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Minutes for June 19, 2017

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A regular business meeting of the Board of Education was held this day at the Warren Middle School, 100 Old Stirling Road. The following is a record of that meeting.

I. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m by Board President, Tia Allocco.

II. Pledge of Allegiance - Mrs. Allocco led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Open Public Meeting Statement - Mrs. Allocco read the following statement:

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 June 17, 2017. This notice was on that date was posted on the Courier News, and TAP into Warren, all in accordance with the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act.”

III. Roll Call

Present: Paige Albano, David Brezee, Lisa DiMaggio, Andrea Freijomil, Joan Schiller, Patricia Zohn and Tia Allocco

Absent:

Also Present: Dr. Matthew Mingle, Superintendent, Patricia Leonhardt, Board Secretary, and members of the public and press.

Len deMontagnac arrived at 5:33 p.m.

Jeannine Sarosy arrived at 5:37 p.m.

IV. Executive Session

At 5:31 p.m. Mrs. Freijomil 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:

pending or anticipated litigation or contract negotiation and/or matters of attorney-client privilege; and

specific prospective or current employees unless all who could be adversely affected request an open session

Action will be taken upon return to public session;

the length of the meeting is anticipated to be approximately 30 minutes; 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 Dr. Schiller and approved by unanimous voice vote.

On motion by Mr. deMontagnac, seconded by Mrs. Albano, the Board reconvened in open session at 6:05 p.m.

V. Minutes

Mr. deMontagnac moved the following:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the public and private session minutes of the

June 5, 2017 Board Meeting.

The motion was seconded by Mrs. DiMaggio and approved by 8-0-1 roll-call vote. (Dr. Schiller abstained.)

VI. Correspondence and Information

Dr. Mingle reported on two pieces of correspondence.

· HIB Information

Total # of Investigations:

3

 

Total # of Determined Bullying Incidents:

1

VII. President's Remarks

Mrs. Allocco reported that she responded on behalf of the board to a staff member’s correspondence.

Mrs. Allocco shared the value of the Grade 8 history trip which she and a few other board members were able to attend.

Mrs. Allocco wished everyone in the district a happy summer and thanked those staff members attending professional development over the summer.

Lastly, Mrs. Allocco congratulated those students who are graduating tonight.

Mrs. Albano left the room at 6:13 p.m.

VIII. Superintendent’s Remarks

Dr. Mingle called attention to various projects on tonight’s agenda (Active Learning Space, Direct Install Program, Visitor Management System), and thanked the staff for its efforts.

Dr. Mingle also noted the high quality of the candidates on the agenda for hire tonight.

Lastly, Dr. Mingle thanked all for a successful 2016-2017 school year.

IX. Presentations

  • Library - A Seven Year Overview - Mr. Kimmick presented an overview of library usage at the elementary school level.

X. Discussions

  • Library Overview- The board asked follow up questions, including scheduling questions.

XI. Committee Reports

  • Finance, Operations and Security Committee - Mrs. Freijomil reported on the meeting’s main topics, including but not limited to Architect of Record proposals, the installation of the Visitor Management System, and aspirational district projects.
  • Negotiations - On behalf of Mrs. Albano, Mrs. Allocco reported that both sides met on June 14th, with another meeting scheduled for July 13th.

XII. Public Commentary (including opportunity to speak about items for Board Consideration/Action)

Note on public input at BOE meetings: Board Policy #9322, adopted on January 21, 2013, 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).

  • Heather Silver, Quail Run, asked a question regarding staffing hires.

XIII. Items for Board Consideration/Action

Mrs. Allocco called attention to C.17., (Dr. Mingle’s new contract).

Mrs. DiMaggio asked that B.6. be pulled for separate vote.

Mr. deMontagnac asked a question regarding B.14. and Summer Fun current status.

Mr. deMontagnac asked a question regarding C.7. and Middle School traffic flow.

Mrs. Sarosy asked that B.7. be pulled for separate vote.

Mrs. Allocco referenced motion B.8., requesting that establishing a Capital Reserve deposit target be a topic for future discussion.

It was decided that motion C.8. would be a separate vote.

Mrs. Sarosy asked that B.11. be pulled for separate vote.

On motion by Mr. deMontagnac, seconded by Mrs. Freijomil, the consent items A.1. through A.6., B.1. through B.5., B.8. through B.10., B.12. through B.16., C.1. through C.7., and C.9. through C.24., were approved by a 8-0 roll-call vote.

