Regular Meeting, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 7 p.m. - Union High School Library, 2350 North Third Street, Union, NJ

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 7:00pm

Township of Union Board of Education, Regular Meeting, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 7 p.m. - Union High School-Library, 2350 North Third Street, Union, New Jersey 07083.

TOWNSHIP OF UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – February 18, 2020

 

A. Roll Call

B. Flag Salute

C. Open Public Meetings Act Statement

D. Mission Statement

E. Comments from Public

F. Approval of Minutes:

            1.         October 8, 2019 – special meeting/HIB hearing
            2.         October 8, 2019 - worksession
            3.         October 8, 2019 – executive session
            4.         October 15, 2019 – regular meeting
 

G. Communications

LETTER FROM TOWNSHIP OF UNION EDUCATION FOUNDATION
            Letter from Township of Union Education Foundation listing grants that were awarded to teachers for the 2019-2020 school year.
 
REQUEST FOR USE OF FACILITIES AT UNION HIGH SCHOOL
            Letter from Department of the Army-ROTC requesting the use of facilities at Union High School (large gym, small gym and cafeterias) for the JROTC Battalion to host the North Jersey League Drill Championship on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR USE OF UHS FOOTBALL FIELD
            Letter requesting the use of the Union High School football field on May 30, 2020 from 5-10 p.m. for a community reading program entitled: “Friday Night Lights” sponsored by a grant received from the NJEA.
 
REQUEST FOR USE OF UHS FACILITY SITE
            Letter from the Township of Union Chamber of Commerce requesting the use of the Union High School facility site for the Chamber’s 10th Annual Mayor’s Day 5K Run on Sunday, September 20, 2020.  The race begins at 9:00 a.m.
 
REQUEST TO NAME JEFFERSON SCHOOL GYMNASIUM
            Request to the Township of Union Board of Education to name the gymnasium at Jefferson School in honor of Mr. Paul Robert Hayes.
 
CORRECTION – REQUEST FOR LEAVE – LICKS
            Correction to request for paid medical leave from Suzanne Licks, teacher-Livingston Elementary School, February 14, 2020-May 17, 2020.
 
LETTER OF RETIREMENT – MOYNIHAN
            Letter of resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from Michelle Moynihan, school librarian/media specialist-Union High School, effective July 1, 2020.
 
LETTER OF RETIREMENT – ECKERT
            Letter of resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from Arlene Eckert-business education teacher-Union High School, effective April 1, 2020.
 
LETTER OF RETIREMENT – ZURKA
            Letter of resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from John Zurka, teacher-Jefferson School, effective July 1, 2020.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – GARCIA
            Letter of resignation from Isaias Garcia, part-time bus driver-Transportation Department, effective February 28, 2020.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – SARANGO
            Letter of resignation from Ana Sarango, part-time aide-Transportation Department, effective January 31, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – CARLIN
            Request for extension of unpaid FMLA from Anthony J. Carlin, paraprofessional-Battle Hill Elementary School, new return date March 2, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – CARVAJAL
            Request for extension of unpaid child rearing leave non-FMLA/non-NJFLA from Maria Carvajal, Spanish teacher-Jefferson School, new return date September 1, 2020.
 
REQUEST TO RETURN EARLY – DENNING
            Request to return early from Noa Denning, speech/language specialist-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, new return date March 1, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR INTERMITTENT LEAVE – DESROSIERS
            Request for unpaid intermittent FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) paternity leave from Johnny Desrosiers, security officer-Burnet Middle School, March 10, 2020-June 24, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – DOMBROWSKI
            Request for extension of paid medical leave from Kathy Dombrowski, paraprofessional-Union High School, new return date April 1, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – DOMINGUEZ
            Request for unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) paternity leave from Jose Dominguez, Spanish teacher-Union High School, April 20, 2020-May 29, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR INTERMITTENT LEAVE – JANOWSKI
            Request for intermittent FMLA leave from Jennifer Janowski, pre-k teacher-Livingston Elementary School, January 22, 2020-February 28, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – MELKOWITS
            Request for extension of paid medical leave from Valerie Melkowits, paraprofessional-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, new return date May 2, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – PISCIOTTA
            Request for paid medical leave from Lynn Pisciotta, Confidential Administrative Assistant-Central Office, March 25, 2020-May 1, 2020 (tentative return date).
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF INTERMITTENT LEAVE – JOHNSON
            Request for extension of unpaid intermittent paternity leave under FMLA/NJFLA from Aaron Johnson, ESL teacher-Franklin and Connecticut Farms Elementary Schools, now through June 30, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – NIGRO
            Request for paid medical leave followed by unpaid FMLA from Leslie Nigro, teacher-Jefferson School, February 13, 2020-May 15, 2020 (tentative).
 
