Minutes for January 8, 2007 Archived MinutesSkip Navigation
I. Call to Order and Statement of Presiding Officer Pamela Coley, President
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 April 25, 2006. 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
III. Roll Call
MS, SB, RM, GP, PT, GV, KW, EZ, PC
● Middle School Pirate Bowl Participants - Mrs. Cooper
● Approve the public and private session minutes of the December 11, 2006 board meeting.
VI. Correspondence and Information
● Fire Drills
|December 7, 15||December 6, 11||December 7, 11||December 7, 12||December 11, 21|
VII. President's Remarks - Pamela Coley
VIII. Committee Reports
● 2006-2007 Goals - Progress Report
● Initial Deliberation Concerning 2007-2008 Budget
X. Public Commentary (Including opportunity to speak about items for Board Consideration/Action)
XI. Items for Board Consideration/Action
A.1. Out of District Placement
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the placement of one student (ID#0120782) to attend the Pre-School Place and Kindergarten in Bridgewater, effective January 16, 2007 at a prorated cost to the district of $1,572.
B.1. Payment of Bills
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the payment of bills for December 2006 (Check #s 023561-023770) in the amount of $4,312,245.82.
B.2. Board Secretary's and Treasurer's Report
WHEREAS, the Board of Education has received the attached report of the secretary for the month of November, and
WHEREAS, this report shows the following balances on November 30, 2006:
|FUND||CASH BALANCE||APPROPRIATION BALANCE||FUND BALANCE|
|(10) General Current Expense Fund||$3,637,233.42||$1,040,552.75|
|(11) Current Expense||$2,670,177.10|
|(12) Capital Outlay||$683,878.27|
|(13) Special Schools||$4,592.23|
|(20) Special Revenue Fund||($134,988.74)||$45,870.10||$0.00|
|(30) Capital Projects Fund||($311,489.03)||$6,462.91||$55,215.18|
|(40) Debt Service Fund||$1,190,163.76||($1,000.00)||$15,210.26|
B.3. Budget Transfers for Month of November 2006
Approve the following Resolution:
RESOLVED, the Board of Education ratifies the following transfers between budget line items on file, dated November 30, 2006, that have been approved by the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Policy 3160:
|11-000-270-161-00-00||Transportation - Special Ed||11-000-270-443-00-00||Lease Purchase School Bus||11,600|
|11-000-270-161-00-00||Transportation - Special Ed||11-000-270-515-10-00||Contr. Special Ed Transp||3,800|
|11-204-100-101-00-00||LLD Teacher Salaries||11-000-221-102-00-00||Curriculum Coord. Salary||3,700|
|11-213-100-101-00-00||RC Teacher Salaries||11-000-221-102-00-00||Curriculum Coord. Salary||5,300|
|12-000-400-390-00-00||Professional Services||12-000-400-450-00-C3||Construction - CS Phase IIA||36,500|
|30-000-400-450-00-A1||General Contr. - ALT Roof||30-000-400-450-00-C2||GC - CS SW Expansion||14,460|
|Total Transfers - November 2006||$75,360|
B.4. Transportation Contract
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the transportation contract between Warren Township Schools and Long Hill Township to transport math students from Long Hill's Central School to Watchung Hills Regional High School for the 2006-2007 school year in the amount of $900.
B.5. Engineering Services: Strunk-Albert Engineering
– Automatic Temperature Controls Upgrade Project
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves a contract with Strunk-Albert Engineering of East Stroudsburg, Pa for the Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) Upgrades at ALT School, Central School, Middle School and Mt. Horeb School. The contract is for $24,000.00 and covers Investigation, Schematic Design, Construction Documents, Bidding/Contract Award and Construction Administration. This project has been included in the 2006/2007 budget in Fund 12.
B.6. Acceptance of Donation to Woodland School
RESOLVED, the Board of Education accepts, with appreciation, a donation of $500 to Woodland School, from Jacki and Pete Brady.
B.7. Submission of the Warren Middle School Phase 3 Roof
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the submission of the documents for the Warren Middle School Phase 3 Roof Replacement Project to the Department of Education for review. The documentation has been prepared by USA Architects.
