Regular Meeting March 13, 2017

A. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

B. PRESENTATIONS
1. Congratulations to the following Galloway Township Public Schools students who auditioned and were selected to participate in the 2017 All South Jersey Junior High Honors Band:
Alessandra Cabrera, Flute
*Dario Gosevski, Clarinet
*Kayla Muniz, Trumpet
**Connor Morrissey, Trombone
*Matthew Vibora, Mallets
John Dondero, Sr., Galloway Township Middle School Band Director
Michael DeBlasio, Percussion
Patrick O'Keefe, Smithville Elementary School Band Director

2. Congratulations to the following Galloway Township Public Schools students who auditioned and were selected to participate in the 2017 South Jersey Elementary Honors Band:
Sophia DiFilippo, Bass Clarinet
Anthony Johnson, Tenor Saxophone
Louisse Leus, Clarinet
Hunter Pico, Percussion
Olivia Vanelli, French Horn
Gracie Winkler, Flute
Samantha Cunningham, Arthur Rann Elementary School Band Director

Lily Dworak, Alto Saxophone
Andrew Krumaker, Baritone Sax
Alexander Mass, Percussion
*Vraj Sheth, Trumpet
Ben Fong, Reeds Road Elementary School Band Director

*Cooper Craig, Baritone Saxophone
Yhamiera Gould, Clarinet
Kileen McNeill, Clarinet
Malik Moore-Summers, Tenor Saxophone
Colin Morrissey, Trumpet
*Jenna Mullin, Alto Saxophone
Patrick O'Keefe, Smithville Elementary School Band Director

*Second year in a row selected for South Jersey Elementary Honors Band/All South Jersey Junior High Honors Band
**Third year in a row selected for South Jersey Elementary Honors Band/All South Jersey Junior High Honors Band

3. 2017-2018 Budget - Presented by Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D., Superintendent and Joy N. Nixon, CPA, School Business Administrator

C. BUDGET SUBMISSION
BE IT RESOLVED to approve the proposed school district budget for the 2017-2018 School Year for submission to the Executive County Superintendent of Schools as follows:

Budget Local Tax Levy
Total General Fund $59,085,020 $32,076,050
Total Special Revenue Fund $ 3,033,881 -0-
Total Debt Service Fund $ 225,193 -0-
Totals $62,344,094 $32,076,050

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED to acknowledge that the 2017-2018 budget as described above results in a general fund tax levy of $32,076,050 and a debt service fund tax levy of $ -0- .

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-7.3, budgeted travel expenses do not exceed $ 50,000.

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 2017-2018 budget.

C. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
1. Attorney's Report (William S. Cappuccio, Esq.) (Attachment C.1)

2. Student Enrollment Report as of February 28, 2017 (Attachment C.2)

3. Out of School Suspension Report for February 2017 (Attachment C.3)

4. Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report for the period of February 9, 2017 through March 8, 2017. (Attachment C.4)

D. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

1. Resolution to approve GEM students from Reeds Road, Roland Rogers, and Smithville Elementary Schools to attend the Odyssey of the Mind Lighthouse Regional Tournament in Pennington, NJ on March 11, 2017. (Funded by the Education Foundation) (Originally approved on 2/13/17 agenda; parent and staff transport for return trip)

2. Resolution to approve home instruction for the following student:
910380 GTMS 5 hours a week beginning 2/23/17 to 3/23/17, per doctor's note

3. Resolution to approve the 2016-2017 GTMS Volleyball Schedule
(Attachment D.1)

E. FINANCE AND SCHOOL OPERATIONS
The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions for formal Board action, as recommended by Joy Nixon, School Business Administrator:

1. Resolution to elect to budget SEMI reimbursement provided by ARRA funding in the 2017-2018 budget in the amount of $9,751.66.

Contracts, Agreements, and Other:
2. Resolution to approve the School Food Authorities Consolidation of School Nutrition Programs Agreement between Galloway Township Public Schools and the Atlantic Community Charter School for the 2017 - 2018 school year. (Attachment E.1)
3. Resolution to approve the School Food Authorities Consolidation of School Nutrition Programs Agreement between Galloway Township Public Schools and the Port Republic School District for the 2017 - 2018 school year. (Attachment E.2)

Out-of-District Professional Time:
4. Resolution to approve the following workshop:
Activity: Women's Leadership Conference:
Staff: Date: Expenses: Account:
Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D. 03/30/2017 $169.00 11-000-230-890
Registration

F. FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE

G. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES
The Superintendent recommends approval of the following:

1. South Jersey Youth Futbol Club requests the use of the gym at Arthur Rann Elementary School for soccer practice on Wednesdays beginning March 8, 2017 through April 26, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (Administrative approval granted) (All participants are Galloway residents)

2. South Jersey Youth Futbol Club requests the use of the gym at Smithville Elementary School for soccer practice on Thursdays beginning March 9, 2017 through April 27, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (Administrative approval granted) (All participants are Galloway residents)

3. Atlantic United Girls Soccer requests the use of the gym at Roland Rogers Elementary School for soccer practice on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning March 16, 2017 through May 31, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (Majority of players are Galloway residents)

4. First Level Sports requests the use of the gym at Reeds Road Elementary School for youth basketball training on Mondays from 6:00 pm 9:00 pm and Thursdays from 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm beginning March 16, 2017 through May 29, 2017. (Majority of players are Galloway residents)

