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209 April 29, 2010 A Regular Meeting of the Board of Education, Township of Woodbridge, was held on April 29, 2010 at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the Avenel Middle School, Woodbine Avenue, Avenel, New Jersey. The meeting opened with the Salute to the Flag and a moment of silence. presided.

The President, Brian Small

Board members present: Diane Acquisto, John Golden, Judy Leidner, Lawrence Miloscia, Ezio Tamburello, George Yuhasz, Brian Small. Brian Molnar and Jonathan Triebwasser were absent. Board personnel present: John Crowe, Dennis DeMarino, Jonathan Busch, Lois Rotella, Angela Korodan, Rita Miller, Anthony D’Orsi, Barbara DeRollo. Viola Lordi arrived at approximately 8:15 p.m. Newspaper Reporters Present:

Sergio Bichao, The Home News Tribune Ryan Hutchins, The Star Ledger

Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Dennis DeMarino, read the following statement regarding the Open Public Meetings Law: "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 interest is discussed or acted upon. In accordance with the provisions of this act, the Board of Education had caused notice of these meetings to be published by having the date, time and place, thereof, posted as follows: April 29, 2009:

E-mailed to Home News Tribune and Star Ledger, Hand delivered to Municipal Clerk, Posted in Avenel Middle School and the Board of Education Administration Building."

On a motion by Ms. Acquisto, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz and carried, the following Minutes were approved: February 24, 2010 March 15, 2010

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Special Meeting/Budget Workshop Special Meeting/Budget Workshop

Mr. DeMarino reported Bids received, as follows: For the 2009-2010 School Year March 26, 2010 -

Special Education Transportation 2009-2010 School Year

For the 2010-2011 School Year March 24, 2010 March 30, 2010 April 13, 2010 -

Physical Education Supplies Athletic Supplies Plumbing Supplies

Mr. DeMarino stated there was no Correspondence to report. The following Reports of the Superintendent were received: Register Statistics – March 2010 Report of Fire Drills – March 2010 Student Suspension Report/Elementary – Month of March 2010 Student Suspension Report/Secondary – Month of March 2010 Bomb Threat Report – Month of March 2010 Monthly Report of Attendance Officer, Sal Ciardiello – March 2010 Monthly Report of Attendance Officer, Kurt Adams – March 2010 Mr. Small welcomed new Board member, John Golden. Mr. Small explained that Mr. Triebwasser was absent from the meeting due to a death in his family. He stated the Board’s thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. Dr. Crowe gave his overview of the district stating the 2010-2011 budget was not certified by the voters of Woodbridge Township. He advised, the budget now goes to the Town Council who will meet next week to review. Dr. Crowe advised following their review, the Town Council will decide what cuts, if any, will be made. Dr. Crowe stated the district will move forward and continue to provide a thorough and robust education so our


210 April 29, 2010 students will continue to achieve. He further stated he will keep the Board and public informed of all activities regarding the budget. Dr. Crowe introduced Mr. McLaughlin, Principal of Colonia High School to introduce the participants of the Waksman Scholars Program. Chantel Greffer, a teacher at Colonia High School, began the presentation, explaining the history of Colonia High School’s involvement in the Waksman Scholars Program. She stated it is a molecular biology research program. The Colonia High School students involved in this year’s research program are Ravi Shah and Ruby Gupta. Mr. Tamburello congratulated the students on their scholarly endeavors. He advised there is a wildlife preserve on Omar Avenue in Avenel which is a 100 acre biotech lab located in Woodbridge Township. Mr. Small then called for Committee reports. The Superintendent of Schools presented the following recommendations: 1.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending Salvatore Catanzaro, an 8th grade student at Woodbridge Middle School, for his accomplishment in the Woodbridge Reads Logo Contest sponsored by the Woodbridge Township Education Association and the Woodbridge Township School District Art Department.

2.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending Dennis Henry, a 12th grade student at Woodbridge High School, for his accomplishments in the Patriotic Picture Drawing Contest sponsored by the American Legion.

3.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending students from Colonia High School who were selected for induction into the National Honor Society.

4.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending students from Colonia High School who were selected for induction into the French Honor Society.

5.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending students from John F. Kennedy Memorial High School who were selected for induction into the National Honor Society.

6.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending students from Woodbridge High School who were selected for induction into the French Honor Society.

7.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending students from Woodbridge High School who were selected for induction into the Spanish Honor Society.

8.

That the Board of Education approve the previously submitted list of Professional Development conferences for staff members, dated April 29, 2010.

9.

That the Board of Education approve payment to A Step Ahead Program for the following services: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Therapy each at $85/30-minute session. (Payment to be made from the Consultant Account and the OT/PT Account.)

10.

That the following out-of-district facilities be approved for home instruction services at the rate listed: *Teacher UCESC Embrace Kids Foundation Brookfield Schools Education Inc. UMDNJ P.E.S.I./CF MRESC

Effective Date Feb., 2010 Mar., 2010 February 2010 Jan., 2010 Feb., 2010 Mar., 2010 Mar., 2010 Apr., 2010 March 2010 Mar., Apr., 2010 March 2010

Number of Students 2

Total Hours 74 Days

Amount $118.00

Total Amount $8,732.00

1 1

2 199

$39.00 $31.63

$78.00 $6,294.37

3

58.85

$49.00

$2,883.77

1 2

10 58

$55.00 $31.63

$550.00 $1,834.54

1

10

$59.00

$590.00


211 April 29, 2010 * Subject to approval for employment from the New Jersey Department of Education. Employee shall be required to submit an authorization and certification form along with fingerprints for a criminal history background check as required by P. L. 1986,C.116.


212 April 29, 2010 11.

That the Board of Education, as required by state law (partially reimbursable in state aid), approve the enrollment of the following disabled students in a Special School Year Program for 2009-2010, in accordance with their Individual Educational Program (IEP) as shown below: Case No. C0709-17-06-ED P0509-07-06-MD M0904-16-09-ED T0904-14-09-AU M0904-15-09-CMI F0901-13-09-ED

12.

Effective Date 03/23/2010 04/06/2010 04/06/2010 04/07/2010 04/15/2010 04/20/2010

Tuition $52,080.00 $35,866.80 $52,639.20 $43,020.00 $46,971.00 $34,380.00

That a note be made in the minutes that the following out of district placements have been for the 2009-2010 School Year: Case No. F0901-13-09-ED P0509-07-06-MD J0909-11-09-OHI J0909-11-09-OHI

13.

Recommended Placement Nuview Academy New Road School East Mountain Learning Ctr. Center for Lifelong Learning Newmark High School Raritan Valley Academy

Recommended Placement Raritan Valley Academy Center for Lifelong Learning Washington Twp. Washington Twp. 1:1

Effective Date 03/23/2010 03/26/2010 04/09/2010 04/09/2010

terminated

Tuition $34,380.00 $43,020.00 $30,420.00 $33,660.00

That the Board of Education amend the tuition and/or start date for the following student for the 20092010 School Year: Case No. E0802-13-09-ED

Recommended Placement Interim Alt. Ed. Program

Effective Date 03/11/2010

Tuition $131.00/Day

Ms. Acquisto moved for the adoption of the Superintendent’s recommendations, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz. There were no comments or questions from the Board or public. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. Dr. Crowe stated Salvatore Catanzaro, a Woodbridge Middle School 8th grade student, is being commended for his accomplishments in the Woodbridge Reads logo contest sponsored by the Woodbridge Township Education Foundation and the Woodbridge Township School District art department. Dr. John Crowe read a short biography about, and introduced Jorge Rivera, a John F. Kennedy High School student, who provided information about current activities at the school. The Policy and Planning Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, presented the following: 1.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution proclaiming the month of May 2010 as ALS Awareness Month and May 19, 2010, as ALS Day.

2.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending Woodbridge Middle School teacher, Noreen McHale, for her selection for membership into Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.

3.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending district professional staff and support staff on their selection to receive the 2010 “Excellence in Education Award” from the Woodbridge Township Education Foundation.

4.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution proclaiming the week of May 2 - 8, 2010, as Teacher Appreciation Week.

5.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution proclaiming May 12, 2010, as National School Nurse Day.

