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Galloway Board of Education Agenda: Oct. 15, 2012

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Below is the full agenda for tonight's Galloway Board of Education meeting, scheduled to take place at 7 p.m., Monday night, Oct. 15 at the middle school:

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA

WORKSHOP / ACTION MEETING                                                             OCTOBER 15, 2012, 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 February 29, 2012.

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 to Board President Ernest D. Huggard from Stephen V. Bouchard, President, Egg Harbor City Board of Education dated September 19, 2012 re: shared Superintendent services. (Attachment A.1)

PRESENTATIONS

1. Introduction of Matthew Sato, President of the Student Council at Galloway Township Middle School

B.  SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

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

 

2. Student Enrollment Report as of September 30, 2012 (Attachment B.2)

 

3. Out of School Suspension Report for September, 2012 (Attachment B.3)

4. Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report for the reporting period from September 21, 2012 to October 12, 2012. (Attachment B.4)

5. Resolution to (accept, modify, reject) the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report presented to the Board on September 24, 2012 for the reporting period from September 5, 2012 through September 20, 2012.   (attached to 9/24/12 agenda as Attachment B.3)

 

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Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mrs. Kasunich

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mr. Iannacone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 David A. Evans, social studies teacher at Galloway Township Middle School, with regret, effective July 1, 2013. Mr. Evans has been employed by the Galloway Township School District for over 35 years and his dedication and commitment to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

2. Resolution to accept the letter of intent to retire from Ted House, teacher at Reeds Road Elementary School, with regret, effective January 1, 2013. Mr. House has been employed by the Galloway Township School District for 11 years and his dedication and commitment to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

 

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YES

NO

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YES

NO

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Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mrs. Kasunich

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mr. Iannacone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Resolution to approve the Maternity Leave Request from Katie Kuras, behavior disabilities classroom assistant at Reeds Road School as follows:

12/3/12 – 1/10/2013 – with pay, without benefits

1/11/13 – 3/27/2013 – without pay, without benefits, opts out of benefits

Returning 4/2/2013

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YES

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YES

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Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mrs. Kasunich

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mr. Iannacone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION OF NEW STAFF

4. Resolution to approve Karen Kupp as a special education resource teacher at Galloway Township Middle School for the 2012-2013 school year effective October 16, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  Salary:  $45,184 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Step: 2; Account #11-213-100-101-16-SA (replacement position)

5. Resolution to approve John Del Vacchio as a speech teacher for the district for the 2012-2013 school year effective October 22, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Salary: $47,253 (pro-rated); Degree: BA+30; Step: 1; Account #11-000-216-101-15-SA  (leave replacement)

6. Resolution to increase the hourly rate for substitute food service workers to $8.00 per hour.

7. Resolution to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2012-2013 school year effective October 16, 2012 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

Joyce Burns                        Certified                        $80.00 per day

Jenny Schaab                        Certified                        $80.00 per day

Tonya Burden                        Certified                        $80.00 per day

Jane DeGraf                        Certified                        $80.00 per day

Seth Putney                        Non-certified                        $75.00 per day

Brittany LePorte            Non-certified                        $75.00 per day

 

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

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Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mrs. Kasunich

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mr. Iannacone

 

D. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

1. Resolution to approve home schooling for Arthur Rann Elementary School 5th grade student, J.H. effective September 21, 2012 through June 30, 2013 in accordance with Board Policy 6172.00, Alternate Education Programs.

2. Resolution to approve  home instruction for Arthur Rann Elementary School student, H.D., regular education (due to illness) on an as needed basis for the 2012-2013 school year. One hour of home instruction for each day absent as per 504 plan, retroactive to September 6, 2012. Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

3. Resolution to approve home instruction for Roland Rogers Elementary School student, M.G., special education (due to hospitalization), 2 hours per day beginning September 25, 2012 up to 60 days. Account #11-150-100-320-00-00

4. Resolution to approve home instruction for Smithville Elementary School student, D.S., regular education (due to illness) five hours per week beginning September 25, 2012 up to 60 days. Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

5. Resolution to approve six hours of home instruction for GTMS student, T.M., special education, due to suspension. Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

6. Resolution to approve home instruction for GTMS student, P.D., regular education (due to illness). Five hours per week from October 8, 2012 to December 8, 2012. Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

7. Resolution to approve home instruction for Roland Rogers student, I.S., special education, per I.E.P. on an as needed basis for the 2012-2013 school year. Per I.E.P., students will receive 2 hours of home instruction per day after three consecutive days absent. Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

8. Resolution to approve home instruction for Roland Rogers student, D.G., special education (due to illness) on an as needed basis for the 2012-2013 school year. Per I.E.P., twenty hours of home instruction for every ten cumulative days absent. Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

D. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

9. Resolution to approve volunteer students from Galloway Township Middle School to visit Sunrise Assisted Living from 3:00 to 4:30 P.M. on Fridays as follows:

October 12, 2012                        February 8, 2013

November 16, 2012                        March 8, 2013

December 14, 2012                        April 12, 2013

January 11, 2013                        May 10, 2013

(This volunteer service replaces the trips to the Food Bank previously approved.)

