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26 August 19, 2010 A Regular Meeting of the Board of Education, Township of Woodbridge, was held on August 19, 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, Judy Leidner, Lawrence Miloscia, Brian Molnar, Ezio Tamburello, Jonathan Triebwasser, George Yuhasz, Brian Small. John Golden arrived at 7:05 p.m. Board personnel present: John Crowe, Dennis DeMarino, Viola Lordi, Lois Rotella, Joanne Shafer, Julie Bair, Anthony D’Orsi, Barbara DeRollo. Newspaper Reporters Present:

Sergio Bichao, The Home News Tribune 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 Ms. Acquisto, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz and carried, the following Minutes were approved: June 10, 2010 June 20, 2010 June 17, 2010 June 29, 2010 June 29, 2010

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Regular Meeting Closed Session Special Meeting Regular Meeting Closed Session

Mr. DeMarino reported Bids received, as follows: For the 2010-2011 School Year July 30, 2010 July 30, 2010 August 17, 2010 -

Student Transportation Services – Non-Public School Students Student Transportation Services – Special Education Students Vehicle Repair & Maintenance

Correspondence was reported as received and referred as follows: Two Notices of Hearing from the Woodbridge Township Planning Board was reported as received regarding: Block 468.11, Lot 2079, Zone R-7.5 139 Kensington Avenue, Colonia Block 472, Lot 27, Zone R-40 124 Chelsea Lane, Colonia (REFERRED TO POLICY AND PLANNING) The following Reports of the Superintendent were received: Monthly Report of Attendance Officer - Sal Ciardiello – July 2010


27 August 19, 2010 Dr. Crowe gave his overview of the district. He addressed the budget for the upcoming school year, noting that although the budget is compromised, the district continues to provide a thorough and robust education. Dr. Crowe stated the accomplishments within the district show that, although operating well below adequacy, Woodbridge continues to provide a world class education, offering a selection of advanced placements courses that are second to none. He state Woodbridge offers the best possible education to all students, whatever their level. Dr. Crowe stated the district is starting the new school year with several new principals. Dr. Crowe stated that the newly appointed principals and supervisors will be meeting with him on a regular basis so that their growth can be monitored to be sure that they provide our students with the education they deserve. 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 Michael Steven DeStasio, a twelfth grade student at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School, for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

2.

That the Board of Education approve the Settlement Agreement in the matter entitled D.D. and D.V.D. o/b/o D.D. v. Woodbridge Township Board of Education, Agency Reference No. 201116245, and authorize the Board President, the Board Business Administrator/Board Secretary and the Board attorney to take all necessary and appropriate steps to implement the aforesaid Settlement Agreement.

3.

That the Board of Education approve the previously submitted list of Professional Development conferences for staff members, dated August 19, 2010.

4.

That the Board of Education approve payment to Dr. Russell J. Kormann for behavioral consultation services at a fee of $10,000 for the 2010-2011 school year. (Payment will be from the Consultant Account.)

5.

That the Board of Education approve payment to Dr. Doreen M. DiDomenico for behavioral consultation services at a fee of $20,000 for the 2010-2011 school year. (Payment will be from the Consultant Account.)

6.

That the Board of Education approve payment to The Center for Applied Psychology, Rutgers,The State University, for behavioral consultation services at a fee of $22,000 for the 2010-2011 school year. (Payment will be from the Consultant Account.)

7.

That the Board of Education approve the following changes in special education classes for the district pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A-14-4(b) for the 2010-2011 school year: Closing Special Education Class-Behavioral Disability Class at Colonia Middle School.

8.

That the Board of Education approve payment to A Step Ahead Program for 2010-11 school year for the following: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Therapy each at $85/30-minute session and for Parent/Training/Consultation at $150/hour as needed. (Payment will be from the OT/PT Account.)

9.

That the Board of Education approve payment to Hybridge Learning Group retroactive to July 1, 2010, for ABA In-home Parent Training at $70/hour and ABA In-school services: $65/hour Direct Instruction and $110/hour for Program Coordination/Supervision for the 2010-2011 school year. (Payment will be from the Consultant Account.)

10.

That the Board of Education approve payment to LEBA Therapeutic Services, Inc. to provide physical therapy for a special education student at $100/session for the 2010-2011 school year. (Payment will be from the OT/PT Account.)

11.

That the Board of Education approve payment to Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission retroactive to July 1, 2010, for Speech at $90/hour and Occupational and/or Physical Therapy at $93/hour for all Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission Schools for the


28 August 19, 2010 2010-2011 school year. (Payment to be made from the OT/PT Account; Consultant Account for Speech.)


29 August 19, 2010 12.

That the following out-of-district facilities be approved for home instruction services at the rate listed: *Teacher UMDNJ MRESC Northwest Area School District UCESC Education Inc. Brookfield Schools

Effective Date June, 2010 Oct., Nov., Dec., 2009 Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., June, 2010 December 2009

Number of Students 1 2

Total Hours 13 Days 67.5

1 2 1 1

July, 2010 July 2010 July 2010

$36.89

Total Amount $3,000.00 $2,490.08

8 Days

$45.61

$364.88

42 Days 11.305 18

$123.00 $49.00 $31.63

$5,166.00 $553.96 $569.34

Amount

* 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.

13.

That the Board of Education, as required by state law (partially reimbursable in state aid), approve the enrollment of the following disabled student in a Special Extended School Year Program for 2010-2011, in accordance with the Individual Educational Program (IEP) as shown below: Case No. B0802-03-09-PD

14.

Tuition $2,323.20

Recommended Placement Lake Drive School Lake Drive School CPC Behavioral Health

Effective Date 07/06/2010 07/06/2010 07/12/2010

Tuition $3,627.00 $3,627.00 $8,500.00

That the Board of Education amends the tuition for the following students for the 2010-2011 Extended School Year: Case No. V0810-15-09-SLD H9811-05-09-AU H9811-05-09-AU J0611-09-09-AU

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Effective Date 07/01/2010

That a note be made in the minutes that the following out of district placements have been terminated for the 2010-2011 Extended School Year: Case No. A0509-05-09-PD A0509-09-06-AI G0309-11-09-ED

15.

Recommended Placement Edison Board of Education

Recommended Placement Strang School Gateway School Gateway School 1:1 Gateway School

Effective Date 07/06/2010 07/06/2010 07/06/2010 07/06/2010

Tuition $6,842.50 $7,172.86 $2,650.80 $7,172.86

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 2010-2011, in accordance with their Individual Educational Programs (IEPs) as shown below: Case No. F0809-03-09-PD K0609-14-09-MD U0710-11-09-AU S0309-10-09-AU C0905-09-09-CI M0109-04-09-PD S0609-13-09-MD F0501-05-06-PD G0601-04-09-PD K0409-03-06-PD M0404-03-09-PD M1009-09-09-AU M0309-03-09-PD P0811-07-09-MD

Recommended Placement A Step Ahead Program Academy Learning Center Academy Learning Center Alpine School Banyan School Bonnie Brae School Bonnie Brae School Bright Beginnings Bright Beginnings Bright Beginnings Bright Beginnings Bright Beginnings Bright Beginnings Bright Beginnings

Effective Date 09/07/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010

Tuition $79,740.00 $36,540.00 $44,460.00 $74,628.00 $38,516.40 $64,800.00 $64,800.00 $44,460.00 $36,540.00 $36,540.00 $36,540.00 $44,460.00 $36,540.00 $36,540.00


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Continued: Case No. P0809-04-06-PD S0812-10-06-MD T0709-06-09-CMI T0709-06-09-CMI V0205-03-09-PD B0903-03-09-PD H0910-03-06-PD B0911-08-06-AU2 B0911-08-06-AU C9409-04-09-AU C0511-06-09-AU C0702-07-09-OHI D0709-07-06-AU E0609-04-06-PD F0809-11-09-AU H0605-08-09-AU H0605-08-09-AU H0809-16-09-AU H0509-08-06-AU H0509-08-06-AU I0812-06-09-AU M0909-14-09-AU M9906-05-06-MD M9906-05-06-MD M0709-05-09-AU R0701-05-09-PD R0604-03-09-PD S0709-10-09-AU S0709-10-09-AU T0904-14-09-AU T9901-03-09-PD H0601-05-09-ED C0311-06-09-MD C0509-07-06-AU C0509-07-06-AU F9506-05-09-NI G0309-08-09-AU G0609-07-09-MD G0609-07-09-MD H0309-03-09-PD K0006-09-09-AU M0309-08-09-MD N0211-12-06-AU R0502-15-09-CMO W0409-11-09-AU Z9610-05-09-MH Z9610-05-09-MH R1009-03-06-PD F0609-03-09-PD C0704-06-09-MD G0309-11-09-ED H0609-15-09-MD S9811-06-09-ED T0702-15-09-CMI R0607-03-06-PD S0611-04-09-PD S0611-04-06-PD D0309-07-06-AU F0412-03-09-PD M0109-04-09-PD

Recommended Placement Bright Beginnings Bright Beginnings Bright Beginnings Bright Beginnings 1:1 Bright Beginnings Candyland Child Dev. Ctr. Candyland Child Dev. Ctr. Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning 1:1 Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning 1:1 Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning 1:1 Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning 1:1 Center for Lifelong Learning Center for Lifelong Learning Center School Children’s Ctr. of Mon. Cty. Children’s Ctr. of Mon. Cty. Children’s Ctr. of Mon. Cty. 1:1 Children’s Ctr. of Mon. Cty. Children’s Ctr. of Mon. Cty. Children’s Ctr. of Mon. Cty. Children’s Ctr. of Mon. Cty.-1:1 Children’s Ctr. of Mon. Cty. Children’s Ctr. of Mon. Cty. Children’s Ctr. of Mon. Cty. Children’s Ctr. of Mon. Cty. Children’s Ctr. of Mon. Cty. Children’s Ctr. of Mon. Cty. Children’s Ctr. of Mon. Cty. Children’s Ctr. of Mon. Cty. 1:1 Christopher Academy Concordia Learning Center CPC Behavioral Health CPC Behavioral Health CPC Behavioral Health CPC Behavioral Health CPC Behavioral Health Crossroads School Crossroads School Crossroads School Dev. Learn. Ctr. – Warren Dev. Learn. Ctr. – Warren Dev. Learn. Ctr. – Warren

