Minutes for September 12, 2005 Archived MinutesSkip Navigation
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 7:10 p.m. by Board of Education President Gina Voorhees.
II. OPEN PUBLIC MEETING STATEMENT – Mrs. Voorhees 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.
III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Mrs. Voorhees led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.
IV. ROLL CALL
PRESENT: Pamela Coley, Roberta Monahan, Mildred Spiller, Gina Voorhees, Jay Wilpon, Kathleen Winter,
ABSENT: Peter Fallon, John Henschel, Dr. Ellen Zimmerman
ALSO PRESENT: Dr. James Crisfeld, superintendent of schools, MaryEllen Roberts, technology coordinator, Mary Grace Suitovsky, assistant business administrator, Steve Gillingham, interim school business administrator/board secretary, & two members of the public
V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Mrs. Monahan moved the following.
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the minutes of the meeting of August 22, 2005 (Open and closed sessions) as printed and distributed.
The motion was seconded by Mrs. Spiller and approved by unanimous voice vote
VI. CORRESPONDENCE & INFORMATION Dr. Crisfield reported on the opening of school and current enrollments.
VII. PRESIDENT'S REMARKS – Mrs. Voorhees reported on the recent teacher in-service program.
VIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS – Mrs. Voorhees and Dr. Crisfield reported on progress in the search for a new school business administrator/board secretary.
· MaryEllen Roberts made a presentation on Internet Safety Initiatives.
Mr. Fallon arrived at 7:42 p.m. and was marked present.
· Dr. Crisfield made a presentation on Assessing Curriculum after it has been adopted by the board. There was extensive discussion on the topic.
X. PUBLIC COMMENTARY – One member of the public asked board members about after-school clubs, school safety, and the district website.
XI. ACTION ITEMS – The Board considered the following proposals and took action as indicated:
Mrs. Coley moved the following:
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the following:
A.1. Out of District Related Services
a) Approve one student (ID #0120483) attending DLC, Union to receive the following additional related services: OT - one 30 minute session per week at a cost of $72 per session, Speech - one 30 minute session per week at a cost of $82.50 per session, and PT - two 30 minute sessions per week at a cost of $82 per session.
b) Approve one student (ID #0120540 attending Bright Beginnings) to receive an additional half hour per week of physical therapy at a cost of $44 per session and to have a temporary one on one aide at an annual salary of $26,640 pro rated for approximately three months beginning September 2005 through November 2005.
A.2. Amendment of Out of District Related Services for the 2005-2006 School Year
Amend the approval of Caldwell Pediatric Therapy Center to provide two 30 minute sessions of Occupational Therapy to one Student (ID #0000031) attending the Children's Institute at a rate of $85 per hour.
A.3. Temporary Out of Zone Request
Approve two siblings, one in fourth grade (ID #2001109) and one in fifth grade (ID #211), to attend Angelo L. Tomaso School beginning September 8, 2005 instead of Central School. (The family will be moving to the ALT Zone in October 2005.)
Approve one 8th grade student (ID #152920502) to remain in Warren Middle School as a tuition-in-student for the 2005-2006 school year. The parents will provide transportation. (The parents have divorced and the child has moved out of Warren.)
A.5. Board and District Goals Action Plans (ATTACHMENT 1)
Approve the attached Action Plans for the Board and District Goals for the 2005-2006 school year.
A.6. In-District Related Services
Approve one student (ID #0120445) to receive four one hour sessions of Speech therapy, retroactive for the month of July, by Vista Rehab Services at a total cost to the District of $380.
B.1. Flu Shot Clinic
Approve the offering of a fully subsidized flu shot clinic to staff members during the 2005-2006 school year at a cost of approximately $20 per shot (exact amount to be determined as the time for the clinic approaches).
C. Personnel/Student Services
C.1. Employment for the 2005-2006 School Year
Approve 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:
a) Feuakham "Carrie" Vongvilay, Night Custodian, Woodland School, at an hourly salary of $14.33, effective September 12, 2005 through June 30, 2006.
b) Estelle Raucci, Bus Monitor, at an hourly salary of $10.06, effective September 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.
C.2. Change in Employment
Approve the change in employment for the following employees:
a) Amend the change of assignment for Christine Burkhardt, Classroom Paraprofessional, Angelo L. Tomaso School, from 35 hours per week to 32.5 hours per week, effective September 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.
b) Amend the period of employment of Diane Langworthy, Guidance Counselor, Woodland School from October 10, 2005 through June 30, 2006 to September 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.
c) Amend the change of assignment for Denise Armand from Night Custodian at Woodland School to a 10 month Van Driver at an annual salary of $20,500 effective September 8, 2005 through June 30, 2006..
d) Amend the change of assignment for Michael Perona from Grounds Maintenance/Driver to Inventory/Driver at an annual salary of $41,000 effective September 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.
e) Amend the change of assignment for Justice Ndewere from Van Driver to 12 month Van Driver/Inventory at an annual salary of $32,000 effective September 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.
