October 17, 2011

  1. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS
  1. Letter to the Board of Education from Maureen Joyce, Chairperson, Safety & Education
    Advisory Committee of the School Alliance Insurance Fund dated 9/26/11 advising that
    the district has qualified for the 2010/2011 fund year Tier #1 Safety Incentive Program Award,
    being credited with $5,500 ($4,500 for the Tier #1 award and a $1,000 bonus for earning 100
    points) towards the 2011/2012 workers' compensation and/or package assessments.
    (Attachment A.1)

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Annual Electronic Violence and Vandalism Reporting System (EVVRS); Presented by the Superintendent of Schools, Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D.
  1. Presentation of the Audit for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2011; Joe Hoffman and Dan DiGangi - Bowman and Company
  1. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
  1. Attorney's Report (William S. Cappuccio, Esq.) (Attachment B.1)
  1. Student Enrollment Reports as of May and June, 2011 (Attachment B.2)
  1. Out of school suspensions for the month of September, 2011 (Attachment B.3)
  1. Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report - Reporting period from September 23, 2011 to October 13, 2011.
    (Attachment B.4)
  1. Resolution to (accept, modify, or reject) the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report presented to the Board on September 26, 2011 for the reporting period from September 7, 2011 - September 22, 2011
  1. Resolution to approve the 2010-2011 Annual Electronic Violence and Vandalism Report
    as presented.

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. PERSONNEL AND EVALUATION OF PERSONNEL

The superintendent recommends the following resolutions:

  1. Resolution to accept the letter of intent to retire from Mary Link, secretary to the Superintendent, with regret, effective January 1, 2012. Mrs. Link has been with the Galloway Township Public Schools for 30 years and her dedication and commitment to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

    -PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from Lisa Jasiecki, 5thgrade teacher at Reeds Road Elementary School, effective December 12, 2011 or earlier if a suitable replacement can be located.

    -PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. Resolution to approve the Family Leave Request from Jean Hiltner, secretary at Reeds Road Elementary School, as follows:
    10/20/2011 - 2/1/2012 One day per week - Without pay, with benefits

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

PERSONNEL AND EVALUATION OF PERSONNEL

  1. 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:
Name Step Degree Salary Retroactive Date
Linda Buck 9 MA+30 $56,895 September 2011
Kathleen Chisholm 5 BA+15 $46,775 September 2011
Rebecca Cohen 11 BA+30 $58,920 August 2011
Brian Cooke 10 BA+30 $56,120 August 2011
Charrise Ellis 9 BA+15 $52,395 August 2011
Donna Fulmer 10 MA $57,245 August 2011
Cynthia Legowski 15 MA+30 $79,129 June 2011
Lauren Novasack 7 MA+15 $51,670 August 2011
Debra Randsdorp 7 MA $50,545 May 2011
Kewy Santana 10 MA+30 $59,495 June 2011
Robbyn Scott 15 MA+15 $77,988 May 2011
Jenna Smith 6 BA+30 $48,410 September 2011
Barbara Somers 7 MA $50,545 September 2011
Alicia Stauffer 8 MA $52,445 May 2011
Michael Stewart 1 MA $47,375 May 2011

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

RECOMMENDATION OF NEW STAFF

  1. Resolution to approve Josephine Dolente as a 5thgrade teacher at Smithville School for the 2011-2012 school year effective October 7, 2011 through February 17, 2012. Salary: 10/7/11 through 12/31/11 $44,800 (pro-rated); 1/1/12 through 2/17/12 $45,200 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Step: 3/4; Account #11-120-100-101-48-SA
    (maternity leave replacement)
  1. Resolution to approve Samantha McLeod as the instrumental music teacher at Arthur Rann Elementary School for the 2011-2012 school year effective October 18, 2011 (based on release from current position) through June 30, 2012. Salary: 10/18/11 through 12/31/11 $44,000 (pro-rated); 1/1/12 through 6/30/12 $44,400 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Step: 1/2; Account #11-120-100-101-15-SA (replacement position)

