Worksession, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 7 p.m. - Township of Union Board of Education, 2369 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

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Dates: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Township of Union Board of Education, worksession, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Administration Building, 2369 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083.  Action will be taken.

TOWNSHIP OF UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION

WORKSESSION AGENDA – May 8, 2018

 

A. Roll Call

B. Flag Salute

C. Open Public Meetings Act Statement

D. Mission Statement

E. Comments from Public on Resolutions in BOLD only

F. Approval of Minutes:

            1.         February 27, 2018 – planning session
            2.         March 10, 2018 - worksession
 

G. Communications

LETTER FROM CONCERNED CITIZENS OF VAUXHALL & VICINITY CIVIC ASSOCIATION REQUESTING USE OF JEFFERSON SCHOOL
            Letter from Concerned Citizens of Vauxhall & Vicinity Civic Association requesting the use of Jefferson School to hold a Job Fair on June 2, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and requesting waiver of fees and certificate of insurance requirement.
 
LETTER FROM TOWNSHIP OF UNION REQUESTING USE OF THE JEFFERSON SCHOOL PARKING LOT
            Letter from Township of Union requesting use of the Jefferson School parking lot for the ceremony dedicating the Vauxhall Meeting Room to the late Congressman Donald M. Payne Sr. on May 19, 2018.
 
LETTER FROM UNION TOWNSHIP CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR USE OF UHS FACILITY
            Letter from Union Township Chamber of Commerce requesting use of the Union High School facility site for the Chamber’s 8th Annual Mayor’s Day 5K Run, September 23, 2018.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – MARSHALL
            Letter of resignation from Gary Marshall, custodian-Burnet Middle School, effective May 2, 2018.
 
LETTER OF RETIREMENT – MURPHY
            Letter of resignation, for purpose of retirement, from John Murphy, English teacher-Kawameeh Middle School, effective July 1, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – BOGNER
            Request for extension of upaid medical leave non FMLA from John Bogner, special education teacher-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, new return date June 1, 2018 (tentative).
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – GLENN
            Request for paid maternity and unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Melissa Glenn, teacher-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, from September 3, 2018 and with a return date of January 3, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – GLASER
            Request for unpaid maternity FMLA/NJFLA from Joanna Glaser, teacher-Washington Elementary School, from September 4, 2018 and with a return date of October 15, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – RICCIARDI
            Request for extension of unpaid maternity non FMLA from Dianna Ricciardi-teacherBattle Hill Elementary School, with a new return date of September 1, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – ROSA
            Request for extension of paid maternity and unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Lisa Rosa, special education teacher-Battle Hill Elementary School, with a new return date of September 4, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – SHAW
            Request for paid medical leave from Heather Shaw, 10-month secretary-Union High School, from April 24, 2018 and with a return date of June 18, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – WEBER
            Request for extension of unpaid FMLA medical leave from Patricia Weber, teacher-Franklin Elementary School, now through June 30, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – VEGA
            Request for unpaid paternity FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Cesar Vega, health and physical education teacher-Union High School, from May 28, 2018 to June 30, 2018.
 
 

H. Superintendent’s Report

            1.         Recognition – ROTC – May 15, 2018
            2.         Recognition – Syndee Alava – 11th grader – May 15, 2018
            3.         Recognition – Joan Alexiades – Bus Driver and
                        Gail Calderone – Supervisor, Transportation – May 15, 2018
            4.         Project Unify - Student Recognition - May 15, 2018
 
 

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 April 2, 2018 to April 30, 2018, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

E-2.     APPROVAL OF 2018-2019 CALENDARS
            Approval of the 2018-2019 calendars, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-3.     APPROVE CHILD OF EMPLOYEE #9461 TO ATTEND UNION TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
            Approve child of Employee #9461 to continue to attend Union Township Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year, tuition free, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-4.     APPROVE CHILD OF EMPLOYEES #9515 AND #10017 TO ATTEND UNION TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
            Approve child of Employees #9515 and #10017 to continue to attend Union Township Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year, tuition free, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-5.     APPROVE CHILD OF EMPLOYEE #9259 TO ATTEND UNION TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
            Approve child of Employee #9259 to attend Union Township Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year, tuition free, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-6.     APPROVE RESOLUTION/AGREEMENT FOR COORDINATED TRANSPORTATION SERVICES – UCESC
            Approve resolution/agreement for coordinated transportation services for the 2018-2019 school year for special education transportation between the Township of Union Board of Education and the Union County Educational Services Commission, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-7.     APPROVE DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
            Approve District Professional Development Plan, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-8.     APPROVE EDUCATION INC. – BEDSIDE INSTRUCTION
            Approve teachers employed through Education Inc. to provide bedside instruction for District students on an “as needed” basis for the 2018-2019 school year in the amount not to exceed $8,000.00 (Account #7693-11-150-100-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-9.     APPROVE SILVERGATE PREP – BEDSIDE INSTRUCTION
            Approve teachers employed through Silvergate Prep to provide bedside instruction for District students on an “as needed” basis for the 2018-2019 school year in the amount not to exceed $8,000.000 (Account #7693-11-150-100-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-10.   APPROVE CURRICULUM GUIDES
            Approve the following curriculum guide(s), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member: (a) Advanced Placement European History – May 2018.
 
