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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 January 21, 2021 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:
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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

STATEMENT TO THE PUBLIC

Often it may appear to members of our audience that the Board of Education act with very little comment and in many cases a unanimous vote.  Please understand that before a matter is placed on the agenda at a public meeting, the administration has thoroughly reviewed the matter with the Superintendent of Schools, discussed it in appropriate BOE committees, and only then, if the Superintendent is satisfied that the matter is ready to be presented to the full Board of Education, it is placed on the agenda for action at a public meeting.  Board of Education members are given advance notice to review the agenda and through the Chair, ask questions or voice concerns.  In rare instances, when necessary, matters are presented to the Board of Education for discussion at the same meeting that final action may be taken.

PRESENTATIONS

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APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. DECEMBER 17, 2020 - SPECIAL MEETING 
  2. JANUARY 7, 2021 - REORGANIZATION MEETING

REPORTS

  • SUPERINTENDENT'S COMMENTS
  • COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS

This will be the first opportunity for public comment and will be for agenda items only.  The Board invites thoughts and reactions on agenda items.  Each participant is asked to give his or her name prior to making a statement.  All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer.  The Board will not, during the public portion of this meeting, discuss matters involving employment, appointment, termination of employment, negotiations, terms and conditions of employment, evaluation of the performance of, promotion or disciplining of any specific or prospective or current employee and/or students.

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

  1. To approve Training/Travel, 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 Grant Application/Submission to Donors Choose/Trikes for Tots: Movement Matters grant, for Warren H. Wolf and Herbertsville Early Childhood Development Centers, as attached:
    DONORS CHOOSE/TRIKES FOR TOTS: MOVEMENT MATTERS

  4. To approve submission of the Addressing Student Learning Loss Grant to the NJDOE.

  5. To approve submission of the Book Love Foundation for Brick Memorial High School, as attached:
    BOOK LOVE FOUNDATION

  6. To approve new curriculum as attached:
    NEW CURRICULUM




OPERATIONS - The 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 November 30, 2020.


  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 November 30, 2020, and upon consultation with appropriate School District Official, 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 obligations 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



  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 services, terms and conditions are available on the vendor's website and on file in the Office of the Business Administrator/Board Secretary), as attached:
    SURPLUS


  8. To ratify a removal of an Out of District Student Placement, as attached:
    CPC 5953


  9. To ratify the revision of In Coming Tuition Student contracts, previously approved on December 17, 2020, as attached:
    TOMS RIVER 5085
    MANCHESTER 2815
    PISCATAWAY 7101
    LAKEWOOD 2917
    CENTRAL REGIONAL 8067


  10. To ratify In Coming Tuition Student contracts, as attached:
    CENTRAL REGIONAL 1025
    CENTRAL REGIONAL 9067
    CENTRAL REGIONAL 6293


  11. To ratify Out of District Student Placements, as attached:
    COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND 4101
    COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND 8000
    MIDDLETOWN 5428
    TOMS RIVER 7998
    TOMS RIVER 3043



  12. To approve the revised Chapter 192 funding per pupil increase for Non Public Schools for fiscal year 2021, as attached:
    CHAPTER 192


  13. To accept a donation of 700 books from the Bridge of Books Foundation for the Warren H. Wolf Early Childhood Development Center and Herbertsville Early Childhood Development Center.


  14. To approve a Resolution to waive late payment fees for the B.E.S.T. Program for the remainder of the 2020-2021 School Year, as follows: 
    WHEREAS, the B.E.S.T. Program Payment Policy states that all payments are due by the 15th of the month before and that late fees will be assessed by the 20th of the month; and
    WHEREAS, Phase II reopening does not have a definite start date and therefore parents have requested additional time for B.E.S.T. Program Selection each month.
    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Brick Township Board of Education approves to waive all late payment fees for the B.E.S.T. Program for the remainder of the 2020-2021 School Year.  


  15. To recommend authorization for the Business Administrator/Qualified Purchasing Agent to utilize a Competitive Contracting process for solicitation of a Provider of Financial Software Integrated with Human Resources and Payroll.


