94 November 18, 2010 A Regular Meeting of the Board of Education, Township of Woodbridge, was held on November 18, 2010 at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the Avenel Middle School, Woodbine Avenue, Avenel, New Jersey. The meeting opened with the Salute to the Flag and a moment of silence. The President, Brian Small, presided. Board members present: Diane Acquisto, John Golden, Judy Leidner, Lawrence Miloscia, Brian Molnar, Ezio Tamburello, Jonathan Triebwasser, George Yuhasz, Brian Small. Board personnel present: John Crowe, Dennis DeMarino, Viola Lordi, Lois Rotella, Joanne Shafer, Julie Bair, Anthony D’Orsi, Barbara DeRollo. Newspaper Reporters Present:
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: October 13, 2010 October 13, 2010
Regular Meeting Closed Session
Correspondence was reported as received and referred as follows: A note and gift from John and Mary Ellen Shea for the James B. Knoth Memorial Award in honor of Robert Neigel. A thank you note for the expression of sympathy from the Caynor/D’Orsi families. (FILED) The following Reports of the Superintendent were received: Register Statistics – October 2010 Report of Fire Drills – October 2010 Student Suspension Report/Elementary – Month of October 2010 Student Suspension Report/Secondary – Month of October 2010 Bomb Threat Report – Month of October 2010 Monthly Report of Attendance Officer, Sal Ciardiello – October 2010 Monthly Report of Attendance Officer, Kurt Adams – October 2010 Dr. Crowe gave his monthly update stating that the Woodbridge Township School District continues to thrive, noting that this evening’s student performance was from the most recent Blue Ribbon Award recipient, Lynn Crest School #22. Dr. Crowe thanked Mr. Osborne, Principal of School #22, for attending the meeting, advising the Blue Ribbon celebration will take place on November 22nd. Dr. Crowe expressed his delight and pride of this accomplishment. Dr. Crowe stated the Principal for a Day went very well. He stated several companies that sent representatives have offered to make donations to our schools.
95 November 18, 2010 Dr. Crowe announced that Avenel Middle School has received the Title I School of Distinction Award which is a national award. He advised that a resolution will be presented at the December Board of Education meeting. Dr. Crowe stated he was invited to speak to the Rotary Club. He thanked Ms. Leidner, adding that the Rotary Club continues to support our district. Dr. Crowe discussed briefly the upcoming December 14, 2010 bond referendum election. He advised that all information is available on line. Dr. Crowe stated this referendum is a win for the students, staff and taxpayers of Woodbridge. 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 district students for their participation in the Dance for Life USA Foundation fund raising event.
That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending 38 Colonia High School students for their induction into the Spanish Honor Society.
That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending 18 John F. Kennedy Memorial High School students for their induction into the French Honor Society.
That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution commending 23 John F. Kennedy Memorial High School students for their induction into the Spanish Honor Society.
That the Board of Education, through contract with the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission, authorizes the administrative personnel of the Commission to conference, discuss and solicit input in the development of the nursing services contract document for the 2010-2011 school year which provides nursing services to the following nonpublic schools located in the Woodbridge Township School District: Goddard School Our Lady of Peace Our Redeemer Lutheran St. Cecelia’s
St. James St. John Vianney Kidsports Academy Alphabet Academy
Nursing services to be provided first by assignment of a licensed nurse and the purchase of supplies and equipment necessary to implement the law and code N.J.A.C. 6:29-8 include:
Assistance with medical examinations, including dental screening;
Maintenance of student health records, including immunizations;
Adopt written policies and procedures extending the emergency care provided to the public school pupils to those pupils who are enrolled full time in the nonpublic school who are injured or become ill at school or during participation on a school team or squad.
That the Board of Education approve the previously submitted list of Professional Development conferences for staff members, dated November 18, 2010.
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. R1010-12-09-OHI G1010-03-09-PD J1010-03-06-PD K1011-03-06-PD
Recommended Placement U.M.D.N.J. Alphabet Academy Learning Tree Preschool Featherbed Lane Preschool
Effective Date 10/25/2010 10/27/2010 10/27/2010 11/08/2010
Tuition $5,300.00/ Mo. $450.00/Mo. $350.00/Mo. $410.00/Mo.
96 November 18, 2010 7.
Continued Case No. P1010-19-06-CMI S0702-13-06-SLD S1011-03-09-PD S1011-03-09-PD K1011-04-09-PD R1011-03-06-PD M1011-07-09-ED
Recommended Placement Middlesex Academy
Effective Date 11/10/2010
Recommended Placement Morris School District CPC Behavioral Healthcare Raritan Valley Academy ASAP- A Step Ahead Prog.
