PLEASE NOTE THAT AGENDAS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL THE TIME OF THE BOARD MEETING

 

OPEN MEETING

Call to Order, Salute to the Flag and Moment of Silence

ROLL CALL

 

OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT NOTICE

The New Jersey Open Public Meetings Law was enacted to insure the right of the public to have advance notice of and to attend the meetings of public bodies at which any business affecting their interests is discussed or acted upon. In accordance with the provisions of this Act, the Brick Township Board of Education has caused notice of this meeting to be posted on the Administration Office Bulletin Board, the official District website and Channel BTV-20, and sent to the Asbury Park Press, the Brick Times, the Star Ledger and Municipal Clerk's Office.

REORGANIZATION MEETING

 

  1. Board Secretary reads Statement of Election Results
    Members of the Board of Education, Brick Township
    Votes Processed - Polling Place/Percent: 57 out of 57 Districts Reported


    NAME

    VOTE COUNT

    PERCENT

    Karyn Cusanelli

    7,566

    32.05

    David Fischer

    5,078

    21.51

    John Barton

    5,076

    21.50

    John Talty

    5,813

    24.62

    Write-In

    76

    0.32

    Total

    23,609

    100.00




  2. Board Secretary Administers Oath of Office to New Board Members

    I, _____________ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New Jersey, and that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same and to the Governments established in the United States and this State, under the authority of the people, So help me God.

    I,____________ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I possess the qualifications prescribed by law for the office of member of a board of education and that I will faithfully, impartially and justly perform all the duties of that office according to the best of my ability, So help me God.




  3. Adoption of Code of Ethics for School Board Members

    A school board member shall abide by the following Code of Ethics for School Board Members:
    a. I will uphold and enforce all laws, rules and regulations of the State Board of Education, and court orders pertaining to schools.  Desired changes shall be brought about only through legal and ethical procedures.

    b. I will made decisions in terms of the educational welfare of children and will seek to develop and maintain public schools that meet the individual needs of all children regardless of their ability, race, creed, sex or social standing.

    c. I will confine my board action to policy making, planning and appraisal and I will help to frame policies and plans only after the board has consulted those who will be affected by them.

    d. I will carry out my responsibility, not to administer the schools, but, together with my fellow board members, to see that they are well run.

    e. I will recognize that authority rests with the board of education and will make no personal promises nor take any private action that may compromise the board.

    f. I will refuse to surrender my independent judgement to special interest or partisan political groups or to use the schools for personal gain or for the gain of friends.

    g. I will hold confidential all matters pertaining to the schools which, if disclosed, would needlessly injure individuals or the schools.  In all other matters, I will provide accurate information and, in concert with my fellow board members interpret to the staff the aspirations of the community for its school.

    h. I will vote to appoint the best qualified personnel available after consideration of the recommendation of the chief administrative officers.

    i. I will support and protect school personnel in proper performance of their duties.

    j. I will refer all complaints to the chief administrative officer and will act on the complaints at public meetings only after failure of an administrative solution.



  4. Board Secretary Seeks Nomination for President



  5. President Assumes the Chair and Seeks Nominations for Vice President



  6. To approve Board Meeting Dates until the next Reorganization Meeting, as attached:
    2014 BOARD MEETING DATES



  7. To adopt the Asbury Park Press as the official newspaper and the Brick Times and the Star Ledger as the alternate newspapers for the District, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-18



  8. To authorize the personnel listed below to sign checks, effective from this date until the 2015 Re-Organization Meeting, as follows:
    RESOLVED, that the President, Secretary and Treasurer of School Monies be empowered to sign all checks, drafts, notes, acceptances, or other evidences of indebtedness of the Brick Township Board of Education, effective from this date until the 2015 Re-Organization Meeting, and granting authority to have necessary signature plates made to be used to sign checks.
    RESOLVED, that the Principal, Assistant Principal, Board Secretary and/or Assistant Business Administrator be empowered to sign all checks for the high school and middle school Student Activities Account.  Each check shall require (2) signatures.
    RESOLVED, that the Board Secretary and Assistant Business Administrator be empowered to sign all checks for the Elementary School Student Activity Account.
    RESOLVED, that the Board Secretary and the Treasurer of School Monies be empowered to sign all checks for the District-wide Payroll Account.  Each check shall require two (2) signatures.
    RESOLVED, that the Board Secretary and the Treasurer of School Monies be empowered to sign all checks for the District-wide Payroll Agency Account.  Each check shall require two (2) signatures.


  9. To appoint Edward T. McFadden as the District Affirmative Action Officer


  10. To appoint Susan Russell as the District 504 Officer/Homeless Liaison


  11. To appoint James W. Edwards, Jr., Public Agency Compliance Officer (PACO)


  12. Be it Resolved, that the Superintendent of Schools and the Business Administrator/Board Secretary for the Brick Township Board of Education or their designee, be designated as the Board's agents to request state and federal funds under the existing State and Federal Laws for the period from the date of this Reorganization Meeting to the Board Reorganization Meeting in the next calendar year.


  13. To Ratify a Resolution Authorizing Contracts with certain approved CO-OP Vendors for contracting units,
    WHEREAS,
    the Brick Township Board of Education, may by resolution and without advertising for bids, purchase any goods or services under New Jersey Cooperative Purchasing Program; and
    WHEREAS,
    the Brick Township Board of Education has the need on a timely basis to purchase goods or services utilizing Co-Op's; and
    WHEREAS,
    the Brick Township Board of Education intends to enter into contracts with the attached Referenced Co-Op Vendors through this resolution and properly executed contracts, which shall be subject to all the conditions applicable to the current contracts,
    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,
    that the Brick Township Board of Education authorizes the Purchasing Agent to purchase certain goods or services from those approved Co-Op Vendors on the Attached list, pursuant to all conditions of the individual Co-Op's; and
    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
    that the duration of the contracts between the Brick Township Board of Education and the Referenced Co-Op Vendors shall be from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
    MIDDLESEX REGIONAL COOPERATIVE SERVICES


  14. TO RATIFY A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS WITH CERTAIN APPROVED STATE CONTRACT VENDORS 

    WHEREAS, the Brick Township Board of Education, may by resolution and without advertising for bids, purchase any goods or services under the State of New Jersey Cooperative Purchasing Program for any State contracts entered into on behalf of the State by the Division of Purchase and Property in the Department of the Treasury; and

    WHEREAS, the Brick Township Board of Education has the need on a timely basis to purchase goods or services utilizing State contracts; and

    WHEREAS, the Brick Township Board of Education intends to enter into contracts with the attached Referenced State Contract Vendors through this resolution and properly executed contracts, which shall be subject to all the conditions applicable to the current State contracts;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Brick Township Board of Education authorizes the Purchasing Agent to purchase certain goods or services from those approved New Jersey State Contract Vendors on the Attached list, pursuant to all conditions of the individual State contracts; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
    that the duration of the contracts between the Brick Township Board of Education and the Referenced State Contract Vendors shall be from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

    STATE CONTRACT VENDORS










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PUBLIC COMMENT

 

ADJOURNMENT

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