November 22, 2010

  1. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Letter to the Superintendent from Anne Neustadter, Donations Chairman for the Shirley
    Mae Breast Cancer Assistance Fund, dated 10/26/10 expressing thanks for the donation made
    by the district as a result of the "Dress Down Day" fundraiser. (Attachment A.1)

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Introduction of Robert Mears, 8thgrade student and President of the
    Student Council at Galloway Township Middle School.

  2. Presentation to Ernie Huggard for his 12 years of service as a Board member and
    President of the Galloway Township Board of Education.

  3. Congratulations to the following students from Roland Rogers School who were winners
    in the Violence and Vandalism contests:

Dr. Robin Moore, Principal
Michael Silvestri, Assistant Principal
Team Leaders:

Mai Gruber Laura Martin
Tracy Bustard Sean McCarthy
Barbara Olson Paul Albert
Sheila James Patti Lang
Aggie Hancock

Poster Winners
1st Place - Dylan Petillo
2nd Place - Claire Dell-Priscoli
3rd Place - Mason Cunningham
Honorable Mention - Sima Popowski

Poem Winners
1st Place - Peyton Macrina
2nd Place - Sanae Clapp
3rd Place - Samantha Eloy

Rap / Song Winners
1st Place - Ayoube Ammari
2nd Place - Jonatan Resto
3rd Place - Shaan Patel

Sean Warren

5th Grade

Poster Winners
1st Place - Tahj Edwards
2nd Place - Sarah Eric
3rd Place - Jonathan Rodriguez
Honorable Mention - Ashley DePoe

Poem Winners
1st Place - Nicholas Agranoff
2nd Place - Elizabeth Glass
3rd Place - Alexis Mazzatta

Rap / Song Winners
1st Place - Yanissa Adams
2nd Place - Delaney Sabath
3rd Place - Allyson Tees

6th Grade

Poster Winners
1st Place - Abigail Bernhardt
2nd Place - Alexia Morales
3rd Place - Ramon Watson
Honorable Mention - Joy Spavlik

Poem Winners
1st Place - Jonathan Granados
2nd Place - Alex Walk
3rd Place - Ausheney McNeill

Rap / Song Winners
1st Place - Coy Lewis
2nd Place - Ryan Flemming
3rd Place - Sarah LePine

Congratulations also to Ms. Tracey Hochstrasser's third grade class for winning First Place in the Slogan Contest with their slogan: "Violence is not cool, don't bring it into our school."

  1. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

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

  2. Student Enrollment Report as of October 31, 2010 (Attachment B.2)

  3. Out of School Suspensions for the month of October, 2010. (Attachment B.3)

  4. Presentation: Proposed 2010-14 District Goals (Attachment B.4)

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. PERSONNEL AND EVALUATION OF PERSONNEL

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

  1. Resolution to accept the letter of intent to retire, with regret, from Phyllis Glomb,
    8th grade Language Arts Teacher at Galloway Township Middle School, effective
    January 1, 2011. Ms. Glomb has been a teacher in the Galloway Schools for 11 years
    and her dedication and commitment to students and staff is appreciated by
    our entire Galloway family.

  2. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from James Spollen, part-time
    custodian, effective November 19, 2010.

  3. Resolution to approve the Family Leave Request of Don Adams, 7thgrade teacher at
    Galloway Township Middle School, as follows:

1/3/11 - 2/14/11 - without pay, opts out of benefits

  1. Resolution to approve the Maternity Leave Request of Jennifer Files, 7thgrade teacher at
    Galloway Township Middle School, as follows:

2/28/11 - 3/16/11 - with pay, with benefits
3/17/11 - 5/31/11 - without pay, with benefits
Returning 6/1/2011

  1. Resolution to approve the Maternity Leave Request of Shannon Tallman, special education
    teacher at Smithville School, as follows:

1/6/11 - 3/4/11 - with pay, with benefits
3/7/11 - 4/12/11 - without pay, with benefits
Returning 4/13/11

