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    Submitted by diane_cappiello on Mon, 12/07/2015 – 3:27pm
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    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 – 7:00pm

    The Township of Union Board of Education regular meeting, Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Union High School Library, North Third Street, Union, New Jersey 07083.

    UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION

    REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

    December 15, 2015

    A. Roll Call

    B. Flag Salute

    C. Open Public Meetings Act Statement

    D. Comments from the public on proposed resolutions

    E. Approval of Minutes:

                    1.             October 13, 2015 – worksession minutes
                    2.             October 13, 2015 – executive session minutes
                    3.             October 20, 2015 – regular meeting minutes

    F. Communication

    1. Letter of resignation from Shundell Jones, paraprofessional at Livingston Elementary School, effective November 30, 2015.
    2. Letter of resignation from Dayna Lardinelli, teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective January 25, 2016.
    3. Request for maternity and family leave from Laura Leibrock, biology teacher at Union High School, effective January 29, 2016 and with a return date of June 6, 2016.
    4. Request for maternity and family leave from Danielle Jurgens, teacher at Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, effective March 2, 2016 and with a return date of June 6, 2016.
    5. Request for family leave from Catherine Brumfield, special education teacher, Union High School, tentative dates from January 18, 2016 and return February 8, 2016.
    6. Letter from Michael Drivas, Alumni Class of 1996, dated November 10, 2015, requesting to plant a tree on the grounds of Union High School, together with a simple plaque dedicated to those who are no longer with us.
    7. Email request of Austin Lopes, Alumni of UHS Class of 2015, requesting the use of UHS athletic facilities on May 3, 2016 for the alumni game fundraiser for Jason Lopes’ scholarship fund.
    8. Request for medical leave from Janet Tramuta, School Counselor at Hannah Caldwell, effective November 9, 2015 to date to be determined.
    9. Letter of resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from Marie Angeles Fernandez, Kindergarten teacher assistant at Franklin Elementary, effective July 1, 2016.
    10. Request for maternity leave from Amy Elzahaby, teacher at Washington School, from April 4, 2016 to June 13, 2016.
    11. Request for maternity leave from Cheryl Fiske, teacher at Union High School, from February 16, 2016 to May 31, 2016.
    12. Request for maternity leave from Jaclyn Franey, teacher at Union High School, from February 16, 2016 to May 9, 2016.
    13. Request of extenion of leave from Lindsay Marino, teacher at Jefferson School, from October 27, 2015 with a new return date of April 13, 2016.
    14. Letter of resgination from Jennifer Williams, teacher assistant at Jefferson School, effective November 18, 2015 (resignation is for teacher assistant position only).
    15. Request for unpaid leave of absence from Marissa Torr, paraprofessional at Kawameeh Middle School, from January 18, 2016 to April 15, 2016.
       

    F. Superintendent’s Report

                1.         Presentation by Kawameeh Middle School
                2.         Presentation by Franklin Elementary School
     

    G. Education/Student Discipline Committee Resolutions

    E-1.     The committee recommends and I so move that approval be given to amend the 2015-2016 out-of-district atypical student placement list, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

    E-2.     The committee recommends and I so move that approval be given to amend the list of students removed from the rolls [four (4) students exited from November 1st through November 30, 2015 or a total of twenty-one (21) students for the 2015-2016 school year] who are not domiciled in this school district and zero (0) students who will be allowed to complete the 2015-2016 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

    E-3.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the following Curriculum Guides, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member: (a) Comprehensive Physical Education, Grades 6-7-8, Curriculum Guide 2015.

     
    E-4.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve Project Graduation Achievement Celebration on June 23, 2015.
     
    E-5.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the Pre-K Skills Checklist, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    E-6.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the Township of Union Title I District – School Parental Involvement Policy, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    E-7.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the Consolidated Monitoring Report and Corrective Action Plan, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    E-8.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve PCMG, Inc. (State Award #M-0003; Contract #89854) which acquired EnPointe Technologies previously approved on May 19, 2015 to transition to IEP Direct (Special Education student data tracking system) from Tracker (Contour Data) effective July 1, 2015, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    E-9.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the following three workshops which will take place in the Burnet Middle School auditorium and same will be funded through Title 1 (Acct #20-231-200-300-31-20-0011) at the rate of $39.10/hr. not to exceed four (4) hours per session: (a) Workshop #1 – “Study Skills & Organizational Skills for Your Child” – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20,2016, (b) Workshop #2 – “Making Homework Less Work” – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10,2 016, and (c) Workshop #3 – “Improving Parent & Child Communication” – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    E-10.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the participation in the 2016 New Jersey Achieve Coaches Program with Jersey City Public Schools.  The Township of Union Public School District agrees to serve as a host school district with a minimum of 5 sessions held between March 2016 – November 2016, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     

    H. Fiscal and Planning Committee Resolutions

    F-1.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Treasurer’s Report dated November 30, 2015 be accepted.

