Minutes for April 10, 2007 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 7:02 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, Dr. Gregory Przybylski, Mildred Spiller, Patricia Toubin, Gina Voorhees, Kathleen Winter and Dr. Ellen Zimmerman
Also Present: Dr. James Crisfield, Superintendent, Peter Daquila, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, members of the public and press
Ellen Zimmerman - 12 Years of Service to the Warren Community
Mrs. Coley thanked Dr. Zimmerman for all the wonderful service to the BOE. Board members and members of the public all thanked Dr. Zimmerman for her years of dedicated service to the board.
Mrs. Voorhees read a resolution of thanks and presented it to Dr. Zimmerman.
Mrs. Spiller moved the following:
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the minutes of the
following meeting as amended:
March 26, 2006 public and private session
The motion was seconded by Mrs. Toubin and approved by 9-0 voice vote.
VI. CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION
Fire Drills – The superintendent reported the following fire drills had been held:
March 1, 14
March 12, 28
March 14, 27
March 14, 28
March 19, 23
Dr. Crisfield reported that the Middle School graduation will be Monday, June 18th. The last day of school will be June 19th. He is investigating the possibility of having the graduation at WHRHS.
VII. PRESIDENT'S REMARKS
Mrs. Coley thanked Dr. Zimmerman again. She noted that George Dealaman passed away on Sunday, April 8th.
VIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Mrs. Spiller reported that the committee is having a survey follow up meeting on 4/12/07 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to discuss the survey results.
X. PUBLIC COMMENTARY
XI. ITEMS FOR BOARD CONSIDERATION/ACTION (CONSENT AGENDA)
Mrs. Spiller moved, and Mrs. Winter seconded, the following as a consent agenda: The amended consent agenda was approved by unanimous 9-0 role-call vote.
A.1. Out of Zone Request
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves one student (ID#2001223) to remain in Mt. Horeb School for the 2007-2008 school year.
A.2. Giving Nest Preschool
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the reserving for two placements at the Giving Nest Preschool for the 2007-2008 school year. The cost to the district will be $4,800 for the two openings.
B.1. Award Contract for Central School – Lower Level and Toilet Renovation Project
WHEREAS, on March 28, 2007, the Board of Education
received bids for the Central School – Lower Level and
Toilet Renovation Project:
Buckler Associates, East Brunswick, NJ $ 696,846
Grafas Painting, Millburn, NJ $ 724,993
TQM Construction Rockaway, NJ $ 784,400
Pakis, Construction, Bloomfield, NJ $ 788,400
AC Construction Corp, Aberdeen, NJ $ 799,000
Apex Enterprises of Union, Neptune City, NJ $ 867,000
ARCO Construction, Elizabeth, NJ $ 885,000
Structural Concepts, Ocean, NJ $ 903,000
Salazar & Associates, Union, NJ $1,077,000
WHEREAS upon review it is the Architect's and the
Attorney's recommendation that the bid should be awarded
to Buckler Associates since it is the lowest responsible
bidder, now THEREFORE be it
RESOLVED, the Board of Education awards the contract for the Central School – Lower Level and Toilet Renovation Project to Buckler Associates of East Brunswick, NJ
B.2. Funding for Central School Lower Level & Toilet
Room Renovations Project
RESOLVED, the Board of Education Approves the transfer of $800,000.00 from Capital Reserve to Fund 12 to support the Central School Lower Level & Toilet Room Renovations Project.
B.3. Transportation Contract - Watchung Hills Regional High
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the transportation contract with Watchung Hills Regional High School to transport 17 Middle School Algebra students from the high school to Warren Middle School (12), Long Hill (3) and Watchung (2) for the current 2006-2007school year, at a cost of $300 each for a total cost of $5,100.00.
C. Personnel/Student Services
C.1. 2007 Summer Fun Secretary
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Eileen Haddican as the 2007 Summer Fun Secretary at a salary of $4,160.
C.2. Amendment on Salary Guide
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following amended placements on the teachers' negotiated salary guide:
a) Rebecca Mauceri from MA+15 to MA+30 (remaining at step 10), effective March 1, 2007.
C.3. Substitute Teachers
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following Substitute Teachers for the 2006-2007 school year:
a) Jennifer McDermid
b) Dana Paolella
c) Laura Adams
XII. PUBLIC COMMENTARY
XIII. OLD BUSINESS
XIV. NEW BUSINESS
Summer Employees Proposed Rate for 2007
Mr. Daquila reported to the board the proposed salary rates for 2007 summer employees.
Professional Development “Flex-Day” Proposal
Dr. Crisfield reported on the “Flex Day” proposed program and answered the board’s questions about the program.
Summer Building Hours
Mr. Daquila noted that the summer Friday schedule is similar to last year’s policy. Mrs. Monahan noted that on the closed Fridays the phone system should instruct callers to call Mt. Horeb School.
DRAFT 2007-2008 Board of Education Meeting Schedule
Dr. Crisfield presented the first draft of the 2007/08 meeting schedule.
XV. EXECUTIVE SESSION:
At 7:55 p.m. Mrs. Spiller 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) 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
11) specific prospective or current employees unless all who could be adversely affected request an open session
12) 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. Voorhees and approved by unanimous voice vote.
On motion by Mrs. Spiller and seconded by Mrs. Winter the Board reconvened in open session at 9:20.m.
XVI. ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mrs. Spiller seconded by Mrs.
Burman the meeting adjourned at 9:25p.m.
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