B.8. Somerset Council Alcoholism and Drug Dependency Grant
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves, with appreciation, a grant in the amount of $3,000 for the REBEL program at Warren Middle School.
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) Suzanne Lathrop, Multi Duty/Library Paraprofessional, Woodland School, Step 11, 32.5 hours per week, effective January 8, 2007 through June 30, 2007. Replacing Nancy Yannazzone who resigned.
C.2. Amendment on Salary Guide
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following amended placements on the teachers' negotiated salary guide effective December 1, 2006:
a) Rachel Bringuier from BA to BA+15 (remaining at step 3).
b) Joanne Butler from MA to MA+15 (remaining at step 17).
c) Alida Gorin, from MA+15 to MA+30 (remaining at step 20).
C.3. Family Leave Request
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the Family Leave request for:
a) Lauren Valera, Grade 3 Teacher, Woodland School Family Leave (unpaid with benefits) from June 5, 2007 through June 30, 2007. Returning September 1, 2007.
C.4. Outside Speech Consultant
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves Jill Pila to act as a speech consultant during Mrs. Perry's absence retroactive from December 13, 2006 for a total of 8 days, 6 hours per day, at a rate of $55 per hour.
C.5. Per Diem Deduct Request
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves per diem deduct request for:
a) Janet Del Nero, Classroom Paraprofessional, Central School, for 7 days, January 29, 30, 31, 2007 & February 1, 2, 5, 6, 2007.
b) Christine Flynn, Classroom Paraprofessional, Mt., Horeb School, for 4 days, February 14, 25, 20, 21, 2007.
c) Harriet Stambaugh, Nurse, Woodland School, for 2 days, February 7, 8, 2007.
C.6. Middle School Play Stipends
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the following stipends in support of the 2006-2007 Middle School play as follows:
a) Production Manager - Mrs. Bev MacGorman, $1,300
b) Musical Director - Maria Staniewicz, $2,400
c) Staging Director - Diane McCloskey, $2,400
d) Set Designer - Doug MacGorman (not an employee), $1,300
e) Choreographer - TBD, $1,300
These stipends will be funded through the proceeds of the musical production.
C.7. Substitute Teachers
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following Substitute Teachers for the 2006-2007 school year:
a) Lisa Trenson
b) Megan Sheehy
c) Spenser Brenn
C.8. After School Basketball Supervisor
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Nicholas Bayachek, Adaptive PE Teacher, Middle School, as supervisor for after school basketball for the 2006-2007 school year at the WTEA negotiated hourly rate, effective December 20, 2006.
C.9. Substitute Bus Monitor and Substitute Custodian
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Jonathan Wood as a Substitute Bus Monitor and Substitute Custodian at the rate of $11 per hour, effective January 1, 2007 through June 30, 2007.
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following resignation:
a) Jourdan Barovick, ABA Teacher, Mt. Horeb School, effective January 19, 2007.
C.11. After School Clubs
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the amendment of the following after school clubs for the 2006-07 school year and the instructors for each club at the negotiated stipend rate.
a) Homework Help Club - advisors Josephine Brasile and Pat LaMorte from shared time to full time at a stipend of $1,300 each. The number of students has increased to the point that two advisors are needed.
C.12. Home Training
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Carol Keirstead and Tara Keller to provide ABA home training for students (ID#s 0120350, 0120753, 0120699, and 0120726) one hour, once per month each student, for 8 months, retroactive to November 1, 2006 at $55 per hours for a total cost to the district of $1,750.
XII. Public Commentary
XIII. Old Business
● BOE Retreat "Checkup"
XIV. New Business
● Project Adventure Mid Year Report
XV. Executive Session
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: (select one or more)
1) a matter rendered confidential by federal or state law
2) a matter in which release of information would impair the right to receive government funds
3) material the disclosure of which constitutes an unwarranted invasion of individual privacy
4) a collective bargaining agreement and/or negotiations related to it
5) a matter involving the purchase, lease, or acquisition of real property with public funds
6) protection of public safety and property and/or investigations of possible violations or violations of law
7) pending or anticipated litigation or contract negotiation and/or matters of attorney-client privilege
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.
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