Regular Meeting, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7 p.m. - Union High School Library, 2350 North Third Street, Union, NJ 07083

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Dates: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Township of Union Board of Education, regular meeting, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., Union High School Library, 2350 North Third Street, Union, New Jersey 07083.

 

TOWNSHIP OF UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA - FEBRUARY 20, 2018

 

A. Roll Call

B. Flag Salute

C. Open Public Meetings Act Statement

D. Mission Statement

E. Comments from Public on Resolutions

F. Approval of Minutes:

            1.         December 12, 2017 – worksession
            2.         December 12, 2017 – executive session
            3.         December 19, 2017 – regular meeting
            4.         December 19, 2017 – executive session
 

G. Communications

 
REQUEST FROM UNION TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY ACTION ORGANIZATION
            Request from Union Township Community Action Organization Inc. to use parking lots and driveway at Jefferson School on June 7, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the Senior Pre-Prom Red Carpet Event.
 
REQUEST TO USE BATTLE HILL SCHOOL – PASTA NIGHT FUNDRAISER
            Request for use of Battle Hill School for Pasta Night Fundraiser on May 4, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to raise money for the Jason Lopes Fund and the Chrystal Scretchen Fund.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – EIDEL
            Letter of resignation from David Eidel, districtwide teacher, effective December 1, 2017.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – CARDINALE
            Letter of resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from Louis Cardinale, custodian-Union High School, effective March 1, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – BARCA
            Request for extension of current unpaid maternity leave - non FMLA/NJFLA from Jamie Barca, special education teacher-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, new return date June 1, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – MATOS
            Request for extension of unpaid non FMLA medical leave from Maria Matos, paraprofessional-special services, new return date May 1, 2018.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – KAKKALIS
            Letter of resignation from Arlene Kakkalis, greeter-Connecticut Farms Elementary School, effective February 23, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – MURPHY
            Request for extension of unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) followed by unpaid maternity non FMLA/NJFLA from Alison Murphy, teacher-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, new return date September 1, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – MARSHALL
            Request for extension of unpaid medical non FMLA leave from Gary Marshall, custodian-Burnet Middle School, tentative return date May 1, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – BOGNER
            Request for extension of unpaid medical non FMLA leave from John Bogner, special education teacher-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, new return date March 1, 2018
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – GONZALEZ
            Letter of resignation from Esperanza Gonzalez, Spanish teacher-Union High School, effective March 26, 2018.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – VENDOLA
            Letter of resignation from Ronda Vendola, paraprofessional-Burnet Middle School, effective February 12, 2018.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – DeBRIZZI
            Letter of resignation from Jared DeBrizzi, paraprofessional-Jefferson School, effective February 1, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – BALLARD
            Request for extension of unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Katie Ballard, teacher-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, new return date of March 1, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – BANKS
            Request for paid intermittent FMLA from Linda Banks, math teacher–Burnet Middle School, from January 28, 2018 to January 28, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – FLORIO
            Letter of resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from Joseph Florio, security officer-Union High School, effective June 1, 2017.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – GILCHRIST
            Letter of resignation from Deborah Gilchrist, part-time bus assistant-Transportation, effective February 2, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – GINLACK
            Request for extension of paid medical leave from John Ginlack, custodian-Battle Hill Elementary School, with a new return date of March 1, 2018.
 
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE AND INTERMITTENT LEAVE – HICKS
            Request for unpaid paternity under FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Fashad Hicks, paraprofessional-Battle Hill Elementary School, from February 12, 2018 to March 12, 2018, followed by intermittent through December 22, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – HOCTOR
            Request for extension of unpaid non-FMLA/non-NJFLA from Deirdre Hoctor, special education teacher-Union High School, with a new return date of April 2, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – HOLLENBECK
            Request for paid intermittent FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Casey Hollenbeck, special education teacher-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, from January 5, 2018 to February 26, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – KAPLAN
            Request for extension of unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Nichole Kaplan, teacher-Franklin Elementary School, with a new return date of June 1, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – LICKS
            Request for paid intermittent FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Suzanne Licks, teacher-Connecticut Farms Elementary School, from February 14, 2018 to February 14, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – MAUER
            Letter of resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from Bonnie Mauer, occupation therapist-Battle Hill Elementary School, effective July 1, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – McCULLOH
            Request for paid medical leave from Sarah McCulloh, school social worker-Union High School, from March 26, 2018 to April 23, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – OLIVIO
            Request for paid ;medical leave from John Olivio, special education teacher-Union High School, from February 6, 2018 to April 16, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – SANCHEZ
            Request for paid medical and unpaid FMLA from Nichol Sanchez, science teacher-Burnet Middle School, from December 22, 2017 to February 13, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – WALKER
            Request for paid medical leave from Jannette Walker, special education teacher-Battle Hill Elementary School, from February 19, 2018 to April 16, 2018.
 
