EGG HARBOR CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING���

August 13, 2008

 

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 Vice-President Rick Dovey opening the meeting, and board membersDonna Heist, E. Daniel McGinnis, Jeanne Williams and Lloyd Wimberg present.Also present were: Superintendent, John Gilly III; Board Secretary, Marie Setterman; and Rittenberg Principal, Jack Griffith.

 

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

 

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

 

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

 

Mr. Gilly introduced Kimbra Goodwin and Cathy Bubeck who presented the health and physical education curriculum.They explained that the committee chose �Know Your Body� for the curriculum because it not only concentrates on health standards but also relates to Language Arts, Math and Science. They added that the curriculum is �kid friendly� and will be used throughout the whole district along with hands-on materials and computer lessons.

 

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

There were no public comments.

 

 

 

MONTHLY REPORTS

 

The following monthly reports were received in the Board packets:Superintendent Report, CLS Principal Report, FDR Principal Report.

 

Mr. Gilly gave the Board a facilities update.He said the SDA conducted the bid opening on July 24th and the local firm of R. Wilkinson and Sons were low bidders.��� He added that the Pinelands Commission approved the bus cut-out on August 8th.������������������

Mr. Gilly said the District will have settlement next Thursday on the two private land pieces and one home. He added that the City owned land will go to settlement very soon.

 

Mr. Griffith reported that at the end of July he attended a Language Arts Literacy seminar at Lehigh University along with the Language Arts Literacy teachers.��

 

BOARD MINUTES

 

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

1.                  July 9, 2008���������� Executive����������������������������

2.                  July 9, 2008���������� Regular��������������������������������

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes)

 

 

FINANCIAL ITEMS

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the Board Secretary�s Report and the Treasurer�s Report for June 2008 (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-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 7/31/08 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; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the July 2008 Bill List as follows:

1.                  General Account - $732,681.98

2.                  Capital Account - $0

3.                  Food Service - $

4.                  Payroll Account $144,212.04

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the budget transfer (Resolution #09-01) 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:

July 31, 2008 Fund 10 $545.00

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes)

 

 

FACILITIES

 

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

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the use of facilities for the Egg Harbor City Volleyball League for the 2008-2009 school year. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the use of facilities for Ignite Youth Ministries for the 2008-2009 school year, pending receipt of insurance certificate. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes)

 

 

FOOD SERVICE

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the first year renewal contract of Contini Caterers of Margate, Inc. as the food management company for the 2008-2009 school year. Contract terms and conditions are in accordance with the specifications and proposal as follows:

Management fee: $11,660.00 ($600.00 more than 2007-08 or 6%). Guarantee breakeven contract; not to exceed total management fee. *The increase is based on the Index Rate as defined in New Jersey Public Procurement Law, and is based off the last published Quarterly Index Rate. (Right now that rate is 6%) (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes)

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the 2008-2009 District Emergency Management Operations Plan. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes)

 

Mr. Bouchard arrived at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

PERSONNEL

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Bouchard, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the

appointment of instructional staff to participate in the Wilson After School Reading Program (grades 2-3) for the 2008-2009 school year for 2 days per week x 36 weeks x 90 minutes each day at the contractual rate paid by the FY 09 Reading First Grant, as follows:

Mary Dovey Nancy Rizzo

Donna Fiedler Kristen Warker

Barbara Ellis Ellen Sullivan

Tina Scibilia Debbie Rollins

Renee Kilburn Chrissy Bryant

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

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Bouchard, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the

appointment of instructional staff to participate in the Early Intervention After School Reading Program (grades K-3) for the 2008-2009 school year for 2 days per week x 36 weeks x 90 minutes each day at the contractual rate paid by the FY 09 Reading First Grant.

