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 19, 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 30 minutes and the general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:   Personnel and 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

  •  BRICK MEMORIAL AND BRICK TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. FEBRUARY 26, 2015 - EXECUTIVE SESSION 1

  2. FEBRUARY 26, 2015 - EXECUTIVE SESSION 2

  3. FEBRUARY 26, 2015 - REGULAR MEETING

COMMITTEE REPORTS

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



  3. To approve on First Reading Policy #6146.4 Advanced Placement Test Fee Program, as attached:
    POLICY 6146.4


  4. To approve a revision to Policy #5113 Student Attendance, as attached: Updated 03/19/15
    POLICY 5113



  5. To approve a revision to the 2014-2015 School District Calendar, as attached:
    2014-2015 Revised School District Calendar


  6. To approve and adopt on Second Reading Policy #5141.3 Medical Examinations and Immunization and Policy #5131.2 Dating Violence, as attached: Added 03/18/15
    POLICY 5141.3
    POLICY 5131.2

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 February 28, 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 February 28, 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
    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 ratify a termination of Out of District Student placements, as attached:
    OCEAN ACADEMY


  9. To ratify revisions to Out of District Student placements, as attached:
    ARC
    CPC 1
    CPC 2



  10. To ratify Out of District Student Placements, as attached:
    ARC 2
    BRIDGE ACADEMY
    HAWKSWOOD


  11. To accept a grant award in the amount of $10,000 from Ocean First Foundation to the Osbornville Elementary School.



  12. To accept checks from Target "Take Charge of Education" for the following Schools, as listed:

    SCHOOL

    AMOUNT

    OSBORNVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    $248.70

    EMMA HAVENS YOUNG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    $408.74

    BRICK MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL $266.71



  13. BE IT RESOLVED that the tentative budget be approved for the 2015-2016 school year 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 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 will be held at the Brick Township High School Auditorium 346 Chambersbridge Road, Brick, NJ 08723 on April 30, 2015 at 7:00PM for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the budget for the 2015-2016 school year.    


    GENERAL FUND SPECIAL REVENUES DEBT SERVICE TOTAL
    2015-2016 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $141,245,785 $3,769,657 $2,688,428 $147,703,870
    LESS:
    ANTICIPATED REVENUES
    $42,744,592 $3,769,657 $310,297 $46,824,546
    TAXES TO BE RAISED $98,501,193 $0.00 $2,378,131 $100,879,324



  14. WHEREAS, the Brick Township Board of Education recognizes school staff and Board Members will incur travel/training expenses related to and within the scope of their current responsibilities and for travel/training 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 (July 1 through June 30); and
    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves all travel/training in compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A et seq, as being necessary and unavoidable; and
    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves travel/training and related expense reimbursements in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-7.3, to a maximum expenditure of $75,617 for all Staff and Board Members.
    TRAVEL/TRAINING BUDGET


  15. To approve the tentative maximum dollar limit to be spent on Public Relations Services and Purchase Professional Services in accordance with 6A:23A-5.2(a)1., as attached:
    PUBLIC RELATIONS AND PURCHASE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  16. To approve the tentative dollar thresholds for awards to recognize special accomplishments and to establish budgets supported by general fund revenues for each category of activity in a non-discriminatory manner, in accordance with 6A:23A-5.8, as attached:
    ACTIVITIES BUDGETS


  17. To approve a Lease Agreement with Green Cove Marina, as attached:
    GREEN COVE MARINA


  18. To approve a resolution to award the bid for the project listed below: Updated 03/19/15

    RESOLUTION
    OSBORNVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
    BOILER REPLACEMENT

    WHEREAS, bids were opened, reviewed and read aloud on March 19, 2015, as attached:
    OSBORNVILLE BOILER REPLACEMENT BID LIST
    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

    ALTERNATE #1

    TOTAL

    AMCO

    $521,000

    $121,000

    $642,000




  19. To approve a resolution regarding meals for our Out of District Students placed at private schools, as follows:
    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 it's Out of District Students placed in State Approved Private Schools.

  20. To approve a contract with Modern DJ for the BMHS Junior Prom to be held on May 15, 2015, as attached:
    MODERN DJ JUNIOR PROM


  21. To approve a contract with Modern DJ for the BMHS Senior Ball to be held on June 5, 2015, as attached:
    MODERN DJ SENIOR BALL


  22. To approve the submission of an amendment to the FY15 No Child Left Behind Federal Grant to incorporate carryover funds from the FY14 NCLB Grant, as listed:

    ORIGINAL ALLOCATION

    FY14 CARRYOVER

    REVISED ALLOCATION

    TITLE I A

    $862,045

    $  5,348

    $867,393

    TITLE II A

    $283,620

    $48,901

    $332,521

    TITLE III

    $  40,404

    $  1,490

    $  41,894




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 list:

    Employee

    Location/Title

    Term Date

    Brick Experience

    1.

    Stryker, Barbara

    BTHS/Keyboarding Clerk 3

    06/30/15

    31 years, 5 months

    2.

    Powers, Robert

    BTHS/Special Education

    06/30/15

    37 years, 10 months

    3.

    Kolibas, Janice

    EHY/Special Education

    06/30/15

    21 years, 6 months

    4.

    Fariello, Alvin

    Facilities/ Sr. Maintenance Repairer

    06/30/15

    17 years, 6 months



  2. To ratify resignations, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Title

    Effective

    Brick Experience

    1.

    Tschinkel, Brendan

    Transportation/Mechanic-Diesel

    03/17/15

    2 years, 5 months

    2.

    Bulc, Ewa

    Facilities/Custodial Worker

    03/03/15

    4 years

    3.

