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All South Jersey Band Selections, Budget Development on Tap For Tonight's Galloway School Board Meeting

Nine middle school students will perform with the all-S.J. Junior High Band.

Nine Galloway Township Middle School students have been selected to perform with the All South Jersey Junior High School Band.

The students will be recognized at the Galloway Board of Education's meeting tonight at the middle school, 7 p.m. The show takes place March 3.

The school board will also continue to discuss development of the 2014 budget.

The agenda for tonight's meeting reads as follows:

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA

WORKSHOP / ACTION MEETING                                                             FEBRUARY 11, 2013

GTMS CAFETORIUM                       

7:00 PM

ROLL CALL

FLAG SALUTE

PRESIDENT’S STATEMENT - In accordance with Public Law 231, notice of this meeting was provided to:  The Press, The Current, and the Galloway Township Municipal Building on January 15, 2013.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:                       

READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS’ REPORT – PRESENTATIONS

PERSONNEL & EVALUATION OF PERSONNEL

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

FINANCE & SCHOOL OPERATIONS

FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE

POLICY

COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

NOTICE OF MEETINGS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

EXECUTIVE SESSION

ADJOURNMENT

The Galloway Township Board of Education welcomes participation of interested organizations and individuals during regular as well as special meetings.  However, in order for the board of education to conduct the business of the school district in the most productive manner possible, public comment on specific agenda items, questions, or comments at the end of regular meetings or during special meetings, will be limited to five minutes per person.  If you wish to address the Board of Education, please step to the microphone at the appropriate time, and state your name and address.   (According to Policy -#1120.00)

 

A. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS

1. Letter from Interim Executive County Superintendent of Schools, Thomas J. Dowd, dated January 25, 2013 re: district’s 2012-2013 mid-year budget review.

(Attachment A.1)

2. Letter from Joe Duncan of Integrity Transportation dated January 25, 22013 explaining safety and bus driver training. (Attachment A.2)

3. Letter from John Ruth, Supervisor for the State of New Jersey EEO Monitoring Program dated January 29, 2013 advising that the Galloway Township Public School District is in compliance with state regulations.

PRESENTATIONS

1. Introduction of Taylor Declement and Paige Richards, 8th grade Galloway Township Middle School Student Council Members who share the position of Secretary of Special Projects.

2. Congratulations to the following Galloway Township Middle School students who were selected to perform with the All South Jersey Jr. High School Band on March 3, 2013 – And congratulations to Prashit who placed First among all the percussionists who attended.

Congratulations also to John Dondero, Band Director

Christion Cassenti            Trumpet

Anita Gosevska            Clarinet

Sean Loeben                        French Horn

 

Adrian Padayhag            Mallets

Prashit Parikh                        Percussion

Kaylyn Rhoad                        Baritone Sax                       

Matt Sato                        Clarinet

Tiffany Tran                        Flute

Congratulations to the following 6th grade students from Smithville Elementary School who were selected to join this prestigious group:

Congratulations also to Patrick O’Keefe, Band Director

William Alavez            Tuba

Sebastian Palmer            Baritone Sax

3. Electronic Violence and Vandalism Reporting System (EVVRS)

September to December 2012           

Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
 

B. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

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

2. Student Enrollment Report as of January 31, 2013 (Attachment B.2)

3. Out of School Suspension Report for January, 2013 (Attachment B.3)

4.Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report for the reporting period from January 25, 2013 to February 7, 2013. (Attachment B.4)

5. Resolution to (accept, modify, reject) the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report presented to the Board on January 28, 2013 for the reporting period from December 15, 2012 through January 24, 2013.

