September 20, 2010

  1. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Letter to Marilyn Moore from Samantha Kiley-Ficcaglia, Program Director, Health
    Promotion for AtlantiCare dated 8/17/10 re: grant received from the New Jersey Department of
    Health & Senior Services. The Galloway School District has agreed to be one of eight school
    partners working to implement the coordinated school health model beginning in the
    2010-11 school year. As a partner, Galloway Schools will receive a $10,000 subgrant to
    support their work on this project.

  2. Letter to the Board of Education from Joseph Mandes, Founder, Kids for South Jersey Cancer
    Fund, dated August 2010 enclosing information for doing a staff and/or student dress down
    day for the South Jersey Cancer Fund.

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Presentation - Residency and Attendance Summary and Update
    Marilyn Moore, Supervisor, Testing, Guidance, Health Services & Grants Management
    Keith Spencer, District Attendance Officer
    Trish Gorman, Data Processing Technician

  1. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

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

  2. Student Enrollment Update as of 9/8/10 (Attachment B.2)

  3. School Opening Update
    Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed. D., Superintendent
    Vickie L. Tomasco, School Business Administrator

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. PERSONNEL AND EVALUATION OF PERSONNEL

The superintendent recommends the following resolutions:

  1. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from Barbara Waringer, classroom assistant
    at Reeds Road Elementary School effective September 1, 2010.

  2. Resolution to approve the maternity leave of Joy Daley, 1st grade teacher at Arthur Rann
    Elementary School as follows:

11/15/10-12/31/10 - with pay, with benefits
1/1/2010 - 4/1/11 - without pay, with benefits

  1. Resolution to approve the transfer of Nancy Faltyn, classroom assistant, from
    Roland Rogers Elementary School to Reeds Road Elementary School for the
    2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.

RECOMMENDATION OF NEW STAFF

  1. Resolution to approve Christine Fuhs as a Special Education Teaching Learning
    Facilitator (TLF) for the 2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through
    June 30, 2011. Salary: $75,710; Degree: MA; Step: 15; Account #20-460-100-100-10-SA (ARRA/IDEA (salary pending contract negotiations) (New position)

RECOMMENDATION OF NEW STAFF

  1. Resolution to approve Christa Atkins as a Teaching Learning Facilitator (TLF) for the
    2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
    Salary: $75,710; Degree: MA; Step: 15; Account #20-270-100-100-10-SA and 20-270-100-100-11-SA (NCLB Title IIA) (salary pending contract negotiations) (New position)

  2. Resolution to approve Christina DeMarco as a teacher at Arthur Rann Elementary
    School for the 2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through
    April 1, 2011. Salary: $44,000 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Step: 1;
    Account #11-120-100-101-15-SA (salary pending contract negotiations)
    (Maternity Leave replacement)

  3. Resolution to approve Erin Fitzpatrick as a teacher at Arthur Rann Elementary School
    for the 2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through January 14, 2011.
    Salary: $44,800 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Step: 3; Account #11-120-100-101-15-SA
    (salary pending contract negotiations) (Maternity Leave replacement)

  4. Resolution to approve Trish Rotellini as a teacher at Smithville School for the
    2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
    Salary: $44,000; Degree: BA; Step: 1; Account #11-120-100-101-48-SA
    (salary pending contract negotiations) (Maternity Leave replacement)

  5. Resolution to approve Katie Chisholm as a 1st grade teacher at Arthur Rann Elementary
    School for the 2010-11 school year effective September 13, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
    Salary: $45,200 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Step: 4; Account #11-120-100-101-15-SA
    (salary pending contract negotiations) (New position based on enrollment/class size)

  6. Resolution to approve Jamie Jerue as a 2nd grade teacher at Arthur Rann Elementary
    School for the 2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through
    January 1, 2011. Salary: $45,650 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Step: 5;
    Account #11-120-100-101-15-SA (salary pending contract negotiations)
    (Maternity Leave replacement)

  7. Resolution to approve Richard Garbutt, Jr. as a teacher at Smithville School for the
    2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
    Salary: $44,400; Degree: BA; Step: 2; Account #11-120-100-100-101-48-SA
    (salary pending contract negotiations) (Replacement position)

  8. Resolution to approve Alicia Fornal as a teacher at Reeds Road School for the 2010-11
    school year effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
    Salary: $48,575; Degree: MA; Step: 4; Account #11-120-100-101-45-SA
    (salary pending contract negotiations) (Replacement position)

  9. Resolution to approve Frank Santo as a 5th grade teacher at Reeds Road School
    for the 2010-11 school year effective September 13, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
    Salary: $48,175 (pro-rated); Degree: MA; Step: 3; Account #11-120-100-101-45-SA
    (salary pending contract negotiations) (New position in 1st/internal transfer of Cathy Cozzan from 5th grade to 1st grade)