REQUEST FOR LEAVE – LANNO
            Request for unpaid FMLA followed by unpaid non FMLA from Catherine Lanno, pre-k paraprofessional-Battle Hill Elementary School, December 19, 2019-May 1, 2020 (tentative).
 
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF INTERMITTENT LEAVE – POLACK
            Request for extension of intermittent FMLA/NJFLA from Linda Polack, special education teacher-Union High School, now through June 30, 2020.
 
CORRECTION TO LEAVE – PERMISON
            Correction/Update to unpaid FMLA/NJFLA child rearing leave from Daiana E. Permison, Spanish teacher-Union High School, April 24, 2020-June 15, 2020.
 
LETTER OF RESIGNATION – GOMEZ
            Letter of resignation from Omar Gomez, part-time bus driver-Transportation Department, effective February 21, 2020.
 
 REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF LEAVE – MOORE
            Request for extension of unpaid FMLA followed by unpaid non-FMLA from Cynthia Moore, part-time bus driver -Transportation Department, now through February 29, 2020.
 
REQUEST FOR UPDATE ON LEAVE – GEORGE
            Request for update from intermittent FMLA to consecutive unpaid FMLA followed by unpaid non-FMLA from Sheren George, paraprofessional-Kawameeh Middle School, February 19, 2020-March 19, 2020.
 

H. Superintendent’s Report

            1.         Presentation – Technology – Sandra Paul/Craig Wojcik
            
 

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.     Agenda item reported at February 11, 2020 worksession (report of HIB-Jan 22-Feb 11, 2020)
 
E-1-1.  SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT OF HIB
            Superintendent’s Report of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) for the period February 12 to February 18, 2020, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member (no vote required; for reporting purposes only).
 
E-1A.  Agenda item adopted at February 11, 2020 workssion (affirm HIB-Jan 15-21, 2020)
 
E-1A-1. AFFIRM SUPERINTENDENT’S DETERMINATION OF HIB
            Affirm the Superintendent’s determination of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) for the periods January 22, 2020 to February 11, 2020, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-2.     APPROVE RESOLUTION AGREEMENT FOR COORDINATED TRANSPORTATION SERVICES – WCSSSD
            Approve resolution agreement for coordinated transportation services for the 2020-2021 school year for special education transportation between the Township of Union Board of Education and the Warren County Special Services School District at a pro-rated contract cost, plus a four percent administration fee, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-3.     APPROVE NJDOE MANDATED TUITION CONTRACT
            Approve the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) mandated Tuition Contract for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-4.     APPROVE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE
            Approve Settlement Agreement and Release for J.R., in accordance with the non-public 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. UHS: Pre-Calculus
  2. UHS: Honors Pre-Calculus
  3. UHS; Algebra III/Trigonometry
 

I. Fiscal and Planning Committee Resolutions

Upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Fiscal and Planning Committee presents the following resolutions for the Board’s consideration:
 
F-1.     TREASURER’S REPORT
            That the Treasurer’s Report dated January 31, 2020 be accepted.
 
F-2.     SECRETARY’S REPORT
            That the Secretary’s Report dated January 31, 2020 be accepted.
 