Effective Date 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/08/2010 09/08/2010 09/08/2010 09/08/2010 09/08/2010 09/08/2010 09/10/2010 09/10/2010 09/10/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010

Tuition $36,540.00 $36,540.00 $36,540.00 $29,700.00 $36,540.00 $300.00/Mo. $300.00/Mo. $44,460.00 $44,460.00 $44,460.00 $44,460.00 $44,460.00 $44,460.00 $44,460.00 $44,460.00 $44,460.00 $29,700.00 $44,460.00 $44,460.00 $29,700.00 $44,460.00 $44,460.00 $36,540.00 $29,700.00 $44,460.00 $44,460.00 $44,460.00 $36,540.00 $29,700.00 $44,460.00 $36,540.00 $47,516.00 $46,659.60 $46,659.60 $21,600.00 $46,659.60 $46,659.60 $46,659.60 $21,600.00 $46,659.60 $46,659.60 $46,659.60 $46,659.60 $46,659.60 $46,659.60 $46,659.60 $21,600.00 $6,200.00 $63,540.00 $61,200.00 $61,200.00 $61,200.00 $61,200.00 $61,200.00 $62,192.00 $62,192.00 $62,192.00 $78,888.00 $78,888.00 $78,888.00


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Continued: Case No. P0309-06-06-AU P0309-06-06-AU S0112-06-09-AU S0409-03-09-PD S0705-07-09-AU R0509-05-09-PD T0404-03-09-PD Q9409-03-09-AU B9908-03-09-PD G9809-04-09-PSH H0209-11-09-MD T0309-14-09-MD T9307-03-09-PSH F0505-13-06-SLD M0904-16-09-ED B0802-03-09-PD A0601-03-09-PD N0605-03-09-PD V0611-03-06-PD H9811-05-09-AU J0611-09-09-AU B0601-05-09-PD M0711-05-09-CI R0503-12-09-MD B0802-15-09-CMI B0802-15-09-CMI B0506-13-09 C9906-09-09-MD W9907-08-06-MD W9907-08-06-MD G0909-19-09-MD B0807-09-18-MD B0901-03-09-PD B1009-04-09-PD A0509-05-09-PD A0509-09-06-AI L0409-05-06-MD L0409-05-06-MD P0501-04-09-PD C9609-03-09-PD D0209-08-06-MD F9411-04-06-MH F0109-10-09-TBI R0709-03-06-PD S0503-03-09-PD V0209-04-09-PD S0709-14-09-ED M1009-05-09-PD B0903-03-09-PD2 W0509-13-09-CMO G1009-14-06 B0502-09-06-CMO C0409-08-09-CMI G0601-11-06-CMO S0709-17-09-TBI F0803-08-06-AU D0403-08-09-AU B0911-08-06-AU2 B0911-08-06-AU B0309-06-09-AU

Recommended Placement Dev. Learn. Ctr. – Warren Dev. Learn. Ctr. –Warren 1:1 Dev. Learn. Ctr. – Warren Dev. Learn. Ctr. – Warren Dev. Learn. Ctr. – Warren Dev. Learn. Ctr. – Union Dev. Learn. Ctr. – Union Dev. Learn. Ctr. – New Prov. Douglas Dev. Dis. Center ECLC ECLC ECLC ECLC East Mountain Learning Ctr. East Mountain Learning Ctr. Edison Board of Education First Children, LLC First Children, LLC First Children, LLC Gateway School Gateway School Harbor School Harbor School Harbor School Hillside School Hillside School 1:1 Interim Alt. Ed. Program Jardine Academy Jardine Academy Jardine Academy 1:1 JFK Rehab. Institute Katzenbach School (State Aid) Keith Wold Johnson Child Care Keith Wold Johnson Child Care Lake Drive School Lake Drive School Lake Drive School Lake Drive School – 1:1 Lake Drive School Lakeview School Lakeview School Lakeview School Lakeview School Lakeview School Lakeview School Lakeview School Lamberts Mill Academy Learning Junction Learning Tree McAuley School Middlesex Academy Midland School Midland School Midland School Midland School Morris School District New Beginnings New Horizons – Part Time New Horizons – Part Time New Road Schools of N.J.

Effective Date 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/02/2010 09/08/2010 09/08/2010 09/08/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/02/2010 09/10/2010 09/10/2010 09/10/2010 09/02/2010 09/07/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/10/2010 09/08/2010 09/02/2010 09/01/2010 09/02/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/14/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010

Tuition $78,888.00 $60,980.00 $78,888.00 $78,888.00 $78,888.00 $78,888.00 $78,888.00 $78,888.00 $98,060.00 $37,927.80 $37,927.80 $37,927.80 $37,927.80 $53,821.80 $53,821.80 $16,805.28 $60,482.05 $60,482.05 $60,482.05 $43,037.14 $43,037.14 $42,408.00 $42,408.00 $42,408.00 $29,635.20 $23,580.00 $136.00/Day $54,900.00 $54,900.00 $22,500.00 $3,481.00/Mo. $83,916.00 $60.00/Week $50.00/Week $58,150.00 $58,150.00 $58,150.00 $32,500.00 $58,150.00 $70,581.60 $70,581.60 $70,581.60 $70,581.60 $70,581.60 $70,581.60 $70,581.60 $46,280.00 $475.00/Mo. $340.00/Month $47,347.20 $14,580.00 $42,084.00 $42,084.00 $42,084.00 $42,084.00 $48,470.00 $51,014.70 $60.00/ Day $60.00/ Day $37,582.20


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Continued: Case No. F0605-06-09-OHI L0410-05-09-OHI M0309-07-09-OHI V0505-11-06-MD P0509-07-06-MD S0311-10-09-ED A0607-12-09-MD L0609-11-06-ED M0904-15-09-CMI A9907-08-09-MD J0501-13-09-MD M0209-11-06-AU R0611-15-06-MD R0809-15-09-MD R0809-15-09-MD S9307-03-06-MH S9902-04-09-PD S9902-04-09-PD T0409-09-06-MD V0709-09-06-AU M1009-03-09-PD E0909-11-09-ED F0809-07-09-ED H0905-14-09-OHI L0704-15-09-ED P0805-13-09-ED R0809-14-09-MD U0811-12-08-ED W0902-16-09-ED P0401-09-09-OHI B0407-14-06-AU S0205-07-09-MD A0401-03-09-PD G0401-03-09-PD G0401-03-09-PD G0502-03-09-PD V0810-15-09-SLD E0912-03-06-PD V0906-03-09-PD F0406-06-06-ED D0509-08-06-MD

17.

Recommended Placement New Road Schools of N.J. New Road Schools of N.J. New Road Schools of N.J. New Road Schools of N.J. New Road Schools of N.J. New Road Schools of N.J. Newmark High School Newmark High School Newmark High School P.R.D.S. P.R.D.S. P.R.D.S. P.R.D.S. P.R.D.S. P.R.D.S. 1:1 P.R.D.S. P.R.D.S. P.R.D.S. 1:1 P.R.D.S. P.R.D.S. Plaza Child Care Raritan Valley Academy Raritan Valley Academy Raritan Valley Academy Raritan Valley Academy Raritan Valley Academy Raritan Valley Academy Raritan Valley Academy Raritan Valley Academy Rugby School Sawtelle Learning Center Sawtelle Learning Center School For Children School For Children School For Children 1:1 School For Children Strang School Summit Speech School Summit Speech School U.M.D.N.J. Windsor School

Effective Date 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/10/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/08/2010 09/08/2010 09/08/2010 09/08/2010 09/08/2010 09/07/2010 09/07/2010 09/09/2010 09/07/2010

Tuition $37,582.20 $37,582.20 $37,582.20 $37,582.20 $37,582.20 $38,485.50 $48,400.20 $48,400.20 $48,400.20 $36,540.00 $36,540.00 $44,460.00 $36,540.00 $36,540.00 $29,700.00 $36,540.00 $36,540.00 $29,700.00 $44,460.00 $44,460.00 $450.00/Month $35,640.00 $35,640.00 $35,640.00 $35,640.00 $35,640.00 $35,640.00 $35,640.00 $35,640.00 $57,713.40 $51,967.80 $51,967.80 $48,666.60 $48,666.60 $28,800.00 $48,666.60 $35,190.00 $50,400.00 $50,400.00 $5,300/ Mo. $53,946.00

That the Board of Education accepts the following disabled students sent from another district for the 2010-2011 School Year: Case No. M0909-15-06-SLD S0704-15-09-MD W1009-13-09-SLD

Sending District Edison Board of Education Hamilton Twp. Brd. Of Ed. Old Bridge Twp. Pub. Schools

Effective Date 09/02/2010 09/02/2010 09/02/2010

Tuition $12,010.00 $12,010.00 $11,640.00

Ms. Acquisto moved for the adoption of the Superintendent’s recommendations, Items 1 though 17, seconded by Ms. Leidner. During Board discussion, Ms. Leidner asked why, in Item #7, the Special Education class-Behavioral Disability class at Colonia Middle School is being closed. Ms. Bair stated presently there are no students that have IEPs requiring that program. Mr. Tamburello, referring to Items #4, 5, and 6, asked for an explanation as to why these items do not go out for bid. Dr. Crowe stated specifically, Dr. Kormann, Item #4, is someone who is recognized in his field as the very best and therefore is not an area that the district would want to go out to bid for. He further stated he believes the prices listed are well within the range of the average. Ms. Bair stated a behavioral list was removed from the grant last year and replaced it with three PHDs which are listed in Items #4, 5


33 August 19, 2010 and 6. She stated they will be working on site to improve the autism and behavioral disabilities programs in the hopes of bringing students back into district. Mr. Tamburello asked if that is Item #6. Ms. Bair stated all three items are specialist who are going to work on improving our program and make us more competitive with the out of district schools. Mr. Tamburello commented that it sounds like a more cost effective way of doing things. Ms. Bair stated it is a savings of $10,000 over the previous year. Mr. Yuhasz made additional comments on Items #4, 5 and 6. He noted that Dr. Kormann has been with the district for a while and is familiar with the district. There were no comments or questions from the public. With all Board members voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. Dr. Crowe presented the resolution to Michael DeStasio, a senior at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School, on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Mr. DeStasio thanked the Board for recognizing his accomplishment. Mr. Miloscia stated Michael applied to West Point and Annapolis and has been accepted by both. 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 revised policy as follows (second reading): #707 – Community Use of School Facilities

2.

