Worksession/Regular meeting, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7 p.m., 2350 North Third Street, Union, NJ 07083

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Dates: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

Township of Union Board of Education, worksession/regular meeting, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Union High School Library, 2350 North Third Street, Union, New Jersey 07083.

TOWNSHIP OF UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION

WORKSESSION/REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – February 19, 2019

 

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.            October 9, 2018 – worksession
               2.            October 9, 2018 – executive session #1
               3.            October 9, 2018 – executive session #2
               4.            October 16, 2018 – regular meeting
               5.            October 16, 2018 – executive session
 

G. Communications

 
LETTER REQUESTING USE OF UNION HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOMS
            Letter request from Jeremy Cohen, Supervisor of Mathematics (5-12) requesting use of five (5) Union High School classrooms and one lunch room for a 2-day mathematics seminar – Agile Mind Program - during the week of August 19-23, 2019, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE UPDATE– VINCENT
            Update for request for leave for unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Jaclyn Vincent, kindergarten teacher-Connecticut Farms Elementary School, new return date of March 7, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – MULLER
            Request for paid medical leave from Geraldine Muller, 12-month secretary-Union High School, March 6, 2019 - April 28, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – OSBORNE
            Request for paid child rearing leave from Nicole Osborne, special education teacher-Kawameeh Middle School, May 23, 2019 – June 26, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – JURGENS-LIPARI
            Request for paid child rearing leave followed by unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Danielle Jurgens-Lipari, teacher-Jefferson School, April 1, 2019 – May 3, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – LARMONY
            Request for paid child rearing leave followed by unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Megan Larmony, special education teacher-Battle Hill Elementary School, March 19, 2019 – June 21, 2019.
 
 
REQUEST FOR INTERMITTENT LEAVE – TAVARES
            Request for intermittent FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Diane Tavares, paraprofessional-Franklin Elementary School, February 15, 2019 – June 26, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – GREEN
            Request for unpaid paternity leave under FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Andrey Green, math teacher-Union High School, March 4, 2019 - April 1, 2019 (tentative).
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – OLIVIO
            Request for paid medical leave from John Olivio, special education teacher-Union High School, February 5, 2019 - April 29, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – CUCCINIELLO
            Request for paid medical leave from Terry Cucciniello, 10-month secretary-Washington Elementary School, February 4, 2019 - April 1, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – SLOAN
            Request for paid child rearing leave followed by unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Erin Caufield Sloan, ELA teacher-Burnet Middle School, April 23, 2019 - June 26, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – DANZA
            Request for unpaid non-FMLA medical leave from Thomas Danza, English teacher-Union High School, January 30, 2019 – March 15, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – GARAY
            Request for paid medical leave from Marlene Garay, special education teacher-Burnet Middle School, February 4, 2019 – March 4, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – MELCHOR
            Request for paid medical leave from Julie Melchor, music teacher-Jefferson School, February 1, 2019 – March 4, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – KAISERMAN
            Letter of resignation from Melanie Kaiserman, learning disabilities teacher consultant-Union High School, effective March 1, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – BROWN
            Letter of resignation from Marisa Brown, substitute café aide-Washington Elementary School, effective September 6, 2018.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – STAUDT
            Letter of resignation from Noelle Deanna Staudt, substitute-districtwide, effective February 20, 2019.
 
 
LETTER OF RETIREMENT – STEINER
            Letter of resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from Karen Steiner, teacher-Jefferson School, effective July 1, 2019
 
