August 17, 2010 Regular Meeting

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Dates: 
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 9:00am

 

UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
AUGUST 17, 2010
 A.       Roll Call
 
 
 B.       Flag Salute
 
 
 C.       Open Public Meetings Act Statement
 
 
 
D.                 Communications:
 
    1. Request for maternity and extended family leave from Kelly Piano, AAP Teacher at Central-Five/Jefferson School, for the period September 1st, 2010 through January 2nd, 2011.
 
    1. Request for extended sick leave from Ann Swift, science teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, for the period September 1st through December 31st, 2010.
 
    1. Request for extended family leave from Jeanine Sapone, science teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, for the period September 1st through November 30th, 2010.
 
    1. Request for extended sick leave from Carol DeAngelis, teacher at Franklin School, for the entire 2010-2011 school year and letter of resignation effective July 1, 2011.
 
    1. Request for waiver of rental fees for the 2010-2011 school year from Lori Volturo, Sports Coordinator at Holy Spirit School for the use of Battle Hill, Hannah Caldwell and Washington School gymnasiums for basketball.
 
    1. Request for waiver of rental fees from Paul M. Fernandez, Municipal Drug Alliance Coordinator for use of Union High School on Saturday, October 9th, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Battle of the Orient, HWA-RANG-DO Academy of Karate demonstration and promotional class. (Set up and preparation time on Friday, October 8th, 2010 between 6 and 8 p.m.)


 
E.       Superintendent’s Report
          1.       Superintendent’s plan for meeting district goals
          2.       District’s approach to student residency concerns
          3.       Student enrollment projections for 2010-2011 school year
          4.       Business Office Update
          5.       Central-Five/Jefferson School update . . . where will students go during construction?
 
 
 
F.       Comments from the Public on Resolutions on the Agenda
 
 
 
G.       Education/Student Discipline Committee
 
E-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that approval be given to amend the 2010-2011 Out-of-District Atypical Student Placement, Exit Lists and tuitions 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 Code of Conduct and Core Values for the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board.
 
 
 
 
H.       Fiscal and Planning Committee
 
F-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Treasurer’s Report dated June 30, 2010 be accepted.
 
F-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Secretary’s Report dated June 30, 2010 be accepted.
 
F-3.    Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(a), I certify that as of June 30, 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  June 30, 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 copy in the hands of each board member.
 
F-5.    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-6.    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-7.  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-8.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board amend resolution F-7 for tuition rates for the 2010-2011 school year which was approved on April 27, 2010 as follows in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member:
          Pre-School                                   $   5,573
          Kindergarten                                   11,146
          Grades 1 through 5                          12,853
          Grades 6 through 8                          12,433
          Grades 9 through 12                        13,165
          Cog-Mod                                         20,584
          LLD                                                14,529
          M.D.                                               36,709
           Autism                                           31,551
          Part-time Pre-School Handicapped    19,901
          Full-time Pre-School Handicapped     20,574      
 
F-9.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept allocation for Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2011 (I.D.E.I.A.) as follows: (a) Basic - $1,773,046 and (b) Preschool - $55,224.
 
 
 
I.       Operations Committee
 
                    O-1. Report receipt of bids received on July 29, 2010 for the 2010-2011 school year (a) Science Supplies (rebid #11-24); (b) Family and Consumer Science Supplies (bid #11-25); (c) Tech Occupations Supplies (rebid #11-26); (d) Vocational Supplies (rebid #11-27); (e) Lock and Key Supplies (bid #11-28); (f) Lumber Supplies (bid #11-29).
 
 
                         O-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for toner supplies for the 2010-2011 school year as follows: (a) CMF Business Solutions, 3622 Kennedy Road, South Plainfield, NJ- not to exceed $10,028.35; (b) W.B. Mason, 535 Secaucus Road, Secaucus, NJ – not to exceed $19,447.19; (c)Supply Saver, 1324 Wyckoff Road, Neptune, NJ – not to exceed $28,620.50
 
 
                         O-3.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for Lock and Key Supplies (Bid # 11-28) for the 2010-2011 school year to Accredited Lock, 1161 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ in the total bid amount of $8,461.38.
 
 
                          O-4.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board amend current contract with Comcast to increase Internet Bandwith for the district 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 School Lunch Prices for the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
 
                          O-6.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for science supplies for the 2010-2011 (Rebid# 11-24) as follows:  Flinn Scientific - $6,048.88
 
 
                         O-7.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve proposal for the renewal of the board’s contract with ARAMARK for the 2010-2011 school year based on the following. The Board of Education finds that ARAMARK services are being performed in an effective and efficient manner. The price increase does not exceed the Index Rate and the other terms and conditions of the Contract shall remain substantially the same. This information is in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member: 
                             (1) One hundred seventy-nine (179) service days for all schools and staff; 
                             (2) Current enrollment is 7,883 students for the 2010-2011 school year;
                             (3) The budget does include projected reductions in State reimbursements. The impact of these projected reductions was approximately $9,000 for breakfast and $18,500 for lunch;      
                             (4) Continued availability of government food commodities at the same quantity, quality and variety as for 2010-2011;
                             (5) There is no price increase for breakfast or lunch for the 2010-2011 school year;
                             (6) Increases in food costs average 4% due to current market trends, increase in dairy products and decreased availability of government commodities rebate and processing programs;
                             (7) Increase of 4% (average) in payroll cost to keep in step with the competitive labor market and the local prevailing wage scales in the food service industry;
                             (8) To adjust the allowance for ARAMARK’s general administrative costs to $.052 per meal served, and a management fee of $.041 per meal served;
                             (9) To recommend to the Board of Education of the Township of Union School District to reappoint ARAMARK for the food service management for the 2010-2011 school year as permitted by law;
                             (10) An unlimited guaranteed return of $50,000 as per section 16F.
 
