May 14, 2018
Galloway Township Middle School - 7:00pm

REGULAR MEETING


 

 

A. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

 

B. PRESENTATIONS

1. Congratulations to Abdul Ahad and Giavanna Rynkiewicz from Arthur Rann Elementary School for having their artwork selected for the "2018 LPGA Classic Ticket Design Contesf'

2. Congratulations to the Roland Rogers Elementary School students who participated in the 2018 All South Jersey Chorus Festival held at Washington Township High School in Sewell, NJ on March 3, 2018:

Evan Blake

Aowyn Phillips

Eliscia Smith

Isabel Cruz

Haley Shaw

Brianna Watson

3. Congratulations to the Smithville Elementary School students who participated and won First Place in the 2017-2018 year-long Stock Market Game:

Sabaina Bilewu

Darby Jones

Lindsey Zaretsky

Vega Figarola

Sarah Miguel

4. Congratulations to the GTMS Science Club students who participated in the Junior Division at the Jersey Shore Science Fair held at Stockton University on Saturday, March 17, 2018:

Second Place - Engineering: Mag Lev - *Piper Luke

Honorable Mention - Engineering: Pulleys, Please - Jorel Maravilla

Honorable Mention - Medicine & Health: The Battle of the Cures Nichole Vazquez

Honorable Mention - Medicine & Health: The Bones in the Lab: A Forensic Analysis of Skulls - Kayla Cooper

Behavioral & Social Sciences: To Smell or Not To Smell - Kiera Liu

Environmental Sciences: Nonpoint Source Pollution Effects on Pond Water - Jeanmarie Sendlinger

Earth & Space Science: Fossils Rock - Kenneth "KJ" Sherman

Team Project: Light Absorption in Solutions - Parth Shah & Eulisa Lawrence

Debra Sommers - Science Club Advisor

*Also participated in the Delaware Valley Science Fair on April 4, 2018 and received Honorable Mention

 

C. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

1. Attorney's Report (William S. Cappuccio, Esq.) (Attachment C.1)

2. Student Enrollment Report as of April 30, 2018 (Attachment C.2)

3. Out of School Suspension Report for April 2018 (Attachment C.3)

4. Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report for the period of April 12, 2018 through May 9, 2018 (Attachment C.4)

 

D. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

1. Resolution to approve home instruction for the following students:

School         Student ID#

GTMS           906824         1 hour per day absent beginning 4/23/18; ending 6/19/18 per medical reason

Reeds Rd      908582         2 hrs a day beginning 4/26/18 ending 6/19/18 pending new placement

 

2. Resolution to approve Homeschooling for the 2017-2018 school year for the following student in accordance with Board Policy #6172.00; Alternate Education Programs:

School     Student ID#     Effective Date     Grade

GTMS      906436            March 5, 2018     8

 

3. Resolution to approve the Smithville Elementary School students who participated and won First Place in the Stock Market Game to attend the Awards Ceremony at Stockton University in Galloway, NJ on June 4, 2018. (Staff transport with parental permission)


4. Resolution to approve GTMS URSA students to attend Stockton University's Career Awareness Day in Galloway, NJ on June 5, 2018. Transportation Costs: $426.21; Account #11-000-270-512-016-00

 

E. FINANCE AND SCHOOL OPERATIONS

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions for formal Board action, as recommended by Joy Nixon, School Business Administrator:

1. Resolution to accept the completion of the second "Emergency Bus Evacuation Drills" for the 2017-2018 school year in accordance with the New Jersey Administrative Code NJAC 6A:27-11.2.

 

Contracts, Agreements, and Other:

2. Resolution to approve 2018-2019 Computer Solutions, Inc. (CSI), an agreement for software support at a cost not to exceed $27,792.00.

3. Resolution to approve the renewal of West Interactive Services Corporation d/b/a SchoolMessenger to provide the district with robocall and online communications beginning July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 at a cost not to exceed $9,903.00.