RECOMMENDATION OF NEW STAFF

  1. Resolution to approve Christina DeMarco as a part-time intervention teacher at
    Arthur Rann Elementary School for the 2011-2012 school year effective October 18,
    2011 through June 30, 2012. Salary: 10/18/11 through 12/31/11 $30,351.52 (pro-rated);
    1/1/12 through 6/30/12 $30,618.20 (pro-rated); Degree: BA+15; Step: 2/3;
    Account #11-230-100-100-ED-SA (replacement position)
  1. Resolution to approve Elizabeth Apgar as a full-time classroom assistant at Pomona Preschool
    for the 2011-2012 school year effective October 3, 2011 through March 12, 2012.
    Salary: 10/3/11 through 12/31/11 Step: 3 $177.67 per day; 1/1/12 through 3/12/12 Step: 3
    $181.22 per day (pro-rated); 183 days; Account #11-216-100-106-40-SA
    (maternity leave replacement)
  1. Resolution to approve Judith Mitschele as a full-time 1:1 classroom assistant at Roland
    Rogers Elementary School for the 2011-2012 school year effective September 1, 2011
    through June 30, 2012. Salary: 9/1/11 through 12/31/11 $177.67 per day;
    1/1/12 through 6/30/12 $181.22 per day; 183 days; Step: 3; Certified;
    Account #11-000-217-101-46-SA (replacement position)
  1. Resolution to approve Jerri Roesch as a part-time classroom assistant at Arthur Rann
    Elementary School for the 2011-2012 school year effective October 18, 2011through
    March 12, 2012. Salary: $110.75 per day (pro-rated); 183 days; Step: 1; Non-certified;
    Account #11-190-100-106-15-SA (leave position)
  1. Resolution to approve Brittany Hanselmann as a part-time classroom assistant at Arthur
    Rann Elementary School for the 2011-2012 school year effective October 18, 2011 through
    June 30, 2012. Salary: $120.74 per day (pro-rated); 183 days; Step: 1; Certified;
    Account #11-190-100-106-15-SA (replacement position)
  1. Resolution to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2011-2012 school
    year effective October 18, 2011 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
Rachel Ludwig Non certified $75.00 per day
Laura Whittles Non certified $75.00 per day
Kelly Wasilauskas Non-certified $75.00 per day
Mark McGonigal Non-certified $75.00 per day
Jessica Goodman Certified $80.00 per day
Brendan Smith Certified $80.00 per day
Josephine Dolente Certified $80.00 per day

RECOMMENDATION OF NEW STAFF

  1. Resolution to approve Valerie Polsinelli as a substitute secretary for the 2011-2012
    school year effective October 18, 2011 through June 30, 2012. Salary: $9.35 per hour;
    Account #11-000-240-105-SB-SA
  1. Resolution to approve Karen Jones as a part-time food service worker for the 2011-2012
    school year effective October 18, 2011 through January 1, 2012, 4.5 hours per day,
    5 days per week, at Smithville Elementary School. Salary: $11.00 per hour;
    Account #60-910-310-100-00-SA (leave position)
  1. Resolution to approve Miguel Rodriguez as the District Security Officer when required for
    special events beginning Friday, October 14, 2011 through June 30, 2012 at an hourly rate
    of $25.00 per hour. Account #11-000-211-110-00-SA (Salary is paid by organization using the building.)
    (Administrative approval granted prior to Board meeting)

    PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

  1. Resolution to approve the following Atlantic Cape Community College service-learning student
    for Fall 2011:

     

    Student Cooperating Teacher School Grade
    Alexandra Holder Mary Ann Nigro Smithville K
  1. Resolution to approve home instruction for GTMS student, Z.N., regular education, on an as
    needed basis for the 2011-2012 school year. (due to illness) Three hours of home instruction
    will begin after three consecutive days of absence, 1 hour for each day as per 504 plan.
    Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

    -PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. Resolution to approve the submission of the Healthy Sprouts Grant in the amount of $500 submitted by 7thgrade teacher, Maddie Stapleton.
    (A copy of the grant will be available at the Board meeting.)

    -PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. FINANCE AND SCHOOL OPERATIONS

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

  1. Resolution to accept the audit report for the year ending June 30, 2011, as presented.
    (There were no audit recommendations.)

    -PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. Resolution to accept the following food service reports:
    Cafeteria: Profit and Loss Statement for September 30, 2011.
    (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)

    -PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. Resolution to accept the Investment Report(s) for September 2011 in accordance with Policy #3290. (Attachment E.5)
  1. Resolution to accept the Board Secretary's monthly certification budgetary line item status for September 2011. (Attachment E.6)
  1. FINANCE AND SCHOOL OPERATIONS
  1. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(e), the Galloway Board of Education certifies that as of
    September 30, 2011 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.
  1. Resolution to approve the Secretary's and Treasurer's Report for the month(s) of September 30,
    (Attachment E.7)
  2. Resolution to approve the October Bill List - 2011-12 Budget. (Attachment E.8)
  1. Resolution to approve the October transfers - 2011-12 Budget. (Attachment E.9)

    -PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. Resolution to approve submission of Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, Part B, IDEIA-B, for FY 2012 in the amount of:

    Basic

    S902,500

    Preschool

    $ 38,347

    -PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. FINANCE AND SCHOOL OPERATIONS
  1. Resolution to approve TSA Consultants, third party administrators for employee tax shelter
    annuities, for the Galloway Township Public School district. (There is no cost to school district.)

