June 30, 2010 Special Meeting

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Dates: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 9:00am

 

 
 
UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION
SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
JUNE 30, 2010
 
A.      Roll Call
 
B.       Flag Salute
 
C.       Open Public Meetings Act Statement
 
D.      Communications:
 
1.     Letter dated June 13, 2010 from Kimberly A. Marano, school counselor at Kawameeh Middle School, requesting extended child rearing leave for the entire 2010-2011 school year.
 
2.     Letter of resignation from Ivan Johnson, math teacher at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010.
 
3.     Letter of resignation from Marc Crisafi, health and physical education teacher at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010
 
E.     Comments from the Public on Resolutions on the Agenda
 
F.     Education/Student Discipline Committee
 
        E-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve Stipulation of Settlement in the matter of A.M. o/b/o J.M. vs. Township of Union Public Schools in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member and recorded in the nonpublic portion of these minutes.
 
        E-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that approval be given to amend the 2009-2010 Out-of-District Atypical Student Placement and Exits, and Home Instructors in accordance with the copy in the hands of each board member.
 
 
G.     Fiscal and Planning Committee
 
        F-1.    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-2.    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) Villani Bus Company - $1,425 – Dorney Park Band Trip – Burnet Middle School; (b) Costa Del Sol - $8,733.35 - Senior Class Picnic - Union High School
 
       F-3.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board the following donations: (a) Lifetouch National School Studio - $1,007.51 – for use by Battle Hill School; (b) Lifetouch National School Studio – $808.55 – for use by Franklin School; (c) 7 Eleven, Inc. - $711.00 – for use by Union High School Spanish Club scholarships; (d) UP Fund Corp (Union Plaza Diner) - $2,000 – for use by John Olivio’s class at Burnet Middle School
 
       F-4.    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 appended to these minutes.
 
       F-5.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board accept FY11 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) funds from the New Jersey Department of Education as follows:
 
                             Title I:                   $          746,811
                             Title IIA:                            232,993
                             Title IID                                 1,749
                             Title III:                                43,934
                             Title III Immigrant             20,269
                             Title IV                                           0
                             TOTAL                   $      1,045,756
 
        F-6.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board amend resolution F-9 which was adopted at the Organization Meeting held on April 27, 2010 to increase bid threshold from $29,000 to $36,000 effective July 1, 2010 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
H.     Operations Committee
 
        O-1.   Report receipt of bids received on June 17, 2010 for Art Supplies (re-bid) bid#11-17 for the 2010-2011 school year; for Music Supplies (re-bid) bid#11-16 for the 2010-2011 school year and Fire Alarm Service, Inspection and Sprinklers for the 2010-2011 school year bid #11-15; received June 24, 2010 for Technical Occupation Supplies bid #11-20 for the 2010-2011 school year; Lumber Supplies bid #11-22 for the 2010-2011 school year; Family and Consumer Science Supplies bid #11-19 for 2010-2011 school year; Electrical Supplies bid #11-18 for 2010-2011 school year; Vocational Education Supplies bid #11-21 for 2010-2011 school year and bids received on June 29, 2010 for proposed renovation of Union High School Auditorium
 

  
        O-2.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for automotive supplies for the 2010-2011 school year (bid # 11-13) as follows and in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member:
 
                             Snap-On                $    5,860.19
                             Buy Wise                    10,454.64
                             TOTAL                    $ 16,314.83
 
 
        O-3. The committee recommends and I so move that the board award Fire Extinguisher Service and Inspection for the 2010-2011 school year (bid #11-11) to Simplex Grinnell, 200 Forge Way, Rockaway, NJ in the total bid amount of $30,400.
 
 
        O-4.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board award Athletic Supplies Bid (bid#11-06) for the 2010-2011 school year as follows:
 
                                      Efingers                                 $90,153.50
                                      Passons/Sports Supply          2,631.55
                                      Medco                                         3,108.96
                                      AAE                                                 788.50
                                      Riddel                                            180.00
                                      School Health                              113.67
                                      Collins Sports Medicine             234.84
                                      Pyramid                                         523.61
                                      Metuchen Center                      1,077.80
                                      Triple Crown Sports                 1,145.20
                                      TOTAL                                  $100,309.49
 
 
        O-5.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board award Nursing Supplies Bid (bid #11-08) for the 2010-2011 school year as follows:
 
                             Collins             $    3,440.89
                             Medco                 12,203.09
                             TOTAL            $  15,643.98                                    


       O-6.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board award Physical Education Supplies Bid (bid #11-07) for the 2010-2011 school year as follows:

 
                                      Efingers                           $      1,183.80
                                      School Specialty                     1,962.44
                                      Passons/Sports Supply         1,986.51
                                      Cannon                                        729.04
                                      Gopher                                      7,697.49
                                      Pyramid                                        745.29
                                      TOTAL                            $       14,304.57
                  
       O-7.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board award Boiler/Burner Annual Cleaning and Related Service and Repair bid (bid #11-12) for the 2010-2011 school year to Professional Climate Control, 382 Valley Street, South Orange, New Jersey as follows: Part I – $28,900; Part II - $20,100; Part III – not to exceed $20,100 and Part IV – not to exceed $56,600; TOTAL OF ALL EXTENDED PRICES - $125,700.00
 
       O-8.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for Fire Alarm Service, Inspection and Sprinklers Systems (bid# 11-15) for the 2010-2011 school year to Union Alarmtronic, P.O. Box 313, Linden, NJ as follows:
                                     
