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102 December 17, 2009 A Regular Meeting of the Board of Education, Township of Woodbridge, was held on December 17, 2009 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 Molnar, presided. Board members present: Diane Acquisto, Judy Leidner, Lawrence Miloscia, Brian Small, Ezio Tamburello, George Yuhasz, Brian Molnar. Thomas “Skip Garley and Lewis Huber were absent. Board personnel present: John Crowe, Dennis DeMarino, Viola Lordi, Lois Rotella, Angela Korodan, Rita Miller, Anthony D’Orsi, Edmund Treadaway, William Marquart, Barbara DeRollo. Newspaper Reporters Present:

None

Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Dennis DeMarino, read the following statement regarding the Open Public Meetings Law: "The New Jersey Open Public Meetings Law was enacted to insure the right of the public to have advance notice of and to attend the meetings of public bodies at which any business affecting their interest is discussed or acted upon. In accordance with the provisions of this act, the Board of Education had caused notice of these meetings to be published by having the date, time and place, thereof, posted as follows: April 29, 2009:

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

On a motion by Ms. Acquisto, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz and carried, the following Minutes were approved: November 19, 2009 November 19, 2009

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Regular Meeting Closed Session

Mr. DeMarino reported Bids received, as follows: For the 2009-2010 School Year December 2, 2009

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Power Purchase Solar Photovoltaic System

December 2, 2009

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School-Related Activities/Various Athletic Events-Student Transportation Services

December 2, 2009

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Special Education Transportation

Mr. DeMarino stated there was no Correspondence to report. The following Reports of the Superintendent were received: Register Statistics – November 2009 Report of Fire Drills – November 2009 Student Suspension Report/Elementary – Month of November 2009 Student Suspension Report/Secondary – Month of November 2009 Bomb Threat Report – Month of November 2009 Monthly Report of Attendance Officer, Sal Ciardiello – November 2009 Monthly Report of Attendance Officer, Kurt Adams – November 2009 Dr. Crowe gave his monthly overview of the district announcing that School #22 has been nominated for a Blue Ribbon Award, noting that School #24 was previously named an NCLB Blue Ribbon School. Dr. Crowe reviewed the Blue Ribbon process. Ms. Leidner asked for a round of applause for two Blue Ribbon Schools in the district. Dr. Crowe stated there will be beginning discussions regarding roof replacement and solar panels at schools throughout the district. Dr. Crowe stated that he and members of the Board requested that Mr. DeMarino find the most cost effective way to replace the roofs. Dr. Crowe stated this time of year the Administration and Board begin to work on the budget for the following school year. Dr. Crowe further stated that Woodbridge does not receive their fair share of state funding nor has it for many years. He stated it appears that the new funding formula which went into effect last year, will not remain in effect resulting in Woodbridge not receiving their fair share of funding


103 December 17, 2009 again. Dr. Crowe stated Woodbridge must place significant public pressure on any official who does not have the courage to say the funding process is outrageous. He stated he will also explore the possibility of legal possibilities in dealing with this situation. Mr. Molnar stated Dr. Crowe will have the entire Board’s support. Mr. Molnar then called for Committee reports. The Superintendent of Schools presented the following recommendations: 1.

That a note be made in the minutes that the dates for the John F. Kennedy Memorial High School Marching Band to participate the 2010 Boston Music Tour in Boston, MA be changed to April 29May 2, 2010. (Superintendent’s Agenda – November 19, 2009 – Item #7.)

2.

That the Board of Education grant permission to allow the Woodbridge High School Choir to participate in Music in the Parks Festival in Baltimore, MD, from May 7-9, 2010, at no cost to the district, provided that all policies and regulations governing overnight trips are adhered to prior to and during the trip.

3.

That a note be made in the minutes that, due to pricing adjustments, payment for the District License Fee to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services for participation in the proficiency testing program shall be augmented to $250.00, not $200.00. (Superintendent’s Agenda, 11/19/09, Item #9.)

4.

That the Board of Education ratify the approval of the following settlements previously approved by the Board on November 17, 2009: 1. The Settlement Agreement and General Release in the matter entitled B.F.H., Individually, B.F.H. on behalf of A.C., a Minor, New Jersey Superior Court, Docket No. MID-L-2659-09; 2. The Settlement Agreement and General Release in the matter entitled Pallay v. Woodbridge Township Board of Education, New Jersey Superior Court, Docket No. MID-L-008828-07; and 3. The General Release of Crossclaims in the matter entitled Giangeruso v. Billings, et al., New Jersey Superior Court, Docket No. MID-L-9108-06. The Board hereby authorizes the Board President, the Board Business Administrator/Board Secretary, and the attorneys representing the Board in the aforesaid matters to take all necessary and appropriate steps to implement the aforesaid settlements.

5

That the Board of Education approve the previously submitted list of Professional Development conferences for staff members, dated December 17, 2009.

6.

That the Board of Education approve the previously submitted contract for payment to Hybridge Learning Group for applied behavior analysis for direct instruction at a rate of $65/hour and program coordination at a rate of $110/hour for a special education student. (Payment will be made from the Consultant Account.)

7.

That the Board of Education approve payment to Summit Speech School to contract for one extended group speech session (Sound Beginnings) for a special education student at a rate of $120/session. (Payment will be made from the Consultant Account.)

8.

That the Board of Education approve payment to P.G. Chambers School to perform an Augmentative Communication Evaluation at a rate of $575/evaluation and follow-up/consultation at $150/hr. (Payment will be made from the Consultant Account.)

9.

That the Board of Education approve payment to Advancing Opportunities for Assistive Technology training for a special education student at a rate of $110/hour and $55/hour travel expense not to exceed 14 hours. (Payment will be made from the Consultant Account.)


104 December 17, 2009 10.

That the Board of Education approve payment to Jewish Vocational Services of MetroWest to conduct a specialized vocational assessment at a rate of $850.00 for a special education student. (Payment will be made from the Consultant Account.)

11.