6.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution proclaiming the week of May 9-15, 2010, as Special Education Week.

7.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution proclaiming the month of May 2010 as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.


213 April 29, 2010 8.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution proclaiming the month of May 2010 as Kindness Awareness Month.

Ms. Leidner moved for the adoption of the Policy and Planning recommendations, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. There were no comments or questions from the Board or public. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. Ms. Leidner presented the Policy and Planning resolution proclaiming the month of May as ALS Awareness month to Abbey Anderson. Ms. Leidner then presented a Policy and Planning resolution to Noreen Hale for her selection for membership into Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. The Curriculum Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, presented the following: 1. That the Board of Education adopt the following curriculum guide for the instructional program: Curriculum Guide Grade 12 Health 2. That the Board of Education approve the acceptance of funds in the amount of $2525.21 from the Education Foundation for Technology. 3. That the Board of Education approve the following Literature Circle book titles for the Grade 9 - 12 Language Arts program: Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The, by Michael Chabon Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, The, by Michael Lewis Boot Camp, by Todd Strasser Breaking Point, by Alex Finn Christopher Killer, The, by Alane Ferguson Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers Fire from the Rock, by Sharon Draper Knights of the Hill Country, by Tim Tharp Namesake, The, by Jhumpa Lahiri Shadow Divers, by Robert Kurson Shooting Stars, by Lebron James and Buzz Bissinger Silent Victims: Hate Crimes Against Native Americans, by Barbara Perry Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher Toxin, by Robin Cook True Notebooks, by Mark Salzman Vampire's Assistant and Other Tales from the Cirque Du Freak, The, by Darren Shan 4. That the Board of Education approve the pilot class using Miller & Levine Biology from Pearson at John F. Kennedy High School to be extended through the 2010-2011 school year. 5. That the Board of Education approve payment, not to exceed $1,000.00, to Nancy Cuntala, 42 School Road, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889, to conduct professional development activities with the Woodbridge High School mathematics department during the 2009-2010 school year. (This replaces item # 19 on the December 17, 2009 Personnel Agenda) This contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a “Professional Service� under the provisions of the Public School Contract Law (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5). All services will be provided by a professional development services specialist. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account). Mr. Tamburello moved for the adoption of the Curriculum recommendations, seconded by Ms. Leidner. During Board discussion, Mr. Tamburello asked if the summer reading recommendations have been updated. Ms. Rotella stated there are several new initiatives. She stated the district is working with the public library at the elementary level where a hundred books are being made available for 1st grade students. Ms. Rotella stated the big push is at the middle school and high school levels, noting that young men are not reading like they should be. She stated there is a committee of teachers who have volunteered to put together a list of books for the middle and high school students which will be rich with literature that will appeal to both young males and females. Ms. Rotella stated the most important thing parents can do for their children over the summer is


214 April 29, 2010 encourage them to read. There were no comments or questions from the public. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. The Finance and Insurance Committee, on recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Business Administrator/Board Secretary, presented the following: 1.

That the Board of Education approves payment of the bills in the amount of $18,348,685.74 and the Food Service Department bills in the amount of $369,908.99.

2.

That the amount of district taxes needed to meet the obligations of this Board for the next thirty-one day period, beginning May 2010 is: Requisition for Taxes for the General Fund in the amount of $12,363,212.00 and for the Debt Service in the amount of $327,183.00; totaling $12,690,395.00, and that the Township Council is hereby requested to place in the hands of the Treasurer of School Monies that amount by May 10, 2010.

3.

That the Board of Education accept the Report of the Secretary for the month of March 2010.

4.

That the Board of Education accept the attached Business Administrator/Board Secretary's Monthly Interest and Investment Report for the month of March 2010.

5.

That the bookkeeping transfers pertaining to the 2009-10 budgetary accounts be approved as per the attached list.

6.

That the Board of Education accept the previously submitted Report of the Treasurer for the month of February 2010, as it agrees with the Report of the Secretary. The March 2010, Treasurer’s Report has not been received.

7.

That the members of the Board of Education certify that to the best of their knowledge no major account or fund has been overexpended in violation of N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-16.10(b) and that sufficient funds are available to meet the district's financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year.

8.

That the Board of Education readopt the 2009-10 School Year Budget changing the total from $192,751,967.32 to $192,754,492.53 to reflect the following: WTEF Grant

$2,525.51

9.

That the Board of Education approve the previously submitted agreement between the Woodbridge Township Board of Education and the Huaxia Edison Chinese School for use of Woodbridge High School for the provision of cultural educational services for the period September 12, 2010 through June 12, 2011. Payment for use of this facility shall be in the amount of $77,000.00, to be paid in ten equal monthly installments of $7,700.00.

10.

That the Board of Education approve the renewal of the 403(b) Plan Document for Public Education Organizations to OMNI Group, 1099 Jay Street, Bldg. F, Rochester, NY 14611, at a cost of $28,800. OMNI Group shall serve as 3rd party administrator, and in that capacity, shall work with all service providers to ensure compliance with all IRS regulations. (Finance & Insurance, Item #12 12/18/08, 2 quotes received.)

Mr. Tamburello moved for the adoption of the Finance and Insurance recommendations, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz. During Board discussion Ms. Leidner questioned a capital supply payment on the bill list. Mr. DeMarino responded. Ms. Acquisto asked for an explanation on the WTEF Grant listed in Item #8. Ms. Rotella explained the Woodbridge Township Education Foundation is a group of private citizens and business leaders who are involved with working solely to raise funds for classroom initiatives. She stated one of the activities they sponsored raised the money listed which will be used to acquire technology for our science labs. Ms. Rotella thanked the WTEF for their continued support.


215 April 29, 2010 Mr. Tamburello asked what days of the week the organization will be using our facility in Item #9. DeMarino responded the building will be used by the organization on Sundays only.

Mr.

There were no comments or questions from the public. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. The Technology Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, presented the following: 1.

That the Board of Education approve the submission of the Woodbridge Township School District Technology Plan 2010 – 2013 to the Middlesex County Superintendent of Schools.

Mr. Miloscia moved for the adoption of the Technology recommendation, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. During Board discussion, Ms. Rotella stressed the importance of technology in the district. Ms. Rotella stated in 1999 the State came up with a three-year technology plan which was how each district envisions technology down the road. Ms. Rotella stated so many goals that had been set were accomplished. She thanked the Board for their continued support in meeting the district’s technology vision. Ms. Rotella thanked the community members for their involvement as well. Ms. Leidner asked what the guidelines are that must be followed, expressing concern over the amount of money allocated for 2011-12. Ms. Rotella responded. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. The Athletics and Extra-Curricular Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, presented the following: 1. That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending the Colonia High School athletes who gained individual honors for outstanding performances in the 2009-2010 winter sports season. 2. That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending the Colonia High School Girls’ Bowling Team for having won the 2009-2010 White Division Champions of the Greater Middlesex Conference 3. That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending Thomas Lagowski of Colonia High School who was selected as the 2009-2010 Girls’ Bowling “Coach of the Year” by the White Division of the Greater Middlesex Conference and the Home News Tribune. 4. That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending the John F. Kennedy Memorial High School athletes who gained individual honors for outstanding performances in the 2009-2010 winter sports season. 5. That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending the John F. Kennedy Memorial High School Boys’ Basketball Team for having won the 2009-2010 Gene Haley Memorial Holiday Tournament. 6. That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending the John F. Kennedy Memorial High School Boys’ Bowling Team for having won the 2009-2010 Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division Championship. 7. That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending the John F. Kennedy Memorial High School Boys’ Bowling Team the 2009-2010 Sportsmanship Award for the Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division. 8. That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending the John F. Kennedy Memorial High School Boys’ Winter Track Team the 2009-2010 Sportsmanship Award for the Greater Middlesex Conference White Division. 9. That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending the John F. Kennedy Memorial High School Wrestling Team for having won the 2009-2010 NJSIAA District 19 Championship, the Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division Championship, the New Providence Invitational Championship and the Rahway Invitational Championship.


