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December 16, 2014 Regular Meeting Agenda

Start Date: 
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 7:00pm

THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD AT UNION HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY, NORTH THIRD STREET, UNION, NJ AT 7 P.M.

TOWNSHIP OF UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA - DECEMBER 16, 2014

 

A.     Roll Call

B.     Flag Salute

C.     Open Public Meetings Act Statement

D.     Approval of Minutes:   (1)  Worksession - October 14, 2014; (2)  Special Meeting - October 16, 2014; (3) Executive Session - October 16, 2014; (4) Regular Meeting - October 21, 2014; (5) Worksession - November 11, 2014; (6) Executive Session - November 11, 2014; (7) Regular Meeting - November 18, 2014; (8)  Executive Session - November 18, 2014

E.   Communication

1.  Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Mariann Chinsky, art teacher at Franklin Elementary School, effective February 1, 2015.

2.   Request for use of Hamilton School from Pastor Richard Starling, Christ Community Church on Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m.

3.   Request for approval of tour of Burnet Middle School by Union High School Class on October 10, 2015 at 11 a.m.

4.   Request for unpaid medical leave of absence from Sarah A. McCulloh, LSW, districtwide transition coordinator, for the period December 16, 2014 through February 15, 2015.

5.   Letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement from Urszula Usarek-Witek, special education teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective July 1, 2015.

6.   Communication from Irene Goldie-Petras, Treasurer and Grants Purchaser, Township of Union Education Foundation listing grants awarded for the 2014-2015 school year.

7.   Request for maternity and unpaid family leave from Danielle LaConte-Roe, School Psychologist at Battle Hill Elementary School, for the period March 2 through the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

8.  Letter of resignation from Juan Tomas, Assistant IT Technician, effective January 6, 2015

9.  Request for unpaid family leave from Nicole McGuire, teacher at Jefferson School, unpaid family leave for the period January 5 through April 5, 2015

F.   Superintendent's Report

G.   Comments from the public on resolutions on the agenda

H.   Education/Student Discipline Committee:

E-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that approval be given to amend the list of students removed from the rolls [five (5) students for the period November 1 through November 30, 2014; a total of twenty-one (21) students existed during the 2014-2015 school year] who are not domiciled in this school district in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member and appended to the nonpublic portion of these minutes.

E-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board amend the 2014-2015 out-of-district sent and received atypical student placement and tuition lists in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member and appended to the nonpublic portion of these minutes.

E-3.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Township of Union Title I District-School Parental Involvement Policy in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

E-4.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve the establishment of a preschool disabilities, self-contained program at Hannah Caldwell Elementary School effective January 15, 2015 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

E-5.  The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve the establishment of an in-class support, in-class replacement program for financial literacy at Union High School effective December 17, 2014 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

E-6.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve the establishment of three (3) sections of in-class support, World Languages WL1421 program at Union High School, effective December 17, 2014 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

E-7.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board amend list of Charter School Tuitions for the 2014-2015 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

I.  Fiscal and Planning Committee

F-1.     Official report of the annual school election held on November 4, 2014 as follows: Three Year Term - Ronnie McDowell - 2994 votes; Christopher Hackett - 1915 votes; Vito a. Nufrio - 2259 votes; Steven Le - 1909 votes; Ondria Caffey - 1609 votes; Nancy Zuena - 2119 votes; Francis R. Perkins - 1955 votes

F-2.     The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept the Treasurer's Report dated November 30, 2014

F-3.     The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept the Secretary's Report dated November 30, 2014

F-4.      Pursuant to N.J.A. C. 6:20-2.13(d), I certify that as of November 30, 2014 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 18A:22-8.1.

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(e), we certify that as of November 30, 2014 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. 6:20-2.13(b) 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/Board Secretary and is assumed by the board to be correct.

F-5.     The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve line item transfers 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 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-7.     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) World Stage - $3,300 - main lighting rental for Grand Night for Singing - Union High School; (b) Audio Incorporated - $4,168.13 - main audio rental for Grand Night for Singing - Union High School; (c) Dazian - $1,292.40 - star drip rental for Grand Night for Singing - Union High School;(d) Nixon Awards – not to exceed $3000 – new alumni member banners – Union High School Athletics; (e) Metro Fundraising-$6,025.05 – student counsel fundraiser – Kawameeh Middle School; (f) PeeJay’s Fresh Fruit - $2,701.50 – band/chorus fundraiser – Union High School; (g) Pirylis Distributors - $1,036.30 – food concessions for band competition – Union High School Encore Orchestra of NJ - $6,350 – orchestra for “A Christmas Carol” – Union High School; (i) James Monroe E.S., Edison Public Schools - $1367 – proceeds from fundraiser – Connecticut Farms School; (j) Jostens, Inc. - $3,810.69 - Yearbook - Burnet Middle School; (k) B. G. Family – not to exceed $3,500 – fundraiser for student suffering from cancer – Union High School Athletic Department

