Regular Meeting February 24, 2014

A. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Letter from Pam Castellanos, QSAC Coordinator, New Jersey Department of Education, stating that Galloway Township Public School District has been designated as "high performing" by receiving at least 80% of the QSAC indicators in all five DPR areas. The State Board of Education certified the district for a period of three years as providing a through and efficient education, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:7A-14.

B. PRESENTATIONS

  1. Introduction of Analise Wagner, Secretary of School Spirit, Student Council at Galloway Township Middle School
  2. Congratulations to the following Galloway Township Public School students who auditioned and were selected to participate in the All South Jersey Middle School Band:

    Christion Cassenti, Trumpet

    Anita Gosevska, Clarinet

    Rudy Kreutzer, Timpani

    Kaylyn Rhoad, Baritone

    John Dondero Sr., Galloway Township Middle School Band Director

    Sydney Mullin, Flute

    Patrick O'Keefe, Smithville Elementary School Band Director

  3. Congratulations to the Galloway Township Middle School Mathcounts Team for placing 5th place in the Southern New Jersey Regional Mathcounts Competition and winning the "Most Improved School" trophy.

    Omar Borai

    Anita Gosevska

    Rebecca Hennessy

    Karan Khullar

    Nick McGrath

    Nidhi Patel

    Jessica Vankawala

    Carol deRuyter, GTMS Mathcounts Coach

    Special Recognition to Ebose Eigbe for his status as one of the "Top Ten" Individuals in the competition, and for his participation in the Mathcounts Jeopardy Round.

  4. Budget Update FY2015 - Presented by Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D. and Timothy E. Kelley, School Business Administrator

C. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

  1. Resolution to (accept, modify or reject) the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report presented to the Board on February 10, 2014 for the reporting period from January 23, 2014 through February 5, 2014.

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D. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

  1. Resolution to approve home instruction provided by Bridgeton Board of Education for the following students:

    Account # 11-150-100-320-00-00

    Student ID #

    School

    Dates

    905956

    Roland Rogers

    February 5, 2014; 2 hours per day; up to two weeks; per hospitalization

    909097

    Reeds Road

    February 7, 2014; 2 hours per day; up to 60 days; per hospitalization

  2. Resolution to approve home instruction provided by Hampton Behavioral Health Center for the following student:

    Account #11-150-100-320-00-00

    Student ID #

    School

    Dates

    902259

    GTMS

    December 30, 2013 to January 16, 2014; 22 hours total @ $40 per hour;

    per hospitalization

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

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

    Student ID #

    School

    Dates

    903614

    GTMS

    February 3, 2014 to February 14, 2014; 10 hours per week;

    per doctor's note

  4. Resolution to approve the Galloway Township Middle School 2013 - 2014 Volleyball Team Schedule (Attachment D.1)

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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 E. Kelley, School Business Administrator and the Finance Committee:

1. Resolution to accept the following food service reports:

Cafeteria: Profit and Loss Statement for January 31, 2014.

(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 January 2014 in accordance with Policy #3290. (Attachment E.5)

3. Resolution to accept the Board Secretary's monthly certification budgetary line item status for January 31, 2014. (Attachment E.6)

4. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(e), the Galloway Board of Education certifies that as of January 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. 6:20-2.13(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(s) of January 31, 2014. (Attachment E.7)

6. Resolution to approve the February Bill List - 2013-2014 Budget.

(Attachment E.8)

7. Resolution to approve the February transfers - 2013-2014 Budget.

(Attachment E.9)

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8. Resolution to approve Galloway Township Public School students who attended Gloucester City schools as McKinney Vento students during the 2013 -2014 school year:

Student # Amount: Dates:

908168$5,164.5409/05/2013 - 01/02/2014

908166$4,198.9409/05/2013 - 01/02/2014

908167$7,863.9009/05/2013 - 01/02/2014

9. Resolution to approve additional services at The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Center (CNNH) for the 2013 - 2014 school year:

Account #11-000-219-390-00-02

Abbreviated Neuropsychological Testing/Evaluations $1,100

Comprehensive Neurodevelopment Evaluations $1,225

Functional Behavior Assessment $1,880

10. Resolution to approve a 5-year Dell Computer Equipment Lease between Galloway Township Public Schools and Dell Financial Services. Five annual lease payments of $23,303.22 will be paid under the payment schedule listed in exhibit B of the lease agreement. This equipment is being acquired under NJ State Contract 70256 (M0483 08-R-39975 | WSCA Computer Contract). (Attachment E.10)

11. Resolution to approve submission of the Application for Funds to Support Implementation of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act for the period from July 1, 2013 through June 30,2014 for the purposes described in the application in the amount of $1,912.

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12. Resolution to cancel unspent balances from the capital project fund (Installation of SolarPanelsat the Galloway Township Middle School) in the amount of $169,000. This balance is cancelled to the debt service fund and will offset the local tax levy for debt service in the 2014-2015 budget.

13. Resolution to cancel unspent balances from the capital project fund (Construction of Reeds Road Elementary School Gymnasium) in the amount of $521,858 (unexpended balance of $562,211 at 6/30/13 less SDA receivable of $40,353). This balance is cancelled to the capital reserve fund and will support future capital projects.

14. Resolution to cancel unspent balances from the capital project fund (Replacement of Reeds Road Roof) in the amount of $2,200.60. This balance is cancelled to the capital reserve fund and will support future capital projects.

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Out-of-District Travel:

15. Resolution to approve out-of-district professional development activities:

Activity: NJAGC Annual Conference

Staff Name: Date: Expenses: Account:

Emery Keeler 03/07/2014 Travel: $82.25 11-000-223-580-45-00

Registration: $149.00

Activity: NJ Administrative Assistants Convention

Staff Name: Date: Expenses: Account:

Heather Harris 03/17/2014 Registration: $199.00 11-000-230-610-00-00

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F. FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE

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

  • Resolution to accept and acknowledge receipt of notification of Final Eligible Costs (FEC) letters and DOE approved schematic drawings for the following projects:

-Smithville Elementary School Fire Alarm Replacement (1690-048-14-1005-G04)

-Smithville Elementary School Roof Replacement (1690-048-14-1004-G04)

-Roland Rogers Elementary School Roof Replacement (1690-046-14-1003-G04)

-Roland Rogers Elementary School Fire Alarm Replacement (1690-046-14-1002-G04)

-Reeds Road Elementary School Fire Alarm Replacement (1690-045-14-1001-G04)

Each of these projects is eligible for funding through an SDA grant in the amount of 47.519% of total project costs up to the FEC amount for each individual project.

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G. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

H. PERSONNEL

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

  1. Resolution to approve the personal leave request from Jenna Smith, 6th grade teacher at Smithville Elementary School as follows:

    03/31/14 - 05/09/14 (1/2) - with pay, with benefits

    05/09/14 (1/2) - 06/30/14 - without pay, with benefits

    Returning 09/01/14

  2. Resolution to approve the personal leave request from Nada Mason, classroom assistant at Pomona Preschool as follows:

    02/03/14 - 06/30/14 - without pay, without benefits

    Returning 09/01/14

  3. Resolution to approve the family leave request from Christina Bauer, classroom assistant at Galloway Township Middle School as follows:

    04/01/14 - 06/30/14 - without pay, without benefits

    Returning 09/01/14

  4. Resolution to approve Kaitlyn Dougherty as a 3rd grade teacher at Arthur Rann Elementary School for the 2013-2014 school year effective February 25, 2014 through June 30, 2014. Salary Step 1: 02/25/14 - 06/30/14 - $45,684.00 (pro-rated); BA;

    Account #11-120-100-101-15-SA (replacement position)

  5. Resolution to approve Marianne Zelinski as a 6th grade teacher at Smithville Elementary School for the 2013-2014 school year effective March 17, 2014 through June 30, 2014.

    Salary: $45,684 Step: 1; Degree: BA; Account #11-130-100-101-48-SA (leave position)

  6. Resolution to approve Leigh McDonald as a classroom assistant at Galloway Township Middle School for the 2013-2014 school year effective April 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014. Salary Step 1: 04/01/14 - 06/30/14 - $33,075.42 (pro-rated); 4 year degree;

    Account #11-204-100-106-16-SA (leave position)

  7. Resolution to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2013 - 2014 school year effective February 25, 2014 through June 30, 2014 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

    Marianne Zelinski Certified $80.00 per day

    Gina Pernice Certified $80.00 per day

    Vanessa Aulet Non-Certified $75.00 per day

    Ashley Battilana Non-Certified $75.00 per day

    Janine Duarte Non-Certified $75.00 per day

    David Hood Non-Certified $75.00 per day

  8. Resolution to approve the following substitute for the Child Care Program effective February 25, 2014 through June 30, 2014 for the 2013-2014 school year; Salary: $12.00 per hour (door monitor); $15.00 per hour (support staff);

    Account #62-990-320-101-00-SA

    Sara Brummett

  9. Resolution to approve the following substitute custodian for the 2013-2014 school year effective February 25, 2014 through June 30, 2014. Salary: $9.00 per hour;

    Account # 11-000-262-110-SB-SA

    Suzanne Reed

    SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS

  10. Resolution to approve the following teacher for supplemental instruction / extension of student's school day per IEPs for the 2013 - 2014 school year at $34.59 per hour;

    Account #20-250-100-100-01-SA (IDEA)

    Colleen DeFoney

  11. Resolution to approve the following staff for the ASK Me If I'm Ready Program atArthur RannElementary School; "not to exceed " 12 hours per person; $37.00 per hour;

Account #20-231-100-100-15-SA (NCLB Title I)

Natalie Balshem

Marion Martin

Amy Butler

Mary Sue McLaughlin

Katie Chisholm

Dianne Mooney

Kaitlin Dougherty

Janet Moran

Renee Hall

Sally Pagnani

Brittany Hanselmann

Jennifer Sturgess

Substitutes

Kevin Lightcap

Rebecca Zimmerman

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

I. POLICY

J. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

March 17

Monday

Regular

GTMS

7:00 pm

March 24

Monday

Regular

GTMS

7:00 pm

K. SPECIAL EVENTS

Greater Egg Harbor Regional Referendum

March 11, 2014

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Smithville Elementary School Gym Show

March 11, 2014

7:00 pm

Smithville Elementary School Gym Show

March 12, 2014

1:30 pm

Smithville Elementary School Gym Show

March 13, 2014

7:00 pm

L. PUBLIC COMMENT

M. OLD BUSINESS

N. NEW BUSINESS

  • Resolution to approve the 2014 - 2015 school calendar. (Attachment N.1)

(Second Reading)

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O. EXECUTIVE SESSION

  • Student Matters/HIB
  • Personnel

ADJOURNMENT

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