorhees
Herb Tch 1/61-6/85, J. Tomaselli 5/80 to 1/1/99, J. DeFabio 3/24 to 7/84. 
Please note everyone is listed as teacher no grade or assignment.
2. See attached.

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Dear Ms. Carey,

Thank you as always for the info. The next items to check on:

1. Per records, Dr. Louis Aragona's retirement was announced at the 3/23/94 meeting (or perhaps not listed until the first April 1994 meeting), but I don't have that page as of yet. Please send that page.

2. From the employment history record cards, please send the hire date/termination date/last location for the following 15 employees: Janice Babos, Arthur Calogero, Seymour Finkelstein, Vincent Gamba, Albert Giovannini, Herbert Greenhalgh, Anne Kleess, George Latimer, Robert Matthies, Robert Messemer, Edward Musgrave, Patricia Richwine, Margaret Royer, Robert Sparks and Ellen Starkey.

Yours sincerely,

Resident

Carey, Mary, Brick Township School District

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Dear Resident:  Attached are the items requested.  Please note that the
name Ellen Starkey had no record.  Could there have been a name change?

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Hi Ms. Carey,

I will check on that name and let you know. In the meantime, please send these stamped pages, some of which may have missing HR items:

August-October 1983 agendas: Stamped Pages 13 & 70-73.
February-March 1985 agendas: Stamped Pages 207-221.

Also, I submitted the 2005 board agenda request a few days ago, but I got a response back that Mr. Edwards was away at the time, so just making sure you got the 2005 request, which is here: https://opramachine.com/request/board_ag...

Thank you!

Resident

Dear Ms. Carey,

I checked on that Starkey name, and it did end up being someone who later married, so you can disregard that name. Here is the updated request from earlier today:

1. Please send these stamped pages, some of which may have missing HR items:
August-October 1983 agendas: Stamped Pages 13 & 70-73.
February-March 1985 agendas: Stamped Pages 207-221.

2. From the employment history record cards, please send the hire date/termination date/last location for the following 10 employees: Helen Faulkner, Daniel Forrester, William Hollings, Karen Janowski, Dorothy Kammerl, Herbert Kanis, Nadine Larsen, Armin Laszlo, Egidio Nerlino and Robert Messemer (note: you sent Raymond Messemer's dates last time, but I had asked for Robert). Also, since it was not included in the retirement you just sent, please send the hire date for Dr. Louis Aragona.

Thank you,

Resident

Carey, Mary, Brick Township School District

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Dear Resident:  Attached please find the information requested.  In the
Feb-Mar 85 pages, please note that page 212 is only partial due to an
executive session as well as pages 213 & 241.
On the Name listing, I could not find Helen Faulkner, maybe a name change,
as well as Robert Messemer, we only have a Raymond.

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Hi Ms. Carey,

You accidentally re-sent the previous attachment of employment history info. So I need the new attachment sent. The two missing names (Faulkner and Messemer) are both non-teachers. Would they be on a different list, or do you only have info on teaching personnel?

Yours sincerely,

Resident

Carey, Mary, Brick Township School District

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Sorry about that it's been a very long day.  I will check on those names
again. Here is the right list.

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No problem. Have a nice weekend!

Hi Ms. Carey,

Here is the next batch of info needed:

1. Still need these pages from January-February 2003 agendas: The hiring & contract of superintendent Dr. Thomas Seidenberger.
2. Please send the following stamped pages: September 1984 agenda: pgs. 99-100; June-August 1985 agendas: pgs. 19-21 & 58-60; June 1986 agenda: pgs. 53-55.
3. From the employment history record cards, please send the hire date/termination date/last location for the following 14 employees: Carole Barra, Irene Brignola, Carolyn Hill, Bernadine Icklan, Shauna Kennedy, Patricia Moran, Margaret Ostrove, Linda Roloff, Lisa Simone, Sandra Skowronski, Mary Tobiassen, Lawrence Weingroff, Irene Yonofsky, Pamela Zedalis.

Yours sincerely,

Resident

Carey, Mary, Brick Township School District

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Dear Resident:  Attached is the information you requested:
1. Dr. Seidenberger hired.  Please note that there was no contract
attached to the agenda.
2. attached
3. attached, however Irene Brignola, Helen Faulkner and Robert Messemer I
am having trouble finding their info.  You don't happen to know in which
area they worked.
The Non teaching information is not kept in alpha order instead it is by
department.

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Hi Ms. Carey,

Thank you for sending the info. In regards to Ms. Brignola and Ms. Faulkner, they are listed in the agendas that seem to indicate they are temporary substitutes for teachers on leave. So for them, perhaps check the substitute file. As for Mr. Messemer, in the agendas he is listed at times as part of the teaching staff, and other times as part of the non-teaching staff. He was the assistant business administrator.

Here is the next batch of info needed:

1. Please send the following stamped pages: January 1983 agenda: pgs. 74-77; March 1984 agenda: pgs. 213-217; January 1986 agenda: pgs. 201-204.

2. From the employment history record cards, please send the hire date/termination date/last location for the following 16 employees: Wendy Brownstein, Ruthann Byrne, Karen Ciecura, Joyce Clark, Carol Curley, Eileen Ezmunt, Randi Finkelstein, Linda Humphris, Betty Jackson, Arlene LaBanca (note: may be in substitute file), Carmen Lorenzo, Mary Luongo, Arthur Martin, Michael McCourt, William Reich, Susan Rosenblum.

Yours sincerely,

Resident