RECOMMENDATION OF NEW STAFF

  1. Resolution to approve Erin Fitzpatrick as a teacher at Arthur Rann Elementary School
    for the 2010-11 school year effective January 15, 2011 through June 30, 2011.
    Salary: $45,200 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Step: 4; Account #11-120-100-101-15-SA
    (maternity leave replacement)

  2. Resolution to approve Cynthia McAnney as a kindergarten teacher at Reeds Road
    Elementary School for the 2010-11 school year effective January 1, 2011 through
    June 30, 2011. Salary: $44,400 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Step: 2;
    Account #11-110-100-101-45-SA (leave replacement)

  3. Resolution to approve Trish Rotellini as a teacher at Smithville School for the 2010-11
    school year effective September 1, 2010 through April 12, 2011. (correction)
    Salary: $47,775 (pro-rated); Degree: MA; Step: 2; Account #11-120-100-101-48-SA
    (maternity leave replacement) (Original approval was granted at the 9/20/10 Board meeting.)

  4. Resolution to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2010-11 school year
    effective November 23, 2010 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

Nina Ruth-Brunson Certified $80.00 per day
Sondra McCall Non-Certified $75.00 per day
Daniel Keck Non-Certified $75.00 per day
Emily Heerema Non-Certified $75.00 per day
Mary Kathleen Snyder Non-Certified $75.00 per day
Jesse M. Grant Non-Certified $75.00 per day
  1. Resolution to approve the Senior Help Desk Technician job description (first reading)
    (Attachment C.1)

RECOMMENDATION OF STAFF SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS

  1. Resolution to approve the following Galloway Township Middle School staff as
    After School Intervention Teachers effective November 23, 2010 through
    June 30, 2011. Account #20-231-100-100-11-SA (NCLB Title I); Stipend: $36.00 per hour

Alex Conaway Jeff Morris
Cynthia Fedo Barbara Rodilosso
Donna Fulmer Starr Sherman
Linda Harmon Robyn Talvacchio
  1. Resolution to approve Angela McDonough as the AtlantiCare Initiative School
    Health Coordinator at Galloway Township Middle School for the 2010-11 school
    year effective October 26, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
    Salary: $33.00 per hour, hours not to exceed 100; Account #20-088-100-101-16-SA

Informational Item:

Helen Grimley, teacher at Arthur Rann Elementary School, has requested an extension of her maternity leave until 9/1/11. Ms. Grimley's leave was originally approved by the Board of Education on 1/11/10.

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

  1. Resolution to approve extending home instruction for GTMS student, A.D. regular education
    (5 hours per week) starting October 18, 2010 to December 13, 2010 due to illness.
    Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

  2. Resolution to approve the extension of home instruction for Roland Rogers student, J.O.,
    special education (10 hours per week) from September 21, 2010 to October 11, 2010 due to
    illness. (Home instruction was originally approved from September 8, 2010 to September 21, 2010.
    Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

  3. Resolution to approve home instruction for GTMS student, B.K. regular education
    (5 hours per week) starting October 28, 2010 for 4 weeks due to illness.
    Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

  4. Resolution to approve the extension of home instruction for GTMS student, N.S. regular
    education (5 hours per week) from October 22, 2010 to November 3, 2010 due to illness.
    Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

  5. Resolution to approve home instruction for Reeds Road student, J.M. regular education
    (5 hours per week) from October 26, 2010 to November 23, 2010 due to illness.
    Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

  6. Resolution to approve home instruction for Arthur Rann student, A.R. special education
    (10 hours per week) from November 15, 2010 until placement at ACSSS.
    Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

  7. Resolution to approve home instruction for Pomona student, I.S. special education (5 hours
    per week) for 60 days beginning November 1, 2010 due to illness.
    Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

  8. Resolution to approve home instruction for Roland Rogers student, F.S. , 504 student (10 hours
    per week) from November 9, 2010 to November 30, 2010 as per medical request.
    Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

