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Hoboken BOE Agenda 4 7 2009
Hoboken BOE Agenda 4 7 2009
Hoboken BOE Agenda 4 7 2009
Hoboken BOE Agenda 4 7 2009
Hoboken BOE Agenda 4 7 2009
Hoboken BOE Agenda 4 7 2009
Hoboken BOE Agenda 4 7 2009
Hoboken BOE Agenda 4 7 2009
Hoboken BOE Agenda 4 7 2009
Hoboken BOE Agenda 4 7 2009
Hoboken BOE Agenda 4 7 2009
Hoboken BOE Agenda 4 7 2009
Hoboken BOE Agenda 4 7 2009
Hoboken BOE Agenda 4 7 2009
Hoboken BOE Agenda 4 7 2009
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Hoboken BOE Agenda 4 7 2009

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  • 1. STATED SESSION HOBOKEN BOARD OF EDUCATION APRIL 7, 2009 VERSION I This meeting is being held in conformity to the Open Public Meetings Act N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et. seq. Proper public notice of the meeting was published in the two local papers on April 3, 2009 and was delivered to those persons requesting that such notice be mailed to them. If any Board member or member of the public in attendance believes that the meeting is in violation of the Open Public Meeting Act, the Hoboken Board of Education requests that they make a statement at this time. The Board wishes to make those in attendance aware that this meeting is being recorded on video and will be broadcast by the board at a later date on CATV Channel 77. The Hoboken Board of Education is committed to preserving the decorum of the public process and is mindful that we live in the electronic age of computers, cell phones and other electronic communications devices. Nevertheless, we respectfully request that all meeting participants kindly silence their electronic devices during the course of the meeting, and if use of the device is necessary, we ask that you please leave the meeting room if you need to conduct personal business. SALUTE TO THE FLAG ROLL CALL I. Be It Resolved, that the Board adopt the attached Board Professional Development Improvement Plan as recommended by the New Jersey School Boards Association, and as required by QSAC. II. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS III. REPORT OF THE BOARD PRESIDENT IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS 1
  • 2. V. PUBLIC DISCUSSION (Agenda items only) 2
  • 3. David Anthony Board Secretary 1. Submitting for review and approval the minutes of the February 10, 2009 Stated Session. 3
  • 4. John R. Raslowsky Superintendent of Schools 1. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the following minutes. 2. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the appointment of Sharon Malenda for the School Newspaper position for the remainder of the 2009 school year at Hoboken High School. Salary as per HEA contract pro-rated. Funding from line item #15-401-100-100-07-1903 3. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the appointment of Stefanee Wolfsie for Sophomore Class Advisor position for the remainder of the 2009 school year. Salary as per HEA contract pro-rated. Funding from line item 15-401-100-100-07-1903 4. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the appointment of Priscilla Moody as an English teacher at Hoboken High School effective April 20, 2009 – June 30, 2009. This is a replacement for Ms. Hack on Family Leave. Salary as per HEA contract 1st step MA $51,772.00 pro-rated 5. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the appointment of In- School Suspension monitors at Hoboken High School for an additional salary of $20.00 per day effective March 10, 2009 – June 30, 2009. Angelo Andriani Keeon Walker 6. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend adding to the NJASK after-school tutoring pool Josephine Giaimo, substitute teacher for Joanna Ariyan on leave at Connors School effective April 20, 2009. Funding from line item #15- 401-100-100-09-1903-000. 7. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend to apply for Hudson County Substitute Certificates for the following applicants and add them to our pool of substitute teachers. Magdy A. Ariz $80.00 per day Michael V. Burns $80.00 per day Megan Flynn $80.00 per day Maria T. Fuccio $80.00 per day Michael J. Marmora $80.00 per day Deanna M. Rackley $80.00 per day Laura C. Vignale $80.00 per day 4
