Regular Meeting November 23, 2015

Moment of Silence for former Galloway educator and administrator Emil Buckow

  1. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS
    1. Letter from Anne Neustadter, Donations Chairperson of the Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Assistance Fund, thanking the district for the donations that were collected on the Fall Staff Development Day.
    2. Letters to Congressman LoBiondo, Senator Booker, and Senator Menendez from the Superintendent asking for continued support of federal funding of New Jersey's Preschool Development Grant.
  2. PRESENTATIONS
    1. Introduction of Andrew Mahieu, Secretary of Special Projects, GTMS Student Council
    2. PARCC Update - Presented by Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D.
    3. Congratulations to GTMS for earning the prestigious Silver Level Certification by Sustainable Jersey for Schools.
    • Steve Bolli
    • Angela Dennis
    • Barbara Fiedler
    • Rosemary Goldberg
    • Paula Junker
    • Sue Kerrigan
    • Patricia Palumbo
    • Kass Piotrowski
    • Robbin Remster
    • Debra Sommers
    • R. Jason Truppa
    1. Congratulations to the GTMS Boys' Soccer Team for winning the Atlantic Cape Division I Boys Soccer Championship:
    • Christopher Arbieto
    • Jeffrey Bengis
    • David Bieniakowski
    • Nicholas Cacopardo
    • Robert Cuviello
    • Paul Ford
    • Santino "Sonny" Giacomo
    • Austin Gross
    • Ethan Hillman
    • Noah Hughes
    • Gary Lamkin
    • Taylor Manning
    • Devin McCarty
    • Hunter McDonald
    • Kenneth Murillo
    • Michael Reitzel
    • Stephen Schau
    • Alexis "Junior" Varela
    • Uchechi Wokocha
    • Ethan Zeck
    • Nicolas "Nico" Zuluaga
    Ed Logue, Coach
  3. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
    1. Attorney's Report (William S. Cappuccio, Esq.) (Attachment C.1)
    2. Student Enrollment Report as of October 30, 2015 (Attachment C.2)
    3. Out of School Suspension Report for October 2015 (Attachment C.3)
    4. Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report for the reporting period from October 22, 2015 through November 18, 2015 (Attachment C.4)
    5. Resolution to (accept, modify or reject) the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report presented to the Board on October 26, 2015 for the reporting period of September 23, 2015 through October 21, 2015.

    -PUBLIC COMMENT-

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

    1. Resolution to approve the extension of home instruction for the following student:

    2. Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

      911012

      Arthur Rann

      10/21/15 - 1/01/16; 10 hours per week;

      per doctor note

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

    4. Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

      904558

      GTMS

      10/26/15 - TBD; 3 hours per three consecutive days absent; per 504 plan

      911035

      GTMS

      10/30/15 - TBD; 1 hour per day; per 4 day OSS and psychiatric evaluation

      905343

      GTMS

      11/17/15 - 1/01/16; 5 hours per week; per

      doctor note

      906545

      Reeds

      11/17/15 - TBD; 10 hours per week; pending programming development

    5. Resolution to approve home instruction for the following student:

    6. Account #11-150-100-320-00-02

      905343

      GTMS

      10/28/15 - 11/10/15; up to 10 hours per week;

      per hospitalization

    7. Resolution to approve supplemental instruction/extension of school day for the following student: Account #20-250-100-100-01-SA (IDEA)

    8. 907737

      Reeds

      11/09/15 - 2/21/16; per I.E.P.

      905739

      Roland

      11/13/15 through end of school year; per I.E.P.

    9. Resolution to approve extracurricular activities/extension of school day for the following student: Account #20-250-100-100-01-SA (IDEA)

    10. 903184

      GTMS

      11/24/15 through end of school year; per I.E.P.

    11. Resolution to approve the 6th grade students to attend "Final Sale: The End of Jewish-Owned Businesses in Nazi Berlin", held at Stockton University, Galloway, NJ on November 30, 2015 and December 1, 2015 as listed below:

    12. (Costs covered by grant funded through several donors.)

      November 30, 2015

      December 1, 2015

      Arthur Rann

      Reeds Road

      Smithville

      Roland Rogers

    13. Resolution to approve the GTMS Chorus to perform at Ocean City Tabernacle, Ocean City, NJ for a broadcast videotaping of the South Jersey Christmas Chorale on December 2, 2015. Transportation costs: $567.50; Account #11-000-270-512-16-00

    14. Resolution to approve the GTMS Chorus to perform at Caesar's Pier in Atlantic City, NJ to benefit the MAPS Foundation on December 17, 2015. Transportation costs: $567.50; Account #11-000-270-512-16-00

    15. Resolution to approve the 5th and 6th grade Smithville Elementary School Chorus to perform for broadcast taping at Lite Rock 96.9 FM studio in Northfield, NJ as the featured choir on December 1, 2015. (Transportation costs of $283.75 covered by the Student Activity Fund.)

