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 October 22, 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:
Five HIB Matters
Special Education Litigation for 7233 & 7658
    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. SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 - REGULAR MEETING


  2. SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 - EMERGENCY MEETING

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

INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

 

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION - The Interim 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 the Statement of Assurance for the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC), for the 2015-2016  school year, as attached:
    STATEMENT OF ASSURANCE
    DECLARATION 



  6. To approve the School Nursing Plan for the 2015-2016 school year, as attached:
    SCHOOL NURSING PLAN



  7. The Board of Education accepts, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:37-15b(6), the monthly Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) Report as presented to the Board of Education during Executive Session.



  8. To approve on First Reading Policy #5141, as attached:
    POLICY 5141

BOARD COMMENT: CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

 

OPERATIONS - The Interim 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 September 30, 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 September 30, 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 - Updated 10/20/15
    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 ratify Out of District Student Placements, as attached:
    BONNIE BRAE
    COLLIER
    HARBOR 1
    HARBOR 2
    NEPTUNE
    OCEAN COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL
    RUGBY 1
    RUGBY 2
    TOMS RIVER


  9. To approve an Agreement with Neptune Aquatics Center for Indoor Pool Use for both Brick Township and Brick Memorial High Schools Swim Teams for the 2015-2016 school year, as attached:
    NEPTUNE AQUATICS - BTHS
    NEPTUNE AQUATICS - BMHS


  10. To approve the annual Maintenance Form M1 and the Comprehensive Maintenance Plan for the 2015-2016 school year, as attached:
    M1
    COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE PLAN


  11. To approve change orders, as attached:
    AMCO - BTHS HVAC #11
    AMCO - BTHS HVAC #12
    AMCO - BTHS HVAC #13
    AMCO - OSB BOILER #3


  12. To approve an Agreement with Insight Workforce Solutions for Substitute Placement Services as per the Competitive Contract approved on September 24, 2015, as attached:
    INSIGHT WORKFORCE AGREEMENT


  13. To approve an agreement with Woodlake Country Club for the BTHS Junior Prom to be held on May 13, 2016, as attached:
    WOODLAKE COUNTRY CLUB


  14. To approve a Resolution for a Provider of a Differentiated Literacy Program for Middle Schools, as follows:
    WHEREAS, on August 27, 2015 the Brick Township Board of Education authorized the Business Administrator/Qualified Purchasing Agent to utilize a Competitive Contract process for soliciting for a Differentiated Literacy Program for Middle Schools, and
    WHEREAS, on September 4, 2015 the Competitive Contract for the procurement of a Differentiated Literacy Program for Middle Schools was advertised and on October 7, 2015, two 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-4.5d.
    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 a Differentiated Literacy Program for Middle Schools Agreement with Achieve 3000.
    2. This Agreement shall be effective from November 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020, as attached:
    ACHIEVE 3000
    3. A notice of this action shall be published once in the official newspaper of the Board of Education as required by law.
    4. A certified copy of the Resolution, together with a copy of the Agreement executed by all parties shall be placed on file and be available for inspection at the Office of the Board of Education.


  15. To approve the Nonexclusive Nonprofessional Stage Performance rights with Dramatists Play Service Inc. to "All Because of Agatha" at BTHS on 11/13-15 and 11/14/15, as attached:
    DPS NONPROFESSIONAL LICENSE


  16. To approve a Contract with Music Theatre International for the production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at BTHS on 04/15/16 and 04/16/16, as attached:
    MTI PRODUCTION CONTRACT


  17. To accept funding for Non-Public Schools Security Aid Entitlement Funds for the 2015-2016 school year, as listed:

    SCHOOL

    SECURITY AID ENTITLEMENT

    St. Dominic School

    $12,450

    St. Paul’s Christian School

    $2,400







  18. To approve an Agreement with the Non-Public Schools to purchase technology items under the NJ Non-Public Technology Initiative Program, as attached:
    ST. DOMINIC SCHOOLS TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT
    ST. PAUL'S CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT


  19. To approve the execution of a Solar Power Purchase Agreement with GeoPeak Energy, LLC as attached, in accordance with the Board's previous award of the Competitive Contract authorizing the same on June 15, 2015 and further authorizing the Board Secretary/Business Administrator to execute any and all documents necessary to implement the terms and conditions of the Agreement as set forth therein.
    GEOPEAK POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT


  20. To approve a Resolution authorizing contracts with certain approved state contract vendors, as follows:
    WHEREAS,
    the Brick Township Board of Education may by resolution and without advertising for bids, purchase any goods or services under the State of New Jersey Cooperative Purchasing Program for any State contracts entered into on behalf of the State by the Division of Purchase and Property in the Department of the Treasury; and
    WHEREAS, the Brick Township Board of Education has the need on a timely basis to purchase goods or services utilizing State contracts; and
    WHEREAS, the Brick Township Board of Education intends to enter into contracts with the attached Referenced State Contract Vendors through this resolution and properly executed contracts, which shall be subject to all the conditions applicable to the current State 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 New Jersey State Contract Vendors on the Attached list, pursuant to all conditions of the individual State contracts; and
    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the duration of the contracts between the Brick Township Board of Education and the Referenced State Contract Vendors shall be from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.
    STATE CONTRACT VENDORS


  21. To approve a Resolution authorizing contracts with certain approved Co-Op Vendors for contracting units.

    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 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, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
    CO-OP VENDORS


  22. To approve a Settlement Agreement for Student 7233.


  23. To approve and adopt on second reading Policies, as attached:
    2000 SERIES Deleted 10/22/15
    3000 SERIES MANDATED POLICIES
    9000 SERIES MANDATED POLICIES


  24. To approve a resolution for Ice Time/Practice and Games for Brick Memorial and Brick Township High Schools Ice Hockey Teams, as follows:

    WHEREAS,
    the Brick Township Board of Education approved Ocean Ice Palace on October 17, 2014 through a request for proposal, and
    WHEREAS, 18A:18A-42 allows for the renewal of contracts beyond one year;
    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,  that the Brick Township Board of Education approves Ocean Ice Palace to provide Ice Time/Practice and Games for Brick Memorial and Brick Township High School for the 2015-2016 school year, as follows:

    SCHOOL

    AMOUNT

    Brick Memorial High School

    50 Hours at $425 Per Hour, not to exceed $21,250

    Brick Township High School

    50 Hours at $425 Per Hour, not to exceed $21,250






  25. To approve changes for Medical and Prescription rates for the BTEA and BTASA groups as per the negotiated contracts, as attached:
    MEDICAL RATES
    PRESCRIPTION RATES


  26. To accept $1,000 from the First Energy Grant for Herbertsville Elementary School for the purpose of a community based project of building a greenhouse to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables to share with local food banks and soup kitchens.


  27. To approve a Resolution to withdraw funds from Capital Reserve and allocate NJSIG Safety Grant funds for the purpose of the Replacement of the Warehouse Roof, as follows:
    WHEREAS,
    the Brick Township Board of Education has established a Capital Reserve Fund in accordance with 18A:21-2, and
    WHEREAS, in accordance with 18A:21-4 and 6A:23A-14.1(L2) the Board of Education may transfer funds to fund facilities projects as determined in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:26-3, and
    WHEREAS, the Warehouse Roof is in need of immediate repair, and
    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Brick Township Board of Education authorizes the transfer of $15,000 from it's Capital Reserve Account and $20,000 from NJSIG Safety Grants from projects that have previously been closed.


  28. To approve a Settlement Agreement for Student 7658.

BOARD COMMENT: OPERATIONS

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: OPERATIONS

 

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

  1. To accept, with regret retirements, for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Retirements

  2. To approve resignations, for the 15-16 SY, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Title

    Effective

    Brick Experience

    1

    Rigassio, Margaret

    BMHS/Keyboarding Clerk 3

    10/25/15

    13 years, 9 months

    2

    Smith, Stephen

    Facilities/Custodial Worker

    11/01/15

    2 years, 5 months


  3. To ratify resignations, for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Ratify Resignations

  4. To ratify coaching and advisor resignations, for the 15-16 SY, as listed: 
    Coaching & Advisor Resignations

  5. To approve correction to a resignation, for the 15-16 SY, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Title

    Effective

    Brick Experience From

    Brick Experience To

    1

    Rigassio, Jessica

    BMHS/Comprehensive Business

    11/01/15

    1 year, 1 month

    1 year, 2 months


  6. To approve employment, for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Employment

  7. To ratify removing a stipend, for the 15-16 SY, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Title

    Effective

    Stipend To be Removed

    1

    Sholander, Scott

    Facilities/Custodial Worker

    07/23/15

    $320 Night Differential



  8. To approve air conditioning certificate holder stipend for the 15-16 SY in the amount of $1,250 for Nicholas Devereux

  9. To approve changes to employment, for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Changes to Employment

  10. To approve substitutes for the 15-16 SY, pending negotiations, as attached:
    Substitutes

  11. To approve course reimbursements for teachers and teacher's aides, for the 15-16 SY, as attached: Updated 10/22/15
    Course Reimbursements

