AGENDA FOR REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING January 27, 2014

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1 WYCKOFF BOARD OF EDUCATION WYCKOFF, NEW JERSEY January 23, 2014 This is a formal notification that a of the Board of Education of the Township of Wyckoff, County of Bergen, New Jersey, will be held on Monday,, 7:00 P.M., at Eisenhower Middle School, 344 Calvin Court, Wyckoff, NJ Alan C. Reiffe, CPA Board Secretary AGENDA FOR REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING FORMAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AT THIS MEETING I. Call meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. and roll call Presiding officer s announcement regarding notification of this meeting to the public: In compliance with the Sunshine Laws of the State of New Jersey, at least 48 hours prior notice of the meeting stating time, dates, and location has been sent to The Ridgewood News, The Record, The Suburban News, The Villadom Times, Wyckoff Patch.com, The Wyckoff Library and the Township Clerk. Recognition of visitors Flag salute Swearing in Newly Elected Board Member (attachment) Proclamations Colleen McCurry NJAHPERD Physical Education Teacher of the Year Rob Francin Rob Francin Presentations History of the Common Core Richard Kuder

2 II. COMMUNICATION ON AGENDA ITEMS When recognized by the President, please state your name and address prior to commenting on an agenda item. All meetings at which the Board transacts official business must be public (18A:10-6). As stated in Board Policy: Meetings of the Board are conducted for the purpose of carrying on the business of the schools and, therefore, are not public meetings, but meetings held in public. Therefore, once oral communication is closed by the President, no other questions or comments will be permitted until the Oral Communication portion at the end of the agenda. At that time, questions do not have to be confined to agenda items. III. IV. BOARD PRESIDENT S REPORT SUPERINTENDENT S REPORT A. Reports and Information from Superintendent and Staff 1. Superintendent s Report 2. Enrollment 3. Suspensions 4. HIB Trainings, Programs, Investigations and Affirmed Case for the reporting period of July 1, 2013 through December 31, Incidents of Violence and Vandalism for the reporting period of July 1, 2013 through December 31, V. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR S REPORT VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS A. Reports and Information from Committee Chairs 1. Community Outreach Mr. Mamola 2. Strategic Planning Dr. Taneja 3. Policy/Legislation Committee Mr. Carolan 4. Education Committee Mrs. Martone 5. Finance Committee Mr. Della Pietra 6. Facilities Committee Mr. Carolan 7. Personnel Committee Mr. Francin 8. Negotiations Committee Mr. Francin 2

3 VII. ACTION ITEMS A. FISCAL MANAGEMENT Motion to approve the following Fiscal Management Resolutions: 1. Minutes as follows: a. December 16, 2013 Private Executive Meeting b. December 16, 2013 c. January 2, 2014 Annual Reorganization Meeting 2. To approve the bill list as follows: DATE DESCRIPTION 01/15/14 Bills List 01/15/14 Payroll - Net Pay 01/15/14 Payroll - Agency 01/15/14 Payroll - FICA 01/15/14 Payroll - DCRP 01/27/14 Bills List 01/29/14 Health Benefits WARRANT NO. AMOUNT , Transfer 646, Transfer 421, Transfer 80, Transfer , Transfer 321, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education acknowledges and accepts the certification from the Board Secretary that as of month ending December 31, 2013 no line item account has encumbrances and expenditures, which in total exceed the line item appropriation in violation of N.J.A.C. 6A:23A (c)3. 4. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Wyckoff Board of Education acknowledges that it receives and accepts the report of the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary for the month ending December 31, 2013 and certifies that the report indicates that no major account or fund is over expended in violation of N.J.A.C. 6A:23A (c)4 and that sufficient funds are available to meet the district s financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year. 3

