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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 February 8, 2018 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 BTASA Negotiations
MTI Contract Negotiations
    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 MOMENT OF SILENCE

PRESENTATIONS

  • BRICK MEMORIAL AND BRICK TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES

  • 2018-2019 BUDGET OVERVIEW

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. JANUARY 10, 2018 - EXECUTIVE SESSION

  2. JANUARY 10, 2018 - REGULAR MEETING

  3. JANUARY 24, 2018 - EXECUTIVE SESSION

  4. JANUARY 24, 2018 - SPECIAL MEETING

  5. JANUARY 30, 2018 - EXECUTIVE SESSION

  6. JANUARY 30, 2018 - SPECIAL MEETING

  7. JANUARY 31, 2018 - EXECUTIVE SESSION

  8. JANUARY 31, 2018 - SPECIAL MEETING

REPORTS

  • COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • ACTING SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

CURRICULUM AND 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 placements of college students for Student Teaching, Field Experiences, Classroom Observations, Internships and Externships, as attached:
    STUDENT PLACEMENTS


  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 submission of the following grants for Lake Riviera Middle School, as attached:
    Get Out & Grow School Garden Sweepstakes
    Sustainable Jersey Grants Program 


  6. To approve the revised 2017-2018 Brick Township School District Calendar, as attached:
    2017 2018 REVISED SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR


  7. To approve the 2018-2019 Brick Township School District Calendar, as attached:
    2018 2019 BRICK TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR

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 December 31, 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 December 31, 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 govedeals.com or a similar type of online service, terms and conditions are available of the vendor's website and on file in the Office of the Business Administrator/Board Secretary), as attached:
    SURPLUS

  8. To ratify a Settlement Agreement for student 4667.


  9. To ratify Out of District Student Placements, as attached:
    BARNEGAT 4644
    CHILDREN'S CENTER OF MONMOUTH COUNTY 7352
    DAVID GREGORY 4667
    JACKSON 0826
    OCEAN ACADEMY 0122
    REGIONAL DAY 2953
    TOMS RIVER 8421
    TOMS RIVER 8422


  10. To accept a donation of recess equipment for Herbertsville Elementary School from the Herbertsville PTA.


  11. To approve a contract with South Gate Manor for the Brick Memorial High School Junior Prom to be held on May 10, 2018, as attached:
    SOUTH GATE MANOR


  12. To approve submission of an amendment to the 2018 Fiscal Year Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Grant to incorporate carryover funds from Fiscal Year 2017 and to approve acceptance of these funds as indicated below:

    Grant

    Original Allocation Public

    Revised Allocation Public

    Original Allocation Nonpublic

    Revised Allocation Nonpublic

    IDEA Basic

    $ 2,356,082

    $ 2,393,381

    $ 90,286

    $ 122,912

    IDEA Preschool

    $      97,629

    $      98,160

    $      0

    $        0



  13. To ratify a transfer of Petty Cash funds from Ryan Blessing to Jonathan Barresi at Veterans Memorial Elementary School effective 02/01/18 to 06/30/18.


  14. To ratify a transfer of Petty Cash funds from Bonnie Giles to Walter Hrycenko at Herbertsville Elementary School effective 02/01/18 to 06/30/18.


  15. To approve submission of an amendment to the 2018 ESEA Consolidated Federal Grant to incorporate carryover funds from Fiscal Year 2017 and to approve acceptance of these funds follows:

    Title

    Original Allocation

    Original Non-Public Allocation

    Revised Allocation

    Revised

    Non-Public Allocation

    Title l

    $1,189,559

    $0

    $1,273,314

    $0

    Title ll

    $259,835

    $14,499

    $275,538

    $16,376

    Title lll

    $51,642

    $0

    $54,825

    $0

    Title lll Immigrant

    $7,919

    $0

    $8,974

    $0






  16. To approve the submission of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Consolidated Sub-grant Application for Title I SIA Part A funds for Fiscal Year 2018 and accept the grant award of funds upon subsequent approval of the Title I SIA Part A funds for Fiscal Year 2018 ESEA, as follows:

    Title

    Public

    Title l SIA Part A

    $106,405



  17. To recommend to add CME Associates, Maser Consulting and Suburban Consulting Engineers as Civil Engineers of Record for the 2017-2018 school year. Added 02/08/18


  18. To recommend authorization for the Business Administrator/Qualified Purchasing Agent to utilize a Competitive Contracting process for solicitation of a provider of Wellness Clinic Services.


