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 November 2, 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 fifteen minutes and the general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:
Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Reports
    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

  • BRICK MEMORIAL AND BRICK TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES

  • LANES MILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GREEN TEAM AND JANET'S LAW TEAM RECOGNITION

  • BTHS ROTARY INTERACT RECOGNITION

  • 10TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD

  • APPRECIATION AND RECOGNITION TO THE 10TH DISTRICT LEGISLATORS

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. OCTOBER 12, 2017 - EXECUTIVE SESSION

  2. OCTOBER 12, 2017 - REGULAR 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. Removed 11/02/17


  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 application for NJ CAP 2017 Grant (Elementary and Special Needs) acceptance letter NJ CAP 2017, as attached:
    NJ CAP 2017 GRANT APPLICATION

  6. To approve the submission of the NJEA/Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grant Application for Lanes Mill Elementary School, as attached:
    NJEA SUSTAINABLE JERSEY FOR SCHOOLS SMALL GRANT
      
  7. To approve the Green Team Club for Brick Township High School, as attached:
    BTHS GREEN TEAM CLUB

  8. To approve the submission of the NJCAP Bullying Prevention Program Grant Application for Herbertsville Elementary School, as attached:
    NJCAP BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM GRANT 

  9. To approve the Statement of Assurance for the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC), for the 2017-2018 school year, as attached:
    NJQSAC STATEMENT OF ASSURANCE Updated 11/02/17

  10.  To approve the District Performance Review, required for the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum, for the 2017-2018 school year, as attached:
    NJQSAC DISTRICT PERFORMANCE REVIEW Updated 11/02/17

  11. To approve, (pending adoption of a formal Board Policy addressing participation by Home-Schooled pupils in District extracurricular programs), participation by Home-Schooled pupils in Winter Interscholastic Sports programs in the District under the guidelines adopted by the NJSIAA, as attached:  Added 11/01/17
    NJSIAA GUIDELINES 

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


  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, 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 September 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
    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 In-Coming Tuition Student Placements, as attached:
    EDISON 3121
    PLAINFIELD 3184 AND 3185
    PT PLEASANT 4135
    TINTON FALLS 3150



  9. To ratify Out of District Student Placements, as attached:
    COLLIER 4215
    OCEAN ACADEMY 4066
    TOMS RIVER 2198
    TOMS RIVER 0420


  10. To approve an Addendum for Alpha School, as attached:
    ALPHA ADDENDUM 6129



  11. To approve the annual Maintenance Form M1 and Comprehensive Maintenance Plan for the 2018-2019 school year, as attached:
    FORM M1
    COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE PLAN


  12. To approve the acceptance of additional State Assistance, as follows:
    WHEREAS, on March 2, 2017 the Brick Township Board of Education was notified by the State of New Jersey 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, the same 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 July 27, 2017 the Brick Township Board of Education approved a resolution adopting the State Aid Reduction Plan and an application to request additional State assistance as noted in the State of New Jersey Department of Education Guidance of July 14, 2017; and
    WHEREAS, on October 16, 2017 the Brick Township Board of Education was notified by the State of New Jersey Department of Education that our application for additional State assistance has been approved, pursuant to the provisions of P.L. 2017, c. 99.
    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Brick Township Board of Education accepts the additional State assistance in the amount of $720,507 for the 2017-2018 school year.


  13. 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


  14. To accept a donation of $1,600 from Visitation Church/Saint Vincent DePaul to assist with school lunches at Osbornville, Emma Havens Young, Drum Point Road Elementary and Lake Riviera Middle Schools.


