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.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

RESOLUTION TO ENTER CLOSED SESSION

WHEREAS, the Brick Township Board of Education(“Board”) has been formed pursuant to applicable New Jersey statutes, and

WHEREAS, the Board is charged with the responsibility of performing all acts and doing all things, consistent with law and the rules of the State Board of Education, necessary for the lawful and proper conduct, equipment and maintenance of the public schools and public school property of the Brick Township School District, and

WHEREAS, Section 7 of the Open Public Meetings Act (N.J.S.A. 10:4-12) permits the exclusion of the public (“Executive Session”) from a meeting of the Board in certain circumstances, and

WHEREAS, the Board has determined that circumstances exist for such an Executive Session, and

WHEREAS, the Board has found the action described below to be necessary and proper,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board on February 27, 2014 that:

  1. The public shall be excluded from discussion of and action on the Executive Session herein set forth.
  2. The Session will be approximately one half hour (30 minutes) and the general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:
    Student Matter
  3. It is anticipated at this time that the above stated subject matter will be made public if and when it is deemed to be in the public interest to do so and the need for confidentiality is no longer required by the Board. 

PRESENTATIONS

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES - EMMA HAVENS YOUNG AND LANES MILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES - BRICK TOWNSHIP AND BRICK MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOLS

BRICK MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL CHAMPIONS RECOGNITION

FALL SPORTS TEAMS RECOGNITION

BRICK MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL VOICE OF DEMOCRACY RECOGNITION

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE

  2. CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE

  3. FACILITIES COMMITTEE

  4. FINANCE COMMITTEE

  5. HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE

  6. NEW JERSEY SCHOOL BOARDS DELEGATE

  7. GARDEN STATE COALITION DELEGATE

    SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

     

    CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION - The Superintendent recommends that the Board approve the following items.

    1.  To approve Field Trips, as attached:
      FIELD TRIPS



    2. To approve Workshops, as required by the School District Accountability Act, as attached:
      WORKSHOPS


    3. To approve placements of college students for Student Teaching, Field Experiences, Classroom Observations, Internships and Externships, as attached:
      COLLEGE STUDENT PLACEMENTS


    4. To approve a revision to the 2014-2015 School District Calendar, as attached:
      2014-2015 DISTRICT CALENDAR


    BOARD COMMENT: CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

     

    PUBLIC COMMENT: CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

     

    OPERATIONS - The Superintendent recommends that the Board approve the following items.

    1. To approve budget transfers, as attached:
      TRANSFERS




    2. To accept the Board Secretary's and Treasurer of School Monies Reports, as attached:
      BOARD SECRETARY'S REPORT
      TREASURER'S REPORT



    3. To approve that pursuant to 6A:23A-16.10(c)3, the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary certifies that the total encumbrances and expenditures for each line item does not exceed the line item appropriation in accordance with 6A:23A-16.10(a) as of January 31, 2014.



    4. To approve that pursuant to 6A:23A-16.10(c)4, The Board of Education after review of the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary's and Treasurer of School Monies Reports as of January 31, 2014, and upon Consultation with appropriate School District Officials, certifies that no fund has been over-expended in violation of 6A:23A-16.10(b), and that sufficient funds are available to the District Board of Education's financial operations for the remainder of the school year.


    5. To approve the payment of vouchers, as attached:
      REGULAR CHECKS
      COMMERCE PAYMENTS
      WIRE TRANSFERS
      HAND CHECKS
      PAYROLL


    6. To approve the Use of School District Facilities Reports, as attached:
      CHARGEABLE USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES
      NON-CHARGEABLE USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES



    7. To identify the attached items surplus equipment, no longer required for school purposes, and authorize the Business Administrator/Board Secretary to discard these items in accordance with N.J.S.A.18A:18A-45, (items to be sold on govdeals.com or a similar type of online service), as attached:
      SURPLUS


    8. To ratify Out of District Student Placements, as attached:
      ARC
      CHILDRENS CENTER OF MONMOUTH COUNTY
      HARBOR SCHOOL
      RUGBY 1
      RUGBY 2





    9. To ratify a change in Petty Cash, as listed:

      FROM

      TO

      EFFECTIVE

      DeBlasi, Margaret
      PLC/Food Service
      $250

      Richardson, Jeanine
      PLC
      $250

      01/15/14-
      06/30/14



    10. To approve a Resolution Authorizing Contracts with certain approved CO-OP Vendors for contracting units.
      WHEREAS,
      the Brick Township Board of Education, may be 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.
      EDUCATIONAL DATA SERVICES
      MIDDLESEX REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE SERVICES



    11. To approve a Grant Application, as follows:
      WHEREAS,
      the Brick Township Board of Education certifies that permission has been granted to apply for funds to support implementation of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act for the purposes described in application, in the amount of $15, 845, starting on July 1, 2013 and ending on June 30, 2014.
      GRANT APPLICATION


