Regular Meeting February 9, 2015

A. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

  1. *Letter from Thomas McMahon, Ed.D., Interim Executive County Superintendent of Schools, New Jersey Department of Education, regarding the 2014-2015 mid-year

budget review. (Attachment B.1 provided with January 26, 2015 agenda).

B. PRESENTATIONS

  1. *Introduction of Ashley Hiltner, Secretary of Special Projects, Galloway Township Middle School Student Council
  2. *Congratulations to Cierra Kaler-Jones, 2014 reigning Miss New Jersey, on her achievements which include her platform of Empowering Today's Youth Through Arts Education.
  3. 2013-2014 School Performance Reports - Presented by Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D.

C. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

  1. *Attorney's Report (William S. Cappuccio, Esq.) (Attachment D.1 provided with January 26, 2015 agenda)
  2. *Student Enrollment Report as of December 31, 2014 (Attachment D.2 provided with January 26, 2015 agenda)
  3. *Out of School Suspension Report for December 2014 (Attachment D.3 provided with January 26, 2015 agenda)
  4. *Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report for the reporting period from December 11, 2014, through January 21, 2015 (Attachment D.4 provided with January 26, 2015 agenda)
  5. Student Enrollment Report as of January 30, 2015 (Attachment C.1)
  6. Out of School Suspension Report for January 2015 (Attachment C.2)
  7. Resolution to approve the 2015 - 2016 school calendar (APPROVED) (Attachment C.3)

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

  1. *Resolution to approve the Southern New Jersey Consortium Program for the Spring 2015 Semester on the following dates:

March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2015

April 11, 18 and 25, 2015

May 2, 2015

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

909082

GTMS

December 10, 2014 to December 23, 2014; 10 hours per week; per doctor's note

906602

GTMS

January 5, 2015 to March 8, 2015; 5 hours per week; per doctor's note

906964

GTMS

January 5, 2015 up to 60 days; 5 hours per week; per doctor's note

909845

Arthur Rann

January 5, 2015 to March 5, 2015; 5 hours per week; per doctor's note

  1. *Resolution to approve the following Rowan University School Psychology Practicum Fieldwork for the Spring 2015 Semester:
    Student Cooperating School Psychologist School/Grade
    Angela Gwathney Courtney Pancari Roland Rogers/Various
  2. *Resolution to approve the GTMS Drill/Step Team to volunteer at Richard Stockton College as part of the 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on January 19, 2015. (Administrative approval granted)
  3. *Resolution to approve GTMS students to participate in the MathCounts Regional Competition at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ on Saturday, February 7, 2015 (snow date is February 28, 2015). Transportation costs: $560.00; Lunch costs: $72.00; Account #11-000-270-512-16-00
  4. *Resolution to approve the GTMS 2014-2015 Winter Sports Schedules
    (Attachment E.1 provided with January 26, 2015 agenda)
  5. Resolution to approve home instruction for the following students:
    Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

904435

GTMS

February 3, 2015 to the remainder of the school year; 5 hours per week; per doctor's note

12755

Assumption

January 23, 2015 to February 23, 2015; 5 hours per week; per doctor's note

  1. Resolution to approve the 4th grade band members of Smithville Elementary School to perform at the NJ Music Education Association Conference in East Brunswick, NJ on Friday, February 20, 2015. Transportation costs will be covered by the Student Activity Account. (Mr. O'Keefe is a presenter.)
  2. Resolution to approve the GTMS A&W Group to attend a Special Olympics event at the Strike Zone in Egg Harbor City, NJ on Friday, February 20, 2015.
    Transportation costs will be covered by the Special Olympics.
  3. Resolution to the approve GTMS URSA students to visit the Stockton College Holocaust Resource Center on February 20, 2015. Transportation costs courtesy of Integrity Transportation.

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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 December 31, 2014.
(Attachment F.1 provided with January 26, 2015 agenda)
Trial Balance Report/Breakfast & Lunch Cash Sales
(Attachment F.2 provided with January 26, 2015 agenda)
Breakfast & Lunch Meal Counts Participation (Attachment F.3 provided with January 26, 2015 agenda)
Special Income Detail. (Attachment F.4 provided with January 26, 2015 agenda)
2. *Resolution to accept the Investment Report(s) for December 2014 in accordance with Policy #3290. (Attachment F.5 provided with January 26, 2015 agenda)
3. *Resolution to accept the Board Secretary's monthly certification budgetary line item status for December 31, 2014. (Attachment F.6 provided with January 26, 2015 agenda)
4. *Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-16.10(c)4, the Galloway Board of Education certifies that as of December 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 December
2014. (Attachment F.7 provided with the January 26, 2015 agenda)

6. *Resolution to approve the January Bill List 2014-2015 Budget. (Attachment F.8 provided with the January 26, 2015 agenda)
7. *Resolution to approve the January transfers - 2014-2015 Budget (Attachment F.9 provided with the January 26, 2015 agenda)
8. *Resolution to approve the following tuition receivable students for the 2014-2015 school year:
Student ID#: Home District: Total Tuition: Per Diem: Annual:

911236 Atlantic City $ 8,371.00 $ 78.23 $14,081.40
911237 Atlantic City $ 8,371.00 $ 78.23 $14.081.40
911270 Somers Point $ 7,510.00 $ 78.23 $14,081.40
911038 Somers Point $ 7,510.00 $105.34 $18,961.00
(Districts will be invoiced for actual days students are on roll.)

9. *Resolution to renew the Milk and Dairy bid for food services to Cream-O-Land Dairies, LLC for the 2014-2015 school year including margin rates for individual beverage types and 2014-2015 NJ Department of Agriculture Class I Advanced Milk Pricing Announcement. (Attachment F.10 provided with January 26, 2015 agenda)

10. Resolution to approve amendment #1 to the 2014-2015 IDEA Basic and IDEA Preschool program grants to reflect FY 2013-2014 carryover:

Total (including carryover)
IDEA Basic 1,122,732
IDEA Preschool 45,990

11. Resolution to ratify the NCLB account numbers for the individual staff members noted below. These staff members worked exclusively with ESL students during the Summer Learning Program (SLP). This component of the SLP is funded through NCLB Title III. Original account 20-231-100-100 (NCLB Title I); adjusted account 20-241-100-100-##-SA (NCLB Title III).

Name Amount
Bernice Adair $2,953.82
Jose Diaz $3,328.16
Karen Giehl $2,307.02
Jeanne Rethy $3,191.14
Jen Goodwin $3,012.58
Total $14,792.72

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12. *Resolution to approve Fraytak Veisz Hopkins Duthie, P.C. as Architect of Record for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years.
13. Resolution to approve Brown & Brown as Employee Benefits Consultant of Record for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years.

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Special Education Services:

14. *Resolution to approve Dr. Thomas O'Reilly, Medford Family Psychiatry, LLC, as a consultant, beginning December 16, 2014 through June 30, 2015, at a cost of $400 per evaluation. Account #11-100-218-390-00-01
15. *Resolution to approve student #911232 to attend Coastal Learning Center, beginning January 5, 2015 through June 30, 2015 at a cost of $48,139.28 prorated.
Account #11-000-100-566-00-02
16. *Resolution to approve student #908661 to attend Coastal Learning Center, beginning January 5, 2015 through June 30, 2015 at a cost of $48,139.28 prorated.
Account #11-000-100-566-00-02
17. Resolution to approve student #910263 to attend Atlantic County Special Services School District, beginning January 29, 2015 through June 30, 2015 at a cost of $36,360.00 prorated. Account #11-000-100-565-00-02

Transportation:

18. *Resolution to approve the following transportation contracts with Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District for the 2014 - 2015 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

ROUTE

AMENDMENT TO

CM13L

To/From

Yale Atlantic

YL-A

$30,301.67

add student 910372

(Dec - June)

Quoted

To/From

Smithville

MW14

$ 100.00

$13,000.00

906613

(11/20/14 - 6/11/14)

Joint

To/From

GTMS

AHS4

$ 1,907.88

902421

(Jan. - June)

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Out - of - District Travel:
19. *Resolution to approve the following training workshop:
Activity: Serv Safe Class (state requirement)
Staff Name: Date: Expenses: Account #:
Robbin Remster 02-17-15 $188.00 60-910-310-890-00-00
Activity: Best iPad Apps & Strategies
Staff Name: Date: Expenses: Account #:
Christa Atkins 01-28-15 Registration 20-270-200-500-00-00
$235.00 NCLB Title IIA
Staff Name: Date: Expenses: Account #:
Darlene Gilly 01-28-15 Registration: 20-270-200-500-00-00
$235.00 NCLB Title IIA
Travel:,br>$14.98

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F. FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE

  1. Resolution to approve the district architect's Certificate of Substantial Completion for the following projects:

  • Roofing replacement at Roland Rogers Elementary School
  • Roofing replacement at Smithville Elementary School

(Attachment F.1)

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

  1. *Galloway Youth Lacrosse requests the use of fields at GTMS Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., beginning March 1, 2015 through May 31, 2015.
  2. *Mainland Baptist Church requests the use of the GTMS gym for a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    (group responsible for custodial fee)
  3. The NJEA-News Media Firm requests the use of GTMS cafeteria and two classrooms for filming purposes on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (Administrative approval was granted) (group responsible for custodial fee)

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Informational Items:

  1. *Arthur Rann FSA will be hosting a Candy Bar Bingo in the cafeteria from 5:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. on the following Friday dates:

  • January 23, 2015, February 27, 2015 and March 27, 2015
  1. *Arthur Rann FSA will be hosting a Book Fair Family Night in the library from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on the following Thursday dates:

  • March 26, 2015 and May 28, 2015
  1. *Smithville FSA will be hosting a Family Movie Night in the cafeteria on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  2. *GTMS FSA will be hosting Zumba fitness classes on Wednesdays in the cafeteria beginning January 28, 2015 through March 4, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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

  1. *Resolution to accept, with regret, the letter of intent to retire from Susan Donnelly, teacher at Galloway Township Middle School, effective December 1, 2015. Mrs. Donnelly has worked in the Galloway Township Public School District for 29 years and her dedication and commitment to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

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  1. *Resolution to accept, with regret, the letter of intent to retire from Gloria Brooks, teacher at Roland Rogers Elementary School, effective July 1, 2015. Mrs. Brooks has worked in the Galloway Township Public School District for 26 years and her dedication and commitment to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

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  1. *Resolution to accept, with regret, the letter of intent to retire from Kay P. Hales, teacher at Roland Rogers Elementary School, effective July 1, 2015. Mrs. Hales has worked in the Galloway Township Public School District for 23 years and her dedication and commitment to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

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  1. Resolution to accept, with regret, the letter of intent to retire from Janet Thomas, secretary at Galloway Township Middle School, effective December 1, 2014. Mrs. Thomas has worked in the Galloway Township Public School District for 23 years and her dedication and commitment to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

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  1. *Resolution to approve a one-year leave of absence in accordance with NJSA 18A:36A-14 for Megan Schenauer, teacher at GTMS, effective September 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, without pay, without benefits.
  2. *Resolution to approve the maternity leave request from Heather Maguire, 3rd grade teacher at Smithville Elementary School, as follows:

3/09/15 - 5/01/15

with pay, opts out of benefits

05/04/15 - 6/30/15

without pay, without benefits

Returning 9/01/15

  1. *Resolution to approve Allison Ninfa as a science teacher at GTMS for the 2014-2015 school year effective April 13, 2015 through June 30, 2015.
    Salary: Step 1: 4/13/15 - 6/30/15 - $46,684.00 (pro-rated); Degree: BA
    Account #11-130-100-101-16-SA (replacement position)
  2. *Resolution to approve Judith Alton as a 6th grade science/social studies teacher at Roland Rogers Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year effective February 11, 2015 through June 30, 2015. Salary: Step 1: 2/11/2015 - 6/30/15 - $46,684.00 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Account #11-130-100-101-46-SA (replacement position)
  3. *Resolution to approve Jane DeGraaf as a part-time classroom assistant at Pomona Preschool for the 2014-2015 school year effective January 12, 2015 through June 30, 2015. Salary: Level 1: 1/12/15 - 1/31/15 - $17,042.79 (pro-rated); 2/01/15 - 6/30/15 - $17,551.53 (pro-rated); Certificated;
    Account #11-216-100-106-40-SA (new position)
  4. *Resolution to approve the extension of Sinetra Gandy as a secretary at GTMS for the 2014-2015 school year effective February 1, 2015 through February 28, 2015.
    Salary: 2/01/15 - 2/28/15 - $44,019.00 (pro-rated)
    Account #11-000-240-105-16-SA; (leave position)
  5. *Resolution to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2014-2015 school year effective January 27, 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

Lauren Cournoyer

Certified

$80.00 per day

Susan Ferguson

Certified

$80.00 per day

Deborah Kita

Certified

$80.00 per day

Allison Ninfa

Certified

$80.00 per day

Paul Dalnoky

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Dana Flanagan

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Michael Gasbarro

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Kyle Kohr

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Alexandrea Krantz

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Lori Valentino

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

  1. *Resolution to approve a salary increase for substitute food service workers from $8.25 per hour to $8.38 per hour effective January 1, 2015. This increase is to comply with the hourly minimum wage in New Jersey which became effective January 1, 2015.
  2. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from Robert Ford, Assistant Principal at Smithville Elementary School, effective February 10, 2015.
  3. Resolution to approve the family leave request from Christy Buck, 6th grade teacher at Reeds Road Elementary School, as follows:

2/09/15 - 3/20/15

without pay, with benefits

Returning 3/23/15

  1. Resolution to approve the maternity leave request from Heather Samuelson, district occupational therapist, as follows:

5/04/15 - 6/12/15

with pay, with benefits

Returning 9/01/15

  1. Resolution to approve Tamara Morey as a 3rd grade teacher at Smithville Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year effective February 23, 2015 through June 30, 2015. Salary: Step 1: 2/23/15 - 6/30/15 - $46,684.00 (pro-rated); Degree: BA;
    Account #11-120-10-101-48-SA (leave position)

  2. Resolution to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2014-2015 school year effective February 10, 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

Mary Delaney

Certified

$80.00 per day

Tamara Morey

Certified

$80.00 per day

Annalise Brown

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Ramona Howze

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Jessica Johnson

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Gianna Miranda

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Trinkal Patel

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

Selena Sacchetti

Non-Certified

$75.00 per day

  1. Resolution to approve the following substitute secretaries for the 2014-2015 school year effective February 10, 2015 through June 30, 2015. Salary: $9.35 per hour;
    Account #11-000-240-105-SB-SA

Jennifer Feliciano

Ramona Howze

  1. Resolution to approve the following substitute custodian for the 2014-2015 school year, effective February 10, 2015 through June 30, 2015. Salary: $9.00 per hour;
    Account #11-000-262-SB-SA

Paul Masetti

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SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS

  1. *Resolution to approve the following teacher for supplemental instruction/extension of school day per IEP for student #909391 beginning January 15, 2015 for the 2014-2015 school year; Stipend: $37.00 per hour;
    Account #20-250-100-100-01-SA (IDEA)

Vincent Lupo

  1. *Resolution to approve the following Smithville Elementary School Teachers for the Smithville Academy; $37.00 per hour; "not to exceed" 25 hours each;
    Account #20-231-100-100-01-SA (NCLB Title I)

Angela Cappelluti

Jennifer Glascock

Rebecca Elia

Ellen Kell

Susan Folcher

Christina Lacontora

Ellen Franks

Katie McAvey

  1. *Resolution to approve the following Reeds Road Elementary School Teachers for the PARCC Prep Program; $37.00 per hour; "not to exceed" 13 hours each;
    Account #20-231-100-100-45-SA (NCLB Title 1)