  19. To ratify Amendment 6 with Banc of America for Lease Purchase Agreement dated July 15, 2014. as attached:
    AMENDMENT 6 BANC OF AMERICA

  20. To approve a Non-Fair and Open Resolution for Legal Counsel Services for Special Education Matters, as follows:
    WHEREAS, there exists a need for Legal Counsel for certain Special Education Matters, as listed below; 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 at a public meeting; and
    WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5 also states 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 contract and that the resolution and contract are on file and available for inspection in the Office of the Board of Education; and
    WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-5.2(A)5 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. Schwartz Edelstein Law Group, LLC be and is hereby appointed by the Brick Township Board of Education to said position for the purpose of completing matters as listed on three additional pending cases, as attached:
    ADDITIONAL PENDING CASES
    2. This appointment is made without competitive bidding as a Professional Service under the provisions of 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. 19A:44A-20.26.
    3. The fee for services shall be $145 per hour, not to exceed 200 hours, $29,000.
    4. The duration of this appointment shall be from February 9, 2018 through June 30, 2018.
    5. A copy of this Resolution shall be published in the Asbury Park Press as required by law within twenty (20) days after its passage.
    6. A certified copy of this Resolution shall remain on file and be available for inspection.


  21. To ratify In-Coming Tuition Students, as attached:
    TOMS RIVER 6984 AND 9504

BOARD COMMENT: OPERATIONS

PUBLIC COMMENT: OPERATIONS

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

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

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    BRICK EXPERIENCE

    1

    Inderweis, Scott

    Transportation

    PT 5 Hour Driver

    01/29/18

    2 years


  2. To approve employment for the 17-18 school year, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION

    TITLE

    SALARY

    (to be prorated)

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Aquino, Maria

    LMES

    Music Vocal Teacher

    BA Step 2

    $52,295

    04/11/18

    2

    Boyne, Carol

    Central Office

    Business Office

    Accountant - Purchasing

    $51,000

    03/12/18

    3

    Tuttle, Craig

    Transportation

    Mechanics Helper

    $23,213

    02/09/18



  3. To ratify changes of employment for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    FROM

    TO

    (to be pro-rated)

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Norman, Sandra

    Transportation

    Bus Driver - 6 Hours

    $16,081

    Transportation

    Bus Driver - 8 Hours

    $21,441

    01/22/18

    2

    Peterson, Crystal

    Transportation

    PT Bus Driver - 5 Hours

    $17 per hour

    Transportation

    Bus Driver - 8 Hours

    $23,582

    01/22/18


  4. To approve changes of employment for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    FROM

    TO

    (to be pro-rated)

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Sweet, Lyle

    Transportation

    Substitute Bus Driver

    $17 per hour

    Transportation

    Bus Driver - 6 Hours

    $16,081

    02/09/18

    2

    Covert, Tammy

    BMHS

    Front Desk

    Keyboarding Clerk 1

    $25,479

    BMHS

    Guidance

    Keyboarding Clerk 2

    $26,729

    02/09/18

    3

    Haber, Karen

    Substitute School Nurse


    $150 per day

    VMMS

    School Nurse

    MA Step 2

    $54,110

    02/09/18




  5. To approve substitutes for the 17-18 SY, as attached:  Updated 02/08/18
     Substitutes

  6. To approve the removal of substitutes for the 17-18 SY, as listed: Updated 02/08/18
     Removal of Substitutes


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

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    FROM

    TO

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Dippel, Cheryl

    VMES

    Food Service Worker

    3.5 Hours

    LRMS

    Food Service Worker

    3.5 Hours

    01/22/18

    2

    Lemons, Vanessa

    LRMS

    Food Service Worker

    3.5 Hours

    VMES

    Food Service Worker

    3.5 Hours

    01/22/18

    3

    Pinter, Christopher

    DPES

    Custodial Worker

    10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    LRMS

    Custodial Worker

    9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    01/29/18

    4

    Squires, Robert

    LRMS

    Custodial Worker

    9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    DPES

    Custodial Worker

    9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    01/29/18

    5

    Ely, Kelly

    MES

    Speech Teacher

    MES(.8)/WHWES(.2)

    Speech Teacher

    01/12/18




  8. To approve Spring Coaches for the 17-18 SY, as attached: Updated 02/08/18
    Spring Coaches 

  9. To approve volunteer coaches for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    SCHOOL

    ACTIVITY

    SEASON

    NAME

    1

    BTHS

    Golf

    Spring

    Cordiano, Christopher*

    *Out of district


  10. To approve Paraprofessional volunteer coaches for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    SCHOOL

    ACTIVITY

    SEASON

    NAME

    1

    BTHS

    Softball

    Spring

    Halley, Julian*

    2

    BTHS

    Lacrosse/Boys

    Spring

    Schlaefer, Raymond*

    3

    BTHS

    Lacrosse/Boys

    Spring

    Deufemia, Christopher*

    *Out of district


  11. To approve Leaves of absence for the 17-18 SY, as listed:  Updated 02/08/18


    NO.