10. Resolution to approve the Galloway Township Middle School 2012-2013 Fall Sports Schedule (Attachment D.1)

11. Resolution to approve members of the GTMS Drill / Step Team to attend the “Step Up Ur Game” Step Conference on November 3, 2012. Transportation will be provided by the advisor with parental permission. Fee will be paid by the student activity fund.

 

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

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Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mrs. Kasunich

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mr. Iannacone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 approve the following transportation contract with Ocean City Board of Education for the 2012/2013 school year.

CONTRACT

TYPE OF

SCHOOL

ROUTE

 TOTAL

 

ROUTE

 

 

 

Joint

To/From

Ocean City Intermediate

ISRC

  $884.00

 

 

(1 Choice student AG)

 

 

 

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

YES

NO

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YES

NO

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Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mrs. Kasunich

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mr. Iannacone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Resolution to approve Cara Clemens as a non-public guidance consultant at Assumption School at $300 per day/ one day per week from September 1, 2012  through June 30, 2013. Funded through IDEA/non- public funds, and not to exceed $10,000.  Account # 20-250-100-300-A1-02

3. Resolution to approve Krystyne Meyer as a deaf/hard of hearing consultant beginning October  16, 2012 through June 30, 2013 at $80.00 per hour not to exceed 4.5 hours per week for the  2012-2013 school year. Account # 20-251-200-300-12-02

4. Resolution to approve LJ to attend Gloucester County Special Services School District beginning September 6, 2012 through June 30, 2013, per diem cost of $188.50 X 180 days for a tuition cost of $33,930, out of county surcharge in the amount of $3,000, and 1:1 student aide in the amount of $34,650 for a total cost of $71,580 .  Account 11-000-100-566-00-02

 

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

YES

NO

ABS

 

YES

NO

ABS

Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mrs. Kasunich

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mr. Iannacone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                 F. FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE

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

1. Resolution to approve Comprehensive Maintenance Plan (CMP) N.J.A.C. 6:A:26-A for the 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14 school years.  (Attachment F.1)

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

YES

NO

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YES

NO

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Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mrs. Kasunich

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mr. Iannacone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G. POLICY

The Superintendents recommends approval of the following policies (second reading)

1.  Policy #5123.00 – Title I District-Wide Parental Involvement – General Expectations (Attachment G.1 attached to 9/24/12 agenda)

2. Policy #5123.01 – Title I School Specific Parental Involvement – Arthur Rann Elementary School (Attachment G.2 attached to 9/24/12 agenda)

3. Policy #5123.02 – Title I School Specific Parental Involvement – Reeds Road Elementary School (Attachment G.3 attached to 9/24/12 agenda)

4. Policy #5123.03 – Title I School Specific Parental Involvement – Roland Rogers Elementary School (Attachment G.4 attached to 9/24/12 agenda)

5. Policy #5123.04 – Title I School Specific Parental Involvement – Smithville Elementary School (Attachment G.5 attached to 9/24/12 agenda)

Note: All these policies require annual review and re-approval as per NCLB.

 

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

YES

NO

ABS

 

YES

NO

ABS

Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mrs. Kasunich

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mr. Iannacone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H. COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following:

  •  
  • Sports Requests

1.     PAL has made the following requests:

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    • GTMS gymnasium on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
    • October 1, 15, 22, and 29, 2012 for basketball
    • (Administrative approval was granted for dates used prior to BOE meeting.)
    • GTMS gymnasium on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • from October 23, 2012 through November 29, 2012 for basketball
    • Roland Rogers gymnasium from October 29, 2012 through November 1, 2012 from
    • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for basketball
    • Roland Rogers gymnasium on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from November 13, 2012 through November 29, 2012 for basketball
    • Reeds Road gymnasium from November 26, 2012 through November 30, 2012 from
    • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for basketball
    • Arthur Rann, GTMS, Reeds Road, Roland Rogers and Smithville gymnasiums from Monday, December 3, 2012 through Thursday, December 20, 2012 (no Saturdays) from
    • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for basketball
    • GTMS library the first Wednesday of every month from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for their meetings
    •  

2.     Atlantic Cape Wildcats have requested the use of the Roland Rogers gymnasium on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning October 2, 2012 through  November 1, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to

  • 8:00 P.M. for basketball.
  •      (Administrative approval was granted for dates used prior to BOE meeting)
    •  
    • 3.   Mainland Baptist Church has requested the use of the Smithville gymnasium on October 17
    •       and 24, 2012, November 7, 14, and 28, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for basketball and
    •       gym games.

