Tuesday, September 17, 2019-regular meeting-7 p.m.-Township of Union Board of Education, UHS Library, 2350 North Third Street, Union, NJ 07083

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

Township of Union Board of Education, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 regular meeting, 7:00 p.m., Union High School Library, 2350 North Third Street, Union, New Jersey 07083.

TOWNSHIP OF UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – SEPTEMBER 17, 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.         May 14, 2019 – worksession
            2.         May 14, 2019 – executive session
            2.         May 21, 2019 – regular meeting
            3.         May 21, 2019 - executive session
 

G. Communications

LETTER FROM TOWNSHIP OF UNION RECREATION DEPARTMENT
            Letter from Township of Union Recreation Department requesting update to previously approved Trunk or Treat event request.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – COLLURA
            Letter of resignation from Jennifer Collura, cafeteria aide-Livingston Elementary School, effective September 5, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RETIREMENT – ROHLIK
            Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Rudy Rohlik, part-time bus driver-Transportation Department, effective September 1, 2019.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – GIERLA
            Letter of resignation from Michele Gierla, paraprofessional-Union High School, effective September 1, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – BRUMFIELD
            Request for paid medical leave and unpaid FMLA from Catherine Brumfield, special education teacher-Union High School, September 9, 2019 – December 9, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – DAMIANO
            Request for paid child rearing leave and unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Adriane Damiano, health and physical education teacher-Union High School, October 28, 2019 – April 1, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – KELLY
            Request for extension of paid medical leave from Eileen Kelly, teacher-Connecticut Farms Elementary School, new return date January 2, 2020.
 
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – CORVELEYN
            Request for non FMLA leave from Clair Corveleyn, paraprofessional-Battle Hill Elementary School, September 1, 2019 - January 1, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR INTERMITTENT LEAVE – PARDO
            Request for intermittent FMLA leave from Gregory Pardo, teacher-Connecticut Farms Elementary School, September 1, 2019 – September 1, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE UPDATE – CARVAJAL
            Update to request for paid child rearing leave and unpaid NJFLA/FMLA (concurrently) from Maria Carvajal, teacher-Jefferson School, October 7, 2019 – March 24, 2020.
 
LETTER OF RETIREMENT – MOBLEY
            Letter of resignation, for purpose of retirement, from Lorenzo Mobley, 2nd shift custodian-Union High School, effective March 1, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – SHAH
            Request for FMLA/NJFLA leave (concurrently) from Dipti Shah, paraprofessional-Kawameeh Middle School, September 1, 2019 – November 25, 2019.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – DENNING
            Request for paid child rearing leave and unpaid FMLA leave from Noa Denning, speech correction/language specialist-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, November 4, 2019 – March 27, 2020.
 
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – FASOLINA
            Request for unpaid non FMLA leave from Christina Fasolina, paraprofessional-Burnet Middle School, September 18, 2019 – May 13, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR CONTINUED INTERMITTENT LEAVE – NEMEZIO
            Request for continued intermittent FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Elaine Nemezio, 10-month secretary-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, April 24, 2019 – April 24, 2020.
 
LETETER OF RESIGNATION – JENKINS
            Letter of resignation from Latesha Jenkins, Supervisor for Special Services – districtwide, effective November 11, 2019.
 
 

H. Superintendent’s Report

            1.         Presentation – Washington Elementary School
            2.         ESIP Presentations – (1) Honeywell; (2) Snyder Electric
 

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.     APPROVE DISTRICT MENTORING PLAN
            Approve Township of Union Public Schools 2019-2020 District Mentoring Plan, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-2.     APPROVE I&RS MEMBERS – 2019-2020
            Approve I&RS members for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-3.     APPROVE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANNING COMMITTEE – 2019-2020
            Approve School Improvement Planning Committee for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-4.     APPROVE REVISED INSTRUCTIONAL UNIT PLAN FORM
            Approve the revised Instructional Unit Plan for teachers to unpack the standards into instructional units in each grade; addressing all grade level standards, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-5.     APPROVE CURRICULUM GUIDES
            Approve the following curriculum guides, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member:
 
  1. Exploring Social & Digital Media
  2. Intro to Drone Theory and Design
  3. Allied Health, Grades 10 and 11
  4. Allied Health, Grade 12
 
E-6.     APPROVE MODIFICATION OF SUPERINTENDENT’S DECISION
            Approve modification of Superintendent’s decision on the HIB matter reviewed by the Board and remand the HIB matter to the Anti-Bullying Specialist for further investigation.
 

