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 9, 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 thirty minutes and the general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:
Settlement Agreement for Student 6375 Settlement Agreement for Student 9873
Proposed Settlement Agreement for Employee 7081
Proposed Settlement Agreement for Employee 5676
Proposed Settlement Agreement for Employee 5244
Proposed Settlement Agreement for Employee 4882

    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

  • Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Training and Assessment

  • 2017-2018 School Year Safety Review

  • Safety and Security Referendum

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. JULY 12, 2018 - EXECUTIVE SESSION

  2. JULY 12, 2018 - REGULAR MEETING

  3. JULY 31, 2018 - SPECIAL MEETING

REPORTS

  • COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION - The Superintendent recommends that the Board approve the following items.

  1. To approve Travel/Training, as required by the School District Accountability Act, as attached:
    Travel/Training


  2. To approve placements of college students for Student Teaching, Field Experiences, classroom Observations, Internships and Externships, as attached:
    Student Placements


  3. To approve the submission of the First Financial Foundation/2018 Erma Dorrer Grant, for Brick Township Memorial High School and Veterans Memorial Elementary School, as attached:
    First Financial Foundation/2018 Erma Dorrer (BMHS)
    First Financial Foundation/2018 Erma Dorrer (VMES)


  4. To approve the establishment of the Brick Township Public Schools' Early Elementary Autism Program, as attached:
    New Program Request
    Autism Program Description

BOARD COMMENT: CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

PUBLIC COMMENT: CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

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

  1. To approve the payment of vouchers, as attached:
    REGULAR CHECKS
    MANUAL CHECKS
    WIRE PAYMENTS


  2. To approve the Use of School District Facilities Reports, as attached:
    NON CHARGEABLE USE OF FACILITIES
    CHARGEABLE USE OF FACILITIES

  3. 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


  4. To approve removals of Out of District Student Placements, as attached:
    New Roads 8526
    Regional Day 4066



  5. To ratify Out of District Student Placements, as attached:
    DCF Regional School 7112
    Lehmann School 2280
    Neptune 7286
    Neptune 7091
    Schroth 4698
    Schroth 2426


  6. To approve Out of District Student Placements, as attached:
    CPC 0122
    Mary Dobbins 1111
    Neptune 1640
    Ocean County Vocational 
    RED BANK REGIONAL 1673
    Rugby 4066
    Rugby 5730



  7. To approve the Cafeteria Ala Carte prices for the 2018 2019 school year, as attached:
    2018 2019 CAFETERIA ALA CARTE PRICING


  8. To approve a transfer of Petty Cash funds from Dr. Caldes to Dr. Ferrara at Brick Memorial High School effective 09/01/18 to 06/30/19.


  9. To ratify a correction to the motion previously approved on June 28, 2018, as follows:  To approve a Parental Transportation Contract for the 2018-2019 school year for Route RG1819-01 at a cost of $90.47 per diem, not to exceed 210 days, on file in the Office of the Business Administrator.


  10. To accept funding for Non-Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year, as listed:

    SCHOOL

    TEXTBOOKS

    NURSING

    TECHNOLOGY

    SECURITY

    St Dominic's  $23,603 $42,874 $15,912 $33,150



  11. 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 18-19 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.


  12. To accept a donation of four stone benches for Lake Riviera Middle School from the LRMS PTA.


  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 Treasure; 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 the 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, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
    STATE CONTRACT VENDOR


  14. To approve a Resolution authorizing contracts with certain approved CO-OP Vendors for contracting units, as follows: Updated 08/08/18
    WHEREAS,
    the Brick Township Board of Education may by resolution and without advertising for bids, purchase any goods or services under New Jersey Cooperative Purchasing Program; and
    WHEREAS, the Brick Township Board of Education has the need on a timely basis to purchase goods or services utilizing CO-OP's; and
    WHEREAS, the Brick Township Board of Education intends to enter into contracts with the attached referenced CO-OP Vendors through this resolution and properly execute contracts which shall be subject to all conditions applicable to the current 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 CO-OP Vendors on the attached list, pursuant to all conditions of the individual CO-OP; and
    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the duration of the contracts between the Brick Township Board of Education and the referenced CO-OP Vendors shall be from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
    EDUCATIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION OF NEW JERSEY


