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 March 20, 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 (45 minutes) and the general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:
    Student Matters
  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

  1. STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES - LAKE RIVIERA MIDDLE AND MIDSTREAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS


  2. STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES - BRICK MEMORIAL AND BRICK TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOLS


PUBLIC HEARING ON LEASE PURCHASE FINANCE FOR SCHOOL PROJECTS

  • QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS PERTAINING TO THE LEASE PURCHASE FINANCE FOR SCHOOL PROJECTS, ITEM #12 IN OPERATIONS.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. January 30, 2014 Regular Meeting

  2. January 30, 2014 Executive Session 1

  3. January 30, 2014 Executive Session 2

  4. February 25, 2014 Special Meeting

  5. February 27, 2014 Regular Meeting

  6. February 27, 2014 Executive Session

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:
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif FIELD TRIPS

    2.   To approve Workshops, as required by the School District Accountability Act, as attached:
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif 
    WORKSHOPS

    3.   To approve placements of college students for Student Teaching, Field Experiences, Classroom Observations, Internships and Externships, as attached:
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif COLLEGE STUDENT PLACEMENTS

    4.   Deleted



    5. To approve and adopt revisions to Policies 5131.6 - Students Substance Abuse, 3570 – District Records & Reports and 3542.44 Food Service Purchasing, as attached: Updated 3/18/14
    POLICY 5131.6
    POLICY 3570
    POLICY 3542.44


    6. To approve the submission of a Grant Application to Donorschoose.org from Herbertsville Elementary School for the purchase of 6 iPad minis for music based instruction in the amount of $2,126.27.

    7. To approve a revision to the 2013-2014 School Calendar, as attached:
    2013-2014 Revised 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:

              http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif TRANSFERS

     

    2.  To accept the Board Secretary's and Treasurer of School Monies Reports, as attached:

              http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif BOARD SECRETARY REPORT
             
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif TREASURERS 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 February 28, 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 February 28, 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:
             
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gifREGULAR CHECKS
             
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gifCOMMERCE PAYMENTS
             
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gifWIRE PAYMENTS
             
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gifHAND CHECKS
             
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gifPAYROLL


    6.  To approve the Use of School District Facilities Reports, as attached:
             
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif CHARGEABLE USE OF FACILITIES
             
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif NON-CHARGEABLE USE OF FACILITIES


    7.  To ratify Out of District Student Placements, as attached:
             
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif CHERRY HILL
             
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif ALPHA SCHOOL


    8.  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, as attached:
             
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif SURPLUS

     

    9.  To approve agreements with Dancing D.J.'s for Brick Memorial High School 2014 Junior Prom (May 9, 2014), as attached:
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif JUNIOR PROM

     

    10.  To approve agreements with Dancing D.J.'s for Brick Memorial High School 2014 Senior Ball (May 23, 2014), as attached:
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif SENIOR BALL

     

    11. To approve submission of the 2014 New Jersey Schools Insurance Group MOCSSIF Subfund, Safety Grant, as attached:
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif SAFETY GRANT

     

    12. To approve a resolution for a Lease Purchase Finance for School Projects, as follows:

    RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BRICK IN THE COUNTY OF OCEAN, NEW JERSEY ENDORSING APPROVAL OF THE CONCEPT OF THE LEASE PURCHASE FINANCING FOR THE PROJECT SET FORTH HEREIN; RATIFYING PUBLICATION OF THE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING; AUTHORIZING APPLICATION TO THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION FOR APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT; DELEGATING THE AWARD OF THE LEASE TO SCHOOL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR CONTINGENT UPON RECEIVING APPROVAL OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION OF THE PROPOSED LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT; AUTHORIZING CERTAIN OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE SUCH AGREEMENT AND RELATED DOCUMENTS; AND AUTHORIZING OTHER ACTIONS NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE TRANSACTION.

