May 22, 2017
Galloway Township Middle School - 7:00pm


REGULAR
MEETING
 

A. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

B. PRESENTATIONS

1. Performance by the GTMS Jazz Band

 

2. Introduction of Connor Morrissey, GTMS Student Council President and Erik Mattson, Secretary of Special Projects

 

3. Congratulations to the GTMS Jazz Band for earning Gold Rating at the Mainland Jazz Festival as well as earning special awards in the Rhythm Section:

Quinn Astin Baritone
William Brust Percussion

Alessandra Cabrera Keyboard
Destiny Carpenter Flute

Emily Chau Guitar
Savannah Cooper Flute

Jack Domshine Percussion
Sophia Fagan Flute

Sarah Flanagan Clarinet
Samantha Garofolo Trumpet

Dario Gosevski Alto Sax
David Gutierrez Trumpet

Isaiah Hymans Tenor Sax
Erik Mattson Baritone

Shane McNew Percussion
Matthew Moliver Clarinet

Connor Morrissey Trombone
Kayla Muniz Trumpet

Matthew Palermo Alto Sax
Nimil Shah Tenor Sax

Shreyan Shah Trumpet
Krish Sheth Trumpet

*Matthew Vibora Mallets
Leah Walsh Flute

Zoe Wilson Clarinet
Dean Winkworth Percussion

*Awarded "Outstanding Soloist"

 

4. Congratulations to the following 6th Grade Chorus Members from Roland Rogers Elementary School that were accepted to participate in the 2017 All South Jersey Honors Chorus:

Maryiam Bhatti

Aubrey Puglise

Jorel Maravilla

Leilani Rivera

Genevieve Mount

 

5. Congratulations to Jennifer R. Baldwin, Ed.D., Director of Special Education, for being named a Top 40 Under 40 recipient for her community service and educational leadership.

 

6. Recognition of Board Member Beverly R. Evensen for her dedication and commitment to the students of Galloway Township School District for the past six years. (2010 - 2016)

 

7. Proposed District Goals 2017-18 through 2019-20

 

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

1. Resolution to approve the revised Student Codes of Conduct for PreK-2, 3-6, and 7-8 as presented at the May 15, 2017 Board meeting.

2. Resolution to (accept, modify or reject) the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report presented to the Board on May 15, 2017 for the reporting period of April 6,2017 through May 10, 2017.

 

D. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

1. Resolution to approve the following Nova Southeastern University Clinical Fieldwork Placement for 2017-2018:

Student Cooperating Teachers

Molly Davis Juli Dunkelberger and Nicole Warriner

2. Resolution to approve 5th grade Roland Rogers Elementary School students to walk to Mr. B's Backyard for a lesson on native species of plants and animals on May 18, 2017. (Administrative approval granted)

3. Resolution to approve the GTMS Environmental Club to walk to Reeds Road Elementary School to present sustainability lessons on May 24, 2017.

4. Resolution to approve the Smithville Autistic class to visit the Atlantic City Aquarium on May 26, 2017. (Funded by the Galloway Elks)

5. Resolution to approve the GTMS URSA Luncheon trip to Gourmet Italian Cuisine on June 5, 2017. Luncheon Costs: $539.40; Account #20-099-100-600-16-00 (Ed Foundation Grant); Transportation Costs: $285.36; Account #11-000-270-512-16-00

6. Resolution to approve the annual 7th and 8th grade Academic Excellence Awards program at The Carriage House on June 7,2017. Luncheon Costs: $2,018.25 (Sponsors: Galloway Township Education Foundation; Galloway Township Education Association Pride; Bowman and Company); Transportation Costs: $285.36; Account #11-000-270-512-16-00

7. Resolution to approve the top 25 students from Smithville Elementary School that participated in NFL Play 60 to attend the Eagles Field Day at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA on May 26, 2017. (Funded by the Philadelphia Eagles)

8. Resolution to approve home instruction for the following student:

905437 GTMS 10 hours a week extending from 5/10/17 to 6/5/17, per doctor's note

 

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, and the Finance Committee:

1. Resolution to accept the following food service reports:

Cafeteria: Profit and Loss Statement for April 2017 (Attachment E.1)

Trial Balance Report/Breakfast &Lunch Cash Sales (Attachment E.2)

Breakfast and Lunch Meal Counts Participation (Attachment E.3)

Special Income Detail (Attachment EA)

2. Resolution to accept the Investment Report(s) for April 2017 in accordance with Policy #3290 (Attachment E.5)

3. Resolution to accept the Board Secretary's monthly certification budgetary line item status for April 30, 2017. (Attachment E.6)

4. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-16.1 0(c)4, the Galloway Board of Education Certifies that as of April 30, 2017 after review of the secretary's monthly financial reports (appropriations section) and upon consultation with the appropriate district officials, that to the best of our knowledge, no major account or fund has been over expended in violation of N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-16.10(b) and there have been no changes in anticipated revenue sources and/or amounts so that sufficient funds are available to meet the district's financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year.

