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February 10, 2015 Worksession Agenda

Start Date: 
Tue, 02/10/2015 - 7:00pm

THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE JAMES CAULFIELD ADMINISTRATION BUILDING,

2369 MORRIS AVENUE, UNION, NEW JERSEY AT 7 P.M.

 

TOWNSHIP OF UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION

WORKSESSION AGENDA

FEBRUARY 10, 2015

 

A. Roll Call

B. Flag Salute

C. Open Public Meetings Act Statement

D. Approval of Minutes:

1.  Executive Session - January 13, 2015

2.  Executive Session - January 20, 2015

3.  Regular Meeting - January 20, 2015

E.  Communication:

1. Request for extended child rearing leave from Danielle Muratschew, teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, for the period March 2 through April 12, 2015

2.  Request for maternity and unpaid family leave from Jacqueline Winters, English Teacher at Kawameeh Middle School for the period April 14 through the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

3.  Request for extended child rearing leave from Jill Rible, art teacher at Connecticut Farms School, for the period March 2 through May 31, 2015.

4.  Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Donna Wozniak, Supervisor of Special Services, effective September 1, 2015.

5.  Letter of resignation from Patricia Smith, districtwide speech-language specialist, effective March 15, 2015

6.  Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from John D. Kronis, science teacher at Union High School, effective July 1, 2015.

7.  Request for maternity and unpaid family leave from Robyn Kratz, AAP teacher at Franklin School, for the period April 13, 2015 through the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

8.  Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Laurie Parnau, school nurse at Livingston School, effective July 1, 2015

9.  Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Jane Wiatr, teacher at Washington School, effective July 1, 2015

10.  Request for rental fee waiver from Dr. Ashley L. Green of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority for use of Burnet Middle School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015, for a Youth Symposium

11.  Request for rental fee waiver from Jeanine Simonson, President of L-Train Memorial Foundation for use of Union High School gymnasiums on either the first or second Sunday in August 2015 for 2015-3 on 3 Tournament.

12.  Request from Susan Lipstein, President of Township of Union Education Foundation for fee waiver for use of Union High School auditorium for auditions of third annual "Union's Got Talent" on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

13.  Request from Susan Lipstein, President of Township of Union Education Foundation for fee waiver for use of cafeteria at Jefferson School for Annual Spring Reception on May 21, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m.

14.  Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Kathleen Kuzan, speech-language specialist at Washington School, effective July 1, 2015.

15.  Request for maternity and unpaid family leave from Deanna Leon, teacher at Connecticut Farms School, for the period March 16 through May 31, 2015

16.  Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Genevieve Reis, ten month secretary at Union High School, effective February 1,2015

17.  Request for intermittent unpaid family leave from Tori N. Kruse, central office administrative assistant for the period January 16 through December 31, 2015

18.  Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Lorraine Wilson, special education teacher at Washington School, effective July 1, 2015. 

19.  Request for leave of absence from Anne Weber, Special Education Teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, for the period February 23 through March 20, 2015

20.  Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Edward Gibbons, Principal of Union High School, effective September 1, 2015.

21.  Request for extended medical leave from Jane J. Colford, teacher at Franklin Elementary School, for the period February 28 through May 31, 2015.

22.  Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Maryann Gagliano, teacher at Washington School, effective July 1, 2015

F.       Superintendent's Report

          Presentation by Lt. Robert Christie, Union Police Department, regarding new traffic pattern at Hannah Caldwell Elementary School.

 

G.       Education/Student Discipline Committee 

E-1. The committee recommends and I so move that the 2014-2015 Out-of-District Atypical Student Placement List and Tuitions be amended in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

E-2. The committee recommends and I so move that the board amend list of students exited from the rolls [six (6) students exited during the period January 1st through January 31st, 2015 ; a total of thirty-two (32 ) students have been exited for the 2014-2015 school year] who are not domiciled in this school district and two (2) students who will be allowed to remain in the district for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of board member.

E-3. The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve the following applications for installation and use on district IPads by students and teachers: (a) Istation and (b) SnapType DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1. Calendars for the 2015-2016 School Year in accordance with the draft copies attached.

