Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - regular meeting - 7:00 p.m. - Union High School Library, 2350 North Third Street, Union, NJ 07083

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Dates: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

Regular meeting of the Township of Union Board of Education, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Union High School Library, 2350 North Third Street, Union, New Jersey 07083.  

TOWNSHIP OF UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – June 18, 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.         March 12, 2019 – planning session
            2.         March 12, 2019 – worksession
            3.         March 12, 2019 – executive session
 

G. Communications

LETTER FROM TOWNSHIP OF UNION
            Letter from Superintendent of Recreation for the Township of Union requesting to use the Jefferson School parking lot on Saturday, October 26, 2019 for the Township’s Trunk or Treat event.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – BARLETT
            Request for paid medical leave followed by unpaid FMLA from Sandra Barlett, paraprofessional-Livingston Elementary School, May 30, 2019 – June 16, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – ELLIOTT
            Request for extension of unpaid non-FMLA leave from Kenneth Elliott, security officer-Jefferson School, new return date September 1, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – GUNDERSON
            Request for paid medical leave followed by unpaid child rearing leave under NJFLA from Jamie Gunderson, teacher-Connecticut Farms Elementary School, September 3, 2019 – December 18, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – ANDRIULLI
            Request for paid medical leave non-FMLA from Teresa Romeo Andriulli, teacher-Battle Hill Elementary School, June 10, 2019 – June 26, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – SCHIFF
            Request for paid child rearing leave followed by unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Sandra Schiff, health and physical education teacher-Washington Elementary School, September 1, 2019 - January 1, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – WAHLERS
            Request for extension of unpaid non-FMLA leave from Jennifer Wahlers, teacher-Jefferson School, new return date September 1, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR INTERMITTENT LEAVE – ZURKA
            Request for intermittent FMLA leave from Christine Zurka, paraprofessional-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, May 20, 2019 – June 30, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR INTERMITTENT LEAVE – ZAWACKI
            Request for intermittent unpaid FMLA from Suzanne Zawacki, teacher of special education-Kawameeh Middle School, May 13, 2019 – November 1, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – SCOTTO
            Letter of resignation from Jaclyn Scotto, English teacher-Union High School, effective September 1, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RETIREMENT – GARY
            Letter of resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from Shirley J. Gary, café aide-Franklin Elementary School, effective June 26, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – MURPHY
            Letter of resignation from Alison Murphy, teacher-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, effective June 30, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – MOORE
            Request for paid medical leave and unpaid FMLA from Cynthia Moore, part-time bus driver-Transportation Department, May 17, 2019 – October 1, 2019.
 

H. Superintendent’s Report

 
            1.         Presentation by Gifted and Talented Competition Winners
            2.         Presentation by Hussan Peavey – Supply Chain Management Leader –
                        Rutgers Business School
            3.         Recognition of Teachers
 

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 May 2019, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-2.     APPROVE DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
            Approve District Professional Development Plan 2018-2019, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
 
E-3.     APPROVE DISTRICT STUDENTS ATTENDING THE ARC KOHLER SCHOOL BE PROVIDED MEALS AT NO COST
            Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-18.5, approve District students attending The Arc Kohler School be provided meals at no charge and in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23-4.5(a)20 which authorizes The Arc Kohler School to include costs of meals provided with the annual tuition rate charged for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-4.     APPROVE SPECIAL EDUCATION TUITION CONTRACT – UCESC
            Approve Special Education Tuition Contract between the Union County Educational Services Commission and the District for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-5.     Agenda item approved at June 11, 2019 worksession (Comprehensive Equity Plan).
 
E-6.     APPROVE COMMUNITY-BASED INSTRUCTION (CBI) SITES
            Approve the following community-based instruction (CBI) sites for the 2019-2020 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) Embassy Suites Hilton, 250 Connell Drive, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.
 