  15. To accept a Grant award from the 2017 NJSIG Safety Grant in the amount of $18,226.


  16. To accept a Grant award from the NJ CAP Program for the prevention of assault and bullying.


  17. To approve a Fair and Open Resolution for a Provider of Auditory Oral Educator Services, as follows:         Updated 11/02/17
    WHEREAS,
    there exists a need for a provider of Auditory Oral Educator Services; and
    WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5 et seq requires any contract in which the amount exceeds the bid threshold be awarded by the Board of Education by resolution at a public meeting; and
    WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5 also states that Professional Services may be negotiated and awarded without public advertising for bids and bidding therefore; and
    WHEREAS, 18A-18A-5.a(1) states that the Board of Education shall in each instance state supporting reasons for its action in the resolution awarding each contract and shall forthwith cause to be printed once in an official newspaper, a brief notice stating the nature, duration, service and amount of the contract and that the resolution and contract are on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Board of Education; and
    WHEREAS, 6A:23A-5.2(a)4 states Professional Services contracts are to be issued in a deliberative and efficient manner such as through a Request for Proposal based on cost and other specified factors that ensures the District receives the highest quality services at a fair and competitive price.
    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Brick Township Board of Education, as follows:
    1. That Mainstream Resolutions, LLC be and is hereby appointed by the Brick Township Board of Education to said position.
    2. This appointment is made in accordance with the Request for Proposal dated October 10, 2017 as a Professional Service under the provisions of the Local Public Contract Law because the services are to be performed by a recognized professional, licensed and regulated by law and meets the requirements of N.J.S.A 18A:18A-5.
    3. This appointment is made in a Fair and Open process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19A:44A-20.26.
    4. The fee for service shall be 402 hours at $125 per hour, not to exceed $50,250 as per the attached proposal:
    MAINSTREAM RESOLUTIONS
    5. The duration of the appointment shall be from November 3, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
    6. A copy of the Resolution shall be published in the Asbury Park Press as required by law within ten (10) days after its passage.
    7. A certified copy of the Resolution, together with a copy of the proposal shall remain on file and be available for inspection.


  18. To approve a Resolution, as follows: Added 11/02/17

    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,  the Brick Township Board of Education timely applied for additional State Aid for Fiscal Year 2018; and
    WHEREAS, the reduction in State Aid assessed on July 14, 2017 would occasion irreparable harm upon the students of Brick Township; and
    WHEREAS,  the District 10 Legislative Team – Senator James W. Holzapfel; Assemblyman David W. Wolfe; and Assemblyman Gregory P. McGuckin; tirelessly and effectively advocated on behalf of the students and taxpayers of Brick Township; and
    WHEREAS, on October 16, 2017, the Brick Township Board of Education was advised by the New Jersey Department of Education that the full amount ($720,507.) of the previous reduction was being awarded as additional State Aid;
    NOW THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Brick Township Board of Education request all students and taxpayers of Brick Township join the Brick Township Board of Education in celebrating, with gratitude, the successful efforts of the District 10 Legislative team in advocating for the grant of additional state aid.

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

    Giles, Bonnie

    HES/ Principal

    02/01/18

    26 years, 5 months



  2. To approve resignations for the 17-18 SY, as listed: Updated 11/02/17

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    BRICK EXPERIENCE

    1

    DiPaola, Michael

    BMHS/LLD Teacher

    01/01/18

    15 years, 4 months

    2

    Guardascione, Amanda

    LMES/

    Vocal Music

    11/27/17

    7 years, 9 months



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

  4. To approve the removal of substitutes for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    Employee Number

    Title

    1

    9694

    Substitute Cafeteria Worker

    2

    9728

    Substitute School Bus Aide



  5. To approve employment for the 17-18 SY, as listed: Updated 11/02/17

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION

    TITLE

    SALARY

    (to be pro-rated)

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Walters, Marie

    VMMS/

    BSI Math

    Step 1 MA

    $53,380

    11/06/17

    2

    Cappelli, Sylvia

    Central/

    Keyboarding Clerk 1

    $21,855

    11/27/17

    3

    Bremus, Amy

    EHYES & BMHS/

    Nurse

    Step 1 BA

    $51,565

    12/01/17

    4

    Wilmot, Joseph

    DPES/

    Custodial Worker

    3 p.m. - 11 p.m.