    F-2.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Secretary’s Report dated November 30, 2015 be accepted.

    F-3.      Pursuant  to  N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(a), I certify that as of November 30, 2015 no budgetary line item account has obligations and payments (contractual orders) which in total exceed the amount appropriated by the district Board of education pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:22-8 and 18:22-8.1.
     

                             /s/   Manuel E. Vieira                                                 ____________
                            Manuel E. Vieira, Interim Board Secretary                     Dated

    Pursuant to N.J.A.C.6A:23-2.2(h), we  certify  that as of November 30, 2015 after review of the secretary’s monthly financial report (appropriations section) and upon consultation with the appropriate district officials that to the best of our knowledge no major account or fund has been over-expended in violation of N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.2(d)3  and that sufficient funds are available to meet the district’s financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year. This certification is solely based on the information provided by the School Business Administrator and Board Secretary and is assumed by the Board to be correct.

    F-4.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve line item transfers in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

    F-5.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the attached list of contracts and/or purchase orders pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5 and 8A:18A-10(a), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

    F-6.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve district wide travel and related expenses pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:11-12, N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-7 and Board Policy File Code 6471 and in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

    F-7.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Board pre-approve districtwide student field trip destinations and purposes pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-5.8 in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

     
    F-8.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the amended list of the 2015-2016 State Contract Vendors to facilitate schools’ purchasing, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    F-9.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Board report on the Official Report of the annual school election held on November 3, 2015 as follows:
     
                (a)        Three Year Term:        David Arminio            2711
                                                                Guy Francis                 2121
                                                                Jeffrey Monge             1735
                                                                Mary Lynn Williams   1612
                                                                Maria Sanagustin        1563
                                                                Thomas Layden          1318
                                                                Nancy Minneci              771
                                                                Carl Cole, Sr.                334
     
                (b)        One Year Term:          Steven Le                    1260
     
    F-10.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the attached list of contracts and/or purchases pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5(21), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member: (a) Jostens Yearbook – $1,459.63 – Kawameeh Middle School, initial deposit for 2015-16 yearbook, (b) Yankee Candle Fundraising – $1,787.50 – Kawameeh Middle School, (c) Rick Everett Productions & Events – $2,000 – Union High School PAC – main projector rental for “Union Goes to Hollywood”, (d) World Stage – $2,400 – Union High School PAC – main lighting rental for “Union Goes to Hollywood”, (e) Audio Incorporated – $4,000 – Union High School PAC – main audio rental for “Union Goes to Hollywood”, (f) Cherrydale Farms – estimate $8,000 – UHS Athletics – football – estimate for cookie dough fundraiser for football team; (g) NJSIAA – UHS Athletics – basketball – estimate $4,000 – estimate of ticket sales for State basketball game (if we are a site for State playoffs)
     
    F-11.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board accept the following donations: (a) Target, in the amount of $32.44, for use by Jefferson Elementary School, (b) NJ State Council Knights of Columbus, in the amount of $2,000, for use by Union Township Board of Education.
     
    F-12.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the amended budget for the Project Unify Grant – Burnet Middle School, previously Board approved on October 20, 2015 (this budget has been amended to account for changes in planned expenditures), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    F-13.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board approve an increase to P.O. #16-00804 with Inlingua to provide translation and interpretation services for the 2015-2016 school year from $3,000 to $6,000 to meet the District needs, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    F-14.    Reserved. CAFR not available until January 2016 meeting.
     
    F-15.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board establish a budget calendar and budget goals, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     

    I. Operations Committee Resolutions

    O-1.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board affirm the Superintendent’s resolution of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) conclusions for the period November 1, 2015 to December 4, 2015, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    O-2.     The committee recommends and I so move that pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:41-1 and P.L. 2009, Chapter 178, the Board approve the following security drill and bus evacuation reports for the  2015-2016 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    O-3.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the disposal of (a) ice maker, (b) metal secretary desk, (c) metal two-drawer file cabinet, (d) metal secretary desk, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    O-4.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board award the RFP for Video Surveillance System to Haig Service Corporation, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    O-5.     Reserved.  Approved at December 8, 2015 work session meeting.
    O-6.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the request of United Way of Union County to use a portion of Hamilton School.
     