E-11.   APPROVE ALL DAY PRE-SCHOOL PILOT PROGRAM  
            Approve all day pre-school pilot program in three elementary schools for the 2018-2019 school year (fees and locations to be determined).
 
E-12.   APPROVE COURSE TITLE CHANGE
            Approve course title change from “Computers” to “Computer Literacy Application and Programming” for grades K-8, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-13.   APPROVE DISTRICT STUDENTS ATTENDING THE ARC KOHLER SCHOOL BE PROVIDED MEALS AT NO COST
            Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-18.5, approve District students attending The Arc Kohler School be provided meals at no charge and in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23-4.5(a)20 which authorizes The Arc Kohler School to include costs of meals provided with the annual tuition rate charged for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, 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 April 30, 2018 be accepted.
 
F-2.     SECRETARY’S REPORT
            That the Secretary’s Report dated April 30, 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 April 30, 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 April 30, 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 RELTED 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
2077/UHSPAC
UHS Senior Awards – Senior Award Recipients – 3 @ $350 each and 2 @ $150 each
$1,350.00
Union High School
2030/NAHS
UHS Senior Awards – Senior Award recipients – 1 @ $400 and 2 @ $100 each
$1,000.00
Union HighSchool
77/Theater
Audio Inc. – main audio rental for Peter Pan
$8,044.34
Union High School
2012/Senior Prom
Eggsotic Events – senior prom décor
$3,500.00 (not to exceed)
Union High School
2222/League of Extraordinary Women
To raise funds for end of year field trip
$1,041.41
 
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.   REPORT RECEIPT OF RESPONSES TO RFP/RFQ
            Report receipt of responses to Request for Proposals/Request for Qualifications for professional services as follows:
 
Professional Service
# of Responses
 
Financial/Banking:
 
Three (3)
BCB Community Bank
ConnectOne
Valley National Bank
Casualty/Property/Worker’s Comp Insurance
Three (3)
Fairview Insurance Agency/Acrisure, LLC
CBIZ
Brown & Brown
Auditor
Three (3)
PKF O’Connor Davies
Suplee Clooney & Company
Nisivoccia LLP
Legal Services
Nine (9)
Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri Jacobs LLC
Sciarrillo Cornell Merlino McKeever et al
Inglesino Webster Wyciskala Taylor LLC
Scarinci Hollenbeck
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli LLC
Weiner Law Group
Schenck Price Smith & King LLP
Capehart Scatchard
Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere LLC
Healthcare
Five (5)
Fairview Insurance Agency/Acrisure, LLC
Brown & Brown
Doyle Alliance Group
Centrics Benefits Consulting
Willis Towers Watson
 
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
PBC Bottling Group LLC
Union High School
$471.39
 
F-13.   APPROVE FUNDRAISERS
            Approve the following fundraisers, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member:
 
Event Name
Date
Purpose
 
Pizza & Water Fundraiser
June 1, 2018
UHS/German Honor Society – raise funds for October 2018 fall field trip
Applebees Dine to Donate Fundraiser
May 17, 2018
UHS/National Spanish Honor Society – to raise funds for scholarships and event fundraising
Chipolte Dine to Donate Fundraiser
May 27, 2018
UHS/National Spanish Honor Society – to raise funds for scholarships and event fundraising
Shoprite Bagging Fundraiser
May 26 and 27, 2018
UHS/National Spanish Honor Society – to raise funds for scholarships and event fundraising
 
F-14.   RESOLUTION TO WITHDRAWAL UNDESIGNATED FUND BALANCE
            Approve resolution to withdrawal undesignated fund balance in the amount of $350,000, for the purpose of increase in health benefits.
 
