Tuesday, May 21, 2019, regular meeting at 7 p.m. of the Township of Union Board of Education, Union High School Library, 2350 North Third Street, Union, NJ 07083

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Regular meeting of the Township of Union Board of Education at the Union High School Library, 2350 North Third Street, Union, New Jersey 07083 at 7:00 p.m.

TOWNSHIP OF UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – MAY 21, 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.         February 19, 2019 – worksession/regular meeting
            2.         February 19, 2019 – executive session

G. Communications

LETTER FROM UNION TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY ACTION ORGANIZATION, INC.
Letter from Union Township Community Action Organization, Inc. requesting use of Jefferson School parking lot and walkway for Annual Red Carpet Prom Event, June 6, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 
LETTER FROM TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT
Letter requesting use of two buses for students in Law Enforcement Explorer Program on July 10, 2019 from 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. to the State Police Barracks.
 
LETTER FROM UHPAC/DOUGLAS MICHAEL KRUEGER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Letter from Union High School Performing Arts Company and Douglas Michael Krueger Scholarship Fund requesting the use of space at Union High School for auditions on September 20, 2019 and rehearsal and performance on October 5, 2019.
 
LETTER FROM TOWNSHIP OF UNION RECREATION DEPARTMENT
Letter from Township of Union Recreation Department requesting a school bus and driver for field trips.
 
REQUEST FROM CLASS OF 1969
Request from Class of 1969 to tour Burnet Middle School, Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
 
LETTER OF RETIREMENT – DANZA
Letter of resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from Thomas Danza, English teacher-Union High School, effective May 31, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – PAIGE
Letter of resignation from Rosa Paige, part-time cafeteria aide-Franklin Elementary School, effective May 6, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF INTERMITTENT LEAVE – CERCIELLO
Request for extension of unpaid intermittent FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Luigi Cerciello, custodian-Livingston Elementary School, through December 1, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – HAVYAR
Request for paid child rearing leave and unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Amanda Havyar, teacher-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, September 3, 2019-December 6, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – JOHNSON
Request for paid child rearing leave and unpaid FMLA/NJFLA leave (concurrently) from Jamie Johnson, teacher-Washington Elementary School, September 3, 2019-November 1, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – METTA
Request for paid child rearing leave and unpaid FMLA/NJFLA leave (concurrently) from Gina Metta, math teacher-Kawameeh Middle School, June 17, 2019-December 5, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – MUELLER
Request for paid medical leave from Lynn Mueller, language arts teacher-Burnet Middle School, April 23, 2019-June 26, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – NAVARRETE
Request for paid child rearing leave and unpaid FMLA/NJFLA leave (concurrently) from Jamie Navarrete, paraprofessional-Union High School, September 3, 2019-December 19, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR INTERMITTENT LEAVE – NEMEZIO
Request for intermittent FMLA/NJFLA leave (concurrently) from Elaine Nemezio, 10-month secretary-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, April 24, 2019-June 30, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – PLACCA
Request for extension of unpaid FMLA/NJFLA leave (concurrently) followed by non-FMLA/NJFLA child rearing leave from Nicole Placca, teacher-Union High School, through May 31, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – OSBORNE
Request for extension of unpaid non-FMLA medical leave from Stuart Osborne, part-time bus driver-Transportation Department, through July 1, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – VALLIER
Request for paid medical leave from Nanette Vallier, school psychologist-Jefferson School, April 24, 2019-May 27, 2019
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – DOBBS
Letter of resignation from Lauren Dobbs, teacher-Connecticut Farms Elementary School, effective April 29, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – ELZAHABY
Letter of resignation from Amy Elzahaby, English as a second language-Washington Elementary School, effective June 27, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – GRATO
Letter of resignation from Nikki Grato, speech correction/language specialist-districtwide, effective May 7, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RETIREMENT – JUDD
Letter of resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from Ellen Judd, school counselor-Union High School, effective July 1, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – KAMINSKY
Letter of resignation from Samantha Kaminsky, math teacher-Burnet Middle school, effective June 30, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – LANGAN
Letter of resignation from Maura Langan, special education teacher-Burnet Middle School, effective June 30, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENTION OF INTERMITTENT LEAVE – TOBIN
Request for extension of intermittent FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Sue Tobin, teacher-Washington Elementary School, through September 2, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – VICIDOMINI
Request for paid child rearing leave and unpaid FMLA/NJFLA leave (concurrently) from Julia Vicidomini, Executive Administrative Assistant to Superintendent-Central Office, September 16, 2019 – January 29, 2020.
 

