June 12, 2013 Worksession Agenda

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Dates: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 7:00pm

 THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE JAMES CAULFIELD ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 2369 MORRIS AVENUE, UNION, NEW JERSEY AT 7 P.M.

 

 UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION

WORKSESSION AGENDA

JUNE 12, 2013
 

A.         Roll Call

 

B.         Flag Salute

 

C.            Open Public Meetings Act Statement

 
D.            Approval of Minutes:
 
1.             February 12, 2013 Regular Meeting
2.             March 19, 2013 Regular Meeting
3.             March 19, 2013 Executive Session
 
E.             Communication:
 
1.             Request for unpaid medical leave from Patti Weber, teacher at Franklin Elementary School, for the period May 1st through June 2, 2013.
 
2.             Request for extension of unpaid medical leave from Ana Africano, classroom assistant at Battle Hill School until June 3rd, 2013.
 
3.             Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Ellen Maged, Secretary at Livingston School, effective January 1, 2014.
 
4.             Request for extension of unpaid medical leave from Lauren Kohn, Resource Room teacher at Burnet Middle School through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.
 
5.             Request for extension of unpaid medical leave from Christine Veglia, teacher at Connecticut Farms Elementary School through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.
 
6.             Request for unpaid extended child rearing leave from Jamie Raczynski, 5th Grade AAP teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, for the entire 2013-2014 school year.
 
7.             Letter of resignation from Tiffany J. Moutis, Director of Elementary Curriculum effective July 15, 2013.
 

F.             Superintendent’s Report

 

G.            Education/Student Discipline Committee

 

 
E-1.      The committee recommends and I so move that approval be given to amend the 2012-2013 Out-of-District Atypical Student Placement, Exit Lists and tuitions and approve 2013-2014 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 approval be given to amend the list of students removed from the rolls [three (3) exited from May 1, 2013 through May 31, 2013   for a total of total of forty-three (43) students the 2012-2013 school year] who are not domiciled in this school district in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
E-3.      The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve shared time students who will be attending Union County Vocational/Technical School for the 2013-2014 school year in accordance with the information in the names of each board member.
 
E-4.      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 May 20th to June 15th, 2013.
 
E-5.     The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Title I Summer Program for Burnet Middle School be conducted at Kawameeh Middle School. This program will run the entire month of July, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
 
E-6.      The committee recommends and I so move that the board contract with Union County Educational Services Commission to administer the district’s Nonpublic School Individuals with Disabilities Education Act-B Initiative (IDEA-B) funds Basic, pursuant to the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Grant Application on behalf of the Board, effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. The Board agrees to pay the Commission an amount not to exceed the Nonpublic School IDEA-B funding. Billing shall commence in August and shall continue for eleven (11) successive months, based on the actual expenditures of the prior month plus a 6% administrative fee. It is understood that the Commission will provide services for all of the eligible Nonpublic schools identified by the district’s grant application in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
E-7.      The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve “Running Start Summer Program” to be offered to Township of Union School District students grades 1 through 8 during the period August 12 through August 23, 2013 at Hamilton School. This program will offer students Math and Language Arts enrichment plus an athletic component for three hours for each of the ten days. The tuition for this program will be $50 per student paid by parents/guardians. There will be no cost to the school district.
 
E-8       The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Nonpublic School Technology Initiative Program agreement for the 2013-2014 school year with Union County Educational Services Commission in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
E-9       The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve 2013-2014 The ARC Kohler School Meals Program in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
E-10.     The committee recommends and I so move that the board adopt formal resolution in connection with the Enthusiastic Reader Program in the district in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
E-11.     The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve 2013-2014 Willowglen Academy School Meals Program in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
E-12.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve community-based (CBI) sites for the 2013-2014 school year as follows in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member: (a) Mr. Nino’s Pizza & Restaurant, 1030 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union, NJ; (b) Stop & Shop Supermarket, 1201 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union, NJ and (c) Kean University Food Services, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ.
 
