EGG HARBOR CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING���

June 10, 2009

 

The regular meeting of the Egg Harbor City Board of Education was held on the above date at 7:00 p.m. at the Charles L. Spragg School, 601 Buffalo Avenue, Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, with President Stephen Bouchard opening the meeting, and board membersRick Dovey, Joseph Farnan, and Donna Heist present.Also present were: Superintendent, John Gilly III; Business Administrator, Joseph Smurlo; Supervisor of Special Projects, Gina Forester; Spragg Principal, Adrienne Shulby; and Board Solicitor Ronald Sahli and Board Secretary, Marie Setterman.

 

Mr. Bouchard called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with the following statement:

In compliance with the N.J.A.C. 5:18-3.15, in case of fire or other emergency, which should cause this facility to be evacuated, I direct your attention to the location of the exits in this facility.Also, there will be no smoking in this facility.

This is to advise those present at this meeting of the Board of Education of the Egg Harbor City School District, in the County of Atlantic, that adequate notice has been given of this meeting as required by the provisions of Chapter 231 of the Laws of 1975; that notice thereof has been forwarded for publication in the District official newspapers, posted in the Spragg and Rittenberg Schools, and forwarded to the Egg Harbor City Clerk within the time required by said Act.

 

Mr. Bouchard directed the secretary to enter this public announcement into the minutes of this meeting.

 

Mr. Bouchard called for the flag salute and roll call, which is reflected in the opening paragraph.

 

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

No comments.

 

 

Mr. Gilly introduced Jerry Taylor of The Vaughn Collaborative Architecture and Planning firm.Mr. Taylor presented and discussed the new Egg Harbor City Community School�s exterior building colors.

 

 

COMMENTS FOR THE GOOD OF THE BOARD

 

No comments.

 

 

 

BOARD MINUTES

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the following sets of minutes:

1.���� May 13, 2009 Regular����������

2.���� May 13, 2009 First Executive��

3.��� May 13, 2009 Second Executive�����

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

FINANCIAL ITEMS

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the Board Secretary�s Report and the Treasurer�s Report for April 2009.(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the Board Certification pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11. The Egg Harbor City Board of Education certifies that as of 5/31/09 after review of the Board Secretary�s monthly financial report (Revenue and Appropriation sections) and upon consultation with the appropriate district officials that to the best of our knowledge no major account or fund has been over-expended in violation of N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(a)2-3 and there have been no changes in anticipated revenue sources and/or amounts so that sufficient funds are available to meet the district�s financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the May 2009 Bill List as follows:

1.                  General Account - $845,381.70

2.                  Capital Account -$0

3.                  Food Service -������ $26,185.38

4.                  Payroll Account $591,252.67

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the budget transfer (Resolution #09-16) for the 2008-09 school year in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6:20-2:13 and Chapter 196 Laws of 1967, as follows: May 31, 2009 Fund 10 $40,766.50 (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the following resolution:

WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 6:23-2.12 requires that a district Board of Education shall not incur any obligations or approve any payment in excess of the amount appropriated by the district Board of Education in the applicable line item account or program category account pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18:22-8 and 18:22-8.1.

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Egg Harbor City Board of Education will not over expend any line item or program category established in the Uniform Minimum Chart of Accounts for the New Jersey Public Schools, school year 2009-10.

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

INSURANCE

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded Mr. Farnan, the Board approved renewal of a two-year contract with Delta Dental to provide dental insurance coverage to district employees. The contract provides for a rate increase of 3.5% for the 2009-2010 school year and an increase of 3.5% for the 2010-2011 school year. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded Mr. Farnan, the Board approved with the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District to provide Extended School Year transportation to the Spragg School from July 5, 2009 to July 31, 2009 at a cost of $6,633.80. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the renewal of the contract with Bergen Medical Group, P.C. of Northfield, NJ to provide services as the School Physician as per the attached contract. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the renewal of a contract with Ronald W. Sahli, Esquire to provide legal services for the 2009-2010 school year at a rate of $85.00 per hour. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

 

 

PERSONNEL

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the appointment of the following staff for the Special Education, Four Week Extended School Year Program (July 6, 2009 to July 31, 2009), at the contractual rate:

Chrissy Bryant, Special Education Instructors for up to 90 hours

Shawn Sullivan, Special Education Instructors for up to 90 hours

Barb Ellis, Special Education Instructors for up to 90 hours

Tom DAttilio, Special Education Instructors for up to 90 hours

Denise Bass, Special Education Instructors for up to 90 hours

Shannon Deninger, Special Education Instructors for up to 90 hours

Alees Mason, Classroom Aides for up to 80 hours

Diane Hagaman, Classroom Aides for up to 80 hours

Terri Sartorio, Nurse for up to 80 hours

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the appointment of the following staff members to participate in NJDOE Reading First Professional Development during July 2009 not to exceed 18 hours each at the contractual rate funded by the FY 09 Reading First Supplemental Funds:
Marie Farnan Tara Macchione

