Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Township of Union Board of Education regular meeting, Union HIgh School Library, 2350 North Third Street, Union, NJ 07083

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 7 p.m. - regular meeting - Union High School Library, 2350 North Third Street, Union, NJ 07083.

TOWNSHIP OF UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – JUNE 20, 2017

 

A. Roll Call

B. Flag Salute

C. Open Public Meetings Act Statement

D. Comments from Public on Resolutions

E. Approval of Minutes:

            1.         April 11, 2017 – worksession
            2.         April 11, 2017 – executive session
            3.         April 25, 2017 – regular meeting
            4.         April 25, 2017 – executive session
            5.         April 26, 2017 – budget meeting
 

F. Communications

  1. Request from Township of Union Recreation Department requesting bus and driver for Summer Day Camp – June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017.
  2. Letter from the Union High School Performing Arts Company and Douglas Michael Krueger Scholarship Fund requesting the District to donate space for use for the community fundraiser Union’s Got Talent on September 14, 2017 for auditions and October 7, 2017 for rehearsal and public performance.
  3. Request for intermittent paid FMLA leave from Jill McCarthy, school counselor-Burnet Middle School, from September 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
  4. Request for intermittent paid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Antonia Peralta, Spanish teacher-Union High School from April 20, 2017 to April 20, 2018.
  5. Request for unpaid maternity leave under FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Jennifer Butter, ESL teacher-Hannah Caldwell Elementary School from September 5, 2017 to October 31, 2017 and intermittent leave from November 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
  6. Request for intermittent FMLA leave from Thomas Danza, English teacher-Union High School from June 5, 2017 to June 5, 2018.
  7. Request for extension of paid medical leave from Patricia Fallon, paraprofessional-Union High School from now through June 30, 2017.
  8. Letter of resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from Joseph Florio, security officer-Union High School, effective June 1, 2017.
  9. Letter of resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from Rita Koltenuk, part-time bus assistant-Transportation Department, effective September 1, 2017.
  10. Request for extension of unpaid non-FMLA medical leave from Lauren Kohn, resource teacher-Burnet Middle School, now through June 30, 2017.
  11. Request for paid maternity leave from Francesca Minnoia, resource teacher-Battle Hill Elementary School, from September 7, 2017 and a return date of October 17, 2017.
  12. Request for paid maternity and unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Jennifer Parkhurst, school counselor-Connecticut Farms Elementary School from September 11, 2017 and with a return date of February 15, 2018.
  13. Request for extension of unpaid non FMLA/NJFLA maternity leave from Dianna Ricciardi, teacher-Battle Hill Elementary School, with a new return date of September 1, 2018.
  14. Update to previous request for unpaid maternity/FMLA/NJFLA from Jamie Johnson, teacher-Washington Elementary School from September 1, 2017 and with a return date of November 1, 2017.
  15. Extension of paid/unpaid FMLA followed by non-FMLA leave from Lauren Hunter-Covino, paraprofessional-Battle Hill Elementary School from now through June 30, 2017.
  16. Request for maternity and unpaid FMLA/NJFLA (concurrently) from Paola Torres, teacher-Franklin Elementary School from September 25, 2017 and with a return date of January 2, 2018.
  17. Letter of resignation from Jessica McDonagh, English teacher-Union High School, effective June 22, 2017.
     

G. Superintendent’s Report

            1.         Teachers of the Year – June 20, 2017
            2.         Retirees – June 20, 2017
 

H. 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.     Affirm the Superintendent’s resolution of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) conclusions for the period May 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

E-2.     Approve child of Employee #11206 to attend Township of the Union Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year, tuition free, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-3.     Approve child of Employee #9461 to attend the Township of Union Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year, tuition free, in accordance with the non-public information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-4.     Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-18.5, approve District students attending The Arc Kohler School, 1137 Globe Avenue, Mountainside, New Jersey, be provided meals at no charge and in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23-4.5(a)20 authorizes The Arc Kohler School to include costs of meals provided with the annual tuition rate charged for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-5.     Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-18.5, approve District students attending New Schools of New Jersey, Inc., 3071-A Bordentown Avenue, Parlin, New Jersey, be provided meals at no charge and in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23-4.5(a)20 authorizes New Schools of New Jersey, Inc. to include costs of meals provided with the annual tuition rate charged for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
E-6.     Approve the Community Based Instruction (CBI) sites for the 2017-2018 school year:  (a) Reggio Pizzeria, 1571 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey, (b) Stop & Shop Supermarket, 1201 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union, New Jersey, (c) Kean University Food Services, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey and (d) Bob’s Stores, 350 Route 22, Springfield, New Jersey.
 