    WHEREAS, The Board of Education of the Township of Brick in the County of Ocean, New Jersey (the "Board") has determined that it is necessary to provide funds for various repairs and improvements to the following schools:  Brick Memorial High School, Brick Township High School, Lake Riviera Middle School, Veterans Memorial Middle School, Drum Point Elementary School, Emma Havens Young Elementary School, Herbertsville Elementary School, Lanes Mill Elementary School, Midstreams Elementary School, Osbornville Elementary School and Veterans Memorial Elementary School (the “Projects”) through a lease purchase transaction; and

    WHEREAS, the Board has determined to pursue the lease purchase financing method, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:20-4.2(f) and its regulations at N.J.A.C. 6A:26-10.1 et seq., to finance the Projects; and

    WHEREAS, the Board held a public hearing with respect to the proposed method of financing for the Projects on March 20, 2014 after duly publishing a notice in accordance with the requirements of the regulations; and

    WHEREAS, the Board has selected McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC to serve as Special Counsel (the "Special Counsel") and Phoenix Advisors, LLC to serve as the financial advisor (the “Financial Advisor”) for the transaction contemplated herein; and

    WHEREAS, the Board hereby ratifies the publication of the notice of public hearing; and

    WHEREAS, the Board authorizes the Business Administrator/Board Secretary to either solicit proposals for the selection of a lessor and investor or to select a lessor and investor through a negotiation in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:20-4.2(f); and

    WHEREAS, the Board wants to delegate to the Business Administrator/Board Secretary the ability to award of the lease based upon the recommendation of the Financial Advisor; and

    WHEREAS, the Board and the prospective financing company now intend to enter into a lease purchase agreement, a ground lease and all such other agreements and documents as may be necessary to complete the transaction once the Board receives the required approval of the New Jersey Commissioner of Education (collectively, the "Lease"); and

    WHEREAS, the Board now wants to delegate to the President and the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary the ability to execute the Lease and other related agreements and financing documents with the prospective purchaser of the lease purchase agreement (referred to herein as the "Lessor" and "Purchaser") upon the terms and the conditions set forth in this resolution;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BRICK IN THE COUNTY OF OCEAN, NEW JERSEY AS FOLLOWS:

    Section 1.  The Board hereby endorses the concept of the lease purchase financing of the proposed Projects.

    Section 2.  The Board hereby determines that the annual rent payments, consisting of a principal portion and an interest portion, incurred to finance the Projects can be included within its net budget spending growth limitation and that such payments will not result in the need for approval by the voters of additional spending proposals to maintain existing instructional programs or extracurricular activities.

    Section 3.  The Business Administrator/Board Secretary, together with the Superintendent of Schools, Bond Counsel, the Financial Advisor, the Board Attorney and other appropriate representatives of the Board (together, the "School District Professionals") are hereby authorized to select a lessor and investor and to take other appropriate steps necessary to prepare for the proposed lease purchase financing of the Projects, and all such actions taken to date are hereby ratified.  The Business Administrator/Board Secretary is hereby authorized to award the Lease based upon the recommendation of the Financial Advisor.

    Section 4.  The Business Administrator/Board Secretary, together with the other School District Professionals, are hereby authorized to make application on behalf of the Board to the Commissioner of Education for the approval of the proposed lease purchase agreement for the Projects and related documents in accordance with the requirements of the regulations.

    Section 5.  The Board hereby authorizes the financing of its share of the Projects, pursuant to the proposed Lease in the principal amount not to exceed $11,550,000. 

    Section 6.  The Board hereby authorizes the execution and the delivery of and the performance by the Board of its obligations under the Lease, which shall be substantially in the form on file with the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, in accordance with the provisions of this resolution.  The Board hereby authorizes and directs the Board President or the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary to approve any changes, additions or deletions to the Lease as may, in the judgment of Special Counsel, be necessary or advisable, such approval to be evidenced by the execution of the Lease by the Board President or the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary.

    Section 7.  The Board hereby authorizes the execution and the delivery of and the performance by the Board of its obligations under a ground lease agreement, which shall be substantially in the form on file with the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, in accordance with the provisions of this resolution.  The Board hereby authorizes and directs the Board President or the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary to approve any changes, additions or deletions to the ground lease agreement as may, in the judgment of Special Counsel, be necessary or advisable, such approval to be evidenced by the execution of the ground lease agreement by the Board President or the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary.

