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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, Mrs. Coley. .
OPEN PUBLIC MEETING STATEMENT – Mrs. Coley 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. Coley led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. ROLL CALL
Present: Susan Burman, Pamela Coley, Roberta Monahan, Mildred Spiller, Patricia Toubin, Gina Voorhees, Kathleen Winter, and
Absent: Dr. Gregory Przybylski
Dr. Ellen Zimmerman arrived at 7:10 P.M.
Also Present: Dr. James Crisfield, Superintendent, Peter Daquila, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, members of the press and public
Mrs. Spiller moved the following:
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the
minutes of the following meeting as distributed:
June 22, 2006 public and private session
The motion was seconded by Mrs. Burman and approved by 7-0 voice vote.
· Construction Update
Central School – Addition
Contractor is in process of removing the temporary egress in the two existing classrooms. Once the asbestos abatement is competed the contractor can resume work in the building. There is some PVC piping that needs to be insulated and then the final inspection can be scheduled. The contractor needs to compete his punch list.
Central School Gym
Contractor is in process of removing the gym floor (asbestos abatement) and should be finished on Wednesday July 26th. The contractor is aware of the tight time frame for completing the project. The HVAC unit will be installed in September.
The first of the three roof sections is about 95% compete. The work has been slowed due to the weather conditions.
· Summer Fun
Dr. Crisfield spoke about the summer fun program and that Meryl Lettire is doing a great job.
· Enrollment Update
Dr. Crisfield spoke about the enrollment update and projection for 2006/07.
· Fire Drills
The superintendent reported the following fire drills had been held:
June 12, 14
June 13, 15
June 9, 14
June 12, 16
June 12, 13
Mrs. Coley asked for a few moments of silence for the conditions in the Middle East.
Mrs. Spiller & Mrs. Monahan met with Mr. Mal Plager of the Township, in order to improve relations with the town. Mrs. Spiller will reach out to Carol Ann Garafolo about the board going to the town prior to one of their meetings or the town reps coming to the board office.
Mrs. Spiller still trying to schedule a board retreat.
Mrs. Monahan reported that the committee met with Mr. Vic Sordillo of the town about the Middle School security project. The plan that was removed from the budget was the best plan to accomplish our objective.
Mrs. Winter stated that Mr. Daquila did a great job on the revision to the Building Use Policy. She questioned what the BOE should do about thunder and lightening and field evacuation. Mr. Daquila to ask board attorney, Mr. Sciarrillo, about how the BOE can protect itself regarding field use during lightening.
Mrs. Voorhees spoke about the schedule of discussions for the 2006/07 BOE meetings.
X. Public Commentary
Marissa Bloom, ALT parent, thanked the board for volunteering their time. She commented about the lack of character education at ALT. She thought that the 6 pillars of education were going to be addressed in the schools.
FOR BOARD CONSIDERATION/ACTION (CONSENT AGENDA)
Prior to voting agenda item B.4. was amended to read Woodland School.
Mrs. Winter asked for clarification about individuals on item C1.
Mrs. Spiller moved, and Mrs. Voorhees seconded, the following as a consent agenda. The consent agenda was approved by unanimous 8-0 role-call vote.
A.1. Out of District Placement
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the out of district placement for one student (ID #0120679) to attended the Jerry Davis Center for the 2006-2007 school year with a start date of September 19, 2006. The cost to the district will be $34,147.83. Parent will provide transportation.
A.2. ABA Supervision and Coordination
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves student (ID#0120098) to receive up to three hours per month of ABA supervision and coordination at a cost of $110 per hour during the extended year as well as the 2006-2007. Services provide by ABA Skills.
A.3. ABA Integrated Therapy
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves student (ID#0120098) to receive 12.5 hours per week of ABA integrated therapy at a cost of $50 per hour provided by Nisha Khanna and Lori Davis of ABA Skills.
