Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - worksession - 7 p.m. - Administration Building, 2369 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 7:00pm

Township of Union Board of Education, Worksession Meeting, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Administration Building, 2369 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083.  Action will be taken.

TOWNSHIP OF UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION

WORKSESSION AGENDA – JUNE 12, 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.         March 20, 2018 – regular meeting
            2.         March 20, 2018 – executive session #1
            3.         March 20, 2018 – executive session #2
            4.         April 10, 2018 – special meeting (ethics training)
 

G. Communications

LETTER FROM TOWNSHIP OF UNION RECREATION DEPARTMENT
            Letter from Township of Union Recreation Department requesting a school bus and driver for field trips.
 
LETTER FROM UMOJA DANCE STUDIO
            Letter from UMOJA Dance Studio requesting the use of Jefferson School auditorium and two rooms on either June 15, 16, 23 or 24, 2018.
 
LETTER FROM UHSPAC AND DOUGLAS MICHAEL KRUEGER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
            Letter from the Union High School Performing Arts Company and Douglas Michael Krueger Scholarship Fund requesting the District to donate space for use for the community fundraiser Union’s Got Talent on September 14, 2018 for auditions and October 6, 2018 for rehearsal and public performance.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – OCAMPO
            Letter of resignation from Risa Ocampo, part-time cafeteria aide-Connecticut Farms Elementary School, effective May 24, 2018.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – FAYNOR
            Letter of resignation from George Faynor, part-time cafeteria aide-Connecticut Farms Elementary School, effective May 30, 2018.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – GRASSO
            Letter of resignation from Gail Grasso, special education teacher-Union High School, effective June 30, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – BARCA
            Request for unpaid maternity non-FMLA/NJFLA leave from Jamie Barca, special education teacher-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, from September 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – BOYD
            Request for unpaid FMLA leave from Carlton Boyd, skilled craftsperson-Maintenance/Central Office from April 4, 2018 to July 15, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – FILGUEIRAS
            Request for unpaid FMLA leave from John Filgueiras, classroom assistant-Burnet Middle School, from May 16, 2018 to May 24, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – HUTTER
            Request for extension of paid maternity leave from Lisa Hutter, teacher-Livingston Elementary School, with a new return date of September 1, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – FURMAN
            Request for paid medical leave followed by unpaid FMLA from Robyn Furman, mathematics teacher-Burnet Middle School, from June 4, 2018 to June 22, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – MARINO
            Request for paid maternity leave followed by unpaid FMLA/NJFLA leave (concurrently) from Lindsay Marino, teacher-Jefferson School, from September 4, 2018 to October 19, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – McCARTHY
            Request for paid intermittent FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Jill McCarthy, school counselor-Burnet Middle School, from September 1, 2018 to September 1, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – SHAW
            Request for extension of unpaid FMLA leave from Heather Shaw, 10-month secretary-Union High School, with a new return date of September 1, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – TUOHY
            Request for extension of unpaid maternity FMLA/NJFLA leave (concurrently) from Vanessa Tuohy, school social worker-Union High School, with a new return date of June 1, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – WALTERS
            Request for unpaid non FMLA medical leave from Anne Walters, school psychologist-Burnet Middle School, from May 16, 2018 to June 22, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – WHITELY
            Request for paid medical leave from Susanne Whitely, social studies teacher-Union High School, from May 23, 2018 to June 22, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – WYCKOFF
            Request for unpaid non FMLA medical leave from Russell Wyckoff, health and physical education teacher-Franklin Elementary School, from May 29, 2018 to June 22, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – YANCEY
            Request for paid maternity leave followed by unpaid FMLA/NJFLA leave (concurrently) from Tamiyah Yancey, media clerk-Franklin Elementary School, from November 28, 2018 to January 21, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – VIGGIANO-COHEN
            Request for paid maternity leave followed by unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Amanda Viggiano-Cohen, science teacher-Kawameeh Middle School, from September 5, 2018 to December 14, 2018.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – MURPHY
            Request for extension of unpaid maternity leave non FMLA/NJFLA from Alison Murphy, teacher-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, with a new return date of September 1, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – LEUNG
            Request for unpaid maternity leave FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Christina Leung, music teacher-Washington Elementary School, from September 4, 2018 to January 2, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – SCOTTO
            Request for extension of unpaid maternity leave non FMLA/NJFLA from Jaclyn Scotto, English teacher-Union High School, with a new return date of September 1, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – LINARES
            Letter of resignation from Elena Linares, part-time bus driver-Transportation Department, effective May 31, 2018.
 