On motion by Mr. deMontagnac, seconded by Mr. Breeze, the consent item B.6., was approved by a 7-1 roll-call vote. (Mrs. DiMaggio voted nay.)

Mrs. Sarosy addressed her concerns regarding the purchasing in motion B.7.

On motion by Mr. deMontagnac, seconded by Mr. DiMaggio, the consent item B.7., was approved by a 7-1 roll-call vote. (Mrs. Sarosy voted nay.)

Mrs. Sarosy addressed her concerns regarding the purchasing in motion B.11.

On motion by Mr. deMontagnac, seconded by Mr. Breeze, the consent item B.11., was approved by a 7-0-1 roll-call vote. (Mrs. Sarosy abstained.)

Motion C.8. was modified to reflect full payment for all 5 goals.

On motion by Mr. deMontagnac, seconded by Mrs. DiMaggio, the consent item C.8., was approved by a 8-0 roll-call vote.

A. Education

A.1. HIB Report

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the HIB Report submitted by the Superintendent for the period ending on June 15, 2017.

A.2. Bilingual/ESL Three-Year Program Plan

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the Bilingual/ESL Three-Year Program Plan for School Years 2017-2020.

A.3. Fieldwork Site

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a Clinical Affiliation Agreement with Dominican College, from January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018, securing Warren Township Schools as a fieldwork site to provide supervised clinical experiences for the Occupational Therapy Program.

A.4. School Self-Assessment under Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights for the 2016-2017 school year.

A.5. Out of District Placements 2017-2018

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the 2017-2018 Out of District placement list dated June 15, 2017.

A.6. Home Instruction

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Jamie Perry to provide up to 80 compensatory home instruction hours for Student #3385531519 beginning June 22, 2017 at a rate of $40 per hour, at a cost not to exceed $3,200.

B. Finance/Operations/Transportation

B.1. Payment of Bills

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the payment of bills for the period June 1, 2017 through June 19, 2017 in the amount of $3,665,2 69.23.

B.2. Payment of Bills

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education authorizes the School Business

Administrator/Board Secretary, pursuant to policy 3326, to audit pending bills and claims, to pay qualifying bills and claims within approved budget line item amounts, from June 20, 2017 to June 30, 2017, and to submit those bills to the Board of Education for approval at its meeting scheduled for July 17, 2017.

B.3. Board Secretary's and Treasurer's Report

WHEREAS, the Board of Education has received the report of the secretary for the month of May, 2017;

WHEREAS, this report shows the following balances on May 31, 2017

FUND

CASH BALANCE

APPROPRIATION BALANCE

FUND BALANCE

(10) General Current Expense Fund

$9,612,382.22

 

$973,637.24

(11) Current Expense

 

$1,674,259.60

 

(12) Capital Outlay

 

$308,728.21

 

(13) Special Schools

 

$294.52

 

(20) Special Revenue Fund

$17,447.08

$23,702.30

$0.00

(30) Capital Projects Fund

$81,127.62

$980.00

$223,889.55

(40) Debt Service Fund

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

TOTAL

$9,710,956.92

$2,007,964.63

$1,197,526.79

WHEREAS, in compliance with law and code the secretary has certified that, as of the date of the reports, no budgetary line item account has obligations and payments (contractual orders) which in total exceed the amount appropriated by the district board of education, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, the Board of Education accepts the above reference reports and certifications and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, in compliance with law and code, the Board of Education certifies that, after review of the secretary's monthly financial report (appropriation section), to the best of its knowledge, no major account or fund has been over expended in violation of law and code and that sufficient funds are available to meet the district's financial obligations for the remainder of the year.

B.4. Budget Transfers for Month of May 2017

RESOLVED, the Board of Education ratifies the following transfers between budget line items that have been approved by the Superintendent of Schools and that are now being reported to the Board pursuant to Policy 3160:

 

TO:

 

FROM:

   

1.

11-000-221-600-12-00

Curriculum Supplies

11-000-221-176-00-00

Salaries - Instructional Specialists

$5,000

2.

11-000-223-320-12-00

Staff Training - Purchased Services

11-000-223-580-00-00

Workshops & Travel - Administrators

$5,100

3.

11-000-261-610-09-03

Maintenance Supplies - Central

11-000-262-100-09-00

Salaries - Custodians

$1,800

4.

