1 July 15, 2010 A Regular Meeting of the Board of Education, Township of Woodbridge, was held on July 15, 2010, at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the Oak Ridge Heights School #21, Colonia, New Jersey. The meeting opened with the Salute to the Flag and a moment of silence. The President, Brian Small, presided. Board members present: Diane Acquisto, John Golden, Judy Leidner, Lawrence Miloscia, Brian Molnar, Ezio Tamburello, Jonathan Triebwasser, George Yuhasz, Brian Small. Board personnel present: John Crowe, Dennis DeMarino, Viola Lordi, Lois Rotella, Angela Korodan, Rita Miller, Anthony D’Orsi, Barbara DeRollo. Newspaper Reporters Present:
Kathy Chang, The Woodbridge/Colonia Corner
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 27, 2010:
E-mailed to Home News Tribune and Star Ledger, Hand delivered to Municipal Clerk’s Office, Posted in Avenel Middle School, Oak Ridge Heights School #21 and the Board of Education Administration Building."
On a motion by Mr. Tamburello, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz and carried, the following Minutes were approved: May 18, 2010 May 18, 2010
Regular Meeting Closed Session
Mr. DeMarino reported Bids received, as follows: For the 2010-2011 School Year June 30, 2010 Electronic Surveillance Systems at Various Schools June 30, 2020 Installation, Replacement and Repair of Chain Link Fence July 8, 2010 Fire Alarm Equipment Service July 8, 2010 Student Transportation-School Related Activities/Various Athletic Events Mr. DeMarino stated there was no Correspondence to report. The following Reports of the Superintendent were received: Register Statistics – June 2010 Report of Fire Drills – June 2010 Student Suspension Report/Elementary – Month of June 2010 Student Suspension Report/Secondary – Month of June 2010 Bomb Threat Report – Month of June 2010 Monthly Report of Attendance Officer - Sal Ciardiello – June 2010 Monthly Report of Attendance Officer – Kurt Adams – June 2010 Dr. Crowe stated the 1st grade reading program scores are astounding. Dr. Crowe stated his intention was to provide the Board with recommendations for the money the district saved by the Interlocal for Custodial Services and the anticipated Extraordinary Aid. He stated changing the tax cap to 2% changes a great deal of his recommendations. He stated based on that, he doesn’t feel he can present a
2 July 15, 2010 recommendation that will have a reoccurring cost. Dr. Crowe stated, based on these circumstances, he will present a recommendation that will put forth a cost for only a one year period. He further stated he will advise the Board via e-mail his recommendations. Dr. Crowe stated his suggestions will include, the 2nd grade reading program, the refreshment of the Biology curriculum and a personal finance class, which is now a mandate. Dr. Crowe thanked Ms. Miller for her service to the district and wished her much success and happiness in her new endeavor. Mr. Small then called for Committee reports. The Superintendent of Schools presented the following recommendations: 1.
That the Board of Education approve the attached resolution commending the Avenel Middle School Wildcat Band and the Concert Chorus for their accomplishments in the High Note Festival.
That the Board of Education approve the annual review of the Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) for the 2010-2011 school year and the following recommendations for improving district programs and services: Explore instruction for students and additional staff training; Explore extended school day instructional programs; Explore enhanced guidance services for students.
That the Board of Education approve the previously submitted list of Professional Development conferences for staff members, dated July 15, 2010.
That the Board of Education approve payment to Video Technologies for summer maintenance on all our FM systems for our special education students as follows: $35/classroom, total of 14 classrooms at Matthew Jago School and $25/unit for systems from the other schools. (Payment will be from the Consultant Account.)
That the Board of Education approve payment to Dr. Julie Lewerenz to provide psychiatric evaluations for the 2010-2011 school year at a rate of $500/evaluation. (Payment will be from the Consultant Account.)
That the Board of Education approve payment to Dr. Martin Mayer for Neuropsychiatric evaluations for the 2010-2011 school year at a rate of $265/evaluation with a minimum of three (3) examinations at a fee of $795. (Payment will be from the Consultant Account.)
That the Board of Education approve payment to JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute for the 20102011 school year for independent speech evaluations at a rate of $493 for English only and $593 for bilingual. (Payment will be from the Consultant Account.)
That the Board of Education approve the previously submitted agreement between the Woodbridge Board of Education and Therapy Resource Associates for the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. (Payment will be from the Consultant Account.)
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 Extended School Year Program for 2010-2011, in accordance with their Individual Educational Programs (IEPs) as shown below: Case No. F0803-08-06-AU F0406-06-06-ED
Recommended Placement Morris School District U.M.D.N.J.
Effective Date 06/28/2010 07/13/2010
Tuition $4,263.00 $5,300.00/Mo.
That a note be made in the minutes that the following out of district placements have been terminated for the 2010 Extended School Year: Case No.
3 July 15, 2010 S0311-10-09-ED S0709-14-09-ED
That the Board of Education amends the tuition/start date for the following student for the 20102011 Extended School Year: Case No. D0403-08-09-AU
New Road School of N.J. Lamberts Mill Academy
Recommended Placement New Beginnings School
Effective Date 07/19/2010
That the following out-of-district facilities be approved for home instruction services at the rate listed: *Teacher P.E.S.I./CF Brookfield Schools Roselle Public Schools Roselle Public Schools Embrace Kids Foundation Education Inc. UCESC
Effective Date May, June, 2010 June, 2010 Nov. 2009 Nov., Dec., 2009 May, June, 2010 June, 2010 June, 2010
Number of Students 3 4 1 1 1 1 2
Total Hours 86 98 30 5 3 18.62 32 Days
Amount $31.63 $31.63 $32.24 $53.00 $39.00 $49.00 $118.00
Total Amount $2,720.18 $3,099.74 $967.20 $265.00 $117.00 $912.38 $3,776.00
* 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.
Ms. Acquisto moved for the adoption of the Superintendent’s recommendations, seconded by Mr. Golden. During Board discussion, Mr. Tamburello commented on Items #5, 6, and 7, suggesting that these services be put out to bid in the future to get the most competitive price. Dr. Crowe stated he believes it is acceptable to go out to bid but would be hesitant to consider that specifically when it is an individual doctor that the district is comfortable with. He stated he will ask the Director of Special Services to provide a recommendation as to whether the items should be bid. Mr. Tamburello clarified that his suggestion to bid the items is only where the administration deems it to be practical. Ms. Leidner expressed concerns regarding Item #7, noting this service could be performed in district. Ms. Lordi stated there are, from time to time…Dr. Crowe asked if he could respond to Ms. Leidner’s concern before Ms. Lordi. Dr. Crowe stated if the district needed to use an outside service, it could not, without the Board having previously approve this item. He further clarified that the item is presented and approved in the event the district needs to utilize this service. Dr. Crowe asked the Board Attorney to affirm his statements. Ms. Lordi stated over the course of the school year there are requests for independent evaluations. She stated the requests are made in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Code and districts must grant those requests. Mr. Yuhasz asked if a parent requests an independent evaluation of their child and the district does not have the service in-house, would we have to provide the service. Ms. Miller stated an independent evaluation is independent from the school district. She explained the facility being approved tonight meets all the obligations. Mr. Yuhasz stated there are guidelines and deadlines that must be adhered to in completing these evaluations. Mr. Miloscia asked what the cost of Items #5, 6, and 7 were in the past year. Mr. DeMarino stated he will need to look at each case. There were no comments or questions from the public. With all Board members voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. Dr. Crowe presented the Superintendent’s resolution to the Avenel Middle School Wildcat band and concert chorus. Mr. Hunt, band director, accepted the resolution and thanked the Board, specifically Ms. Leidner for her support, and the band and chorus for their hard work. The Policy and Planning Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, presented the following:
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That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending the Coordinator of Project Graduation for the Class of 2010 at Colonia High School.