E-7.     Approve the following Curriculum Guides 2017, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member:
 
  1. Gifted and Talented Grades K-2
  2. Gifted and Talented Grade 3-5
  3. Library Media Center – School Library Media Center Program K-12
  4. Grade 6 Mathematics
  5. Grade 6 Accelerated Mathematics
  6. Grade 7 Mathematics
  7. Grade 7 Accelerated Mathematics
  8. Grade 7 Honors Pre-Algebra
  9. Grade 8 Mathematics
  10. Grade 8 Algebra I
  11. Grade 8 Honors Algebra
  12. UHS - Algebra I
  13. UHS - Algebra II
  14. UHS – Geometry
  15. UHS - Honors Algebra II
  16. UHS – Honors Geometry
  17. EN100 – English Grade 9 Honors
  18. EN101 – English Grade 9 Honors
  19. EN200 – English 10 Honors
  20. EN201 – English 10 College Prep
  21. EN300 – English 11 Honors
  22. EN301 – English 11 College Prep
  23. EN350 – College Study Skills
  24. EN400 – English 12 Honors
  25. EN401 – English 12 College Prep
  26. EN411 – Senior English Topics
  27. EN501 – Creative Writing
  28. EN502 – Journalism
  29. EN503 – Public Speaking
  30. EN504 – College Writing
  31. EN505S – Graphic Novels
  32. EN506 – Holocaust and Genocide Literature
  33. EN507 – Young Adult Literature
  34. EN601 – English 6
  35. EN700 – English 7 Honors
  36. EN701 – English 7 College Prep
  37. EN800 – 8th Grade English Honors
  38. EN801 – 8th Grade English
  39. Clothing I & II
  40. Clothing III & IV
  41. Exploring TV Production
  42. TV Production I
  43. Project Acceleration (WL440)/Honors Spanish IV (WL441)
 
E-8.     Accept the proposal from Wellness Management Services of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, to provide Student Support Services for the 2017-2018 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
 

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.     That the Treasurer’s Report dated May 31, 2017 be accepted.

F-2.     That the Secretary’s Report dated May 31, 2017 be accepted.

F-3.     Pursuant  to  N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(a), I certify that as of May 31, 2017 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 May 31, 2017 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 in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

F-5.     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 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 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 the amended list of the 2016-2017 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.     Agenda item approved at June 13, 2017 worksession (approve list and purchases (paid by funds raised by or collected by students).
 
F-10.   Approval be given to amend the 2016-2017 out-of-district student placement list, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-11.   Approve acceptance of the New Jersey Schools Insurance Group Safety Grant, in the amount of $20,813.85, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-12.   Approve transfer from 2015-2016 designated new classrooms at Burnet Middle School unexpended appropriations to undesignated capital reserve and appropriated in a subsequent year budget, in the amount of $825,000.
 
F-13.   Accept the following donations:
 
From
For Use by
$/Item
Barnes and Noble
Livingston Elementary School
$49.50
Lifetouch National School Studios
Connecticut Farms Elementary School
$592.05
Union Soccer Club
Connecticut Farms Elementary School
$400.00 for purchase of White Board
Steve March
UHS – school store
Made school store sign (~$100)
Mr. Lowery
UHS – school store
Left over snack donation (~$75)
 
 
F-14.   Approve payment schedule for 2017-2018 Tax Levy, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-15.   Approve the renewal with Schoolboardnet Services (paperless agenda) at the annual rate of $1,888 (no increase from last year), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-16.   Approve renewal of Willis of New Jersey, Inc. as healthcare broker for the 2017-2018 school year.
 