LETTER OF RETIREMENT – QUADREL
            Letter of resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from Donna Quadrel, special education teacher-Jefferson Elementary School, effective July 1, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – KRATZ
            Request for extension of unpaid child rearing leave from Robyn Kratz, teacher-Franklin Elementary School, new return date April 1, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – BRAXTON-WILSON
            Request for paid medical leave from Chandra Braxton-Wilson, elementary school media specialist-districtwide, January 17, 2019 – March 15, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – JOHNSON
            Request for extension of unpaid FMLA leave from Ralph Johnson, custodian-Washington Elementary School, new return date April 1, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – PALLITTA
            Request for paid medical leave from Alyssa Pallitta, teacher-Battle Hill Elementary School, February 12, 2019 – April 5, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – ATZBI
            Request for unpaid child rearing leave/non-FMLA/non-FJFLA from Erin Atzbi, science teacher-Union High School, September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – GAVILANES
            Letter of resignation from Jorge Gavilanes, paraprofessional-Battle Hill Elementary School, effective February 28, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RETIREMENT – DETJEN
            Letter of resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from Clifford Detjen, security officer-Burnet Middle School, effective June 30, 2019.
 

H. Superintendent’s Report

            1.         Presentation – Willis Towers Watson
            2.         Presentation – Washington Elementary School
            3.         Vandalism and Violence Report
            4.         Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report - Updated
 

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 month of January, 2019, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-2.     ACCEPT VANDALISM AND VIOLENCE REPORT
            Accept the Vandalism and Violence Report for the first period of the 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member (Superintendent presented results of this report during the Superintendent’s Report).
 
E-3.     APPROVE HIB BI-ANNUAL REPORT – NJDOE - UPDATED
            Approve the Township of Union Public Schools updated bi-annual report presented by Superintendent as required by the New Jersey Department of Education of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB).  The updated report provides the public with the information collection from September 2018 through December 2018, as well as the number of incidents per school building, status of investigation, HIB investigators, nature of the HIB reports and the discipline resulting from the report findings.  The HIB report also includes all training of school district personnel, building programs and assemblies during the time period.
 
E-4.     APPROVE TRANSPORTATION OF STUDENT
Approve transportation of student by District representative to NJSIAA Student Advisory Council on March 28, 2019 at the Woodbridge Community Center.
 
E-5.     APPROVE BIOGRAPHY BOOK
            Approve biography book: “A Journey of Survival” by Ann S. Arnold for 8th grade, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-6.     APPROVE CURRICULUM GUIDES
            Approve the following curriculum guides, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member: (a) College Preparatory Chemistry; (b) Advanced Placement US History I; (c) Advanced Placement US History II.
 
E-7.     APPROVE SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM
            Approve Summer Bridge Program for students currently enrolled in District entering into grades 2-5 from July 8, 2019 to July 25, 2019 (Monday-Thursday) 8:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. at Hannah Caldwell Elementary School.
 
E-8.     APPROVE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION FOR CURRICULUM
            Approve preschool program implementation for curriculum, inform assessments and improvement process; creative curriculum, teaching strategies; gold assessment, early childhood environmental rating scale-third edition, teaching pyramid observation tool, early screening inventory-revised and the pyramid model and positive behavior support.
 
E-9.     APPROVE TEACHERS THROUGH NEW HOPE I.B.H.C - BEDSIDE INSTRUCTION
            Approve teachers employed through New Hope I.B.H.C. to provide bedside instruction for District students on an “as needed” basis for the 2018-2019 school year in the amount not to exceed $10,000.00, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member (Account #7693-11-150-100-320-01-19).
 
E-10.   APPROVE NJDOE 2019-2022 PEA THREE-YEAR PRESCHOOL PROGRAM PLAN
            Approve the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) Division of Early Childhood Education 2019-2022 PEA Three-Year Preschool Program Plan, 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, 2019 be accepted.
 
