December 15, 2009 Regular Meeting Agenda

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Dates: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 7:00pm

TOWNSHIP OF UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

DECEMBER 15, 2009

 

A.     Roll Call

 

B.     Flag Salute

 

C.    Open Public Meetings Act Statement

 

D.    Approval of Minutes:

        1.     Special Meeting - November 4, 2009

        2.     Executive Session - November 4, 2009

 

E.    Communications:

        1.  Karen Freitas, teacher at Connecticut Farms School, submitted a letter requesting maternity and extended family leaves for the period January 4th through April 6th, 2010.

        2.  Colleen Corcoran, special education teacher at Union High School, submitted a letter requesting maternity and extended family leaves for the period January 16th through May 31st, 2010.

        3.  Myrtle Laguna, part-time bus assistant, submitted a letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement, effective February 1st, 2010.

        4.  Nicole Cardinale, teacher assistant at Washington School, submitted a request for extended family leave for the period February 1st through April 25th, 2010.

        5.  Susan K. Hemmer, teacher at Franklin School, submitted a letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement, effective July 1st, 2010.

        6.  Elizabeth Bruzzichesi, special education teacher at Washington School, submitted a letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement, effective July 1st, 2010.

       7.  Amy B. Dooley, special education teacher at Livingston School, submitted a letter of resignation, effective December 1st, 2009.

       8.  Christine O'Donnell, AAP teacher at Connecticut Farms School, submitted a letter requesting maternity and family leave for the period February 24th through June 3rd, 2010.

       9.  Sondra Ewaskiew, cafeteria-playground assistant at Connecticut Farms School, submitted a letter of resignation effective December 12th, 2009.

     10.  Nita Patel, cafeteria-playground assistant at Hannah Caldwell School submitted a letter of resignation effective December 15th, 2009.

      11.  Kimberly A. Marano, guidance counselor at Kawameeh Middle School, submitted a request for extended child rearing leave through the end of the 2009-2010 school year.

      12.  Lydia DiGiovanni, teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, submitted a request for extended child rearing leave from January 4th through April 18th, 2010.

      13.  Jeffrey R. Sprague, Industrial Arts teacher at Burnet Middle School, submitted a letter of resignation effective February 3, 2010.

 

H.  Superintendent's Report

 

I.    Comments from the Public on Resolutions on the Agenda

 

J.   Education/Student Discipline Committee:

 

      E-1.  The committee recommends and I so move that approval be given to amend the list of students removed from the rolls [six (6) students for the period November 1st through November 30th, 2009; total of students exited during the 2009-2010 school year is twenty-four (24) students] 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 Baord amend the 2009-2010 out of district sent and received atypical student placement and tuition lists 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 SES (Supplemental Education Service) Providers and payment through NCLB (No Child Left Behind) Title I funds for eligible Burnet Middle 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 Food Service Management Company Contract for the 2009-2010 between Union Township Public Schools and ARAMARK Educational Services, LLC in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

       E-5.  The committee recommends and I so move that the Board adopt attached formal resolution to honor Dr. Jakubowski on the occasion of his retirement.

 

K.   Fiscal and Planning Committee:

 

       F-1.  The committee recommends and I so move that the Treasurer's Report dated November 30, 2009 be accepted.

       F-2.  The committee recommends and I so move that the Secretary's Report dated November 30, 2009 be accepted.

       F-3.  Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(d), I certify that as of November 30, 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 November 30, 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 forthe remainder of the fiscal year.  This certification is solely based on the information provided by the School Business Administrator/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
12/15/09
11/17/09
28
    800,000
Investors
UCNB EBS CAST
0.21%
         130.67
12/15/09
11/17/09
28
 1,100,000
Investors
UCNB CAFETERIA
0.21%
 179.67
12/15/09
11/17/09
28
17,500,000
Investors
UCNB CAP RES
0.21%
 2,858.33
12/15/09
11/17/09
28
27,000,000
Investors
UCNB OP ACCT
0.21%
     4,410.00
12/15/09
11/17/09
28
    900,000
Investors
UCNB JAN03 BOND
0.21%
         147.00
12/15/09
11/17/09
28
 1,000,000
Investors
UNITY BANK SUI
0.21%
          163.33

     F-6.  The committee recommends and I so move that the board adopt the 2008-2009 Corrective Action Plan (CAP) for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the period ending June 30, 2009 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 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-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) PeeJays Fresh Fruit - $5,167.31 - chorus/band fundraiser - Union High School; (b) QSP, Inc. - $2,702.60 - DECA fundraiser - Union High School; (c) Forest Lodge Catering - $1,300 - Student Council 8th grade trip - Kawameeh Middle School; (d) Jostens - $5,776.43 - Yearbook - Kawameeh Middle School; (e) 3J Fundraising - Volleyball fundraiser - $2,524 - Union High 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 Baord Policy File Code 6471and 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 the following donations in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member: (a) Margaret M. Novak - $100 for use by Mr. Olivio's class at Burnet Middle School; (b) Millennium Bank - $25 for use by Battle Hill School.

