July 28, 2009 Planning Session Agenda

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 3:30pm

 

UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION
AGENDA PLANNING SESSION
JULY 28, 2009
 
 
A.                Roll Call
 
B.                 Flag Salute
 
C.                 Open Public Meetings Act Statement
 
D.                Communications:
 
1.                 Request from Gina Calderone, Union High School Twirling Coach to allow UHS Twirling Team to participate in Twirlmania National Competition in Florida in February, 2010.
 
2.                 Request for fee waivers from Irene Goldie Petras, Expo Coordinator, Executive Director, Hillside Chamber of Commerce for use of Union High School gymnasium on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. for annual Joint Chambers of Commerce Business After Hours Expo.
 
3.                 Letter dated July 9, 2009 from Denise Talmadge, Science teacher at Union High School, requesting extended unpaid child rearing leave for the entire 2009-2010 school year. 
 
4.                 Letter of resignation from Ted R. Waibel, custodian at Franklin School, effective July 16, 2009.
 
5.                 Letter of resignation from Isis Ramirez, Science teacher at Union High School effective immediately.
 
6.                 Letter dated July 17, 2009 from Christina Fernandes, teacher assistant at Hannah Caldwell School, requesting Family Leave Insurance Benefits through the State of New Jersey Department of Labor for the period September 2nd through October 14th, 2009.
 
7.                 Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Jean Ann Cross, part-time bus driver, effective January 1, 2010.
 
8.                 Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Elise J. Douglas, part-time bus assistant, effective January 1, 2010.
 
E.                 Comments from the public on resolutions on the agenda
 
F.                  Approval of Minutes:
1.                 Worksession – June 9, 2009
2.                 Regular Meeting – June 16, 2009
3.                 Special Meeting – June 26, 2009
 
G.                Education/Student Discipline Committee:
 
E-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve the 2009-2010 Out-of-District Atypical Student Placement, Exit Lists and tuitions in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
H.                Fiscal and Planning Committee:
 
F-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve districtwide travel and related expenses pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:11-12, N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-7 and Board Policy File Code 6471 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board authorize the Business Administrator to pay August 2009 bills with ratification by the Board at its next board meeting.
 
 
F-3.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board accept Nonpublic Nursing Aid for the 2009-2010 school year in the total amount of $42,846, in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-4.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board accept Nonpublic Textbook Aid for the 2009-2010 school year in the total amount of $36,131, in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-5.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept Preliminary Eligible Cost (PEC) Determination of a School Facilities Project from the New Jersey Department of Education for State Project #5290-085-09-1003 – Central-Five/Jefferson School in the amount of $13,149,767 of which $5,259,907 represents the 40% State Share; the Local Share Project Cost being $18,712,165 for a total project cost of $23,972,072 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-6.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept FY2010 Funding Allocations for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004-Part B (I.D.E.I.A.) in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member as follows:  (a) Basic - $1,801,363; (b) Preschool - $52,957.
 
F-7.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board authorize the Business Administrator to issue contracts and/or purchase orders pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5 and 18A:18A-10 in August 2009 with ratification by the Board at its next board meeting.
 
F-8.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept COLA funding for the 2008-2009 school year from the Office of Head Start in the amount of $10,953.15 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
I.                   Operations Committee
 
O-1.   Report receipt of bids received on July 9, 2009 for paper supplies for the 2009-2010 school year and bids July 28, 2009 for purchase of 130 Refurbished Desktop Computers.
 
O-2.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board award the following supply bids for the 2009-2010 school year:
 
          Family & Consumer Sciences (Bid #10-17)
          S.A.N.E. - $6,668.97
 
          Vocational Education (Bid #10-19)
          Markertek Video Supplies - $7,291.58
 
          Lumber – Woods Technology (Bid #10-18)
          Feldman Lumber               $ 3,523.68
          Bayway Lumber                       202.01
          Tulnoy Lumber                     4,806.80
           TOTAL BID                      $ 8,532.49
 
          Paper supplies (BID#10-24)
          Paper Mart                    $82,734.05
 
 
O-3.   The committee recommends and I so move that the 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 accept proposal from Atlas Tracks, Inc., 19495 SW Teton Avenue, Tualation, Oregon for resurfacing of track at Union High School in the total base proposal amount of $177,793.16 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 award to Bus Parts Warehouse for Automotive Supplies for the 2009-2010 school year which was awarded on June 16, 2009 from $146.90 to $168.26 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-6.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board authorize the Superintendent to sign off on change orders, in amounts not to exceed $25,000 per order, which are presented prior to board approval but subject to ratification by the board at its next meeting.
 
O-7.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Change Order #1 to Falek Construction, Inc., 836 Ridgewood Avenue, North Brunswick, New Jersey for lighting wiring replacement in connection with masonry restoration at Kawameeh Middle School in the amount of $2,900 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 #6 to UniMak, LLC, 354 Banta Avenue, Garfield, New Jersey for new roof drains in connection with the alterations to the Administration Building in the amount of $1,243.78 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-9.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for purchase of 130 refurbished desktop computers to EduTech Group, Inc., 1090 Lawrence Drive #109, Newbury Park, CA in the total bid amount $25,740.

 
 
J.       Personnel Committee
 
P-1.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board approve personnel actions in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
 
P-2.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board amend substitute lists 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 extended unpaid child rearing leave for Denise Talmadge, Science Teacher at Union High School, for the entire 2009-2010 school year.
 
