WARREN TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS    Board of Education Administrative Building Board of Education Meeting * November 17, 2014 * 7:00 PM 

 WARREN TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS Board of Education Meeting * November 17, 2014 * 7:00 PM Board of Education Administrative Building I. Call to Order and Statement of Presiding Officer Mildred Spiller, President Re: Chapter 231 P.L. 1975: “The adequate notice of this regular meeting as required by the open public meetings act was provided by the posting, mailing/delivery, and filing of this notice on January 8, 2014. This notice was on that date posted on the bulletin board in the Township Office, sent to the Courier News and the Echoes Sentinel, and filed with the Township Clerk of the Township of Warren, all in accordance with the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act.” II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Roll Call ● CA, CC, LD, DD, LD, KH, JS, GS, MS IV. Presentation ● Student Achievement NJ ASK V. VI.
Minutes ● RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the public minutes of the November 3, 2014 and the public and private session minutes of the November 10, 2014 Board Meetings. Correspondence and Information ∙ HIB Information Total # of Investigations: Total # of Determined Bullying Incidents: 1 0 VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. President's Remarks – Mildred Spiller Warren Township Schools’ Mission Statement: Warren Township Schools’ Mission Statement: The Mission of Warren Township School District is to provide, through a safe, nurturing yet challenging environment, all students with an outstanding education that fosters academic excellence, healthy social and emotional development, and a lifelong passion for learning. In partnership with family, community, and staff, our strategic goals will guide our programs and actions so that students can exceed the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards at all grade levels and leave the district confident in their ability to think critically and independently and to succeed as students and productive citizens of the community and world. Superintendent’s Remarks – Tami Crader Committee Reports Discussion Public Commentary (including opportunity to speak about items for Board Consideration/Action) Note on public input at BOE meetings: Board Policy #9322, adopted on April 14, 2008, provides for and encourages public participation in Board of Education meetings. Such participation is governed by the following rules: 1. A participant must be recognized by the presiding officer and must preface comments by 1 an announcement of his/her name and place of residence; Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to three minutes’ duration (limit may be adjusted at the discretion of the presiding officer as circumstances dictate); 3. No participant may speak more than once on the same topic until all others who wish to speak on that topic have been heard; and 4. All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer—no participant may address or question Board members individually. The portion of the meeting during which participation of the public is invited shall be limited to fifteen minutes (limit may be adjusted at the discretion of the presiding officer as circumstances dictate). 2.
XII. Items for Board Consideration/Action A.
Education A.1. HIB Report RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the HIB Report submitted by the Superintendent for the period ending on November 13, 2014. A.2.
Home Instruction RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves up to 5 hours per week of home instruction for Student #3141031551, beginning on or about November 13, 2014, at a rate of $40 per hour. B. Finance/Operations/Transportation B.1. Payment of Bills RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the payment of bills for the month of November 2014 in the amount of $4,171,830.10. B.2. Travel Approval Whereas, in accordance with State of New Jersey School District Accountability Act (A­5) and the Warren Township Schools’ policy number 4133­Travel and Work Related Expense Reimbursement, travel by school district employees and Board of Education members must be approved in advance. Now Therefore Be It RESOLVED, the Warren Township Schools Board of Education approves the following expenses for faculty, staff, administrators, and board members for seminars, conferences and workshops. The expense includes travel costs, if applicable: Name School Workshop/ Conference Location Month/Yr Cost Doris Zanchelli MHS Pediatric Emergencies NYC, NY Dec 2014 $190 Paula Pontoriero ALT Universal Design for Learning Monroe Dec 2014 $158 Rebecca Olszyk CS ODD, ASD, ADHD & Mood Disorders Edison Dec 2014 $206 Fran Blabolil CS Universal Design for Learning Monroe Dec 2014 $160 All of the above travel has been approved by the Superintendent. The School Business Administrator shall track and record these costs to insure that the maximum amount is not exceeded. B.3.
Election Results 2 RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the Certificate of Election as presented by the Board of County Canvassers of Somerset County regarding the election held in Warren Township on November 4, 2014, whereby Mrs. Christina ‘Tia’ Allocco, Mr. Leonard deMontagnac and Mrs. Joan Schiller were each elected members of the Warren Township Board of Education for full three (3) year terms and Mr. Glenn Mastrobattista was elected to the Watchung Hills Regional Board of Education for a full three (3) year term. C. Personnel/Student Services C.1. Employment for the 2014­2015 School Year RESOLVED, upon recommendation from the Superintendent that the Board of Education approve the following Personnel items including the emergent employment of the following employees (indicated by *) conditional upon the final approval by the New Jersey Department of Education, for the 2014­2015 school year and the Board further authorizes the submission of an application for emergency hiring pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:6­7.1, et. Seq., N.J.S.A. 18A:6.14.12, et. Seq.” a. Deanna Roberman, Leave Replacement Teacher, Mt. Horeb School, MA, Step 1­2 of the 2014­2015 salary guide, $61,694 (pro­rated), effective on or about February 5, 2015 through June 30, 2015. (This motion extends her original approval on the August 11, 2014 agenda as a leave replacement teacher for Employee #2041.) b. Laurie Green, ASAP Teacher, Mt. Horeb School, increase from 19.6 hours to 35 hours, BA+15, Step 14­15 of the 2014­2015 salary guide, $65,630 (pro­rated), effective December 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. C.2.
Extended Hours RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the extended hours for Joseph Larramendia to accompany Student #8221597405, to Library Club for 7 weeks, starting January 8, 2015, at a cost not to exceed $130. C.3.
Substitute Teacher RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following to be appointed as a substitute teacher for the 2014­2015 school year: a. Lindsay Rosenberg C.4. Extension of Family Leave Request RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following leave extension: a. Employee #2041, for NJFLA (unpaid with benefits) from on or about February 2, 2015 through on or about March 24, 2015 and for Child Rearing leave (unpaid without benefits) from on or about March 25, 2015 through June 30, 2015, with an expected return date of September 1, 2015. C.5. After School Club – 2014­2015 RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Lesley Duncan to be a Club Advisor, for the Academic Tournament of Middle School (ATOMS), for 15 sessions, at a stipend of $715. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. Old Business New Business Public Commentary Adjourn 3