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 January  2016 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 sixty minutes and the general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:
Four Personnel Matters - 8854, 9364, 6905 & 6230 Two Student Matters - 0139 & 0140 One Special Education Litigation - 5078

    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 HIGH SCHOOL BAND

  • BRICK MEMORIAL AND BRICK TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES

  • FALL SPORTS RECOGNITION

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. DECEMBER 17, 2015 - EXECUTIVE SESSION 1

  2. DECEMBER 17, 2015 - REGULAR MEETING

  3. DECEMBER 17, 2015 - EXECUTIVE SESSION 2

  4. DECEMBER 17, 2015 - EXECUTIVE SESSION 3

INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS ONLY

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 following course and academies for addition to the Brick Township Public Schools High School Program of Studies for Brick Township High School and Brick Memorial High School for the SY2016-2017 as listed:
    - American Sign Language Course
    - Business & Finance Academy
    - STEM Academy

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

  1. To ratify Out of District Student Placements, as attached:
    COASTAL|
    HAWKSWOOD
    INCLUSIVE LEARNING ACADEMY - BUTLER HIGH SCHOOL
    OCEAN ACADEMY 1
    OCEAN ACADEMY 2


  2. To approve a Settlement Agreement for Student 5078.


  3. To accept a grant award in the amount of $1,000 from the First Energy Stem Classroom Grant for Lake Riviera Middle School.


  4. To accept a grant award in the amount of $2,000 from Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grant funded by NJEA for Lake Riviera Middle School.


  5. To approve a Resolution to return funds to General Fund, as follows:
    WHEREAS,
    on July 23, 2013 the Brick Township Board of Education approved the advancement of the Midstreams Elementary School Roof Replacement project in the amount of $1,249,436.00; and
    WHEREAS, the project was funded by a $499,436.00 School Development Authority (SDA) Grant and a Capital Outlay transfer of $750,000.00; and 
    WHEREAS, the total project came in under budget in the amount of $938,728.92; and
    WHEREAS, the project was supported by the SDA grant for a final amount of $375,491.57 which has been received; and
    WHEREAS, there exists a Capital Outlay Balance of $186,762.65,
    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Capital Outlay portion of the project remaining be transferred back into the General Fund in the amount of $186,762.65.


  6. To approve a Resolution to return funds to Capital Reserve, as follows:
    WHEREAS,
    on April 19, 2012 the Brick Township Board of Education approved the advancement of the Lake Riviera Middle School Window Balancers Project in the amount of $161,450.00; and 
    WHEREAS, the project was funded by a $64,580.00 School Development Authority (SDA) Grant, and a Capital Reserve transfer of $96,870.00; and
    WHEREAS, the total project came in under budget in the amount of $126,581.00; and
    WHEREAS, the project was supported by the SDA Grant for a final amount of $50,632.40 which has been received; and
    WHEREAS, there exists a Capital Reserve Balance of $20,921.40,
    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 $20,921.40.


  7. To approve a Resolution to return funds to Capital Reserve, as follows:
    WHEREAS,
    on January 11, 2010 the Brick Township Board of Education approved the advancement of the Lake Riviera Middle School Gym Lighting project in the amount of $47,670.00; and
    WHEREAS, the project was funded by a $19,068.00 School Development Authority (SDA) Grant, a NJSIG Safety Grant of $28,353.71 and a Capital Reserve transfer of $248.29; and
    WHEREAS, the total project came in under budget in the amount of $30,999.14; and
    WHEREAS, the project was supported by the SDA grant for a final amount of $12,399.66 which has been received; and 
    WHEREAS, there exists a Capital Reserve Balance of $87.73,
    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 $87.73.


  8.  To approve a Resolution to return funds to General Fund, as follows:
    WHEREAS, 
    on July 25, 2013 the Brick Township Board of Education approved the advancement of the Primary Learning Center HVAC Replacement project in the amount of $403,150.00; and
    WHEREAS, the project was funded by a $161,260.00 School Development Authority (SDA) Grant and a Capital Outlay transfer of $241,890.00; and 
    WHEREAS, the total project came in under budget in the amount of $351,238.44; and
    WHEREAS, the project was supported by the SDA grant for a final amount of $140,495.38 which has been received; and
    WHEREAS, there exists a Capital Outlay Balance of $31,146.94,
    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Capital Outlay portion of the project remaining be transferred back into the General Fund in the amount of $31,146.94.


