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Galloway Board of Education Holds Only Meeting of November Tonight

It will be a combined workshop/regular meeting.

The Galloway Township Board of Education will hold its only meeting of November tonight at the middle school, 7 p.m. It will be a combined workshop/regular meeting.

Normally, meetings are held on the third and fourth Mondays of the month. However, with Thanksgiving taking place this Thursday, this will be the only meeting this month. There is only one meeting scheduled for December, as well, on Dec. 17.

Below is the full agenda for tonight's meeting:

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA

WORKSHOP / REGULAR MEETING                                                         NOVEMBER 19, 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:                        October 15, 2012                        Workshop/Action Meeting

                                                            October 22, 2012                        Regular Meeting

 

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

(There are no communications at this time.)

PRESENTATIONS

1.  Introduction of Elizabeth Ryu, 8th grade student at Galloway Township Middle School and Vice President of the Student Council.

2. Congratulations to the following students at Roland Rogers Elementary School for their participation in the Violence and Vandalism Awareness Week contests as follows:

            4th Grade – Poster Winners

                        First Place - Kameiko Rehinheimer

                        Second Place – Caelah Powers

                        Third Place – Aspen Mazzatta

                        Honorable Mention – Shelton Wilson

 

            5th Grade – Poster Winners

                        First Place – Grace Vu

                        Second Place – Julianna Paduanni

                        Third Place – Jervon Burnett

                        Honorable Mention – Nia Robinson

 

            5th Grade – Poem Winners

                        First Place – David Bieniakowski

                        Second Place – Rodney McNeill

                        Third Place – Andrew Mahieu

 

            5th Grade – Rap / Song Winners

                        First Place – Andrea Brandt

                        Second Place – Christina Cruz

                        Third Place – Kenneth Murillo

                        Honorable Mention – Philip Schroer and Daniel Daley

 

            6th Grade – Poster Winners

                        First Place – Monica Jones and Athena Hall

                        Second Place – Mason Cunningham

                        Third Place – Keara Cadavid

                        Honorable Mention – Nyjuan Joga

6th Grade – Poem Winners

                        First Place – Kyra Mondragon

                        Second Place – Matthew Myles

                        Third Place – Samantha Eloy

 

            6th Grade – Rap / Song Winners

                        First Place – Ayoube Ammari

                        Second Place – Irenonsen Eigbe

                        Third Place – Anna Chiola

                        Honorable Mention – Sanae’ Clapp            .

 

3. Congratulations to the following members of the Galloway Township Middle School’s girls soccer team that captured the 2012 Atlantic Cape Junior League Championship with an 11-0 record – Congratulations also to their coach Jeff Morris:

                        Montana Arlington                                    Cate Arthars-Mars

                        Lanie Baldino                                                Alexis Mazzatta

                        Leah Dammann                                    Daniela Nunez

                        Shadirah McCrae-Drummond                        Shayla Murray

                        Emily Eisele                                                Marrisa Ruggles

                        Paige Getter                                                Lena Venafro

                        Summer Jarolmen                                    Abigail Vergata

                        Cailey McGloin                                    Emma Wilkins

                        Darcy McLaughlin                                    Eria Wilson

                        Megan Buskirk – Manager

                        Kayla Angier-Lamkin – Manager

 

4. District Test Report presented by Dr. Annette C. Giaquinto, Superintendent

B.  SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

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

2. Student Enrollment Report as of October 31, 2012 (Attachment B.2)

3. Out of School Suspension Report for the month of October 2012  (Attachment B.3)

B.  SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

4.  Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report for the period October 20, 2012 through November 15, 2012  (Attachment B.4)

5. Resolution to (accept, modify, reject) the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report presented to the Board on October 22, 2012 for the reporting period from October 13, 2012 through October 19, 2012.   (Attached to 10/22/12 Agenda as Attachment B.4)

-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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Carol Banks, teacher at Smithville Elementary School, with regret, effective January 1, 2013. Ms. Banks has been employed by the Galloway School District for the past 21 years and her dedication and commitment to students and staff are appreciated by our entire school family.