  1. Resolution to approve the following Rowan University clinical internship placements for
    Spring 2010:

Student Cooperating Teacher School Grade
Brendan Smith Dawn Mollenkopf Reeds Road 1
Samantha Sickler Kevin Throckmorton GTMS 8-SS
  1. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

  1. Resolution to approve six 8thgrade GTMS students to volunteer at the Food Bank Thrift Shop
    at Shore Mall in Egg Harbor Township on the following Fridays: November 19 & December
    10, 2010, January 14, February 18, March 18, April 8, and May 13, 2011 after school. (Teacher
    transport with parental permission) (Administrative approval granted prior to board meeting.)

  1. Resolution to approve home schooling for the following student during the
    2010-11 school year in accordance with Board Policy #6172.00: Alternative
    Education Programs:

Student Grade
EH 8

-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 and the Finance Committee:

  1. Resolution to accept the following food service reports:
    Cafeteria: Profit Loss Statement for October 31, 2010
    (Attachments E.1)
    Trial Balance Report/Breakfast & Lunch Cash Sales
    (Attachments E.2)
    Breakfast & Lunch Meal Counts Participation (Attachments E.3)+
    Revenue by Eligibility (Attachment E.4)
  2. Resolution to accept the Investment Report(s) for October 2010 in accordance with Policy #3290. (Attachment E.5)

  3. Resolution to accept the Board Secretary's monthly certification budgetary line item status for October 2010. (Attachment E.6)

  4. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(e), the Galloway Board of Education certifies that as of
    October 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/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
    October 31, 2010. (Attachment E.7)

  6. Resolution to approve the November Bill List - 2010 / 2011 Budget. (Attachment E.10)

  7. Resolution to approve the November transfers - 2010 / 2011 Budget. (Attachment E.11)

  8. Resolution to accept the completion of the first of two "Emergency Bus Evacuation Drills" for 2010/2011 school year in accordance with the New Jersey Administrative Code NJAC 6A:27- 11.2. (Attachment E.12)

  9. Resolution to approve Jay Saslav, as a speech consultant, at $250 per day from November 22, 2010 to December 23, 2010, two days per week. Acct. #11-000-219-390-00-02

  10. Resolution to approve Atlantic Care Behavioral Health, for psychiatric evaluations at $200 per evaluation, for the 2010/2011 school year. Acct. #11-000-219-390-00-02

  1. Resolution to approve the award of "non-fair" and open contracts to the following vendors for the 2010 / 2011 school year pursuant to C.271, in the event the vendor would exceed $17,500.

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE

AWARD OF A NON-FAIR AND OPEN CONTRACTS

WHEREAS, the Galloway Township Board of Education has a need to acquire the businesses and services for student evaluations, beverages, architectural services, curriculum materials, and communication services, as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 or 20.5 as appropriate; and,

WHEREAS, the purchasing agent, Vickie L. Tomasco, has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition will exceed $17,500; and,

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract isfor the2010/2011 school yearand maybe extended by the Galloway Township Board of Education as approved;

WHEREAS, the following businesses as listed below have completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that businesses listed below have not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit the businesses as listed below from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract, and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Galloway Township Board of Education in the Township of Galloway authorizes the School Business Administrator to enter into a contract with the businesses as listed below as described herein; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Business Disclosure Entity Certification and the Determination of Value be placed on file with this resolution.

Vendor Cost Not to Exceed:
Brett Dinovi & Associates $55,000
Canada Dry Distributing $30,000
Fraytak Veisz Hopkins Duthie, P.C. $50,000
Lakeshore Learning Materials $40,000
Paragon Consulting Services $60,000
White Harris $25,000

-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. Presentation:Use of Oceanville School - Steve Bolli

Resolution of the Galloway Township Board of Education of the Galloway School District

in the County of Atlantic, New Jersey

Authorizing the Submission of other Capital Project Documents

  1. Resolution approving Galloway Township Board of Education to close Oceanville Elementary School,
    State Project #1690-030-11-1000, and be it further resolved that Fraytak Veisz Hopkins Duthie, P.C.,
    architect of record, be authorized to submit the above project to the New Jersey Department of Education
    for approval on the district's behalf.