  15. To approve a Resolution to award the bids for Cafeteria Products, as follows:
    WHEREAS, the bids were received and opened publicly; and
    WHEREAS, the results were reviewed and approved by the Business Administrator.
    BE IT RESOLVED that the Brick Township Board of Education award the bid for Cafeteria Products, as listed:

    VENDOR

    ITEM/PRICE LIST

    JOARDER PROPERTIES, LLC

    PIZZA




  16. To approve a Settlement Agreement for JM.

  17. To approve a Settlement Agreement for Student 6375.

  18. To approve a Settlement Agreement for Student 9873.

  19. To approve authority to PMA for a Claim Settlement for employee 4882, as per Counsel's recommendation.

  20. To recommend approval for the following students to attend the Brick Township Public Schools at 50% of the 2018-2019 applicable tuition rate, as listed:

    STUDENT OF EMPLOYEE 4510

     GRADE 8



  21. To approve a Resolution to adopt the 2018-2019 Emergency Aid request, as follows: Added 08/08/18
    WHEREAS, On March 15, 2018 the Brick Township Board of Education was notified by the State of New Jersey Department of Education that the Board of Education would receive $36,055,619 in State Aid; and
    WHEREAS, the Brick Township Board of Education developed the 2018-2019 School Budget utilizing the State Aid notification as a partial basis for the development of the 2018-2019 appropriations; and
    WHEREAS, On July 13, 2018 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 $34,142,597 causing a reduction of $1,913,022; 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, 2018; and
    WHEREAS, On July 31, 2018, the Brick Township Board of Education timely adopted by resolution a 2018-2019 State Aid Reduction Plan; 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 Emergency Aid; 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; and
    WHEREAS, that economic impact combined with the 2018-2019 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 cause fiscal distress.
    NOW THEREFORE BY IT RESOLVED that the Brick Township Board of Education requests the Superintendent and Administration to apply for Emergency Aid as noted in the State of New Jersey Department of Education Guidance of August 3, 2018.

BOARD COMMENT: OPERATIONS

PUBLIC COMMENT: OPERATIONS

HUMAN RESOURCES - The 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

    Clayton, John

    DPES

    Custodial Worker

    09/01/18

    13 years, 7 months

    2

    Schreiber, Vincent

    LMES

    Custodial Worker

    11/01/18

    22 years, 6 months


  2. To approve resignations for the 18-19 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    BRICK EXPERIENCE

    1

    Hodge, Nicole

    BTHS

    Vocal Music Teacher

    09/24/18

    2 years, 7 months

    2

    Scanlon, Kathryn

    LMES

    Special Education ICR Teacher

    09/01/18

    9 years



  3. To ratify resignations for the 18-19 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    BRICK EXPERIENCE

    1

    May, June

    LMES

    Special Education Teacher

    08/06/18

    18 years, 3 months

    2

    Riker, Amanda

    VMES

    Special Education Teacher

    07/17/18

    5 years, 11 months



  4. To approve employment for the 18-19 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION

    TITLE

    SALARY

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Bernstein, Marin

    WHW

    Special Education ICR Teacher

    MA Step 1

    $53,380

    09/01/18

    2

    Ings, Jenna

    VMES

    Art Teacher

    BA Step 4

    $53,295

    09/01/18

    3

    Stabile, Katherine

    BTHS

    English Teacher

    BA Step 1

    $51,565

    09/01/18

    4

    Piccolo, Melanie

    EHYES

    Occupational Therapist

    MA Step 8

    $58,410

    On or after

    09/01/18

    5

    Douglas, Erin

    LRMS

    Special Education ICR

    BA + 30 Step 1

    $52,360

     On or after 09/01/18

    6

    Szejnrok, Laura

    VMMS

    Special Education MD Teacher

    MA Step 6

    $56,110

    On or after 09/01/18



  5. To approve substitutes for the 18-19 SY, as attached:
     Substitutes

  6. To remove substitutes for the 18-19 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    Employee Number

    Title                               

    1

    6150

    Substitute Secretary    


  7. To approve transfers for the 18-19 SY effective 09/01/18, as listed: UPDATED 08/09/18
     Transfers


  8. To approve changes in employment for the 18-19 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    FROM

    TO

    (to be pro-rated)