                            Inspections             $    7,960.00
                            Emergency Service    10,000.00          
                            TOTAL                       $ 17,960.00
                  
 
       O-9.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board amend bid for Janitorial Supplies (bid #11-10) for the 2010-2011 school year which was awarded on June 15, 2010 (resolution O-7 see attached) as follows:
 
                             AM Paper                                 1,663.20
                             All American Poly                  3,889.00
                            Am-Sam                                    5,291.27
                            Central Poly                                 665.90
                            Gartland                                       652.50
                            Pyramid Paper                      12,766.08
                            Scoles                                   227,516.43
                            TOTAL BID                        $ 252,444.38
 
                                                
     O-10.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Interlocal Services Agreement with the Township of Union and approve payment to the Township of Union the sum of $32,000 for paving and site work at Franklin Elementary School in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
 
     O-11. The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve purchase of Type B – 24 Passenger (DRW) Wheelchair Bus through Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission from Van-Con, 123 William Street, Middlesex, New Jersey in the total amount of $56,153 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
     O-12. The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for proposed renovations to Union High School auditorium to Arco Construction Group, 22-24 South Seventh Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey for a base bid of $881,000 plus Alternate A-4 in the amount of $9,000 and Alternate A-12 in the amount of $12,000 for a total bid amount of $902,000.
 
 
DISCUSSION ITEM
1.   Memorandum of Agreement – Union Police Department
                                      
                                               
I.   Personnel Committee
 
     P-1.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve personnel actions 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 employment contract for Gregory A. Tatum, Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the 2010-2011 school year.
 
 
      P-3.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment to staff for administration of EOC Algebra I and EOC Biology tests at a rate of $50 per person 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 the following curriculum writing team at a rate of $20 per person not to exceed 15 hours or $300:

 
                English Foundations – 10: Mary Malyska and Sandra Mangarella
 
 
       P-5.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve extended child rearing leave for Kimberly A. Marano, school counselor at Kawameeh Middle School for the entire 2010-2011 school year.
 
       P-6.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment to Meg Berry, athletic trainer, overtime hours for summer and fall, 2010 at a rate of $30 per hour not to exceed $150 or $4,500.
 
       P-7.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment to Gayle Sumner, Union High School nurse for sports physicals during the summer, 2010 at a rate of $30 per hour not to exceed 60 hours or $1,800 and Connie Sensor, Kawameeh Middle School nurse for sports physicals during the summer, 2010 at a rate of $30 per hour not to exceed 40 hours or $1,200.
 
       P-8.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment to Helene Lateiner, school secretary for sports physicals during the summer, 2010 at a rate of $189.89 per day not to exceed 10 days or $1,898.80.
 
       P-9.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept letters of resignation from the following staff: (a) Ivan Johnson, math teacher at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010; (b) Marc Crisafi, health and physical education teacher at Union High School, effective July 1, 2010
 
       P-10. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment to the following staff as Summer 2010 IT technicians at a rate of $16 per hour, not to exceed 350 or $5,600 per person for the period June 28 through September 30th, 2010 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 payment to Shawn Paterno to present ½ day CPR recertification class for approved fall coaches in July, 2010 at a rate of $40 per hour for four (4) hours not to exceed $160.

                  
      P-12. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal from New Jersey Teacher to Teacher, LLC, 223 Route 18, East Brunswick, New Jersey for Staff Training in the Area of Inclusive Classroom Instruction – Elementary for the 2010-2011 school year at a fee not to exceed $175,000 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 payment to staff for summer 2010 security and miscellaneous tasks assigned by the Principal at Union High School as follows: Johnny Derosiers at a rate of $25.82 per hour not to exceed 7 hours per day and Joe Florio at a rate of $35.22 per hour not to exceed 7 hours per day; for twelve (12) days or not to exceed 84 hours; one person working per day during the period August 10th through August 26th, 2010.
 
       P-14. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Substitute Custodians for Summer 2010 and for the 2010-2011 school year 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 accept proposal from Trinitas Children’s Therapy Services, 235 Birchwood Avenue, Cranford, NJ to provide Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy for the 2010-2011 school year at a rate of $78 per hour not to exceed 2,000 hours or $156,000 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 approve Morris Union Jointure Commission, 340 Central Avenue, New Providence, New Jersey to provide physical therapy at a rate of $195 per hour; occupational therapy at a rate of $180 per hour; speech therapy at a rate of $210 per hour and ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) services at a rate of $185 per hour to district students attending programs at Morris Union Jointure Commission facilities located in Union, New Providence and Warren, for the 2010-2011 school year in an amount not to exceed $350,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 
        P-17. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board amend list of staff for Extended School Year 2010 to include Kristen Alvarez, a regular education teacher, to attend meetings at a rate of $35 per hour for the period June 28 through August 31, 2010.
 
          P-18. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve job description for District Security Director in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
         P-19. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board amend list of Union High School graduation monitors to include Jeannette Franzone, Tara Scaramuzzi and Gayle Sumner at a rate of $58 per person.
 
         P-20. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve list of security monitors for pre/post graduation at Union High School to include the following staff at a rate of $22 per hour for eight hours or not to exceed $176: Tony Stewart, Carmen Marano, Joe Florio, Johnny Desrosiers, Ron Lateiner, Greg Solla, Carlos Esquivel and James Frazier.

 
 
J.       Adjournment                                         p.m.
 
 

 

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