Marie Farnan

Allyn Mision

Laura Gentile

Tara Macchione

Lee LaRosa

(Roll call: Mr. Dovey-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. Bouchard, the Board approved the appointment of Joseph Smurlo for the following annual duties:

         Asst. Board Secretary

         Authorization to Procure Goods and Services through State Contracts

         Practices & Public Agency Compliance Officer

         CEPA (Conscientious Employee Protection Act) Officer N.J.S.A. 34:19-1

         Safety Coordinator

         Executive Safety Committee member

         Custodian of School Records

         Purchasing Agent

(These duties are approved annually for the Business Administrator at the reorganization meeting.)

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

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Bouchard, seconded by Mr. Wimberg, the Board approved the appointment of substitutes for the 2008-2009 school year

3.       Teacher Substitutes

Daily rate: 1) Atl. Co. Sub. Cert. w/60 credits + - $65.00; 2) Atl. Co. Sub w/BA - $70.00; 3) NJ Teach. Cert - $75.00

Joyce Howell NJ Teach Cert.

Marissa Silipena Co. Sub. Cert.

 

 

 

4.       Teacher Aide Substitutes $55.00 per day

Sharon Milne

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

Upon a motion by Mr. Bouchard, seconded by Mr. Wimberg, the Board approved the appointment of all staff to participate in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers before and after school programs for the 2008-2009 school year at the contractual rate, funded by the FY 09 21st CCLC grant. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Bouchard, seconded by Mr. Wimberg, the Board approved the appointment of all staff to participate in the required in-district Professional Development Workshops for the 2008-2009 school year at the contractual rate, funded by the FY 09 21st CCLC grant. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Bouchard, seconded by Mr. Wimberg, the Board approved the appointment of Spragg extra-curricular activity/coaching positions for the 2008-2009 school year at the contractual rate as follows:

Safety Patrol Laura Gentile

Public Relations Kristin Warker

AM/PM Duty Donna Fiedler, Betty Phelps,

Shannon Deninger, Kristin Warker

AM/PM Substitute Alees Mason

Performing Arts Jim Goodrich

Intervention & Referral

Services Staff Kristin Warker

Breakfast Monitors Nancy Rizzo, Shannon Deninger

Office Detention Lee LaRosa, Shannon Deninger

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

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Bouchard, seconded by Mr. Wimberg, the Board approved the appointment of Rittenberg extra-curricular activity/coaching positions for the 2008-2009 school year at the contractual rate as follows:

Junior Honor Society Winifred Blankenship

Yearbook Gretchen Halfpenny

Environmental Service Club Melissa Axelsson

Band/Chorus Lacey Lemons

Student Council Connie Burzo / Mary Dovey (split)

Cheerleading Christine Bryant / Shannon Deninger (split)

Athletic Coordinator Shawn Sullivan

Web Master Angela Maione

Intervention & Referral Services Christine Bryant

AM/PM Duty James Connelly, Winifred Blankenship

Renee Ahern, Gretchen Halfpenny

Athletic Chaperones James Connelly, Jennifer Connelly

Winifred Blankenship, Theresa Sartorio

Jason VanderRyk, Shawn Sullivan

Cross Country Jennifer Connelly

Girls Basketball Shawn Sullivan

Boys Basketball Jason VanderRyk

Baseball James Connelly

Softball Jennifer Connelly

Long Detention Supervisor Mary OSullivan

Office Detention Supervisor Jocelyn Murphy-Stout

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

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Bouchard, the Board approved the appointment of FDR staff to participate in the 5th Grade Orientation on August 27, 2008 at the contractual rate for two hours each as follows:

Aaron Bullock Renee Ahern

Christine Bryant Thomas Culleny

Brian Konowitz Kimbra Goodwin

Gretchen Halfpenny Theresa Sartorio

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

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Bouchard, the Board approved the appointment of all certified staff for the 2008-2009 school year at the contractual rate for the following positions:

Homebound Instructors New Horizons Chaperones

AM/PM Duty Substitutes Detention Duty Substitutes

Breakfast Monitor Substitutes School Management Team Substitutes

Early Intervention

Reading Program Substitutes

(Roll call: Mr. Dovey-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. Bouchard, the Board approved the appointment of staff for designated curriculum work for the 2008-2009 school year, not to exceed 35 hours each at the contractual rate funded by the FY 09 NCLB grant, as follows:

Erin Ritson / Karen Porreca Visual Arts

Lacey Lemons / Jim Goodrich Performing Arts

Mary Dovey / Renee Kilburn World Language

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

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Bouchard, seconded by Mr. Wimberg, the Board approved the authorization for the Superintendent to fill the following positions for the 2008-2009 school year subject to Board ratification on September 10, 2008:

3rd grade long-term substitute position

CLS Health and Physical Education long-term substitute position

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

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Bouchard, seconded by Mr. Wimberg, the Board approved to rescind the appointment of Kimbra Goodwin as a member of the Rittenberg School Management Team for the 2008-2009 school year. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Bouchard, seconded by Mr. Wimberg, the Board approved the appointment of Karen Porreca as a member of the Rittenberg School Management Team for the 2008-2009 school year. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Mr. Bouchard Mrs. Heist wimberg abstain

Upon a motion by Mr. Bouchard, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the appointment of Harborfield tutors for the 2008-2009 school year at the contractual rate, for 48 weeks, funded by Title ID of the FY09 NCLB Grant as follows:

John Howard - teacher, 8 hours per week

Felicia Hyman - teacher, 8 hours per week

Barbara Milne - teacher, 8 hours per week

The original agenda item was amended to remove Lakecia Hyman - teacher/facilitator, 10 hours per week.

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

 

 

STUDENT ITEMS

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Bouchard, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board ratified and affirmed a field trip for the 2008-2009 school year as follows: Extended School Year students to the Regal Cinema on July 23 and 30, 2008. Admission and transportation funded by the Board of Education. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

PROGRAMS

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Mr. Bouchard, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board accepted the FY 2009 Reading First Grant for a total allocation of $238,502.00. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Mr. Bouchard, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved Introductory Fieldwork Placements from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey from 9/22/08-12/23/08 as follows:

Daniel Hamill

Rachel Grill

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

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Bouchard, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved Health and Physical Education Curriculum. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Bouchard, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the Source4Teachers Master Substitute List for the 2008-2009 school year. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey-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 Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Bouchard, the Board approved Professional Development Workshops (August and September) for the 2008-2009 school year. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey-recuse; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Bouchard, the Board approved Group registration for the Egg Harbor City Board of Education, including the Superintendent, Business Administrator, and Board Secretary to attend the 2008 Annual Workshop in Atlantic City, October 28-30, 2008 for the fee of $1,100. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

The Board received the following informational items:

         Pinelands Commission Amended Report 7/24/08

         Superintendent letter to Fred Jacobs 7/24/08

         SDA Notice of Award 7/30/08

         Superintendent letter to OCR 7/30/08

         Superintendent letter to Dr. Loggi- Re: Bacon Lawsuit Survey 7/30/08

 

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Mrs. Galloway thanked the Board of Education and administration for their help with the Peace Pilgrim Birthday celebration.

COMMENTS FOR THE GOOD OF THE BOARD

 

Mr. Wimberg asked that the teachers and everyone to do all they can to help with the playground project.

 

Mr. Griffith added that Mrs. Shulby deserves a lot of credit for taking on the playground project during such a busy time.

 

 

CALENDAR DATES

District dates of interest for the upcoming month:

September 1 Labor Day (bldgs. closed)

September 2 & 3 Staff Development

September 4 First Day Students

September 10 Regular Board Meeting

September 17 FDR Back to School Night

September 24 CLS Back to School Night

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mr. Bouchard, 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 August 13, 2008 at 8:05 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)   Facilities

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 8:15 p.m.

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Bouchard, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board authorized the Superintendent to move forward and obtain a price for an appraisal of the property discussed in executive session. (Roll call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Wimberg-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business, upon a motion by Mr. Wimberg, seconded by Mr. Bouchard, and carried unanimously, the Board adjourned the meeting at 8:25 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

E. Marie Setterman

Board Secretary