    Section 8.  The Board hereby authorizes the Business Administrator/Board Secretary, if necessary, to enter into an escrow deposit agreement (the “Escrow Deposit Agreement”) for a fee to be negotiated, which shall be substantially in the form on file with the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, in accordance with the provisions of this resolution.  The Board hereby authorizes and directs the Board President or the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary to approve any changes, additions or deletions to the Lease as may, in the judgment of Special Counsel, be necessary or advisable, such approval to be evidenced by the execution of the Escrow Deposit Agreement by the Board President or the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary.

    Section 9.  The payments of rent or other monies due under the Lease shall be made only from the general fund of the Board.  Neither the Board, any agency, department or political subdivision thereof shall be obligated to pay any sum to the Lessor under the Lease from any taxing source for the payment of any sums due under the Lease.  The obligations of the Board under the Lease shall not constitute indebtedness of the Township of Brick or of any department, agency or political subdivision thereof.  The Lease sets forth the term of the Lease, the rental payments to be paid by the Board in respect thereof and the dates on which rents shall be due and payable.

    Section 10.  The proceeds of the sale of the Lease shall be applied to (i) pay costs of the Projects, (ii) pay accrued interest on the Lease, if any, and (iii) pay the costs of entering into the Lease. 

    Section 11.  The Board hereby authorizes the preparation, the execution and the delivery of and the performance by the Board or its representatives of its obligations under the Lease, the Ground Lease, the Escrow Agreement and other related agreements and documents.

    Section 12.  The Board President or the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary are hereby authorized and directed to execute and to deliver on behalf of the Board the agreements referred to herein, if needed, and any such other agreements as may be necessary to carry out the transaction authorized by this resolution.  The Board President, the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, the School District Professionals and other appropriate representatives of the Board are hereby authorized and directed to take on behalf of the Board such other actions as shall be necessary and appropriate to accomplish the transaction contemplated by this resolution and the agreements authorized herein. 

    Section 13.  The Board hereby covenants that it will comply with any conditions subsequent imposed by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"), in order to preserve the exemption from taxation of the interest portion of the rental payments under the Lease, including the requirement to rebate all net investment earnings on the gross proceeds above the yield on the Lease.

    Section 14.  If necessary, the Board reasonably expects to reimburse its expenditure of Projects’ costs paid prior to the issuance of the Lease with proceeds from the tax-exempt lease.

    This resolution is intended to be and hereby is a declaration of the Board's official intent to reimburse the expenditure of Projects’ costs paid prior to the issuance of the Lease with the proceeds of the Lease, in accordance with Treasury Regulations §150-2.

    The Projects’ costs to be reimbursed with the proceeds of the Lease will be "capital expenditures" in accordance with the meaning of Section 150 of the Code.

    No reimbursement allocation will employ an "abusive arbitrage device" under Treasury Regulations §1.148-10 to avoid the arbitrage restrictions or to avoid the restrictions under Sections 142 through 147, inclusive, of the Code.  The proceeds of the Lease used to reimburse the Board for Projects’ costs will not be used in a manner that results in the creation of "replacement proceeds," including "sinking funds," "pledged funds," or funds subject to a "negative pledge" (as such terms are defined in Treasury Regulations §1.148-1), of the Lease, other than amounts deposited into a "bona fide debt service fund" (as defined in Treasury Regulations §1.148-1).

    All reimbursement allocations will occur not later than 18 months after the later of (i) the date the expenditure from a source other than the Lease is paid, or (ii) the date the Projects are "placed in service" (within the meaning of Treasury Regulations §1.150-2) or abandoned, but in no event more than 3 years after the expenditure is paid.

    Section 15.  This resolution shall take effect immediately.

