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A regular business meeting of the Board of Education was held this day in the Board of Education Administration Building, Mt. Horeb Road. The following is a record of that meeting.
I. CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by the Board President, Dr Przybylski
OPEN PUBLIC MEETING STATEMENT - Dr Przybylski read the following Statement:
In accordance with the provisions New Jersey Open Public Meetings Law, the Board of Education has caused notice of this meeting to be posted in the Board Office and in the Township Office, mailed to the Courier News and Echoes Sentinel, and filed with the Clerk of the Township of Warren.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Dr Przybylski led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. ROLL CALL
Present: Sue Burman, Donald Huber, Roberta Monahan, Dr. Gregory Przybylski, James Sena, Mildred Spiller, and Kathleen Winter
Absent: Tony Sardis
Dr Przybylski departed at 7:30 p.m.
Also Present: Dr. Tami Crader, Superintendent, Peter Daquila, and School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, members of the staff, and public
- Long Range Capital Planning Update (USA Architects)
Mr. Daquila introduced Mr. Andrew Adornato of USA Architects. Mr. Adornato presented the district facilities analysis. He responded to the board members questions regarding the presentation and the district's buildings.
Mrs. Winter moved the following:
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the minutes, of the following meeting:
September 13, 2010 public and private session
The motion was seconded by Mrs. Spiller and approved by 6-0-1 roll call vote. (Mrs. Burman
VI. CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION
The superintendent reported the following fire drills had been held.
September 17, 24
September 8, 21
September 14, 29
September 10, 24
September 13, 16
VII. PRESIDENT'S REMARKS
Dr Przybylski thanked the Lions Club for their support of the Peer to Peer program. He congratulated the 7th grade E2 program on receiving the State House Express Grant of $300.
Dr Przybylski departed at this point in the meeting (7:30 p.m.).
VIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Mrs. Spiller reported that the Curriculum Committee has developed a plan on how to evaluate the programs. Next meeting will be in November.
Mrs. Winter indicated that the Policy Committee reviewed four policies for a 1st reading at tonight's meeting. The policies will continue to be reviewed and presented for approval at the future BOE meetings. The board discussed the process for altering policies in the future.
- Donation by the Basketball Association
Mrs. Winter decided to table the discussion regarding the donation by WYBA until the next board meeting.
X. PUBLIC COMMENTARY (including opportunity to speak about items for Board Consideration/Action)
Note on public input at BOE meetings: Board Policy #9322, adopted on April 14, 2008, provides for and encourages public participation in Board of Education meetings. Such participation is governed by the following rules:
1. A participant must be recognized by the presiding officer and must preface comments by an announcement of his/her name and place of residence;
2. Each Statement made by a participant shall be limited to three minutes' duration (limit may be adjusted at the discretion of the presiding officer as circumstances dictate);
3. No participant may speak more than once on the same topic until all others who wish to speak on that topic have been heard; and
4. All Statements shall be directed to the presiding officer-no participant may address or question Board members individually.
The portion of the meeting during which participation of the public is invited shall be limited to fifteen minutes (limit may be adjusted at the discretion of the presiding officer as circumstances dictate).
XI. ITEMS FOR BOARD CONSIDERATION/ACTION
Mrs. Burman asked for a separate vote on agenda item C.8.
Mr. Huber asked a question about agenda item B.1. Mr. Daquila responded.
Mr. Huber asked a question about agenda items B.4, 5, and 6. Mr. Daquila responded.
Mr. Huber asked a question about agenda item B.10. Dr. Crader responded.
Mr. Huber asked a question about agenda item C.2. Dr. Crader responded regarding the duties of the LDTC.
Mr. Huber asked a question about agenda item C.6. Mr. Daquila responded.
Mr. Huber asked a question about agenda item C.7. Mr. Daquila responded. Agenda item C.7. was amended to include "to provide speech therapy".
On motion by Mrs. Spiller, seconded by Mrs. Burman, the consent agenda items A.1 - 4, B.1 - 10, C.1.-7 (as amended), and D.1., were approved by a 6-0 roll-call vote.
On motion by Mrs. Spiller, seconded by Mrs. Monahan, agenda item C. 8 was approved by a 5-1 roll-call vote. (Mrs. Burman voted no.)
A.1. Out of District Related Services
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the following out of district related services:
a) Revised agenda item A.3. approved August 23 to include an additional four hours of ABA programming for one student (ID#120098) provided by Joyce Perkarsky for an additional cost of $6,400 to the district.
b) One student (ID#120540) to receive additional home programming from one hour to two hours per week, provided by Catherine Bocage, effective October 13, 2010 through June 30, 2011 at an additional cost of $1,985 to the district.
c) One student (ID#0000629) to receive an Assistive Technology evaluation conducted by Joan Bruno of Family Resources Associates for a total cost to the district of up to $670.
A.2. In District Related Services
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the following in district related services for one student (ID#120949) for the 2010-2011 school year (these motions replace agenda item A.2. approved August 23,2010 for this student as provided by the below contractors).