E-7.     APPROVE REVISED 2019-2020 CALENDARS
            Approve revised 2019-2020 calendars, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-8.     APPROVE NJDOE PARENT/PUPIL TRANSPORTATION AGREEMENT
            Approve New Jersey Department of Education parent/pupil transportation agreement for reimbursement to parent for transporting their student to and from ARC Kohler School, Mountainside, New Jersey at a rate of $13.08 per day for the 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-9.     APPROVE TUITION CONTRACT
            Approve Tuition Contract with Piscataway Board of Education for A.K., in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-10.   APPROVE TUITION CONTRACT
            Approve Tuition Contract with Piscataway Board of Education for E.K., in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-11.   APPROVE TUITION CONTRACT
            Approve Tuition Contract with Piscataway Board of Education for L.K., in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
 
 
E-12.   APPROVE TUITION CONTRACT
            Approve Tuition Contract with Piscataway Board of Education for O.M., in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-13.   AFFIRM FINDINGS OF HIB INVESTIGATIONS
            Affirm the findings of the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying investigations #16 and #17 from the 2017-2018 school year following a hearing before the Board on June 10, 2019, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:37-15 et seq., 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, 2019 be accepted.
 
F-2.     SECRETARY’S REPORT
            That the Secretary’s Report dated May 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 May 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 May 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 2019-2020 STATE CONTRACT VENDORS
            Approve 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.     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
2001/Music
11thourDesign – scenic, lighting design, posters – Chicago production
$8,500.00
Union High School
2214/Senior Class
Trans Ed – transportation senior trip
$2,700.00
Union High School
2214/Senior Class
JnJ Transportation – transportation senior trip
$1,100.00
Union High School
3202/Athletics
Galloping Hill Caterers-Hall of Fame Alumni Dinner
$30,000.00 (estimate)
Union High School
3202/Athletics
Kass Glass – Hall of Fame Alumni Dinner awards
$3,000.00 (estimate)
Union High School
3202/Athletics
Varsity Athletic Apparel-Hall of Fame Alumni Dinner banners
$8,000.00 (estimate)
Union High School
3202/Athletics
Patel Printing-Hall of Fame Alumni Dinner invitations, programs and tickets
$4,000.00 (estimate)
Union High School
3280/Athletics
Carl Poffs Wrestling Camp – summer camp
$6,000 (estimate)
 
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
Snapraise
June 1-28, 2019
UHS/Union Farmers Football – to raise money for offseason expenses
Bake Sale
September  3, 2019 to May 29, 2020
UHS/National Honor Society – to raise funds for the National Honor Society tassels/cords
Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon Sale
October 1 – December 1, 2019
UHS/National Honor Society – to raise funds for breast cancer and prostate cancer awareness
Candy/Valentine’s Day Gram Sales
January 3-February 15, 2020
UHS/National Honor Society – to raise funds for the National Honor Society scholarships, stoles, pins and cords
Kicks & Stix Fundraiser
July 1-October 30, 2019
UHS/Field Hockey – to raise funds for field hockey team’s needs
Apparel Fundraiser
July 1-October 30, 2019
UHS/Gymnastics – to raise funds for gymnastics’ team needs
Indoor Soccer Tournament
June 20, 2019
UHS/Boys/Girls Soccer – to raise funds for misc. food, senior gifts etc.
Clothing Sale
September 1-20, 2019
UHS/Girls Soccer – to raise funds for new equipment, player trackers and clothing
 
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
$248.13
LifeTouch National School Studios
Franklin Elementary School
$807.00
Bottling Group LLC-FSV
Union High School
$262.22
 
F-13.   APPROVE AMEND THE MAXIMUM DOLLAR LIMIT – PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
            Approve amending the maximum dollar limit for professional services (from $1,969,000 to $2,119,000), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-14.   APPROVE RENEWAL OF AUDITOR – NISIVOCCIA LLP
            Approve renewal of Nisivoccia LLP as independent auditors for fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.
 