5. AAU Wildcats Girls Basketball requests the use of the gym at Roland Rogers Elementary School for basketball practice on Tuesdays beginning March 21, 2017 through June 1, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. (All participants are Galloway residents)

6. GTAA Baseball requests the use of district fields for practice Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. (Field use is coordinated by Galloway Township Community Services)

7. The American Red Cross requests the use of the library at GTMS to host a blood drive on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm. (Sponsored by GTMS Builder's Club)
H. PERSONNEL
The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

1. Resolution to accept, with regret, the letter of intent to retire from Kathie Hathaway, Principal at Smithville Elementary School, effective June 30, 2017. Dr. Hathaway has worked in the Galloway Township Public School District for 40 years and her dedication and service to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

2. Resolution to accept, with regret, the letter of intent to retire from Steve Bolli, Facilities/Operations Manager at Galloway Township Public Schools, effective August 31, 2017. Mr. Bolli has worked in the Galloway Township Public School District for 25 years and his dedication and service to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

3. Resolution to approve the intermittent family leave request from Jennifer Sawhill, physical education teacher at Reeds Road Elementary School, as follows:
3/13/2017- 4/28/2017 with pay, with benefits; Returning - 5/1/2017

4. Resolution to approve Kaitlin Costello as a 4th grade teacher at Smithville Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year, effective March 23, 2017 through June 30, 2017. Salary: Step 1: $51,138.00 (prorated); Degree: MA; Account #11-120-100-101-48-SA (leave position)

5. Resolution to extend Jenny Papandrea as a 6th grade in-class resource teacher at Reeds Road Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year,
effective February 7, 2017 through June 30, 2017. Salary: Step 5: $49,084.00 (prorated); Degree: BA; Account #11-213-100-101-45-SA (leave position)
6. Resolution to approve Teresa Stearns as a part-time 1:1 classroom assistant at Smithville Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year, effective
March 13, 2017 through June 30, 2017. Salary: Step 1: $23,498.70 (prorated);
Degree: BA; Account # 11-204-100-106-48-SA (new position)
7. Resolution to extend Joanna Wong as a classroom assistant at Reeds Road Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year, effective February 7, 2017 through June 30, 2017. Salary: Step 1: $33,592.00 (prorated); Degree: Cert;
Account #11-000-217-101-45-SA (leave position)
8. 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 H.1)

9. Resolution to approve the following substitute teacher for the 2016-2017 school year, effective March 14, 2017 through June 30, 2017 pending successful completion of the criminal history review; Certified Rate: $95.00 per day; Non-Certified Rate: $85.00 per day; 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
Conner Rice $85.00
10. Resolution to approve the following substitute food service workers for the
2016-2017 school year effective March 14, 2017 through June 30, 2017;
Salary: $8.44 per hour; Account #60-910-310-100-SB-SA
Kimberly Trofa Ipshita Yasmin
11. Resolution to approve the following substitute custodian for the 2016-2017 school year, effective March 14, 2017 through June 30, 2017, pending successful completion of the criminal history review; Salary: $12.00 per hour;
Account #11-000-262-110-SB-SA
Canatcher Anderson
12. Resolution to approve a salary increase for substitute food service workers effective March 20, 2017:
$8.44 per hour to $9.35 per hour

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS
1. Resolution to approve the following staff to work the 2017-2018 school year kindergarten registration; not to exceed 18 hours per person; individual hourly rates listed:

School Nurses: Account #11-000-213-104-00-SA
Morgan DiPietro
$36.95
Debra Knupp $56.51
Colleen Smith $36.27
Mary Ann Steinmann $56.51
Mary Beth Wegman $59.06
Secretarial Staff: Account #11-000-240-105-00-SA
Sharon Delany
$36.66
Sharon Dubitsky $36.66
Terry Reed $36.66
Patti Santoro $36.66
Ellen Votta $36.66
Substitutes:
Alison Briant-Burley $21.03
Darlene Derry $36.66

2. Resolution to approve Child Care Staff for the 2016-2017 school year effective February 8, 2017 through June 30, 2017; Stipend: $15.00 per hour;
Account #62-990-320-101-00-SA
Child Care Support Staff/Substitutes
Claudia Booth
Mary Delany

3. Resolution to approve the following Roland Rogers Elementary School teachers for the Morning Academic Skills Enrichment Program; Stipend: Teachers: $38.00 per hour; Stipend: Classroom Assistants: $25.00 per hour;
Account #20-231-100-100-46-SA (Title I)
Jill Gosman
Chelsea Canatore
Kayla Harlan
Kristy Rizzo
Patrick Czar

Assistants
Karen Conaway
Joe Palumbo
Alissa Rice

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

I. POLICY

J. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

Cafetorium
March 27, 2017 Monday Regular Meeting GTMS 7:00 pm
April 10, 2017 Monday Regular Meeting GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 pm
April 24, 2017 Monday Public Budget Hearing/Regular Meeting GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 pm

K. SPECIAL EVENTS

Galloway Township Education Foundation "People of the Year" Awards Dinner
The Carriage House, Galloway
Friday, April 7, 2017 6:00 pm
District Wide Color Fun Run/Walk
GTMS

Sunday, April 30, 2017

9:30 am check in time
11:00 am start time

L. PUBLIC COMMENT

M. OLD BUSINESS

N. NEW BUSINESS

O. EXECUTIVE SESSION
1. Student Matters - School Attendance Zone and Transportation
2. Personnel - Superintendent's Contract

ADJOURNMENT

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