May 11, 2010 Worksession Agenda

Primary tabs

Dates: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 7:00pm

 

UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION
WORKSESSION AGENDA
MAY 11, 2010
 
A.      Roll Call
 
B.       Flag Salute
 
C.         Open Public Meetings Act Statement
 
D.          Approval of Minutes:
 
 
 
E.       Communications:
 
1.                 Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Dorothy Perry Hassell, part time bus aid, effective June 24, 2010.
 
2.                 Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Lillian C. Pryor, vocal music teacher  at Burnet Middle School, effective July 1, 2010.
 
3.                 Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Brian Shanahan, English teacher at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010.
 
4.                 Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Diane C. Buttel, Assistant Principal at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010.
 
5.                 Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Patricia Krebs, secretary at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010.
 
6.                 Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Eleanor Steinbaum, special education teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective July 1, 2010.
 
7.                 Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Carlyn S. Fitzpatrick, teacher at Washington School, effective July 1, 2010.
 
8.                 Request for unpaid family leave from Kevin McNierney, special education teacher at Union High School, for the period May 1, 2010 through the end of the 2009-2010 school year.
  
9.                 Request for maternity and unpaid family leave for Lauren Kohn, special education teacher at Union High School, for the period September 6 through December 5, 2010.
 
10.             Request for maternity and unpaid family leave for Christine Drivas, A.A.P. teacher at Hannah Caldwell School for the period September 14 through November 28, 2010.
 
11.             Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Elena Diaz-Dillon, English teacher at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010.
 
12.             Request for extended leave of absence from Denise Talmadge, science teacher at Union High School, for the 2010-2011 school year.
 
 
F.       Education/Student Discipline Committe
 
E-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that approval be given to amend the list of students removed from the rolls [three (3) students exited from April 1st through April 30th  2010 for a total of fifty (50) 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-2.      The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Chapter 226, Nonpublic School Nursing Services Agreement with Union County Educational Services Commission for the 2010-2011 school year 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 for participation in coordinated transportation services with Union County Educational Services Commission for the 2010-2011 school year 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 revised Township of Union Government Cable Access Channel’s Policy and Procedures in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
E-5.      The committeer recommends and I so move that the board approve establishment of a full-time Behavioral Disabilities Class at Kawameeh Middle School, effective July 1, 2010 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
E-6.       The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve establishment of a full-time Behavioral Disabilities Class at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
E-7.        The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve establishment of a full-time Autistic Class at Kawameeh Middle School, effective July 1, 2010 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
E-8.         The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve elimination of a full-time Autistic Class at Central-Five/Jefferson School, effective June 30, 2010 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
 
G.      Fiscal and Planning Committee
 
F-1.    Certified report of the annual school election held on April 20, 2010 as follows in accordance  with the information in the hands of each board member:
YES             NO
Public Question No. 1 – General Fund                                          2258           1890 
      
Public Question No. 2 – Bond Referendum                                 2118           1858
                                               
Three Year Term
Richard J. Galante                      2773 votes
Versie McNeil                               2278 votes
Kenneth Meisch                          1545 votes
Linda Gaglione                            2095 votes
         

F-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Treasurer’s Report dated April 30th, 2010 be accepted.

F-3.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Secretary’s Report dated April 30th, 2010 be accepted.

 

F-4.    Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(a), I certify that as of April 30th, 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 April 30th, 2010 after review of the secretary’s monthly financial report (appro-priations 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-5.    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-6.    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
05/18/10
04/27/10
21
    800,000
Val. Nat’l
UCNB EBS CAST
0.15%
       70.00
05/18/10
04/27/10
21
 1,200,000
Val. Nat’l
UCNB CAFÉ
0.15%
     105.00
05/18/10
04/27/10
21
16,500,000
Val. Nat’l
UCNB CAP RES
0.15%
   1,443.75
05/18/10
04/27/10
21
11,000,000
Val. Nat’l
UCNB OP AC
0.15%
       962.50
05/18/10
04/27/10
21
    800,000
Val. Nat’l
UCNB ‘03 BOND
0.15%
         70.00
05/18/10
04/27/10
21
 1,000,000
Val. Nat’l
UNITY SUI
0.15%
         87.50
F-7.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the following 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 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) Aramark Award - $1,000 – senior awards – Union High School; (b) Aramark Award- $1,000 – senior awards – Union High School; (c) High Note Festivals - $3,400 – band trip – Burnet Middle School

F-9.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board authorize  disbursement of the following scholarship funds:

 Dora D. Feins $ 100;  Myrtle Vohden Hassey Memorial (Medicine) $ 50.;  Myrtle Vohden Hassey Memorial (Nursing) $ 50;  Jack Segale Memorial Award $ 500;  Anna Zofay Slobodianyk (Business) $ 500;  Anna Zofay Slobodianyk (Math) $ 500;  Geraldine Minieri Memorial Fund $ 1,000; Bob O’Dell Scholarship $ 2,500;  Ellen S. Rever Memorial $ 2,000;  Louis J. Rettino Memorial $ 1,000;  Luso – American Education Foundation $ 300;  Interact Club $ 1,000.


