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PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE
BOARD OF EDUCATION SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NEW JERSEY In accordance with the New Jersey Statutes relating hereto, Notice is hereby given that the Board of Education of the School District of the Township of Scotch Plains and the Borough of Fanwood has prepared a tentative budget for the school year beginning July 1, 1999 and ending June 30, 2000, which is on file and open to inspection at the Secretary’s office in the Administration Offices, Cedar Street and Evergreen Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey. It should be observed that expenditures are shown under a GAAP format (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) approved by the New Jersey Department of Education. This format shows the School District’s tentative budget by general program rather than in the line item structure, thus providing the reader with a better understanding of how the District plans to utilize community resources. Public Hearing on said budget will be held at the Administration Offices, Cedar Street and Evergreen Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 1999. The tentative budget will be on file and open for examination from the date of this Notice until March 29, 1999 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., prevailing time, on regular school days, in the Office of the Secretary, Administration Offices, Cedar Street and Evergreen Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey. The school district has proposed programs and services in addition to the core curriculum content standards adopted by the State Board of Education. Information on this budget and the programs and services it provides is available from your local school district.
Matthew A. Clarke Board Secretary Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education Scotch Plains, New Jersey
The Times of Scotch Plains-Fanwood Publication Date: March 25, 1999
SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET STATEMENT FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 1999-2000
UNION SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD REG Advertised Enrollments
October 15, 1997 October 15, 1998 October 15, 1999 ENROLLMENT CATEGORY Actual Actual Estimated Pupils on Roll Regular Full-Time 3716 3773 3830 Pupils on Roll Regular Shared-Time 28 29 33 Pupils on Roll Special Full-Time 480 485 517 Pupils on Roll Special Shared-Time 15 14 18 Private School Placements 38 32 35 Pupils Sent to Other Districts-Reg Prog 3 Pupils Sent to Other Dists-Spec Ed Prog 26 21 21 Pupils in State Facilities 1 2 Resident Enroll. Per State Aid Calc.-Infor. Only 4339 4397
UNION SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD REG Advertised Revenues
1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 Budget Category Account Actual Revised Anticipated GENERAL FUND Revenues from Local Sources: Local Tax Levy 10-1210 36,935,929 38,226,549 39,401,685 Unrestricted Miscellaneous Revenues 10-1XXX 307,008 225,000 225,000 SUBTOTAL 37,242,937 38,451,549 39,626,685
Revenues from State Sources: Transportation Aid 10-3120 434,160 620,838 625,055 Special Education Aid 10-3130 2,050,103 2,167,284 2,358,894 Bilingual Education 10-3140 38,092 37,468 17,255 Stabilization Aid 10-3171 86,779 Supplemental Stabilization Aid 10-3172 309,904 309,904 309,904 Academic Achievement Reward Program 10-3193 11,919 98,470 51,090 SUBTOTAL 2,930,957 3,233,964 3,362,198 Adjustment for Prior Year Encumbrances 118,939 Act (Excess)Deficiency of Rev (Over)/Under Expnd -13,249 TOTAL GENERAL FUND 40,160,645 41,804,452 42,988,883
SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS Revenues from Local Sources 20-1XXX 4,456 186,064
Revenues from State Sources: Distance Learning Network Aid
Pr Yr Carryover 20-3213 59,751 Distance Learning Network Aid 20-3213 108,329 177,899 182,358 Other Restricted Entitlements 20-32XX 215,959 240,985 240,985 TOTAL REVENUES FROM STATE SOURCES 324,288 478,635 423,343
Revenues from Federal Sources: P.L. 103-382 Title I 20-4411-4414 126,566 133,113 105,745 P.L. 103-382 Title VI 20-4415-4416 18,280 20,607 17,516 I.D.E.A. Part B (Handicapped) 20-4420 359,924 516,178 478,083 Other 20-4XXX 36,159 67,794 32,125 TOTAL REVENUES FROM FEDERAL SOURCES 540,929 737,692 633,469 TOTAL SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 869,673 1,402,391 1,056,812
DEBT SERVICE Revenues from Local Sources: Local Tax Levy 40-1210 487,483 522,208 505,758 TOTAL REVENUES FROM LOCAL SOURCES 487,483 522,208 505,758 TOTAL LOCAL DEBT SERVICE 487,483 522,208 505,758 TOTAL DEBT SERVICE FUND 487,483 522,208 505,758 TOTAL REVENUES/SOURCES 41,517,801 43,729,051 44,551,453
UNION SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD REG Advertised Appropriations