5. Resolution to approve the Cash and Secretary's Report for the month of April 2017 (Attachment E.7)

6. Resolution to approve the May 2017 Bills List in the amount of $1,770,209.57 (Attachment E.8)

7. Resolution to approve the April transfers for the 2016-2017 Budget (Attachment E.9)

 

Contracts. Agreements. and Other:

8. Resolution to award the Lawn and Grounds Keeping Services contract to Reeves

Lawn Care, LLC in the amount of $57,000 for the 2017-2018 school year per

18A:18A-42-0.

 

Other Bids Received:              Amount:

Action Janitorial, Inc.                  $62,340

Done Right Landscaping, LLC       $65,250

Evergreen Consolidated              $74,000

 

9. Resolution to approve Frontline 504 Pricing Proposal for on-site training for the 2017-2018 school year for the following amounts:

One year total cost: $2,250

Subsequent years annual cost: $350

10. Resolution to approve that the Galloway Township Board of Education does not require YA.L.E. Schools to charge students for reduced and or paid meals provided as part of their educational program in compliance with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture's Child Nutrition Program regulations for the 2017-2018 school year.

11. Resolution to approve that the Galloway Township Board of Education does not require the Archway Schools to charge students for reduced and or paid meals provided as part of their educational program in compliance with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture's Child Nutrition Program regulations for the 2017-2018 school year.

12. Resolution to approve a 36-month, 0% interest lease with All-Lines Leasing for custodial equipment purchased through Hillyard at $3,381.91 per month, with the first month's payment at $3,506.91, to include a one-time $125 document fee.

13. Resolution to approve a 5-year lease with Dell Financial Services, LLC for teacher workstations and student chromebooks at $84,103.11 per year.

14. Resolution to establish a before care program at Pomona Preschool and to approve the fee of $10.00 per child / per day for the 2017-2018 school year.

15. Resolution to approve the food service administrative fee contract between Galloway Township Public Schools and the Port Republic School District for the 2017 - 2018 school year beginning July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018 for an administrative fee of $15,000 ($1,250 per month for 12 months). (Attachment E.10)

16. Resolution to approve the food service administrative fee contract between Galloway Township Public Schools and the Atlantic Community Charter School for the 2017 - 2018 school year beginning July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018 for an administrative fee of $15,000 ($1,250 per month for 12 months). (Attachment E.11 )

17. Resolution to approve the food service prices for the 2017-2018 school year: Breakfast Paid: $2.00/Reduced: $.30; Lunch paid: $3.50/Reduced: $.40

 

Transportation:

18. Resolution to approve the transportation contracts with the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District for the 2016-2017 school year. Account # 11-000-270-513-00-00 (Activity routes day = possible days)

School Route Per Diem Per Annum

Route

TYPE OF CONTRACT

Renewal Contract Type of

Route

Additional Miles To/From GTMS/SMV GT21

911897911894

912848 911895

$1,320.00

03/07/17 - 06/14/17

Additional Miles To/From Roland Rogers RG10

911036 908932

$ 496.00

03/29/17 - 05/15/17

 

F. FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE

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

1. Resolution to approve the transfer to Capital Reserve

WHEREAS, at the regular meeting on January 23,2017, the Galloway Township Board of Education approved the transfer of $3,700,000.00 from the capital reserve account to capital outlay in order to fund a list of approved capital projects; and

WHEREAS, a total of $50,000.00 was expended in order to complete the projects; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the unexpended balance remaining of $3,650,000.00 be transferred back from capital outlay to the capital reserve account.

 

2. Resolution to approve the transfer to Maintenance Reserve (Attachment F.1)

WHEREAS, at the regular meetings on January 23,2017 and February 13, 2017, the Galloway Township Board of Education approved the transfer of $1,038,360.00 in total from the maintenance reserve account to appropriate maintenance accounts in order to fund a list of various maintenance projects; and

WHEREAS, a total of $611,360.00 was expended in order to complete these projects; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the unexpended balance remaining of $427,000.00 be transferred back from the maintenance accounts to the maintenance reserve account.

 

G. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

H. PERSONNEL

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

1. Resolution to approve the family leave request from Samantha DeVito, classroom assistant at Reeds Road Elementary School, as follows:

10/26/2017 - 11/29/2017  - with pay, without benefits

11/29/17 - 12/31/17 - without pay, without benefits

Returning 1/2/2018

 

2. Resolution to approve the family leave request from Cynthia Phillips, teacher at Reeds Road Elementary School, as follows:

9/1/2017 - 10/16/2017 - with pay, with benefits

10/13/2017 - 12/1/2017 - without pay, with benefits

Returning - 12/4/2017

 

3. Resolution to re-appoint Joy Nixon as the School Business Administrator / Board Secretary effective July 1, 2017 through June 30,2018. Salary: $118,450.00; Account #11-000-251-1 04-00-SA (Mrs. Nixon's contract was approved by the Interim Executive Regional Superintendent; a copy will be available at the meeting.)