That the Board of Education rescind the following policy: #618 – Gifts to Retirees

3.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached revised Table of Organization dated August 9, 2010.

4.

That the Board of Education approve the previously submitted agreement between the Woodbridge Township School District and the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey for the purpose of providing health care services to students of the Woodbridge Township schools, from the period September 1, 2010, through and including June 30, 2011, at no cost to the district, at the following schools: Port Reading School #9 Ross Street School #11 Woodbine Avenue School #23 Lafayette Estates School #25 Matthew Jago School #28

Ms. Leidner moved for the adoption of the Policy and Planning recommendations, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. During Board discussion, Ms. Leidner verified that the organizational chart was updated to reflect the Director of Special Services. Dr. Crowe confirmed she was correct. Ms. Leidner stated she is happy to see that the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey has been contracted for an additional year. There were no comments or questions from the public. With all Board members voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. The Curriculum Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, presented the following: 1.

The 2009-2010 Advanced Placement report will be presented.

2.

That the Board of Education approve the acceptance of funds in the amount of $3,687.84 from Barnes & Noble Booksellers.


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3.

That the Board of Education approve the following manuals for Woodbridge Township School District for the 2010-2011 school year: Manuals ASI-ESL/Bilingual Department Manual Chemical Hygiene Plan for Art Continued Manuals Holocaust/Genocide Information Literacy Intervention and Referral Services Procedures Learn and Serve NJ ASK Prep Saturday Sessions – Grades 6-8 P.A.L.S. – Parents Active in Literacy Support PEOSHA Laboratory Standard – Woodbridge Township Board of Education Chemical Hygiene Plan Primary Portfolios: Foundations in Learning Primary Reading Intervention: Teaching the Process School Nurses’ Manual Science Safety in Secondary Schools STARS Program – Students Traveling a Road to Success, Grades 6 and 11

4.

That the Board of Education adopt the following curriculum guides for the instructional program: Curriculum Guide Social Studies, Gr. K-5 Social Studies, Gr. 6 – Civics Social Studies, Gr. 7 – Geography Social Studies, Gr. 8 – World History I Social Studies, Gr. 9 – World History II Social Studies – U.S. History 1R, 1S and 1AP Social Studies – U.S. History 2R, 2S and 2AP Social Studies – Sociology R/S Social Studies – Economics R/S Social Studies – Empowerment Civics R/S Social Studies – Law & Society R/S Social Studies – European History AP Social Studies – Facing History & Ourselves Biology R/S Science - Gr. 6, 7 & 8 Literacy First – Gr. 1 Literacy First – Gr. 2 Fundamentals First – Kindergarten Language Arts Reading/Writing Workshop – Gr. 8

5.

That the Board of Education approve the following textbook for the instructional program: Biology – Eighth Edition N.A. Campbell, J.B. Reece, L.G. Mitchell (Gr.11 &12 AP Biology) Benjamin Cummings 1301 Sansome Street San Francisco, CA 94111 2008

6.

$96.00

That the Board of Education approve the submission of a funding application for the NCLB (No Child Left Behind) Consolidated Grant in the amount of $1,866,228.00 (Title 1 - $1,394,849.00; Title IIA - $369,667.00; Title IID - $3,141.00; Title III - $98,571.00; as specified in the accompanying budget summary to the New Jersey Department of Education for the period of September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011.


35 August 19, 2010

7.

That the Board of Education approve the following list of Literature Circle books for Grades 3-5: TITLE A to Z Mysteries: The Unwilling Umpire Amazing But True Sports Stories Animal Heroes Animal Rescue – Charlie Animal Rescue – Honey Animal Rescue – Merlin Animal Rescue – Rusty Baseball Pals Between the Lines Boxcar Children: The Stuffed Bear Mystery, The Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Monkey House Clance Bean Spells Trouble Dinosaur Cove – Attack of the Tyrannosaurus Dinosaur Cove – Catching the Velociraptor Dinosaur Cove – Charge of the Triceratops Dinosaur Cove – Flight of the Quetzalcoatlus Dinosaur Cove – March of the Ankylosaurus Dinosaur Cove – Stampede of the Edmontosaurus Dog Called Kitty, A Dynamic Duos Emergency Quarterback Encyclopedia Brown Carries On Encyclopedia Brown Sets the Pace Everything Cat Everything Dog Fast Forwards Football Fugitive Fright Night Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, The Girl with 500 Middle Names, The Goosebumps Series Hachiko Waits Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Help! I’m a Prisoner in the Library! Hit-Away Kid, The Horrible Harry in Room 2B Jake Drake Belly Buster Jake Drake Know-It-All Jake Drake Teacher’s Pet Judy Moody Saves the World! Kickoff! Lebron James Long Shot for Paul Marvin Redpost Marvin Redpost, Class President My Teacher is an Alien Nancy Drew Girl Detective: A Race Against Time Nasty, Stinky Sneakers Oggie Cooder Pet Trouble: Bulldog Won’t Budge Pet Trouble: Loudest Beagle Pet Trouble: Mud Puddle Poodle Pet Trouble: Runaway Retriever

AUTHOR Ron Roy Phyllis & Zander Hollander Karleen Bradford Tina Nolan Tina Nolan Tina Nolan Tina Nolan Matt Christopher Tom Bass Gertrude Chandler Warner David A. Adler Lauren Child Rex Stone Rex Stone Rex Stone Rex Stone Rex Stone Rex Stone Bill Wallace Tim Polzer Rich Wallace Donald J. Sobol Donald J. Sobol Marty Crisp Mary Crisp Paul Ladewski Matt Christopher Molly Albright Roald Dahl Margaret Peterson Haddix R.L. Stine Leslea Newman J.K. Rowling Eth Clifford Matt Christopher Susy Kline Andrew Clements Andrew Clements Andrew Clements Megan McDonald Tiki and Ronde Barber John Hareas Matt Christopher Louis Sacher Louis Sachar Bruce Coville Carolyn Keene Eve Bunting Sarah Weeks T.T. Sutherland T.T. Sutherland T.T. Sutherland T.T. Sutherland


36 August 19, 2010 Pigs Might Fly Ramona the Brave Real Slam Dunk, The Return of the Homerun Kid Rising Stars Roberto Clemente Satch & Me Scrappers: Play Ball Series of Unfortunate Events, A Shoeless Joe Silly Science Experiment, A Socks Stars on the Court Stealing Home Steve Nash Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker Stink and the Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers Stink, the Incredible Shrinking Kid Story of Muhammed Ali, The Ten True Animal Rescues We’ll Never Forget You, Roberto Clemente Winning Season: Double Fake You Be the Detective

Dick King-Smith Beverly Cleary Charisse K. Richardson Matt Christopher Tim Polzer Francine Sabin Dab Gutman Dean Hughes Lemony Snicket Dan Gutman Timothy Roland Beverly Cleary Paul Ladewski Barry Denenberg John Hareas Megan McDonald Megan McDonald Megan McDonald Leslie Garrett Jeanne Betancourt Trudie Engel Rich Wallace Marvin Miller

8.

That Patricia Stock be appointed as the Manager of the Title I Evening Parent and Student Programs, Title I Parent Publications Manager, and Webmaster of the Title I web site for the 20102011 school year.

9.

That the Board of Education approve payment, not to exceed $5,000.00, to John Springsteen for Title I Professional Development activities during the summer and fall of 2010. 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.)

10.

That the Board of Education approve the submission of the IDEIA Consolidated Basic and Preschool Grant Application for Fiscal Year 2011 to the New Jersey Department of Education.

Mr. Triebwasser moved for the adoption of the Curriculum recommendations, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz. There were no comments or questions from the Board or public. With all Board members voting in favor, with the exception of Ms. Leidner who voted no on Item #9, the foregoing was adopted. Ms. Rotella introduced Jamison Panko who gave the advanced placement report for the 2009-2010 school year and an overview of the program. Ms. Rotella thanked the parents of students enrolled in advanced placement classes. She stated there is a lot of money to be saved the first year of college when students take the AP courses in high school. Mr. Molnar thanked Mr. Panko for spelling out the economic value of the AP classes. Ms. Leidner explained the reason she voted no on Item #9. She stated John Springsteen was an exceptional employee, however, the Board increased the salary of the person now holding the position and she feels this person should be capable of assuming all responsibilities of the position. Mr. Tamburello thanked Mr. Panko for the AP presentation. He stated all AP courses are college accredited so it truly is a cost savings when children are entering college. 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 $11,425,808.35, and the Food Service Department bills in the amount of $5,303.28.