Effective Date 10/18/2010 11/10/2010 11/09/2010 11/19/2010
Tuition $16,350.00 $61,200.00 $35,640.00 $79,740.00
That the Board of Education approve the following student to receive the services of the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired for the 2010-2011 School Year. (Costs to be taken from the district’s State Aid entitlement.) Case No. AG – 06-04
Tuition $1,000.00/Mo. $61,200.00 $44,460.00 $36.00/Hr. $275.00/Mo. $406.50/Mo. $5,200.00/Mo.
That a note be made in the minutes that the following out of district placements have been terminated for the 2010-2011 School Year: Case No. S0702-13-06-SLD T0702-15-09-CMI M0709-13-06-ED F0809-03-09-PD
Effective Date 11/09/2010 11/10/2010 11/12/2010 11/12/2010 11/19/2010 11/29/2010 11/29/2010
That the Board of Education approve the enrollment of the following student for 2010-2011, as shown below: Case No. J1011-16-09
Recommended Placement Raritan Valley Wksp. (P/T) CPC Behavioral Healthcare Bright Beginnings Midpoint Healthcare Woodbridge YMCA Rainbow Academy U.M.D.N.J.
Effective Date 12/08/2010
That the following out-of-district facilities be approved for home instruction services at the rate listed: *Teacher UMDNJ UCESC Brookfield Schools Education Inc MRESC P.E.S.I. UCESC
Effective Date September 2010 October 2010 September 2010 September 2010 September 2010 October 2010 October 2010 October 2010 October 2010
Number of Students 3
Total Hours 36
Total Amount $1,980.00
15 Days 70
1 2 1
11 13 1
$39.00 $32.50 $55.00
$429.00 $422.50 $55.00
* Subject to approval for employment from the New Jersey Department of Education. Employee shall be required to submit an authorization and certification form along with fingerprints for a criminal history background check as required by P. L. 1986,C.116.
That the Board of Education approve payment to P.G.Chambers School to perform Augmentative Communication Evaluations for the 2010-2011 school year at a rate of $500/evaluation, followup/consultation at a rate of $150/hour, and additional travel at $77/hour. (Payment will be made from the Consultant Account.)
Ms. Acquisto moved for the adoption of the Superintendent’s recommendations, seconded by Ms. Leidner. There were no comments from the Board or public. With all Board members voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted.
97 November 18, 2010 Dr. Crowe stated he will be visiting Kennedy High School and Colonia High School to present the resolutions to the National Honor Society inductees and Spanish Honor Society inductees. Dr. Crowe did present the resolution to district students who participated in the Dance for Life Foundation event. The Policy and Planning Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, presented the following: 1.
That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution acknowledging the contributions made to the school district by Aquila Landscaping.
That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution acknowledging the contributions made to the school district by A&A Tree Service.
That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution acknowledging the contributions made to the school district by Rising Up Garden Center.
That the Board of Education adopt the previously submitted School Emergency Response Plans for the 2010-2011 school year.
That the Board of Education adopt the following new policy: #589 â€“ Management of Life-Threatening Allergies in Schools (First Reading)
That the Board of Education rescind the following job descriptions: Assistant Cook Manager Baker Cafeteria Cook Manager Food Service Utility Person General Cafeteria Worker Janitor Janitor/Heavy Equipment Operator Janitor Aide Painter Painter Foreman Supervising Janitor
That the Board of Education adopt the following revised job description: Athletic Trainer
Ms. Leidner moved for the adoption of the Policy and Planning recommendations, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. Mr. Molnar reminded the Board President that the student representative should be introduced prior to continuing with the meeting. Dr. Crowe read a short biography about, and introduced Alexis Christian, a Colonia High School student, who provided information about current activities at the school. Mr. Small apologized to Ms. Leidner for the interruption in the Policy and Planning recommendations. Ms. Leidner stated Alexis is also a very vocal member of the Student Advisory Council. During Board discussion, Ms. Leidner asked if the job descriptions listed in Item #6 can be reinstated if needed. Dr. Crowe responded they can be reinstated if it becomes necessary.