(Attached to January 28, 2013 agenda as Attachment B.3)

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

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Mrs. Avery

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Carmen

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Discussion: FY2014 Budget Development

 

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 Janet Siano, ESL teacher at Reeds Road Elementary School, with regret, effective July 1, 2013. Ms. Siano has been employed by the Galloway School District for 10 years and her dedication and commitment to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

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Mrs. Avery

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Carmen

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Resolution to approve the Maternity Leave Request from Lauren R. Wheaton, kindergarten teacher at Smithville Elementary School as follows:

4/15/13 – 5/6/13 – with pay, with benefits

5/7/13 – 6/30/13 – without pay, with benefits

9/1/13 – 9/30/13 – without pay, with benefits

Returning 10/1/2013

3. Resolution to approve the Maternity Leave Request from Alicia Bakely, 4th grade teacher at Reeds Road Elementary School as follows:

4/2/13 – 5/6/13 – with pay, with benefits

5/7/13 – 6/30/13 – without pay, with benefits

Returning September 2013

4. Resolution to approve the Maternity Leave Request from Lauren Craig, world language teacher at Arthur Rann Elementary School as follows:

4/2/13 – 4/15/13 – with pay, with benefits

4/16/13 – 6/30/13 – without pay, with benefits

Returning 9/1/2013

C. PERSONNEL AND EVALUATION OF PERSONNEL

5. Resolution to approve the Maternity Leave Request from Stephanie Pross, 5th grade teacher at Roland Rogers Elementary School as follows:

4/2/13 – 5/10/13 – with pay, with benefits

5/13/13 – 6/30/13 – without pay, with benefits

Returning 9/1/2013

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

YES

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YES

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Mrs. Avery

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Carmen

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION OF NEW STAFF

6. Resolution to approve Dawn Houseworth as a part-time food service worker at Smithville Elementary School for the 2012-2013 school year effective January 28, 2013 through June 30, 2013. Salary: $11.33 per hour, 4.5 hours per day; Account #60-910-310-100-00-SA (replacement position)

7. Resolution to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2012-2013 school year, effective February 12, 2013 through June 30, 2013 pending successful completion of criminal history review. 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

Deborah Reed-Astle                        Non-Certified                     $75.00 per day

Corinne Bishop                        Non-Certified                        $75.00 per day

Gina Palmer                                    Non-Certified                    $75.00 per day

8. Resolution to approve Deborah Reed-Astle as a substitute secretary for the 2012-2013 school year effective February 12, 2013 through June 30, 2013.

Salary: $9.35 per hour; Account #11-000-240-105-SB-SA

9. Resolution to approve Leah White as a substitute custodian for the 2012-2013 school year effective February 12, 2013 through June 30, 2013. Salary: $9.00 per hour; Account #11-000-262-220-SB-SA

 

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

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Mrs. Avery

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Carmen

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION OF STAFF SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS

10. Resolution to approve the following members of the School Professional Development Committees. Account #11-000-221-104-00-SA; Stipend: $37/hour not to exceed 7 hours per person:

Galloway Township Middle School

Brian Cooke

Brian Conover

Lynne Donahue

Pomona Preschool

Marie Geary

Sarah-Ashley Sharpe

Kristen Swanson

Arthur Rann Elementary School

Colleen Bruce

Jennifer Goodwin

Jennifer Quade

Reeds Road Elementary School

Mary Lou Cawley

Ed Zimmerman

Meghan Bruscato

 

Roland Rogers Elementary School

Heather D’Addario

Sharon Mayhew

Karen Wagner

Smithville Elementary School

Jennifer Glascock

Jenna Smith

Dave Werner

11. Resolution to approve Norene Mauceri as a substitute secretary for kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year, all six dates.  Salary: $34.11/hour Account #11-000-240-105-00-SA

 

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

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Mrs. Avery

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Carmen

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

1. Resolution to approve the Galloway Township Public Schools’ School Nursing Plan for the 2012-2013 school year. (Attachment D.1)

 

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

YES

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YES

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Mrs. Avery

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Carmen

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Resolution to approve home instruction for Arthur Rann student, S.L., special education (due to illness) per IEP addendum. To receive 2 hours of home instruction for each day absent after the third consecutive day absent beginning January 28, 2013, as well as 14 hours of make-up home instruction. Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

3. Resolution to approve extending home instruction for Galloway Township Middle School student, K.K., special education (due to illness) through March 1, 2013. (Originally Board approved for 1/2/13-1/28/13)

Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

4. Resolution to approve the Summer Theater Program beginning July 1, 2013 through August 2, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day. (Last week of program hours are extended to include dress rehearsal and performances.) Account #63-800-320-100-00-00

5. Resolution to approve the Summer Pops Music Program from July 1, 2013 through August 7, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. each day. Account #63-800-320-100-00-00

6. Resolution to approve the Galloway Township Middle School 7th and 8th grade URSA students to go to Stockton College on February 22, 2013 for class observations and Holocaust Resource Center Workshop.  Funded by Integrity Transportation.

D. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

7. Resolution to approve the Galloway Township Middle School Volleyball schedule for the 2013 season. (Attachment D.2)

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

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Mrs. Avery

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Carmen

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E. FINANCE AND SCHOOL OPERATIONS

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

1. Resolution to cancel unspent balances from the capital project fund (Installation of Solar Panels at the Galloway Township Middle School) in the amount of $169,000.  This balance is cancelled to the debt service fund and will offset the local tax levy for debt service in the 2013-2014 budget.

 

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Mrs. Avery

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Carmen

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Resolution to approve Joanne Popeson, Nicole Warriner, Juli Dunkleberger, for supplemental speech services/therapy by Galloway speech therapists on an as needed basis for the 2012-2013 school year.  This is required to meet the NJDOE SEMI mandate of licensed therapists.  Account #11-000-216-101-15-SA

3. Resolution to approve a contract with the New Jersey Department of Education Office of Special Education – Contract for Parent Survey: Cohort 7 of Students With Disabilities, Ages 3-21.  The contract will provide the district with up to $900 in reimbursement for staff hours utilized in completion of the survey.

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

YES

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Mrs. Avery

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Carmen

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F. FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE

  • Update on pre-bid meeting for Arthur Rann Elementary School roofing project

G.  POLICY

(There are no policies to review at this time.)

H. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following:

  • Cub Scout Pack 12 has requested the use of the Roland Rogers cafeteria on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for their Blue and Gold Dinner. (Custodial fee of 1 ½ times their hourly rate is applicable.)

 

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

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YES

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Mrs. Avery

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Carmen

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Informational Item:

Galloway Township Public Schools, will be hosting the South Jersey Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the Galloway Township Middle School cafetorium.

I. NOTICE OF MEETINGS

Feb. 25, 2013 Regular Meeting of the Board of Education 7 p.m.            GTMS

March 18, 2013 Workshop / Action Meeting of the Board  7 p.m.            GTMS

March 25, 2013 Public Budget Hearing/Regular Meeting of the Board of Education 7 p.m. GTMS                                                       

March 22-23, 2013 Board of Education Retreat (tentative) 3/22/13 7 p.m.; 3/23/13    9 a.m.           

J. SPECIAL EVENTS

February 11, 2013  Community Superintendent’s Advisory Team 6 p.m. GTMS dining room         

February 11, 2013 GTMS Wrestling Exhibition 6-8 p.m.       GTMS gymnasium

February 15, 2013 Winter Staff Development Day 7:45a.m.-1:30 p.m   GTMS

February 21, 2013 Wellness Fair 6-8 p.m.       GTMS

K. OUT-OF-DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

Activity:  Instructional Support for Students with Disabilities

Staff Name Date Expenses                                    Account

Erin Fitzpatrick 2/12 & 4/9/2013 Registration: $22.00 for each            11-000-223-580-48-01

Christina Stamelos            “  Travel: $33.48 (CS/car pool)            “

Jennifer Uthoff  “                                                                        “

Shannon Tallman            “                                                           “

 

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rs. Avery

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Carmen

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:

Activity: Garden State Co-Op

Staff Name                        Date                                    Expenses

Robbin Remster            2/5/13                                    None

(approval granted prior to meeting)

 

K.  OUT-OF-DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS (continued)

Activity: New Jersey ASK Training

Staff Name                        Date                                    Expenses                                   

Patti Stewart                        3/2213                                    None

Tina Butterhof                        “                                    “

Lindsey Zabelski            “                                    “

Nicole Fedeli                        “                                    “
Kandi Hayden                        “                                    “

L.        OLD BUSINESS

 

  • Discussion – Blue Heron Pines Proposed Development

M.       NEW BUSINESS             

N.        EXECUTIVE SESSION

  • Student matters – HIB
  • Student placement

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