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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 7:03 p.m. by the Board President, Dr Przybylski
OPEN PUBLIC MEETING STATEMENT - Dr Przybylski 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 - Dr Przybylski led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. ROLL CALL
Present: Sue. Burman, Donald Huber, Roberta Monahan, Dr. Gregory Przybylski, James Sena, Mildred Spiller, Patricia Toubin, and Kathleen Winter
Absent: Tony Sardis
Also Present: Dr. Tami Crader, Superintendent, Peter Daquila, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, members of the staff and public
Mrs. Winter moved the following:
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the minutes, of the following meeting:
June 28, 2010 public and private session
The motion was seconded by Mrs. Spiller and approved by 7-0-1 roll call vote. (Mrs. Toubin
VI. CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION
The superintendent reported the following fire drills had been held.
July 1, 20
VII. PRESIDENT'S REMARKS
Dr. Przybylski congratulated JoAnn Blatchford & Cathlin Rozman on receiving the Maitland P Simmons Memorial Award.
VIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Mrs. Winter reported that she will wait for September to let Dr. Crader settle in before the policy review begins.
Mrs. Spiller reported on the curriculum committee meeting and the programs that will be reviewed during the school year.
Mrs. Monahan noted that the minutes of prior meetings have been distributed and items are still being researched.
- 2010-2011 Goals Setting
Dr. Crader reported on the district goals. Dr Przybylski asked about creating board goals. The board discussed the process of establishing goals and made a few suggestions for goals. The board will establish the goals at the August meeting.
- School Calendar - 2010-2011
Dr. Crader asked if the board wanted to alter the spring recess from week of 4/4/11 to the week of 4/18/11 due to the election date being moved to 4/27/2011. The board decided to leave the calendar as is.
- Garden State Coalition of Schools
Mr. Huber presented information on the GSCS. Dr. Crader added that they are a great resource for information.
Dr. Crader will arrange for a GSCS rep to attend a board meeting to provide additional information to the board.
Mrs. Monahan noted that she has joined the Tri County group which is now Quad-County of Union, Essex, Morris and Somerset. She will provide information and details as it is received.
Dr. Crader recommends that the two guidance counselors remain in the budget. Information will be gathered during the school year so the positions can be evaluated prior to the budget for next year.
X. PUBLIC COMMENTARY (including opportunity to speak about items for Board Consideration/Action)
Note on public input at BOE meetings: Board Policy #9322, adopted on April 14, 2008, provides for and encourages public participation in Board of Education meetings. Such participation is governed by the following rules:
1. A participant must be recognized by the presiding officer and must preface comments by an announcement of his/her name and place of residence;
2. Each Statement made by a participant shall be limited to three minutes' duration (limit may be adjusted at the discretion of the presiding officer as circumstances dictate);
3. No participant may speak more than once on the same topic until all others who wish to speak on that topic have been heard; and
4. All Statements shall be directed to the presiding officer-no participant may address or question Board members individually.
The portion of the meeting during which participation of the public is invited shall be limited to fifteen minutes (limit may be adjusted at the discretion of the presiding officer as circumstances dictate).
XI. ITEMS FOR BOARD CONSIDERATION/ACTION
Mrs. Spiller asked a question about agenda item C.1. Dr. Crader responded.
Mrs. Burman commented about C.1. and asked that the person being replaced be included in the resolution.
On motion by Mrs. Winter, seconded by Mrs. Toubin, the consent agenda items A.1 - 4, B.1 - 8, and C.1-14, were approved by unanimous 8-0 roll-call vote.
A.1. Out of District Placement
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the out of district placement for one student (ID#0121211) at The ARC Koehler School for the 2010-2011 school year for a total cost to the district of $54,937.
A.2. Augmentative Communication Evaluation
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves an Augmentative Communication Evaluation for one student (ID#0120949) provided by Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey for a total cost to the district of $550.
A.3. Rental of Equipment and Staff Training
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the rental and training of staff of a Vantage Lite System for one student (ID#0120904) for the 2010-2011 school year at a cost to the district of $985.