98 November 18, 2010 Mr. Molnar asked if two readings of the job descriptions will be needed in order to reinstate them. Dr. Crowe stated he believes that the description would go right back into effect but deferred to counsel for further clarification. Ms. Lordi stated that Dr. Crowe was correct. Mr. Molnar asked if there is a legal issue to remove them. Dr. Crowe state these positions are just not being filled. Mr. Tamburello thanked the Administration for implementing the new language in Item #5. Mr. Tamburello stated he hopes the laws regarding bullying are implemented quickly. Dr. Crowe stated he is receiving guidance from the County Superintendent of Schools on that issue. Ms. Leidner asked why, if Item #6 is not a pressing item, the Board is taking action on it. Dr. Crowe responded that he is attempting to update the job descriptions in the district, noting the job descriptions can be reinstated if needed There were no comments or questions from the public. With all Board members voting in favor, with the exception of Mr. Molnar and Mr. Yuhasz who voted no on Item #6, the foregoing was adopted. During roll call, Ms. Leidner stated she will vote yes on all items as long as the job descriptions can be reinstated if necessary. Ms. Leidner presented the Policy and Planning resolutions. The Curriculum Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, presented the following: 1.
The 2010-2011 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Report will be presented.
That the Board of Education adopt the following curriculum guides for the instructional program: Curriculum Guide Introduction to Psychological Research Psychology AP Psychology
That the Board of Education approve payment, not to exceed $4,608.00, for Kurzweil Professional Development Technology and Language Arts teacher training and training workbooks for 3 high schools and 5 middle schools to Jan Tech Educational Services, att: Janet DeSenzo, 9 White Birch Lane Sparta, NJ 07871 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 IDEA ARRA Basic Account #20-450-100-600-10-F-AR-RA)
That the Board of Education approve the Carolina Biological Science Kits to be program piloted at Colonia High School during the 2010-2011 school year.
That the Board of Education approve the previously submitted “Elementary School Program of Studies” booklet for the 2011-2012 school year.
Mr. Triebwasser moved for the adoption of the Curriculum recommendations, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. There were no comments or questions from the Board or public. With all Board members voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. Dr. Crowe asked Ms. Rotella to present the Adequate Yearly Progress report as required by law. Ms. Rotella presented the report advising that this is a very important part of NCLB. 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 $22,482,689.00 and the Food Service Department bills in the amount of $3,299.65.
99 November 18, 2010 2.
That the amount of district taxes needed to meet the obligations of this Board for the next thirty-one day period, beginning December 1, 2010 is: Requisition for Taxes for the General Fund in the amount of $12,771,513.00 and for the Debt Service in the amount of $313,788.00; totaling $13,085,301.00, and that the Township Council is hereby requested to place in the hands of the Treasurer of School Monies that amount by December 10, 2010.
That the Board of Education accept the Report of the Secretary for the month of October 2010.
That the Board of Education accept the attached Business Administrator/Board Secretary's Monthly Interest and Investment Report for the month of October 2010.
That the bookkeeping transfers pertaining to the 2010-11 budgetary accounts be approved as per the attached list.
That the Board of Education accept the previously submitted Report of the Treasurer for the month of September 2010, as it agrees with the Report of the Secretary. The October 2010 Treasurerâ€™s Report has not been received.
That the members of the Board of Education certify that to the best of their knowledge no major account or fund has been overexpended in violation of N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-16.10(b) and that sufficient funds are available to meet the district's financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year.
That the Board of Education readopt the 2010-11 School Year Budget changing the total from $187,687,192.54 to $187,724,512.54 to reflect the following: Perkins Grant
That the Business Administrator/Board Secretary be authorized to accept the highest bids received for items advertised for public sale, which are no longer needed for school purposes, and to complete the transaction to the best interest of the Board of Education.
That the Business Administrator/Board Secretary be authorized and directed to dispose of items for public sale, which are no longer needed for school purposes, as advertised, for which no bids were received, to the best interest of the Board of Education.
Mr. Tamburello moved for the adoption of the Finance and Insurance 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 abstained on Item #1, Vendor #395260, the foregoing was adopted. Mr. Miloscia thanked the Technology team for keeping the network up and running 99% of the time. The Technology Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, presented the following: 1.
That the Board of Education approve the purchase of Study Island language arts and math web based software for 3 high schools, at a cost not to exceed $11,079.18, to Study Island, LLC, att: Denita Richardson, 3232 McKinney Ave., Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75204 (Payment will be from IDEA ARRA basic account #20-450-100-600-10-F-AR-RA)
Mr. Miloscia moved for the adoption of the Technology recommendation, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. There were no comments or questions from the Board or public. With all Board members voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. The Transportation Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Business Administrator/Board Secretary, presented the following:
100 November 18, 2010 1.
That the Board of Education approve a jointure with the Hazlet Board of Education for the transportation of two (2) students on Rt. SJV1 (St. John Vianney School, Colonia) for the 20102011 school year at a rate of $4.91 per diem, per student for 180 days.
