EGG HARBOR CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING���

February 11, 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 membersRichard Dovey, Joseph Farnan, Donna Heist, E. Daniel McGinnis, Jeanne Williams and Lloyd Wimberg present.Also present were: Superintendent, John Gilly III; Business Administrator, Joseph Smurlo; Supervisor of Special Projects, Gina Forester; Spragg Principal, Adrienne Shulby; Rittenberg Principal, Jack Griffith; and Board Solicitor Ronald Sahli.

 

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.

 

COMMENTS FOR THE GOOD OF THE BOARD

 

No comments.

 

 

MONTHLY REPORTS

 

The Board received the following monthly report:Superintendent, Business Administrator, Spragg and Rittenberg Principals and Supervisor of Special Projects.

 

 

BOARD MINUTES

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the following sets of minutes:

1.                  January 14, 2009 Regular

2.                  January 14, 2009 Executive

(Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

FINANCIAL ITEMS

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the Board Secretarys Report and the Treasurers Report for December 2008. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Williams, 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 1/31/09 after review of the Board Secretarys 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 districts financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mr. McGinnis, the Board approved the January 2009 Bill List as follows:

1.                  General Account - $880,369.78

2.                  Capital Account - $0

3.                  Food Service - $17,199.81

4.                  Payroll Account $522,238.76

(Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the Budget transfer (Resolution #09-08) 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: January 31, 2009 Fund 10 $36,591.14

(Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

FACILITIES

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the use of facilities by the Greater Egg Harbor Regional Adult School for the 2008-2009 school year. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

PERSONNEL

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the reduced leave of absence for Angela Maione during March 2009. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the leave of absence for Renee Johnson from September 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the appointment of Kathleen Price as Child Study Team Social Worker for the 2008-2009 school year, at the contractual rate of Step 1 MA $47,706, prorated to the start date of 2/17/09. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the Boiler Operator License / Black Seal stipend of $500.00 for the 2008-2009 school year: George Dickerson (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

STUDENT ITEMS

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Wimberg, the Board approved the field trip for the 2008-2009 school year as follows: New Horizons students to Swan Bay Folk Art Center in Port Republic on 2/26/09. Admission and transportation funded by the Municipal Alliance. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Wimberg, the Board approved the field trip for the 2008-2009 school year as follows: Kindergarten and Mrs. Bass students to Cape May County Zoo on 5/22/09. Transportation funded by PTO and no cost for admission. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Wimberg, the Board approved the field trip for the 2008-2009 school year as follows: Kindergarten students to the Wetlands Institute on 5/11/09. Transportation funded by World Class Flowers and no cost for admission. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Wimberg, the Board ratified and affirmed the field trip for the 2008-2009 school year as follows: Preschool to the Ritz Theater in Haddon Township on 2/5/09. Transportation funded by South Jersey Cultural Alliance. Admission funded by Education Foundation. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

PROGRAMS

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the Source 4 Teachers substitute list for February 2009. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the assessment of the Atlantic County AVA Commission for the technology centers education program for the 2009-10 school year at a rate of $4.79 per student. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the submission of the FY 2010 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant application for the total allocation of $425,000. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board ratified and affirmed the submission of Rittenbergs FY 09 Whats in My Backyard Grant offered through AtlantiCare Health System for a total amount up to $1000.00. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board accepted the Rittenbergs FY 09 Whats in My Backyard Grant offered through AtlantiCare Health System for a total amount up to $1000.00. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board ratified and affirmed Stockton student fieldwork placements in the Special Projects Department for the remainder of the 2008-2009 school year as follows: Danielle Nobilucci-Sandoval, Danielle Pupa, Melissa Colon and Rosario Rosa (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the Stockton student fieldwork placement at Spragg from 1/26/09 through 5/5/09 as follows: Art: 80 hours, Bailey Balmer (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-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 Mrs. Williams, the Board approved Professional Development Workshops (February and March) for the 2008-2009 school year. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey, Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

 

The Board received the following informational item:

 

         NJDSA Notice to proceed for the Construction Phase Letter dated 1/21/09.

 

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

 

 

CALENDAR DATES

 

District dates of interest for the upcoming month:

February 16 Presidents Day observed (bldgs. closed)

March 11 Regular Board Meeting

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mr. Farnan, 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 February 11, 2009 at 7:25 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)   Contracts

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 7:40 p.m.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business, upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Williams, and carried unanimously, the Board adjourned the meeting at 7:46 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Joseph F. Smurlo

Assistant Board Secretary