FEBRUARY 12, 2013 REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

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Dates: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 7:00pm

 

 

 

UPON ENTRANCE INTO THE UNION HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY FOR THIS MEETING ATTENDEES ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW "SIMPLE MACHINE PROJECTS" CREATED BY BATTLE HILL SCHOOL STUDENTS 

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

UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
FEBRUARY 12, 2013
 
 
A.       Roll Call
 
 
B.       Flag Salute
 
 
C.       Open Public Meetings Act Statement
 
 
D.      Approval of Minutes:
         1.  Worksession - November 13, 2013
         2.  Regular Meeting - November 20, 2012
         3.  Executive Session - November 20, 2012
 
 
 

E.       Communication:

1.    Request from Tony Barroqueiro, Team Manager of Union 9u Storm travel baseball team for use of a Union School gymnasium two hours, two days per week.

2.    Request for maternity and unpaid family leaves from Krystal Galante, resource room teacher at Battle Hill Elementary School for the period April 8, 2013 through November 24, 2013.

3.    Request for maternity and unpaid family leaves from Heather Regenye, guidance counselor at Kawameeh Middle School for the period April 20, 2013 through June 21, 2013.

4.    Request for extension of unpaid medical leave from Kathy Duerr, teacher at Washington Elementary School for the period January 19th through March 31st 2013.

5.    Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Kevin J.  O’Brien, mathematics teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective July 1, 2013.

6.    Request for unpaid family leave from Danielle Scheuermann, physical education/health teacher at Union High School, for the period February 2 through March 27, 2013.

7.    Request for maternity and unpaid family leave from Brooke Gilligan, ICR teacher at Connecticut Farms School, for the period April 22, 2013 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

8.    Request for unpaid child rearing leave from Kimberly Piotrowski, resource room teacher at Battle Hill School, for the period February 26, 2013 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

9.    Request for unpaid medical leave from Christine Veglia, teacher at Connecticut Farms School for the period January 4 through March 15, 2013.

10.   Letter of resignation from Monica R. Candido, Spanish teacher at Union High School, effective July 1, 2013.

11.   Request for unpaid family leave from Justin Meyer, social studies teacher at Union High School, for the period March 4 through April 14, 2013.

12.   Request for maternity and unpaid medical leave from Stephanie Marcario, English teacher at Burnet Middle School for the period April 26 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

13.   Request for unpaid family leave from Annette Regeski, part-time bus assistant for the period February 8th through May 7th, 2013.

14.    Request for maternity and unpaid family leave from Patricia Davis, pre-kindergarten teacher at Hannah Caldwell Elementary School for the period March 28th, 2013 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

15.    Request for maternity and unpaid family leave from Jessica McDonagh, English teacher at Burnet Middle School, for the period April 8th through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

16.    Thank you note to Chief Frederic Fretz, Union Fire Department, dated January 28, 2013

17.    Thank you note to Nick Santillo, Director of Operational Security of NJ American Water Company dated January 28, 2013

18.    Thank you note to Director Dan Zieser, Union Police Department dated January 28, 2013

19.    Request for maternity, unpaid family and extended child rearing leave from Eliza Stypulkowski, fifth grade teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, for the period February 27th through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

20.    Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Michael Hamberg, Vice Principal at Union High School, effective April 1, 2013.

 

F.       Special Presentations:

          1.      Presentation to Board Member - Gary Abraham

          2.      Battle Hill School

          3.      Burnet Middle School

 

G.      Superintendent’s Report

 

H.      Comments from the Public on Resolutions on the Agenda

 

I.       Education/Student Discipline Committee

E-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that the 2012-2013 Out-of-District Atypical Student Placement List, students exited from Out-of-District Placement and Out-of-District Tuition Lists be amended in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. 

         

E-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board amend list of students exited from the rolls [three (3) students exited during the period January 1st through January 31st, 2013; a total of fifteen (15) students have been exited for the 2012-2013 school year] who are not domiciled in this school district in accordance with the information in the hands of board member. 

