Regular Meeting August 25, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

A. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Letter received from Susan Martz, Assistant Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Education, stating that the Early Warning School designation for GTMS has been removed effective immediately.

  2. Letter received from Karen Campbell, Director, Office of Supplemental Educational Programs, New Jersey Department of Education, stating that the district's 2014-2017 Bilingual/ESL/ELS Three-Year Plan was approved.

B. PRESENTATIONS

1. Congratulations to the following Galloway Township Middle School students who

participated in the 2014 New Jersey Regional Math League Competition.

7th Grade Team Ranked #1 Regionally

  • Riley Cordero

  • Irenonsen Eigbe

  • Nicholas McGrath

  • Richard Price

  • Jessica Vankawala

8th Grade Team Ranked #2 Regionally

  • Omar Borai

  • Ebose Eigbe

  • Riya Gandhi

  • Karen Lee

  • Hunter O'Brien

  • Kushal Patel

  • Michael Wozniak

  • Justin Yin

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 28, 2014 for the reporting period of June 14, 2014

through July 23, 2014.

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D. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Informational Item:

Update: Preparations for Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Partnership to Assess College and Career Readiness (PARCC)

E. FINANCE AND SCHOOL OPERATIONS

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions for formal Board action, as recommended by Timothy Kelley, School Business Administrator and the Finance Committee:

1. Resolution to accept the following food service reports:

Cafeteria: Profit and Loss Statement for July, 2014. (Attachments E.1)

Special Income Detail. (Attachments E.2)

2. Resolution to accept the Investment Report(s) for July 2014 in accordance with Policy #3290. (Attachment E.3)

3. Resolution to accept the Board Secretary's monthly certification budgetary line item status for July 31, 2014. (Attachment E.4)

4. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-16.10(c)4, the Galloway Board of Education certifies that as of July 31, 2014 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 July 2014. (Attachment E.5)

6. Resolution to approve the August Bill List 2014-2015 Budget. (Attachment E.6)

7. Resolution to approve the August transfers 2014-2015 Budget. (Attachment E.7)

8. Resolution to approve the shared services agreement between Galloway Township School District Board of Education and the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education beginning September 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, to provide specialized education services for a student at Absegami High School in the amount of $52,862.00. (Attachment E.8)

9. Resolution to approve the Inter-local Agreement between the Township of Galloway and the Galloway Township Public School District for Special Law Enforcement Officers (SLEOs) to work as School Resource Officers (SROs) in the district. (Attachment E.9)

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Transportation:

10. Resolution to approve the following transportation contracts with Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District for the 2014 - 2015 school year. (Attachment E.10)

Special Education:

11. Resolution to approve the 2014 - 2015 out-of-district placements:

School: Student #: Date: Amount: Account:

Y.A.L.E. 905956 09/01/2014 - 06/30/2015 $53,146.80 11-000-100-566-00-02

Y.A.L.E. 903466 09/01/2014 - 06/30/2015 $53,146.80 11-000-100-566-00-02

ACSSSD 910866 09/01/2014 - 06/30/2015 $36,360.00

12. Resolution to approve a one-on-one teacher assistant agreement for student #903131 enrolled in the Gloucester County Special Services School District ESY program. The program begins July 7, 2014 through August 7, 2014 at a per diem rate of $195.00. Account #11-000-100-565-00-02

13. Resolution to approve Oxford Consulting Services, Inc. at a rate of $70.00 per hour, to be used on an as needed basis, beginning August 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Account #11-000-216-320-00-02

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Cooperative Purchasing:

14. Resolution to approve member participation in a cooperative pricing system:

WHEREAS, NJSA 40A:11-11(5) authorizes contracting units to establish a Competitive Pricing System and enter into Cooperative Pricing Agreements for its administration; and

WHEREAS, the Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC), hereinafter referred to as the "Lead Agency" has offered voluntary participation in a Cooperative Pricing System for the purchase of goods and services;

WHEREAS, on August 25, 2014 the governing body of the Galloway Township Board of Education in the County of Atlantic in the State of NJ duly considered participation in a Cooperative Pricing System for the provision and performance of goods and services;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:

TITLE

This RESOLUTION shall be known and may be cited as the Cooperative Pricing Resolution of The Galloway Township Board of Education

AUTHORITY

Pursuant to the provisions of NJSA 40A:11-11(5) the School Business Administrator is hereby authorized to enter into a Cooperative Pricing Agreement with the Lead Agency.