    Abrams, Morgan

    BEST/Program Assistant

    03/09/15

    7 months


  3. To ratify an employee to be paid for time worked in a higher classification, as listed:

    Employee

    From: Location/Title

    To: Location/Title

    Dates

    1.

    Testa Jr. , Fred

    Facilities/Maintenance Worker 1 Grounds

    Facilities/Lead Groundsman

    02/09/15-02/17/15


  4. To ratify a resignation from an extracurricular activity, as listed: 

    Employee

    Location/Activity

    Date

    1.

    Bibelheimer, Paul

    BTHS/Asst. Director Drama

    03/03/15


    5. To ratify  Changes to Employment, as listed :

    Employee

    From:

    Location/Title

    To: Location/Title

    Date:

    Salary to be Prorated

    1.

    Guckian, Thomas

    Transportation/Mechanic’s Helper

    Transportation/Mechanic-Diesel

    03/18/15

    $42,000

    2.

    Grasso, Dennis

    Transportation/School Bus Driver 6 Hour

    Transportation/School Bus Driver 8 Hour 

    01/09/15

    $21,441


    6. To ratify a change to salary, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Title

    From:

    To:

    Date:

    1.

    Cranston, Sean

    Math Supervisor

    $103,875

    $102,875

    02/17/15


    7
    . To approve changes to salaries, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Title

    From:

    To:

    Date:

    1.

    Loizos, Sandra

    BEST/Program Assistant

    $9.50

    $11.50

    03/20/15

    2.

    Schaber, Dawn

    BEST/Program Leader

    $12.25

    $13.00

    03/20/15


    8. To approve employment, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Title

    Date

    Salary

    1.

    Burkhart, Tracey

    BEST-Lanes Mill/Teacher’s Aide

    03/20/15-06/30/15

    $12.00/hour

     2. Tito, Roxanne Central Admin./ Custodial Worker 03/20/15-06/30/15 $23,558 (to be prorated)
     3. Mingalone, Kelly Osbornville/ Food Service Worker 4.5 hours 03/20/15-06/30/15 $9.50/hour

    9. To ratify employment, as listed:

    Name

    Location

    Activity

    Effective

    Stipend

    1.

    Bott, Cori

    BTHS

    Asst. Director Drama

    03/04/15-06/30/15

    $1,892


    10. To rescind resignation of a coaching position, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Activity

    1.

    McCabe, Kaitlyn

    BTHS/Asst. Coach Spring Track



    11. To ratify change to start date, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Title

    Original Start Date

    Change to:

    1.

    Azzarello, Barrie

    WHW/Pre-K

    03/02/15

    03/09/15


    12. To approve a teacher's aide for after school bowling program, as listed:
    Name Title Date Salary
    Scott, Sandy Teacher's Aide 03/20/15 $19/hour up to 3 hours a day for 10 weeks, not to exceed $3,420.00

    13. To approve payment of musicians for spring musical, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Activity

    Stipend

    1.

    Murdock, Scott

    BMHS/ School Musical

    $500

    2.

    Seidelmann, Christopher

    BMHS/School Musical

    $450


    14. To approve substitutes, as listed:

    SUBSTITUTE

    TEACHER’S AIDES

    (Payment at

    Current Rate

    $75 Per Diem)

    SUBSTITUTE CLERICAL

    (Payment at

    Current Rate

    $11.90 Per Hour)

    SUBSTITUTE SCHOOL

    BUS DRIVERS

    (Payment at

    Current Rate

    $14.54 Per Hour)

    SUBSTITUTE

    CUSTODIAL WORKERS

    (Payment at Current Rate

    $13.46 Per Hour)

    DeGennaro, Sheri

    Auriemma, Paulette

    Ruffini, Samantha

    Chang, Maria

    Kelly, Marilyn 

    Brown, Jeanine

    Obenauer, Tracy

    Ostrander, Catherine


    15. To approve a mentor for teacher, as listed:

    Mentee

    Location/Title

    Mentor

    Prorated Stipend

    1.

    Giles, Sarah

    Drum Point/Grade 3

    Kube, Dawn

    $550


    16. To approve teacher assignment for the remainder of the school year, as listed:

    Employee

    From:

    To:

    1.

    Barna, Erin

    WHW/ICS AM & PM

    WHW/ICS AM 

    MIDS/ICS-PM


    17. To ratify leaves of absence, as listed:

    Employee Number

    Effective

    Pay/Benefits

    6416

    FMLA

    02/04/15-04/30/15

    w/out pay, w/benefits

    6973

    FMLA

    02/20/15-02/23/15

    03/02/15-03/30/15

    w/out pay, w/benefits

    7820

    FMLA

    03/09/15-05/01/15

    w/out pay, w/benefits

     9464 LOA
    02/25/15
    w/out pay 
    w/out benefits
     9447 LOA
    03/19/15-
    04/02/15
    w/out pay
    w/out benefits
     5130 Military
    03/16/15-
    04/02/15
    w/pay
    w/benefits
    5877 FMLA
    03/16/15-
    05/26/15
    w/out pay
    w/ benefits


    18. To approve leaves of absence, as listed:

    Employee Number

    Effective

    Pay/Benefits

    9435

    LOA

    04/13/15

    (1 day)

    w/out pay

     5077 FMLA
    02/10/15-03/11/15
    NJFLA
    03/12/15-
    05/26/15
    w/out pay
    w/benefits

BOARD COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

  

PUBLIC COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

 

BOARD COMMENT

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

CALENDAR

DATE

EVENT

TIME

APRIL 3 - 12, 2015 SPRING BREAK SCHOOLS CLOSED
APRIL 30, 2015 REGULAR MEETING 7:00PM

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