REGULAR MEETING JULY 14, 2009

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Dates: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 7:00pm

 

UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
JULY 14, 2009
 
A.  Roll Call
 
 
B.  Flag Salute
 
 
C.  Open Public Meetings Act Statement
 
  
D.  Communications:
 
1.  Letter of resignation from Melanie Eisenhauer, special education teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, effective July 1, 2009.
 
2.  Request for maternity and unpaid family leave from Christina Birstler, teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, for the period October 23, 2009 through March 31, 2010.
 
3.  Request for maternity and unpaid family leave from Karen Guglich, German teacher at Burnet Middle School, for the period September 1, 2009 through December 9, 2009.
 
4.  Request for maternity leave from Nicole Ahern, interventionist at Hannah Caldwell School for the period September 1, 2009 through October 18, 2009.
 
5.  Request for maternity and unpaid family leave from Monica Dec, teacher at Franklin School, for the period September 1, 2009 through January 30, 2010.
 
6.  Letter of resignation from Dawn M. Decker, teacher at Battle Hill School, effective July 1, 2009.
 
E.  Superintendent’s Report
 
F.  Comments from the Public on Resolutions on the Agenda
 
G.  Education/Student Discipline Committee
 
E-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve share-time students who will be attending Union County Vocational/ Technical School for the 2009-2010 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
E-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve renewal of the district’s membership with New Jersey State Interstate Athletic Association (NJSIAA) for the 2009-2010 school year at the annual membership dues of $2,150 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
E-3.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve 2009-2010 Out-of-District Atypical Student Placement and tuitions in accordance with the information appended to the nonpublic portion of these minutes.
 
H.   Fiscal and Planning Committee
 
 
F-2.    The Committee recommends and I so move that the Secretary’s Report dated June 30, 2009 be accepted.
 
F-3.    Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(d), I certify that as of June 30, 2009 no budgetary line item account has obligations and payments (contractual orders) which in total exceed the amount appropriated by the district board of education pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:22-8 and 18:22-8.1.
 
          ___________________________      __________________
               James J. Damato                             Dated
 
          Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(e), we certify that as of June 30, 2009  after review of the secretary’s monthly financial report (appropriate section) and upon consultation with the appropriate district officials that to the best of our knowledge no major account or fund has been over-expended in violation of N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(b) and that sufficient funds are available to meet the district’s financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year. This certification is solely based on the information provided by the School Business Administrator and Board Secretary and is assumed by the board to be correct.
 
F-4.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board concur with the investments as follows:
 

Mature
Date
Purchase
Date
Number
 Of
 Days
Amount
Invest.
Held by
Home A/C
 Account
Interest Rate
Estimated
Income
06/30/09
06/16/09
14
  1,100,000
Investors
UCNB Café
0.41%
       175.39
06/30/09
06/16/09
14
17,300,000
Investors
UCNB CAP RES
0.41%
    2,758.39
06/30/09
06/16/09
14
   2,300,000
Investors
UCNB JAN 03 BOND
0.41%
       366.72
06/30/09
06/16/09
14
 16,000,000
Investors
UCNB OP AC
0.41%
    2,551.11
06/30/09
05/19/09
42
  1,000,000
Investors
Unity BankSUI
0.83%
      968.33
06/30/09
06/16/09
14
      800,000
Investors
EBS CAST
0.41%
       127.56
 

Mature
Date
Purchase
Date
Number
 Of
 Days
Amount
Invest.
Held by
Home A/C
 Account
Interest Rate
Estimated
Income
07/14/09
6/30/09
14
 1,100,000
UCNB
UCNB Café
0.25%
         106.94
07/14/09
6/30/09
14
 17,300,000
UCNB
UCNB CAP RES
0.25%
      1,681.94
07/14/09
6/30/09
14
 2,300,000
UCNB
UCNB JAN 03 BOND
0.25%
         223.61
07/14/09
6/30/09
14
16,000,000
UCNB
UCNB OP AC
0.25%
      1,555.56
07/14/09
6/30/09
14
   1,000,000
UCNB
Unity BankSUI
0.25%
            97.22
07/14/09
6/30/09
14
      800,000
UCNB
EBS CAST
0.25%
            77.78
 
F-5.   The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the following contracts and/or purchase orders pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5 and 18A:18A-10(a) and in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-6.   The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve attached list of contracts and/or purchases pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5(21) in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member: (a) Smiles for Jake Foundation - $2,000 – National Honor Society fundraiser – Kawameeh Middle School; (b) Costa Del Sol - $9,142.38 – Senior Class Picnic – Union High School. 
 
F-7.   The committee recommends and I so move that the Board renew the following petty cash fund for the 2009-2010 school year:
 
                                                                                    Report    Voucher                  
        Fund          Amt          Expend    Res.Ind.                  Period      Form                        End of Fiscal Year
        Sec’y          $500        $500        J. Damato                 Annual     Board                       Unused sum
                                                                                                                                             returned to
                                                                                                                                            General Fund
         
          F-8.   The committee recommends and I so move that the Board Secretary be authorized to advertise for bids for various school needs for the 2009-2010 school year.
 
F-9.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve line item transfers in accordance with the copy in the hands of each board member.
 