F-15.   APPROVE RENEWAL OF INSURANCE BROKER – FAIRVIEW
            Approve renewal of Fairview Insurance Agency Association for insurance brokerage services – property and casualty and worker’s compensation for the 2019-2020 school year.
 
F-16.   APPROVE RENEWAL OF HEALTH INSURANCE BROKER – WILLIS
            Approve renewal of Willis Towers Watson as health insurance broker for the 2019-2020 school year.
 
F-17.   APPROVE RENEWAL OF BANK – CONNECTONE
            Approve renewal of ConnectOne Bank for banking services for the 2019-2020 school year.
 
 
F-18.   APPROVE RENEWAL OF LAW FIRM – FLORIO ET AL
            Approve renewal of the law firm of Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli LLC, as Board Attorney for the 2019-2020 school year.
 
F-19.   APPROVE PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR 2019-2020 TAX LEVY
            Approve payment schedule for the 2019-2020 Tax Levy, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-20.   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 26, 2019 at an hourly rate of $40/hr.
 
F-21.   APPROVE INCREASE TO 2018-2019 GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS
            Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A 13.3 §(d) appropriate surplus generated from State extraordinary aid excluded from the excess surplus calculation in the pre-budget year in the amount not to exceed $500,000, the unbudgeted special education appropriation shall be used as follows: $500,000 – Account #11-000-270-518-01-19-0060 contracted special education transportation services.
 
F-22.   APPROVE TUITION AGREEMENT WITH UCVTS – 2019-2020
            Approve Tuition Agreement with the Union County Vocational Technical Schools for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-23.   APPROVE SUBMISSION DATE FOR FY20 ESEA GRANT
            Approve the date of June 28, 2019 as the submission date of the FY20 ESEA grant to the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE).
 
F-24.   APPROVE ACCEPTANCE OF FY20 ESEA GRANT
            Approve the acceptance of the FY20 ESEA allocation from the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) as follows: (a) Title I-A: $902,435; (b) Title IIA: $185,388; (c) Title III: $53,595; (d) Title III-Immigrant: $16,798; (e) Title IV: $56,294 for a total of $1,214,510.
 
F-25.   APPROVE SUBMISSION DATE FOR 2019 COPS OFFICE SCHOOL VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM GRANT
            Approve the date of May 31, 2019 as the submission date for the 2019 COPS Office School Violence Prevention Program Grant.
 
F-26.   APPROVE SCHOOLS TO OPERATE A TITLE I SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAM
            Approve Franklin Elementary School, Burnet Middle School and Union High School to operate a Title I schoolwide program for the 2019-2020 school year (2019-2020 Annual School Plan to be submitted to NJDOE by June 30, 2019), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
 
 
F-27.   APPROVE ACCEPTANCE OF FY20 TITLE I SCHOOLWIDE RE-ALLOCATED FUNDS
            Approve acceptance of the FY20 Title I schoolwide re-allocated funds from the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) as follows: (a) Union High School - $42,847; (b) Burnet Middle School - $19,543; (c) Franklin Elementary School - $8,421, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-28.   APPROVE TITLE I SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
            Approve Title I Summer Enrichment Programs at Franklin Elementary School, Burnet Middle School and Union High School from July 8, 2019 to August 2, 2019.
 
F-29.   APPROVE EPIC HEALTH SERVICES INC. – NURSING SERVICES
            Approve Epic Health Services Inc. to provide nursing services, at the rate of $50.00 for RN and $40.00 for LPN, as well as provide nursing transportation services at the rate of $115 per trip (not to exceed $200,000.00) for the 2019-2020 school year (Acct. #11-000-216-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-30.   APPROVE JEWISH VOCATIONAL SERVICES –EVALUATIONS/ASSESSMENTS
            Approve Jewish Vocational Services to provide vocational evaluations at the rate of $900.00 per evaluation and vocational assessment with TEACCH transition assessment profile (TTA) at the rate of $975.00 per evaluation and community based assessments at the rate of $60.00 per hour (not to exceed $9,180.00), for the 2019-2020 school year (Acct. #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-31.   APPROVE ESTABLISHMENT OF PETTY CASH ACCOUNT
            Approve establishment of a petty cash account for costs associated with students’ IEP driven Community Based Instruction (CBI) at Battle Hill Elementary School – Extended School Year Program in the amount of $1,500.00 for the 2019-2020 school year.
 