 

E-3.    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 January 12th to February 8th 2013.

 

E-4.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve elimination of a pull-out replacement program at Kawameeh Middle School (one seventh grade science section) effective February 1, 2013 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 

E-5.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board allow child of staff member to attend pre-school at Washington School for the 2013-2014 school year tuition free in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. Parent will be responsible to pay the $500 registration fee.

E-6.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve M.G. a boy scout from Troop 68's Eagle Scout project to create a Reading Patio at Hannah Caldwell School in memory of Marissa Caruso in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. 

 

J.       Fiscal and Planning Committee

F-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Treasurer’s Report dated January 31st, 2013 be accepted.

 

F-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Secretary’s Report dated January 31st, 2013 be accepted.

 

F-3. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(a), I certify that as of January 31st, 2013 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 January 31st, 2013 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 ofeach board member.

F-6.    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) N.J.S.I.A.A. - $2,000 – ticket sales for Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament – Union High School Athletics; (b) Fresh Concepts, Inc. – not to exceed $2,000 – purchase of baseball apparel – Union High School Athletics; (c) First Tracks – $6,166 – ski/snowboard club trip – Kawameeh Middle School; (d) 2013 Graduating Senior - $1,000 – Joan Cioban Memorial Scholarship- Union High School; (e) 2013 Graduating Senior - $1,000 – UTEA Challenge Scholarship – Union High School; (f) 2013 Graduating Senior - $1,000 – General Interest Scholarship-Union High School; (g) 2013 Graduating Senior - $2,500 – Alumnus Barbara Michalik Scholarship – Union High School; (h) 2013 Graduating Senior - $2,500 – Alumnus Barbara Michalik Scholarship – Union High School; (i) 2013 Graduating Senior - $10,000 – Lincoln Technical Institute – South Plainfield Scholarship – Union High School; (j) 2013 Graduating Senior - $1,000 – Union Center National Bank Scholarship – Union High School; (k) 2013 Graduating Senior - $1,000 – JLEP Community Service Scholarship – Union High School; (l) 2013 Graduating Senior - $1,000 – JLEP Community Service Scholarship – Union High School; (m) 2013 Graduating Senior - $1,000 – JLEP Community Service Scholarship – Union High School; (n) 2013 Graduating Senior - $1,000 – Connecticut Farms Church Heritage Scholarship – Union High School; (o) 2013 Graduating Senior - $1,000 – Connecticut Farms Church Heritage Scholarship – Union High School ; (p) Fan Cloth Products, LLC - $1,620 – purchase of dance club clothing – Union High School; (q) Princ3 Printing, Inc. - $1,616 – balance due for senior t-shirts – Union High School; (r) PeeJay’s Fresh Fruit - $2,330.50 – chorus/band fundraiser – Union High School; (s) Heritage Festivals - $22,500 – first installment for spring trip – Union High School; (t) NJ District of Key Club – not to exceed $5,770 – district convention registration – Union High School   

 

F-7.    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-8.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board pre-approve district wide 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-9.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve submission of FY2013 IDEA Grant Amendment 1 to allocate $35,151 of unexpended nonpublic funds from the FY2012 IDEA Basic Grant.

 

K.      Operations Committee

O-1.   The committee recommends and I so move that pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:41-1 and P.L. 2009, Chapter 178, the board approve the following 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 approve advertisement for sale of the items on the attached lists which have been deemed no longer serviceable (If there are no bids on these items, it will be sold as scrap.)

O-3.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Waste Removal Service Contract with Premier Food Waste, 432 Stokes Avenue, Ewing, NJ at a rate of $295 per month 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 submission of Burnet Middle School Boiler project to the New Jersey Department of Education and amendment to include project in the Long Range Facilities Plan. This is an “other capital” project and the board of education is not seeking state funding for same.

O-5.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve submission of cupola projects at Franklin Elementary School and Connecticut Farms Elementary School to the New Jersey Department of Education and amendment to include project in the Long Range Facilities Plan. These are “other capital” projects and the board of education is not seeking state funding for same.