    12. To approve a resolution accepting the letter from the Department of Education concerning the District’s provision of Non-Public Auxiliary Services (Chapter 192/193), as follows: Updated 2/26/14

      WHEREAS, the New Jersey Department of Education has recommended changes regarding the District’s provision of Nonpublic Auxiliary Services (Chapter 192-193); and
      WHEREAS,  on January 31, 2014 the District received a request from the New Jersey Department of Education to develop a Corrective Action Plan to insure future compliance regarding consultation; and
      WHEREAS, the letter has been publicly reviewed and discussed during the public Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2014; and
      WHEREAS, the Corrective Action Plan (attached) has been developed by the Administration to address the issues raised by the Department of Education,

      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Brick Township Board of Education, as follows:
      1. The Brick Township Board of Education certifies that the Letter dated January 30, 2014 by the Department of Education concerning the District’s provision of nonpublic auxiliary services was discussed at a Board of Education meeting held on February 25, 2014 and approves the Corrective Action Plan that has been submitted by the Administration.

      2. A copy of this Resolution and approved Corrective Action Plan shall be forwarded to the New Jersey Department of Education, P.O. Box 500, Trenton, New Jersey, 08625, Attention: Gregory Kocher, Program Manager of Nonpublic School Services.

      3. A copy of this Resolution and corrective action plan shall be posted on the Brick Township Board of Education’s website.

      CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN


    13. To approve a resolution to award the bid for the following project: Added 02/26/14

      RESOLUTION
      HVAC UPGRADES AT THE PRIMARY LEARNING CENTER AND HVAC/WINDOW REPLACEMENT AT THE OSBORNVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MUTI-PURPOSE ROOM

       
      WHEREAS, the bids were opened and reviewed publicly and read aloud on January 28, 2014 and
      WHEREAS, the results were reviewed and approved by the Business Administrator, Board Attorney and Architect,
      BE IT RESOLVED, that the Brick Township Board of Education award the bid for the project listed above, as follows

      VENDOR 

      BASE BID

      G.B.I Inc. T/A Thermal Piping

      $552,750.00 

       

    14. To approve a Fair and Open Resolution with Concord Engineering for additional  work needed for the BTHS Electrical Transformer project, as follows: Added 2/26/14

      WHEREAS, there exists a need for Electrical Services, and
      WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5 et seq. requires any contract in which the amount exceeds the bid threshold be awarded by the Board of Education by resolution at a public meeting; and
      WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5 also states that Professional Services may be negotiated and awarded without public advertising for bids and bidding therefore, and
      WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5.a(1) states that the Board of education shall in each instance state supporting reasons for its action in the resolution awarding each contract and shall forthwith cause to be printed once, in an official newspaper a brief notice stating the nature, duration, service and amount of the contract, and that the resolution and contract are on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Board of Education; and
      WHEREAS, 6A:23A-5.2(a)4 states Professional Services contract are to be issued in a deliberative and efficient manner such as through a Request for Proposal based on cost and other specified factors that ensures the District receives the highest quality services at a fair and competitive price,
      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Brick Township Board of Education, as follows:
      a. That Concord Engineering be and is hereby appointed by the Brick Township Board of Education to said position.
      b. This appointment is made in accordance with the Request for Proposal dated February 26, 2013 as a Professional Service under the provisions of the Local Public Contract Law because the service are to be performed by a recognized professional, licensed and regulated by law and meets the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5.
      c. This appointment is made in a Fair and Open process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19A:44A-20.26.
      d. The fee for services shall be $10,000.00
      e. The duration of the appointment shall be from 02/28/14 thru 12/31/14 .
      f. A copy of the Resolution shall be published in the Asbury Park Press as required by law within ten (10) days after its passage.
      g. A certified copy of this Resolution, together with a copy of the proposal, shall remain on file and be available for inspection.
      CONCORD

    15. To accept the 2012-2013 Audit Recommendations, as listed: Added 02/27/14

      1. Administrative Practices & Procedures - No Recommendations
      2. Financial Planning, Accounting & Reporting - No Recommendations
      3. School Purchasing Program - No Recommendations
      4. School Food Service - No Recommendations
      5. Student Body Activities - No Recommendations
      6. Application for State School Aid - Enhance internal controls to ensure amounts reported to ASSA are in agreement with supporting documentation.
      7. Pupil Transportation - Enhance internal controls to ensure amounts reported on DRTRS are in agreement with supporting documentation.
      8. Facilities and Capital Assests - No Recommendations
      9. Miscellaneous - Consolidated Monitoring Report - Address uncontested findings and recommendations cited in Consolidated Monitoring Report and take corrective action based on outcome of final appeal.
      10. Follow-up on prior year findings - Substantial Action Taken


    16. To approve the Corrective Action Plan for the 2012-2013 Audit, as attached: Added 02/27/14
      CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN



    BOARD COMMENT: OPERATIONS

     

    PUBLIC COMMENT: OPERATIONS

     

    HUMAN RESOURCES - The Superintendent recommends that the Board approve the following items.

