BOARD OF EDUCATION

EGG HARBOR CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Egg Harbor City, New Jersey 08215

 

AGENDA

Regular Meeting

February 17, 2010

Charles L. Spragg School

Library

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

 

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

Mr. Wimberg (�11)

 

 

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 February 17, 2010 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)

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.

 

 

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. December 9, 2009 Regular Attachment

2. December 9, 2009 Executive Attachment

 

 

VIII.    Financial Items

 

A.           APPROVE (roll call):

1. Board Secretarys Report December 2009 Attachment

2. Treasurer of School Moneys Report December 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 1/31/10 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(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): January 2010 Bill List

1.                  General Account - $820,224.74

2.                  Capital Account - $0

3.                  Food Service - $

4.                  Payroll Account $539,470.53 Attachment

 

D.           RATIFY and AFFIRM (roll call): 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 Attachment

 

 

IX.           Non-instructional Operations Items

 

A.          Miscellaneous

 

1. APPROVE (roll call): 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. Attachment

 

2. APPROVE (roll call): 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).

 

3. APPROVE (roll call): 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.

 

4. APPROVE (roll call): Revised 2009-2010 school calendar. Handout

 

 

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

A.           RATIFY and AFFIRM (roll call): Resignation of Dana Powell, 21st Century Community Learning Centers REACH Program Site Coordinator dated 1/14/10 and effective 1/15/10. Attachment

 

B.            RATIFY and AFFIRM (roll call): Leave of absence for Susan Savino from 1/21/10 through 2/19/10.

 

C.            RATIFY and AFFIRM (roll call): Reduced leave of absence for Darlene Martin from 2/1/10 through 2/17/10.

 

D.           APPROVE (roll call): Leave of absence for Darlene Martin from 2/18/10 through 5/7/10.

 

E.            APPROVE (roll call): Leave of absence for Winifred Blankenship from 2/25/10 through 4/8/10.

 

F.             RATIFY and AFFIRM (roll call): 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.

 

G.           APPROVE (roll call): 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.

 

H.           APPROVE (roll call): Change in level for teacher substitute Marissa Silipena from Co. Sub. Cert. to Co. Sub. Cert + BA.

 

I.              APPROVE (roll call): 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. Attachment

 

J.              APPROVE (roll call): Posting for the Accounts Payable/Payroll Specialist position that is becoming available July 1, 2010.

 

K.           RATIFY and AFFIRM (roll call): 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

XI.           Student Items

 

A.           APPROVE (roll call) ): Field trip for the 2009-2010 school year as follows:

Kindergarten classes to the Wetlands Institute on 5/13/10. 100% of trip funded by World Class Flowers.

 

B.            APPROVE (roll call) ): Field trip for the 2009-2010 school year as follows: 2nd grade to the Academy of Natural Science on 5/27/10. Admission funded by students. Transportation funded by PTO.

 

C.            APPROVE (roll call) ): Field trip for the 2009-2010 school year as follows:

Preschool classes to Childrens Museum, 6/4/10. Admission co-funded by PTO and students. Transportation funded by PTO.

 

D.           APPROVE (roll call) ): Rescheduled field trip for the 2009-2010 school year as follows: FDR Honor Roll students to Sahara Sams Water Park, West Berlin, NJ on February 24, 2010. Admission is free. Transportation funded by the Municipal Alliance.

 

 

XII.        Program Items

 

A.           APPROVE (roll call): Source 4 Teachers substitute list dated February 2010. Attachment

 

B.            APPROVE (roll call): 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.

 

C.            APPROVE (roll call): Acceptance of the FY10 AtlantiCare Catch mini-grant of $750.00 to fund the Healthy Schools training and activities at the Rittenberg Middle School.

 

D.           APPROVE (roll call): Richard Stockton College of New Jersey literacy volunteers as follows:

Brittany Beich

Bridget Rann

Nikki Bonica

Suzanne Jenkins

 

E.            RATIFY and AFFIRM (roll call): 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

 

F.             APPROVE (roll call): 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.

 

G.           RATIFY and AFFIRM (roll call) ): 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.

 

 

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 2009-2010 school year. Handout

 

 

XIV.        Policies / Regulations Items

A.           APPROVE (roll call): First Reading of revised policies/regulations as follows:

1. Policy 5180 Hazing, Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

2. Policy 4090 Nepotism

XV.            New Business

 

A.           Discussion of Board agenda packet distribution.

 

 

XVI.        Open to Public

 

 

XVII.     Comments for the Good of the Board

 

 

 

XVIII.         Calendar Dates

 

March 10 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 February 17, 2010, 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)

(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: ________