Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - regular meeting - 7 p.m. - Township of Union Board of Education, 2369 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Township of Union Board of Education, regular meeting, Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Administration Building, 2369 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083.

TOWNSHIP OF UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – JULY 16, 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 19, 2019 – regular meeting
            2.         March 19, 2019 – executive session
 

G. Communications

LETTER OF RESIGNATION – DeBLASI
Letter of resignation from Jaclyn DeBlasi, English teacher-Kawameeh middle school, effective July 1, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – PAREDES
Letter of resignation from Juan Paredes, café aide-Battle Hill Elementary School, effective June 20,2 019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – MULLER
Letter of resignation from Laura Muller-instrumental music teacher-Union High School, effective July 2, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – ERMAN
Letter of resignation from Carly Erman, part-time occupational therapist-districtwide, effective August 1, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – STERLACCI
Letter of resignation from Jason Sterlacci, teacher-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, effective June 30, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RETIREMENT – CORIGLIANO
Letter of resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from Barbara Corigliano, teacher-Livingston Elementary School, effective November 1, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – BARREIRO
Letter of resignation from Marcos Barreiro, Spanish teacher-Union High School, effective August 31, 2019.
 
UPDATE TO REQUEST FOR LEAVE – VICIDOMINI
Update to request for paid child rearing leave and unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Julia Vicidomini, Executive Administrative Assistant to Superintendent-Central Office, August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – PILONE
Request for paid child rearing leave and unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Gillian Pilone, teacher of special education-Jefferson, September 3, 2019 – January 1, 2020.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION - ARDITO
Letter of resignation from Nicholas Ardito, Director of Security-districtwide, effective July 14, 2019.
 

H. Superintendent’s Report

            1.         NJDOE – School Self-Assessment District and School Grade Report – HIB
 

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.     SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT OF HIB
            Superintendent’s report of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) conclusions for the month of June 2019, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-2.     APPROVE HOME SCHOOL STUDENT TO PARTICIPATE IN ATHLETIC PROGRAM
            Approve C.R., a high school student who is home schooled to participate in the athletic program of Union High School.
 
E-3.     APPROVE NONPUBLIC LAW 1977 CHAPTER 192-193 AGREEMENT – UCESC
            Approve the 2019-2020 Nonpublic Public Law 1977 Chapter 192-193 Agreement and resolution with the Union County Educational Services Commission, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-4.     APPROVE NONPUBLIC SCHOOL NURSING SERVICES – UCESC
            Approve the 2019-2020 Chapter 226 Nonpublic School Nursing Services Agreement and resolution with the Union County Educational Services Commission, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-5.     APPROVE NONPUBLIC SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE PROGRAM – UCESC
            Approve the 2019-2020 New Jersey Nonpublic School Technology Initiative Program Agreement and resolution with the Union County Educational Services Commission, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-6.     APPROVE NONPUBLIC SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS AGREEMENT – UCESC
            Approve the 2019-2020 New Jersey Nonpublic School Textbooks Agreement and resolution with the Union County Educational Services Commission, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-7.     APPROVE AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES – UCESC
            Approve the 2019-2020 Agreement for Professional Services with the Union County Educational Services Commission, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-8.     APPROVE CONTRACT WITH UCESC
            Approve contract with the Union County Educational Services Commission to administer the District’s Nonpublic School Individuals with Disabilities Education Act-B Initiative (IDEA-B) funds Basic, pursuant to the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Grant Application on behalf of the Board, effective July 1, 2019 until June 30, 2020.  The Board agrees to pay the Commission for services provided in accordance with rates specified in Schedule A. Billing shall commence in October and shall continue until the funds are depleted.  It is understood that the Commission will provide services for all of the eligible Nonpublic schools identified by the District’s grant application, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-9.     APPROVE NONPUBLIC SECURITY AID PROGRAM AGREEMENT – UCESC
            Approve 2019-2020 Nonpublic Security Aid Program Agreement and resolution with the Union County Educational Commission, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-10.   APPROVE NONPUBLIC SCHOOL EQUITABLE IDEA SERVICES AGREEMENT – UCESC
            Approve 2019-2020 Nonpublic School Equitable IDEA Services Agreement with the Union County Educational Services Commission, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-11.   APPROVE NONPUBLIC ESEA TITLE I AGREEMENT – UCESC
            Approve the 2019-2020 Nonpublic ESEA Title I Agreement, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-12.   APPROVE PLANNING FOR ADULT LIFE/THE ARC OF NEW JERSEY
            Approve Planning for Adult Life/The ARC of New Jersey Inc. to provide “Making Action Plans for Life (MAPS) Club” transitional educational classes for students and their families for the 2019 ESY program and the 2019-2020 school year, at no cost to the District, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-13.   APPROVE STUDENT ENROLLMENT – VO-TECH
            Approve students’ enrollment for school year 2019-2020 AM and PM vo-tech, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member..
 