F-2.     SECRETARY’S REPORT
            That the Secretary’s Report dated January 31, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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 2018-2019 STATE CONTRACT VENDORS
            Approve the amended list of the 2018-2019 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
46/Key Club
Yankee Candle-fundraisng for district convention for Key Club
$6,000.00 (not to exceed)
Union High School
2045/Music
All American Music Festival – January Disney Trip payment
$28,700.00
Union High School
2001/Music
Tom Zemon – possible purchase of supplies for Chicago
$3,000.00 (not to exceed)
Union High School
2001/Music
Laura Muller – possible purchase of supplies for Chicago
$2,000.00 (not to exceed)
Union High School
2049/extracurricular
NASSP – pins and graduation stoles for National Honor Society
$1,742.21
Union High School
2045/Music
All American Music Festival – Disney competition – 3rd payment
$20,500.00
Union High School
2190/Athletics
NJSIAA State Basketball – potential host-State basketball game
$3,000.00 (estimate)
Union High School
2214/Senior Class of 2019
Dave & Busters – deposit for Senior trip
$5,752.63
Union High School
2214/Senior Class of 2019
Dave & Busters – final balance for Senior trip
$15,000.00 (not to exceed)
Union High School
2012/Senior Prom
Posh Entertainment – DJ and photo booth for Senior Prom
$5,145.00
Union High School
2012/Senior Prom
Cheryl Fiske – reimbursement Senior Prom supplies
$1,750.00 (not to exceed)
Union High School
2001/Performing Arts
Theatrical Rights Worldwide – license agreement for Advanced Musical Theatre production of “We will Rock You”
$1,454.00
Kawameeh Middle School
40/Ski snowboard club
Passaic Valley Coaches – buses for ski/snowboard trip-Rutland VT
$6,600.00
Kawameeh Middle School
40/ski snowboard club
Holiday Inn – accommodations for ski/snowboard trip- Rutland VT
$8,295.65
Kawameeh Middle School
40/Ski snowboard club
Ski 93 Trips – ski passes for ski/snowboard trip- Rutland VT
$5,196.00
 
F-10.   APPROVE 2018-2019 OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENT PLACEMENT LIST
            Approval be given to amend the 2018-2019 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
Yankee Candle Fundraiser
2/4-28/19
UHS/Key Club – to raise funds for district convention
Model Team Weeks Coupon Program Fundraiser
3/29-4/30/19
UHS/UHSPAC – to raise funds for various UHSPAC activities and production costs
Donation Dots Education Scratch Off Cards Fundraiser
4/1/2019
UHS/French Club – to raise funds for the United Nations Headquarters field trip costs
Fruit Snack Sale Fundraiser
2/20-6/19/19
UHS/History Club/D. Erdman Field Trips – to raise funds for History Club projects
Candy Sale
3/1-6/1/19
UHS/Boys Volleyball to raise funds for boys volleyball – food, mix items for end of year
Pretzel Sale
2/20-5/31/19
UHS/National German Honor Society – to raise funds for field trip to German Art Center (NYC)
BSN Sports Apparel Sale
2/12-26/19
UHS/Baseball Diamond Club – to raise funds for Union baseball program
Annual Baseball Program/Yearbook
2/20-3/31/19
UHS/Baseball Diamond Club – to raise funds for Union baseball program
Stop & Shop Community Bagging
3/3/19
UHS/Baseball Diamond Club – to raise funds for Union baseball program
Chocolate Sales
3/1-6/1/19
UHS/Baseball Diamond Club – to raise funds for Union baseball program
Clothing Fundraiser
2/21-June 2019
UHS/softball – to raise funds for snacks, apparel, senior night – for entire team
BSN Sports Funding Club
2/20-4/1/19
UHS/Baseball Diamond Club – donations to be used for Union baseball program
Halfway to Summer Mixer
2/28/19
UHS/National Spanish Honor Society – to raise funds for old and new Spanish Honor Society members
Art Show through African American History
2/28/19
UHS/Peer Ambassadors – to raise funds for Peer Ambassador scholarships (collegiate and global service learning)
T-Shirt Sale
2/25-3/18/19
UHS/National Spanish Honor Society – to raise funds for society and future activities
Apparel/T-Shirt Sale
2/20-3/4/19
UHSPAC/Advanced Musical Theatre – to raise funds for UHSPAC spring production and activities costs
Chocolate Bar Fundraiser
2/25-6/15/19
UHS/Advanced Musical Theatre – to raise funds for Advanced Show at end of school year
Modell’s Team Weeks Coupon Fundraiser
2/25-4/22/19
UHSPAC/Advanced Musical Theatre – to raise funds for UHSPAC production and activities costs
Shoprite Bagging Event
4/20-4/28/19
UHS/Advanced Musical Theatre – to raise funds for Advanced Show at end of school year
Tricky Tray
3/29-4/7/19
UHSPAC/Advanced Musical Theatre – to raise funds for UHSPAC production and activities costs
Double Good Popcorn Sale
3/1-5/1/19
KMS/Student Council – to raise funds for 8th grade trip
 
