Public Budget Hearing Regular Meeting March 25, 2013

PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING
Presentation: Proposed 2013-2014 School Budget
Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D and Timothy E. Kelley
APPROVAL OF BUDGET

BE IT RESOLVED The Board of Education in the Township of Galloway, in the County of Atlantic, in the State of New Jersey adopts the school district budget for the 2013-2014 School Year as follows:

Budget

Local Tax Levy

Total General Fund

$

58,625,225

$

29,255,010

Total Special Revenue Fund

$

1,195,534

$

0

Total Debt Service Fund

$

1,810,743

$

938,830

Totals

$

61,631,502

$

30,193,840

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-7.3, budgeted travel expenses do not exceed $95,000.
Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-5.2(a), maximum dollar amounts for public relations and professional services have been established and are detailed in the appropriations section of the 2013-2014 budget.
The following increases are included from the budget introduced on March 5, 2013 and submitted to the Executive County Superintendent on March 7, 2013:
General Fund Revenues:

Line 600 10-307 | Withdrawal from Capital Reserve +143,750

General Fund Appropriations:

Line 76320 12-000-400-931 | Capital Reserve-TXFR to Capital Projects +143,750

AS REQUIRED by N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-10.3(b), the 2013-2014 budget includes the use of banked cap. The 2013-2014 budget includes utilizing banked cap in the amount of $720,000. The need for this banked cap is to offset increases in out of district tuition, health care costs, and facilities costs. These costs cannot be deferred or incrementally completed over an extended period of time.

  1. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

1. Application for Acquisition received from the Atlantic County Department of
Regional Planning. (Attachment A.1)

B. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

  1. Attorney's Report (William S. Cappuccio, Esq.)

(This report was attached to the 3/18/13 agenda as Attachment B.1)

2. Student Enrollment Report as of December 31, 2012
(This report was attached to the 3/18/13 agenda as Attachment B.2)
3. Out of School Suspension Reports for December 2012
(This report was attached to the 3/18/13 agenda as Attachment B.3)
4. Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report for the period February 8, 2013
through March 14, 2013.
(This report was attached to the 3/18/13 agenda as Attachment B.4.)

B. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
5. Resolution to approve the proposed 2013-2014 school calendar (first reading)
(Attachment B.5)
6. Update - New Jersey School Performance Report (previously known as the
School Report Card).

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 Carol A. Argenti, special education
teacher at Roland Rogers Elementary School, with regret, effective July 1, 2013. Ms.
Argenti has been a teacher in the Galloway Schools for 24-l/2 years and her dedication and
commitment to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

2. Resolution to accept the letter of intent to retire from Linda Albrecht, cafeteria manager at
Galloway Township Middle School, with regret, effective July 1, 2013. Ms. Albrecht has
been an employee of the Galloway Schools for 26 years and her dedication and commitment
to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

3. Resolution to approve the Family Leave Request from Mary Ann Nawarynski, ESL teacher at
Arthur Rann Elementary School as follows:
3/18/2013 - 4/19/2013 - without pay, with benefits
Returning - 4/22/2013

4. Resolution to extend the personal leave of absence of Terrence O'Connor, Assistant
Principal at Reeds Road Elementary School from May 24, 2013 through December 31, 2013,
without pay, without benefits.

5. Resolution to extend the appointment of Kevin Lightcap as the Assistant Principal at Reeds Road
Elementary School from May 29, 2013 through June 30, 2013. Stipend: $250 per week;
Account #11-000-240-103-45-SA (leave position)

6. Resolution to approve adjustments to the salary guide in accordance with the
negotiated agreement for the following certificated staff due to changes in their
earned degree / credit status:

Name Step Degree Salary Retroactive Date
Brittany Amato 4 BA+30 $47,853.00 1/1/2013
Elizabeth Apgar 3 BA+30 $47,653.00 1/1/2013
Charrise Ellis 11 MA $60,555.00 1/1/2013
Erin Fitzpatrick 6 BA+30 $48,821.00 1/1/2013
Samantha McLeod 3 BA+15 $46,519.00 1/1/2013
Nicole Polisano 3 BA+15 $46,519.00 1/1/2013
Jenna Smith 8 MA $52,891.00 1/1/2013
Michael Stewart 3 MA+30 $51,057.00 1/1/2013

RECOMMENDATION OF NEW STAFF

7. Resolution to approve James Marcheski as a part-time custodian at Roland Rogers
Elementary School for the 2012-2013 school year effective March 19, 2013 through
June 30, 2013. Salary: $31,527 (pro-rated); Account #11-000-262-110-46-SA
(replacement position)