  9. To approve a Resolution to return funds to Capital Reserve and General Fund, as follows:
    WHEREAS, 
    on April 19, 2012 the Brick Township Board of Education approved the advancement of the Brick Memorial High School Gym Locker project in the amount of $234,914.00; and
    WHEREAS, the project was funded by a $93,966.00 School Development Authority (SDA) Grant, a Capital Outlay transfer of $124,565.00 and a Capital Reserve transfer of $16,383.00; and
    WHEREAS, the total project came in under budget in the amount of $200,160.85; and
    WHEREAS, the project was supported by the SDA grant for a final amount of $80,064.34 which has been received; and 
    WHEREAS, there exists a Capital Reserve Balance of $2,423.70 and a Capital Outlay Balance of $18,428.13,
    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 $2,423.70; and
    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Capital Outlay portion of the project remaining be transferred back into the General Fund in the amount of $18,428.13.


  10. To amend Motion #16 approved by the Board on January 7, 2016 to remove Workers Compensation Counsel, Insurance Broker for Medical, Insurance Broker for Property and Casualty and Insurance Broker for Workers Compensation.


  11. To recommend authorization for the Business Administrator/Qualified Purchasing Agent to utilize a Competitive Contract process for soliciting services for Insurance Brokerage services for Medical Benefits.


  12. To recommend authorization for the Business Administrator/Qualified Purchasing Agent to utilize a Competitive Contract process for soliciting services for Insurance Brokerage services for Workers Compensation.

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

  1. To accept, with regret retirements, as listed: Updated 01/13/16
    Retirement

  2. To ratify resignations, as attached:
    Resignations

  3. To approve resignation, as attached:
    Resignation

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

  5. To approve TWU Amendment/Addition to Memorandum of Agreement reached on November 2, 2015 on file in the office of the Board Secretary.

  6. To approve athletic event workerfor the 15-16 SY, as attached: 
    Athletic Event Worker

  7. To ratify extracurricular activity resignations for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Extracurricular Activity Resignations

  8. To approve Leaves of Absence for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    LOA

  9. To ratify Leaves of Absence for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Ratify LOA

  10. To ratify changes to Leaves of Absence for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Ratify Changes to LOA

  11. To approve Lead Groundsman Stipend, $750, for Glen Birmingham at LRMS for the 15-16 SY.

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

  13. To ratify changes to employment for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Ratify Changes to Employment 

  14. To approve Spanish teachers for Semester II of the 15-16 SY to teach an additional block, as attached:
    Spanish Teachers

  15. To approve Christopher Capone as the Glee Club Advisor at Herbertsville Elementary School, $500 stipend for the 15-16 SY.

  16. To ratify Title II PD Academy presenters for the 15-16 SY, Heather DeConde, Suzanne Kurasz, and Tracy Steigerwald, $189 for preparation and $49 per hour for the presentation.

  17. To approve teacher aides to participate in bowling program with students in February, for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Teacher Aide- Bowling

  18. To approve Mary Jane Schaeffer to be the mentor for William Hoermann for the 15-16 SY.

  19. To approve volunteers for the 15-16 SY, as attached:
    Volunteers
  20. To approve employment, as attached:
    Employment 
  21. To approve a stipend for MSgt. Mitchell from January 23, 2016 through June 17, 2016 for Semester II in the amount of $4,000 for an additional ROTC assignment at BMHS.

  22. In the matter of employee #6230, after being duly notified, be terminated as a result of being unfit for duty, conduct unbecoming, and abandonment of position, effective immediately. 
  23. WHEREAS, the Board of Education has considered and discussed employee 6905's submission for medical and psychiatric evaluations, and,
    WHEREAS, the Board previously approved resolutions at its meetings on 11/19/2015 and 12/17/2015 demanding employee 6905 submit to these two(2) evaluations, and,
    WHEREAS, employee 6905 has agreed to submit to the two(2) evaluations by doctors of the employee's choosing; and,
    WHEREAS, the Board of Education is required to approve of the doctors chosen by employee 6905 in order to meet the requirements of State law;
    NOW, THEREFORE
    The Board of Education approves the selection of the two(2) doctors as selected by employee 6905 in order for same employee to comply with applicable State law in addition to the Board's 11/19/2015 and 12/17/2015 resolutions.

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

BOARD COMMENT

 

CALENDAR

DATE

EVENT

TIME

FEBRUARY 4, 2016 REGULAR MEETING 7:00 PM BTHS
FEBRUARY 15, 2016 PRESIDENTS' DAY SCHOOLS CLOSED
FEBRUARY 25, 2016 REGULAR MEETING 7:00 PM BTHS

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