DISCUSSION ITEM:
1.     Union High School Prep Program
 
H.         Fiscal and Planning Committee
 
F-1.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Treasurer’s Report dated May 31, 2013 be accepted.
 
F-2.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Secretary’s Report dated May 31, 2013 be accepted.
 
F-3.        Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(a), I certify that as of May 31, 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.
           
Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.2(h), we certify that as of May 31, 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 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 approve attached list of contracts and/or purchases pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5(21) School in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member: (a) Christopher Bartosh – not to exceed $3,000 – Proud to be an American – Kawameeh Middle School; (b) Thomas Jerome House – not to exceed $3,000 – Proud to be an American – Kawameeh Middle School; (c) Yankee Candle Fund Raising - $3,045.59 – Student Council fundraiser – Kawameeh Middle School; (d) Cherrydale Farms - $2,364.19 – Student Council fundraiser – Kawameeh Middle School; (e) Douglas Carter - $1,000 – Louis J. Rettino Scholarship – Union High School; (f) Oak Hall Industries - $11,839 – Class of 2013 Caps and Gowns – Union High School; (g) Fourteen Graphics - $1,146.75 – Powder Puff tee-shirts – Union High School; (h) Costa del Sol – not to exceed $10,000 – Class of 2013 Senior picnic – Union High School; (i) AP Exams - $22,335 – payment for AP exams – Union High School; (j) Costume World Consolidated – $2,400- Paper Mill Rising Star costume rental- Union High School; (k) Mayfair Farms – not to exceed $60,000- Senior Prom – Union High School
 
F-8.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board pre-approve districtwide student field trip destinations and purposes for the 2012-2013 school year and the 2013-2014 school year 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 2013-2014 Purchasing Manual in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-10.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board accept the following donations:(a) Synergy In-Kind Donation Management, Inc. in the amount of $1,004.20 for use by Burnet Middle School; (b) Lifetouch National School Studios in the amount of $1,294.25 for use by Hannah Caldwell Elementary School
 
F-11.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve transfer of an amount not to exceed $1,200,000 from 2012-2013 unexpended appropriations to undesignated Capital Reserve pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-14.3.
 
F-12.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve transfer an amount not to exceed $1,800,000 from 2012-2013 unexpended appropriations to undesignated Maintenance Reserve pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-14.3.
 
F-13.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve New Jersey Child Assault Prevention 2013-2014 Grant Application Elementary, Teen and Special Needs (CAP) in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-14.     The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve application for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 Grant for FY2013 in the amount of $41,508 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
I.         Operations Committee
           
O-1.      Report receipt of bids received on May 16, 2013 for Professional Services in the area of Student Support for the 2013-2014 school year; bids received on May 21, 2013 for Piano Tuning and Repairs for the 2013-2014 school year (Bid #14-10) and for Music Instrument Repairs for the 2013-2014 school year (Bid #14-11); bids received on May 30, 2013 for Music Instruments for the 2013-2014 school year (Bid #14-14); bids received on June 4, 2013 for Student Transportation Services for the 2013-2014 school year (Bid #14-15); bids received on June 6, 2013 for Occupational and Physical Therapies for the 2013-2014 school year (Bid#14-16); and bids received on June 11, 2013 for Fire Alarm, Sprinkler Service and Inspection for the 2013-2014 school year (Bid#14-18) and Fire Extinguisher Service and Inspection for the 2013-2014 school year (Bid#14-19)
 
O-2.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Board award bid for Piano Tuning and Repairs for the 2013-2014 school year (Bid #14-10) to Glenn Paulsen, 439 Washington Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey at a rate of $40 per hour not to exceed $12,500.
 
O-3.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Board award bid for Music Instrument Repairs for the 2013-2014 school year (Bid #14-11) to K&S Music, P.O. Box 355, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey at a rate of $15 per hour not to exceed $12,715.
 