  16. To approve a Resolution authorizing contracts with certain approved CO-OP Vendors for contracting units for the 2020-2021 school year, as follows: 
    WHEREAS, 
    the Brick Township Board of Eduction may by resolution and without advertising for bids, purchase any goods or services under the 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 a contract which shall be subject to all the 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's; 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 January 22, 2021 through June 30, 2021.
    CO-OP VENDORS


  17. To ratify the extension of the pass through COPS Grant received by the Township of Brick until the end of March 2021.

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

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

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    BRICK EXPERIENCE

    1

    Domogauer, Karen

    BTHS

    Teacher’s Aide

    02/01/2021

    17 years, 4 months

    2

    Reddan, Scott

    BTHS

    Science Teacher

    07/01/2021

    15 years

    3

    Remail, Colleen

    EHY, LMES & VMES

    Physical Education Teacher

    05/01/2021

    26 years, 1 month



  2. To approve resignations for the 20-21 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    BRICK EXPERIENCE

    1

    Kennedy, Nora

    WHW

    PEEA Teacher

    07/01/2021

    4 years, 9 months


  3. To ratify resignations for the 20-21 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION/TITLE

    EFFECTIVE

    BRICK EXPERIENCE

    1

    Manolio, Meaghan

    LMES

    Teacher’s Aide

    01/16/2021

    1 year


  4. To approve employment for the 20-21 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION

    TITLE

    SALARY

    (to be pro-rated)

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Rhodes, Kelle*

    VMMS

    LDTC

    Step 14A MA

    $72,300

    On or after 3/22/2021

      *Pending completion of necessary paperwork and criminal background check

  5. To approve substitutes for the 20-21 SY, as listed:


    No.

    Employee

    Title

    Rate

    Effective

    1

    Meissner, Michelle

    Sub Clerical Worker


    $12 per hour

    01/25/2021

    2

    Garrett, Judi

    Sub Bus Aide

    $12.00 per hour

    01/25/2021

    3

    Genovese, Margaret

    Sub Clerical Worker

    $12.00 per hour

    01/25/2021

    4

    Witel, Brian

    Sub Custodial Worker

    $13.46 per hour

    01/25/2021





  6. To approve the removal of substitutes for the 20-21 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    Employee Number

    Title

    Effective 

    1

    9841

    Substitute Food Service Worker

    1/22/2021


  7. To approve BEST employment for the 20-21 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION

    TITLE

    STEP

    HOURLY RATE

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Delorme, Dawn

    BEST

    Substitute Recreation Aide

    $12 per hour

    01/19/2021



  8. To ratify BEST changes of employment for the 20-21 SY, as attached:
     BEST Changes of Employment 


  9. To ratify changes of employment for the 20-21 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    FROM

    TO

    (to be prorated)

    EFFECTIVE

    1

    Cullen Jr. Daniel

    BTHS

    Custodial Worker

    3-11 p.m.

    $24,960 base

    $320 night stipend

    BTHS

    Custodial Worker

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

    $24,960 

    01/04/2021

    2

    Salsano, Jennifer

    Transportation

    PT Bus Attendant


    $10,573

    Transportation

    Bus Attendant


    $20,160

    01/04/2021


  10. To ratify changes in start dates for certified staff for the 20-21 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION

    TITLE

    FROM

    TO

    Salary

    (to be prorated)

    1

    Oliver, Hayley

    MES

    Special Education

    Resource Teacher

    On or after 01/04/2021

    01/04/2021

    Step 1-2 BA

    $53,360

    2

    Puglisi, Starrlyn

    LRMS

    6th Grade LA/SS Teacher

    On or after 11/13/2020

    01/14/2021

    Step 3-4 BA

    $53,860

    3

    Sarabella, Gina

    LMES

    5th Grade Teacher

    01/04/2021

    01/19/2021


    Step 9 MA

    $60,760

    4

    Filippone, Dennis

    Sub Administrator

    (as needed)