That the Board of Education approve payment to Children’s Specialized Hospital to conduct a second opinion psychological evaluation for a special education student at a rate of $555.75. (Payment will be made from the Consultant Account.)

12.

That the Board of Education approve payment to Dr. Russell Kormann to provide behavioral assessment/support at a fee of $175/hour and to conduct an observation at a fee of $300.00 for a special education student. (Payment will be made from the Consultant Account.)

13.

That the following out-of-district facilities be approved for home instruction services at the rate listed: *Teacher Brookfield Schools Somerset Medical Center UCESC Education Inc. Embrace Kids Foundation Daytop New Hope Foundation, Inc. P.E.S.I./NB

Effective Date Oct., Nov. 2009 Oct., Nov., 2009 Oct. 2009 Nov. 2009 Oct. 2009 Nov. 2009 Nov. 2009 Nov., Dec. 2009

Number of Students 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Total Hours 69 12 20 Days 11.305 1.5 16 Days 4 Weeks 24

Amount $31.63 $47.00 $118.00 $49.00 $33.42 $108.00 $280.00 $31.63

Total Amount $2,182.47 $564.00 $2,360.00 $553.95 $50.13 $1,728.00 $1,120.00 $759.12

* 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.

14.

That the Board of Education, as required by state law (partially reimbursable in state aid), approve the enrollment of the following disabled students in a Special School Year Program for 2009-2010, in accordance with their Individual Educational Program (IEP) as shown below: Case No. P0805-13-09-ED E0912-03-06-PD A0912-14-06-ED P0901-05-09-SLD

15.

Tuition $34,380.00 $50,400.00 $52,080.00 $472.50/Mo.

Recommended Placement Middlesex County Academy

Effective Date 12/02/2009

Tuition $14,400.00

That a note be made in the minutes that the following out of district placements have been terminated for the 2009 – 2010 School Year: Case No. R0811-08-09-OHI T0811-06-09-MD

17.

Effective Date 11/23/2009 12/07/2009 12/14/2009 01/04/2010

That the Board of Education approve the enrollment of the following student for 2009-2010, as shown below: Case No. L0912-16-09

16.

Recommended Placement Raritan Valley Academy Summit Speech School Nuview Academy Rainbow Academy

Recommended Placement CPC Behavioral Healthcare First Children, LLC

Effective Date 11/23/2009 11/23/2009

Tuition $61,200.00 $54,702.65

That the Board of Education amends the tuition for the following student for the 2009-2010 School Year: Case No. W0803-15-09-ED

Recommended Placement Raritan Valley Academy

Effective Date 12/11/2009

Tuition $34,380.00

Mr. Small moved for the adoption of the Superintendent’s recommendations, seconded by Mr. Tamburello. There were no comments or questions from the Board or public. With all Board members present voting in favor, with the exception of Ms. Leidner who abstained on Item #5 in her name, the foregoing was adopted.


105 December 17, 2009 Dr. Crowe read a short biography about, and introduced Christine Dorantes, a Woodbridge High School student, who provided information about current activities at the school.

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 accept the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year, ended June 30, 2009, submitted by McEnerney, Brady & Company, LLC.

2.

That the Board of Education take corrective action, as outlined in the attached plan, to assure that the Audit Recommendations are placed into effect.

3.

That the Board of Education approves payment of the bills in the amount of $15,212,928.31 and the Food Service Department bills in the amount of 312,680.22.

4.

That the amount of district taxes needed to meet the obligations of this Board for the next thirty-one day period, beginning January 1, 2010 is: Requisition for Taxes for the General Fund in the amount of $12,363,212.00 and for the Debt Service in the amount of $327,183.00; totaling $12,690,395.00, and that the Township Council is hereby requested to place in the hands of the Treasurer of School Monies that amount by January 10, 2010.

5.

That the Board of Education accept the Report of the Secretary for the month of November 2009.

6.

That the Board of Education accept the attached Business Administrator/Board Secretary's Monthly Interest and Investment Report for the month of November 2009.

7.

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

8.

That the Board of Education accept the previously submitted Report of the Treasurer for the month of October 2009, as it agrees with the Report of the Secretary. The November 2009, Treasurer’s Report has not been received.

9.

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:23-2.11(a), and that sufficient funds are available to meet the district's financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year.

10.

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.

11.

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.

12.

That the Board of Education approve the previously submitted agreement, dated December 17, 2009, between the Woodbridge Township Board of Education and APV Enterprises, Inc., 259 New Road, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054, for the lease and servicing of snack and beverage vending machines. The agreement shall be for the period from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2011.

Ms. Leidner moved for the adoption of the Finance and Insurance recommendations, seconded by Mr. Small. There were no comments or questions from the Board or public. Prior to roll call Mr. DeMarino introduced Mr. John Lauria, McEnerney, Brady & Company, LLC, to present the audit findings for the 2008-09 school year. Mr. Lauria reviewed the recommendations and findings of the audit with the Board and public.


106 December 17, 2009 During Board discussion, Mr. Miloscia questioned Mr. Lauria on the funding for BPU rebates, noting his question was not directly related to the documents Mr. Lauria reviewed. Mr. Lauria stated he does not have an answer for Mr. Miloscia but will check into it and get back to the Board. Mr. DeMarino stated Mary Lyons of Capital Financial Advisors is present at the meeting to address those concerns during the presentation of the Ad Hoc Bond Referendum recommendations. Mr. Yuhasz thanked Mr. Lauria for his work on the audit. In addition, Mr. Yuhasz thanked Mr. DeMarino and the entire COLT team for their work on the budget throughout the year. Ms. Lordi suggested an amendment to the motion on Items #10 and #11. Ms. Lordi suggested revised language in both items. Ms. Leidner accepted the amendment to Items #10 and #11, seconded by Mr. Small. Mr. DeMarino asked Mr. Lauria to review the district’s bonding capacity and the amount of debt the district has. Mr. Lauria stated the district is able to borrow an amount in excess of 500 million dollars. He further advised, school debt as of June 30, 2009 is $51,000,775 with a remaining borrowing power of $472,683,048. Mr. Lauria stated the only debt the school district has is from the last bond sale of $82,000,000. Ms. Leidner commented that perhaps the State should take lessons from this Board of Education. With all Board members present voting in favor, with the exception of Ms. Acquisto who abstained on Item #3, Vendor #031490, the foregoing was adopted, The Ad Hoc Bond Referendum Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Business Administrator/Board Secretary, presented the following: 1.

