November 17, 2009 Regular Meeting Agenda

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Dates: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 7:00pm

 

UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION
              REGULAR METING AGENDA
              NOVEMBER 17, 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 leaves from Kathleen Cooke Mauriello, Social Studies teacher at Union High School for the period January 30th through May 31st, 2010.
 
6.  Letter dated October 15, 2009 from Giovanni Flecca, maintenance department, amending retirement date from July 1st to August 1st, 2010.
 
7.   Memorandum from Ana Rita Ferreira dated November 9, 2009 to request fee waiver for use of Room B125 (Union High School small gym) on Saturday, December 19, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for “Blood Drive for Nilton”.

  

 
F.   Superintendent’s Report
 
  
G.   Annual Audit Report – Suplee, Clooney & Company
 
  
H.   Comments from the Public on Resolutions on the Agenda
  
 
I.    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 ; (c)  Home Depot Credit Services - $1,913.16 - spring musical building supplies - Union High School; (d) Burmax - $3,641.54 - kits for cosmetology students - Union High School; (e) Prom Nite - $1,823.69 – homecoming dance decorations – Union High School; (f) Anderson’s - $1,294.82 – pep rally and homecoming items – Union High School; (g) Lester Lembryk - $2,800 – reimbursement for purchase of soccer shelter for boy’s soccer team – Union High School; (h)  NJSIAA - $1,977 - ticket sales, 11/14/09 football game - Union High School Athletics 
 
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 4504, 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.
 
F-12. The committee recommends and I so move that the board contract with the Union County Educational Services Commission to administer the district’s Nonpublic School Individuals with Disabilities Education Act– ARRA funds, both preschool and basic, pursuant to the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Grant Application on behalf of the Board effective September 1, 2009 until August 31, 2011. The Board agrees to pay the Commission the full amount of the Nonpublic School IDEA-ARRA preschool and basic grant funding in support of the Nonpublic School Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Initiative (IDEA-ARRA preschool and basic) which shall include the six percent (6%) administrative cost, by September 30, 2009 or by the date that the IDEA-ARRA preschool and basic aid is received. It is understood that the Commission will provide services for all of the eligible Nonpublic schools identified by the district’s grant application.
 
 
 
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.

 

O-7.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board waive fees for use of Room B125 (small gym) at Union High School on Saturday, December 19, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the purpose of “Blood Drive for Nilton”, a graduate of Union High School who is suffering from Leukemia.

 
 
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 – (a) Laura Muller, (b) James Mosser, (c) Al Levitz, (d) Justin Tremaine and (e) Kevin Klaw; ASSISTANT TECHNICIANS – (a) Laura Muller, (b) James Mosser, (c) Al Levitz, (d) Justin Tremaine, (e) Kevin Klaw, (f) Jennifer Williams, (g) Lucille Williams, (h) Karen Criss and (i) 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                Mathematics -
          Grades 9 – 12                          Grade 5
          Patricia Bridges                        Jeremy Cohen
                                                        Eliza Stypulkowski
                                                        John Zurka
                                                        Theresa Matthews                 
 
 
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. (b)  Giovanni Flecca, maintenance department, effective August 1, 2010
 
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.    Policy Committee:
 
POL – 1. The committee recommends and I so move that the Board adopt Policy File Code: 5118 – Admission of Nonresident Students in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
  
N.    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.
 
  
O.      Unfinished Business
 
  
 
P.       New Business
 
 
 
 
Q.      Comments from the Public
 
 
 
R.       Adjournment                                                          ______ p.m.

 

 

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