216 April 29, 2010 10. That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending the Woodbridge High School athletes who gained individual honors for outstanding performances in the 2009-2010 winter sports season. 11. That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending John Moyer of Woodbridge High School who was selected as the 2009-2010 Girls’ Basketball “Coach of the Year” by the Greater Middlesex Conference, Red Division. 12. That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending the Woodbridge High School Boys’ Bowling Team as the 2009-2010, the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 3 Sectional Champions, and the Bishop Ahr Classic Champions. 13. That the Board of Education reject bid PD 11-02 for the 2010-2011 school year, Athletic/Nursing/ Medical Supplies, as non-conforming and non-responsive to bid requirements. (Bids read 3/3/10, eight bids received, eight bids rejected)  

14. That the Board of Education approve the award of #PD-11-05 Physical Education supplies for the 2010-2011 School Year to the low bidders whose proposals also met specifications as follows: (Bids read 03/25/10 – 7 bids received – 2 rejected) VENDOR Gopher Sport P.O. Box 998 Owatonna, MN 55060

ITEM DESCRIPTION

Abdominal Crunch Strips 5-UP - #GMP91-281 Abdominal Crunch Strips K-4 - #GM91-280 Bucket Blast Set - #GP58-896 Cricket Set - #GP58-022 Gopher Ultra Play Football - Size 4 - #GP71-925 Mikasa Box 1000 Series - #GP61-289 Rainbow Utility Ball 6/set - #GP71-314 Soft Rainbow Dome Cone 36/set - #GP41-998 Soft Shot Puck - #GM10-184 Tachikara Soft Kick Soccer Ball - Size 5 - #GP62-002 Tag-It Mitts - #GM41-286 Tumble Pro Tumbling Mat - #GP96-504 X-Large Duffle Bag - Green - #GP14-510

VENDOR

ITEM DESCRIPTION PRICE

Leisure Sporting Goods 685 Route 27 Iselin, NJ 08830

Brine Phantom Soccer Ball - Size 5 - 32 panel Practice Lacrosse Goal Rawlings A-ROD 11" all synthetic glove Rip Flag Removable System - 36 players Tachikara Game Volleyball - White - NFHS Stamp Ultrak 495 Stopwatch – Robic – SC707 Wilson #A1010 Baseball - NFHS Stamp - 12/box Wilson #F1003 Football - CHS - NFHS Stamp Wilson Evolution Basketball - Men's Size 7 - NFHS Stamp Wilson GST Football - Size 4 Wilson Wave Basketball - Men's Size 7 - NFHS Stamp Wilson Wave Basketball - Women's - NFHS Stamp Wilson Yellow Softball - NFHS Stamp - 12/box

VENDOR Metuchen Sports 409 Joyce Kilmer Ave., Unit B New Brunswick, NJ 08901

VENDOR Sport Supply Group Inc.)

ITEM DESCRIPTION

Mikasa Volley Starter Wilson Heavy Duty Tennis Balls (not practice)

ITEM DESCRIPTION

100 m Measuring Tape - #3392

UNIT PRICE

$3.34 $3.24 $27.54 $74.94 $11.95 $6.74 $28.94 $28.84 $2.04 $13.84 $49.95 $463.34 $30.84 UNIT

$21.54 $108.00 $16.94 $94.00 $28.84 $24.94 $38.94 $54.94 $30.94 $21.94 $34.94 $34.94 $49.84 UNIT PRICE

$21.50 $54.90

UNIT PRICE

$14.46


217 April 29, 2010 (dba Passons Sports) P.O. Box 49 Jenkintown, PA 19046

12" Classic Orange Game Cones - #BSN 1040814 12" Latex Balloons - #95011 15 m Measuring Tape - #3376 18" Vinyl Rainbow Cones - 6/set - #BSN1245875 2 3/8" Layered Instruction Mat - 5'x10' - #1041828 2" Hook & Loop Fastener Mat - 4'x8' - #GSC1041903 20" Beach Balls - #2451

$3.24 $4.29 $2.72 $30.92 $293.76 $117.15 $0.92


218 April 29, 2010 ITEM DESCRIPTION

24" Beachballs - #US2449 27" Goalie Pads - #0171XXXX 3 Tier Wide Rack/Baseball - #BSNMCCRT12W 30" Plastic Hoops - 12/set - #BSN1246070 36" Bag - Red - #1256819 36" Deluxe Plastic Hoops - #BSN1274646 3'x9' Putting Mat - #US1256475 4 Team Tug-o-War Rope - #2404XXXX 5" Tuff Coated Mini-Balls - #118155 5" Voit Poly Playground balls - VPG5HXXX 50' Economy Tug-o-War Rope - #1040968 50 m Measuring Tape - #3378 56" Outdoor Hockey Set - #740 Pro - #10740XXX 6' Collapsible Training Goal - #1269031 6" Wide Sof T'Beams - #1041385 6" Yellow Softi Tuff Balls - #US1179286 7' Jump Rope Value Pack 25/pack - #17207XXX 7" Vinyl Coated Foam Ball - #607XXXXXY 8' Jump Rope Value Pack 25/pack - #17208XXX 8" Diameter Special - #1064957 8.5" Fun Grippers Football - #1256659 8.5" Playground Balls - VPG85HXX 9' Jump Rope Value Pack 25/pack - #17209XXX Adjustable Chinning Bar - #BSN1137286 Adjustable Chinning Bar - #BSN1137286 Air Flow Hockey Chest Protector - #20020189 Baden Synthetic Soccer Balls - Size 5 - #MCS30005 Batting Stance Trainer - #1267143 Beach Balls - #2451 Blind Folds - #1140217 Blocker (2 Right, 2 Left) Sr. Size - #0530XXXX Chicken and Noodle Game Book - #1238237 Class Plus Deluxe Mesh Pinny Pack - 40/pack - #BSNC46 Deluxe Over/Under Hurdles - 6/set - #1272864 Easton Incrediball 12" - Synthetic Leather Cover Felt Puck - #127287 Field Paint - #0792 Fleece Balls - #215 Floor Tape Applicator - #2178 Floor Tape Applicator - #2178 Frisbee Ultimate Disc - #BSN1268942 Front Mount Single Rim Goal - #1061086 Fun Noodles - 32/pack - #1100500 Gripper Football - Size 2 - #1256659 Half-Cones Rainbow Set - 36/set - #1255690 Handy Scorer - #BSN1162448 Head Crush Tennis Racket - #BS20026540 Heavy Duty Clamp and Net Set - #US932 Heavy Duty Mesh Bag - #40870 Hoop and Loop Net Straps - #1033502 Hoop Holder 6/set - #BSN1812XXXX Individual Critter - 6/pack - #1179347 Inflating Need - 6/pack - #1353 Jelly Ball - #1275032 Junior EZ Gripe Football - #1205688 Junior Size Basketball - #93400 Large Profile Cones – 12/box - #1273687 Lummi Sticks Kit - #1185379

UNIT PRICE

$1.27 $40.74 $24.50 $1.57 $7.59 $20.40 $101.89 $144.88 $16.15 $1.30 $28.49 $7.24 $122.69 $36.72 $83.98 $23.50 $44.35 $3.89 $44.35 $18.60 $53.70 $1.78 $44.35 $102.49 $102.49 $39.75 $6.24 $36.13 $0.92 $3.97 $39.52 $16.08 $69.60 $53.42 $3.45 $4.53 $31.79 $11.28 $28.64 $26.84 $7.67 $25.50 $46.53 $53.70 $10.80 $23.13 $12.22 $14.12 $2.40 $10.20 $18.08 $27.93 $0.74 $17.97 $28.90 $16.48 $7.94 $13.63