That the Board approve the attached Report of the Completion of the School Bus Emergency Evacuation Drills.
That the Board of Education approve the cancellation of Rt. FASA, A Step Ahead, Basking Ridge, NJ, to the Dapper Bus Company for the 2010/2011 school year, effective 11/19/2010 due to the school closing.
Mr. Golden moved for the adoption of the Transportation recommendations, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. There were no comments or questions from the Board or public. With all Board members voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. Board Attorney, Viola Lordi, had nothing to bring before the Board for open session. Under "Old Business," Ms. Leidner asked how the Budget Review Committee process is proceeding. She also requested minutes from the meetings. Dr. Crowe stated he will get the minutes to the Board as soon as possible. Dr. Crowe explained the group has begun by looking at the values of the Committee that would make a model school. He advised that the panel will be meeting again in December. Ms. Leidner asked several questions regarding Chartwells bills. Ms. Leidner stated she felt the uncrating fee and setup fees were extremely high. Mr. DeMarino stated the $750,000 investment that Chartwells makes is amortized over 5 years. Mr. DeMarino stated Chartwells has a company that they use but admitted he should have looked at the bills closer. Mr. DeMarino stated he will meet with Chartwells representatives and Bill Marquart, the district’s liaison, to get clarification of the costs. Ms. Leidner stated she has been out to many of the kitchens and doesn’t feel there was $750,000 worth of work done. Ms. Leidner stated the COBRA benefits were also billed back to the district. Mr. DeMarino stated that was within their original proposal. Ms. Leidner stated Chartwells is also charging the district for manager and associates handbooks. She stated she doesn’t recall seeing that listed in their proposal. Mr. DeMarino stated that would fall under the materials section of the proposal. Ms. Leidner stated she doesn’t feel the Board should be providing their handbooks and guides in the future should they decide to renew Chartwells’ contract. Ms. Leidner asked if the district is billing Chartwells for the technical support that our tech team is giving. Mr. DeMarino stated Ms. Rotella has brought that to his attention also. He further stated that he checked with other districts and found that they also lent the services of their tech teams in order to get the project moving. Ms. Leidner feels Chartwells should be charged for the tech services since that takes our tech team away from servicing our schools. Ms. Leidner requested a copy of the participation level by school. Mr. DeMarino stated he will get that for her. Ms. Leidner asked who provides training for the Point of Sale system. Mr. DeMarino stated the NutriKids system has people training the Chartwells employees on point of sale. Ms. Leidner asked if the issue of fingerprinting has been totally resolved. Mr. DeMarino stated he believes all fingerprinting has been completed. Ms. Leidner asked if that includes custodians as well. Mr. DeMarino stated he believes so but that is being handled at Town Hall. Ms. Leidner stated there was a concern about doors and windows being left open over night. Mr. DeMarino stated he will address that with Town Hall. Dr. Crowe stated the district will be conducting spot checks to assure that buildings are completely locked up over night. Mr. Tamburello asked if Chartwells is fully staffed in the kitchens. Mr. DeMarino stated the private sector does not staff the same as the public sector. He stated Chartwells feels that all schools are currently staffed at the correct level. Mr. Tamburello stated Chartwells saw a need and did staff up slightly. Mr. DeMarino stated the biggest concern was that the lines move quickly so that the children have ample time to eat. Mr. Tamburello asked if the parents are depositing money into the point of sale student accounts. Mr. DeMarino stated it is difficult to judge the first month of a new system. Mr. Molnar stated he e-mailed all Principals in October for their concerns and comments on the lunch program. He stated he received approximately 17 responses which listed a clerical issue as the main
101 November 18, 2010 concern. He also mentioned there were concerns over the point of sale system. Mr. DeMarino stated he will continue to monitor. He advised that Mr. Wolferman is monitoring bounced checks which have been received from parents. Mr. Molnar stated he will e-mail the Principals at the end of this month to see if the concerns have been resolved. Mr. Molnar offered to share the responses with the Board. Ms. Leidner asked if the Board has realized a decrease in the vending machine guarantee since Chartwells is selling some of the same items that are in the vending machines. Mr. DeMarino stated the vending machine company is having issues with the fact that Chartwells is selling the same items that are in their machines. He commended the Board Attorneyâ€™s office for their job on the vending contract. Mr. DeMarino stated he will address the concerns with the vending machine company. Under â€œNew Business," Mr. Molnar stated he has received several complaints from parents regarding the use of the Honeywell system for advertising events. He stated the parents feel the system should be used for emergency situations only. Dr. Crowe stated he will look to develop guidelines. He stated it has become very popular specifically in the middle and high schools. Dr. Crowe stated he will suggest to the Policy and Planning Committee