C.3. Summer Work Hourly Rates
Amend the rate of pay for all speech and occupational therapists who worked during the summer of 2005 to be $55 per hour (instead of their per diem rate).
C.4. Additional Special Services Employees 2005 Summer Work
Approve additional work for the following Special Services Employees for summer evaluations during summer 2005 as follows:
· Jamie Sands 8 hours
· Terry Kraminitz 4 days
· Allison Reu 5 hours
· Laurie Donovan 30 hours
C.5. Summer Middle School Guidance Scheduling
Approve three days each of student scheduling work for Midge Johnson, Barbara Tantillo, and Kathy Sanger, Middle School Guidance Counselors, during summer of 2005 at each individual's per diem rate.
C.6. Advancement on Salary Guide
Approve the following Advancement on the teachers negotiated salary guide effective September 1, 2005:
a) Kristen Schaefer to MA+15
b) Noralys Rebimbas to BA+15
c) Cheryl Plager to BA+15
d) Deanna DeRoner to BA+15
e) Carol Morris to MA+15
C.7. Substitute Teachers
Approve the following Substitute Teachers for the 2005-2006 school year:
a) Leigh Saito
b) Bill Liebiedz (Previous Sub)
c) Steven Lanman
d) Pamela Crowe
e) Donna Kreisbuch
f) Elizabeth McEnroy
g) Philip Jones (Previous Sub)
h) Brian Bigden (Previous Sub)
Accept the resignation of Agnes Joyce-Jurkiewicz, .4 Special Education Teacher/.6 LDTC, Central School effective November 6, 2005 or sooner if a replacement can be found.
C.10. Technology After School Workshops
Approve the following teachers to be paid for teaching Technology Workshops as follows:
a) Lynn Alger - 2005-2006 District Technology Workshops (STI Grade Book) and NTIP (New Teacher Induction Program) up to 25 hours at $30 per hour for a total possible cost of $750 to the district.
b) Sean Convery - Windows Platform and PC Troubleshooting and Power Point Workshops up to 10 hours at $30 per hour for a total possible cost of $300 to the district.
C.11. After School Clubs
Approve the following after school clubs for the 2005-06 school year and the instructors for each club at the negotiated stipend rate.
a) Homework Club - Grade-5 - One hour, once per week, full year, beginning September 20, 2005 through May 30, 2006, instructor will be Marianne Schaible.
b) Musical Theater Club - Grades 3-4 - One hour, once per week, full year, beginning October 11, 2005 through May 20, 2006, instructor will be Laura Schachman.
c) Homework Club - Grade 3 - One hour, once per week, full year, beginning September 28, 2005 through May 17, 2006, instructor will be Andrea Casellini.
d) Computer Club - Grade 3 - On hour, once per week, fifteen weeks beginning September 21, 2005 through December 21, 2005, instructor will be Susan Leonard
C.12. Additional Summer 2005 Curriculum Positions
a) Approve a total of an additional 10 hours for the Social Studies Committee at the rate negotiated in the WTEA work agreement.
b) Approve a total of an additional 18 hours for the Word Study Implementation Committee at the rate negotiated in the WTEA work agreement. (Both committees and members were Board approved July 25, 2005.)
The motion was seconded by Mr. Fallon and approved by unanimous roll-call vote.
Mr. Wilpon moved the following:
C.9. Stipends (ATTACHMENT 2)
Resolved the Board of Education approves the attached list of stipends and stipend recipients for the 2005-2006 school year.
The motion was seconded by Mrs. Monahan and approved by unanimous roll-call vote.
Mrs. Coley moved the following:
C.13. Warren Middle School After -School Activities 2005-2006 Brochure (ATTACHMENT 3)
Resolved the Board of Education approves the attached Warren Middle School After-School Activities 2005-2006 Brochure and the attached additional list of clubs to be added to the brochure.
The motion was seconded by Mrs. Monahan and approved by the following roll-call vote:
XII. OLD BUSINESS
· Policy Review – The Board discussed and suggested changes to the following proposed policies and agreed to consider the modified polices for adoption at a subsequent meeting.
5132: (Student) Dress and Grooming Guide
4119.22 (Staff) Conduct and Dress
XIII. NEW BUSINESS – Members of the Board asked the superintendent to review a number of topics at subsequent meetings.
XIV. ADJOURNMENT – The meeting adjourned at 9:27 p.m. on a motion by Mr. Wilpon, second by Mrs. Monahan, and a unanimous voice vote.
Minutes recorded by:
Steve Gillingham, Secretary
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