H. Superintendent’s Report

            1.         Jih’neil Hill – student – to read his poem (June 19, 2018)
            2.         Recognition – Jalen Boyd (June 19, 2018)
            3.         Speech Contest Winner – Gabriella Valente
            4.         Presentation by ARAMARK  (June 19, 2018)
            5.         Presentation – Iceland Trip (June 19, 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 May 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-2.     APPROVE CHILD OF EMPLOYEE #9471 TO ATTEND UNION TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
            Approve child of Employee #9471 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-3.     APPROVE CHILD OF EMPLOYEE #9780 TO ATTEND UNION TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
            Approve child of Employee #9780 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 NJSIAA MEMBERSHIP
            Approve the membership and dues for the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association for Union High School Athletic Department for the 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
E-5.     APPROVE REIMBURSEMENT TO PARENT
            Approve reimbursement to parent for transporting their student to and from CP Horizon High School, Livingston, New Jersey, at a rate of $21.20 per day for 43 days, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-6.     APPROVE REIMBURSEMENT TO PARENT
            Approve reimbursement to parent for transporting their student to and from North Jersey Elks Developmental Disabilities Agency High School, Clifton, New Jersey at a rate of $24.36 per day for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-7.     APPROVE NJ PRINCIPAL EVALUATION FOR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OBSERVATION INSTRUMENT
            Approve New Jersey Principal Evaluation for Professional Learning Observation Instrument from AchieveNJ, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-8.     APPROVE NONPUBLIC SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS AGREEMENT AND RESOLUTION – UCESC
            Approve 2018-2019 New Jersey Nonpublic School Textbooks Agreement and resolution between the Union County Educational Services and the District, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-9.     APPROVE NONPUBLIC SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE PROGRAM AGREEMENT AND RESOLUTION – UCESC
            Approve 2018-2019 New Jersey Nonpublic School Technology Initiative Program Agreement and resolution between the Union County Educational Services Commission and the District, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-10.   APPROVE NONPUBLIC PUBLIC LAW 1977 CHAPTERS 192-193 AGREEMENT AND RESOLUTION – UCESC
            Approve the Nonpublic Public Law 1977 Chapters 192-193 Agreement and resolution between the Union County Educational Services Commission and the District for the 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-11.   APPROVE AGREEMENT AND RESOLUTION FOR CHAPTER 226 NONPUBLIC SCHOOL NURSING SERVICES – UCESC
            Approve Agreement and resolution for the Chapter 226 Nonpublic School Nursing Services between the Union County Educational Services Commission and the District for the 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-12.   APPROVE NONPUBLIC SCHOOL SECURITY AID AGREEMENT AND RESOLUTION – UCESC
            Approve 2018-2019 New Jersey Nonpublic School Security Aid Agreement and resolution between the Union County Educational Services Commission and the District, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-13.   APPROVE AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES – UCESC
            Approve 2018-2019 Agreement for Professional Services between the Union County Educational Services Commission and the District, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-14.  Item removed from Agenda.
 
E-15.   APPROVE COMMUNITY-BASED INSTRUCTION (CBI) SITES
            Approve the following community-based instruction (CBI) sites for the 2018-2019 school year: (a) Reggio Pizzeria, 1571 Morris Avenue, Union New Jersey; (b) Stop & Shop Supermarket, 1201 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union, New Jersey, (c) Kean University Food Services, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey, (d) Bob’s Stores, 350 Route 22, Springfield, New Jersey, (e) Union Senior High School Cafeteria, administered by Aramark, 2350 North Third Street, Union, New Jersey.
 