219 April 29, 2010 Mac Gregor Intramural Series Size Football - #1227697

$7.36


220 April 29, 2010 ITEM DESCRIPTION

Mac Gregor Jr. Size Football - #1227673 Mac Gregor Youth Size Football - #MCFMXYTH Master Lock Combination System Series 64 - #DI525 Mesh Equipment Bag - 24"x36" - #BSSNBCNET Multisport Indoor Tabletop Scoreboard - #SK2222 Mushroom Paddles - #20026689 Numbered Cone Covers - #1086638 Numbered Nylon Pinnies - #1040289 Olympia Soft-Train Volleyball Trainer - #VOITVVBEVOLL Orange Deluxe Balls - #930 Oslo Stopwatch Mark 1 - 16/set - #1046007 Penn Seconds Canned Tennis Balls 12/can - #1238969 Pillow Hockey Complete Set - #BS607XXXXX Playballs - #429506 Pop-Up 1/2 Moon Soccer Goal - #BSN1083936 Pullover Mesh Vest - Royal - #BSNC46Y Quickstart 36' Court Balls - 30/set - #1274189 Quickstart 36/30 Tennis Package - #1237740 Quickstart 60' Court Balls - 36/set - #1274196 Quickstart Maxi Net System - #20021837 QwikPro Pop-up Goals ( 2 per set) - #PUGG1063936 Rainbow Connect-a Scooters - 6/set - #1245332 Recess Ball Rack - #US1188318 Recreational Volleyball Net - #3457 ReLAX Lacrosse Set - #10222XXX Replacement Net for Goal 4'Hx6'Wx18"D - #1162400 Rhythm Sticks Kit - #8977 Roll-out Lines - #1292138 Rubber Penguin - #1235326 Soccer/Hockey Goal 4'Hx6'Wx18"D - #FH046D Spalding High Bounce Ball - 12/set - #64080 Spalding TF 500 Basketball - Men's Spalding TF 500 Basketball - Women's Sparkle Ribbon Wands - 6/set - #US1126327 Speedster Table Tennis Balls - 144/box - #1071177 Standard Hoops - #1274646 Standard Speed Ropes - 6/set - #BSN1040067 Stiga Quickserve ST Table Tennis Table - #1276176 Super Volleyball Trainer - #VOITVVBBUDVT Supernet Basketball Net - #BSNSNBBNWIPY Table Tennis Paddle - #US11976 The Circuit Step - #1158632 Throw Down Base Set - #1235623 Tourna Grip Racquet Grips - 30/pack - #1065190 Triumph Flag Belt System Set Ultra Pro II Goalie Mask - #1135756 Ultrachute Parachute - 24' Diameter - #BSN1040029 Ultraplay Football - Size 5 Velco Catch Set - #BSN1039894 Vinyl Floor Tape - Black Vinyl Floor Tape - Green Vinyl Floor Tape - Red Voit Endoro Volleyball Starter/Trainer - #5807 Voit Euro Basketball - #1337 Voit Light 80 Basketballs - #1291735 Voit Soft Play Dodgeballs - #1179286 Volleyball Net - #SNVBRC Wood Stick Blade - 3/set - #1250008

UNIT PRICE

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221 April 29, 2010 Xavix Tennis - #1274325

$43.29


222 April 29, 2010 ITEM DESCRIPTION

UNIT PRICE

Xaviz Port - #1274288 Yellow Low Profile Cones - #BS1276558 Youth Nylon Intramural Vests - 6/set - #BSNC46Y

$69.29 $3.60 $9.60

Ms. Acquisto moved for the adoption of the Athletics and Extracurricular recommendations, seconded by Mr. Tamburello. There were no comments or questions from the Board or public. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. The Transportation Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Business Administrator/Board Secretary, presented the following: 1.

That the Board of Education approve the award of PD10-30 for special education Fall Out of District route for the 2009-2010 school year to the vendor with the lowest bid, whose proposals also met specifications, as follows: (Bids read 3/26/10-4 bids received) Transportation Care 35 Walnut Avenue Clark, NJ 07066 Rt, FCSF2

2.

Total $5810.20

Children’s Specialized Hospital Fanwood, NJ 38 days @ $124.90 Aide: $28.00 Effective 4/26/10

That the Board of Education approve the award of PD11-03 Automotive Parts and Supplies 2010-11 School Year to the low bidder whose proposals also met specifications as follows; items to be purchased on an as needed basis: (bids read 3/4/10 – 2 bids received, 1 rejected). Raphael Bus Sales, LLC 550 Old Stage Rd. E. Brunswick, NJ 08816 Description Battery 5-year warranty Power Volt Brake Calipers, Bendix Brake Drums, Bendix Brake Rotors, Bendix Brake Parts, Bendix Brake Shoes, Bendix Brake Pads, Bendix Fan Belts, Dayco Hoses, Dayco

% Below Jobber Price Schedule 5% below Interstate Battery 10% below Bendix 10% below Bendix 10% below Bendix 10% below Bendix 15% below Bendix 15% below Bendix 5% below Uniselect 5% below Uniselect

Description Oil Filters, Fleetguard Air Filters, Fleetguard Water pumps, Auto Extra Wiper Blades, Anco Shocks, Monroe

% Below Jobber Price Schedule 48% below Fleetguard 48% below Fleetguard 5% below Uniselect 10% below Uniselect 5% below Uniselect

3. That the Board of Education approve the following resolution: WHEREAS, there exists a need for a drug and alcohol testing program for the 2010-2011 school; and WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose; and WHEREAS, the Public School Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 18A-5, et. Seq.) requires that the resolution authorizing the award of contracts for “Professional Services” without competitive bids must be publicly advertised.


223 April 29, 2010 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of the Township of Woodbridge, County of Middlesex, State of New Jersey, as follows: A. The President and the Secretary of said Board are hereby authorized and directed to execute an agreement with National Safety Compliance, Inc., 1970 Swarthmore Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08723, as follows: 1. Pre-employment, random, return to duty, follow up and reasonable Suspicion controlled substance screens.

$54.00/Screen

2. Post Accident controlled substance screens Includes the following: Collection Laboratory Services Split Specimen Medical Review Officer Management of random database Mandated record keeping and reporting

$54.00/Screen

3. Random, return to duty, follow up and reasonable suspicion Alcohol testing

$25.00/Screen

4. Post Accident alcohol testing Includes the following: Collection Reports to member districts Management of random database Mandated record keeping and reporting 5. Applicable surcharges

$25.00/Screen N/A/Screen

B. This contract is awarded in a fair and open process, without competitive bidding, a “Professional Service” under the Provisions of the Public School Contract Law N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5, et seq. (2 quotes received.) EXHIBIT A MANDATORY EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPORTUNITY LANGUAGE N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq., N.J.A.C. 17:27 GOODS, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND GENERAL SERVICE CONTRACTS During the performance of this contract, the contractor agrees as follows: The contractor or subcontractor, where applicable, will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex. Except with respect to affectional or sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, the contractor will ensure that equal employment opportunity is afforded to such applicants in recruitment and employment, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex. Such equal employment opportunity shall include, but not limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. The contractor agrees to post in conspicuous places, available to employees and applicants for employment, notices to be provided by the Public Agency Compliance Officer setting forth provision of this nondiscrimination clause. The contractor or subcontractor, where applicable will, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the contractor, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex. The contractor or subcontractor, where applicable, will send to each labor union or representative or workers with which it has a collective bargaining agreement or other contract or understanding, a notice, to be provided by the agency contracting officer advising the labor union or workers’


224 April 29, 2010 representative of the contractor’s commitments under this act and shall post copies of the notice in conspicuous places available to employees and applicants for employment. The contractor or subcontractor where applicable, agrees to comply with any regulations promulgated by the Treasurer pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. as amended and supplemented from time to time and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The contractor or subcontractor agrees to make good faith efforts to afford equal employment opportunities to minority and women workers consistent with Good faith efforts to meet targeted county employment goals established in accordance with N.J.A.C. 17L27-5.2, or Good faith efforts to meet targeted county employment goals determined by the Division, pursuant to N.J.A .C. 17:27-5.2. The contractor or subcontractor agrees to inform in writing its appropriate recruitment agencies including, but not limited to, employment agencies, placement bureaus, colleges, universities, labor unions, that it does not discriminate on the basis of age, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex, and that it will discontinue the use of any recruitment agency which engages in direct or indirect discriminatory practices. The contractor or subcontractor agrees to revise any of its testing procedures, if necessary, to assure that all personal testing conforms with the principles of job-related testing, as established by the statutes and court decisions of the State of New Jersey and as established by applicable Federal law and applicable Federal court decisions. In conforming with the targeted employment goals, the contractor or subcontractor agrees to review all procedures relating to transfer, upgrading, downgrading and layoff to ensure that all such actions are taken without regard to age, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex, consistent with the statutes and court decisions of the State of New Jersey, and applicable Federal law and applicable Federal court decisions. The contractor shall submit to the public agency, after notification of award but prior to execution of a goods and services contract, one of the following three documents: Letter of Federal Affirmative Action Plan Approval Certificate of Employee Information Report Employee Information Report Form AA302 The contractor and its subcontractor shall furnish such reports or other documents to the Division of Public Contracts Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance as may be requested by the Division from time to time in order to carry out the purposes of these regulations, and public agencies shall furnish such information as may be requested by the Division of Public Contracts Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance for conducting a compliance investigation pursuant to Subchapter 10 of the Administrative Code at N.J.A.C.17:27. 4.

