EGG HARBOR CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING���

February 17, 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, Donna Heist 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.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Williams, seconded by Mr. Dovey, 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 January 13, 2010 at 7:12 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

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.

 

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

No comments.

 

 

MONTHLY REPORTS

 

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

 

 

BOARD MINUTES

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Farnan, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the following sets of minutes: ��January 13, 2010 Regular and Executive

(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-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 December 2009.(Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by 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 1/31/09 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 districts financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board ratified and affirmed the January 2010 Bill List as follows:

1.                  General Account - $820,224.74

2.                  Capital Account - $0

3.                  Food Service - $

4.                  Payroll Account $539,470.53

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

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mr. Dovey, the Board ratified and affirmed the budget transfer (Resolution #10-12) 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: January 31, 2010 Fund 10 $30,950.00 Fund 20 $1,734.66 (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved Resolution #10-11 Increasing the Bid Threshold and Appointing a Qualified Purchasing Agent, Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-3a and N.J.A.C. 5:34-5 Et Seq. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved a contract with XTel Communications, Inc. to provide long-distance phone service for the 2010-11 school year as a result of the cooperative bidding process through Alliance for Competitive Telecommunications (ACT). (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved a contract with Centrifuge Solutions, LLC, (SchoolFusion) to provide the district with web hosting service for the 2010-11 school year at a cost of $3,600.00 annually. There is also a one-time setup fee of $1,500.00 that will be paid effective March 1, 2010 that will allow the district to begin implementation immediately. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

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

 

PERSONNEL

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board ratified and affirmed the resignation of Dana Powell, 21st Century Community Learning Centers REACH Program Site Coordinator dated 1/14/10 and effective 1/15/10. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board ratified and affirmed leave of absence for Susan Savino from 1/21/10 through 2/19/10. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board ratified and affirmed reduced leave of absence for Darlene Martin from 2/1/10 through 2/17/10. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board ratified and affirmed leave of absence for Darlene Martin from 2/18/10 through 5/7/10. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved leave of absence for Winifred Blankenship from 2/25/10 through 4/8/10. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board ratified and affirmed the appointment of Michael Adams as CLS special education long-term substitute teacher from 2/16/10 through 6/30/10 at the following rate: $75.00 per day and after the 20th day, $80.00 per day. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the appointment of substitutes for the 2009-2010 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

Kylene Farnan Co. Sub. Cert.

Megan Bennett NJ Teach. Cert.

Celeste Richey Co. Sub. Cert.

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

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

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the Superintendents contract effective 7/1/10 through 6/30/15 as reviewed and approved by the Atlantic County Executive County Superintendent of Schools. The Board president is authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the Board of Education. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the posting for an Accounts Payable/Payroll Specialist position that is becoming available July 1, 2010. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board ratified and affirmed a posting for 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Part-time Site Coordinator. Position will be paid at an hourly rate of $20 per hour, 3.5 hours per day, 5 days a week until August 2010. Salary is not to exceed $12,250 funded by the FY 10 21st CCLC grant. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mrs. Heist, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the motion to proceed with an employee as discussed in executive session. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

STUDENT ITEMS

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved a field trip for the 2009-2010 school year as follows: Selected 8th grade students to the American Conference on Diversity, Atlantic City Country Club, Northfield, NJ on January 19, 2010, transportation provided by teacher driven vehicles. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved a field trip for the 2009-2010 school year as follows: FDR Honor Roll students to Sahara Sams Water Park, West Berlin, NJ on February 10, 2010, admission is free, transportation funded by the Municipal Alliance. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved a field trip for the 2009-2010 school year as follows: Kindergarten students to Cape May County Zoo on May 28, 2010. Transportation funded by PTO. Admission funded by students. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mr. Farnan-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

 

PROGRAMS

 

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

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the submission of the Rittenberg Middle School FY11 Music Matters Grant offered through the Muzak Heart and Soul Foundation for a total amount up to $12,000. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the acceptance of the FY10 AtlantiCare Catch mini-grant of $750.00 to fund the Healthy Schools training and activities at the Rittenberg Middle School. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey literacy volunteers as follows:

Brittany Beich Nikki Bonica

Bridget Rann Suzanne Jenkins

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

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board ratified and affirmed Stockton College students for a service learning program in 7th and 8th grade Communication Arts classrooms from February 11, 2010 May 14, 2010 as follows:

Robert McGruther Patricia Sanchez

Arianna Donzuso Stephanie Cohen

Katia Raina Michelle Stanisce

Rebecca Falk Steven McPartlin

Stephanie Swift Kathryn Baker

Ashley Boyd Christina Cibotti

Francesca Mancuso Toni Fredella

Aliccia Hans Breanne Farrell

Matthew Allen

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

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board approved the assessment of the Atlantic County AVA Commission for the technology centers education program for the 2010-11 school year at a rate of $4.90 per student. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-yes; Mrs. Williams-yes; Mr. Bouchard-yes)

 

Upon a motion by Mr. Dovey, seconded by Mrs. Heist, the Board ratified and affirmed Rider College school psychology graduate student, Melissa Harper for an internship placement in the Special Projects Department for the remainder of the 2009-2010 school year. (Roll Call: Mr. Dovey-yes; Mrs. Heist-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. Heist, seconded by Mrs. Williams, the Board approved the first reading of revised Policies/Regulations as follows:

1. Policy 5180 Hazing, Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

2. Policy 4090 Nepotism

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

NEW BUSINESS

 

The Board discussed distribution of monthly board packets and agenda. It was decided to email the packet as an attachment along with the agenda on the Friday before the meeting. Mrs. Setterman will bring copies of the agenda to the meeting.

 

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Mrs. Shulby reminded everyone about the Winterfest to take place at McKees on January 29, 2010 to benefit the EHC playground.

 

 

COMMENTS FOR THE GOOD OF THE BOARD

 

Mrs. Shulby said the attendance at Applebees tonight, held to support the Playground Committee, was awesome.

 

 

CALENDAR DATES

 

District dates of interest for the upcoming month:

March 10 Regular Board Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

E. Marie Setterman

Board Secretary