Regular Meeting April 13, 2015

A. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Letter from Steven Nardizzi, CEO, Wounded Warrior Project, thanking the school district for their generous donation and support.
  2. Letter from Senator Connors, Assemblyman Rumpf, and Assemblywoman Gove to Commissioner David C. Hespe regarding unfunded State mandates and information provided by Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D.
  3. Letter from David C. Hespe, Commissioner, State of New Jersey, Department of Education, advising that Galloway Community Charter School will be closed as of June 30, 2015.

B. PRESENTATIONS

  1. Congratulations to the following Galloway Township Middle School students who participated in the Junior Division at the Jersey Shore Science Fair held on March 21, 2015 at Stockton University:
    First Place - Environmental Science: Would You Like Your Clams With a Side of Mircrobeads? - Jennifer Galushka*
    First Place - Zoology: Effects of Neonicotinoid Pesticides on Apis Mellifera Using Drosophila Melanogaster as a Proxy - Debodrah Dieudonne*
    Second Place - Medicine and Health: Can Energy Drinks Cause Tooth Decay? - Khushi Parikh*
    Honorable Mention - Engineering: Need a Hand? - Andres Geffard
    Engineering: Solar Watt! - Kevin Valentin
    Physics: Deduction of White Light - Pablo Flores-Funez
    Team Project: Caffeine: Does it Affect Memory? - Simran Kataria & Janvi Patal
    Debra Sommers - Science Club Advisor
    *also participated in the Delaware Valley Science Fair on April 1, 2015

  2. Proposal for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2016 - GTMS Student Council
  3. Results of District Survey - Presented by Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D., Superintendent

C. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

  1. Attorney's Report (William S. Cappuccio, Esq.) (Attachment C.1)
  2. Student Enrollment Report as of March 31, 2015 (Attachment C.2)
  3. Out of School Suspension Report for March 2015 (Attachment C.3)
  4. Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report for the reporting period of March 5, 2015 through April 8, 2015 (Attachment C.4)
  5. Resolution to approve the revised the 2014-2015 school calendar (Attachment C.5)

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

  1. Resolution to approve the extension of home instruction for the following student:
    Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

909759

Smithville

March 23, 2015 to March 27, 2015

(possibly up to 60 days);

5 hours per week; per suspension

  1. Resolution to approve home instruction for the following student:
    Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

910035

Reeds Road

March 24, 2015 to March 26, 2015;

6 hours; per suspension

  1. Resolution to approve the following Salisbury University Student Fieldwork Request for the Fall 2015 semester:
    Student Cooperating Teacher School/Grade Dates
    Madeline Ryan Colleen Bruce Arthur Rann/2nd 9/01/15 to 12/15/15
  2. Resolution to approve the Summer Theatre Program held at Galloway Township Middle School beginning Monday, June 22, 2015 through July 13, 2015 from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm Monday through Thursday. The last week of the program are extended hours due to dress rehearsals and performances.
    (Performances will be held on July 16-17, 2015.)
  3. Resolution to approve the Summer Pops Music Program held at Roland Rogers Elementary School and Galloway Township Middle School beginning Monday, June 29, 2015 through August 6, 2015 from 8:45 am to 12:15 pm Monday through Thursday.
  4. Resolution to approve 7th grade URSA students to attend a physics lecture at Stockton University in Galloway, NJ on April 17, 2015.
    (Transportation courtesy of Integrity Transportation)
  5. Resolution to approve (16) GTMS students to attend the Youth Team Building & Leadership Event at YMCA Camp Ockanickon in Medford, NJ on April 28, 2015.
    Transportation Costs: $560.00; Account #11-000-270-512-16-00
    (AtlantiCare will reimburse district for transportation costs)
  6. Resolution to approve the GTMS 8th grade class trip to Beach Comber Camping Resort in Cape May, NJ on June 8, 2015. (Rain date is June 9, 2015)
    (Transportation Costs funded by FSA)
  7. Resolution to approve (17) GTMS 8th grade students to attend the NJFEA Middle School Conference at The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ on June 9, 2015.

Transportation Costs: $525.00; Account #11-000-270-572-16-00

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

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:
Out of District Travel:

1. Resolution to approve the following workshop:

Activity: NJASA / NJAPSA Annual Spring Conference:

Staff: Date: Expenses: Account #

Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D. May 14, 2015 $249.00 11-000-230-590-00-00

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

F. FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE

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

  1. AAU Basketball requests the use of the Smithville gym for practice on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays beginning April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. (Majority of players are Galloway residents)
  2. GTAA requests the use of Arthur Rann, Smithville, and GTMS baseball fields for team practices from April through June 30, 2015 as assigned by Galloway Township Community Services. (All participants are Galloway residents)
  3. Beacon Church Adult Softball League requests the use of the softball fields at GTMS on Monday and Tuesday evenings beginning April 13, 2015 through August 31, 2015 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
  4. East Coast Crush Youth Volleyball requests the use of the GTMS gym on Mondays beginning July 1, 2015 through August 10, 2015 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and Wednesday evenings beginning June 3, 2015 through August 10, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. (Majority of players are Galloway residents)