  • 5. 8. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the Board enter into a Contract with Bergen County Special Services for an extended school year program for (2) students. The program will be offered from July 7, 2009 – July 31, 2009. At a cost of $4,600.00 per student not to exceed $9,200.00. Funding from line #11-000-100-562-20-0970000 9. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the Board enter into a contract with New Beginnings School in Fairfield, NJ for (1) student on outside placement effective April 1, 2009 for a total of 56 days. At a tuition cost of $16,103.36. Funding from line item : 20-252-100-500-20-0871-000 $5,522.33 20-250-100-500-20-0871-000 $3,553.00 11-000-100-566-20-0870-000 $7,124.67 10. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend for ten high school special education students participate in a summer reading program sponsored by St. Peter’s College. The program will begin on June 29, 2009 – July 31, 2009. At a cost not to exceed $3,500.00. Funding from line #20-250-100-500-20-0871-000 11. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend appointing a teacher aide for an out of district placement student, effective March 23, 2009 to June 25, 2009. The cost of the aide is $124.00 per day for a total of sixty- two days. The total amount which will be added to the cost of tuition if $7,688.00. Funding from line #11-000-217-32020-0257-000 12. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the following New Jersey State pre-approved professional services for tutoring to assist in accomplishing the supplemental educational instructional mandates for No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Spring 2008 New Enrollment Fees Pre-approved 1 to 1 Group American Tutor 3 $65.00 $45.00 per hr. Regional Enrichment 2 $60.00 $40.00-55.00 Sylvan Learning Center 7 $54.00 Spring 2008 Current Enrollment Global Institute 2 $40.00 $50.00 per hr. 5
  • 6. 13. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend the appointment of the following staff members to the Reading First After School Program, pending NJDOE final approval of the application for supplemental funds ($75,000.00) and the extension of the grant period to July, 2009. Reading First After School – April, 2009 – June 23, 2009 5 hrs. per week at $31.00 per hr. Janice Shikhman Jill Littzi Lea DiVincent Sharlotte Yates Reading First Summer Program – June 2009 – July 2009 20 hrs. per week at $33.00 per hr. Janice Shikhman Lea DeVincent Gwendolyn Rodriguez Marianina Salvetta Stephanie Garcia Rae Ann DeAquino Sharlotte Yates Jill Littzi Reading First Extended Day Program Funding line item #20-234-200-800-18- 0000 Elise Granovsky Head Teacher Reading First Extended Year Program Funding line item #20-234-200-800-18- 0000-000 Elise Granovsky Head Teacher 14. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend approval from the State of New Jersey disability retirement for Ricky Romano, a maintenance man effective November 1, 2008. 15. a. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend amending resolution #24 on the February 10, 2009 agenda. b. Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend a change in salary for Jessica Sweeney a part time Speech Therapist from the 5th step MA plus Speech therapist stipend to 6th step MA $45,154.40 plus Speech Therapist stipend as per HEA contract. 6
