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REGULAR MEETING AGENDA MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION Monday, April 28, 2014 6:30 PM Mt. Olive Middle School ...

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REGULAR MEETING AGENDA MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION Monday, April 28, 2014

6:30 PM

Mt. Olive Middle School Cafeteria

1.

Opening Activities 1.1 Call to Order/Flag Salute 1.2 Moment of Reflection 1.3 Statement of Advance Notice

2.

Approval of Open and Closed Session Minutes 2.1 Work Session Meeting – March 10, 2014 2.2 Regular Meeting – March 24, 2014

3.

Communications and Petitions (Board/Superintendent)

4.

Reports and Discussions 4.1 Student Liaison Report 4.2 Superintendent's Report 4.2.1 Recognition of Mt. Olive Lions Club 4.2.2 Recognition of Middle School Science and Technology Competition Team 4.2.3 Winter Sports Awards 4.2.4 Public Hearing on 2014-15 School District Budget 4.3 Personnel Committee Report 4.4 Curriculum & Instruction Committee Report 4.5 Business Committee Report 4.6 Policy Committee Report 4.7 Parent-Teacher Association Reports 4.8 Board President’s Report

5.

Action Items (members of the community may comment on any agenda item listed in this section prior to Board discussion) 5.1 Monthly Expenditures and Reports (attached) 5.2 Personnel (attached) 5.3 Curriculum and Instruction (attached) 5.4 Business Services (attached)

6.

Public Comments (Students, parents, employee organizations, community members).

7.

Board and Administration Comments/Suggestions for Future Agenda Items

8.

Confidential Session (At its discretion, the Board may declare a confidential session whenever matters to be discussed fall within one of the categories listed below) RESOLVED, that the Board meet in closed session for the purpose of discussing: personnel, negotiations, pending or anticipated litigation, matters of attorney-client privilege, confidential pupil matters, real estate matters. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the matters discussed in closed session be disclosed to the public when the reason for confidentiality no longer exists.

9.

Adjourn

5.1

Motion to approve, on the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following monthly expenditures and reports: 5.1.1

Approve the April 28, 2014 bill list in the amount of $682,984.42.

5.1.2

Approve the April $3,260,976.44.

5.1.3

Approve the Board Secretary’s Report for the month of March 2014.

5.1.4

Approve the Transfer Report for the months of February and March 2014.

5.1.5

Motion to certify that no major account or fund has been overexpended in violation of N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(b) as of March 31, 2014 and that sufficient funds are available to meet the district’s financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year.

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5.2

Motion to approve on the recommendation of the Superintendent the following Personnel action items: 5.2.1

Approve the retirement of Gayle Dierks, Principal at CMS Elementary School effective August 1, 2014 with appreciation for thirteen years of service to the Mount Olive Township School District.

5.2.2

Approve the retirement of Marie Cogger, Teacher of Social Studies at Mount Olive Middle Schools effective July 1, 2014 with appreciation for ten years of service to the Mount Olive Township School District.

5.2.3

Approve the retirement of Prima Morales, Teacher of English As A Second Language at Sandshore and Mount Olive Middle Schools effective July 1, 2014 with appreciation for six years of service to the Mount Olive Township School District.

5.2.4

Approve the retirement of Mindy Wyker, Driver in the Transportation Department effective July 1, 2014 with appreciation for eleven years of service to the Mount Olive Township School District.

5.2.5

Accept the resignation of Luis Nuno, Unit Lunch Custodian at Mount Olive High School effective April 15, 2014 with appreciation for two years of service to the Mount Olive Township School District.

5.2.6

Accept the resignation of Joseph Cicchino, Bus Mechanic in the Transportation Department effective April 11, 2014 with appreciation for three months of service to the Mount Olive Township School District.

5.2.7

Accept the resignation of Theresa Trojahn, Van Aide in the Transportation Department effective April 23, 2014 with appreciation for three months of service to the Mount Olive Township School District.

5.2.8

Approve a continued unpaid childcare leave of absence for Laura Holcombe, Basic Skills Instructor at Mt. View School effective September 1, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year.