4. Resolution authorizing the award of Non-Fair and Open Contracts:

WHEREAS, the Galloway Township Board of Education has a need to acquire services and supplies as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 or 20.5 as appropriate; and,

WHEREAS, the purchasing agent, Joy N. Nixon, has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition will exceed $17,500; and,

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is for the 2017 - 2018 school year and may be extended by the Galloway Township Board of Education as approved;

WHEREAS, the following businesses as listed below have completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which' certifies that businesses listed below have not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit the businesses as listed below from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract, and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Galloway Township Board of Education in the Township of Galloway authorizes the School Business Administrator to enter into a contract with the businesses as listed below as described herein; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Business Disclosure Entity Certification and the Determination of Value be placed on file.

 

Vendors:

Apple, Inc.**                                  $ 60,087.00

Explore Learning                             $ 17,792.50

Grainger Equipment, Inc.                 $ 17,944.46

Follett School Solutions, Inc.            $17,791.82

Jersey Architectural Door Supply       $20,934.50

KBD Construction, LLC                      $ 20,698.00

Mathusek, Inc.****                         $149,952.00

Nardone Bros. Baking Company        $24,349.05

Network Connectivity, Inc.                $21,661.08

Ricoh USA, Inc.                               $39,000.00

Safe and Sound Security Solutions    $38,174.00

South Jersey Paper Products, Inc.     $36,907.32

Trebron Company, Inc.                    $22,232.40

Troxell Communications, Inc.           $29,241.71

White-Harris, Inc.                           $33,858.56

(For items over bid threshold)

*previous renewal of bid per NJSA 18A:18A

**State Contract

***MRESC purchasing cooperative

****Ed. Data

*****Prof svc contract per 18A:18A

 

Out of District Travel:

5. Resolution to approve the following out-of-district professional development activity:

Activity: 2018 NJASA Spring Leadership Conference

Name: Dates: Expenses: Account #:

Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D. May 17, 2018 Registration: $290.00 11-000-230-580-000-00

 

Fiscal Year Reorganization:

1. Appointment of Section ADA/504 Compliance Officer and Adopt Grievance Procedures 49 CFR & 27.13.

MOTION: Appointment of Jennifer Baldwin as Section 504 Compliance Officer for the 2018-2019 school year in accordance with 49 CFR &27.13 effective July 1, 2018.

2. Appointment of Substance Awareness Coordinator:
MOTION: Appointment of Marilyn A. Moore as the Substance Awareness Coordinator for the 2018-2019 school year.

3. Appointment of Homeless Liaison:

MOTION: Appointment of Marilyn A. Moore as the Homeless Liaison for the 2018-2019 school year.

4. Appointment of Safety and Health Designee:

MOTION: Appointment of Marilyn A. Moore as the Safety and Health Designee for the 2018-2019 school year.

5. Appointment of Title IX Coordinator:

MOTION: Appointment of Michael Hinman as the Title IX Coordinator for the 2018-2019 school year.

6. Approval of School Safety and Security Plan:

MOTION: Approval of School Safety and Security Plan for the 2018-2019 school year.

7. Approval of Fees for the Before and After School Program:

MOTION: Approval of the following fees for the 2018-2019 school year:

Yearly registration: $15

Before School Program: $6.00 per day

Before School Pomona Program: $10 per day

After School Program: $10 per day

Early dismissal enrollment fee: $18 per day

Late Enrollment Fee: - one day; $15 per child

Late Enrollment Fee: - two days; $30 per child

Late Enrollment Fee: - three days; $50 per child

Late Pick-Up Fee - first time; $15 per 15 minutes

Late Pick-Up Fee - second time; $25 per 15 minutes

Child returned by bus driver: $60

Child returned by bus driver on ED day: $68

Child not picked up at school on time: $60

Child not picked up at school on time ED: $68

 

8. Appointment of Affirmative Action Officer:

MOTION: Appointment of Michael Hinman as Affirmative Action Officer of record for the 2018-2019 school year.

9. Appointment of IPM Coordinator:

MOTION: Appointment of Rocco Rosettii and Larry Timberman as the integrated pest management coordinators, responsible for the implementation of the school integrated pest management policy, for the 2018-2019 school year.