That the Board of Education approve the renewal of the Lease Agreement with Praxair for the site, commonly known as 60 Crows Mill Road, Keasbey, NJ for a term of one (1) year commencing November 1, 2010 for the monthly rental of $17,000.00. Terms of lease require that Praxair be notified of renewal by August 1, 2010.

5.

That the Board of Education adopt the following resolution. WHEREAS, the Woodbridge Township Board of Education, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-10a and N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.29(c), 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 the Treasury; and WHEREAS, the Woodbridge Township Board of Education has the need on a timely basis to purchase goods or services utilizing State contracts; and WHEREAS, the Woodbridge Township Board of Education intends to enter into contracts with the attached Referenced State Contract Vendors through this resolution and properly executed contracts, which shall be subject to all the conditions applicable to the current State contracts. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbridge Township Board of Education authorizes the Purchasing Agent to purchase certain goods or services from those approved New Jersey State


225 April 29, 2010 Contract Vendors on the previously submitted list for the 2010-2011 school year pursuant to all conditions of the individual State contracts; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Business Administrator/Board Secretary shall certify to the availability of sufficient funds prior to the expenditure of funds for such goods or services; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the duration of the contracts between the Woodbridge Township Board of Education and the referenced State Contract vendors shall be for the period of one year, July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. 6.

That the Board of Education approve the following temporary Fall Out of District route for the 2009-2010 school year to the vendor with the lowest quote, whose quote also met specifications, as follows: Transportation Care 35 Walnut Avenue Clark, NJ 07066 Rt. FBSF

Total $8,066.00

Banyan School, Fairfield, NJ 37 days @ $178.00 Aide- $40.00 Effective May 3, 2010

Mr. Golden moved for the adoption of the Transportation recommendations, seconded by Mr. Tamburello. During Board discussion, Mr. Yuhasz asked Mr. DeMarino to elaborate on Item #3. Mr. DeMarino stated Item #3 provides for random driver drug testing and post accident testing as required by law. Ms. Leidner asked for an explanation on what specifically would be purchased in Item #5. Mr. DeMarino stated it allows the district to utilize state contracts when purchasing supplies. Mr. DeMarino asked counsel to further elaborate. Mr. Busch explained that Item #5 allows the district to purchase through state contracts, avoiding the bid process. There were no comments or questions from the public. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. Board Attorney, Jonathan Busch, had nothing to bring before the Board for open session. Under "Old Business," Mr. Tamburello, on behalf of himself and the newly elected Board President, thanked the participants of the budget focus group who met on Sunday evenings throughout the winter months. Mr. Small thanked Mr. Tamburello for his time. Under “New Business," Ms. Leidner announced Senior Idol will be held at the Community Center on May 29 at 7:00 p.m. for seniors over the age of 55. Ms. Rotella stated that the middle schools are currently in the middle of NJASK testing. Ms. Rotella stated the early dismissal schedule has greatly helped the children during the testing period. Ms. Leidner congratulated the Kennedy High School Parent Faculty Forum on the success of the annual gift auction. Mr. Tamburello agreed with Ms. Rotella’s comments regarding early dismissal on the ASK testing days. Mr. Tamburello announced the Woodbridge Idol will take place on April 30th at Woodbridge High School. The Board President opened the meeting to the public. During this portion, T. Maras, Fords, expressed condolences to the Triebwasser family. Mr. Maras asked the status of the cafeteria workers. Dr. Crowe stated the RFP is out. Mr. DeMarino explained six companies have returned the RFP. He stated now that the new Committee is formed, he is hoping to move forward at the May meeting. Mr. DeMarino stated he will bring the three best proposals to the Committee. Mr. Maras asked if the company will hire our current employees. Dr. Crowe replied, yes. Mr. Maras stated there is speculation regarding a shared service agreement for custodians with the town. Dr. Crowe stated there has been discussion, but he does not believe it is a shared service. Mr. Maras asked what happens after the Town Council reviews the defeated budget. Dr. Crowe stated upon review, the Town Council will make a recommendation to keep the budget where it is or they will implement reductions. Dr. Crowe stated if reductions are recommended, he would suggest that the entire Board meet to


226 April 29, 2010 decide where those cuts should be made. Mr. Maras questioned the time frame on the various contracts. Dr. Crowe reviewed the time period for each unit. Mr. Maras made additional comments regarding contracts and salaries. Dr. Crowe stated no negotiations have taken place. Mr. Maris made suggestions regarding raises. Mr. Maras commented on the security in the schools. V. Romanienko, Woodbridge, thanked the Board, Administrators and community for their hard work on the budget. Ms. Romanienko made several comments regarding the district custodians. She commented further on secretarial cuts. Ms. Romanienko asked if the district is looking for property to eliminate the leasing of the transportation garage in Keasbey. Mr. DeMarino stated the purchasing of property will need public approval. He stated there are 100 buses and 80 drivers with cars which require approximately 10 acres. He stated he is currently looking into a joint venture with the Mayor. Dr. Crowe stated he shares the desire of Ms. Roamanienko to return many things to the budget, however with a defeated budget it is impossible to put any items back into the budget. Ms. Romanienko announced the Special Needs Expo will take place on June 7 at School #28. Theresa K., Avenel, stated she sympathizes with the employees being cut from the budget. She stated she is concerned about the elimination of elementary band. Dr. Crowe stated the budget is now before the Town Council. He stated the Administration will do everything possible to keep the program intact. L. McGeehan, Colonia, congratulated the new Board members. Ms. McGeehan commented on an earlier conversation regarding bringing some custodians back into the budget. Dr. Crowe stated there has been no Board sanctioned meeting or recommendation from him to put any item back into the budget which has already been taken out. Ms. Leidner stated she believes if the Board went against the recommendation of the Administration to privatize custodians, the money would come out of the 5.5 million that is budgeted for the purpose of privatizing those services. Ms. Leidner stated she concurs with Ms. Romanienko regarding the state of the budget. Ms. Leidner further stated that as Chair of the Cafeteria Committee she would like to discuss with Mr. Small other avenues so the cafeteria personnel do not lose their jobs. Ms. Leidner stated she has expressed concern over privatizing all custodians since it would require the company to have keys to our schools. She stated she has discussed the possibility of retaining the supervising custodians. Ms. Leidner stated there is an abundance of uncertainty surrounding the custodial staff. She asked that someone inform the custodians and the WTEA of the direction that they should be going. Dr. Crowe stated all questions regarding the contract should be directed to the unions directly and all questions regarding personnel should be directed to Ms. Korodan. Mr. DeMarino stated he will work with Ms. Korodan to put a memo together advising the status of sick time, etc. Ms. Rotella stated the teachers affected will need to receive the same type of information. Ms. Korodan stated the information was given to the WTEA and any employee who spoke to her. D. Pinkowitz, Iselin, stated he is disappointed in the amount of time spent discussing how unfair the Governor is. He stated the district must look forward and seek creative solutions. Dr. Crowe stated the Administration and Board is not complaining but simply pointing out that Woodbridge has been underfunded. Dr. Crowe stated the district can not sit back and not challenge the Governor and legislators. Mr. Pinkowitz made additional comments regarding employee contract negotiations. He commented on the line item entitled Board Secretary Office noting that there is no description of what the money was being spent on. Mr. DeMarino stated the Administration has worked and continues to works numerous hours putting together a budget. He stated the budget process has always been an open public process with no hidden costs. Mr. DeMarino stated every dollar is accounted for. Dr. Crowe stated this year’s budget process has been completely transparent. Mr. DeMarino suggested Mr. Pinkowitz check budgets from other school districts and compare them to Woodbridge. He explained that there are budget codes and state guidelines that have to be adhered to. Mr. DeMarino invited Mr. Pinkowitz to sit with him and work on the budget for 2011-12. Mr. Tamburello stated the Board would be remiss if they did not alert the public that the defeated budget is the continuation of the budget process. Mr. Tamburello stated the budget process for 2011-12 has already started in discussion the day following the failed budget. Mr. Tamburello stated the budget process is a 12 month process. Mr. Miloscia stated there are approximately 2000 line items in the budget. He stated if an explanation was given for each item, it would result in a 1600 page document.


