June 21, 2010

  1. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Letter to Christa Atkins, Chairperson, Galloway Township Professional Development
    Committee, from Thomas J. Dowd, Executive County Superintendent of Schools, dated
    6/1/10, advising that the district's Professional Development Plan has been approved by
    The Atlantic County Professional Development Board. (Attachment A.1)

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Introduction of Josh Wescoat and Jennifer Flournoy, 8th grade students at
    Galloway Township Middle School. Josh is President and Jennifer is Vice President
    of the Student Council and the Board would like to commend them for a job well
    done this year. Good luck in high school! Many thanks also to Mr. Dave Evans the
    advisor for the Student Council.

  2. Congratulations to the following Galloway Township Middle School students who were
    winners in the New Jersey Math League competition - congratulations also to their teacher
    Ms. Carol deRuyter.

Christopher Sinatra First Place - 8th grade
Jennifer Flournoy Third Place - 8th grade
Benny Willems First Place - 7th grade
Matthew Branco Second Place - 7th grade
Rafid Mollah Third Place - 7th grade
Jessica Perez Third Place - 7th grade
  1. Congratulations to the following members of the "Lady Grizzlies"softball team that captured
    their fourth consecutive Atlantic Cape League Championship and completed the season
    undefeated. Congratulations also to their coaches Tricia Palumbo and Alex Conaway:

Megan Atkinson Darby Langel
Alyssa Brady Taylor Martin
Morgan Brown Kylie Ranck
Taylor Bates Kerri Roman
Ashley Burns Shannon Schaefer
Ryann Guy Jordyn Spina
Alyssa Kurz Amanda Ventura
Breana Wiener

Mary Riggs - Manager
Courtney Masterson - Manager
Eva Sodaitis - Manager

  1. Congratulations to the following members of the middle school boys' baseball team
    "The Grizzlies"that won the Atlantic Cape League Championship. Congratulations also
    to their coaches Tim Scotti and Matt Marmaro:

Matt Ardente Sean Manganelli
Matt Branco Jake Marsico
Brennan DeWolf Drew Roesch
Kyle Eisele Patrick Scheck
Alex Gradziel Andrew Sibson
Steve Hewa Doug Sterling
Ryan Leyva Tyler Welch
  1. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

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

  2. Student Enrollment Report as of May 30, 2010 (Attachment B.2)

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

-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 from Rosemary Petrosh, teacher at
    Pomona Kindergarten Center, with regret, effective July 1, 2010. Ms. Petrosh has been
    a teacher in the Galloway School District for 29 years with a total of 38 years devoted to education in New Jersey. Her dedication and commitment to the students and staff is
    appreciated by our entire school family. (Attachment C.1)

  2. Resolution to accept the letter of resignation from Joseph V. Phillips, Jr., library secretary
    at Roland Rogers School on a leave replacement, effective June 15, 2010.
    (Attachment C.2)

  3. Resolution to approve the reinstatement of the salary increment for Dave Martin (classroom assistant, final assignment to be determined) as a result of his improved job performance. Mr. Martin's salary will be increased to $31,565.80, non-certified, $161.05 per day; Account #11-190-100-106

  4. Resolution to approve Claudia Booth, secretary at Pomona Kindergarten Learning Center,
    from a 12 month full time position to a 10 month full time position for the 2010-11
    school year effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. Salary: $34, 373;
    Account #11-000-240-105

  5. Resolution to approve Donna Cushlanis, secretary for the Child Study Team, from a
    10 month part time position to a 12 month part time position for the 2010-11 school year
    effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. Salary: $27,145.05;
    Account #IDEA: 20-250-200-105

  6. Resolution to approve Sharon Delany as a 12 month secretary effective September 1, 2010
    through June 30, 2011. Salary: $34,645.83 (pro-rated); Account #11-000-230-105

  7. Resolution to re-employ those staff members identified as confidential secretaries /
    staff not represented by a bargaining unit for the 2010-11 school year. See attached list. (Attachment C.3)

  8. Resolution to re-employ the following staff members not represented by a bargaining unit
    for the 2010-11 school year. Final assignments to be determined. See attached list.
    (Attachment C.4)

  9. Resolution to re-employ teaching personnel for the 2010-11 school year effective
    September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. Final assignments to be determined.
    See Attached list. (Attachment C.5)

  10. Resolution to re-employ maintenance / custodial personnel for the 2010-11 school year.
    Final assignments to be determined. See attached list. (Attachment C.6)

  11. Resolution to re-employ food service personnel for the 2010-11 school year. Final
    assignments to be determined. See attached list. (Attachment C.7)

  12. Resolution to approve the Before and After School Child Care Program hourly rates for staff
    during the 2010-11 school year beginning Wednesday, September 8, 2010 through
    Thursday, June 30, 2011; Account #62-990-320-101-00-SA

Staff Hourly Rates

2010-11 2009-10
Site Coordinator
(teacher cert / 4 yr. degree) $21 / hr. $21 / hr.
Site Coordinator
(60+ credits) $19 / hr. $21 / hr.
Nurse $18 / hr. $20 / hr.
Support Staff $15 / hr. $20 / hr. (teacher cert / 4 yr deg)
$18 / hr. (60+ credits)
$13 / hr. (H.S.)
Door Monitor $12 / hr. $20 / hr. (teacher cert / 4 yr deg)
$18 / hr. (60+ credits)
$13 / hr. (H.S.)