E-14.   APPROVE NJDOE SCHOOL SELF-ASSESSMENT
            Approve the New Jersey Department of Education School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights District and School Grade Report 2017-2018, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-15.   APPROVE NJTIP TO PROVIDE TRAVEL INSTRUCTION
            Approve NJTIP at Rutgers to provide travel instruction (bus/train) per students’ IEPs for the 2019-2020 school year (not to exceed $14,564), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-16.   APPROVE PLANNING FOR ADULT LIFE/THE ARC OF NEW JERSEY – TRANSITIONAL EDUCATIONAL CLASSES
            Approve Planning for Adult Life/The ARC of New Jersey to provide transitional educational classes for students and their families for the 2019-2020 school year, at no cost to the District, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-17.   APPROVE PARENT/PUPIL TRANSPORTATION CONTRACT – 2019-2020
            Approve parent/pupil transportation contract for special education student attending NJEDDA High School at the rate of $45.44 per day for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-18.   APPROVE TUITION CONTRACT
            Approve Tuition Contract with Elizabeth Board of Education for JC for March 2018-June 2019, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-19.   APPROVE TUITION CONTRACT
            Approve Tuition Contract with Elizabeth Board of Education for AK for March 2018-June 2019, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-20.   APPROVE TUITION CONTRACT
            Approve Tuition Contract with Elizabeth Board of Education for TK for March 2018-June 2019, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-21.   APPROVE TUITION CONTRACT
            Approve Tuition Contract with Elizabeth Board of Education for LH for March 2018-June 2019, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-22.   APPROVE TUITION CONTRACT
            Approve Tuition Contract with Elizabeth Board of Education for DH for March 2018-June 2019, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-23.   APPROVE CODE OF CONDUCT AND CORE VALUES – 2019-2020
            Approve Code of Conduct and Core Values for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-24.   APPROVE CRITERIA FOR HONORS/AP PROGRAM PLACEMENT
            Approve Criteria for Honors/AP Program Placement – ELA, World Language, Social Studies and Math, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-25.   APPROVE EVIDENCE-BASED WRITING CURRICULUM AND TEACHER’S GUIDE
            Approve new Evidence-Based Writing Curriculum and Teacher’s Guide (Grades 5-12), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-26.   APPROVE CURRICULUM GUIDES
            Approve the following updated and new Curriculum Guides, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
  1. Science – Grade 1
  2. Science – Grade 2
  3. Science – Grade 3
  4. Science – Grade 4
  5. Social Studies – Grade K
  6. Social Studies – Grade 1
  7. Social Studies – Grade 2
  8. Social Studies – Grade 3
  9. Social Studies – Grade 4
  10. ELA – Grade K
  11. ELA – Grade 1
  12. ELA – Grade 2
  13. ELA – Grade 3
  14. ELA – Grade 4
  15. History Through Media, Film and Pop Culture
  16. African American History
 
E-27.   APPROVE STUDENTS AS LIAISONS FOR THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
            Approve the following students as liaisons for the Board of Education from August 2019 - June 2020; Grade 9 - J.T., Grade 10 - P.T., Grade 11 - F.O., and Grade 12 - G.G.
 

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 preliminary Treasurer’s Report (Cycle #12) dated June 30, 2019 be accepted.
 