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS:
1.                  Operations update – see attached
2.                  Plaque for Early Childhood Center at Hannah Caldwell School – see attached
3.                  Waivers of rental fees – Holy Spirit School and Municipal Drug Alliance – see requests in communication section
 


J.       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 2010-2011 Athletic Event Staff 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 additions to the 2010-2011 Substitute/Home Instruction List, substitute custodians and substitute playground/ cafeteria aides, classroom assistants and secretaries be approved in accordance with the copy in the hands of each board member.
 
            P-4.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board authorize the creation of the following job title “Elementary Remediation Teacher K-5” in accordance with the job description attached. This position will replace the formerly approved position of “Interventionist”.
 
            P-5.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Union County Educational Services Commission to provide bedside instruction for district students on an “as needed” basis for the period September 7th, 2010 through June 30th, 2011 in an amount not to exceed $20,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Acct # 7693-11-150-100-320-01-19)
 
            P-6.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Daytop Village of New Jersey, Inc., 80 West Main Street, Mendham, NJ to provide bedside instruction for district students on an “as needed” basis for the period September 7th, 2010 through June 30, 2011 in an amount not to exceed $5,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Acct # 7693-11-150-100-320-01-19)
 
            P-7.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve New Hope Foundation, Inc., 80 Conover Road, Marlboro, NJ to provide bedside instruction for district students on an “as needed” basis for the period September 7th, 2010 through June 30th, 2011 in an amount not to exceed $5,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Acct # 7693-11-150-100-320-01-19)
 
 
 
            P-8.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Brad Kubis, 73 Tuella Avenue, Elmwood Park, NJ to provide ABA therapy to district students at a rate of $45 per hour, not to exceed $15,000 for the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Acct #7043-11-000-216-320-01-19)
 
 
            P-9.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Assistive Tek, LLC, to provide Assistive Technology Evaluation for a district student at a rate of $950 per evaluation, not to exceed $950 for the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. This is a court mandated therapy. (Acct #20-251-200-320-01-10 – 8376 IDEA)
 
 
            P-10.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve the following job descriptions in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member: (a) School Security Guard; (b) School Security Guard – Part-Time Position.
 
 
            P-11.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve the roles and responsibilities of the Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) Team in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. The  I&RS team in the district assists educators is determining instructional interventions that may be used to accommodate students who are having difficulties academically, behaviorally or socially.
 
 
            P-12.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve staff members who will serve on the district Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) Team for the 2010-2011 school year 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 amend list of staff for in-house presentations on August 30 and 31, 2010 to include Carolyn Schefter, Laura Damato, Jackie Dyer and Diane Dimperio at a rate of $40 per hour not to exceed 6 hours or $240 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Acct # 7177-11-000-223-110-01-54-PK05)
 
            P-14.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board amend list of staff attending training sessions on August 30th and 31st to become in-house trainers for in-house presentations which will take place on September 2nd  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 list of Master Lighting Technicians at a rate of $20 per hour and Assistant Lighting Technicians at a rate of $10 per hour for the 2010-2011 school year 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 reappoint Cafeteria/Playground Aides for the 2010-2011 school year 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 approve maternity and unpaid family leave for Kelly Piano, AAP teacher at Central-Five/Jefferson School for the period September 1, 2010 through January 2, 2011.
 
            P-18.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve extended sick leave for Ann Swift, science teacher at Kawameeh Middle School for the period September 1 through December 31, 2010.
 
            P-19.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve extended sick leave for Carol DeAngelis, teacher at Franklin School for the 2010-2011 school year and accept letter of resignation, effective July 1, 2011.
 
            P-20.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve unpaid extended family leave for Jeanine Sapone, science teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, for the period September 1st through November 30, 2010.
 
            P-21.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal for Speech-Language Services for two days per week to fulfill students’ IEPs for 2010-2011 school year from Speechabilities, P.O. Box 205, Normandy Beach, NJ at a rate of $85 per hour 6  hours per day, two (2) days per week or not to exceed $42,840 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Acct # - IDEA 20-250-200-320-01-20)
 
 
            P-22.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal for Speech-Language Services for three days per week to fulfill students’ IEPs for 2010-2011 school year from Helene Sarnell, certified speech language specialist, 20 Canterbury Lane, Short Hills, NJ at a rate of $85 per hours, 6 hours per day, three (3) days per week or not to exceed $64,260  in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Acct # IDEA 20-250-200-320-01-20)
 
 
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
          1.          How is the district progressing on district goals?
 
N.       New Business
          1.       New Jersey School Boards Association 2010 Workshop and Exhibition – October 19 and 20, 2010
 
O.      Comments from the Public
 
  
P.       Adjournment                                         p.m.
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