    O-7.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the request of Michael Drivas, Alumni Class of 1996, dated November 10, 2015, requesting to plant a tree on the grounds of Union High School, together with a simple plaque dedicated to those who are no longer with us, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    O-8.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the request of Austin Lopes, Alumni of UHS Class of 2015, requesting the use of UHS athletic facilities on May 3, 2016 for the alumni game fundraiser for Jason Lopes’ scholarship fund, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    O-9.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the purchase of the Old Vauxhall Library for $1.00 from the Township of Union, with an estimated cost of $350,000 to Board of Education to construct a parking lot for use by Jefferson School.
     

    K. Personnel Committee Resolutions

    P-1.      Reserved. Approved at December 8, 2015 work session meeting.
     
    P-1a.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that Personnel Actions  be approved in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

    P-2.      The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board amend Substitute Lists for the 2015-2016 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board.

    P-3.      The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board accept letters of resignation from the following staff:  (a) Shaundell Jones, paraprofessional at Livingston Elementary School, effective November 30, 2015, (b) Dayna Lardinelli, teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective January 25, 2016, (c) Marie Angeles Fernandez, kindergarten teacher assistant at Franklin Elementary School for the purpose of retirement, (d) Jennifer Williams, teacher assistant at Jefferson School, effective November 18, 2015 (resignation is for teacher assistant position only).

     
    P-4.      The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board approve leaves for the following staff: (a) Laura Leibrock, biology teacher at Union High School, maternity and family leave effective January 29, 2016 and with a return date of June 6, 2016, (b) Danielle Jurgens, teacher at Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, maternity and family leave effective March 2, 2016 and with a return date of June 6, 2016, (c) Catherine Brumfield, special education teacher, Union High School, request for family leave, tentative dates from January 18, 2016 and return February 8, 2016, (d) Janet Tramuta, school counselor at Hannah Caldwell, medical leave, effective November 19, 2015 to date to be determined, (e) Amy Elzahaby, teacher at Washington School, maternity leave effective April 4, 2016 to June 13, 2016, (f) Cheryl Fiske, teacher at Union High School, maternity leave effective February 16, 2016 to May 31, 2016, (g) Jaclyn Franey, teacher at Union High School, maternity leave effective February 16, 2016 to May 9, 2016, (h) Lindsay Marino, teacher at Jefferson, extension of leave, effective October 27, 2015 with a new return date of April 13, 2016, (i) Marissa Torr, paraprofessional at Kawameeh Middle School, unpaid leave of absence from January 18, 2016 to April 15, 2016.
     
    P-5.      Reserved.  Approved at December 8, 2015 work session meeting.
    P-6.      Reserved.  Approved at December 8, 2015 work session meeting.
     
    P-7.      The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board approve the following Curriculum Writing Teams at a rate of $20/hr. per person (with a not to exceed maximum of 15 hours per guide per person – not to exceed $300 per person): (a) Physics Curriculum Guide – Michael DiPaolo.
     
    P-8.      The Ad Hoc Committee recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board accept the proposal of Sciarrillo Cornell Merlino McKeever & Osborne, LLC to provide General Counsel services.
     
    P-9.      The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board approve Tiny Tots for occupational and physical therapy at the rate of $65 per half hour and speech evaluations at the rate of $350 per evaluation for the 2015-2016 school year, not to exceed $8,300 (Acct #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance witht he information in the hands of each Board member.
     

    L. POLICY

    POL-1.              The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve Policy 3541.1 – Transportation Routes and Services, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    POL-2.              The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve Policy 4231/4231.1 – Staff Development, Inservice Education/Visitation/Conferences, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    POL-3.  The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve Policy 7550 – Naming and Dedication of Facilities, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     

    M. Approval of Bills

    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board concur with the bills listed in the permanent bound register appended to these minutes and be ordered for payment.
     