10. Appointment of Right to Know Coordinator:

MOTION: Appointment of Rocco Rosetti as the Right to Know coordinator, for the 2018-2019 school year.

11. Appointment of Chemical Officer:

MOTION: Appointment of Rocco Rosetti as the Chemical Hygiene Officer, for the 2018-82019 school year.

12. Approval of Chemical Plan:

MOTION: Approval of the Chemical Hygiene Plan

13. Appointment of IAQ Coordinator:

MOTION: Appointment of Rocco Rosettii as the indoor air-quality coordinator,responsible for the implementation of the school indoor air-quality, for the 2018-2019 school year.

14. Appointment of Official Bargaining Units:

MOTION: Appointment of GTEA and GTPSA as the Official Bargaining units for the 2018-2019 school year.

15. Appointment of Public School Auditor:

MOTION: Appointment of Bowman & Company, LLP as Public School Auditor for the 2018-2019 school year.

16. Appointment of Debt Continuing Disclosure Agent:

MOTION: Appointment of Phoenix Advisors, LLC as continuing disclosure Agent for the 2018-2019 school year.

17. Appointment of Employee Benefits Consultant of Record:

MOTION: Appointment of Brown & Brown for the employee benefits consultant of record for the 2018-2019 school year.

18. Appointment of Substance Abuse Laboratory of Record:

MOTION: Appointment of Quest Diagnostics as the substance abuse laboratory of record for the 2018-2019 school year.

19. Appointment of AHERA Compliance Officer of Record:

MOTION: Appointment of Health and Safety Services, Inc. as AHERA Compliance Officer of Record for the 2018-2019 school year.

20. Appointment of Architect of Record:

MOTION: Appointment of Fraytak Veisz Hopkins Duthie, P.C. as Architect of Record for the remaining 2018 calendar year.

21. Designation of depositories for school funds.

MOTION: Designate OceanFirst Bank, TD Bank, New Jersey Cash Management Fund and all other legal depositories in the State of New Jersey.

22. Authorization of signing School Warrants.

MOTION: Designate the following signatories to sign warrants for The Board of Education:

Account                                                Signatures Required

General Account                                    Finance Committee Member, Superintendent and Secretary

District Petty Cash                                 Superintendent and Secretary

Payroll                                                 Superintendent and Secretary

Payroll Agency                                      Superintendent and Secretary

Investment                                            Superintendent and Secretary

Investment 2                                         Superintendent and Secretary

Food Service                                         Food Service Director & Secretary

Pay Pams                                             Food Service Director & Secretary

Southern NJ Gifted & Talented               Secretary and Program Administrator

Community Education                            Secretary and Program Administrator

Child Care                                            Secretary and Program Administrator

Unemployment                                      Superintendent & Secretary

Wire transfers/On-Line Transactions       Secretary & Initiator

Student Activity Accounts                        Bldg. Principal and Asst. Principal or Bldg. Principal and Bldg. Secretary

(one per building)

 

23. Designation of Newspaper.

MOTION: Designate The Press of Atlantic City as the official newspaper for the Board of Education.

24. Designation of Newspapers for the purpose of advertising meetings.

MOTION: Designate The Press of Atlantic City and The Current for the purpose of publication of Board meetings.

25. Permitted Pupil Records N.J.A.C. 6A:32-7.3:

MOTION: Resolution to permit Pupil Records for the 2018-2019 school year as designated by N.J.A.C. 6A:32-7.3.

26. Appointment of School Physician:

MOTION: Appointment of Dr. Jeffrey Gong as the School Physician for the 2018-2019 school year.

27. Appointment of Medical, Dental, Prescription, and Vision Care Insurance:

MOTION: Medical: Horizon Direct Access

Prescription: Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NJ

Dental: Delta Dental

Vision: UnitedHealthcare

28. Appointment of Tax Shelter Annuity Companies:

MOTION: Appointment of the following companies for the 2018-2019 school year.