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the appointment of the following staff members to participate in Language Arts Literacy In-district Professional Development during July 2009 not to exceed 8 hours each at the contractual rate funded by the FY 09 Reading First Supplemental Funds:

Lee LaRosa Pam Nandal Marie Farnan

Donna Fiedler Tara Macchione Shaun Gunther

Ellen Sullivan Betty Phelps Renee Ahern

Barb Ellis

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the appointment of the following staff members to participate in Orton Gillingham Phonics First In-district Professional Development Level training from 6/22 through 6/25 not to exceed 24 hours each at the contractual rate funded by the FY 09 Reading First Supplemental Funds:

Sue Savino Donna Fiedler Marie Farnan

Tara Macchione Deanna Walker

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the appointment of Mary OSullivan as the instructor for the Middle School Summer School Program from July 6, 2009 to July 31, 2009 for a total of 90 hours at the contractual rate paid by the NCLB FY 09 Grant. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the appointment of the following instructional staff to participate as instructors in the Early Intervention Summer Reading program (grades K-3) from July 6, 2009 to July 31, 2009 for a total of 90 hours each at the contractual rate paid by the Supplemental Funds to the FY 09 Reading First Grant.

Donna Fiedler Betty Phelps Marie Farnan

Tara Macchione Lauren Roesch Ellen Sullivan

Deanna Walker Shaun Gunther Nancy Rizzo

Lee LaRosa

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the appointment of the following staff for the four-week 21st Century Community Learning Center Summer Program (July 6, 2009 to July 31, 2009) at the contractual rate funded by the FY 09 21st CCLC grant:

Connie Burzo, Instructional Staff for a total of 120 hours

Dan Sakers, Instructional Staff for a total of 120 hours

Jim Connelly, Instructional Staff for a total of 120 hours

Jason Vander Ryk, Instructional Staff for a total of 120 hours

Terri Sartorio, School Nurse for a total of 20 hours

Marc Roesch, Project Director for a total of 130 hours

Katie Hallsworth, Site Coordinator for a total of 130 hours

Zakiyah Johnson, Administrative Assistant for a total of 130 hours

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the appointment of the following CLS staff as School Management Team for the summer of 2009 for up to 10 hours each at the contractual rate and for the 2009-2010 school year for up to 20 hours each at the contractual rate funded by the FY 10 NCLB Grant Title I funds:

Preschool SPLIT Kindergarten

Donna Lee Fiedler

Betty Phelps

1st Grade SPLIT 2nd Grade - SPLIT

Kristin Warker Ellen Sullivan

Marie Farnan Tara Macchione

3rd Grade SPLIT 4th Grade - SPLIT

Heather Crosson Shaun Gunther

Deborah Rollins Ina Duran

 

Special Ed

Tina Scibilia

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-recuse; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the appointment of the following language arts literacy instructors for supplemental curriculum writing for up to 20 hours each at the contractual rate, funded by FY 09 NCLB Grant:

Renee Ahern Linda LeCompte

Ann Marie Giaccio Connie Burzo

Christine Bryant

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 
Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the appointment of the following FDR staff as School Management Team for the summer of 2009 for up to 10 hours each at the contractual rate funded by the FY 09 NCLB Grant Title I funds:

Renee Ahern Winnie Blankenship

Daniel Sakers Connie Burzo

Karen Porreca James Connelly

Mary Dovey

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-recuse; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 
Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the appointment of the following FDR staff as School Management Team for the 2009-2010 school year for up to 20 hours each at the contractual rate funded by the FY 10 NCLB Grant Title I funds:

Renee Ahern Winnie Blankenship

Daniel Sakers Connie Burzo

Karen Porreca James Connelly

Mary Dovey

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-recuse; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the appointment of Heather Camillo as CLS .6 FTE Art instructor at the salary of Step 1-BA $47,531. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the appointment of Margaret Rose Markkanen as district World Language instructor for the 2009-2010 school year at the salary of Step 1-BA $47,531. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the appointment of Dana Goldstein as CLS Health and Physical Education instructor for the 2009-2010 school year at the salary of Step 1-BA $47,531. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the appointment of Elizabeth Morgenweck as FDR Secretary, substitute from 7/1/09 through 8/31/09 at the daily rate of $79.15. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the amended leave of absence for Renee Kilburn-Johnson from 6/1/09 through 12/31/09. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the stipend of $2200 for Joseph Hasselberger for the use of his personal vehicle for district purposes for the 2009-2010 school year. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the stipend of $2500 for Carol Sicurella as substitute call person for the 2009-2010 school year. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the posting of CLS summer position at the contractual rate:

School Nurse up to 15 hours.