H. Superintendent’s Report

            1.         Presentation by Connecticut Farms Elementary School
            2.         Presentation by Burnet Middle School
            3.         Recognition of Students/Staff – Parent Google Night at Jefferson
            4.         Recognition of ESP members of the year
 

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 April 2019, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-2.     APPROVE PROPOSAL FOR SUMMER INSTITUTE
            Approve proposal for Summer Institute, a professional development program for teachers in the District from July 23, 2019 through July 25, 2019, 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, 2019 be accepted.
 
F-2.     SECRETARY’S REPORT
            That the Secretary’s Report dated April 30, 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 April 30, 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 April 30, 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.     Agenda item approved at 5/14/19 worksession (student field trips).
 
F-7A.   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 2019-2020 STATE CONTRACT VENDORS
            Approve the list of the 2019-2020 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.     Agenda item approved at 5/14/19 worksession (student activity).
 
F-9A.   APPROVE LIST OF CONTRACTS/PURCHASES (STUDENT ACTIVITY)
            Approve the 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
2028/Cast
NBC Studios – tip to NBC Studios
$1,362.60
Union High School
2028/Cast
Villani Bus Co. – transportation to NBC Studios
$1,250.00
Union High School
2059/Pepsi Account
Aramark – staff appreciation breakfast
$1,200.00
 
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
 
Dress Down Day
May 31, 2019
UHS/Advanced Musical Theatre – to raise funds for production costs of “We Will Rock You”
Shoprite Bagging for Charity
May 23-June 15, 2019
UHS/National German Honor Society – to raise funds for field trip to German Art Gallery, New York
Candy/Snack Sales
May 22-June 14, 2019
UHS/Robotics Club – to raise funds for registering teams for 2019-2020 competition
Concession Sales
May 29, 2019
Kawameeh/Art Club – to raise funds for end of year party for Art Club
Bake Sale
May 22 – June 20, 2019 (weekly)
Kawameeh/Art Club – to raise funds to buy concessions for Art Show
Advertising Fundraiser
June 1, 2019-June 1, 2020
UHS/Athletics – to raise funds to buy football scoreboard/baseball bleachers
Relay Recess May 22, 2019 Connecticut Farms/Washington Warriors Relay for Life Team - raise funds for American Cancer Society Relay for Life
 
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
$504.00
Carl H. Pforzheimer & Co., LLC
Tanner & Co., Inc.
Districtwide
Various pieces of office furniture and cabinets
UHS PTA of Union NJ
Union High School
$3,000.00
 
F-13.   Agenda item approved at 5/14/19 worksession (Effective School Solutions “ESS”).
 
F-14.   APPROVE APPLICATION OF 2019 NJSIG SAFETY GRANT
            Approve the application for the 2019 New Jersey Schools Insurance Group Safety Grant Program, in the amount of $32,797.76, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-15.   APPROVE TUITION RATES FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR:
            Approve the following tuition rates for the 2019-2020 school year:
 
            Pre-School (full day)                                                              $12,045.00
            Kindergarten                                                                           $12,045.00
            Grades 1 through 5                                                                 $14,378.00
            Grades 6 through 8                                                                 $14,350.00
            Grades 9 through 12                                                               $14,440.00
            Cog-Mod                                                                                $12,863.00
            LLD                                                                                        $16,506.00
            M.D.                                                                                        $21,868.00
            B.D.                                                                                         $23,333.00
            Autism                                                                                     $26,459.00
            Part-time Pre-School Handicapped                                       $11,548.00
            Full-time Pre-School Handicapped                                       $25,074.00
 
 
F-16.   APPROVE SCHOOLBOARDNET SERVICES – PAPERLESS AGENDA
            Approve the renewal with Schoolboardnet Services for the paperless agenda at the annual rate of $1,188 (no increase from last year), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-17.   APPROVE SUBMISSION DATE – 21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING GRANT
            Approve submission date of April 25, 2019 as the submission date for the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant to the New Jersey Department of Education.
 
