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 26, 2015 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 60 minutes and the general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:   Personnel, Student Matters and Contract Negotiations
    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

  • BRICK MEMORIAL AND BRICK TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES

  • HIB REPORT

  • GREEN FAIR PRESENTATION

  • SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REPORT

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEXTBOOK PRESENTATION

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. JANUARY 29, 2015 - EXECUTIVE SESSION

  2. JANUARY 29, 2015 - REGULAR MEETING

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE

  2. FACILITIES COMMITTEE         

  3. FINANCE COMMITTEE        
           
  4. HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE 

  5. POLICY COMMITTEE

  6. TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

  7. NEW JERSEY SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION DELEGATE

  8. 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 ratify Field Trips, as attached:
    FIELD TRIPS

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

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

  5. To approve on first reading the following Policies, as attached:
    5131.2 Dating Violence
    5141.3 Medical Examination & Immunizations  

  6. To approve the revision of Policy No 5125.1 - Pupils Records Policy for Students with Educational Disabilities, as attached:
    5125.1 – Pupils’ Records Policy for Students with Educational Disabilities


  7. To approve the revision of Policy No 5131.5 – Vandalism & Violence, as attached:
    5131.5 – Vandalism & Violence  Updated 02/26/15


  8. To approve participation in the "Lead & Seed" Program (a program designed to empower youth to combat substance abuse and bullying) for Brick Memorial High School and Brick Township High School, sponsored by the DART Coalition of Ocean County. (No cost to the District). Added 02/24/15


  9. To approve Houghton Mifflin 2015 Big Ideas Middle School Math, Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry Textbooks and Materials within the Brick Township School District for the 2015-2016 school year.  Updated 02/26/15


  10. To approve the addition of an AP European Course for the 2015-2016 school year for Brick Memorial and Brick Township High Schools. Added 02/24/15

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, 2015.



  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, 2015, 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
    MANUAL CHECKS
    WIRE PAYMENTS


  6. To approve the Use of School District Facilities Reports, as attached:
    NON-CHARGEABLE USE OF FACILITIES
    CHARGEABLE USE OF 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 accept a donation of recess equipment valued at $912 for Herbertsville Elementary School from the Herbertsville PTA.


  9. To accept a donation of Labor and Materials to refurbish the Herbertsville Elementary School Baseball Field from LanceScaping, LLC.


  10. To accept a check in the amount of $387.05 from Target "Take Charge of Education" for Drum Point Road Elementary School.



  11. To ratify revisions to Out of District Student placements, previously approved: as attached:
    ALPHA
    OCEAN ACADEMY
    NEPTUNE
    LEHMANN


  12. To ratify an Out of District Student Placement, as attached:
    TOMS RIVER


  13. To approve the revised Board Meetings Schedule, as attached:
    REVISED BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE

  14. To approve a Resolution Authorizing Contracts with certain approved CO-OP Vendors for contracting units, as follows:
    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 individuals 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, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
    MORRIS COUNTY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION


  15. To approve submission to the NJ Department of Education by Middlesex Regional Education Services Commission, Non-Public Department, an increase in the number of students receiving Chapter 192 Compensatory Education Services and the total amount of funding for those students for the 2014-2015 school year, as attached:
    CHAPTER 192

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:

    Name

    Location/Title

    Effective

    Brick Experience

    1.

    Hartonchik, Patricia

    Herbertsville/Teacher’s Aide

    05/01/15

    25 years, 5 months

    2.

    O’Brien, Mary Ann

    Herbertsville/School Nurse

    06/30/15

    10 years, 9 months

  2. To approve resignations, as listed:

    Name

    Location/Title

    Effective

    Brick Experience

    1.

    Mohwinkle, Kimberly

    BEST/ Substitute Paraprofessional

    02/27/15

    1 year, 3 months

    2.

    Fiscina, Justin

    BEST/Program Assistant

    02/02/15

    4 years, 5 months


  3. To approve resignations from coaching positions, as listed:

    Name

    Location

    Activity

    1.

    Bray, Timothy

    BTHS

    Asst. Coach Boys Lacrosse

    2.