UPDATE TO LEAVE – WINTERS
            Update to paid maternity leave from Jacqueline Winters, English teacher-Kawameeh Middle School, to begin on February 20, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – AFRICANO
            Request for unpaid non-FMLA medical leave from Anna African, paraprofessional-Livingston Elementary School, from January 17, 2018 to May 13, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – BULLOCK
            Request for paid medical leave from Dolores Bullock, ICR teacher-Livingston Elementary School, from February 21, 2018 and with a return date of March 19, 2018.
 
UPDATE/CORRECTION TO LEAVE – DOS SANTOS
            Update/correction to unpaid paternity under unpaid FMLA/NJFLA from Casiano Dos Santos, health and physical education teacher-Battle Hill Elementary School, from February 21, 2018 to March 7, 2018.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – FALLON
            Letter of resignation, for purpose of retirement, from Patricia Fallon, paraprofessional-Union High School, effective June 30, 2018.
 

H. Superintendent’s Report

            1.         Presentation re: parent literacy workshop – grades 5-8
            2.         Presentation – Barry Loessel re: lighting
 

I. Education/Student Discipline Committee Resolutions

Upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Education/Student Discipline Committee presents the following resolutions for the Board’s consideration:
 
E-1.     AFFIRM SUPERINTENDENT’S RESOLUTION OF HIB
            Affirm the Superintendent’s resolution of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) conclusions for the period January 2, 2018 to January 31, 2018, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-2.     APPROVE AMENDING DATES FOR SECOND SESSION OF CAMP INVENTION
            Approve amending dates for second session of Camp Invention at Jefferson School to August 6-August 10, 2018 (not school funded).
 
E-3.     Agenda item approved at February 13, 2018 worksession (Smart Center).
 
E-4.     APPROVE CHILDREN SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL - EVALUATION
            Approve Children Specialized Hospital to provide speech feed/swallow evaluation at the rate of $713.00 for the 2017-2018 school year, not to exceed $1,426.00 (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-5.     APPROVE ACES - EVALUATION
            Approve Assessments Counseling and Education Services (ACES), Florham Park, New Jersey to provide deaf and hard of hearing assistive technology evaluations at the rate of $1,200.00 per evaluation, not to exceed $2,400.000 for the 2017-2018 school year (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-6.     APPROVE CURRICULUM GUIDES
            Approve the following curriculum guides:
 
  1. Advanced Placement United States History I – February 2018
  2. Advanced Placement United States History II – February 2018
 
E-7.     APPROVE CULTURAL SENSITIVITY WORKSHOP – MARCH 16, 2018
            Approve cultural sensitivity workshop (Option 1) – Workplace behaviors related to cultural sensitivity and communication methods – March 16, 2018 (12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.) presented by Rutgers University for approved staff, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 

I. Fiscal and Planning Committee Resolutions

Upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Fiscal and Planning Committee presents the following resolutions for the Board’s consideration:
 
F-1.     TREASURER’S REPORT
            That the Treasurer’s Report dated January 31, 2018 be accepted.
 
F-2.     SECRETARY’S REPORT
            That the Secretary’s Report dated January 31, 2018 be accepted.