    F-12.  The committee recommends and I so move to amend the Final Approved 2010 IDEA ARRA Application regarding the allocation of Nonpublic Funds in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

L.     Operations Committee:

    O-1.  The committee recommends and I so move that the board amend bid 10-01 for Janitorial Supplies for the 2009-2010 school yar to include the following:  Unipak - $9,652.50 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

    O-2.  The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept following proposals for architectural services from Potter Architects, 410 Colonial Avenue, Union, New Jersey:  (a) Amended (Proposal No P2009006) for the bidding phase of relocation of I.T. Department from Administration Building to Union High School project in an amount not to exceed $1,800 and (b) fee for preparing the Individual Project (IP) #2A for repair of leaks in cafeteria roof at Union High School in an amount not to exceed $300 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

    O-3.  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) Burnet Middle School - October 7, 2009; (b) Kawameeh Middle School - October 19, 2009; (c) Livingston School - November 17, 2009; and (d) Battle Hill School - October 21, 2009 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

     O-4.  The committee recommends and I so moe 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.

M.   Personnel Committee:

      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 the 2009-2010 Substitute/Home Instruction, Substitute Custodian, Substitute Cafeteria-Playground Assistants list 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 payment to the following staff as security monitors at Union High School Play on November 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2009 as follows:  (a) Helene Lateiner - 20 hours at $21.57 per hour, not to exceed $431.40; (b) Ron Lateiner - 10 hours at $21.57 per hour, not to exceed $215.70; (c) John Petrozzino - 10 hours at $21.57 per hour, notto exceed $215.70; (d) Elizabeth Rizzolo - 20 hours at $21.57 per hour, not to exceed $431.40 and (e) Gayle Sumner - 15 hours at $21.57 per hour, not to exceed $323.55 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

    P-4.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve maternity and extended family leave for the following staff:  (a) Karen Freitas, teacher at Connecticut Farms School, for the period January 4 through April 6, 2010; (b) Colleen Corcoran, special education teacher at Union High School forthe period January 16 through May 31, 2010; (c) Christine O'Donnell, AAP teacher at Connecticut Farms School, for the period February 24 through June 3, 2010.

    P-5.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve extended family leave for Nicole Cardinale, teacher assistant at Washington School, for the period February 1 through April 25, 2010.

    P-6.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept the letters of resignation from the following staff:  (a) Myrtle Languna, part-time bus assistant, effective February 1, 2010 (retirement); (b) Susan K. Hemmer, teacher at Franklin School, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement); (c) Elizabeth Bruzzichesi, special education teacher at Washington School, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement); (d) Amy B. Dooley, special education teacher at Livingston School, effective December 1, 2009; (e) Sondra Ewaskiew, cafeteria-playground assistant at Connecticut Farms School, effective December 12, 2009; (f) Nita Patel, cafeteria-playground assistant at Hannah Caldwell School, effective December 15, 2009; (g) Jeffrey R. Sprague, industrial arts teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective February 3, 2010.

    P-7.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment to the following staff who acted as security monitors at the October 17th Springfield High School football game at Cooke Memorial Field at a rate of $80 per person:  (a) Bill Parsons; (b) Linda Ionta and (c) Carmen Marano 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 salary class changes 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 the following curriculum writing teams at a rate of $20 per hour not to exceed 15 hours or $300 per person:

ESL-POE - Esterina Fusco, Brian Lieberman and Barbara Perska

Clothing 4 - Mary Cybuck and Cheryl Williams

Spanish III - Grades 10-11 - Monica Candito, Nicole Placca and Vanessa Santos

English - Grade 12 - Dave Emma

English - Grade 11 - Dave Emma

Everything Business Financial Literacy - Grades 9-12 - Sue Barsnica

History I - Honors, Basic/Standard - Merideth Getsinger

Intro to Law - Dino DeBellonia

     P-10.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment to staff for in-house presentations 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 staff for After School Programs at Burnet Middle School, Central-Five/Jefferson School, Battle Hill School, Connecticut Farms School, Franklin School, Hannah Caldwell School, Livingston School and Washington School 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 Kari Ring, 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 December 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010 at a rate of $50 per hour.

   P-13.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve the following staff to present Suicide Prevention workshop on February 12, 2010 at a rate of $40 per hour not to exceed 6 hours or $240 per person:   (a) Peter Klein, (b) Joseph Seugling, (c) Dan Seugling, (d) Rosa Teixeira, (e) Nikki Tarica and (f) Michaela Whiteman-Land.

   P-14.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Louise M. Aldrich, MSW, LCSW, to do a presentation on March 5, 2010 entitled "The Disruptive Child and Identifying, Developing and Implementing Behavioral Modification Plans for Students" at a rate of $1800 per day 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 approve _______________ to provide sign language interpretation at a rate of $______ per hour on an "as needed" basis for parent conferences and any other occasion which is deemed necessary at Livingston School.

   P-16.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Employment Contract naming John Petrelli as Interim Assistant Superintendent of Schools in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

N.   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.

 

O.   Unfinished Business

 

P.    New Business

 

Q.    Comments from the Public

 

R.    Adjournment                                                            _______________ p.m. 

 

 

 

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