  10. Resolution to approve Lisa Kapij as a part-time intervention teacher at Reeds Road
    School for the 2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
    Salary: $29,334 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Step: 1; Account #20-231-100-100-11-SA
    (NCLB Title I) (salary pending contract negotiations) (New position)

  11. Resolution to approve Brook Rose as a part-time intervention teacher at Roland Rogers
    School for the 2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
    Salary: $32,685 (pro-rated); Degree: MA; Step: 5; Account #20-231-100-100-11-SA (NCLB Title I) (salary pending contract negotiations) (New position)

  12. Resolution to approve Natalie Balshem as a part-time intervention teacher at Arthur Rann
    Elementary School for the 2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through
    June 30, 2011. Salary: $29,334.80 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Step: 2;
    Account #20-231-100-100-11-SA (NCLB Title I) (salary pending contract negotiations)
    (New position)

  13. Resolution to approve Angela Cappelutti as a part-time intervention teacher
    at Smithville School for the 2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through
    June 30, 2011. Salary: $29,334 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Step:1
    Account #20-231-100-100-11-SA (NCLB Title I) (salary pending contract negotiations) (New position)

  14. Resolution to approve Gillian Eyde as a full-time classroom assistant at Roland Rogers
    School for the 2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
    Salary: $28,923; Non-certified; Step: 2; Account #11-190-100-100-106-45-SA
    (salary pending contract negotiations) (Replacement position)

  15. Resolution to approve Tina Hart as a full-time classroom assistant at Smithville
    School for the 2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through April 1, 2011;
    Salary: $28,923 (pro-rated); Non-certified; Step: 2; Account #11-190-100-106-48-SA
    (salary pending contract negotiations) (Replacement position)

  16. Resolution to approve John O'Kane as a part-time classroom assistant at Arthur Rann
    Elementary School for the 2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through
    January 1, 2011. Salary: $22,880 (pro-rated: Certified; Step: 3;
    Account #11-190-100-106-15-SA (salary pending contract negotiations) (Leave replacement)

  17. Resolution to approve Elizabeth Apgar as a part-time classroom assistant at Arthur Rann
    Elementary School for the 2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through
    June 30, 2011. Salary: $22,096 (pro-rated); Certified; Step: 1;
    Account #11-190-100-106-15-SA (salary pending contract negotiations) (Leave replacement)

  18. Resolution to approve Sandra Galuska as a part-time classroom assistant at Reeds Road
    School for the 2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
    Salary: $21,268.95 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Step: 2; Account #11-190-100-106-45-SA
    (salary pending contract negotiations) (Replacement position)

  19. Resolution to approve Judith Mitschele as a part-time classroom assistant at Reeds Road
    School for the 2010-11 school year effective September 1, 2010 through April 1, 2011.
    Salary: $22,880 (pro-rated); Certified; Step: 3; Account #11-190-100-106-45-SA
    (salary pending contract negotiations) (Leave replacement)

  20. Resolution to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2010-11 school year
    effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 pending successful completion of
    criminal history review. Account numbers as appropriate: Kindergarten #11-110-100-101;
    Grades 1-5 #11-120-100-101; Grades 6-8 #11-130-100-101

Donald Risica, Jr. Non certified $75.00 per day
Richard W. Huenke Non certified $75.00 per day
Ersi Tollja Non certified $75.00 per day
Kimberly Wagner Certified $80.00 per day
Heather Burke Certified $80.00 per day
Tracy Klos Certified $80.00 per day
Beth Pyonin Certified $80.00 per day
Olivia Owens Certified $80.00 per day
Melissa Cohen Certified $80.00 per day
Fran Sabo Certified $80.00 per day
Michael Morrell Certified $80.00 per day

RECOMMENDATION OF STAFF SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS

  1. Resolution to approve supplemental positions for staff members at
    Galloway Township Middle School for the 2010-11 school year effective
    September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011- (Attachment C.1)

  2. Resolution to approve the following teachers for Pre-school Organization and
    Planning. Salary: $25/ per hour; 1 day per person; Account #20-270-100-100-10-SA
    (NCLB Title IIA)

Katy Beshara Laura Risley
Miriam Blake Teresa Romanelli
Kathy Dombroski Carol Santo
Marie Geary Sarah Ashley Sharpe
Helene Gentile Barbara Simms
Katie Hendrix Heather Suckiel
Kristen Kershner Sandy Varrelman
Jane Quo Rebecca Waldron
Heather Samuelson Marie Westcott
Daina Walters
  1. Resolution to approve the Child Care staff for the 2010-11 school year effective
    September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. (Attachment C.2)

