March 26, 2012

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BUDGET AGENDA

Presentation: Proposed 2012-2013 School Budget
Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D. and Timothy E. Kelley, CPA

1. APPROVAL OF BUDGET

BE IT RESOLVED The Board of Education in the Township of Galloway, in the County of Atlantic, in the State of New Jersey adopts the school district budget for the 2012-2013 School Year as follows:

Budget Local Tax Levy
Total General Fund $56,123,664 $27,975,500
Total Special Revenue Fund $ 1,645,137 $ -0-
Total Debt Service Fund $ 1,886,147 $ 1,153,969
Totals $59,654,948 $ 29,129,469

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-7.3, budgeted travel expenses do not exceed $95,000.
Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-5.2(a), maximum dollar amounts for public relations and professional services have been established and are detailed in the appropriations section of the 2012-2013 budget.
The following changes are included from the budget introduced on February 27, 2012:(Attachment Budget-1, PDF)

-PUBLIC COMMENT-.

GENERAL FUND TAX LEVY-BASE BUDGET
RESOLVED
, that there should be raised for the General Funds $27,975,500 for the ensuing 2012-2013 School Year.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board directs and authorizes the Business Administrator/Board Secretary to submit all related tax certifications for the 2012-2013 budget to appropriate officials.

  1. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

(There are no communications at this time.)

PRESENTATIONS

1.* Congratulations to Anita Gosevska, 6th grade student at Reeds Road Elementary School, who was selected to participate in the All South Jersey Junior High School Band which performed at Rowan University on March 4th. Reeds Road Band Director: Ben Fong

2.* Congratulations to the following students who participated in the South Jersey Regional Spelling Bee:
Ebose Eigbe (Roland Rogers School) won First Place
Jewel Foster (GTMS) won Third Place

3.* Congratulations to the following students who were members of the Middle School's Think Day Team which won Second Place in the County-wide competition:
Samantha Becker
Neil Kalaria
Hannah Borai
Catharine Anthars-Mars
Ryane Clemens
Ben Maggio
Jocelyn Dang
Isaac Maxwell
Zack Hassel
Sharon McKeon
Nicholas Frantz
Prashit Parikh
Daniel Hershman
Andy Thompson
Advisors: Kevin Throckmorton and Jeff Morris

B. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

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

(This report was reviewed at the 3/19/12 meeting)

2. Student Enrollment Report as of February 29, 2012 (Attachment B.2)
(This report was reviewed at the 319/12 meeting)

3. Out of school suspensions for the month of February 2012 (Attachment B.3)
(This report was reviewed at the 3/19/12 meeting)

4. Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report (Attachment B.4)
(This report was reviewed at the 3/19/12 meeting)

5.* Resolution to ratify submission of the Race to the Top 3 grant in the amount of $35,876.00.
(Funding to be utilized to support the teacher evaluation initiative.)

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6.* Resolution to ratify the submission of the Connecting People With Nature 2012 Youth Funding
Initiative in the amount of $10,458 submitted by Debbie Sommers, Kathy Warren, Greg Lick,
and Brian Dunn. (A copy of the grant will be available at the meeting.)

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*Added after Workshop / Action Meeting.

C. PERSONNEL AND EVALUATION OF PERSONNEL
The superintendent recommends the following resolutions:
1.* Resolution to approve the Maternity Leave Request from Shari Peters, school psychologist
at Reeds Road Elementary School as follows:
5/14/12 - 6/30/12 - with pay, without benefits
9/01/12 - 1/20/13 - without pay, without benefits
Returning 1/21/13 (options out of benefits)

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2.* Resolution to approve adjustments to the salary guide in accordance with the negotiated agreement for the following certificated staff due to changes in their earned degree / credit status: (Attachment C.1)

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RECOMMENDATION OF NEW STAFF

3.* Resolution to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2011-2012 school year effective March 27, 2012 through June 30, 2012 pending successful completion of criminal history review. Account numbers as appropriate: Kindergarten #11-110-100-101-SB-SA; Grades 1-5 #11-120-100-101-SB-SA; Grades 6-8 #11-130-100-101-SB-SA
Norma Alston - Non-Certified - $75.00 per day
Ilona Knudson - Certified - $80.00 per day

4.* Resolution to approve Melanie Polizzi as a substitute nurse for the 2011-2012 school year effective March 27, 2012 through June 30, 2012. Salary: $100 per day;
Account #11-000-213-104-SB-SA