That the Board of Education approve the following resolution. WHEREAS, the Woodbridge Township School District is proposing a public referendum on September 28, 2010, with a scope of work that includes the replacement of 23 school roofs (not previously replaced), with the exception of Woodbine Avenue School #23 and Menlo Park Terrace School #19, but including Building 16, and the installation of photovoltaic panels at all district schools; and WHEREAS, there exists a need for professional architectural services within the District for PreReferendum services. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education, Township of Woodbridge, County of Middlesex, New Jersey, as follows: a. The Board of Education authorizes and directs the Business Administrator/Board Secretary to execute an agreement with Spiezle Group, Inc., 120 Sanhican Drive, Trenton, NJ 08618, as outlined in the firm’s proposal, dated November 23, 2009. b. The services provided shall be as follows:

c.

Phase I:

Project Development and submission to the New Jersey Department of Education.

Phase II:

Pre-Referendum campaign efforts.

Phase III:

Design, documentation, bidding and construction administration.

Spiezle Group, Inc. shall receive payment in the amount of $34,000.00 for Phase I and Phase II. Phase III payment will be determined following passage of the referendum based on 7.5% of construction costs for the approved scope of work.

d. 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, et seq.) Mr. Small moved for the adoption of the Ad Hoc Bond Referendum recommendation, seconded by Ms. Leidner. Mr. Molnar stressed that the item being presented is the very early stages of a possible bond referendum. He explained that in order to obtain state funding, this item would have to be approved by the Board. There were no comments or questions at this point from the Board. During public discussion, P. Ballotta, Woodbridge, congratulated the Board on moving forward with the process for solar energy. He asked what happens regarding Phase III if the referendum does not pass. Mr. DeMarino stated there will be no fees paid for Phase III. Prior to roll call, Mr. DeMarino introduced Steven Siegel, Spiezle Group, Inc. and Mary Lyons, Capital Financial Advisors, to answer any questions the Board may have. Mr. DeMarino stressed this item is only authorizing the submission of the applications for state funding.


107 December 17, 2009 Mr. DeMarino stated the school roofs are now in need of replacement, stressing that roof replacement is difficult to get into the yearly operating budget. Dr. Crowe stated until Woodbridge receives its appropriate funding, it will be difficult crafting the yearly budget. Dr. Crowe further stated, although there will be no cost to the district in putting forth a referendum, the cost of doing nothing will be significant. Mr. Molnar thanked Mr. DeMarino and Spiezle Group, Inc. for the work already put forward for this project. He reminded everyone that the solar panels will not only reduce energy bills but will also fund the roof replacements. Ms. Lyons explained the no cost/zero impact of the proposed bond referendum. She explained that over a 20 year period, it is estimated the district would spend approximately 75.4 million dollars on the roof and solar projects. She stated over that same period of time, approximately 85 million dollars would be received in off-sets. Ms. Lyons stated the money would be borrowed for a 20 year period, structuring the borrowing pay back schedule to match the revenues so that there will be no tax impact. Mr. DeMarino asked Mr. Siegel to speak about the size of the roofs and the solar system. Mr. Siegel stated the roofs are in dire need of replacement. He stated that Woodbridge would be one of the largest, if not the largest, solar district in the state. Mr. Siegel further stated he is putting together a presentation for the Board and should have it ready next month. He explained some of the roofs are in such bad shape that they are affecting the infrastructure. Mr. DeMarino stated the Board was specific that they do not want this to fall in the lap of the taxpayers a few years down the road. He explained it positions the district, once this system is in place, for a savings of approximately $600,000 on electrical costs the first year. Mr. Siegel stated the numbers being used are very conservative. Dr. Crowe stated that there have been reports that solar projects do not produce any savings for 7 to 8 years. He asked why this project would be different. Mr. Siegel stated the 40% funding from the state is one of the major reasons that this project would see an immediate savings. He further stated the Board authorized the Administration to apply for the Clean Energy rebates several years ago giving $620,000 in rebates. Dr. Crowe asked how there will not be a financial impact on the taxpayers in the initial years when roofs are being replaced. Ms. Lyons explained the money borrowed for the previous bond referendum was borrowed in one lump sum. She further explained that the money for the roofs and solar projects could be borrowed in stages as needed. She stated the borrowing schedule will be based on the revenue schedule. Ms. Lyons also suggested notes would be an alternative. Mr. Siegel stated some of the roofs that have been approved for the Clean Energy Rebates could be completed first resulting in the district receiving the rebate sooner. Ms. Lyons stressed that they are very conscious that the Board does not want any tax impact. Mr. Molnar suggested that solar installation begin on the two new roofs resulting in the district receiving the rebates quickly. Mr. Siegel agreed with Mr. Molnar’s statement. Mr. DeMarino asked if debt service is granted from the state, has it ever been withdrawn. Ms. Lyons stated the current debt service aid program has been in existence since 2000 and has never been rescinded. Mr. DeMarino, stated Lisa Gorab, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, is the district’s bond counsel. He stated Lisa has been in discussion with Steve, Mary and himself at length regarding the roof and solar projects. Mr. Molnar expressed concerns over the new administration in Trenton. Mr. Molnar also acknowledged the poor shape of the roofs and the need for replacement. Mr. Siegel stated he has never seen the state renege on funding, once it is approved. Mr. DeMarino stated the money from the state for the previous bond referendum has come in slowly but the district will receive every dollar due them. He also stated the roof replacement projects will be much more easily completed and inspected. Mr. Siegel added that there were only two inspectors for the entire state. Mr. Yuhasz verified with Ms. Lyons that the funding process has changed and should result in the district getting back money quicker. Ms. Lyons clarified that the grant program is different than in the past. She stated there are a lot fewer grants which should expedite the reimbursement process.


