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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 7:00 p.m. by Board of Education President, Mrs. Voorhees. .
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.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Mrs. Voorhees led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. ROLL CALL
p class=MsoBodyText Present: Pamela Coley, Peter Fallon, John Henschel, Roberta Monahan, Mildred Spiller, Gina Voorhees, Kathleen Winter, Jay Wilpon, and Dr. Ellen Zimmerman
Also Present: Dr. James Crisfield, Superintendent, Peter Daquila, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, members of the press and public
● Middle School Central Jersey Junior Boys Basketball Tournament Champions
Mrs. Voorhees acknowledged the accomplishments of the boys Middle School Basketball team and presented certificates to each team member. She also thanked the coach for his hard work.
V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Mr. Henschel moved the following.
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the minutes of the following meeting as distributed:
March 27, 2006 public and private session
The motion was seconded by Mr. Wilpon and approved by 9-0 voice vote.
VI. CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION
● Fire Drills -– The superintendent reported the following fire drills had been held:
March 8, 17
March 8, 10
March 10, 13
March 9, 29
March 13, 24
VII. PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
Mrs. Voorhees thanked the entire board for their support over the past year during her presidency.
VIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS
X. PUBLIC COMMENTARY
Dr. Crisfield spoke about the B.2 addendum regarding the Central School Phase II 2A bids.
XII. ITEMS FOR BOARD CONSIDERATION/ACTION (CONSENT AGENDA)
Mrs. Coley moved, and Mr. Henschel seconded the following as a consent agenda. The consent agenda was approved by unanimous role-call vote.
B.1.Donation of Defibrillator
RESOLVED, the Board of Education accepts the donation of $988 from the Union Anesthesia Association for the purchase of an automatic external defibrillator for the Angelo L. Tomaso School.
B.2. Central School Phase IIA Bids
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education acknowledges the receipt of bids on 4/3/06 at 3:00pm for the Central School Phase IIA project as follows:
Contractor Base Bid Alternate 1 Alternate 2 G. Pacillo
$745,000 -$20,000 -$32,000 Grafas Painting**
$600,000 +$55,000 +$40,000 L.G. II Co.
Cedar Grove, NJ
$735,155 +$9,680 +$5,580
**(bid is non-responsive—error on alternate pricing)
And be it FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Education rejects all three bids (project work shall be broken out into sub contracts to be awarded at the next BOE meeting).
C. Personnel/Student Services
C.1. Employment for the 2006-2007 School Year
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the application for emergent hiring for the following positions for the 2006-2007 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)Kaitlyn Celeste, Special Education Teacher, Woodland School, BA, Step 2, Maternity Leave Position for Mrs. Link, effective September 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.
b)Karen Balich, Special Education Teacher, Middle School, BA, Step 2, effective September 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.
C.2. Employment for the 2005-2006 School Year
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves 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)Meghan Madden, Classroom Paraprofessional, Angelo L. Tomaso School, 32.5 hours per week, step 2, effective May 15, 2006 through June 30, 2006. A stipend of $1,800, prorated, will be included for a teaching certificate.
C.3. Per Diem Deduct Request
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves per diem deduct request for:
a) Jane Auriemma, Secretary, Central School, for two days, April 17 & 18 2006.
b) Laura Schachman, Special Education Teacher, Central School, for half a day, April 7, 2006.
C.4. Substitute Teachers
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following Substitute Teachers for the 2005-2006 school year:
a) Frank Vey
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the resignation of:
a) Susan Giordano, Special Education Teacher, Mt. Horeb School, effective June 30, 2006.
b)Nancy Longueil, Art Teacher, Woodland School, effective June 30, 2006 for the purpose of retirement.
C.6. Amendment on Salary Guide
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following amendment on the teachers' negotiated salary guide effective March 1, 2006:
a) Carla Cicalese from MA+15 to MA+30 (remaining at step 8)
C.7. Family Leave Request Return Date Correction
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the correction of an administrative error for a Family Leave request return date for Lisa Lukko, Grade 4 Teacher, Mt. Horeb School, from January 31, 2007 to a corrected return date of January 16, 2007.
C.8. Change of Assignment
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the change of assignment for Laura Schachman, from Special Education Teacher, Central School to Second Grade Teacher, Central School, effective September 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.
C.9. Resignation Date Amendment
RESLOVED, the Board of Education amend the resignation date for Michael Plager from April 18, 2006 to June 22, 2006.
D.1. Policy and Regulation 3542.1 Local Wellness/Nutrition
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the second reading of Policy and Regulation 3542.1 Local Wellness/Nutrition dated March 27, 2006
XII. Public Commentary
XIII. Old Business
Healthy Girls Day had a great turn out and everyone seemed to enjoy the day.
Middle School – construction is progressing - should be completed by 4/8/06. Once inspections are final, demos will begin on back bathrooms.
Central – outside site work is progressing - side walks are done and the parking lot is next. Electrical inspection had some items that need to be corrected before final inspection.
XIV. EXECUTIVE SESSION:
At 7:35 p.m. Mr. Fallon 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:
1) a matter rendered confidential by federal or state law
2) pending or anticipated litigation or contract negotiation and/or matters of attorney-client privilege
3) a matter in which release of information would impair the right to receive government funds
4) material the disclosure of which constitutes an unwarranted invasion of individual privacy
5) a collective bargaining agreement and/or negotiations related to it
6) a matter involving the purchase, lease, or acquisition of real property with public funds
7) protection of public safety and property and/or investigations of possible violations or violations of law
8) specific prospective or current employees unless all who could be adversely affected request an open session
9) 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 Mr. Wilpon and approved by unanimous voice vote.
On motion by Mrs. Monahan and seconded by Mrs. Spiller, the Board reconvened in open session at 10:18 p.m.
XV. New Business
● Board of Education self -evaluation
Dr. Zimmerman spoke about the board’s self evaluation.
Dr. Zimmerman addressed the issue of the board’s wok on education issues. All board members should be pro-active on education issues in the future.
Board spoke about the procedures of reviewing the board policies.
Board agreed on the importance of the new board members having a board buddy.
XVII. ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mrs. Coley and seconded by Mr.
Wilpon the meeting adjourned at 11:20 p.m.
Minutes recorded by:
Peter Daquila, Board Secretary