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RECOMMENDATION OF STAFF SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS
5.* Resolution to approve the following staff members to work the "ASK Me If I'm Ready" after-school program. Stipend: $36.00/hour; 10 hours/person
Reeds Road Elementary School - Account #11-120-100-101-45-SA
Alicia Fornal
Sue Simmons
Emery Keeler
Barbara Somers
Greg Lick
Allie Stern
Debbie Quinn
Jen Tompkins
Frank Santo
Kathy Warren
Kelly Shenk
Ed Zimmerman
Smithville Elementary School - Account #11-120-100-101-48-SA
Mark Bisignaro
Dawn Lewis
Ellen Franks
Heather Maguire
Rich Garbutt
Katie McAvey
Jen Glascock
Jenny Schaab
Ellen Kell
Christina Stamelos
Stefanie Tripician
Arthur Rann Elementary School - Account #11-120-100-101-15-SA
Virginia Bisignaro
Marion Martin
Rebecca Cohen
MarySue McLaughlin
Cathy Clark
Janet Moran
Megan Longshore
Dianne Mooney
Johanna O'Brien
Jennifer Sturgess
Sally Pagnani
Jill Tapper
*Added after Workshop / Action meeting.

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D. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

(There are no items to report at this time.)

E. FINANCE AND SCHOOL OPERATIONS
The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions for formal Board action, as recommended by the Finance Committee and Timothy Kelley, School Business Administrator:

1. Resolution to accept the following food service reports:

Cafeteria: Profit and Loss Statement for February 29, 2012.
(Attachments E.1)
Trial Balance Report/Breakfast & Lunch Cash Sales
(Attachments E.2)
Breakfast & Lunch Meal Counts Participation (Attachments E.3)
Special Income Detail. (Attachments E.4)

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2. Resolution to accept the Investment Report(s) for February 2012 in accordance with Policy #3290. (Attachment E.5)

3. Resolution to accept the Board Secretary's monthly certification budgetary line item status for February 29, 2012. (Attachment E.6)

4. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(e), the Galloway Board of Education certifies that as of February 29, 2012 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 February 29, 2012. (Attachment E.7)

6. Resolution to approve the March Bill List - 2011-12 Budget. (Attachment E.8)

7. Resolution to approve the March transfers - 2011-12 Budget. (Attachment E.9)

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8.* Resolution to approve AR to attend 3rd grade in Galloway Township Public Schools, for 113 days at a cost of $7,820.73 ($69.21 per diem X 113 days) beginning December 5, 2011 through June 12, 2012. (DYFS placement - tuition billed to home district)

9.* Resolution to approve CP to attend 1st grade in Galloway Township Public Schools, for 103 days at a cost of $7,128.63 ($69.21 per diem X 103 days) beginning December 5, 2011 through June 12, 2012. (DYFS placement - tuition billed to home district)

10.* Resolution to approve BP to attend 4th grade in Galloway Township Public Schools, for 100 days at a cost of $6,921.00 ($69.21 per diem X 100 days) beginning December 5, 2011 through June 12, 2012. (DYFS placement - tuition billed to home district)

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11.* Resolution to place results of the March 13, 2012 Special School Election in the minutes:

Yes

No

Election Day

1,120

1,314

Mail In

56

71

Provisional

5

6

Total

1,181

1,391

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*Added after Workshop/Action meeting.

F. FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE
(There are no items to report at this time.)

G. POLICY
The superintendent recommends approval of the following policies:
1. Policy #1330 - Use of School Facilities (second reading) (Section on Political Activities updated) (Attached to 3/19/12 agenda as Attachment G.1)

2. Policy #9270 - Conflict of Interest (second reading) (completely re-written)
(Attached to 3/19/12 agenda as Attachment G.3)

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H. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES
*1. The Beacon Church softball team has requested the use of one of the district fields on Monday evenings beginning April 2, 2012 through August 27, 2012 from 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Beth Stasuk, Dr. of Community Services for Galloway, is responsible for field assignment)

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*Added after Workshop Meeting

I. NOTICE OF MEETINGS
April 16, 2012 Workshop / Action Meeting GTMS 7:00 P.M.
April 23, 2012 Regular Meeting of the Board GTMS 7:00 P.M.

J. SPECIAL EVENTS
March 28-31, 2012 High School Musical Production GTMS 7:00 P.M. each night
April 3, 2012 Superintendent's Advisory Team TBA 7:00 P.M.

K. OUT-OF-DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Informational Items

*Activity: New Jersey ASK Training
Staff Name Date Expenses
Patti Stewart 3/22/12 None
(administrative approval given prior to meeting)

*Activity: Spring "Book Look"
Staff Name Date Expenses
Sheila Daugherty 4/19/12 None
Heather D'Addario " "

L. OLD BUSINESS

M. NEW BUSINESS

N. EXECUTIVE SESSION

  • Student Matters - Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
  • Potential litigation

*Added after Workshop/Action meeting.

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