1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 Budget Category Account Expenditures Rev. Approp. Appropriations GENERAL CURRENT EXPENSE Regular Programs Instruction 11-1XX-100-XXX 16,041,674 16,348,408 16,998,507 Special Education Instruction 11-2XX-100-XXX 2,448,024 2,657,615 2,769,012 Basic Skills/Remedial Instruction 11-230-100-XXX 631,142 653,174 737,279 Bilingual Education Instruction 11-240-100-XXX 54,474 45,320 46,856 School-Spon. Cocurricular Activities-Instruction 11-401-100-XXX 165,218 217,354 224,369 School Sponsored Athletics Instruction 11-402-100-XXX 506,037 546,280 527,275 Other Instructional Programs Instruction 11-4XX-100-XXX 267,299 135,725 134,000 Community Services Programs/Operations 11-800-330-XXX 76,425 105,956 109,943
Undistributed Expenditures: Instruction 11-000-100-XXX 2,123,464 2,250,112 2,226,782 Attendance and Social Work Services 11-000-211-XXX 57,790 60,861 62,938 Health Services 11-000-213-XXX 489,112 520,723 546,660
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Other Supp Serv Stds Related & Extraordinary 11-000-216,217 271,120 270,922 281,913 Other Support Services Students Regular 11-000-218-XXX 717,959 713,858 748,982 Other Support Services Students Special 11-000-219-XXX 764,076 719,203 744,288 Improvement of Instructional Services 11-000-221-XXX 801,557 902,914 1,031,147 Educational Media Services School Library 11-000-222-XXX 427,551 450,289 454,733 Instructional Staff Training Services 11-000-223-XXX 221,326 269,674 356,430 Support Services General Administration 11-000-230-XXX 723,982 657,442 674,610 Support Services School Administration 11-000-240-XXX 2,411,780 2,582,403 2,524,315 Operation and Maintenance of Plant Services 11-000-26X-XXX 3,941,183 4,149,264 4,122,626 Student Transportation Services 11-000-270-XXX 1,336,435 1,365,210 1,379,685 Business and Other Support Services 11-000-290-XXX 811,558 881,580 918,128 Personal Services Employee Benefits 11-XXX-XXX-2XX 4,594,266 5,011,884 5,105,500 Food Services 11-000-310-XXX 5,000 5,000 Total Undistributed Expenditures 19,693,159 20,811,339 21,183,737 TOTAL GENERAL CURRENT EXPENSE 39,883,452 41,521,171 42,730,978
CAPITAL OUTLAY Equipment 12-XXX-XXX-73X 101,530 163,349 257,905 Facilities Acquisition and Construction Services 12-000-4XX-XXX 175,663 119,932 TOTAL CAPITAL OUTLAY 277,193 283,281 257,905 GENERAL FUND GRAND TOTAL 40,160,645 41,804,452 42,988,883
SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS Local Projects 20-XXX-XXX-XXX 4,456 186,064
Distance Learning Network Aid: Support Services 20-213-200-XXX 108,329 137,650 38,000 Facilities Acquisition and Construction Services 20-213-400-XXX 100,000 144,358 TOTAL DISTANCE LEARNING NETWORK AID 108,329 237,650 182,358 Other State Projects: Nonpublic Textbooks 20-XXX-XXX-XXX 44,448 44,431 44,431 Nonpublic Auxiliary Services 20-XXX-XXX-XXX 28,701 29,558 29,558 Nonpublic Handicapped Services 20-XXX-XXX-XXX 83,151 105,177 105,177 Nonpublic Nursing Services 20-XXX-XXX-XXX 58,859 61,819 61,819 Other Special Projects 20-XXX-XXX-XXX 800 Total State Projects 324,288 478,635 423,343
Federal Projects: P.L. 103-382 Title I 20-XXX-XXX-XXX 126,566 133,113 105,745 P.L. 103-382 Title VI 20-XXX-XXX-XXX 18,280 20,607 17,516 I.D.E.A. Part B (Handicapped) 20-XXX-XXX-XXX 359,924 516,178 478,083 Other Special Projects 20-XXX-XXX-XXX 36,159 67,794 32,125 Total Federal Projects 540,929 737,692 633,469 TOTAL SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 869,673 1,402,391 1,056,812
DEBT SERVICE FUNDS Debt Service Regular 40-701-510-XXX 522,208 505,758 Additional State School Building Aid-Ch.177 40-702-510-XXX 487,483 Total Additional State School Building Aid 487,483 TOTAL DEBT SERVICE FUNDS 487,483 522,208 505,758 Total Expenditures/Appropriations 41,517,801 43,729,051 44,551,453
UNION SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD REG ADVERTISED RECAPITULATION OF BALANCES
General Fund General Fund General Fund (Reserved) (Reserved) (Reserved) General Fund Capital Reserve Adult Ed. Legal Debt Budget Category (Unreserved) Account Programs Reserves Service Totals
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (8) Est. Approp. Bal. 6-30-97 (Prior Budg) 1,972,250 1,972,250
Approp. Balances 6-30-97 (from Audit) 250,000 250,000 Est. Approp. Bal. 6-30-98 (Prior Budg) 617,521 617,521 Approp. Balances 6-30-98 (from Audit) 440,595 440,595 Amount Budgeted during FY 98-99 Add. Bal. to be Approp during FY 98-99 Add. Bal. Anticipated during FY 98-99 250,000 250,000 Appropriation Bal. 6-30-99 (est.) 690,595 690,595 Amount Budgeted in FY 99-00 Appropriation Balances 6/30/00 (est.) 690,595 690,595 Current state law requires that unreserved general fund balance (surplus) in excess of the established statutory limitation (generally 6% of the prior year budget) must be appropriated in the budget for tax relief purposes. Below are the amounts for the proposed and prior two years given the current statutory limitations:
1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 0 0 0
UNION SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD REG Advertised Per Pupil Cost Calculations
1998-99 1998-99 1999-00 1996-97 1997-98 ORIGINAL REVISED PROPOSED ACTUAL ACTUAL BUDGET BUDGET BUDGET Per Pupil Cost Calculations: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Total Comparative Per Pupil Cost 9101 9093 8831 8890 8957 Total Classroom Instruction 5478 5287 5393 5397 5494 Classroom-Salaries and Benefits 5286 5066 5179 5181 5274 Classroom-General Supplies and Textbooks 163 183 121 140 124 Classroom-Purchased Services and Other 29 32 92 75 95 Total Support Services 742 76 787 770 756 Support Services-Salaries and Benefits 648 665 679 670 675 Total Administrative Costs 1437 1333 1362 1413 1433 Administration-Salaries and Benefits 1177 1162 1150 1197 1206 Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant 1224 1017 1075 1069 1039 Operations & Maintenance of Plant-Salary & Ben747 636 685 674 664 Total Food Services Costs 12 0 1 1 1 Total Extracurricular Costs 177 178 183 203 195 Total Equipment Costs 77 24 34 62 92 Employee Benefits as a % of Salaries 19.0 16.3 18.1 17.2 16.9
The information presented in columns 1 through 3 as well as the related descriptions of the per pupil cost calculations are contained in the 1999 Comparative Spending Guide and can be found on the Department of Education’s Internet address: http:/ /www.state.nj.us/education under Schools. This publication is available in the board office and public libraries. The same calculations were performed using the 1998-99 revised appropriations and 1999-00 budgeted appropriations presented in this advertised budget. Total Comparative Per Pupil Cost is defined as current expense exclusive of tuition expenditures, transportation, residential costs, and judgments against the school district. For all years except 1996-97, it also includes the new restricted entitlement aids. With the exception of Total Equipment Cost, each of the other per pupil cost calculations presented is a component of the total comparative per pupil cost, although all components are not shown. 1 T — 3/25/99, The Times Fee: $529.38
– Obituaries –
Herman A. Werber, 97, Bendix Retiree; Member of The Presbyterian Church
Herman Albert Werber, 97, of Westfield died on Friday, March 19, at Ashbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotch Plains.
Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Westfield since 1942.
Mr. Werber had been a technical editor for Bendix Corporation for 14 years before retiring in 1967.
He attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and was a life member of the Seventh Regiment of New York Company F.
Mr. Werber was a member of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield.
He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Katheryne Estelle Werber, in 1994.
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy L. Werber of Westfield and Suzanne Werber Dworsky of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Private graveside services were held on Tuesday, March 23, at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. A memorial service was held that afternoon in the Chapel of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. Interment took place at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Memorial Fund of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, or to the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 365, Westfield, 07090.
March 25, 1999
Charles Wagstaff, 69
Charles M. Wagstaff, 69, of Medford died on Monday, March 22, at home.
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, he was raised in Brooklyn and had lived in South Plainfield before moving to Medford 10 years ago.
Mr. Wagstaff had worked at Macy’s in Plainfield from 1953 to 1983. He had worked for the United States government in government supply administration in Florence from 1984 to 1994.
Mr. Wagstaff was a member of the Watchung Hills Elks Club No. 2252.
He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Roenelt, in 1991.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Amelia Desiato Wagstaff; a daughter, Karla Wagstaff of Scotch Plains; a brother, Joseph Wagstaff of Long Island, New York; two sisters, Emma Bottaro of Long Island and Ida Bugno of Hornell, New York, and a granddaughter.
A Funeral Service will be held today, Thursday, March 25, at 10 a.m. at Higgins Home for Funerals in Plainfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care, Route No. 73 and Lincoln Drive, Marlton, 08053.
March 25, 1999
Felix Mongrello, 78
Felix Mongrello, 78, of Mountainside, died on Monday, March 22, in Mountainside Hospital in Glen Ridge.