    16. Resolution to approve the 6th grade Arthur Rann Elementary School Chorus to perform for broadcast taping at Lite Rock 96.9 FM studio on Northfield, NJ as the featured choir on December 4, 2015. (Transportation costs courtesy of Integrity Transportation.)

    17. Resolution to approve the following Stockton University Student Teachers for the 2015-2016 school year for the period of January 1, 2016 to May 9, 2016.

    18. Student

      Cooperating Teacher

      School/Grade

      Allison Cook

      Donna Ferrara

      Smithville/4th

      Melissa Pesce

      Grace Dolente

      Roland/6th

      Lynn Sooy

      Andrea Wells

      GTMS/8th

      Samantha Wood

      Kerrie Benitez

      Arthur Rann/K

    19. Resolution to approve the following Kean University Practicum Student for the 2015-2016 school year for the period of January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016 for a total period of 120 hours:

    20. Student

      Cooperating Psychologist

      School/Grade

      Gabriella Spinella

      Jessica Brower

      Reeds/Various

    21. Resolution to approve the following Rowan University Practicum Student for Spring 2016:

    Student

    Cooperating Psychologist

    School/Grade

    Alexandra Maldonado

    Courtney Pancari

    Roland/Various

    -PUBLIC COMMENT-

  6. FINANCE AND SCHOOL OPERATIONS

  7. The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions for formal Board action, as recommended by Chandra D. Anaya, School Business Administrator, and the Finance Committee:

    1. Resolution to accept the following food service reports:

      Cafeteria: Profit and Loss Statement for October 2015.

      (Attachment E.1)

      Trial Balance Report/Breakfast & 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 October 2015 in accordance with Policy #3290. (Attachment E.5)

    3. Resolution to accept the Board Secretary's monthly certification budgetary line item status for October 31, 2015.(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 October 31, 2015 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 October 2015. (Attachment E.7)

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

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

    8. Resolution to elect to budget SEMI reimbursement provided by ARRA funding in the 2016-2017 budget in the amount $59,670.32 .

    9. Resolution to approve corrective action plan for the Summer Food Service Program for the Department of Agriculture. (Attachment E.10)

    10. Contracts, Agreements, and Other:

    11. Resolution to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between Inspira Health Network and Galloway Township Public Schools for Dietetic Internship Program.

    12. Resolution to approve agreement with Genoa Burns regarding Arch Concepts Construction, Inc. and Galloway Township Public Schools.

    13. Resolution to approve an agreement with Cooper Levenson for a special education case beginning November 24, 2015 at an hourly cost of $75.00 for paralegals and $175.00 per hour for all attorneys.

    14. Resolution to approve the following students for the 2015 - 2016 school year for tuition receivable in compliance with the following:

      Authority ID# Home District: Total Tuition:

      McKinney - Vento

      910317 State $18,205.00

      911074 Lindenwold $11,308.00

      908697 Lindenwold $21,785.00

      911965 Lindenwold $11,464.00

    15. Special Education:

    16. Resolution to approve of out of district placement for student # 911618 to

    17. YALE-Mullica beginning November 18, 2015until January 15, 2016 for the 2015-2016 school year at a cost of $50,940 prorated. Account #11-000-100-566-00-02

    18. Resolution to approve Education, Inc. to provide home instruction at $45.50 per hour, for student #905343, beginning October 28, 2015 through November 10, 2015.

    19. Account #11-150-100-320-00-02.

    20. Resolution to approve Atlantic County Special Services School District to provide home instruction at $45.00 per hour, for student #903575, beginning November 12, 2015 through December 15, 2015.