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
Bottling Group LLC-FSV
Union High School
$280.22
Lifetouch National School Studios
Kawameeh Middle School
$995.75
Bottling Group LLC-FSV
Union High School
$290.28
 
F-13.   APPROVE AMEND THE MAXIMUM DOLLAR LIMIT – PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
            Approve amending the maximum dollar limit for professional services and public relations (from 1,869,000 to $1,969,000), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-14.   ACCEPT COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT AND MANAGEMENT REPORT
Accept the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Auditor’s Management Report, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member (auditors presented report to the public at the regular meeting on January 15, 2018).
 
F-15.   ACCEPT CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN (CAP)
Accept the Corrective Action Plan for Single Audit Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2018, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-16.   APPROVE INCREASE TO P.O. 19-01106
            Approve increase to P.O. 19-01106 with Jewish Vocational Services to provide Vocational Evaluations at the rate of $900 per evaluation and Community Based Assessment at the rate of $60 per hour from $1,800 to $9,000 to meet the District’s needs (Acct #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-17.   For informational purposes only – vote not required.  List of legal services for the 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-2.     APPROVE UNIFORM STATE MOA – LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS
Approve revised Uniform State Memorandum of Agreement between Education and Law Enforcement Officials, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-3.     APPROVE CAMP INVENTION – JEFFERSON SCHOOL
            Approve the Summer Programs Camp Invention: STEM to be held at Jefferson School: (a) first session July 29 through August 2, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and (b) second session August 5 through August 9, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (insurance received)
 
O-4.     APPROVE AGREEMENT WITH SOURCEWELL
            Approve Agreement with Sourcewell (formerly known as National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA), a public service agency providing cooperative purchasing solutions for education entities (co-op), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-5.     APPROVE RENEWAL OF HORIZON HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN
            Approve renewal of Horizon Health Insurance Plan for the period of March 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020.
 
O-6.     APPROVE DENTAL PLAN - HORIZON DENTAL
            Approve dental plan with Horizon Dental for the period of March 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020.
 
O-7.     APPROVE ENGINEER(S) OF RECORD
            Approve Engineer(s) of Record for the period January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020.
 
O-8.     APPROVE ARCHITECT(S) OF RECORD
            Approve Architect(s) of Record for the period of January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020.
 
O-9.     APPROVE STUDENT ATTENDANCE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES COMPLIANCE CHECKLIST
            Approve Student Attendance Policies and Procedures Compliance Checklist, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-10.   APPROVE CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT (CSC) COMPLIANCE CHECKLIST
            Approve Code of Student Conduct (CSC) Compliance Checklist, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
DISCUSSION ITEM:
            1.         Letter request from Jeremy Cohen, Supervisor of Mathematics (5-12) requesting use of five (5) Union High School classrooms and one lunch room for a 2-day mathematics seminar – Agile Mind Program - during the week of August 19-23, 2019, 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 2018-2019 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:
 
Name
 
Position
Location             
Eff.
Date
Reason
Notes/
Corrections
Steiner, Karen
Elementary Teacher
Jeff
7/1/19
Retirement
 
Quadrel, Donna
Jefferson
Jeff
7/1/19
Retirement
 
Kaiserman, Melanie
Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant
UHS
3/1/19
Resignation
Last Physical Day 2/28/19
Brown, Marisa
Sub Café Aide
Wash
9/6/18
Resignation
 
Staudt, Noelle
Sub/Custodial and Secretarial
DW
2/20/19
Resignation
 
Gavilanes, Jorge
Paraprofessional
Battle Hill
2/28/19
Resignation
 
Detjen, Clifford
Security officer
BMS
6/30/19
retirement
 
 
 