F-18.   APPROVE DR. ISABEL CAROTENUTO – NEURODEVELOPMENTAL EVALUATIONS
            Approve Dr. Isabel Carotenuto to provide neurodevelopmental evaluations at the rate of $475.00 per evaluation, not to exceed $9,500.00 for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member [Account #11-000-219-320-01-19].
 
 
F-19.   APPROVE INROADS – INDIVIDUAL VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS
            Approve Inroads to Opportunities of New Jersey for individual vocational assessments at the rate of $600.00, not to exceed $1,200.00 for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member [Account #11-000-219-320-01-19].
 
F-20.   APPROVE ACES – DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING EVALUATIONS
            Approve ACES (Assessments Counseling and Education Services), to provide deaf and hard of hearing evaluations at the rate of $900.00 and assistive technology evaluations at the rate of $1,200.00 not to exceed $3,600.00 for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member [Account #11-000-219-320-01-19].
 
F-21.   APPROVE THE UNCOMMON THREAD – BCBA SUPERVISION
            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 (total not to exceed $12,000.00) for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member [Account #11-000-216-320-01-19].
 
F-22.   APPROVE THE FAMILY CENTER AT MONTCLAIR – MENTAL HEALTH SCREENINGS
            Approve The Family Center at Montclair for mental health screenings at the rate of $100.00 per screening and $600.00 for a psychiatric evaluation (not to exceed $3,000.00) for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member [Account #11-000-219-320-01-19/7074].
 
F-23.   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 $14,450.00) for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member [Account #11-000-219-320-01-19].
 
F-24.   APPROVE MORRIS UNION JOINTURE COMMISSION – VARIOUS SERVICES
            Approve Morris Union Jointure Commission to provide: (a) physical therapy-$215/hr., (b) occupational therapy-$195/hr., (c) speech therapy-$230/hr., (d) personal aides for ESY-$10,848.00 each, (e) personal aides-10 months-$72,320.00 each; services are in accordance with students’ IEPs (not to exceed $505,000.00) for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member [Account #11-000-216-320-01-19].
 
F-25.   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 2019-2020 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].
 
F-26.   APPROVE CCBH INC. – BEDSIDE INSTRUCTION
            Approve teachers employed through CCBH Inc. on an “as needed” basis for the 2018-2019 school year in the amount not to exceed $11,000.00, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member [Account #7693/11-150-100-320-01-19].
 
F-27.   APPROVE SAINT CLARE’S HOSPITAL – BEDSIDE INSTRUCTION
            Approve Saint Clare’s Hospital to provide bedside instruction for District students on an “as needed” basis for the 2019-2020 school year in the amount not to exceed $1,000.00, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member [Account #7693/11-150-100-320-01-19].
 
F-28.   APPROVE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SERVICES – BEDSIDE INSTRUCTION
            Approve teachers employed through Professional Education Services to provide bedside instruction for District students on an “as needed” basis for the 2019-2020 school year in the amount not to exceed $15,000.00, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member [Account #7693/11-150-100-320-01-19].
 
F-29.   APPROVE ASSISTIVE TEK - ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
            Approve Assistive Tek to provide assistive technology as follows: (a) evaluations - $1,200; (b) consulting-$200/hr. (minimum 2 hrs.); (c) training-$1,800/full day and $900/half-day (not to exceed $5,400.00) for the 2019-2020 school year [Account #11-000-219-320-01-19 and Account #11-000-219-320-02-19].
 
F-30.   APPROVE EI US, LLC DBA LEARN WELL – BEDSIDE INSTRUCTION
            Approve teachers employed through EI US, LLC dba Learn Well (formerly Education, Inc.) to provide bedside instruction for District students on an “as needed” basis for the 2019-2020 school year in the amount not to exceed $5,000.00, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member [Account #7693/11-150-100-320-01-19].
 
F-31.   APPROVE ATC (AROUND THE CLOCK) HEALTHCARE SERVICES – NURSING SERVICES
            Approve ATC (Around the Clock) Healthcare Services Inc., to provide nursing services at the rate of $62.00 for a RN-CSN and $53.00 for RN non-CSN and $43.68 for a LPN, not to exceed $360,000.00 for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member [Account #11-000-216-320-01-19].
 