that guidelines be put forth. Mr. Molnar stated he is concerned that parents are ignoring the alerts since there are so many. Dr. Crowe stated at the December Principalsâ€™ meetings, he will ask for input from the principals and report to the Policy and Planning Committee in January. The Board President opened the meeting to the public. During this portion, a parent came forward to promote uniforms in the schools noting that students become more focus when flashy clothing is not being worn. D. Pinkowitz, Iselin, stated that parents can control the type of Honeywell alerts they receive. Ms. Rotella stated the parents do decide which messages they want to receive. Mr. Molnar stated he understands what Ms. Rotella is stating however he still feels there is an issue with too many unnecessary alerts. Dr. Crowe stated he feels that the district needs to make sure that the system runs as efficiently as it should. Mr. Pinkowitz stated he supports the upcoming bond referendum and stressed the importance of voting yes. T. Maras, Fords, thanked Ms. Rotella for the excellent presentation of the Adequate Yearly Progress report. Mr. Maras asked for a breakdown of the bill figure listed in Item #1 of the Finance and Insurance recommendations. Mr. DeMarino stated he will get a copy of the bill list for him. Mr. Maras asked what Chartwells billing has been to date. Mr. DeMarino explained he did not bring that information to the meeting. He stated the bottom line is the district is guaranteed a $58,000 return regardless of how Chartwells does. Mr. Maras asked how the district would pay for the equipment that Chartwells installed if the Board decides not to renew their contract. Mr. DeMarino stated he would write the cost of the equipment into the new RFP and any company coming in would have to assume that cost. Mr. Maras expressed concerns over the Board keeping Chartwells personnel on in order for them to reach retirement age. Mr. DeMarino stated the employees that were kept on the Board of Education payroll received one year contracts. He further stated the Board will have the right to either renew or not renew their contracts annually. Mr. DeMarino stated Chartwells would have to look at whether or not they would want to staff the position vacated by a retirement. Mr. Maras stated the Board and Administration need to be clear with all taxpayers regarding the roof and solar panels which will be presented for taxpayer approval on December 14. Mr. Maras asked if any structural requirements are needed on the roofs prior to installing solar panels. Mr. DeMarino stated for the next 15 years, the solar renewable energy credits will be coming back into the district which is going to offset the cost of the project. Mr. DeMarino stated the grant money is to replace all the school roofs. He further stated it is by incorporating the solar panels into the project that keeps the cost down of the roof replacement. Mr. DeMarino explained the savings that both Lawrence and Piscataway have realized since installing solar panels. He stated solar energy should reduce the cost of the PSE&G bills by 40% to 50%. Mr. DeMarino stated the panels are guaranteed for 25 years. Mr. Maras asked who will put the bid out for this project, recommending that there be a primary contract. Mr. DeMarino stated that schools will be bundled in four to five schools so that no contractor gets an abundance of projects. He stated the roofer will oversee the installation of the solar panels. Mr. Maras stated he did not see money budgeted for the repair of new roofs. Mr. DeMarino stated the warranty will cover the newly installed roofs for a
102 November 18, 2010 period of 20 to 25 years. Mr. DeMarino stated a portion of the $150,000 will need to be budgeted in the 2011-2012 budget since all the roofs will not be immediately replaced. Mr. Maras asked the time frame of the project. Mr. DeMarino stated the estimate is approximately two years, working in the summer months when school is closed and over student holidays. Mr. DeMarino confirmed that roofing will not be done while students are in school. Mr. Maras stated the public needs to realize the schools utilize a minimal amount of electricity during the summer months so a significant amount of energy will be generated from the panels. Mr. Maras stated this project is also a safety factor. Mr. Maras offered any support the school district needs for this project. Ms. Leidner stated the $750,000 investment by Chartwells has a depreciation rate of $150,000 per year so the district would never have to repay the full amount of $750,000. J. Vataric, Woodbridge, advised he supports the bond referendum. He stressed the importance of voting whether it be in person or through an absentee ballot. 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: Resignation; extensions of sympathy; retirements; leaves of absence; transfers and appointments of certified and non-certified staff; appointments of certified and non-certified substitutes; adjustments in salary; appointments and changes of staff members for committees, after-school and professional development activities, home instructors, and coaches. There will also be hearing regarding 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 8:30 p.m. The Board returned from Closed Session at approximately 9:35 p.m. and a roll call found all members present as were previously recorded. The Personnel Committee, on recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Director of Personnel Services presented the following: 1. That the following resignation be accepted: Name Luan, Chih-Ann Grace
Assignment Science, JFK HS
Years/Service 3 yrs., 4 mos.