11-000-261-610-09-04

Maintenance Supplies - Mt. Horeb

11-000-262-621-00-01

Heat - Admin

$1,800

5.

11-000-261-610-09-05

Maintenance Supplies - ALT

11-000-262-107-00-00

Salaries - Lunchroom & Playground Aides

$1,800

6.

11-000-261-610-09-07

Maintenance Supplies - Middle

11-000-262-107-00-00

Salaries - Lunchroom & Playground Aides

$3,700

7.

11-000-262-610-09-00

Building Supplies - Maintenance

11-000-262-622-00-05

Electricity - ALT

$10,000

8.

11-000-266-610-00-00

Security - District - Supplies

11-000-266-420-09-04

Security - Maint. Repairs - Mt. Horeb

$900

9.

11-000-266-610-09-03

Security - Supplies - Central

11-000-262-621-00-05

Heat - ALT

$3,500

10.

11-000-266-610-09-04

Security - Supplies - Mt. Horeb

11-000-266-420-09-03

Security - Maint. Repairs - Central

$1,600

11.

11-000-266-610-09-05

Security - Supplies - ALT

11-000-266-420-09-05

Security - Maint. Repairs - ALT

$1,500

12.

11-000-266-610-09-06

Security - Supplies - Woodland

11-000-262-622-00-04

Electricity - Mt. Horeb

$3,300

13.

11-000-266-610-09-07

Security - Supplies - Middle

11-000-266-300-09-00

Security - Purchased Technical Services

$2,600

14.

11-150-100-320-08-00

Home Instruction - Purchased Services

11-190-100-320-08-00

Purchased Professional Services - SPS

$5,970

15.

11-190-100-610-12-00

Instructional Supplies - Curriculum

11-130-100-101-00-01

Salaries - Grade 6-8 Teachers

$22,000

16.

11-190-100-610-12-00

Instructional Supplies - Curriculum

11-190-100-340-11-01

Purchased Tech. Services - Technology

$4,000

17.

11-190-100-610-12-00

Instructional Supplies - Curriculum

11-190-100-640-12-00

Textbooks - Series Replacements

$22,000

18.

11-190-100-610-12-00

Instructional Supplies - Curriculum

11-190-100-610-11-01

Supplies - Instructional Hardware

$20,000

19.

11-230-100-610-12-04

Basic Skills - Mt. Horeb

11-230-100-101-00-00

Salaries - Basic Skills

$300

20.

11-230-100-610-12-05

Basic Skills - ALT

11-230-100-101-00-00

Salaries - Basic Skills

$400

21.

11-230-100-610-12-06

Basic Skills - Woodland

11-230-100-101-00-00

Salaries - Basic Skills

$800

22.

12-000-252-730-00-00

Admin - Info. Technology Equipment

11-000-291-270-00-00

Health Benefits

$49,610

23.

12-000-270-734-00-00

School Bus - Special Ed

11-000-270-503-10-00

Contracted Aide in Lieu

$14,850

24.

12-000-270-734-00-00

School Bus - Special Ed

11-000-270-515-10-00

Special Ed Transportation (Jointure)

$33,000

B.5. Travel Approval

Whereas, in accordance with State of New Jersey School District Accountability Act (A-5) and the Warren Township Schools’ policy number 4133-Travel and Work Related Expense Reimbursement, travel by school district employees and Board of Education members must be approved in advance.

Now Therefore Be It RESOLVED, the Warren Township Schools Board of Education approves the following expenses for faculty, staff, administrators, and board members for seminars, conferences and workshops. The expense includes travel costs, if applicable:

Name

School

Workshop/ Conference

Location

Month/Yr

Cost

Lindsay Rosenberg

WS

RVCC NGSS Summer Institute

Branchburg

July 2017

$335

Elena Marinello

ALT

RVCC NGSS Summer Institute

Branchburg

July 2017

$351

Jessica Nathan

WS

RVCC NGSS Summer Institute

Branchburg

July 2017

$401

Susan Kline

ALT

RVCC NGSS Summer Institute

Branchburg

July 2017

$371

Michele Kurilla

CS

RVCC NGSS Summer Institute

Branchburg

July 2017

$320

Patti Pillinger

ALT

RVCC NGSS Summer Institute

Branchburg

July 2017

$338

Kelley Kappus

ALT

RVCC NGSS Summer Institute

Branchburg

July 2017

$329

Michelle Wegener

ALT

RVCC NGSS Summer Institute

Branchburg

July 2017

$336

Christina Tommaso

CS

RVCC NGSS Summer Institute

Branchburg

July 2017

$340

All of the above travel has been approved by the Superintendent. The School Business Administrator shall track and record these costs to insure that the maximum amount is not exceeded.

