September 21, 2010 Regular Meeting Agenda

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Dates: 
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 7:00pm

 

 

 


UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
 
 
A.     Roll Call
 
B.     Flag Salute
 
C.     Open Public Meetings Act Statement
 
D.     Communications:
 
1.                 Letter of resignation dated August 15, 2010 from Leonard Matarese, business teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective immediately.
 
2.                 Letter of resignation dated August 31, 2010 from Matthew Meyer, teacher assistant at Washington School, effective immediately.
 
3.                 Request for unpaid family leave from Kristin Whalen, German teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, for the period September 1st through November 24th, 2010.
 
4.                 Request for unpaid family leave from Lauren Kohn, special education teacher at Union High School, for the period September 15th, 2010 through January 1st, 2011.
 
5.                 Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement dated August 28, 2010 from Elizabeth A. Roberts, Social Studies teacher at Union High School, effective November 1, 2010.
 
6.                 Request for maternity and unpaid family leaves from Christine Drivas, AAP Teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, for the period September 13th, 2010 through January 2nd, 2011.
 
7.                 Letter of resignation dated August 30, 2010 from Kevin McNierney, special education teacher at Union High School, effective immediately.
 
8.                 Request for unpaid family leave from Jennifer Winters, English teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, for the period September 1st through October 11th, 2010.
 
9.                 Request for unpaid family leave from Dana DelGuercio, Child Study Team member, for the period October 1st through December 31st, 2010.
 
10.             Request for maternity and unpaid family leave from Erica Ende Santiago, Speech-Language Pathologist at Livingston Elementary and Burnet Middle School,   for the period January 6th through April 24th, 2011.
 
11.             Request from Paul Fernandez, Coordinator, Union Municipal Drug Alliance, to allow Union Municipal Drug Alliance in conjunction with Channel 34 and the Union County Cancer Coalition to produce and film a Public Service Announcement (PSA) concerning tobacco use and its association with cancer in the Wood Shop area of Union High School and to waive any fees in connection with same.
                  
 
E.                 Approval of Minutes:
          1.       Worksession – June 8, 2010
 
 
F.                  Superintendent’s Report
 
 
G.                Comments from the Public on Resolutions on the Agenda
 
 
H.                Education/Student Discipline Resolutions:
 
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 the following curriculum: (a) Action Biology, (b) College Prep Biology
 
E-3.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board amend Parent/Pupil Transportation contract to transport B.G. to and from The Lakeview School in Edison to include extended summer program for the 2010-2011 school year from $12,600 to $14,700 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

  
 
I.       Fiscal and Planning Committee Resolutions:
 
F-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Treasurer’s Reports dated August 31st, 2010 be accepted.
 
F-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Secretary’s Reports dated August 31st, 2010 be accepted.
 
F-3.    Pursuant  to  N.J.A.C.  6:20-2.13(d),  I certify that as of August 31st, 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. 6:20-2.13(e), we certify that as of August  31st, 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. 6:20-2.13(b) 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 designate Union Center National Bank, Unity Bank, Investors Savings Bank, Valley National Bank, TD Bank, Wachovia Bank, Bank of America and MBIA Class as depositories for the funds of the Union Township Board of Education as currently maintained in accordance with the list in the hands of each board member.
 
F-6.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board authorize the following depository banks be and are hereby authorized to honor and to charge the accounts of the Union Township Board of Education and all Board of Education checks and drafts bearing the stamp or perforation commonly known as a facsimile signature of the Treasurer of School Monies and the President of the Board of Education and that checks and drafts of the various Board of Education accounts be signed by the designated officers in accordance with the list in the hands of each board member.
 
F-7.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve 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 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-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 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) Pine Forest Camp - $13,320 – marching band camp – Union High School;
 
J.                  Operations Committee Resolutions:
 
O-1.   Report receipt of bids received on August 12, 2010 for Plumbing Supplies (Bid #11-32) for the 2010-2011 school year and received on August 26, 2010 for Lumber Supplies (Re-bid #11-33) and bids received on September 9, 2010 for Refurbished PC’s (Re-bid #11-34) in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-2.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve submittal of application for use of swimming facility at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Union County, Inc., 1050 Jeanette Avenue, Union, New Jersey by Union High School Coed Swim Team for the period November 15th, 2010 through February 25th, 2011 at a fee of $10,500 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (There is no increase in rental fee from 2009-2010 school year)
 
O-3.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve proposal for architectural services in connection with reconstruction of chimney at Franklin School from Potter Architects, 410 Colonial Avenue, Union, New Jersey (Proposal No. P2010062) in an amount not to exceed $2,800 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 Contingency Change #1 from Skinner and Cook, Inc., 218 Westfield Avenue West, Roselle Park, NJ for early childhood classrooms at Hannah Caldwell School at a decreased amount of $950 for additional plumbing work in accordance with the information in the hands of each board.
 
