222 March 30, 2009 A Special Meeting of the Board of Education, Township of Woodbridge, was held on March 30, 2009, at 7:00 pm at 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, Thomas “Skip” Garley, Lewis Huber, Judy Leidner, Lawrence Miloscia, Brian Small, George Yuhasz, Brian Molnar. Pat Hardiman was absent. Board personnel present: John Crowe, Dennis DeMarino, Viola Lordi, Lois Rotella, Angela Korodan, Rita Miller, Barbara DeRollo. Newspaper Reporters Present:
Cathy Cheng, The Sentinel Brent Johnson, The Star Ledger
Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Dennis DeMarino, read the following statement regarding the Open Public Meetings Law: "The New Jersey Open Public Meetings Law was enacted to insure the right of the public to have advance notice of and to attend the meetings of public bodies at which any business affecting their interest is discussed or acted upon. In accordance with the provisions of this act, the Board of Education had caused notice of these meetings to be published by having the date, time and place, thereof, posted as follows: February 27, 2009 and March 20, 2009:
Faxed to Home News Tribune and Star Ledger Hand delivered to Municipal Clerk’s Office Posted in Avenel Middle School and the Board of Education Administration Building."
Mr. Molnar then called for Committee reports. The Policy and Planning Committee, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, presented the following: 1.
That the Board of Education adopt the attached revised 2008-2009 Student Calendar to reflect the scheduled date for one unused storm day (Tuesday, May 26, 2009).
Mr. Miloscia moved for the adoption of the Policy and Planning recommendations, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. During Board discussion, Ms. Leidner asked what will happen if it is necessary to utilize another storm day. Dr. Crowe replied there will be another meeting at the end of April. Mr. Molnar asked why the day off is being scheduled for the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Dr. Crowe stated the Friday before Memorial Day is the day following the make-ups for the NJASK tests. Dr. Crowe further stated because of the time needed to get the tests counted and sent out, it was more prudent to close the district on Tuesday. There were no comments or questions from the 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 approve the renewal of contract PD07-27, Type B Replacement Doors & Assemblies for the 2008-2009 school year at no increase in cost, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A42, as the services are being performed in an effective and efficient manner; the terms of said contract will remain substantially the same; the term of the contract will not extend for a total of more than 5 consecutive years. (Bids read 02/21/07, 1 bid received.) C&M Door Controls, Inc. 20 Markley Street Port Reading, New Jersey 07064
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Continued Single Door, Insert Frame & Hardware Double Door, Insert Frame & Hardware 12 Doors 24 Doors 36 Doors 48 Doors 60 Doors 75 Doors
Unit Price $ 2,136.60 $ 4,353.60
$ 25,961.00 $ 51,836.40 $ 77,347.60 $102,655.40 $128,059.50 $159,434.40
Mr. Yuhasz moved for the adoption of the Buildings and Grounds recommendations, seconded by Mr. Small. During Board discussion, Mr. Yuhasz asked the total number of doors being installed and the estimated start date. Mr. DeMarino stated 376 doors have been ordered which will complete all exterior doors at all 24 schools and the Administration Building. Mr. DeMarino further explained installation should begin the end of June and completed by the end of August. There were no comments or questions from public. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. The Finance and Insurance Committee, on recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Business Administrator/Board Secretary, presented the following: 1.
That the Board of Education formally adopt the 2009-2010 school district budget in the amount of $184,539,975.00 with the following amount to be voted upon in the annual school district election scheduled for April 21, 2009, as follows: RESOLVED, that there should be raised for General Fund $148,358,548.00 for the ensuing School Year (2009-2010).
2. That the Board of Education authorize the use of competitive contracting to secure an agreement for materials and/or services designed to provide the necessary software and training for the financial, payroll and personnel components of the school district for the 2009-10 school year. The need for such an agreement is herby certified by the Board of Education to be necessary for the maintenance of the budgetary accounting system and the payroll/personnel system. 3.
