PLEASE NOTE THAT AGENDAS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL THE TIME OF THE BOARD MEETING

 

OPEN MEETING

Call to Order

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 August 10, 2017 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:
June 1, 2017 - Executive Session Settlement Agreement - 9075 Potential Litigation S. C.
    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.

SALUTE TO THE FLAG AND A MOMENT OF SILENCE

PRESENTATIONS

  • HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION AND BULLYING MANDATED TRAINING

  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD IN FINANCIAL REPORTING

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  • JULY 13, 2017 - EXECUTIVE SESSION

  • JULY 13, 2017 - REGULAR MEETING

  • JULY 27, 2017 - SPECIAL MEETING

REPORTS

  • COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • ACTING SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION - The Acting 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 ratify a Workshop, as required by the School District Accountability Act, as attached:
    WORKSHOP


  4. To approve placements of college students for Student Teaching, Field Experiences, Classroom Observations, Internships and Externships, as attached:
    STUDENT PLACEMENTS


  5. To ratify the approval of grant submission for the VMMS Scholastic Reading Club.
    VMMS SCHOLASTIC READING CLUB


  6. To approve the submission of the BMHS Target Field Trip Grant.
    BMHS TARGET FIELD TRIP GRANT


  7. To approve the new interactive high school opiate awareness program & curriculum entitled #NotEvenOnce developed by the Manchester Police Department in coordination with the Manchester Public Schools for implementation in the Brick Township Public Schools starting September 2017, as attached:
    MISSION STATEMENT
    LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL


BOARD COMMENT: CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

PUBLIC COMMENT: CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

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

  1. To approve budget transfers, as attached:
    TRANSFERS  Revised 08/09/17


  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 June 30, 2017.



  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 June 30, 2017, 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 08/09/17
    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, terms and conditions are available on the vendor's website and on file in the Office of the Business Administrator/Board Secretary), as attached: Revised 08/09/17
    SURPLUS


  8. To ratify removals of Out of District Student placements, as attached:
    ALPHA 9093
    CCMC 7352
    CCMC 9550


  9. To approve a revision to an Out of District Student placements, as attached:
    OCEAN 7728



  10. To ratify Student Nursing Services, as attached:
    BAYADA 0856


  11. To ratify Out of District Student Placements, as attached:

    ALPHA 3192

    ALPHA 3322

    ALPHA 6129

    ALPHA 7009

    ALPHA 7813

    ALPHA 8107

    ALPHA 9093

    STAFFORD 7147

    CPC 2519

    CPC 6004

    CPC 6345

    DCF 7112

    HARBOR 1270

    HARBOR 3992

    HARBOR 4040

    HARBOR 4639

    LEHMANN 2280

    LEHMANN 3135

    NEPTUNE 1640

    NEPTUNE 7091

    NEPTUNE 7286

    SCHROTH 2426

    SCHROTH 4698






  12. To approve Out of District Student Placements, as attached:
    NEPTUNE 3338
    CPC 1370


  13. To accept funding for Non-Public Home Instruction for the 2017-2018 school year in the amount of $1,000.



  14. To accept funding for Non-Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year, as listed:

    SCHOOL

    TEXTBOOKS

    NURSING

    TECHNOLOGY

    SECURITY

    St. Dominic’s

    $25,473

    $45,105

    $17,205

    $34,875





  15. To approve the submission of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Consolidated Subgrant for Fiscal Year 2018 and accept the grant award of funds upon subsequent approval of the Fiscal Year 2018 ESEA application, as listed: Motion Updated 08/10/17

    PUBLIC

    NON-PUBLIC

    TITLE IA

    $1,189,559

    -0-

    TITLE IIA

    $243,829

    $14,499

    TITLE III

    $51,642

    -0-

    TITLE III – IMMIGRANT

    $7,919

    -0-

    TITLE IV

    $14,545

    -0-





  16. To approve a Resolution regarding Cafeteria Products, as follows:
    WHEREAS,
    N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-42 permits a Board of Education to renew an existing contract provided the existing contract remains substantially unchanged and any increases in the contract cost of the three year period shall be no greater than a total of 20% over the initial cost, and
    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Brick Township Board of Education renew the following items for the 2017-2018 school year, as listed:

    VENDOR

    ITEM

    COST

    Cream O Land Dairies

    Milk

    $184,224.00

    Domino’s Pizza

    Pizza

    $114,750.00

    Eco Lab

    Dishwashing, Pot Sink & Cleaning

    $11,582.40

    Formica Bakery

    Bread

    $34,960.50





  17. To accept checks from Kula Foundation Rewards Program, as attached:
    KULA FOUNDATION 


  18. To accept a donation of children's books from Ms. Butler for Drum Point Road Elementary School.



  19. To approve a Joint Transportation Agreement with Long Beach Island in the amount of $884 for the 2017-2018 school year, as attached:
    2017 2018 JOINT TRANSPORTATION AGREEMENT WITH LONG BEACH ISLAND