227 April 29, 2010 D. Rodriguez, Colonia, asked what the public can do to address the Town Council regarding the budget. Mr. DeMarino advised the Administration, a Committee of the Board and the Town Council will meet on May 4 to discuss further cuts. Mr. DeMarino reminded the public the Town Council can only give a figure to be cut, not tell the Board where to cut it from. Mr. DeMarino explained that once the cut is received from the Council, the Board will hold a public meeting to discuss further cuts, if necessary. He stated the budget must be certified by May 19 so all meetings will need to take place prior to that date. Ms. Rodriguez asked again what the public can do. Dr. Crowe stated the district continues to have a very good relationship with the Town Council and cautioned that we do not want to alienate them in any way. Dr. Crowe verified with Mr. DeMarino that the Town Council will hold an open public meeting prior to the Board’s adoption of the revised budget. Ms. Leidner asked if it would not be beneficial if a parent expresses to a Town Council member that they would hope there would not be a lot of cuts from this budget. Dr. Crowe stated he feels the Town Council, like this Board, is eager to hear from any parent regarding a concern. Mr. Miloscia stated he believes the May 4 session of the Town Council is the Closed Session and the May 11 session would be open to the public. Mr. Tamburello stated he believes the public is allowed to speak at either meeting. M. Padden, Fords, asked if the PTO’s are able to fundraise for the purpose of reinstating programs. She asked who decides which programs should be reinstated. Dr. Crowe stated the PTO’s can start discussing the reinstatement of programs with the individual principals as well as the Central Administrators. Mr. Busch advised that the district has policies on grants and gifts and suggested that the PTO’s review this policy. A parent stated she moved from New York to Woodbridge several years ago based on the reputation the Woodbridge School District has. She asked that the Board and Administration keep the advance placement courses that are currently in the curriculum. Dr. Crowe stated Woodbridge offers more AP classes than any other district in the state. He stated the Administration will fight to keep these programs going. V. Romanienko, Woodbridge, asked how many students attend the G&T Arts program. Ms. Rotella stated there are 872 students in the K through 12 program. Ms. Romanienko asked if that figure includes academics as well. Ms. Rotella responded there are approximately 1200 students in the G&T Academics program. Ms. Romanienko asked the cost of the G&T Arts program. Ms. Rotella responded $158,000. Ms. Romanienko stated several organizations, such as cheerleading, fundraise for various competitions, and asked if it would be possible for parents to fundraise for the G&T Arts program. Ms. Rotella stated the G&T Arts program is one of the bigger loses in the district, in her opinion. Mr. Tamburello acknowledged the desire for the PTO’s involvement in fundraising to reinstated programs. He stated the Mayor has established a Committee on education. He stated there will be a web-site available shortly where businesses and community leaders can offer assistance to the schools. Mr. Tamburello advised the Committee is entitled the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Education. He explained the school will put up a need which will then be considered by the Committee. Mr. Tamburello thanked the Mayor for forming this Committee. Ms. Cozzola, Colonia, stressed that the public is not the enemy and defended the remarks made by the resident of Iselin earlier in the evening. She commented on the programs being cut from the budget. Ms. Cozzola stated the community as a whole is willing to circumvent the tremendous program cuts in the district. Dr. Crowe stated the Board and Administration encourage the public to come to the microphone to express their concerns and ideas. Ms. Acquisto then presented to the Board for its consideration, a resolution for a Closed Session to discuss subjects exempted from the public portion of the meeting. The discussion to be held in Closed Session will be about personnel matters which include: resignations; extensions of sympathy; retirements; leaves of absence; adjustments in salaries; establishment of non-certified substitute rates for 2010-2011; transfer; appointments of; substitutes; which include substitute teachers, and paraprofessionals; appointments of staff members for committees, after-school and professional development activities, home instructors, and chief affirmative action officer . Changes in coach assignments; retroactive approval of employee agreements for discretionary central office administrators; Reappointments of staff members as follows: discretionary central administrators; administrators; teachers and athletic trainers, paraprofessionals, bus attendants, health aides, school aides, secretaries (including administrative secretaries), attendance and transportation personnel, technical employees, tradesmen, and non-certificated discretionary employees, employee dismissal, employee


228 April 29, 2010 suspension and an increment withholding. There will also be discussion of employee requests for salary minus substitute fees Any information regarding the Closed Session discussion will be released to the public when the reasons for discussing these matters in Closed Session no longer exist. On motion by Ms. Acquisto, seconded by Ms. Leidner and carried, the Board retired into Closed Session at approximately 8:55 p.m. The Board returned from Closed Session at approximately 10:00 p.m. and a roll call found all members present as were previously recorded. The Personnel Committee, on recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Director of Personnel Services presented the following: 1. That the following resignations be accepted: Name Bonner, Jayne Quinn, Donna Rennie, Lisa

Assignment School Aide, Matthew Jago School Aide, Lynn Crest On Leave

Years/Service 2 yrs., 3 mos. 2 yrs., 4 mos. 4 yrs.

Effective 4/1/10 4/30/10 6/30/10

2. That the Board of Education has been informed of the death of Dayna Antoniello, a former paraprofessional, who served faithfully and rendered valuable service to the Board of Education and to the children of the community. The sympathy of the Board of Education and the Administration is extended to the family of Dayna Antoniello and a note of passing shall be made in the minutes.

3. That the following retirements be accepted with regret: Assignment Name

*

%

% *

Baranco, Linda Barbetta, Joseph Bates, George Boyd, Robert Bursky, Sheila Capitano, Peter Capitano, Sharon Carsey, Janice Covino Belloff, Patricia DeLa Torre, Nydia DeRose, Susan Galganske, Bettina Gilligan, Carolyn Gunzenhauser, Marian Johnson, Joan Kessler, Janice Klausner, Barbara Kolodziej, Renata Krenzel, JoAnn Lane, Robert Leeman, Linda Miller, Gregg Ortenzio, Mary Ann Parrone, Frances Paugh, Nancy Petti, Michael Rinaldo, Geraldine Selby, Mary Shaw, Kevin Sienkiewicz, Elaine Sisolak, Irene Springer, Joann Springsteen, John Sullivan, James Sullivan, Kathleen Terry, Linda Thatcher, Leslie

Admin. Sec. I, Off. of Superintendent Business, Woodbridge High Art, Colonia HS Trans. Counselor, #2&16-Spec.Srvc. Speech, #2&16, Spec. Services Teacher, Robert Mascenik General Cafe, Food Services Gen. Cafe, Woodbridge High Teacher, Pennsylvania Ave. Gen. Cafe, JFK HS Math, Woodbridge HS Art, Colonia HS Teacher, Mawbey St. Math, Woodbridge High Teacher, Avenel Street Teacher, Port Reading Social Worker, #2&16-Spec. Srvc. Custodian, Colonia HS Kindergarten, Matthew Jago Supv. Custodian, CMS Bus Driver (f/t), Transportation Principal, Colonia Middle Kindergarten, Claremont Ave. School Nurse, Lynn Crest Dist. Supv. (12) – G&T School Psychologist, Spec. Serv. Principal, Mawbey St. Gen. Cafe, JFK High Gen. Cafe, Colonia MS Dist. Supv. (12) – Admin. Bldg. Gen. Cafe, Woodbridge High Principal, Claremont Ave. Dist. Supv. (12) – Admin. Bldg. Principal, Woodbridge Middle Teacher, Lynn Crest Teacher, Colonia HS Special Ed., Fords Middle

Years/Service

Effective

25 years, 6 mos. 35 years 40 years 23 years 42 years, 6 mos. 46 years 11 years, 8 mos. 15 years, 9 mos. 42 years 10 years, 9 mos. 24 years, 6 mos. 35 years 35 years, 4 mos. 41 years 34 years, 1 mo.. 20 years, 1 mo. 29 years 9 years, 9 mos. 37 years, 1 mo. 18 years, 9 mos. 26 years, 6 mos. 33 years 23 years 25 years, 6 mos. 35 years 36 years 21 years 9 years 25 years, 4 mos. 35 years, 1 mo. 21 years 32 years, 6 mos. 25 years 40 years, 8 mos. 34 years, 1 mo. 35 years 33 years, 5 mos.