F-3.     CERTIFY TREASURER’S AND SECRETARY’S REPORT
            Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(a), I certify that as of January 31, 2020 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/   Manuel E. Vieira                                                    ____________
                        Manuel E. Vieira, Board Secretary                                   Dated
 
            Pursuant to N.J.A.C.6A:23-2.2(h), we certify that as of January 31, 2020 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
3270/Athletics
Old Fashion Candy – estimate for candy/snack sales for winter and spring track teams
$3,000.00 (estimate)
Hannah Caldwell Elementary School
 
Imagine That – kindergarten field trip to children’s museum
$1,800.00 (not to exceed)
Union High School
3335/Athletics
Old Fashion Candy – estimate for fruit snack sales for boys volleyball
$1,500.00 (estimate)
Union High School
3205/Athletics
Nixon Company – hall of fame inductees-names/banners for 2019 teams
$4,000.00 (estimate)
Union High School
3220/Athletics
Nixon Company – Gatorade drinks/snacks for athletes
$4,000.00 (estimate)
Union High School
UHSPAC
11thour Design – apparel, program, etc. for upcoming show
$6,670.00
Union High School
2190/Athletics
NJSIAA – estimate of ticket sales for girls basketball semi-finals at UHS – 3/11/2020
$4,000.00 (estimate)
Union High School
2227/Senior Class
Trans Ed – transportation for senior class trip-Dave & Buster’s
 
$5,000.00 (not to exceed)
Union High School
2043/HOSA Club
Rutgers School of Health Professions – dynamics of healthcare exam
$2,310.00
Union High School
2049/National Honor Society
NASSP – purchase student cords and pins
$1,353.48
Union High School
2045/Band-Chorus
World Strides – Music Dept spring trip to Boston, MA
$22,000.00
Union High School
JROTC
Microtel Inn by Wyndham – lodging for Army Drill Competition, Richmond, VA (March 18-22, 2020)
$5,847.32
Kawameeh Middle School
24/Theatre
Medieval Times – educational show for theatre club students
$1,777.60
Union High School
2045/Music
World Strides – Boston trip payment
$27,441.00
Union High School
2227/Senior Class of 2020
O’Donnell Sign Company – pay for graduation lawn signs
 
 
 
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
Districtwide Fundraiser – UHS
 
 
Districtwide Fundraiser – BMS
 
Districtwide Fundraiser – KMS
March 30 and 31
April 1-3, 2020
 
April 3, 2020
 
April 3, 2020
UHS/JROTC – raise funds to be donated to the “Anthony P. Steitz Memorial Scholarship
 
 
 
 
Snack/Candy Fundraiser
February 19-June 30, 2020
UHS/winter-spring track – to raise funds for track program
Fruit Snack Sales
February 19-June 10, 2020
UHS/Boys Volleyball – to raise funds for boys volleyball
Snack Sale
May 1-May 31, 2020
UHS/French Club – to raise funds for scholarships for seniors and support field trip to Alliance Francaise in NYC
 