F-15.   APPROVE TUITION RATES FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR:
            Approve the following tuition rates for the 2018-2019 school year:
 
            Pre-School (half-day)                                      $  7,163.00
            Kindergarten                                                   $14,326.00
            Grades 1 through 5                                         $15,321.00
            Grades 6 through 8                                         $15,565.00
            Grades 9 through 12                                       $16,131.00
            Cog-Mod                                                         $23,970.00
            LLD                                                                 $18,167.00
            M.D.                                                                $27,020.00
            B.D.                                                                 $23,503.00
            Autism                                                             $30,365.00
            Part-time Pre-School Handicapped                $12,518.00
            Full-time Pre-School Handicapped                 $35,592.00
 
 
F-16.   APPROVE INCREASE TO P.O. #18-01234 – CEREBRAL PALSY OF NJ
            Approve increase to P.O. #18-01234 with Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey to  provide augmentative and assistive technology evaluation services for the 2017-2018 school year by $3,980.00 to meet District needs, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-17.   APPROVE DR. ISABEL CAROTENUTO – NEURODEVELOPMENTAL EVALUATIONS
            Approve Dr. Isabel Carotenuto to provide neurodevelopmental evaluations at the rate of $450.00 per evaluation not to exceed $9,000 for the 2018-2019 school year (Account #11-00-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-18.   APPROVE INROADS TO OPPORTUNITIES OF NJ – VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS
            Approve Inroads to Opportunities of New Jersey for individual vocational assessments at the rate of $600.00, not to exceed $1,200 for the 2018-2019 school year (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-19.   APPROVE SUMMIT SPEECH – VARIOUS EVALUATIONS
            Approve Summit Speech to provide acoustic evaluations at the rate of $450.00 for grades K-5, $600.00 for grades 6-12; audiological evaluations at the rate of $325.00 (CPT code 92557) and Tympanometry at the rate of $75.00 (CPT code 92567); a more extensive evaluation of added benefit will be billed at $400.00 (CPT code 92626); staff training at the rate of $200.00 per hour, not to exceed $3,000.00 for the 2018-2019 school year (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-20.   APPROVE JERSEY BEHAVIORAL CARE LLC – MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING
            Approve Jersey Behavioral Care LLC to provide mental health screening at the rate of $120.00 per evaluation not to exceed $7,920.00 for the 2018-2019 school year (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-21.   APPROVE ASSISTIVE TEK – ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
            Approve Assistive Tek to provide assistive technology as follows: (a) evaluations at the rate of $1,100.00; (b) consulting at the rate of $200 per hour (2 hr. minimum); (c) training $1,500 full day/$750.00 half-day; not to exceed $3,700 for the 2018-2019 school year (Accounts #11-000-219-320-01-19 and 11-000-219-320-02-19).
 
F-22.   APPROVE CEREBRAL PALSY OF NORTH JERSEY – VARIOUS EVALUATIONS
            Approve The Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey to provide assistive technology and/or augmentative and alternative communication evaluations at the rate of $995.00 per evaluation and combined assessment of assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication at $1,500 per evaluation and communication training at $200.00 per hour for the 2018-2019 school year, not to exceed $5,480.00 (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-23.   APPROVE MARILYN KUBICHEK, MD, FAAP – NEUROLOGICAL EVALUATIONS
            Approve Marilyn Kubichek, MD, FAAP to provide neurological evaluations at the rate of $575.00 per evaluation for the 2018-2019 school year, not to exceed $21,850.00 (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-24.   APPROVE ACES – DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING EVALUATIONS
            Approve Assessments Counseling and Education Services (ACES) to provide deaf and hard of hearing evaluations at the rate of $900.00 and assistive technology evaluations at the rate of $1,200.000, not to exceed $6,600.00 for the 2018-2019 school year (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-25.   APPROVE FIRST CHILDREN – BCBA CONSULTATION and ABA THERAPIST
            Approve First Children for BCBA consultation to District student and staff at the rate of $100.00 per hour and ABA therapist at the rate of $45.00 per hour, not to exceed $205,000 for the 2018-2019 school year (Account #11-000-216-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-26.   APPROVE FAMILY CENTER AT MONTCLAIR – MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING – PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION
            Approve The Family Center at Montclair for mental health screening at the rate of $100.00 per screening and $600.00 for a psychiatric evaluation not to exceed $7,000.00 for the 2018-2019 school year.
 