E-16.   APPROVE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SERVICES
            Approve teachers employed through Professional Education Services to provide bedside instruction for District students on an “as needed” basis for the 2018-2019 school year in the amount not to exceed $15,000.00 [Account #7693-11-150-100-320-01-19], in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-17.   APPROVE BROOKFIELD SCHOOLS
            Approve teachers employed through Brookfield Schools to provide bedside instruction for District students on an “as needed” basis for the 2018-2019 school year in the amount not to exceed $2,000.000 [Account #7693-11-150-100-320-01-19], in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-18.   APPROVE CCBH INC.
            Approve teachers employed through CCBH Inc. to provide bedside instruction for the District on an “as needed” basis for the 2018-2019 school year in the amount not to exceed $9,750.00 [Account #7693-11-150-100-320-01-19], in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-19.   APPROVE CURRICULUM GUIDES – 2018-2019
            Approve the following Curriculum Guides:
  1. Accounting I
  2. Accounting II
  3. Economics
  4. Business and Personal Law
  5. Grade 8 Social Studies
  6. Grade 8 Honors Social Studies
  7. EN100 Grade 9 Honors
  8. EN101 Grade 9 CP
  9. EN175 English Lab 9
  10. EN275 English Lab 10
  11. EN300 English 11 Honors
  12. EN301 College Prep 11 English
  13. EN360 English 11 AP Literature & Composition
  14. EN375 English Lab 11R
  15. EN376 English Lab 11
  16. EN413S Literature of Contemporary Society
  17. EN414S Literature of Identity and Growth
  18. EN460 AP Language and Composition
  19. EN475S English Lab 12
  20. EN502S Journalism
  21. EN508S Creative Writing: Nonfiction and Media
  22. EN509S Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry
  23. EN510S Introduction to Writing and Style
  24. EN700 English 7 Honors
  25. EN701 English 7 College Prep
  26. Grade 5 Language Arts
  27. PC Computer Applications I
  28. Grade 6 Social Studies
 
E-20.   APPROVE IPAD APPLICATION – SOUNDING BOARD
            Approve the following iPad application for installation and use on District iPads at no cost to the District for installation: Sounding Board, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-21.   APPROVE NATA PRE-SEASON HEAT ACCLIMATIZATION GUIDELINES
            Approve the National Athletic Trainers’ Association mandatory Pre-Season Heat Acclimatization Guidelines for all NJSIAA Member Schools, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-22.   APPROVE SPECIAL EDUCATION TUITION CONTRACT – UCESC
            Approve Special Education Tuition Contract between the Union County Educational Services Commission and the District for the 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-23.  APPROVE NJDOE SCHOOL SELF-ASSESSMENT - 2016-2017
           Approve the New Jersey Department of Education Self-Assessment for Determining Grades under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights District and School Grade Report for the 2016-2017 school 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 May 31, 2018 be accepted.

F-2.     SECRETARY’S REPORT
            That the Secretary’s Report dated May 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 May 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 May 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
 
Burnet Middle School
Yearbook
Josten’s – student yearbooks
$8,498.64
Union High School
2033/Marching Band
KeyPoulan Music – 2018 marching band music for winds and pit – half time show
$1,825.00
Battle Hill School
2035/Principal
Rachel’s Challenge – sustain package
$2,880.00
Union High School
2208/Special Ed
Villani Bus Co. – field trip to Jenkinson’s Beach & Aquarium
$1,250.00
Union High School
2055/Yearbook
LifeTouch – yearbook balance
$3,000.00 (not to exceed)
Union High School
2097/Senior Dues
Oak Hall – Class of 2018 cap and gowns
$7,162.50
Union High School
2205/Senior Class
Project Graduation-balance payment
$40,000 (not to exceed)
Union High School
2012/Senior Prom
Grand Marquis – final balance payment – Class of 2018 Prom
$38,305.23
 
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:
 
