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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 7:01 p.m. by the Board President, Dr. Przybylski.
OPEN PUBLIC MEETING STATEMENT - Dr. Przybylski read the following Statement:
Re: Chapter 231 P.L. 1975: "The adequate notice of this regular meeting as required by the open public meetings act was provided by the posting, mailing/delivery, and filing of this notice on March 2, 2012. This notice was on that date posted on the bulletin board in the Township Office, mailed to the Courier News and the Echoes Sentinel, and filed with the Township Clerk of the Township of Warren, all in accordance with the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act."
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Dr. Przybylski led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. ROLL CALL
Present: Tia Allocco, Kathy Helewa, Donald Huber, Roberta Monahan, Gregory Przybylski, James Sena, and Mildred Spiller
Absent: Sue Burman arrived at 7:03 p.m.
John De Bellis
Also Present: Dr. Tami Crader, Superintendent, Patricia Leonhardt, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, members of public, and press
Dr. Crader introduced Mrs. Markman and Mr. Comba, who presented an analysis of the district's NJ ASK test results.
Mrs. Burman arrived at this point in the meeting (7:03 p.m.).
Mrs. Spiller moved the following:
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the minutes of the following meeting:
November 12, 2012 public session
The motion was seconded by Mrs. Burman and approved by a 5-0-3 roll call vote. (Mrs. Burman, Mrs. Monahan, and Mr. Sena abstained.)
VI. CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION
- HIB Information
Dr. Crader reported on HIB information as follows:
- HIB Information
Total # of Investigations:
Total # of Determined Bullying Incidents:
VII. PRESIDENT'S REMARKS
Dr. Przbylski welcomed all back from the Thanksgiving Break, noting Mrs. Monahan's return. Dr. Przybylski also thanked the PTOs for their generous donations.
VIII. SUPERINTENDENT'S REMARKS
Dr. Crader called the Board's attention to the article on Common Standards, which was distributed this evening, and the Related Services update. In addition, Dr. Crader called the Board's attention to the reschedule of the staff Professional Development day which is on the addendum. Dr. Crader also shared that the deadline for the principal evaluation tool has been extended.
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Mrs. Spiller reported on the Personnel Committee meeting which reviewed a partial administrative restructuring and the mechanic's position.
Mrs. Spiller also reported on the Curriculum Committee's discussion of the Math textbook selection process as well as the addition of a Math class at the Middle School.
Mrs. Monahan reported that the Policy Committee will be meeting next week.
Mr. Huber elaborated on the mechanic position for which he supports certification.
XI. 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).
Brenda Nemcek, Old Smalleytown Road, asked a question regarding additional standardized testing.
XII. ITEMS FOR BOARD CONSIDERATION/ACTION
Mr. Huber asked a question regarding an item on the bill list.
Mrs. Allocco discussed the rate of pay for the mechanic's position. It will be pulled (C.1.a.) for a separate vote.
On motion by Mrs. Spiller, seconded by Mrs. Burman, the consent agenda items A.1. through A.4., B.1. through B.8., C.1.b., and C2 through C.8. were approved by an 8-0 roll-call vote.
On motion by Mrs. Spiller, seconded by Mrs. Burman, the consent agenda item C.1.a. was approved by a 7-1 roll-call vote (Mrs. Allocco voted no).
A.1. HIB Report
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the HIB report, submitted by the Superintendent, for the period ending on November 21, 2012.
A.2. Out of District Placement
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the placement of Student #121449 at Hunterdon Learning Center, beginning December 3, 2012, for school year 2012-2013, at a cost not to exceed $29,250.
A.3. Extension of Home Instruction
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves 10 hours per week of home instruction for Student #120748, for an extended 60 day period, beginning November 26, 2012, at a cost not to exceed $4,400.
A.4. School Calendar Adjustment
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves an adjustment to the 2012-2013 calendar whereby February 18, 2012 will be a staff in-service day.
B.1. Payment of Bills
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the payment of bills for the month of November 2012 in the amount of $3,166,236.27.
B.2. 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 RESOVED, the Warren Township Schools Board of on approves the following expenses for faculty, staff, administrators, and board members for seminars, conferences and workshops. The expense includes travel costs, if applicable:
- Shannon Sharkey, MHS, Maximizing Language Therapy, Newark $225
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.3. Non Public Technology Purchase
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following purchase on behalf of the Goddard School, paid for by 2012-13 Non Public Technology Funds:
Nikkon Digital Camera $ 99.99 (includes S&H)
SCESC Admin Fee mce_markernbsp; 5.00
B.4. Non Public Technology Monies
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the return of the following 2012-13 Non Public Technology monies, not expended by the Non Public School Districts:
Goddard School $ 12.01
Kindercare $ 78.00 (declined to participate)
B.5. PTO Donations - Middle School
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts, with gratitude, the following donations from the Warren Middle School PTO:
a) $717.00 to be used for supplemental novels for 8th grade.
b) $1,557.45 to be used for science tools used in laboratory experiments.
c) $1,980.00 to be used to upgrade three demo microscopes from analog to digital video capability.