    On or after 01/11/2021

    01/11/2021

    $395 per diem




  11. To ratify changes in start dates for civil service staff for the 20-21 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE

    LOCATION

    TITLE

    FROM

    TO

    Salary (to be prorated)

    1

    Castro, Christina 

    Central Office

    Account Clerk

    On or after 01/04/2021

    01/11/2021


    $24,960

    2

    Jensen, William

    VMES

    Teacher Aide

    IEP

    On or after 01/04/2021

    01/06/2021 

    Step 1

    $27,374

    3

    Miranda, Alexandra

    WHW

    Teacher Aide

    IEP

    On or after 01/04/2021

    01/04/2021 

    Step 1

    $27,374


  12. To approve leaves of absence for the 20-21 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE #

    EFFECTIVE

    PAY/BENEFITS

    1

    8803


    FMLA

    02/19/2021-

    03/15/2021


    FMLA/NJFLA

    03/16/2021-

    05/13/2021

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    2

    9244


    FMLA

    05/06/2021-

    05/25/2021

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    3

    6592


    LOA

    02/01/2021-

    06/30/2021

    w/o pay, w/o benefits

    4

    9944


    FMLA

    03/27/2021-

    04/18/2021


    FMLA/NJFLA

    04/19/2021-

    06/30/2021

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    5

    8937


    Intermittent 

    FMLA/NJFLA

    01/26/2021-

    02/23/2021


    (Tuesdays only)


    w/o pay, w/benefits

    6

    9931



    LOA

    03/04/2021-

    06/30/2021

    w/o pay, w/o benefits




  13. To ratify leaves of absence for the 20-21 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE #

    EFFECTIVE

    PAY/BENEFITS

    1

    10131


    LOA

    12/21/2020-

    12/23/2020

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    2

    9987


    Intermittent LOA

    01/04/2021-

    01/29/2021


    (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays)


    w/o pay, w/o benefits

    3

    9986


    Intermittent LOA

    01/05/2021-

    01/29/2021


    (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays)

    w/o pay, w/o benefits

    4

    9929


    Intermittent LOA

    01/05/2021-

    01/29/2021


    (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays)


    w/o pay, w/benefits

    5

    8990


    FMLA/NJFLA

    01/19/2021-

    04/13/2021

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    6

    10010


    LOA

    12/19/2020-

    01/31/2021

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    7

    4083


    FMLA

    01/11/2021-

    01/29/2021

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    8

    9858


    LOA

    01/15/2021-

    06/30/2021

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    9

    9549


    FMLA/NJFLA

    01/13/2021-

    03/14/2021

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    10

                 8293

    FMLA/NJFLA

    01/04/2021-

    01/24/2021

    w/o pay, w/benefits



  14. To ratify changes in leaves of absence for the 20-21 SY, as listed:

    NO.

    EMPLOYEE #

    FROM

    TO

    BENEFITS

    1

    7653


    FMLA/NJFLA

    11/30/2020-

    12/13/2020

    FMLA/NJFLA

    11/30/2020-

    12/23/2020

    w/o pay, w/benefits

    2

    8944



    FMLA/NJFLA

     12/28/2020-

     03/28/2021

    FMLA/NJFLA

     01/04/2021-

     03/28/2021


    w/o pay, w/benefits




  15. To approve tuition reimbursement for Fall 2020 Doctoral Coursework, as listed:

    No.

    Employee

    School

    Position

    Amount

    1.

    Hudson, Meredith

    BMHS

    Asst. Principal

    $4,529

    2.

    Kasyan, David

    EHYES

    Principal

    $3,109

    3. 

    O’Cone, Daniel

    VMMS

    Asst. Principal

    $1,255


  16. To ratify the approval of a 4th block stipend for the following staff for the 20-21 SY, as listed:

    No.

