April 18, 2011

  1. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

(There are no communications at this time.)

PRESENTATIONS

1.* Introduction of Darshan Patel, 8th grade Student Council Representative at
Galloway Township Middle School.

2.* Recognition of Board Member Eileen Kasunich, for her dedication and
commitment to the students and staff of the Galloway Township
School District for the past seven years.
Presentation by Board President John W. Knorr and
Superintendent of Schools Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D.

3.* Congratulations to the following Galloway Township Middle School students
who participated in the Jersey Shore Science Fair held at Stockton College and their
Science Teacher - Debby Sommers

Gitika Malhotra Darshan Patel
Musharrat Anisha Jeshua Perez
Jonathan Wong Jonah Zimmerman

Darshan Patel won Honorable Mention in the Engineering category
for his project: "The Square Root of Light = Solar Power'

Jeshua Perez won Honorable Mention in the Microbiology category
for his project: "Handsanitzer vs. Handwashing'

Jonah Zimmerman won 2nd Place in the Zoology category for his project:
"Does Contaminated Sediment Affect the Foraging Behavior of Hermit Crabs?'

4.* Presentation of Energy Excellence Award by Dr. Barry Erseck
The Galloway Township Public School District received this award for conserving our
nation's precious resources through the continued implementation of Energy Education's
Transformational Energy Management process, serving as a model of energy
conservation to fellow educational organizations, and achieving more than
$2.4 Million in savings in 45 months, through January 2011.

*Added after Workshop / Action Meeting.

  1. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
  1. Attorney's Report (William S. Cappuccio, Esq.) (Attachment B.1)
    (This report was reviewed at the 4/11/11 meeting)

  2. Student Enrollment Report as of March 31, 2011 (Attachment B.2)
    (This report was reviewed at the 4/11/11 meeting)

  3. Out of school suspensions for the month of March 2011 (Attachment B.3)
    (This report was reviewed at the 4/11/11 meeting)

*Informational Item
School Choice

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

*Added after Workshop / Action Meeting.

  1. PERSONNEL AND EVALUATION OF PERSONNEL

The Superintendent recommends the following resolutions:

1.* Resolution to accept the letter of intent to retire, with regret, from Lynn Fitzpatrick,
teacher at Arthur Rann Elementary School, effective July 1, 2011.

RECOMMENDATION OF NEW STAFF

2.* Resolution to approve Karen Morales as a full time classroom assistant at Smithville
School for the 2010-11 school year effective April 14, 2011 through June 30, 2011.
Salary: $31,483.32 (pro-rated); $172.04 per day x 183 days; Certified; Level: 2;
Account #11-190-100-106-48-SA (leave replacement)

3.* Resolution to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2010-11 school year
effective April 19, 2011 through June 30, 2011 pending successful completion of
criminal history review. Account numbers as appropriate:
Kindergarten #11-110-100-101; Grades 1-5 #11-120-100-101;
Grades 6-8 #11-130-100-101

Daniel Rodriguez Non-certified $75.00 per day
Leah Rodriguez Non-certified $75.00 per day

4.* Resolution to approve Amy Cowperthwaite as a substitute food service worker for the
2010-11 school year effective April 19, 2011 through June 30, 2011.
Salary: $7.50 per hour; Account #60-910-310-100

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

1.* Resolution to approve the following Liberty University fieldwork placement for
Spring 2011:

Student Cooperating Teacher School
Nicholas Cantatore Tom Kivlin GTMS

2.* Resolution to approve an extension of home instruction for Pomona student, I.S., special
education, (5 hours per week) from March 31, 2011 until the end of this school year
due to illness.
Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

3.* Resolution to approve home instruction for Roland Rogers student, C.C., regular
education, (10 hours per week) beginning April 11, 2011 and continuing up to a maximum of 60 days until the Child Study Team evaluation is completed.
Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

4.* Resolution to approve home instruction for GTMS student, D.B., special education, for
4 hours due to suspension.
Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

*Added after Workshop / Action Meeting.

  1. 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 March 31, 2011
    (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 March 2011 in accordance with Policy #3290. (Attachment E.5)

  3. Resolution to accept the Board Secretary's monthly certification budgetary line item status for March 2011. (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, 2011 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 Secretary's and Treasurer's Report for the month(s) of
    March 2011. (Attachment E.7)

  1. FINANCE AND SCHOOL OPERATIONS
  1. Resolution to approve the April Bill List - 2010/11 Budget. (Attachment E.8)

  2. Resolution to approve the April transfers - 2010/11 Budget. (Attachment E.9)

8.* Resolution to approve a LPN to ride the bus with T.B-L., student at Atlantic County Special Services, Mays Landing campus, beginning May 2, 2011 through June 30, 2011, at a cost of $40.00 per day. (34 days x $40.00 = $1,360.00)
Acct. #11-000-270-515-00-00. (IEP mandated)

*Added after Workshop / Action meeting

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE

*Information Item:

Update for the April 12, 2011 job site meeting for the new gymnasium addition to the
Reeds Road Elementary School.

  1. POLICY

(There are no policies to be reviewed at this time.)

  1. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following:

1.* PAL has requested the use of the GTMS and Smithville gymnasiums Monday
through Thursday beginning June 23, 2011 through August 4, 2011 from 5:00 pm
to 9:00 pm for basketball.

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

*Added after Workshop / Action Meeting.

  1. NOTICE OF MEETINGS
May 9, 2011 Reorganization Meeting
Workshop Meeting GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 pm
  1. SPECIAL EVENTS
April 27, 2011 School Board Budget Election 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
May 20-21, 2011 Board of Education Institute
May 25, 2011 District-wide Retirement Reception-Carriage House 5:00 - 7:00 pm
June 4, 2011 Galloway Twp. Education Foundation 5K / 1 Mile Fun Run

Spring Concerts

May 17, 2011 Arthur Rann Spring Concert 7:00 pm
May 18, 2011 GTMS Spring Concert 7:00 pm
May 19, 2011 Roland Rogers EXPO and Spring Concert 6:30 pm
May 24. 2011 Reeds Road Spring Concert 7:00 pm
May 24, 2011 Smithville School Chorus Concert 7:00 pm
May 26, 2011 Smithville Spring Band Concert 7:00 pm

SCHOOL BOARD TRAINING

1.* Resolution to approve the following training:

Activity: New Jersey School Boards Association Delegate Assembly

Board Member Name Date Expenses Account#
Robert Iannacone May 14, 2011 Travel: $62.00 11-000-230-585-00-00

*Added after Workshop / Action Meeting.

  1. OUT-OF-DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The following professional development activities align with our district Local Professional Development Plan, support our district goals and initiatives, provide training as per individual staff member's Professional Development Plans/Professional Growth Plans, relate to federal/ state grants, and/or provide assistance in fulfilling a student's Individualized Education, 504, or
Multidisciplinary Assistance Team plan. These activities have been reviewed and approved by the appropriate administrators and are being recommended by the Superintendent in accordance
with regulations adopted under NJ Administrative Code 6A.

*Informational Items:
Activity: Follett Spring Book Look

Staff Name Date Expenses
Linda Wimberg April 13, 2011 No cost

(Administrative approval granted prior to board meeting)

Activity: Battel Development Inventory (BDI) Technology Training

Staff Name Date Expenses
Jennifer Mauroff May 5 & 6, 2011 No cost
Heather Samuelson May 4, 2011
  1. OLD BUSINESS

  2. NEW BUSINESS

  3. EXECUTIVE SESSION

* Professional services contracts
* Superintendent's Evaluation

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

*Added after Workshop / Action Meeting.

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