 O-4.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve Rental Fee Schedule for the 2013-2014 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
           
O-5.      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 and bus evacuation drill reports in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:27-11.2 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 discard of textbooks 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 Construction Change Directive #3 from Patock Construction Company, 43 Gilbert Street North, Tinton Falls, New Jersey in connection with addition and alterations to Central-5/Jefferson School. (A) To supply all labor and material to install cast stone entablatures in an additional amount of $21,150; (B) Reduce lump sum allowance to clean and install salvaged cast stone pieces in the amount of $9,500; (C) Reduce lump sum allowance for display case in the amount of $5,000; and (D) To reduce plan allowance for mounting of salvaged cast stone pieces in the amount of $1,800 for a total of $4,856 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
O-8.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve Contingency Change Order #10 from Patock Construction Company, 43 Gilbert Street North, Tinton Falls, New Jersey in connection with addition and alterations to Central-5/Jefferson School. (A) to supply all labor and material to louvers in the amount of $1,161; (B) to supply all labor and material to reroute lobby area ductwork due to existing structural conflicts in the amount of $4,861; (C) credit for elimination of 90 weep holes and 17 exterior expansion joints in existing building in the amount of $8,085; (D) to supply labor and material required to install glass window wall, in lieu of metal railing at upper lobby area in the amount of $1,520; (E) to supply a gas kettle in lieu of electric kettle in the amount of $726; and (F) to supply labor and material to install additional carpentry and drywall as per architect’s direction in an amount of $2,170 for a total amount of $2,353. Leaving a balance in the contingency reserve of $737,850 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-9.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve submission of plans for the proposed Refreshment Stand at Cooke Memorial Field, Union High School to the Department of Education for approval and amending the district’s Long Range Facility Plan to include this project. This is an “other capital” project and the district is not seeking any State funding.
 
O-10.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve proposal for renewal of board’s contract with ARAMARK and lunch prices for the 2013-2014 school year as follows: (1) 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; (2) One hundred seventy-five (175) service days for all schools and staff; (3) Current enrollment is 7,507 students for the 2012-2013 school year; (4) There is no change in state reimbursement and the federal reimbursement has an additional $0.06 for Performance based lunch reimbursement; (5) Continued availability of government food commodities at the same quantity, qualify and variety as for 2012-2013; (6) There is a $0.10 price increase for paid breakfasts and lunches at all grade levels. This increase is in line with the guidance issued from the Department of Education. The Department of Education guidance is due to the changes under Section 205 of the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010”. This regulation requires the program to provide the same level of support for lunches served to students who are not eligible for free or reduced price meals as they do for meals served to students eligible for free lunches. SFA in the continental US currently charging less than $2.59 for a paid lunch are required to gradually increase prices or provide additional non-Federal support for its lunches; (7) Increases in food costs average 3% due to current market trends, increase in dairy products and decreased availability of government commodities rebate and processing programs; (8) Increase of 2% average in payroll cost to keep in step with the competitive labor market and the local prevailing wage scales in the food service industry; (9) To adjust the allowance for ARAMARK’s general and administrative costs to $0.1365 per meal served, and a management fee of $0.0535 per meal served; (10) To recommend to the Board of Education of the Township of Union School District to reappoint ARAMARK for the food service management for the 2013-2014 school year as permitted by law; and (11) An unlimited guaranteed return of $50,000 as per section 16F.
 
O-11.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve the following vehicles to be advertised for sale: (a) Bus#49 – 2000 Thomas transit style, forward engine 54 passenger – minimum bid $3,000; (b) Bus#60 – 2000 Thomas transit style, forward engine, 54 passenger – minimum bid $3,000; (c) Bus#61 – 2000 Thomas transit style, forward engine, 54 passenger – minimum bid $3,000; (d) Bus#62 – Thomas transit style, forward engine, 54 passenger – minimum bid $3,000 and (e) Van#9- Dodge Wagon, 7 passenger – minimum bid $200.
 