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Resolution to approve the personal leave of absence request from Meredith Hoopes, intervention teacher at Smithville Elementary School, as follows:

9/24/2012 – 1/2/2013 – without pay; without benefits

3. Resolution to approve the maternity leave request from Jamie Caffarelli, classroom assistant at Pomona Pre-School, as follows:

1/14/2013 – 1/28/2013 – with pay, without benefits

1/29/2013 – 3/8/2013 – without pay, opts out of benefits

Returning 3/11/2013           

4. Resolution to approve the maternity leave request from Heather Maguire, 3rd grade teacher at Smithville Elementary School, as follows:

1/22/2013 – 3/8/2013 – with pay, opts out of benefits

3/11/2013 – 5/24/2013 – without pay, opts out of benefits

Returning 5/28/2013

5. Resolution to approve the extended maternity leave request from Shari Peters, school psychologist, as follows:

Original request appeared on 3/26/12 agenda

5/14/2012 –  6/30/2012 – with pay, without benefits

9/1/2012 – 1/20/2013 – without pay, without benefits1/20/2013

Scheduled to return 1/21/2013 – opts out of benefits

Extension requested

1/21/2013 – 9/1/2013- without pay, opts out of benefits

PERSONNEL AND EVALUATION OF PERSONNEL

6. Resolution to approve the maternity leave request from Michele Schettino, special education teacher at Galloway Township Middle School, as follows:

11/26/2012 – 1/4/2013 – with pay, with benefits

1/7/2013 – 3/8/2013 – without pay, with benefits

Returning 3/11/2013

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Resolution to approve the transfer of Richard Harris, custodial night foreman, from Galloway Township Middle School to Roland Rogers Elementary School effective November 20, 2012.   

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

YES

NO

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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

8.Resolution to approve Sara Simon as a special education resource center teacher at Galloway Township Middle School for the 2012-2013 school year effective November 5, 2012 through March 8, 2013. Salary: $44,984 (pro-rated);

Degree: BA; Step: 1; Account #11-213-100-101-16-SA (maternity leave replacement)

9. Resolution to approve Kelly DiSantis as a pre-school disabled classroom teacher at Pomona Pre-School for the 2012-2013 school year effective December 3, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Salary: $50,975 (pro-rated); Degree: MA; Step: 7; Account #11-216-100-101-40-SA (new position)

10. Resolution to approve Allison Gandolfi as a teacher at Arthur Rann Elementary School for the 2012-2013 school year effective November 19, 2012 through June 1, 2013. Salary: $44,984 (pro-rated); Degree: BA; Step: 1; Account #11-120-100-101-15-SA (maternity leave replacement)

RECOMMENDATION OF NEW STAFF

11. Resolution to approve Jessica Oeser as a classroom assistant in the behavioral disabilities class at Reeds Road Elementary School for the 2012-2013 school year effective November 29, 2012 through April 2, 2013. Salary: $176.16 per day, $32,208 (pro-rated); Degree: BS; Step: 1; Account #11-209-100-106-45-SA (maternity leave replacement)

12. Resolution to approve Charles S. Hathaway as a full-time night foreman at Galloway Township Middle School for the 2012-2013 school year effective November 20, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Salary: $39,163 (pro-rated); Account #11-000-262-110-16-SA (replacement position)

13. Resolution to approve James Lagreco as a substitute custodian for the 2012-2013 school year effective November 20, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Salary: $9.00 per hour; Account #11-000-262-110-SB-SA

14. Resolution to approve Terry White as a substitute food service worker for the 2012-2013 School year effective November 20, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Salary: $8.00 per hour; Account #60-910-310-100-SB-SA

15. Resolution to approve the following substitute teachers for the 2012-2013 school year effective November 20, 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

Matthew Flores            Non-certified                        $75.00 per day

Linda McNamara            Non-certified                        $75.00 per day

Gregg Clayton                        Certified                        $80.00 per day

 

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

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 STAFF SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS

16. Resolution to approve the following teachers for the Arthur Rann’s before-school tutoring program for struggling readers. Stipend: $37.00 per hour, not to exceed 22 hours per person. Account #20-231-100-100-15-SA – NCLB Title I

Bernice Adair                                    Cheryl Knabe

Natalie Balshem                        Mary Sue McLaughlin

Katie Chisholm                        Diane Mooney

Cathy Clark                                    Priscilla Schultheis

Joy Daley                                    Alicia Stauffer

Christiana Demarco                        Kirsten Sullivan

Brittany Hanselmann                        Amy Summer

Jamie Jerue                                    Rebecca Zimmerman

Becky Byrne, Substitute

 

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

The Superintendent recommends approval of the following resolutions:

1. Resolution to approve home instruction for Smithville Elementary School student B.C., special education (due to hospitalization), 10 hours per week beginning October 22, 2012 for up to 60 days. Account #11-150-100-101-00-SA

2. Resolution to approve Brittany Fair, a counseling practicum student from Rowan University for spring 2013, who will work with Nicole Fedeli, Arthur Rann Counselor.