B.6. Building Envelope Repairs at Central School
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following change order deduct for Spartan Construction in the amount of $3,000.
C/O #1 Gutter sleeves and counter flashing - Credit of $3,000
Original bid for this was $178,500; New project total is $155,500 (includes unused $20,000 built-in allowance)
B.7. Transportation Contract With SCESC
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the transportation contract with SCESC to transport one Warren student (ID#121449) to Hunterdon Learning Center in Califon for a per diem cost of $27.00 (administrative fee included) for a total of $3,429, beginning December 3, 2012.
B.8. PTO Donation - All Schools
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts, with gratitude, a donation in the amount of $2,700 for a performance and related expenses by Mr. Anwar Robinson. This is a joint venture of all the PTOs of the district.
C. PERSONNEL/STUDENT SERVICES
C.1. Employment for the 2012-2013 School Year
RESOLVED, upon recommendation from the Superintendent that the Board of Education approve the following Personnel items including the emergent employment of the following employees (indicated by *) conditional upon the final approval by the New Jersey Department of Education, for the 2012-2013 school year and the Board further authorizes the submission of an application for emergency hiring pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:6-7.1, et. Seq., N.J.S.A. 18A:6.14.12, et. Seq."
a) Moses Bobadilla, Bus Monitor/Driver/Mechanic, at an annual salary of $26,868, reflecting a new daily schedule of 1 hour as monitor, 1 hour as driver and 4 hours as mechanic, effective November 27, 2012 through June 20, 2013.
b) Lauren Jacobus, Leave Replacement Teacher, Mt Horeb School, BA+15, Step 1-3 of the 2012-2013 salary guide, $56,621, effective January 2, 2013 through on or about April 30, 2013. (She will be a leave replacement teacher for Employee #2106 who will be on leave.)
C.2. Job Description Approval
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the Database Manager job description.
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following to be appointed as substitutes for the 2012-2013 school year:
a) Sharyn Baier - substitute secretary (She was a former ALT school secretary.)
b) Venita Spradley - substitute teacher
c) Cindy Feldman- substitute teacher
C.4. Medical Leave Request
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the medical leave request under FMLA for Employee #0738, effective November 9, 2012 through on or about January 8, 2013, with a return date of on or about January 9, 2013.
C.5. Extension of Family Leave Request
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following leave extensions:
a) Employee #2496, for family leave (unpaid with benefits), with a revised return date of on or about December 17, 2012.
b) Employee #2045, for child rearing leave (unpaid without benefits) from on or about December 5, 2012 through June 25, 2013, with an expected return date of September 1, 2013.
C.6. Math Curriculum Review
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves 20 hours, for duties related to revision of the mathematics program, for Susan Kline, at a rate of $40/hr.
C.7. Middle School Coaches
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following staff members as coaches:
a) Gr 6 Track, Donna Bardy, at a stipend amount of $2,200.
b) Gr 7/8 Boys' Track, Robert Hartshorn, at a stipend amount of $2,200.
c) Gr 7/8 Girls' Track, Carolyn McCloskey, at a stipend amount of $2,200.
d) Baseball, David Arnold, at a stipend amount of $2,900.
e) Softball, Jordan DeGroat, at a stipend amount of $2,900.
C.8. Middle School Musical
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following personnel and stipends in support of the Middle School play:
a) Director - Diane McCloskey at a stipend amount of $2,640.
b) Production Manager - Beverly MacGorman at a stipend amount of $2,640.
c) Assistant Director - Amy Jensen at a stipend amount of $1,430.
d) Stage/Sound - Joel Van Tine at a stipend amount of $1,430.
e) Set Designer - Susan Sage at a stipend amount of $1,430.
f) Choreographer - Jennifer Zimmerman at a stipend amount of $1,430.
XIII. OLD BUSINESS
Mrs. Burman inquired about any displaced students the district received due to the storm.
Mrs. Allocco discussed American Education Week.
XIV. NEW BUSINESS
XV. PUBLIC COMMENTARY
Christine Beekman offered the Service Club of Woodland School to assist with any students affected by the storm.
XVI. ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mrs. Spiller seconded by Mrs. Burman, the meeting adjourned at 8:24 p.m.
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