108 December 17, 2009 Mr. Tamburello stated he agrees that this is a prudent first step. Mr. Tamburello stated it is the perception that it may not be cost effective on a residential basis to put solar panels up. Mr. Tamburello stated from everything he has read, with commercial and industrial applications, it seems more and more cost effective, because of the size and scope of the project and the cost of technologies that have gone down over the years. He stated therefore, you have to distinguish between residential, which is not very cost effective, and the size and scope that the district is thinking about which could be very cost effective to the taxpayers and to the district. Mr. Siegel agreed with Mr. Tamburello’s statement. He advised that his firm has been doing many solar projects throughout the state with different school districts and so far everyone of them that are up and running has shown benefits far greater than originally anticipated. Mr. Siegel stated the construction costs continue to come down. Mr. Tamburello asked Ms. Lyons if the credits that the district would be relying on are both federal and state credits. Ms. Lyons stated the district would not receive the federal tax credit since they do not pay income tax. Ms. Lyons clarified that the credit she referenced is the solar renewable energy credit not a tax credit. She explained these are tax credit bonds. Mr. Tamburello asked what the life span of solar panels are and maintenance required. Mr. Siegel advised the solar panels have a 25 year warranty so life expectance is 30-35 years. Mr. Siegel advised the panels must be washed down yearly. Mr. Miloscia questioned the debt service aid listed at 2.8 million dollars in the first year. Ms. Lyons explained that would be the state share which is 40% of the portion of the bond which was sold for solar panels. Mr. Miloscia asked where the inverters are placed on a roof application. Mr. Siegel stated normally the inverters are placed in a storage room or electrical room somewhere in the building. He stated in cases where the building did not have room, they can be placed outside. Mr. Miloscia asked the size of the inverters. Mr. Siegel stated it would depend on the size of the system but they can be as large as a refrigerator. Mr. Miloscia asked about the kilowatt hour AC generated in year one, which is 4,345,000. Mr. Siegel stated the rule of thumb is that every kilowatt is approximately 1,100 kilowatt hours. He stated a system that is 3.9 megawatts converts to 4.3 million kilowatt hours. Mr. Miloscia stated he will speak with Mr. Siegel further on that matter. Mr. DeMarino stated Mr. Siegel’s formula is based on the entire 3.9 megawatt system. Mr. Siegel further explained the conversion. Ms. Lyons stated the model is based on the assumption that everything will happen at once which is not going to be the case. There was no further discussion on the Ad Hoc Bond Referendum recommendation. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. Mr. DeMarino thanked Mary Lyons and Steve Siegel for their presentation. Mr. Miloscia also thanked Ms. Lyons and Mr. Siegel. He asked Ms. Lyons who the main buyer would be. Ms. Lyons responded the utility companies would buy the credits. Mr. Molnar thanked both Mary and Steve for their attendance at the meeting. 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 honoring former teacher and principal, Dr. Eugene Patten.

2.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached resolution declaring January 2010 as School Board Recognition Month.

3.

That the Board of Education adopt the attached student calendar for the 2010-2011 school year.

Ms. Acquisto moved for the adoption of the Policy and Planning recommendations, seconded by Mr. Tamburello. There were no comments or questions from the Board or public. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. Dr. Crowe presented the Policy and Planning resolution declaring January 2010 as School Board Recognition Month to all Board members present. The Curriculum Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, presented the following:


109 December 17, 2009 1.

That the Board of Education approve a pilot program entitled, “History of Popular Music” at John F. Kennedy High School during the 2010-2011 school year.

Mr. Tamburello moved for the adoption of the Curriculum recommendation, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. During Board discussion, Mr. Small asked for an explanation on the item presented. Ms. Rotella explained Kennedy High School is interested in expanding their music program. She explained the music instructor will be working in conjunction with the Social Studies department. Ms. Rotella stated she feels this will be a popular elective. She explained if the program is successful, it will be expanded to the other two high schools. Ms. Miloscia asked for a definition of “popular” in the program title. Ms. Rotella stated “popular” refers to the popular music in each period of time as it reflects the culture. Mr. Molnar congratulated Ms. Rotella on piloting this program. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. The Technology Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, presented the following: 1.

That the Board of Education approve the purchase of 14 PRO Digital Systems at a cost of $25,970.00 to Video Technologies, Att: John Nirmaier, 219 Holcombe Way, Lambertville, NJ 08530. (Two quotes received.) (Payment will be from IDEA ARRA Basic account #20-450-100600-10-F-AR-RA).

2.

That the Board of Education approve the purchase of 4 Kurzweil Professional Color Networks at a cost of $4,980.00 to Jan Tech Educational Services, Att: Janet DeSenzio, 9 White Birch Lane, Sparta, NJ 07871. (Payment will be from IDEA ARRA Basic Account #20-450-100-600-10-F-ARRA).

Mr. Miloscia moved for the adoption of the Technology recommendations, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. There were no comments or questions from the Board or public. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. During roll call, Mr. Miloscia verified that the items presented are a continuation of the agendas from the past two months, which Ms. Rotella affirmed. Mr. Miloscia thanked Ms. Miller, Ms. Jackson, Mr. Esolda and Ms. Rotella for their work on the items presented. 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 appointment of the following staff members to conduct the Woodbridge Township School District Ernest Dubay Track Meet. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from acct. #11-402-100-100-49-Z-DA-00): Level Elementary School Elementary School Middle School Middle School

Name Roarty, Thomas Stephen, Nicole Amery, Patricia Canto, Richard

Hours 25 25 25 25

Rate/Hr. 31.63 31.63 31.63 31.63

Salary 790.75 790.75 790.75 790.75

Mr. Small moved for the adoption of the Athletics and Extracurricular recommendation, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz. There were no comments or questions from the Board or public. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. 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 rescind the award for the installation of 139 marker boards with aluminum frames and installation of 139 LCD ceiling mounted projectors, in all schools for the 2009-2010 school year, as contractor is unable to perform installation. (11/19/09 Buildings and Grounds, Item #2.) Ole Reliable Construction, LLC PO Box 7758 Freehold, NJ 07728


110 December 17, 2009 2.

That the Board of Education approve the award for installation of 139 marker boards only with aluminum frames in all schools for the 2009-2010 school year as follows: (Payment will be from IDEA ARRA Basic Account #20-450-200-300-10-F-AR-RA.)