O-12.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Union Township Chamber of Commerce to produce the Mayor’s Day 5K Run and Kiddie Run on Township of Union Board of Education property on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 6 a.m. to 12 noon. The following facilities will be used: Union High School Parking Lot; Union High School athletic fields, District office restrooms, tables, chairs and garbage cans. This approval is contingent upon the Union Township Chamber of Commerce supplying appropriate insurance documentation for this event.
 
O-13.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for Science Supplies for the 2013-2014 school year (Bid # 14-03) as follows: (a) Ward’s - $1,246.54; (b) Fisher Scientific - $5,482.39; (c) Carolina - $423.85; (d) Sargent Welch - $7,367.42; and (e) Frey Scientific - $1,464.55; for a total bid of $14,520.20.
 
O-14.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for Music Instruments for the 2013-2014 school year (Bid #14-14) as follows: (a) K&S Music, 61 Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Heights, NJ - $5,826 and (b) Washington Professional Systems, 11242 Grandview Avenue, Wheaton, MD - $5,190 for a total bid of $11,016.
 
O-15.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for Lumber Supplies for the 2013-2014 school year (Bid #14-07) to Feldman Lumber in the total bid amount of $6,602.56
 
O-16.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for Technical Operations Supplies for the 2013-2014 school year (Bid #14-06) as follows: (a) Midwest Technology - $6,313.98; (b) School Specialty - $655.10; (c) Brodhead Garrett - $260.45; (d) ACP Direct - $318.10; and (e) WB Mason - $451 and for a total bid of $7,998.63
 
O-17.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for Family and Consumer Supplies for the 2013-2014 school year (Bid#14-05) to S.A.N.E. in the total bid amount of $2,999.15
 
O-18.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for Vocational Supplies for the 2013-2014 school year (Bid #14-04) as follows: (a) Kelvin Electronics - $565.00 and (b) Mouser Electronics - $331.80 in the total bid amount of $896.80
 
O-19.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve advertisement for sale of equipment that is deemed no longer serviceable in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-20.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept proposal for architectural services for proposed Refreshment Stand at Cooke Memorial Field Union High School from Potter Architects, 410 Colonial Avenue, Union, NJ in an amount not to exceed $11,800 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 

O-21. The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept proposal for architectural services for proposed renovation of toilet rooms at Union High School from Potter Architects, 410 Colonial Avenue, Union, NJ in an amount not to exceed $5,800 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 
DISCUSSION ITEMS:
1.             Update on Cupola Refurbishment at Connecticut Farms and Franklin Schools
2.             Update on Boiler Replacement at Burnet Middle School
3.             Update on Central-Five/Jefferson School 
 

.          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 June, 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 accept letters of resignation from the following staff: (a) Ellen Maged, secretary at Livingston School, effective January 1, 2014; (b) Tiffany J. Moutis, Director of Elementary Curriculum, effective July 15, 2013
 
P-4.      The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board appoint Thomas Wiggins, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds as ADA/Facility Coordinator, IPM Coordinator and AHERA designated person, for the 2013-2014 school year at no cost to the District.
 
P-5.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Donna Hubbard to record and transcribe the minutes of Residency Committee meetings as assigned, effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 at a rate of $250 per meeting.
 
P-6.      The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board approve payment to Gerri Muller, Union High School guidance secretary the sum of $2,083 for inputting and tracking placement of CTE students utilizing the Naviance program and collecting other necessary data for the Perkins Grant during the 2012-2013 school year. ($1,935 from Acct #20-361-200-100-01-20/8544 and $148 from Acct #20-361-200-200-01-20/8545)
 
P-7.      The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board approve payment to Jean Salvatore and Steven March who were advisors to students who are members of the Skills, USA CTSO during the 2012-2013 school year the sum of $431 per person ($400 from Acct #20-361-200-100-01-20/8544 and $31 from Acct #20-361-200-200-01-20/8545)
 
P-8.      The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board approve payment to Karen Gainey, who was an advisor to students who are members of the Skills, USA CTSO during the 2012-2013 school year the sum of $269 ($250 from Acct #20-361-200-100-01-20/8544 and $19 from Acct #20-361-200-200-01-20/8545)
 