5.2.9

Approve the appointment of professional administrative staff for the 2014-2015 school year, as attached. (Budgeted)

5.2.10

Approve the appointment of Margaret Conroy, Business Administrator, salary to be determined, effective July 1, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year. (Budgeted)

Personnel Agenda for Board Meeting April 28, 2014

5.2.11

Approve the change of employment for Christopher Spendley, Teacher of Music, elementary district wide from .5 fte to full time employment at step one (1) MA - $59,639* effective September 1, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year. (Budgeted)

5.2.12

Approve the change of employment for Anna Ondrik from Van Driver to Bus Driver in the Transportation Department at step one (1) - $23.35 per hour on the Bus Drivers’ Salary Guide, five (5) hours per day, five (5) days per week, effective May 1, 2014 for the remainder of the 2013-2014 school year, replacing Robert Tonczos, Sr. (Budgeted)

5.2.13

Approve the employment of Theresa Fritzky, Teacher of English/Language Arts for the Mount Olive Middle School Sunset Academy at $42.00 per hour for the 2013-2014 school year.

5.2.14

Approve the employment of Sean Kelley, Teacher of Mathematics for the Mount Olive Middle School Academy (formerly Imagine Program) at $42.00 per hour for the 20132014 school year.

5.2.15

Approve the employment of the following as substitute maintenance workers at $13.50 per hour, effective April 29, 2014 for the remainder of the 2013-2014 school year: Justin Baker

Austin Dubos

5.2.16

Approve the appointment of Patricia Padula to the position of Supervisor – Summer School at the salary of $5,382 for the 2014 Summer Session, pending approval of Summer School (Budgeted)

5.2.17

Approve the following additions to the list of substitute teachers for the 2013-2014 school year:

5.2.18

Name

Crs/Degree

Institution

Kathryn Wikander

B.S.N.

Columbia University

Approve the following substitute teachers on a month-to-month basis for the month of May, 2014 at the rate of $100 per day of service as follows: Substitute Teacher Kevin Mulcahy Janine Carratura Corinne Giaimo Lynne Mowbray Joy Sylvester Lisa Cooper

Personnel Agenda for Board Meeting April 28, 2014

School Assignment Mount Olive High School Mount Olive Middle School CMS Elementary School Mt. View School Sandshore School Tinc Road School

5.2.19

For reasons to consolidate and reorganize programs to assure maintenance of an efficient educational program, this Board of Education determines that a reduction in force is necessary. Implementation of the administrative recommendations of the Superintendent will be cost effective and will deploy district personnel in an appropriate and efficient manner without adversely affecting the high qualify of the current academic programs. Reduce the following positions effective July 1, 2014: 1 FTE Instructional Supervisor – Special Education 1 FTE Literacy Supervisor, K-8 As a result of this reduction, approve the reassignment of Deborah Huffman, Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant, fte at Mount Olive Middle School at step thirteen (13) MA $76,554* effective July 1, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year. As a result of this reduction, approve the reassignment of Margaret Hipwell, Elementary Instructional Supervisor, fte at Mt. View School at step four (4) - $113,384 on the Administrator and Supervisor Salary Guide, effective July 1, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year. The following non-tenured certificated staff member terminated effective June 30, 2014 as a result of reassignment of tenured certificated staff member with “bumping rights”: Chad Donahue, Elementary Instructional Supervisor

5.2.20

Approve the summer employment of the following staff for Custodian and Maintenance work at the rate of $10.50 per hour for thirty-two (32) hours per week, (hours 7:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday) effective July 1, 2014 through August 29, 2014 or until projects are completed: (Budgeted) Alisandra Atsma Justin Baker William Behre Michael Bunero Adam Cassidy Nicholas DiPaolo Austin Dubos Deborah Helder Denise McSweeney Robert Parisi Kuiryath Pitre William Romano

Personnel Agenda for Board Meeting April 28, 2014

Zachary Atsma Donna Baldwin Scott Buchanan Joshua Camoia Dane Corpion Colin Doyle Patrick Fiedler Jonathan Hrizuk Luis Nuno Judith Pellegrino Mia Reis Carl Rosequist

Joshua Rosequist Dominick Servedio Stanley Smith Alexander Stefiniw Donna Szanyi 5.2.21

Michael Schuberth Ashley Shann Steven Spangler Neil Stone

Approve the appointment of Rose Mallozzi, Van Aide in the Transportation Department at step one (1) - $12.41 per hour on the Aide Salary Guide, four (4) hours per day, five (5) days per week, effective May 1, 2014 for the remainder of the 20132014 school year, replacing Theresa Trojahn. (Budgeted) *Salaries to be determined through the successor agreement currently being negotiated.