B.6. Somerset Hills YMCA After Care Services for 2017-2018

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the contract, dated June 7, 2017 with the Somerset Hills YMCA for after care services at the Warren Township School District elementary schools for the 2017-2018 school year.

B.7. Approval of Purchasing for the Active Learning Space Pilot

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves purchasing for the Active Learning Space Pilot as follows:

Vendor

Contract Number

Cost

Safeco (furniture)

State Contract A81729

$4,290.00

Virco (furniture)

State Contract A83753

$1,590.72

Hon (furniture)

State Contract A81641

$7,012.46

Smith Systems (furniture)

MRESC 15/16-09

$30,202.48

Highmark (furniture)

State Contract A81717

$579.28

Dancker for Steelcase (furniture)

State Contract A81639

$45,623.46

Dancker (furniture)

NA

$3,164.74

B.8. Transfer of Current Year Surplus to Capital Reserve

WHEREAS, NJSA 18A:21-2 and NJSA 18A:7G-13 permit a Board of Education to establish and/or deposit into certain reserve accounts at year end, and

WHEREAS, the aforementioned statutes authorize procedures, under the authority of the Commissioner of Education, which permit a board of education to transfer anticipated excess current revenue or unexpended appropriations into reserve accounts during the month of June by board resolution, and

WHEREAS, the Warren Township Schools Board of Education wishes to deposit the anticipated current year surplus of up to $1,400,000 into Capital Reserve at year end, and

WHEREAS, the Warren Township Schools Board of Education has determined that up to $1,400,000 is available for such purpose of transfer;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Warren Township Schools Board of Education hereby authorizes the district’s School Business Administrator to make this transfer consistent with all applicable laws and regulations.

B.9. Approval for contracts with CMC for 2016-2017 under NJ Clean Energy

Program - Direct Install

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves purchases from CMC for assorted energy savings projects under the New Jersey Clean Energy Program’s 2016-2017 Direct Install program as follows:

Note: Purchasing under Clean Energy program, which already bid the projects.

 

Direct Expense

Direct Install Incentive

Total Project Cost

Angelo L. Tomaso School

$35,861.68

$83,677.26

$119,538.94

B&G/Transportation

$1,877.35

$4,379.99

$6,257.34

District Office

$1,273.78

$2,972.14

$4,245.92

Central School

$28,123.42

$65,621.31

$93,744.73

Mount Horeb School

$26,216.45

$61,171.70

$87,388.15

TOTAL

$93,352.68

$217,822.40

$311,175.08

Approval includes authorization to withdraw $67,123.08 from the district’s Maintenance Reserve account.

B.10. Approval for contracts with CMC for 2017-2018

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a contract with CMC for assorted energy savings projects under the New Jersey Clean Energy Program’s 2017-18 Direct Install program as follows:

 

Approximate District Cost

Approximate Direct Install Incentive

Approximate

Total Project Cost

Woodland School

$20,227.19

$47,196.79

$67,423.98

Approval includes authorization to withdraw $17,756.92 from the district’s Maintenance Reserve account.

B.11. Approval to Purchase Visitor Management System

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the purchase of the TPASS Visitor Management System from SHI, at a cost of $26,140. Purchase to be funded through use of 2017-2018 NJSIG Safety Grant ($6,652.75) and use of Emergency Reserves ($19,487.25) in the 2017-2018 school year. Approval includes Emergency Reserves withdrawal.

B.12. Motion to Rescind Approval of Angelo L. Tomaso HVAC Replacement Project, Phase One

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby rescinds its approval of the Angelo L. Tomaso HVAC Replacement Project, Phase One, previously approved at its meeting of February 21, 2017.

B.13. Motion to Rescind Approval of Middle School HVAC Replacement Project, Phase One

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby rescinds its approval of the Middle School HVAC Replacement Project, Phase One, previously approved at its meeting of February 21, 2017.

B.14. Summer Fun Tuition Contracts 2017

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the acceptance of two students from Watchung Borough into the district’s Summer Fun 2017 program, at a tuition rate of $1,600 each, for a total of $3,200.

