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The Warren Township Board of Education met in public session on Monday, July 11, at 5:37 P.M. at the Board Offices.
I. CALL TO ORDER AND STATEMENT OF PRESIDING OFFICER
Re: Chapter 231 P.L. 1975
Board President, Mrs. Voorhees, called the meeting to order and read the following statement:
"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 July 1, 2005. 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
Mrs. Voorhees led the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. ROLL CALL
Present: Mrs. Coley, Mr. Henschel, Mrs. Monahan, Mrs. Spiller, Mrs. Voorhees, Mr. Wilpon, Mrs. Winter, and Dr. Zimmerman
Absent: Mr. Fallon arrived at 6:20 p.m.
Mr. Henschel arrived at 6:16 p.m.
Also Present: Superintendent of Schools, Dr. James Crisfield, and School Business Administrator, Ms. Patricia Cranley
IV. EXECUTIVE SESSION
On a motion by Dr. Zimmerman, seconded by Mrs. Coley and approved 7-0, the Board moved into Executive session at 5:38 P.M. to interview candidates for the Dean of Students position.
RETURN TO PUBLIC SESSION
On a motion by Mrs. Monahan, seconded by Mrs. Coley and approved 9-0, the Board returned to Public Session at 6:30 P.M.
June 27, 2005 Public and Private Session Minutes
On motion by Mrs. Coley, seconded and Dr. Zimmerman and approved 8-1, the Board approved the public and private session minutes of the June 27, 2005 board meeting. (Mrs. Spiller Abstained.)
VI. CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION
VII. PRESIDENT'S REMARKS
Mrs. Voorhees summarized events in the prior year citing Dr. Gallina’s forty years of service, contract agreement, and Doreen Beninati and Ken Brenn’s contribution to the board.
VIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Mrs. Winter requested procedural information. Dr. Crisfield confirmed that recreation schedules all activities. Principals must first verify if space requested is available. Recreation schedules events. City Corp. has requested information for use of school facilities.
- 2005-2006 Goals Setting Session (Attachment 1)
The Board examined 2004-05 goals and progress towards those goals.
It was determined that there is a continued need to:
1. Review financing mechanisms for capital projects as well as the current expense budget due to new legislation in anticipation of enrollment increases and staffing needs.
2. Locate and acquire land for future school needs.
3. Restore collegiality among all staff and provide opportunities for board to celebrate staff and student achievements on a periodic basis.
4. Continue to specifically acknowledge achievements, celebrations, and provide information on sad occasions in support of those involved in the Warren educational community.
- Board of Education Self Evaluation
1. Continue character education within the schools by methods most appropriate by school administrators.
2. Provide appropriate channels of and counseling for staff exhibiting a need for better classroom management and dialogue with parents.
X. PUBLIC COMMENTARY
XI. ITEMS FOR BOARD CONSIDERATION/ACTION
The Board identified its consent agenda and took action as follows:
On motion by Mrs. Coley, seconded by Mr. Wilpon, and approved 9-0, the Board approved the consent agenda. Consent items are noted below.
A.1. N.J. Commission for the Blind
Approved one student (ID# 0120268) to receive Level 1 Services from the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired during the 2005-06 school year at a cost to the district of $1,200. - Consent 9-0
B.1. Award of Contract—Asbestos Removal
Approved receipt of 4 bids for the asbestos removal of 5 pipe fittings with an alternate bid of 15 additional basement pipe fittings as follows: - Consent 9-0
A Tech Restoration
with the award to B&G Restoration at base of $1,950 and alternate bid of $1,900.
B.2 Award of Contract - Ice Cream
Approved the acceptance of the quote from Festival Ice Cream to supply ice cream for the 2005-2006 school year in the following amounts, with student costs remaining at 35 cents per item.
Price per case (quantities vary)
$4.50 Van Sand
$6.40 Toasted Almond
B.3. Project Adventure Grant
Approved the acceptance of funds from the Watchung Hills Regional Alliance in the amount of $2,656 for Project Adventure. - Consent 9-0
C. PERSONNEL/STUDENT SERVICES
C.1. Employment for the 2005-2006 School Year (Attachment 2)
Approved the application for emergent hiring for the following positions for the 2005-2006 school year under the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:16-1 et seq., N.J.S.A. 18A:39-17 et seq., and N.J.S.A. 6-4.14 et seq., as listed below: - Consent 9-0
a) Patrick McNamara, District Technology Assistant, effective July 8, 2005 through June 30, 2006, at an annual rate of $25,000.00.
b) Kara Malandrakis, Occupational Therapist, Mt.Horeb/ALT/Woodland Schools, MA Step 5, effective September 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. (Maternity Leave position for Alison Arakelian)
C.2. Salary Guide Placement
Approved the change in salary guide placement for Suzanne Wisher, Technology Teacher, to BA+15, effective 9/1/04. - Consent 9-0
XII. OLD BUSINESS
Retro checks were distributed by June 30, 2005.
Mrs. Winter requested NJSBA website information.
Central School construction continues.
The Board requested information of USA Architects.
Dr. Zimmerman requested information on the Science Curriculum.
XIII. NEW BUSINESS
The Board discussed the process to be taken for a classroom literary selection. Mr. Fallon said that no action was necessary at this time. Board members agreed.
The Board discussed consideration of an eighth grade awards assembly prior to graduation.
Parent Conference with Teacher
Mrs. Spiller requested information on the function of a guidance counselor in attendance at individual parent/teacher conferences.
Child Nutrition Program
The NJSBA Conference information indicated that there would be further guidance by the Child Nutrition Program as reported by Mrs. Winter.
On a motion by Mrs. Coley, seconded by Mrs. Winter and approved 9-0, the Board moved into Executive session at 8:57 P.M. to discuss an administrative issue and a bias incident.
RETURN TO PUBLIC SESSION
On a motion by Mrs. Coley, seconded by Mrs. Winter and approved 9-0, the Board returned to Public Session at 9:15 P.M.
There being no further business, it was moved Mr. Fallon, seconded by Mrs. Coley and approved 9-0, that the Board adjourn its meeting at 9:16 P.M.
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