F-3.     CERTIFY TREASURER’S AND SECRETARY’S REPORT
            Pursuant  to  N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(a), I certify that as of January 31, 2018 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.
                         /s/   Gregory E. Brennan                                               ____________
                        Gregory E. Brennan, Board Secretary                                   Dated
 
            Pursuant to N.J.A.C.6A:23-2.2(h), we certify  that as of January 31, 2018 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.     APPROVE APPROPRIATION TRANSFERS
            Approve appropriation transfers in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

F-5.     APPROVE LIST OF CONTRACTS/PURCHASE ORDERS
            Approve the attached list of contracts and/or purchase orders pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5 (bid exceptions to requirement for advertising) and 18A:18A-10(a) (purchase through State agency; procedure), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

F-6.     APPROVE DISTRICT WIDE TRAVEL AND RELATED EXPENSES
            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.     PRE-APPROVE DISTRICTWIDE STUDENT FIELD TRIPS
            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.     APPROVE LIST OF 2017-2018 STATE CONTRACT VENDORS
            Approve the amended list of the 2017-2018 State Contract Vendors pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-10(a) (purchase through State agency; procedure) to facilitate schools’ purchasing, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-9.     APPROVED LIST OF CONTRACTS/PURCHASES (STUDENT ACTIVITY)
            Approve the attached list of contracts and/or purchases pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5(21) (paid by funds raised by or collected by students), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member:
 
School
Account/Department
Vendor/Description
Amount
 
Union High School
3340/Athletics: softball
BSN Sports/softball equipment
$3,000.00
Union High School
2049/National Honor Society
NASSP/pins, cords and tassels
$1,761.00
Union High School
3220/Athletic: Student Trainer Club
UHS Scholarships - Estimate for the Lou Rettino Scholarship (Football)
$1,000.00
Union High School
3220/Athletics: Student Trainer Club
UHS Scholarship – estimate for the student trainers scholarship
$3,000.00
Union High School
2018/Senior Awards
Policeman’s Benevolent Association – Student TBD
$1,000.00
Union High School
2018/Senior Awards
Spencer Savings Bank – Student TBD
$1,000.00
Union High School
2018/Senior Awards
Special Children’s Committee of Union – Lodge Elks #1583 – Student TBD
$1,000.00
Union High School
2018/Senior Awards
Special Children’s Committee of Union – Lodge Elks #1583 – Student TBD
$1,000.00
Union High School
2018/Senior Awards
Khalid Shahid Memorial Scholarship – Student TBD
$2,000.00
Union High School
2018/Senior Awards
Khalid Shahid Memorial Scholarship – Student TBD
$2,000.00
Union High School
2018/Senior Awards
Douglas M. Krueger Memorial Scholarship – Student TBD
$2,000.00
Union High School
2018/Senior Awards
Wayne Russo Memorial Scholarship – Student TBD
$2,500.00
Union High School
2018/Senior Awards
Connect One Bank – Student TBD
$1,000.00
Union High School
2018/Senior Awards
Connecticut Farms Church Heritage Scholarship – Student TBD
$1,000.00
Union High School
2018/Senior Awards
Vogel Memorial Prize for the Excellence in French – Student TBD
$1,000.00
Union High School
2018/Senior Awards
Jason Lopes Memorial Award – Battle Hill PTA – Student TBD
$1,000.00
Union High School
2018/Senior Awards
Crystal Scretchen Memorial Award – Battle Hill PTA – Student TBD
$1,000.00
Union High School
2018/Senior Awards
Union EMS Unit of Union – Student TBD
$1,000.00
Kawameeh Middle School
41/Musical Production
Marianne Deczynski – to purchase items for concession sales for Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
$2,000.00 (not to exceed)
Union High School
2059/Pepsi Account
“No Squares in my Circle” – keynote speech – Jean Clervil
$1,000.00
Union High School
2072/Hiking Club
Union BOE Transportation Dept – reimburse Account #7538 for hikes on 9/30/17, 10/21/17, 1/9/17 and 1/27/18
$1,691.25
Union High School
2046/Key Club
DCON – District Convention of Key Club - end of service year awards and new board elections
$7,000.000 (not to exceed)
Kawameeh Middle School
40/Principal
Passaic Valley Coaches – ski/snowboard club trip to Stowe, VT (March 23-25, 2018)
$6,400.00
Kawameeh Middle School
40/Principal
Ski 93 Trips, Inc. – ski/snowboard club trip to Stowe, VT (March 23-25, 2018)
 