Event Name
Date
Purpose
 
Union Girls Soccer Snap Fundraiser
8/15/18-9/15/18
UHS/girls soccer - Raise money for video equipment, warm-up uniforms, equipment bags, practice balls and uniforms
Bake Sale/Snack Sale Fundraiser
September 7, 14 and 15, 2018
UHS/twirling club – raise funds for the twirling club competition fees
Fruit Snacks & Lollipop Sale Fundraiser
September -December 2018
UHS/twirling club – raise funds for the twirling club accessories and competition entry fees
“Sponsor a Twirler” Fundraiser
September – November 2018
UHS/twirling club – raise funds for individual twirling club competition fees
Old Fashion Candy Sale Fundraiser
September-November 2018
UHS/girls volleyball – raise funds for girls volleyball – end of year party, jersey purchase, summer volleyball league
Dress Down Day Fundraiser
Date in September 2018
UHS/twirling – raise funds for the senior scholarship and competition entry fees
Snack and Drink Sale Fundraiser
June 1-20, 2018
UHS/Junior Class – to raise funds for the senior year activities
Car Wash Fundraiser
July 21, August 11, September 1, 2018
UHS/Cheer & Step/Dance – raise funds to purchase team apparel and other items
Bake Sale Fundraiser
September 27, October 25, November 15, 2018
UHS/Cheer & Step/Dance – raise funds to purchase team uniforms and other team items
Black History Month Jubilee
January 1-February 22, 2019
UHS/Step/Dance – to acknowledge black history month through a celebration of performances
 
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
LifeTouch
Connecticut Farms Elementary
$544.80
PBC – Bottling Group
Union High School
$484.70
LifeTouch
Franklin Elementary School
$652.60
Retail Business Service
Union High School
$18.21
 
F-13.   APPROVE APPLICATION FOR NJ CAP GRANT
            Approve the application for the Union County New Jersey Child Assault Prevention Grant for the 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-14.   APPROVE TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO CAPITAL RESERVE
            It is recommended that the Board approve the following resolution:
 
            WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 18A:21-2 and N.J.S.A. 18A:7G-13 permit a Board of Education to establish and/or deposit into certain reserve accounts at the end of the year and,
 
            WHEREAS, the aforementioned statutes authorize procedure, under the authority of the Commissioner of Education, which permit a Board of Education to transfer anticipated excess current revenue or unexpended appropriations into reserve accounts during the month of June by board resolution, and
 
            WHEREAS, the Township of Union Board of Education wishes to deposit anticipated excess current revenues and/or unexpended appropriations into a Capital Reserve account at year end, and
 
            WHEREAS, the Township of Union Board of Education would like to deposit an amount not to exceed $2,000,000.00 into the Capital Reserve Account.  The final amount of the transfer will be determined once the audit is completed and the final excess surplus amount is determined.
 
            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Township of Union Board of Education that it hereby authorizes the district’s School Business Administrator to make this transfer consistent with all applicable laws and regulations.
 
F-15.   APPROVE APPLICATION OF 2018 NJSIG SAFETY GRANT
            Approve the application for the 2018 New Jersey Schools Insurance Group Application Safety Grant Program, in the amount of $24,353.06, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-16.   APPROVE PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR 2018-2019 TAX LEVY
            Approve payment schedule for the 2018-2019 Tax Levy, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-17.   APPROVE TUITION AGREEMENT WITH UCVTS – 2018-2019
            Approve Tuition Agreement with the Union County Vocational Technical Schools for the 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-18.   APPROVE TO APPOINT POLICE FOR PRE AND POST-GRADUATION
            Approval be given to appoint police for pre and post-graduation building and grounds security and graduation security on June 22, 2018 at an hourly rate of $40/hr.
 
F-19.   APPROVE 2018-2019 OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENT PLACEMENT LIST
            Approve 2018-2019 out-of-district student placement list, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-20.   APPROVE APPLICATION FOR PERKINS GRANT
            Approve application for the Perkins Grant for the 2018-2019 school year, in the amount of $50,240.00, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-21.   APPROVE SUBMISSION DATE OF FY19 ESEA GRANT
            Approve date of June 29, 2018 as the submission date of the FY19 ESEA grant to the New Jersey Department of Education.
 
