2-26-15 Agenda - East Rutherford School District

Public Meeting February 26, 2015
EAST RUTHERFORD BOARD OF EDUCATION
PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA
Alfred Faust Middle School
Warren Meniketti Library
February 26, 2015
7:00 PM
NOTE: Be advised that the Board may recess into executive session at any time during the meeting
CALL TO ORDER - President
OPENING STATEMENT - President
The New Jersey Open Public Meetings Law was enacted to insure the right of the public to have advance notice of and to
attend the meetings of public bodies at which any business affecting their interests is discussed or acted upon.
In accordance with the provisions of the Act, the East Rutherford Board of Education has caused notice of this meeting to
be published by having the date, time and place thereof published in The Record and South Bergenite Newspapers and
posted in the vestibule of the Borough Hall and Public Library.
Copies of agendas are available 48 hours prior to said meetings in the Board of Education office and are posted on the
East Rutherford School website – www.erboe.net
SALUTE TO FLAG & MOMENT OF SILENCE
ROLL CALL
Mrs. Maria Caruso
Mr. Dennis Monks
Mrs. Teresa Sawka
Mr. Richard Vartan
Mrs. Kathleen Winston
Mr. Paul Weiss
Mrs. Debra Zoller
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FIRE EXIT LOCATIONS - President
As a courtesy to all in attendance, please silence all cell phones and paging equipment during this meeting.
Mission Statement:
The East Rutherford Public Schools are committed to the achievement of individual academic excellence by achieving the New Jersey
Core Curriculum Content Standards through high quality teaching, learning and community involvement, which results in students
being well prepared to meet future educational challenges and to contribute to society. Recognizing the needs of students, the East
Rutherford school community strives to teach pupils how to learn effectively and attempt to motivate them to continuous learning
throughout life. Students are encouraged to understand themselves, accept their worth, fulfill their potential, and become effective
and responsible citizens in a democratic society and in a multicultural world.
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Public Meeting February 26, 2015
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS ONLY
President Opens the Hearing of Citizens:
In accordance with the Bylaw 0167-Public Participation in Board Meeting, any citizen present who wishes to be heard on
agenda items only, should raise his/her hand to be recognized, state name and address. Each statement made by a
participant shall be limited to the discretion of the Board President. Any citizen wishing to be heard on non-agenda items
may do so after new business. The hearing of citizens shall be limited to sixty minutes.
CORRESPONDENCE TO MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Notification from parent of student withdrawal from the district to receive home-schooling. Student’s last day in
district was 1/15/15.
REPORTS TO THE BOARD – February 2015

Business Administrator’s Report - Mr. James Olobardi

LJ’s (TJ Rocco) Food Service report for the months of January 2015 shows a monthly net income for the
ERBOE of $5,917.43 and yearly net income of $16,394.69.

Interim Superintendent’s Report - Mr. Joseph Abate
 Special Education update – Mrs. Jessica Ballester
 School Crisis Plan – Mrs. Jessica Ballester
ADOPTION OF PRIOR BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Motion by Member __________, second by Member __________ to approve the following minutes;
Approve that the public & executive minutes of the following meeting dates; as transcribed, be received and
filed.
 January 22, 2015 Public Minutes
 January 22, 2015 Executive Minutes
S1. APPROVAL OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY DRILL REPORT
Motion by Member __________, second by Member __________ to approve S1 through S5 as follows;
SCHOOL
Faust School
Faust School
Faust Annex
McKenzie School
McKenzie School
TYPE OF DRILL
Lock-Down
Fire
Fire
Fire
Lockdown
DATE
TIME
1/23/15
1/29/15
2:00 PM
2:15 PM
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S2. APPROVAL OF ENROLLMENT REPORT
SCHOOL
Faust
McKenzie
Special Services- In District
Special Services – Out of District
Tuition Students
Home Instruction
TOTAL ENROLLMENT
468
100
17
0
1
S3. APPROVAL OF HARRASSMENT, INTIMIDATION AND BULLYING MONTHLY REPORT
NUMBER OF ALLEGED
INCIDENTS
DATE/SCHOOL
Faust
McKenzie
NUMBER OF VERIFIED
INCIDENTS
S4. APPROVAL OF FIELD TRIP AND/OR TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS;
Code
S4.1
S4.2
S4.3
S4.4
Date of
Transportation
School/Gr.