    N. Unfinished Business

    O. New Business

    P. Comments from the Public

    Q. Adjournment  ___________ p.m.

     

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    Submitted by diane_cappiello on Mon, 12/07/2015 – 3:27pm
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    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 – 7:00pm

    The Township of Union Board of Education regular meeting, Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Union High School Library, North Third Street, Union, New Jersey 07083.

    UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION

    REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

    December 15, 2015

    A. Roll Call

    B. Flag Salute

    C. Open Public Meetings Act Statement

    D. Comments from the public on proposed resolutions

    E. Approval of Minutes:

                    1.             October 13, 2015 – worksession minutes
                    2.             October 13, 2015 – executive session minutes
                    3.             October 20, 2015 – regular meeting minutes

    F. Communication

    1. Letter of resignation from Shundell Jones, paraprofessional at Livingston Elementary School, effective November 30, 2015.
    2. Letter of resignation from Dayna Lardinelli, teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective January 25, 2016.
    3. Request for maternity and family leave from Laura Leibrock, biology teacher at Union High School, effective January 29, 2016 and with a return date of June 6, 2016.
    4. Request for maternity and family leave from Danielle Jurgens, teacher at Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, effective March 2, 2016 and with a return date of June 6, 2016.
    5. Request for family leave from Catherine Brumfield, special education teacher, Union High School, tentative dates from January 18, 2016 and return February 8, 2016.
    6. Letter from Michael Drivas, Alumni Class of 1996, dated November 10, 2015, requesting to plant a tree on the grounds of Union High School, together with a simple plaque dedicated to those who are no longer with us.
    7. Email request of Austin Lopes, Alumni of UHS Class of 2015, requesting the use of UHS athletic facilities on May 3, 2016 for the alumni game fundraiser for Jason Lopes’ scholarship fund.
    8. Request for medical leave from Janet Tramuta, School Counselor at Hannah Caldwell, effective November 9, 2015 to date to be determined.
    9. Letter of resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from Marie Angeles Fernandez, Kindergarten teacher assistant at Franklin Elementary, effective July 1, 2016.
    10. Request for maternity leave from Amy Elzahaby, teacher at Washington School, from April 4, 2016 to June 13, 2016.
    11. Request for maternity leave from Cheryl Fiske, teacher at Union High School, from February 16, 2016 to May 31, 2016.
    12. Request for maternity leave from Jaclyn Franey, teacher at Union High School, from February 16, 2016 to May 9, 2016.
    13. Request of extenion of leave from Lindsay Marino, teacher at Jefferson School, from October 27, 2015 with a new return date of April 13, 2016.
    14. Letter of resgination from Jennifer Williams, teacher assistant at Jefferson School, effective November 18, 2015 (resignation is for teacher assistant position only).
    15. Request for unpaid leave of absence from Marissa Torr, paraprofessional at Kawameeh Middle School, from January 18, 2016 to April 15, 2016.
       

    F. Superintendent’s Report

                1.         Presentation by Kawameeh Middle School
                2.         Presentation by Franklin Elementary School
     

    G. Education/Student Discipline Committee Resolutions

    E-1.     The committee recommends and I so move that approval be given to amend the 2015-2016 out-of-district atypical student placement list, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

    E-2.     The committee recommends and I so move that approval be given to amend the list of students removed from the rolls [four (4) students exited from November 1st through November 30, 2015 or a total of twenty-one (21) students for the 2015-2016 school year] who are not domiciled in this school district and zero (0) students who will be allowed to complete the 2015-2016 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

    E-3.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the following Curriculum Guides, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member: (a) Comprehensive Physical Education, Grades 6-7-8, Curriculum Guide 2015.

     
    E-4.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve Project Graduation Achievement Celebration on June 23, 2015.
     
    E-5.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the Pre-K Skills Checklist, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    E-6.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the Township of Union Title I District – School Parental Involvement Policy, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    E-7.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the Consolidated Monitoring Report and Corrective Action Plan, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    E-8.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve PCMG, Inc. (State Award #M-0003; Contract #89854) which acquired EnPointe Technologies previously approved on May 19, 2015 to transition to IEP Direct (Special Education student data tracking system) from Tracker (Contour Data) effective July 1, 2015, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    E-9.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the following three workshops which will take place in the Burnet Middle School auditorium and same will be funded through Title 1 (Acct #20-231-200-300-31-20-0011) at the rate of $39.10/hr. not to exceed four (4) hours per session: (a) Workshop #1 – “Study Skills & Organizational Skills for Your Child” – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20,2016, (b) Workshop #2 – “Making Homework Less Work” – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10,2 016, and (c) Workshop #3 – “Improving Parent & Child Communication” – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    E-10.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the participation in the 2016 New Jersey Achieve Coaches Program with Jersey City Public Schools.  The Township of Union Public School District agrees to serve as a host school district with a minimum of 5 sessions held between March 2016 – November 2016, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     

    H. Fiscal and Planning Committee Resolutions

    F-1.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Treasurer’s Report dated November 30, 2015 be accepted.