School Specialty Total $6,255.00 325 Stevens Way Freehold, NJ 07728 Mr. Yuhasz moved for the adoption of the Buildings and Grounds recommendations, seconded by Ms. Leidner. During Board discussion, Ms. Acquisto asked who will be installing the ceiling mounted projectors to be used with the marker boards in Item #2. Mr. DeMarino stated installation will be done by in-house carpenters. Ms. Acquisto asked how the projectors are hung. Mr. DeMarino explained, depending on the ceiling at each location, some will go up to the cement decking, others will require a plywood base put into the drop ceiling. Ms. Rotella further explained a kit has been purchased which is what the carpenters will be installing to hold the projectors. Mr. Tamburello asked for clarification on the electrical requirements for the project. Mr. DeMarino stated he will need to obtain quotes for the electrical work. Ms. Rotella stated the equipment is currently being used on a daily basis, with the use of extension cords, until ceiling mounting is complete. Mr. Yuhasz verified that graphics will be provided by the electrical contractor should a problem arise that needs to be addressed. Mr. DeMarino stated graphics will be provided by the contractor. There were no comments or questions from the public. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. The Transportation Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Business Administrator/Board Secretary, presented the following: 1.

That the Board of Education approve the cancellation of the following temporary Fall Out of District route for the 2009-2010 school year. (Transportation Agenda 10/14/09, Item 4.) Barker Bus Company 1400 Rt. 22 East Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Rt. FASA

2.

Total

$8,760.00

A Step Ahead Program 40 days @ $181.00 Aide: $38.00 Effective 10/5/09-12/4/09

That the Board of Education approve the award of PD10-28 for special education Fall Out of District routes for the 2009-2010 school year to the vendor with the lowest bid, whose proposals also met specifications, as follows: (Bids read 12/2/09-5 bids received) Dapper Bus Company 1020 Green Street Iselin, NJ 08830 Tier Route # 1 FHHS #11 Out 6 FMS #11 In FASA FDLP1

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

Total

Per Diem Aide $21.60 $21.60 $21.60 $21.60 $43.20 $43.20

$87,878.10

TierCost W/Aide $175.70 $179.90 $182.60 $176.30

Ms. Leidner moved for the adoption of the Transportation recommendations, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz. There were no comments or questions from the Board or public. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. Board Attorney, Viola Lordi, had nothing to bring before the Board for open session. Under "Old Business," Ms. Leidner reported on the workshops she attended in the past months, including the NJSBA workshop in Atlantic City as well as the Delegate Assembly.


111 December 17, 2009 Mr. Molnar stressed that the community as a whole must put pressure on their Senators and Legislators for fair funding. Dr. Crowe stated the way the district is so severely underfunded is not fair to the taxpayers of Woodbridge. He explained there are districts very similar to Woodbridge that receive nearly $5,000 per student in state funding each year while Woodbridge receives approximately $1,900.00 per student. He agreed with Mr. Molnar that the community must put pressure on the state. Mr. Miloscia asked if the district will ever advertise names of those who do not support the district. Dr. Crowe stated, as a Board of Education, he is not sure we are able to do that, however, he feels as residents, citizens and employees of Woodbridge, we would want to know who, if anyone, does not support our district and publicly state who is with us and who, by their silence, is against the district. Mr. Molnar stated by asking the community to come out for support is not going after a legislator but simply telling them that you are aware of the issue. Mr. Yuhasz thanked Mr. D’Orsi for his work on the whiteboards. He also commended Ms. Rotella for purchasing the white boards. Mr. Yuhasz stated Mr. D’Orsi has reported that , to date, there have been no major heating problems. Mr. Yuhasz thanked the entire Buildings and Grounds staff for their continued hard work. He also stated that Mr. D’Orsi has advised him that his department is ready for snow removal if needed. Mr. Yuhasz, on behalf of his family and the Buildings and Grounds Department, wished everyone a happy holiday. Mr. Molnar stated Dr. Crowe and he attended the Chamber of Commerce holiday luncheon where the Administration Building received the Beautification Award. Mr. Molnar thanked Mr. DeMarino and Mr. D’Orsi for their hard work on the exterior of the Administration Building. There was no “New Business" to bring before the Board. The Board President opened the meeting to the public. During this portion, M. Martino, expressed appreciation on behalf of his wife, Patricia Barbato Martino, for the naming of the street at Colonia High School in honor of her brother, “Coach Barbato Way”. He stated the street dedication was over whelming to him and his family. He thanked Mr. Molnar, Mr. Small, Dr. Crowe and all Board of Education members, the Administration, Mr. McLaughlin and the employees and fellow coaches that attended the dedication. He thanked Mayor McCormac, Councilman Greg Bedard, and Father Smith from St. Anthony’s. Mr. Martino thanked TV35 for the beautiful video which included additional footage of the locker room and replica of Coach Barbato’s football jersey. Mr. Martino presented a copy of the DVD to Mr. Molnar to be archived in the school district. Lisa S., Port Reading, complimented Dr. Crowe and the Board of Education for getting angry about the state funding. She expressed concerns over block scheduling, stating she believes modified block scheduling is better. She noted some of the evidence shows that the gap between subjects is an issue with test scores. She suggested a possible A – B modified block schedule. Dr. Crowe advised that the district looks at all schedules and reviews the schedules from elementary to high school. He stated the information he has received continues to state that block scheduling is as effective as A – B modified scheduling. Dr. Crowe stated the Administration will re-evaluate the effectiveness of the 4x4 model and consider any modifications which might be necessary. J. Triebwasser, Colonia, stated he is contemplating running for the Board. He further stated if he chooses to run it will be because he feels he will bring something positive to the district. Mr. Triebwasser stressed he has no ill feelings towards this Board, Administration or anyone in the district. He stated his intention is only to give Dr. Crowe and his administration the tools they need to run the district as effectively as they have in the past and as effectively as they can in the future. Mr. Small 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: Extension of sympathy; retirements; leaves of absences; adjustments in salaries; transfers; appointments of certified and non-certified staff and substitutes, which include substitute teachers, custodians, paraprofessionals, cafeteria workers, secretaries, and school aides; appointments/changes of advisors for extra-curricular activities and after-school activities,