Sky Zone of Springfield
February 28, 2020
HC/Student Council – to raise funds to donate to WWF-Australia for animals devastated by Australian wildfires
Bake Sale (previously approved)
March 14-April 19, 2020 (date change)
UHS/Peer Ambassadors – to raise funds for scholarships for graduating seniors
March “Craftness”
March 2-30, 2020
UHS/National Art Honor Society – to raise funds during Youth Art Month
Teacher Mural Raffle
March 2-April 30, 2020
UHS/National Art Honor Society – to raise funds for club and boost school morale
Coffee and Canvas Night
May 1-20, 2020
UHS National Art Honor Society – to raise funds for future club activities
Toy and Game Drive
March 2-6, 2020
UHS/HOSA – to collect toys and games for pediatric patients at RWJ/St. Barnabas
Gummy Sale
March 1-April 1, 2020
UHS/National Honor Society – to raise funds for NHS stoles and tassels
Haunted Hike and Concession Stand
October 24, 30, 31, 2020
UHS/Hiking Club – to raise funds for transportation and end of year trip
Bake Sale (previously approved)
February 20-March 9, 2020 (date change)
UHS/Seeker’s Club – to raise funds for future events
Spring Dance (previously approved)
April 3, 2020 (date change)
UHS/Freshman Class of 2023 – to raise funds for freshman class to be used toward graduation activities 2023
Freshman Field Day
May 29, 2020
UHS/Freshman Class of 2023 –to raise funds for freshman class to be used toward graduation activities 2023
T-shirt Sale
February 19-June 1, 2020
KMS/Music Dept – to raise funds for trip to Dorney Park competition
BSN Sports Funding Club
February 20-April 1, 2020
UHS/baseball – to raise funds for winter zoned workouts, pre/post team food events and middle school night game event
Chocolate Sales
March 1-June 1, 2020
UHS/baseball – to raise funds for winter zoned workouts, pre/post team food events and middle school night game event
Baseball Program/Yearbook
February 20-March 31, 2020
UHS/baseball – to raise funds for winter zoned workouts, pre/post team food events and middle school night game event
BSN Sports Apparel Sale
February 19-28, 2020
UHS/baseball – to raise funds for winter zoned workouts, pre/post team food events and middle school night game event
Tricky Tray - Spring Musical
March 20-29, 2020
UHSPAC – to raise funds to defray the cost of spring musical
50/50 Raffle – Spring Musical
March 20-29, 2020
UHSPAC – to raise funds to defray the cost of spring musical
Bake Sale
March 18, 2020
UHS/NJ Science League – to raise funds for 19-20 NJSL testing
Dine to Donate – Chipotle
April 22, 2020
UHS/Junior Class – to raise funds for junior class
Field Day for Junior Class
May 2020
UHS/Junior Class – to raise funds for junior class
Dine to Donate – Qdoba
May 21, 2020
UHS/Junior Class – to raise funds for junior class
Junior Class Dance
June 2020
UHS/Junior Class – to raise funds for junior class
Yuda Bands – bracelets
February 24-March 31, 2020
KMS/Tri-M Music Honor Society – to raise funds to pay for education of an underprivileged student in Guatemala and Zimbabwe
Bagging for Charity
March 14, 2020
UHS/National German Honor Society – to raise funds for field trip to German Art Gallery in NYC
Graduation Sign Fundraiser
February-May 2020
UHS/Senior Class – to raise funds for senior class
Dorney Park Discount Tickets
February 19-May 21, 2020
UHS/Club TESSLO – to raise funds to support student learning and peer experiences
Snack Shops
February 24, 28, March 9, 13, 2020
UHS/Freshman Class – to raise funds for freshman class
Class Shirt Sales – Class of 2023
May 1-20, 2020
UHS/Freshman Class – to raise funds for freshman class
 
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
Union High School
$1,625.18
Lifetouch National School Studios
Hannah Caldwell Elementary School
$2,457.25
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Union High School – music, yearbook and photography classes
ThinkCentre 900, ThinkCentre M910q, iMac, AIR-CAP3702 – see attached list
Jaeger Lumber
UHS/Technical Education II
Plywood, 2x4’s, construction screws
 
F-13.   APPROVE TO AMEND THE MAXIMUM DOLLAR LIMIT – PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
            Approve amending the maximum dollar limit for professional services from $2,634,000 to $3,314,000, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-14.   APPROVE PREFERRED HOME HEALTH CARE & NURSING SERVICES – NURSING SERVICES
            Approve Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services to provide nursing services to district students at a rate of $52/hr. for RN and $49/hr. for LPN for the 2019-2020 school year, not to exceed $60,000) [Account #11-000-216-320-01-19/7043].
 
F-15.   ACCEPT GRANTS FROM TOWNSHIP OF UNION EDUCATION FOUNDATION
            Accept the grants from the Township of Union Education Foundation for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-16.   For informational purposes only – vote not required.  List of legal services for the 2019-2020 fiscal 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  2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-2.     APPROVE UNIFORM STATE MOA – LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS
            Approve 2019 Revisions to Uniform State Memorandum of Agreement between Education and Law Enforcement Officials, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-3.     APPROVE RENEWAL OF HORIZON HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN
            Approve renewal of Horizon Health Insurance Plan for the period of March 1, 2020 to February 29, 2021.
 
