Regular Meeting January 5, 2015

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

  2. Pledge of Allegiance

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

Michael Greb

Ernest Huggard

4. Correspondence: Letter of resignation from board member, Rosemary Hollway.

5. Roll Call

6. 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 11, 2014. Notice of this meeting was also posted in the Municipal Building on January 11, 2014.

7. Report of Annual School Election of November 4, 2014. (Attachment A.1)

MOTION: Acknowledge receipt of the certified results from the County Board of Elections of the school board election held on November 4, 2014.

All those in favor of: ________ Opposed: __________Abstentions: ______

8. Board Secretary shall conduct election of President.

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

Nominee: Ernest Huggard Nominee: __________________

MOTION: 1st Suzette Cordero 2nd Richard Dase

MOTION: To close nominations: 1st __________________

2nd __________________

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

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

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

Nominee: Suzette Cordero Nominee: _________________

MOTION: 1st Richard Dase MOTION: 1st ______________

2nd Beverly Evensen 2nd ______________

MOTION: To close nominations: 1st __________________

2nd __________________

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

10. Appointment of Safety Coordinator as recommended by School Alliance Insurance Fund:

MOTION: Appointment of Timothy E. Kelley as Safety Coordinator for the 2014-2015 school year.

11. Appointment of Public School Auditor:

MOTION: Appointment of Bowman & Company as Public School Auditor for the 2014-2015 school year.

12. Appointment of Attorney to the Board:

MOTION: Appointment of William S. Cappuccio as Attorney to the Board for the 2014-2015 school year.

13. Appointment of School Physician:

MOTION: Appointment of Dr. Jeffrey Gong as the School Physician for the 2014-2015 school year.

14. Designation of Newspaper:

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

15. Designation of Newspapers for the purpose of advertising meetings:

MOTION: Designate The Press of Atlantic City and The Current, for the purpose of publication of Board meetings.

16. Establishment of Meetings: Discussion of meeting options (Attachment A.2 and B.3)

MOTION: Resolution to conduct Regular meetings of the Board of Education on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month or except as otherwise designated, at the Galloway Township Middle School Cafetorium at 7:00 PM

17. Chart of Accounts:

MOTION: Approve the Uniform Minimum Chart of Accounts for New Jersey Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year.

18. Shared Services Agreement.

MOTION: Approve the shared services agreement (inter-local services N.J.S.A.40:8A-1 et seq.) between Galloway Township Board of Education and the Board of Education of Sterling High School District for the 2014-2015 school year.

19. Parliamentary Procedures.

MOTION: Conduct Regular meeting by 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 the 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 appointments by Board President (Attachment A.4)

  • Public Comment -




  • 2015-2016 Preliminary Budget Report Presented by Timothy E. Kelley, School Business Administrator


  1. Resolution to (accept, modify or reject) the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report presented to the Board on December 15, 2014 for the reporting period of November 20, 2014 through December 10, 2014.






  1. Resolution to approve Omoanatse Agbugui as a part-time Health Service Aide at Galloway Township Middle School for the 2014-2015 school year effective January 6, 2015 through June 30, 2015. Salary: Level 1: 1/06/15 - 1/31/15 - $13,472.46; 2/01/15 - 6/30/15 - $13,933.62; LPN Certificated; Account #11-000-213-104-16-SA (new position)


The Superintendent recommends approval of the following policies:

(Attachments provided at the December 15, 2014 meeting)

  1. Policy #5120 Assessment of Individual Needs (Second Reading; Added legal

explanation of new dyslexia law)

2. Policy #3542.1 Local Wellness/Nutrition (Second Reading; Added changes in milk standards)

3. Policy #5131.6 Drugs, Alcohol, Steroids, Tobacco (Second Reading; Added electronic smoking devices)

4. Policy #4119.26 Electronic Communication by School Staff (Second Reading; No #4219.26 change but added to mandated policies)

5. Policy #5113.00 Attendance, Absences, and Excuses (Second Reading; Changes Highlighted)


*January 26, 2015


Regular Meeting


7:00 pm

*Tentative Meeting

January 30, 2015

January 31, 2015

Board Institute Congress Hall, Cape May 7:00 pm

Board Institute Congress Hall, Cape May 9:00 am


Family Outreach

February 5, 2015


District Wellness Fair

March 19, 2015






  • Student Matters/HIB


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