F-2.     SECRETARY’S REPORT
            That the preliminary Secretary’s Report (Cycle #12) dated June 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 June 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 June 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.     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 amended 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
 
Kawameeh Middle School
26/Yearbook
Jostens – balance due for 2018-2019 year books
$4,824.50
Union High School
2055/Yearbook
Lifetouch – payment for 2019 yearbooks
$9,612.58
Union High School
2214/Senior Class of 2019
O’Donnel Sign Company – graduation signs
$1,820.00
Union High School
2001/Music/Theater
11th Hour Design – program printing, scenic design, set materials
$4,478.12
Union High School
2033Music
JW Pepper & Son – marching band competitive field show music and digital media files
$1,000.00
Union High School
46/Key Club
Key Club International – key club dues
$2,000 (maximum)
Union High School
46/Key Club
Union Board of Ed – transportation to fall rally
$1,100.00 (maximum)
Union High School
46/Key Club
Giving Tree Coffee – fundraiser for district convention
$3,000.00 (maximum)
Union High School
46/Key Club
Yankee Candle – fundraising for district convention
$6,000.00 (maximum)
Union High School
46/Key Club
NJ Key Club – payment for fall rally registration
$1,500.00 (maximum)
 
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
Flea Market
September 21, 2019 (rain date September 22, 2019)
UHS/TESSLO – to raise funds for activities that will build further interests and move towards club’s goals
Coupon Books
September-November 2019
UHS/Cross Country – to raise funds for team awards, activities, gear, etc.
Candy/Snack Sales
September 23, 2019-February 1, 2020
UHS/Robotics Club – to raise funds to cover costs of registering teams
Dress Down Days
September 20, 2019 and January 10, 2020
UHS/TESSLO – to raise funds to support educational enrichment activities
Candy/Snack Sales
September 3, 2019-June 20, 2020
UHS/TESSLO – to raise funds to support educational enrichment activities
Giving Bean Coffee Fundraiser
October 1, 2019-January 30, 2020
UHS/Key Club – to raise funds to help with convention costs
Yankee Candle Fundraiser
January 1-March 31, 2020
UHS/Key Club – to raise funds to help with convention costs
UNICEF Fundraiser
October 1-November 30, 2019
UHS/Key Club – to raise funds for neonatal tetanus through UNICEF
Candy Gram Fundraiser
December 1-25, 2019
UHS/Key Club – to raise funds to help with convention costs
T-shirt Sale
September 5, 2019-May 29, 2020
UHS/Farmer Fam – to raise funds for club events, spirit items, club scholarships and road game buses
Spirit Items Sale
September 5, 2019-May 29, 2020
UHS/Farmer Fam – to raise funds for club events, spirit items, club scholarships and road game buses
Snack/Bake Sale
Spetember 5, 2019-May 29, 2020
UHS/Farmer Fam – to raise funds for club events, spirit items, club scholarships and road game buses
Art to Remember
November 1-13, 2019
Hannah Caldwell – to raise money for art programs
Artome, LLC
March 26-April 3, 2020
Hannah Caldwell – to raise funds for art club
 
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 National School Studios
Hannah Caldwell Elementary School
$1,331.40
Bottling Group LLC-FSV
Union High School
$212.46
NY Life Insurance
Jefferson School
$130.00
 
F-13.   APPROVE UHS SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP AWARD – MARGARET FEKETE FUND
            Approve the following Senior Scholarship Award amounts for 2019 Union High School graduates from the Margaret Fekete Fund – one (1) $5,000 award to college of one student chosen based on the criteria set forth by the Margaret Fekete Trust, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-14.   APPROVE TEAM SCHOOL PHYSCIAN – GILSENAN
            Approve Dr. Michele Gilsenan as the Team School Physician for athletics for the 2019-2020 school year at an annual rate of $8,500.
 
F-15.   APPROVE CHIEF MEDICAL INSPECTOR – MULLICK
            Approve Bharati Mullick, M.D., as Chief Medical Inspector pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:40-1 for the 2019-2020 school year at an annual fee of $22,000.
 
F-16.   APPROVE LEGAL SERVICES FOR INDEPENDENT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/DISCRIMINATION INVESTIGATION – PETER B. FALLON, ESQ.
            Approve proposal from Peter B. Fallon, Esq. to provide services for an independent investigation of affirmative action complaint at an hourly rate of $170 per hour (not to exceed $5,000) for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-17.   APPROVE LEGAL SERVICES FOR INDEPENDENT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/DISCRIMINATION INVESTIGATION – PETER B. FALLON, ESQ.
            Approve proposal from Peter B. Fallon, Esq. to provide services for an independent investigation of affirmative action complaint at an hourly rate of $170 per hour (not to exceed $5,000), in accordance with the non-pubic information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-18.   APPROVE PARENT TRAINING – SUICIDE PREVENTION AND AWARENESS
            Approve one session of parent training for suicide prevention and awareness, delivered by Amy S. Jacob, LCWSW.  Training will be conducted during the 2019-2020 school year.  The cost will be $450.00 and be two hours in duration.  The total cost to the District for the training will not exceed $450.00 (Account #7075/11-000-219-320-02-19).
 
