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 November 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 45 minutes and the general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:
Five HIB Matters
Two Personnel Matters-7820 & 6905
TWU Memorandum of Agreement

    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

  • VIOLENCE & VANDALISM REPORT

  • COUNTY CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS RECOGNITION

  • 2015 ART EDUCATION MIDDLE LEVEL DIVISION AWARD

  • 2015 NEW JERSEY EXEMPLARY SECONDARY EDUCATOR RECOGNITION

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. OCTOBER 22, 2015 - EXECUTIVE SESSION

  2. OCTOBER 22, 2015 - REGULAR MEETING

  3. OCTOBER 30, 2015 - SPECIAL 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 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 approve the Non-Public Schools purchase of security items in accordance with the NJDOE Nonpublic Security Aid Program funds, as attached:
    NONPUBLIC SECURITY AID PROGRAM CONSULTATION - ST. DOMINIC'S
    NONPUBLIC SECURITY AID PROGRAM QUOTE - ST. DOMINIC'S - Added 11/17/15

    NONPUBLIC SECURITY AID PROGRAM CONSULTATION - ST. PAUL'S
    NONPUBLIC SECURITY AID PROGRAM QUOTE - ST. PAUL'S



  5. To approve a new club for the 2015/2016 school year; Italian Club at Brick Township High School.



  6. To approve the revised 2015/2016 school calendar, as attached:
    2015/2016 SCHOOL CALENDAR



  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.

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 October 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 October 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 Revised 11/18/15
    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 ratify Out of District Student Placements, as attached:
    CPC BEHAVIORAL
    CHILDREN'S CENTER OF MONMOUTH COUNTY
    COLLIER
    COASTAL
    DEVEREUX
    KATZENBACH
    KATZENBACH AIDE
    NEW ROAD
    SEARCH DAY
    STAFFORD


  8. To approve an Agreement with Tri-State Tours for BMHS for the dates of March 19, 2016 returning on March 21, 2016, as attached:
    TRI-STATE TOURS


  9. To approve an Agreement with Pine Grove Day Camp for the BTHS 2016 Senior Picnic, as attached:
    PINE GROVE DAY CAMP


  10. To approve an Agreement with Moderndj.com for the BMHS Senior Ball on May 27, 2016, as attached:
    MODERN DJ 


  11. To approve a change order, as attached:
    AMCO #14 - BTHS HVAC UPGRADES


  12. To approve a Resolution to return funds to Capital Reserve, as follows:
    WHEREAS, on February 16, 2012 the Brick Township Board of Education approved the advancement of the Brick Township High School Science Lab Renovation Project in the amount of $2,690,063.00; and
    WHEREAS, the project was funded by a $1,076,025.00 School Development Authority (SDA) Grant, and a Capital Reserve transfer of $1,614,038.00; and
    WHEREAS, the total project came in under budget in the amount of $2,616,837.16; and
    WHEREAS, the project was supported by the SDA grant for a final amount of $1,046,734.86 which has been received; and
    WHEREAS, there exists a Capital Reserve Balance of $43,935.70,
    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Capital Reserve portion of the project remaining be transferred back into the Capital Reserve Account in the amount of $43,935.70.



  13. To approve the renewal of Medical Rates effective January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, as attached: Updated 11/19/15
    MEDICAL RENEWAL RATES


  14. To accept a donation of Technology Equipment from GHA Technologies, as attached:
    GHA Technologies Donation


  15. To approve 2014-2015 Audit Recommendations, as listed;
    1. Administrative Practices & Procedures - No Recommendations
    2. Financial Planning, Accounting & Reporting - No Recommendations
    3. School Purchasing Program - No Recommendations
    4. School Food Service - No Recommendations
    5. Student Body Activities - No Recommendations
    6. Application for State School Aid - No Recommendations
    7. Pupil Transportation - No Recommendations
    8. Facilities and Capital Assets - No Recommendations
    9. Miscellaneous - No Recommendations
    10. Follow-up on prior year findings - No Recommendations


  16. To approve the Corrective Action Plan for the 2014-2015 Audit, as attached:
    CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN 


  17. To approve a contract with MTI Productions for the "Little Shop of Horrors" to be held at BMHS on or about 02/11/16-02/13/16, as attached: Added 11/17/15
    LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS


  18. To approve a contract with MTI Productions for the "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" to be held at BMHS on or about 03/17/16-03/20/16, as attached: Added 11/17/15
    25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE


  19. To approve the Non-Public Services Consultation Authorization with Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission, as attached: Added 11/17/15
    NONPUBLIC SERVICES CONSULTATION AUTHORIZATION FORM


BOARD COMMENT: OPERATIONS

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: OPERATIONS

 

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

  1. To approve a Resolution to Invoke the Doctrine of Necessity, as follows:

    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 A03-98 (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 public meeting scheduled, 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 five members of the Board from voting on this matter; and

    WHEREAS, the five (5) board member conflicts are as follows:

    1. John Barton’s wife is a teacher in the school district and Mr. Barton is an NJEA member employed in another district;

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

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

    4. Dr. Vito Gagliardi Sr.’s sister-in-law is a teacher aide in the school district; and

    5. Sharon Cantillo’s niece is a teacher in the school district, which conflict recently became known as a result of the School Ethics Commission’s issuance of Advisory Opinion A09-15 on July 28, 2015.