 

J. Fiscal and Planning Committee

F-1. The committee recommends and I so move that the Treasurer’s Report dated January 31, 2015 be accepted.

F-2. The committee recommends and I so move that the Secretary’s Report dated January 31, 2015 be accepted.

F-3. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(a), I certify that as of January 31, 2015 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. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.2(h), we certify that as of January 31, 2015 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 fund 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. The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve line item transfers in accordance with the copy in the hands of each board member.

F-5. The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve the attached list of contracts and/or purchase orders pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5 and 18A:18A-10(a) in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

F-6. The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve attached list of contracts and/or purchases pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5(21) in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member: (a) 2015 Graduating Senior - $1,000 – P.B.A. Award – Union High School; (b) 2015 Graduating Senior - $1,000- Union Plaza Fund Award – Union High School; (c) 2015 Graduating Senior - $1,000 – Special Children’s Committee of Union Elk’s Lodge #1583 Scholarship – Union High School; (d) 2015 Graduating Senior - $1,000 – Special Children’s Committee of Union Elk’s Lodge #1583 Scholarship – Union High School; (e) 2015 Graduating Senior - $1,500 – Khalid Shahid Memorial Scholarship – Union High School; (f) 2015 Graduating Senior - $1,500 – Khalid Shahid Memorial Scholarship – Union High School; (g) 2015 Graduating Senior - $2,000 – Douglas M. Krueger Memorial Scholarship – Union High School; (h) 2015 Graduating Senior - $2,500 – Wayne Russo Memorial Scholarship – Union High School; (i) 2015 Graduating Senior - $1,500 – Bob O’Dell Scholarship – Union High School; (j) 2015 Graduating Senior - $1,000 – Union Center National Bank (Connect One Bank) Award – Union High School; (k) 2015 Graduating Senior - $1,000 – Louis J. Rettino Scholarship – Union High School; (l) 2015 Graduating Senior - $1,000 – The Vogel Memorial Prize for Excellence in French – Union High School; (m) Mayfair Farms – $60,000 - 2015 Senior Prom – Union High School; (n) The Costumer - $3,177.51 – Costumes for “A Christmas Carol” – Union High School; (o) Yankee Candle – not to exceed $3,000 – Key Club fundraiser – Union High School; (p) First Tracks/Division of Ski 93 – not to exceed $7,000 – Ski/Snowboard Club overnight trip to Stowe, Vermont – Kawameeh Middle School; (q) IBS New York/Questix Media - $1,140 – professional tradeshow field trip – Union High School; (r) NJ District of Key Club – not to exceed $6,000 – Key Club district convention – Union High School

F-7. The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve districtwide 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-8. The committee recommends and I so move that the board 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-9. The committee recommends and I so move that the board amend 2014-2015 list of State Contract Vendors to facilitate schools’ purchasing in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

F-10.  The committee recommends and I so move that the board adopt formal resolution to be sent to district legislators, the Governor of the State of New Jersey and the Commissioner of Education to consider amendments to current law to provide that school capital costs again be recognized as authorized adjustments to school tax levy increases.

F-11. The committee recommends and I so move that the board amend list of depositories and accounts for funds of the Township of Union Board of Education as currently maintained in accordance with the list in the hands of each board member.

F-12.  The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Senior Scholarship Awards in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 

K.  Operations Committee

 

O-1.  The committee recommends and I so move that the pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:41-1 and P.L. 2009, Chapter 178, the board approve the following security drill reports in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

O-2.  The committee recommends and I so move that the board affirm the Superintendent's resolution of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) conclusions for the period January 9 through February 6, 2015.

O-3.  The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve contract with New Jersey School Boards Association for renewal of schoolboardnet services (paperless agenda) at the annual fee of $2,360 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

1.  Request for fee waiver for use of Burnet Middle School by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2.  Request for fee waiver for use of Union High School gymnasiums by L-Train Memorial Foundation on first or second Sunday of August 2015

3.  Request for fee waiver for use of Union High School auditorium by Township of Union Education Foundation for auditions of Third Annual "Union's Got Talent" on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

4.  Request for fee waiver for use of Jefferson School cafeteria by Township of Union Education Foundation for Spring Reception on May 21 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m.