    13. BE IT RESOLVED that the tentative budget be approved for the 2014-2015 School Year using the 2014-2015 state aid figures and the Secretary of the Board of Education be authorized to submit the following tentative budget to the Executive County Superintendent of Schools for approval in accordance with the statutory deadline:

     

    GENERAL FUND

    SPECIAL REVENUES

    DEBT SERVICE

    TOTAL

    2014-2015 Total Expenditures

     $136,790,392

    $3,933,412

     $2,691,253

    $143,415,057

    Less: Anticipated Revenues

     $  40,743,677

     $3,933,412

     $1,200,927

     $45,878,016

    Taxes to be Raised

     $  96,046,715

    -0-

     $1,490,326

     $97,537,041

    And to advertise said tentative budget in the Asbury Park Press in accordance with the form suggested by the State Department of Education and according to law; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a public hearing be held at the Brick Township High School Auditorium 346 Chambersbridge Road, Brick, NJ 08724 on April 24, 2014 at 7:00PM for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the budget for the 2014-2015 School Year.

    14.    Updated 3/20/14
    WHEREAS,
      the Brick Township Board of Education recognizes school staff and Board members will incur travel expenses related to and within the scope of their current responsibilities and for travel that promotes the delivery of instruction or furthers the efficient operation of the school district; and

    WHEREAS,  N.J.A.C. 6A:23A et seq. requires Board members to receive approval of these expenses by a majority of the full voting membership of the Board and staff members to receive prior approval of these expenses by the Superintendent of Schools and a majority of the full voting membership of the Board; and

    WHEREAS, a Board of Education may establish for regular district business travel only, an annual school year threshold of $1,500 per staff member where prior Board approval shall not be required unless this annual threshold for a staff member is exceeded in a given school year (July1 through June 30); and

    WHEREAS, travel and related expenses not in compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A et seq., but deemed by the Board of Education to be necessary and unavoidable as noted on the approved Board of Education Out of District Travel and Reimbursement Forms; now

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves all travel not in compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A et seq, as being necessary and unavoidable as noted on the approved Board of Education Out of District Travel and Reimbursement Forms; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves travel and related expense reimbursements in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-7.3, to a maximum expenditure of $54,816 for all staff and board members.
    MAXIMUM TRAVEL

    15.    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.
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif MIDDLESEX REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE SERVICES

    16.    To approve a resolution regarding meals for our out of district students placed at private schools:

    WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 6A:23-4.5 requires State Approved Private Schools designed for students with disabilities charge for reduced and paid meals, and

    WHEREAS, A Board of Education Resolution is necessary for State Approved Private Schools to provide these meals at no cost to the students' families,

    WHEREAS, The Brick Township Board of Education loses funding through the use of these programs providing the meals at no cost,

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Brick Township Board of Education does not support the policy for no cost reduced and paid meals for its Out-of-District students placed in State Approved Private Schools.

    17.    To approve a revised Fair and Open Resolution for a Provider of Architectural Services as follows:
     Updated 3/18/14


    WHEREAS, there exists a need for a Provider of Architectural Services, and

    WHEREAS, on December 19, 2013, the Board approved a resolution for Window Replacements at Brick Memorial High School and Lake Riviera Middle School, and

    WHEREAS, through the Lease Purchase Finance for School Projects funding now exists to proceed with all of the ROD 4 Grant Projects for Window Replacements, 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 state 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 contracts 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 DiCara/Rubino Architects, 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 May 13, 2013 as a Professional Service under the provisions of the Local Public Contract Law because the Services 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 as per the negotiated proposal, as attached:
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif PARTIAL WINDOW REPLACEMENT 8 SCHOOLS

    e. A copy of the Resolution shall be published in the Asbury Park Press as required by law within ten (10) days after its passage.

    A certified copy of the Resolution, together with a copy of the proposal, shall remain on the file and be available for inspection.