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

  1. Resolution to approve the following Stockton fieldwork placement for Fall 2010:

Student Cooperating Teacher School Grade
Michael Burke Jennifer Sturgess Arthur Rann 3
Craig McNelis Kathy Warren Reeds Road 5
Heather Jewitt Grace Dolente Roland Rogers 6
  1. Resolution to approve the following Stockton social worker intern for the 2010-2011
    school year:

Student Cooperating Social Worker School
Jessica Gameron Joe Conte Roland Rogers
  1. Resolution to approve the following Atlantic Cape Community College fieldwork
    placement for the Fall 2010:

Student Cooperating Teacher School Grade
Sarah Jacalone Robyn Devine Reeds Road 1
  1. Resolution to approve home instruction for GTMS student, J.V., regular education (22 hours).
    Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

  2. Resolution to approve six 8th grade GTMS students to volunteer at the Food Bank Thrift Shop
    at Shore Mall in Egg Harbor Township on September 27, 2010 after school. (Teacher transport with parental permission)

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. FINANCE AND SCHOOL OPERATIONS

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions for formal Board action, as recommended by Timothy E. Kelley, School Business Administrator:

  1. Resolution to approve the placement of the following students at Atlantic County Special Services, Mays Landing campus, effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. Account #11-000-100-565-00-02

Multiply Disabled in the amount of $33,300

MA, DC, DC, MC, LC, MD, AD, AD, AE, GE, CF, MG, SJ, MM, HM, AP, PP, JP, TP, SR, FW, JW, JW

Pre-school Disabled in the amount of $32,040

MC, MC, NW

Autistic in the amount the amount of $40,140

MC, AC, DC, MC, ND, TH

1:1 Student Aides in the amount of $32,150

GE, TP, ND

  1. FINANCE AND SCHOOL OPERATIONS

  1. Resolution to approve the placement of the following students at the Yale School effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. Account #11-000-100-566-00-02

Y.A.L.E. School, Inc. $49,360.50 Z.G.
Y.A.L.E. School East, Inc. $50,364.30 D.R.
Aide for D.R. $35,000
Y.A.L.E. School Southeast, Inc. $61,910.10 L.J.
Aide L.J. $40,800
Y.A.L.E. School Atlantic, Inc. $57,382.50 P.B., J.T.
  1. Resolution to approve increases for the 2011/2011school year for the New Jersey Child Nutrition Program maximum meal prices:

2009/2010 School Year Paid Reduced 2010/2011 School Year Paid Reduced
Meal Meal (No Increase)
BreakfastElementary $1.50 $.30 Increase $.50 $2.00 $.30
Breakfast Middle $1.75 $.30 Increase $.50 $2.25 $.30
Lunch Elementary $2.75 $.40 Increase $.75 $3.50 $.40
Lunch Middle $3.00 $.40 Increase $.75 $3.75 $.40

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. FINANCE AND SCHOOL OPERATIONS

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions for formal Board action at the September 27, 2010 meeting, as recommended by Timothy E. Kelley, School Business Administrator, and the Finance Committee:

  1. Resolution to accept the following food service reports:
    Cafeteria: Analysis of Receipts and Disbursements for August, 2010
    (Attachments E.1Will be available at the 09/27/10 meeting.)
    Trial Balance Report/Breakfast & Lunch Cash Sales
    (Attachments E.2Will be available at the 09/27/10 meeting.)
    Breakfast & Lunch Meal Counts Participation (Attachments E.3Will be available at the 09/27/10 meeting.)
    Special Income Detail. (Attachments E.4 Will be available at the 09/27/10.)

  2. Resolution to accept the Investment Report(s) for August 2010 in accordance with Policy #3290. (Attachment E.5Will be available at the 09/27/10 meeting.)

  3. Resolution to accept the Board Secretary's monthly certification budgetary line item status for August 2010. (Attachment E.6Will be available at the 09/27/10 meeting.)

  4. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(e), the Galloway Board of Education certifies that as of
    August 31, 2010 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. 6:20-2.13(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 Secretary's and Treasurer's Report for the month(s) of
    August 31, 2010. (Attachment E.7 Will be available at the 09/27/10 meeting.)

  6. Resolution to approve the September Bill List - 2009/010 Budget. (Attachment E.8)Will be available at the 09/27/10 meeting.)

  7. Resolution to approve the September transfers - 2010/11 Budget. (Attachment E.7Will be available at the 09/27/10 meeting.)

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions for formal Board action, as recommended by Timothy E. Kelley, School Business Administrator:

  1. Resolution to approve the following additional 2010/2011 Facility Application to the County Superintendent of Schools:

Toilet Room Facilities for Kindergarten Room:
School: Room:
Smithville School L - Two of the nine classrooms have bathrooms located within the classroom. The other seven classrooms have toilet rooms close by. The teachers will take the whole class or the classroom teaching assistant will take individual students to the facilities as needed.