    EMPLOYEE #

    EFFECTIVE

    PAY/BENEFITS

    1

    7139


    FMLA

    02/27/18-03/02/18

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    2

    8234


    NJFLA

    02/15/18-05/17/18

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    3

    9217


    FMLA

    02/26/18-04/25/18

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    4

    8515


    LOA

    02/12/18-03/16/18

    w/o pay, w/o benefits

    5

    9660


    LOA

    02/22/18 (Half Day PM) - 03/26/18

    w/o pay, no benefits






  12. To ratify Leaves of absence for the 17-18 SY, as attached:
     

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE #

    EFFECTIVE

    PAY/BENEFITS

    1

    9780


    LOA

    01/30/18

    (1 day)

    w/o pay, no benefits

    2

    9533


    FMLA

    01/22/18-02/22/18

    w/o pay, no benefits

    3

    5183


    NJFLA

    01/30/18-03/16/18

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    4

    7755


    FMLA

    01/18/18-02/02/18

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    5

    9340


    FMLA

    02/01/18-02/28/18

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    6

    9814

    LOA

    02/06/18-02/09/18

    w/o pay, w/o benefits

  13. To ratify Changes to leaves of absence for the 17-18 SY, as attached: Updated 02/08/18

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE #

    FROM

    TO

    1

    7619


    NJFLA

    01/11/18-03/29/18

    w/o pay

    w/benefits

    NJFLA

    02/01/18-05/02/18

    w/o pay

    w/benefits

    2

    5865


    FMLA

    11/16/17-02/12/18

    w/o pay

    w/benefits

    FMLA

    11/16/17-02/15/18

    LOA

    02/20/18-02/26/18

    w/o pay

    w/benefits

    3

    4952


    NJFLA

    12/18/17-02/02/18

    w/o pay

    w/benefits

    NJFLA

    12/18/17-03/02/18


    w/o pay

    w/benefits



  14. To ratify BEST employment for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    TITLE

    HOURS

    HOURLY RATE

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Barbera, Silvana

    Recreation Aide

    2 hours/day

    $10.00 per hour

    02/05/18


  15. To ratify staff for an additional teaching block, second semester, for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION/TITLE

    STIPEND

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Murray, Julie

    BTHS

    Special Education Math Teacher

    $800

    01/29/18- 02/23/18

    2

    Floyd, Barbara

    BTHS

    Mathematics Teacher

    $1,111

    01/29/18- 03/09/18

    3

    Gooney, Richard

    BTHS

    Mathematics Teacher

    $1,111

    01/29/18- 03/09/18

    4

    Pedersen, Nancy

    BTHS

    Mathematics Teacher

    $1,111

    01/29/18- 03/09/18





  16.  To ratify the approval of Christy Tompkins, volunteer advisor for LRMS Lead and Seed, effective 02/01/18 for the 17-18 SY. 

  17.  To approve Victoria Smith from LRMS Yearbook Advisor with a $3,316 stipend to LRMS Yearbook Co-Advisor with a stipend of $1,658, effective 02/09/18 for the 17-18 SY.

  18. To approve Stephanie Fagan as LRMS Yearbook Co-Advisor with a stipend of $1,658 effective 02/09/18 for the 17-18 SY.

  19. To ratify the correction in salary for Kevin McKnight, from $98,185 to $95,185 effective 09/01/17 for the 17-18 SY.

  20. To ratify the correction for the 11 month Guidance Coordinator stipend for Kevin McKnight from $9,819 to $9,519 effective 07/01/17 for the 17-18 SY.

  21. To ratify employment for the 17-18 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION

    TITLE

    SALARY

    (to be prorated)

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Kennedy, Linda

    Transportation

    Substitute Bus Driver

    $17 per hour

    01/31/18



  22. To approve Sara Jo Soldovieri, National Down Syndrome Society, to assist the district in developing a plan for creating and maintaining Inclusive Educational environments on a volunteer basis for the 17-18 SY, effective 02/10/18.

  23.  To approve Donna Errickson, LMES Custodial Worker, for a Black Seal stipend of $525 prorated effective 02/09/18 through 06/30/18.

  24.  To ratify the change in start date of Amy Bremus, EHYES and BMHS Nurse, for the 17-18 SY from 12/01/17 to 02/01/18.



BOARD COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

PUBLIC COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

BOARD COMMENT: POLICIES

PUBLIC COMMENT: POLICIES

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

BOARD COMMENT

 

CALENDAR

DATE

EVENT

TIME

FEBRUARY 16 & 19, 2018 PRESIDENTS' DAY SCHOOLS CLOSED
 FEBRUARY 21, 2018 SPECIAL MEETING 5:30 PM BRICK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER
 FEBRUARY 28, 2018 SPECIAL MEETING 5:30 PM BRICK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER
MARCH 8, 2018 REGULAR MEETING 7:00 PM BRICK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER

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