RECOMMENDATION OF NEW STAFF

  1. Resolution to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2009-10 school year
    effective June 22, 2010 through June 30, 2010 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

Heather Silver Non-Certified $75 per day
Thomas Mazetis Non-Certified $75 per day
Tracy Weis Non-Certified $75 per day
Michael Flanagan Non-Certified $75 per day
Sherry Khullar Non-Certified $75 per day
  1. Resolution to approve the following substitute secretaries for the 2010-11
    school year effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. Salary: $9.35;
    Account #11-000-240-105

Joan Pugliese
Darlene Derry
Gregory Barny

RECOMMENDATION OF STAFF SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS

  1. Resolution to approve the following staff for CST mandated summer evaluations and
    mandated special services as per NJAC - July 5, 2010 - August 30, 2010.
    Payment is per GTEA negotiated contract - Account #11-000-219-104-00-SA
    See list attached. (Attachment C.8)

  2. Resolution to approve the following staff for Extended School Year beginning July 5, 2010
    through August 5, 2010. (July 1, 2010 needed for classroom prep.) Salary is based upon
    negotiated contract rate. Account #20-250-100-100-10-SA (See list attached.
    (Attachment C.9)

  3. Resolution to approve the following teachers for Kindergarten Brigance Screening on
    June 28 and 29, 2010. Stipend: Per diem hourly rate as indicated;
    Account #11-110-100-101-30-SA / #11-110-100-101-40-SA

Linda Baker $48.75 Cheryl Knabe $38.19
Pat Culkin $41.31 Debbie Mellor $37.05
Kathy Federico $52.31 Stephanie Milliken $37.46
Mai Gruber $54.65 Dianne Wooden-Berry $38.74
Dave Werner $33.60
  1. Resolution to approve the following teachers for Kindergarten ESL Screening on
    June 28 and 29, 2010. Stipend: Per diem hourly rate as indicated.
    Accounts #11-110-100-101-40-SA; #11-110-100-101-30-SA

Karen Giehl $34.12
Mary Ann Nawarynski $54.50
Debbie Randsdorp $32.92
Barbara Somers $32.97

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Presentation: District Professional Development Plan presented by Christa Atkins and
Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed. D.

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

The following items have been submitted by Annette C. Giaquinto, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, and reviewed by the Superintendent of Schools for the Board of Education approval:

  1. Resolution to approve the following Saint Joseph's University student teacher for Fall 2010:
Student Cooperating Teacher School Grade
Michael Stewart Phyllis Glomb GTMS 8
  1. Resolution to approve the following Rowan University student teachers for Fall 2010:
Student Cooperating Teacher School Grade
Danielle Purdy Susan Donnelly GTMS 7
Brendan Smith Dawn Mollenkopf Reeds Road 1
  1. Resolution to approve the following Richard Stockton College of NJ student teacher for Fall 2010:
Student Cooperating Teacher School Grade
Kamiech Hudson Lisa Gradziel Reeds Road 1
Patricia Ott Johanna O'Brien Arthur Rann 4
  1. Resolution to approve the following Stockton fieldwork placements for Fall 2010:
Student Cooperating Teacher School Grade
Tia Pangoras Kerrie Benitez Arthur Rann 1
Amanda Jopp Carol Badia Arthur Rann k
Melissa Tracy Rick Brenner Arthur Rann 4
Brittany Santoro Terry Wenig Arthur Rann 1
Andrea Brown Carol deRuyter GTMS 8
Allie Stern Marie King GTMS 7
Jonathan Rosenberg Neil McCreesh GTMS 8
Anthony Chehade Kevin Throckmorton GTMS 7
Carlee Caucino Maddie Stapleton GTMS 7
Roy Huff Patti Lesage Reeds Road 2
Ryan King Pat Culkin Reeds Road K
Amanda Vaccaro Jennifer Tompkins Reeds Road 3
Catherine Buckley Ed Zimmerman Reeds Road 4
William Zschack Stephanie Pross Roland Rogers 5
Shana Carver Mai Gruber Roland Rogers K
Autumn Rose Pugliese Joe Hughes Smithville 5
  1. Resolution to approve the Before and After School Child Care Program for the 2010-2011
    school year beginning Wednesday, September 8, 2010 through Thursday, June 30, 2011.