Born in Newark, he had lived in Mountainside and Florida before returning to Mountainside 21 years ago.
Mr. Mongrello had worked in the maintenance department of the Union County Board of Education for six years. He had previously worked as a painter for the Rheingold Corporation in Orange for 30 years.
Surviving are a sister, Caroline Pugliese and a brother, Victor Mongrello.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 24, in the Zarro Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
March 25, 1999
Westfield Library Friends Finalize Book Sale Plans
WESTFIELD — The Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library are finalizing plans for their book sale to begin on Tuesday, April 13, in the program room of the library at 550 East Broad Street.
The annual event requires the assistance of a large corps of volunteers who will collect, sort and stack books for the sale.
More than 20,000 books are expected to be on sale at bargain prices, according to event spokeswoman Tina Lesher. Proceeds will benefit the library’s various programs.
Donations may be made at the book sale site on Friday, April 9,
PLANS UNDERWAY…Library Director Barbara Thiele, left, and Book Sale Chairwoman Anne Arkel review plans for the annual book sale to benefit the Westfield Memorial Library. The event, which begins on Tuesday, April 13, and continues through Saturday, April 17, will take place in the Program Room of the library, located at 550 East Broad Street.
from noon to 5 p.m.; on Saturday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Monday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Textbooks, magazines, damaged books, condensed work, records and old encyclopedias are not requested.
The sale will kick off on April 13 with a members’ preview from 9 a.m. to noon. Friends’ memberships may be purchased at the door.
The sale continues that day from 1 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday and Thursday, April 14 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Half-price day is slated for Friday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Bag Day, Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., customers may buy as many books as they can fit in bags sold for a few dollars.
Anne Arkel is serving as Chairwoman for this year’s sale. Other committee members are Eleanor Senus, Treasurer; Tina Lesher, publicity; Jane Curtis and Nancy Yoder, advertising; Colleen Bodayla and Mary Orlando, volunteers; Carol Dreizler, Edie Dixon and Edward Orlando, advisers, and Marguerite Siegal, children’s books.
COOKIE SELLERS…Members of Brownie Scout Troops Nos. 325 and 251 will have a booth cookie sale on Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Westfield Office of Weichert, Realtors, at 185 Elm Street. The sale will offer one more chance to purchase all the traditional Girl Scout Cookie varieties. Proceeds from the sale will fund activities of the Washington Rock Girl Scout Council. Pictured, left to right, are: back row, Kim Moraski, Georgie Williamson, Kate O’Connor, Mary Mahoney and Elizabeth Fultz; and front row, Chelsea Baum, Olivia Dawson, Paige Gerghty, Julie Reich and Carolyn Haggerty.
Chansonettes of Westfield Rehearse Spring Program
WESTFIELD — The Chansonettes of Westfield, a women’s singing group, have been in rehearsal for their spring program, featuring the theme “Girls, Girls, Girls.”
Songs such as “Stormy Weather,” “Stop in the Name of Love,” “Crazy,” and “My Guy” will be included in the upcoming program.
The group will begin their tour with a performance at the First Presbyterian Church in Cranford on Wednesday April 14, at 8 p.m.
Performances will also be given at the New Dover United Methodist Church on Friday, May 7; at Manor Care in Mountainside on Monday, May 10; at the New Providence Methodist Church on Tuesday, May 11; and at the Ashbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotch Plains on Wednesday, May 12.
The group is currently booked for spring performances. Organizations wishing to book for the next winter holiday program may call Louise Loffredo, Vice-President, at (908) 232-8213.
The Chansonettes are directed by Jean Schork and accompanied by
Mary Ellen Freda. Area women who enjoy singing for fun and would like more information may call Nancy Lau, President, at (908) 654-5130. All levels of voice are welcome.
Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the choir room of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield on Mountain Avenue.
African Violet Group Plans Show and Sale
For Next Weekend
SCOTCH PLAINS — The Union County Chapter of the African Violet Society of America will hold its annual African Violet Show/Plant Sale at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 559 Park Avenue in Scotch Plains.
The sale will be held tomorrow, Friday, March 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s theme will be “Violets on Broadway”.
There will be free admission and parking for the event.
Realtors Association Sets Clothing Drive
The Greater Union County Association of Realtors is collecting business clothing, for both men and women. The clothes will be used by job applicants who do not have appropriate apparel for employment interviews.
The third annual drive will continue through Thursday, April 8. All items gathered will be given to agencies throughout Union County that help job applicants when going off welfare to meet prospective employers.
To donate business clothes for the drive, please bring items to the office of Greater Union County Association of Realtors, 767 Central Avenue, Westfield. Garments should be clean and in wearable condition. For further information, please call the Association at (908) 232-9000.