F-17    Approve renewal of Nisivoccia LLP as independent auditors for fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.
 
F-18.   Approve renewal of the following firms for architectural services, as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools for the period from July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017: (a) Parette Somjen Architects LLC, (b) EI Associates and (c) DiCara Rubino Architects.
 
F-19.   Approve renewal of the following firms to provide environmental engineering, as assigned by the Superintendent of schools for the period of July 1, 2017 to December 31 2017 to (a) Omega, (b) Pars, and (c) RV&A.
 
F-20.   Approve renewal of the following firms to provide civil engineering, as assigned by the Superintendent of schools, for the period of July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 to (a) The Reynolds Group, (b) Suburban Consulting and (c) LAN Associates.
 
F-21.   Approve renewal of the law firm of Sciarrillo, Cornell, Merlino, McKeever & Osborne, LLC to provide General Counsel Services for the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
 
F-22.   Agenda item removed at June 13, 2017 worksession (ConnectOne).
 
F-23.   Report receipt of two (2) bids for student support for the 2017-2018 school year: (a) School Based Therapy and (b) Wellness Management Services of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-24.   Approve renewal of property and casualty insurance for the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-25.   Approve 2017-2018 Special Education Tuition Contract with Union County Educational Services Commission, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-26.   Approve 2017-2018 Tuition Agreement Contract with Union County Vocational Technical Schools, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-27.   Approve transfer of an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 from the 2016-2017 unexpended appropriations to undesignated Capital Reserve pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-14.3.
 
F-28.   Approve the date of June 30, 2017 as the submission date of the FY 17-18 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) grant to the New Jersey Department of Education.
 
F-29.   Approve the acceptance of the FY 1-18 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) allocations from the New Jersey Department of Education – (a) Basic - $1,749,713 and (b) Pre-School - $52,958.
 
F-30.   Agenda item moved to E-8 (Wellness Management Services).
 
F-31.   Approval be given to appoint police for pre and post-graduation building and grounds security and graduation security on June 23, 2017 at an hourly rate of $40/hr.
 
F-32.   Approval be given to the 2017-2018 out-of-district student placement list, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-33.   Approve an increase to P.O. #17-02513 with Dr. Kubichek to provide neurological evaluation services for the 2016-2017 school year by $3,450.00 to meet the District needs.
 
F-34.   Approve Bayada Home Health Care Inc. to provide Nursing Services at the rate of $45.00 for RN and $36.90 for LPN, not to exceed $5,000.00 (per the Beach, Vitale Act Senate #375) for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year (Account #11-000-216-320-01-19).
 
F-35.   Approve Bayada Home Health Care Inc. to provide Nursing Services at the rate of $45.00 for RN and $36.90 for LPN, not to exceed $65,000.00 (per the Beach, Vitale Act Senate #375) for the 2017-2018 school year (Account #11-000-216-320-01-19).
 
F-36.   Approve Our House Inc. to provide community based vocational evaluations (including transportation and final assessment reports) – up to 8 students for the 2017-2018 school year at the rate of $102/per hour not to exceed $17,000 (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19/7074), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-37.   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 for the 2017 ESY program and 2017-2018 school year at no cost to the District, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-38.   Approve Dr. Faber to provide psychiatric evaluations at the rate of $550.00 per evaluation for the 2017-2018 school year, not to exceed $5,500.00 (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-39.   Approve Summit Speech to provide audiological evaluations at the rate of $325.00 (CT code 92557) and tympanometry $75.00 (CPT code 92567). A more extension evaluation of added benefit will be billed at $400.00 (CPT code 92626) not to exceed $1,150.00 for the 2017-2018 school year (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-40.   Approve Summit Speech to provide training to district staff on the BAHA sound processor at the rate of $200/per hour, not to exceed $1,000.00 for the 2017-2018 school year (Account #11-000-219-320-02-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-41.   Approve Summit Speech to provide Audiology Consultative Services at the rate of $200/per hour, not to exceed $1,000.00 for the 2017-2018 school year (Account #11-000-219-320-02-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-42.   Approve Summit Speech to provide acoustic evaluations at the rate of $450.00 for K through 5th grade, $600.00 for 6th through 12th grade, not to exceed $1,500.00 for the 2017-2018 school year (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-43.   Approve Morris Union Jointure Commission to provide: (a) physical therapy - $203/hr; (b) occupational therapy - $184/hr.; (c) speech therapy - $214/hr.; (d) personal aides for ESY - $10,426.50 each; (e) personal aides 10 months - $69,510.00 each.  These services are in accordance with the students’ IEPs and will be charged to account #11-000-216-320-01-19, not to exceed $380,000.00 for the 2017-2018 school year.
 
