January 19, 2010 Regular Meeting Agenda

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Dates: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 7:00pm

 

UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
JANUARY 19, 2010
 
 
A.                Roll Call
  
B.                 Flag Salute
  
C.                 Open Public Meetings Act Statement
  
D.                Communications:
 
1.              Request for maternity, family and extended child rearing  leaves from Laura Bonomo, special education teacher at Livingston School for the period January 29, 2010 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year.
 
2.              Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Teresa A. Jaegel, teacher at Franklin Elementary School, effective July 1, 2010.
 
3.              Request for extended child rearing leave from Monica Dec, teacher at Franklin Elementary School for the period February 1, 2010 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year.
 
4.              Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Joseph A. Caliguire, Jr., social studies teacher at Union High School, effective March 1, 2010.
 
5.              Request for maternity and family leave from Lauren Thomas, special education teacher at Burnet Middle School, for the period March 27, 2010 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year.
 
6.              Request for maternity and family leave from Phyllis LaPelusa Neshimka, Teacher at Burnet Middle School, for the period March 19, 2010 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year.
 
7.              Request for maternity and family leave from Nicole Cardinale, teacher at Washington School, for the period January 4 through May 3, 2010.
 
8.              Request for maternity and family leave from Christine DiGena, teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, for the period February 22, 2010 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year.
 
9.              Request for unpaid family leave from Francenia Johnson, part time bus assistant for the period January 18 through February 16, 2010.
 
10.           Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Merianne Melisse, secretary at Union High School, effective July 1, 2009.
 
E.       Approval of Minutes:
 
          1.       November 10, 2009 Worksession
          2.       November 17, 2009 Regular Meeting
          3.       November 17, 2009 Executive Session
          4.       December 15, 2009 Regular Meeting
 
F.       Superintendent’s Report
 
G.      Comments from the Public on Resolutions on the Agenda
 
H.      Education/Student Discipline Committee Resolutions
 
          E-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that approval be given to amend the list of students removed from the rolls [ten (10) students exited during the period December 1 through December 31, 2009; total of students exited during the 2009-2010 school year is thirty-four (34)] who are not domiciled in this school district in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
           E-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board amend the 2009-2010 out-of-district sent and received atypical student placement and tuition lists will be approved in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
I.                   Fiscal and Planning Committee Resolutions
 
           F-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Treasurer’s Report dated December 31st, 2009 be accepted.
 
          F-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Secretary’s Report dated December 31st, 2009 be accepted.
 
          F-3.    Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(d), I certify that as of December 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, Board Secretary                 Dated
 
          Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(e), we certify that as of December 31st, 2009 after review of the secretary’s monthly financial report (appropriations 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
01/19/10
12/15/09
35
 1,200,000
Investors
UCNB Café
0.25%
           291.67
01/19/10
12/15/09
35
17,500,000
Investors
UCNB CAP Reserve
0.25%
        4,253.47
01/19/10
12/15/09
35
26,000,000
Investors
UCNB OP AC
0.25%
        6,319.44
01/19/10
12/15/09
35
      800,000
Investors
UCNB Jan03 Bond
0.25%
           194.44
01/19/10
12/15/09
35
 1,000,000
Investors
Unity BankSUI
0.25%
           243.06
01/19/10
12/15/09
35
     800,000
Investors
UCNB EBS CAST
0.25%
          194.44
 
           F-6.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve the attached list of contracts and/or purchase orders pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5 and 18A:18A-10(a)  in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.