P-4.     APPROVE LEAVES
            Approve leaves for the following staff:
 
Name
 
Position
Location              
Leave Dates
Leave Type 
Regarding updated info only.
Notes/
Corrections
Vincent, Jaclyn
Teacher of Kindergarten
CF
Update to return
Return: 3/7/19
Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
Not to exceed FMLA/NJFLA 12 week entitlement
Muller, Geraldine
12 Month Secretary Counseling Office 
UHS
3/6/19-Return 4/28/19
Paid Medical Leave
Use of available days
Osborne, Nicole
Teacher of Special Education
KMS
5/23/19-6/26/19
Paid Child Rearing Leave
Use of initial sick days before/after.
Jurgens, Danielle Lipari
Elementary School Teacher
Jeff
4/1/19-5/3/19
Paid Maternity and Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
Not to exceed FMLA/NJFLA 12 week entitlement
Larmony, Megan
Teacher of Special Education
BH
3/19/19-6/21/19
Paid Maternity and Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
Not to exceed FMLA/NJFLA 12 week entitlement
Tavares, Diane
Paraprofessional
Franklin
2/15/19-6/26/19
Intermittent FMLA followed by possible consecutive leave
Not to exceed the allotted 12 weeks under FMLA/NJFLA
Green, Andrey
Teacher of Mathematics
UHS
3/4/19-4/1/19
Unpaid Paternity under FMLA/NJFA
Not to exceed FMLA/NJFLA 12 week entitlement
Olivio, John
Teacher of Special Education
UHS
2/5/19-4/29/19
Paid Medical Leave
Use of available days
Cucciniello, Terry
10 Month Secretary
Wash
2/4/19-4/1/19
Paid Medical Leave
Use of available days
Caulfield Sloan, Erin
ELA Teacher
BMS
4/23/19-6/26/19
Paid Maternity and Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
Not to exceed FMLA/NJFLA 12 week entitlement
Danza, Thomas
Teacher of English
UHS
1/30/19-3/15/19
Unpaid Non FMLA leave
Does not meet FMLA/NJFLA hour requirements
Garay., Marlene
Special Education Teacher
BMS
2/4/19-Return 3/4/19
Paid Medical Leave
Use of available days
Melcor, Julie
Teacher of Music
Jefferson
2/1/19-Return of 3/4/19
Paid Medical Leave
Use of available days
Kratz, Robyn
Elementary teacher
Franklin
Update to return
4/1/19
Extension of unpaid child rearing leave
 
Braxton-Wilson, Chandra
Elementary school media specialist
DW
1/17/19-3/15/19
Paid medical leave
 
Pallitta, Alyssa
Elementary school teacher
Battle Hill
2/12/19-4/5/19
Paid medical leave
 
Johnson, Ralph
Custodian
Washington
Update to return 4/1/19
Extension of unpaid FMLA leave
 
Atzbi, Erin
Science teacher
UHS
9/1/19-6/30/20
Unpaid child rearing leave/non-FMLA/non-NJFLA
 
 
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, at no additional cost to the District.
 
P-6.     APPROVE TEACHERS – MASTERS PROGRAM IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
            Approve Christina Lam and Siddiguah Haqq to proceed with their research to qualify for the completion of the College of St. Elizabeth’s Master’s Program in Educational Leadership, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-7.     APPROVE STUDENT TEACHER AND INTERNSHIPS
            Approve student teachers and internships for the 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-8.     APPROVE UPDATED 2018-2019 ATHLETIC EVENT ASSIGNMENTS
Approve updated 2018-2019 Athletic Event staff assignments, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 

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 [four (4) students exited from January 2 through January 31, 2019 (3 from elementary and 1 from high school) or a total of twenty-three (23) students for the 2018-2019 school year] who are not domiciled in this school district, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
R-2.     APPROVE TO REMOVE STUDENT
            Approval to remove student #309011 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 #271069 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 #191129 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 #290325 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, computers and printers 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. Executive Session

T. Adjournment  ___________ p.m.

 

 

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