F-32.   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.
 
F-33.   APPROVE APPLICATION FOR PERKINS GRANT
            Approve application for the Perkins Grant for the 2019-2020 school year, in the amount of $50,552.00, 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 NOTIFICATION OF ASSET CHANGE OF STATUS
            Approve the Notification of Asset Change of Status for disposal of one (1) seated press and one (1) incline chest press, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-3.     Agenda item approved at 5/14/19 worksession (UHS Students-BOE Liaisons).
 
O-4.     APPROVE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AGREEMENT – ESSEX REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION
            Approve the Transportation Services Agreement with the Essex Regional Services Commission for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-5.     REPORT RECEIPT OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – FOOD SERVICE
            Report receipt of responses to Request for Proposals for Food Services: (a) Aramark Food Services, (b) Pomptonian Food Services, (c) Sodexo Food Services, (d) Whitsons Culinary Group.
 
O-6.     REPORT RECEIPT OF BID – EXTERIOR WALL
            Report receipt of bid for exterior wall repair at Administration Building: (a) Grove Contracting, LLC.
 
O-7.     APPROVE REJECTION OF BID – EXTERIOR WALL
            Approve rejection of bid from Grove Contracting, LLC because it exceeds budget.
 
O-8.     APPROVE REQUEST FROM UNION TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY ACTION ORGANIZATION
            Approve request from Union Township Community Action Organization, Inc. requesting use of Jefferson School parking lot and walkway for Annual Red Carpet Prom Event, June 6, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-9.     APPROVE REQUEST FROM TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT
            Approve request from Transportation Department for Officer Sangster of the Union Police Department requesting use of two buses for students in Law Enforcement Explorer Program on July 10, 2019 from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. to the State Police Barracks, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-10.   APPROVE REQUEST FROM UHSPAC/DOUGLAS MICHAEL KRUEGER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
           Approve request from Union High School Performing Arts Company and Douglas Michael Krueger Scholarship Fund requesting the use of space at Union High School for auditions on September 20, 2019 and rehearsal and performance on October 5, 2019, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-11.     APPROVE REQUEST FROM TOWNSHIP OF UNION RECREATION DEPARTMENT
              Approve request from Township of Union Recreation department requesting a school bus and driver for field trips (various dates from July 3, 2019 through August 9, 2019), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-12.     APPROVE REQUEST FROM CLASS OF 1969
              Approve request from Class of 1969 to tour Burnet Middle School on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-13.      APPROVE FOOD SERVICE COMPANY - POMPTONIAN
              Approve Pomptonian Food Services as company for District food services for the 2019-2020 school year.
 

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
Danza, Thomas
Teacher of English
UHS
5/31/2019
Retirement
 
Judd, Ellen
School Counselor
UHS
7/1/2019
Retirement
 
Dobbs, Lauren
Elementary Teacher
CF
4/29/2019
Resignation
 
Elzahaby, Amy
Teacher of English as a 2nd Language
Wash
6/27/2019
Resignation
 
Gratto, Nikki
Speech Correction/
Language Specialist
DW
5/7/2019
Resignation
 
Kaminsky, Samantha
Teacher of Mathematics
BMS
6/30/2019
Resignation
 
Langan, Maura
Special Education Teacher
BMS
6/30/2019
Resignation
 
Paige, Rosa
P/T Café Aide
Frank
5/6/2019
Resignation
 
 
 
P-4.     APPROVE LEAVES
            Approve leaves for the following staff:
 
Name
 
Position
Location              
Leave Dates
Leave Type 
Regarding updated info only.
Notes/
Corrections:
All tentative approvals are pending required documentation.
Cerciello, Luigi
Custodian
Liv
Extension Intermittent
Through 12/1/2019
Unpaid Intermittent FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement not to exceed 12 unpaid weeks.
Havyar. Amanda
Elementary Teacher
HC
9/3/2019-12/6/2019
Paid Childing Rearing Leave and Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently)
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement not to exceed 12 unpaid weeks.
Johnson, Jamie
Elementary Teacher
Wash
9/3/2019-11/1/2019
Paid Childing Rearing Leave and Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently)
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement not to exceed 12 unpaid weeks.
Metta, Gina
Teacher of Mathematics
KMS
6/17/2019-12/5/2019
Paid Childing Rearing Leave and Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently)
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement not to exceed 12 unpaid weeks.
Mueller, Lynn
Teacher of Language Arts
BMS
4/23/2019-6/26/2019
Paid Medical Leave
 