F-32.   APPROVE THE CEREBRAL PALSY OF NORTH JERSEY – EVALUATIONS
            Approve The Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey to provide assistive technology and/or augmentative and alternative communication evaluations at the rate of $995.00 per evaluation and combined assessment of assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication at $1,500.00 per evaluation and communication training at $200.00 per hour (not to exceed $7,000.00) for the 2019-2020 school year (Acct #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-33.   APPROVE 2019-2020 OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENT PLACEMENT LIST
            Approve the 2019-2020 out-of-district student placement list, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-34.   APPROVE APPLICATION FOR NJ CAP GRANT
            Approve the application for the New Jersey Child Assault Prevention 2019-2020 Grant – Elementary, Teen and Special Needs – (CAP), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-35.   APPROVE JACINTO RAMIREZ – BILINGUAL EDUCATIONAL EVALUATIONS
            Approve Jacinto Ramirez for bilingual educational evaluations at the rate of $400.00 per evaluation (not to exceed $1,200.00) for the 2018-2019 school year (Acct #11-000-219-320-01-19).
 
F-36.   APPROVE JACINTO RAMIREZ – BILINGUAL EDUCATIONAL EVALUATIONS
            Approve Jacinto Ramirez for bilingual educational evaluations at the rate of $400.00 per evaluation (not to exceed $1,200.00) for the 2019-2020 school year (Acct #11-000-219-320-01-19).
 
F-37.   APPROVE OUR HOUSE INC. – COMMUNITY BASED SUPPORTED EMPLOYENT SERVICES
            Approve Our House Inc. to provide community based supported employment services to students in District public schools (not to exceed $92,000) for the 2019-2020 school year (Acct #11-000-216-320-01-19/7043), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-38.   APPROVE COUNSELING CENTERS FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT – MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING
            Approve Counseling Centers for Human Development for mental health screen (#90791-initial diagnostic interview) at the rate of $200.00 per screening (not to exceed $10,000.00) for the 2019-2020 school year (Acct #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-39.   APPROVE UCESC – TEACHER OF THE DEAF SERVICES
            Approve Union County Educational Service Commission (UCESC) to provide teacher of the deaf services at the rate of $109.00 per hour (not to exceed $4,000.00) for the 2019-2020 school year (Acct #11-000-216-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-40.   APPROVE MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC. – NURSING NURSES
            Approve Maxim Healthcare Services Inc. to provide nursing services at the rate of $46.81 for RN and $39.53 for LPN (not to exceed $60,000.00) for the 2019-2020 school year (Acct #11-000-216-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-41.   APPROVE FIRST CHILDREN – BCBA CONSULTATION
            Approve First Children for BCBA consultation to include functional behavior assessment, behavior intervention plans, IEP meetings and parent training at the rate of $100.00 per hour, registered behavior technician at the rate of $60.00 per hour and behavior technician at the rate of $50.00 per hour (not to exceed $400,000.00) for the 2019-2020 school year (Acct #11-000-216-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-42.   APPROVE STARLIGHT HOMECARE AGENCY – NURSING SERVICES
            Approve Starlight Homecare Agency, Inc. to provide nursing services at the rate of $56.00 for RN and $43.77 for LPN (not to exceed $50,000.00) for the 2019-2020 school year (Acct #11-000-216-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-43.   APPROVE ROMANA KULIKOVA, MD – NEUROLOGICAL EVALUATIONS
            Approve Romana Kulikova, MD to provide neurological evaluations at the rate of $450.00 per evaluation in the office and $600.00 for evaluations (not to exceed $10,500.00) for the 2019-2020 school year (Acct #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-44.   APPROVE JFK JOHNSON REHABILITATION INSTITUTE – PART-TIME CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
            Approve JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute to provide part-time career development services to students in our District public schools (not to exceed $43,860) for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member (Acct #11-000-216-320-01-19/7043).
 