CONTRACTING UNIT

The Lead Agency shall be responsible for complying with the provisions of the Local Public Contracts Law (NJSA 40A:11-1 et seq.) and all other provisions of the revised statutes of the State of New Jersey.

EFFECTIVE DATE

This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage.

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F. FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE

Informational Item:

Update from job site meetings held August 4th and August 19th. The next meeting will be

August 28th at 1:30 pm.

G. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following:

  • Sport Related Events

  1. Galloway Renegades Cheerleading has requested the use of Arthur Rann's gym Monday through Thursday nights from September 4, through November 18, 2014,

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

    (Majority of cheerleaders are Galloway residents)

  2. East Coast Crush Volleyball Club requests the use of GTMS's gym on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from September 15 through April 29, 2015 for team practices, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

(Majority of players are Galloway residents)

  • Scouts

  1. Galloway Cub Scout Pack 12 Den #2 has requested the use of Smithville cafeteria for den meetings on Monday evenings from September through May 2015, 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm.

  • September 8, 25

  • October 6, 20

  • November 17

  • December 1, 15

  • January 12, 26

  • February 9, 23

  • March 9, 23

  • April 13, 27

  • May 4, 18

  1. Girl Scouts of Greater Galloway has requested the use of Roland Rogers cafeteria for Girl Scout Information & Recruitment Event/Juliette Low Birthday Celebration on Thursday October 23, 2014 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

  2. Girl Scout Troop #13094 has requested the use of Roland Rogers cafeteria for troop meetings Tuesday evenings from September through June. 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

  • September 9, 23

  • October 14, 28

  • November 11, 25

  • December 9

  • January 13, 27

  • February 10, 24

  • March 10, 24

  • April 14, 28, May 12, 26, June 9

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H. PERSONNEL

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

  1. Resolution to accept, with regret, the retirement of Vermil Ceaser, GTMS custodian, effective August 31, 2014. Ms. Ceaser has worked for the Galloway Township Public School District for the past 13 years. Her service to the students and staff are acknowledged and appreciated.

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2. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from Jamie Gillespie, Assistant Principal at Smithville Elementary School, effective August 22, 2014.

3. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from Elizabeth Cori, part-time teacher at Smithville Elementary School, effective August 18, 2014.

4. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from Erin Majane, teacher at Smithville Elementary School, effective August 25, 2014.

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5. Resolution to approve the maternity leave extension request from Andrea Dare, teacher at Galloway Township Middle School as follows:

10/01/14 - 11/28/14

without pay, opts out

Returning 12/01/14

6. Resolution to approve the family leave request from Janet Thomas, secretary at

Galloway Township Middle School, as follows:

8/12/14 - 10/07/14

with pay, with benefits

10/08/14 - 1/30/15

without pay, with benefits

Returning 2/02/15

7. Resolution to approve the maternity leave request from Elizabeth Apgar, teacher at

Pomona Preschool, as follows:

9/22/14 - 11/12/14

with pay, opts out of benefits

11/13/14 - 12/15/14

without pay, without benefits

Returning 12/16/14

PUBLIC COMMENT-

8. Resolution to approve the following staff transfers for the 2014-2015 school year effective September 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. (Attachment H.1)