Effective Date 1/31/11
2a. That the Board of Education has been informed of the death of Jean McCauley, retired 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 Jean McCauley and a note of passing shall be made in the minutes. 2b. That the Board of Education has been informed of the death of Dorothy C. Junio, retired 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 Dorothy C. Junio and a note of passing shall be made in the minutes. 2c. That the Board of Education has been informed of the death of Stephen R. Kovacs, former board member, 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 Stephen R. Kovacs and a note of passing shall be made in the minutes. 3.
That the following retirements be accepted with regret: Name Blankley, Dianne Bruno, Michele Craig, Joan Jaeger, Sandra
Assignment Woodbridge HS, Teacher Instructional Services, Sec. (12) Matthew Jago, Parapro-S Transportation, Bus Driver
Years/Service 25 yrs. 18 yrs., 1 mo. 9 yrs., 2 mos. 25 yrs.
Effective 1/31/11 1/31/11 12/31/10 6/30/11
103 November 18, 2010 Kroner, Joyce Leary, Kathleen Leifeste, Robert Santasieri, Agnes Santasieri, Michael Scott, Debra Lynn Strack, Richard Ziminski, Michael
Pennsylvania Ave., Teacher Transportation, Bus Driver Iselin MS, Vice-Principal Food Services, Asst. Sec. (12) Transportation, Bus Driver Robert Mascenik, Teacher Colonia HS, English Iselin MS, Guidance
22 yrs., 6 mos. 34 yrs., 4mos. 39 yrs. 31 yrs., 5 mos. 10 yrs. 33 yrs. 37 yrs., 8 mos. 38 yrs.
6/30/11 12/31/10 6/30/11 6/30/11 6/30/11 6/30/11 6/30/11 6/30/11
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 School Aide, Mawbey St. Teacher, Claremont Ave. Para-S, Lynn Crest School Aide, Robert Mascenik Bus Attendant, Transportation Teacher, Claremont Ave. Teacher, Fords MS
Name Bildeyko, Lorraine * Filion, Danielle % Gadhia, Janakbala * Kunitsky, Lucille * Manzueta, Delfa * Marrone, Jodi * Wandling, Diana *
Effective 10/25/10 – 1/3/11 12/16/10 – 6/30/11 12/9/10 – 12/23/10 11/29/10 – 12/3/10 12/3/10 – 1/17/11 1/7/11 – 4/8/11 1/5/11 – 6/30/11
% NJFL * Unpd. Personal
That the following employees be approved at the salaries listed, due to level movement on the salary guide as per the negotiated agreement: Name Ardizzone, Veronica Beato, Indira Curran-Miloscia, Claire Encarnacion, Oneida Kube, Margaret Maire, Donna Marney, Robert Pribila, Michele Russo, Carole
Assignment Transportation, Bus Driver (p/t) Transportation, Bus Driver (p/t) Fords MS, Asst. Sec. (10-mo) Transportation, Bus Attendant Transportation, Bus Attendant Transportation, Bus Driver (p/t) Transportation, Bus Attendant Transportation, Bus Attendant JFK HS, Asst. Sec. (12-mo)
Effective 12/17/10 12/17/10 12/1/10 12/17/10 12/17/10 12/17/10 12/17/10 12/17/10 12/1/10
Rate/Hour 29.05 29.05 N/A 17.68 17.68 29.05 17.68 17.68 N/A
Annual Salary 29,079.96# 29,079.96# 34,410.00 12,871.04# 12,871.04# 29,079.96# 12,871.04# 12,871.04# 41,296.00
# Salary for informational purposes only
6. For the Approval of the Board: TRANSFERS CERTIFIED Name Giordano, Diane Gnadinger, Jane
JFK HS, Math Colonia MS, English
WHS, Math WHS, Media Specialist
Effective 2/1/11 1/1/11
Trans., Bus Attendant
Trans., Bus Driver (5.5)
# Salary adjusted to $20.35/hr (20,371.26 annually)
7. That the following personnel be appointed for the 2010-2011, school year at the salary rate shown: APPOINTMENTS CERTIFIED Name Livres, Christine