4 5. BE IT RESOLVED to approve the budgetary transfers as per attached. 6. To approve the acceptance of gifts as per attached. 7. To authorize the Business Administrator to sign the Business Associate Agreement with Brown and Brown Benefit Associates. B. OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT Motion to approve the following Operations and Management Resolutions: NONE C. PERSONNEL Motion to approve the following Personnel Resolutions: The Superintendent s recommendation in regard to personnel matters: 1. To approve the appointment of Michael Betz, Part Time Maintenance Mechanic, $18.35 per hour, 25 hours per week, effective starting date pending clearance of required documents through June 30, To approve the parental leave of absence for Janeen TenKate, Grade 4 Teacher, Coolidge School, with an approximate effective date of April 28, 2014 through an approximate ending date of December 31,

5 3. To approve the parental leave of absence for Jennifer Britting, Grade 5 Teacher, Coolidge School, with an approximate effective date of April 21, 2014 through an approximate ending date of December 1, To approve fifteen hours at her hourly rate of literacy curriculum writing for Kristin Vivino, Grade 4 Teacher, Coolidge School. 5. To approve the one hour of Handle With Care Training at their contracted rate for the following aides: Karen Baldassare Sandra Ramos Christine Brooke Deborah Treich Diego Garces 6. To approve payment of in- service hours for the following Parent University in- service instructors: Kevin Reilly 4 hours Annmarie Dugan 4 hours Kris Federici 4 hours Colleen McCurry 2 hours 7. To authorize the School Business Administrator to sign the AppliTrack Terms of Service Agreement for a web- based recruitment solution in the amount of $1,460 for the period of January 1, 2014 through January 1, To approve the additional two hours at their hourly rate for the following aides to undergo training on strategies and techniques to enhance their role working with students in a general education environment: Christine Brooke, Karren Baldassare, Lucy Talamini, Sandra Ramos, Beth Lowry, Donna Balestra, Kim DeYoung, Eileen O Connor, Joanne Valenti, Nancy Young. Elizabeth Dierking, Linda Chenoweth, Diane Riess, Ann Baumgarten, Janet Tanis, Sharon Fadini, Deborah Treich, Christine VanDuyne, Kristina Nienhouse, Lisa Baumgarten, Mary Ann Musto, Courtney Cagney, Michelle Pruim, Patricia Cleary, Lois Natale, Alexandra Lomolino, Doug Vaughn, Jennifer Pellegrini, Neeva Liebowitz, Diego Garces, Michelle Malcolm, Brianne Donohue, Laura McGowan, Crystal Franco, Anita McCarthy, Michelle Giumarra, Lori Groenewal, Karen Riley, Shannon Gibbons, Lesley Hohmann, Frank Picciotto 5

6 9. To approve the revised Hourly and Daily Rates List for the school year as per attached. 10. To approve the Substitute List for the school year as per attached. 11. To approve the revised Home Instructor List for the school year as per attached. 12. To approve the Statement of Assurance Regarding Use of Paraprofessional Staff for the school year as per attached. 13. To authorize the Superintendent to emergent hire personnel between January 28, 2014 and February 10, 2014, upon advising a majority of the Personnel Committee, retroactive approval to be confirmed at the February 10, D. INSTRUCTION AND PROGRAM Motion to approve the following Instruction and Program Resolutions: 1. To approve the costs associated with the out- of- district placements as per attached. 2. To approve the contract with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to provide shared training with Franklin Lakes School District to align the Common Core expectations with the existing program (Saxton Math). The total cost for this training is $3,200 with Franklin Lakes reimbursing the Wyckoff School District for 50% of the total cost. 3. To authorize the School Business Administrator to sign the Maxim Facility Staffing Agreement for registered nurse staffing at a rate of $49 per hour for the period of January 14, 2014 through January 14,

