January 15, 2013 Regular Meeting Agenda

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Dates: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 7:00pm

 

THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE UNION HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY AT 7 P.M.

 

UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
JANUARY 15,  2013
 
A.  Roll Call
 
B.   Flag Salute
 
C.   Open Public Meetings Act Statement
 
D.   Approval of Minutes:
1.    October 9, 2012 Worksession Minutes
2.    October 4, 2012 Goal Setting Minutes
3.    October 16, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes
4.    October 9, 2012 Executive Session Minutes
 

E.   Communication:

1.    Request for extension of unpaid sick leave from Linda Steeb, mathematics teacher at Kawameeh Middle School for the period January 25th through February 28, 2013.

 

2.    Request for sabbatical leave of absence from Grant Harvey, French teacher at Union High School, for the 2013-2014 academic year for the purpose of study in accordance with Article 10 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the U.T.E.A.

3.    Request for maternity and unpaid family leave from Jennifer Winters, English teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, for the period March 1 through June 17, 2013.

4.    Letter of resignation from Ellyn Smith, cafeteria/playground aid at Washington School effective January 1, 2013.

5.    Letter of resignation from Bonnie Caverly, teacher assistant at Livingston School effective January 2, 2013.

6.    Request for maternity and unpaid family leave from Casey Santo, special education teacher at Franklin School, for the period April 8, 2013 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

7.    Letter of resignation from Alexander W. Lau, mathematics teacher at Union High School effective February 15, 2013.

8.  Letter of resignation from Stella Cruz, cafeteria/playground assistant at Washington School, effective January 18, 2013.

9.  Request for unpaid family leave from Mary F. Malyska, Supervisor of English and Libraries, for the period December 22, 2012 through January 13, 2013.

10.  Request for intermittent unpaid family leave from Elinore O'Brien Stempniewicz, special education teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, starting January 28, 2013.

11.           Letter of resignation from Robert Sumner, teacher assistant at Union High School, effective January 25, 2013.

12. Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Helga E. Miller, cafeteria/ playground assistant at Washington School, effective immediately

 

F.  Superintendent’s Report

1.    Presentation of HIB summary report for the period  September through December 2012

 
 
G.  Special Presentations
1.    Union High School
2.    Washington Elementary School
 
H.  Comments from the Public on Proposed Resolutions on the Agenda
 
 
I   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 [there were no students exited from December 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012]. There have been a total of twelve (12) students exit during the 2012-2013 school year.

 

E-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that approval be given to amend the 2012-2013 Out-of-District Atypical Student Placement and Exits, and Home Instructors in accordance with the copy in the hands of each board member.

 

E-3.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve participation in Coordinated Transportation joint agreement for the 2012-2013 school year with Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission 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 Nonpublic School Technology Initiative Program Agreement with Union County Educational Services Commission for the participating schools located within the Township of Union, namely, St. Michael’s School and Holy Spirit School, in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

E-5.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve General Art/K-5 Curriculum Guide 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 the establishment of an in-class replacement/support program at Livingston Elementary School (one 2nd grade section) effective February 1, 2013 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 

DISCUSSION ITEM:

1.    Parents requests for children who attend private schools to enroll in Saturday Academy.

  

J.       Fiscal and Planning Committee

 

F-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Treasurer’s Report dated December 31, 2012  be accepted.

 

F-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Secretary’s Report dated December 31, 2012  be accepted.         

 

F-3.    Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(a), I certify that as of December 31, 2012  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.               

 

Pursuant to   N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.2(h), we   certify that as of December 31, 2012 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 movethat 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 in the hands of each board member.

 

F-6.    The committee recommends and I so movethat 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-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 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) Aryzta, LLC - $2,918.40 – Band Fundraiser – Burnet Middle School;(b) Yankee Candle - $2,309.50 – Student Council Fundraiser – Kawameeh Middle School; (c) Cherrydale Farms - $5,832.75 – Student Council Fundraiser – Kawameeh Middle School; (d) Passaic Valley Coaches - $3,450 – Ski/Snowboard Club Trip – Kawameeh Middle School

 

F-9.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board accept the following donations: (a) Caulfield Associates, Inc. - $50.00 for use by special education department; (b) Lifetouch National School Studio - $1,150 for use by Livingston School; (c) Lifetouch National School Studio - $1,316 for use by Hannah Caldwell School; (d) Lifetouch National School Studio - $1,428 for use by Washington School; (e) Lifetouch National School Studio- $730 for use by Central-Five/Hamilton School; (f) UP Fund Corp (Union Plaza Diner) - $2000 for use by Special Education Department; (g) Lifetouch National School Studio - $1,232 for use by Connecticut Farms School 

 

 
K.    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 and security drill reports in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.  

 

O-2.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board affirm the Superintendent’s resolution of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) conclusions for the period December 10, 2012  through January 11, 2013.  

 

O-3.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve advertisement for sale of equipment which is deemed no longer serviceable 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 sale of 2001 Dodge Dakota 4x4 truck with plow; Vin #1B7GG26X415283146; Mileage: 57,081; for a minimum bid of $400.

 

O-5. The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept donation of strength training equipment from Gold’s Gym in Garwood, New Jersey in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 
L.       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 2012-2013 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 resignation letters from the following staff: (a) Ellyn Smith, cafeteria/playground assistant at Washington School, effective January 1, 2013; (b) Bonnie Caverly, teacher assistant at Livingston School, effective January 2, 2013; (c) Alexander W. Lau, mathematics teacher at Union High School, effective February 15, 2013; (d) Stella Cruz, cafeteria/playground assistant at Washington School; (e) Robert Sumner, teacher assistant at Union High School, effective January 25, 2013; (f) Helga F. Miller, cafeteria/playground assistant at Washington School, effective immediately

 

P-4.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve leaves for the following staff:  (a) Linda Steeb, mathematics teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, extended unpaid sick leave for the period January 25 through February 28, 2013;  (b)  Grant Harvey, French teacher at Union High School, sabbatical leave of absence for the purpose of study for the 2013-2014 academic year;  (c) Jennifer Winters, English teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, maternity and extended family leave for the period March 1 through June 17, 2013; (d) Casey Santo, special education teacher at Franklin School, maternity and unpaid family leave for the period April 8, 2013 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year; (e) Mary F. Malyska, Supervisor of English and Libraries, unpaid family leave for the period December 22, 2012 through January 13, 2013; (f) Elinore O'Brien Stempniewicz, special education teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, intermittent unpaid family leave commencing on January 28, 2013 

 

P-5.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment of eighteen (18) hours at a rate of $32.50 per hour to Lillian Detjen, Substitute Teacher Coordinator, for additional work performed during Hurricane Sandy (November 2, 3 and 4, 2012) or $585 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 

P-6.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve teachers and staff for Saturday Academy program which will run for ten (10) Saturdays from January 19th through March 23rd, 2013 at a rate of $38.25 per hour in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. Classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. each Saturday. There will be no cost to the Township of Union School District for this program, all salaries will be paid from the tuition of $75 per student which will be paid by parents/guardians.

 

 
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

 

O.     New Business

 

P.      Comments from the Public

 

Q.     Adjournment                                           ___________ p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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