F-27.   APPROVE MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES – NURSING SERVICES
            Approve Maxim Healthcare Services Inc. to provide nursing services at the rate of $46.35 for RN and $39.14 for LPN, not to exceed $60,000.00 for the 2018-2019 school year (Account #11-000-216-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-28.   APPROVE INLINGUA – TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION SERVICES
            Approve Inlingua to provide translation and interpretation services for the 2018-2019 school year, not to exceed $3,000.00 (Account #11-000-216-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-29.   APPROVE ATC – NURSING SERVICES
            Approve Around the Clock Healthcare Services Inc. (ATC)  to provide nursing services at the rate of $60.00 for RN and $42.77 for LPN, not to exceed $360,000.00 for the 2018-2019 school year (Account #11-000-216-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-30.   APPROVE CROSS COUNTY CLINICAL AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES – BILINGUAL EVALUATIONS
            Approve Cross County Clinical and Educational Services to provide bilingual evaluations at the rate of $850.00, not to exceed $21,250.00 for the 2018-2019 school year (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19).
 
F-31.   APPROVE MORRIS UNION JOINTURE COMMISSION
            Approve Morris Union Jointure Commission to provide: (a) physical therapy - $210/hr., (b) occupational therapy - $190/hr., (c) speech therapy - $220/hr., (d) personal aides for ESY - $10,635.00 each, and (e) personal aides – 10 months - $70,900.00.
 
F-32.   APPROVE MARK FABER, MD – PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATIONS
            Approve Mark Farber, MD to provide psychiatric evaluations at the rate of $550.00 per evaluation for the 2018-2019 school year, not to exceed $11,000.00 (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-33.   APPROVE PHOENIX ADVISORS
            Approve renewing agreement with Phoenix Advisors to manage secondary market disclosure obligations for continued compliance with disclosure requirements for the 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-34.   APPROVE UNITED THERAPY SOLUTIONS – OCCUPATIONAL-PHYSICAL THERAPY
            Approve United Therapy Solutions, Inc., formerly Tiny Tots Therapy for occupational and physical therapy at the rate of $65.00 per half hour, not to exceed $6,000.00, for the 2018-2019 school year (Account #11-000-216-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-35.   APPROVE RENEWAL WITH SCHOOLBOARDNET SERVICES – PAPERLESS AGENDA
            Approve the renewal with Schoolboardnet Services for the paperless agenda at the annual rate of $1,888 (no increase from last year), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-36.   APPROVE EPIC HEALTH SERVICES – NURSING SERVICES
            Approve Epic Health Services Inc., to provide nursing services, at the rate of $50.00 for RN and $40.00 for LPN, as well as provide nursing transportation services at the rate of $115 per trip, not to exceed $190,000 for the 2018-2019 school year (Account #11-000-216-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-37.   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 RENEWAL OF CONTRACT WITH ARAMARK
            Approve proposal for renewal of Board’s contract with Aramark and lunch prices for the school year 2018-2019: 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: (1) one hundred seventy-five (175) service days for all schools and staff; (2) current enrollment is 7,331 students for the 2018-2019 school year; (3) there is no change in state or federal reimbursements; (4) continued availability of government food commodities at the same quantity, quality and variety as for 2018-2019; (5) there is a $0.10 price increase for paid breakfasts and $0.10 for paid lunches at all grade levels.  This increase is in line with the guidance issued by the Department of Education; (6) 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; (7) increase of 3% (average) in payroll costs to keep in step with the competitive labor market and the local prevailing wage scales in the food service industry; (8) increase in ARAMARK’s administrative ($0.1402) and management ($0.0537) fees due to CPI being 1.5%; (9) to recommend to the Board of Education of the Township of Union School District to reappoint ARAMARK for the food service management for the 2018-2019 school year as permitted by law; (10) an unlimited guaranteed return of $228,000 as per section 16F, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
            O-3.     APPROVE REQUEST FROM TOWNSHIP REQUESTING USE OF JEFFERSON SCHOOL
            Approve letter from Township of Union requesting use of the Jefferson School parking lot for the ceremony dedicating the Vauxhall Meeting Room to the late Congressman Donald M. Payne Sr. on May 19, 2018, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
DISCUSSION ITEM:
            1.         Letter from Concerned Citizens of Vauxhall & Vicinity Civic Association requesting the use of Jefferson School to hold a Job Fair on June 2, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and requesting waiver of fees and certificate of insurance requirement, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
            2.         Letter from Union Township Chamber of Commerce requesting use of the Union High School facility site for the Chamber’s 8th Annual Mayor’s Day 5K Run, September 23, 2018, 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.     PERSONNEL ACTIONS
            Personnel Actions be approved in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

P-2.     APPROVE SUBSTITUTE LISTS
            Approve Substitute Lists for the 2017-2018 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board.