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Cataudella,

    Susan

    Food Services

    Substitute Cafeteria Worker

    $9.25 per hour

    VMMS

    Food Service Worker

    3.5 hours per day

    $6,650

    09/01/18

    2

    Spinelli, Tammi

    Facilities

    Substitute Custodial Worker

    $13.46 per hour

    VMES

    Custodial Worker

    3:30 - 11:30 p.m.

    $23,558

    08/13/18


  9. To approve TWU staff for the 18-19 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION

    TITLE

    SALARY

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Puglia Koppie, Marie

    Transportation

    P/T 5 Hour Driver

    $18,653

    09/01/18

    2

    Helwig, Joanne

    VMMS

    Food Service Worker P/T 3.5 Hours

    $  6,949

    09/01/18


  10. To approve corrections in salary for the 18-19 SY, as listed:

    NO

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION

    TITLE

    FROM

    TO

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Seals, Michelle

    LRMS

    Food Service Worker P/T

    4 Hours

    $  5,559

    $7,942

    09/01/18

    2

    VanHart, John

    Transportation

    8 hour Driver - Regular Ed

    $ 20,519

    24,643

    09/01/18



  11. To approve Fall Coaches for the 18-19 SY, as attached:
     Fall Coaches

  12. To approve Leaves of Absence for the 18-19 SY, as attached:
     LOA

  13. To ratify the 11 month stipend, pending negotiations, for staff for the ROTC program for the 18-19 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    AMOUNT

    1

    Davis, Donovan

    BMHS/ROTC

    08/01/18

    $8,794

    2

    Futrell, Robert

    BMHS/ROTC

    08/01/18

    $6,641



  14. To approve Michele Kaminski as Nurse Coordinator for the 18-19 SY in the amount of $3,000, pending negotiations, effective 09/01/18.

  15. To approve Kevin McKnight, BMHS, and Angela Smith, BTHS, as Guidance Coordinators at their respective schools for the 18-19 SY with a stipend of $3,000, pending negotiations, effective 09/01/18.

  16. To approve employment for the Security Staff for the 18-19 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    TITLE


    SALARY

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Nase, David

    BTHS

    Security Officer

    $185 per diem/ Not to exceed $33,300

    09/01/18

    2

    Herbert, Gregg

    BMHS

    Security Officer

    $185 per diem/ Not to exceed $33,300

    09/01/18

    3

    McCabe, William

    BMHS

    Security Officer

    $185 per diem/ Not to exceed $33,300

    09/01/18

    4

    Ruocco, William

    Elementary/Middle

    Security Officer

    $185 per diem/ Not to exceed $33,300

    09/01/18


  17. To approve Extra Curricular Advisors for the 18-19 SY, as attached:
     Paid Advisors

  18. To approve Volunteer Extra Curricular Advisors for the 18-19 SY, as attached:
     Volunteer Advisors

  19. To approve SYSOP positions for the 18-19 SY, as attached: UPDATED 08/09/18
     SYSOP

  20. To approve mentors for the 18-19 SY, as listed:

    No.

    Mentor

    Mentee

    1

    Troncone, Kim

    Koehler, Ashley

    2

    Lynch, Meghan

    Walker, Holly

    3

    Yarbrough, Daniel

    Connolly, Jennifer


  21. To approve James Wladich to perform a Physical Education Games Training for the BEST staff at a rate of $189 preparation and $49 per hour for 1.5 hours, total not to exceed $262.50, pending negotiations, using BEST Program's budget.

  22. To approve Andrew Rubano as the Custom Percussion Designer for the BMHS Marching Band in the amount of $2,500 for the 18-19 SY, effective 08/10/18.

  23. To approve Peter DeRosa, Food Service Department, to work 48 summer hours at a rate of $20.31 per hour not to exceed $974.88, effective 08/13/18-08/30/18.