    1. To accept, with regret, a retirement, as listed:

    NAME

    SCHOOL/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    BRICK EXPERIENCE

    Cittadino, Garry

    BMHS/Health & Physical Education

    01/01/15

    28 Years

     

    1. To accept, with regret, resignations, as listed:

    NAME

    SCHOOL/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    Bolton, William

    BMHS/Math

    07/01/14

    Gonzales, Monica

    Elementary/World Language

    04/21/14

     

    1. To ratify resignations, as listed:

    NAME

    SCHOOL/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    Egleston, Ashley

    BEST/Program Assistant

    01/31/14

    Gallagher, Irene

    BEST/Program Assistant

    01/31/14

     

    1. To ratify Substitutes, as listed:

    NAME

    SCHOOL/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    Lagomarsino, Gail

    Clerical

    02/10/14-
    06/30/14

    Ubl, Paul

    School Bus Driver

    01/02/14-
    06/30/14

     

    1. To approve employment of Substitute Teachers, Teacher Aides, Nurses, Custodial Workers, Bus Drivers and Bus Attendants, as attached:
      SUBSTITUTES




    2. To ratify leaves of absence, as listed:

    NAME

    SCHOOL/TITLE

    TYPE OF LEAVE

    EFFECTIVE

    PAY/BENEFITS

    Heerema, Patricia

    LRMS/Teacher Aide

    Intermittent
    FMLA

    01/21/14-
    06/30/14

    W/O Pay, W/Benefits

    Madsen, Elizabeth

    TRANS/School Bus Driver

    Intermittent 
    FMLA

    01/27/14-
    06/30/14

    W/O Pay, W/Benefits

    Mann, Kristen

    TRANS/School Bus Attendant

    FMLA

    01/31-14-
    05/07/14

    W/O Pay, W/Benefits

    O’Leary, Melissa

    BMHS/Social Studies

    FMLA

    01/28/14-
    03/28/14

    W/O Pay, W/Benefits

    Porrata, Lana

    BTHS/Teacher Aide

    FMLA

    02/03/14-
    02/14/14

    W/O Pay, W/Benefits

    Pepe, Anna Marie

    LM/Teacher Aide

    FMLA

    02/12/14-
    02/25/14

    W/O Pay, W/Benefits

    Pokol, Scott

    BMHS/Custodial Worker

    Military Leave

    01/24/14 & 02/21/14

    W/Pay, W/Benefits

    Deluca, Gregory
    OSB & DP/Visual & Performing Arts Band
    FMLA 02/25/14-
    02/26/14
    W/O Pay, W/Benefits

     

    1. To ratify changes in leaves of absence, as listed:

    NAME

    SCHOOL/TITLE

    FROM

    TO

    Artale, Kathleen

    HERB/Teacher Aide

    FMLA W/O Pay, W/Benefits
    01/28/14-
    02/07/14

    FMLA W/O Pay, W/Benefits
    01/28/14-
    03/07/14

    Valles, Tamara

    HERB/Grade 1

    FMLA W/O Pay, W/Benefits
    04/10/14-
    05/15/14

    FMLA W/O Pay, W/Benefits
    02/27/14-
    04/09/14
    NJFLA W/O Pay, W/Benefits
    04/10/14-
    05/15/14

    Gough, Rachel

    BMHS/Social Worker

    FMLA W/O Pay, W/Benefits
    02/21/14-
    06/16/14
    Intermittent
    Mondays & Fridays
    Only

    03/07/14-
    04/24/14



    1.  To approve leaves of absence, as listed: Updated 02/26/14

    NAME

    SCHOOL/TITLE

    TYPE OF LEAVE

    EFFECTIVE

    PAY/BENEFITS

    Tamalone, Katie

    EHY/BSI
    Grade 1

    Leave of Absence

    04/02/14-
    06/30/14

    W/O Pay, W/O Benefits

    Pokol, Scott

    BMHS/Custodial Worker

    Military Leave

    03/07/14
    04/22/14-
    05/05/14
    05/16-14-
    06/06/14

    W/Pay, W/Benefits

    Baxter, Tracey

    BMHS/Food Service Worker

    Leave of Absence

    03/13/14-
    03/14/14

    W/O Pay, W/O Benefits

    Pandolfi-Malone, Rhonda
    EEC/Teacher Aide
    Leave of Absence
    03/17/14 W/O Pay, W/Benefits
    Cusack, Ellen
    MIDS/Kindergarten Leave of Absence
    03/18/14-
    06/30/14
    W/O pay, W/O Benefits