A.4. Out of District Related Services
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves out of district related services for the following:
a) One student (ID#0120782) to receive an additional four sessions of Auditory Verbal Therapy from Speech Partners during the month of August 2010 an hourly cost of $130 for a total cost to the district of $520.
b) One student (ID#0120483) to receive one 30 minute session of Occupational Therapy for the 2010-2011 school year at a cost total cost to the district of $3,780. Services to be provided by the receiving school.
B.1. Payment of Bills
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the partial payment of bills for June 29-30, 2010 in the amount of $683,693.63.
B.2. Payment of Bills
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the partial payment of bills for July 2010 in the amount of $1,290,084.72.
B.3. NJDOE Compliance
RESOLVED, the Warren Township Schools does not require The Arc Kohler School to charge students for reduced and/or paid meals provided as part of their educational program in compliance with the NJ Department of Agriculture's Child Nutritional Program regulations.
RESOLVED, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23-4.5(a)20 the Warren Township Schools hereby authorizes The Arc Kohler School to include the cost of meals provided within the annual tuition rate charge to the students. All meals provided by The Arc Kohler School will meet the nutritional requirement of the Child Nutrition Program as administered by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.
B.4. No Child Left Behind Grant Application
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the submission of the 2010-2011 NCLB Application to the Department of Education with the following amounts:
- Title II-A $28,511.00
- Title III $16,218.00
B.5. Transportation Contracts - Out of District Students for the Extended School Year
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the transportation contracts with other districts for the receipt of funds for transporting out of district students for the 2010 extended school year as follows:
Contractor District School Fee
Warren WHRHS WHRHS $5,667
Warren WHRHS DLC $ 984
Warren WHRHS Various Field Trips $1,800
Warren Watchung DLC $ 984
Warren Green Brook DLC $ 984
Warren Berkeley Heights DLC $ 984
B.6. Transportation for Out of District Student
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the increase of $4,253.12 to the existing contract with the Somerset County Educational Services Commission, as a result of the district no longer sharing the route cost with another district, for transportation of one student from Warren to the Arc Kohler School, effective May 3, 2010 through June 18, 2010.
B.7. Dealaman Bus Services Contract Renewal for 2010-2011
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the renewal of the transportation contract for the 2010-2011 school year with Dealaman Bus Services of Warren, NJ. The ten (10) routes are all being renewed in accordance with the State of New Jersey's CPI of 0.00%. The detail is as follows:
Route Number Renewal Number Amount for
1 16 $263,283.84
2 12 $107,492.57
5 12 $173,601.02
6 11 $ 38,835.09
7 10 $ 65,572.21
8 2 $154,327.90
9 8 $ 52,633.54
10 7 $ 26,149.77
11 6 $ 50,551.44
12 5 $ 44,518.90
B.8. Award Contract - ATC Controls Upgrade at Middle School
WHEREAS, on July 21, 2010, the Board of Education received bids for the ATC Controls Upgrade at the Warren Middle School:
- Integrated Control Solutions, Basking Ridge, NJ $ 74,200.00
Additional work above base bid $ 9,200.00
Total $ 83,400.00
Upon the Engineer's recommendation the bid should be awarded to Integrated Control Solutions since it is the lowest responsible bidder for both the base and additional work.
RESOLVED, the Board of Education awards the contract for the ATC Controls Upgrade at the Warren Middle School to Integrated Control Solutions of Basking Ridge, NJ.
C. Personnel/Student Services
C.1. Employment for the 2010-2011 School Year
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the application for emergent hiring for the following positions for the 2010-2011 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) MaryAnn McGann, Multi Duty Aide, 20 hours, Step 9-10 of the 2009-2010 salary guide (2010-2011 step will be the equivalent of this 2009-2010 step, to be determined once collective bargaining is concluded), effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
b) Meghan Madden, Classroom Paraprofessional, Angelo L. Tomaso School, 30 hours, Step 7-8 of the 2009-2010 salary guide (2010-2011 step will be the equivalent of this 2009-2010 step, to be determined once collective bargaining is concluded), effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
c) Brenda Sofield, LDTC, Mt. Horeb School, MA+45, Step 5-6 of the 2009-2010 salary guide (2010-2011 step will be the equivalent of this 2009-2010 step, to be determined once collective bargaining is concluded), effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
C.2. Amendment to Contract
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves, with congratulations, $1,500 to be added to the annual salary of Dr. Faye Brady for receiving her doctorate, retroactive and prorated to July 1, 2010.