F-44.   Approve the following applications for installation and use on district IPADS by students and staff: Clicker Sentences, Clicker Connect, Symbol Support, Book Creator, IPEVO whiteboard, ModMath 2.0, Kidspiration Maps, Scanner Pro 7, PDF Expert 5, Number Pieces.  The cost for installation for all applications on IPAD will not exceed $180.00 (Account #11-202-100-610-01-19-7871), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-45.   Approve Overlook Medical Center to provide auditory processing evaluations at the rate of $834.60 per evaluation not to exceed $1,669.20 for the 2017-2018 school year (Account #11-000-219-320-01-19).
 
F-46.   Approve two sessions of staff development and one session of parent training for Suicide Prevention Awareness, delivered by Amy S. Jacob, LCSW.  Each training session will be conducted during the 2017-2018 school year.  Each session will be two hours in duration.  The total cost to the District for the three trainings will not exceed $1,350.00 or $450.00 per session (Account #7075/11-000-219-320-02-19).
 
F-47.   For informational purposes only – vote not required.  List of legal services for the 2016-2017 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
F-48.   Approve application for the Perkins Grant for the 2017-2018 school year, in the amount of $49,611, 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.     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  2016-2017 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-2.     Approve the District’s participation in non-binding cooperative purchasing agreements with the following for 2017-2018:
 
  1. Educational Data Services, Inc., 236 Midland Avenue, Saddlebrook, New Jersey
  2. Hunterdon County ESC Cooperative Purchasing, 51 Sawmill Road, Lebanon, New Jersey
  3. Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission, 1660 Stelton Road, Piscataway, New Jersey
  4. Somerset County Educational Services Commission, 568 Central Avenue, Bridgewater, New Jersey
  5. Sussex County Educational Services, 10 Gail Court, Sparta, New Jersey
  6. Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council, 502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, New Jersey
  7. Region 4 ES Interlocal, 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas
 
O-3.     Pursuant to PL 2015, Chapter 47, the Board intends to renew, award, or permit to expire the contracts previously awarded by the Board of Education.  These contracts are, have been, and will continue to be in full compliance with all state and federal statutes and regulations; in particular, New Jersey Title 18A:18 et seq, NJA Chapter 23, and Federal Procurement Regulations 2CFR Part 200.317 et seq., in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-4.     Approve request from the Township of Union – Recreation Department requesting a school bus and driver for Summer Day Camp (June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-5.     Agenda item approved at June 13, 2017 worksession (report receipt of bids – window replacement).
 
O-6.     Agenda item approved at June 13, 2017 worksession (report receipt of bids – ceiling, light, fire alarm).
 
O-7.     Agenda item approved at June 13, 2017 worksession (report receipt of bids – door hardware).
 
O-8.     Agenda item approved at June 13, 2017 worksession (award contract – ceiling, lighting, fire alarm).
 
O-9.     Approve disposal of textbooks, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.  All textbooks under 10 years old will be listed on the textbook sharing website.
 
O-10.   Agenda item approved at June 13, 2017 worksession (Contract #2 – UHS and Contract #3 – Burnet – window replacement).
 
O-11.   Approve the request from Union High School Performing Arts Company and Douglas Michael Krueger Scholarship Fund requesting the District to donate space for use for the community fundraiser Union’s Got Talent on September 15, 2017 for auditions and October 7, 2017 for rehearsal and public performance, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-12.   Agenda item approved at June 13, 2017 worksession (reject bid – door hardware – exceeds budget).
 