O-4.     APPROVE DENTAL PLAN – HORIZON DENTAL
            Approve renewal of dental plan with Horizon Dental for the period of March 1, 2020 to February 29, 2021.
 
O-5.     APPROVE BOND COUNSEL – WILENTZ GOLDMAN & SPITZER
            Approve agreement with Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer for bond counsel services for the ESIP program, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-6.     APPROVE REQUEST FOR USE OF UHS FACILITIES - JROTC
            Approve request from Department of the Army-ROTC requesting the use of facilities at Union High School (large gym, small gym and cafeterias) for the JROTC Battalion to host the North Jersey League Drill Championship on Saturday, March 7, 2020, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-7.     APPROVE REQUEST FOR USE OF UHS FACILITY SITE – CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
            Approve request from the Township of Union Chamber of Commerce requesting the use of the Union High School facility site for the Chamber’s 10th Annual Mayor’s Day 5K Run on Sunday, September 20, 2020.  The race begins at 9:00 a.m., in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-8.     APPROVE REQUEST TO NAME GYMNASIUM AT JEFFERSON SCHOOL
            Approve request to name the gymnasium at Jefferson School in Vauxhall in honor of Mr. Paul Robert Hayes, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-9.     APPROVE REQUEST FOR USE OF UHS FOOTBALL FIELD
            Approve request to use the Union High School football field on May 30, 2020 from 5-10 p.m. for a community reading program entitled: “Friday Night Lights” sponsored by a grant received from the NJEA.
 

K. Personnel Committee Resolutions

Upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Personnel Committee presents the following resolutions for the Board’s consideration:
 
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.     Agenda item adopted at February 11, 2020 worksession (substitute list)
 
P-3.     ACCEPT LETTERS OF RESIGNATION/RETIREMENT
            Accept letters of resignation/retirement from the following staff:
 
Name
 
Position
Location
Eff.
Date
Reason
Notes/
Corrections
Moynihan, Michelle
School Librarian, Media Specialist
UHS
7/1/2020
Retirement
 
Eckert, Arlene
Business Education Teacher
UHS
4/1/2020
Retirement
 
Zurka, John
Elementary Teacher
Jefferson
7/1/2020
Retirement
 
Garcia, Isaias
Part Time Bus Driver
Transportation
2/28/2020
Resignation
 
Sarango, Ana
Part Time Aide
Transportation
1/31/2020
Resignation
 
Gomez, Omar
Part-time bus driver
Transportation
2/21/20
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.
Licks, Suzanne
Elementary Teacher
Conn. Farms
Update
2/14/2020-5/17/2020
Return 5/18/2020
Paid Medical Leave
Slight update to 1/21/2020
Communications on return and end date.
Carlin, Anthony J.
Paraprofessional-Special Services
Battle Hill
Extension through 2/28/2020
Return: 3/2/2020
Extension of Unpaid FMLA
FMLA Entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks.
Org. leave began 1/15/2020.
Carvajal, Maria
Teacher of Spanish
Jefferson
Extension through 6/30/2020
Return: 9/1/2020
Unpaid Child Rearing Leave
Non FMLA/Non NJFLA
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement will be exhausted as of this extension.
Denning, Noa
Speech Language Specialist
HC
Request to Return Early
Return: 3/1/2020
Request to Return Early
Return: 3/1/2020
 
Desrosiers, Johnny
Security Officer
BMS
Intermittent
3/10/2020-6/24/2020
Intermittent Unpaid Paternity Leave concurrently with FMLA/NJFLA
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks. If applicable: Time after this entitlement does not fall under FMLA/NJFLA.
Dombrowski, Kathy
Paraprofessional
UHS
Extension through 3/31/2020
Return: 4/1/2020
Paid Medical Leave
 
Dominguez, Jose
Teacher of Spanish
UHS
4/20/2020-5/29/2020
Unpaid Paternity Leave concurrently with FMLA/NJFLA
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks. If applicable: Time after this entitlement does not fall under FMLA/NJFLA.
Janowski, Jennifer
Pre-K-Teacher
Livingston
1/22/2020-2/28/2020
Intermittent FMLA
FMLA entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks. If applicable: Time after this entitlement does not fall under FMLA.
Melkowitz, Valerie
Pre-K Teacher
HC
Extension through 2/28/20
Return: 5/2/20
Paid Medical Leave
 