C.3. Applied Behavior Analysis Program Provider
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the services of Douglass Outreach (Rutgers) for consultation to School Based Applied Behavior Analysis Program, effective September 13, 2010 through February 11, 2011. The cost to the district will be $6,300 plus mileage.
C.4. Temporary Leave of Absence
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a temporary leave of absence for Lori Vigliotti, Classroom Paraprofessional, Middle School, effective September 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, unpaid with no benefits returning January 2, 2011. (Ms. Vigliotti will be student teaching at another district.)
C.5. Physical Therapy Provider
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves Pediatric Workshop to provide physical therapy services to the district for the 2010-2011 school year at $106 per hour and evaluations at a cost of $285 each.
C.6. Summer Fun Staff
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following:
a) Marissa Hyman as a Summer Fun aide, effective June 28, 2010 through July 30, 2010 at a rate of $15 per hour.
b) Mary Ganz as a Summer Fun Substitute Nurse, effective June 28, 2010 through July 30, 2010 at a rate of $40 per hour.
C.7. Summer Curriculum Work
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the list of Summer 2010 Curriculum positions dated July 20, 2010 at the WTEA rate of $40 an hour.
C.8. Change of Assignment
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the change of assignment for the following:
a) Patricia Anderson, from Multi Duty Paraprofessional, Woodland and Central Schools to Classroom Paraprofessional, Central School, effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
b) Maria Powers, from Bus Monitor to Bus Driver, effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010 at a salary of $22,300.
C.9. Substitute Bus Driver
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Moses Bobadilla as a part-time substitute bus driver for the 2010-2011 school year at the starting rate of $17.48 per hour.
C.10. Contracted Related Services
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Regan Lakritz, OTR, to provide seven hours per week of Occupational Therapy to the district at an hourly rate of $70 for a total cost to the district of $17,150.
C.11. Teacher in Charge for the 2010-2011 School Year
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following staff as teacher in charge for the 2010-2011 school year at the WTEA stipend rate:
Angelo L. Tomaso School
Mt. Horeb School
C.12. Creation of a Bus Monitor Position for the 2010-2011 School Year
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the creation of a Bus Monitor position for the 2010-2011 school year.
C.13. Summer 2010 Bus Driver
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Maria Powers as a summer 2010 Bus Driver effective July 1, 2010 through August 31, 2010 at a hourly rate of $17.70.
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following resignations:
a) Lisa Beenders, Grade 6 Science Teacher, Middle School, effective July 26, 2010.
b) Ann Marie Vernese, School Nurse, Angelo, L. Tomaso School, effective July 26, 2010.
XII. OLD BUSINESS
- Enrollment Update
Dr. Crader provided the district enrollment update.
- BOE Schedules
Mrs. Burman will send information to Dr Przybylski regarding fall BOE conflict dates and if the BOE meetings can be changed to Tuesday night.
Mrs. Monahan asked when the students do their walk through and about trying to plan a reception for the public to meet Dr. Crader.
The reception for Dr. Crader will be at 6:00 p.m. on September 13th at Middle School and the new teachers welcome reception will be on September 27th at the BOE.
XIII. NEW BUSINESS
- Angelo L. Tomaso PTO Donation - Walking Track
Mr. Daquila presented the ALT PTO's information on the Walking Track. The board discussed the idea. The BOE was very grateful to the PTO but not in favor of this donation.
XIV. PUBLIC COMMENTARY
XV. EXECUTIVE SESSION:
At 8:33 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:
matter rendered confidential by federal or State law
pending or anticipated litigation or contract negotiation and/or matters of attorney-client privilege
a matter in which release of information would impair the right to receive government funds
material the disclosure of which constitutes an unwarranted invasion of individual privacy
a collective bargaining agreement and/or negotiations related to it
a matter involving the purchase, lease, or acquisition of real property with public funds
protection of public safety and property and/or investigations of possible violations or violations of law
specific prospective or current employees unless all who could be adversely affected request an open session
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. Spiller and approved by unanimous voice vote.
On motion by Mrs. Winter, seconded by Mrs. Spiller, the board reconvened in open session at 8:55 p.m.
XVI. ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mrs. Winter, seconded by Mrs. Spiller, the meeting adjourned at 8:57 p.m.
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