March 16, 2010 Regular Meeting Agenda

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Dates: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 7:00pm

UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MARCH 16, 2010

 

A. Roll Call

B. Flag Salute

C. Open Public Meetings Act Statement

D. Approval of Minutes:

1. Executive Session – January 23, 2010

2. Special Meeting – January 28, 2010

3. Executive Session – January 28, 2010

4. Special Meeting – February 4, 2010

5. Executive Session – February 4, 2010

 

E. Communications:

1. Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from MaryLou E. Brennan, teacher at Franklin School, effective July 1, 2010.

2. Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Judith A. Rubin, reading coach at Franklin School, effective July 1, 2010.

3. Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Gary Hayden, Spanish teacher at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010.

4. Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Joanne M. Friend, part time bus driver, effective July 1, 2010.

5. Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Candace Caponegro, English teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective July 1, 2010.

6. Request for unpaid extended family leave from Stephanie L. Graham, Art teacher at Union High School for the period May 3, 2010 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year.

7. Request for family leave from Anthony DiGiovanni, social studies teacher at Union High School, for the period April 19 through May 28, 2010.

8. Request for change of start date for maternity and unpaid extended family leave from Lauren Thomas, special education teacher at Burnet Middle School, from March 26, 2010 to March 19, 2010 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year.

9. Request for maternity and unpaid extended family leave from Kristin Whalen, German teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, for the period April 19, 2010 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year.

10. Request for maternity and unpaid extended family leave from Jeanine Sapone, science teacher at Kawameeh Middle School for the period April 19, 2010 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year.

11. Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Charles W. Ritz, part time bus assistant, effective March 1, 2010.

12. Request for maternity, family leave and unpaid extended child rearing leave from Tricia Lopes-Ulicki, special education teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, for the period April 26, 2010 through January 2, 2011.

13. Request for unpaid extended child rearing leave from Denise Talmadge, science teacher at Union High School, for the 2010-2011 school year.

14. Letter of resignation from Anna Marie Labisi, teacher at Livingston School, effective February 4, 2010.

15. Letter of resignation from Marie Stewart, part-time bus aid, effective March 3, 2010.

16. Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Carol R. Hudson, guidance counselor at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010.

17. Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Frank L. Gerber, Ed. Clerk at Union High School, effective June 25, 2010.

18. Request for unpaid family leave from Francenia Johnson, part time bus assistant for the period January 18th through April 25th, 2010.

19. Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Gary Zakovic, physical education teacher at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010.

 

F. Presentation to Board – Mayor Anthony Terrezza

G. Superintendent’s Report

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, and students exited from out-of-district placement 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 [three (3) student exited from February 1st through February 28th 2010 for a total of forty-two (42) students 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 the elimination of a part-time Preschool Disabled class (one a.m. and one p.m. session) at Battle Hill School. The eliminated sections will be combined with a lateral a.m. and p.m. class at Battle Hill School. The eliminated class will provide space to establish a full-day Preschool Disabled class at Battle Hill School in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

E-4. The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve the establishment of a full-day Preschool Disabled class at Battle Hill School in accordance with the information in the hands 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 February 28, 2010 be accepted.

 

F-2. The committee recommends and I so move that the Secretary’s Report dated February 28, 2010 be accepted.

 

F-3. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(a), I certify that as of February 28, 2010 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.6A:23-2.2(h), we certify that as of February 28, 2010 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. 6A:23-2.2(d)3 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 information 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
3/16/10
2/9/10
35
    800,000
Val. Nat’l
UCNB EBS CAST
0.15%
        116.67
3/16/10
2/9/10
35
 1,200,000
Val. Nat’l
UCNB CAFETERIA
0.15%
        175.00
3/16/10
2/9/10
35
17,500,000
Val. Nat’l
UCNB CAP RESERVE
0.15%
     2,552.08
3/16/10
2/9/10
35
16,000,000
Val. Nat’l
UCNB OP ACCT
0.15%
     2,333.33
3/16/10
2/9/10
35
    800,000
Val. Nat’l
UCNB JAN 03 BOND
0.15%
         116.67
3/16/10
2/9/10
35
 1,000,000
Val. Nat’l
UNITY BANK SUI
0.15%
         145.83

 

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 8A:18A-10(a) and 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 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) Music In The Parks - $1,225 – 1st payment for Jazz Band and Chorus Competition – Kawameeh Middle School; (b) Sports Network International - $3,295- balance for hotel accommodations at Daytona Beach, Florida competition JROTC – Union High School; (c) Name Droppers - $2,368 – Fundraiser for Teen Fit Club – Union High School; (d) Music Theatre International - $2,120 – royalties and play rentals – Union High School;(e) Yankee Candle - $1500 – Key Club fundraiser- Union High School;(f) All American Music Festival - $15,000 – Chorus and Marching Band spring trip – Union High School; (g) Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. - $1,468 – musical production – Kawameeh Middle School; (h) AP Exams – not to exceed $13,550 – AP testing – Union High School; (i) Senior Awards as follows: $2,500 - UTEA for academic excellence/high moral character; $1,000 – UTEA for graduating senior continuing his/her education; $1,000 – UTEA to member’s son/daughter who will further education; $1,000-Joan Cioban Memoral Award(UTEA); $1,000 – Union Plaza Fund to graduating senior who will pursue career in special education;$1,000-Spencer Savings Bank for graduating senior who will pursue career in business/finance; $1,200 – to graduating senior who will pursue education at Montclair State University and participate in athletics; $1,200 – to graduating senior who will further education at Montclair State University and participate in athletics; $2,000 – Wayne Russo Memorial Award – to graduating senior who has demonstrated perseverance in the face of difficulty and charity to others; $1,000 – Sgt. Clinton E. Bond Memorial Education Fund to graduating senior who will pursue career in law enforcement; $2,500- Bob O’Dell Award to outstanding boys’ track or cross country student; $1,000 – to graduating senior who will pursue career in physical therapy; $1,000- to graduating senior who will pursue career in physical therapy; $2,000 - to graduating senior who has been an active participant in the performing/cultural arts program and has a GPA of 3.0 – Union High School;(j) American Prom - $1,179.75 – senior prom favors – Union High School; (k) Anderson’s prom - $3,748.85 – senior prom favors and decorations – Union High School; (k) Audio Incorporated – $2,940 – “Once on the Island, Jr.” – Burnet Middle School