  24. To remove Jessica Jablonski as the BMHS Fall Challenger Coach and approve Kristine Esposito as the Fall Challenger Coach at a stipend of $1,500 effective 08/13/18.

  25. To approve BEST staff for the 18-19 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION

    TITLE

    HOURS

    STEP

    HOURLY RATE

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    LaRosa, Krista

    EHYES

    Recreation Aide

    6:30-9:00 a.m.

    3:00-6:00 p.m.

    Step 9

    $11.25 per hour

    09/01/18

    2

    Pearce, Bernadette

    VMES

    Recreation Aide

    2:30-6:00 p.m.

    Step 14

    $12.50 per hour

    09/01/18

    3

    Ragozzino, Denise

    VMES

    Recreation Aide

    6:30-9:00 a.m.

    3:40-6:00 p.m.

    Step 21

    $14.25 per hour

    09/01/18

    4

    Church, AnneMarie

    OES

    Recreation Aide

    6:30 - 9:00 a.m.

    Step 12

    $12.00 per hour

    09/01/18

    5

    Fisher, Alyssa

    LMES

    Recreation Aide

    2:30-6:00 p.m.

    Step 8

    $11.00 per hour

    09/01/18



  26. To ratify Joan Dillon and Patricia Wynn for Substitute Summer School Bus Aide in the Transportation Department at $13.40 per hour, effective 07/01/18 through 08/31/18.

  27. To approve Part-Time IT work during the 18-19 SY effective 08/10/18, as listed:

    No.

    Employee

    Hours

    Rate per Hour

    Not to exceed

    1

    Krzyzczuk, Ryan

    225

    $15

    $3,375


  28. To ratify a Black Seal License stipend of $525, for Kenneth Lathrop, Custodial Worker, for the 18-19 SY, effective .

  29. To approve a Coaching resignation of Jordan Downs, BMHS Assistant Girls Soccer, effective 08/10/18.

  30. To approve Professional Development for CPI at $105 per day for the 18-19 SY, as attached:
     PD CPI

  31. To approve a Night Stipends in the amount of $320 for the 18-19 SY, as attached:
     Night Stipend

  32. To approve salary allocations to Title I A for the 18-19 SY, as attached:
     Title I A

  33. To approve salary allocations to Title II A for the 18-19 SY, as attached:
     Title II A

  34. To ratify additional CST Summer Hours for the 18-19 SY, as attached:
     CST Summer Hours

  35. To ratify employees for the 18-19 SY, to complete summer evaluations and attend IEP meetings per Special Education Code, effective 07/01/18, as attached:
     Summer Evaluation Hours

  36. To ratify Summer Supplemental Hours for reading instruction as required by students' IEP, effective 07/01/18, as listed:

    No.

    Employee

    Title

    Hours/Rate

    Not to exceed

    1

    Rivera, Nichole

    Teacher

    15 hours @ $47 per hour

    $705


  37. To ratify Summer Home Instructional Hours as required by students' IEP, effective 07/01/18, as listed:

    No.

    Employee

    Title

    Hours/Rate

    Not to exceed

    1

    Wagner, Amanda

    Teacher

    12 hours @ $47 per hour

    $423


  38. To approve Kurt Weiboldt, BTHS Football Para Professional Aide Volunteer, for the 18-19 SY, effective 08/10/18.

  39. To approve a change in start date for Stacie Ferrara, BMHS Principal, from on or after 09/01/18 to 09/01/18.  Added 08/09/18

  40.  Removed 08/09/18



BOARD COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

PUBLIC COMMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

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

  1. To approve and adopt on Second Reading Policies, as attached:
    6173 HOME INSTRUCTION

BOARD COMMENT: POLICIES

PUBLIC COMMENT: POLICIES

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

BOARD COMMENT

 

CALENDAR

DATE

EVENT

TIME

September 3, 2018 Labor Day Schools Closed
September 4, 2018 Professional Day Staff Only - No School for Students
September 5, 2018 First Day of School for Students Please refer to web-site for school day schedules
September 10, 2018 Rosh Hashanah School Closed
September 13, 2018 Regular Meeting 7:00 PM BPDC

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