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 April 30, 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 thirty minutes and the general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows: 5 Student Matters with regard to Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying.

    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

  • ABOVE AND BEYOND STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARD

  • 2015-2016 BUDGET PRESENTATION

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. MARCH 19, 2015 - EXECUTIVE SESSION

  2. MARCH 19, 2015 - REGULAR MEETING

  3. MARCH 23, 2015 - SPECIAL MEETING

  4. MARCH 30, 2015 - SPECIAL MEETING

  5. MARCH 30, 2015 - EXECUTIVE SESSION

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE 

  2. FACILITIES COMMITTEE         

  3. FINANCE COMMITTEE             
        
  4. HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE

  5. POLICY COMMITTEE

  6. NEW JERSEY SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION 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:
    STUDENT PLACEMENTS



  4. To approved and adopt, on Second Reading, Policy #6146.4 Advanced Placement Test
    Fee Program, as attached: Updated 4/30/15
    Policy #6146.4



  5. To approve a revision on Policy, #3335 Expenses, as attached:
    Policy #3335



  6. To approve a revision on Policy, #9400 Board of Education Self-Evaluation, as attached:  
    Policy #9400



  7. To approve a revision on Policy, #5141.21 Administering Medication, as attached: Updated 4/30/15
    Policy #5141.21




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 March 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 March 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 grant award in the amount of $1,000 from Plymouth Rock Assurance for Brick Memorial High School.



  9. To accept the donation of two packs of Epipens for each school from BioRidge Pharmaceutical.


  10. To ratify revisions to Out of District Student placements, as attached:
    COASTAL 1
    COASTAL 2




  11. To ratify terminations of Out of District Student placements, as attached:
    CPC HIGH POINT
    ALPHA




  12. To ratify Out of District Student Placements, as attached:
    ALPHA
    CPC HIGH POINT
    HARBOR SCHOOL
    REGIONAL DAY
    OCEAN ACADEMY


  13. To ratify an Agreement with Building Blocks Behavior Therapy, LLC, to provide Applied Behavior Services, as attached:
    BUILDING BLOCKS BEHAVIOR THERAPY LLC


  14. To approve the 2015-2016 Cafeteria Price List, as attached:
    2015-2016 CAFETERIA PRICE LIST 



  15. To approve the 2015-2016 Food Service Budget, as attached:
    FOOD SERVICE BUDGET


  16. Item Deleted 4/29/15


  17. To approve a Resolution to adopt a School District Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016, as listed:
    BRICK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION
    2015-2016 SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET RESOLUTION

    GENERAL FUND

    SPECIAL REVENUES

    DEBT SERVICE

    TOTAL

    2015-2016 TOTAL EXPENDITURES

    $140,472,182 $3,769,657 $2,688,428 $146,930,267

    LESS ANTICIPATED REVENUES

    $42,849,592 $3,769,657 $310,297 $46,929,546

    TAXES TO BE RAISED

    $97,622,590 $0.00 $2,378,131 $100,000,721



  18. 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


  19. To approve the maximum dollar limit to be spent on Public Relations Services and Purchase Professional Services in accordance with 6A:23A-5.8, as attached:
    PUBLIC RELATIONS AND PURCHASE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES


  20. To approve the 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 BUDGET



  21. To ratify a Change Order for Midstreams Elementary School Roof Project, as attached:
    USA GENERAL CHANGE ORDER #1


  22. To approve a Change Order for the Fire Alarm Project at six school locations, as attached:
    ELECTRI-TECH CHANGE ORDER #1


  23. To approve a Photo Booth Rental Agreement with 1833 Entertainment, LLC for the BMHS Class of 2015 Senior Ball, as attached:
    1833 ENTERTAINMENT LLC


  24. To approve a contract with South Gate Manor for the BMHS Class of 2016 Senior Ball to be held on on May 27, 2016, as attached:
    SOUTH GATE MANOR


  25. WHEREAS, on March 20, 2014 the Brick Township Board of Education established, for regular district business travel only, an annual school year threshold of $1,500 per staff member for the 2014-2015 school year, where prior Board approval shall not be required unless this annual threshold for a staff member is exceeded; and
    WHEREAS, Richard Wesler has incurred regular district business travel expenses of $1,536.03 to date for travel related to his current scope of responsibilities as the Homeless Service Trainer; and
    WHEREAS, all of the travel incurred by Mr. Wesler is reimbursed to him through the Department of Children and Family and/or McKinney Vento grants; and
    WHEREAS, Mr. Wesler is expected to incur approximately $1,000 in additional regular district business travel due to the current scope of his responsibilities as the Homeless Service Trainer;
    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Brick Township Board of Education approves that the annual school year threshold for Mr. Wesler be increased to $2,500 for the 2014-2015 school year in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A for regular district business travel as per the School District Accountability Act.


  26. To ratify an Agreement with DTE Energy Trading, Inc for the sale of Solar Renewable Energy Credits, as attached:
    DTE ENERGY TRADING, INC


  27. 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


  28. To approve the Minimum Value Plan Rates in accordance with the Affordable Care Act, as attached:
    MINIMUM VALUE PLAN RATES


  29. To approve the 2015-2016 Dental renewal rates, as attached:
    DENTAL RATES

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:

        

     

    Employee

    Location/Title

    Effective

    Brick Experience

    1.

    Blankley, Cathy

    BTHS/Teacher’s Aide

    07/01/15

    3 years, 10 months

    2.