O-5.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Contingency Change #3 from Skinner and Cook, Inc., 218 Westfield Avenue West, Roselle Park, NJ for early childhood classrooms at Hannah Caldwell School at a decreased amount of $27,027 for additional plumbing and electrical work 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 Change Order #1 from Skinner and Cook, Inc., 218 Westfield Avenue West, Roselle Park, NJ for early childhood classrooms at Hannah Caldwell School for a total refund of unused contingency allowance of $92,197 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
 
O-7.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve discard of textbooks in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
 
O-8.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept proposal for to retain branch office at Union High School from Union Center National Bank, 2455 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey at a monthly rental rate of $500 per month in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
 
O-9.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board renew contracts for Earlycare and Aftercare Programs from Y.M.C.A. of Eastern Union County, 135 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey for the 2010-2011 school in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (No increase in amount of rental fee)
 
 
O-10. The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve the advertisement for sale of the following vehicles: (a) Bus 71 - 1994 Bluebird 54 Passenger Bus, VIN#1BAAGCSA9RF059317 and (b) Bus 74 – 1994 Bluebird 54 Passenger Bus, VIN#1BAAGCSA3RF059314.
 
O-11. The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for 220 refurbished P.C.’s (Re-bid #11-34) to PartStock Computer, 1820 Elm Street SE, Minneapolis, MN in the total bid amount of $52,580 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-12. The committee recommends and I so move that the board waiver of rental fees for use of Cooke Memorial Field by Springfield Board of Education to host  home football games by Jonathan Dayton High School on the following dates: September 11 at 1:00 p.m.; September 25 at 1:00 p.m.; October 9 at 4:00 p.m.; October 23 at 1:00 p.m. and October 29 at 7:00 p.m. (Possibility of NJSIAA playoff games – November 12 or 13 and 19 or 20 and December 3 or 4). The Springfield Board of Education will be responsible for paying maintenance workers (at a rate of $55 per hour), security personnel (at a rate of $80 per hour), custodians (at a rate of $87 per hour) and police officers (at a rate of $22 per hour) in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-13. The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Township of Union Public Schools - School Emergency Management Plan in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-14. The committee recommends and I so move that the board terminate contract with Professional Climate Control, 382 Valley Street, South Orange, New Jersey in connection with Boiler/Burner Cleanings/Repairs bid (Bid #11-12) awarded on June 30, 2010 and awarding bid to Manhattan Welding Company, Inc., 1434 Chestnut Avenue, Hillside, NJ in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-15. The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve disposal of records in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 
K.      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 approve substitutes and home instructors, substitute custodians, substitute cafeteria/playground aids, classroom assistants and secretaries, substitute bus drivers and bus assistants for the 2010-2011 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 amend list of salary class changes for the 2010-2011 school 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 staff members whose salaries are funded either in full or in part through the district’s NCLB (No Child Left Behind) FY11 Grant in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
 
P-5.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board reappoint the following residency investigators for the period September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 at a rate of $20 per hour not to exceed 70 hours per month or $1400: (a) Maria Schmitdberg; (b) Anthony Martino; (c) Thomas Sheridan and (d) James Ford. (Rate is the same as for 2009-2010 school year.) Additional hours may be assigned by the Superintendent on an “as needed” basis.
  
P-6.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board amend list of Master Technicians (rate $20 per hour) and AVA Assistants (rate $10 per hour) to include Justin Tremaine.
  
P-7.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Ken MacIver to provide ABA Therapy for a district student at a rate of $35 per hour not to exceed $5,600 for the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member (Budget Acct # 20-250-200-320-01-20).
  
