Regular Meeting August 24, 2015

A. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Letter from Bruce Bassetti of Bassetti Photo, Inc., regarding donation for the 2014-2015 school year.

B. PRESENTATIONS

Special Education Overview - Presented by Jennifer Baldwin, Director of Special Education

C. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

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

  2. Resolution to (accept, modify or reject) the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report presented to the Board on July 27, 2015 for the reporting date of June 17, 2015.

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D. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

  1. Resolution to approve Home Schooling for the 2015-2016 school year for the following student in accordance with Board Policy #6172.00; Alternate Education Programs:

School

Student ID #

Effective Date

Grade

Smithville

910491

August 16, 2015

1st

  1. Resolution to approve the following Stockton University student teachers for the 2015-2016 school year for the period of September 2, 2015 to December 4, 2015.

    Student Cooperating Teacher(s) School/Grade

    Nicole Creedon Robyn Talvacchio GTMS/7th

    Rebecca deCosta Cathy Cozzan Reeds/1st

    Michael Hughes Mariah Alexander & Smithville/1st

    Nicole Travea

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E. FINANCE AND SCHOOL OPERATIONS

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 June 30, 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 June 2015 in accordance with Policy #3290. (Attachment E.5)

3. Resolution to accept the following food service reports:

Cafeteria: Profit and Loss Statement for July, 2015.

(Attachments E6)

Special Income Detail. (Attachments E.7)

4. Resolution to accept the Investment Report(s) for July 2015 in accordance with Policy #3290. (Attachment E.8)

5. Resolution to accept the Board Secretary's monthly certification budgetary line item status for July 31, 2015. (Attachment E.9)

6. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-16.10(c)4, the Galloway Board of Education certifies that as of July 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.

7. Resolution to approve the Cash and Secretary's Report for the month of July

2015. (Attachment E.10)

*Completion of June reports due to end of year closing.

8. Resolution to approve the August Bill List 2015-2016 Budget. (Attachment E.11)

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F. FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE

Project Update:

Update: Job site meetings held on July 30th and August 18th for the replacement of Arthur Rann and Smithville Elementary School fire alarms.

G. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following:

  1. Galloway PAL Executive Committee requests the use of the library at GTMS for meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm.

  2. Boy Scouts of America Cub Pack 634 requests the use of the cafeteria at Reeds Road School for meetings on Tuesdays beginning September 8, 2015 through June 7, 2016 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

  3. East Coast Crush Volleyball Boys & Girls traveling team requests the use of the gym at GTMS for practices Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays September 14, 2015 through April 29, 2016 at 5:30 pm. (majority of players Galloway residents; shared gym schedule through winter with PAL)

  4. East Coast Crush Volleyball requests the use of GTMS gym on the following Saturday dates for try-outs from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm. *responsible for custodial coverage cost (majority of players are Galloway residents)

    October 31, 2015

    November 7 & 14, 2015

  5. Galloway PAL Volleyball requests the use of GTMS gym on Mondays & Wednesdays November 5, 2015 through March 31, 2016 from 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm (majority of players Galloway residents)

  6. Sports Tools and Life Skills Academy Youth Empowerment Program requests the use of Smithville gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Basketball Development Skills from September 8, 2015 through June 9, 2016 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (majority of students Galloway residents)

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H. PERSONNEL

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

  1. Resolution to accept, with regret, the letter of intent to retire from Sheila Daugherty, Library Media Specialist at GTMS, effective July 31, 2015. Mrs. Daugherty has worked in the Galloway Township Public School District for 11 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 Silvestri, Assistant Principal at GTMS, effective July 30, 2015.

  3. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from Timothy Smith, teacher at Smithville Elementary School, effective August 18, 2015.

  4. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from Edward Chatten, part-time custodian at GTMS, effective August 7, 2015.

  5. Resolution to rescind the contract of Jessica Howell, teacher at Smithville Elementary School, effective August 19, 2015.

  6. Resolution to rescind the contract of Naomi Avner, part-time music teacher at Roland Rogers Elementary School, effective August 13, 2015.