$15,167.00
Union High School
2045/Music
Worldstrides – payment #1 for Boston competition
$23,057
Union High School
2045/Music
Worldstrides – payment #2 for Boston competition
$23,056
Union High School
2045/Music
Worldstrides – final payment for Boston competition
$15,370
Union High School
77/Theater
Rose Brand – rental of star drop for UHSPAC Peter Pan
 
 
$2,293.50
Union High School
77/Theater
Vance Entertainment – final payment for set and prop rental for Peter Pan
$26,302.60
Union High School
3350/Athletics: Boys Baseball Club
Sports Academy Zoned Inc. – estimate baseball team training
$2,500.00 (estimate)
Union High School
3350/Athletics: boys baseball club
BSN Sports Inc. – baseball sweatshirts for entire team
$2,500.00 (estimate)
 
F-10.   APPROVE 2017-2018 OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENT PLACEMENT LIST
            Approval be given to amend the 2017-2018 out-of-district student placement list, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-11.   APPROVE FUNDRAISERS
            Approve the following fundraisers, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member:
 
Fundraiser/Event Name
Date
Purpose
 
Gertrude Hawk-Spring Trip 2018
February 23, 2018
To raise funds for the UHS/Chorus/Band 2018 spring trip to Boston
Vending Machine
2017-2018
To raise funds for the UHS/athletic trainer scholarships (Lou Rettino Scholarship)
Candy/water sales
2017-2018
To raise funds for UHS scholarships
Alice in Wonderland playbills – ad sale fundraiser
February 21-March 8, 2018
Raise funds to cover cost of playbill printing and other production expenses for musical – Alice in Wonderland
Annual Baseball Program – Ad sale fundraiser
February 26-March 19, 2018
To raise funds to cover costs for winter zoned workouts, pre/post team food events and Union Middle School night game event
Stop & Shop Community Bagging Fundraiser
March 3, 2018
To raise funds for winter zoned workouts, pre/post team food events and Union Middle School night game event
Snap Rise Fundraiser
March 5-31, 2018
Donations to be used for winter zoned workouts, pre/post team food events and Union Middle School night game
March of Dimes – Dress Down Day
April 27, 2018
Raise funds for the national, state and local regional campaign for FBLA (UHS)
Feminist Club T-Shirt Sale
February 1-June 1, 2018
Raise funds for the UHS Feminist Club
Iceland Trip Rummage Sale Fundraiser
March 17, 2018
To raise funds for transportation to/from airport for UHS Environmental Science Field Trip - Iceland Trip
Bake Sale/Food Sale Fundraiser
February 1-June 30, 2018
To raise funds for the UHS/ISO recipient scholarships
Fruit Snack Sales Fundraiser
February 1-May 30, 2018
To raise funds for the UHS/twirling competition entries and equipment
Ad Booklet Fundraiser
March 1-March 31, 2018
To raise funds for the UHS softball team
Pretzel Sale
March 2018
To raise funds for a German Honor Society field trip to the Neue Galerie in New York
Zumba Night
February 27, 2018
To raise funds for the UHS/Class of 2018 activities (project graduation, senior trip and prom)
Coffee and Canvas Night
March 9, 2018
To raise funds for the UHS/NAHS Senior Scholarship Fund
Shoprite – Bagging Event Fundraiser
March 31, 2018
To raise funds for the student-run production of Avenue Q School Edition (UHSPAC Advanced Musical Theatre Class)
Fundraising by canning in front of stores
March 1-June 25, 2018
To raise funds for snacks after games and practices for football and boys soccer teams
Snack Sale Fundraiser
February through June 2018
To raise funds for boys volleyball team
Red Cross Blood Drive
March 20, 2018
UHS/Peer Ambassadors – blood drive – scholarship to be given to Peer Ambassador
March Madness T-shirt sale
February 21- March 29, 2018
To raise funds for Student Council
Bake Sale
February 21-June 22, 2018
To raise funds for Student Council
Night Out at Chick-Fil-A
March-June 2018
To raise money for Field Hockey Summer Camp
Apparel Sale
March 1-May 1, 2018
To raise funds for the UHS/Feminist Club projects and potential field trips
Martin Gendron Chocolate Bar Sale
March 21-May 30, 2018
To raise funds for the Hiking Club
 