112 December 17, 2009 professional development, IALAC Program; home instructors; resignations, and employee discipline. There will also be discussion of an employee grievance and of a request for professional days for a noncertificated staff member. 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 Mr. Small, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz and carried, the Board retired into Closed Session at approximately 8:47 p.m. The Board returned from Closed Session at approximately 9:47 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: 1a. That the Board of Education has been informed of the death of Dr. Eugene Patten, a former Elementary Principal, 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 Dr. Eugene Patten, and a note of passing shall be made in the minutes. b. That the Board of Education has been informed of the death of Judith Martinetti, a Paraprofessional, who served faithfully and rendered valuable service to the Board of Education and to the community. The sympathy of the Board of Education and the Administration is extended to the family of Judith Martinetti, and a note of passing shall be made in the minutes. c. That the Board of Education has been informed of the death of Frances Greenfield, a former 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 Frances Greenfield, and a note of passing shall be made in the minutes. 2. That the following retirements be accepted with regret: Name Burda, Kathryn Cornacchia, Joseph Coyle, Elizabeth Kenney, William Mayer Jr., William Sopko, Helen

Assignment Transportation, Bus Driver Colonia HS, HS Math Dept. Supv-10 Iselin MS, Asst. Secretary (10-mo.) Ross St., Supv. Custodian Matthew Jago, Teacher Woodbine Ave., Teacher

3. That the following resolution of retirement be approved: Name Years/Service Barth, Barbara 43 years, 7 months Clay, Kathleen 32 years, 8 months Hamilton, Barbara 23 years, 9 months Murdock, Clifford 20 years, 5 months Nalewajko, Joseph 42 years, 6 months Poloka, Beverly 25 years Reynolds, Daniel 25 years, 4 months Ryan Solop, Patricia 27 years Sopko, Helen 41 years, 4 months Totka, Albert 25 years, 3 months

Years/Service 30 yrs., 7 mos. 37 yrs. 28 yrs., 9 mos. 25 yrs., 10 mos. 40 yrs. 41 yrs., 4 mos.

Effective 3/31/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 12/31/09

Position Confidential Secretary School Psychologist Guidance Counselor Custodian Custodian School Nurse Custodian/Rover Teacher Teacher Painter

"WHEREAS, the above employees are retiring from active service in the public schools of Woodbridge Township after the number of years listed; and WHEREAS, it is the desire of the members of the Board of Education of the Township of Woodbridge to express their appreciation for loyal and unselfish service during those years; therefore be it RESOLVED, that the gratitude and best wishes of the members of the Board of Education of the Township of Woodbridge are hereby tendered to this employee in acknowledgment of the service he or she so faithfully and conscientiously rendered; and be it further


113 December 17, 2009 RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be spread on the minutes of the Board of Education, and a copy be sent to the above employees.

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 Iselin Middle, Math Claremont Ave., Teacher Transportation, Bus Driver (p/t) Pennsylvania Ave., School Aide Woodbridge H.S., Social Studies Matthew Jago, School Nurse Claremont Ave., School Aide Transportation, Bus Attendant

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Name Agrawal, Neetu Filion, Danielle Jozefowicz, Ronald Malinowski, Danielle Mizak, Danielle Soberanis, Deborah White, Peggy Zwonar, Karen

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Unpaid Personal Leave Maternity Lv.; Unpaid FMLA/NJFL--exact dates to be determined Unpaid NJFL Unpaid FMLA/NJFL

Effective 1/04/10- 1/31/10 2/23/10- 6/30/10 12/01/09-12/02/09 12/19/09- 1/31/10 2/16/10- 6/30/10 12/14/09- 12/23/09 12/16/09- 6/30/10 11/23/09-11/30/09

5. That a note be made in the minutes adjusting the effective start date of Catherine Impaglia, School Aide at Robert Mascenik School, to January 1, 2010. (11/19/09 Agenda, Item #10) 6. That the following employees be approved at the salaries listed for the balance of the 2009-2010 school year, due to tenure status on the administrators’ salary guide as per the negotiated agreement. Name Osborne, Scott Pace, Kenneth

Assignment Lynn Crest, Principal Woodbridge H.S., Vice-Principal

Effective 1/01/10 1/01/10

New Rate $122,849+2,918 122,235+1,157

7. That the previously submitted list of Supervising Custodians, dated December 14, 2009, be approved for the 2009-2010 school year at the salaries listed. 8. For the approval of the Board: NON-CERTIFIED Transfer Name

From

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Gambetta, Diane Grasso, Anthony Lee, Clinton Nowak, Grazyna Olear, Dorothy Waldron, Christine

Port Reading, Para-R(p/t) Woodbridge M.S., Custodian Woodbridge HS, Custodian Fords M.S., Custodian Mawbey St., Para-S J.F. Kennedy HS, Para-S

Matthew Jago, Para-S(p/t) Fords M.S., Custodian #2&16, B&G, Rover Colonia M.S., Custodian Iselin M.S., Para-S Matthew Jago, Para-S