    21. Resolution to approve a 1:1 aide for student # 911618 at Atlantic County Special Services beginning December 8, 2015 through June 30, 2016 at a cost of $43,740 prorated. Account #11-000-100-565-00-02

    22. Resolution to approve out of district placement for student # 911748 at Atlantic County Special Services School District in the Preschool Disabled Program beginning December 3, 2015 through June 30, 2016 at a cost of $37,440 prorated. Account #11-000-100-565-00-02

    23. Resolution to approve Joseph R. Mosley, Ph.D. for psychological and neuropsychological testing and evaluations at a cost of $150.00 per hour, beginning November 24, 2015 through June 30, 2016

    24. Accounts #11-000-219-390-00-02

      Transportation:

      Resolution to accept the completion of the first of two "Emergency Bus Evacuation Drills" for 2015/2016 school year in accordance with the New Jersey Administrative Code NJAC 6A:27-11.2.

    25. Resolution to approve the following transportation contract with Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District for the 2015 - 2016 school year.

    26. Account #11-000-270-513-00-00

      (All routes 180 days unless marked)

      TYPE OF CONTRACT

      (Activity routes days = possible days)

      RENEWAL

      NEW

      CONTRACT

      TYPE OF

      SCHOOL

      ROUTE

      DAYS

      PER DIEM

      PER ANNUM

      ROUTE

      ROUTE

      Quoted

      To/From

      Smithville

      KW15

      134

      $ 125.00

      $ 16,750.00

      (Integrity)

      909906

      (11/16/15 - 6/30/16)

      CM13L

      Addendum

      YALE Atlantic

      YL-A

      (11/18/15-6/30/16)

      $ 3,417.55

      (Sheppard)

      1additional

      student 911618)

      (orig. approved 10/26/15 for

      $36,726.00

    27. Resolution to approve joint transportation agreement with Atlantic County Special Services for the 2015 - 2016 school year. Account #11-000-270-515-00-00
    28. TYPE OF CONTRACT

      TYPE OF

      SCHOOL

      ROUTE

      NUMBER OF

      JOINER COST

      RENEWAL

      NEW

      ROUTE

      STUDENTS

      To/From

      ACSSSD

      ML7

      3

      $ 33,696.40

      To/From

      ACSSSD

      ML8

      1

      $ 16,669.40

      To/From

      ACSSSD

      ML9

      7

      $ 71,222.40

      To/From

      ACSSSD

      ML9G

      1

      $ 17,553.60

      To/From

      ACSSSD

      ML10

      8

      $ 49,223.60

      To/From

      ACSSSD

      ML16

      7

      $ 93,492.00

      To/From

      Yale East

      YALE1

      2

      $ 19,056.80

      910263 908217

      (they added 1 student after 10/15/15)

      To/From

      Assumption

      271A

      40

      $ 35,360.00

      To/From

      Assumption

      272A

      39

      $ 34,476.00

      To/From

      Assumption

      272B

      21

      $ 18,564.00

      To/From

      Assumption

      273A

      2

      $ 1,768.00

      To/From

      Assumption

      274A

      46

      $ 40,664.00

      To/From

      Assumption

      275A

      22

      $ 19,448.00

      To/From

      Pilgrim

      292

      12

      $ 10,608.00

      To/From

      Pilgrim

      293

      6

      $ 5,304.00

      To/From

      Pilgrim

      294

      5

      $ 4,420.00

      To/From

      Pilgrim

      297

      13

      $ 11,492.00

      To/From

      Pilgrim

      298

      1

      $ 884.00

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

F. FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions for formal Board action, as recommended by Chandra D. Anaya, School Business Administrator:

1. Resolution to approve Comprehensive Maintenance Plan (CMP) N.J.A.C. 6:A:26-A for the 2016-17 school year. This document will be filed as required with the Executive County Superintendent of Schools. (Attachment F.1)

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

G. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following:

  1. GTAA Softball requests the use of the Smithville gym on Tuesday nights for practice beginning March 1, 2016 through April 26, 2016 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

PUBLIC COMMENT-

Informational items:

  • Arthur Rann FSA is hosting a 6th grade dance at Roland Rogers on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm. (security officer $25.00 per hour/four hour minimum)
  • Arthur Rann FSA will be selling tickets in the lobby at Roland Rogers for the 6th grade dance on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Roland Rogers FSA is hosting a Family Night Book Fair on Thursday, November 12, 2015 in the cafeteria from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

H. PERSONNEL

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

  1. Resolution to accept, with regret, the letter of intent to retire from Kathleen Dombroski, classroom assistant at Pomona Preschool, effective July 1, 2016. Mrs. Dombrowski has worked in the Galloway Township Public School District for 24 years and her dedication and service to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