That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending the Coordinators of Project Graduation for the Class of 2010 at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School.
That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending the Coordinators of Project Graduation for the Class of 2010 at Woodbridge High School.
That the Board of Education rescind the following policy: #712 – Community Use of School Facilities
That the Board of Education adopt the attached revised policy as follows (first reading): #707 – Community Use of School Facilities
Ms. Leidner moved for the adoption of the Policy and Planning recommendations, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. During Board discussion, Mr. Tamburello asked for clarification of paragraph T in Policy #707, regarding the payment of custodial services by PTOs. Mr. DeMarino stated the Policy states the PTOs shall not be charged a rental fee. Mr. Tamburello stated his concern is custodial fees. Mr. DeMarino stated there will be no custodial fees since the custodial agreement with the township assures the schools will be covered 7 days a week. Mr. Tamburello commented on the rental of the stadiums and ball fields. Mr. DeMarino stated the Policy refers to the three high school stadiums. He further stated he is opposed to renting the stadiums out to organizations, if an application was received, it would require Board approval. There were no comments or questions from the public. With all Board members voting in favor the foregoing was adopted. Ms. Leidner presented three Policy and Planning resolutions. accepted the resolutions for Project Graduation.
Ms. Fisco, Ms. Cruz and Mr. Switek
Mr. Small welcomed Joanne Shafer, the new Director of Personnel Services. Ms. Shafer thanked Mr. Small and stated she looks forward to working with the Board and Administration. The Curriculum Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, presented the following: 1. The 2009-10 Grade 1 Reading Score presentation will be made. 2. That the Board of Education approve the previously submitted “Core Proficiency Requirements for Receiving Credit in High School Courses” booklet for the 2010-2011 school year. 3. That the Board of Education approve the following curriculum guides for the instructional program: Curriculum Guide Chinese Level 3 (H.S.) Chinese Level 4 (H.S.) 4. That the Board of Education approve payment, not to exceed $18,000.00, to Vincent Consulting, LLC for providing professional development and daily in-class coaching for math teachers at Colonia High School and Fords Middle School during the 2010-2011 school year. 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). 5. That the Board of Education approve payment, not to exceed $3,000.00, to Nancy Cuntala to provide professional development to Colonia High School and Fords Middle School during the 2010-2011 school year. 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
5 July 15, 2010 by a professional development services specialist. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account). Mr. Triebwasser moved for the adoption of the Curriculum recommendations, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz. Mr. Molnar asked what subject area Item #5 refers to. Ms. Rotella responded, both Items #4 and 5 provide professional development in Math. Ms. Leidner stated that Mr. Triebwasser moved Items # 1 through 6. Mr. Triebwasser corrected his motion to Items #1 through 5. There were no comments or questions from the public. With all Board members voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. Ms. Rotella presented the grade 1 reading scores. She stated all students are included in the scores being presented. Mr. Yuhasz thanked Ms. Rotella for her presentation of the scores, noting it is always great to hear that the academic standards are maintained. Ms. Rotella stated even with the severe budget cuts, the parents, staff and central administration know that Woodbridge is still providing one of the best educations in the state. Mr. Molnar thanked the staff, parents and PTOâ€™s for their continued support in keeping the children reading at home. Mr. Tamburello reminded everyone that the previous monthâ€™s HSPA scores and the excellent 1st grade reading scores is a testament to the education provided in Woodbridge Township. Dr. Crowe presented an additional resolution to a student member of the Avenel Middle School band. Ms. Leidner congratulated Ms. Rotella and her staff on the 1st grade reading scores. She also congratulated the classroom teachers for an excellent job. Ms. Leidner congratulated the Superintendent, remembering when he was hired one of his goals was to increase test scores. 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 3,147,617.30 and the Food Service Department bills in the amount of $2,565.00.
That the amount of district taxes needed to meet the obligations of this Board for the next thirty-one day period, beginning August 1, 2010 is: Requisition for Taxes for the General Fund in the amount of $12,771,513.00 and for the Debt Service in the amount of $313,788.00; totaling $13,085,301.00, and that the Township Council is hereby requested to place in the hands of the Treasurer of School Monies that amount by August 10, 2010.
That the Board of Education accept the Report of the Secretary for the month of June 2010.
That the Board of Education accept the attached Business Administrator/Board Secretary's Monthly Interest and Investment Report for the month of June 2010.
That the bookkeeping transfers pertaining to the 2010-11 budgetary accounts be approved as per the attached list.
That a note be made in the minutes that the Report of the Treasurer for the month of June 2010 has not been received.
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.
That the Board of Education readopt the 2009-10 School Year Budget changing the total from $192,755,992.53 to $192,821,872.72 to reflect the following:
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That the Board of Education approve the renewal of the agreement with Honeywell Instant Alert Notification and Communication System, 101 Columbia Road, Morristown, New Jersey 07962, for the 2010-11 school year, in the amount of $28,875.00. Services provided shall be emergency parent/guardian notification. (4 quotes received.) That the Board of Education approve the following resolution. WHEREAS, the Educational Risk Insurance Consortium – North (ERIC North), a sub-fund of the New Jersey School Boards Association Insurance Group (NJSBAIG), has established a Safety Grant Program; and WHEREAS, the program is intended to provide funds toward plant safety, building security, safety equipment and training; and WHEREAS, the ERIC North Safety Grant Committee has developed a formula to equitably allocate grant funds to qualifying ERIC North members; and WHEREAS, it has been determined that the Woodbridge Township School District qualifies for a grant in the amount of $96,475.00 for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education, Township of Woodbridge, County of Middlesex, New Jersey as follow: a. That the Business Administrator/Board Secretary is hereby authorized and directed to complete the ERIC North Grant Application for submission. b. The application will be submitted to the 2010 Safety Grant Program Committee on or before August 1, 2010. c.
This resolution shall take effect immediately.