    18.    To approve a lease agreement with Green Cove Marina, as attached:
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif GREEN COVE MARINA
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif EXHIBIT A

     

    19. To ratify a Fair and Open Resolution for a Provider of Legal Counsel for Special Education Matters, as follows:

    RESOLUTION

    LEGAL COUNSEL FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION MATTERS

    SCHWARTZ, SIMON, EDELSTEIN & CELSO, LLC


    WHEREAS
    , there exists a need for a Provider of Legal Counsel for Special Education Matters, 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 state 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 contracts 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 Schwartz, Simon, Edelstein & Celso, LLC, 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 June 10, 2013 as a Professional Service under the provisions of the Local Public Contract Law because the Services 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 as per the negotiated proposal, on an as needed basis, not to exceed 425 hours, as attached:
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif Schwartz, Simon, Edelstein & Celso, LLC


    e. The duration of the appointment shall be from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.


    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.
    A certified copy of the Resolution, together with a copy of the proposal, shall remain on the file and be available for inspection.

     

    20. To accept a check in the amount of $1,000 for Emma Havens Young Elementary School from NJ Natural Gas “Conserve to Preserve” Foundation.

     

    21. To approve a request for qualifications for a workers compensation consultant, as attached: Updated 03/18/14
    RFQ WORKERS COMPENSATION CONSULTANT

     

    22. To approve a resolution for a School Facilities Project, as follows:

    WHEREAS, the Board of Education of Brick Township, in the County of Ocean, New Jersey (the “Board”), desires to proceed with a school facilities project, and

    WHEREAS, the school facilities project to be moved forward is HVAC Improvements at Brick Township High School, and

    WHEREAS, the Board now seeks to take the initial steps in order to proceed with the Projects:

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of Brick Township, in the County of Ocean, State of New Jersey, as follows:

    Section 1.  In accordance with the requirements of Section 6A:26-3 of the New Jersey Administrative Code, the Board hereby approves the Educational Specifications and the Project Application prepared in connection with the Project(s) and the Board further authorizes the submission of same to the Ocean County Superintendent of Schools and the New Jersey Department of Education for approval.

    Section 2.  In accordance with the requirements of Section 6A:26-3 of the New Jersey Administrative Code, the Board hereby approves the Schematic Plans and Cost Estimates prepared in connection with the Project(s) and the Board further authorizes the submission of same to the Ocean County Superintendent of Schools and the New Jersey Department of Education for approval.   If required, the Board further authorizes the submission of the Schematic Plans to the Municipal Planning Board for its review.

    Section 3.  The Board hereby authorizes the amendment to its Long-Range Facilities Plan in order to reflect the proposed Project.

    Section 4.  The School Administration and such other officers and agents of the Board as are necessary, including the Board Attorney, Bond Counsel and Architect, are hereby authorized to perform such other acts, to execute such other documents and to do such other things as are necessary to implement the determinations of the Board set forth in this resolution.

     

    23. To approve a Fair and Open Resolution for a Provider of Architectural Services as follows:

    WHEREAS, there exists a need for a Provider of Architectural 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 state 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 contracts 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 DiCara/Rubino Architects, 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 May 13, 2013 as a Professional Service under the provisions of the Local Public Contract Law because the Services 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 as per the negotiated proposal, as attached:
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif BTHS Renovations Proposal

    e. A copy of the Resolution shall be published in the Asbury Park Press as required by law within ten (10) days after its passage.

    A certified copy of the Resolution, together with a copy of the proposal, shall remain on the file and be available for inspection.

     

     

    BOARD COMMENT: OPERATIONS

     

    PUBLIC COMMENT: OPERATIONS

     