9. Resolution to approve David Ragazzi as an Assistant Principal at Galloway Township Middle School for the 2014-2015 school year effective August 26, 2014 through June 30,
2015 pending successful completion of the criminal history review. Salary: $80,000 plus $5,000 Middle School Stipend; Degree: MA; Account #11-000-240-103-16-SA (replacement position)
10. Resolution to approve Robert Ford as an Assistant Principal at Smithville Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year effective August 26, 2014 through June 30, 2015
pending successful completion of the criminal history review. Salary: $80,000; Degree: MA; Account #11-000-240-103-48-SA (replacement position)
11. Resolution to approve Leigh Ann Scull as a 6th grade teacher at Arthur Rann Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year effective September 1, 2014 through June 30,
2015. Salary: Step 2: 9/1/14 - 01/31/15 - $45,884; Step 3: 2/1/15 - 6/30/15 - $47,084; Degree: BA; Account #11-130-100-101-15-SA (replacement position)
12. Resolution to approve Josephine Dolente as a 3rd grade teacher at Smithville
Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year effective September 1, 2014 through
June 30, 2015. Salary: Step 5: 9/01/14 - 1/31/15 - $47,059; Step 6: 2/01/15 - 6/30/15 -
$48,559; Degree: BA; Account #11-120-100-101-48-SA (replacement position)
13. Resolution to approve Andrea Stephens as a 1st grade teacher at Smithville Elementary
School for the 2014-2015 school year effective September 1, 2014 through December 5,
2014. Salary: Step 2: 9/1/14 - 12/05/14 - $45,884 (pro-rated); Degree: BA;
Account # 11-120-100-101-48-SA (leave position)
14. Resolution to approve Patricia Hughes as a part-time intervention teacher at Smithville
Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year effective September 1, 2014 through
June 30, 2015 pending successful completion of the criminal history review.
Salary: Step: 5: 9/01/14 - 1/31/15 - $36,045.72; Step 6: 2/01/15 - 6/30/15 -
$37,117.17; Degree: MA; Account # 11-230-100-101-48-SA (replacement position)
15. Resolution to approve Danielle Sullivan as a part-time intervention teacher at Smithville
Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year effective September 1, 2014 through
June 30, 2015. Salary: Step: 1: 9/01/14 - 1/31/15 - $32,631.44; Step 2: 2/02/15 -
>6/30/15 - $33,489.24; Degree: BA;
Account # 20-231-100-100-48-SA (Title I) (replacement position)
16. Resolution to approve Kaitlin Dougherty as a part-time Intervention teacher at Reeds
Road Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year effective September 1, 2014
through June 30, 2015. Salary: Step1: 9/1/14 - 1/31/15 - $32,631.44; Step 2: 2/01/15 -
6/30/15 - $33,489.24 Degree: BS; Account #20-231-100-100-45-SA (Title I)
(replacement position)
17. Resolution to approve Jenny Schaab as a part-time LLD classroom assistant at
Galloway Township Middle School for the 2014-2015 school year effective September 1,
2014 through February 2, 2015. Salary: Step 3: 9/01/14 - 1/31/15 - $35,278.74;
2/01/15 - 2/02/2015 - $36,320.01 (pro-rated); Degree: BA;
Account #11-204-100-106-16-SA (leave position)
18. Resolution to approve Candice Howley as a classroom assistant at Reeds Road
Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year effective September 1, 2014 through
June 30, 2015. Salary: Step 3: 9/01/14 - 1/31/15 - $32,524.59; 2/1/15 - 6/30/15 -
$33,565.86; Associates Degree; Account #11-000-217-106-45-SA
(new position for tuition student)

19. Resolution to approve Samantha Rada as a part-time classroom assistant at Reeds
Road Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year effective September 1, 2014
through June 30, 2015. Salary: Step 1: 9/1/14 - 1/31/15 - $23,625.30;
Step 2: 2/01/15 - 6/30/15 - $24,500.04; Degree: BA;
Account # 11-190-100-106-45-SA (replacement position)
20. Resolution to approve Giselle Prantadosi as a part-time food service worker at Roland
Rogers Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year effective September 1, 2014
through June 30, 2015. Salary: Level 1: 9/1/14 - 1/31/15 - $11.24 per hour; 2/01/15 -
6/30/15 - $11.40 per hour; 4.75 hours per day;
Account #60-910-310-100-00-SA (replacement position)
21. Resolution to approve William Wheatley as a part-time food service worker at Reeds
Road Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year effective September 1, 2014
through June 30, 2015. Salary: Level 1: 9/1/14 - 1/31/15 - $11.24 per hour; 2/01/15 -
6/30/15 - $11.40 per hour; 3 hours per day;
Account #60-910-310-100-00-SA (replacement position)

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SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS

22. Resolution to renew the following substitutes for the 2014-2015 school year effective

September 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. (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 $125.00 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 $8.25 per hour

23. Resolution to approve the following substitute teacher(s) for the 2014-2015 school year effective September 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 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

Georgeanna Buckalew

Certified

$80.00 per day

Carol Martin

Certified

$80.00 per day

Jessica McQuillen

Certified

$80.00 per day

Maria Belli

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Alison Brooks

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Courtney Deissler

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Ronnie Henry

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

David Hood

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Diane Iannacone

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Jennifer Lupton

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Patricia Mallett

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Julie Neuner

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Amanda Quo

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Casey Wegman

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

24. Resolution to approve the following staff supplemental positions at Galloway Township Middle School for the 2014-2015 school year effective September 1, 2014 through