That the Board of Education approve the following authorized check signers for all “Student Activity Accounts” for the 2010-2011 school year. Mawbey Street School #1 Primary Cosigner(s)
Barbara Balog Diane Szymanik
Wachovia Bank Woodbridge
Ross Street School #11 Primary Cosigner(s)
Kimberly Hahn Catherine Abate
Wachovia Bank Woodbridge
Menlo Park Terrace School #19 Primary Cosigner(s)
Sharon McGreevey Kathleen Harris Linda Feige
Wachovia Bank Fords
Claremont Avenue School #20 Primary Cosigner(s)
Joseph Massimino Celeste Smith
Wachovia Bank Woodbridge
Lafayette Estates School #25 Primary Cosigner(s)
Stephanie West Toni Ann Caraher
Wachovia Bank Woodbridge
Robert Mascenik School #26 Primary
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Colonia Middle School Primary Cosigner(s)
Cynthia Lagunovich Rita Saylor Linda Rizzitello
Wachovia Bank Colonia
Fords Middle School Primary Cosigner(s)
Glenn Lottmann Douglas Sealander Sonia Vales
Bank of America Woodbridge
Woodbridge Middle School Primary Cosigner(s)
Robert McLaughlin Kevin Haris Cheryl T. Kenney
Wachovia Bank Woodbridge
Colonia High School Primary Cosigner(s)
Dr. Robert Zega Patricia Fitzgerald Joann Gobbo Joseph Short
Wachovia Bank Colonia
Mr. Tamburello moved for the adoption of the Finance and Insurance recommendations, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz. During Board discussion, Mr. Tamburello commented on the impact the 2% cap will have on the district as they get ready to start the budget process for the 2011-12 school year. Ms. Leidner asked about the transfer of funds from hospitalization to equipment, commenting that a transfer of more than 10% needs County approval. Mr. DeMarino stated the hospitalization premium is approximately $24,000,000. He explained the money is being transferred in order to continue the locker program at the three high schools since the vendor is going to hold the price. Mr. DeMarino stated reimbursement into that line would be from the vending funds should the Cafeteria Committee and Finance Committee want to reimburse the line. Mr. Yuhasz complimented Mr. Tamburello on his initiative to get the budget process started early. There were no comments or questions from the public. With all Board members 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 2009-10 spring sports season. 2. That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending Richard Kondrk of Colonia High School who was selected as the 2009-10 Greater Middlesex Conference White Division Coach of the Year and The Star Ledger Coach of the Year. 3. 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 spring sports season. 4. That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending the John F. Kennedy High School Boys’ Outdoor Track & Field Team for being “Greater Middlesex Conference White Division Champions”.
8 July 15, 2010 5. That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending Brad Altland of John F. Kennedy High School who was selected as the 2009-2010 Greater Middlesex Conference, White Division, “Coach of the Year”. 6. 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 spring sports season. 7. That the Board of Education approve the award of #PD-11-02A Athletic/Nursing Supplies for the 2010-2011 School Year to the low bidders whose proposals also met specifications as follows: (Bids read 6/15/10 – 6 bids received, 2 rejected) VENDOR DESCRIPTION UNIT PRICE Moore Medical Adhesive 1” Dukal Hypoallergic – 12/box # 69311 $ 3.80 1690 New Britain Ave. Adhesive Remover Strip Ease - 16 oz # 28847 6.30 Farmington, CT 06032-3112 Adjustable Adult Aluminum Crutches – Large #77991 9.55 1-800-234-1464 Adjustable Adult Aluminum Crutches – Medium #77990 13.07 Adjustable Children’s Aluminum Crutch # 77989 11.45 Air Freshener Citrus II - 7 oz # 52075 5.50 Alcohol Isopropyl 70% - 16 oz. -# 81768 1.20 Alcohol Preps Sterile - 100/box - # 68533 0.65 Aloe Cream 8 oz # 66120 5.15 Anbesol Gel Foil Pack (generic) 75/box # 82474 5.70 Arm Sling Clinic - Extra Large - # 58451 3.10 Arm Sling Clinic - Large - # 58450 3.10 Arm Sling Clinic – Medium # 58449 3.10 T2 Ankle Brace Black – Medium # 53040 13.40 T2 Ankle Brace Black – Small # 53038 13.40 T2 Ankle Brace Black – Large # 53041 13.40 Bacitracin Foil Packs 144/box # 82465 4.51 Bacitracin Tube – 1 oz # 49117 1.34 Bacitracin ointment Moore brand 144/box # 83153 10.65 Bandages – 1” Conforming Roll non-sterile 24/bag # 64206 Bandages – 2” Conforming Roll non-sterile 12/bag # 80872 Bandages – Elastic 2” # 83637 Bandages – Elastic 3” # 83638 Bandages – Elastic 4” # 83639 Bandages – Elastic 6” # 83640 Bandages – Triangular # 69397 Bandages – Triangular 12/pack # 59950 Bandage (coverlet) 3” x 3” 4-wing patch 50/box # 08087 Bandage (coverlet) Fingertip 1-1/2” x2” 100/box # 08090 Bandage (coverlet) Fingertip 2” x 2-1/2” 50/ox # 08091 Bandage (coverlet) Knuckle 1-1/2” x 3” 100/box # 08092 Bandage (coverlet) Patch 1-1/2” x 2” 100/box 3 66944 Bandage Deluxe elastic 3” x 5 yd - 10/box # 80855 Bandage Deluxe elastic 4” x 5 yd - 10/box #80856 Bandage Deluxe elastic 6” x 5 yd 10/box # 80857 Bandage Deluxe elastic double length 4” # 56599 Bandage Deluxe elastic double length 6” # 56600 Bandage elastic Cypress brand 2” x 5yds # 83637 Bandage elastic Cypress brand 3” x 5yds # 83638
2.40 .80 .25 .25 .35 .45 .25 2.80 8.15 6.25 5.95 5.90 5.56 3.50 3.85 5.45 1.55 2.30 .25 .35