  20. To approve a Joint Transportation Agreement with Point Pleasant Borough in the amount of $34,020 for the 2017-2018 school year, as attached:
    2017-2018 JOINT TRANSPORTATION AGREEMENT WITH POINT PLEASANT BOROUGH


  21. 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 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 execute contracts, which shall be subject to all 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 Contract Vendors on the attached list, pursuant to all conditions of the individual State Contract; 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, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
    STATE CONTRACT VENDORS



  22. To ratify change orders, as attached: Updated 08/10/17
    C.J. HESSE 1 - VMMS PARKING LOT
    C.J. HESSE 2 - VMMS PARKING LOT
    C.J. HESSE 3 - VMMS PARKING LOT
    JDS INDUSTRIAL 3 - WHW ROOF 
    C.J. HESSE 3 - BTHS EAST PARKING LOT
    C.J. HESSE 4 - BTHS EAST PARKING LOT




  23. To approve a Resolution to award bids for Cafeteria Products, as follows:
    WHEREAS,
    the bids were received and opened publicly on July 27, 2017; and
    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education award the bids for Cafeteria Products, as follows:

    VENDOR

    ITEM PRICE LIST

    Penn Jersey Paper Products




  24. To approve a Resolution to award the bid for Fuel Tank Compliance and Maintenance Services, as follows:
    WHEREAS,
    the bids were opened and reviewed on August 2, 2017, as attached:
    FUEL TANK COMPLIANCE AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES BIDS
    BE IT RESOLVED,
    that the Brick Township Board of Education award the bid for the project listed above, as follows:

    VENDOR

    SERVICE CONTRACT

    REG./HR

    SAT/HR

    SUN/HR

    PERCENTAGE MARK-UP

    T.Slack Environmental

    $2,450.00

    $75.00

    $95.00

    $105.00

    10%






  25. To ratify an Agreement with Skrip's Classic Vending Service, as attached:
    SKRIP'S CLASSIC VENDING SERVICE AGREEMENT


  26. To approve a Settlement Agreement for 9075.


  27. To approve a Resolution for a Subscription Busing Program for certain Non-Public School Students residing in the Brick Township School District, as follows:
    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, AS FOLLOWS:
    1. The Brick Township Board of Education hereby authorizes a Subscription Busing Program for Non-Public School Students residing in the Brick Township School District attending Red Bank Catholic, Christian Brothers Academy or St. James Elementary School for the 17-18 school year, pursuant to the terms contained in the attached contract for Subscription Busing which is incorporated herein.
    SUBSCRIPTION BUSING CONTRACT
    2. The Brick Township Board of Education hereby authorizes its Business Administrator to execute any and all necessary documents to implement the above referenced program.


  28. To recommend approval of the following student to attend the Brick Township Public Schools at 50% of the 2017-2018 applicable tuition rate, as listed:

    EMPLOYEE FOR STUDENT

    GRADE

    4510

    7th 




  29. To ratify a Stop Loss Insurance Contract with Nationwide Life Insurance Company, as attached:
    NATIONWIDE STOP LOSS INSURANCE CONTRACT


  30. To approve and adopt the 2017-2018 State Aid Reduction Application for Additional State Assistance Resolution, as follows: Added 08/09/17
    WHEREAS, on March 2, 2017 the Brick Township Board of Education was notified by the State of New Jersey Department of Education that the Board of Education would receive $36,249,310 in State Aid; and
    WHEREAS, the Brick Township Board of Education developed the 2017-2018 School Budget utilizing the State Aid notification as a partial basis for the development of the 2017-2018 appropriations; and
    WHEREAS, on July 14, 2017 the State of New Jersey Department of Education notified the Board of Education that the total amount of State Aid to be received would be reduced to $35,528,803 causing a reduction of $720,507; and
    WHEREAS, on that same date the State of New Jersey Department of Education issued guidance indicating that Boards of Education who received a reduction in State Aid would be required to hold a meeting to adopt a plan to address the reduction no later than August 1, 2017;and
    WHEREAS, on July 27,2017, the Brick Township Board of Education timely adopted by resolution a 2017-2018 State Aid Reduction Plan; and
    WHEREAS, the Department of Education guidance provided that pursuant to language included in the FY 2018 Appropriations Act districts that received a notice of reduction of State Aid and are able to demonstrate fiscal distress may apply for additional State assistance; and
    WHEREAS, on October 29, 2012 Super Storm Sandy devastated several coastal communities including Brick Township; and
    WHEREAS, said storm caused a loss in ratables in Brick Township of $361,963,652 thus causing a financial hardship on the tax payers of Brick Township; and
    WHEREAS, to date the Brick Township Community has yet to recover fully from the effects of Super Storm Sandy.
    WHEREAS, that economic impact combined with the 2017-2018 State Aid Reduction has left the District with a revised budget which will negatively impact the Brick Township School District’s ability, both currently and prospectively, to provide a thorough and efficient education for the children of Brick Township; and
    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Brick Township Board of Education requests and authorizes the Acting Superintendent to apply for additional State assistance as noted in the State of New Jersey Department of Education Guidance issued on August 1, 2017.

