Special Meeting - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 5:30 p.m. - Township of Union Board of Education, James Caulfield Administration Building, 2369 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

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Monday, August 29, 2016 - 5:30pm

Township of Union Board of Education, Special Meeting, Monday, August 29, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the James Caulfield Administration Building, 2369 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083

UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION

SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA – AUGUST 29, 2016

 

A. Roll Call

B. Flag Salute

C. Open Public Meetings Act Statement

D. Comments from Public on Resolutions

 

E. COMMUNICATIONS

 
  1. Letter of resignation from Rachel Brown, transportation service worker, effective August 17, 2016.
  2. Letter of resignation from Louis Sousa, paraprofessional Union High School, effective September 1, 2016.
  3. Letter of resignation from Lashaune Malbon, transportation bus aide, effective August 15, 2016.
  4. Letter of resignation from Marissa Torr, paraprofessional Franklin Elementary School, effective August 17, 2016.
  5. Letter of resignation from LaVerne P. Spruill, transportation bus aide, effective September 1, 2016.
  6. Letter of resignation from Anthony Manderichio Sr., paraprofessional Kawameeh Middle School, effective August 18, 2016.
  7. Letter of resignation from Anthony Veiga, paraprofessional Jefferson School, effective August 24, 2016.
  8. Letter of resignation from Thomas Wiggins, Supervisor of Building and Grounds-district wide, effective August 31, 2016.
  9. Request from Abby Polizzi, teacher Battle Hill Elementary School, for extension of unpaid FMLA/NJFLA leave to December 1, 2016.
  10. Request from Diane Loguidice, 12-month secretary Union High School, for paid sick leave (non-FMLA) effective August 31, 2016 with a tentative return date of September 24, 2016.
  11. Letter of resignation, for purpose of retirement, from Lillie Mitchell, transportation aide, effective August 15, 2016.
  12. Letter of resignation, for purpose of retirement, from Regina Badali, teacher Burnett Middle School, effective January 1, 2017.
  13. Letter of resignation from Michael Dennis, paraprofessional Jefferson School, effective September 1, 2016.
  14. Request from Kelly Higgins, teacher Connecticut Farms Elementary School, for paid sick leave effective September 1, 2016 through October 14, 2016.
  15. Request from Jean Miller, security Kawameeh Middle School, for paid sick leave effective September 1, 2016 to October 24, 2016.
  16. Letter of resignation from Brian A. Dooley, custodian Union High School, ffective September 1, 2016.
 

F. Education Committee Resolutions

Upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Education Committee presents the following resolution for the Board’s consideration:
 
E-1.     Approve updated Comprehensive Equity Plan for School Years 2016-17 through 2018-19, previously approved at the March 15, 2016 Board meeting, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-2.    Approve changing high school required graduation credits from 10 to 5 to meet State standards.
 

G. Operations Committee Resolutions

Upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Operations Committee presents the following resolutions for the Board’s consideration:

O-1.     Reserved. Agenda item tabled at meeting (Wellness Management Services of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, to provide Student Support Services).
 
O-2.     Approve Urban Renewal.Org to remove and dispose of broken/obsolete Dell PC’s, laptops, monitors and TVs, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-3.     Approve Consulting Agreement with E-Rate Consulting, Inc. for services in connection with the E-Rate Program, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-4.     Approve the acceptance of proposals to provide civil engineering, as assigned by the Superintendent of schools, for the period of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 to (a) The Reynolds Group, (b) Suburban Consulting and (c) LAN Associates.
 

H. Personnel Committee Resolutions

Upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Personnel Committee presents the following resolutions for the Board’s consideration:
 
P-1.     Personnel Actions be approved, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-2.     Reserved.  Agenda item tabled at meeting (Effective School Solutions, LLC to provide therapeutic mental health services through licensed professionals to students).
 
P-3.     Approval of Perkins Grant Positions for 2016, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-4.     Approve update to appointments for Affirmative Action Officers (previously approved at Board meeting of August 16, 2016) as follows: Gerry Benaquista, as Affirmative Action Officer, Annie Moses as Assistant Affirmative Action Officer and Benjamin Kloc, as Affirmative Action Officer for classroom practices.
 
P-5.     Accept letters of resignation/retirement from following staff:
 
Resignations
Name
 
Position
Location           
Effective
Date
Reason
Notes/
Corrections
Brown, Rachel
Transportation-Service Worker
Transp
8/17/16
Resignation
 
Manderichio, Anthony Sr.
Paraprofessional
KMS
8/18/16
Resignation
 
Malbon, LaShaune
Transportation-Bus Aide
Transp
8/15/16
Resignation
 
Sousa, Louis
Paraprofessional
UHS
9/1/16
Resignation
 
Spruill, Laverne P.
Transportation-Bus Aide
Transp
9/1/16
Resignation
 
Torr, Marissa
Paraprofessional
Franklin
8/17/16
Resignation
 
Veiga, Anthony
Paraprofessional
Jeff
8/24/16
Resignation
 
Wiggins, Thomas
Supervisor of Building and Grounds
DW
8/31/16
Resignation
 
Dennis, Michael Paraprofesional Jefferson 9/1/16 Resignation  
           
 
 
Retirements
Name
 
Position
Location           
Effective Date: (Noted on letter)
Reason
Date of Hire
Not including leave of absences.
Attendance to BOE meeting
Mitchell, Lillie
Transportation Aid
Transp
8/15/16
Retirement
9/1/2007
TBD
Badali, Regina
Teacher-Mathematics
BMS
1/1/17
Retirement
9/1/2001
TBD
Dooley, Brian A. Custodian UHS 9/1/16 Retirement    
             
 
 
P-6.     Approve leaves for the following staff:
 
                                                                       
Name
 
Position
Location           
Leave Dates
Leave Type 
Regarding updated info only.
Notes/
Corrections
Loguidice, Diane
12 Month Secretary
UHS
8/31/16-9/23/16
Paid Sick Leave
End date subject to changes. Based on 2-4 week possibility.
Polizzi, Abby
Teacher-Elementary
Battle Hill
5/23/16-Extention through 12/1/16
Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA
Extension to unpaid FMLA/NJFLA
Org. leave began dates: 5/23/16-10/17/16.
Ext. through 12/1/16.
Higgins, Kelly teacher Connecticut Farms 9/1/16 through 10/14/16 paid sick leave (non FMLA of paid sick days)  
Miller, Jean security Kawameeh 9/1/16-10/24/16 paid sick leave  
 
 
P-7.     Approve amended Substitute List(s) for the 2016-2017 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 

I. Policy Committee

 
POL-1.            Approve update to Policy 2224 – Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
POL-2.            Approve update to Policy 4111 – Recruitment, Selection and Hiring, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
POL-3.            Approve update to Policy 4111.1/4211.1 – Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
POL-4.            Approve update to Policy 4131/4131.1 – Staff Development; Inservice Education/ Visitations/Conferences, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
POL-5.            Approve update to Policy 5145.4 – Equal Educational Opportunity, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
POL-6.            Approve update to Policy 6121 – Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
POL-7.            Approve update to Policy 6142.2 – English as a Second Language; Bilingual Programs, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
POL-8.            Approve update to Policy 6142.12 – Career and Technical Education, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
POL-9.            Approve update to Policy 6147 – Standards of Proficiency, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
POL-10. Approve update to Policy 6172 – Alternative Education Programs, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 

J. Comments from the Public

K. Adjournment  ___________ p.m.

 

 

 

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