P-9.      The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board approve payment to Caitlin Brady, teacher of English who ran a worksession/round table discussion with CTE teachers to provide them with viable options to incorporate English Literacy and Common Core into their lessons during the 2012-2013 school year the sum of $269 ($250 from Acct #20-361-200-100-01-20/8544 and $16 from Acct #20-361-200-200-01-20/8545)
 
P-10.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board approve payment to Sean Swingle, math teacher who ran a worksession/round table discussion with CTE teachers to provide them with viable options to incorporate math literacy and Common Core into their lessons during the 2012-2013 school year the sum of $269 ($250 from Acct #20-361-200-100-01-20/8544 and $16 from Acct #20-361-200-200-01-20/8545)
 
P-11.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board approve payment to Karen Gainey, who served as administrative assistant to the Perkins Grant administrator and carried out duties that pertain to the Perkins Grant and the application process the sum of $1,411 ($1935 from Acct #20-361-200-100-01-20/8544 and $148 from Acct #20-361-200-200-01-20/8545)
 
P-12.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that approval be given to appoint police for pre and post graduation building and grounds security and graduation security at an hourly rate of $25 per hour per patrolman and $27.50 per hour for supervisor.
 
P-13.      The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment to Karen Gainey and Christopher Capodice for television broadcasting coverage for after school hours during the 2013-2014 school year at a per person rate of $40 per hour.
 
P-14.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that that the board approve payment to John Shaffer for printing services during the 2013-2014 school year at a rate of $30 per hour.
 
P-15. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board appoint Gregory A. Tatum, as Affirmative Action Officer; Edward Gibbons as Assistant Affirmative Action Officer and Benjamin Kloc as Affirmative Action Officer for classroom practices for the 2013-2014 school year at no cost to the District. 
 
P-16.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Kathleen Herrigel, CPA, to provide part-time accounting services for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 at a rate of $38.25 per hour, not to exceed 30 hours per week or $1,147.50. (Acct No. 7326/11-000-251-105-02-54)
 
P-17.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment to staff as graduation monitors at a rate of $58.00 per person and security monitors at a rate of $22 per hour for 8 hours not to exceed $176 for graduation on June 27, 2013 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-18.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve the following staff as Summer 2013 IT Support Staff at a rate of $16 per hour, not to exceed 350 hours: (a) Eric Churus; (b) Mark D’Aloia; (c) Carlos Esquivel; (d) James Mosser; (e) Michael Riley; (f) Lucille Williams and (g) Craig Wojcik.
           
P-19. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve the following leaves: (a) Patti Weber, teacher at Franklin Elementary School, unpaid medical leave for the period May 1 through June 2, 2013; (b) Ana Africano, classroom assistant at Battle Hill Elementary School, extension of unpaid medical leave until June 3, 2013; (c) Lauren Kohn, resource room teacher at Burnet Middle School extension of unpaid medical leave through the end of the 2012-2013 school year; (d) Christine Veglia, teacher at Connecticut Farms Elementary School unpaid medical leave through the end of the 2012-2013 school year; (e) Jamie Raczynski, 5th grade AAP teacher at Hannah Caldwell School extended unpaid child rearing leave for the entire 2013-2014 school year
           
P-20.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve increase of P.O. #13-02291 to Bergen County Special Services, 327 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ from $2,480 to $2,604 to provide related services for an out-of-district student at Millburn Regional Day School at a rate of $62 per thirty minutes for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Acct # 11-000-216-320-01-19)
 
P-21.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve increase of P.O. #13-01325 to The Family Center at Montclair, LLC, 155 Pompton Avenue, Verona, NJ from $5,000 to $10,000 to provide mental health screenings at a rate of $100 per screening for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year not to exceed $5,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Acct #11-000-219-320-320-01-19)
 
