January 24, 2011

  1. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

(There are no communications at this time.)

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Introduction of Jacquelyn Hawn, 8thgrade student and Secretary of the student council
    at Galloway Township Middle School.

  1. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
  1. SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH IN NEW JERSEY

WHEREAS, The New Jersey School Boards Association and the National School Boards Association have declared January 2011 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 588 local school boards in New Jersey that sets policies and oversees 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 1.37 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, The efforts of local boards of education, in partnership with stakeholders ranging from parents to teachers to state education officials, have fostered a public school system that has contributed to New Jersey's status as a leader in academic benchmarks, such as elementary and middle school scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and college preparation through Advanced Placement offerings;

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 2011 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.

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

  2. Student Enrollment Report as of December, 2010 (Attachment B.2)

  3. Out of school suspensions (Attachment B.3)

  4. Resolution to approve limiting the number of students who can participate in school
    choice programs as follows:

Galloway Township Board of Education
Resolution
Limit of Students Participating in Choice Programs

WHEREAS, the Department of Education has authorized any eligible district to apply
to be a choice school pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:12-4.2 and

WHEREAS, the Galloway Township Board of Education seeks to limit the number of
resident students attending choice programs to no more than 10% per grade level and 15%
district resident students as of the current year October 15 count, and

WHEREAS, the Galloway Township Board of Education will hold a lottery pursuant to
N.J.A.C. 6A:12-4 in instances where more than 10% per grade level and 15% of district
resident students seek to participate in a choice program.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Galloway Township School District
hereby authorizes the Administration to limit the number of resident students participating
in choice programs to no more than 10% per grade level and 15% district resident students
as of October 15 each year.

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. PERSONNEL AND EVALUATION OF PERSONNEL

The superintendent recommends the following resolutions:

  1. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from Helene Berchtold, cafeteria manager
    at Arthur Rann Elementary School, effective January 12, 2011.

  2. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from Tina McNabb, part-time cafeteria
    worker at Smithville School, effective January 6, 2011.

  3. Resolution to approve the Family Leave request of Elizabeth Apgar, classroom assistant
    at Arthur Rann Elementary School as follows:
    11/24/10 - 2/23/11 - without pay, opts out of benefits

  4. Resolution to approve the leave request of Paula Angelo, teacher at Reeds Road
    School, as follows:
    Family Leave
    2/16/11 - 3/25/11 - without pay, without benefits
    Personal Leave
    3/26/11 - 6/30/11 - without pay, without benefits

  5. Resolution to approve the Maternity Leave request of Colleen Campo, 3rdgrade teacher
    at Reeds Road Elementary School as follows:
    3/21/11 - 4/27/11 (l/2) - with pay, with benefits
    4/27/11 (l/2) - 6/30/11 - without pay, with benefits

  6. Resolution to approve the Family Leave request of Emily Keyser, cafeteria worker at
    Reeds Road Elementary School as follows:
    1/22/11 - 2/28/2011 - Will work every Thursday and Friday but will

be off every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Without pay, without benefits

  1. RECOMMENDATION OF NEW STAFF
  1. Resolution to approve Jamie A. Jerue as a 2ndgrade teacher at Arthur Rann Elementary
    School for the 2010-11 school year effective January 3, 2011 through June 30, 2011.
    Salary: $46,160 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Step: 6; Account #11-120-100-101-150-SA
    (replacement position)

  2. Resolution to approve Helene Berchtold as a food service worker at Galloway Township
    Middle School for the 2010-11 school year effective January 13, 2011 through June 30, 2011. Salary: $17.65 per hour, 6 hours per day, 5 days per week (pro-rated);
    Account #60-910-310-100-00-SA

  3. Resolution to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2010-11 school year
    effective January 25, 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

Jaclyn Williscroft Certified $80.00 per day
Lauren Kaefer Certified $80.00 per day
Autukhovich Volka Non-certified $75.00 per day
Linda DuMoulin Non-certified $75.00 per day
Jesse M. Grant Non-certified $75.00 per day
M. Kathleen Snyder Non-certified $75.00 per day
Patrick Czar Non-certified $75.00 per day
Zachary Martin Non-certified $75.00 per day
Jill Fernandez Non-certified $75.00 per day
  1. Resolution to approve Gehan N. Hanna as a substitute food service worker for the
    2010-11 school year effective January 25, 2011 through June 30, 2011.
    Salary: $7.50 per hour; Account #60-910-310-100-SB-SA

  2. Resolution to approve Constance Nedohon as a substitute secretary for the 2010-11
    school year effective January 25, 2011 through June 30, 2011. Salary: $9.35 per hour;
    Account #11-000-240-105

RECOMMENDATION OF STAFF SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS

  1. Resolution to approve Sharon Delany as a teacher / substitute for the Child Care Program
    effective January 25, 2011. Salary: $12.00 per hour; Account #62-990-320-101-00-00

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
  • Discussion - Parent proposal to reinstate baseball and softball