    Jablonski, Bonnie

    BMHS/Physics

    07/01/15

    12 years, 10 months

    3.

    Cuthbert, Allan

    BMHS/Guidance

    07/01/15

    36 years, 10 months

    4.

    Allan, Cynthia

    LM/LDTC

    07/01/15

    11 years, 10 months

    5.

    Evanecky, Joan

    Transportation/Bus Aide

    07/01/15

    18 years, 4 months

    6.

    Zirin, Concetta

    Osbornville/Teacher’s Aide

    07/01/15

    22 years, 3 months

    7.

    Malick, Nancy

    Transportation/Bus Driver

    10/01/15

    22 years, 8 months

    8.

    Mills, John

    Facilities/ Senior Maintenance Repairer

    06/01/15

    33 years, 8 months

    9. Tierney, James BMHS/JROTC 07/01/15 32 years, 10 months


  2. To approve resignations, as listed:

        





    Employee

    Location/Title

    Effective

    Brick Experience

    1.

    Buckley, Kerri

    BMHS/Keyboarding Clerk 2 Guidance

    05/01/15

    2 years, 9 months


       
  3. To ratify resignation, as listed:






    Employee

    Location/Title

    Effective

    Brick Experience

    1.

    Dugan, John

    Transportation/Part Time Bus Driver

    03/30/15

    15 years

  4. To ratify coach resignations, as listed:
     





    Employee

    Location/Title

    Effective

    1.

    Dahl, Robert

    BTHS/Head Coach – Football

    03/31/15

    2.

    Dahl, Robert

    BTHS/ Strength & Conditioning

    04/13/15

    3.

    Acropolis, Tiffany

    BTHS/ Head Coach – Fall & Winter Cheerleading

    03/12/15

  5. To approve a stipend, as listed: 

    Employee

    Location/Title

    Stipend

    Amount to be Prorated

    1.

    Sparany, Christopher

    Facilities/Maintenance Worker 1/Maintenance Repairer

    Pesticide License

    $1,000.00/per year

  6. To correct an employee salary, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Title

    From:

    To:

     Date:

    1.

    Kampf, Kristina

    LM/Media Specialist

    MA/Step 1 $53,211

    MA + 30/Step 1 $54,311

    09/01/14-06/30/15
  7. To ratify an employee transfer, as listed:

    Employee

    From

    To

    Effective

    1.

    Dow, Linda

    LM/Teacher’s Aide

    WHW/Teacher’s Aide

    03/16/15


  8. To ratify a teacher's aide to work for an after school program, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Activity

    Effective

    Payment

    1.

    Lowery, Catherine

    VMMS/Track

    03/30/15

    $19/hour not to exceed 40 hours


  9. To approve the following substitutes, as listed:

    SUBSTITUTE NURSES

    (Payment at Current Rate $150 Per Diem)

    SUBSTITUTE

    TEACHER’S AIDES

    (Payment at Current

    Rate $75 Per Diem)

    SUBSTITUTE

    CUSTODIAL WORKERS

    (Payment at Current Rate

    $13.46 Per Hour)

    Craig, Lucy

    Mikhail, Maryan

    Watson, Gerald


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

    Employee Number

    From

    To

    Pay/Benefits

    1.

    5077

    NJFLA

    3/12/15-5/26/15

    NJFLA

    3/12/15-6/1/15

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    2.

    6416

    FMLA

    2/04/15-4/30/15

    FMLA

    2/04/15-3/13/15

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    3.

    8985

    FMLA

    3/09/15-4/17/15

    NJFLA

    4/20/15-6/30/15

    FMLA

    2/23/15-4/03/15

    NJFLA

    4/6/15-6/30/15

    w/o pay, w/o benefits

    4.

    5865

    FMLA

    1/05/15-3/27/15

    FMLA

    1/05/15-3/31/15

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    5.

    4780

    FMLA

    3/16/15-5/4/15

    FMLA

    4/20/15-5/29/15

    w/o pay, w/benefits


  11. To ratify leaves of absence, as listed:

    Employee Number

    Effective

    Pay/Benefits

    1.

    6416

    FMLA

    4/15/15-

    5/13/15

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    2.

    6973

    Leave of Absence

    4/15/15

    (1 day)

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    3.

    4674

    FMLA

    4/27/15-6/30/15

    w/o pay, w/benefits


  12. To approve leaves of absence, as listed:

    Employee Number

    Effective

    Pay/Benefits

    1.

    6084

    FMLA

    5/11/15-

    6/30/15

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    2.

    4084

    FMLA

    5/08/15-6/09/15

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    3.

    4929

    4/30/15-6/30/15

    w/o pay, w/benefits     


13. To approve a head football coach for the SY 2015-16, as listed:

Employee

Location/Title

Effective

Stipend

1.

Zdanowicz, Leonard

BTHS/Head Football Coach

2015-16 School Year

$ 8,625


14. To ratify a coach for Spring Athletics, as listed:

Employee

Location/Title

Effective

Stipend

1.

Brennan, Timothy

BMHS/JV Assistant Boys Tennis Coach

03/09/15

$5,733


BOARD COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

  

PUBLIC COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

 

BOARD COMMENT

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

CALENDAR

DATE

EVENT

TIME

MAY 25, 2015 MEMORIAL DAY SCHOOLS CLOSED
MAY 28, 2015 REGULAR MEETING 7:00PM BTHS

ADJOURNMENT

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