J. 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 August 31, 2019 be accepted.
 
F-2.     SECRETARY’S REPORT
            That the Secretary’s Report dated August 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 August 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 August 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 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
Union High School
2033/Music
Pine Forest Camp – band camp invoice (8/18-22/19)
$12,015.00
 
F-10.   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-11.   APPROVE FUNDRAISERS
            Approve the following fundraisers, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member:
 
Event Name
Date
Purpose
 
Bake Sale
September 18, 2019-June 20, 2020
UHS/Student Council – to raise money for student council events and activities
Powder Puff Game
May 2020
UHS/Student Council – to raise money for student council events and activities
March Madness
March 2020
UHS/Student Council – to raise money for homecoming dance and all upcoming events
Valentine’s Day Gram
February 14, 2020
UHS/Student Council – to raise money for student council events and activities
Holiday Grams
December 20, 2019
UHS/Student Council – to raise money for student council events and activities
Student vs. Faculty Football game
November 1-30, 2019 or April 1-May 31, 2020
UHS/Student Council – to raise money for student council events and activities
Homecoming Game
November 1, 2019
UHS/Student Council – to raise money for student council events and activities
Homecoming Dance
November 2, 2019
UHS/Student Council – to raise money for student council events and activities
Car Wash
September 1, 2019
UHS/Marching Band – to raise funds to offset the cost of props/materials for students
Scholastic Book Fair
September 23-27, 2019
KMS/Library Activities – to raise funds for the library
 
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
AdoptAClassroom.org and partner Burlington Stores
Franklin Elementary School
$10,000
 
F-12A.Agenda item approved at 9/10/19 worksession (Modell’s/NY Giants/American Heart Association).
 
F-13.   APPROVE TRAVEL AND RELATED EXPENSES – NJSBA WORKSHOP - 2019
            Approve travel and related expenses pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:11-12, N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-5.8, 5.9 for the NJSBA Workshop Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey for Board members and Central Office Administration.
 
F-14.   APPROVE PLAY UNIFIED GRANT AWARD
            Approve the acceptance of the Play Unified Grant award, in the sum of $7,900.00, to be distributed to the following schools – (a) Burnet Middle School - $2,000; (b) Union High School - $2,900; (c) Kawaweeh Middle School - $1,500; (d) Jefferson School - $1,500.
 
F-15.   APPROVE SUMMIT SPEECH – AUDIOLOGY CONSULTATIVE SERVICES
            Approve Summit Speech to provide audiology consultative services at the rate of $200.00 per hour, not to exceed $600.00, for the 2019-2020 school year [Account #11-000-219-320-02-19].
 
F-16.   For informational purposes only – vote not required.  List of legal services for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-17.   APPROVE RODRIGUEZ NATIVO LLC –SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER
            Approve Rodriguez Nativo LLC to provide sign language interpreting for parent conferences and school activities at a flat rate of $175 for two hours (thereafter $70/hr. day rate and $75/hr. after 5 p.m.) not to exceed $2,750 for the 2019-2020 school year (Account #11-000-240-890-01-54-060).
 
 
F-18.   APPROVE PARTICIPATION IN SAFER SCHOOLS IN AMERICA IMPACT GRANT
            Approve participation in the Safer Schools in America (SSIA) Impact Grant for the following three schools: (a) Union High School, (b) Burnet Middle School and (c) Kawameeh Middle, 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 AGREEMENT WITH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF UNION COUNTY
            Approve agreement with the Boys & Girls Club of Union County for the 2019-2020 winter swim season, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-2.     APPROVE ANNUAL INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT NOTICE
            Approve Annual Integrated Pest Management Notice for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-3.     APPROVE REQUEST FROM TOWNSHIP OF UNION RECREATION DEPARTMENT
            Approve request from Township of Union Recreation Department requesting an update to previously approved Trunk or Treat event: (a) to add rain date of October 27, 2019 and (b) include access to indoor restroom facilities, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-4.     APPROVE AMENDMENT TO SRO SERVICE AGREEMENT
            Approve Amendment to School Resource Officer Service Agreement for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 

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.     Agenda item approved at 9/10/19 worksession (personnel actions).
 