Pisciotta, Lynn
Confidential Administrative Assistant
Central Office
3/25/20-4/30/2020
Return: 5/1/2020
Paid Medical Leave
Tentative return of 5/1/2020
Johnson,  Aaron
ESL teacher
Franklin/
Connecticut Farms
Extension intermittent leave through 6/30/2020
Extension to current unpaid intermittent paternity leave under FMLA/NJFLA
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks. If applicable: time after this entitlement does not fall under FMLA/NJFLA
Nigro, Leslie
Teacher
Jefferson
2/13/2020-5/15/2020 (tentative)
Paid medical leave followed by unpaid FMLA
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks. If applicable: time after this entitlement does not fall under FMLA/NJFLA
Lanno, Catherine
Pre-k paraprofessional
Battle Hill
12/19/2019-5/1/2020 (tentative)
Unpaid FMLA followed by unpaid non-FMLA
FMLA entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks. FMLA exhausted after initial 12 unpaid weeks.
Polack, Linda
Special education teacher
UHS
Extension to intermittent FMLA/NJFLA Now through 6/30/2020
Extension to intermittent FMLA/NJFLA
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks. If applicable: time after this entitlement does not fall under FMLA/NJFLA
Permison, Daiana E.
Spanish teacher
UHS
4/24/2020-6/15/2020
Update/correction to unpaid FMLA/NJFLA child rearing leave
FMLA/NJFLA entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks. If applicable: time after this entitlement does not fall under FMLA/NJFLA
Moore, Cynthia P/T bus driver Transportation

extension through 2/29/2020

return datae 3/2/2020

extension of unpaid FMLA followed by unpaid non-FMLA at this time FMLA entitlement of 12 unpaid weeks has been exhausted. Org. leave began 5/17/2019
George, Sheren paraprofessional KMS 2/19/2020-3/19/2020 update from intermittent FMLA to consecutive unpaid FMLA followed by unpaid non-FMLA FMLA entitlement not to exceed 12 weeks. Org. intermittent leave began 11/21/2019. Time after this entitlement does not fall under FMLA
 
 
P-5.     APPROVE DESIGNATED SCHOOL SAFETY SPECIALIST – BENAQUISTA
            Approve the designation of Gerry Benaquista as School Safety Specialist for the year 2020, pursuant to P.L. 2017 c.162, at no cost to the District.
 
P-6.     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-7.     APPROVE UPDATED 2019-2020 ATHLETIC EVENT STAFF ASSIGNMENTS
            Approve updated 2019-2020 Athletic Event Staff Assignments, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-8.     APPROVE STIPENDS TO BE REIMBURSED BY NJDOE
            Approve stipends to district employees participating in the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program; the NJDOE will reimburse the district utilizing the CTE Teacher Pathway Initiative Federal Grant Funds.
 

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. POLICY 4110 – RE-EMPLOYMENT
            Policy 4110 – Re-Employment, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member. (agenda item tabled at meeting)
 
POL-2. POLICY 4141/4231 – ESTABLISHING INITIAL PLACEMENT ON SALARY GUIDES
            Policy4141/4231 – Establishing Initial Placement on Salary Guides, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
POL-3. BYLAW 9130 – COMMITTEES
            Bylaw 9130 – Committees, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member. (agenda item tabled at meeting)
 
POL-4. BYLAW 9270 – CONFLICT OF INTEREST
            Bylaw 9270 – Conflict of Interest, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member. (agenda item tabled at meeting)
 
POL-5. REGULATION 9322 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT PUBLIC MEETINGS
            Regulation 9322 – Public Participation at Public Meetings, 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 [six (6) students exited the month of January (4 from elementary, 1 from secondary and 1 from high school) or a total of twenty-four (24) 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 #300335 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 #228018 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 #278197 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 #311255 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 #298055 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 #268039 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

 

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. Adjournment

 
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