F-10. 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-11. 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-12. The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve Union County Educational Services Commission to administer the district’s IDEA-B funds for nonpublic schools pursuant to the requirements of the Individuals with Disability Act and the district’s grant application in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

F-13. The committee recommends and I so move that the Board accept the following donations: (a) Great American Opportunities - $631.60 for use by Washington School

F-14. The committee recommends and I so move that the Board accept additional FY10 Title I allocation for school improvement funds to Burnet Middle School in the amount of $28,781 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

H.      Operations Committee

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 -   April 28, 2010; (b) Central-Five/Jefferson School – April 23, 2010; (c) Union High School – April 7, 2010


O-2.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for science supplies (Bid #10-16) as follows:                    

                     Carolina Biological                      $     3,421.54

                             Flinn Scientific                                   1,767.36

                             Sargent-Welch                                    3,906.79

                             Science Kit & Boreal                           1,547.11

                             Ward’s                                                 1,388.09

                             Frey Scientific                                    3,091.71

                             Fischer Science Ed.                            4,719.96

                             Eric Armin, Inc.                                 21,265.48

                             Bio Rad                                                   34.20        

                             TOTAL BID                                $    41,142.24

 

O-3.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept proposal (Proposal No. P2010028) for architectural services in connection with Roofing Replacement at Hamilton Elementary School from Potter Architects, 410 Colonial Avenue, Union, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $36,800 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 renewal agreement with New Jersey School Boards Association for Schoolboardnet services in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 

THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONS RESOLUTIONS WILL BE VOTED ON AT THE WORKSESSION

 

O-5.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept proposal (Proposal No. P2009139) for architectural services in connection with Bleacher Replacement at Kawameeh Middle School Gym from Potter Architects, 410 Colonial Avenue, Union, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $13,600 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 

O-6.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept proposal (Proposal No. P2009138) for architectural services in connection with Bleacher Replacements at Burnet Middle School Gym from Potter Architects, 410 Colonial Avenue, Union, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $14,800 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

                  

 DISCUSSION ITEMS:

                   1.       Telecommunication system

  

K.      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 Substitute/Home Instruction List; Substitute Custodians, Substitute Cafeteria/Playground Aides, Teacher Assistants and Secretaries for the 2007-2008 school year 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 staff: (a) Dorothy Perry Hassell, part-time bus assistant, effective June 24, 2010 (retirement); (b) Lillian C. Pryor, vocal music teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement); (c) Brian Shanahan, English teacher at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement); (d) Diane C. Buttel, Assistant Principal at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement); (e) Patricia Krebs, secretary at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement); (f) Eleanor Steinbaum, special education teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement); (g) Carlyn S. Fitzpatrick, teacher at Washington School, effective July 1, 2010

 

P-4.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve unpaid family leave for Kevin McNierney, special education teacher at Union High School, for the period May 1, 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 maternity and unpaid family leave for the following staff: (a) Lauren Kohn, special education teacher at Union High School, for the period September 6 through December 5, 2010; (b) Christine Drivas, A.A.P. teacher at Hannah Caldwell School for the period September 14 through November 28, 2010.

  

P-6.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Dr. Elliot Grossman, Pediatric Neurologist to provide neurological evaluations at a rate of $300 per evaluation, not to exceed $900 for the remainder of the 2009-2010 school year 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 payment to the following staff for preparation of the 2010 Union High School graduation booklet at a rate of $600 per person: (a) Gerry Muller; (b) Genevieve Reis and (c) John Schafer.

  

P-8.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve extended leave of absence for Denise Talmadge, science teacher at Union High School, for the 2010-2011 school year.

  

P-9.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve the following job descriptions: (a) Special Education Classroom Assistant and (b) Classroom Assistant 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 accept proposal for Staff Training in Inclusive Education Strategies and Assistive Technology for the 2010-2011 school year from AssistiveTek, 174 Stephensburg Road, Port Murray, NJ 07965 at a fee not to exceed $61,000 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 Summer 2010 Extended School year 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 payment to staff who will be graduation monitors at Union High School Graduation at a rate of $58 per person in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 

THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL RESOLUTIONS WILL BE VOTED ON AT THE WORKSESSION:

 

P-13. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve that all employees on the attached list be given written notice that they may not be reappointed for the 2010-2011 school year due to budgetary considerations and/or other reasons allowed by law or code 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 amend substitute teacher list to include Danielle Chapla.

 
 

L.                  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.

 

M.      Unfinished Business

 

 

N.      New Business

 

 

O.          Comments from the Public

 

 

P.       Adjournment                                                                 p.m.

 

Groups audience: