Regular Meeting April 22, 2013

  1. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

(There are no communications at this time.)

PRESENTATIONS

1. Congratulations to the following Galloway Township Middle School students who participated in the Annual Science Fair. Congratulations also to Debra Sommers, their 7th grade science teacher and Science Club Advisor.

Participating Student:
Mitali Patel Category: Behavioral & Social Sciences
Project: Facial Expressions: What Do They Say?
Won Honorable Mention:
Karan Khullar Category: Medicine & Health
Project: Mood: We Can Smell It
Samantha Brandt, Shannon Houser, Nidhi Patel
Team Project: Prejudice Over the Phone

Won: First Place:
Nathan Zimmerman 6th grade student at Roland Rogers School
Category: Zoology
Project: Effects of Road De-Icer on Earthworm Growth
In addition to participating in the Jersey Shore Science Fair, Nathan competed in the
Delaware Valley Science Fair on April 3rd and won Honorable Mention in Zoology.

It should be noted that there were 1007 projects competing at the Delaware Valley Science Fair.

Won Second Place
Caitlyn Fee Category: Biochemistry
Project: Disappearing Act
In addition to participating in the Jersey Shore Science Fair, Caitlyn competed in the
Delaware Valley Science Fair on April 3rd and won Honorable Mention in Biochemistry.

Won Third Place:
Esteban Delgado Category: Microbiology
Project: Grocery Bug
In addition to participating in the Jersey Shore Science Fair, Esteban also competed

in the Delaware Valley Science Fair on April 3rd.

2. Technology Presentation by Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D., Superintendent, Ms. Betty Napoli, Supervisor of Curriculum. Instruction and Assessment, and Mr. Gil Chapman, Manager of Technology Services

3. Middle School Math and the Common Core presented by Ms. Betty Napoli, Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.

B. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

1. Attorney's Report (William S. Cappuccio, Esq.) (This report was attached to the 4/15/13 agenda as Attachment B.1)

2. Student Enrollment Report as of March 31, 2013 (This report was attached to the 4/15/13 agenda as Attachment B.2)

3. Out of School Suspension Reports for March 2013 (This report was attached to the 4/15/13 agenda as Attachment B.3)

4. Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report for the period March 15, 2013 through April 11, 2013. (This report was attached to the 4/15/13 agenda as Attachment B.4.)

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C. PERSONNEL AND EVALUATION OF PERSONNEL
The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:
*1. Resolution to accept the letter of intent to retire from Susan Ferguson, teacher at Galloway Township Middle School, with regret, effective June 30, 2013.
Ms. Ferguson has been employed by the Galloway School District for 35 years and her dedication and commitment to students and staff are appreciated by our
entire school family.

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RECOMMENDATION OF NEW STAFF

*2. Resolution to approve Margaret Mazur as a part-time custodian at Roland Rogers Elementary School for the 2012-2013 school year effective April 23, 2013 through
June 30, 2013. Salary: $19,704.38 (pro-rated); 5 hours per day, 5 days per week; Account #11-000-262-220-46-SA (replacement position)

*3. Resolution to approve the following substitute teacher(s) for the 2012-2013 school year effective April 23, 2013 through June 30, 2013 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
William Albertson Non-Certified $75.00 per day

*4. Resolution to approve Stacey Gallagher as a substitute custodian for the 2012-2013 school year effective April 23, 2013 through June 30, 2013. Salary: $9.00 per hour;
Account #11-000-262-110-SB-SA

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RECOMMENDATION OF STAFF SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS

*5. Resolution to approve the following substitute teacher for the Summer Learning Program; Stipend: $80.00 per day; Account #20-233-100-100-XX-SA. NCLB Title I
Katie Chisholm

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*Added after Workshop / Action Meeting.

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

*1. Resolution to approve extending home instruction for Galloway Township Middle School student, R.A., regular education (due to illness) 5 hours per week. Home instruction from April 23, 2013 to May 17, 2013. Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA
*2. Resolution to approve home instruction for Galloway Township Middle School Student, K.M., regular education (due to medical reasons) 5 hours per week. home instruction from April 13, 2013 up to sixty days. Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA
*3. Resolution to approve Galloway Township Middle School 7th and 8th grade drill / step team to walk to Roland Rogers Elementary School to perform on May 31, 2013.
*4. Resolution to approve Galloway Township Middle School's Student Council members to attend the Annual Student Council Recognition Picnic at Galloway Veterans Park on
June 7, 2013. Bus being donated by Integrity Transportation.

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*Added after Workshop / Action Meeting.

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 March 31, 2013.
(Attachments E.1)
Trial Balance Report/Breakfast & Lunch Cash Sales
(Attachments E.2)
Breakfast & Lunch Meal Counts Participation (Attachments E.3)
Special Income Detail. (Attachments E.4)

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2. Resolution to accept the Investment Report(s) for March 2013 in accordance with Policy #3290. (Attachment E.5)
3. Resolution to accept the Board Secretary's monthly certification budgetary line item status for March 31, 2013. (Attachment E.6)
4. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(e), the Galloway Board of Education certifies that as of March 31, 2013 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 of March 2013. (Attachment E.7)
6. Resolution to approve the April Bill List - 2012-2013 Budget. (Attachment E.8)
7. Resolution to approve the April transfers - 2012-2013 Budget. (Attachment E.9)

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8. Resolution to award contract to FirstEnergy Solutions for the purchase of electricity through Alliance for Competitive Energy Services (ACES) effective May 1, 2013, for a 24- month term, ending April 30, 2015. (Attachment E.10)

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F. FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE

(There are no facilities items to report at this time.)

G. POLICY
The Superintendent, along with the Policy Committee, recommends approval of the following policy (first reading): (Attachment G.1)
Policy#5141.3 Health Examinations and Immunizations (This policy has been completely re-written - latest change is highlighted in red.)

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H. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

(There are no requests to use school facilities at this time.)

I. NOTICE OF MEETINGS
May 13, 2013 Workshop / Action Meeting of the Board 7:00 p.m. GTMS
May 20, 2013 Regular Meeting of the Board of Education 7:00 p.m. GTMS

Discussion of June Meeting date.

J. SPECIAL EVENTS
May 3 Smithville Spaghetti Dinner / Raffle 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
May 8 GTMS Jazz Band and Percussion Concert 7:00 p.m.
May 14 Arthur Rann Spring Concert 7:00 p.m.
May 15 Smithville Spring Concert 7:00 p.m.
May 16 Roland Rogers Spring EXPO Night 5:30 p.m.
May 16 Roland Rogers Spring Concert 6:30 p.m.
May 21 Reeds Road Spring Concert 7:00 p.m.
May 29 GTMS Band and Chorus Concert 7:00 p.m.
June 6 District Retirement Celebration 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. - at The Carriage House
K. OUT-OF-DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Resolution to approve the following out-of-district professional development activities.
*Activity: Questions and Answers about Using "Gold" for Planning and Monitoring Pre-School Student Progress
Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Michael Hinman 4/26/13 Registration: $50.00 11-000-223-580-00-01
Travel: $29.76

*Activity: Diagnosis and Treatment of DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual)
Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Tom Hand 5/8/2013 Registration: $114.98 20-250-200-500-00-02
Travel: $60.00 IDEA funded

*Activity: NJASBO Annual Conference
Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Tim Kelley 6/5,6,7/2013 Registration: $150.00 11-000-251-580-00-00
Travel: $30.00

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Informational Item:
*Activity: Practical Strategies and Interventions for Occupational Therapists
Staff Name Date Expenses
Jessica Senn 4/26/2013 None
*Added after Workshop / Action Meeting.

L. OLD BUSINESS

M. NEW BUSINESS

N. PUBLIC COMMENTS

O. EXECUTIVE SESSION

  • Student matters

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