  • 7. Brian A. Buckley School Business Administrator 1. SBA Organization: NuSports/Spike League Date: 4/7, 21, 23, 28, 30/09 5/5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28/09 6/2, 4, 9/09 Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Facility: Hoboken High School gymnasium Purpose: Adult recreational volleyball Fee: For Profit – 16 days x 3 hrs per day= 48 hours @$120.00 = $5,760.00 minus $1,800.00 credit – Total due $3,960.00 2. SBA Submitting for review and approval acceptance of (A-148) Board Secretary Report and (A-149) Treasurer Report for the following month: March 2009 3. SBA Submitting for review and approval claims for the month of April 2009 in the amount of $442,613.97. 4. SBA Submitting for review and approval payment of medical and workers’ compensation claims through third party administrator CompServices, Inc.: March 2009 Check #648 through 651 in the amount of $442.56 5. SBA Submitting for review and approval payroll, employer’s share of social security and unemployment, pay dates from: Pay Net Employee Gross Employer Pay Date Payroll Deductions Payroll SH SS & SUI Total 19 of 26 3/17/09 698,009.92 569,066.61 1,267,076.53 103,375.09 1,370,451.62 20 of 26 3/31/09 945,483.10 341,676.91 1,287,160.01 102,480.17 1,389,640.18 1,643,493.02 910,743.52 2,554,236.54 205,855.26 2,760,091.80 6. SBA Submitting for review and approval the fire drill reports for the month of March 2009. 7. SBA Submitting for review and approval I recommend that the Board approve application to Schools Development Authority (“SDA”) under the Educational Facilities Construction and Financial Act, Capital Maintenance Project, Section 13A Grant Agreement Offer Letter, for the following four grant projects, authorizing execution and delivery of the Grant Agreement to the SDA for each of the four projects listed below. These four Grant Agreements contain the understanding that there is Delegation of Authority to School Business Administrator for supervision of the Capital Maintenance Project. 7
  • 8. 1. Joseph F. Brandt School Project Description: Replace Floor Mounted Unit Ventilators DOE Project #: 2210-050-08-1400 SDA Project #: 2210-050-08-0IAQ Grant #: GB-0169 2. Hoboken High School Project Description: Repair Existing Curtain Wall System DOE Project #: 2210-005-08-1400 SDA Project #: 2210-005-08-0FAD Grant #: GB-0170 3. Wallace School Project Description: Repair Short Circuit to Parking Lot Lighting DOE Project #: 2210-070-08-1400 SDA Project #: 2210-070-08-0IAR Grant #: GB-017l 4. A. J. Demarest School Project Description: Repair Parapets, Fire Rated Walls Penetration, Roofing System & Provided Classroom Ventilation DOE Project #: 2210-010-08-1400 SDA Project #: 2210-010-08-0FAC Grant #: GB-0168 8. SBA Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend that the Board adopt the following resolution regarding Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) 2008/2009 payment – Election NOT to defer. Resolution of Hoboken Board of Education Not to Elect Deferral For a Reduced Pension Contribution Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 43:16A-15(g) WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Hoboken School District in the County of Hudson desires not to make a reduced pension contribution for its Public Employee Retirement System (“PERS”) contribution pursuant to N.J.S.A. 43:16A-15(9) for certain normal and accrued liability contributions. WHEREAS, the Board of Education has made certain determinations, with both short-term and long-term considerations, concerning this matter, and has weighed the costs and benefits of each, and WHEREAS, the Board of Education determined that it is more desirous to pay the full contribution and said determination is in the public interest. 8
  • 9. NOW THEREFORE BT IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education of the Hoboken School District in the County of Hudson as follows: The full 2008/2009 pension contribution for PERS in the amount of $491,671.00, shall be paid during the month of April 2009, and no portion of the 2008/2009 liability will be reduced or deferred pursuant to N.J.S.A. 43:16A-15(g). 