9 July 15, 2010 Bandage elastic Cypress brand 4” x 5yds # 83639 .40 Bandage elastic Cypress brand 6” x 5yds # 83640 .45 Bandaids – 3/4” Fabric Adhesive 100/box # 72885 1.37 Bandaids – 1” Fabric Adhesive 100/box # 72884 1.48 Bandaids – Knuckle Fabric Adhesive 100/box # 72881 2.50 Bandaids – Patches 1-1/2” x 2” 100/box # 68223 2.40 Bandaids – Spots 7/8” 100/box # 68187 1.08 Bandaids - XL 2” x 4” Moore brand 50/box # 68188 2.10 Bandaids – 4-wing FirstAid brand 50/box # 31450 7.85 Bandaids – Knuckle Moore brand 100/box # 68184 3.00 Bandaids – Large fingertip Dynarex brand 100/box #68268 3.95 Bandaids – Lg. Strip 1” x 3” Moore brand 100/box #38189 1.25 Bandaids – Patch FirstAid brand 2” x 3” 100/box #31451 6.75 Batteries - Size 9 volt. # 89296 1.07 Batteries – Size AA # 89295 .28 Batteries – Size AAA # 89294 .33 Batteries – Size C # 89298 .56 Batteries – Size D # 89297 .80 Bausch & Laumb Sensitive Eyes 12 oz # 71199 1.18 Bausch & Lomb Eye Wash – 4 oz # 75519 1.20 Biofreeze - 4 oz # 47560 5.05 Black Adult Sphygmomanometer Diagnostic Kit # 66314 11.95 Burn cream FirstAid brand 144/box # 51319 7.60 Burn spray Water-Jel 2 oz # 63639 1.45 Callergy Lotion Clear – 6 oz. # 83624 1.70 Cough drops cherry 125/bag # 64088 3.75 Cold Compress # 81855 .55 Compress Instant Cold Disposable # 79451 .27 Contact Saline 12 oz # 71199 ( B&L Sensitive Eyes) 1.18 Cotton-tipped 3” swabs 1000//box # 69621 2.16 Cramer Flexiwrap roller handle # 53038 5.15 Cramer Shark Blades 10/box # 55624 20.90 Digital Thermometer # 72746 2.35 Disposable penlights – 6/pkg # 81238 3.52 Disposable plastic razors – 10/pkg # 72656 2.55 Ear speculums for Otoscope 4.0 mm 1000/box # 66657 21.10 EMT tooth saver # 73287 9.30 Exam table paper roll 18” crepe – 12/case # 76992 16.25 Eye glass repair kit # 81300 1.10 Eye pads oval – 50/box # 63880 4.60 First aid cream with aloe 144/box # 51319 7.61 Gauze sponges – 4” x 4” non-sterile 200/pk 12 ply # 12279 .65 Gauze pads 4” x 4” non-sterile 200/pk 8-ply # 12278 1.90 Gauze pads 4” x 4” sterile 100/box # 08252 4.24 Gauze pads – 3” x 3” non-sterile 200/pk 8-ply # 12771 1.25 Gauze pads – 3” x 3” sterile 100/box # 08251 2.85 Gauze pads – 2” x 2” non-sterile 200/pk 8=ply # 37336 .71 Gauze pads – 2” x 2” sterile 100/box # 08250 1.65 Gloves – non-latex powder-free medium 100/box # 71412 2.70 Gloves – vinyl powdered medium 100/box # 71416 2.65 Hand sanitizer – 4 oz # 75937 .70 Head Rest Tissues/Optec 2000 eye test machine
10 July 15, 2010 50/pk # 68153 .30 Heal & lace pads Cramer brand 2000/box # 30565 21.87 Hibiclens Antiseptic/antimicrob. skin cleanser 8 oz # 11125 5.40 Hydrocollator – Model E-1 # 58707 355.65 Hydrocollator packs – std size # 42023 8.45 Hydrocortisone Moore brand 144/box # 82464 4.45 Hydrogen peroxide pump 2 oz # 63941 1.35 Ice pack 6” x 8” gel reusable # 81855 .55 Johnson & Johnson coach tape 1” 12/box # 08935 9.00 Kleenex tissue 100/box # 85846 1.25 Liquid hand soap Dial – gallon # 37696 9.40 Liquid hand soap Dial – pump bottle 7.5 oz # 62331 1.85 Lister Bandage scissors – 3-1/2” # 64619 3.65 Lubrisoft pump (generic) 16 oz # 65425 2.00 Maxi-pads regular 24/box # 85847 3.08 Midi CPR Microshield # 35472 3.75 Medi-First Blood clothing spray – 3 oz # 74261 3.52 Nail clippers # 43767 .30 Nitrile exam gloves latex free 100/box small # 74395 4.90 Nitrile exam gloves latex free 100/box medium # 74398 4.90 Nitrile exam gloves latex free 100/box large # 74397 4.90 Nitrile exam gloves latex free 100/box X-large# 74398 4.90 Nitrile powder free gloves – purple 100/box small #65941 8.40 Nitrile powder free gloves – purple 100/box med # 65939 Nitrile powder free gloves – purple 100/box large # 65940 Nitrile powder free gloves – purple 100/box X-LG # 65949 Non-adherent sterile pads – 3” x 4” 100/box # 10776 Nosebleed QR 4/box # 79352 Omnifix retention tape – 4” x 10 yds # 67619 Orasol gel .33 oz (generic) # 68903 Paramedic scissors # 27445 PAWS Antimicrobial hand wipes 100/box # 57578 PAWS Antimicrobial hand wipes tub 160/tb # 67380 Petroleum jelly tubes 1 oz # 68841 Pillow cases – disposable poly tissue 21” x 20” 100/box #77009 Potable TENS unit # 30702 Povidone wipes 100/box # 68548 Quick Vue- Inline Step A tests Accustrip 25/box # 55127 Refresh Plus vials – 30/box # 62396 Reusable Pen light # 63337 Sam Splint Universal – 4-1/4” x 1 yd # 37154 SaniCloth Plus Germicidal disposable cloth 160/tub # 62879 SaniCloth HB Germicidal disp pop-up dispenser # 59475 SaniCloth Plus large 65/ct # 81830 Save-a-Tooth kit # 73287 Scrub-Betadine/Povidone 16 oz # 68568
8.40 8.40 8.40 5.37 20.85 8.10 .70 1.15 3.30 4.73 .87 19.75 30.10 2.75 70.18 7.42 1.65 6.30 5.10 5.27 6.10 9.35
2.25 Spenco SecondSkin 1” square 200/jar # 53798
11 July 15, 2010 Spenco SecondSkin 3” circle 48/jar # 15581 27.25 Splinter-out disp. lancet splinter removal 10/bx # 62145 .77 Splinter removal kit # 42403 16.45 Splints – Alumefoam 12/box 1” x 18” finger # 08313 8.80 Splints – 1/2” x 9” finger 12/box # 08314 8.45 Steri-strips Dukal brand .25” x 3” 50/box # 55371 21.95 Steri-strips Dukal brand 1/8” x 3” 50/box # 55372 21.95 Sting-ease 3” swabs 10/box # 15991 1.77 Sting-relief wipes 20/box # 77498 1.55 Stretch tape 1-1/2” x 5 yd 32/box # 67626 39.05 Tampons regular 20/box # 87238 3.90 Tear-light tape Pro’s Choice 2” x 7-1/2” 24/case # 59175 40.50 Telfa Pads 2” x 3” 100/box #10775 3.35 Telfa Pads 3” x 4” 100/box # 10776 5.37 Thermometer covers/digital thermometer 100/bx # 63347 1.55 Thermoscan probe covers 800/box # 76803 49.40 Toe shield 100/box # 30088 5.80 Tongue depressor adult non-sterile 500/box # 69617 3.15 Tongue depressor Jr. non-sterile 500/box # 69616 2.85 Triple antibiotic ointment 1 oz # 87188 1.20 TUMS™ EX Assorted fruit (generic) 96/btl # 83430 1.80 Tuning fork 8” # 39183 9.50 TX TENS # 30702 30.10 Treatment table w/open shelf & adjustable back #1020-27 black # 77326 550.00 Vionex no-rinse antiseptic towelettes 50/box # 35387 1.75 Washcloths disposable 500/pkg # 68754 19.50 Wound-wash saline 7 oz # 69128 VENDOR Wm. V MacGill & Co. 1000 N. Lombard Rd Lombard, IL 60148 1-800-323-2841
DESCRIPTION UNIT PRICE 3M Steri-strip 1/8” x 3” 5/envelope # 15402 1.81 3M Tempadot Single Use Clinical Thermometer 250/box # 1115 18.95 Bandage coverlet 1” x 3” 100/box # 10231 3.79 Bandaids – Childrens’ 100/box # 68580 1.89 Bandaids –Fingertip fabric adhesive 1-1/2” x 2-1/2” 100/box # 6430 5.32 Bandaids – Patches 2” x 3” # 9711 4.61 Benzakorium Chloride Antiseptic 8 oz # 1688 3.47 Benzakorium Chloride Antiseptic – gallon # 1689 33.73 Braun Thermoscan Pro4000 Ear Thermometer # 25007 157.65 Campho-Phenique Liquid .75 oz # 1320 4.28 Contact lens case # 4316 2.76 Cotton balls – Large non-sterile # 19151 10.68 Cotton balls – Medium sterile # 9175 5.80 Cuticle scissor # 3080 2.28 Disposable probe covers Sure temp thermometer 250/box # 67502 8.50 Drinking cups 5 oz 2500/case # 52 83.75 Drinking cups 5 oz translucent 2500/case # 455 80.50 Ear-ease cups # 3870 6.96 Eye cup – disposable sterile – 144/box # 75119 142.56 Face Shiled key chain # 75097 2.65