P-8.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal for professional development to Improve Student Performance Through Extended Periods – Grades 6-8 from Education Advantage, 14 Madison Court, Tinton Falls, NJ at a rate of $1400 for full day session and $700 for half day session not to exceed $15,000 for the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member (Funded through FY11 reserved Title I DINI funding – Budget Acct # 20-231-200-300-40-20-0054)
  
P-9.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal for professional development to Writing Across the Curriculum – Grades K-12 from Innovative Designs for Education (IDE), 545 Island Road, Suite 3A, Ramsey, NJ at a daily rate for one presenter of $1640 and daily rate for coaching session of $1590 not to exceed $15,000 for the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member (Funded through FY11 reserved Title I DINI funding – Budget Acct # 20-231-200-300-40-20-0054)
 
 
P-10. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal for professional development to Improve Student Performance by Developing Effective Teams and Clusters – Grades 6-8 from Education Advantage, 14 Madison Court, Tinton Falls, NJ at a rate of $1400 for a full day session and $700 for half day session not to exceed $15,000 for the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member (Funded through FY11 reserved Title ISINI funding – Budget Acct # 20-231-200-300-40-20-0011)
  
P-11. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that that board accept letters of resignation from the following staff: (a) Leonard Matarese, business teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective immediately; (b) Matthew Meyer, teacher assistant at Washington School, effective immediately; (c) Elizabeth A. Roberts, Social Studies teacher at Union High School, effective November 1, 2010 (retirement); (d) Kevin McNierney, special education teacher at Union High School, effective immediately.
  
P-12. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve unpaid family leave for the following staff: (a) Kristin Whalen, German teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, for the period September 1st through November 24th, 2010; (b) Lauren Kohn, Special Education teacher at Union High School, for the period September 15th 2010 through January 1st, 2011; (c) Jennifer Winters, English teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, for the period September 1, through October 11, 2010;  (d)  Dana  DelGuercio,  Child  Study  Team  Member for the period October 1st through December 31st, 2010.
  
P-13. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Professional Educational Services, Inc., (PESI), 34 East Delfea Drive, Suite 1, Glassboro, NJ to provide bedside instruction for district students on an “as needed” basis for the 2010-2011 school year in an amount not to exceed $15,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member(Budget Acct # 11-150-100-320-01-19).


 
P-14. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Education, Inc., 2 Main Street, Unit 2, Plymouth, Massachusetts to provide bedside instruction for district students on an “as needed” basis for the school year for the 2010-2011 school year in an amount not to exceed $10,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member (Budget Acct # 11-150-100-320-01-19).
 
P-15. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal from Education Advantage, 14 Madison Court, Tinton Falls, NJ to Improve Student Writing Through 6 + 1 Writing Grades 6-8 at a rate of $1400 for a full day session and $700 for half day session not to exceed $15,000 for the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member (Funded through FY11 reserved Title I SINI funding – Budget Acct # 20-231-200-300-40-20-0011)
 
P-16. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment to Randi Kaufman, district speech-language specialist for attendance at meetings for district students attending the extended school year program at Hannah Caldwell during  the period August 23rd through August 27th, 2010 in an amount not to exceed $150 (Budget Acct # 11-000-219-104-78-19-0708).
  
P-17. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve maternity and unpaid family leave for the following staff: (a) Christine Drivas, AAP Teacher at Hannah Caldwell Elementary School for the period September 13th, 2010 through January 2nd, 2011; (b) Erica Ende Santiago, Speech-Language Pathologist at Livingston Elementary School and Burnet Middle School for the period January 8th through April 24th, 2011.
 
 

P-18. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board amend list of I&RS Team Members for the 2010-2011 school year 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 approve the Superintendent’s recommendation in the matter of T.S. in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member and as recorded in the nonpublic portion of the minutes.
 
P-20. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment to Mary Malyska for AHSA (Alternate High School Assessment) tutoring and AHSA administrative duties during Summer, 2010 at a rate of $37.13 per hour not to exceed 30 hours or $1113.90 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-21. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board amend list of AV Master Technicians at a rate of $20 per hour and AV Assistant Technicians at a rate of $10 per hour in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 
P-22. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment to Tori Kruse for summer 2010 printing at Union High School at a rate of $17.15 per hour not to exceed 30 hours or $514.50 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

           
L.         Policy Committee
 
POL-1.       The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Policy File Code No. 5500 – Expectations for Pupil Conduct in connection with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
POL-2.       The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Policy File Code No. 3221 – Evaluation in connection with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
 
M.                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.
 
N.                Unfinished Business
 
          1.   How is the district progressing on district goals?
 
 
O.      New Business
 
 
P.       Comments from the Public
 
 
Q.      Adjournment                                              ___________ p.m.

 

 

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