    -PUBLIC COMMENT-

  2. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from Michael Hairston, classroom assistant at Roland Rogers Elementary School, effective November 13, 2015.
  3. Resolution to extend the leave request from Lauren O'Neill, 3rd grade teacher at Reeds Road Elementary School, as follows:
  4. 1/01/16 - 6/30/16

    without pay, without benefits

    Returning 9/01/16

  5. Resolution to extend the leave request from Mary Hughes, 5th grade teacher at Reeds Road Elementary School, as follows:
  6. 1/04/16 - 6/30/16

    without pay, with benefits

    Returning 9/01/16

  7. Resolution to approve the leave request for Alicia Bakely, 4th grade teacher at Reeds Road Elementary School, as follows:
  8. 2/17/16 - 3/21/16

    with pay, with benefits

    3/22/16 - 6/30/16

    without pay, with benefits

    Returning 9/01/16

  9. Resolution to approve the family leave request for Jennifer Files, 7th grade LAL teacher at GTMS, as follows:
  10. *11/23/15 - 12/30/15

    without pay, with benefits

    *days will be taken intermittently

    Returning 1/04/16

  11. Resolution to approve the family leave request for Jean Hiltner, secretary at Smithville Elementary School, as follows:
  12. 10/28/15 - 1/15/16

    without pay, with benefits

    Returning 1/19/16

  13. Resolution to approve the family leave request for Holly Slusarz, classroom assistant at Smithville Elementary School, as follows:
  14. 11/12/15 - 11/24/15

    without pay, without benefits

    Returning 11/25/15

  15. Resolution to approve the family leave request for Colleen Donahue, custodian at GTMS, as follows:
  16. 11/12/15 - 11/25/15

    without pay, without benefits

    Returning 11/30/15

  17. Resolution to extend Kayla Harlan as a 3rd grade Special Education/Resource teacher at Reeds Road Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year, effective January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016. Salary: Step 1: 1/01/16 - 1/31/16 - $46,684.00 (pro-rated);

    Step 2: 2/01/16 - 6/30/16 - $47,784.00 (pro-rated); Degree: BA;

    Account #11-213-100-101-45-SA (leave position)

  18. Resolution to extend Andrea Stephens as a 5th grade teacher at Reeds Road Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year effective December 31, 2015 through June 30, 2106. Salary: Step 3: 12/31/15 - 1/31/16 - $47,084.00 (pro-rated);

    Step 4: 2/01/16 - 6/30/16 - $48,459.00 (pro-rated); Degree: BA;

    Account #11-120-100-101-45-SA (leave position)

  19. Resolution to extend Jenny Schaab as a 6th grade Special Education/Resource teacher at Reeds Road Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year, effective November 13, 2015 through December 1, 2015. Salary: Step 3: $47,084.00 (pro-rated);

    Degree: BA; Account #11-213-10-101-45-SA (leave position)

  20. Resolution to approve Ryan Flick as a Physical Education teacher at Roland Rogers Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year, effective January 4, 2016 through June 30, 2016. Salary: Step 2: 1/04/16 - 1/31/16 - $46,884.00 (pro-rated);

    Step 3: 2/01/16 - 6/30/16 - $47,984.00 (pro-rated); Degree: BA;

    Account #11-120-100-101-46-SA (replacement position)

  21. Resolution to approve Giedrius Karavackas as a BD classroom assistant at Reeds Road Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year, effective November 2, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Salary: Step 1: 11/02/15 - 1/31/16 - $34,116.69 (pro-rated);

    Step 1: 2/01/16 - 6/30/16 - $35,254.95 (pro-rated); Degree: BS;

    Account #11-209-100-106-45-SA (replacement position)

  22. Resolution to approve Jane DeGraaf as a LLD classroom assistant at Roland Rogers Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year, effective November 16, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Salary: Step 1: 11/16/15 - 1/31/16 - $35,954.01 (pro-rated);

    Step 1: 2/01/16 - 6/30/16 - $37,092.27 (pro-rated); Degree: Certificated;

    Account #11-190-100-106-46-SA (replacement position)

  23. Resolution to approve Jerri Roesch as a MD classroom assistant at Arthur Rann Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year, effective November 9, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Salary: Step 3: 11/09/15 - 1/31/16 - $33,565.86 (pro-rated);

    Step 3: 2/01/16 - 6/30/16 - $34,704.12 (pro-rated); Degree: Non-certificated;

    Account #11-212-100-106-15-SA (new position)

  24. Resolution to approve Jessica Scott as a part-time kindergarten assistant at Arthur Rann Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year, effective November 9, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Salary: Step 1: 11/09/15 - 1/31/16 - $25,682.22 (pro-rated);