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

H. PERSONNEL
The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

  1. Resolution to accept, with regret, the letter of intent to retire from Alyce Love, teacher at Galloway Township Middle School, effective July 1, 2015. Mrs. Love has worked in the Galloway Township Public School District for 27 years and her dedication and service to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. Resolution to accept, with regret, the letter of intent to retire from Frances J. Sines, teacher at Roland Rogers Elementary School, effective July 1, 2015. Mrs. Sines has worked in the Galloway Township Public School District for 22 years and her dedication and service to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. Resolution to accept, with regret, the letter of intent to retire from Sheila R. James, teacher at Roland Rogers Elementary School, effective July 1, 2015. Mrs. James 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-

  1. Resolution to approve the family leave request from John O'Kane, classroom assistant at GTMS, as follows:

4/07/15 - 4/14/15

without pay; opts out of benefits

Returning 4/15/15

  1. Resolution to approve the leave request from Holly Slusarz, classroom assistant at Smithville Elementary School, as follows:

4/7/15 - 5/15/15

without pay; part-time - no benefits

Returning 5/18/15

  1. Resolution to approve the family leave request from Jeanine Wiener, teacher at GTMS, as follows:

4/24/15- 4/29/15

with pay, with benefits

4/30/15 - 5/15/15

without pay, with benefits

Returning 5/18/15

  1. Resolution to approve Susan Keenan as a 12 month secretary at Smithville Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year effective June 22, 2015 through June 30, 2015.
    Salary: 6/22/15 - 6/30/15 - $44,019.00 (pro-rated);
    2015-2016 school year effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016;
    Salary: 7/1/15 - 1/31/16 - $44,019.00 (pro-rated);
    2/01/16 - 6/30/16 - $45,512.00 (pro-rated)
    Account #11-000-240-105-48-SA (replacement position)
  2. Resolution to approve the extension of Sinetra Gandy as a 12 month secretary at GTMS for the 2014-2015 school year effective April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015.
    Salary: 4/01/15 - 6/30/15 - $44,019.00 (pro-rated);
    Account #11-000-240-105-16-SA (leave position)
  3. Resolution to approve the transfer of Sharon Dubitsky, 12 month secretary, from Smithville Elementary School to Galloway Township Middle School for the 2015-2016 school year effective July 1, 2015.
  4. Resolution to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2014-2015 school year effective April 14, 2015 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

Jeanine Middleton

Certified

$80.00 per day

Amanda Carty

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Emily Walton

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Jordan Welch

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Kelsey Wilson

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

  1. Resolution to approve the following substitute food service worker for the
    2014-2015 school year effective April 14, 2015 through June 30, 2015.
    Salary: $8.38 per hour; Account #60-910-310-100-SB-SA

Elizabeth Catul

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS

  1. Resolution to approve the following teacher for supplemental instruction/extension of school day per IEP for student #907954 beginning March 23, 2015 for the 2014-2015 school year; Stipend: $37.00 per hour; Account #20-250-100-100-01-SA (IDEA)

Janet Moran

I. POLICY

J. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

April 27, 2015

Monday

Public Budget Hearing / Regular Meeting

GTMS

7:00 pm

May 11, 2015

Monday

Regular Meeting

GTMS

7:00 pm

May 18, 2015

Monday

Regular Meeting

GTMS

7:00 pm

K. SPECIAL EVENTS

Reeds Road Cultural Ex'travel'ganza

April 16, 2015

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Galloway Township Education Foundation

"People of the Year" Awards Dinner

The Carriage House, Galloway

April 17, 2015

6:00 pm

GTMS Spring Open House

April 30, 2015

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

District Retirement Celebration

The Carriage House, Galloway

June 10, 2015

5:00 pm


Spring Concerts

May 6, 2015

GTMS Jazz and Percussion Ensemble

7:00 pm

May 14, 2015

Roland Rogers Elementary School Spring Expo

Roland Rogers Elementary School Spring Concert

5:30 pm

6:30 pm

May 19, 2015

Reeds Road Elementary School Spring Concert

7:00 pm

May 21, 2015

Smithville Elementary School Arts and Academic Expo

Smithville Elementary School Chorus Concert

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

7:00 pm

May 26, 2015

GTMS Spring Concert

7:00 pm

May 28, 2015

Arthur Rann Elementary School Spring Concert

7:00 pm

June 2, 2015

Smithville Elementary School Band Concert

7:00 pm


GTMS Promotional Ceremonies

June 17, 2015 - Times to be announced

L. PUBLIC COMMENT

M. OLD BUSINESS

N. NEW BUSINESS

O. EXECUTIVE SESSION

ADJOURNMENT

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