Requested by
Whom/
Date of Request
Destination/
Time
5/13 & 5/14/15
McK/Gr. 4
G. Ferrell
1/16/15
5/21 or 5/22 raindate
Faust/Gr. 8
M. Fox
2/3/15
6/2/15
McK/Gr. 4
C. Scelsa
1/30/15
3/27/15
Faust/Gr.8
D. Esposito
2/9/15
Number of
Seats
Occupied
Cost to
Parent/BOE
World of Wings
Teaneck, NJ
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
108
$10 Parent
Enhance study of Butterflies
NY Botanical Gardens
Bronx, NY
Rumba Cubana Restaurant
W. New York, NJ
8:40 am – 2:15 pm
30
$30 Parent
Connections between
Arts & Culture
108
$11 Parent
N/A
$0
Liberty Science Center
Jersey City, NJ
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bergen County Animal
Shelter
Teterboro, NJ
12:30 – 2:15 pm
Purpose/
Goal
Scientific Observations
Community/Charity Drive
S5. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF HOME SCHOOLING
RESOLVED that the Board acknowledge notification from a parent that her child (student #10875 – grade 5) will
be withdrawn from the district roster effective 1/16/15 and will be home-schooled.
ROLL CALL S1 – S5
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Public Meeting February 26, 2015
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE (Richard Vartan,Chairperson Paul Weiss, Maria Caruso)
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, consider
resolutions:
No New Business
PERSONNEL COMMITTEE (Maria Caruso,Chairperson Richard Vartan, Kathy Winston)
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, consider
resolutions P1 to P3:
Motion by Member __________, second by Member __________ to approve P1 through P3 as follows;
P1. APPOINTMENTS / SALARY GUIDE MOVEMENT
Code
P1.1
P1.2
Name
Joye Smith
Jesenia
Fernandez
P1.3
Madelin
Delgado
P1.4
Joanne
Ippolito
P1.5
Helene Puig
Action
Acknowledgement
Acknowledgement
Increase in daily
hours
Contract extension
Appointment
Position
Student Nurse
McKenzie
Student Teacher
Faust Music
Lunchroom
Aide/Teacher
Aide
Step
Stipend/
Salary
Effective Date
N/A
N/A
2/2/15
2/2/15
Discussion
Mentor – Joann
Saab
Mentor – Jeffery
Schweikardt
2/27/15
Currently working
as lunchroom aide
for 1.75 hours/day
Additional .75
hours/day as teacher
aide
N/A
N/A
N/A for lunch
position
Step 1 HQ
Aide guide for
teacher aide
position
$12.25/hr –
1.75 hr/day
$18.23/hr –
.75 hr/day
N/A
$52,020 (prorated)
N/A
$4,500
Bookkeeper
Title I Summer
School
Supervisor
2/11/15 –
6/30/15
3/2/15 through
end of summer
school (TBD)
To bring contract
dates in line with
school year dates
NCLB budgeted
item
P2. APPROVAL OF TRAVEL EXPENDITURES
Approve the following workshops/conferences for Board approval for the following staff members for workshops
and travel expenses as authorized by Board Resolution adopted on 11/5/07:
Code
Date
Employee
P3.1
2/27/15
L. Cerny
P3.2
6/2 – 6/5
J. Olobardi
P3.3
4/29/15
B.
Narkiewicz
P3.4
2/27/15
D. Esposito
P3.5
5/29/15
D. Esposito
P3.6
4/24/15
D. Liloia
Workshop/Location
Co-Teaching Strategies for
Middle School, Oradell
Annual NJASBO
Conference
Keeping The Social in
Social Skills, Harrington
Park
Co-Teacher Strategies for
Middle School, Hackensack
Education & Psych
Evaluations, Best Practices,
New Assessment,
Hackensack
NJALC Spring Conference,
Princeton
Registration
Cost
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Mileage/Tolls
Total Cost to Board
Sub
$8.43
$8.43
Yes
$150.00
$100.31
$250.31
No
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Yes
$0.0
$1.86
$1.86
No
$0.00
$3.22
$3.22
No
$135.00
$15.19
$150.19
TOTAL $
No
414.01
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P3. APPROVAL OF SOURCE 4 TEACHERS SUBSTITUTE LIST
Approve the list of Source 4 Teachers substitutes for January, 2015 as shown in Attachment P3.