37 August 19, 2010 2.

That the amount of district taxes needed to meet the obligations of this Board for the next thirty day period, beginning September 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 September 10, 2010.

3.

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

4.

That the Board of Education accept the attached Business Administrator/Board Secretary's Monthly Interest and Investment Report for the month of July 2010. That the bookkeeping transfers pertaining to the 2010-11 budgetary accounts be approved as per the attached list.

5. 6.

That the Board of Education accept the previously submitted Report of the Treasurer for the month of June 2010, as it agrees with the Report of the Secretary. The July 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 2010-11 School Year Budget changing the total from $181,702,703.00 to $183,109,973.00 to reflect the following: Food Service Equipment (Capital Reserve) Surplus

$17,941.00 $1,389,329.00

9. That the Board of Education approve the following resolution. WHEREAS, the Woodbridge Township School District has entered into a Solar Photovoltaic Power Purchase agreement for electricity to be provided at the following schools: Menlo Park Terrace #19, Indiana Avenue #18, Woodbine Avenue #23, Iselin Middle School and Colonia High School; and WHEREAS, project management and construction administration services will be required for the Solar Photovoltaic installations. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education, Township of Woodbridge, County of Middlesex, New Jersey, as follows: a. The President and Business Administrator/Board Secretary are hereby authorized and directed to execute and agreement with Spiezle Group, 120 Sanhican Drive, Trenton, New Jersey 08618. b. Spiezle Group shall receive payment in an amount not to exceed $18,000.00 inclusive of engineering fees. Reimbursable costs, additional services or work undertaken outside of the anticipated scope, will be billed according to the hourly rate schedule currently in place with the district. c.

10.

This contract is awarded without competitive bidding in a fair and open process as a “Professional Service” under the provisions of the Public Schools contract law (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5, et seq.)

That the Board of Education approve the following resolution regarding employee contribution towards health benefits. WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of New Jersey has mandated that at the inception of a new employment contract, Administrators shall be required to contribute 1.5% of their annual salary towards health benefits; and


38 August 19, 2010 WHEREAS, the Superintendent of Schools, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and the Business Administrator/Board Secretary have no labor affiliation and are most closely aligned to the Woodbridge Township Supervisors and Administrators Association; and WHEREAS, the Woodbridge Township Supervisors and Administrators Association Agreement expired June 30, 2010; and WHEREAS, the Superintendent of Schools, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and the Business Administrator/Board Secretary are entitled to all medical, dental, vision care and prescription plan benefits in accordance with the Supervisors and Administrators Association Agreement. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education, Township of Woodbridge, County of Middlesex, New Jersey, that the Superintendent of Schools, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and the Business Administrator/Board Secretary have agreed to 0% pay increase for the 2010-2011 school year, and will begin paying the 1.5% minimum contribution retroactive to July 1, 2010. 11.

That the Board of Education approve the following resolution: WHEREAS, there exists a need for professional general engineering services within the District; and WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose; and WHEREAS, the Public School Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 18A: 18A-5, et seq.) requires that the resolution authorizing the contracts for “Professional Services” without competitive bids must be publicly advertised. 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 CME Associates, 3141 Bordentown Avenue, Parlin, New Jersey 08859-1162, for a period of one year, August 19, 2010 through June 30, 2011, in an amount based on the fee schedule, dated August 11, 2010.

b.

The services provided shall be general engineering services.

c.

The contract is awarded without competitive bidding in a fair and open process as a “Professional Service” under the provisions of the Public School Contract Law (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5, et seq.)

d.

CME Associates shall agree to the following conditions: MANDATORY EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LANGUAGE N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et. Seq. (P.L. 1975, c. 127) N.J.A.C. 17:27 GOODS, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 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 take affirmative action to ensure that such applicants are recruited and employed, 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 action shall include, but not be 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 provisions of this nondiscrimination clause.


39 August 19, 2010 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’ 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 employ minority and women workers consistent with the applicable county employment goals established in accordance with N.J.A.C. 17:275.2, or a binding determination of the applicable 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 personnel 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 applicable 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 statues 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 subcontractors shall furnish such reports or other documents to the Div. of Contract Compliance & EEO as may be requested by the office 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 Div. of Contract Compliance & EEO for conducting a compliance investigation pursuant to Subchapter 10 of the Administrative Code at N.J.A.C. 17:27. 12.

That the Board of Education approve the following resolution. WHEREAS, the Woodbridge Township Board of Education was issued fire code violations regarding suppression systems in the cafeterias at Avenel Middle School, Colonia Middle School, Fords Middle School, Iselin Middle School and Woodbridge Middle School; and WHEREAS, in order to abate these fire code violations, all five (5) suppression systems must be replaced at a total cost of $25,125.00; and WHEREAS, funds in the amount of $17,941.00 are available in a capital reserve account from the sale of property in the 2009-2010 school year and must be expended in the 2010-2011 school year, for health and safety expenditures, as per the county office.


40 August 19, 2010 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education, Township of Woodbridge, County of Middlesex, New Jersey as follows: a. That the Business Administrator/Board Secretary is hereby directed to request approval from the Executive County Business Administrator to transfer funds from the capital reserve account to a capital outlay account, with the remaining balance, $7,184.00, to be taken from the food service operations account. b. That the five (5) kitchen suppression systems being replaced will bring these schools into compliance with the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code. 13.

That the Board of Education approve the reinstatement of the following items/programs into the 2010-2011 budget. Courtesy Busing (K – 5) Freshman Sports (Winter/Spring) 10 Literacy Coaches 1 Attendance Officer Implement Grade 2 Literacy First Implement Financial Literacy (State mandated) Implement Biology Curriculum Refresh Technology Increase Unemployment Insurance Increase Security at Schools

Mr. Tamburello moved for the adoption of the Finance and Insurance recommendations, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz. During Board discussion, Ms. Acquisto questioned how many schools still have courtesy busing or, how many schools eliminated courtesy busing. Mr. DeMarino stated he does not have the information compiled to answer Ms. Acquisto’s questions but will get back to her with a response. He stated prior to the Board reinstating elementary courtesy busing, approximately 1500 students were affected. Ms. Acquisto asked if there will be any repercussions from the state by ignoring their recommendation for courtesy busing. Mr. DeMarino stated the only repercussion that could occur would be in the efficiency standards which affects the DRTRS report which determines a portion of our state aid. Ms. Acquisto asked the cost of reinstating the G&T Arts program. Mr. DeMarino responded $149,811.00. Ms. Acquisto verified that the cost to reinstate elementary courtesy busing is $300,000.00 and affects approximately 1,500 children. Mr. DeMarino stated it was 1500 students if all the courtesy busing was eliminated. He explained he would have to get back to her on the number of students affected by reinstating elementary courtesy busing. Ms. Acquisto asked how many children are in the G&T Arts program. Ms. Rotella advised approximately 805. Ms. Acquisto asked how many students participate in the winter and spring sports. Ms. Rotella stated in total there were approximately 330 students involved in freshman sports last year. Ms. Acquisto stated the Administration was putting back freshman sports which, at a cost of $124,000, could have put back G&T instead which affects more students. Ms. Acquisto asked Ms. Rotella to give an overview of what a substance abuse counselor is responsible for. Ms. Rotella elaborated on the job duties. Ms. Acquisto verified that the substance abuse counselors also bring valuable programs into the district. Ms. Acquisto expressed concerns over having one counselor for the entire district. Dr. Crowe advised that if the stimulus money is received, the substance abuse counselors will be reinstated on recommendation of the Finance and Insurance recommendation. Ms. Acquisto expressed her concerns again over the fact that one SAC counselor will need to handle the entire district. Mr. DeMarino stated 799 children would have been affected if the Board does not reinstate elementary courtesy busing. He further explained there are 249 middle school students and 455 high school students who are affected by the elimination of courtesy busing. Mr. Tamburello asked what the likeliness is, in the opinion of the Administration, that the district will receive the stimulus money. Dr. Crowe stated the likelihood is significant that the district would receive some funding. He stated the question becomes, how expeditious will the state be and will there be significant restrictions. Mr. Tamburello stated he feels the likelihood that the substance abuse counselors will be returned to the budget is also significant. Dr. Crowe stated with any additional funds received in the district, it will be his recommendation to reinstate the counselors.


