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.

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

  1. To approve a Resolution for a Solar Power Purchase Agreement, as follows:
    WHEREAS, 
    On May 30, 2013 the Brick Township Board of Education authorized the Business Administrator/Qualified Purchasing Agent to utilize a Competitive Contract process for soliciting services for a Solar Power Purchase Agreement, and
    WHEREAS, On November 21, 2013 the Board of Education approved a professional Services Agreement with DiCara Rubino Architects for the preparation of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the procurement of a Solar Energy Power Purchase Agreement for the Brick Township School District, and
    WHEREAS, On February 17, 2015 the final RFP for the procurement of a Solar Power Purchase Agreement for the Brick Township School District was advertised and on March 25, 2015 six (6) Vendor Proposals were received, and
    WHEREAS, the proposals were reviewed and evaluated in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-4.5 and an evaluation report prepared by the District's Business Administrator/Qualified Purchasing Agent and made available to members of the public and the Board as required by N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-4.5(d).
    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Brick Township Board of Education, as follows:
    1. The appropriate officers of the Brick Township Board of Education are hereby authorized and directed to enter into and execute a Solar Energy Power Purchase Agreement with GeoPeak Energy, LLC for a term of 15 years, as more specifically specified therein; the final form of which shall be subject to the review and approval by the Board of Education's attorney.
    2. A notice of this action shall be published once in the official newspaper of the Board of Education as required by law.
    3. A Certified copy of this Resolution, together with a copy of the Solar Energy Power Purchase Agreement executed by the parties, shall be placed on file  and be available for inspection at the Office of the Board of Education.


  2. To approve change orders, as attached:
    SODON 3 BTHS ELECTRICAL UPGRADES


  3. To recommend authorization for the Business Administrator/Qualified Purchasing Agent to utilize a competitive contract process for the solicitation of an Individual Education Program Software System. 


BOARD COMMENT: OPERATIONS

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: OPERATIONS

 

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

  1. RESOLUTION OF THE BRICK TOWNSHIP

    BOARD OF EDUCATION, COUNTY OF OCEAN,

    STATE OF NEW JERSEY, INVOKING THE

    DOCTRINE OF NECESSITY

    WHEREAS, the School Ethics Act, N.J.S.A. 18A:12-21 et seq., was enacted by the New Jersey State Legislature to ensure and preserve public confidence in school board members and school administrators, and to provide specific ethical standards to guide their conduct; and

    WHEREAS, questions arose regarding how a Board should invoke the Doctrine of Necessity when a quorum of a Board of Education has conflicts of interest on a matter required to be voted upon; and

    WHEREAS, the School Ethics Commission (“Commission”) provided guidance in Public Advisory Opinion A03-9 (April 1, 1998); and

    WHEREAS, the opinion sets forth that, when it is necessary for a Board to invoke the Doctrine of Necessity, the Board should state publicly that it is doing so, the reason that such action is necessary, and the specific nature of the conflicts of interest; and

    WHEREAS, the School Ethics Commission, by resolution dated February 25,2003, clarified and required a Board of Education invoking the Doctrine of Necessity to adopt a resolution setting forth that the Board is invoking the Doctrine, the reason for doing so, and the specific nature of the conflicts of interest; and

    WHEREAS, the School Ethics Commission further directed Boards of Education that invoke the Doctrine to read the resolution at a regularly scheduled public meeting, post it where it posts public notices for thirty (30) days, and provide the Commission with a copy; and

    WHEREAS, the State Department of Education promulgated N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-

    6.2, which places additional standards and restrictions upon the ability of a board member to vote

    on a particular issue; and

    WHEREAS, the Brick Township Board of Education desires to take action on the extension of the Interim Superintendent’s contract; and

    WHEREAS, the Board Attorney has reviewed the State regulations and the advisory decisions of the Commission and determined board member conflicts prohibit three members of the Board from voting on these matters; and

    WHEREAS, the three board member conflicts are as follows:

    1. John Barton’s wife is a teacher in the school district;

    2. Michael Conti’s wife is a teacher in the school district; and

    3. Frank Pannucci’s sister is a teacher in the school district

    WHEREAS, Brick Township Board of Education currently consists of six (6) members due to a vacancy; and

    WHEREAS, the inability of the these board members to vote on above matter, results in the lack of a quorum; and

    WHEREAS, in order to vote on the above matter the Board desires to invoke the Doctrine of Necessity, in accordance with the procedures established by the Commission.

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

    1.         As the three Board members listed above are prohibited from voting on the extension of the Interim Superintendent’s contract, the Board hereby invokes the Doctrine of Necessity in order to vote on this matter.

     

    2.         This resolution shall be read at a public meeting scheduled by the Board and be posted on the Board’s website.

    3.         That a copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to the School Ethics Commission.



  2. To approve an extension of the Interim Superintendent, Dr. Richard Caldes' contract through and until December 31, 2015.


  3. To approve Fall Coaches and Volunteers for the SY 15-16, pending negotiations, as attached: Updated 06/12/15  
    2015-16 Volunteers

        
  4. Amendment to the Contract of Mary Carey, Confidential Secretary to the School Business Administrator.  

    C. Vacation/Holidays: The Confidential Secretary to the Business Administrator shall be granted twenty (20) paid vacation days annually. A maximum of sixteen (16) unused vacation days may be carried over from one year to the next with prior approval from the Business Administrator.



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PUBLIC COMMENT

 

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