F-12.   ACCEPT DONATIONS
            Accept the following donations, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member:
 
From
For Use By
$/Item
Merck
Union High School
$2,500.00
Lifetouch
Franklin Elementary School
$660.40
 
F-13.   APPROVE DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS – UHS SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
            Approve distribution of funds from the following Union High School Senior Scholarship Awards:  (a) $100 – Dora D. Feins Achievement Awards Fund, (b) $82 – Dora D. Feins Achievement Awards Fund (cost of two plaques), (c) $100 – Myrtle V. Hassey Awards Fund (two awards - $50 each), (d) $1,500 – Bob O’Dell Scholarship Fund, (e) $500.00 – Bob O’Dell Scholarship Fund (June O’Dell Award”) (two awards - $250 each), (f) 12,000 – Ellen S. Rever Memorial Scholarship Fund (two awards - $500 each), (g) $1,000 - Anna Zofay Slobodianyk Memorial Fund (two awards - $500 each).
 
F-14.   Agenda item removed at February 20, 2018 regular meeting (approve lease purchase of new copiers under State Contract Commodity Code G-2075 and State Contract A40467 for Savin Copiers districtwide from Atlantic Business Products).
 
F-15.   For informational purposes only – vote not required.  List of legal services for the 2017-2018 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 

J. Operations Committee Resolutions

Upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Operations Committee presents the following resolutions for the Board’s consideration:
 
O-1.     APPROVE SECURITY DRILL/BUS EVACUATION REPORTS
            Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:41-1 and P.L. 2009, Chapter 178, approve the following security drill and bus evacuation reports for the  2017-2018 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-2.     APPROVE PROPOSAL – EXTERIOR WALL REPAIR STUDY
            Approve proposal for architectural and engineering services for exterior wall repair study at Administration Building, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-3.     Agenda item approved at February 13, 2018 worksession (Change Order #11-ceiling, lighting, fire alarm-UHS)
 
O-4.    Agenda item removed at February 20, 2018 regular meeting (approve LegalShield as a voluntary legal service program available for District employees).
 
O-5.     REQUEST FROM UNION TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY ACTION ORGANIZATION
            Approve request from Union Township Community Action Organization Inc. to use parking lots and driveway at Jefferson School on June 7, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the Senior Pre-Prom Red Carpet Event, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-6.     REQUEST FOR USE OF BATTLE HILL SCHOOL
            Approve request for use of Battle Hill School for 4th annual Pasta Night Fundraiser on May 4, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to raise money for the Jason Lopes Fund and the Chrystal Scretchen Fund.
 
O-7.     APPROVE RFP/RFQ CALENDAR - 2018
            Approve 2018 Request for Proposal/Request for Qualifications calendar, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 

K. Personnel Committee Resolutions

Upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Personnel Committee presents the following resolutions for the Board’s consideration:
 
P-1.     Agenda item approved at February 13, 2018 worksession (personnel actions).
 
P-1A.   PERSONNEL ACTION
            Personnel actions be approved in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

P-2.     Agenda item approved at February 13, 2018 worksession (substitute lists).