 

4. Resolution to approve Jennifer Bongiovanni as a full-time intervention teacher at the Arthur Rann Elementary School for the 2017-2018 school year, effective September 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Salary: Step 15 : $84,808.00; Degree: MA+15; Account # 11-230-100-101-15-SA (new position extended from part-time to full-time)

 

5. Resolution to approve Alia Suthard as the district teacher assigned to Assumption School for the 2017-2018 school year, effective September 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Salary: Step 3: $51,810.00; Degree: MA; Account #20-502-100-1 00-98-SA (replacement position; Non-Public)

 

6. Resolution to approve Tiffany Mortellite as an in-class resource teacher at the Roland Rogers Elementary School for the 2017-2018 school year, effective September 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Salary: Step 2: $48,086.00; Degree: BA; Account #11-213-100-101-46-SA (replacement position)

 

7. Resolution to approve Jessica Laird as a part-time intervention teacher at the Arthur Rann Elementary School for the 2017-2018 school year, effective September 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Salary: Step 1 : $48,086.00; (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Account # 11-230-100-1 01-15-SA (replacement position)

 

8. Resolution to approve Shayna Weber as a part-time intervention teacher at the Arthur Rann Elementary School for the 2017-2018 school year, effective September 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Salary: Step 1 : $48,086.00; (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Account # 11-230-100-101-15-SA (new position)

 

9. Resolution to re-employ 12 month secretaries for the 2017-2018 school year, final assignments to be determined. (Attachment H.1)

 

10. Resolution to re-employ 10 month secretaries for the 2017-2018 school year, final assignments to be determined. (Attachment H.2)

 

11. Resolution to re-employ food service personnel for the 2017-2018 school year, final assignments to be determined. (Attachment H.3)

 

12. Resolution to re-employ maintenance/custodial staff for the 2017-2018 school year, final assignments to be determined. (Attachment HA)

 

13. Resolution to approve staff members not represented by a bargaining unit for the 2017-2018 school year. (Attachment H.5)

 

14. Resolution to renew the following substitute teacher for the 2017-2018 school year effective September 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. David McMahon $85.00

 

15. Resolution to approve the following substitute nurse for the 2016-2017 school year effective May 23,2017 through June 30, 2017. Salary: $200.00 per day; Account #11-000-213-1 04-SB-SA: Lauren Hepkin

 

16. Resolution to approve the following substitute custodian for the 2016-2017 school year, effective May 23, 2017 through June 30, 2017, and for the 2017-2018 school year effective July 1,2017 through June 30, 2018, pending successful completion of the criminal history review; Salary: $12.00 per hour; Account #11-000-262-11 O-SB-SA: Duncan Lane

 

SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS

1. Resolution to approve various district teachers for 2017 summer I.E.P. meetings, as required by NJAC; $38.00 per hour, as per the negotiated agreement; Account #11-000-219-1 04-00-SA.

2. Resolution to approve Jessica Barrett as the nurse for the Extended School Year program; not to exceed 75 hours at a rate $36.49 per hour (hourly rate as per the negotiated agreement). Account #20-250-100-1 OO-OO-SA (IDEA).

3. Resolution to approve the following teacher for the Summer Learning Program; not to exceed 16 PD hours each at $28 per hour, Account #20-270-200-100-00-SA (Title IIA); not to exceed 55 hours (hourly rate as per negotiated agreement), Account #20-231-100-1 OO-XX-SA (Title I). Colleen Bruce $57.22/hr

 

I. POLICY

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following policies:

(Attachments provided at the May 15, 2017 meeting)

1. Policy #5111 Admission (Second Reading and Adoption)

2. Policy #5131.5 Violence and Vandalism (Second Reading and Adoption)

3. Policy #5134 Married and Pregnant Students (Second Reading and Adoption)

4. Policy #5141 Health (Second Reading and Adoption)

5. Policy #5141.4 Missing, Abused and Neglected Children (Second Reading and Adoption) (Minor Revisions to Due Process Section based on input at first reading - May 15, 2017)

6. Policy #5118.2 Foster Care and Educational Stability (Second Reading and Adoption)

 

J. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

June 26, 2017 - Monday - Regular Meeting; GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 pm

July 24, 2017 - Monday - Regular Meeting; GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 pm

August 28, 2017 - Monday - Regular Meeting; GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 pm

 

K. SPECIAL EVENTS

Spring Concerts:

Reeds Road Band & Chorus- May 23,2017; 7:00pm

GTMS Percussion - May 24, 2017; 7:00pm

Smithville Band - May 25, 2017; 7:00pm

GTMS Nature Fest - Mr. B's Backyard - Thursday, June 1, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

District Retirement Reception - The Carriage House, Galloway - Wednesday, June 7, 2017 5:00 pm

 

GTMS Promotional Ceremonies - Tuesday. June 13. 2017:

Team G - 3:00 pm

Team E - 4:30pm

Team F - 6:00pm

 

L. OLD BUSINESS


M. NEW BUSINESS

 

N. EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

O. ADJOURNMENT