O-6.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve submission of Union High School Toilet Renovation project to the New Jersey Department of Education and amendment to include project in the Long Range Facilities Plan. This is an “other capital” project and the board of education is not seeking state funding for same.

O-7.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve submission of Union High School Football Field Refreshment Stand project to the New Jersey Department of Education and amendment to include project in the Long Range Facilities Plan. This is an “other capital” project and the board of education is not seeking state funding for same.

O-8    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve submission of the Hannah Caldwell Rear Storage Area project to the New Jersey Department of Education and amendment to include project in the Long Range Facilities Plan. This is an “other capital” project and the board of education is not seeking state funding for same.

O-9.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Contingency Change Order No. 9 from Patock Construction Company, 43 Gilbert Street North, Tinton Falls, NJ in connection with addition and alterations to Central-Five/ Jefferson School (a) supply all labor and material to replace existing “girls” entrance roof in the additional amount of $7,652; (b) supply all labor and material to weld rebar to existing concrete deck in the additional amount of $1,690; (c) supply all labor and material to install UV#13 in alternate location in the additional amount of $1,876; (d) supply all labor and material required to remove existing roof structure for elevator in the additional amount of $1,815 and (e) supply all labor and material to install additional wood roof blocking in the additional amount of $277. This will decrease the owner’s contingency reserve in the amount of $13,310 which leaves a balance of $740,203 in that account 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 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 February, 2013 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-3.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve leaves for the following staff: (a) Krystal Galante, resource room teacher at Battle Hill Elementary School, maternity and unpaid family leave for the period April 8th through November 24th, 2013; (b) Heather Regenye, guidance counselor at Kawameeh Middle School, maternity  and  unpaid  family  leave  for April 20th through June 21st 2013; (c) Kathy Duerr, teacher at Washington Elementary School, extended unpaid sick leave for the period January 19th through March 31, 2013; (d) Danielle Scheuermann, physical education/health teacher at Union High School for the period February 2nd through March 27th, 2013; (e) Brooke Gilligan, ICR teacher at Connecticut Farms Elementary School, maternity and unpaid family leave for the period April 22nd though the end of the 2012-2013 school year; (f) Kimberly Piotrowski, resource room teacher at Battle Hill Elementary  School  unpaid child rearing leave for the period February 26th through the end of the 2012-2013 school year; (g) Christine Veglia, teacher at Connecticut Farms Elementary School unpaid medical leave for the period January 4th through March 15th, 2013;  (h) Justin Meyer, social studies teacher at Union High School, unpaid family leave for the period March 4 through April 14, 2013; (i) Stephanie Marcario, English teacher at Burnet Middle School, maternity and unpaid family leave for the period April 26th through the end of the 2012-2013 school year;(j) Annette Regelski, part-time bus assistant unpaid family leave for the period February 8th through May 7th, 2013;(k) Patricia Davis, pre-kindergarten teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, maternity and unpaid family leaves for the period March 28th 2013 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year; (l) Jessica McDonagh, English teacher at Burnet Middle School, maternity and unpaid family leaves for the period April 8th, 2013 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year; (m) Eliza Stypulkowski, fifth grade teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, maternity, unpaid family and extended child rearing leaves for the period February 27th through the end of the 2012-2013 school year. 

P-4.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept letters of resignation from the following staff:  (a) Kevin J. O’Brien, mathematics teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective July 1, 2013 (retirement); (b) Monica R. Candido, Spanish teacher at Union High School, effective July 1, 2013; (c) Michael Hamberg, Vice Principal at Union High School, effective April 1, 2013 (retirement)

P-5.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve staff for Professional Development in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 M.           Legal/Residency Committee

L-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Stipulation of Settlement in connection with the matter of D.R. and T.R. o/b/o D.R. v. Union Township Board of Education in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member and recorded in the non-public portion of these minutes.

N.           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.

 

O.           Unfinished Business

  

P.            New Business

  

Q.           Comments from the Public

  

R.       Adjournment                                         p.m.

         

 

 

 

 

 

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