6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 1/1/08 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 9/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 12/31/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10


229 April 29, 2010 Victoria, Ronald Volpe, Joseph Wiesner, Shelley

Teacher, Woodbridge HS Math, Woodbridge High Social Worker, Fords MS

38 years 7 years, 9 mos. 34 years

6/30/10 12/31/10 6/30/10

% Deferred Retirement * Ordinary Disability Retirement

4. That the following resolution of retirement be approved: Name Capitano, Sharon Maloney, James

Years/Service 11 years, 8 mos. 25 years

Position General Cafeteria Custodian

"WHEREAS, the above employees are retiring from active service in the public schools of Woodbridge Township after the number of years listed; and WHEREAS, it is the desire of the members of the Board of Education of the Township of Woodbridge to express their appreciation for loyal and unselfish service during those years; therefore be it RESOLVED, that the gratitude and best wishes of the members of the Board of Education of the Township of Woodbridge are hereby tendered to these employees in acknowledgment of the service they so faithfully and conscientiously rendered; and be it further RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be spread on the minutes of the Board of Education, and a copy be sent to the above employees. 5. That the following be granted an unpaid personal leave of absence and/or maternity leave of absence pursuant to the conditions of the negotiated agreement and/or family leave of absence pursuant to New Jersey Family Leave Act No. N.J.S.A. 34:11,B-1 et.seq. or Federal Family Leave Act No. 29 U.S.C., Section 2601 et.seq.: Assignment JFK High, Math On Leave Colonia High, P.E. On Leave School Aide, Pennsylvania Ave. Transportation, Bus Driver (8 hr.) Fords Middle, Asst. Sec. (10-mo.) Transportation, Bus Driver (8 hr.) Woodbine Ave., School Aide

% $ % *

Name Brady-Kasenchak, Janice Geoffroy, Brian Holmes, Jeffrey Kowalski, Robert Malinowski, Danielle Napolitano, Nancy Oddo, Melanie Scialfo, Paula Shaw, Patricia

* % $ @ #

Unpaid Personal Leave Unpaid FLMA/NJFL Unpaid FMLA (4/12-5/21/10/Unpd. Personal (5/24 – 6/30/10) Mat./Unpd. FMLA/NJFL (exact dates to be determined) Unpaid FMLA

@ * # *

*

Effective 4/26/10 – 1/31/11 9/1/10 – 6/30/11 5/10/10 – 6/30/10 4/19/10 – 6/30/10 4/16/10 – 6/30/10 4/16/10 – 4/30/10 4/12/10 – 6/30/10 4/19/10 and 4/22/10 4/12/10 – 4/30/10

6. For the approval of the Board: TRANSFERS NON-CERTIFIED Name Valente, Maria

From Para-R, Mawbey St.

To Para-S, Lynn Crest.

Effective 4/19/10

7. That the following staff member be appointed to provide professional development activities for after school test prep at the middle school noted below for the 2009-2010 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account) School Avenel Middle School

Name Oliver, Cathy

Salary 379.56


230 April 29, 2010 8. That the Board of Education approve payment to the following staff members as CPR/AED Certification instructors during the 2009-2010 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from account #11-000-213-100-60-C-AE-N4) Hours Rate/Hr. Salary Name Bachant, Diane RN 4 31.63 126.52 Miller, Joanne RN 4 31.63 126.52 Robson, Lori RN 4 31.63 126.52 9. That the Board of Education approve payment to the following staff members as instructors for the Spring Tech Academy – Best Practices in Action, Professional Development at Woodbridge High School during the 2009-2010 school year: (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account) Hours 6 6 6

Name Angatia, Jesse Jacob, Nina Osman, Patricia 10.

Salary 189.78 189.78 189.78

That the Board of Education approve payment to the following staff members to provide professional development activities dealing with Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy during the 2009-2010 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account) Name Rotella, Joseph Roth, Brittany

11.

Rate/Hr. 31.63 31.63 31.63

Hours 40 40

Rate/Hr. 31.63 31.63

Salary 1,265.20 1,265.20

That the Board of Education approve payment, not to exceed $2,000.00, to Bruno Martins for videotaping of grade 1 teachers administering different parts of the grade 1 program to students. This video would be used for teacher training as well as parent/community education. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account)

12. That the following staff members be appointed as committee members of the spring curriculum committee listed below during the 2009-2010 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from acct #11-000-221-104-60-A-AH-TO for committee members and acct #11-000-221-102-60-Z-AHDH for committee chairpersons): Name Chen, Tiffany Lin, Wendy Liu, Wei-hau *Zeitz, Suzana

Program Chinese 3 Chinese 3 Chinese 3 Chinese 3

Hours 40 40 40 50

Rate/Hr. 31.63 31.63 31.63 32.63

Salary 1,265.20 1,265.20 1,265.20 1,631.50

*Chairperson 13.

That the Board of Education approve payment to the following staff members for professional development for Reading/Writing Workshop, Grade 8 during the 2009-2010 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account) Name Geraci, Jessica Hilarczyk, Michelle Neidhardt, Julia Nemeth, Alice

14.

Hours 40 40 40 40

Rate/Hr. 31.63 31.63 31.63 31.63

Salary 1,265.20 1,265.20 1,265.20 1,265.20

That the following employees be approved at the salaries listed, due to level movement on the salary guide as per the negotiated agreement: Name Trachsler, Frederick Reach, Ronald

Assignment Rover, Bldgs. & Grnds. Custodian, Iselin Middle

Effective 5/1/10 5/19/10

Rate/Hour N/A N/A

Annual Salary 41,598.00 46,220.00


231 April 29, 2010 Wernoch, Susan Barcellona, Karen Vales, Sonia Sheehan, Phyllis

Bookkeeper, Board Office Asst. Sec. (12), JFK Chf. Sec. II, Fords Middle Secretary, Instr. Services

5/20/10 5/16/10 5/1/10 5/1/10

N/A N/A N/A N/A

39,718.00 37,428.00 44,062.00 44,673.00

15. That the Board of Education approve the previously submitted list of salary adjustments for degree status changes, dated April 29, 2010, for the 2009-2010 school year, retroactive to February 1, 2010. Payment for adjustments to be made on May 15, 2010. 16. That the following home instructors be appointed at the rate of $31.63 per hour: (Payment will be upon voucher submitted.) Name

Effective Date

Bates, George Borna, Anne Chiera, Sandra Christopher, James Conklin, Christine Crespo, Brenda Fasciale, Yvonne Figueroa, Cristina Hendlowitch, Edward Hozjan, Mary Karpinski, Linda Lammers, James Larsen, Rosanne Leviten, Florence Markowitz, John McCauley, Barbara Morris, Lawrence Pafumi, Gloria Perry, Beverly Prochoren, Kathleen Slaughter, Henry Solop, Patricia Switek, Michael Zeizel, Meni Zirpolo, Janice Zubrowski, Edward

Students

3/11/2010 3/16/2010 3/22/2010 3/11/2010 3/24/2010 3/22/2010 3/22/2010 3/25/2010 3/17/2010 3/25/2010 4/27/2010 4/16/2010 3/16/2010 4/14/2010 4/27/2010 3/11/2010 4/19/2010 4/19/2010 4/14/2010 3/17/2010 3/25/2010 4/14/2010 4/16/2010 4/12/2010 3/11/2010 4/12/2010

Total Weekly Hours

1 1 2 6 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 2 7 3

1.25 1.25 8.50 7.75 2.50 11.00 2.50 1.25 16.50 1.25 6.00 1.75 1.25 1.25 8.00 1.25 8.00 11.00 2.50 6.25 2.50 1.25 1.75 2.50 31.75 6.25

17. That a note be made in the minutes that the following substitute rates be established for the 2010-2011 school year effective the date listed. Category Substitute Secretaries Substitute Bus Attendants Substitute Bus Drivers Substitute School Aides Substitute Paraprofessionals Classroom Aide (Extended School Yr.)