Effective 12/14/09 12/21/09 12/21/09 12/21/09 12/18/09 1/01/10

9. That the following personnel be appointed for the 2009-2010 school year at the salary rate shown: Effective Credited Assigned Date Degree Yrs./Exp. Subj. Area 1/01/10 B+32 0 Art(R) 1/01/10 B+16 8 Spec. Ed.(R) 1/01/10 B+32 0 Elementary(R) 2/01/10 B 0 English(R) Sunmonu, Abibat Olukemi1/01/10 B+32 0 Spec. Ed.(R) Wagner, Colleen 1/01/10 B 0 PE/Health(R)

CERTIFIED Name @ Amendola, Donna @* Bedi, Patricia @ Hegedus, Adrienne Hutchinson, Daniel @* @ @

Leave of absence replacement

Spec. Prog. Bldg./Dept. or Budget Elementary Budget Fords Middle Budget Matthew Jago Budget Colonia HS Budget Iselin Middle Budget Woodbridge HS Budget

Total Annual Salary Rate $49,523.00 59,318.00 49,523.00 47,588.00 49,523.00 47,588.00


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Continued NON-CERTIFIED Name Alba, Mary Barany, Daniel Basso, Jacqueline Bolin, Mark Dedhia, Pragna Eagan, Daniel

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1/01/10 +++ 1/01/10 +++ Kamenas, Stevennette 1/01/10 LaFalce, Melissa 1/01/10 Lavani, Jyoti 1/01/10 Montoya, Marie 1/01/10 Olivo, Marilyn 1/01/10 Patel, Shilpa 1/01/10 Russo, Joseph +++ Wandling, Joann 1/01/10 *** Davidson, Donna *** Gorman, Rosanne *** Majd, Fereshteh *** Romanella, Gail *** Tobia, Christine +++ *** *

12/01/09 1/01/10 1/01/10 1/01/10 12/11/09

Assignment Transportation, Bus Attendant Robert Mascenik, Custodian Transportation, Bus Attendant Woodbridge HS, Custodian Food Services, Gen. Cafe. (p/t) Woodbridge MS, Custodian Transportation, Bus Attendant Food Services, Gen. Cafe. (p/t) Food Services, Gen. Cafe. (p/t) Food Services, Gen. Cafe. (p/t) Food Services, Gen. Cafe. (p/t) Transportation, Bus Attendant Colonia HS, Custodian Food Services, Gen. Cafe. (p/t)

Replacing New Maloney New Lee New Grasso New New New New New New Soto New

Hourly Rate $12.03 n/a 12.03 n/a 9.00 n/a 12.03 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 12.03 n/a 9.00

Total Annual Salary Rate $8,757.84# 32,353.00 8,757.84# 32,353.00 5,512.50# 32,353.00 8,757.84# 5,512.50# 5,512.50# 5,512.50# 5,512.50# 8,757.84# 32,353.00 5,512.50#

Matthew Jago, Para-S (p/t) Matthew Jago, Para-S JFKennedy HS, Para-S Lynn Crest, Para-S Matthew Jago, Para-S

Self Self Waldron Self Self

$22.20 22.75 22.75 18.61 18.61

$12,121.20# 26,914.16# 26,914.16# 22,016.54# 22,016.54#

Appointed for the period 1/01/10-6/30/10 Reappointment

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Appointed for the period 5/01/10-6/30/10 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.

10. That the following employees be approved at the salaries listed, due to level movement on the salary guide as per the negotiated agreement: Name Adams, Lillian Geiger, Elizabeth Gluck, Susan Healy, Sharon Keuscher, Nancy Palkovics, Doreen Smith, Barbara Smith, Celeste McComb. George Perkowska, Maria McNair, Debra Tobia, Christine Valese, Sandra Medina, Norma #

Assignment J. F. Kennedy H.S., Sec. (12) Ford Ave., Chief Sec. I Spec. Services, Asst.. Sec(12) Ross St., Chief Sec. I Elem. Reg., Asst. Sec. (12) Oak Ridge Hgts., Chief Sec. I Woodbridge HS, Asst. Sec.(12) Claremont Ave., Chief Sec. I Fords M.S., custodian J. F. Kennedy H.S., Custodian Matthew Jago, Para-S Matthew Jago, Para-S Matthew Jago, Para-S Transportation, Bus Attendant

Effective 1/01/10 1/01/10 1/10/10 1/01/10 1/01/10 1/23/10 1/01/10 1/01/10 1/01/10 1/01/10 12/23/09 1/08/10 1/01/10 1/14/10

Rate/Hour n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a $20.68 20.68 22.75 17.20

Annual Salary $44,673.00 37,790.00 39,185.00 33,642.00 37,428.00 35,025.00 35,920.00 39,173.00 36,975.00 41,598.00 24,464.44# 24,464.44# 26,914.16# 12,521.60#

Annual salary for informational purposes only

11. That the Board of Education approve the appointment of Dennis DeMarino, Business Administrator/Board Secretary, as the Public Agency Compliance Officer (P.A.C.O.) according to


115 December 17, 2009 the State of New Jersey, Department of the Treasury, Affirmative Action Office. The P.A.C.O. is the liaison official for matters concerning P.L. 1975, C 127 (NJAC 17:27), which concerns bidders, contracts, etc. 12. That the annual salary for Geraldine M. Baker, Confidential Secretary for Personnel Services, be adjusted to $71,402.00 ($69,660+1,742) for the 2009-2010 school year, effective January 1, 2010, which supersedes the previous salary stated on the 8/13/09 agenda, Item #9. 13. That the following Extra-Curricular/Interest Club Activity appointment be approved for the 20092010 school year: (Payment will be upon voucher submitted.) School Fords Middle *

Name Sikora, Paul*

Position Ski Club Co-Adv.