  7. Resolution to rescind the contract of Pat Gentless, part-time district courier, effective July 28, 2015.

  8. Resolution to approve the maternity leave from Sara Brummett, teacher at Arthur Rann Elementary School, as follows:

10/05/15 - 10/22/15

with pay, with benefits

10/23/15 - 1/22/16

without pay, with benefits

Returning 1/25/16

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. Resolution to approve the following staff transfers for the 2015-2016 school year effective September 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. (Attachment H.1)

  2. Resolution to approve Julie DiDomenico as a 4th grade teacher at Smithville Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year, effective September 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. Salary: Step 1: 9/01/15 - 1/31/16 - $46,684.00 (pro-rated); Degree: BA;

    Account #11-12-100-101-48-SA (leave position)

  3. Resolution to approve Jessica Scott as a part-time kindergarten aide at Arthur Rann Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year, effective September 1, 2015 through December 4, 2015. Salary: Step 1: 9/01/15 - 12/04/15 - $25,682.00; Degree: BA; Account #11-190-100-106-15-SA (leave position)

  4. Resolution to approve Kisheen Greene as a part-time district courier for the 2015-2016 school year, effective September 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

    Salary: 9/01/15 - 6/30/16 - $11,641.45; Account #11-000-262-110-00-SA

    (replacement position)

  5. Resolution to approve Amanda Macrina as a part-time district food service worker for the 2015-2016 school year, effective September 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Salary: $11.24 per hour; 4.5 hours per day; Account #60-910-310-100-10-SA

    (replacement position)

  6. Resolution to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2015-2016 school year effective September 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 pending successful completion of the criminal history review. 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

Sheryl Rubin

Certified

$80.00 per day

Sandra Burcham

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Deanna Cuozzo

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Amanda Giaconia

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

  1. Resolution to approve the following substitute nurse for the 2015-2016 school year effective September 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Salary: $200.00 per day;

    Account #11-000-213-104-SB-SA

Colleen Barkhamer-Smith

  1. Resolution to approve the following substitute custodian for the 2015-2016 school year, effective August 25, 2015 through June 30, 2016; Salary: $9.00 per hour;

     

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

Justin Nichols

SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS

  1. Resolution to renew the following substitutes for the 2015-2016 school year effective

    September 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. (Attachment H.2)

    Substitute Teachers (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

    Salary: Non-certified: $75.00 per day; Certified: $80.00 per day

    Substitute Nurses - Account #11-000-213-104-SB-SA; Salary $200.00 per day

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

    Substitute Custodians - Account #11-000-262-110-SB-SA; Salary $9.00 per hour

    Substitute Food Service - Account #60-910-310-100-SB-SA; Salary $8.38 per hour

  2. Resolution to approve the following teachers for Danielson Domain 3 Trainings;

    Stipend: $27.00 per hour; "not to exceed" 4 hours per person;

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

Lisa Busteed

Kayla Harlan

Katie Lanahan

Jessica Lopez

Allison Ninfa

Debra O'Kane

Paige Phillips

John Stackhouse

  1. Resolution to approve the following teachers for ESL Curriculum Writing; Stipend: $37.00 per hour; "not to exceed" 12 hours each; Account #20-241-100-100-00-SA (NCLB Title III)

Kristi Cieslak

Karen Giehl

Debbie Randsdrop

Barbara Somers

Anita Struble

  1. Resolution to approve the following teachers for Algebra I Common Core and PARCC Training; Stipend: $27.00 per hour; "not to exceed" 12 hours each;

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

Carol deRuyter

Starr Sherman

Debra O'Kane

  1. Resolution to approve the following teachers for Technology Training for Computer Lab Teachers; Stipend: $27.00 per hour; "not to exceed" 12 hours each;

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

Brian Dunn

Rich Garbutt

Kim Monroe

Jeremy Post

Kevin Throckmorton

  1. Resolution to approve the following teachers for iPad Training for Kindergarten;

    Stipend: $27.00 per hour; "not to exceed" 5 hours each;

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

Kathleen Altich-Federico

Carol Badia

Jennifer Bongiovanni

Jen Brown

Linda Buondonno

Tracy Bustard

Kelly Doan

Ruth Ann Handley

Jill Gosman

Katie Kuras

Kristina Marti

Marion McDonough

David Newman

Mary Ann Nigro

Karen Pernice

Jennifer Turner

  1. Resolution to approve Child Care Staff for the 2015-2016 school year, effective September 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016; Account #62-990-320-101-00-SA:

Site Coordinator with Teacher Certification and/or 4 Year Degree

Stipend: $21.00 per hour

Catherine Beshara (Arthur Rann)

Linda Crowe (Roland)

Tina Hart (Smithville)

Carol Zarrilli (Reeds)

Nurses with Appropriate License and NJ School Nurse Certificate

Stipend: $18.00 per hour

Susan Flicker

MaryBeth Wegman

Amanda Carty (substitute)

Child Care Support Staff/Substitutes

Stipend: $15.00 per hour

Allison Adams

Linda Albrecht

Patricia Angjelo

Miriam Blake

Nichol Booth-Smith

Sandy Cain

Yvelise Cajuste

Bambi Cannuscio

Catherine Cozzan

Courtney Crowe

Jane DeGraaf

Bill Dornan

Sharon Delany

Joanna Dembowski

Elizabeth Elevich

George Flicker

Leslie Glickstein

Antoinette Glover

Ilisa Goldberg

Gigi Greaux

Ann Isgro

Hope Konrady

Denise Macrina

Annamarie Moschella

Kathleen Oliver

Monica Pakenham

Diana Rodriguez

Kim Schaffer

Vickie Sharp

Roxanne Shreaves

Helen Vanikiotis

Ellen Votta

MaryBeth Wegman

Kathy Warren

David Werner

Rebecca Zimmerman

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  1. Resolution to approve Christine Ruth as an Assistant Principal at Galloway

    Township Middle School for the 2015-2016 school year effective August 25, 2015 through June 30, 2016, pending successful completion of the criminal history review.

    Salary: $80,000.00 plus $5,000.00 Middle School Stipend; Degree: MA+30;

    Account #11-000-240-103-16-SA (replacement position)

  2. Resolution to approve Alysa Gatta as a 6th grade special education teacher at Smithville Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year, effective September 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. Salary: Step 1: 9/01/15 - 12/31/15 - $46,684.00 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Account #11-213-100-101-48-SA (leave position)

  3. Resolution to approve Mary Alice Ritchie as a part-time intervention teacher at Smithville Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year, effective September 1, 2015 through January 31, 2015. Salary: Step 6; 9/01/15 - 1/31/15 - $38,452.62; Degree: MA;

    Account #11-230-100-101-48-SA (leave position)

  4. Resolution to approve Mary Delaney as a part-time intervention teacher at Smithville Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year, effective September 1, 2015 through November 4, 2015. Salary: Step 1: 9/01/15 - 11/04/15 - $34,546.16 (pro-rated);

    Degree: BA; Account #11-230-100-101-48-SA (leave position)

  5. Resolution to approve the job description for Preschool Teaching and Learning Facilitator (supplementary position). (Second Reading)

    (Attachment provided at the July 27, 2015 meeting)

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

I. POLICY

J. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

September 14, 2015

Monday

Regular Meeting

GTMS

7:00 pm

September 28, 2015

Monday

Regular Meeting

GTMS

7:00 pm

K. SPECIAL EVENTS

New Staff Orientation

August 26 & 27, 2015

GTMS Cafetorium

8:30 am

First day for staff

September 1, 2015

School-Based

8:00 am

District-Wide Opening

Celebration/Staff Development Day

September 2, 2015

GTMS Cafetorium

8:00 am


Back to School Nights:

  • Roland Rogers

September 9, 2015

6:00 pm

  • Arthur Rann

September 15, 2015

6:30 pm

  • Reeds Road

September 16, 2015

6:30 pm

  • Smithville

September 17, 2015

6:30 pm

  • Pomona

September 21, 2015

6:30 pm

  • GTMS

September 24, 2015

6:00 pm

Golf Outing Hosted by Galloway Township Education Foundation October 4, 2015

L. PUBLIC COMMENT

M. OLD BUSINESS

N. NEW BUSINESS

O. EXECUTIVE SESSION

  • Student Matters: HIB
  • Negotiations: Potential Real Estate Transactions

ADJOURNMENT

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