41 August 19, 2010 Mr. Yuhasz stated at this point we do not know what mandates the state will designate. Mr. Yuhasz stated the funds can be allocated over a period of time and not in one lump sum. Ms. Leidner, referring to Item #9, stated she thought the company was going to absorb the cost of the architects and engineers. Mr. DeMarino stated the item being presented for Board approval is for project manager fees. Ms. Leidner asked if the capital reserve account can be reimbursed from cafeteria funds in item #12. Mr. DeMarino stated the money in the capital reserve account can only be used for health and safety issues based on the way the County approved the transfer. Mr. DeMarino stated capital reserve has to be budgeted when you formulate your general fund budget. Mr. DeMarino further stated, according to the district’s auditor, you only have one year to use that money. Ms. Leidner commended the Finance and Insurance Committee on the great job they did reinstating the items listed in #13. Ms. Leidner stated she too would have liked to have seen the SACs and G&T Arts reinstated. During public discussion, D. Pinkowtiz, Iselin, asked if all freshmen are eligible to participate in JV and Varsity sports. Ms. Rotella stated they are. Mr. Pinkowitz stated he reviewed several youth groups throughout the district and found that kids in the age range of freshmen do have sports available to them through the youth sports programs. Mr. Pinkowitz stated the district is sacrificing an academic program, G&T Arts, for an extracurricular activity, freshman sports, which is limited to one grade. Dr. Crowe stated he has been directed by the Finance and Insurance Committee to reinstate the G&T Arts program, once the SACs have been reinstated, if the federal funds are received. Mr. Pinkowitz made additional comments regarding the G&T Arts program as well as extracurricular activities. K. Cozzola, Colonia, stated she agrees with Ms. Acquisto regarding the importance of the G&T Arts program. She stated she would have given up sports and busing in order to have more academic programs brought back into the district. Ms. Cozzola stated she wants to believe that the educators are making the decisions and prioritizing what is necessary to bring back to the district, although she does not feel that is the case. She reminded the Board that they need to follow the recommendations of the administration. Ms. Cozzola stated she realizes the busing is a big issue but is very disappointed that once again there was not a long term plan followed. Gina, Colonia, stated she feels busing is a critical issue. She explained she has a high school student who would need to walk on New Dover Road to Colonia High School. She asked for an explanation of the two mile limitation and how much it would cost to reinstate the bus routes. Mr. DeMarino stated when he and Sgt. Nelson looked at the bus routes there were no children who would have to walk on New Dover Road. Mr. DeMarino verified that the student’s pick up was at Amherst and Marlboro Lane. Mr. DeMarino explained State law is 2.5 miles from the high school and 2 miles from elementary schools. He further explained there are routes less than the mandated distance that are considered hazardous routes and therefore the district is required to provide busing. Mr. DeMarino stated it was not the Administration’s recommendation to reinstate the elementary busing, however the Board moved forward with reinstating the elementary runs. Mr. DeMarino stated the Administration is looking to come up with a plan for next year which will give parents some options for transportation, advising a possible 2nd question on the ballot. Gina asked if the district looked into outside contractors picking up routes which the parents would have to pay for. Mr. DeMarino stated a meeting was scheduled with the busing companies, however because the elementary routes are being reinstated, the companies didn’t feel there would be enough business to warrant subscription busing. Mr. DeMarino suggested the parents contact the bus companies directly, offering to supply the contact telephone numbers. Gina asked that the Board revisit this issue and do what they can to reinstate the busing. Mr. DeMarino asked Gina to give her name and number to his secretary, noting he would like to speak with her regarding her child’s walking route. T. Maras, Fords, stated he feels the numbers should have been listed in Item #13. Mr. DeMarino stated he has a copy of the cost for each item which he will give to Mr. Maras. Mr. Maras stated the 10 literacy coaches are not what was discussed at the previous meeting. Dr. Crowe stated the term literacy coach can be used interchangeably which allows the flexibility for use in all schools. Dr. Crowe stated all literacy coaches have been trained in the same manner and techniques. Mr. Maras asked if this refers to 13 different positions. Dr. Crowe stated the additional curriculum will not require additional staff. Mr.


42 August 19, 2010 Maras asked how much the 10 literacy coaches will cost the district. Mr. DeMarino responded, $548,000, approximately $49,000 for salary and $7,000 for single health benefit. Mr. Maras verified that freshman sports is a cost of $124,000 for winter/spring, busing is $300,000. Mr. Maras conceded that the busing issue is a very emotional issue but stated you can’t take into consideration every parent’s need. Mr. Maras admitted he voted “no” on the budget and encouraged others to do the same. He stated he feels the reinstatement of the K-5 courtesy busing is necessary. Mr. Maras asked where the money is being taken from for the reinstatement of the items listed. Mr. DeMarino stated the money is being taken from Extraordinary Aid and the funds left over from the custodian line. Mr. Maras stated the Mayor references that he is saving the district $800,000 yearly in custodial fees. Mr. DeMarino explained what the Mayor was referring to in the Colonia Corner article. Mr. Maras asked for additional clarification. Mr. DeMarino responded. Mr. Maras stated the taxpayers don’t trust the numbers presented. Dr. Crowe stated the extraordinary aid figure was estimated based on information received from the County Superintendent. Dr. Crowe reminded Mr. Maras that the benefit of the Shared Services Agreement with the township is that the employees were able to stay in the pension. Mr. Maras stated he feels Mr. DeMarino is doing a commendable job. There were no additional comments or questions from the public. With all Board members voting in favor, with the exception of Ms. Acquisto who voted no on courtesy busing and freshman sports in Item #13 and Mr. Triebwasser who voted no on courtesy busing and abstained on freshman sports, the foregoing was adopted. During roll call, Mr. Miloscia commended Dr. Crowe and Mr. DeMarino on the patience they have shown to the individuals who have come forward with their comments and questions and Mr. Tamburello who thanked the Administration and the Board President for convening the special meeting which allowed the district to get to this point of reinstating items in the best interest of the students. 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 approve the 2010-2011 Coaches’ Manual for Colonia High School, John F. Kennedy High School and Woodbridge High School.

Ms. Acquisto moved for the adoption of the Athletics and Extracurricular Committee 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. 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 PD11-13, Installation, Replacement and Repair of Chain Link Fence, for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, to the low bidder, whose proposal also met specifications, as follows: Barcia Bros. Fence Co., Inc. 514 River Drive Garfield, NJ 07026

Cost per linear foot (4 foot high) Cost per linear foot (5 foot high) Cost per linear foot (6 foot high) Cost per linear foot (8 foot high)

$15.00 $20.00 $25.00 $34.00

2.

That the Board of Education reject bid PD11-12, Electronic Surveillance Maintenance/Monitor for the 2010-2011 school year, as non-conforming and non-responsive to bid specifications. (Bids read 6/30/10, 2 bids received, 2 bids rejected.)

3.

That the Board of Education approve the following resolution. WHEREAS, pursuant to the Educational Facilities Construction and Financing Act, the New Jersey Department of Education (the “NJDOE”) has determined the “Preliminary Eligible Costs” of each of the school facilities projects (roof replacement) as set forth on the attached chart (the “Projects”) being proposed by the Board of Education of the Township of Woodbridge in the County of Middlesex, New Jersey which determinations the NJDOE has communicated to the Board in letters (the “NJDOE Eligibility Letters”) and; WHEREAS, pursuant to the terms of the NJDOE Eligibility Letters, in order to proceed with the Projects, the Board must:


43 August 19, 2010 1. Accept the NJDOE’s determination of Preliminary Eligible Costs (or reject and appeal same with the understanding that the Projects will be delayed as a result of such appeal). 2. Inform the NJDOE as to the Board’s election of a grant or debt service aid. 3. Inform the NJDOE as to whether the Board will construct the Projects or whether the Board will elect to have the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (“NJEDA”) construct the Projects. 4. Accept and agree to locally fund any excess costs; and WHEREAS, furthermore, in order to receive such grant, the Board must authorize certain actions with respect to the execution of the grant agreements and the delegation of the supervision of the Projects and now seeks to authorize such action. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education of the Township of Woodbridge as follows:

1. The Board hereby determines that it: A. Accepts the NJDOE’s determination of Preliminary Eligible Costs as set forth in the NJDOE Eligibility Letters and as set forth in the attached chart. B. Elects to receive a grant for each project in the amount set forth in the attached chart. C. Accepts and agrees, if possible via a public bond referendum, to locally fund any excess costs of the Projects. 2. The Board herby authorizes the Business Administrator/Board Secretary to execute the grant agreements and further authorizes the delegation of the supervision of the Projects to the Business Administrator/Board Secretary. 3. The Business Administrator/Board Secretary is hereby authorized to communicate such election to the NJDOE. 4. This resolution shall take place immediately 4.

That the Board of Education adopt the following resolution. WHEREAS, the Woodbridge Township Board of Education (sometimes “Board”) seeks improved water service and improved fire protection at Woodbridge High School; and WHEREAS, the Middlesex Water Company (“MWC”) working in cooperation with Woodbridge Township seeks to improve and upgrade the existing water main and install new fire hydrants in the area of Woodbridge High School; and WHEREAS, the MWC has requested the Board execute a Right of Way Agreement granting MWC the right to enter onto Board property to replace, construct and maintain the water main utility improvements at MWC’s sole cost and expense; 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 grant the Right of Way Agreement to facilitate the improved water service and improved fire protection for the benefit of Woodbridge High School and the surrounding community; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows: a.

The Board hereby approves the granting of a permanent Right of Way Agreement to the MWC, in the form prepared by the Board’s Counsel and previously submitted to the Board, for the installation and maintenance of utilities improvements by the MWC;

b.

The Board authorizes the Business Administrator/Board Secretary to execute any and all documentation, including the Right of Way Agreement to be recorded affecting the property, to secure the installation and maintenance of the utilities in accordance with the Right of Way Agreement; and


44 August 19, 2010 c.

The Board further authorizes the Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Superintendent of Schools and the Board Attorney to undertake all related actions necessary to implement this Resolution.