    F-2.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Secretary’s Report dated November 30, 2015 be accepted.

    F-3.      Pursuant  to  N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(a), I certify that as of November 30, 2015 no budgetary line item account has obligations and payments (contractual orders) which in total exceed the amount appropriated by the district Board of education pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:22-8 and 18:22-8.1.
     

                             /s/   Manuel E. Vieira                                                 ____________
                            Manuel E. Vieira, Interim Board Secretary                     Dated

    Pursuant to N.J.A.C.6A:23-2.2(h), we  certify  that as of November 30, 2015 after review of the secretary’s monthly financial report (appropriations section) and upon consultation with the appropriate district officials that to the best of our knowledge no major account or fund has been over-expended in violation of N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.2(d)3  and that sufficient funds are available to meet the district’s financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year. This certification is solely based on the information provided by the School Business Administrator and Board Secretary and is assumed by the Board to be correct.

    F-4.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve line item transfers in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

    F-5.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the attached list of contracts and/or purchase orders pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5 and 8A:18A-10(a), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

    F-6.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve district wide travel and related expenses pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:11-12, N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-7 and Board Policy File Code 6471 and in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

    F-7.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Board pre-approve districtwide student field trip destinations and purposes pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-5.8 in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

     
    F-8.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the amended list of the 2015-2016 State Contract Vendors to facilitate schools’ purchasing, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    F-9.      The committee recommends and I so move that the Board report on the Official Report of the annual school election held on November 3, 2015 as follows:
     
                (a)        Three Year Term:        David Arminio            2711
                                                                Guy Francis                 2121
                                                                Jeffrey Monge             1735
                                                                Mary Lynn Williams   1612
                                                                Maria Sanagustin        1563
                                                                Thomas Layden          1318
                                                                Nancy Minneci              771
                                                                Carl Cole, Sr.                334
     
                (b)        One Year Term:          Steven Le                    1260
     
    F-10.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the attached list of contracts and/or purchases pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5(21), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member: (a) Jostens Yearbook – $1,459.63 – Kawameeh Middle School, initial deposit for 2015-16 yearbook, (b) Yankee Candle Fundraising – $1,787.50 – Kawameeh Middle School, (c) Rick Everett Productions & Events – $2,000 – Union High School PAC – main projector rental for “Union Goes to Hollywood”, (d) World Stage – $2,400 – Union High School PAC – main lighting rental for “Union Goes to Hollywood”, (e) Audio Incorporated – $4,000 – Union High School PAC – main audio rental for “Union Goes to Hollywood”, (f) Cherrydale Farms – estimate $8,000 – UHS Athletics – football – estimate for cookie dough fundraiser for football team; (g) NJSIAA – UHS Athletics – basketball – estimate $4,000 – estimate of ticket sales for State basketball game (if we are a site for State playoffs)
     
    F-11.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board accept the following donations: (a) Target, in the amount of $32.44, for use by Jefferson Elementary School, (b) NJ State Council Knights of Columbus, in the amount of $2,000, for use by Union Township Board of Education.
     
    F-12.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the amended budget for the Project Unify Grant – Burnet Middle School, previously Board approved on October 20, 2015 (this budget has been amended to account for changes in planned expenditures), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    F-13.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board approve an increase to P.O. #16-00804 with Inlingua to provide translation and interpretation services for the 2015-2016 school year from $3,000 to $6,000 to meet the District needs, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    F-14.    Reserved. CAFR not available until January 2016 meeting.
     
    F-15.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board establish a budget calendar and budget goals, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     

    I. Operations Committee Resolutions

    O-1.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board affirm the Superintendent’s resolution of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) conclusions for the period November 1, 2015 to December 4, 2015, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    O-2.     The committee recommends and I so move that pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:41-1 and P.L. 2009, Chapter 178, the Board approve the following security drill and bus evacuation reports for the  2015-2016 school year, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    O-3.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the disposal of (a) ice maker, (b) metal secretary desk, (c) metal two-drawer file cabinet, (d) metal secretary desk, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    O-4.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board award the RFP for Video Surveillance System to Haig Service Corporation, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    O-5.     Reserved.  Approved at December 8, 2015 work session meeting.
    O-6.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the request of United Way of Union County to use a portion of Hamilton School.
     