F-19.   APPROVE INLINGUA – TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION SERVICES
            Approve Inlingua to provide translation and interpretation services for the 2019-2020 school year, not to exceed $3,000.00 (Account #11-000-216-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-20.   APPROVE SPECIAL COUNSEL – INTERNAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES
            Approve the David B. Rubin, Esq. of David B. Rubin, P.C. and the Busch Law Group LLC for legal internal investigative services for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-21.   APPROVE PAYMENT ADJUSTMENTS TO PARAPROFESSIONALS
            Approve payment adjustments to the following paraprofessionals at Franklin Elementary School: (a) $400 to Jasmine Sanders, Olugbemisola Olayinka, Candice Gainer and Yamely Balcazar and (b) $800 to Kari Graham, Robert Nelson, Patricia Griffin, Kafi Howell, Ayana Strickland, Souffrance Jean-Baptiste, Nnenna Obi, Rachita Sanghavi, Diane Tavares, Nicole Harris and Jessica Desire.
 
F-22.   APPROVE MARILYN KUBICHEK MD – EVALUATIONS
            Approve Marilyn Kubichek, MD, FAAP, to provide neurological evaluations at the rate of $600.00 per evaluation ($625-$800.00 per off-site evaluation) for the 2019-2020 school year (not to exceed $10,200.00) (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-23.   APPROVE RICHARD DiTURI – EVALUATIONS
            Approve Dr. Richard DiTuri to provide psychiatric evaluations at the rate of $900.00 per evaluation for the 2019-2020 school year (not to exceed $7,200.00) (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-24.   APPROVE 2019-2020 OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENT PLACEMENT LIST
            Approval be given to amend the 2019-2020 out-of-district student placement list, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-25.   APPROVE NEW JERSEY PEDIATRIC FEEDING ASSOCIATES – EVALUATION
            Approve New Jersey Pediatric Feeding Associates LLC to provide a feeding evaluation at the rate of $750.00 per evaluation and feeding training at the rate of $175.00 per student for the 2019-2020 school year (not to exceed $1,850.00) (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-26.   APPROVE ROMANA KULIKOVA MD – EVALUATIONS
            Approve Romana Kulikova, MD to provide neurological evaluations and neurodevelopmental evaluations at the rate of $450.00 per evaluation in the office and $600.00 for evaluation in the schools(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-27.   APPROVE APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION OF EMERGENCY AID APPLICATION
            Approve application and submission of the 2019-2020 Emergency Aid application to the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) by August 9, 2019.
 
F-28.   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 SALE OF SCHOOL VEHICLES
            Approve the sale of the following school vehicles by Hunterdon County Educational Services Commission: (a) Bus 67 2004, I C transit style bus front engine (VIN 4DRBGAAN54A967817) and (b) Bus 53 2004, I C transit style bus front engine (VIN 4DRBGAAN94A964385), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-3.     APPROVE DISPOSAL OF TEXTBOOKS
            Approve disposal of textbooks (all textbooks under 10 years old will be listed on the textbook sharing website), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-4      APPROVE ROTC DRILL COMPETITION
            Approve ROTC Drill Competition at Union High School main gym on November 23, 2019 from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
O-5.     APPROVE SUBMISSION OF ANTICIPATED FACILITY REQUESTS
            Approve submission of Anticipated Facility Requests for the 2019-2020 school year to the New Jersey Department of Education (Union County office), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-6.     APPROVE SUBMISSION OF ALTERNATE METHOD OF COMPLIANCE
            Approve submission of the alternate method of compliance in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:26-6.3 and/or 6.4 for toilet room facilities for early intervention, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms (2019-2020 school year), 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.     ACCEPT LETTERS OF RESIGNATION/RETIREMENT
            Accept letters of resignation/retirement from the following staff:
 