BOARD COMMENT: OPERATIONS

PUBLIC COMMENT: OPERATIONS

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

  1. To accept, with regret retirements, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    BRICK EXPERIENCE

    1

    Tompkins, Christy

    LRMS/

    Fine Arts Teacher

    02/01/18

    33 years, 5 months

    2

    Toth, Amy

    BTHS/ English Teacher

    07/01/18

    14 years, 6 months

    3

    Vargo, Joseph

    Transportation/ School Bus Driver

    11/01/17

    22 years, 2 months



  2. To ratify resignations for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    BRICK EXPERIENCE

    1

    Ferrara, Nicole

    BMHS/

    Keyboarding Clerk 2

    07/28/17

    1 year, 7 months




  3. To ratify coaching resignations for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Auriemma, Robert

    BTHS/

    Boys Ice Hockey Coach

    07/18/17

    2

    McCullough, Kristi

    BTHS/

    Girls Cross Country Coach

    07/26/17



  4. To approve Substitutes for the 17-18 SY, as attached:
     Substitutes

  5. To remove Substitutes for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    Employee Number

    Title

    1

    9488

    Substitute School Bus Aide



  6. To approve employment for the 17-18 SY, as attached: 
     Employment

  7. To approve transfers for the 17-18 SY, as attached: Updated 08/10/17
     Transfers

  8. To ratify change in employment for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    FROM

    TO

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Hult, Michael

    Substitute Custodial Worker

    $13.46 per hour

    Custodial Worker/

    BTHS

    $23,558 (to be pro-rated) + $320 night differential

    Total $23,878

    07/19/17



  9. To approve BEST new hires for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION

    TITLE

    HOURS

    STEP

    HOURLY RATE

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Distelcamp, Nicole

    EHY a.m. & p.m.

    Recreation Aide

    6:30 - 9:00 a.m.

    3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Step 4

    $10.00 per hour

    9/1/17

    2

    O’Brien, Kelly

    VMES a.m.

    LM      p.m.

    Recreation Aide

    7:00 - 9:00 a.m.

    2:30 - 6:00 p.m.


    Step 4

    $10.00 per hour

    9/1/17

    3

    Wolff, Megan

    DP a.m. & p.m.

    Recreation Aide

    6:30 - 8:30 a.m.

    2:30 - 6:00 p.m.

    Step 3

    $9.75 per hour

    9/1/17



  10. To approve Fall Coaches for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    SCHOOL

    ACTIVITY

    POSITION

    NAME

    STIPEND

    1

    BTHS

    Cross Country/Girls

    Head Coach

    Hudson, Meredith

    $8,625

    2

    BMHS

    Soccer/Girls

    Asst. Coach

    Downs, Jordan*

    $5,733

    3

    BMHS

    Soccer/Boys

    Asst. Coach

    Swider, Brian*

    $5,733

    *Out of district

  11. To approve Volunteer Coaches for the 17-18 SY, as attached:
     Volunteer Coaches

  12. To approve mentors for the 17-18 SY, as attached:
     Mentors

  13. To ratify employment for the 17-18 SY for Clark Ellicott, IT Department, at $15 per hour for 140 hours, not to exceed $2,100 effective 07/24/17.

  14. To approve Leaves of Absence for the 17-18 SY, as attached: Updated 08/10/17
     LOA

  15. To ratify changes to Leaves of Absence for the 16-17 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE #

    FROM

    TO

    1

    7407

    FMLA

    04/26/17-6/14/17

    FMLA

    04/26/17-06/09/17



  16. To approve change of start date for David Kasyan from 09/14/17 to 08/16/17.

  17. To ratify the 11 month stipend for Donovan Davis in the ROTC program for the 17-18 SY in the amount of $8,794 effective 08/01/16.

