BOARD OF EDUCATION

EGG HARBOR CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Egg Harbor City, New Jersey 08215

 

AGENDA

Regular Meeting

April 29, 2009

Charles L. Spragg School

Multipurpose Room

601 Buffalo Avenue��

7:00 PM

 

I.                         Open Regular Meeting

 

N.J.A.C. 5:18 Emergency Exit/No Smoking Announcement & Sunshine Law Compliance Statement as follows:

 

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.

 

II.                      Flag Salute/Roll Call

 

Mr. Bouchard(�12)������������ Mr. Dovey (�12)������������������ Mr. Farnan (�10)���������

Mrs. Heist (�10)������������������� Mr. McGinnis (�11)������������� Mrs. Williams(�10)

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III.              Executive Session

 

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 April 29, 2009 at ___________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)

(2)

(3)

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

matter, with the consent of the employee.

 

 

STAFF RECOGNITION

 

Marie Farnan, Teacher of the Year

Spragg Elementary School

 

Christine Bryant, Teacher of the Year

Rittenberg Middle School

 

 

IV.           Open Floor To Public

 

The public is invited to comment on or question any topic related to the Board of Education agenda items.

 

 

V.               Comments for the Good of the Board

 

 

VI.           Monthly Reports

 

A.           Superintendent Report Attachment

B.            Business Administrator Report

C.            Supervisor of Special Projects Report

D.           CLS Principal Report Attachment

E.            FDR Principal Report Attachment

F.             Board Solicitors Report

 

 

VII.        Board Minutes

 

A.          APPROVE (roll call):

1. April 1, 2009 Regular Attachment

2. April 1, 2009 Executive Attachment

 

 

VIII.    Financial Items

 

A.           APPROVE (roll call):

1. Board Secretarys Report March 2009 Attachment

2. Treasurer of School Moneys Report March 2009 Attachment

B.            APPROVE (roll call): Board Certification

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11 The Egg Harbor City Board of Education certifies that as of 3/31/09 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(c)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.

 

C.            RATIFY and AFFIRM (roll call): March 2009 Bill List Attachment

1.                  General Account - $1,021,392.75

2.                  Capital Account - $0

3.                  Food Service - $30,151.65

4.                  Payroll Account $521,006.16 Attachment

 

D.           APPROVE (roll call): Budget transfer (Resolution #09-12) 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:

March 31, 2009 Fund 10 $28,480 Attachment

 

 

IX.           Non-instructional Operations Items

 

A.           Transportation
1. APPROVE (roll call): Renewal of student transportation contract #CM07 with the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District for the 2009-10 school year in the amount of $39,805.20 annually, to transport students to and from the Charles L. Spragg and Fanny D. Rittenberg Schools in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:39-3(2), which allows for the renewal of transportation contracts where the increase does not exceed the next years Consumer Price Index, which for 2009-10 is 3.34%.

 

B.            Facilities

1. APPROVE (roll call): Submission to the Atlantic County Office of Education an application for dual use of educational space for the 2009-2010 school year.

 

C.            Miscellaneous

 

1. APPROVE (roll call): 2009-2010 School Calendar Attachment

 

2. APPROVE (roll call): Three-year contract with Blackboard Connect, Inc. to provide Connect-Ed student/parent notification service beginning July 1, 2009 at a cost of $3.60 per student based on 481 students ($1,731.60 annually) for the first year. Subsequent years of the three year term will cost $3.60 per student based on the number of enrolled students for those years.

 

3. APPROVE (roll call): Anthony G. Vautrinot 2008-09 Scholarship Recipients. Attachment

 

4. APPROVE (roll call): Resolution #09-13 rejecting the States offer to defer the districts 2008-09 obligation to the Public Employees Retirement System. Attachment

 

 

X.               Personnel Items as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

A.           APPROVE (roll call): Appointment of the following CLS Professional Development Committee members for the remainder of the 2008-2009 school year:

Shannon Deninger and Lauren Roesch (alternate)

 

B.            APPROVE (roll call): All FDR certificated staff members as School Management Team substitutes for the remainder of the 2008-2009 school year funded by the FY09 NCLB Grant, Title I.