O-13.   Approve the use of Hamilton School for CST testing, ESY services/program, and home instruction for July and August, 2017.
 
O-14.   Report receipt of one (1) response to Request for Proposal for Team School Physician: Michele Gilsenan, D.O.
 
O-15.   Accept proposal from Michele Gilsenan, D.O. for Team School Physician for Athletics for the 2017-2018 school year at an annual rate of $8,500, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-16.   Accept proposal under State Contract #40467 for Savin Copiers districtwide from Atlantic Business Products, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-17.   Award contract to OMEGA for environmental testing for asbestos floors for Union High School, Burnet Middle School, Connecticut Farms Elementary School, Washington Elementary School, Battle Hill Elementary School, Livingston Elementary School and Franklin Elementary School.
 
O-18.   Agenda item tabled at meeting. (Award contract for removal of asbestos flooring at Union High School, Burnet Middle School, Connecticut Farms Elementary School, Washington Elementary School, Battle Hill Elementary School, Livingston Elementary School and Franklin Elementary School).
 
O-19.   Award contract to Good Brothers for flooring at for Union High School, Burnet Middle School, Connecticut Farms Elementary School, Washington Elementary School, Battle Hill Elementary School, Livingston Elementary School and Franklin Elementary School, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-20.   Approval proposal for professional engineering services from EI Associates for upgrade to HVAC at Union High School Media Center, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-21.   Award contract to Griffith Paining for Livingston Elementary School Auditorium, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-22.   Award contract to Northeastern Interior Services LLC for bathroom remodeling at Livingston Elementary School, Franklin Elementary School, Connecticut Farms Elementary School, and Burnet Middle School, Union High School per quotations 10826,10827, 10403, 10402, 10400, 10414 and 10407, not to exceed cost of $234,875, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
O-23.  Approve submission of Anticipated Facility Requests for 2017-2018 school year to the New Jersey Department of Education (Union County Office), 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 be approved in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

P-2.     Amend Substitute Lists for the 2016-2017 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board.

P-3.     Accept letters of resignation/retirement from the following staff:
 
Retirements
Name
 
Position
Location           
Effective Date: (Noted on letter)
Reason
Date of Hire
Not including leave of absences.
(May include Substituting history)
Attendance to BOE meeting
 
       
 
 
Koltenuk, Rita
Part Time Bus Assistant
Transportation
9/1/17
Retirement
12/19/1994
TBD
 
 
 
Resignations
Name
 
Position
Location           
Eff.
Date
Reason
Notes/
Corrections
McDonagh, Jessica
Teacher of English
UHS
6/22/17
Resignation
 
 
 
P-4.     Approve leaves for the following staff:
 
Name
 
Position
Location              
Leave Dates
Leave Type 
Regarding updated info only.
Notes/
Corrections
Butter, Jennifer
ESL Teacher
Hannah Caldwell
Consecutive 9/5/17-10/31/17
Intermittent
11/1/17-6/30/2018
Unpaid Maternity Leave under FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
 
Partial Consecutive and Partial Intermittent under FMLA/NJFLA
Danza, Thomas
Teacher of English
Union High School
6/5/17-6/5/18
Paid Intermittent FMLA
Paid if days are available
Fallon, Patricia
Paraprofessional
Union High School
Extension through 6/30/17
Paid Medical Leave
Org. leave began 4/25/17
Kohn, Lauren
Resource Room Teacher
BMS
Extension
through 6/30/17
Unpaid/Non FMLA Medical Leave
Non FMLA after allotted unpaid 12 weeks.
Org. leave began on 12/20/16
McCarthy, Jill
School Counselor
BMS
Intermittent 9/1/2017-6/30/18
Paid Intermittent FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
 
Minnoia, Francesca
Resource Teacher
Battle Hill
9/7/17-10/16/17
Paid Maternity Leave
Use of allowed sick days only at this time. Non FMLA.
Parkhurst, Jennifer
School Counselor
Connecticut Farms
9/11/17-2/14/18
Paid Maternity Leave and Unpaid  FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
 