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

    1.  To accept, with regret retirements, as listed: Updated 3/19/14

    NAME

    SCHOOL/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    BRICK EXPERIENCE

    Bailey, Colleen

    BMHS/Keyboarding Clerk 2

    07/01/14

    9 Years 5 Months

    Balog, Diane

    VMES/Media Specialist

    07/01/14

    14 Years 9 Months

    Chakeres, Doris

    BMHS/Keyboarding Clerk 3

    07/01/14

    12 Years 4 Months

    Drew, Paschal

    BMHS/English

    07/01/14

    12 Years 10 Months

    Hebert, Thomas

    BTHS/Custodian

    07/01/14

    25 Years 1 Month

    Kurek, Carol

    HERB/BSI

    07/01/14

    23 Years 8 Months

    Silvers, George

    TRANS/School Bus Driver

    07/01/14

    11 Years 10 Months

    Silvers, Sharon

    BTHS/Keyboarding Clerk 3 Guidance

    07/01/14

    25 Years 3 Months

    Tuttle, Mary

    VMMS/Teacher Aide

    07/01/14

    26 Years 6 Months

    Vanga, Angela

    VMES/Grade 4

    07/01/14

    34 Years 10 Months

    Viscomi, Fran

    MIDS/Teacher Aide

    01/01/17

    14 Years 8 Months

     Arasz, Susan

    PLC/Teacher Aide

    07/01/14

    25 Years 10 Months

     


    2.  To approve employment of Substitute Teachers, Nurses, Teacher Aides, Clerical, Custodial Workers and Bus Drivers, as attached:
             
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif SUBSTITUTE NEW HIRES

    3.  To approve the removal of Substitutes, as attached:
              
    http://mms.brickschools.org/Portals/1/TMP_BOARDMEET/IMAGES/pdf.gif SUBSTITUTE REMOVAL

     

    4.   To approve leaves of absence, as listed:

    NAME

    SCHOOL/TITLE

    TYPE OF LEAVE

    EFFECTIVE

    PAY/BENEFIT

    DePaola, Lindsay

    LM/LLD Grade 4 & 5

    FMLA

    06/02/14-
    06/13/14

    W/O Pay, W/Benefits

    Arnone, Hannah

    BMHS/CST Psychologist

    FMLA

    05/27/14-
    06/16/14

    W/O Pay, W/Benefits

    Riker, Amanda

    VMES/Grade 5 ICS

    FMLA

    05/12/14-
    06/30/14

    W/O Pay, W/Benefits

    Ditzig, Terese

    LRMS/Grade 8 LA POR

    FMLA

    09/02/14-
    12/01/14

    W/O Pay, W/Benefits

    Napolitano, Valerie

     EEC/Teacher Aide

    Leave of Absence

    04/02/14-
    04/08/14

    W/O Pay, W/Benefits

    Pokol, Scott

    BMHS/Custodial Worker

    Military Leave of Absence

    04/21/14 (1day)

    W/Pay, W/Benefits

     Artale, Kathleen

    HERB/Teacher Aide

    FMLA

    03/24/14-
    04/07/14

    W/O Pay, W/Benefits

     


    5.   To ratify a leave of absence, as listed: Updated 3/18/14

    NAME

    SCHOOL/TITLE

    TYPE OF LEAVE

    EFFECTIVE

    PAY/BENEFITS

    Gartner, Gail

    BTHS/Food Service Worker 4 HR

    FMLA


    Leave of Absence

    03/05/14-
    03/31/14


    04/01/14-
    06/30/14

    W/O Pay, W/Benefits


    W/O Pay, W/O Benefits

     


    6.   To ratify changes in leaves, as listed:

    NAME

    SCHOOL/TITLE

    FROM

    TO

    Forman, Kathryn

    EHY/Grade 4

    FMLA
    03/11/14-04/29/14

    FMLA
    03/03/14-04/29/14

    Layton, Leigh Ann

    District Math Coach

    Leave of Absence
    03/11/14-03/31/14

    Leave of Absence
    03/05/14-03/31/14

     


    7.
        To ratify employment to Schedule "C", as attached:

    NAME

    SCHOOL/ACTIVITY

    STIPEND

    Berthelsen, Jacquelyn

    BMHS/Outdoor Track
    Assistant Coach

    $5,733

    McCabe, Kaitlyn

    BTHS/Outdoor Track
    Assistant Coach

    $5,733

     Currie, Walter

    BMHS/Strength & Conditioning Coach Spring

    $4,445

     


    8.   To approve volunteers to Schedule "C", as listed:

    NAME

    SCHOOL/ACTIVITY

    Farr, Keith

    BMHS/Lacrosse-Boys

    Czapkowski, Paul

    BMHS/Softball

    Bormann, Richard

    BMHS/Softball

    Ulrich, Jaclyn

    BMHS/Track

     