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
Marshall, Gary
Custodian
BMS
5/2/18
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
Murphy, John
Teacher
of English
KMS
7/1/18
Retirement
1/1/1980
 
 
P-4.     APPROVE LEAVES
            Approve leaves for the following staff:
 
Leave of Absence
Name
 
Position
Location              
Leave Dates
Leave Type 
Regarding updated info only.
Notes/
Corrections:
All tentative approvals are pending required documentation.
Bogner, John
Teacher of Special Education
HC
Extension -Return 6/1/18
Unpaid
NON FMLA Medical Leave
FMLA requirements not met.
Org. leave began 11/14/17.
6/1/18 is a tentative return.
 
Glenn, Melissa
First Grade Teacher
HC
9/3/2018-Return 1/3/2019
Paid Maternity and Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA Concurrently
FMLA/NJFLA not to exceed 12 weeks.
Glaser, Joanna
First Grade Teacher
Wash
9/4/2018-10/12/2018
Unpaid Maternity FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
FMLA/NJFLA not to exceed 12 weeks.
Ricciardi, Dianna
Elementary Teacher
BH
Extension
Return 9/1/2019
Unpaid Non FMLA
FMLA time exhausted.
Original leave began 3/20/2017.
Rosa, Lisa
Teacher of Special Education
BH
Extension
Return 9/4/18
Con’t Paid Maternity Leave and Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
FMLA/NJFLA not to exceed 12 weeks.
Shaw, Heather
10 Month Secretary
UHS
4/24/18-6/15/18
Paid Medical Leave
 
Weber, Patricia
Grade 3 Teacher
Frank
Extension through 6/30/18
Unpaid FMLA Leave
FMLA not to exceed 12 weeks. Original leave began 3/26/18.
Vega, Cesar
Health and Physical Education Teacher
UHS
5/28/18-6/30/18
Unpaid Paternity FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
 
 
P-5.     APPROVE REAPPOINTMENT OF DEBRA CYBURT – TREASURER OF MONIES
            Approve the reappointment of Debra Cyburt as Treasurer of School Moneys for the 2018-2019 school year at an annual salary of $4,700.
 
P-6.     APPROVE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICER – AWARDING CONTRACTS
            Approve reappointment of Gregory E. Brennan as Affirmative Action Officer for awarding contracts for the 2018-2019 school year under P.L. 1975, c. 127, at no cost to the District.
 
P-7.     APPROVE REAPPOINTMENT OF CUSTODIAN OF RECORDS - BRENNAN
            Approve the reappointment of Gregory E. Brennan as Custodian of School Records for the 2018-2019 school year, at no cost to the District.
 
P-8.     APPROVE RESIDENCY INVESTIGATORS – SUMMER 2018
            Approve residency investigators to work during summer 2018 as follows:
 
Residency Investigator
 
Maria Schmidtberg
50 hours not to exceed 70 hours for July and August ($25/hr)
Thomas Sheridan
25 hours not to exceed 50 hours for July and August ($20/hr)
John Matos
25 hours not to exceed 50 hours for July and August ($22/hr)
Dan Hodge
25 hours not to exceed 50 hours for July and August ($15/hr)
 
P-9.     APPROVE ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS AT MUJC
            Approve Kim Conti, Director of Special Services, Joseph Seugling, Supervisor of Special Services, Latesha Jenkins, Supervisor of Special Services attendance at meetings at the Morris Union Jointure Commission, at no cost to the District, for the 2018-2019 school year.
 
P-10.   APPROVE ATTENDANCE AT AUTISM SYMPOSIUM AT MUJC
            Approve Dr. Brian Kaufman, school psychologist, to attend Autism Symposium meetings at the Morris Union Jointure Commission, at no cost to the District, for the 2018-2019 school year.
 
P-11.   APPROVE ATTENDANCE AT TRAUMATIC LOSS COALITION MEETINGS AT MUJC
            Approve Dr. Brian Kaufman, school psychologist and Dutesche Aine, school social worker attendance at monthly Traumatic Loss Coalition meetings and meetings at the Morris Union Jointure Commission, at no cost to the District, for the 2018-2019 school year.
 

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 TO COMPLETE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
            Approve three (3) students who will be allowed to complete the 2017-2018 school year, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 

N. Technology Committee

 

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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