EGG HARBOR CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING���

March 10, 2010

 

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 members Richard Dovey, Joseph Farnan, E. Daniel McGinnis and Jeanne Williams present.Also present were: Superintendent, John Gilly III; Business Administrator, Joseph Smurlo; Spragg Principal, Adrienne Shulby; Supervisor of Special Projects, Gina Forester; Rittenberg Principal, Jack Griffith; 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.

 

 

MONTHLY REPORTS

 

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

 

Mr. Gilly and Mr. Smurlo discussed the state of the preliminary 2009-2010 school budget which will be approved tonight for submission to the County Office of Education.

 

Mrs. Shulby and Mrs. Griffith announced their teachers of the year:Spragg � Donna Fiedler and Rittenberg � Connie Burzo.

 

 

BOARD MINUTES

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the following sets of minutes: ��February 17, 2010 Regular and Executive

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

 

 

FINANCIAL ITEMS

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the Board Secretary�s Report and the Treasurer�s Report for January 2010.(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Farnan, 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 2/28/10 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; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the February 2010 Bill List as follows:

1.                  General Account - $861,589.21

2.                  Capital Account - $0

3.                  Food Service - $46,358.26

4.                  Payroll Account $540,937.79

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

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the budget transfer (Resolution #10-13) for the 2009-10 school year in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6:20-2:13 and Chapter 196 Laws of 1967, as follows: February 28, 2010 Fund 10 $131,083.40 Fund 20 $26,484.12 (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the Submission of the tentative 2010-2011 school district budget to the County Office of Education as follows:

 

The proposed budget includes sufficient fund to provide curriculum and instruction which will enable all students to achieve the Core Curriculum Contents Standards, as is in compliance with N.J.S.A. 18A and N.J.A.C. Title 6 and 6A.

 

Anticipated Enrollment - 517

 

BE IT RESOLVED to approve the 2010-2011 school district budget for submission to the County Office of Education as follows:

Budget

General Fund $7,384,746.00

Special Revenue Fund $1,546,342.00

Debt Service Fund $ 629,305.00

$9,560,393.00

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED to acknowledge that the 2010-2011 budget as described above will result in the following:

 

General Tax Fund Levy $2,246,292.00

Debt Service Tax Levy $ 199,408.00

$2,445,700.00

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that no tax levy cap adjustments will be applied to the 2010-2011 school budget.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Egg Harbor City Board of Education establish a maximum of $20,000.00 in the general fund 2010-2011 budget, allotted for travel and travel related expenditures.

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

 

FACILITIES

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the use of facilities by Girl Scouts of Central and Southern NJ, (Southern Region) for the 2009-10 school year. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the use of facilities by Girl Scouts of Central and Southern NJ, (Local Troop Daisies and Brownies) for the 2009-10 school year. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the use of facilities by the Egg Harbor City Kiwanis for the 2009-2010 school year, pending submission of insurance and application. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the School Board Election Data as follows:

Seats open 3 - three year terms

Election Date Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Election Hours 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location of Polling Places CLS main entrance foyer &

FDR Room #20

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

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the Vautrinot Scholarship Committee for the 2009-2010 school year: Joseph Smurlo, Stephen Bouchard and Nanette Galloway (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the revised 2009-2010 school calendar. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

PERSONNEL

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board approved rescinded the appointment of Frank Cambron as the Substance Counselor for Harborfields. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded Mr. Dovey,by the Board ratified and affirmed the appointment of Tania DiOdoardo as the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Site Coordinator through August 2010 at an hourly rate of $20 hr. for 3.5 hrs. per day, 5 days a week for 35 weeks funded by 21st CCLC FY 10 grant. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the resignation of Carmelo Hernandez, custodian, dated 3/3/10 and effective 4/2/10. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the change in level for teacher substitute Robin Hendrickson from Co. Sub. Cert + BA. to Teacher Certification. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board approved the posting for school custodian positions:

One (1) for the remainder of the 2009-2010 school year

One (1) for the 2010-2011 school year (anticipated)

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

 

 

STUDENT ITEMS

 

Upon a motion by Mr. McGinnis, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the field trip for the 2009-2010 school year as follows: 5th and 6th grade students to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA on April 7, 2010. Admission funded by students. Transportation funded by EHC PTO. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. McGinnis, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the field trip for the 2009-2010 school year as follows: 5 through 8 honor roll students to the A10 Mens Basketball Championship game at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on Friday, March 12, 2010. Admission funded by the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority. Transportation funded by 21st CCLC grant. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. McGinnis, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the field trip for the 2009-2010 school year as follows: Multi-grade REBEL II students to the REBEL II Summit on April 16, 2010 in Margate at the Tighe School. No admission fee and transportation funded by the REBEL II grant. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

PROGRAMS

 

Upon a motion by Mr. McGinnis, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the Source 4 Teachers substitute list dated March 2010. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

Upon a motion by Mr. McGinnis, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the submission of the 2010-2013 Technology Plan. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

Upon a motion by Mr. McGinnis, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the submission of the 2010-2011 District Professional Development Plan. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mr. McGinnis-yes; Mrs. Williams-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. Dovey, the Board approved Professional Development Workshops for the 2009-2010 school year. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

POLICIES/REGULATIONS

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Williams, seconded by Mr. Farnan, the Board approved the second reading of revised Policies/Regulations as follows:

1. Policy 5180 Hazing, Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

2. Policy 4090 Nepotism

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

NEW BUSINESS

 

None.

 

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

None

 

 

COMMENTS FOR THE GOOD OF THE BOARD

 

 

 

 

CALENDAR DATES

 

District dates of interest for the upcoming month:

March 29 Public Budget Hearing / Regular Meeting

April 2 & 5 Spring Recess (bldgs. closed)

April 20 School Budget Election

April 28 Regular / Reorganization Board Meeting

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business, upon a motion by Mrs. Williams, seconded by Mr. Farnan, and carried unanimously, the Board adjourned the meeting at 7:45 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

E. Marie Setterman

Board Secretary