    9.   To approve changes in leave replacements, as listed:

    NAME

    SCHOOL/TITLE

    FROM

    TO

    Elias, Kristen

    LRMS/Grade 6
    Math & Science

    01/02/14-03/28/14

    01/02/14-03/07/14

    Cippoletti, Nicole

    MIDS/Kindergarten

    01/02/14-03/17/14

    01/02/14-06/30/14

     


    10.   To approve mentors, $550 to be paid by Mentee, as listed:

    MENTOR

    MENTEE

    POSITION

    Zaninelli, Mara

    Cipoletti, Nicole

    Kindergarten

    Viggiano, Jessica

    Groel, Alecia

    Grade 2

    Cooke, Patricia

    Cavanagh, Renata

    Guidance

    Levendusky, Brittany

    Schmidt, Lauren

    World Language

     


    11.   Ratify payments for teachers who presented at the 2/14/14 Professional Day Workshop, as per the Brick Township Education Association contract, at a rate of $49.00 per hour, as listed:

    NAME

    Corde, Diane

    Carty, Kathy

    Houser, Douglas

    Monaghan, Susan

    Schaible, Amara

    Stapp, Faith

    Middlemiss, Brett

    St. Jean, Darren

     

    12. To rescind a Military Leave of Absence, as listed:

    NAME

    SCHOOL/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    Pokol, Scott

    BMHS/Custodial Worker

    05/16/14

     

     

     

    13.  To approve the appointment of the Homeless Service Trainer, salary to be paid for by the McKinney/Vento and Division of Children and Families Grants, as listed: Contract Revised 3/18/14

    NAME

    LOCATION

    EFFECTIVE

    SALARY TO BE PRO-RATED

    Wesler, Richard

    Homeless Service Trainer

    03/24/14-08/31/14

    $92,000

                HOMELESS SERVICE TRAINER

    14. To approve employment of Leave Replacements, as listed:

    NAME

    LOCATION

    EFFECTIVE

    SALARY TO BE PRO-RATED

    Oates, Elizabeth

    BMHS/Guidance

    04/10/14-06/13/14

    $53,211
    MA Step 1

     Decher, Sarah

     LM/Special Education ICS Grades 2 & 3

    03/21/14-06/05/14

    $51,396
    BA Step 1

     

    15. To approve Black Seal Compensation as listed:

    NAME

    SCHOOL/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    STIPEND TO BE PRO-RATED

    Sasso, Hunter

    MIDS/Custodial Worker

    03/21/14-06/30/14

    $525

     

    16. To accept a resignation, as listed: Added 3/19/14

    NAME

    TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    Nardiello, Tracy

    Radio Dispatcher

    03/23/14

     

    17. To approve employment for the 2013-2014 school year, as listed: Updated 3/20/14

    NAME

    TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    SALARY TO BE PRO-RATED

    Nardiello, Tracy

    Assistant Manager of Transportation

    03/24/14-06/30/14

    $56,000

     Beggs, Joy

    EHY/Teacher Aide/POR

    03/21/14-06/30/14

    $23,361

    Mohwinkle, Kimberly

    EEC/Teacher Aide
    PSD

    03/21/14-06/30/14

    $23,061


    ASSISTANT MANAGER OF TRANSPORTATION

    18. To approve a change in employment, as listed: Added 3/19/14

    NAME

    FROM

    TO

    EFFECTIVE

    SALARY TO BE PRO-RATED

    Moore, April

    Supervising Bus Driver

    Radio Dispatcher/TA

    03/24/14-06/30/14

    $43,000

     

    BOARD COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

      

    PUBLIC COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

     

    BOARD COMMENT

     

    PUBLIC COMMENT

     

    CALENDAR

    DATE

    EVENT

    TIME

    APRIL 14-18, 2014

    SPRING RECESS

    SCHOOL CLOSED

    APRIL 24, 2014

    REGULAR MEETING

    7:00PM

    ADJOURNMENT

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