12 July 15, 2010 Flexiwrap Cramer – 4” x 650’ roll # 236107 7.08 Flexiwrap Cramer 4” w/roll case of 6 # 23106 41.94 Hydrocortisone 1% - 1.5 gm 48/box # 1463 9.45 Ice Bags, Cramer heavy duty 10” x 18” 1500/roll # 7488 68.54 Ice package 3” x 5” gel – reusable # 75032 .56 Ice package 4” x 6” gel – reusable # 4101 .64 Lister bandage scissors 4-1/2” # 3092 2.04 Mouthwash 8.5 oz – mint # 88208 1.70 Otoscope – Reister Battery-operated # 75207 103.55 Sam finger splint 2” x 4-1/2” # 43654 1.10 Sam splint 18” # 43652 8.46 Stickers – Hearing 500/roll # 130095 7.00 Stickers – Saw the Nurse 500/roll # 130093 7.00 Stickers – Vision 500/roll # 130096 7.00 36.00 Taber’s Medical Dictionary – 21st Edition # 2106 Tape cutter Shark # 200800 7.51 Tape cutter Zip # 242500 4.47 Thermometer batteries for digital thermometer # 45738 1.00 Thermometers Clinical Tempa Dot 100/box # 1101 8.87 Tissues 2-ply 100/box # 3498 .90 Tooth Fairy Boxes 36/bag # 4736 13.02 Tooth Treasure Chest 200/pack # 4739 9.36 Triple antibiotic cream 1 oz # 1630 2.84 Zip Lock Sandwich bags 100/box # 4123 3.52 VENDOR Leisure Sporting Goods Route 27 Iselin, NJ 08830 732-283-3113
DESCRIPTION UNIT PRICE Gatorade 8 oz cups – 2500/case 49.94 Gatorade Cooler 10 gallon 44.94 Gatorade Create Your Own Hydration Package 144.00 Gatorade Frost Glacier Freeze 59.94 Gatorade Frost Riptide Rush 59.94 Gatorade Water Bottles – 33 oz 1.49 McDavid 425 Ligament Knee Support XL 19.94 McDavid 425 Ligament Knee Support – XXL 19.94 McDavid Dual Disc Hinged Knee Brace – Large 24.84 McDavid Dual Disc Hinged Knee Brace – X-Large 24.84 McDavid Dual Disc Hinged Knee Brace – XXl 24.84 McDavid Patella 421 Knee Supports – XL (17-20”) 17.94 McDavid Patella 421 Knee Supports – XXL (20”-22”) 17.94
VENDOR Metuchen Center 409 Joyce Kilmer Ave Unit 5B New Brunswick, NJ 08901 732-418-1388
DESCRIPTION UNIT PRICE Foam Mueller Underwrap Black 2-3/4” x 30 yd 36.95 J&J Coach Athletic tape – 1.5” 42.35 J&J Elastikon – 2” x 5 yd. 24/case 54.00 McDavid 513 Elastic Wrist support 7” & up size L/XL 5.30 McDavid 513 Elastic Wrist support up to 7” size S/M 5.30 McDavid 402 Knee Sleeve open – Extra Large 7.70 McDavid 402 Knee Sleeve open – Large 7.70 McDavid 402 Knee Sleeve open – Medium 7.70 McDavid 406 Knee Sleeve open – Large 7.70 McDavid 406 Knee Sleeve open – X-Large 7.70 Mueller High Performance Black Ankle Brace Left Large 16.60 Mueller High Performance Black Ankle Brace Left Small 16.60 Mueller High Performance Black Ankle Brace
13 July 15, 2010 Right Large Mueller High Performance Black Ankle Brace Right Small Mueller Jumper Knee Strap Mueller M. Prewrap Black – 2-3/4” – 48 case Porous Zonas Athletic Tape 1-1/2” - 32/case Porous Zonas Athletic Tape 2” – 24/case
16.60 16.60 4.35 36.95 48.90 48.90
Ms. Acquisto moved for the adoption of the Athletics and Extracurricular recommendations, seconded by Mr. Molnar. There were no comments or questions from the Board or public. With all Board members voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. Ms. Acquisto presented the Athletics and Extracurricular resoluctions. The Buildings and Grounds 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 bid PD11-11, Fire Alarm Equipment Service for various schools for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, to the low bidder, whose proposal also met specifications, as follows: Haig Service Corporation 211A Route 22 Green Brook, New Jersey 08812
Mr. Yuhasz moved for the adoption of the Buildings and Grounds recommendation, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. During Board discussion Mr. Yuhasz asked who is responsible for the cost of unemployment insurance for the custodians. Mr. DeMarino stated the school district. Mr. Yuhasz asked if there is an estimated cost. Mr. DeMarino responded approximately 1.5 million dollars. Mr. Yuhasz asked if the district will receive any compensation for any equipment that the township might use. Mr. DeMarino stated a value will be placed on all equipment that becomes possessions of the township. He stated he is compiling a list of all equipment that the township will take possession of. Mr. Yuhasz asked how the value will be determined. Mr. DeMarino stated it will be based on Blue Book value. Mr. Yuhasz asked if there is a designated area to house supplies. Mr. DeMarino advised that the township will be using the 2&16 location until they have a secure area for supplies. Dr. Crowe stated 2&16 can only be utilized for a short period of time since the district is looking to close that location in the near future. Mr. Yuhasz asked if a job description has been established for the township Buildings and Grounds Supervisor. Mr. DeMarino stated although it is not completed, the township is working on the job description. He further stated the township Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds will report to the Director of Public Works. Mr. Yuhasz thanked Mr. DeMarino and the other members of his Committee for their work on the Shared Service Agreement for custodial services. Mr. Molnar asked how vehicles which the town does not want will be disposed of. Mr. DeMarino advised through the public auction process with the town. Mr. Molnar questioned if the mowers and other tools will be placed on the disposable list for purchase by the public. Mr. DeMarino stated some hand tools will be left at the schools. Mr. Yuhasz asked who is responsible for equipment should it breakdown. Mr. DeMarino stated the township will be responsible for all repairs to equipment. Mr. Yuhasz asked how vehicle and equipment maintenance will be paid for. Mr. DeMarino stated the township would repair and replace all equipment. Ms. Leidner asked if uniforms will be in place prior to the beginning of the school year. Mr. DeMarino stated uniforms and fingerprinting were addressed at his meeting with the Business Administrator today. He explained that uniforms have been ordered and anyone who has not been fingerprinted will not be allowed to enter the building to work. Ms. Leidner stated she feels all the custodians should be required to have boiler licenses. Mr. DeMarino agreed and advised once the list is finalized, the town will be bringing someone in to assure that everyone obtains a boiler license. Mr. Yuhasz stated the Mayor is providing Black Seal training at the Community Center at no cost to the employee.