    $23,558

    11/06/17





  6. To approve a change in employment for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    FROM

    TO

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Blanda, Beth Ann

    Substitute Food Service Worker

    $9.25 per hour

    LRMS/

    PT Food Service Worker 4 hours

    $7,600 (pro-rated)


    11/03/17


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

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    FROM

    TO

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Martz, Laurie

    Transportation/

    Bus Driver

    PT 6 Hour

    $16,081

    Transportation/

    Bus Driver

    8 Hour

    $21,441 (pro-rated)

    10/16/17


  8. To ratify transfers of employment for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    From

    Location/Title

    To

    Location/Title

    Effective

    1

    Kennedy, Erin

    WWES/EHYES

    ELL Teacher

    WWES/LMES

    ELL Teacher

    09/01/17

    2

    Mathern, Valerie

    WWES 10:00 am - 6:30 pm/ Custodial Worker

    BMHS 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm/ Custodial Worker

    10/17/17


  9. To ratify the resignation of Jacquelyn Mullarkey, VMMS Cheerleading Coach, for the 17-18 SY effective 10/13/17.

  10. To approve Winter Coaches for the 17-18 SY, as attached:
     Winter Coaches

  11. To approve BEST employment for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION

    TITLE

    HOURS

    STEP

    HOURLY RATE

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Goodman, Robert

    Midstreams/

    BEST

    Recreation Aide

    6:30-9:00 a.m.

    3:00-6:00 p.m.

    Step 8

    $11.00 per hour

    11/03/17




  12. To approve Athletic Event Workers for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    No.

    Name

    School

    1

    Nagle, Daniel

    BTHS

    2

    Panuska, Suzanne

    BTHS


  13. To approve additional hours for the IT Department for the remainder of the 17-18 SY effective 11/03/17, as listed:

    No

    Name

    Additional

    Hours

    Rate

    Not to Exceed

    1

    Broyer, Steven

    40

    $15 per hour

    $600

    2

    Kubiak, David

    40

    $15 per hour

    $600

    3

    Mouzon, Rufus

    40

    $15 per hour

    $600



  14. To approve Volunteer Coaches for the 17-18 SY, as listed: Updated 11/02/17


    NO.

    SCHOOL

    ACTIVITY

    SEASON

    NAME

    1

    BMHS

    Boys/Girls Winter Track

    Winter

    Decker, Brian

    2

    BMHS

    Ice Hockey

    Winter

    Santangelo, Anthony*

    3

    BMHS

    Boys Basketball

    Winter

    Farr, Keith

    4

    BMHS

    Girls Basketball

    Winter

    Post, Rayna

    5 VMMS Girls Basketball Winter  Hoermann, William

    * Out of district



  15. To approve Paraprofessional Volunteer Coaches for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    SCHOOL

    ACTIVITY

    SEASON

    NAME

    1

    LRMS

    Wrestling

    Winter

    Anderson, Peter*

    2

    BMHS

    Swimming

    Winter

    Folaron, Samantha*

    3

    BTHS

    Basketball

    Winter

    McKeon, John*


    *Out of district


  16. To rescind the stipend for John Cosgrove, BMHS Band Front Coordinator, in the amount of $7,682 effective 11/03/17.

  17. To ratify staff for the College Readiness program at $49 per hour for a total of ten hours per subject per school not to exceed a total of 40 hours for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    No.