F-22.   APPROVE ACCEPTANCE OF FY19 ESEA ALLOCATIONS
            Approve the acceptance of the FY19 ESEA allocations from the New Jersey Department of Education – (a) Title I-A: $964,642, (b) Title IIA: $201,512, (c) Title III: $50,857, (d) Title III-Immigrant: $18,065, (e) Title IV: $58,041 for a total of $1,293,117.
 
F-23.   APPROVE PLATT PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATE – CONSULTATIONS
            Approve Platt Psychiatric Associates to provide basic student in-office psychiatric consultations at the rate of $825.00 per evaluation; expedited student psychiatric consultations at the rate of $950.00 per evaluation and attorney or forensic conferences at the rate of $600.00 per hour (not to exceed $3,100.00) 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-24.   APPROVE SUMMIT PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES - EVALUATIONS
            Approve Summit Psychological Services for psychological (96101) and neuropsychological (96118) evaluations at the rate of $225.00 per hour with an initial evaluation (90791) fee of $275.00 (not to exceed $6,000.00) 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-25.   APPROVE NEW JERSEY SPECIALIZED CHILD STUDY TEAM - EVALUATIONS
            Approve New Jersey Specialized Child Study Team to provide educational, psychological and speech/language evaluations at the rate of $550 per evaluation, $950 for two evaluations and $1,350 for three evaluations (not to exceed $2,700.00) 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-26.   APPROVE OVERLOOK MEDICAL CENTER - EVALUATIONS
            Approve Overlook Medical Center to provide auditory processing and audiology evaluations at the rate of $1,307.40 (which includes audiometric testing, tympanometry and reflexes, optoacoustic emissions and evaluation of central auditory function) (not to exceed $1,307.40) for the 2018-2019 school year [Account #11-000-219-320-01-19].
 
F-27.   APPROVE LOREN B. AMSELL, PH.D. - PSYCHOLOGIST
            Approve Loren B. Amsell, Ph.D., psychologist, to provide comprehensive psychological evaluation at the rate of $1,800.00 per evaluation (not to exceed $3,600.00) for the 2018-2019 school year [Account #11-000-219-320-01-19], in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-28.   APPROVE PLANNING FOR ADULT LIFE/THE ARC OF NEW JERSEY
            Approve Planning for Adult Life/The ARC of New Jersey Inc. to provide “Making Action Plans for Life (MAPS) Club” transitional educational classes for students and their families for the 2018 ESY program and the 2018-2019 school year at no cost to the District, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-29.   APPROVE OUR HOUSE INC. - EVALUATIONS
            Approve Our House Inc to provide community based vocational evaluations including transportation and final assessment reports, up to 6 students for the 2018-2019 school year (not to exceed $16,524.00 [Account #11-000-219-320-01-19], in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-30.   APPROVE THE UNCOMMON THREAD
            Approve The Uncommon Thread for BCBA Supervision at a rate not to exceed $130.00 per hour, behavior specialist at a rate not to exceed $90.00 per hour and a FBA Assessment at the rate not to exceed $2,200.00 per assessment (not to exceed $11,700.00) 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-31.   APPROVE FIRST CHILDREN – PARENT TRAINING
            Approve First Children for parent training at the rate of $125.00 per hour (not to exceed $1,250.00) 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-32.   APPROVE DR. RICHARD DiTURI - EVALUATIONS
            Approve Dr. Richard DiTuri to provide psychiatric evaluations at the rate of $900.00 per evaluation and school clearance evaluation at the rate of $450.00 per evaluation for the 2018-2019 school year (not to exceed $2,700.00) [Account #11-000-219-320-01-19], in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-33.   APPROVE INCREASE FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
            Approve increase for legal professional services from $200,000 to $280,000 for the 2017-2018 school year, as defined in N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-9.3(c)-14.
 