Dual Use of Education Space:

School: Room: Dividers:
Arthur Rann School 28 Portable Dividers 4' x 6' needed for
Early Intervention (EI) and
English Language Learners (ELL)
Roland Rogers Library Two 6' Mobile Dividers; permanent ½ wall
needed for Library Student Center and EI - Basic
Skills Program

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. POLICY

There are no policies to be reviewed at this time.

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following requests:

v Scout Requests

  1. Galloway Pack 77 has requested the use of the Arthur Rann cafeteria every other Monday evening beginning September 27, 2010 through May 16, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    for their meeting.

  2. Girl Scout Troop #15665 has requested the use of the GTMS cafeteria every other Monday beginning October 4, 2010 through June 6, 2011 from 2:20 pm to 4:30 pm for their meeting.

v Sports Requests

  1. The Four Seasons at Smithville has requested the use of the Smithville gymnasium for the following:
    Ø Basketball: Wednesdays beginning September 22, 2010 through June 8, 2011 from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm;
    Ø Volleyball: Monday and Thursdays beginning September 23, 2010 through June 9, 2011 from 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm

v Other Requests

  1. The Galloway Cultural Arts Center has requested the use of the Roland Rogers cafeteria/stage on Wednesday evenings beginning October 6, 2010 through June 8, 2011 from 5:45 pm to 9:00 pm (students will arrive at 6:00 pm) for dance classes.

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. NOTICE OF MEETINGS

September 27, 2010 Regular Meeting GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 p.m.
September 30, 2010 Atlantic County School Boards Meeting GTMS 6:00 p.m.
  1. SPECIAL EVENTS

September 21 Roland Rogers School Back to School Night 6:30 p.m.
September 22 Arthur Rann School Back to School Night 7:00 p.m.
September 23 Smithville School Back to School Night 7:00 p.m.
September 28 Pomona Pre-School Back to School Night 6:30 p.m.
October 7 Galloway Township Middle School Back to
School Night 6:45 p.m.

SCHOOL BOARD TRAINING

  1. Resolution to approve the following training:

Activity: New Jersey School Boards Association 2010 Workshop and Exhibition

Board Member Name Date Expenses Account
Beverly Evensen Oct. 19, 2010 Registration: $100.00(each) 11-000-230-585-00-00
Travel: $62.00(each)
Robert Iannacone Oct. 19-20, 2010 Hotel: $90.00 (BI)
  1. OUT-OF-DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The following professional development activities align with our district Local Professional Development Plan, support our district goals and initiatives, provide training as per individual staff member's Professional Development Plans/Professional Growth Plans, relate to federal/ state grants, and/or provide assistance in fulfilling a student's Individualized Education, 504, or Multidisciplinary Assistance Team plan. These activities have been reviewed and approved by the appropriate administrators and are being recommended by the Superintendent in accordance
with regulations adopted under NJ Administrative Code 6A.

  1. Resolution to approve the following out-of-district professional development activities.

Activity: NJ School Public Relations Association 2010 Workshop Series

Staff Name Date Expenses Account#
Joanna Westcott 10/13/10, 12/8/10, Registration: $295.00 11-000-251-890-00-00
2/10/11, 5/12/11 (includes membership)
Travel: $208.32 11-000-230-580-00-00

Activity: NJPSA Convention/Conference

Staff Name Date Expenses Account#
Robin Moore Oct. 20 & 21, 2010 Travel: $53.00 11-000-230-580-00-00

Informational Item:

Activity: Alternate Proficiency Assessment--NJDOE

Staff Name Date Expenses
Tom Hand Sept. 17, 2010 No cost
Christine Graham
Peg Douglas

Activity: NJ ASK Math Statistics Review

Staff Name Date Expenses
Carol deRuyter 9/21-22/10 No cost

Activity: NJPSA Board of Directors Meetings/Council Meetings

Staff Name Date Expenses
Robin Moore 9/24/10, 12/7/10, 1/21/11 No cost
3/18/11, 4/1/11

Activity: Visually Enhanced Therapy

Staff Name Date Expenses
Jodi Schechtman 9/28/10 No cost

Activity: Energy Seminar for School Facilities

Staff Name Date Expenses
Steve Bolli 10/15/10 No Cost
WORKSHOP MEETING PAGE 7b
GTMS CAFETORIUM
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
7:00 P.M.

nformational Item:

Activity: American Association of College Trustees

Staff Name Date Expenses
David Evans 10/19-22/10 No cost

Activity: American Speech Language Pathology Association Convention

Staff Name Date Expenses
Joanne Popeson 11/18-20/10 No cost

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. OLD BUSINESS

  1. NEW BUSINESS

  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION

  1. Negotiations
  2. Matters of possible and pending litigation
  3. Sale of property
  4. Facility Usage Contracts
  5. Personnel

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

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