Personnel Agenda for Board Meeting April 28, 2014

Administrative Staff

Name Robert Allen Jr. Gayle Dierks Richard Fair Frank Fischel Kevin Stansberry Susan Miranda Tracey Severns James Kramer Donald Woodring Robert Feltmann Kevin Moore Christopher Reagan Michael Iannucci Debra Martin Peter Hughes David Falleni W. Bradley Halien Sharon Staszak Jack Sassaman, Jr. Margaret Hipwell Katherine Monaghan Nicole Musarra Jennifer Curry Lynn Jones Thomas Scerbo Donald Todd

Current Assignment Principal Principal**** Principal Principal Principal Acting Principal *** Vice Principal High School Vice Principal High School Acting Vice Principal for Student Services** Vice Principal Middle School** Vice Principal Middle School** Director of Special Services Director of Educational Programs (School Design) Director of Curriculum and Instruction** Director of Athletics District Supervisor of Mathematics and Science, K-12 Instructional Supervisor – Special Education Instructional Supervisor Elementary Instructional Supervisor Elementary Instructional Supervisor Elementary Instructional Supervisor Elementary Instructional Supervisor** Board Secretary/Asst Business Administrator* Buildings and Grounds Supervisor* Transportation Supervisor*

*Non-unit Salaries to be determined **Non-Tenured ***Projected ****Retirement effective August 1, 2014

Personnel Action Items for Board Meeting April 28, 2014

5.3

Motion to approve on the recommendation of the Superintendent the following Curriculum and Instruction action items: 5.3.1

Approve St. Clare’s Hospital, Boonton, NJ to provide educational instruction to regular education student #21005 from March 27, 2014 to April 11, 2014 for approximately 10 hours at $54.00 per hour. Total estimated cost: $540.00 (Budgeted)

5.3.2

Approve Brianne Dennis, Newton, NJ to provide psychological evaluations to appropriate classified students throughout the district from April 2, 2014 to June 27, 2014 for approximately 12 evaluations at $300.00 per evaluation. Total estimated cost: $3,600.00 (Budgeted)

5.3.3

BE IT RESOLVED that the Mount Olive Township Board of Education approves the following staff member(s) to attend the following professional development program(s) as deemed appropriate and approved by the Superintendent of Schools, subject to State Payment Guidelines as established by the Department of Treasury and guidelines as established by the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB):

5.3.4

Name Nina Allogramento Cristal Seifert Connie Gross Regina Delo

Conference Legal Issues Related to English Language Learners

Date 5/22/14

Location Monroe, NJ

Dr. Richard Fair

NAESP-Best Practices for Better Schools

7/10/14 7/12/2014

Nashville, TN

Estimated Expenses $600

$1650

Approve tentatively the following 2013-2014 school year overnight field trip(s). Details and costs will be provided to the Board prior to the scheduled trip. Field trips requiring student qualification will not be scheduled unless students attend. The following trips are budgeted. Group/Event Technology Student Association (TSA), Mt. Olive Middle School

Tentative Dates June 27-July 1, 2014

Curriculum and Instruction action items for Board Meeting April 28, 2014

Location Washington D.C.

5.4

Motion to approve, on the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following Business (finance and facilities) action items: 5.4.1

Whereas, the Board previously approved budget transfers from the 12-000-400-450 Capital Projects account in the amount of $85,350; and Whereas, transfers from the Capital Projects account require the approval of the Executive County Superintendent; Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Board hereby rescinds the transfers made from the Capital Projects account, and Be it further resolved, that the Board hereby approves the following transfers in place of those made from the Capital Projects account: From: 12-402-100-730 Equipment-Athletics 12-000-220-730 Equipment-Library 12-000-270-730 Equipment-Transportation 12-000-252-730 Equipment-Technology

Amount $30,000 $10,400 $35,000 $9,950

5.4.2

Approve the attached budget transfers for the 2013-14 school year.