 

F-8. 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-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 approve SEMI Action Plan 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 donation from Lifetouch National School Studio in the amount of $1,641.72 for use by Burnet Middle 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 accept FY2010 Title I ARRA Consolidated Grant in the amount of $462,591 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 

F-13. The committee recommends and I so move that the Board FY2010 NCLB (No Child Left Behind) grant allocations as follows and in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member: Title I: $ 708,996 Title IIA: 229,652 Title IID: 7,220 Title III: 36,779 Title IV: 19,677 TOTAL $ 1,002,324

 

H. Operations Committee Resolutions

 

O-1. Report receipt of bids received on February 16, 2010 for Fire Alarm Systems and Repairs

 

O-2. The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve that poll workers for the April 20, 2010 School Board Election be paid at the rate of $14.29 per hour for a maximum of eight (8) hours or $114.32.

 

O-3. 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-4. The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Comprehensive Maintenance Plan Summary Document Report for Actual FY-09 – Current FY-10 – Planned FY-11 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 Township of Union Board of Education to purchase electrical generation services through the Alliance for Competitive Energy Services (ACES) in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 

O-6. The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Contingency Change Order #1 from Mark Construction, Inc., 25 Montgomery Avenue, Montville, NJ 07045 in the amount of $5,978 for additional work performed on electrical panel box in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 

O-7. The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept proposal (Proposal No. P2009051) for architectural services from Potter Architects, 410 Colonial Avenue, Union, New Jersey for proposed bleacher replacement at Union High School main and auxiliary gymnasiums at a rate not to exceed $48,875 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 

I. 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 amend Substitute/Home Instruction List; Substitute Custodians, Substitute Cafeteria/Playground Aides, Teacher Assistants and Secretaries for the 2009-2010 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board

 

P-3. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that Anthony Magliacano be appointed as Indoor Air Quality designated person at no cost to the board.

 

P-4. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept letters of resignation from the following staff: (a) MaryLou E. Brennan, teacher at Franklin School, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement) ; (b) Judith A. Rubin, reading coach at Franklin School, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement); (c) Gary Hayden, Spanish teacher at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement); (d) Joanne M. Friend, part-time bus driver, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement); (e) Candace Caponegro, English teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement); (f) Charles W. Ritz, part time bus assistant, effective March 1, 2010 (retirement); (g) Anna Marie Labisi, teacher at Livingston School, effective February 4, 2010; (h) Marie Stewart, part-time bus aid, effective March 3, 2010; (i) Carol R. Hudson, guidance counselor at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement); (j) Frank L. Gerber, Ed. Clerk at Union High School, effective June 25, 2010 (retirement); (k) Gary Zakovic, physical education teacher at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement)

 

P-5. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve maternity and unpaid extended family leave for the following staff: (a) Lauren Thomas, special education teacher at Burnet Middle School, for the period March 19, 2010 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year; (b) Kristin Whalen, German teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, for the period April 19, 2010 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year; (c) Jeanine Sapone, science teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, for the period April 19, 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 Enlighten Publications to do a 4th grade Writer’s Workshop on April 8, 2010 at Connecticut Farms School in an amount not to exceed $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 approve Diane Ciaramella to observe/assess and train special education teachers regarding ABA/discrete trial implementation and data recording/maintenance at a rate of $150 per hour, not to exceed 20 hours or $3,000 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 amend list of Master Lighting Technicians (rate $20.00 per hour) and Assistant Lighting Technicians (rate $10.00 per hour) as follows: Master Lighting Technicians Assistant Lighting Technicians Dan Ozminkowski Dan Ozminkowski Scott Aronow Scott Aronow

 

P-9. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve maternity leave, unpaid family leave and unpaid extended child rearing leave for Tricia Lopes-Ulicki, special education teacher at Kawameeh Middle School for the period April 26, 2010 through January 2, 2011.

 

P-10. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve unpaid extended child rearing leave for Denise Talmadge, science teacher at Union High School, for the 2010 – 2011 school year.

 

P-11. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board amend list of staff members approved to present in-service courses at a per person compensation rate of $40 per hour 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 amend list of SES Providers for Title I 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 Brian Kaufman to coordinate ABA home programming at a rate of $100 per hour not to exceed ten (10) hours per month or $3,000 for the 2009-2010 school year 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 approve unpaid family leave to Francenia Johnson, part time bus assistant, for the period January 18th through April 25th, 2010.

 

J. Legal/Residency Committee

 

L-1. The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve settlement agreement in the matter of Union Township Board of Education Administration Building and Garage Site; EA ID # NEA100001-000449 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 

L-2. The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve stipulation of settlement in the matter of AM o/b/o JM v. Union Township Board of Education in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 

L-3. The committee recommends and I so move that the board authorize the re-registration of students who are presently in Grades 4, 5, 8 and 10 (2009-2010 school year) to begin as soon as practicable and also authorize and direct the Superintendent to take necessary actions to complete this process.

 

K. 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.

L. Unfinished Business

M. New Business

N. Comments from the Public

O. Adjournment ____________ p.m.

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