ROLL CALL P1 – P3
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PHYSICAL FACILITIES COMMITTEE (Dennis Monks,,Chairperson Paul Weiss, Maria Caruso)
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools in
consultation with the Business Administrator/Board Secretary consider resolutions
PF1. APPROVAL OF REQUEST TO USE FACILITIES AS FOLLOWS:
Code
PF1.1
Application
Date
Requested
by/
Organization
M. Irwin/
YMCA
Assistant
Director
2/24/15
Location
Requested
McKenzie Gymnasium
Purpose
Open
House
Summer
Camp Reg.
Open
to the
Public
Yes
Day(s)
Thursday
Month/Year
April 24, 2015
Time
Allotment
Discussion
6:30 –
8:30 pm
(4 tables
requested)
Special
Police
Officer
required
paid by
YMCA
ROLL CALL PF1
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COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE (Teresa Sawka,Chairperson Richard Vartan, Kathy Winston)
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools in
consultation with the Business Administrator/Board Secretary consider resolutions CR1:
CR1. MOTION TO APPROVE SECOND READING OF THE REGULATIONS OF THE EAST RUTHERFORD
BOARD OF EDUCATION
SERIES
1000
2000
3000
4000
5000
6000
7000
TITLE
Administration
Program
Teaching Staff
Support Staff
Pupils
Finance
Property
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8000
9000
Operations
Community
ROLL CALL CR1
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TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE (Paul Weiss,Chairperson Teresa Sawka, Dennis Monks)
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools consider
resolutions
No New Business
NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE (Paul Weiss, Richard Vartan, Teresa Sawka)
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools in
consultation with the Business Administrator/Board Secretary consider resolutions
No New Business
FINANCE COMMITTEE (Kathy Winston,Chairperson Teresa Sawka, Debbie Zoller)
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools in
consultation with the Business Administrator/Board Secretary consider resolutions F1 to F5:
Motion by Member __________, second by Member __________ to approve F1 through F5 as follows;
F1. VERIFICATION OF SUFFICIENT FUNDS REMAINING IN BUDGET
Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-2.11(c) certifies and accepts that as of January 2015 after review of the
appropriate sections of the monthly financial reports of James Olobardi, School Business Administrator/Board
Secretary, and the Treasurer of School Monies Report, 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(b) and that sufficient funds are available to meet the
District’s financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year.
F2. APPROVAL OF BILL LISTS
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approve payment of bills and claims that have been certified by
the Board Secretary and filed in the Business Office as shown in Attachment F2.
Current Expense
Food Service Account
Special Activity Account
TOTAL
$1,397,871.34
$ 25,141.21
$ 1,724.78
$1,424,737.33
Attachment F2
Attachment F2
Attachment F2
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F3. APPROVAL OF TRANSFERS
Approve the list of transfers for January 2015 as shown in Attachment F3.
F4. APPROVAL OF TREASURER AND BOARD SECRETARY’S REPORTS
Approve the Treasurer and Board Secretary’s Reports for the month ending January 2015 which
are in agreement and on file in the Board of Education Office as shown in Attachment F4.
F5. APPROVE THE PURCHASING MANUAL 2014-15
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools approve
the Purchasing Manual as shown in Attachment F5.
ROLL CALL F1 – F5
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NEW BUSINESS
OLD BUSINESS
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
President Opens the Hearing of Citizens:
In accordance with the Bylaws 0167-Public Participation in Board Meeting, any citizen present who wishes to be
heard should raise his/her hand to be recognized, state name and address and limit remarks to five minutes in
accordance with board policy. Matters of a personal nature must first been exhausted through the proper
channels. The hearing of citizens shall be limited to sixty minutes.
President Closes the Hearing of Citizens:
EXECUTIVE/CLOSED SESSION
Motion by Member __________, second by Member __________
WHEREAS, the Open Public Meetings Act and the East Rutherford Board of Education reserve the right within the
constraints of State Law to sit in Executive Session; and
WHEREAS, there now exists a need for this Board to meet in Executive Session; now therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the East Rutherford Board of Education recess into Executive Session to discuss legal;
attorney client privilege information; contractual and personnel matters.
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BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the minutes of the Executive Session will be made available upon a determination
by the Board that the disclosure of the minutes will not detrimentally affect any right or interest of the Board; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the public will be informed:
1. When the Board reconvenes to the regular business portion of this meeting this evening; or
2. At a later date, undetermined at this time.
RECONVENE PUBLIC SESSION
Motion by Member __________, second by Member __________
ADJOURNMENT
NEXT MEETING:
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:00 P.M.
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