- Four hours per week of Speech and one hour per month for collaboration/consultation by Allison Bucciarelli at $100 per hour for a total cost to the district of $17,000.
- Two hours per week of Oral Motor Feeding and one hour per month for collaboration/consultation by Cynthia Marrapodi at $143 per hour for a total cost to the district of $12,870.
- Ten hours per week of ABA and one hour per month for collaboration/consultation by Kerry Fee at $50 per hour for a total cost to the district of $20,500.
- Four hours per month of ABA supervision and one hour per month for collaboration/consultation by Julie Jagiello at $100 per hour for a total cost to the district of $5,000.
- Three hours per week of Occupational Therapy and one hour per month for collaboration/consultation by Colleen Roth at $70 per hour for a total cost to the district of $9,100.
- Two hours per week of Sensory Gym and one hour per month for collaboration/consultation by Robert Dearey, Child Centered Therapeutics at $120 per hour for a total cost to the district of $10,800.
- Three hours per week of Physical Therapy and one hour per month for collaboration/consultation by Cindy Argiro, Pediatric Workshop, at $107 per hour for a total cost to the district of $13,910.
- Two 45 minute sessions per week of MEDIC Therapy and one hour of collaboration/consultation per month by Novogrow at $120 per session for a total cost to the district of $10,800.
A.3. After School Club One on One Aide
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the requirement for a one on one aide to attend a one hour per week after school club with one student (ID#0120153), effective October 5, 2010 at a cost not to exceed $850.
A.4. 2010-2011 Board and District Goals
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the list of 2010-2011 Board and District Goals dated October 12, 2010.
B.1. Sale of Equipment
RESOLVED, the Board of Education declares as obsolete district vehicles listed below; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the sale of the listed equipment in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A:45 - Sale of Property.
District Vehicle #
Year, Make, Model, and Vehicle Identification Number
1990 GMC G3500 Vandura Bus - Vin# 1GDGG35K4L7512714
1997 GMC GMT Van/Bus - Vin# 1GDHG31R3V1061417
1999 Ford Crown Victoria - Vin# 2FAFP7W2XX106601
B.2. IDEA-B Acceptance of Award
RESOLVED, the Board of Education accepts the funding for the 2010-2011 IDEA-B Grant Application from the Department of Education for the following amounts for special education programs:
- IDEA Basic $467,127.00
- IDEA Pre-School $ 17,127.00
B.3. Alternate Conformance - Kindergarten Bathroom Facilities, School Year 2010-2011
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approve use of alternate method of bathroom facilities compliance at Woodland School in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:26-6.3 (h) 4ii, by providing toilet rooms outside the classroom in lieu of individual toilet rooms in each classroom. A minimum of two students are sent at the same time to the bathroom facilities.
B.4. Central School Classroom Tile Project (G5-3109)
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the following change orders for The Gillespie Group in the amount of $34,572.25.
- C/O #1 Install additional flooring (not in original scope of project) $ 9,387.66
- C/O #2 Upgrade to carpet used in office locations $ 4,364.00
- C/O #3 Paint 7 additional classrooms and abate vct tile from 2 additional classrooms $20,821.25
The original bid for this project from The Gillespie Group was $89,475.00. Change orders #1 to 3 are for a total of $34,572.91 which brings the total amount due to The Gillespie Group for the project to $124,047.91.
B.5. Central School Hallway Renovation Project (G5-3940)
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the following change orders for The Gillespie Group in the amount of $24,050.18
- C/O #1 Floor waxing removed from contract $(1,057.47)
- C/O #2 Additional electrostatic painting and floor repairs $20,569.25
- C/O #3 Install 28 stair treads 4,538.40
The original bid for this project from The Gillespie Group was $100,000.00. Change orders #1 to 3 are for a total of $24,050.18 which brings the total amount due to The Gillespie Group for the project to $124,050.18.
B.6. Mount Horeb School Classroom Tile Project (G5-3110)
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the following change orders for The Gillespie Group in the amount of $21,110.67
- C/O #1 Install additional vct flooring and ceramic tile in 4 bathrooms $21,110.67
The original bid for this project from The Gillespie Group was $122,160.00. Change order #1 is for a total of $21,110.67 which brings the total amount due to The Gillespie Group for the project to $143,270.67.
B.7. Membership in the Garden State Coalition of Schools
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves membership in the Garden State Coalition of Schools for the 2010-2011 school year at a 9 month rate of $1,388.
B.8. Adjust SEHBP Coverage
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves that the Warren Township Schools will only offer NJ Direct 10, Aetna HMO and Cigna Healthcare as the health care options to the employees as part of the SEHBP (School Employees Health Benefits Program) effective October 1, 2010.
B.9. TRAVEL APPROVAL
Whereas, in accordance with State of New Jersey School District Accountability Act (A-5) and the Warren Township Schools' policy number 4133 - Travel and Work Related Expense Reimbursement, travel by school district employees and Board of Education members must be approved in advance.