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

YES

NO

ABS

 

YES

NO

ABS

Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mrs. Kasunich

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mr. Iannacone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I. NOTICE OF MEETINGS

October 22, 2012: Regular Meeting of the Board GTMS cafetorium    7:00 P.M.

November 19, 2012: Workshop / Regular Meeting of the Board 

December 17, 2012: Workshop / Regular Meeting of the Board GTMS cafetorium    7:00 P.M.

J.  SPECIAL EVENTS

October 30, 2012: “Meet the Candidates” Night, GTMS cafetorium, 7:00 P.M. Sponsored by the GTFSA

K. OUT-OF-DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

Activity: CASCA Counselors Association – Mini Conference

Staff Name   Date  Expenses                                    Account

Patti Stewart  10/5/2012 Registration: $10.00   11-000-218-580-00

(administrative approval granted prior to meeting)

Activity: Low Pressure Black Seal Class for Boiler License

Staff Names   Dates Expenses                                    Account

Richard Harris   10/12, 19, 26, 2012 Registration: $500 (each)            11-000-262-890-00

David Josephsen  and 11/2/2012          

Activity: Engaging Strategies for Teaching Adolescent Health

Staff Name Date  Expenses                                    Account

Angela McDonough  10/19/12 Registration: $25.00 20-088-100-610-16

AtlantiCare grant

Activity: School Refusal Behavior

Staff Name  Date   Expenses                                    Account

Christine Butterhof   10/26/12 Registration: $169.00    11-000-223-580-46-01

Activity: Making Best Use of iPads & Other Digital Tools

Staff Name  Date Expenses                                    Account

Sheila Daugherty 11/1/2012  Registration: $219.00  11-000-223-580-16-01

Activity: Difficult and Challenging Co-Teaching Issues

Staff Name  Date  Expenses                                    Account

Christine Fuhs  12/7/12 Registration:  $229.00    20-250-200-500-00-02

Travel: $21.70  IDEA

 

K. OUT-OF-DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Activity:  NJ School Board Delegate Assembly

Board Member Name Date   Expenses                                    Account

Bob Iannacone 11/17/12  Travel:  $68.00 11-000-230-585-00-00

 

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

YES

NO

ABS

 

YES

NO

ABS

Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mrs. Kasunich

 

 

 

Mr. Dase

 

 

 

Mr. Knorr

 

 

 

Mrs. Evensen

 

 

 

Mr. Schwenger, Vice Pres.

 

 

 

Mrs. Hollway

 

 

 

Mr. Huggard, President

 

 

 

Mr. Iannacone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Informational Items

 

Activity:   6 cent Reimbursement (Help on K-8)

Staff Name                        Date                                                Expenses                       

Robbin Remster            9/25/2012                                    None                       

(Administrative approval given prior to meeting)

 

Activity: CSH Meeting (AtlantiCare grant)

Staff Name                        Date                                                Expenses

Angela McDonough            10/4/2012                                    None

 

Activity: Steering Committee Meeting (AtlantiCare grant)

Staff Name                        Date                                                Expenses

Angela McDonough            10/16/2012                                    None

 

Activity: Health and P.E. Common Assessment

Staff Name                        Dates                                                Expenses

David Fink                        10/22 & 12/12/2012                        None

1/16; 2/27; & 3/20/2013

 

Activity: Strategies for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

Staff Name                        Date   Expenses                       

Kara Manzo                        10/26/2012  None

Allyson Grecco            “                                                “

 

Activity: Inclusive Schools Climate Initiative Regional Meeting

Staff Name                        Date                                                Expenses

Helen Reilly                        10/29/12                                    None

Christine Fuhs                        “                                                “

Elizabeth A. Elevich            “                                                “

 

K.    OUT-OF-DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Activity: Creating Lessons with iPads in Math

Staff Name                        Date                                                Expenses

Carol Zarrilli                        11/1/12                                    None

 

Activity: P/E Health Assessment Writing Committee

Staff Name                        Date                                                Expenses

Charrise Ellis                        10/22/12; 12/12/12;                        None

                                    1/16/13; 2/27/13/ 3/20/13

 

 

L.        OLD BUSINESS

 

 

M.       NEW BUSINESS           

 

 

N.        EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

  • Student Matters – Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

 

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