  18. To approve a correction in salary for Chandra Danza, School Bus Driver, for the 17-18 SY, from $18,701 to $19,635.

  19. To ratify Sally Flannery for Literacy Club Advisor at WWES for the 16-17 SY in the amount of $1,000. 

  20. To ratify staff for the Professional Development/Curriculum Collaboration work for June & July 2017 using Title II Funds, at $105 per day not to exceed the number of days listed, as attached: Updated 08/09/17
     Ratify PD

  21. To approve staff for the Professional Development work for the new Alternative Program at BMHS for August 2017 using Title II Funds, at $105 per day not to exceed the number of days listed, as attached: Updated 08/09/17
     Approve August PD

  22. To approve Michele Kaminski as Nurse coordinator for the 17-18 SY in the amount of $3,000 effective 09/01/17.

  23. To approve SYSOP positions for the 17-18 SY, as attached:  Updated 08/09/17
     SYSOP

  24. To ratify staff for the 17-18 SY for Board Meeting Video Production at $49 per hour, including 1/2 hour for setup and 1/2 hour for breakdown, as attached:
     BOE Meeting Video 

  25. To ratify April Moore for Summer School Bus Routing help at $16.30 per hour not to exceed 80 hours, effective 07/01/17.

  26. To approve staff for an additional teaching block for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION/TITLE

    STIPEND

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Rubano, Andrew

    LRMS/ Band

    $8,000

    09/01/17


  27. To approve Angela Smith, BTHS, as the Guidance Coordinator for the 17-18 SY, with a stipend of $3,000.

  28. To ratify 11 month stipend for Angela Smith, Guidance Coordinator for the 17-18 SY, with a stipend of $6,421 to be pro-rated.

  29. To approve Event workers for the 17-18 SY, as attached: Updated 08/09/17
     BTHS/LRMS
     BMHS/VMMS
     Event Worker Fees

  30. Removed 08/10/17

  31. To approve employment for the Security Staff for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    TITLE


    SALARY

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Docherty, Frank

    Security Officer

    $100 per diem/ Not to exceed $18,000

    09/01/07

    2

    Herbert, Gregg

    Security Officer

    $100 per diem/ Not to exceed $18,000

    09/01/17

    3

    McCabe, William

    Security Officer

    $100 per diem/ Not to exceed $18,000

    09/01/17

    4

    Ruocco, William

    Security Officer

    $100 per diem/ Not to exceed $18,000

    09/01/17




  32. To approve Jessica Berger, BTHS Band Coordinator, for the 17-18 SY for $7,682.

  33. To ratify Barbara Burke and Cheryl Melick as Summer Employees to train Bus Aides at $16.30 per hour effective 06/20/17.

  34. To ratify the addition of employees to be Substitute School Bus Drivers to the Summer Transportation Master Schedule for the 17-18 SY, as listed: Updated 08/09/17

    NO.

    Employee

    Hourly Pay

    Not to exceed

    Effective

    1

    Turner, Joseph

    $16.30

    $1760.40

    07/05/17

    2

    Vestuto, Lisa 

    $16.30

    $1760.40

    07/05/17



  35. To ratify Kim Berrios as a School Bus Driver for SummerFest for the 17-18 SY effective 07/01/17.

  36. To approve ParaProfessional Volunteer coaches for the 17-18 SY, as attached:
     ParaProfessional Volunteers

  37. To ratify Summer BASE Camp Employees for the 17-18 SY effective 07/01/17, as attached: Updated 08/10/17
      Summer Base Camp

  38. To ratify the approval of Jayne VanNosdall for a salary increase for attaining MA+15, from $124,427 to $125,427, effective 07/01/17.

  39. To approve Extra Curricular Advisors for the 17-18 SY, as attached:
     Paid Advisors

  40. To approve Volunteer Extra Curricular Advisors for the 17-18 SY, as attached:
     Volunteer Advisors 

  41. To approve Change of Employment for the 17-18 SY, as attached: Updated 08/10/17
    Change of Employment

BOARD COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

PUBLIC COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

POLICIES - The Acting Superintendent recommends that the Board approved the following items.

BOARD COMMENT: POLICIES

PUBLIC COMMENT: POLICIES

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

BOARD COMMENT

 

CALENDAR


Attached please find the 2017-2018 Orientations, Locker Nights and Back to School Nights.
ORIENTATIONS, LOCKER NIGHTS AND BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTS

Attached please find the 2017-2018 Proposed Marking Period Schedule.
2017-2018 PROPOSED MARKING PERIOD SCHEDULE


DATE

EVENT

TIME

September 1, 2017

Staff Professional Day (No Students)

8:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

September 4, 2017

Labor Day

Schools Closed

September 5, 2017

First Day of School for Students

Please check website for School hours

September 14, 2017

Regular Meeting 

7:00 PM BTHS


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