That the Board of Education approve the following resolution invoking the Doctrine of Necessity. WHEREAS, the School Ethics Act, N.J.S.A. 18A:12-21, et seq., was enacted by the New Jersey State Legislature to ensure and preserve public confidence in School Board Members and School Administrators and to provide specific ethical standards to guide their conduct; and WHEREAS, the School Ethics Commission has provided guidance regarding how a Board should invoke the Doctrine of Necessity when a quorum of a board of education has conflicts of interest on a matter required to be voted upon; and WHEREAS, the Woodbridge Township Board of Education will consider the approval of an Interlocal Services Agreement for maintenance of ball fields, located at Woodbridge High School, with the Township of Woodbridge; and WHEREAS, six of the nine Board members either work for the Township or have spouses that work for the Township as follows: Lewis Huber, Thomas “Skip” Garley, Brian Molnar, and Brian Small are employees of the Township; and Judy Leidner’s husband and Diane Acquisto’s husband are employees of the Township; and
224 March 30, 2009 WHEREAS, as a result of the foregoing, the Board does not have a quorum available to vote on the Interlocal Agreement and the Board has determined that it is necessary to invoke the Doctrine of Necessity. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Woodbridge Township Board of Education that the Doctrine of Necessity is hereby invoked with respect to the Interlocal Agreement. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution, having been read at a regularly scheduled public meeting of the Board of Education on March 30, 2009, be posted in accordance with the Boardâ€™s standard procedures for not less than 30 days and that the Board Secretary reflect the same in the minutes of the meeting. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be provided to the School Ethics Commission. 4.
That the Board of Education approve the previously submitted Interlocal Services Agreement between the Township of Woodbridge and the Woodbridge Township Board of Education for maintenance of ball fields, located at Woodbridge High School, for the period March 15, 2009 through June 30, 2009, July 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009 and March 15, 2010 through June 30, 2010.
Ms. Leidner moved for the adoption of the Finance and Insurance recommendations, seconded by Ms. Acquisto. There were no comments or question from the Board. During public discussion, P. Ballotta, Woodbridge, asked why the months of October through February were eliminated from the Interlocal Agreement in Item #4. Mr. DeMarino explained the Interlocal was kept seasonal in an effort to cut down on the cost to the district. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. 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: retirements, leaves of absences; administrative appointment extension; and appointment for professional development activities. 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 Ms. Acquisto and carried, the Board retired into Closed Session at approximately 7:08 p.m. The Board returned from Closed Session at approximately 7:18 p.m. and a roll call found all members present as were previously recorded. The Personnel Committee, on recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Director of Personnel Services presented the following: 1.
That the following retirements be accepted with regret: Name Dâ€™Errico, Chiara Haley, Lynne Hornfeck, Loretta Hritz, Karen Hurley, June LoBasso, Jacqueline Studney, Pamela
Assignment Colonia M.S., Cook Mgr. Woodbridge H.S., Spanish Woodbridge H.S., Cook Mgr. Colonia H.S., Art Avenel Street, A.S.I. Iselin M.S., Cook Mgr. Colonia H.S., Math
Years/Service 22 yrs., 6 mos. 40 yrs. 23 yrs. 25 yrs., 9 mos. 37 yrs., 4 mos. 26 yrs., 3 mos. 16 yrs.
Effective 6/30/09 6/30/09 6/30/09 6/30/09 6/30/09 6/30/09 6/30/09
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.:
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Name Heyer, Elizabeth Merritt, Donna Morris, Cheryl Osborne-Hodes, Jill
Assignment R. Mascenik, School Aide Transportation, Bus Driver (full-time) Avenel Street, Teacher Avenel Street, Principal
Effective 3/30/09-4/26/09 3/23/09-4/10/09 4/01/09-5/31/09 4/07/09-6/30/09
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Unpaid Personal Leave
That a note be made in the minutes extending the appointment of Barbara Balog as Acting Principal at Avenel Street School for the period April 7, 2009 through June 30, 2009.
The Personnel Committee, on recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools presented the following: 4.
That the Board of Education approve the rescinding of Item #30 of the March 19, 2009 Personnel agenda.
That the following staff member be appointed to provide professional development activities for after-school test prep activities at the elementary schools noted below for the 2008-2009 school year. (Payment will be upon voucher submitted from funded account.) School Lynn Crest #22
Name Korodan, Jennifer
Mr. Garley moved for the adoption of the Personnel recommendations, Items #1 through #3 and Items #4 through #5, seconded by Mr. Yuhasz. With all Board members present voting in favor, the foregoing was adopted. There being no further business, and on a motion by Ms. Acquisto, seconded by Ms. Ms. Leidner and carried, the meeting adjourned at approximately 7:20 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 March 30, 2009.
Dennis DeMarino d
April 9, 2009
Published on Mar 30, 2009
A Special Meeting of the Board of Education, Township of Woodbridge, was held on March 30, 2009, at 7:00 pm at Avenel Middle School, Woodbin...