Public Budget Hearing April 25, 2016

Presentation: Proposed 2016-2017 School Budget

1. BE IT RESOLVED to approve the proposed school district budget for the 2016-2017 School Year for submission to the Executive County Superintendent of Schools as follows:

Budget Local Tax Levy
Total General Fund $ 59,336,130 $ 31,447,108
Total Special Revenue Fund $ 2,773,475 -0-
Total Debt Service Fund $ 233,220 -0-
Totals $ 62,342,825 $ 31,447,108

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Galloway Township Board of Education needs the use of the Health Care Costs Cap Adjustment of $48,049.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the need for $ 180,358 of unused spending authority (banked cap) to be included in the base budget. The need for this banked cap is to offset the increases in salaries, health benefits, and instructional supplies. These costs cannot be deferred or incrementally completed over an extended period of time.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED to acknowledge that the 2016-2017 budget as described above results in a general fund tax levy of $31 ,447,108 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 2016-2017 budget.



1. Congratulations to the Reeds Road Elementary School GEM Team on their Third Place finish at the Odyssey of the Mind Competition and invitation to the State Finals:
Khristina Cabrera
Riya Patel
Victoria Smith
Kristina Wiggins
Regina Duricek
Barbara Somers
Andrea Stephens
Andrew Krumaker
Vraj Sheth
Hannah Wasilauskas
Teacher / Coach:
Emery Keeler

2. Congratulations to Kathrina Alfaro on being Atlantic County's runner up in-the Conserve Wildlife Foundation ofNew Jersey's 2016 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest.

3. Congratulations to the GTMS Think Day Team on their success during this year's competitions, which includes ranking Second Place at the Mainland Regional Think Day Competition:
Nicholas Ardente
Andrea Brandt
Gracie Harris
Andrew Mahieu, Jr.
Sydney Mullin
Durwood Pinkett
Bryan Wright, Jr.
Victoria Axelsson
Alessandra Cabrera
Christian Hunt
Matthew McNabb
Radhika Pandya
Tulsi Shah

Jeff. Morris - Coach I Advisor
Kevin Throckmorton - Coach / Advisor

1. Resolution to (accept, modify or reject) the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report presented to the Board on March 29, 2016 for the reporting period of February 18, 2016 through March 23, 2016.

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:
1. Resolution to approve supplemental instruction for the following student(s) 905393 GTMS January 27, 2016 through June 2016/end of school year, 1.5 hours per week, per I.EP

2. Resolution to approve home instruction for the following students:

905393 GTMS April 11, 2016 through April 19,2016,10 hours per week, per hospitalization. Provided by Education, Inc.
906542 GTMS April 1, 2016 through April 8, 2016, 10 hours per week, per doctor's note
907603 GTMS April 14 until out of district placement is arranged, per Manifestation Determination
911696 Reeds Road April 18, 2016 to June 13, 2016, 2 hours a day, per CST

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions for formal Board action, as recommended by Joy Nixon, School Business Administrator, and the Finance Committee:
1. Resolution to accept the following food service reports:
Cafeteria: Profit and Loss Statement for March 2016.
(Attachment E.1)
Trial Balance ReporUBreakfast & Lunch Cash Sales
(Attachment E.2)
Breakfast & Lunch Meal Counts Participation (Attachment E.3)
Special Income Detail. (Attachment E.4)

2. Resolution to accept the Investment Report(s) for March 2016 in accordance with Policy #3290. (Attachment E.5)

3. Resolution to accept the Board Secretary's monthly certification budgetary line item status for March 31, 2016. (Attachment E.6)

4. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-16.10(c)4, the Galloway Board of Education certifies that as of March 31, 2016 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. 6A:23A-16.10(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 Cash and Secretary's Report for the month of March 2016. (Attachment E.7)

6. Resolution to approve the April Bill List 2015-2016 Budget. (Attachment E.8)

7. Resolution to approve the March transfers for the 2015-2016 Budget. (Attachment E.9)

8. Resolution to appoint Qualified Purchasing Agent (QPA).
Whereas, Local Finance Notice LFN 2011-15 from the Division of Local Government Services provides "The QPA law provides a vacancy provision for those contracting units that had previously appointed a QPA as their purchasing agent. If a QPA vacates the position, the appointing authority for the contracting unit may appoint, for one year from the date of the vacancy, a person who does not possess a QPA certificate as "temporary purchasing agent."
Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the Galloway Township Board of Education hereby appoints for a one year period Joy N. Nixon, CPA, School Business Administrator, to act as the School Districts Qualified Purchasing Agent with all the duties, responsibilities, and authority of a certified QPA.