F-45.   APPROVE A CARING CONNECTION – NURSING SERVICES
            Approve A Caring Connection to provide nursing services to District students at a rate of $55.00/hr for RN, $45/hr. for LPN and $21.00/hr. for CHHA (not to exceed $60,000.00) for the 2019-2020 school year (per Beach Vitale Act Senate #375) (Acct #11-000-216-320-01-19/7043), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-46.   ACCEPT RECEIPT OF GRANT
            Accept receipt of “Dig-In” grant from Groundwork Elizabeth on behalf of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders for Battle Hill Elementary School, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-47.   APPROVE SUBMISSION OF IDEA-B GRANT APPLICATION TO NJDOE
            Approve submission of the SFY 2020 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act–B (IDEA-B) grant application to the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) by July 12, 2019.
 
F-48.   APPROVE ACCEPTANCE OF IDEA-B GRANT
            Approve acceptance of the SFY 2020 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act-B (IDEA-B) grant for the FY 19-20 school year as follows: (a) Basic - $1,769,852 and (b) Preschool - $55,497.
 
F-49.   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-50.   APPROVE PLATT PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATES – PSYCHIATRIC CONSULTATIONS
            Approve Platt Psychiatric Associates to provide basic student in-office psychiatric consultations at the rate of $825 per evaluation, expedited student psychiatric consultations at the rate of $975.00 per evaluation and attorney or forensic conferences at the rate of $600 per hour for the 2019-2020 school year (not to exceed $3,000) (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
 

J. Grievance/Negotiations Committee

Upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Grievance/Negotiations Committee presents the following resolution for the Board’s consideration:
 
 
G-1.     APPROVE COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATIONS AGREEMENT – PART-TIME TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION
            Approve Collective Negotiations Agreement between the Part-Time Transportation Association and the Township of Union Board of Education for the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 

K. 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 ORGANIZATIONAL CHART FOR DISTRICT
            Approve organizational chart for the District, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-3.     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-4.     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 2019-2020:
 
  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-5.     APPROVE NOTIFICATION OF ASSET CHANGE OF STATUS
            Approve the Notification of Asset Change of Status for disposal of one (1) parts cleaner, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-6.     APPROVE REQUEST FROM TOWNSHIP OF UNION
            Approve request from Superintendent of Recreation for the Township of Union to use the Jefferson School parking lot on Saturday, October 26, 2019 for the Township’s Trunk or Treat event, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-7      APPROVE REJECTION OF BIDS – PARAPROFESSIONALS
            Approve rejection of bids received on June 11, 2019 for paraprofessional services because the Board of Education wants to revise the specifications for the services.
 

L. 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
Scotto, Jaclyn
Teacher of English
UHS
9/1/2019
Resignation
 
Gary, Shirley
Café Aide
Franklin
6/26/2019
Retirement
 
Murphy, Alison
Teacher
Hannah
6/30/19
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.
Barlett, Sandra 
Paraprofessional
Livingston
5/30/19-6/16/19
Paid Medical Leave followed by Unpaid FMLA
FMLA entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks.
Elliot, Kenneth
Security Officer
Jefferson
Extension
Return 9/1/2020
Unpaid Non FMLA
Does not meet FMLA requirements.
Gunderson, Jamie
Elementary Teacher
Conn. Farms
9/3/19-12/18/19
Paid Medical Leave followed by Unpaid NJFLA
NJFLA entitlement not to exceed 12 unpaid weeks.
Romeo Andriulli, Teresa
 