    Step 1: 2/01/16 - 6/30/16 - $26,494.74 (pro-rated); Degree: Certificated;

    Account #11-190-100-106-15-SA (replacement position)

  25. Resolution to approve Jhonny Suxe as a part-time bilingual classroom assistant at Roland Rogers Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year, effective November 23, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Salary: Step 1: 11/23/15 - 1/31/16 - $24,368.28 (pro-rated); Step 1: 2/01/16 - 6/30/16 - $25,182.63 (pro-rated); Degree: BA;

    Account #11-190-100-106-46-SA (new position)

  26. Resolution to approve a salary increase for substitute teachers effective December 1, 2015:
  27. $75.00 to $85.00 per day

    Non-Certified

    $80.00 to $95.00 per day

    Certified

  28. Resolution to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2015-2016 school year pending successful completion of the criminal history review;

    Certified Rate: $80.00 per day 11/24/15 - 11/30/15;

    Certified Rate: $95.00 per day 12/01/15 - 6/30/16;

    Non-Certified Rate: $75.00 per day 11/24/15 - 11/30/15;

    Non-Certified Rate: $85.00 per day 12/01/15 - 6/30/16

    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

  29. Stacie Allen

    Certified

    Michael Hairston

    Certified

    Megan Readeay

    Certified

    Brittany Smith

    Certified

    Carol Spina

    Certified

    Laura Morrison

    Non-Certified

  30. Resolution to approve the following substitute secretary for the 2015-2016 school year effective November 24, 2015 through June 30, 2016:

    Salary $9.35 per hour; Account #11-000-240-105-SB-SA

    Linda Schroer

  31. Resolution to approve the following substitute custodian for the 2015-2016 school year, effective November 24, 2015 through June 30, 2016; Salary: $9.00 per hour;

    Account #11-000-262-100-SB-SA

    Tammy Pinter

  32. Resolution to approve the following substitute food service worker for the

    2015-2016 school year effective November 24, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

    Salary: $8.38 per hour; Account #60-910-310-100-SB-SA

    Joana Perez

    -PUBLIC COMMENT-

    SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS

  33. Resolution to approve the following teachers for supplemental instruction/extension of school day for the 2015-2016 school year, effective November 9, 2015 through June 30, 2016; Stipend: $37.00 per hour; Account # 20-250-100-100-01-SA (IDEA)

    Chelsea Bentson

    Kelly Grunow

  34. Resolution to approve the following certificated staff for a Fall Staff Development Day Debriefing; "not to exceed" 1 hour per person;

    Account #20-270-200-100-00-SA (NCLB Title IIA)

    Mariah Alexander

    Heather Roesch

    Catherine Cozzan

    Frank Santo

    Gregory Lick

    Kimberly Schaffer

    Sean McCarthy

    Carly Somers

    Jeanne Rethy

  35. Resolution to approve the following GTMS teachers for the ASAP (After School Assistance Program) effective October 8, 2015 through June 30, 2016 for the 2015-2016 school year; "not to exceed" 25 hours per person; Stipend: $37.00 per hour; Account #20-231-100-100-16-SA (NCLB Title I)
  36. Alex Conaway

    Janet Manganiello

    -PUBLIC COMMENT-

    I. POLICY

    The Superintendent recommends approval of the following policies:

    1. Policy #4112.8 Nepotism (First Reading; Rewritten) (Attachment I.1)
    2. Policy #4212.8 Nepotism (First Reading; Rewritten) (Attachment I.2)

    -PUBLIC COMMENT-

    J. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

    December 21, 2015

    Monday

    Regular Meeting

    GTMS

    7:00 pm

    January 4, 2016

    Monday

    Reorganization/Regular

    Meeting

    GTMS

    7:00 pm

    K. SPECIAL EVENTS

    Winter Concerts:

    • Smithville

    December 1

    7:00 p.m.

    Chorus

    • Smithville

    December 8

    7:00 p.m.

    Band

    • Arthur Rann

    December 10

    7:00 p.m.

    Chorus/Band Combined

    • Roland Rogers

    December 14

    6:30 p.m.

    Chorus/Band Combined

    • GTMS

    December 16

    7:00 p.m.

    Chorus/Band Combined

    • Reeds Road

    December 17

    7:00 p.m.

    Chorus/Band Combined

    L. PUBLIC COMMENT

    M. OLD BUSINESS

    N. NEW BUSINESS

    O. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    • Student Matters: Due Process

    ADJOURNMENT

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