L.  Personnel Committee

P-1.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board approve personnel actions in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 
P-2.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the February, 2015 Substitute Lists, in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

P-3.  The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve leaves for the following staff:  (a)  Danielle Muratschew, teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, extended child rearing leave for the period March 2 through April 12, 2015;  (b) Jacqueline Winters, English teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, maternity and unpaid family leave for the period April 14 through the end of the 2014-2015 school year; (c) Jill Rible, art teacher at Connecticut Farms School, extended child rearing leave for the period March 2 through May 31, 2015; (d) Robyn Kratz, AAP teacher at Franklin School, maternity and unpaid family leave for the period April 13 through the end of the 2014-2015 school year; (e) Deanna Leon, teacher at Connecticut Farms School, maternity and unpaid family leave for the period March 16 through May 31, 2015; (f) Tori N. Kruse, Central Office Administrative Assistant, intermittent family leave for the period January 16 through December 31, 2015; (g) Anne Weber, special education teacher at Hannah Caldwell leave of absence for the period February 23 through March 20, 2015; (h)  Jane J. Colford, teacher at Franklin School, extended medical leave for the period February 28 through May 31, 2015 

 

P-4.  The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept letters of resignation from the following staff:  (a) Donna Wozniak, Supervisor of Special Services, effective September 1, 2015 (retirement); (b) Patricia Smith, districtwide speech-language specialist, effective March 15, 2015; (c) John D. Kronis, science teacher at Union High School, effective July 1, 2015 (retirement); (d) Laurie Parnau, school nurse at Livingston School, effective July 1, 2015 (retirement); (e) Jane Wiatr, teacher at Washington School, effective July 1, 2015 (retirement); (f) Kathleen Kuzan, speech-language specialist at Washington School, effective July 1, 2015 (retirement); (g) Genevieve Reis, ten month secretary at Union High School, effective February 1, 2015 (retirement); (h) Lorraine Wilson, special education teacher at Washington School, effective July 1, 2015 (retirement); (i) Edward Gibbons, Principal at Union High School, effective September 1, 2015 (retirement); (j) Maryann Gagliano, teacher at Washington School, effective July 1, 2015 (retirement)

P-5.  The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Norma McGarry as a temporary replacement for Karen Polinger in the Payroll Department for the period February 18 through April 6, 2015 at a rate of $38.25 per hour.

P-6.  The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Samantha Passo Consulting to present a two-hour staff development workshop at Livingston Elementary School on March 13, 2015 focusing on helping students develop improved writing skills at a rate of $700. (Acct #7182/11-000-223-320-01-07)

P-7. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Curriculum Writing Teams at a rate of $20 per hour not to exceed 15 hours or $300 per person in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 
P-8.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Loving Care Agency, Inc., 611 Route 46 West, Suite 200, Hasbrouk Heights, NJ 07604 at a rate of $38.49 per hour for RN, not to exceed $33,340 for the 2014-2015 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (Per the Beach, Vitale Act Senate #375) (Acct # 11-000-216-320-01-19)
 
P-9.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve NJ TIP In-School Travel Training Services through Rutgers University for Union High School students as part of transition and Community-Based Instruction in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. These three sessions will take place during the 2014-2015 school year at no cost to the district.
 
P-10. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Brandy Mawhinney, certified teacher employed by Education, Inc., 2 Main Street, Unit 2, Plymouth, MA to provide bedside instruction for district students on an “as needed” basis for the 2014-2015 school year.
 
P-11. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Mary Yuknis, certified teacher employed by Professional Educational Services, Inc., 34 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ to provide bedside instruction for district students on an “as needed” basis for the 2014-2015 school year.
 
M.           Approval of Bills
 
The Committee recommends and I so move that the Board concur with the bills listed in the permanent bound register appended to these minutes and be ordered for payment.
 
N.           Unfinished Business
          
O.      New Business
 
P.            Comments from the Public
 
Q.       Adjournment                                             ______________p.m.