B.15. Sale of Obsolete Items

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education declares as obsolete the following items:

  • Miscellaneous Tools (in storage approximately 15 years). Lot includes Delta 10 inch unisaw, Delta 6 inch jointer, Gothenburg Spindle Sander, Delta drill press, Delta scroll saw, Powermatic Band Saw
  • Toyota Forklift, 1990, Asset Tag 5284

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the sale

of the listed equipment in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A:45 – Sale of Property.

B.16. Transportation for Out of District Student - SCESC - ESY

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the transportation contract with Somerset County ESC for 2017 ESY transportation for Out of District students as follows:

School

Student ID #

District Cost

Jardine Academy

7211419443

$6,240

PG Chambers

5275815264 & 8009989713

$11,388

Somerset Hills Learning Institute

7717368567 & 2306349009

$7,268.56/

$3,634.28*

*Cost will be the lower of the two if planned route sharing is in effect.

C. Personnel/Student Services

C.1. Employment for the 2017-2018 School Year

RESOLVED, upon recommendation from the Superintendent that the Board of Education approve the following Personnel items including the emergent employment of the following employees (indicated by *) conditional upon the final approval by the New Jersey Department of Education, for the 2017-2018 school year and the Board further authorizes the submission of an application for emergency hiring pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:6-7.1, et. Seq., N.J.S.A. 18A:6.14.12, et. Seq.”

a. Maria Wiecek, Curriculum Secretary, District, Step 10 of the 2016-2017 salary guide, $55,155 (2017-2018 step and salary will be determined once collective bargaining concludes), effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, with two additional transition days in June 2017 to be paid at a per diem rate of $229.81, for a total not to exceed $459.62. (Ms. Wiecek replaces Shannon Albrecht.)

b. Melanie Munoz, Special Education Teacher, Angelo L. Tomaso School, MA, Step 1 of the 2016-2017 salary guide, $62,722 (2017-2018 step and salary will be determined once collective bargaining concludes), effective September 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. (Ms. Munoz replaces Jennifer Pote.)

c. Michelle Seelenfreund, Grade 3 Teacher, Central School, BA, Step 1 of the 2016-2017 salary guide, $57,020 (2017-2018 step and salary will be determined once collective bargaining concludes), effective September 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. (Ms. Seelenfreund replaces Stephanie Cohen.)

d. Cory Berger, Grade 3 Teacher, Angelo L. Tomaso School, BA+15, Step 1 of the 2016-2017 salary guide, $59,871 (2017-2018 step and salary will be determined once collective bargaining concludes), effective September 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. (Mr. Berger replaces Joanne Marquis.)

e. Edward Lee, School Psychologist, District, MA+30, Step 5-7 of the 2016-2017 salary guide, $71,520 (2017-2018 step and salary will be determined once collective bargaining concludes), effective September 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. (Mr. Lee replaces Michele Stein.)

f. Janice Anderson, transfer from 0.5 Speech Therapist, Mt. Horeb School, to FTE Speech Therapist, Angelo L. Tomaso School, MA, Step 28 of the 2016-2017 salary guide, $89,070 (2017-2018 step and salary will be determined once collective bargaining concludes), effective September 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. (Ms. Anderson replaces Patricia LaPensee.)

g. Joseph Scott, Night Custodian, Warren Middle School, at an annual salary of $34,000 effective on or about July 3, 2017 through June 30, 2018. (Mr. Scott replaces Luis Marciscano.)

h. Jessica Randall, Special Education Teacher, Woodland School, MA, Step 5-7 of the 2016-2017 salary guide, $65,560 (2017-2018 step and salary will be determined once collective bargaining concludes), effective September 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. (This is a new position.)

i. Kristen Carleen, Leave Replacement Speech Therapist, Warren Middle School, MA, Step 8-­9 of the 2016-­2017 salary guide, at a per diem rate of $333.41 (2017-2018 step and salary will be determined once collective bargaining concludes), from September 1, 2017 through on or about November 13, 2017, which is not creditable toward tenure acquisition. (Ms. Carleen is LRT for Employee #2931.)

C.2. Substitute Teachers

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following to be appointed as substitute teachers for the 2016-2017 school year:

a. Molly Lathrop

C.3. Long Term Substitute

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Diane Moon as a Long Term Substitute, effective May 1, 2017 through June 20, 2017. (Ms. Moon is LTS for Employee #3182.)