F-34.   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 CONTRACTS TO RENEW, AWARD OR PERMIT TO EXPIRE
            Pursuant to PL 2015, Chapter 47, the Board intends to renew, award, or permit to expire, the contracts previously awarded by the Board of Education.  These contracts are, have been, and will continue to be in full compliance with all State and federal statutes and regulations; in particular, New Jersey Title 18A:18 et seq., NJA Chapter 23, and Federal Procurement Regulations 2CFR Part 200.317 et seq., in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-3.     APPROVE DISTRICT’S PARTICIPATION IN NON-BINDING COOPERATIVE PURCHASE AGREEMENTS
            Approve the District’s participation in non-binding cooperative purchasing agreements with the following for 2018-2019:
 
  1. Educational Data Services, Inc., 236 Midland Avenue, Saddlebrook, New Jersey
  2. Hunterdon County ESC Cooperative Purchasing, 51 Sawmill Road, Lebanon, New Jersey
  3. Educational Services Commission of New Jersey, 1660 Stelton Road, Piscataway, New Jersey
  4. Somerset County Educational Services Commission, 568 Central Avenue, Bridgewater, New Jersey
  5. Sussex County Educational Services, 10 Gail Court, Sparta, New Jersey
  6. Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council, 502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, New Jersey
  7. Region 4 ES Interlocal, 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas
 
O-4.     APPROVE SUBMISSION OF ANTICIPATED FACILITY REQUESTS
            Approve submission of Anticipated Facility Requests for the 2018-2019 school year to the New Jersey Department of Education (Union County office), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-5.     APPROVE SUBMISSION OF ALTERNATE METHOD OF COMPLIANCE
            Approve submission of the alternate method of compliance in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:26-6.3 and/or 6.4 for toilet room facilities for early intervention, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms (2018-2019 school year), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-6.     APPROVE USE OF SPACE HEATER IN CLASSROOM
            Approve, based on conditions approved by the Township of Union Department of Public Safety Fire Division, the use of a space heater in a classroom at Burnett Middle School to provide a Section 504 accommodation for a staff member.
 
DISCUSSION ITEM:
            1.         Letter from Township of Union Recreation Department requesting a school bus and driver for field trips (various dates from June 25 to August 10, 2018), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
            2.         Letter from UMOJA Dance Studio requesting the use of Jefferson School auditorium and two rooms on either June 15, 16, 23 or 24, requesting waiver of all fees, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member (Certificate of Insurance to be provided).
 
            3.         Letter from the Union High School Performing Arts Company and Douglas Michael Krueger Scholarship Fund requesting the District to donate space for use for the community fundraiser Union’s Got Talent on September 14, 2018 for auditions and October 6, 2018 for rehearsal and public performance, 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
Ocampo, Risa
 
P/T Cafeteria Aide
 
Connecticut Farms Elementary
 
5/24/18
Resignation
 
Faynor, George
 
 
P/T Cafeteria Aide
 
Connecticut Farms Elementary
 
5/30/18
Resignation
 
Grasso, Gail
 
Teacher of Special Education
Union High School
 
6/30/18
Resignation
 
Linares, Elena
P/T Bus Driver
Trans-portation
5/31/18
Resignation
 
 
 
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
 
Teacher of Special Education
Hannah Caldwell      
 
9/1/18-6/30/19
 
Unpaid Maternity Non FMLA/NJFLA
 
FMLA/NJFLA hour requirements not met.
Boyd, Carlton
 
Skilled Craftsperson's          
 
Maintenance /Central Office
 
4/4/18-7/15/18
 
Unpaid FMLA Leave
 
FMLA Entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks.
Filgueiras, John
 
Classroom Assistant
 
Burnet Middle School
 
5/16/18-5/24/18
 
Unpaid FMLA Leave
 
FMLA Entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks.
Furman, Robyn
 
Mathematics Teacher
 
Burnet Middle School
 
 
6/4/18-6/22/18
 
Paid Medical Leave followed by unpaid FMLA
 
FMLA Entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks.
Hutter, Lisa
Elementary Teacher 
 