Mr. Yuhasz moved for the adoption of the Buildings and Grounds recommendations, seconded by Mr. Golden. During Board discussion, Mr. Molnar asked if Item #4 will have any affect on the water supply to Woodbridge High School. Mr. DeMarino stated it will not. Mr. DeMarino explained that the Middlesex Water Company will replace the lines to the high school, which in the past presented problems for the district and install two additional hydrants. Mr. Molnar asked if the line will still run under the building. Mr. DeMarino advised it will not. Mr. DeMarino thanked Mr. Repace of the Woodbridge Fire Department for overseeing the project. There were no comments or questions from the public. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. Prior to Mr. Miloscia’s vote, he commented on the expeditious way the Board received information for the meeting. He stated that he read in the paper that a new water line was being put in at Woodbridge High School noting the article appeared prior to the Board’s approval of the project. Mr. Golden asked for further explanation of Item #13 of the Transportation agenda prior to presenting the recommendations for Board approval. Mr. DeMarino explained that through consolidation we are able to rescind certain routes. The Transportation Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Business Administrator/Board Secretary, presented the following: 1. That a note be made in the minutes that an additional $917.40 for PD10-30 for special education Fall Out of District for the 2009-2010 school year for Rt. FCSF2, Children’s Specialized Hospital, for Transportation Care due to the students going six (6) extra days. (Transportation Agenda, 4/29/10, Item 1.) 2. That a note be made in the minutes that an additional $161.40 for temporary special education Fall Out of District for the 2009-2010 school year for Rt. FCSF2A, Children’s Specialized Hospital, for Transportation Care due to the students going six (6) extra days. (Transportation Agenda, 3/19/10, Item 1) 3. 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: (PD05-23, Bids read 8/17/04, 4 bids received, Transportation Agenda, 8/21/08 , Item 20., Transportation Agenda, 6/11/09, Item 21.) Transportation Care 35 Walnut Avenue Clark, NJ 07066 Rt. FRVA1-A 4.

Interim Alternative Program, Piscataway, NJ 180 days @ $145.96

That the Board of Education approve the renewal of Special Education Fall Out of District routes at 0% increase for the 2010-2011 school year to the vendor with the lowest bid, whose proposals also met specifications, as follows: (PD 06-23, Bids read 9/16/05, 3 bids received, Transportation Agenda, 8/21/08, Item 21, Transportation Agenda 6/11/09, Item 22 & Transportation Agenda 10/14/09, Item 1.)

Transportation Care 35 Walnut Avenue Clark, NJ 07066 Rt. FMGS 5.

Total $26,272.80

Total $28,641.70

Middlesex Cty Acad/Glenn School, Old Bridge, NJ 185 days @ $154.82

That the Board of Education approve the renewal of PD10-30 for special education Fall Out of District route at 0% increase for the 2010-2011 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 Agenda 4/29/10, Item 1.)


45 August 19, 2010 Transportation Care 35 Walnut Avenue Clark, NJ 07066 Rt. FCSF2

6.

Total $28,439.40

Children’s Specialized Hospital, Fanwood,NJ 186 days @ $124.90 Aide: $28.00

That a note be made in the minutes to amend the award of PD10-28 for special education Fall Out of District routes for the 2010-2011 school year at 0% increase to the vendor with the lowest bid whose proposal also met specifications due to adding a route that previously was not renewed, as follows: (Bids read 12/2/09, 5 bids received, Transportation Agenda 12/17/09, Item 2, Transportation Agenda 1/21/10, Item 5, Transportation Agenda, 6/29/10, Item 11.) Dapper Bus Company 1020 Green St. Iselin, NJ 08830 Tier 1 6

Route # FHHS #11 Out FMS #11 In FASA FDLP1

Total $88,871.45

Route Cost $66.25 $66.25 $68.35 $68.35 $139.40 $133.10

Per Diem Aid $21.60 $21.60 $21.60 $21.60 $43.20 $43.20

Tier Cost W/Aide $175.70 $179.90 $182.60 $176.30

7. That the Board of Education approve the award of PD11-15 for transportation routes for the 20102011 school year to the vendor with the lowest bid, whose proposals also met specifications, as follows: (Bids read 7/30/10, 1 bid received) Barker Bus Company 1400 Rt. 22 East Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Rt. MS1

8.

Mother Seton, Clark, NJ 180 days @ $178.35 Effective September 1, 2010

That the Board of Education approve the following: Due to the consolidation of MS1 & MS2 we will be adding additional mileage on MS1 at the increase/decrease price of $1.25 per diem as follows: Barker Bus Company 1400 Rt. 22 East Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Rt. MS1

9.

Total $32,103.00

Total $32.50

Mother Seton. Clark, NJ 26 mile @ $1.25 per diem = $32.50

That the Board of Education approve the award of PD11-16 for special education routes for the 2010-2011 school year to the vendor with the lowest bid, whose proposals also met specifications, as follows: (Bids read 7/30/10, 4 bids received) Breza Bus Company 101 East Inman Avenue Rahway, NJ 07065 Rt. 28-1

Matthew Jago School, Sewaren, NJ 180 days @ $80.00 Aide: $20.00 Effective September 2, 2010

Dapper Bus Company 1020 Green St. Iselin, NJ 08830 Rt. IMS-3

Total $18,000.00

Iselin Middle School, Iselin, NJ

Total $23,832.00


46 August 19, 2010 180 days @ $132.40 Effective September 2, 2010 10.

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) 24-Passenger Buses and (1) Wheelchair Bus; and WHEREAS, American Bus & Coach is an approved vendor for the Commission’s Cooperative Pricing System and, in that capacity, has agreed to sell 24-Passenger Buses at a price of $50,701.84 per bus and a Wheelchair Bus at a price of $55,097.84 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 American Bus & Coach for the purchase of two (2) 24-Passenger Buses and one (1) Wheelchair Bus at the aforementioned price per bus; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows: a. The Board hereby approves the procurement of two (2) 24-Passenger Buses at a price of $50,701.84 per bus and one (1) Wheelchair Bus at a price of $55,097.84 from American Bus & Coach for a total contract price respectively of $101,403.68 and $55,097.84 in accordance with the agreement between American Bus & Coach and the Commission. b. The Business Administrator/Board Secretary shall certify to the availability of sufficient funds prior to the expenditure of funds for the aforementioned procurement. c.

11.

The Superintendent of Schools and 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 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 one (1) 54-Passenger Bus and; WHEREAS, H. A. DeHart 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 H. A. DeHart for the purchase of one (1) 54-Passenger Buses; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows: a. The Board hereby approves the procurement of one (1) 54-Passenger Bus at a price of $73,903.80 per bus from H. A. DeHart for a total contract price of $73,903.80, in accordance with the agreement between H. A. DeHart and the Commission. b. The Business Administrator/Board Secretary shall certify to the availability of sufficient funds prior to the expenditure of funds for the aforementioned procurement. c.

The Superintendent of Schools and Business Administrator/Board Secretary are authorized to take all necessary and appropriate steps to implement this action of the Board.


47 August 19, 2010 12.

That the Board of Education approve the award of bid PD11-14, School Related Activities/Various Athletic Events, for the 2010-2011 school year to the vendors with the lowest bid, whose proposals also met specifications, as follows: (Bids read 7/8/10, 6 bids received, 2 rejected due to incorrect form) Dapper Bus Company 1020 Green St. Iselin, NJ 08830 Rt. EFOOT Rt. WFOOT Rt. WBSOCC Rt. WGSOCC Rt. WGVB Rt. ESWM Rt. WSWM Rt. EBBOW Rt. EGBOW Rt. WBBB Rt. EBWTC Rt. EGWTC Rt. WGBB Rt. EHOC Rt. WHOC Rt. EBASE Rt. WBASE Rt. ESOFT Rt. WSOFT Rt. WBVB

Evening Football Weekend Football Weekend Boys Soccer Weekend Girls Soccer Weekend Girls Volleyball Evening Swimming Weekend Swimming Evening Boys Bowling Evening Girls Bowling Weekend Boys Basketball Evening Boys Winter Track Evening Girls Winter Track Weekend Girls Basketball Evening Hockey Weekend Hockey Evening Baseball Weekend Baseball Evening Softball Weekend Softball Weekend Boys VolleyBall

$192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip $192.00 per trip

Weekend Boys Cross Country Weekend Girls Cross Country Evening Band Weekend Band Evening Cheering Weekend Cheering Evening Dance Weekend Dance Weekend Boys Winter Track Weekend Girls Winter Track Weekend Wrestling Weekend Boys Track Weekend Girls Track

$210.00 per trip $220.00 per trip $220.00 per trip $220.00 per trip $220.00 per trip $210.00 per trip $210.00 per trip $210.00 per trip $210.00 per trip $210.00 per trip $210.00 per trip $220.00 per trip $210.00 per trip

Negba Bus Company 1027 Ridge Avenue Lakewood, NJ 08701 Rt. WBCC Rt. WGCC Rt. EBAND Rt. WBAND Rt. ECHEER Rt. WCHEER Rt. EDANCE Rt. WDANCE Rt. WBWTC Rt. WGWTC Rt. WWRE Rt. WBTRAC Rt. WGTRAC 13.

