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Agenda: BOE Open Public Meeting on Nov. 29

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education will hold an open public meeting on Nov. 29 at 8 p.m.


The following information was provided by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education.


SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION

Regular Public Meeting
November 29, 2012
7:30 p.m.

MOTION FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION:

MOTION: WHEREAS, the Board of Education must discuss subjects concerning personnel, litigation and negotiations; and,

WHEREAS, the aforesaid subjects are not appropriate subjects to be discussed in a public meeting; and,
WHEREAS, the aforesaid subjects to be discussed are within the exemptions which are permitted to be discussed and acted upon in private session pursuant to P.L. 1975, Chapter 231,

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED that the aforesaid subjects shall be discussed in private recess by this Board and administrative staff, and information pertaining thereto will be made available to the public as soon thereafter as possible and once the reasons for non-disclosure no longer exist.

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Mrs. Jeanne Cleary
Mr. David Gorbunoff
Dr. Karen Kulikowski
Mr. Douglas Layne
Mr. Warren McFall
Ms. Amy Winkler
Mrs. Betty Anne Woerner Nancy Bauer, Vice President Trip Whitehouse, President

EXECUTIVE SESSION REPORT PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Regular Public Meeting Agenda November 29, 2012 – Page 2

BOARD PRESIDENT’S ANNOUNCEMENT:

The New Jersey Open Public Meeting 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 this Act, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education has caused notice of this meeting to be published by having the date, time and place thereof posted at the Board of Education offices located at Cedar Street and Evergreen Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Such notice was also provided in written notice forwarded to the The Times, the Township Clerk of Scotch Plains, and the Borough Clerk of Fanwood in the Annual Notice of Regularly Scheduled Meetings as adopted April 26, 2012.

ADDITIONS TO AGENDA:

13- BUS Approval to Spend Balance of 2011-12 Excess Extraordinary Aid

IN ACCORDANCE WITH POLICY 9322-R, THE MEETING WILL BE OPENED FOR 15 MINUTES FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS (MAXIMUM 2 MINUTES PER SPEAKER). THIS WILL BE THE FIRST OF THREE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. SPEAKERS ADDRESSING BOARD PRIORITY ITEMS, LETTERS TO THE BOARD, AND THE SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (INCLUDING THE INSTRUCTIONAL UPDATE) WILL BE HEARD FIRST. IF TIME REMAINS, SPEAKERS MAY ADDRESS OTHER MATTERS.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 School/Community Relations  Curriculum
 Finance
 Facilities

 Shared Services
 Negotiations Update  Policy

INSTRUCTIONAL UPDATE:

  • Student Recognition – Nikhil Patel for Drive2Live2Drive Safe Driving Campaign Award for first place from the DCH Teen Safe Driving Foundation.

  • Terrill Middle School Science Essay Contest Winners (NJ Applied Science and Technology Council): Brianna McGowan (1st), Isha Kamdar (1st), Taylor Diggs (2nd), Christine Bernard (3rd), Danielle Maizes (Hon. Mention), and Joseph Varela (Hon. Mention)

  • Site-Based Objectives Report (Dr. Joan Mast) LETTERS TO THE BOARD:

1-LET Receipt of email dated September 11, 2012 from Allison Hudak regarding Drivers Education program for HS Juniors.

Regular Public Meeting Agenda November 29, 2012 – Page 3

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

* 1-S MOTION:

Out of District Placements

Move that the Board of Education approve the following students for out of district placement for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year:

* 2-S MOTION:

3-S

* 4-S

Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Report -

Move that the Board of Education affirms the Superintendent’s decisions in the 6 Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying investigations reported to the Board during October, based on her reports shared with the Board during the Executive Sessions on October 11 and 18, 2012.

Submission of New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC) Statement of Assurance and District Performance Review (approved November 13)

Curriculum Approvals
(to be reviewed & approved in December)

5-S
PERSONNEL AGENDA:

* 1-PERS

Move that the Board of Education approve the Superintendent’s recommendations for personnel on the Personnel Report dated November 29, 2012 in the areas noted below: (Roll Call Vote)

1. Appointments
2. Leaves of Absence 3. Correction
4. Extension of Leaves

  1. a)  Case #: Classification:

    Placement:
    Rec. Date of Placement: Tuition Cost: Transportation Cost:

  2. b)  Case #: Classification:

    Placement:
    Rec. Date of Placement: Tuition Cost: Transportation Cost:

12-12
Autistic
Newmark School, Plainfield, NJ 9/6/2012
$59,237.92 ($260.96 per diem) Existing route. No additional cost.

12-13
Multiple Disabled
D.L.C., Warren, NJ
10/17/2012
$65,577.60 ($409.86 per diem) Existing route. No additional cost.

DECA Field Trip (approved November 13)

Regular Public Meeting Agenda November 29, 2012 – Page 4

5. Transfer/Reassignments
6. Resignation for Purpose of Retirement 7. Substitutes

IN ACCORDANCE WITH POLICY 9322-R, THE MEETING WILL BE OPENED FOR 15 MINUTES FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS. (MAXIMUM 2 MINUTES PER SPEAKER.) SPEAKERS ADDRESSING BUSINESS FUNCTIONS AND OTHER BOARD BUSINESS WILL BE HEARD FIRST. IF TIME REMAINS, SPEAKERS MAY ADDRESS OTHER MATTERS.