Effective Date July 1, 2010 July 1, 2010 July 1, 2010 July 1, 2010 July 1, 2010

Hourly Rate $7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25

July 1, 2010

7.25

18. That a note be made in the minutes that Mariana Remotti, Avenel Middle School, did not accept the position of MS Girls; Volleyball Coach for 2009-2010 (9/17/09 agenda, item #30) and will not be paid for same. 19. That the substitute teachers listed below be approved for the 2009-2010 school year: Aarokti, Malathi Ahmed, Fazia Bhambri, Arun

Camuso, Carly Chapman, Bryan Combs, Erik


232 April 29, 2010 Eletto, Karen Erdman, Valerie Florek, Jessica Grillo, Rosemary Horn, Florence Mansfield, Tara Mirza, Aamina Nolan, Alison Polt, Brian

Rasheed, Najma Rubin, Meryl Rush, Thomas Rushfield, Ivan Scala, Lauren Tzetzos, Panayotis Ullrich, Amy Vitale, Megan Weisenhorn, Mary


228 April 29, 2010 20. That the following temporary employees be approved for the 2009-2010 school year Substitute Paraprofessional Edelman, Eleanor Prado, Abby 21.

That the previously submitted list of Teachers and Athletic Trainers, dated April 27, 2010, be approved for the 2010-2011 school year at the salaries listed.

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That the previously submitted list of Secretaries, including Administrative Secretaries, dated April 27, 2010, be approved for the 2010-2011 school year at the salaries listed.

23. That the previously submitted list of Paraprofessionals, Bus Attendants and School Health Aides, dated April 27, 2010, be approved for the 2010-2011 school year at the salaries listed. 24. That the previously submitted list of Attendance and Transportation Personnel dated April 27, 2010, be approved for the 2010-2011 school year at the salaries listed. 25. That the previously submitted list of School Aide Personnel, dated April 27, 2010, be approved for the 2010-2011 school year at the salaries listed. 26. That the previously submitted list of Technical Employees dated April 27, 2010, be approved for the 2010-2011 school year at the salaries listed. 27. That the previously submitted list of Tradesmen dated April 27, 2010, be approved for the 20102011 school year at the salaries listed. 28.

That the previously submitted list of Discretionary Personnel dated April 27, 2010, be approved for the 2010-2011 school year at the salaries listed.

29.That the previously submitted list of Administrators, dated April 27, 2010, be approved for the 20102011 school year at their 2009-2010 salary rate. Adjustments agreed to during the currently pending collective bargaining negotiations shall be processed as soon as possible following the signing of said agreement. 30. That the Board approve the suspension, with pay, of Matthew John Smith, Physical Education Teacher at Fords Middle School, retroactively, effective Wednesday, April 21, 2010, pending further action of the Board. The Personnel Committee, on recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, presents the following: 31. That the Board of Education approve, pursuant to the final decision of the Commissioner of Education in I/M/O the Tenure Hearing of Fabio Jimenez, OAL Dkt. No. EDUTH-09298-2009N, Agency Ref. No. 156-7/09, the dismissal of custodian Fabio Jimenez from his position of tenured employment, retroactive to April 26, 2010. 32. That the Board of Education retroactively approve the previously submitted employment agreement between the Board and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Lois Rotella, for the period from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010, and authorize the Board President, and the Board Secretary as the attesting witness, to execute the agreement on the Board’s behalf. 33. That the Board of Education retroactively approve the previously submitted employment agreement between the Board and Angela M. Korodan for the position of Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Services, for the period July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010, and authorize the Board President, and the Board secretary as the attesting witness, to execute the agreement on the Board’s behalf. 34.

That the Board of Education retroactively approve the previously submitted employment agreement between the Board and Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Dennis DeMarino, for the period from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010, and authorize the Board President, and the


229 April 29, 2010 Superintendent of Schools as the attesting witness, to execute the agreement on the Board’s behalf. 35. That the Board of Education retroactively approve the previously submitted employment agreement between the Board and Staff Director of Special Services, Rita Miller, for the period from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010, and authorize the Board President, and the Board Secretary as the attesting witness, to execute the agreement on the Board’s behalf. 36. That the previously submitted list of Discretionary Central Administrators dated April 27, 2010, be approved for the 2010-2011 school year at their 2009-2010 salary rate subject to possible future adjustments to be negotiated between each Discretionary Central Administrator and the Board of Education. 37. That the Board of Education approve the appointment of Angela Korodan as Chief Affirmative Action Officer for the Woodbridge Township School District for the 2010-2011 school year. 38. That employee, Jennifer Korodan, be approved for the 2010-2011 school year at the salary listed in the previously submitted list. That the Board of Education approve the following resolution: 39. WHEREAS, the Superintendent of Schools has recommended that the Woodbridge Township Board of Education withhold Paula Weckesser’s employment and adjustment increments for the 2010-2011 school year due to the reasons set forth in the Superintendent’s letter to Ms. Weckesser dated April 12, 2010, advising her of the Superintendent’s recommendation to withhold her increments; and WHEREAS, following due consideration, the Board agrees with the recommendation of the Superintendent and the reasons therefor; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Woodbridge Township Board of Education that Paula Weckesser’s employment and adjustment increments for the 2010-2011 school year shall be withheld so that her 2010-2011 salary shall be fixed at $86,631.00, which is the same as her salary for the 2009-2010 school year; and be it FURTHER RESOLVED, that, within 10 days of the date this resolution is approved by the Board, the Superintendent hereby is directed to provide Ms. Weckesser with a copy of this resolution notifying her that her employment and adjustment increments have been withheld. The Personnel Committee, on recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Services, presents the following: 40. That the Board of Education hereby grants salary minus substitute fees to Reimund Moyer, Social Studies (AMS) for the period March 25, 2010, through April 1, 2010, for a total of 6 days. 41. That the Board of Education hereby grants salary minus substitute fees to Mary Tyrell, Social Studies (IMS) for the period May 5, 2010, through May 31, 2010, for a total of 18 days. 42.

That the employment of James Clancy be terminated, effective retroactively to April 27, 2010, pursuant to N.J.S.A 18A:26-2 and N.J.A.C. 6A:9-5.1 as a result of Mr. Clancy’s forfeiture of his teaching certificate on April 27, 2010, before the Middlesex County Superior Court.

Mr. Tamburello moved for the adoption of the Personnel recommendations, Items 1 through 30, Items 31 through 38 and Item 39, with three addenda which he read, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. With all Board members present voting in favor, with the exception of Ms. Acquisto who abstained on Item #21 in the name of Scott Acquisto and Robert Acquisto, Mr. Golden who abstained on Item #21 in the name of Joseph Sacco and Item #25 in the name of Ann Marie Sacco, Ms. Leidner who abstained on


230 April 29, 2010 Item #26 in the name of Ronald Leidner and voted no on Items #32 through #35, and Mr. Miloscia who abstained on Item #14 in the name of Karen Barcellona and Item #22 in the name of Claire CurranMiloscia and Colleen Barcellona, the foregoing was adopted. There being no further business, and on a motion by Ms. Acquisto, seconded by Ms. Leidner and carried, the meeting adjourned at approximately 10:05 p.m.

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I, Dennis DeMarino, Business Administrator and Secretary of the Board of Education, Township of Woodbridge, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and exact copy of the Minutes taken at the Board of Education meeting held April 29, 2010.

Dennis DeMarino d

June 17, 2010


2010-04-29 - Minutes of Regular Meeting of Woodbridge Board of Education