Livingston Elementary 
 
Extension Return 9/1/18
Extension of Paid Maternity Leave 
 
Org. Leave began on 4/25/18
 
Marino, Lindsay
 
Elementary Teacher
 
Jefferson Elementary
 
9/4/18-Return 10/19/18
 
Paid Maternity Leave followed by FMLA/NJFLA Leave (Concurrently)
 
FMLA/NJFLA Entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks.
McCarthy, Jill
 
School Counselor
 
Burnet Middle School
 
9/1/18-9/1/2019
 
Paid Intermittent FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
FMLA/NJFLA Entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks.
Shaw, Heather
 
10 Month Secretary
 
Union High School
 
Extension Return 9/1/18
Unpaid FMLA Leave
FMLA Entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks. Original Leave began 4/24/18
Tuohy, Vanessa
 
School Social Worker         
 
Union High School    
 
Extension
Return 6/1/18
Unpaid Maternity FMLA/NJFLA Leave (Concurrently)
 
 
Walters, Anne
School Psychologist
 
Burnet Middle School
 
5/16/18-6/22/18
 
Unpaid Non FMLA Medical Leave
 
FMLA Requirements not met
Whitely, Susanne
 
Social Studies Teacher
 
 
Union High School
 
5/23/18-6/22/18
Paid Medical Leave 5/23/18-6/22/18
 
 
Wyckoff, Russell
 
Health and Physical Education Teacher
 
Franklin Elementary
 
5/29/18-6/22/18
 
Unpaid Non FMLA Medical Leave
 
FMLA hour requirements not met.
Yancey, Tamiyah
 
Media Clerk
 
Franklin Elementary
 
11/28/18-Return 1/21/19
 
Paid Maternity Leave followed by FMLA/NJFLA Leave (Concurrently)
 
FMLA Entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks.
Vigginao-Cohen, Amanda
Teacher of Science
KMS
9/5/2018-12/14/2018
Paid Maternity and Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA
(Concurrently)
FMLA Entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks. Tentative start date of leave.
Murphy, Alison
Elementary Teacher
Hannah Caldwell
Extension
Return 9/1/2019
Extension OF Unpaid Maternity Non FMLA/NJFLA
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement time exhausted. Original leave began 10/2017.
Leung, Christina
Teacher of Music
Wash
9/4/2018-
Return 1/2/2019
Unpaid Maternity Leave FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
FMLA Entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks.
Scotto, Jaclyn
Teacher of English
UHS
Extension
Return 9/1/2019
Extension OF Unpaid Maternity Non FMLA/NJFLA
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement time exhausted. Original leave began 9/2017.
         
 
P-5.     APPROVE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICERS
            Approve Affirmative Action Officers as follows: Appointment of Gerry Benaquista as Affirmative Action Officer, Akua Boakye as Assistant Affirmative Action Officer and Benjamin Kloc as Affirmative Action Officer for classroom practices for the 2018-2019 school year at no cost to the District.
 
P-6.     APPROVE DESIGNATED PERSON - ADA/FACILITY COORDINATOR, IPM COORDINATOR AND AHERA
            Approve appointment of Barry Loessel, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds as ADA/Facility Coordinator, IPM Coordinator and AHERA designated person for the 2018-2019 school year at no cost to the District.
 
P-7.     APPROVE 2018-2019 ATHLETIC EVENT ASSIGNMENTS/FEES
            Approve the 2018-2019 Athletic Event (a) staff assignments and (b) staff fees, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-8.     APPROVE ATTENDANCE AT UCASE MEETINGS
            Approve Kim Conti, Director of Special Services to attend UCASE meetings at a cost of $50 for the 2018-219 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 REMOVED FROM ROLLS
            Approval be given to amend the list of students removed from the rolls [two (2) students exited from May 16, 2018 through June 12, 2018 (1 from elementary, 1 from secondary) or a total of twenty-eight (28) students for the 2017-2018 school year] who are not domiciled in this school district and four (4) students who will be allowed to complete the 2017-2018 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
R-2.     APPROVE TO REMOVE STUDENT
            Approval to remove student #248086 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 #308110 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

 

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. Executive Session

T. Adjournment  ___________ p.m.

 

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