 P-1A.   PERSONNEL ACTIONS – NEW HIRES
            Personnel Actions-New Hires be approved in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-1B    PERSONNEL ACTIONS – EXTRA PAY
            Personnel Actions-Extra Pay be approved in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-1C    PERSONNEL ACTIONS – TRANSFERS
            Personnel Actions-Transfers be approved in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-2.     APPROVE SUBSTITUTE LISTS
            Approve Substitute Lists for the 2019-2020 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
Collura, Jennifer
Cafeteria aide
Livingston
9/5/2019
Resignation
 
Rohlik, Rudy
P/T bus driver
Transportation
9/1/19
Retirement
 
Gierla, Michele
Paraprofessional
UHS
9/1/2019
resignation
 
Mobley, Lorenzo
2nd shift custodian
Maintenance
3/1/2020
Retirement
 
Jenkins, Latesha supervisor, special education districtwide 11/11/19 resignation  
 
P-4.     APPROVE LEAVES
            Approve leaves for the following staff:
 
Name
Position
Location
Leave Dates
Leave Type
Notes
Brumfield, Catherine
Special ed teacher
UHS
9/9/2019-12/9/2019
Paid medical leave and unpaid FMLA
FMLA entitlement not to exceed 12 unpaid weeks. If applicable: Time after this entitlement does not fall under FMLA
Damiano, Adriane
Health and phys ed teacher
UHS
10/28/19-4/1/2020
Paid child rearing leave and unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently)
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement not to exceed 12 unpaid weeks. If applicable: Time after this entitlement does not fall under FMLA/NJFLA
Kelly, Eileen
Teacher
CF
New return date 1/2/2020
Extension of paid medical leave
 
Corveleyn, Clair
Paraprofessional
BH
9/1/2019 – 1/2/2020
Non FMLA leave
 
Pardo, Gregory
Teacher
CF
9/1/2019-9/1/2020
Intermittent FMLA leave
 
Carvajal, Maria
Teacher
Jefferson
10/7/2019-3/24/2020
Update to paid child rearing leave and unpaid NJFLA/FMLA (concurrently)
 
Shah, Dipti
Paraprofessional
KMS
9/1/2019-11/25/2019
FMLA/NJFLA leave (concurrently)
 
Fasolina, Christina
Paraprofessional
BMS
9/18/2019-5/13/2020
Unpaid non FMLA leave
extension through 4/24/2020. Org. leave began 4/24/19. FMLA/NJFLA entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks
Nemezio, Elaine
10-month secretary
HC
4/24/19 – 4/24/2020
Continued intermittent FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently)
FMLA/NJFLA not applicable
 
P-5.     Agenda item removed prior to Board meeting (principal/supervisor salaries).
 
P-6.     APPROVE CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM – 2019-2020
            Approve Crisis Response Teams for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-7.     APPROVE 2019-2020 HOURLY RATES LIST
            Approve 2019-2020 Hourly Rates List, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-8.     APPROVE CHANGE OF SALARY CLASS – EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2019
            Approve Change of Salary Class (effective September 2019), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-9.     APPROVE DESIGNEES – STUDENT ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT
            Approve designees for the Student Activities Accounts for Union High School, Kawameeh Middle School, Jefferson School, Battle Hill Elementary School, Connecticut Farms Elementary School, Franklin Elementary School, Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, Livingston Elementary School, Washington Elementary School, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-10.   APPROVE AFFILIATION AGREEMENT – KEAN UNIVERSITY
            Approve Affiliation Agreement-PSYD Program in Combined School and Clinical Psychology Externship Agreement 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 AFFILIATION AGREEMENT – CALDWELL UNIVERSITY
            Approve Affiliation Agreement for Clinical Experience and Clinical Practice between Caldwell University and the Township of Union Board of Education, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-12.   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-13.   APPROVE SCHOOL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR/BOARD SECRETARY
            Approve Manuel E. Vieira as School Business Administrator/Board Secretary for the 2019-2020 school year, effective October 1, 2019, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member (approved by County Superintendent).
 

M. Policy Committee

 

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 [three (3) students exited from July 1, 2019 through August 30, 2019 (2 from elementary, 1 from out of district) or a total of three (3) students for the 2019-2020 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 #171650 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 #288145 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 #290325 from the attendance rolls as the student has been determined to be ineligible to attend the Township of Union Public Schools as a resident student.
 

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

U. Adjournment

 

 

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