Now Therefore Be It RESOLVED, the Warren Township Schools Board of Education approves the following expenses for faculty, staff, administrators, and board members for seminars, conferences and workshops. The expense includes travel costs, if applicable:
- Alida Gorin, SPS - NJALC Fall Symposium, Bridgewater, NJ $ 185
- Ceclia Kang, Middle - AMTNJ Annual Math Conference, Somerset, NJ $ 190
- Faye Brady, SPS - Autism: The Legal & The Practical, Long Branch, NJ $ 175
- Amy Brunswick, SPS - Applied Behavior Analysis, New Brunswick, NJ $ 190
All of the above travel has been approved by the Superintendent. The School Business Administrator shall track and record these costs to insure that the maximum amount is not exceeded.
B.10 Transportation for Out of District Students - SCESC
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the amended transportation cost for out of district students with the Somerset County Educational Services Commission for the 2010-2011 school year as follows:
0120679 & 0121211
C. Personnel/Student Services
C.1. Amendment on Salary Guide
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following amended placement on the teachers' negotiated salary guide:
a) Doris Zanchelli, Mt. Horeb School, BA to BA+15 (remaining at the 2009-2010 step 5-6. The 2010-2011 step to be determined once collective bargaining is concluded), effective September 1, 2010.
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following resignation:
a) Terry Kraminitz, LDTC, Middle School, for the purpose of retirement, with appreciation for the 21 years of service to the children of Warren, effective November 30, 2010.
C.3. Family Medical Leave Request
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the family medical leave request under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for Alison Dmochowski unpaid with benefits, effective November 29, 2010 through February 2, 2011 with a return date on or about February 3, 2011.
C.4. After School Club - 2010-2011 School Year
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following after school club for the 2010-2011 school year and the instructors for each club at the negotiated stipend rate.
Angelo L. Tomaso School
a) Computer Programming - advisor Sheila Connelly at a stipend of $715.
b) Scrabble Club - advisor Lucille Schorr at a stipend of $715.
a) Homework Help Club - advisor Dan Ticchio at a stipend of $1,430.
C.5. Substitute Teachers
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following Substitute Teachers for the 2010-2011 school year:
a) Jena Davison (previous substitute 09-10)
b) Grant Clark
c) Ronald Rinaldi
d) Tanna Sheneman
e) Giorgio Samartine
f) Lisa Pravato
g) Kathleen Maurice
C.6. Outside Contractors
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following outside contractors:
a) Susan Miscia to provide Occupational Therapy services up to three months beginning October 25, 2010 at a contracted hourly rate of $70, up to $31,850. (Ms. Miscia is replacing Ms. Dmochowski on medical leave.)
b) Cynthia R. Marrapodi to provide two hours per week of Speech (Oral Motor Feeding) services for the 2010-2011 school year at a contracted hourly rate of $143.
c) Joan Bruno of Tech Connections of Family Resources Associates to conduct assistive technology evaluations for a total cost to the district of up to $670.
C.7. Contracted Related Services For the 2010-2011 School Year (Amended)
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the increase from one day per week to two days per week for Cynthia Levy to provide speech therapy through a shared services agreement with Watchung Borough School District for a total cost to the district of $43,400, effective October 18, 2010.
C.8. Per Diem Deduct Request
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following per diem deduct request for Jill Zimmer, REACH Teacher, Central School, for one day, November 8, 2010.
D.1. Policy Revision - First Reading
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the first reading of the following revised policies:
a) Policy 2240 - Research, Evaluation and Planning
b) Policy 3516 - Safety
c) Policy 5118 - Nonresidents
d) Policy 5131.6 - Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco (Substance Abuse)
XII. OLD BUSINESS
XIII. NEW BUSINESS
Mrs. Burman suggested that the strategic plan include a five year construction plan to bring the district into ADA compliance and properly maintain the buildings.
XIV. PUBLIC COMMENTARY
Patricia Zahn expressed appreciation of the comments made by Mr. Huber regarding the construction C/Os and the fiscal responsibility used by the district monitoring construction spending.
Tia Allocco asked about agenda item C.8.
XV. EXECUTIVE SESSION:
At 7:50 p.m. Mrs. Spiller moved the following:
WHEREAS, the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A.10:4-11, permits the Board of Education to meet in closed session to discuss certain matters, now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, the Board of Education adjourns to closed session to discuss:
matter rendered confidential by federal or State law
pending or anticipated litigation or contract negotiation and/or matters of attorney-client privilege
a matter in which release of information would impair the right to receive government funds
material the disclosure of which constitutes an unwarranted invasion of individual privacy
a collective bargaining agreement and/or negotiations related to it
a matter involving the purchase, lease, or acquisition of real property with public funds
protection of public safety and property and/or investigations of possible violations or violations of law
specific prospective or current employees unless all who could be adversely affected request an open session
deliberation after a public hearing that could result in a civil penalty or other loss
and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, the minutes of this closed session be made public when the need for confidentiality no longer exists.
The motion was seconded by Mrs. Burman and approved by unanimous voice vote.
On motion by Mrs. Spiller, seconded by Mrs. Burman, the board reconvened in open session at 7:59 p.m.
XVI. ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mrs. Spiller seconded by Mrs. Burman, the meeting adjourned at 8:01 p.m.
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