     

    1. To approve employment to Schedule "D", Extra Curricular Compensation Non-Athletic, as listed: Updated 2/24/14

    NAME

    SCHOOL/ACTIVITY

    EFFECTIVE

    STIPEND TO BE PRO-RATED

    Bennett, Colleen

    BTHS/Drama Director

    02/28/14

    $6,623

    Bibelheimer, Paul

    BTHS/Drama Assistant Director

    02/28/14

    $3,785

     

    1. To approve Athletic Volunteers, as attached:
      SPRING ATHLETIC VOLUNTEERS


    2. To rescind employment, as listed: Updated 02/24/14

    EMPLOYEE NUMBER

    SCHOOL/TITLE

    9295

    BTHS/Food Service Worker 3.5 Hr

     

    1. To approve employment, as listed: Updated 02/27/14

    NAME

    SCHOOL/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    SALARY TO BE PRO-RATED

    Marciano, Angela

    BMHS/Food Service Worker 4Hr

    03/03/14-
    06/30/14

     $7,600

    DeTata, Bonnie

    VMMS/Food Service Worker 3.5 Hr

    03/03/14-
    06/30/14

     $6,650

    Warn, Kayla

    BTHS Food Service Worker 3.5 Hr

    03/03/14-
    06/30/14

     $6,650

    Best, Cheryl
     BTHS/Drama
    Pending release of current contract
    $51,896
    BA Step 2
    Brito, Glenn
    TRANS/School Bus Driver 6 Hr
    03/03/14-
    06/30/14
    $16,405
    Nardiello, Douglas
    TRANS/School Bus Driver 6 Hr
    03/03/14-
    06/30/14
    $16,405
    Peltier, William
    TRANS/School Bus Driver 6 Hr
    03/03/14-
    06/30/14
    $22,839
    Ubl, Paul
    TRANS/School Bus Driver 6 Hr
    03/03/14-
    06/30/14
    $16,405
    Butterly, Marcella
    TRANS/School Bus Driver 6 Hr
    03/03/14-
    06/30/14
    $16,405

     

    1. To approve an Extra Teaching Block for the 2013-2014 School Year, as listed:

    NAME

    SCHOOL/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    SALARY

    Vetrini, Stacy

    BTHS/Culinary Arts

    2nd Semester

    $4,000

     

    1. To approve a mentor, to be paid by mentee, as listed:

    MENTOR

    MENTEE

    POSITION

    EFFECTIVE

    Sayers, Tracey

    Prato, Gina

    OSB/Kindergarten

    02/19/14

     

    1. To ratify Professional Development Academy Compensation Per BTEA Contract, as attached:
      PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY



    2. To ratify a Memorandum of Agreement between the Brick Township Board of Education and the Brick Township Association of School Administrators, as attached:
       MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT


    3. To approve the appointment of a Supervisor of Special Services, as listed: Added 02/25/14

      NAME

      SCHOOL/TITLE

      EFFECTIVE

      SALARY TO BE PRO-RATED

      Dayton, Ann Marie

      District/Supervisor of Special Services

      03/01/14-
      06/30/14

      $103,875
      MA+30 Step 1





    4. To approve changes in employment, as listed: Added 02/26/14

      NAME

      FROM

      TO

      EFFECTIVE

      SALARY TO BE PRO-RATED

      Conti, Tiffany

      School Bus Driver  6 Hr

      School Bus Driver 8 Hr

      03/03/14-
      06/30/14

      $22,307

      Jacobs, Peter

      School Bus Driver  6 Hr

      School Bus Driver  8 Hr

      03/03/14-
      06/30/14

      $22,307

      Porcaro, Robert

      School Bus Driver  6 Hr

      School Bus Driver 8 Hr

      03/03/14-
      06/30/14

      $22,307

      Riccio, Bari

      School Bus Driver  6 Hr

      School Bus Driver 8 Hr

      03/03/14-
      06/30/14

      $21,873




    5. To approve additional compensation, as listed: Added 02/26/14

      NAME

      SCHOOL

      EFFECTIVE

      SALARY

      Nardiello, Tracy

      Transportation

      02/28/14-
      06/30/14

      $20 Per Day
      Excluding Days Off



    6. To approve staff for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund Grant, as listed: Added 02/26/14

      NAME

      POSITION

      EFFECTIVE

      SALARY

      LeFurge, Edward

      Technology Assistant/Part Time

      03/03/14-
      06/30/14

      $15.00 Per Hour






    BOARD COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

      

    PUBLIC COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

     

    BOARD COMMENT

     

    PUBLIC COMMENT

     

    CALENDAR

     

    DATE

    EVENT

    TIME

    MARCH 20, 2014

    REGULAR MEETING

    7:00 PM

    ADJOURNMENT

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