Regular Meeting January 6, 2014

1. Call the Meeting to Order by the School Business Administrator

2. Pledge of Allegiance led by the School Business Administrator

3. Board Solicitor administers "Oath of Office" to: Suzette Cordero

4. Roll Call

5. Statement of Public Notice:
In accordance with Public Law 231, notice of this meeting was provided to The Press, The Current, and GTV on January 15, 2013.

Notice of this meeting was also provided to the Township Clerk and posted in the Municipal Building on January 15, 2013.

6. Report of Annual School Election of November 5, 2013. (Attachment A.1)

MOTION: Acknowledge receipt of the certified results from the County Board of Elections of the school board election held on November 5, 2013.

7. Board Secretary shall conduct election of President.

MOTION: Open nominations for President of the Board of Education.

MOTION: To approve the appointment of Ernest Huggard as President of the Board of Education.

8. Newly elected President shall conduct election for Vice President.

MOTION: Open nominations for Vice President of the Board of Education.

MOTION: To approve the appointment of Suzette Cordero as Vice President of the Board of Education.

9. Appointment of Custodian of Records:
MOTION: Appointment of Timothy E. Kelley as Custodian of Records for the 2013-2014 school year.

10. Appointment of Public School Auditor:
MOTION: Appointment of Bowman & Company as Public School Auditor for the 2013-2014 school year.

11. Appointment of Attorney to the Board:
MOTION: Appointment of William S. Cappuccio as Attorney to the Board for the 2013-2014 school year.

12. Appointment of Employee Benefits Consultant of Record:
MOTION: Appointment of Brown & Brown for the employee benefits consultant of record for the 2013-2014 school year.

13. Appointment of Architect of Record:
MOTION: Appointment of Fraytak Veisz Hopkins Duthie, P.C. as Architect of Record for the 2013-2014 school year.

14. Appointment of School Physician:
MOTION: Appointment of Dr. Jeffrey Gong as the School Physician for the 2013-2014 school year.

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

16. Designation of Newspapers for the purpose of advertising meetings:
MOTION: Designate The Press of Atlantic City, The Current, and GTV for the purpose of publication of Board meetings.

17. Establishment of Meetings: (Attachment A.2)
MOTION: Conduct regular meetings of the Board of Education on the third and fourth Monday of each month or except as otherwise designated, at the Galloway Township Middle School Cafetorium at 7:00 PM

18. Chart of Accounts:
MOTION: Approve the Uniform Minimum Chart of Accounts for New Jersey Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year.

19. Parliamentary Procedures.
MOTION: Conduct Workshop/Action and Regular meeting or the Galloway Board of Education abiding by the rules and procedures as documented in Roberts' Rules.

20. Fees to receive notice as per Board policy.
MOTION: Except as otherwise provided by law or regulation, the fee assessed for the duplication of a printed record shall be as per policy 3570.00 District Records and Reports. Request for district records shall be submitted to the records custodian in writing on the appropriate form. Copies may be made at fees not to exceed those set by statute.

21. Adoption of Bylaws and Policies.
MOTION: Adopt all policies and bylaws as set forth in the manual entitled, "Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Education of Galloway Township" dated September 1978, and subsequent amendments and revisions, as the sole policies in existence to direct the operations of the school system.

22. Adoption of assets, obligations, and contractual agreements.
MOTION: Adopt all assets, obligations, and contractual agreements of them previous Board of Education as required by law.

23. Ratification of contracts and agreements.
MOTION: Ratify all contracts and agreements previously negotiated by the Board of Education in accordance with the provisions stated herein.

24. Adoption of "Code of Ethics".
MOTION: Adoption and discussion of the "Code of Ethics" as approved by the New Jersey School Boards Association as follows:

  1. I will uphold and enforce all laws, state board rules and regulations and court orders pertaining to schools. Desired changes should be brought about only through legal and ethical procedures.
  2. I will make decisions in terms of the educational welfare of children and will strive for public schools which can meet the individual needs of all children regardless of their ability, race, sex, creed, or social standing.
  3. I will confine my board action to policy-making, planning and appraisal, and I will help to frame policies and plans only after the board has consulted those who will be affected by them.
  4. I will carry out my responsibility, not to administer the schools, but together with my fellow board members, to see that they are well run.
  5. I will recognize that authority rests with the board of education and will make no personal promises nor take any private action which may compromise the board.
  6. I will refuse to surrender my independent judgment to special interest or partisan political groups or to use the schools for personal gain or for the gain of friends.
  7. I will hold confidential all matters pertaining to the schools which, if disclosed, would needlessly injure individuals or the schools. But in all other matters, I will provide accurate information and, in concert with my fellow board members, interpret to the staff the aspirations of the community for its schools.
  8. I will vote to appoint the best qualified personnel available after consideration of the recommendation of the chief administrative officer.
  9. I will support and protect school personnel in proper performance of their duties.
  10. I will refer all complaints to the chief administrative officer and will act on such complaints at public meetings only after failure of an administrative solution.

25. Committee and delegate appointments by Board President (Attachment A.3)

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

  1. Resolution to (accept, modify or reject) the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report presented to the Board on December 16, 2013 for the reporting period from November 14, 2013 through December 11, 2013.

  • Public Comment -

EXECUTIVE SESSION

  • Student Matters/HIB

ADJOURNMENT

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