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

  1. Resolution to approve GTMS 2011 Volleyball Schedule. (Attachment D.1)

  2. Resolution to approve 105 Pomona Preschool students to go to Cape May County Zoo on
    May 6, 2011; Johnson's Corner Farm on May 27, 2011 and Ocean City Beach/Boardwalk
    on June 3, 2011. Accounts #11-190-100-890-40-00; #20-251-100-800-11-02;
    Transportation #20-251-200-500-11-02

  3. Resolution to approve the following Stockton fieldwork placements for Spring 2011:

Student Cooperating Teacher School Grade
Angela Pisciotta Rebecca Cohen Arthur Rann 3
Chad Luciani Johanna O'Brien Arthur Rann 4
Peter Gotta Maddie Stapleton GTMS 7 - Science
James Clarke Tim Scotti GTMS 7 -Social Studies
  1. Resolution to approve the following AtlanticCape Community College fieldwork placement
    for Spring 2011:

Student Cooperating Teacher School Grade
Jessica Scott Kevin Lightcap Arthur Rann 6
  1. Resolution to approve extension of home instruction for Pomona student, I.S., special education,
    5 hours per week) for 60 days beginning January 3, 2011 to March 31, 2011 due to illness.
    Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

  2. Resolution to approve home instruction for Roland Rogers student, D.H., regular education
    (5 hours per week) starting January 10, 2011 (not to exceed 60 days) due to doctor's note.
    Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  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:

  1. Resolution to approve Galloway Township Middle School student, J.D-J, in an alternate
    interim educational placement at Coastal for up to 45 days at the cost of $10,653.30 ($236.74 per diem x 45 days) beginning January 3, 2011. Account #11-000-100-566-00-02

  2. Resolution to approve student, T.B-L, placement at ACSSS/PSD program beginning
    January 19, 2011 until June 2011 at a cost of $17,088 ($32,040 pro-rated - $178 per diem
    x 96 days). Account #11-000-100-565-00-02

  3. Resolution to approve student L.J., placement at BankBridge Developmental Center
    (Gloucester County Special Services School District) / MD Program beginning January 3,
    2011 at a cost of $19, 872 ($33,120 pro-rated - $184 per diem x 108 days) and a 1:1 aide
    for L.J. at a cost of $34,650 (pro-rated); Account #11-000-566-00-02

  4. Resolution to approve the following transportation contracts with Greater Egg Harbor
    Regional School District (2010-2011):

TYPE OF CONTRACT

TYPE OF ROUTE

SCHOOL

ROUTE

NUMBER / STUDENTS

JOINER COST

Renewal

New

X

To / From

ACSSD

ELEM5

1

$3,745.77

(AR effective

11/29/10-
6/30/11)

X

To/From

COASTAL

COA3

1

(JG effective

$9,259.53

11/29/10-6/30/11)

X

To/From

COASTAL

COA3

1

$8,337.00

(JD effective

1/3/11-
6/30/11)

  1. Resolution to approve the joint transportation agreement with Atlantic County Special
    Services (2010-2011):

Type of Contract

NEW

TYPE

SCHOOL

PER DIEM

TOTAL

X

Joiner

Y.A.L.E.

75

$1,950.00

LJ 11/19/10 - 12/22/10

X

Joiner

BankBridge

28.16

$3,520.00

LJ 1/3/11 - 6/30/11

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions for formal Board action at the January 31, 2011 meeting, as recommended by Timothy E. Kelley, School Business Administrator, and the Finance Committee:

  1. Resolution to accept the following food service reports:
    Cafeteria: Analysis of Receipts and Disbursements for December, 2010
    (Attachments E.1Will be available at the 1/31/11 meeting.)
    Trial Balance Report/Breakfast & Lunch Cash Sales
    (Attachments E.2Will be available at the 1/31/11 meeting.)
    Breakfast & Lunch Meal Counts Participation (Attachments E.3Will be available at the 1/31/11 meeting.)
    Special Income Detail. (Attachments E.4 Will be available at the 1/31/11 meeting.)

  2. Resolution to accept the Investment Report(s) for December 2010 in accordance with Policy #3290. (Attachment E.5Will be available at the 1/31/11 meeting.)

  3. Resolution to accept the Board Secretary's monthly certification budgetary line item status for December 31, 2010. (Attachment E.6Will be available at the 1/31/11 meeting.)

  4. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(e), the Galloway Board of Education certifies that as of
    December 31, 2010 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/o
    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
    December, 2010. (Attachment E.7 Will be available at the 1/31/11 meeting.)

  6. Resolution to approve the January Bill List - 2010/11 Budget. (Attachment E.8)Will be available at the 1/31/11 meeting.)

  7. Resolution to approve the January transfers - 2010/11 Budget. (Attachment E.9Will be available at the 1/31/11 meeting.)