    -PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE

    -PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. POLICY

    Resolution to approve the following policies:

Intramural Competition: Interscholastic Competition
(Completely new policy) (second reading)
(Attachment G.1 was attached to the 9/26/11 agenda)

Policy #6145.1 / 6145.2

Physical Education and Health
(Completely new policy) (second reading)
(Attachment G.2 was attached to the 9/26/11 agenda)

Policy #6142.4

Transportation Routes and Services
(New change since 9/26/11 BOE meeting is highlighted)
(second reading) (Attachment G.3)

Policy #3541.10

Recruitment, Selection and Hiring
(Re-wrote Paragraph 2) (second reading)
(Attachment G.4 was attached to the 9/26/11 agenda)

Policy #4211

Substitute Teachers
(Deleted last paragraph regarding temporary appointment)
(second reading)
(Attachment G.5 was attached to the 9/26/11 agenda)

Policy #4121

Sports Related Concussion and Head Injury
(Completely new policy) (first reading)
(Attachment G.6)

Policy #5141.8

Title I - District-wide Parental Involvement
(Completely new policy) (first reading) (Attachment G.7)

Policy #5123.00

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

H. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following:

Scout Requests

  1. Girl Scout Troop #15665 has requested the use of the GTMS cafetorium the third Monday of each month beginning Monday, October 24, 2011 (first meeting only the fourth Monday) through Monday, May 21, 2012 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  1. Girl Scout Troop #13094 has requested the use of the Smithville cafeteria two Wednesdays a month beginning November 9, 2011 through May 23, 2012 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sports Requests

  1. The East Coast Crush Volleyball has requested the use of the GTMS gymnasium as follows:
    • Monday evenings from November 14, 2011 through May 4, 2012 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Friday evenings from November 18, 2011 through March 8, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Thursday evenings from March 15, 2012 through May 3, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Coordinated with PAL)
  1. The Galloway Volleyball Association has requested the use of the GTMS gymnasium from
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 through May 4, 2012 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for adult
    volleyball. (Coordinated with PAL)

Other Requests

  1. Betty Bacharach Institute of Rehabilitation has requested the use of the Arthur Rann Elementary School for evacuation purposes for the 2011-12 school year.

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

H. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

Informational Items for Roland Rogers FSA

  1. Requested the use of the Roland Rogers cafeteria for four dances for the
    2011-2012 school year as follows:
    • Friday, October 14, 2011
    • Friday, February 3, 2012
    • Friday, March 23, 2012
    • Friday, May 18, 2012

    The dances will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    (District Security Officer must be present at a rate of $25/hr.)

  1. Requested the use of the Roland Rogers lobby area for dance ticket sales from 5:00 p.m. to
    7:00 p.m. on the following dates:
    • October 12, 13, 2011
    • February 1, 2, 2012
    • March 21, 22, 2012
    • May 15, 16, 2012
  1. NOTICE OF MEETINGS
November 14, 2011 Workshop/Action Meeting GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 p.m.
November 21, 2011 Regular Meeting GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 p.m.
  1. OUT-OF-DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  1. Resolution to approve the following out-of-district professional development activities.

Activity: Sugar & Spice-Not so Nice-Dealing with Relational Aggressors and School Bullying

Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Marilyn Moore Oct. 10, 2011 ETTC hours
Travel: $10.00 11-000-218-580-00-01
(Administrative approval granted prior to board meeting.)

Activity: Preschool Program Options for Students with Hearing Loss

Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Nicole Neville Oct. 17, 2011 Travel: $43.20 11-000-219-580-00-02
(Administrative approval granted prior to board meeting.)

Activity: An Introduction to Teasing & Bullying for Educators

Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Nicole Fedeli Nov. 3, 2011 Travel: $45.00 11-000-218-580-00-01
Patricia Palumbo

Activity: Commodity Training and Commodity Food Show

Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Robbin Remster Nov. 17, 2011 Travel: $46.00 60-910-310-890-00-00

Activity: Safer Schools for a Better Tomorrow

Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Marilyn Moore Dec. 15, 2011 ETTC hours
Travel: $5.00 11-000-218-580-00-01

Activity: School Leader Training in School Law & Ethics

Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Carl Dolente Feb. 9, 2012 Travel: $68.48 11-000-223-580-00-00
Paula Junker March 23, 2012
April 13, 2012
June 11, 2012

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

Informational Items:

Activity: Inclusive Schools Climate Initiative Fall 2011 Kick off Meeting

Staff Name Date Expenses
Chris Fuhs Oct. 21, 2011 No cost

Activity: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Training and New Laws

Staff Name Date Expenses
Allyn Snavely Jan. 13, 2012 No cost

Activity: Designated Persons Indoor Air Quality Training

Staff Name Date Expenses
Steve Bolli March 23, 2112 No cost

K. OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION
  1. Student Matters - Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying
  1. Potential Litigation - Reeds Road Roof Project
Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2024 SchoolMessenger Corporation. All rights reserved.