           F-7.    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:23A-7 and Board Policy File Code 6471 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 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) Forest Lodge Catering - $1,300 – 8th grade trip – Kawameeh Middle School; (b) PRG Lighting - $2,700 – spring musical – Union High School; (c) Union Township Board of Education - $4,200 – marching band stipend disbursement – Union High School; (d) Kicks & Sticks - $2,340 – polo shirts for boys’ basketball team – Union High School; (e) Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps - $1,300 – props for marching band – Union High School; (f) Proforma - $1,231 – sweatshirts and t-shirts purchased by students – Central-Five/Jefferson School; (g) 3J Fundraising - $11,179.70 – Student Council fundraiser – Kawameeh Middle School; (h) All American Music Festival - $11,400 – Marching Band/Choir spring competition – Union High School; (i) Maximum Ski Tours - $13,089.80 - Ski Club Trip to Maine - Union High School
 
         F-9.    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-10. The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept donations in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member: (a) Lifetouch National School Studio - $1,129.46 for use at Connecticut Farms School; (b) Union Plaza Diner - $2,000 for use by John Olivio’s class at Burnet Middle School and (c) Union High School Boosters Association - $5,000 for use by Union High School; (d) Lifetouch National School Studio - $645.77 for use by Livingston School 
 
               
J.       Operations Committee Resolutions
 
O-1.  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) Washington Elementary School – October 8, 2009 and (b) Battle Hill Elementary School – October 21, 2009 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-2.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve the following proposals from Potter Architects, 410 Colonial Avenue, Union, New Jersey, in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member: (a) Preparation of individual projects fee – IP#2B Districtwide Roofing Repairs at Various Schools – for repair of leaks at Union High School in an amount not to exceed $140; Proposal P2009066 for relocation of I.T. Department from Administration Building to Union High School in an amount not to exceed $26,500; (c) Proposal P2009071 for Livingston School Intercom, Clock and Sound System in an amount not to exceed $7,800; and (d) Proposal P2009060 for running track resurfacing at Union High School in an amount not to exceed $15,800.
 
 
K.       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 Substitute and Home Instruction List, substitute custodians, substitute bus drivers and bus assistants and substitute cafeteria/playground aides, classroom assistants and secretaries 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 accept letters of resignation from the following employees: (a) Teresa A. Jaegel, teacher at Franklin Elementary School, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement); (b) Joseph A. Caliguire, Jr., social studies teacher at Union High School, effective March 1, 2010 (retirement); (c) Merianne Melisse, secretary at Union High School, effective July 1, 2009 (retirement)

 
         P-4.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve maternity, family and extended child rearing leaves for the following staff: (a) Laura Bonomo, special education teacher at Livingston School for the period January 29, 2010 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year;
 
         P-5.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve extended child rearing leave for Monica Dec, teacher at Franklin Elementary School, for the period February 1, 2010 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year.
 
        P-6.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve maternity and family leave for the following staff: (a) Lauren Thomas, special education teacher at Burnet Middle School, for the period March 27, 2010 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year; (b) Phyllis LaPelusa Neshimka, teacher at Burnet Middle School, for the period March 19, 2010 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year; (c) Nicole Cardinale, teacher at Washington School, for the period January 4 through May 3, 2010; (d) Christine DiGena, teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, for the period February 22, 2010 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 an unpaid family leave for Francenia Johnson, part time bus assistant, for the period January 18 through February 16, 2010.
  
        P-8.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve in-house staff as presenters on February 12, 2010 Professional Development Day 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 amend list of staff for afterschool program at Battle Hill School 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 Dana DelGuercio, school psychologist and Latesha Jenkins, school social worker, 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 January 15, 2010 through June 30, 2010 at a rate of $50 per hour.
 
       P-11. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Monica Nativo Rodriguez, a certified sign language interpretation for parent conferences and school activities for two students at Livingston School for the period January 20 through June 30, 2010 at a rate of $150 per hour (daytime) and $175 per hour (evening) in an amount not to exceed $2,750 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 the proposal R-Pat Solutions, LLC, 809 Larch Street, Roselle Park, NJ to provide services to improve mathematics performance for the 2009-2010 school year in an amount not to exceed $40,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Services will paid with funds from I.D.E.I.A. ARRA grant.)
 
 
L.       Approval of Bills
 
1.        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.

 
M.      Unfinished Business
 
N.      New Business
 
O.      Comments from the public
  
P.       Adjournment                                                _____________ p.m.
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