B.1. Payment of Bills
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the payment of bills for the following:
a) The remaining balance of payments for June (Check Numbers 022186-022378) in the amount of $462,172.47.
b) July (Check Numbers 022228-022229, 022253, 022255, 022278-022280, 022305- 22477) in the amount of $1,592,458.68.
B.2. Budget Transfers for Month of June 2006
RESOLVED, the Board of Education ratifies the list of transfers between budget line items on file, dated June 30, 2006 that have been approved by the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Policy 3160.
B.3. Travel Maximum
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following resolution:
Whereas, in accordance with Warren Township Schools’ policy number 4133 – Travel and Work Related Expense Reimbursement and NJAC 6A:23B-1.2 (b) provides that the board of education shall establish in the annual budget a maximum expenditure amount to be allotted for such travel and reimbursement for the 2006/2007 school year.
Now Therefore Be It RESOLVED, the Warren Township Schools Board of Education hereby establishes the school district travel maximum for the 2006/2007 school year at the sum of $90,000.00, and
Be It Further Resolved that the School Business Administrator shall track and record these costs to insure that the maximum amount is not exceeded.
B.4. School Zone Change
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a change in Woodland School zone to indicate Giddes Lane (a new road).
B.5. Funding for Central School Gymnasium Project
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the transfer of $600,000.00 from Capital Reserve to Fund 30 to support the Central School Gymnasium Project.
B.6. The Municipal Alliance Contribution
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves, with gratitude, the acceptance of a contribution from The Municipal Alliance in the amount of $2,492 to be used to defray the cost of the Town Meeting "Start Talking Before They Start Drinking" on April 25, 2006 and the TAP (Teacher Advisement Program) for the 2006-2007 school year. (Town Meeting $237.00 and TAP Program $2,255.00.)
B.7. Central School Gymnasium Renovations – Grafas Painting Contractors, Inc.
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the following change orders to the contract with Grafas Painting Contractors. Inc for the Central School Gymnasium Renovations in the amount of $65.727.00:
C/O #1 Delete removal of gym floor $(7,500.00)
C/O #2 Removal of gym floor with asbestos containing mastic $73,227.00
Total of Change Orders $65,727.00
The original bid for this project from Grafas Painting Contractors, Inc. was $458,000.00. The change orders bring the total amount due to the contractor for the project to $523,727.00.
B.8. Dealaman Bus Services Contract Renewal for 2006/2007
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the renewal of the transportation contract for the 2006/2007 school year with Dealaman Bus Services of Warren, NJ. The twelve (12) routes are all being renewed in accordance with the State of New Jersey’s CPI of 4.04%. The detail is as follows:
Route Number Renewal Number Amount for 2006-2007 1 12 $238,117.47 2 8 $97,217.76 4 9 $24,662.30 5 8 $157,006.54 6 7 $35,122.99 7 6 $59,304.39 8 5 $98,847.18 9 4 $47,602.49 10 3 $23,650.20 11 2 $45,719.40 12 1 $40,263.48 Total $867,514.19
B.9. Refuse Removal
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the contract renewal with Active Disposal Service, Inc. of Somerville, NJ, to remove the district refuse for the period of July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007. This is the third year of the three year contract with the vendor. The cost for this service for July and August 2006 is $3,752.50 and the cost for September 2006 to June 2007 is $18,950.00 for a total cost of $22,702.50.
B.10. Flu Shot Clinic
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the offering of a fully subsidized flu shot clinic to staff members during the 2006-2007 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 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) Alison Dmochowski, District Occupational Therapist, MA, step 7, effective September 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. Ms. Dmochowski is replacing Ms. Malandrakis who resigned.
b) Christine Flynn, Classroom Paraprofessional, Mt. Horeb School, part-time, step 2, 17.5 hours, effective September 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.
c) Nicholas Bayachek, District Permanent Substitute, BA+15, step 2, effective September 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.
d) Daniel Ticchio, Middle School, Grade 7 Science Teacher, BA+15, step 3, effective September 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. Mr. Ticchio is replacing Ms. Norris who resigned.