14 July 15, 2010 Mr. Molnar asked if an inventory has been taken on all supplies that have been used already. Mr. DeMarino stated there will be deductions in payments to the township for any supplies used. There were no comments or questions from the public. With all Board members 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 following temporary Summer Out of District route for the 2010 Summer Program to the vendor with the lowest quote, whose quote also met specifications, as follows: Transportation Care 35 Walnut Avenue Clark, NJ 07066 Rt. SMJS
That the Board of Education approve a jointure agreement with the Edison Board of Education to transport (1) one student for the 2010-2011 school year, as follows:
McAuley School, Watchung, NJ 180 days @ $132.09 Effective September 2, 2010
That the Board of Education approve the renewal of Special Education Fall Out of District route at 0% increase for the 2010-2011 school year, as follows: (PD 05-25, Bids read 12/17/04 3 bids received, Transportation Agenda 8/21/08, Item 15.) Transportation Care 35 Walnut Avenue Clark, NJ 07066 Rt. FJSB
Matthew Jago School #28, Sewaren 24 days @ $135.00 Aide: $40.00 Effective June 28-August 6, 2010
Edison Board of Education 312 Pierson Avenue Edison, NJ 08837
Concordia Learning Center @ St. Joseph’s School for Blind Jersey City, NJ 180 days @ $215.69 Aide: $60.00
That the Board of Education adopt the following resolution. WHEREAS, the Woodbridge Township Board of Education (sometimes “Board”) has previously approved a Cooperative Purchasing Agreement with the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission (“Commission”), effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, for the procurement of goods and services pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-11 and N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.1 et seq., thereby commencing participation in the Commission’s Cooperative Pricing System; and WHEREAS, the Board has a need to procure two (2) 54-Passenger Buses; and WHEREAS, Thomas Buses is an approved vendor for the Commission’s Cooperative Pricing System and, in that capacity, has agreed to sell 54-Passenger Buses at a price of $73,903.80 per bus; and WHEREAS, the Board has determined that it is in the best interest of the students and taxpayers of the Woodbridge Township School District to a contract with Thomas Buses for the purchase of two (2) 54-Passenger Buses at the aforementioned price per bus; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:
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The Board hereby approves the procurement of two (2) 54-Passenger Buses from Thomas Buses at a price of $73,903.80 per bus, for a total contract price of $147,807.60, in accordance with the agreement between Thomas Buses and the Commission.
The Business Administrator/Board Secretary shall certify to the availability of sufficient funds prior to the expenditure of funds for the aforementioned procurement.
The Superintendent of Schools and the Business Administrator/Board Secretary are authorized to take all necessary and appropriate steps to implement this action of the Board.
That the Board of Education approve the award of PD11-09 for transportation routes for the 20101011 school to the vendors with the lowest bid, whose proposals also met specifications, as follows: (Bids read 6/25/10, 4 bids received, 1 rejected) Wehrle Bus Service, Inc. 436 Matawan Avenue Cliffwood, NJ 07721
St. Joseph’s High School, Metuchen, NJ 180 days @ $133.45
Cardinal McCarrick High School, S. Amboy, NJ 180 days @ $163.45
Dapper Bus Company 1020 Green Street Iselin, NJ 08830 Rt. SJM-3
St. Joseph’s High School, Metuchen, NJ 180 days @ $122.78
Mr. Golden moved for the adoption of the Transportation recommendations, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. There were no comments or questions from the Board. During public discussion, D. Pinkowitz, Iselin, asked how many students are covered in Items #3 and 5. He also asked what programs in Item #5 the children are being transported to. Mr. DeMarino stated he will need to advise Mr. Pinkowitz the number of students involved in each run. He stated the runs in Item #5 are for transporting district students to the private high schools listed. With all Board members voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. The Cafeteria Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Business Administrator/Board Secretary, presented the following: 1.
That the Board of Education ratify the Agreement for the School Nutrition Programs between the school district and the New Jersey Department of Education, Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs. (Program Agreement, 2010-2011 school year)
That the Board of Education ratify the Policy for Free and Reduced Price Lunches for the Child Nutrition Programs between the school district and the New Jersey Department of Education, Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs. (Program Policy, 2010-2011 school year)
That the Board of Education approve the Schedule “A” School Nutrition Programs, listing district schools and lunch prices for the 2010-2011 school year.
That the Board of Education approve the Agreement for Food Distribution between the Woodbridge Township Board of Education and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Food Distribution Programs. (Government Commodities, 2010-2011 school year)
That the Board of Education approve the renewal of school lunch prices and breakfast prices, at no increase in cost, for the 2010-2011 school year as follows: High Schools Middle Schools Elementary Schools Reduced Price Lunch Milk-Split Session
$3.25 $3.00 $2.75 $ .40 $ .55
16 July 15, 2010 Breakfast-High School Breakfast-Middle School Breakfast-Elementary Reduced Breakfast
$2.00 $1.75 $1.50 $ .30
Ms. Leidner moved for the adoption of the Cafeteria recommendations, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz. During Board discussion, Ms. Leidner asked if the prices in Item #5 were increased over last year’s prices. Mr. DeMarino stated there is no increase in cost. Mr. Tamburello asked if the Board established these prices. Mr. DeMarino stated the Board does establish the breakfast and lunch prices. He stated it is his recommendation not to increase the prices due to the present economy. Mr. Tamburello verified that these will be Chartwells prices. Mr. DeMarino stated the prices are the district’s prices, however it was stated in the RFP that the vendor cannot change pricing. There were no comments or questions from the public. With all Board members voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. Board Attorney, Viola Lordi, had nothing to bring before the Board for open session. Under "Old Business," Mr. DeMarino stated the final bond referendum payment has been received. He stated the projects came in under budget so 1.7 million dollars will be applied to the 55 million dollars that the tax payers funded which will shorten the payments. Mr. DeMarino commended the Ad Hoc Bond Referendum Committee for assuring that every dollar of the referendum money was spent. Ms. Leidner congratulated Mr. DeMarino on the completion of the bond referendum reimbursements. Ms. Acquisto asked for an update on the solar panel project. Mr. DeMarino stated he was on a conference call today with the architect and Board attorney discussing the final contract with BSC. He advised that BSC is in the process of completing their drawings for township approval. Mr. DeMarino stated the district is in the early construction phase of the project. Under “New Business," Ms. Leidner questioned if the evaluation of the Superintendent will be handled through New Jersey School Boards and when the process will begin, noting that the process should be completed prior to September. Ms. Lordi stated the Board is free to choose the process by which it intends to undertake the evaluation. Ms. Lordi offered assistance to the Board if needed. Dr. Crowe suggested an Ad Hoc Committee or Personnel Committee be put together which he would be happy to meet with. Mr. Yuhasz asked for clarification of the rental agreement with the Chinese school at Woodbridge High School. Mr. DeMarino explained there is an agreement for rental of the school on Sundays from September to June. Mr. Yuhasz asked if the organization will have access to the kitchen equipment. Mr. DeMarino stated they will be able to use the cafeterias but not the equipment. Mr. Molnar reminded everyone that the Woodbridge Community Players will be performing Grease at the Hungarian Club in Port Reading. Mr. Tamburello acknowledged the Knights of Columbus Council 6571 who donated nearly $1,200 to PACE to assist the children in their activities for this year. Mr. Tamburello also acknowledged the Colonia/Woodbridge Corner for sponsoring a family barbeque to benefit the elementary and middle school track meets in spring 2011, explaining that the meets were in danger of being eliminated due to budget restraints. Mr. Miloscia stated he sent e-mails to the Board regarding a Wiffle ball team. Ms. Leidner asked if food collection buckets can be placed at the high school athletic events since food pantries are in need of supplies. Dr. Crowe stated he will make the recommendation to the high school principals. Mr. Molnar stated that would be a good way to piggy back on the “Cast a vote, cast a can” campaign.
