November 10, 2009 Worksession Agenda

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Dates: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 7:00pm

 

 
 
 
UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION
              WORKSESSION AGENDA
              NOVEMBER 10, 2009
 
 
A.      Roll Call
 
 
B.       Flag Salute
 
 
C.       Open Public Meetings Act Statement
  
D.       Approval of Minutes:
         
          1.  Regular Meeting – September 15, 2009
          2.  Worksession – October 13, 2009
          3.  Executive Session – October 13, 2009
          4.  Regular Meeting – October 20, 2009
 
E.       Communications:
 
1.  Letter of resignation from John A. Das, science teacher at Union High School, effective October 31, 2009.
 
2.  Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Janet Lombardy, teacher at Battle Hill School, effective December 1, 2009.
 
3.  Request for maternity, family and extended child rearing leaves from Jessica McDonagh, English teacher at Union High School, for the period October 12, 2009 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year.
 
4. Request for family leave from Marie Stewart part time bus assistant for the period October 26, 2009 through January 31, 2010.
 
5.  Request for maternity and family leave from Kathleen Cooke Mauriello, social studies teacher at Union High School, for the period January 30, 2009 through May 31, 2010.
 
 
F.       Education/Student Discipline Committee Resolutions
 
E-1.  The committee recommends and I so move that approval be given to amend the 2009-2010  Out-of-District Atypical Student Placement List in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.     
                                          
E-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that approval be given to amend the list of students removed from the rolls [five (5) students exited for the period October 1 through October 31, 2009; a total of eighteen (18) students exited for the 2009-2010 school year] who are not domiciled in this school district 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 agreement with Harris Connect to produce 2010 alumni directory for Union High School in accordance with the information in the hand of each board member.
 
 
J.        Fiscal and Planning Committee Resolutions:
 
F-1.    The Committee recommends and I so move that the Treasurer’s Report dated October 31, 2009 be accepted.
 
F-2.    The Committee recommends and I so move that the Secretary’s Report dated October 31, 2009  be accepted.
 
F-3.    Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(d), I certify that as of October 31st, 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 October 31st 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 approve line item transfers in accordance with the copy in the hands of each board member.
 
 
F-5.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board concur with the investments made by the Business Administrator as follows:
 

Mature
Date
Purchase
Date
Number
 of Days
Amount
Invest.
Held by
Home A/C
 Account
Interest
Rate
Estimated
Income
11/17/09
10/20/09
28
      800,000
Valley Nat’l
UCNB EBS CAST
0.20%
        124.44
11/17/09
10/20/09
28
 1,100,000
Valley Nat’l
UCNB Cafeteria
0.20%
        171.11
11/17/09
10/20/09
28
17,500,000
Valley Nat’l
UCNB CAP Reserve
0.20%
      2,722.22
11/17/09
10/20/09
28
27,000,000
Valley Nat’l
UCNB OP Acct
0.20%
      4,200.00
11/17/09
10/20/09
28
 1,000,000
Valley Nat’l
UCNB Jan 03 Bond
0.20%
         155.56
11/17/09
10/20/09
28
 1,000,000
Valley Nat’l
Unity Bank SUI
0.20%
         155.56
 
F-6.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Auditor’s Management Report be accepted in accordance with the copy in the hands of each board member and on file in the office of the Secretary.
 
F-7.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve 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-8.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve following list of contracts and/or purchases pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5(21): (a) PSAT/NMSQT - $6,643 – 511 tests at $13 per test – Union High School; (b) Jostens Yearbook - $9,361.98 – 2008-2009 yearbooks – Burnet Middle School
 
F-9.    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 and in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-10. The committee recommends and I so move that the Board pre-approve districtwide student field trip destinations and purposes pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-5.8 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-11. The committee recommends and I so move that the Board accept a donation from the Knights of Columbus, Council 4505, in the sum of $2,500 for use by Mr. Olivio’s class at Burnet Middle School and from Target in the sum of $37.19 for use by Central-Five/Jefferson School in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
K.       Operations Committee Resolutions:
 
O-1.   Report of bids received on November 5, 2009 for Proposed Early Childhood Classrooms at Hannah Caldwell School
 
O-2.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve advertisement for disposal of attached equipment which is deemed no longer serviceable, in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-3.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Change Order #1 from Landsite Construction Company, 252 West Westfield Avenue, Roselle Park, New Jersey in the decrease amount of $594 for refund of unused contingency for renovations to home bleachers at Cooke Memorial Field in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-4.   The committee recommends and I so move that pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:17-11.2 the board approve the following bus emergency evacuation drill reports: (a) Connecticut Farms School – October 26, 2009 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 

O-5.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve agreement to become a member of the Somerset County Cooperative Pricing System, #2-SOCCP, 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 Proposed Early Childhood Classrooms at Hannah Caldwell Elementary School to Skinner & Cook, Inc., 218 W. Westfield Avenue, Roselle Park, New Jersey in the base bid amount of $1,565,235, plus Alternate A-1 in the amount of $7,700 for a total bid amount of $1,572,935.