That the Board of Education rescind the following routes. (Transportation Agenda, 6/29/10, Item 7 & 10.) Dapper Bus Company 1020 Green St. Iselin, NJ 08830 Route WH4 Route FM6 Route FM8 Route AM10 Route IM2 Route E095

Total $86,525.00

Woodbridge High Fords Middle Fords Middle Avenel Middle Iselin Middle Port Reading School

$20,247.81 $15,542.57 $11,784.60 $11,784.60 $14,707.62 $12,457.80


48 August 19, 2010 Mr. Golden moved for the adoption of the Transportation recommendations, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. During Board discussion, Ms. Leidner asked if the routes in Items #12 and #13 could be done cheaper inhouse. Mr. DeMarino stated he looked at the routes again for several hours, realizing this Board likes to keep routes in-house whenever possible. Mr. DeMarino explained that there would be no money available. There were no comments or questions from the public. With all Board members voting in favor, with the exception of Ms. Leidner who voted no on Item #9, the foregoing was adopted. Board Attorney, Viola Lordi, had nothing to bring before the Board for open session. Ms. Lordi thanked Mr. DeMarino for his kind comments earlier in the evening. In addition, Ms. Lordi thanked Dr. Crowe, Mr. DeMarino and the staff for the cooperation and assistance they receive on a daily basis in representation of the Board. Under "Old Business," Mr. Yuhasz reported on several issues pertaining to Buildings and Grounds. He reported the boilers have been repaired where needed district wide. Mr. Yuhasz stated Mr. Patten is doing an excellent job as Township Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds. He advised that all custodians have received shirts with their names printed on them so they can be identified as workers. Mr. Yuhasz reported that on August 10 all custodians went for fingerprinting and drug testing. Mr. Yuhasz asked for an update on the progress on the Chartwells equipment. Mr. DeMarino stated final inspections with Phil Bujalski, Woodbridge Health Department, will be done on August 31st. Mr. Yuhasz asked the status of the trucks and equipment purchased by the municipal government from the district. Mr. DeMarino stated the supplies left over will be subtracted from the payments for custodial services. Mr. DeMarino stated the vehicle value was derived from the Kelly Blue Book, which is approximately $10,000 to $11,000. Mr. Yuhasz asked if the district is keeping track of the supplies being distributed. Mr. DeMarino advised that Mr. D’Orsi keeps an ongoing inventory. Mr. Yuyhas commended Mr. DeMarino on his dedication to the district. Mr. Miloscia reported that the PACE Special Needs Expo was held on July 27th. He stated during the expo a special award was given to the Autism Family Services of New Jersey. Mr. Miloscia thanked Doug Silvestro and Wilentz, Goldman and Spitzer for allowing Doug to speak, pro bono, on guardianship. Ms. Leidner asked if the Point of Sale program will be ready at the start of school. Mr. DeMarino stated Chartwells is on track for the start of school. Mr. DeMarino explained the swipe card system which will be utilized for purchasing lunches. Mr. DeMarino stated the lines should move faster with the Point of Sale system. Ms. Leidner questioned the $29,000 for wiring. Mr. DeMarino stated the money was taken from contracted services. He explained he did not want to hold up the project. Under “New Business," Mr. Tamburello reminded parents that the Princeton Review will take place at Colonia High School beginning September 7th. He acknowledged Mr. Molnar who planted the seed to bring the course into the district and Ms. Pereira for implementation of the program. Mr. Tamburello reminded parents that there will not be a busing meeting on August 24th. Mr. Molnar stated there will be a college tuition seminar on October 12 at Kennedy High School. Mr. DeMarino stated this is a free seminar, with no cost to the district. Mr. DeMarino stated there was positive feedback from the first seminar which was held at Woodbridge High School. The Board President opened the meeting to the public. During this portion, T. Maras, Fords, stated looking at long range planning, it is evident that busing will continue to be an issue. He asked if a survey has been conducted to see how to improve routes to make them safe routes to school. Mr. DeMarino stated he has been in contact with Mr. Landolfi to address this issue. Mr. DeMarino stated Mr. Small brought to his attention the possibility of putting busing on the ballot as a second question. Dr. Crowe stated he has been in contact with the Mayor’s office regarding adding sidewalks utilizing possible grant money. Dr. Crowe advised the Administration is looking at creative ways to address the needs of the district in the 2011-2012 budget.


49 August 19, 2010 Mr. Molnar asked if the 2nd ballot question needs 60% of the vote to pass, as in past years. Mr. DeMarino advised it has been reduced to 50% plus 1. Dr. Crowe stated the majority vote changes the complexion of the 2nd question. Mr. Maras stated an article appearing in the Wall Street Journal chastised New Jersey on the bonding issue. He stated bonding will be a very important issue in this district. Dr. Crowe stated Mr. DeMarino and this Board have done an exceptional job to see that, with the exception of the previous bond which is now being paid off, there is no debt in the Woodbridge School District. Mr. Maras made additional comments regarding tax breaks. Dr. Crowe stated he feels a Board of Education meeting is not the appropriate place to discuss tax breaks given by the town. D. Davidson, Fords, gave an overview of the 2010 PACE program. Mr. Molnar thanked Ms. Davidson and PACE organization for the invitation to the annual picnic. D. Pinkowitz, Iselin, stated he noticed a deafening silence during the reinstatement of programs. Mr. Pinkowitz asked that each Board member give their reasons, one by one, on each program which they felt should be reinstated and each program they felt should not be reinstated. Dr. Crowe stated as a point of order, the Superintendent makes recommendations, but the Board has final say. Dr. Crowe expressed concerns over Mr. Pinkowitz’s request. Ms. Lordi explained this portion of the meeting is for members of the public to make comments to be heard by other members of the public and by the Board and Administration. Ms. Lordi further explained there is no entitlement to a poll of the Board on any issue. She stated the entitlement is to be able to speak for a reasonable period of time, but Board members are not required to respond, nor are they expected to respond. Mr. Pinkowitz then asked if any Board members will respond to the question. Ms. Lordi stated she feels the answer was just provided to him. Ms. Lordi stated your ability or any member of the public’s ability is to give your comments. She stated I believe your comments have been heard. Ms. Lordi stated this is not a time for dialogue between Board members and members of the public. William Hervani stated he attended the two previous meetings where courtesy busing was discussed. He asked if the G&T Arts program is reinstated, will the children previously in the program be placed back in the program. Dr. Crowe stated to the degree that the district is able to reinstate the program, yes, unless there is a code that prohibits it, the children will be placed back in the program. William asked for contact numbers of bus companies. Dr. Crowe stated Mr. Treadaway will give him his business card and will make the telephone numbers available to him. William thanked the Board for reinstating the elementary courtesy busing. Charlene, thanked the Board for reinstating the busing at the elementary level. She asked when the busing will resume and how will the parents be notified. Mr. DeMarino stated the routes must go out for bid. Once the bids are returned the routes can be awarded. He stated bus passes should go out at the end of September. 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; transfers and appointments of certified and non-certified staff; appointments of substitute teachers; adjustments in salary; appointments and changes of staff members for after-school and professional development activities, home instructors, and coaches; approval of employee agreements for discretionary central office administrators. There will also be discussion of an employee discipline matter. 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 8:40 p.m. The Board returned from Closed Session at approximately 10:50 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:


50 August 19, 2010 1. That the following resignation be accepted: Assignment Name Dellamanna, Toni Robert Mascenik, School Aide

Years/Service 5 years, 5 mos.

Effective 7/27/10

2a. That the Board of Education has been informed of the death of Romina Ward, a teacher, 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 Romina Ward and a note of passing shall be made in the minutes. 2b. That the Board of Education has been informed of the death of Elizabeth McAndrew, a former secretary, 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 Elizabeth McAndrew and a note of passing shall be made in the minutes. 2c. That the Board of Education has been informed of the death of Frank A. Covino, a former carpenter, 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 Frank A. Covino and a note of passing shall be made in the minutes. 3. That the following retirements be accepted with regret: Name Assignment Scuotto, Anna Marie Iselin MS, Teacher Terebetsky, Margaret Fords MS, Parapro-S

Years/Service 47 yrs., 1 mo. 23 yrs., 3 mos.

Effective 9/30/10 12/31/10

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 Effective Name * Filion, Danielle Claremont Ave., Teacher 9/1/10 – 12/15/10 % Guida, Mary Lafayette Est., Teacher 9/1/10 – 11/30/10 * Oddo, Melanie Colonia MS, Asst. Sec. (10) 9/1/10 – 1/31/11 % Preston, Leni Matthew Jago, Teacher 9/1/10 – 2/28/11 * Torres, Marilyn Transportation, Bus Attendant 9/1/10 – 3/1/11 * Unpd. Personal % FMLA/NJFL

5. That the following leave of absence be approved: Name Effective Bonventure, Anthony 9/7/10 and 6/8/11 6.

*

Assignment JFK, Ind. Arts

Reason Military

That the following employees be approved at the salaries listed, due to level movement on the salary guide as per the negotiated agreement: Assignment Effective Rate/Hour Annual Salary Name Ball, Joann Supv. Office, Sec.(12) 8/1/10 N/A $47,522.00 Bess, Angela Woodbridge HS, Asst.Sec. (12) 9/27/10 N/A 51,620.00 Calabrese, Christopher Transportation, Bus Driver (p/t) 9/21/10 29.05 29,079.96# Castaldo, Caroline Transportation, Bus Driver (p/t) 9/21/10 29.05 29,079.96# Cichocki, Lynn Transportation, Bus Driver (p/t) 9/21/10 29.05 29,079.96# Kochick, Ronald Transportation, Bus Driver (p/t) 9/21/10 29.05 29,079.96# Maliniak, Anna Marie Bd. Off., Bookkeeper 8/28/10 N/A 49,181.00 Mansfield, Diana Elem. Reg., Asst.Sec.(12) 8/1/10 N/A 45,425.00 Morrison, Corinna Superintendent’s Off., Adm.I Sec. 8/25/10 N/A 61,954.00 Nolan, Darlene Matthew Jago, Para-S 9/1/10 23.36 27,634.88# Runkel, Jonathan Transportation, Mechanic 8/1/10 N/A 57,203.00 Scarpelli, Phyllis Spec. Serv., Sec. (12) 9/24/10 N/A 47,522.00 Silva, Kathryn #2&16 Sp. Serv., Asst. Sec. (12) 9/1/10 N/A 45,425.00


51 August 19, 2010 Spearnock, Cynthia Szpyhulsky, Christine Turk, Karen Willis, Bobby

Supv. Off., Asst.Sec.(12) Iselin MS, Sec.(12) Woodbridge HS, Asst.Sec.(12) Transportation, Bus Driver (p/t)

8/8/10 8/25/10 8/16/10 9/21/10

N/A N/A N/A 29.05

42,328.00 54,002.00 51,620.00 29,079.96#

# Salary for informational purposes only * 10% Differential for parapro praxis

7. For the Approval of the Board: TRANSFERS NON-CERTIFIED From Name Ball, Carol Para-S, Pennsylvania Ave.. CERTIFIED Scuotto, Anna Marie # Bader, Patricia Uribe, Scott

To Para-S, Mawbey St.