 
F-11. The committee recommends and I so move that the Board accept the following donations: (a) Lifetouch National School Studios - $624.72 to Connecticut Farms School; (b) Lifetouch National School Studios - $929.20 to Franklin School in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-12. The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve the district to apply for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 Grant for FY 10 in the amount of $49,938 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-13. The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve district-wide travel and related expenses pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:11-12, N.J.A.C. 6A:23B and Board Policy File Codes 4133, 4440 and 9250 and in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
  
I.       Operations Committee
 
O-1.   Report of bids received on June 18, 2009 for Technical Occupations Supplies for the 2009-2010 school year and bids received on July 2, 2009 for Boiler/Burner Cleaning and Repairs.
 
 
O-3. The committee recommends and I so move that that board approve discard of textbooks in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-4.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Rental Fee Schedule for the 2009-2010 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-5.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board amend bid for Plumbing Supplies for the 2009-2010 school year to Westside Plumbing Supply which was awarded on June 16, 2009 from $29,391.16 to $25,935.09 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-6.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for Boiler/Burner Annual Cleaning and Related Service and Repairs (Bid #10-23) to Manhattan Welding, 1434 Chestnut Avenue, Hillside, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $197,100.
 
O-7.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve  Agreement for a Cooperative Pricing System with the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-8.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve change order #1 to UniMak, L.L.C., 354 Banta Avenue, Garfield, New Jersey for installation of carpet tile and wall base in eleven offices at the Administration Building, 2369 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey in the amount of $34,392.75 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 
J.       Personnel Committee
 
P-1.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve personnel action in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve the Substitute and Home Instruction List, substitute custodians, substitute bus drivers and bus assistants and substitute cafeteria/playground aides, classroom assistants and secretaries for the 2009-2010 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-3.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Athletic Event Staff for the 2009-2010 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-4.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve hourly rates for the 2009-2010 year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-5.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve maternity leave for Nicole Ahern, interventionist at Hannah Caldwell School, for the period September 8, 2009 through October 23, 2009.
 
P-6.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Curriculum Writing Teams at a rate of $20 per hour, not to exceed 15 hours or $300 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-7.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board reappoint Cafeteria/Playground Assistants for the 2008-2009 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-8.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept letters of resignation from the following staff: (a) Melanie Eisenhauer, special education teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, effective July 1, 2009; (b) Dawn M. Decker, teacher at Battle Hill School, effective July 1, 2009.
 
P-9.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve maternity and unpaid family leave for the following staff: (a) Christina Birstler, teacher at Battle Hill School, for the period October 23, 2009 through March 31, 2010; (b) Karen Guglich, German teacher at Burnet Middle School, for the period September 1, 2009 through December 9, 2009; (c) Monica Dec, teacher at Franklin School, for the period September 1, 2009 through January 30, 2010.
 
P-10. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve renewal of emergency or provisional certificate for Yvonne Rago, in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
  
P-11. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment to the following staff for summer 2009 photocopying services as follows: (a) Jennifer Beute at a rate of $14.97 not to exceed 75 hours or $1,122.75 and (b) Tori Kruse at a rate of $15.93 per hour not to exceed 30 hours or $477.90.
 
P-12. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board amend list of staff approved as End of Year security at Union High School to include Rob Thompson and Greg Solla and to amend list to add Yvonne Rago as a bus monitor.
 
P-13. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board amend list of staff approved as Union High School graduation monitors to include Dana Bobertz.
 
P-14. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board amend list of individuals authorized to provide required Summer 2009 services for the period July 1, 2009 through August 28, 2009 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-15. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment to the following staff for summer 2009 IT services at a rate of $16 per hour not to exceed 250 hours or $4,000 per person: (a) Shaun Simone; (b) Mark D’Aloia; (c) Len Matarese; (d) Paul Dellano; (e) Shawn Swingle; (f) Juan Thomas; (g) Ann-Margaret Shannon; (h) Jason Mauriello and (i) Lucille Williams
 
P-16. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board reappoint the following residency investigators for Summer 2009 at a rate of $20 per hour plus mileage not to exceed fifty (50) hours per month: (a) Anthony Martino, (c) Maria Schmitberg. The Superintendent is authorized to increase hours as the need arises.
 
P-17. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal for Geotechnical Engineering Consulting Services for the Administration Building to Birdsall Services Group (PMK Group Proposal #093102), 65 Jackson Drive, Cranford, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $7250 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-18. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal to provide augmentative communication evaluations at a rate of $880 per evaluation and augmentative communication technical assistance at a rate of $110 per hour for the 2009-2010 school year from Advancing Opportunities (formerly Cerebral Palsy of NJ), 1005 Whitehead Road Extension, Suite 1, Ewing, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $3,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-19. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve submission of Waiver Application to the NJ Department of Education to permit substitutes credentialing before notification of criminal history review is received in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 
 
K.  Legal/Residency Committee:
 
DISCUSSION ITEM – Code of Ethics for School Board Members
 
L.  Approval of Bills
 
The committee recommends and I so move that the board concur with the bills listed in the permanent bound register in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member and be ordered for payment.
 
M.   Unfinished Business
 
 
N.   New Business
 
 
O.    Comments from the Public
 
 
P.    Adjournment                                       ____________ p.m.
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