    Employee

    School

    Position

    Days

    Stipend Amount

    1

    Aguayo, Tiffany

    BMHS

    Special Education - RISE

    02/01/2021- 05/27/2021

    77 days

    $4,278

    2

    Yarbrough, Daniel

    BTHS

    Physics

    01/15/2021-01/29/2021

    10 days

    $556

    3

    Burns, Andrew

    BTHS

    Mathematics

    01/04/2021-01/29/2021

    19 days

    $1,056

    4

    Freedley, Joanna

    BTHS

    Mathematics

    01/04/2021-01/29/2021

    19 days

    $1,056

    5

    Struble, Debra

    BTHS

    Mathematics

    01/04/2021-01/29/2021

    19 days

    $1,056




  17. To amend a change in stipend for Laura Keelen and Catherine Larrabee, DPES Student Council Co-Advisors, from $333 each to $500 each for the 2020-2021 SY.

  18. To approve Carolyn Segreto, BTHS Computer Club Advisor, in the amount of $708 for the 20-21 SY, effective 01/22/2021.

  19. To rescind the approval of Nicholas Aldiero, BTHS Girls Basketball, for the 20-21 SY, effective 12/18/2020.

  20. To approve Jennifer Higgins* as BTHS Volleyball Assistant Coach with a stipend of $5,733 for the 20-21 SY.  * Out of district

  21. To ratify Winter Coaches for the 20-21 SY, as listed:


    No.

    School

    Activity

    Season

    Position

    Name

    Stipend

    1

    BTHS

    Basketball/

    Girls

    Winter

    Asst. Coach

    DeBonis, Cara

    $5,733



  22. To approve Winter Coaches for the 20-21 SY, as listed:

    No.

    School

    Activity

    Season

    Position

    Name

    Stipend

    1

    BMHS

    Swimming/ Boys

    Winter

    Head Coach

    Dispoto, Cole *

    $8,625

    *Out of District




  23. To approve Joseph Schnorrbusch for musical arrangement services for Winter and Spring Band Performances for the 20-21 SY, in the amount of $1,500.

  24. To approve Christian Negri for musical arrangements services for Winter and Spring Band Performances for the 20-21 SY, in the amount of $1,500.


  25. To ratify Jennifer Wnuk as Title I Extended Day teacher VMMS at $49 per hour not to exceed 76.5 hours for the 20-21 SY, effective 01/05/2021.

  26. To approve additional hours for Title I and Title III Extended Day teachers for the 20-21 SY, as attached:
     Title I & III Extended Day Teachers

  27. To approve additional hours for Title I SIA teachers for the 20-21 SY, as attached:
     Title I SIA

  28. To approve Title II presenters for the 20-21 SY, as attached:
     Approve Title II Presenters

  29. To ratify Title II presenters for the 20-21 SY, as attached:
     Ratify Title II Presenters


  30. To ratify the cessation of employment for employee #4561, effective 12/20/2020. 

  31. To ratify a change in employment for Stephen Dougherty from Maintenance Repairer at $27,769 to Transportation Acting Supervising Mechanic at an extra $181.66 per diem, effective 10/15/2020 -02/28/2021.



Last Name First Name School Title Rate
1 Wnuk Jennifer VMMS Teacher $49 Per Hour Not to Exceed 76.5 Hours
Last Name First Name School Title Rate
1 Wnuk Jennifer VMMS Teacher $49 Per Hour Not to Exceed 76.5 Hours
Last Name First Name School Title Rate
1 Wnuk Jennifer VMMS Teacher $49 Per Hour Not to Exceed 76.5 Hours

PUBLIC COMMENT

This is the second opportunity for public comment.  Each participant is asked to give his or her name prior to making a statement.  All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer.  Comments shall be limited to five minutes and each speaker may only speak once.  The Board will not, during the public portion of this meeting, discuss matters involving employment, appointment, termination of employment, negotiations, terms and conditions of employment, evaluation of the performance of, promotion or disciplining of any specific or prospective or current employee and/or students.

BOARD COMMENT

CALENDAR

DATE

EVENT

TIME

02/15/2021

PRESIDENTS' DAY

SCHOOLS CLOSED

02/18/2021

REGULAR MEETING

7:00 PM BPDC

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