    Employee

    Location

    Subject

    Effective

    1

    Barna, Paul

    BTHS

    Math

    10/16/17

    2

    Petruzziello, Susan

    BTHS

    Math

    10/16/17

    3

    DePoto, Desiree

    BTHS

    ELA

    10/16/17

    4

    Jones, Jill

    BTHS

    ELA

    10/16/17

    5

    Pierce, Michele

    BMHS

    Math

    11/02/17

    6

    Gorski, Lisa

    BMHS

    ELA

    11/02/17

    7

    Petrulla, Bridget

    BMHS

    ELA

    11/02/17


  18. To approve Volunteer Club Advisors for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    No.

    Name

    School

    Club

    1

    Diamond, Renee

    BTHS

    BTHS Green Team

    2

    Godek-Johnson, Denelle

    BTHS

    BTHS Green Team

    3

    Reddan, Scott

    BTHS

    BTHS Green Team



  19. To ratify the approval of Suzanne Scaturro-Liberatore, Teacher Aide, for 1:1 placement for extra curricular activity at $19 per hour for one hour on 09/13/17.

  20. To ratify the approval of Ann Marie Jablonski, Teacher Aide, for 1:1 placement for extra curricular activity at $19 per hour for a maximum of 30 hours for the 17-18 SY, effective 10/11/17.

  21. To rescind the appointment of Tracy Steigerwald, OES Coordinator School student council, effective 09/01/17.

  22. To ratify Candida Rivera, Coordinator of Osbornville School Media Club, for the 17-18 SY in the amount of $500, effective 09/01/17.

  23. To approve a change in hours for Theresa Ryan, Title III Extended Day at LRMS, from 25 hours to 25 sessions at 1.5 hours each effective 11/03/17.

  24. To approve Leaves of Absence for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE #

    EFFECTIVE

    PAY/BENEFITS

    1

    8515


    NJFLA

    11/13/17-02/09/18

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    2

    5865


    FMLA

    11/16/17-01/10/18

    w/o pay, w/benefits


  25. To rescind a Leave of absence for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE #

    FROM

    TO

    PAY/BENEFITS

    1

    5915


    FMLA

    09/18/17-11/17/17

    FMLA

    10/30/17-11/17/17

    w/o pay,

    no benefits


  26. To ratify Julie Murray, BTHS Special Education Mathematics Teacher, for an additional teaching block, first semester, for the 17-18 SY, in the amount of $2,356 effective 10/30/17.

  27. To approve a change in retirement date for Brian Beirne, OES teacher, from 02/02/18 to 02/01/18.

  28. To approve placing Employee #6905 on Administrative Leave without pay and without benefits.

  29. To approve Teachers as Professional Development Academy Presenters for the 17-18 SY to be paid by Title II funds, as attached:
     Approve PD Academy

  30. To Ratify Teachers as Professional Development Academy Presenters for the 17-18 SY to be paid by Title II funds, as attached:
     Ratify PD Academy

  31. To approve transfers of staff for the 17-18 SY, as listed: Added 11/02/17

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    From

    Location/Title

    To

    Location/Title

    Effective

    1

    Dornacker, Christy

    LMES/

    Teacher Aide

    WHWES/

    Teacher Aide

    11/03/17

    2

    Gerrity, Lisa

    WHWES/

    Teacher Aide

    DPES/

    Teacher Aide

    11/03/17


  32. To approve Christian Negri, Assistant Band Director BTHS, for a prorated stipend of $1,559 effective 11/03/17.  Added 11/02/17

BOARD COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

PUBLIC COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

BOARD COMMENT: POLICIES

PUBLIC COMMENT: POLICIES

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

BOARD COMMENT

 

CALENDAR

DATE

EVENT

TIME

NOVEMBER 9 & 10, 2017 NJEA TEACHERS CONVENTION SCHOOLS CLOSED
 NOVEMBER 13TH THRU 17TH, 2017 AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK CHECK WITH INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS 
NOVEMBER 20 & 21, 2017 PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES EARLY DISMISSAL
NOVEMBER 22, 2017 THANKSGIVING EARLY DISMISSAL
NOVEMBER 23 & 24, 2017 THANKSGIVING SCHOOLS CLOSED
DECEMBER 14, 2017 REGULAR MEETING 7:00PM BTHS

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