    O-7.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the request of Michael Drivas, Alumni Class of 1996, dated November 10, 2015, requesting to plant a tree on the grounds of Union High School, together with a simple plaque dedicated to those who are no longer with us, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    O-8.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the request of Austin Lopes, Alumni of UHS Class of 2015, requesting the use of UHS athletic facilities on May 3, 2016 for the alumni game fundraiser for Jason Lopes’ scholarship fund, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    O-9.     The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the purchase of the Old Vauxhall Library for $1.00 from the Township of Union, with an estimated cost of $350,000 to Board of Education to construct a parking lot for use by Jefferson School.
     

    K. Personnel Committee Resolutions

    P-1.      Reserved. Approved at December 8, 2015 work session meeting.
     
    P-1a.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that Personnel Actions  be approved in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

    P-2.      The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board amend Substitute Lists for the 2015-2016 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board.

    P-3.      The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board accept letters of resignation from the following staff:  (a) Shaundell Jones, paraprofessional at Livingston Elementary School, effective November 30, 2015, (b) Dayna Lardinelli, teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective January 25, 2016, (c) Marie Angeles Fernandez, kindergarten teacher assistant at Franklin Elementary School for the purpose of retirement, (d) Jennifer Williams, teacher assistant at Jefferson School, effective November 18, 2015 (resignation is for teacher assistant position only).

     
    P-4.      The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board approve leaves for the following staff: (a) Laura Leibrock, biology teacher at Union High School, maternity and family leave effective January 29, 2016 and with a return date of June 6, 2016, (b) Danielle Jurgens, teacher at Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, maternity and family leave effective March 2, 2016 and with a return date of June 6, 2016, (c) Catherine Brumfield, special education teacher, Union High School, request for family leave, tentative dates from January 18, 2016 and return February 8, 2016, (d) Janet Tramuta, school counselor at Hannah Caldwell, medical leave, effective November 19, 2015 to date to be determined, (e) Amy Elzahaby, teacher at Washington School, maternity leave effective April 4, 2016 to June 13, 2016, (f) Cheryl Fiske, teacher at Union High School, maternity leave effective February 16, 2016 to May 31, 2016, (g) Jaclyn Franey, teacher at Union High School, maternity leave effective February 16, 2016 to May 9, 2016, (h) Lindsay Marino, teacher at Jefferson, extension of leave, effective October 27, 2015 with a new return date of April 13, 2016, (i) Marissa Torr, paraprofessional at Kawameeh Middle School, unpaid leave of absence from January 18, 2016 to April 15, 2016.
     
    P-5.      Reserved.  Approved at December 8, 2015 work session meeting.
    P-6.      Reserved.  Approved at December 8, 2015 work session meeting.
     
    P-7.      The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board approve the following Curriculum Writing Teams at a rate of $20/hr. per person (with a not to exceed maximum of 15 hours per guide per person – not to exceed $300 per person): (a) Physics Curriculum Guide – Michael DiPaolo.
     
    P-8.      The Ad Hoc Committee recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board accept the proposal of Sciarrillo Cornell Merlino McKeever & Osborne, LLC to provide General Counsel services.
     
    P-9.      The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the Board approve Tiny Tots for occupational and physical therapy at the rate of $65 per half hour and speech evaluations at the rate of $350 per evaluation for the 2015-2016 school year, not to exceed $8,300 (Acct #11-000-219-320-01-19), in accordance witht he information in the hands of each Board member.
     

    L. POLICY

    POL-1.              The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve Policy 3541.1 – Transportation Routes and Services, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    POL-2.              The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve Policy 4231/4231.1 – Staff Development, Inservice Education/Visitation/Conferences, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     
    POL-3.  The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve Policy 7550 – Naming and Dedication of Facilities, in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.
     

    M. Approval of Bills

    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board concur with the bills listed in the permanent bound register appended to these minutes and be ordered for payment.
     

    N. Unfinished Business

    O. New Business

    P. Comments from the Public

    Q. Adjournment  ___________ p.m.

     

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