Kaitlin Dougherty

Karen Ewert

Laura Fanelli

Kristin Garbutt

Kelli Grunow

Greg Lick

Jessica Lopez

Frank Santo

Susan Simmons

Andrea Stephens

Jennifer Tompkins

Kathy Warren

Edward Zimmerman

  1. Resolution to approve the following Arthur Rann Elementary School Teachers for the Before-School Tutoring Program: $37.00 per hour; "not to exceed" 14 hours each;
    Account #20-231-100-100-15-SA (NCLB Title I)

Natalie Balshem

Marion Martin

Colleen Bruce

Mary Sue McLaughlin

Kelly Burke

Johanna O'Brien

Joy Daley

Debbie Saccomanno

Christina DeMarco

Priscilla Schultheis

Holly DiLeo

Leigh Ann Scull

Renee Hall

Kirsten Sullivan

Megan Kenny

Rebecca Zimmerman

Cheryl Knabe

  1. Resolution to approve the following Roland Rogers Elementary School Teachers and Classroom Assistants for the Academic Support / PARCC Prep Program;
    $37.00 per hour teachers; "not to exceed" 19 hours each;
    $24.00 per hour classroom assistants; "not to exceed" 9 hours each;
    Account #20-231-100-100-46-SA (NCLB Title I)
    Teachers

Heather Burke

Patrick Czar

Stephanie D'Angelis

Jose Diaz

Brian Dunn

Jill Gosman

Linda LeConey

Barbara Olson

Carly Somers

Christine Weiland

Jennifer Whittaker

Classroom Assistants

William Dornan

Alyssa Rice

  1. Resolution to approve the following Intervention and Referral Services (I & RS) member for the 2014 - 2015 school year effective February 2, 2015 through June 30, 2015;

Stipend $1,900.00 for school year (pro-rated);
Account 11-120-100-101-45-SA (replacement position)

Kandi Hayden

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I. POLICY

J. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

February 23, 2015

Monday

Regular Meeting

GTMS

7:00 p.m.

March 9, 2015

Monday

Regular Meeting

GTMS

7:00 p.m.

March 23, 2015

Monday

Regular Meeting

GTMS

7:00 p.m.

K. SPECIAL EVENTS

Greater Egg Harbor Regional Referendum

March 10, 2015

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

District Wellness Fair

March 19, 2015

GTMS

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

L. PUBLIC COMMENT

M. OLD BUSINESS

N. NEW BUSINESS

  • *Resolution:

School Board Recognition Month in New Jersey - January 2015

WHEREAS, The New Jersey School Boards Association has declared January 2015 to be School Board Recognition Month, a time that all residents might acknowledge the contributions made by our local school board members; and
WHEREAS, The Galloway Township Board of Education is one of more than 581 local school boards in New Jersey that sets policies and over-sees operations for public school districts; and
WHEREAS, The Galloway Township Board of Education embraces the goal of high-quality education for all New Jersey public school students; and
WHEREAS, New Jersey's local school boards help determine community goals for the education of approximately 1.4 million children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade; and
WHEREAS, New Jersey's 4,800 local school board members, who receive no remuneration for their services, act as advocates for public school students as they work with administrators, teachers and parents for the betterment of public education; and
WHEREAS, School boards strive to provide the resources necessary to meet the needs of all students, including those with special needs; and
WHEREAS, Boards of education provide accountability to the public; they communicate the needs of the school district to the public; and they convey to school administrators the public's expectations for the schools; and
WHEREAS, New Jersey can take pride in its schools, which rank among the nation's best in indicators such as high school graduation rates, class size, college entrance exam participation, and Advanced Placement offerings and test scores. Now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the Galloway Township Board of Education, does hereby recognize the services of local school board members throughout New Jersey as we join communities statewide in observing January 2015 as SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the Galloway Township Board of Education urges all New Jersey citizens to work with their local boards of education and public school staffs toward the improvement of our children's education.

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O. EXECUTIVE SESSION

ADJOURNMENT

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