P-22.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board amend resolution P-26 adopted at the May 21, 2013 meeting to reflect approval of The Family Center at Montclair, LLC, 155 Pompton Avenue, Verona, NJ to provide mental health screenings at a rate of $100 per screening in an amount not to exceed $5,400 to an amount not to exceed $10,800 for the 2013-2014 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Acct #11-000-219-320-01-19)
 
P-23.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Union County Educational Services Commission to provide Teacher of the Deaf services at a rate of $100 per hour, not to exceed $30,000 for the 2013-2014 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Acct #11-000-216-320-01-19)
 
P-24.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Morris Union Jointure Commission, 340 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ to provide the following services for the 2013-2014 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member: (a) Physical Therapy at a rate of $220 per hour; (b) Occupational Therapy at a rate of $200 per hour; (c) Speech Therapy at a rate of $235 per hour; (d) Personal Aides for Extended School Year at a rate of $9,825 each and (e) ten month Personal Aides at a rate of $65,500 each. These services are in accordance with students’ IEPs and are not to exceed $250,000 for the 2013-2014 school year. (Acct #11-000-216-320-01-19)
 
P-25.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Dr. Isabel Detrizio Carotenuto, Gingerbred Kidz, LLC., 24 Heritage Drive, East Hanover, NJ 07936 to provide neurodevelopmental evaluations at a rate of $385 per evaluation, not to exceed $9,240 for the 2013-2014 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Acct #11-000-219-320-01-19)
 
P-26.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Pediatric Workshop, P.O. Box 4194, Warren, NJ 07059 to provide physical therapy to an out-of-district student who attends Midland School at a rate of $82 per forty minutes and $44 per twenty minutes in an amount not to exceed $5,819 for the 2013-2014 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Acct #11-000-216-320-01-19)
 
P-27.  The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve following staff as 2013 Summer School Guidance Counselors at a rate of $38.25 per hour not to exceed 85 hours or $3,251.25 (to be split between the two staff members):  (a) Karen DeMichael and (b) Deborah Douglas-Wright (Acct # 11-000-218-104-78-10-HS10/7059)            

               

P-28.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Curriculum Writing Teams at a rate of $20 per hour not to exceed 15 hours or $300 per person in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-29.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve list of Substitute Teachers for the 2013-2014 school year and Substitute Custodians for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-30.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve the following staff to serve as Extended School Year 2013 paraprofessionals effective July 1 through July 30, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at a rate of $16 per hour: (a) Claire Wachter and (b) Dana Meixner
 
P-31.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve the following staff to provide ABA instruction for the period July 1st through August 30, 2013 at a rate of $50 per hour: (a) Francesca Stanco and (b) Roxanne Noblett
 
P-32.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Education, Inc., P.O. Box 3345, Plymouth, Massachusetts to provide bedside instruction for district students on an “as needed” basis for the period September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 in an amount not to exceed $15,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Acct #11-150-100-320-01-19/7693)
 
P-33.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve the following staff to attend IEP meetings during the period July 1st through August 30th, 2013 at a rate of $38.25 per hour on an “as needed” basis: (a) Salomon Lama; (b) Nancy Hunter; (c) Kevin Feeley; (d) Angel Navarette; (e) Anthony DeRosa; (f) Theresa Brennan; (g) Yahari Torres; (h) Elizabeth Macheska and (i) Nicole Tartaglia
 
P-34.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve New Hope Foundation, 80 Conover Road, Marlboro, NJ 07746 to provide bedside instruction for a district student for the period March 4th through March 20, 2013 in the amount of $1,350 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Acct No. 11-150-100-320-01-19/7693)
 
P-35.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Princeton Health Care System, One Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536 to provide bedside instruction for a district student for the period May 14 through June 30, 2013 in the amount of $3,500 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member (Acct No. 11-150-100-320-01-19/7693).
 