3. Resolution to approve the Galloway Township Middle School Chorus to perform and be videotaped for Channel 40’s Christmas Chorale to be broadcast on Christmas Eve:

Date of trip: November 28, 2012

Total cost: $219.67; Account #11-000-270-512-16-00

 

4. Resolution to approve  the following school chorus members to travel to radio station 96.9 Lite Rock to sing holiday carols:

Smithville School            November 28, 2012            Student Activity Account

Arthur Rann School            November 29, 2012            Student Activity Account

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E. FINANCE AND SCHOOL OPERATIONS

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

1. Resolution to accept the following food service reports:

Cafeteria: Profit and Loss Statement for October 31, 2012.

(Attachments E.1and E.1a)

Trial Balance Report/Breakfast & Lunch Cash Sales

(Attachments E.2)

Breakfast & Lunch Meal Counts Participation (Attachments E.3)

Special Income Detail. (Attachments E.4)

 

-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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Resolution to accept the Investment Report(s) for October 2012 in accordance with Policy #3290.  (Attachment E.5)

3. Resolution to accept the Board Secretary’s monthly certification budgetary line item status for October 2012. (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, 2012 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 Cash Reports for the month(s) of October 2012.

(Attachment E.7)

6. Resolution to approve the November Bill List – 2012-13 Budget.  (Attachment E.8)

7. Resolution to approve the November transfers – 2012-13 Budget.  (Attachment E.9)

 

-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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.            Resolution authoring the award of Non-Fair and Open Contracts:

 

  • WHEREAS, the Galloway Township Board of Education has a need to acquire lawn maintenance, computer peripherals, facilities upkeep services, legal services, custodial supplies, tree removal services, educational supplies, and trash removal 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, Timothy E. Kelley, has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition will exceed $17,500; and 

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is for the 2012- 2013 school year and may be 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.

Vendors:                                                                        Cost:

Action Janitorial, Inc.                                                            $21,440.00

Apple, Inc.                                                                        $28,300.00

Asphalt Solutions, LLC                                                $22,230.35

William Cappuccio                                                            $16,666.65

Hillyard Inc.                                                                        $61,033.50

Jason Pilla Tree Specialist, LLC                                    $38,875.00

Johnson Controls, Inc.                                                $19,945.77

W.B. Mason Company, Inc.                                                $21,642.89

Waste Management of New Jersey                                    $15,391.77

 

-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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation:

9. Resolution to accept the completion of the first of two “Emergency Bus Evacuation Drills” for 2012-2013 school year in accordance with the New Jersey Administrative Code NJAC 6A:27-11.2.

10. Resolution to approve the transportation contract with Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District for the 2012-2013 school year.           

TYPE OF CONTRACT

ROUTE

SCHOOL

DAYS

 PER DIEM

 TOTAL

Quoted

(DYFS  1 student JS)

To/From

Reeds Road

65

 $  140.00

 $  9,100.00

 

 

 

(12/7/12-3/21/13)

 

 

 

-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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Education:

11. Resolution to approve M.H. to attend YALE School East, Northfield campus, at a cost of $36,989.28 beginning November 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. (Per diem rate $256.87 X 147 days = $37,759.89)  Account #11-000-100-566-00-02

12. Resolution to approve I.I., tuition- in student from Absecon into the Behavior Disabilities class at Reeds Road Elementary School, at a cost of $2,427.80 per month. Start date to be determined.

 

-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 resolutions for formal Board action by the School Business Administrator, Timothy E. Kelley:

1. Resolution to approve the removal of the food service equipment listed below:

 Reeds Road Elementary School            Old floor mixer                                 $6,367.00

Reeds Road Elementary School            Convection Oven / Top Half Oven 9/88 Hobart            $2,685.00

The above equipment is not functioning and has been deemed not repairable.

-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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Informational Item:                                                                                                                                                   

  • Facilities chairman Bob Iannacone will give an update from the meeting held on November 7, 2012

G.  POLICY

The Superintendents recommends approval of the following policies (first reading):

1.            Policy #6130.00            School Organization (Attachment G.1)

2.            Policy #6141.00            Curriculum Design / Development – Completely rewritten

(Attachment G.2)

3.            Policy #6172.00            Alternative Educational Programs – Changes highlighted in red

(Attachment G.3)

 

4.            Policy #9326.00            Minutes – Changes highlighted in red (Attachment G.4)

 

-PUBLIC COMMENT-

 

 

YES

NO

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YES

NO

ABS

Mrs. Cordero

 

 

 

Mrs. Kasunich

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