Navarrete, Jamie
Paraprofessional
UHS
9/3/2019-12/19/2019
Paid Childing Rearing Leave and Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently)
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement not to exceed 12 unpaid weeks.
Nemezio, Elaine
10 Month Secretary
HC
Intermittent 4/24/2019-6/30/2019
Intermittent FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement not to exceed 12 unpaid weeks.
Osborne, Stuart
Part Time Bus Driver
Transportation
Extension through 7/1/19
Unpaid Non FMLA Medical Leave
Does Not meet FMLA Hour Requirements
Placca, Nicole
Elementary Teacher
UHS
Extension through 5/31/2019
Return 6/3/2019
Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) followed by Unpaid Non FMLA Child Rearing
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement exhausted after 5/17/2019
Tobin, Sue
Elementary Teacher
Wash
Extension Intermittent through 9/2/2019
Intermittent FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement not to exceed 12 unpaid weeks.
Vallier, Nanette
School Psychologist
Jeff
4/24/2019-5/27/2019
Paid Medical Leave
 
Vicidomini, Julia
Executive Administrative Assistant
Central Office
9/16/2019-1/29/2020
Paid Childing Rearing Leave and Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently)
 
 
P-5.     Agenda item approved at 5/14/19 worksession (employment contract-Superintendent).
 
P-6.     APPROVE TREASURER OF MONEYS - DEBRA CYBURT
            Approve the reappointment of Debra Cyburt as Treasurer of School Moneys for the 2019-2020 school year at an annual salary of $4,700.
 
P-7.     APPROVE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICER – AWARDING CONTRACTS
            Approve reappointment of Gregory E. Brennan as Affirmative Action Officer for awarding contracts for the 2019-2020 school year under P.L. 1975, c. 127, at no cost to the District.
 
P-8.     APPROVE CUSTODIAN OF RECORDS – BRENNAN
            Approve the reappointment of Gregory E. Brennan as Custodian of School Records for the 2019-2020 school year, at no cost to the District.
 
P-9.     APPROVE RESIDENCY INVESTIGATORS – SUMMER 2019
            Approve residency investigators to work during summer 2019 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 ($18/hr)
 
P-10.   APPROVE CLINICAL AFFILIATION AGREEMENT – KEAN UNIVERSITY
            Approve Clinical Affiliation Agreement with Kean University to allow practicum, internship and student teaching between Kean University and the Township of Union Board of Education, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-11.   APPROVE CLINICAL AFFILIATION AGREEMENT – KEAN UNIVERSITY
            Approve Clinical Affiliation Agreement with Kean University-School of Nursing to allow clinical experience between Kean University and the Township of Union Board of Education, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-12.   APPROVE 2019-2020 ATHLETIC EVENT ASSIGNMENTS/FEES
            Approve the 2019-2020 Athletic Event (a) staff assignments and (b) staff fees, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-13.   APPROVE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION TEAM
            Approve Affirmative Action Team (AAT) to participate in the development of the needs assessment and Comprehensive Equity Plan (June 2019-2022), 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 April 1 through April 30, 2019 (1 from elementary, 1 from secondary and 2 from high school) or a total of thirty-two (32) students for the 2018-2019 school year] who are not domiciled in this school district and one (1) students who will be allowed to complete the 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
R-2.     APPROVE TO REMOVE STUDENT
            Approval to remove student #260606 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 #206577 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 #244043 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 #196608 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 DISTRICT INTERNET/INTRANET ISP
            Approve Altice/Lightpath as the District Internet/Intranet ISP.
 
T-2.     APPROVE THIRD PARTY TECHNICAL SERVICES – ASPIRE
            Approve Aspire as the District technology third-party technical services including network monitoring.
 
T-3.     APPROVE FAMILY ID ONLINE SERVICES
            Approve the use of FamilyID online services at the cost of $3,120.00 for the 2019-2020 school year for the high school and middle schools sports programs.
 

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

 
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