P-36.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Professional Educational Services, Inc., 34 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ to provide bedside instruction for district students on an “as needed” basis for the 2013-2014 school year in an amount not to exceed $15,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Acct No. 11-150-100-320-01-19/7693)
 
P-37.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Abraham Morganoff, M.D., Pediatric Neurologist, 1020 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ 07083 to provide neurological evaluations for the 2012-2013 school year at a rate of $425 per evaluation not to exceed $1275 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-38.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal to provide professional services in the area of student support for the 2013-2014 school year from Wellness Management Services of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, 225 Williamson Street, Elizabeth, NJ in an amount not to exceed $82,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Acct No. 11-000-216-320-01-19)
 
P-39.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve staff to be professional development presenters for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 at a rate of $40 per hour.
 
P-40.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal from Care Station, P.O. Box 352, Linden, NJ 07036 to perform pre-employment physicals as well as pre-employment drug screenings in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-41. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve updated Table of Organization of the Administrative Staff effective immediately.
 
P-42.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Rodriguez Nativo, LLC, 114 Cornell Avenue, Rahway, New Jersey to provide sign language interpreting for parent conferences and school activities at a rate of $175 for every two hours not to exceed $2,750, for the 2013-2014 school year.
 
P-43.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal from Suplee Clooney & Company, Certified Public Accounts, 308 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ for Statutory Audit services for FY 2012-2013 together with preparation of CAFR Report in a fee not to exceed $51,750 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-44.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal from Potter Architects, LLC, 410 Colonial Avenue, Union, NJ for architectural services for the 2013-2014 school year. Compensation will be based on 8% to 12% of the construction costs and/or bids received or lump sum based on scope of services and budget in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-45.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal from Business & Governmental Insurance Agency, 900 Route 9 North, Woodbridge, NJ to provide insurance broker services for the 2013-2014 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-46.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal from Prestige Environmental, Inc., 220 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ to provide Environmental Engineering and Regulatory Compliance Services for the 2013-2014 school year in accordance with the schedule of charges in the hands of each board member.
 
P-47.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposals from the following firms for Bond Counsel Services for the 2013-2014 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member: (a) Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., 90 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, NJ – fees in accordance with the fee schedule attached and (b) DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, LLP, 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd., Teaneck, NJ- fees in accordance with fee schedule attached.
 
P-48.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposals from the following forms for Legal Services for the 2013-2014 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member: (a) DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, LLP, 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd., Teaneck, NJ- fees in accordance with fee schedule attached.; (b) Weiner Lesniak, LLP., 629 Parsippany Road, Parsippany, NJ - $185 per hour for attorneys and $65 per hour for paralegals and (c) Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, Esqs., 25 Independence Boulevard, Warren, NJ - $195 per hour for attorneys
 
P-49.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Pat Hoffman as grades 5-8 Testing Coordinator for the 2013-2014 school year in an amount not to exceed $3,000. (Acct #11-130-100-101-03-54-0612/17096)
 
P-50.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Thomas Wiggins, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds be paid for vacation days that have accumulated due to unforeseen circumstances and emergency situations in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-51.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board establish the position “Assistant Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds” in accordance with the attached Job Description and that same be posted as soon as possible so that this position can commence as of September 1, 2013.
 
P-52.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve retainer agreement from the firm of Jackson Lewis, Esqs., 220 Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, NJ in connection with the matter of B.S. v. Union Township Board of Education in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member and recorded in the nonpublic portion of the minutes of this meeting.
 
P-53.  The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve increase of P.O. #13-01484 to Assistive Tek, LLC, 174 Stephensburg Road, Port Murray, NJ from $4,000 to $5,000 to cover assistive technology evaluation for district student at a rate of $1,000 per evaluation for the 2012-2013 school year. (Acct#11-000-219-320-01-19)
 
P-54.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Laurie Parnau, district nurse to review new student Summer 2013 registrations at a rate of $38.25 per hour not to exceed 95 hours or $3,633.75.
 

 K.    Policy Committee

 
POL-1. The committee recommends and I so move that the board adopt Section 4000 of Township of Union Board of Education Policy Manual in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 

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

 

N.    New Business

 

O.     Comments from the Public

 

P.    Adjournment                               p.m.

 
 
 
 
 
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