17 July 15, 2010 Mr. Triebwasser asked the administration to look into a voice over Internet phone system to replace the Centrex lines. Mr. DeMarino and Dr. Crowe responded. The Board President opened the meeting to the public. During this portion, K. Cozzola, Colonia, asked Dr. Crowe to repeat his recommendations of programs to be reinstated. Dr. Crowe stated his recommendations will include the 2nd grade reading program, the updated biology curriculum and personal finance curriculum and the upgrades that would need to go with that. Ms. Cozzola asked how much money goes to those initiatives. Dr. Crowe stated there will be money left over and his recommendation would be that the additional funds be placed in surplus since that could roll into the next year’s budget. Ms. Cozzola asked if any of the family programs or G&T programs were brought back. Dr. Crowe stated he has not made any recommendations to the Board to bring back those programs with the exception of bringing the 3rd grade class size down to 25 again. Ms. Cozzola asked if the soccer fields located behind Avenel Middle School have been fixed up for practice. Mr. DeMarino stated through a joint venture with the town, the field behind Avenel Middle School is in good shape and usable. Mr. DeMarino stated he will follow up with the Athletic Director. Ms. Cozzola asked how the school district communicates with the township as far as the district’s needs. Mr. DeMarino explained the work orders for the trades personnel will go through the district as they did in the past. He stated initially he will take some of the calls regarding custodial issues. Mr. DeMarino further stated Mr. Patten, a former district carpenter, as been hired by the town in a supervisory capacity with five supervisors based throughout the district reporting to him. Mr. DeMarino stated Mr. D’Orsi will remain in the district this year to assure a smooth transition. Mr. Molnar stated that Mr. Patten did not get a computer set up yet, but the principals will be able to email Mr. Patten with any concerns. Mr. Molnar stated, in addition, the principals will be able to e-mail him directly with any grass cutting issues. Mr. Triebwasser suggested that the process include notification to the Superintendent’s office or the Business Administrator’s office when these communications are dispersed so that problems can be averted in a timely manner. G. Seminario, Colonia, asked for clarification on 2&16. Dr. Crowe stated the buildings will be kept until all equipment is sold. In addition, Dr. Crowe stated a location will need to be found for the trades personnel and Child Study Teams. The sale of the property will not take place until 2011-2012. Ms. Seminario asked if there are plans to meet on the 2011-12 budget in the near future. Dr. Crowe stated he is in the process of putting forth a plan to meet with Key Communicators early in the fall. Dr. Crowe stated despite the difficulties, Woodbridge Township continues to provide students with a thorough and robust education, noting the outstanding 1st grade reading scores. Dr. Crowe stated he will be sitting on a committee with the Commissioner of Education in August to review the funding formula and its impact. He stated after his meeting with the committee he will report back to the Board. Ms. Rotella asked Dr. Crowe to explain why he was selected to sit on this committee. Dr. Crowe stated the Commissioner of Education contacted him on Tuesday inviting him to sit on the committee which will only include two superintendents from this district factor. He further stated he met with the Commissioner in January, noting the Commissioner was impressed with his knowledge of the funding formula. Dr. Crowe stated that the Commissioner noted that in the state’s study Woodbridge spends well below adequacy yearly, but our achievements exceed similar districts that are spending well over adequacy. Mr. Molnar congratulated Dr. Crowe on being chosen to sit on the Commissioner’s committee. D. Pinkowitz, Iselin, asked what follows after Dr. Crowe e-mails the Board with his recommendations. Dr. Crowe stated the items will be discussed at the August meeting. He stated he will ask the Finance Committee to meet to discuss his recommendations. Mr. Pinkowitz stated he e-mailed the Board and Administration expressing his support of G&T Arts program. Mr. Pinkowitz urged the Administration to reinstate the G&T Arts program. Mr. Pinkowitz stated he feels the budget information on the web-site, though a bit confusing, in his opinion, surpasses the information provided by other districts. Mr. DeMarino thanked Mr. Pinkowitz for his comments.
18 July 15, 2010 Ms. Leidner asked with the 2% cap imposed by the Governor, is there an anticipated amount of money that will have to be cut in next year’s budget. Mr. DeMarino stated it will be substantial but he is not comfortable putting a figure out at a public meeting. Mr. Rotella stated she attended a conference where the Commissioner spoke explaining that his goal is to find the “core” of the school. Ms. Rotella further stated the Commissioner defined the “core” as students, teacher and curriculum. Mr. Molnar asked if the Commissioner made statements regarding the mandated programs. Ms. Rotella stated the Commissioner stated they are attempting to remove some mandates. Mr. Molnar stated he is hopeful that the state aid stays flat for the 2011-12 school year. Ms. Rotella stated it was also discussed at the meeting the possibility of mandating 4 day work weeks in the summer months. She further stated North Brunswick is a pilot district for that mandate. Mr. Miloscia stated that since the 2% cap does not include hospitalization and pension, he fears that the cost of those items will be passed on to the taxpayer. Mr. DeMarino stated he did not see pension outside of the cap so he believes it will only be the hospitalization. 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; retirements; leaves of absence; appointments of certified and non-certified staff; appointments of substitute teachers; adjustment in salary; appointments and changes of staff members for committees, after-school and professional development activities, home instructors, and coaches; appointments of certified and non-certified staff members for the extended year program. There will also be an employee hearing regarding an increment withholding. 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 9:28 p.m. The Board returned from Closed Session at approximately 9:18 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 DiMaio, Michael Genus, Kimberly
Assignment Transportation, Mechanic Elem. Vocal Music
Years/Service 8 years, 9 mos. 1 year
Effective 8/2/10 6/30/10
2. That the following retirements be accepted with regret: Name Calcaterra, Salvatore % Coppa, Anne Horan, Patrick Housman, George Kluizenaar, Donald %
Assignment Colonia HS, English Food Services, Gen. Cafeteria #2&16-B&G, Custodian/Rover Kennedy Park, Supv. Cust. Colonia HS, Science
Years/Service 43 years 6 yrs., 10 mos. 15 yrs., 8 mos. 30 yrs., 8 mos. 36 yrs.
Effective 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10
3. That the following resolutions of retirement be approved: Name Calcaterra, Salvatore
Years/Service 43 years
19 July 15, 2010 Coppa, Anne Horan, Patrick Housman, George Kluizenaar, Donald
6 years, 10 months 15 years, 8 months 30 years, 8 months 36 years
Gen. Cafeteria Custodian/Rover Supv. Custodian Teacher
"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.â€?