Elementary Teacher
 
Battle Hill
6/10/19-6/26/19
 
Paid Medical Leave Non FMLA
 
Does not meet FMLA hour requirements.
Schiff, Sandra
Health and Phys. Education Teacher
Washington
9/1/19-1/1/20
Paid Child Rearing Leave followed by Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement not to exceed 12 unpaid weeks.
Wahlers, Jennifer
Elementary Teacher
Jefferson
Extension
Return 9/1/2020
Unpaid Non FMLA/Non NJFLA
Does not meet FMLA/NJFLA hour requirements.
Zurka, Christine
Paraprofessional
Hann. Caldwell
5/30/19-6/30/2020
Intermittent FMLA
FMLA entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks.
Zawacki, Suzanne
Teacher of Special Education
KMS
5/13/19-11/1/19
Intermittent FMLA
FMLA entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks
Moore, Cynthia
Part-time bus driver
Transportation
5/17/19-10/1/19
Paid medical leave and unpaid FMLA
FMLA
entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks
 
P-5.     APPROVE STUDENT TEACHERS AND INTERNSHIPS
            Approve student teachers and internships for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-6.     APPROVE CHANGE OF SALARY CLASS #4
            Approve Change of Salary Class #4, effective September 1, 2018, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-7.     APPROVE DESIGNATED PERSON – ADA/FACILITY COORDINATOR, IPM COORDINATOR AND AHERA
            Approve reappointment of Barry Loessel, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds as ADA/Facility Coordinator, IPM coordinator and AHERA designated person for the 2019-2020 school year at no cost to the District.
 
P-8.     APPROVE CENTRAL OFFICE RESOLUTION
            Approve resolution providing benefits for all staff in the Central Office for the period from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-9.     APPROVE EMPLOYEES FOR REAPPOINTMENT – 2019-2020
            Approve employees on the attached list be reappointed for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-10.   APPROVE INTERN AFFILIATION AGREEMENT – KEAN UNIVERSITY
            Approve Intern Affiliation Agreement with Kean University-Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) Program 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 EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT – MOSES
            Approve the Employment Contract of Annie Moses, Assistant Superintendent for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member (under review by County Superintendent).
 
P-12.   APPROVE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT – BENAQUISTA
            Approve the Employment Contract of Gerald Benaquista, Assistant Superintendent for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member (under review by County Superintendent).
 
P-13.   APPROVE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT – BRENNAN
            Approve the Employment Contract of Gregory Brennan, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member (under review by County Superintendent).
 

M. Policy Committee

Upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Policy Committee presents the following policy(ies) for the Board’s consideration:
 
POL-1.            APPROVE POLICY 5141.5 - STUDENT SUICIDE PREVENTION AND CRISIS INTERVENTION
            Approve Policy 5141.5 - Student Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
 
POL-2.            APPROVE POLICY 3541.1 – TRANSPORTATION
            Approve Policy 3541.1 – Transportation, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
POL-3.            APPROVE POLICY 5118 – NONRESIDENTS
            Approve Policy 5118 – Nonresidents, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 

N. 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 [one (1) student exited from May 1st through May 31, 2019 (1 from high school) or a total of thirty-three (33) students for the 2018-2019 school year] who are not domiciled in this school district and two (2) 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 #206538 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.
 

O. Technology Committee

 

P. 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.
 

Q. Unfinished Business

R. New Business

S. Comments from the Public

T. Executive Session

APPROVE P-1 PERSONNEL ACTIONS HANDOUT
            Approve P-1 personnel action handout, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
ACCEPT P-3 RESIGNATION/RETIREMENT HANDOUT
            Approve P-3 resignation/retirement handout.
 
Name
 
Position
Location
Eff.
Date
Reason
Notes/
Corrections
Brennan, Gregory
Business Administrator/Board Secretary
Central Office
10/1/2019
Retirement
 
 
P-13.   APPROVE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT – BRENNAN
            Approve the Employment Contract of Gregory Brennan, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member (approved by County Superintendent).
 

 

U. Adjournment

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