P-3.     ACCEPT LETTERS OF RESIGNATION/RETIREMENT
            Accept letters of resignation/retirement from the following staff:
 
 
Resignations
Name
 
Position
Location              
Eff.
Date
Reason
Notes/
Corrections
DeBrizzi, Jared
Paraprofessional -SS
Jeff
2/1/18
Resignation
 
Eidel, David
Teacher
DW
12/1/17
Resignation
 
Gonzales, Esperanza
Teacher of Spanish
UHS
3/26/18
Resignation
 
Kakkalis, Arlene
Greeter
CF
2/23/18
Resignation
 
Vendola, Ronda
Paraprofessional -SS
BMS
2/12/18
Resignation
 
Gilchrist, Deborah
P/T Bus Asst.
Transp.
2/2/18
Resignation
 
Aguero, Christopher math teacher UHS 3/30/18 Resignation  
Kennedy, Coral math teacher UHS 3/30/18 Resignation  
 
 
 
Retirements
Name
 
Position
Location              
Effective Date: (Noted on letter)
Reason
Date of Hire
Not including leave of absences.
(May include Substituting history)
Attendance to BOE meeting
Cardinale, Louis
Custodian
UHS
3/1/18
Retirement
02/21/2003
TBD
Florio, Joseph
Security Officer
UHS
6/1/17
Retirement
1/24/2005
TBD
Mauer, Bonnie
Occupational Therapist
BH
7/1/2018
Retirement
9/1/1998
N/A
Fallon, Patricia
Para-professional
UHS
6/30/2018
Retirement
10/16/2002
N/A
 
 
P-4.     APPROVE LEAVES
            Approve leaves for the following staff:
 
Leave of Absences
Name
 
Position
Location              
Leave Dates
Leave Type 
Regarding updated info only.
Notes/
Corrections:
All tentative approvals are pending required documentation.
Barca, Jamie
Special Education Teacher
HC
Extension
Return
6/1/18
Unpaid NON FMLA/NJFLA Maternity Leave
Org. leave return 3/1/18. FMLA/NJFLA entitlement time exhausted.
Bogner, John
Elementary Teacher
HC
Extension
Return
3/1/18
Unpaid NON FMLA Medical Leave
FMLA requirements not met.
Org. leave began 11/14/17.
 
Marshall, Gary
Custodian
BMS
Extension
Return
5/1/18
Extension of Unpaid Medical NON FMLA leave
FMLA entitlement time exhausted.
Org. leave began 6/5/17.
Matos, Maria
Paraprofessional –Special Services
BH
Extension Return 5/1/18
Unpaid NON FMLA Medical Leave
Org. Leave began 9/1/16.
Does not meet FMLA hour requirements. 
Murphy, Alison
Elementary Teacher
HC
Extension
Return 9/1/18
Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently) followed by unpaid Maternity NON FMLA/Non NJFLA
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement time 12 weeks.  Org. leave began 10/19/17.
Africano, Anna
Paraprofessional –Special Services
Liv
Extension
Return 5/13/18
Paid followed by unpaid Medical NON FMLA
Org. Leave began 5/3/16.
Request indicates 3 months from 2/13/18.
FMLA Requirements not met.
 
Ballard, Katie
Elementary Teacher
HC
Extension
Return
3/1/18
Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement time 12 weeks.  Org. leave began 9/18/17.
 
Banks, Linda
Mathematics Teacher
BMS
1/28/18-1/28/19
Paid Intermittent FMLA Leave
FMLA entitlement time 12 weeks. 
 
Bullock, Dolores
ICR Teacher
Liv
2/21/18-
Return 3/19/18
Paid Medical Leave
Use of available consecutive sick  days at this time.
Ginlack, John
Custodian
BH
Extension
Return 3/1/18
Paid Medical Leave
Original leave began 10/16/17
Use of available sick days only at this time
Hicks, Fashad
Paraprofessional
BH
2/12/18-3/12/18 followed by intermittent through 12/22/18
Intermittent Unpaid Paternity  FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
FMLA/NJFL/NJFLA
entitlement time 12 weeks. 
Hoctor, Deirdre
Special Education Teacher
UHS
Extension
Return 4/2/18 (Mon)
NON FMLA /NON NJFLA Unpaid Maternity Leave
FMLA entitlement time 12 weeks.  Original leave began 10/23/17
Hollenbeck, Casey
Special Education Teacher
HC
1/5/2018-2/26/18
Paid Intermittent FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently)
FMLA entitlement time 12 weeks.  Original leave began 1/5/18.
 