20 July 15, 2010 4. 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 HS, Guidance Iselin MS, Math Claremont Ave., ASI Fords MS, Lang. Arts
Name Cicalese, Amy Lubarsky, Lisa Marrone, Jodi Wandling, Diana
Effective 8/25/10 – 1/24/11 9/13/10 - 1/30/11 9/1/10 – 1/2/11 9/1/10 – 1/30/11
@ Mat./Unpd.FMLA/NJFL (exact dates to be submitted)
5. That the following personnel be appointed for the 2010-2011, school year at the salary rate shown: APPOINTMENTS CERTIFIED Effective Name Date # McGroarty, Patrick 9/1/10 @ Puri, Mamta 9/1/10 * Singalewitch, Rosemarie 9/1/10
Credited Degree Yrs./Exp. M+32 21 M 0 M 0
Assigned Subj. Area
Bus Driver (p/t) Bus Driver (p/t) Bus Driver (p/t) Bus Driver (p/t) Bus Driver (p/t)
Fiorello Lambiase Leeman Moyer Gozzolino
Bldg./Dept. HS Math DS(10) JFK HS Fam. Cons. Sci. Colonia HS Art Colonia HS
Spec. Prog. Total Annual or Budget Salary Rate Budget 97,557.00 Budget 52,316.00 Budget 52,316.00
Altman, Christina Lopez, Belkis Petrozziello, Patricia
Puglisi, Linda Rosario, Maritza
8/31/10 8/31/10 8/31/10 8/31/10 8/31/10
Hourly Rate $20.35 20.35 20.35 20.35 20.35
Total Annual Salary Rate $20,371.26** 20,371.26** 20,371.26** 20,371.26** 20,371.26**
@ Leave Replacement # Adjustments agreed to during the currently pending collective bargaining negotiations shall be processed as soon as possible following the signing of said agreement. ** Salary for informational purposes only. *
Subject to approval for employment from the New Jersey Department of Education. The employee shall be required to submit an authorization and certification form along with fingerprints for a criminal history background check as required by N.J.S.A. 18A:6-7.1 et seq.
6. That a note be made in the minutes that Tammy Miele resigned from the position of Assistant Soccer Coach at Colonia HS for the 2010-2011 school year and shall not be paid for same. (Personnel Agenda 5/18/10, Item #19)
7. That the Board of Education approve the appointment of Melissa Saraiva as Head Winter Track (Girls) coach at Colonia High School for Fall 2010-2011 at a stipend of $5,661. (Personnel Agenda 5/18/10, Item #19 – replacement for Wendy Jaworski)
8. That the Board of Education approve payment, not to exceed $3,000.00 each, to the following staff members to work with administrators on Ed Analyzer professional development during the 20102011 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account): Name Esteves, Yvette Giordano, Tammy Lazarowitz, Rachel Rotella, Joseph Roth, Brittany
21 July 15, 2010
9. That the following staff member be appointed to provide professional development activities for Language Arts activities at Iselin Middle School for the 2009-10 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account). Salary Name Abatemarco, Jason 785.30 10. That the Board of Education approve payment, not to exceed $6,000.00, to Scott Uribe to serve as the Mentoring Committee Chairperson during the 2010-11 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account). 11. That the Board of Education approve payment, not to exceed $5,000.00, to Sandor Csapo to serve as the School Library Professional Development Provider during the 2010-11 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account). 12. That the Board of Education approve payment, not to exceed $2,500.00, to James Parry for Tech eBoard Professional Development at Avenel Middle School during the 2010-2011 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account). 13. That a note be made in the minutes that Elaine Murray and Lisa Senatore did not accept their positions as instructors in the Summer Tech Academy and, therefore, should not receive payment for same. (Personnel Agenda 5/18/10 â€“ Item #16). 14. That a note be made in the minutes adjusting the salary for Tammy Giordano and Rachel Lazarowitz for Summer Tech Academy on July 8, 2010 and, therefore, should not receive payment for same. (Personnel Agenda 6/10/10 â€“ Item #23). 15. That the Board of Education approve payment not to exceed $3500.00 to Debjani Roy for providing language arts professional development during July and August 2010. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account.) 16.
That a note be made in the minutes adjusting the annual salary for Albert Chiola, Social Studies, WHS/WMS, (Personnel Agenda 6/29/10, item #8) to $61,380.00 to reflect 9 years of credited service, effective 9/1/10.
17. That the following home instructors be appointed at the rate of $32.50 per hour: (Payment will be upon voucher submitted.) Name Blomn-Kipnis, Nancy Kenney, Joyce Mueller-Mabiog, Carolann
Effective Date 6/29/2010 6/29/2010 6/29/2010
Students 2 2 1
Total Weekly Hours 10.00 10.00 10.00
18. That the Board approve payment to Dr. David Gelber to work two (2) days during the summer of 2010 at the rate of $286.00 per diem, not to exceed $572.00. (Payment will be made from Account #11-000-219-104-73-C-AH-IC.) 19.
That the following personnel be appointed to the position designated below in the In-District Extended School Year Summer Program 2010, which runs from June 29, 2010, through August 6, 2010: Name NON-CERTIFIED Brannigan, Maureen Davidson, Mary Postorino, Marion
Position Paraprofessional (effective 7/2/10) Paraprofessional (effective 7/1/10) Paraprofessional (effective 7/6/10)
Rate/Hour Hours 12.80 12.80 23.36
120.75 126.5 115
Total Salary $1,545.60 1,619.20 2,686.40
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20. That the following be approved as substitutes in the Extended School Year Program 2010: Certified Burke, Lauren Carragino, Amy 21. That a note be made in the minutes that Amy Carragino will not serve as a classroom aide (effective 7/1/10) in the In-District Extended School Year Program 2010 (Personnel Agenda 6/1/10, Item #25) and will not be paid for same. 22. That the Board of Education approve payment to the following staff members for Summer 2010 Band Practice Sessions, at the rate of $32.50 per hour, at the salaries listed. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted. School
John F. Kennedy High
Cabrera, Joshua Inostroza, Jennifer
Donelan, Darrell Huber, Stacey
Perdoni, Kevin Platko, Stephanie
23. That the following be added to the list of Substitute Teachers for the 2010-2011 school year: Peter Capitano 24.
That the Board of Education hereby denies Grievance A-10-01, Paula Weckesser, increment withholding at level 3. The Superintendent of Schools and the Business Administrator/Board Secretary are authorized to take all steps necessary to implement this action of the Board of Education.
Mr. Molnar moved for the adoption of the Personnel recommendations, Items #1 through #23 and one addendum, Item #24, which he read, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. With all Board members voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. Mr. Yuhasz and the entire Board and Administration wished Rita Miller the best of luck in her new position. Ms. Miller thanked her colleagues for their continuous support. There being no further business, and on a motion by Ms. Acquisto, seconded by Mr. Molnar and carried, the meeting adjourned at approximately 9:30 p.m. 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 July 15, 2010.
Dennis DeMarino d
September 15, 2010
Published on Jul 15, 2010
A Regular Meeting of the Board of Education, Township of Woodbridge, was held on July 15, 2010, at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the Oak Ridge...