  2. Resolution to approve home instruction for GTMS student, J.G., (due to suspension-June
    16 to June 24, 2010) special education (14 hours).
    Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

  3. Resolution to approve home instruction for GTMS student, A.V., (due to illness) regular
    education (17 hours of from June 1 to June 23, 2010).
    Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

  4. Resolution to approve I.E.P. mandated home services (rendered as home instruction) for special
    education students L.J. (10 hours per week ), N.D.(2 hours per week), A.D.(1 hour per week)
    beginning June 2010 and continuing into 2010-2011 school year.
    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 Bassetti Photo, Inc. to provide the photographic services for the Galloway Township Public School District for the 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013 for a school commission of 15% for all package sales.

  2. Resolution to approve Paul's Commodity Hauling, Inc. for commodity pick-up and delivery service contract for the 2010/2011 school year, at a cost of $2.50 per case. Account #60-910-310-878. (Attachment E.1)

  3. Resolution to include the Galloway Township Family School Association under the General Liability and Auto Liability insurance coverage through the School Alliance Insurance Fund (S.A.I.F.) at no additional cost to the Board of Educations.

  4. 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.

Vendor Cost
Pearson Communications $17,500
Wilson Language Training $17,500
Wright Group McGraw Hill. $17,500
  1. Resolution to approve the 2010-2011 Commission for the Blind contracts
    In effect from September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 for the following students:
    Account #11-000-216-320-00-02

Student: K.D. $1,700 Level of Service: 1
Student: P.P. $1,700 Level of Service: 1
Student: C.C. $4,100 Level of Service: 2
Student: A.Mc. $11,500 Level of Service: 3
  1. Resolution to approve C.C. to attend the Easter Seals/Camp Marcella summer program from August 1st through 6th, 2010 at a cost of $1,480. Account #:11-000-100-569-00-02

  2. Resolution to approve the following non-public supplemental instructors at $35 per hour. Starting September 1, 2010, 2-3 hours per week/per student, for the 2010-2011 school year.

Ruth Blouch at Pilgrim Academy
Deborah Cartwright at Pilgrim Academy
Rosemarie Dickinson at Pilgrim Academy
Suzanne Landon at Pilgrim Academy
Tracy McArdle at Pilgrim Academy
Jane Shaferly at Pilgrim Academy
Amanda Mathis at Highland Academy
Tamar MacLean at Highland Academy
  1. Resolution to approve the 2010 - 2011Out of District ESY students beginning July 6, 2010 through August 8, 2010.
    Account #11-000-100-565-00-02:
    Atlantic County Special Services Students:
    MC, MC, MC, DC, AC, DC, DC, MC, LC, MC, MD, ND, AE, GE, CF,MG,TH, MM, HM, AP, PP, FP, TP, AR, NW, FW, NW, JW, GW

ESY Tuition - $2,000 per student x 29 students $58,000
1:1 ESY Aide (GE) $ 2,140
1:1 ESY Aide (ND) $ 2,140
1:1 ESY Aide (TP) $ 2,140
Total: $64,420

Account #11-000-100-566-00-02:

Coastal: TMc, CM, JW

ESY Tuition -$7,102.20 per student x 3 students $21,306.60 Total: $21,306.60

Account #11-000-100-566-00-02:

Yale: ZG,PB,DR,LM

ZG (Cherry Hill) - (235.05 x 30 days) $7,051.50
PB (Hamilton Twp) - (273.25 x 30 days) $8,197.50
DR (Northfield) - (239.83 x 30 days) $7,179.00
LJ (Voorhees) - (294.81 x 30 days) $8,844.30
1:1 ESY Aide (LJ) $ 5,000.00
1:1 ESY Aide (DR) $ 5,000.00
Total: $41,272.30

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions for formal Board action at the June 28, 2010 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 May, 2010
    (Attachments E.1Will be available at the 06/28/10 meeting.)
    Trial Balance Report/Breakfast & Lunch Cash Sales
    (Attachments E.2Will be available at the 06/28/10 meeting.)
    Breakfast & Lunch Meal Counts Participation (Attachments E.3Will be available at the 06/28/10 meeting.)
    Special Income Detail. (Attachments E.4 Will be available at the 06/28/10.)

  2. Resolution to accept the Investment Report(s) for May 2010 in accordance with Policy #3290. (Attachment E.5Will be available at the 06/28/10 meeting.)

  3. Resolution to accept the Board Secretary's monthly certification budgetary line item status for May 2010. (Attachment E.6Will be available at the 06/28/10 meeting.)