  12. To approve advanced degree salary changes, for the 15-16 SY, as attached: Updated 10/22/15
    Advanced Degree Salary Changes
    Teacher's Aides Advanced Degree Salary Changes

  13. To approve advisors for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Advisors

  14. To ratify change to a start date, for the 15-16 SY, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Title

    Start Date Changed From:

    Start Date Changed To:

    1

    Segro, Nicole

    WHW/EHY/HERB/Media Specialist

    09/01/15

    10/13/15


  15. To approve change to a start date,for the 15-16 SY, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Title

    Start Date Changed From:

    Start Date Changed To:

    1

    Gfroehrer, James

    Technology/Network Support Technician

    10/27/15

    11/02/15


  16.  To approve additional athletic event workers, as attached:
    Athletic Event Workers

  17. To ratify the following teachers at BMHS for additional blocks during Semester 1 of the 15-16 SY for Spanish, $4,000 prorated for the semester, starting September 30, 2015, as attached:
    Spanish Teachers

  18. To approve the 15-16 SY Mentors, as listed:
    Mentors

  19. To approve Title I Extended Day Coordinators, for the 15-16 SY, as attached: Updated 10/22/15
    Title I Extended Day Coordinators

  20. To approve Title I Extended Day Teachers, for the 15-16 SY,  as attached: Updated 10/22/15
    Title I Extended Day Teachers

  21. To approve Title III Extended Day Coordinators, for the 15-16 SY, as attached: Updated 10/22/15
    Title III Extended Day Coordinators

  22. To approve Title III Extended Day Teachers, for the 15-16 SY, as attached: Updated 10/22/15
    Title III Extended Day Teachers

  23. To approve Title II PD Academy Presenters, for the 15-16 SY, $189 for preparation of the presentation and $49 per hour for the presentation, as attached:
    Title II PD Academy Presenter

  24. To approve staff for the Spring Musical at BMHS, for the 15-16 SY, as listed:

    Employee/Title

    Stipend

    Account Number

    1

    Penrod, Andrew Conductor

    $1,000

    11-401-100-101-16-000

    2

    Bettys, Kevin

    Director

    $2,000

    11-401-100-101-16-000


  25. To approve additional hours for Technology Staff, for the 15-16 SY, as listed:

    Employee

    Hours

    Hourly Rate

    Not to Exceed

    1

    Vorhees, Ethan

    100

    $15

    $1,500

    2

    Mouzon, Rufus

    100

    $15

    $1,500


  26. To approve Winter and Spring Coaches, for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Winter and Spring Coaches

  27. To approve Winter and Spring Volunteers, for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Winter and Spring Volunteers

  28. To approve detention staff at BTHS, for the 15-16 SY, at $27 per hour, as attached:
    BTHS Detention Staff

  29. To approve leaves of absence, for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    LOA Approvals

  30. To ratify leaves of absence, for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Ratify LOA

  31. To approve a change to a leave of absence, for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Change to LOA

  32. To approve a Sewing Club at VMMS for the 15-16 SY.

  33. To approve a Nancy Sansone and Theresa O'Shea as volunteer teachers, for the Sewing Club at VMMS, for the 15-16 SY.

  34. To ratify a change to stipend,for the 15-16 SY, as listed:

    Employee

    From: Title/Stipend

    To: Title/Stipend

    1

    Wight, James

    BTHS Asst. Coach Girl’s Volleyball /$5,733

    BTHS Head Coach Girl’s Volleyball/$8,625



  35. To correct salaries for the 15-16 SY, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Title

    Salary to be Changed From:

    Salary to be Changed To:

    1

    Farr, Keith

    BMHS/Health & Physical Education

    $51,396/BA Step 1

    $51,565/BA Step 1

    2

    Tarnowski, AnneMarie

    BMHS/Social Studies

    $78,835/MA Step 17

    $76,135/MA Step 16


  36. To ratify a change to a teacher placement, for the 15-16 SY, as listed:

    Employee

    From:

    To:

    Effective

    1

    Dorman, Andrew

    WHW & EHY

    WHW

    09/01/15


  37. To approve BEST staff, for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    BEST Staff

  38. To approve BEST site changes, for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    BEST Site Changes

BOARD COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

  

PUBLIC COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

 

BOARD COMMENT

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

CALENDAR

DATE

EVENT

TIME

November 5th & 6th

NJEA Convention

Schools Closed

November 19, 2015  Regular Meeting 7:00PM BTHS

ADJOURNMENT

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