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board accepted the letter of resignation from CLS school nurse Catherine Bubeck dated 6/10/09 and effective 6/30/09. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the posting for position of CLS school nurse for the 2009-2010 school year. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

STUDENT ITEMS

 

None

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMS

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the acceptance of the FY 09 Reading First Grant Supplemental funds for an additional allocation of $75,000. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the contract with Caring For Kids Therapy Services, Inc. to provide physical therapy services to district students at a cost of $100 each for initial and re-evaluations, and $60 for each therapy visit. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the Richard Stockton College student placements for the Fall 2009 semester as follows:

FDR CLS

Eric Hollenbeck Michelle Leavenworth

Scott Senn Samantha Day

Cheyenne Hawk Carol Geiger

Jessica Gillespie

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the submission of the FY 2010 Reading First Grant application for a total allocation of $114,657.00. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the acceptance of the FY 2010 100% Insured for Sure Grant for a total allocation of $25,000.00. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Professional development activities have been recommended by building Principals, approved by the Supervisor of Special Projects and the Superintendent as directly related to the fulfillment of individual professional improvement plans and/or required by the New Jersey Department of Education, No Child Left Behind legislation (NCLB), local student Individual Education Plans, or entitlement/discretionary grants. Adequate funds have been appropriated.

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved Professional Development Workshops (June and July) for the 2008-2009, 2009-2010 school years. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-recuse; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

POLICIES/REGULATIONS

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the First Reading of Revised Policy as follows:

1. Policy 9090 Code of Ethics

2. Policy 9080 Conflict of Interest

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the Second Reading of Revised Policy as follows:

1. Policy 5250 Pupil Discipline Hazing, Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

None

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

 

The Board received the following informational items:

 

                     Hiram T. Dewey Lodge #226 Annual Educator of the Year Letter

 

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

No comments.

 

 

COMMENTS FOR THE GOOD OF THE BOARD

 

No comments.

 

 

CALENDAR DATES

 

District dates of interest for the upcoming month:

June 15 8th Grade Commencement

June 16 Last Student Day

July 3 Bldgs. Closed

July 8 Regular Board Meeting

 

Mr. Farnan left the meeting at 7:50 p.m.

 

 

MONTHLY REPORTS

 

The Superintendent, Business Administrator, Supervisor of Special Projects and School Principals reported on the month May

 

Mr. Gilly updated the Board on the building projects saying that painting will begin at Spragg next week and furniture delivered there by June 30th. He said the middle school will have a beam signing ceremony on July 15th at 10:00 a.m. on the site with Governor Corzine scheduled to attend.

 

Mr. Gilly reviewed the 2008-2009 Board Goals. Mrs. Forester gave a presentation on Goal #1, Curriculum and Student Achievement.

 

Mr. Smurlo reported that he received the Dental Dental proposal which will include a 3.5% increase for the next two years. He also reported that he received a grant for $5050 which will be used to purchase a new refrigerator/freezer for Spragg.

 

Mrs. Shulby reported that she received word today through email that Spragg received a grant, Stop Child Abuse in NJ. She said it does not include much money but does include much support and that she will report more on it next month.

 

Mr. Sahli noted that the closing for the sale of Rittenberg will be next week.

 

Mr. Gilly updated the Board on the Regionalization/Consolidation subcommittee information saying the subcommittees will meet with Acting Executive County Superintendent on June 23rd and discuss the pros and cons of all five packages recently revealed.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mrs. Heist, and carried, the Board resolved to enter into executive session as follows:

Resolution of the Board of Education of the Egg Harbor City School District to permit discussion of subjects in closed sessions.

RESOLVED: At a public meeting of the Board of Education held on June 10, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. that pursuant to sections 7 and 8 of the Open Public Meetings Act, the following subjects be discussed in a session of the Board of Education closed to the public:

(1)   Student Issue/Litigation

It is presently anticipated that the items mentioned in the Resolution can be

disclosed to the public when a decision is made upon the same, and in personnel matters, with the consent of the employee.

 

The Board returned from executive session at 9:15 p.m.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business, upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mrs. Heist, and carried unanimously, the Board adjourned the meeting at 9:16 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

E. Marie Setterman

 

E. Marie Setterman

Board Secretary