7 E. GOVERNANCE Motion to approve the following Policy/Communications/Legislation Resolutions: 1. To approve in accordance with Board Policies #0147, #3440 and #4440, reimbursement for travel and related expenses as per attached, where such travel and related expenses have been previously reviewed by the building principal/supervisor, and the chief school administrator has determined that such travel and related expenses promotes the delivery of instruction or furthers the efficient operation of the school district and is fiscally prudent as per attached. 2. To approve the reading/adoption of the attached Wyckoff Township Board of Education Policies and Regulations. NONE 3. To approve the revised Board of Education s and Work Sessions for the 2014 school year as per attached. 4. To approve the 2014 Board Committee Member List as per attached. VIII. IX. COMMUNICATION FROM PUBLIC NEW BUSINESS X. ADVANCE PLANNING A. Future Meeting Dates February 10, :00 PM, Eisenhower Middle School, 344 Calvin Court, Wyckoff, New Jersey XI. ADJOURNMENT 7

8 To approve in accordance with Board Policies #0147, #3440 and #4440, reimbursement for travel and related expenses as per attached, where such travel and related expenses have been previously reviewed by the building principal/supervisor, and the chief school administrator has determined that such travel and related expenses promotes the delivery of instruction or furthers the efficient operation of the school district and is fiscally prudent. Employee Name Conference Name Date(s) of Meeting Expenses Frank Alfano Kevin Murphy Sue Dobson Gayle Hirsch Donna Flato Lorraine Antonucci Emily Konikowski Black Seal, Low Pressure Boiler Operator Class Black Seal, Low Pressure Boiler Operator Class Youth Mental Health First Aid Certified Training Class Planning High Quality Implementation of RTI to Improve Academic Outcomes for All Students Planning High Quality Implementation of RTI to Improve Academic Outcomes for All Students Viruses, Germs, West Nile, Lyme Disease and Flu - Institute for Natural Resources Viruses, Germs, West Nile, Lyme Disease and Flu - Institute for Natural Resources 1/28/14, 2/11/14, 2/25/14 1/28/14, 2/11/14, 2/25/14 Registration Fees Registration Fees 2/3/14 Registration Fees 2/7/14 Travel 2/7/14 Travel 2/12/14 Travel, Registration Fees 2/12/14 Travel, Registration Fees Rich Kuder Hillsborough School District 2/13/14 Travel Michael Patanella Hillsborough School District 2/13/14 Travel Chris Iasiello Hillsborough School District 2/13/14 Travel Harold Olejarz Hillsborough School District 2/13/14 n/a Grace White Hillsborough School District 2/13/14 n/a Heather Flanagan Hillsborough School District 2/13/14 n/a Diane Schulthes Hillsborough School District 2/13/14 Travel 8

9 Rich Kuder Rutgers University Education Fair 2/21/14 Travel, Registration Fees Daniel Dodd NJAHPERD Convention 2/23/14 2/25/14 Travel, Registration Fees Kevin Reilly NJAHPERD Convention 2/24/14 2/25/14 Travel, Registration Fees Paige Dehler Powerful Interactions: Using 2/26/14 n/a Intentional Teaching in the Inclusive Preschool Classroom Lynn Wiebe Social Skills for Building Social 2/25/14 Travel, Registration Fees Competence in Children as Adolescents Pamela Del Grande NJECC 3/11/14 Registration Fees Vu Phan NJECC 3/11/14 Registration Fees Marisa Strippoli NJECC 3/11/14 Registration Fees Joe Wisniewski NJECC 3/11/14 Registration Fees Harold Olejarz NJECC 3/11/14 Travel, Registration Fees Kristin Caputo Susan Yadoff Nancy Williams Maryann Newman Debra Herold NJECC Conference 2014 Post- Conference Workshops Wednesday New Jersey State Nurses Association 9 th Annual Conference New Jersey State Nurses Association 9 th Annual Conference What s New in Young Adult Literature Council for Exceptional Children Convention 3/12/14 Registration Fees 3/22/14 Travel, Registration Fees 3/22/14 Travel, Registration Fees 3/26/14 Registration Fees 4/8/14 4/12/14 Travel, Registration Fees, Accommodations, Meals Sue Needleman Judy Freeman Workshop 5/2/14 Travel, Registration Fees Caroline Petermann Judy Freeman Workshop 5/2/14 Registration Fees 9