9. Resolution to approve 441 professional service hours provided by the Southern Regional Institute and ETTC at Stockton University for the Galloway Township Public School District for the 2016 - 2017 school year in the total amount of $10,595. Account #11-000-223-890-00-00

10. Resolution to dismantle and dispose the following equipment, which is of little or no value, at the Arthur Rann Elementary School cafeteria. December 1997 2 Door reach in freezer $2,548.80

11. Resolution to approve Vandy King, non-public nurse, at Highland Academy for the 2015-2016 school year at a cost of $56.00 per hour. Account #20-509-200-320-93-01

12. Resolution to approve the following transportation contract with Greater Egg
Harbor Regional School District for the 2015 - 2016 school year.
Account #11-000-270-513-00-00
Type of Contract
Renewal New Contract Type of School Route Days Per Diem Per Annum
Route Rotite
GM15 To/From Arthur Rann ARGM-15 41 $240.00 $9,840.00
Integrity (4/15/16 -6/13/16)

13. Out-of-District Travel:

Resolution to approve the following workshop:
NJASA1NJAPSAAnnual Spring Conference:
Staff: Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D.
Expenses: Account: 11-000-230-590-00-00
Registration: $275.00

. Facilities Committee Meeting - Date to be scheduled

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following:

1. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from Ryan West, part-time special education teacher at Smithville Elementary School, effective June 30, 2016.

2. Resolution to approve the family leave request from Jennifer Quade, teacher at Arthur Rann Elementary School, as follows:
4/15/2016 - 6/30/2016 without pay, with benefits Returning 9/1/2016

3. Resolution to approve Deborah Reed-Astle as a 10 month secretary at Smithville Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year, effective April 26, 2016 through June 30, 2016. Salary: Step 1: 4/26/16 - 6/30/16 - $36,045.00 (pro-rated); Account #11-000-240-105-48-SA (replacement position)

4. Resolution to approve Jeanne Cappelletti as a LLD classroom assistant at GTMS for the 2015-2016 school year, effective April 18, 2016 through June 30, 2016.
Salary: Step 1: 4/18/16 - 6/30/16 -$37,092.27 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Account #11-204-100-1 06-16-SA (replacement position)

5. Resolution to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2015-2016 school year, effective April 26, 2016 through June 30, 2016 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 #11-110-1 00-1 01-SB-SA;
Grades 1-5 #11-120-100-101-SB-SA; Grades 6-8 #11-130-100-101-SB-SA
Prachi Palkhiwala $85.00
Lauren Dragonetti $85.00
Christopher Wells $85.00
Adrianna Hill $85.00

6. Resolution to approve the following job description: (Second Reading and Adoption)
(Attachment H.1 with minor revisions)
* Behavior Analyst

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following policy:

. Policy Committee Meeting - Date to be scheduled
1. Policy #3500.00 Sustainability (First Reading) (Attachment 1.1)

May 9, 2016 Monday Regular Meeting GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 pm
May 23,2016 Monday Regular Meeting GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 pm
June 6,2016 Monday Regular Meeting GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 pm
June 27, 2016 Monday Regular Meeting GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 pm

Spring Concerts:

District Jazz Concert at GTMS May 4, 2016 7:00pm
Arthur Rann May 11, 2016 7:00pm Chorus/Band combined
Roland May 12, 2016 6:30pm Chorus/Band combined
Reeds Road May 24, 2016 7:00pm Chorus/Band combined
GTMS May 25, 2016 7:00pm Chorus/Band combined
Smithville May 18, 2016 7:00pm Chorus
Smithville May 26, 2016 7:00pm Band concert




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