 

C.            APPROVE (roll call): Appointment of substitutes for the 2008-2009 school year

1. 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

1) Laura Suhmann NJ Teach Cert

2) Jennifer Miller NJ Teach Cert

 

D.           APPROVE (roll call): Amended leave of absence for Carley Cross, Spragg teacher, from 9/1/09 through 9/1/10. Attachment

 

E.            APPROVE (roll call): Posting for the following positions for the 2009-2010 school year:
One (1) CLS Health and Physical Education teacher

One (1) World Language teacher

 
F.             APPROVE (roll call): Posting for the four-week 21st Century Community Learning Center Summer Program (July 6, 2009 to July 30, 2009) at the contractual rate as follows:

4 Teachers for a total of 120 hours each

1 School Nurse for a total of 20 hours

1 Project Director for a total of 130 hours

1 Site Coordinator for a total of 130 hours

1 Administrative Assistant for a total of 130 hours

 

XI.           Student Items

 

A.           APPROVE (roll call): Field trip for the 2008-2009 school year as follows:

CLS 1st grade students to Atlantic County Park on 5/19/09. No admission costs. Transportation funded by EHC Education Foundation.

 

B.            APPROVE (roll call): Field trip for the 2008-2009 school year as follows: CLS 2nd grade students to Estell Manor Park on 5/26/09. No admission costs. Transportation funded by PTO.

 

C.            APPROVE (roll call): Field trip for the 2008-2009 school year as follows:
3rd grade students to Princeton Art Museum on 5/27/09. No admission costs. Transportation funded by PTO.

 

D.           APPROVE (roll call): Field trip for the 2008-2009 school year as follows:

FDR multi-grade students to the Richmond Avenue School in Atlantic City on May 22, 2009. No admission costs. Transportation funded by PTO.

 

E.            APPROVE (roll call): Field trip for the 2008-2009 school year as follows:

FDR multi-grade students to Atlantic County Riding Center in Egg Harbor Township on May 15, 2009. No admission costs. Transportation funded by PTO.

 

 

XII.        Program Items

 

A.           APPROVE (roll call) ): Submission of the 100% Insured for Sure, FY 10 Grant application for a total allocation of $25,000.

 

B.            RATIFY and AFFIRM (roll call) ): Source for Teachers substitute list for April 2009. Attachment

 

C.            APPROVE (roll call) ): Resolution #09-11 as follows:

WHEREAS Pineland Learning Center, Inc. is an approved private school for student with disabilities and

WHEREAS the students from Egg Harbor City School District attending Pineland Learning Center, Inc. are all classified, handicapped students that are IEPd for free breakfast and lunch

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT: In accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23-4.5iii, the Egg Harbor City School District Board of Education does not require Pineland Learning Center, Inc. to charge Egg Harbor City School District students for a reduced and/or paid meal. Attachment

 

 

 

 

D.           APPROVE (roll call) ): Contract with Atlantic County Special Services School District to provide a special education program beginning February 29, 2009 for one Pre-School Disabled student, State ID # 5157046940, at a cost of $166.40 per day for the remainder of the 2008-09 school year.

 

E.            APPROVE (roll call) ): FDR fieldwork placements for Stockton College students from 5/11/09 through 6/16/09 as follows:

Eric Hollenbeck

Michelle Leveanworth

Brittany Annibali

 

 

XIII.    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.

 

A.           APPROVE (roll call): Professional Development Workshops for the 2008-2009 school year (April and May). Handout

 

 

XIV.        Policies / Regulations Items

 

A.           APPROVE (roll call): First Reading of Revised Policy as follows:

1. Policy 5180 Hazing, Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Attachment

 

XV.            Informational Items

 

A.           Letter from John Ruth, Jr., Supervising Affirmative Action Asst., State of New Jersey dated 4/3/09. Attachment

B.            Invitation to participate in the NJ Coordinated School Health Demonstration Project dated March 30, 2009 Attachment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XVI.        Open to Public

 

 

XVII.     Comments for the Good of the Board

 

 

XVIII.         Calendar Dates

 

May 13 Regular Board Meeting

 

 

XIX.    Executive Session

 

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 April 29, 2009, at ________ 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) Personnel

(2)

(3)

(4)

 

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

matter, with the consent of the employee.

 

 

XX.        Adjournment

Time: ________