Salary $159.33

Replacing Jennifer Turner who shall not receive payment for same. (10/14/09 agenda, item #20)

14. That the following After School Activity appointments at the school listed for the 2009-2010 school year be approved. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted.) School Colonia High *

Name Parry, Jason* Parry, Jason*

Position Winter Conditioning Spring Conditioning

Salary $716.10 668.36

Replacing Pellegrino LaSala who shall not receive payment for same. (10/14/09 agenda, item #20)

15. That the Board of Education approve payment to the following staff members to provide technical services at a stipend of $3,000 per person. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from IDEA-ARRA Account # 20-450-200-300-10-F-AR-RA.) Baker, Jason Brandao, Joseph Hernandez, Rosa Leidner, Ronald Masperi, Joseph Soscia, Scott 16. That the following home instructors be appointed at the rate of $31.63 per hour: (Payment will be upon voucher submitted.) Name Bode, Frank Christopher, James Corsano-Howard, Catherine Crespo, Brenda Cuches, Walter Engel, Janet Fasciale, Yvonne Forbes, Michael Ginda, Michele Hozjan, Mary McCauley, Barbara Perry, Beverly Petti, Kristen Risberg, Kathleen Smith, Matthew J. Switek, Michael Zirpolo, Janice Zollo, Laura

Effective Date 11/18/09 11/18/09 12/07/09 110/9/09 11/18/09 11/20/09 11/19/09 11/18/09 120/2/09 11/16/09 11/19/09 12/07/09 12/02/09 11/20/09 11/13/09 11/20/09 11/16/09 12/04/09

Students 2 2 1 3 1 1 1 3 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 1

17. That a note be made in the minutes that Mary Ann Coyle will not serve as a Family Science instructor for the 2009-2010 school year at Mawbey St. School #1 and will not receive payment for the same (9/17/09 Agenda, Item #26). The following staff member will be replacing her:


116 December 17, 2009 Name Leschek, Jessica

Hours 17

Rate/Hour $31.63

Salary $537.71

18. That the Board of Education approve payment, at a cost not to exceed $375.00, to Greta Leon to serve as advisor of the Rebel 2 afterschool program in Fords Middle School during the 20092010 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account) 19. That the Board of Education approve payment, at a cost not to exceed $1,000.00, to Nancy Cuntala for Professional Development activities with the Woodbridge High School mathematics department during the 2009-2010 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account) 20. That the Board of Education approve additional payment to the following instructor for the Mimio and Interactive and Easy Teach Software courses during the Fall Tech Academy professional development at Woodbridge High School. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account) Name Senatore, Lisa

Hours 6

Rate/Hour $31.63

Salary $189.78

21. That a note be made in the minutes that the Family Math Program at Oak Ridge Heights School #21 has been canceled for the 2009-2010 school year. Danielle Agostinelli and John Koniw will not be receiving payment for the same. (9/17/09 Agenda, Item #25) 22. That the Board of Education approve the following staff members as IALAC instructors at Avenel Street School #4/5 during the 2009-2010 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from account #11-401-100-100-29-Z-AC-00) Name Barreiros, Dawn Morris, Cheryl Perez, Karen Robson, Lori Sager, Alexandra Sivillo, Lisa

Salary $250.00 250.00 250.00 250.00 250.00 250.00

23. That a note be made in the minutes correcting the salaries of the following staff members to serve as IALAC instructors at Menlo Park Terrace School #19 during the 2009-2010 school year. (These salaries supersede the salaries listed on the 11/19/09 agenda, Item #19)

Name Ammiano, Kelly Casey, Linda Knittel, Laura Monticollo, Virginia

Salary $375.00 375.00 375.00 375.00

24. That a note be made in the minutes that Marlaina Snyder will be appointed the computer liaison at Matthew Jago School, replacing Valerie Powers, effective December 16, 2009, at the prorated amount of $457.60 (prorated from 12/16/09 for the balance of the 2009-2010 school year), reducing the stipend paid to Valerie Powers by said amount. 25. That the substitute teachers listed below be approved for the 2009-2010 school year: Braun, Ashley DaSilva, Kimberly DeLosSantos, Louana Garcia, Patricia Hutchinson, Daniel Mukherjee, Ambalika Panza, Anthony

Portner, Shelby Quinn, Julie Ranieri, Daniel Spemal, Jack Szilagvi, John Wagner, Colleen


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26. That the following temporary employees be approved for the 2009-2010 school year: Substitute Cafeteria Harris, Charlotte Singer, Lisa Substitute Custodian Fiorito, Michael Substitute Secretary Substitute School Aide Bach, Theresa Fehring, Barbara Rosa, Evette Substitute Paraprofessional Bach, Theresa Smith, Pamela Barth, Barbara 27. That a note be made in the minutes removing Timothy Patten, Substitute Bus Driver, permanently from the list of substitute bus drivers. 28. That the Board of Education approve the suspension, with pay, of custodian Fabio Jimenez commencing, retroactively, November 14, 2009, pending further action of the Board. 29. That a note be made in the minutes that Michael Harris resigned his position as Head Boys’ Volleyball Coach at Colonia High School, and will not receive payment for the same (5/21/09 Agenda, Item #27)

30. That the Board of Education approve the suspension with pay of employee Jorge Larrea, retroactively from November 25, 2009 through December 18, 2009. 31. That the Board of Education accept the resignation of employee Jorge Larrea effective December 18, 2009, after the close of business. Mr. Small moved for the adoption of the Personnel recommendations, Items #1 through #29 with two addenda, which he read, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. With all Board members present voting in favor, with the exception of Ms. Leidner who abstained on Item #15 in the name of Ronald Leidner, the foregoing was adopted. On behalf of the Board of Education, Mr. Molnar wished everyone a merry Christmas, happy new year and happy Chanukah. There being no further business, and on a motion by Ms. Acquisto, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz and carried, the meeting adjourned at approximately 9:50 p.m. *

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I, Dennis DeMarino, Business Administrator and Secretary of the Board of Education, Township of Woodbridge, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and exact copy of the Minutes taken at the Board of Education meeting held December 17, 2009.


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