C.2. Change in Employment
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the change in employment for Michael Gonnella, Groundskeeper, Buildings & Grounds, from hourly to contracted, at an annual prorated salary of $36,000, effective August 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.
C.3. Staff Training
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Sara Goodman (Nazar) and Jeanne Vecchione to work up to an additional 16 hours each for Sonday Training during the 2006-2007 school year. Teachers will be paid at the $30 hourly rate.
C.4. Social Skills Counseling
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Elaine Hoffman, Guidance Counselor, to provide up to five one hour sessions of social skills counseling at $30 per hour for one student (ID #0120088) during the 2006 Summer Fun Program. The total cost to the district is $150.
C.5. Child Study Team
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves one additional paid day for Joan Darkenwald during summer 2006.
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the resignation of Jeanine Norris, Science Teacher, Middle School, effective June 30, 2006.
C.7. Amendment on Salary Guide
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following amended placements on the teachers' negotiated salary guide effective September 1, 2006:
a) Laurie Donovan from BA+15 to MA (remaining at step 17).
b) Christine Ryan from BA to BA+15 (remaining at step 11).
c) Dianne Harris from BA to BA+15 (remaining at step 15).
C.8. 2006-2007 Amended Contract
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the amended 2006-2007 contract for Tanin Petyotin, Head Night Custodian, Central School, to the corrected salary of $32,879.
C.9. 2006 Additional Summer Help
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves Dale Mluzan, Custodial Helper, Central School, effective July 13, 2006 through September 1, 2006 at a rate of $7.50 an hour.
C.10. New Teacher Induction Program and Technology Workshops
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the following staff to offer NTIP Workshops in August and Technology Workshops in September and October 2006:
a) Lynn Alger - up to 24 hours at a rate of $30 per hour (10 hours NTIP in August and 14 hours in September and October for the Technology Workshops).
b) Sean Convery - up to 17 hours at a rate of $30 per hour (7 hours NTIP in August and 10 hours in September and October for the Technology Workshops).
C.11. Orton Gillingham Reading Sessions
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves Jeanne Vecchione to provide two 30 minute session of Orton Gillingham reading per 6 day cycle for student (ID #0120285) for the 2006-2007 school year. The cost to the district would be $30 an hour.
C.12. Change of Assignment
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the change of assignment for Fran Blabolil from full time Special Education Teacher to .60 LDTC and .40 Special Education Teacher at Central School, effective September 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. (Guide and step remain the same.)
C.13. Summer 2006 Additional Curriculum Positions
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves Ron Rodd, up to 10 hours total, for the 2006 summer curriculum Multimedia Pilot Project for fifth grade at Angelo L. Tomaso School.
C.14. Middle School Cafeteria Duty for the 2006-2007 School Year
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the following Middle School staff members for cafeteria duty for the 2006-2007 school year:
Barbara LaSaracina, Brenda Sasso, Joshua Funk, Debra Granrath, Margaret Cihocki, Sean Convery, John Seremula, Kurt Reck, Robert Hartshorn, Rosemary Poyatt
C.15 New Position
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the creation of a new position, part-time Adaptive PE (ADPE) and part-time permanent substitute and authorizes the posting of its availability for the 2006-07 school year.
· Review of Use of School Facilities Policy and Regulation
Part of the Committee Reports
Mrs. Voorhees asked for clarification on what the guidance department is doing for the school newsletters.
· Where In The World…
Mr. Hansen’s photos from his vacation will be posted on this web site and the students will get to do a Where is Mr. Hansen.
At 8:17 p.m. Mrs. Winter 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 Mrs. Burman and approved by unanimous voice vote.
On motion by Mrs. Spiller and seconded by Mrs. Voorhees, the Board reconvened in open session at 9:22 p.m.
XVI. ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mrs. Spiller and seconded by Mrs.
Voorhees the meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.
Minutes recorded by:
Peter Daquila, Board Secretary