Effective Credited Date Degree Yrs./Exp. 1/1/11 M 3
Assigned Subj. Area Science
Spec. Prog. or Budget Budget
Total Annual Salary Rate 55,957.00
104 November 18, 2010 *** Reappointment
NON-CERTIFIED Name *** Khan, Moona *** Crowe, Heather *** Czochanski, Lou Anne
Hourly Replacing Rate
11/19/10 11/22/10 11/19/10
Lynn Crest, Para-S (p/t) Self Lynn Crest, Para-S Self Avenel St., Para-S Self
Total Annual Salary Rate
20.73 23.36 23.36
11,318.58# 27,634.88# 27,634.88#
*** Reappointment # Annual Salary for informational purposes only
8. That the following After School Activity appointments for the Middle Schools and High Schools be approved for the 2010-2011 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted): School Iselin Middle School Iselin Middle School Iselin Middle School Iselin Middle School Colonia High School Colonia High School Colonia High School Colonia High School Colonia High School Colonia High School Colonia High School Colonia High School
Name Amery, Patricia Canto, Richard Caruso, Franco Herbeck, Scott Biri, Drew Blash, Jennifer Blash, Jennifer Cerbone, Michelle Chiera, Christopher Hill, Andrew Parry, Jason Parry, Jason
Position Salary Track $1,226.50 Football, Soccer 1,226.50 Basketball, Softball 1,226.50 Kickball 1,226.50 Fall Open Gym 490.60 Volleyball Club 269.83 Fall Conditioning PM 490.60 Girls’ Fall Conditioning 490.60 Fall Conditioning AM 539.66 Boys’ Fall Conditioning 269.83 Winter Conditioning 735.90 Spring Conditioning 686.84
9. That the following Extra-Curricular appointments for the elementary schools be approved for the 2010-2011 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted): School Ross Street Ross Street Ross Street Ross Street Port Reading Port Reading
Name Buteas, Kathleen Milford, Deborah Perryman, Kimberly Rawls, Kelly Kaelber, Kelli Rothenberg, Linda
Activity Safety Patrol* Safety Patrol* Student Council* Student Council* Family Math* Family Math*
Salary 491.00 491.00 491.00 491.00 300.00 300.00
Funded through PTO
10. That the following changes be made for the Extra-Curricular Activities at Colonia Middle School for the 2010-2011 school year (Personnel Agenda 10/13/10, Item #7): a. Remove the name Michael McCabe, Drama Club Advisor and replace with Jaimie Grose. b. Remove the name Marcella Henriques, Book Club Co-Advisor, and replace with Edwin Nunez. 11. That the following home instructors be appointed at the rate of $32.50 per hour (Payment will be upon voucher submitted.): Name Bode, Frank Borna, Anne Burke, Patricia Chiera, Sandra Christensen, Bruce Christopher, James Corsano-Howard, Catherine
Crespo, Brenda Fasciale, Yvonne Forbes, Michael Gietter, Hedi
Effective Date 9/28/2010 10/4/2010 9/28/2010 11/11/2010 9/30/2010 10/1/2010 9/28/2010 10/4/2010 9/28/2010 9/28/2010 10/4/2010
Students 2 1 3 1 1 4 1 4 3 2 1
Total Weekly Hours 3.00 1.75 4.00 10.00 1.25 10.00 1.75 22.25 3.75 5.25 10.00
105 November 18, 2010 Hendlowitch, Edward Hoyer, Brett Hozjan, Mary Huber, Stacy Larsen, Rosanne Leviten, Florence McCauley, Barbara Pafumi, Gloria Parisi, Karen Prochoren, Kathleen
10/1/2010 11/16/2010 9/28/2010 10/19/2010 9/28/2010 10/4/2010 10/18/2010 11/11/2010 9/30/2010 9/28/2010