C.4 Fall Coaching Stipends

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the appointment of the following coaches for the 2017-2018 school year as per the WTEA agreement:

a. Timothy O’Heney, Boys Soccer

b. Sean Mealey, Girls Soccer

c. Kristen Boni, Cross Country

d. Michele Kraminitz, Cross Country

C.5. Non-WTEA Stipend Positions 2017-2018

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following non-WTEA stipends for the 2017-2018 school year:

a. Traci Haise, After-School Activities Coordinator (4 hrs/wk - $6,400)

b. Lauren Valera, ELL Coordinator (2.5 hrs/wk - $4,000)

c. Sean Convery, Webmaster (7.5 hrs/wk - $12,000)

d. Lynn Alger and Cynthia Cassidy, Integration Specialists (6 hrs/wk - $9,600 total)

C.6. Warren Middle School Stipend Positions 2017-2018

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following stipend positions for the 2017-2018 school year as per the WTEA agreement:

a. Lunchroom Supervisors

      • Grade 6 - Debra Granrath, Sean Mealey, Brenda Sasso, John Seremula
      • Grade 7 - Sean Convery (2), Kurt Reck (2)
      • Grade 8 - David Arnold, Kathryn Speckin, Daniel Ticchio, Joel VanTine

b. Team Leaders

      • Grade 6 - Simone Miller
      • Grade 7 - Daniel Ticchio
      • Grade 8 - Lynn Degen
      • Unified Arts - Beverly MacGorman

c. Student Government Advisor

      • Beverly MacGorman

C.7. Warren Middle School Bus Arrival Supervision

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following staff for morning supervision at Warren Middle School, effective September 5, 2017 through June 30, 2018, at a stipend amount of $500 per marking period, per staff member:

a. Marking Period 1: Karen Balich, Donna Bardy, Lesley Duncan,

Deborah Hunt, Lisa Lontai, Justina Thomson

b. Marking Period 2: Karen Balich, Lesley Duncan, Laurie Pelosi-Fetten,

Mary Pat Forenza, Deborah Hunt, John Seremula

c. Marking Period 3: Karen Balich, Donna Bardy, Lesley Duncan,

Deborah Hunt, Lisa Lontai, Justina Thomson

d. Marking Period 4: Karen Balich, Lesley Duncan, Laurie Pelosi-Fetten,

Mary Pat Forenza, Deborah Hunt, John Seremula

C.8. Merit Pay

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the completion of the following 2016-2017 merit goals and subsequent merit goal completion payment for Superintendent Dr. Matthew Mingle as follows:

Criteria

Status

Merit Bonus Amount

  1. Improve communication with stakeholders.

X - Achieved

3.3% - $5,115

 

  1. Improve outcomes related to staff recruitment and hiring.

X - Achieved

3.3% - $5,115

3. Receive at least one state or national award for district work.

X - Achieved

3.3% - $5,115

4. Connect district goals to the whole child approach to education.

X - Achieved

2.5% - $3,875

5. Recommend a plan to address effects of declining enrollment.

X - Achieved

2.5% - $3,875

C.9. Summer Fun Staff - 2017

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Natalie Caterisano, Summer Fun Paraprofessional, at the rate of $15.00 per hour.

C.10. Employment Contract - Business Administrator

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the contract of employment dated July 1, 2017 between the Warren Township Board of Education and Mrs. Patricia Leonhardt for the position of Business Administrator for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. A copy of this contract is on file at the Board of Education office and will be posted on the district website.

C.11. Staff Adjustments - 2017-2018

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the list of staff adjustments, dated June 22, 2017, for the 2017-2018 school year.

C.12. After School Clubs/Activities - 2016-2017

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Andrew Ahimovic leader of the Sports Club 2 at Mt. Horeb School for a total of 30 sessions at a stipend of $1,430.

C.13. Summer Transportation Employees - 2017

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the list of summer transportation employees, dated June 15, 2017.

C.14. Summer Hiring

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent to extend offers of employment for which there may be a vacancy or which are predicated by enrollment numbers between June 19, 2017 and September 11, 2017, subject to ratification of the Board at its next scheduled meeting.

