Board of Education
Rutherford, New Jersey, 07870
January 25, 1998

The following is certified to be a true copy of the official Board minutes from the Regular Meeting of the Rutherford Board of Education held on Monday, January 12, 1998.

Resolution by Mr. McGehrin, seconded by Mr. Galloway. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE RUTHERFORD BOARD OF EDUCATION

WHEREAS, in the past few months, the Borough of Rutherford has experienced a peristent and unwarranted level of aircraft noise, primarily from Teterboro and Newark International Airports, and

WHEREAS, research studies have demonstrated that children in schools, bombarded by frequent noise have difficulty in acquiring speech recognition skills, are impaired in cognitive development, and lag behind in reading skills, and

WHEREAS, chronic noise has also been related to other problems in children, including hearing damage, chronic cardiovascular activation, feelings of increased annoyance and irritation, and motivational difficulties such as learned helplessness, and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Rutherford Board of Education calls upon Senators Lautenberg and Torricelli, Congressman Rothman, Governor Whitman, State Senator Furnari, State Asemblymen DiGaetano and Kelly, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Port Authority, the Federal Aviation Authority, and those Bergen County districts so effected, to institute immediate steps to dramatically reduce aircraft noise pollution over the learning institutions of Rutherford. Copy of same shall be distributed to all likewise effected school districts in Bergen County.

On roll call all members present voted "aye".

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