    WHEREAS, the Brick Township Board of Education currently consists of seven (7) board members; and

    WHEREAS, the inability of the above five (5) listed board members to vote on the 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 five 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 the contract for Interim Superintendent Dr. Richard Caldes. 

  3. To accept, with regret retirements, as attached:
    Retirements

  4. To ratify retirement, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Title

    Effective

    Brick Experience

    1.

    Beaver, Lorraine

    LRMS/Teacher’s Aide

    11/01/15

    17 years


  5. To ratify resignation, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Title

    Effective

    Brick Experience

    1.

    Wilmot, Joseph

    BMHS/Custodial Worker

    10/30/15

    2 years, 5 months

  6. To ratify Title II Professional Development Academy Presenters, Christine Brown, Michelle Cloud and Nancy Evans, for the 15-16 SY, $189 to prepare for presentation and $48 per hour for the presentation.

  7. To approve changes to employment, for the 15-16 SY, pending negotiations, as attached: Updated 11/18/15
    Employment Changes

  8. To approve employees to work in the BTHS Library so it remains open one(1) hour after the school day, for the 15-16 SY,as listed:

    Employee

    Location

    Stipend

    Effective

    1.

    Kerrigan, MaryAnn

    BTHS

    $2,000 (to be prorated for Semester 1)

    12/01/15

    2.

    Sussino, Kristie

    BTHS

    $2,000 (to prorated for Semester 1)

    12/01/15


  9. To ratify changes to start dates, for the 15-16 SY, as listed:

    Employee

    From:

    To:

    1.

    VanNosdall, Jayne

    10/27/15

    10/26/15

    2.

    Hibbs, Brian

    10/23/15

    11/02/15


  10. To approve revised Title III Extended Day Teachers at $49 per hour not to exceed 28 sessions, for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Title III Extended Day Teachers

  11. To approve payment of 5.5 hours to the Cafeteria staff members for completing the GCN training outside of their normal work day for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Cafeteria GCN Training

  12. To approve athletic event workers for the 15-16 SY, pending negotiations, as attached:
    Athletic Event Workers

  13. To approve BEST employees for the 15-16 SY, as listed:

    BEST Program New Hires

    NAME

    POSITION

    LOCATION

    HOURS

    STEP /

    HOURLY RATE

    Colon, Jessica

    Program Assistant

    MIDS a.m. & p.m.

    6:30 – 9:00 a.m. &

    3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

    Step 3 /

    $9.75 per hour

    Wynn, Patricia

    Program Assistant

    EHY a.m. & p.m.

    6:30 – 9:00 a.m. &

    3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

    Step 7 /

    $10.75 per hour


  14. To approve the removal of Substitutes, as attached:
    Substitute Removals

  15. To approve Substitutes for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Substitutes

  16. To approve Monica Cardin-Bussanich to be the volunteer advisor of the Italian Club at BTHS for the 15-16 Sy.

  17. To approve leaves of absence for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Leaves Of Absence

  18. To approve changes to leaves of absence for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Changes to Leaves of Absence 

  19. To ratify leaves of absence for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Ratify Leaves of Absence 

  20. To ratify a black seal stipend for the 15-16 SY, pending negotiations, as listed:

    Employee

    Location/Title

    Effective

    Stipend

    to be Pro-Rated

    1.

    Berta, Jason

    LM/Custodial Worker

    10/15/15-6/30/16

    $525


  21. To approve a volunteer coach for the 15-16 SY, as listed:

    Name

    Location/Activity

    1.

    Reddan, Timothy*

    BTHS/Basketball-Boys


  22. To approve a coach for the 15-16 SY, as listed:

    Employee

    School/Title

    Stipend

    Effective

    1.

    Wilson, Ryan

    BMHS/Asst. Wrestling Coach

    $5,733

    11/23/15


  23. To ratify an Agreement between the Brick Township Board of Education and The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, Local 225, Branch 4 from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2019. 

  24. To approve a settlement agreement for employee number 7820.   
  25. To approve the district organization chart for the 15-16 SY, as attached: Updated 11/19/15
    Organization Chart
  26. To approve a resolution for employee number 6905 to submit to medical and psychiatric evaluation. 
  27. To approve termination of employee 7881. 
  28. To ratify a stipend for MSgt. Mitchell from September 1, 2015 through January 22, 2016 in the amount of $4,000 for an additional ROTC teaching assignment at BMHS. 
  29. To ratify payment of hours worked for Transportation Staff, as attached:
    Transportation Staff Payment

BOARD COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

  

PUBLIC COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

 

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

  1. To approve and adopt on second reading Policies, as attached:
    POLICY 5141
    2000 Series - Updated 11/17/15
    3000 Series
    9000 Series


  2. To approve the revisions to Policies, as attached:
    POLICY 2120
    POLICY 2133

BOARD COMMENT

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

CALENDAR

DATE

EVENT

TIME

November 20, 23, 24, 2015 Parent Teacher Conferences/All Grade Levels Please check web site for early dismissal schedule
November 25, 2015 Early Dismissal/Thanksgiving Recess Please check web site for early dismissal schedule
November 26, 27, 2015 Thanksgiving recess Schools Closed
December 17, 2015 Regular Meeting 7:00PM BTHS

ADJOURNMENT

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