BUSINESS FUNCTIONS:

* 1-BUS MOTION:

* 2-BUS MOTION:

Approval of Staff Training Reimbursements

Move that the Board of Education approve the Superintendent’s recommendations for staff training reimbursements on report dated November 29, 2012.

Acknowledge Receipt of Disbursement Listings

Move that the Board of Education acknowledge receipt of the following disbursement listings dated October 31, 2012:

 Creative Summer Workshop  Cafeteria
 Payroll Agency Account
 Petty Cash

 Elementary Student Activity
 Terrill MS Student Activity
 Park MS Student Activity, and  High School Student Activity

Authorize Architects to Update Long Range Facilities Plan (approved November 13)

Receipt of Security/Fire Drill Reports

Move that the Board of Education acknowledge receipt of the district schools’ Monthly Security and Fire Drill Reports.

Approval of Board Meeting Dates January – June 2013

Move that the Board of Education approve the following schedule of board meeting dates for the remainder of the school year:

Open Agenda Meeting Regular Public Meeting

Annual Organization Meeting – Thursday, January 3, 2013 January 17, 2013 January 24, 2013

3-BUS

* 4-BUS MOTION:

* 5-BUS MOTION:

* 6-BUS MOTION:

* 7-BUS MOTION:

* 8-BUS * 9-BUS MOTION:

Use of Facilities Agreement with Behavior Therapy Associates (BTA)

Move that the Board of Education enter into a Facilities Use Agreement with Behavior Therapy Associates (BTA) to run its HI-STEP Summer Program at J. Ackerman Coles School during the summer 2013.

Agreement with Union County Educational Services for Speech Therapist

Move that the Board of Education contract with the Union County Educational Services Commission (UCESC) to provide speech services to eligible students attending the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public Schools.

Award of Bid for Transportation Routes (opening November 27 @ 10:00 a.m.) Approval of Business Reports

Receipt of Board Secretary’s Reports, Treasurer of School Funds Reports, and Budget Adjustments:

Pursuant to N.J.A.C 6A:23-2.11(c)3, the Board Secretary certifies that no line item account has encumbrances and expenditures, which in total exceed the line item appropriation in violation of N.J.A.C 6A:23-2.11(a); and that the Board of Education, after review of the Board Secretary's and Treasurer's monthly financial reports, in the minutes of the board each month that no major account or funds has been overexpended in violation of N.J.A.C 6A:23-2.11(b).

Therefore, Be It Resolved that the Board of Education approves receipt of Budget Adjustments, the Board Secretary’s Report and the Treasurer of School Monies Report for the month ending October 31, 2012.

Approval of Bill List

Move that the Board of Education approve bills for the period of October 13 to November 26, 2012.

Authorization for Competitive Contracting

Move that the Board of Education authorize the School Business Administrator to use competitive contracting in order to obtain and evaluate proposals for a student information system.

*10-BUS MOTION:

*11-BUS MOTION:

February 14, 2013 March 14, 2013 April 18, 2013 May 9, 2013

June 13, 2013

February 21, 2013 March 21, 2013 April 25, 2013 May 23, 2013 June 27, 2013

Regular Public Meeting Agenda November 29, 2012 – Page 6

12-BUS Audit Report (accepted November 13)

*13-BUS Approval to Spend Balance of 2011-12 Excess Extraordinary Aid

MOTION: Move that the Board of Education approve spending the balance of the 2011-12 Excess Extraordinary Aid in the amount of $337,368 to renovate six (6) bathrooms at Park Middle School, complete Phase II of boys locker room project at the high school, and purchase generators for Brunner, Evergreen and School One. The current estimated use of these funds is as follows:

6 Bathrooms (Park MS) $150,000 3 Generators (Brunner, Evergreen, School 1) 90,000 Boys Locker Room, Phase II (HS) 97,368

BOARD POLICIES:

* 1-POL Board Policy #2415.04, TITLE 1-District Wide Parental Involvement (final reading approved November 13, 2012)

NEW BOARD BUSINESS: OTHER BOARD BUSINESS:

1-OBB(a) Request to Attend Workshops (b) Workshop Reports

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

MOTION: Move that the Board of Education approve the minutes listed below:

1. Open Agenda Meeting – October 11, 2012
2. Open Agenda Meeting – October 11, 2012 – Executive Session 3. Regular Public Meeting – October 18, 2012
4. Regular Public Meeting – October 18, 2012 – Executive Session

PUBLIC COMMENTS AS PER REGULATION 9322-R (MAXIMUM 2 MINUTES PER SPEAKER).

GOOD OF THE ORDER

MOTION FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION:

MOTION: WHEREAS, the Board of Education must discuss subjects concerning personnel, litigation and negotiations; and,

WHEREAS, the aforesaid subjects are not appropriate subjects to be discussed in a public meeting; and,

WHEREAS, the aforesaid subjects to be discussed are within the exemptions which are permitted to be discussed and acted upon in private session pursuant to P.L. 1975, Chapter 231,
IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED that the aforesaid subjects shall be discussed in private recess by this Board and administrative staff, and information pertaining thereto will be made available to the public as soon thereafter as possible and once the reasons for non-disclosure no longer exist.

ADJOURNMENT:

Motion: Move to adjourn.

MEETING ADJOURNED 

*Note: Asteriks indicate the resolution or bill will be voted on at this meeting. 

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