SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 WORKSESSION AGENDA

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Dates: 
Tuesday, September 10, 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
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
 
 
A.       Roll Call
 
B.       Flag Salute
 
C.              Open Public Meetings Act Statement
 
D.              Communications:
 
1.    Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Mary Ann Costa, science teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective November 1, 2013.
 
2.    Letter of resignation from Richard Minneci, 1:1 aid at Union High School, effective August 19, 2013.
 
3.    Request for maternity leave from Bernadine Santoro, teacher at Franklin Elementary School, for the period September 1st through September 29th, 2013.
 

4.    Request from Sandra M. Teixiera, Vice President of Portuguese Language School of Union to use three classrooms, two days per week from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Burnet Middle School starting Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

 5.    Request for extended unpaid medical leave from Patti Weber, teacher at Franklin School, for the period September 1 through November 3, 2013.

6.    Letter of resignation from Ellie Schollmeyer, Business Education teacher at Union High School, effective September 1, 2013.

7.  Request for maternity and unpaid family leave from Chele Cerciello, Physical Education and Health teacher at Union High School for the period October 25, 2013 through March 31, 2014.

 
E.            Superintendent’s Report
 
F.            Education/Student Discipline Resolutions:
 
E-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board amend the 2013-2014 Out-of-District Atypical Student Placement, Exit Lists and tuitions in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member and appended to the nonpublic portion of these minutes.

E-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that approval be given to approve the list of students removed from the rolls from July 1st through August 31st, 2013, [five (5) students removed) 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 Teacher of Deaf Service 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-4.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Tuition Agreement for the 2013-2014 school year with Union County Vocational-Technical Schools 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 School Health Standing Orders for the 2013-2014 school year to be added to the Medical Service Handbook 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 Grade 5 D.A.R.E. curriculum in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

G.       Fiscal and Planning Committee Resolutions:

F-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept the Treasurer’s Report dated August 31st, 2013.

F-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept the Secretary’s Report dated August 31st, 2013.

F-3.    Pursuant  to  N.J.A.C.  6:20-2.13(d),  I certify that as of August 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.

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(e), we certify that as of August  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. 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 information in the hands of each board member.

F-5.    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-6.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve districtwide travel and related expenses pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:11-12, N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-7 and Board Policy File Code 6471 and in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

F-7. The committee recommends and I so move that the Board pre-approve districtwide student field trip destinations and purposes pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-5.8 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

F-8.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board 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) Key Club International – not to exceed $1500- payment of student membership registration – Union High School; (b) NJ District of Key Club International – not to exceed $1600 – payment for registration for Fall Rally on October 13, 2013 – Union High School; (c) R&H Theatricals - $2698.50 – rights for fall 2013 – Union High School; (d) Pine Forest Camp - $14,820 – band camp – Union High School; (e) Laura Muller - $1471.04 – reimbursement for band camp truck rental – Union High School

H.           Operations Committee Resolutions:

 O-1.   The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve amendment of the district’s Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) to include Washington Elementary School Auditorium HVAC Upgrades and submission of this project to the Department of Education for consideration of ROD (Regular Operating District) Grant.

O-2.   The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve amendment of district’s Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) to include Union Senior High School Building Electrical Upgrades and submission of this project to the Department of Education for consideration of  ROD (Regular Operating District) Grant.

O-3.   The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve donation of school supplies to Jefferson School from Golden Rule Lodge, Chapter No. 50, Order of the Eastern Star in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

1.            Use of Burnet Middle School by Portuguese Language School of Union

2.            Use of Union High School auditorium by UHSPAC on January 17th or 18th for a concert fundraiser.

3.    Use of Union High School auditorium by Township of Union Education Foundation on November 23rd and December 14th, 2013 for a joint fundraiser.

 

I.      Personnel Committee Resolutions:

 

P-1.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that personnel action 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 2013-2014 school year in accordance with the information appended to these minutes.

P-3.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept letters of resignation from the following staff: (a) Mary Ann Costa, science teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective November 1, 2013; (b) Richard Minneci, 1:1 aid at Union High School, effective August 19, 2013; (c) Ellie Schollmeyer, Business Education teacher at Union High School, effective September 1, 2013

P-4.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Delta-T Group, One Woodbridge Center, Woodbridge, New Jersey to provide private duty nursing services as required by the student’s I.E.P for the 2013-2014 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. Delta-T Group has been awarded bid to provide nursing services by the Middlesex Educational Regional Services Commission until January 22, 2014 at a licensed registered nurse hourly rate of $41.25 not to exceed $76,230. (Acct No. 11-000-216-320-01-19)

P-5.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Changes of Salary Class and stipends for staff for the 2013-2014 school year 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 leaves for the following staff: (a) Bernadine Santoro, teacher at Franklin School, maternity leave for the period September 1st through September 29th, 2013; (b) Patti Weber, teacher at Franklin School, unpaid medical leave from September 1st through November 3rd, 2013; (c) Chele Cerciello, physical education/health teacher at Union High School maternity and family leaves for the period October 25, 2013 through March 31, 2014

P-7.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Loving Care Agency, 611 Route 46 West, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey 07604 to provide private duty nursing services as required by a student’s Individualized Education Program at an hourly rate of $55, not to exceed $29,700 for the 2013-2014 school year (Acct#11-000-216-320-01-19)

P-8.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve resolution providing salary and fringe benefits for Central Office personnel in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. 

P-9.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Tony Manderichio, Sr., for the purpose of training on the use of the Hoyer Lift on September 4, 2013 per a student’s IEP. Training is required prior to the start of the school year in order for the staff to be prepared to meet student needs. Training will not exceed 2.5 hours at an hourly rate of $20.14 or $50.35. (Acct #11-000-217-100-01-19).

 

P-10. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Michael Martinetti, for the purpose of training on the use of the Hoyer Lift on September 4, 2013 per a student’s IEP. Training is required prior to the start of the school year in order for the staff to be prepared to meet student needs. Training will not exceed 2.5 hours at an hourly rate of $16.56 or $41.40. (Acct #11-209-100-106-01-19).

 P-11. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment to Daniel Seugling for an additional 12 hours of summer case management duties due to a staff members illness at a rate of $38.25 per hour not to exceed $459. (Acct #11-000-219-104-78-19/5519)

P-12. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Tony Manderichio, Sr., as a personal aide for freshman orientation at Union High School on August 29, 2013 at a rate of $20.14 per hour not to exceed $80.56. The use of a personal aide is required by student’s IEP during the school day.  (Acct # 11-000-217-100-01-19)

J.           Legal Committee

L-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Stipulation of Settlement in the matter of M.O. o/b/o D.N. 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 these minutes.

 

K.             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.

L.                 Unfinished Business

M.       New Business
 
N.       Comments from the Public
 
O.      Adjournment                                              ___________ p.m.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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