 
Peralta, Antonia
Teacher of Spanish
Union High School
Intermittent 4/20/17-4/20/18
Paid Intermittent FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
 
Ricciardi, Dianna
Elementary School Teacher
Battle Hill
Extension return of 9/1/18
Unpaid Maternity Leave
Org. return 12/1/17
FMLA time exhausted after extension.
Johnson, Jamie
Elementary School Teacher
Wash
9/1/17-10/31/17
Unpaid Maternity under FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
Update to previous 5/16/17
Hunter-Covino, Lauren
Elementary School Paraprofessional
Battle Hill
Extension now through 6/30/17
Paid/Unpaid FMLA
Non-FMLA time after allotted time is exhausted
Torres, Paola
Elementary School Teacher
Franklin
9/25/17-12/31/17
Paid Maternity Leave and Unpaid  FMLA/NJFLA (Concurrently)
 
 
 
P-5.     Tentatively approve the Employment Contract of Annie Moses, Assistant Superintendent for the 2017-2018 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.  This contract has not been approved by the Executive County Superintendent. (NOT APPROVED)
 
P-6.     Tentatively approve the Employment Contract of Gerald Benaquista, Assistant Superintendent for the 2017-2018 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.  This contract has not been approved by the Executive County Superintendent. (NOT APPROVED)
 
P-7.     Tentatively approve the Employment Contract of Gregory E. Brennan, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary for the 2017-2018 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.  This contract has not been approved by the Executive County Superintendent. (NOT APPROVED)
 
P-8.     Tentatively approve the Employment Contract of Manuel E. Vieira, Assistant School Business Administrator for the 2017-2018 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member. (NOT APPROVED)
 
P-9.     Approve the resolution providing salary and fringe benefits for all staff in the Central Office for the period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-10.   Approve reappointment of Gerry Benaquista as Affirmative Action Officer, Annie Moses as Assistant Affirmative Action Officer and Benjamin Kloc as Affirmative Action Officer for classroom practices for the 2017-2018 school year at no cost to the District.
 
P-11.   Approve appointment of Barry Loessel, Interim Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds as ADA/Facility Coordinator, IPM Coordinator and AHERA designated person for the 2017-2018 school year at no cost to the District.
 
P-12.   Approve Donna Hubbard to attend, record and transcribe the minutes of Residency Committee meetings as assigned for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 at a rate of $250 per meeting.
 
P-13.   Agenda item approved at June 13, 2017 worksession (appoint security offices for grounds security).
 
P-14.   Approve the 2017-2018 Athletic Event (a) Staff Assignments and (b) Staff Fees, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-15.   Approval of Perkins Grant Positions for 2017, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-16.   Approve Job Description for the position of Technology Department Office Assistant, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 
P-17.   Approve Barry Loessel as Supervisor of Building and Grounds, at a contractual salary of $118,000, effective July 1, 2017.
 
P-18.   Approve Akua Boakye as Personnel Manager/Public Relations Coordinator, at a contractual salary of $91,248, effective July 1, 2017.
 
P-19.   Approve the retirement of Joseph Florio subject to approval of an acidental disability pension by the New Jersey Division of Pensions.
 
P-20.   Approve withholding the employment increment and adjustment increment and any other salary adjustment of Employee #9543 in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:29-14 for the 2017-2018 school year; and that the salary for Employee #9543 for the 2017-2018 school year shall be $77,504, the same salary the Employee received for the 2016-2017 school year.
 

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 6143.1 – Unit Plans, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member (final reading).
 
POL-2.            Policy 5141.5 – Student Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member (final reading). (NOT APPROVED)
 

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.     Approval be given to amend the list of students removed from the rolls [no students exited from May 1 through May 31, 2017 for a total of forty-five (45) students for the 2016-2017 school year] who are not domiciled in this school district and five (5) students who will be allowed to complete the 2016-2017 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
 

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  ___________ p.m.

 
 

 

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