Monday, August 20, 2007

Council, BOE Meetings This Week

Tonight’s City Council meeting kicks off a busy week.

The City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Library, 515 Watchung Ave. for an agenda session. The items that are moved to the agenda will be voted on Wednesday at the regular meeting, 8 p.m. in Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Ave.

On Tuesday, the Board of Education will hold its business meeting at 8 p.m. in the Emerson Swing School, 1200 W. Front St. The agenda, which is available at the Plainfield Public Library, contains many personnel matters, including appointment of Interim Assistant Superintendent Walter Rusak to serve also as interim high school principal. Rusak will receive $25 per day in addition to his $600 per-diem compensation as interim assistant superintendent and $40 per hour for all duties performed after 5 p.m. daily and on weekends.

The resolution states no permanent or interim principal could be found “in the time span available.” Former Principal Frank Ingargiola resigned in May for a post in Pequannock. Interim Superintendent Peter Carter and Rusak were hired in June following the sudden resignation of former Schools Superintendent Paula Howard.

According to the resolution, Rusak has over 30 years’ experience as an administrator, mainly as a secondary principal.

Plaintalker will report on the council meetings but may not be able to attend the school board meeting.

--Bernice Paglia


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