5.4.3

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mount Olive Township Board of Education, in the County of Morris, New Jersey approved the 2014-2015 school district budget for submission to the NJ Department of Education as follows: General Fund Special Revenue Fund Debt Services Fund Total Base Budget

$80,636,978 1,028,319 5,170,268 $86,835,565

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, to acknowledge that the 2014-15 budget as described above results in a General Fund tax levy of $60,863,620 and a Debt Service tax levy of $4,587,826. WHEREAS, the district has a taxing authority which is composed of $148,010 for the 2012-13 school year, $399,450 for the 2013-14 school year, and $44,462 for the 2014-15 school year for health benefits in addition to the 2% cap increase over the prior year which totals $60,863,620 resulting in a maximum tax levy available of $61,455,542. WHEREAS, the Board has approved that there should be raised for the General Fund a tax levy of $60,863,620 for the ensuing School Year (2014-2015).

Business Action Items for Board Meeting April 28, 2014

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mount Olive Township Board of Education, in the County of Morris, State of NJ approved that the unused taxing authority of $148,010 for the 2012-13 school year, $399,450 for the 201314 school year, and $44,462 for the 2014-15 school year be banked for potential use in subsequent fiscal years. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, to approve the following capital projects and expenditures for the 2014-2015 school year and to approve a budgeted capital reserve withdrawal in the amount of $1,000,000 to help finance these projects: Project Boiler Replacement – SS Roof Replacement – Tinc Window Replacement - CMS Window Replacement - MOHS Roof Replacement – MOHS Repavement of Transportation Parking Lot Technology Lab for Robotics – HS SDA Assessment for Debt Service 5.4.4

Amount $234,143 $832,666 $281,920 $487,636 $403,079 $250,000 $75,000 $128,241

WHEREAS, P.L. 2007 c. 53 requires that the Mount Olive Township Board of Education shall establish, by Board resolution, a maximum travel (professional development) expenditure amount for the 2014-2015 budget year, which the school district shall not exceed in that budget year: and WHEREAS, the Board elects to exclude travel (professional development) expenditures to be supported by Federal funds in the maximum travel expenditure amount; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mount Olive Township Board of Education hereby establishes the following expenditure amounts pursuant to P.L. 2007 c 53: Local and State Funds: Maximum travel (professional development) expenditure amount for the 2014-2015 budget year

$55,000.00

Maximum travel (professional development) expenditure amount for the 2013-14 budget year

$48,000.00

Travel expenditure (professional development) amount spent to date for the 2013-2014 budget year

$13,530.00

Federal Funds Total amount of travel (professional development) expended to the 2012-2013 budget year

$14,228.00

Total amount of travel (professional development) expenditure budgeted for the 2013-14 budget year

$7,200.00

Total amount of travel (professional development) projected for the 2014-2015 budget year

$10,000.00

Business Action Items for Board Meeting April 28, 2014

5.4.5

WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 6A:23:5.2 (a) mandates Boards of Education to establish annually, prior to budget preparation, a maximum level of spending for public relations and each type of professional service for the ensuing school year; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the 2014-2015 budget hereby includes the following maximum level of spending for public relations and professional services: Professional Services Legal Auditor Architect/Engineer Other Administrative Services

Business Action Items for Board Meeting April 28, 2014

Amount $250,000 $40,000 $225,000 $55,000

From: 11-000-262-100 Salaries-Custodians

To: 11-000-263-100 Salaries-Grounds Maintenance

12-000-252-730 Equipment-Technology

12-000-266-730 Equipment-Security

11-000-261-420 Contracted Services-Bldg.Maintenance

11-000-262-420 Contracted Services-Custodial Services

12-000-252-730 Equipment-Technology

12-000-262-730 Equipment-Buildings & Grounds

Business Action Items for Board Meeting April 28, 2014

Amount $10,000

$2,500

$20,000

$3,450