Math, Iselin MS Kind., Lafayette Est. (1/2) English, Colonia HS

Effective 9/1/10

Substitute Pool 9/1/10 Kind., Lafayette Est. (f/t) 9/1/10 G&T, Middle School 9/1/10

# Salary adjusted to $74,163

8. That the following personnel be appointed for the 2010-2011, school year at the salary rate shown: APPOINTMENTS CERTIFIED Name Arva, Susan * Bodo, Kate Braun, Ashley Name * Gibbons, Emily * Koenig, Heidi ^ Kowalsky, Lindsey * Lajewski, Joanna Plis, Brittany @% Roy, Debjani * Smyth, Theresa *** *** *** ***

Crouse, Jennie Dobbin, Christina Gangemi, Denise Savoia Jr., Paul

Effective Date 9/1/10 9/1/10 9/1/10 Effective Date 9/1/10 9/1/10 9/1/10 9/1/10 9/1/10 +++ 9/1/10

Credited Degree Yrs./Exp. B 27 M 1 B 0 Credited Degree Yrs./Exp. B 0 B 1 B 0 M 3 B 1 M+32 8 B 2

Assigned Subj. Area Curr. Spec. English Mathematics Assigned Subj. Area English Math English

Science JFK HS Act. Supv. (12) Admin. Instr. Srv. Science Colonia HS

Budget Budget Budget

Total Annual Salary Rate 97,025.00 53,357.00 48,896.00 Total Annual Salary Rate 48,896.00 49,937.00 48,896.00 55,957.00 49,937.00 109,842.00 50,977.00

9/1/10 9/1/10 9/1/10 9/1/10

B B B B

Elementary Elementary Elementary Elementary

Budget Budget Budget Budget

49,937.00 49,937.00 49,937.00 49,937.00

1 1 1 1

Elem Voc.Music

Bldg./Dept. Instr. Services Colonia HS Iselin MS Bldg./Dept. Colonia HS JFK HS Iselin MS

#21/#23

Indiana Ave. Lynn Crest. Avenel St. Lafayette Est.

Spec. Prog. or Budget Budget Budget Budget Spec. Prog. or Budget Budget Budget Budget

Budget

+++ Appointed for the period 8/23/10 – 1/31/11 *** Reappointment @ Adjustments agreed to during the currently pending collective bargaining negotiations shall be processed as soon as possible following the signing of said agreement % Leave Replacement ^ Pending Certification

NON-CERTIFIED Name

Effective

*** Dellamanna, Catherine 1/1/11 *** DeLeon, Winona 8/23/10

Assignment

Replacing

Hourly Rate

Fords MS, Para-S

Terebetsky Sheehan

23.36 N/A

Instr Services, Asst. Sec (12)

Total Annual Salary Rate 27,634.88# 38,457.00

*** Reappointment # Annual 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.

9. That the following coaches be approved for the 2010-2011 school year:


52 August 19, 2010 School WOODBRIDGE HS WOODBRIDGE HS WOODBRIDGE HS COLONIA HS

Name Jaworski, Patricia Lammers, James Maddock, Richard Steinberg, Jennifer

Position Basketball (G), Asst. Football, Asst. Bowling, Head Soccer (G), Asst.

Salary $5,057.00 6,321.00 5,661.00 4,425.00

10. That a note be made in the minutes that Jennifer Inostroza, JFK High School, will be splitting the $975.00 salary for Summer Band Practice (Personnel Agenda 7/15/10, Item #22) with Alysa Masucci. Therefore, Jennifer Inostroza and Alysa Masucci will each receive $487.50. 11. That the following home instructors be appointed at the rate of $32.50 per hour (Payment will be upon voucher submitted.) Name Christopher, James Perry, Beverly Mueller-Mabiog, Carolann Kenney, Joyce

Effective Date 9/2/2010 9/2/2010 9/2/2010 9/2/2010

Students 1 1 1 1

Total Weekly Hours 1.75 3.50 10.00 5.00

12. That the Board of Education approve payment to the following to complete evaluations and conduct IEP meetings for the 2010-2011 school year at a per diem rate of $286.00, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:14. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from Account #11-000-219-104-73-CAH-IC.) Position Salary Name Erin Conroy School Social Worker $ 858.00 Carmen Fortunato School Social Worker $1,716.00 Bobbie Jo List School Psychologist $ 858.00 Eric Nunez School Psychologist $ 286.00 Natalie Scarano LDT-C $ 858.00 13. That the Board of Education approve payment to the following staff members for participation in summer IEP meetings at the salaries listed. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from Account #11-000-219-104-73-C-AH-IC.) Hours Rate/Hour Salary Name Nancy Britt 3 $32.50 $ 97.50 Brooke Casoni 3 $32.50 $ 97.50 Angela Cilento 5 $32.50 $162.50 Jennifer Cuthbertson 5 $32.50 $162.50 James Christopher 5 $32.50 $162.50 Robin Devitt 5 $32.50 $162.50 Joanne Horvath 16 $32.50 $520.00 Janine Robertazzi 13 $32.50 $422.50 Stephanie Santoro 5 $32.50 $162.50 Laura Smith 5 $32.50 $162.50 Susan Wentzel 5 $32.50 $162.50 Laura Zollo 3 $32.50 $ 97.50 14. That the Board of Education approve payment, not to exceed $5,000.00, to Joseph Masperi to provide Title I professional development activities during the summer of 2010. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account) 15. That the Board of Education approve payment, not to exceed $2851.25, to Bruno Martins to provide Title III professional development activities during the 2010-2011 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account) 16. That a note be made in the minutes correcting wording on the June 29, 2010 Personnel Agenda. Item #23 should have read, “staff members to provide professional development activities for Biology during the 2010-2011 school year.�


53 August 19, 2010 17.

That a note be made in the minutes adjusting the annual salary for Mamta Puri, Fam. Cons. Sci. teacher at Colonia High School, (Personnel Agenda 7/15/10, item #5) to $54,033.00 to reflect a degree status of M+32, effective 9/1/10.

18. That a note be made in the minutes that Jill Gardner, Aide for After-Care 2010-2011, will not be accepting the assignment, and therefore will not be paid for same, and that Suzanne Bergondo will be appointed as an Aide for 2010-2011 After-Care at the hourly rate of $12.30, for a total salary of $4,059.00 (Personnel Agenda 6/29/10, Item #32.) 19. That the substitute teachers listed below be approved for the 2010-2011 school year: Ciniello, Lisa Fraze, John Glykis, Maria Grimm, Douglas Maurizio, Andrew Meade, Shawn II Norton, Louis Yerneni, Lakshmi The Personnel Committee, on recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, presents the following: 20. 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, 2010, through June 30, 2011, and authorize the Board President, and the Board Secretary as the attesting witness, to execute the agreement on the Board’s behalf. 21. 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, 2010, through June 30, 2011, and authorize the Board President, and the Superintendent of Schools as the attesting witness, to execute the agreement on the Board’s behalf. The Personnel Committee, on recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Director of Personnel Services, presents the following: 22.

That the Board of Education approve the appointment of Kurt Adams to the position of attendance officer for the period of September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.

23.

That the Board of Education approve the termination of Supervisor of Transportation Edmund Treadaway effective immediately. The Superintendent and the Business Administrator/Board Secretary are hereby authorized and directed to take all necessary steps to implement this action of the Board.

Mr. Molnar moved for the adoption of the Personnel recommendations, Items #1 through #21 with 2 addenda, which he read, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz. With all Board members voting in favor with the exception of Ms. Acquisto, Mr. Miloscia and Mr. Triebwasser who voted no on Item #23, the foregoing was adopted. The Superintendent of Schools presented an addendum to the Superintendent’s recommendations. 18.

That the Board of Education approve the Sidebar Agreement between the Board of Education and the Woodbridge Township Education Association regarding the position of Curriculum Specialist, dated August 19, 2010.

Mr. Molnar moved for the adoption of the addendum to the Superintendent’s recommendations, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. With all Board members voting in favor the foregoing was adopted. Ms. Lordi advised for purposes of compliance with an employment contract, the Board needs to proceed in the following way, however, the results will essentially remain the same. Ms. Lordi asked for a motion


54 August 19, 2010 to rescind the Board’s action terminating the employment of Edmund Treadaway effective immediately. Mr. Triebwasser moved to rescind Item #23, seconded by Mr. Tamburello. Ms. Lordi explained a subsequent vote, achieving the same end will be taken in compliance with the employee’s employment contract. With all Board members voting in favor, the motion to rescind Item #23 was approved. Ms. Lordi read the following motion: 23.

That the Board of Education: (1) approve the suspension, with pay, of supervisor of Transportation Edmund Treadaway, effective August 20, 2010 through October 19, 2010; and (2) terminate the employment of Mr. Treadaway effective October 20, 2010, consistent with his employment contract. The Superintendent and the Business Administrator/Board Secretary are hereby authorized and directed to take all necessary steps to implement this action of the Board.

Ms. Leidner moved for the adoption of Item #23 of the Personnel recommendations, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz. With all Board members voting in favor with the exception of Ms. Acquisto, Mr. Miloscia and Mr. Triebwasser who voted no, the foregoing was adopted. There being no further business, and on a motion by Ms. Acquisto, seconded by Mr. Molnar and carried, the meeting adjourned at approximately 11:10 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 August 19, 2010.

Dennis DeMarino d

October 6, 2010


2010-08-19 - Minutes of Regular Meeting of Woodbridge Board of Education