1 1 4 1 3 2 2 1 3 2
1.75 1.25 11.00 5.00 11.00 4.25 3.75 4.00 6.25 3.00
106 November 18, 2010 11.
Continued Effective Date 10/1/2010 10/18/2010 10/1/2010 9/28/2010 10/1/2010 9/28/2010 9/28/2010
Name Risberg, Kathleen Slaughter, Henry Solop, Patricia Switek, Michael Valente, Jessica Zirpolo, Janice Zollo, Laura
Students 1 3 5 1 2 8 1
Total Weekly Hours 1.75 5.00 10.25 1.75 15.00 27.00 5.00
12. That the Board of Education approve payment to the following staff members as instructors for our Fall 2010 Professional Development Tech Academy (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account): Hours 6 8
Name Bost, Jennifer Caterino, Tina
Rate/Hr. Salary 32.50 195.00 32.50 260.00
13. That the Board of Education approve payment to the following staff members as CPR/AED Certification instructors during the 2010-2011 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from account #11-000-213-100-60-C-AE-N4) Hours Name Cinkiewicz, Beth Ann 3 Robson, Lori 6 Soberanis, Deborah RN 6
Rate/Hr. 32.50 32.50 32.50
Salary 97.50 195.00 195.00
14. That the Board of Education approve the following staff members to conduct the IALAC Program during the 2010-2011 school year at Menlo Park Terrace School #19. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from account # 11-401-100-100-29-Z-AC-00) Name Ammiano, Kelly Casey, Linda Kozak, Kristina Monticollo, Virginia
Salary 318.75 318.75 318.75 318.75
15. That the Board of Education approve payment to the following staff member to run a series of workshops for parents and families of students participating in the Title III Bilingual Connections program from November 2010 through June 2011. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from account #20-245-100-101-11-F-00-00) Hours Name Saraiva, Melissa 50
Rate/Hr. Salary 32.50 1,625.00
16. That the Board of Education approve payment to the following staff members to assist in a series of workshops for parents and families of students participating in the Title III Bilingual Connections program from November 2010 through June 2011. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from account #20-245-100-101-11-F-00-00) Hours Name Magdi, Abdo 9 Shenouda, Nadia 9 Stelluto, Donna 9
Rate/Hr. 32.50 32.50 32.50
Salary 292.50 292.50 292.50
17. That the Board of Education approve payment to the following staff member to develop, prepare and run workshops for the parents enrolled in the Title I program. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from account #20-230-100-101-11-F-00-00) Name Anan, Maria
Rate/Hr. Salary 32.50 1,625.00
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18. That the Board of Education approve payment to the following staff member to prepare childrens’ programs and activities to run concurrently with the Title I parent workshops. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from account #20-230-100-101-11-F-00-00) Name Zollo, Laura
Rate/Hr. Salary 32.50 650.00
19. That the Board of Education approve payment to the following staff members to assist in a series of three workshops for parents and families of children enrolled in the Title III program. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from account #20-230-100-101-11-F-00-00) Hours Name Groiss, Sara 9 Henderson, Valerie 9 McCormick, Barbara 9
Rate/Hr. 32.50 32.50 32.50
Salary 292.50 292.50 292.50
20. That the Board of Education approve the attached list of staff members for ASI, Title I, ESL/Bilingual, and Title III projects along with their assignments and that portion of their salaries paid from federal, local, and state funds for the 2010-2011 school year. 21. That the following coaches be appointed for the 2010-2011 school year: Name Biri, Drew Carbone, Michael Hennessy, Robert Hill, Andrew Hill, Andrew Holmes, Jeffrey Isola, Shannon Kelley, Chris LaSala, Pellegrino
School Colonia HS Woodbridge HS JFK High School Colonia HS Colonia HS Colonia HS Colonia HS Woodbridge HS Colonia HS
Position Asst. Girls’ Basketball Head Wrestling Asst. Baseball Asst. Baseball Asst. Boys’ Basketball Head Golf Asst. Softball Asst. Boys’ Basketball Asst. Spring Track (B)
Salary 5,057.00 7,548.00 4,425.00 4,425.00 5,057.00 4,717.00 4,425.00 5,057.00 3,793.00
22. That the Board of Education approve payment to Shelley Wiesner and Donna Vigilante to substitute for the Child Study Teams for the 2010-2011 school year at the rate of $187/day. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted.) 23. That the Board of Education approve the previously submitted list of salary adjustments for degree status changes, dated November 18, 2010, for the 2010-2011 school year, retroactive to September 1, 2010, or August 25, 2010. Payment for adjustments to be made on December 15, 2010. 24. That the substitute teachers listed below be approved for the 2010-2011 school year: Altland, Sean Buhler, Tiffany Chaurabarti, Nandini Couzzi, Mary Faison, Anthony Figueiredo, Ana Jackson, Jodi Jimenez, Efigeni Kelly- Jurgen, Maureen Kim, Mindy Kessler, Janice Kuzma, Thomas Piatkowski, Tabitha Poniatowski, Gena Sasso, Joseph
108 November 18, 2010 Vilicka, John White, Allison 25. That the following temporary employees be approved for the 2010-2011 school year Substitute Bus Attendant Lavani, Jyoti Substitute Paraprofessional Cimilluca, Christine Lester, Linda Substitute Secretary Della Pietro, Linda Mr. Molnar moved for the adoption of the Personnel recommendations, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz. With all Board members voting in favor with the exception of Mr. Miloscia who abstained on Item #5 in the name of Claire Curran-Miloscia and Mr. Triebwasser who abstained on Item #20 in the names of Valerie Henderson and Linda Triebwasser, 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 9:37 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 November 18, 2010.
Dennis DeMarino d
December 13, 2010