    Valles, Christopher

    BMHS

    Asst. Coach Girls Outdoor Track

    3.

    McCabe, Kaitlyn

    BTHS

    Asst. Coach Boys & Girls Outdoor Track


  4. To ratify start dates, as listed: 

    Name/Title

    Original Start Date

    Revised Start Date

    Schlotfeldt, Deborah/Teacher’s Aide

    02/02/15

    02/03/15

    Power, Christine/Teacher’s Aide

    02/02/15

    02/04/15

  5. To approve employee transfers, as listed:

    Name

    Title

    From

    To

    Effective

    Mendez, Andrea

    Food Service Worker/4 hour

    LRMS

    BTHS

    03/02/15-06/30/15

    No Change in Salary


  6. To approve employment, as listed:

    Name

    Location/Title

    Effective

    Salary To Be Prorated

    1.

    Schaber, Dawn

    BEST/Program Assistant

    03/02/15-06/30/15

    $12.25/hour w/out benefits

    2.

    Jean, Neces

    BEST/Program Assistant

    03/02/15-06/30/15

    $10.25/hour w/out benefits

    3.

    Beale, Rahat

    LRMS/Food Service Worker-4 hour

    03/02/15-06/30/15

    $7,600

    w/out benefit

    4.

    Canavan, Stephen

    Transportation/ PT School Bus Driver, Bus 37

    02/27/15-06/30/15

    $17/hour, 25 hours per week w/out benefits

    5.

    Peltier, Susan

    Transportation/PT School Bus Driver, Bus 31

    03/02/15-06/30/15

    $17/hour, 25 hours per week w/out benefits

    6.

    Giles, Sarah

    Drum Point/Grade 3

    02/27/15-06/30/15

    BAStep1/$51,396

    w/ benefits

    7.

    Kulaga, Kathleen

    VMMS/Special Education

    03/02/15-06/30/15

    BAStep1/$51,396 w/ benefits

    8.  Lowe, Stacey Admin/Payroll Clerk 03/02/15-06/30/15 $23,056 w/benefits

  7. To approve changes to employment, as listed:

    Name

    From

    To

    Effective

    Salary to be Prorated

    Gery, Patricia

    OSB/Food Service Worker-4.5 hour

    OSB/Food Service Worker-5 hour

    03/02/15-06/30/15

    $13,426


  8. To approve mentors, as listed:

    Mentor Name

    Mentee Name

    School

    Mentor Stipend

    Piantadosi, Sherilyn

    Fiscina, Justin

    EHY

    $550

    Baillie, William

    Peirson, Christopher

    VMES

    $550


  9. To approve volunteers, as listed:

    Name

    Location

    Activity

    1.

    Blackburn, Christopher

    BTHS

    Weight Room

    2.

    Krauszer, George

    BTHS

    Weight Room

    3.

    Wieboldt, Kurt

    BTHS

    Weight Room

    4.

    Gawronski, Michael

    BTHS

    Golf

    5.

    Larrabee, Peter

    BTHS

    Golf

    6.

    Zambito, Paul

    BTHS

    Boys Baseball

    7.  Bennnett, Frank BMHS Softball

    8.

    Lamela, Daniel

    BMHS

    Boys Lacrosse


  10. To approve spring coaches, as listed: Updated 02/24/15

    Name

    Location

    Activity

    Stipend

    1.

    McNamara, Brian

    BTHS

    Asst. Coach Boys Lacrosse

    $5,733

    2.

    Roebuck, Paul

    BMHS

    Asst. Coach Boys & Girls Track

    $5,733

    3. Rutherford, Christopher BMHS Asst. Coach Boys & Girls Track $5,733

    4.

    Graham, Ryan

    VMMS

    Girls Softball

    $5,675


  11. To ratify winter coach, as listed:

    Name

    Location

    Activity

    Stipend

    1.

    Marousis-Bush, Jacquelyn

    BMHS

    Head Coach Cheerleading

    $4,382


  12. To ratify FMLA requests, as listed:

    Employee Number

    Effective

    Pay/Benefits

    1.