F-9.     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-10.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board accept Corrective Action Plan (CAP) for Single Audit Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2014 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

F-11.   (a) $5,000 from BASF Science Grant for use by Union High School Science Department; (b) $212.23 from Target Take Charge of Education for use by Connecticut Farms School; (c) $866 from Lifetouch National School Studios for use by Kawameeh Middle School; (d) $1,050 from Lifetouch National School Studios for use by Livingston Elementary School; (e) $1,414 from Lifetouch National School Studios for use by Washington Elementary School; (f) $358.88 from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - School Walk Incentives  for use by Jefferson School; (g) $2,000 from NJ State Council Knights of Columbus for use by John Olivio’s students at Union High School; (h) $1,044 from Lifetouch National School Studios for use by Connecticut Farms School; (i)  $1,145 from Lifetouch National School Studios for use by Battle Hill Elementary School; (j) $1,305.63 from Lifetouch National School Studios for use by Jefferson School;(k) $1,145 from Lifetouch National School Studios for use by Hannah Caldwell Elementary School; (l) $1,160 from Lifetouch National School Studios for use by Burnet Middle School  

J.  Operations Committee:

O-1.     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 November 17 to December 12, 2014.

O-2.     The committee recommends and I so move that pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:17-11.2, the board approve bus emergency evacuation and security drill reports in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

O-3.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Change Order #1 from Envirocon, LLC, 490 Schooley's Mountain Road, Hackettstown, NJ to refund Unused Contingency Allowance in the amount of $53,900 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

O-4.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Resolution Indemnity and Trust Renewal Agreement and Resolution to Join the New Jersey Schools Insurance Group ERIC North for the period 2014 - 2017 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 

K.     Personnel Committee Resolutions:

P-1.     The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that Personnel Actions be approved 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 board amend 2014-2015 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 of absence for the following staff:  (a) Danielle LaConti-Roe, School Psychologist at Battle Hill School, maternity and unpaid family leave for the period March 2 through the end of the 2014-2015 school year; (b) Nicole McGuire, teacher at Jefferson School, unpaid family leave for the period January 5 through April 5, 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) Mariann Chinsky, art teacher at Franklin Elementary School, effective February 1, 2015 (retirement); (b) Juan Tomas, Assistant IT Technician, effective January 6, 2015

P-5.   The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board amend Resolution Providing Salary and Fringe Benefits for Central Office Personnel to include Facilities Coordinator in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

P-6.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board amend resolution P-5 which was approved November 18, 2014 for Education, Inc., 20 Main Street, Unit 2, Plymouth, Massachusetts to provide bedside instruction on an “as needed” basis for the 2014-2015 school year to include Caitlin McCaffrey and Tracy Vail as certified teachers at a rate not to exceed $15,000.

P-7.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve certified teacher, Autumn D. Florez, employed by Brookfield Academy, Inc., 1009 Berlin Road Cherry Hill, NJ to provide bedside instruction for a district student on an “as needed” basis for the 2014-2015 school year in an amount not to exceed $3,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (7693-11-150-100-320-01-19)

P-8.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve certified teacher, Debra L. Turner, employed by Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission to provide bedside instruction for district students on an “as needed” basis for the 2014-2015 school year in an amount not to exceed $2,500 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (7639-11-150-100-320-01-19)

 P-9.  The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Curriculum Writing Teams in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

P-10. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Richard Grennor, district teacher, to conduct research for his doctorial dissertation in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

L.     Policy Committee

POL-1.  The committee recommends and I so move that the board adopt Series 9000 Bylaws of the Board in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

M.   Legal Committee 

L-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Stipulation of Settlement in connection with the matter of M.O. o/b/o v. Union Township Board of Education; Office of Administrative Law; Agency Reference No.: 2015-21885; OAL Docket No.: EDS14879-14 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member and recorded in the nonpublic portion of these minutes.

N.    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.

O.     Unfinished Business

P.    New Business

Q.    Comments from the Public

R.    Adjournment                                                                     _______________ p.m.