C.15. Curriculum Writing Projects 2017-2018

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following staff for the 2017-2018 curriculum writing projects, as per the 2014-2017 WTEA negotiated agreement, at a rate of $40 per hour, at a cost not to exceed $43,200 (pending settlement of the WTEA 2017-2020):

Andrew Ahimovic

Amy Jensen

Amanda Rodrigues

Lynn Alger

Margaret Johnson

Brenda Sasso

Jill Andrews

Carol Kierstead

Heather Saum

Nancy Andrews

Tara Keller

Helen Scully

Kristen Boni

Susan Kline

John Seremula

Christine Burkhardt

Laura Lamson

Myranda Shimko

Cynthia Cassidy

Lindsay La Neve

Kevin Speckin

Doug Clark

Elena Marinello

Melissa Stoeckel

Bernadette Danner

Beverly MacGorman

Kristen Stoyanov

Deanna DeRoner

Diane McCloskey

Jeff Sutherland

Christina DeShields

Simone Miller

Cristina Trump

Paul Duncan

Jessica Nathan

Joel Van Tine

Nicole Evins

Jeannie Pang

MaryEllen Weaver

Mary Pat Forenza

Wendy Piller

Suzanne Wisher

Bruce Gant

Patti Pillinger

Debbie Yankowicz

Jessica Halpern

Danielle Porchetta

Linda Yu

Hildy Jackson

Noralys Rebimbas

Kate Zaleski

Susan Jackson

Lauren Regal

Jill Zimmer

C.16. 2017-2018 Professional Development Committee

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following staff for the 2017-2018 professional development planning project, as per the 2014-2017 WTEA negotiated agreement, at at a rate of $40 per hour, at a cost not to exceed $5,800 (pending settlement of the WTEA 2017-2020):

Dannine Albanese

Lynn Degen

Marianne Larson

Lynn Alger

Paul Duncan

Meryl Lettire

Nancy Andrews

Mary Beth Greco

Jessica Nathan

Anita Brower

Jessica Halpern

Melissa Stoeckel

Christine Burkhardt

Peter Kassalow

Kristen Stoyanov

Cynthia Cassidy

Lindsay La Neve

Adam Yenish

C.17. Superintendent Contract

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education rescinds its contract with Dr. Matthew Mingle dated July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019 and approves its contract with Dr. Matthew Mingle for the position of Superintendent, dated July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022. A copy of this contract is on file at the Board of Education office and will be posted on the district website.

C.18. Summer Custodian

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Benedicto Frech as a summer custodian, effective June 22, 2017 to August 31, 2017, at a rate of $17.04 per hour.

C.19. Substitute Custodians

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves all transportation department employees for employment as substitute custodians for the 2017-2018 school year, at the hourly rate as listed.

C.20. Substitute Custodians

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the following for employment as a Substitute Custodian for the 2017-2018 School Year, at the board approved substitute custodian rate:

      • Benedicto Frech

C.21. Approval to Create Positions

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the creation of the following positions:

      • Special Education Teacher
      • Autism Teacher

C.22. Special Education Service Provider List

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following rate change for provider Pediatric Workshop for Physical Therapy Evaluations with written reports from $285 to $290 for the 2017-2018 school year.

C.23. Sidebar Agreement

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the sidebar agreement between the Warren Township Board of Education and the Warren Township Education Association regarding staff compensation for summer Professional Development.

C.24. Extended Work Schedule

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves an extended work schedule, to a maximum of five days total per school, beginning after the last day of the 2016-2017 school year and ending before the commencement of the 2017-2018 school year, at the employee’s per diem rate, as follows:

a. Carmella Motyczka, Multi-Duty Paraprofessional, Central School

b. Michele Delserro, Multi-Duty Paraprofessional, Mt. Horeb School

c. Susan Francione, Multi-Duty Paraprofessional, Woodland School

d. Mary Cagnetta, Multi-Dury Paraprofessional, ALT School

XIV. Unfinished Business

N/A

XV. New Business

  • Volunteer Interactions - Mrs. Allocco shared that a consistent message will be established and communicated.
  • Policy Manual Update - Dr. Mingle reported that the proposed policy manual and regulations were received from Strauss Esmay today. Dr. Mingle provided an overview of the process.
  • Delegate Assembly - Mrs. Sarosy reminded all to let her know if there are any recommendations for resolution submittal.

XVI. Public Commentary (any topic)

Note on public input at BOE meetings: Board Policy #9322, adopted on January 21, 2013, 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).

  • Emma Allocco, Mustang Trail, discussed gym class and the possibility of playing lacrosse more frequently.

XVII. Adjourn

On motion by Mr. deMontagnac, seconded by Dr. Schiller, the meeting adjourned at 6:54 p.m.

Minutes submitted by,

Patricia Leonhardt

Board Secretary