Kaplan, Nichole
Special Education Teacher
FES
Extension
Return 6/1/18
Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
FMLA entitlement time 12 weeks.  Original leave began
12/19/17.
Licks, Suzanne
Elementary Teacher
CF
2/14/18-2/14/19
Paid Intermittent FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently)
FMLA entitlement time 12 weeks. 
 
McCulloh, Sarah
School Social Worker
UHS
3/26/18-4/23/18
Paid Medical Leave
Use of available consecutive sick  days at this time.
Olivio, John
Special Education Teacher
UHS
2/6/18-4/16/18
Paid Medical Leave
Use of available consecutive sick  days at this time.
Sanchez, Nichole
Science Teacher
BMS
12/22/17-2/13/18
Paid Medical followed by Unpaid FMLA Leave
 
Walker, Jannette
Special Education Teacher
BH
2/19/18-4/16/18
Paid Medical Leave
Use of available consecutive sick  days at this time.
Winters, Jacqueline
English Teacher
KMS
Update to start date only 2/20/18-5/18/18
Update to Paid Maternity start date only
 
 
P-5.     APPROVE DESIGNATED SCHOOL SAFETY SPECIALIST – BENAQUISTA
            Approve the designation of Gerry Benaquista as School Safety Specialist, pursuant to P.L. 2017 c. 162, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-6.     APPROVE ATTENDING MEETINGS AT MUJC
            Approve Latesha Jenkins, Supervisor of Special Services, to attend meetings at the Morris Union Jointure Commission, at no cost to the District for the 2017-2018 school year.
 
P-7.     APPROVE RENEWAL OF EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT – TATUM
            Approve renewal of the employment contract of Gregory A. Tatum as Superintendent of Schools for the contract term beginning on July 1, 2018, under terms and conditions to be mutually agreed to by the Township of Union Board of Education and Gregory A. Tatum and subject to approval by the Union County Executive Superintendent.
 

L. Policy Committee

 

M. Residency Committee Resolutions

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

R-1.     APPROVE LIST OF STUDENTS REMOVED FROM ROLLS
            Approval be given to amend the list of students removed from the rolls [seven (7) students exited from January 17 through February 16, 2018 (2 from elementary, 3 from secondary and 2 from high school) or a total of twenty-four (24) students for the 2017-2018 school year] who are not domiciled in this school district, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
R-2.     APPROVE TO REMOVE STUDENT
            Approval to remove student #216531 from the attendance rolls as the student has been determined to be ineligible to attend the Township of Union Public Schools as a resident student.
 
R-3.     APPROVE TO REMOVE STUDENT
            Approval to remove student #248227 from the attendance rolls as the student has been determined to be ineligible to attend the Township of Union Public Schools as a resident student.
 
R-4.     APPROVE TO REMOVE STUDENT
            Approval to remove student #268212 from the attendance rolls as the student has been determined to be ineligible to attend the Township of Union Public Schools as a resident student.
 
R-5.     APPROVE TO REMOVE STUDENT
            Approval to remove student #186064 from the attendance rolls as the student has been determined to be ineligible to attend the Township of Union Public Schools as a resident student.
 
R-6.     APPROVE TO REMOVE STUDENT
            Approval to remove student #288178 from the attendance rolls as the student has been determined to be ineligible to attend the Township of Union Public Schools as a resident student.
 
R-7.     APPROVE TO REMOVE STUDENT
            Approval to remove student #240835 from the attendance rolls as the student has been determined to be ineligible to attend the Township of Union Public Schools as a resident student.
 
R-8.     APPROVE TO REMOVE STUDENT
            Approval to remove student #220563 from the attendance rolls as the student has been determined to be ineligible to attend the Township of Union Public Schools as a resident student.
 

N. Technology Committee

Upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Technology Committee presents the following resolutions for the Board’s consideration:
 
T-1.     APPROVE DISPOSAL OF EQUIPMENT
            Approve the disposal of laptops and computers from the District inventory, in connection with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 

O. Approval of Bills

Upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that the Board concur with the bills listed in the permanent bound register appended to these minutes and be ordered for payment.
 

P. Unfinished Business

Q. New Business

R. Comments from the Public

S. Adjournment  ___________ p.m.

 
 

 

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