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE

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

  1. Resolution to approve Change Order #1 to the general construction contract of
    Martell Construction Co. in the amount of $22,371. Original contract was for $1,424,500
    and the revised amount is $1,446,871. (Attachment F.1)

  2. Resolution to approve Change Order #1 to the electrical contract of Martell Construction
    Co. in the amount of $3,963. Original contract was for $139,100 and the revised amount
    is $143,063. (Attachment F.2)

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. POLICY
  1. Resolution to approve the following policy (first reading) (changes highlighted in red):
    (Attachment G.1)

Policy #5131 Conduct / Discipline

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following requests:

  • Scout Requests
  1. Galloway Cub Scouts Pack 77 has requested the use of the Smithville cafeteria on
    Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm for their Pinewood Derby.
    (Custodial fee applicable for weekend use at 1-1/2 times the prevailing rate.
    Administrative approval was granted)

  2. Galloway Cub Scout Pack 77 has requested the use of the GTMS cafeteria on Friday,
    February 18, 2011 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm for their Blue and Gold Dinner.

  3. Galloway Pack 12 Boy Scouts has requested the use of the Roland Rogers cafeteria on
    Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm for their Blue and Gold Dinner.
    (Custodial fee applicable for weekend use at 1-1/2 times the prevailing rate)

  • Sports Requests
  1. Atlantic United Soccer has requested the use of the Reeds Road cafeteria every Monday evening from January 31, 2011 through March 28, 2011 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm for conditioning training.
    (Soft soccer balls will be used.)

  2. The Pinelands Devils Baseball Team has requested the use of the Reeds Road cafeteria on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning January 25, 2011 through March 17, 2011 from
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for training.
    (No hard balls or bats will be used. Majority of players are Galloway residents.)

  3. The Galloway Warrior Youth Lacrosse has requested the use of the district fields from
    March 13, 2011 through May 31, 2011.
    (Organization must contact Beth Stasuk, Director, Community Services for Galloway Township,
    for field assignment.)

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. NOTICE OF MEETINGS
January 31, 2011 Regular Meeting GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 p.m.
  1. SPECIAL EVENTS
February 15, 2011 Wellness Fair GTMS Cafetorium 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  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.

  1. Resolution to approve the following out-of-district professional development activities.

Activity: Closing the Achievement Gap

Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Geoff Haines December 16, 2010 Travel: $33.00 11-000-230-580-00-00

(Administrative approval granted prior to board meeting)

Activity: State Aid & Budget Preparation

Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Timothy E. Kelley January 26, 2011 Registration: $75.00 11-000-251-580-00-00

Activity: Techspo 2011

Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Annette C. Giaquinto January 27, 2011 Registration: $249.00 11-000-230-580-00-00

Activity: Inclusive Schools Climate Initiative (ISCI) Technical Assistance Meeting

Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Geoff Haines February 1, 2011 Travel: $49.00 11-000-230-580-00-00
Penny Reilly
Tricia Palumbo

Activity: Positive Behavior Support - Preventing Bullying

Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Geoff Haines February 4, 2011 Travel: $34.00(each) 20-460-200-500-10-02
Helen Reilly Registration: $75.00(each)
Tricia Palumbo
Robbyn Scott Free for Rowan students

Activity: Successful Co-Teaching Strategies

Matt Marmaro
Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Rainer Birkenstock March 7, 2011 Registration: $215.00(each) 20-460-200-500-10-02
Matt Marmaro Travel: $25.00 (each)

Activity: Supporting Dual Language Learners with Disabilities

Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Heather Suckiel March 29, 2011 Registration: $11.00(each) 11-000-223-580-00-01
Karen Giehl

Activity: NJAFPA Spring training

Staff Name Date Expenses Account
Marilyn Moore March 31, 2011 Registration $149.00 11-000-230-580-00-00
Parking: $10.00

Informational Items:

Activity: Garden State Co-op Meeting

Staff Name Date Expenses
John Sloan January 11, 2011 No cost

Activity: Healthy Foods in School Workshop

Staff Name Date Expenses
John Sloan January 13, 2011 No cost

Informational Items:

Activity: Greater Egg Harbor Constituency Social Studies Curriculum

Staff Name Date Expenses
Kevin Throckmorton January 21, 2011 No cost

Activity: NJ ASK Math 6-8 Range finding

Staff Name Date Expenses
Carol deRuyter Jan. 19-20, 2010 Measurement Incorporated honorarium

Activity: Visual Processing Therapy

Staff Name Date Expenses
Jodi Schechtman February 4, 2011 No cost

Activity: Using Data to Improve & Inspire Student Achievement

Staff Name Date Expenses
Paul Albert February 15 & 16, 2011 No cost

Activity: Ethics and Jurisprudence for Physical Therapists

Staff Name Date Expenses
Lauren Shapiro February 18, 2011 No cost

Activity: National School Plant Management Association National Conference

Staff Name Date Expenses
Allyn Snavely April 1 - 6, 2011 No cost
  1. OLD BUSINESS

  2. NEW BUSINESS

  3. EXECUTIVE SESSION

  1. Negotiations
  2. Matters of possible and pending litigation
  3. Sale of property
  4. Facility Usage Contracts
  5. Personnel

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

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