June 30, 2015:

7th Grade Orientation "not to exceed" 4 hours total at $37.00 per hour

Account #11-130-100-101-16-SA

Rainer Birkenstock

Sally Ann Hoffmann

Brian Conover

Stephanie Paton

Charrise Ellis

Robyn Talvacchio

PM Detentions "not to exceed" 192 hours total @ $35.31 per hour

Account #11-130-100-101-16-SA

Rainer Birkenstock

R. Jason Truppa

Neil McCreesh

Dave Martin (substitute)

Tina Pruna

Heather Martin (substitute)

URSA Program "not to exceed" 50 hours @$37.00 per hour

Account #11-130-100-101-16-SA

Jeff Morris

Megan Schenauer

PLAYHARD Program "not to exceed" 80 hours @ $35.31 per hour

Account #11-401-100-101-16-SA

Patricia Palumbo

Tim Waldman

Summer Scheduling:

  • Guidance based on new student enrollment in August @$37.00 per hour

Account #11-000-218-104-00-SA

Patricia Stewart

Co-Curricular Activities - all activities "not to exceed" listed hours @ $35.31 per hour

Account #11-401-100-101-16-SA

Art Club - Sue Irland (30 hours)

Band - John Dondero (60 hours)

Band - Jim Glenn (60 hours)

Builder's Club - Lynne Donahue (22.5 hours)

Builder's Club - Patricia Yamaguchi (22.5 hours)

Chorus - Brian Conover (75 hours)

Crime Stoppers - Vinnie Lupo (22.5 hours)

Crime Stoppers - Robyn Talvacchio (22.5 hours)

Drama - Brian Conover (70 hours)

Drama - Patricia Yamaguchi (50 hours)

Drill Team - Monica Lucas (40 hours)

Engineering Design - Cheryl Downey (45 hours)

Environmental Club - Debby Sommers (25 hours)

Flag Football - Dave Martin (20 hours)

Garden Club - Sue Kerrigan (25 hours)

GMTV - Brian Conover (65 hours)

Golf - Rainer Birkenstock (30 hours)

Golf - Matt Marmaro (30 hours)

Honors Program - Carol deRuyter (20 hours)

Indoor Hockey - Richard Dase (20 hours)

Life Skills - Shirley Oliver (30 hours)

Math Counts - Carol deRuyter (25 hours)

Science Club - Debby Sommers (35 hours)

Chess Club - Brian Cooke (25 hours)

Student Council - Kevin Krumaker (80 hours)

Think Day - Jeff Morris (35 hours)

Think Day - Kevin Throckmorton (35 hours)

Yearbook - Cyndy Legowski (22.5 hours)

Yearbook - Jamie Sarraiocco (45 hours)

Yearbook - Robyn Talvacchio (22.5 hours)

Co-Curricular Sports - all sports "not to exceed" listed hours @ $35.31 per hour

Account #11-402-100-101-16-SA

Athletic Director - Tim Waldman (240 hours)

Baseball - Nick Cantatore (25 hours)

Baseball - Tim Scotti (25 hours)

Boys' Basketball - Thomas Kivlin (30 hours)

Boys' Basketball - Kevin Throckmorton (30 hours)

Girls' Basketball - Alex Conaway (30 hours)

Girls' Basketball - Patricia Palumbo (30 hours)

Cross-Country - Kewy Santana (50 hours)

Field Hockey - Patricia Palumbo (50 hours)

Game Timer - Matt Marmaro (30 hours)

Boys' Soccer - Ed Logue (50 hours)

Girls' Soccer - Jeff Morris (50 hours)

Softball - Heather Martin (25 hours)

Softball - John O'Kane (25 hours)

Track & Field - Tom Kivlin (35 hours)

Track & Field - Kewy Santana (35 hours)

Volleyball - Tim Waldman (45 hours)

Wrestling - Dave Martin (25 hours)

Wrestling - John O'Kane (25 hours)

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25. Resolution to approve Child Care Staff effective September 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 for the 2014-2015 school year; Account #62-990-320-101-00-SA:

Site Coordinator with Teacher Certification and/or 4 Year Degree

Stipend: $21.00 per hour

Roxanne Shreaves (Roland)

Carol Zarrilli (Reeds)

Site Coordinator with 60+ College Credits

Stipend: $19.00 per hour

Catherine Beshara (Arthur Rann)

Tina Hart (Smithville)

Nurses

Stipend: $18.00 per hour

Susan Flicker

MaryBeth Wegman

Child Care Support Staff/Substitutes

Stipend: $12.00 per hour (Door Monitor); $15.00 per hour (Support Staff)

Linda Albrecht
Patricia Angjelo
Sara Brummett
Sandy Cain
Lisa Chatten
Linda Crowe
Matthew DaCosta Lobo
Sharon Delany
Joanna Dembowski
Elizabeth Elevich
George Flicker
Leslie Glickstein
Ilisa Goldberg

Marquerite Hofmann
Ann Isgro
Hope Konrady
Greg Lick
Karen Loatwall
Denise Macrina
Calsel Malali
Nada Mason
Kathleen Oliver
Monica Pakenham
Jeri Roesch
Mary Roman

Jennifer Sawhill
Kim Schaffer
Leigh Ann Scull
Vickie Sharp
Roy Somers
Allie Stern
Lynn Stonnell
Kirsten Sullivan
Nina Tillett
Helen Vanikiotis
MaryBeth Wegman
Kathy Warren
David Werner

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26. Resolution to approve the following teachers for Intro to PARCC Training 3-5; August 4 & 12, 2014; Stipend: $27.00 per hour; not to exceed three hours per person.

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

Lori Horn

Frank Santo

Carol Houck

27. Resolution to approve the following teachers for ELA CCSS & PARCC Training 3-5; August 5, 13, & 18, 2014; Stipend: $27.00 per hour; not to exceed four hours per

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

Christine Fuhs

Lori Horn

Lynne Kinslow

Frank Santo

28. Resolution to approve the following teachers for Math CCSS & PARCC Training 3-5;

August 11, 14, & 19, 2014; Stipend: $27.00 per hour; not to exceed four hours per

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

Josephine Dolente

Rich Garbutt

Lori Horn

Frank Santo

29. Resolution to approve the following teachers for Intro to iPad Training 3-5; August 5, 12,

18 & 21, 2014; Stipend: $27.00 per hour; not to exceed three hours per person.

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

Sean McCarthy

Theresa Moe

Kim Monroe

Kristy Rizzo

30. Resolution to approve the following teacher as a substitute for Ready for Kindergarten

Program. Stipend: $80.00 per day; Account # 20-231-100-100-45-SA (NCLB Title I)

Pat Culkin

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I. POLICY

J. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

September 15, 2014

Monday

Regular Meeting

GTMS

7:00 pm

September 22, 2014

Monday

Regular Meeting

GTMS

7:00 pm

K. SPECIAL EVENTS

New Staff Orientation

August 26, 2014

GTMS Cafetorium 8:30 am

Bus Driver Training

August 27, 2014

GTMS Cafetorium 9 am

7th Grade Orientation

August 28, 2014

GTMS 8:30 am

Guest Teacher Training

August 27, 2014

GTMS 8:30 am

First day for staff

September 2, 2014

School-Based

District-Wide Opening

Celebration/Staff Development Day

September 3, 2014

GTMS Cafetorium 8:30 am

Pomona Preschool Orientation

September 3, 2014

12:45 pm

Kindergarten Orientation

September 3, 2014

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

First Day for Students

September 4, 2014

Early Dismissal Day

Back to School Nights:

  • Roland Rogers

September 10, 2014

*6:30 pm

  • Arthur Rann

September 17, 2014

*6:45 pm

  • Reeds Road

September 18, 2014

*6:30 pm

  • Smithville

September 23, 2014

*6:30 pm

  • GTMS

September 16, 2014

*6:30 pm

*A Common Core / PARCC presentation will commence 30 minutes prior to the start of

Back to School Night at all buildings

L. OLD BUSINESS

Presentation - Understanding Your School Budget and Taxes
(Click Link Above to View)

M. NEW BUSINESS

N. PUBLIC COMMENT

O. EXECUTIVE SESSION

  • Student Matters: HIB

  • Potential Litigation

ADJOURNMENT

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