    4056

    02/13/15 (1/2 day)- 02/27/15

    w/out pay, w/out benefits

    2.

    6405

    FMLA

    01/16/15-01/30/15

    w/out pay, w/benefits

    3.

    4788

    FMLA

    02/11/15-02/13/15

    w/out pay, w/benefits

    4.

    5263

    FMLA

    02/06/15-02/13/15

    w/out pay, w/benefits

    5.

    4228

    FMLA

    02/09/15-02/27/15

    w/o pay, w/benefits


  13. To approve leaves of absence, as listed:

    Employee Number

    Effective

    Pay/Benefits

    1.

    8303

    LOA 04/02/15-06/30/15

    w/out pay, w/out benefits

    2.

    9341

    LOA Intermittent

    03/02/15-06/30/15

    w/out pay, w/out benefits

    3.

    5818

    LOA 05/29/15

    (1 day)

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    4.

    9034

    NJFLA

    04/20/15-06/10-15

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    5.

    8948

    FMLA

    06/02/15-06/18/15

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    6.

    8622

    LOA

    05/06/15-06/30/15

    w/o pay, w/o benefits


  14. To approve changes to FMLA, as listed:

    Employee Number

    From

    To

    Pay/Benefits

    1.

    8985

    FMLA

    03/16/15-04/17/15

    FMLA

    03/09/15-04/17/15

    w/out pay, w/benefits


  15. To ratify changes in FMLA and NJFLA requests, as listed:

    Employee Number

    From

    To

    Pay/Benefits

    1.

    4393

    FMLA

    01/15/15-01/26/15

    NJFLA

    01/27/15-02/04/15

    FMLA

    01/13/15-02/05/15

    NJFLA

    02/06/15-02/12/15

    w/out pay, w/benefits

    2.

    8423

    FMLA

    01/26/15-02/06/15

    FMLA

    01/26/15-02/27/15

    w/out pay, w/benefits

    3.

    5865

    FMLA

    01/05/15-02/13/15

    FMLA

    01/05/15-03/27/15

    w/out pay, w/benefits

    4.

    4386

    FMLA

    02/04/15-04/01/15

    FMLA

    02/19/15-04/01/15

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    5.

    8622

    FMLA

    01/09/15-02/09/15

    NJFLA

    02/10/15-05/13/15

    FMLA

    01/09/15-01/30/15

    NJFLA

    02/02/15-05/05/15

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    6

    4482

    FMLA

    12/15/14-3/17/15

    FMLA

    12/15/14-3/20/15

    w/o pay, w/benefits


  16. To approve substitutes, as listed: Updated 02/26/15

    SUBSTITUTE SCHOOL NURSE

    (Payment at Current Rate $150 Per Diem)

    SUBSTITUTE

    ATHLETIC TRAINER

    (Payment at Current Rate $150 Per Diem)

    SUBSTITUTE SCHOOL BUS ATTENDANT

    (Payment at Current Rate

    $11.98 Per Hour)

     
    SUBSTITUTE TEACHER AIDE

    (Payment at Current Rate $75 Per Diem)

    Ashe, Brid

    DeShong, Daniel

    Garafano, Robert

     
    Strich, Denise




  17. To approve a separation agreements for employee 5947 and 6942.


  18. To ratify paraprofessionals for after school bowling program, as listed:

    Name(s)

    Currently Approved For

    Request

    Reason

    Effective Date

    Denise Broyer

    Tammy Laszkow

    Nicole Scott

    Lois Testa

    Barbara Rosace

    Starrlyn Puglisi

    Teacher Aide

    Approve for After School Bowling Program

    Support Students with Autism

    2/19//2015

    $19.00 per hour per Para up to 3 hours a day for 10 wks not to exceed $3,420.00




  19. To approve the Boards response to the TWU's grievance dated January 12, 2015 , as attached:
    RESPONSE




           




BOARD COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

  

PUBLIC COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

 

BOARD COMMENT

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

CALENDAR

DATE

EVENT

TIME

MARCH 19, 2015

REGULAR MEETING

7:00PM


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