Company Representative

AIGNalic AI Vitelli

American Express

American General

Equitable

GWN Marketing

Lincoln Investment

Siracusa Agency

Vanguard None

None

Jeffrey Smith

Robert A. Marione

Patrick R. Geubtner

Joan Glenn/ Michael Maffei

Joe Lombardi

29. Appointment of Tax Annuity Broker:

MOTION: Appointment of TSA Consulting Group, Inc. to monitor the 403B for the 2018-2019 school year.

30. Appointment of Annual Tuition Rates:

MOTION: Approval of annual tuition rates FY19 Tuition Rates - Galloway Township Public Schools

Program      Annual Rate      Monthly Rate      Per Diem Rate

PreK / K       $14,498            1,449.80            80.54

1-5              $14,950            1,495.00            83.06

6-8              $14,643            1,464.30            81.35

LLD              $19,310            1,931.00           107.28

Vis Imp        $19,310            1,931.00           107.28

Aud Imp       $25,002            2,500.20           138.90

Beh Disab     $23,631            2,363.10           131.28

MD              $23,277             2,327.70           129.32

Autism         $23,277             2,327.70           129.32

PreK Disab    $20,823            2,082.30            115.68

31. Chart of Accounts:

MOTION: Authorizing the utilization of the Uniform Minimum Chart of Accounts for New Jersey Public Schools promulgated by the New Jersey Department of Education for the 2018-2019 school year.

32. Appointment of Galloway Family School Association (GFSA, Inc.): Galloway Family School Association (GFSA, Inc.), its By-Laws, and each individual school Family School Association (FSA) as the sole parent organization officially authorized to conduct fundraising events and utilize school facilities to conduct these activities, meetings, and other events to support the students, staff, and parents of the following schools:

Arthur Rann Elementary School

Pomona Pre-School

Reeds Road Elementary School

Roland Rogers Elementary School

Smithville Elementary School

Galloway Township Middle School

33. Resolution to establish Petty Cash accounts per board policy for the 2018-2019 school year:

Custodian Amount; $500.00

Board Secretary/School Bus. Admin., Central Office: $500

District Maintenance and Custodial: $175

Galloway Township Middle School: $150

Arthur Rann School: $150

Pomona Preschool: $75

Reeds Road School: $150

Roland Rogers School: $150

Smithville School: $150

Child Study Team: $50

District Food Services: $50

Guidance: $75

34. Resolution to approve requisition of 2018-2019 taxes:

General Fund Total: $ 32,557,191

Debt Service Total: $ 132,398

 

F. FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE

Information Item:

First job conference for Video Surveillance System Upgrades was held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Chairperson Dase will update the board.

 

G. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

 

H. PERSONNEL

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

1. Resolution to accept, with regret, the letter of intent to retire from Rick Brenner, teacher at Arthur Rann School, effective June 30, 2018. Mr. Brenner has worked in the Galloway Township Public School District for 37 years and his dedication and service to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

2. Resolution to accept, with regret, the letter of intent to retire from Francine Watt, classroom assistant at Pomona Preschool, effective June 30, 2018. Miss Watt has worked in the Galloway Township Public School District for 36 years and her dedication and service to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

3. Resolution to accept, with regret, the letter of intent to retire from Carol Houck, teacher at Smithville Elementary School, effective June 30, 2018. Mrs. Houck has worked in the Galloway Township Public School District for 33 years and her dedication and service to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

4. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from Adriana Melgar, food service worker at Smithville Elementary School, effective May 7, 2018.

5. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from Judith Alton, teacher at Roland Rogers Elementary School, effective June 30, 2018.

6. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from Johnna Cicarelli, teacher at Pomona Preschool, effective June 30, 2018.

7. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from Debra O'Kane, teacher at GTMS, effective June 30, 2018.