 
L.       Personnel Committee Resolutions:
 
P-1.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that Personnel Actions be approved 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 approve the November 2009 Substitute/Home Instruction List, Substitute Custodians, Substitute Cafeteria/ Playground Aides; Classroom Assistants and Secretaries and Substitute Bus Drivers and Bus Aides and Substitute After School Monitors  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 Master Lighting Technicians at a rate of $20 per hour and Assistant Lighting Technicians at a rate of $10 per hour for the 2009-2010 school year:
 
          MASTER TECHNICIANS                        ASSISTANT TECHNICIANS
          Laura Muller                                             Laura Muller                    
         James Mosser                                         James Mosser
         Al Levitz                                                      Al Levitz
         Justin Tremaine                                      Justin Tremaine
          Kevin Klaw                                              Kevin Klaw
                                                                            Jennifer Williams
                                                                            Lucille Williams
                                                                           Karen Criss
                                                                           Laura Ditri
                                                                  
 
P-4.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve the following curriculum writing teams at a rate of $20 per hour not to exceed 15 hours or $300 per person:
 
          Honors Biology                          Advanced Placement Biology/
          William Soranno                        Advanced Placement Biology Lab
                                                                William Soranno
 
          Health – Grades 7 and 8          Orchestra – Grades 6, 7 and 8
          Phyllis Neshinka                         Richard Grennor
          Sue Lorenzo                                Laura Muller
          John Winters                               Charles Dettmar
 
          Band – Grades 6, 7 and 8          AP Photography
          Richard Grennor                         Janet Gabriel
          Laura Muller                                 Diane Esquivel
          Charles Dettmar
 
          Jewelry III                                      Crafts
          Joan Permison                           Joan Permison
 
          Jewelry II                                      Science – Grade 9
          Joan Permison                           Thomas Sopko
 
          Design/Fashion                          AP Studio
          Stephanie Graham                     Diane Esquivel
                                                                 Janet Gabriel   
 
          Guidance Curriculum
          Grades 9 – 12        

          Patricia Bridges                

 
P-5.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept letters of resignation from the following staff: (a) John A. Das, science teacher at Union High School, effective October 31, 2009; (b) Janet Lombardy, teacher at Battle Hill School, effective December 1, 2009.
 
P-6.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve maternity, family and extended child rearing leaves for Jessica McDonagh, English teacher at Union High School, for the period October 12, 2009 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year.
 
P-7.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve family leave for Marie Stewart, part- time bus assistant for the period October 26, 2009 through January 31, 2010.
 
P-8.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Consulting Service Associates, 137 Reservoir Avenue, Randolph, New Jersey to provide professional services in connection with teacher training in the areas of Inclusive Classroom Instruction and Integration of Assistive Technology for the 2009-2010 school year in an amount not to exceed $80,000 (these funds will be paid from I.D.E.I.A. ARRA grant) 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 New Hope Foundation, 80 Conover Road, Marlboro, NJ to provide bedside instruction for district students on an “as needed” basis for the 2009-2010 school year 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 Cranford Board of Education, 132 Thomas Street, Cranford, NJ to provide related services for district students who attend Cranford programs for the 2009-1010 school year in an amount not to exceed $6,261.12 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 Education, Inc., 2 Main Street, Plymouth, MA to provide bedside instruction for district students on an “as needed” basis for the 2009-2010 school year in an amount not to exceed $10,000 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 approve Professional Educational Services, Inc., 34 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ to provide bedside instruction for district students on an “as needed” basis for the 2009-2010 school year in an amount not to exceed $15,000 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 approve Danielle LaConte, school psychologist, to perform required Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) for district students in accordance with their Individualized Educational Performance (IEP) on an “as needed” basis for the period October 26, 2009 through June 30, 2010 at a rate of $50 per hour
 
P-14. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment of following staff from Connecticut Farms School for Family Language Arts session on November 16, 2009 at a rate of $65 per person: (a) Jaclyn Cannella; (b) Karen Freitas; (c) Cynthia Ovalle and (d) Cindy Stoller 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 amend list of  salary class changes for the 2009-2010 school year 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 appoint Gregory Tatum, Acting Superintendent of Schools, effective January 1, 2010.
 
P-17. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve maternity and family leaves for Kathleen Cooke Mauriello, social studies teacher at Union High School for the period January 30, 2010 through May 31, 2010.
 
P-18. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve in-house presenters for staff development in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 
 
M.      Approval of Bills
 
The committee recommends and I so move that the Board concur with the bills listed in the permanent bound register appended to these minutes and be ordered for payment.
 
N.      Unfinished Business
 
O.      New Business
 
P.       Comments from the Public
 
Q.      Adjournment                                                          ______ p.m.

 

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