  4. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(e), the Galloway Board of Education certifies that as of
    May 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
    May 31, 2010. (Attachment E.7 Will be available at the 06/28/10 meeting.)

  6. Resolution to approve the June Bill List - 2009/010 Budget. (Attachment E.8)Will be available at the 06/28/10 meeting.)

  7. Resolution to approve the June transfers - 2009/10 Budget. (Attachment E.7Will be available at the 06/28/10 meeting.)

  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 the Atlantic County Office of Emergency Preparedness (ACOEP) to use the following facilities for emergent shelters during disasters:

Galloway Township Middle School, 100 S. Reeds Road General Population Congregate Care Shelter
Reeds Road Elementary School, 101 S. Reeds Road Intake, Triage, Area Command Post
Roland Rogers Elementary School, 105 S. Reeds Road Special Medical Needs Shelter
  1. Resolution to approve the submission of the following 2010/11 Facilities applications to the County Superintendent of School. (Attachment F.1)

Ø Kindergarten Toilet Room Facilities:

School Room
Arthur Rann Elementary School Room #'s 2 and 4 - Children leaving classroom to utilize toilet facilities will be adult supervised at all times
Pomona Preschool Center Room #10 - 3 out of 10 classrooms have bathrooms located within. The other 7
classrooms have toilets close by. The teacher will take the whole class or
the classroom teaching assistant will take individual students to the facilities as needed.

Ø Dual Use of Educational Space:

Arthur Rann School 1 Portable 4' x 6' for EI and Speech
Arthur Rann School 7 Portable 4' x 6' for EI and EI
Arthur Rann School 16 Portable 5' x 6"dividers and file
cabinets for ELL and Gem
Arthur Rann School 17 Portable 5' x 6"for ELL and ELL
Arthur Rann School 33 LRC Portable 4' X 6' for LRC and LRC
Arthur Rann School 42 LRC Portable 4' x 6' for LRC and LRC
Reeds Road School 1 Pre School File cabinets and portable 4' X 6'
for small group instruction and EI
Reeds Road School 23 LRC Movable dividers 4"X 6' for file cabinets,
Reeds Road School 46 OT/PT Movable dividers 4' X 6' for OT/PT and
Reeds Road School 47 Movable dividers 4' X 6' for ESL and ESL
Roland Rogers School 13 EI Two 6' Movable dividers for EI and Basic
Roland Rogers School 21 Two 6'Movable dividers

Ø Change of Use of Educational Space:

School Original Use Room Proposed Use
Roland Rogers Sound Proof - Music ESL - (ELL) - small group

Substandard Instructional Space:

School Room Proposed Use of Substandard Space
Smithville J Kindergarten class needs to occupy room
which has no bathroom facility

Information Item:

  • Update for the job conference meeting for the new gymnasium at the Reeds Road Elementary School which will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. POLICY

There are no policies to be reviewed at this time.

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following requests:

  1. The Devotional Association of Yogeshwar has requested the use of the Arthur Rann cafeteria and library on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on June 22, 2010 and June 29, 2010.

  2. The Galloway Youth LaCrosse has requested the use of the GTMS fields on Mondays, July 12, 19, 26, 2010; Tuesday July 27, 2010; and Wednesdays, July 14, 21, and 28 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. NOTICE OF MEETINGS

June 28, 2010 Regular Meeting GTMS Cafetorium 7:00 p.m.
  1. SPECIAL EVENTS

June 23, 2010 Promotional Ceremonies Team E 5:00 p.m.
Team H 7:00 p.m.
June 24, 2010 Promotional Ceremonies Team G 5:00 p.m.
Team F 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: Required School Leader Training in School Law, Ethics and Governance

Staff Name Date Expenses
John Billen, Ed. D. 8/3-4/10 ETTC Hours
John Gibson
Jamie Gillespie
Geoff Haines
Tom Hand
Kathie Hathaway, Ed.D.
Michael Hinman
Sharon Kurtz
Kevin McGloin
Marilyn Moore
Robin Moore, Ed. D.
Betty Napoli
Terry O'Connor
Michael Silvestri
William Zipparo, Ed.D.

Informational Item:

Activity: Teaching American History Summer Institute

Staff Name Date Expenses
Brian Cooke June 28-July 1 No Cost to district (US DOE Grant)
David Evans & July 5-8
Kevin Krumaker
Jeff Morris
Eric Rybka
Kevin Throckmorton

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

  1. OLD BUSINESS

  1. Resolution to approve Michael Hinman as the district Affirmative Action Officer for the
    2010-11 school year.

  2. Resolution to approve Michael Hinman as the Title IX Officer for the 2010-11 school year.

  1. NEW BUSINESS

  1. Resolution to approve the employment contract of Timothy E. Kelley, School Business
    Administrator / Board Secretary, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-3.1.
    (See Attachment M.1)

  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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