8. Resolution to approve Rachel Weber as a teacher at Arthur Rann Elementary School from 5/1/2018 until 6/1/2018 at the additional rate of $104.00 per day. Degree:BA; Account#11-120-1 00-1 01-015-SA (temporary replacement position)

9. Resolution to approve Ozlem Sahingoz as a part-time custodian at GTMS for the 2017-2018 school year, effective May 15, 2018 through June 30, 2018. Salary: Step 1: $21,748.00 (prorated); Account #11-000-262-11 0-016-SA (replacement position)

10. Resolution to re-employ principals, assistant principals, and supervisors for the 2018-2019 school year effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. (Attachment H.1)

11. Resolution to re-employ teaching personnel for the 2018-2019 school year effective September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019; final assignments to be determined. (Attachment H.2)

12. Resolution to re-employ classroom assistants for the 2018-2019 school year effective September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019; final assignments to be determined. (Attachment H.3)

13. Resolution to approve the following substitute teacher for the 2017-2018 school year, effective April 28, 2018 through June 30, 2018, pending successful completion of the criminal history review; Certified Rate: $95.00 per day; Non-Certified Rate: $85.00 per day; Account numbers as appropriate: Kindergarten #11-110-100-1 01-000-SB;Grades 1-5 #11-120-100-1 01-000-SB

Grades 6-8 #11-130-100-1 01-000-SB

Carly Taylor Certified - $95.00

14. Resolution to approve the following substitute custodial workers for the summer work effective July 1, 2018, through August 31,2018. Salary: $12.00 per hour; Account #11-000-262-11 O-OOO-SB Patty Akerlind, Alexis Gist, Kathleen Oliver, Denise Macrina, Diana Rodrigues, Amanda Macrina, James Marcheski Jr, Jose Vincente-Garcia, Thomas Reilly, Calsel Malai, Nicole Smith, Kimberly Trofa, Rich Kurtz, Elizabeth Otero, Angie Glover, Willie Jenkins, Patty Bollinger, Edward Hyman, Chantal Michel, Annamarie Moschella, Angie Glover, Julie Gallagher, Ed Hyman, Sean Desmond, Nuray Sahingoz, Tracy Sanders, Dawn Houseworth

SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS

1. Resolution to approve the following staff member for Child Care for the 2017-2018 school year effective May 1, 2018 through June 30,2018; "not to exceed" 29 hours per week; Account # 62-990-320-1 01-000-SA: Child Care Support Staff/Substitute; Stipend: $15.00 per hour

Adriana Melgar

2. Resolution to approve the following staff for the Summer Theatre Program at GTMS; Stipend $25.00 per hour; not to exceed 105 hours each; Account # 63-800-320-101-000-SA

Jeremiah Paton

3. Resolution to approve the following revised job descriptions effective July 1, 2018: (First Reading) (Attachment HA)

Director of Curriculum; District ESEA Coordinator (presently Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment)

Director of Curriculum; District Test Coordinator (presently Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment)

Director of Student Services: Special Education (presently Director of Special Education)

2. Resolution to approve the following revised job description effective August 1, 2018: (First Reading) (Attachment H.5)

Director of Student Services: General Education (presently Supervisor of Guidance, Health Services, Child Care and Community Education)

3. Resolution to approve the following new job description: (First Reading) (Attachment H.6)

Mental Health Specialist

 

I. POLICY

Informational Item:

The Policy Committee met on May 7, 2018 and a report will be given by Chairperson Gentile.

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following policies:

(Attachments for second reading and adoption were provided at the 4-30-18 meeting )

1. Policy #6145.1/ Intramural Competition; Interscholastic Competition 6145.2 (Second Reading and Adoption)

2. Policy#4131/ 4131.1 Staff Development; In-Service Education/Visitations/Conferences (Second Reading and Adoption)

 

J. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

May 21,2018 Monday - Regular Meeting; GTMS Cafetorium - 7:00pm

*June 18, 2018 Monday - Regular Meeting; GTMS Cafetorium - 7:00pm

June 25, 2018 Monday - Regular Meeting; GTMS Cafetorium - 7:00pm

*Additional meeting added for the purpose of Superintendent Evaluation and Contract and other business as deemed necessary; action mayor may not be taken

 

K. SPECIAL EVENTS

 

L PUBLIC COMMENT

M. OLD BUSINESS

N. NEW BUSINESS

O. EXECUTIVE SESSION

ADJOURNMENT