P-4.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board amend hourly rates for the 2009-2010 year approved by the board at its July 14, 2009 regular meeting to reflect new Federal minimum wage rate effective July 24, 2009 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 pay staff for Summer 2009 activities: (a) Gayle Sumner for summer sport physicals at a rate of $30 per hour not to exceed 60 hours or $1800; (b) Rosemary Nardo for summer sports physicals at a rate of $30 per hour not to exceed 40 hours or $1200; (c) Meg Berry stipend for summer middle school trainer of $1300; (d) Meg Berry for overtime trainer hours at a rate of $30 per hour not to exceed 150 hours or $4,500; (e) Josephine Palumbo for summer secretarial services at a rate of $195.91 per day not to exceed 5 days or $979.55 and (f) Helene Lateiner for summer secretarial services at a rate of $181 per day not to exceed 5 days or $905.
 
P-6.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept letters of resignation from from the following staff: (a) Ted Waibel, custodian at Franklin School, effective July 16, 2009; (b) Isis Ramirez, Science teacher at Union High School, effective immediately; (c) Jean Ann Cross, part-time bus driver, effective January 1, 2010; (d) Elise J. Douglas, part-time bus assistant, effective January 1, 2010.
 
P-7.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board amend list of staff approved to provide Summer 2009 services for the Extended School Year Program 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 approve Marie Theresa Schuchman, 7 Deer Run Circle, Chatham Township, New Jersey to provide Education Evaluations for the 2009-2010 school years at a rate of $425 per evaluation in an amount not to exceed $10,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
 
P-9.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Brad Kubis, 73 Tuella Avenue, Elmwood Park, New Jersey to provide ABA Therapy for the 2009-2010 school year at a rate of $45 per hour and $75 per hour for coordination and meetings in an amount not to exceed $10,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
 
P-10. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Family Leave Insurance Benefits through the State of New Jersey Department of Labor for Christina Fernandes, teacher assistant at Hannah Caldwell School, for the period September 2nd through October 14th, 2009.
 
 
P-11. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal for architectural services in connection with the resurfacing of the Union High School running track to Potter Architects, 410 Colonial Avenue, Union, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $15,800 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
  
P-12. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal for certified therapists and evaluators to provide services for district students as recommended by the IEP teams for the 2009-2010 school year from Bayada, Inc. (nursing services), 40 Maple Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $55,000 and in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
  
 
P-13. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal for certified therapists and evaluators to provide services for district students as recommended by the IEP teams for the 2009-2010 school year from Martin Mayer, M.D., (neuro-psychiatric evaluations) 1503 St. Georges Avenue, Colonia, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $8,500 and in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-14. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal for certified therapists and evaluators to provide services for district students as recommended by the IEP teams for the 2009-2010 school year from Helene Sarnell (speech language therapy) 20 Canterbury Lane, Short Hills, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $62,000 and 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 accept proposal for certified therapists and evaluators to provide services for district students as recommended by the IEP teams for the 2009-2010 school year from Barbara Lecomte (speech language therapy), 159 Briarwood Drive East, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $22,000 and in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-16. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal for certified therapists and evaluators to provide services for district students as recommended by the IEP teams for the 2009-2010 school year from Speechabilities (speech language therapy), c/o Fern Morozowski, P.O. 205, Normandy Beach, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $49,000 and in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
  
P-17. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal for certified therapists and evaluators to provide services for district students as recommended by the IEP teams for the 2009-2010 school year from Dr. Isabel Detrizio-Carotenuto (neurodevelopmental evaluations), 24 Heritage Drive, East Hanover, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $8,000 and 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 for certified therapists and evaluators to provide services for district students as recommended by the IEP teams for the 2009-2010 school year from Abraham D. Morganoff, M.D., (neurological evaluations), 441 Chestnut Street, Union, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $3,000 and 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 accept proposal for certified therapists and evaluators to provide services for district students as recommended by the IEP teams for the 2009-2010 school year from Family Resource Associates, Tech Connection (augmentative evaluations), 35 Haddon Avenue, Shrewsbury, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $3,000 and in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-20. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal to provide professional services in connection with teacher workshops for the 2009-2010 school year to Leaning Plus, 22 Cruiser Court, Toms River, New Jersey at the following fees and in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member : (a) $1400 for full day workshop (6 hours) and (b) $700 for half day workshop in an amount not to exceed $12,600. (Fees include all costs such as transportation. Duplication of necessary materials will be done in district but if this is not possible, fees will be assessed.)
 
P-21. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal for certified therapists and evaluators to provide services for district students as recommended by the IEP teams for the 2009-2010 school year from Goals Achieved (OT evaluations and therapy), P.O. Box 952, Union, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $75,000 and in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
 
PLANNING SESSION
Discussion Items
 
 
EDUCATION
·        Student Dress Code
·        Test Scores: Impact on District
·        Union High School Update
·        Professional Development Update
·        Union High School Redesign
·        Extended Day Program
·        N.J.Q.S.A.C.
 
 
FISCAL AND PLANNING
·        Fiscal Update
·        Central-Five/Jefferson School
·        Union High School Auditorium
·        Hannah Caldwell
 
OPERATIONS
·        IT Department Relocation to Union High School
·        Administration Building
·        Union Schools Update
 
PERSONNEL
·        Assistant Principal positions/job responsibilities at Union High School
·        Staffing
 
TECHNOLOGY
·        Technology Update
·        Paperless Agenda Update
  
POLICY
·        Transportation Policy
 
MISCELLANEOUS
·        Phone Meeting in August
·        Closing of Hilton Avenue
·        Utility connections – C-5
 
 
K.       Adjournment                                       _____________p.m.
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