8. Resolution to approve the following substitute teacher(s) for the 2012-2013 school year
effective March 26, 2013 through June 30, 2013 pending successful completion of the

criminal history review. Non-certified; Salary: $75 / day; 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
John Dondero, Jr. Certified $80.00 per day
Sara Siman Certified $80.00 per day

Alicia Champion Non-Certified $75.00 per day

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

1. Resolution to approve Reeds Road Elementary School's 4th grade students to go to
Absegami High School on May 23-24, 2013 for a cooperative activity to build
bird houses. (No cost)

2. Resolution to approve four hours of home instruction for Roland Rogers student,
J.E., special education (due to suspension). Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

3. Resolution to approve the voluntary running club sponsored by Donna North, teacher of
Physical Education / Health at Smithville Elementary School.

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 February 28, 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)
2. Resolution to accept the Investment Report(s) for February 2013 in accordance with Policy #3290. (Attachment E.5)
3. Resolution to accept the Board Secretary's monthly certification budgetary line item status for February 28, 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
February 28, 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(s) of February 28, 2013. (Attachment E.7)
6. Resolution to approve the March Bill List - 2012-2013 Budget. (Attachment E.8)
7. Resolution to approve the March transfers - 2012-2013 Budget. (Attachment E.9)

Special Education:
8. Resolution to approve transfer in student, A.F, placement in the Bancroft School, Camden Co.,
beginning February 19, 2012 until June 30, 2013 at a cost of $ 19,205.34 ( $249.42 per diem x 77 days). Acct. #11-000-100-566-00-02
9. Resolution to approve A.D., to attend Atlantic County Special Services, Mays Landing campus,
Mulitply Disabled Program beginning March 15, 2013 through June 30, 2013 at a cost of $12,279.68
($191.87 per diem X 64 days). Acct. #11-000-100-565-00-02
F. FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE
Informational Item:

Update from job site meeting held on Monday, March 25, 2013 for Arthur Rann Elementary School roofing project
G. POLICY
1. Resolution to approve Policy #3327 - Relations with Vendors - second reading
Changes highlighted in red. (Attached to 3/18/13 agenda as Attachment G.1)

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

H. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES
1. Galloway Community Services has requested the use of the Arthur Rann, GTMS,
and Smithville Schools baseball/softball fields Monday through Friday from
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
beginning March 25, 2013 through July 31, 2013 for their GTAA baseball and
softball teams.
2. AAU Sand Sharks baseball team has requested the use of one of the district's fields
Monday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning April 2, 2013
through July 31, 2013.
(Coach has been advised to contact Beth Stasuk, Galloway Community Services Director, for
field assignment.)
3. The Beacon Church has requested the use of one of the district's fields on Monday
evenings from 6:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. beginning May 6, 2013 through July 29, 2013
for softball practice/games.
(Coach has been advised to contact Beth Stasuk for field assignment.)
4. GTAA football has requested the use of the Roland Rogers gymnasium on Tuesday,
March 19, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for drill practice.
(Administrative approval was granted.)

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

I. NOTICE OF MEETINGS
April 2, 2013 Board Technology Committee 3:00 p.m. District Office
April 15, 2013 Workshop / Action Meeting of the Board 7:00 p.m. GTMS
April 22, 2013 Regular Meeting of the Board of Education 7:00 p.m. GTMS
J. SPECIAL EVENTS
March 26, 2013 District Choral Festival 7:00 p.m. Absegami High School
April 12, 2013 Galloway Township Education Foundation

"People of the Year" Awards Ceremony 6:00 p.m. Carriage House

and Dinner/Dance
K. OUT-OF-DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Resolution to approve the following out-of-district professional development activities.
Activity: Digits Math Presentation
Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Rainer Birkenstock 2/22/13 Travel: $11.60 11-000-223-580-16-01
Betty Napoli "
Jan Manganiello " Travel: $11.60 "
Matt Marmaro "
(Administrative approval granted prior to meeting.)
Activity: Inclusive School Climate Initiative
Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Christine Fuhs 4/11/13 Travel: $29.08 11-000-223-580-16-01
Rainer Birkenstock "
Activity: County Transportation Meeting
Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Georgette Reeves 4/22/13 Travel: $16.74 11-000-230-580-00-00

K. OUT-OF-DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Activity: New Jersey Association of School Business Officials -
Update of Board Secretary Report
Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Timothy Kelley 4/23/13 Registration: $50.00 11-000-251-580-00-00
Travel: $25.00

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