Name
Position
Location
Eff. Date
Reason
Notes
 
DeBlasi, Jaclyn
English teacher
KMS
7/1/2019
Resignation
 
Paredes, Juan
Café aide
BH
6/20/2019
Resignation
 
Muller, Laura
Instrumental music teacher
UHS
7/2/2019
Resignation
 
Erman, Carly
P/T occupational therapist
Districtwide
8/1/2019
Resignation
 
Sterlacci, Jason
Teacher
HC
6/30/2019
Resignation
 
Corigliano, Barbara
Teacher
Livingston
11/1/2019
Retirement
 
Barreiro, Marcos
Spanish teacher
UHS
8/31/19
resignation
 
Ardito, Nicholas Director of Security districtwide 7/14/19 Resignation  
 
P-3.     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.
Julia
Vicidomini,
Executive Administrative Assistant
Central Office
8/26/2019-1/31/2020
Return 2/3/2020
Paid Child Rearing Leave and Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently)
Update to start date only.
Gillian Pilone
 
Teacher of Special Education 
 
Jefferson
9/3/2019-1/1/2020
Return 1/3/2020
Paid Child Rearing Leave and Unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)  
 
 
 
P-4.     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-5.     APPROVE ATTENDANCE AT UCASE MEETINGS
            Approve Kim Conti, Director of Special Services to attend UCASE meetings at a cost of $50 for the 2019-2020 school year.
 
P-6.     APPROVE ATTENDANCE AT AUTISM SYMPOSIUM MEETINGS
            Approve Dr. Brian Kaufman, school psychologist, to attend Autism Symposium meetings at the Morris Union Jointure Commission, at no cost to the District, for the 2010-2020 school year.
 
P-7.     APPROVE ATTENDANCE AT TRAUMATIC LOSS COALITION AND MUJC MEETINGS
            Approve Dr. Brian Kaufman, school psychologist, and Dutesche Aine, school social worker, to attend monthly Traumatic Loss Coalition meetings and meetings at the Morris Union Jointure Commission, at no cost to the District, for the 2019-2020 school year.
 
P-8.     APPROVE ATTENDANCE AT MUJC MEETINGS
            Approve Kim Conti, Director of Special Services, Joseph Seugling, Supervisor of Special Services, Latesha Jenkins, Supervisor of Special Services to attend meetings at the Morris Union Jointure Commission, at no cost to the District, for the 2019-2020 school year.
 
P-9.     APPROVE ATTENDANCE AT NJ COUNCIL OF ADMINISTRATORS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION MEETINGS
            Approve Kim Conti, Director of Special Services, to attend New Jersey Council of Administrators of Special Education meetings for the 2019-2020 school year.
 
P-10.   APPROVE CLINICAL AFFILIATION AGREEMENT – EMERSON COLLEGE
            Approve Clinical Affiliation Agreement between Emerson College for the purpose of providing supervised, practical learning experiences in connection with a clinical program and the Township of Union Board of Education, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-11.   APPROVE DESIGNEES – STUDENT ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT
            Approve David Shaw, Shawn Paterno and Julie Carvalho as the new designees for the ConnectOne “Burnet Middle School Student Activities Account,” at no cost to the District and approving the removal of Tommy Harrell, Sharon Drayton and Angela Rapke as designees for said account.
 

L. 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.
 

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 [nine (9) students exited from June 1st through June 30, 2019 (5 from elementary, 3 from secondary and 1 from high school) or a total of forty-two (42) 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 #301326 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 #310304 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 #290296 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 #270299 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-6.     APPROVE TO REMOVE STUDENT
            Approval to remove student #248223 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-7.     APPROVE TO REMOVE STUDENT
            Approval to remove student #210305 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-8.     APPROVE TO REMOVE STUDENT
            Approval to remove student #246011 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-9.     APPROVE TO REMOVE STUDENT
            Approval to remove student #258225 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-10.   APPROVE TO REMOVE STUDENT
            Approval to remove student #278273 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-11.   APPROVE TO REMOVE STUDENT
            Approval to remove student #260565 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-12.   APPROVE TO REMOVE STUDENT
            Approval to remove student #290541 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 resolution for the Board’s consideration:
 
T-1.     APPROVE PARTICIPATION IN NON-BINDING COOPERATIVE PURCHASE AGREEMENT – NJECC
            Approve participation in non-binding cooperative purchase agreement with New Jersey Educational Computing Cooperative (NJECC) for the 2019-2020 school year.
 

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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