  2. Resolution approving Galloway Township Board of Education authorized Fraytak Veisz Hopkins
    Duthie, P.C., architect of record, be authorized to submit the above project to the New Jersey
    Department of Education for approval on the district's behalf.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the above project be approve as an "other capital project" as defined in N.J.A.C. 6A:26. The district will not seek State funding for the above project.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that amendments to the Long-Range Facilities Plan by Fraytak Veisz Hopkins Duthie, P.C. to incorporate the above project be approved.

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  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:

Ø Requests

  1. Sara Brown of the Sports, Leisure, and Entertainment RPG has requested the use of the Smithville gymnasium on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for a "Zumbathon" to raise money for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for CDH research.
    (Custodial fee of 1 ½ times the prevailing rate will apply)

  2. Greater Egg Harbor School District has requested the use of the GTMS gymnasium on various afternoons beginning December 17, 2010 through February 10, 2011 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm for freshman girls and boys basketball games.
    (Dates/times were discussed with Tim Waldman, AD at GTMS, and approved)

  3. The NJFOA of Atlantic County has requested the use of the GTMS library on November 1, 3, 8, 15, and 22, 2010 for their Football Officials Meetings from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
    (Administrative approval granted prior to the Board meeting.)

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. NOTICE OF MEETINGS

December 20 Workshop / Regular Meeting GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 P.M.
January 24 Workshop / Action Meeting GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 P.M.
January 31 Regular Meeting GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 P.M.
  1. SPECIAL EVENTS

December 8 Arthur Rann Holiday Concert 7:00 P.M.
December 9 Roland Rogers Holiday Concert 6:30 P.M.
December 14 Smithville Holiday Concert 7:00 P.M.
December 15 Galloway Township Middle School Holiday Concert 7:00 P.M.
December 16 Reeds Road Holiday Concert 7:00 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: Title I/Accountability Training

Staff Name Date Expenses Account #
Bill Zipparo, Ed.D. Nov. 9, 2010 Travel: $50.00 11-000-223-580-00-00
Sharon Kurtz
John Billen, Ed.D.
(Administrative approval granted prior to board meeting.)

Activity: Preschool Pyramid Model & Positive Behavior Support Training

Staff Name Date Expenses Account #
Edie Wagner Nov. 17, 2010 Travel: $60.00 11-000-219-580-00-00
Marilyn Moore Dec. 15, 2010 per day
Carol Santo Jan. 19, 2011
(Administrative approval granted prior to board meeting.)
  1. OUT-OF-DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

(Continued)

Informational Items:

Activity: NJ Co-op Association

Staff Name Date Expenses
John Sloan Nov. 2, 2010 No cost

Activity: ACIT Counselor Information Meeting

Staff Name Date Expenses
Patti Stewart Nov. 18, 2010 No cost

Activity: Reading Activities for ELLs K-6

Staff Name Date Expenses
Karen Giehl Dec. 3, 2010 No cost

Activity: 2010 NJ Videoconferencing Showcase

Staff Name Date Expenses
Jeremy Post Dec. 8, 2010 No cost
Kim Monroe

Activity: Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders in Youth

Staff Name Date Expenses
Edie Wagner Feb. 25, 2011 No cost
Nicole Neville

Activity: From My Classroom to Yours Annual Conference

Staff Name Date Expenses
Jeremy Post March 16, 2011 ETTC Hours
Kim Monroe

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. OLD BUSINESS

  1. NEW BUSINESS

  1. Resolution to appoint Rosemary Hollway as an alternate for the Board of Education Negotiations
    Committee for the 2010-11 school year.

  1. 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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