9. SBA Submitting for review and approval, the following New Jersey State pre-approved professional services for tutoring to assist in accomplishing the supplemental educational instructional mandates for No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Spring 2008 New Enrollment Fees Pre-Approved 1 to 1 Group American Tutor 3 $65/hr. $45/hr. Regional Enrichment 2 $60/hr. $40-55/hr. & Learning Center Sylvan Learning Center 7 $54/hr 10. SBA Submitting for review and approval a request to dispose/recycle the following: GW EV700 – MU17026C0461741 GW E3600PC – 0025511015 GW E3600PC – 0025510914 GW EV700 – LIC23700267 GW EV700 – DU17046A0067066 GW EV700 – MU17026C0461733 GW EV730 – LIC32802681 GW EV700 – MU17046E0109718 GW EV700 – LIC23704102 GW EV700 – DU17046A0070645 GW EV700 – MU17026C0461727 GW E3600PC – 0025510911 GW E4000 – 0029041737 GW EV700 – LIC23700269 GW EV700 – MU17026C0440550 GW E3400 – 0024814350 GW E4300 – 0034870760 GW E3400 – 0024814341 GW E3600 – 0025510912 GW E4100 – 0034641770 GW E4100 – 0034088363 GW E4000 – 0029041733 GW EV700 – LIC23702373 GW EV700 – LIC23700268 9
  • 10. 11. SBA Submitting for review and approval a request to purchase a 7 passenger 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan, in the amount of $19,297.00, State contract #73788 for purposes of transporting of Special Education resident students. This vehicle will replace bus #19 which can no longer be used to transport children due to State regulations. 12. SBA Submitting for review and approval, I hereby recommend that the Board ratify/approve use of transportation services by outside organizations, and to receive fees accordingly, as detailed below. a) Daycare 100, 2nd & Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ 63 students, from District Elementary Schools to Daycare 100 – FY09 Cost: $30.00 per day, 180 days = $5,400 payable to District b) Jubilee Center, 601 Jackson Street, Hoboken, NJ Use of 2 buses on December 17, 2008, from Housing Authority to IZOD Center, East Rutherford, NJ Cost: $209.74, payable to District c) Jubilee Center, 601 Jackson Street, Hoboken, NJ Use of one bus on January 7, 2009, from Housing Authority to IZOD Center, East Rutherford, NJ Cost: $253.66, payable to District d) Jubilee Center, 601 Jackson Street, Hoboken, NJ Use of two buses on December 4, 2008, from Housing Authority to Prudential Center, Newark, NJ Cost: $228.24, payable to District e) Jubilee Center, 601 Jackson Street, Hoboken, NJ Use of two buses on February 19, 2009, from Housing Authority to Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Rink, Newark, NJ Cost: $147.06, payable to District 10
  • 11. 13. SBA Submitting for review and approval the following workshop requests and mileage and M&IE where applicable: School/Dept. Date Staff Purpose/Destination Cost/Account Charged 1. Business Off a. 4/7/09 Brian Buckley, BA Understanding PERS & TPAF Retirement Plans, Cost to District - $100.00 Financial Planning, Understanding the Latest 11-000-251-890-13-0134-000 Legislative Changes Robbinsville, NJ b. 4/21/09 Brian Buckley, BA Legal/Employment Issues Cost to District - $100.00 Paul Stabile Mt. Olive, NJ 11-000-251-890-13-0134-000 c. 5/26/09 Joseph Marra Systems 3000 No Cost to District Paul Stabile Eatontown, NJ 2. NCLB Coor. a. 4/23/09 Frances Cohen Classroom Management & Effective Teaching Cost to District - $249.00 Anabel Gomez Children & Adolescents with Emotional & 20-271-200-500-18-0150-000 Behavioral Problems - East Brunswick, NJ b. 4/24/09 Gregory Maier Same as above, Totowa, NJ Cost to District - $249.00 20-271-200-500-18-0150-000 3. Special Svc. a. Spring 2009 Loreto Martinez Behavior is Language: Strategies Cost to District - $365.00 For Manning Disruptive Behavior 11-000-219-320-20-0257-000 Kean University 4. HHS a. 4/21/09 Mary Pat Carroll Planning & Implementing No Cost to District Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ b. 4/24/09 Amanda Prasisto Special Need for Sex Ed Strategies for Teaching Cost to District - $100.00 Youth with Developmental Disabilities 15-202-100-320-07-0257-000 Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ c. 4/29/09 Dr. Lorraine Cella The Future Are We Ready Cost to District - $135.00 FEA Conference Center, Monroe Township, NJ 15-000-240-300-07-0259-000 11
  • 12. School/Dept. Date Staff Purpose/Destination Cost/Account Charged 4. HHS Cont. d. 5/06/09 John Oleske Universal Design for Learning No Cost to District Barbara Teller Bergen County ETTC, Hackensack, NJ Mary Sifonios Joanne Pepe Vito Cuocci e. 5/11/09 Evalee Batistich NJACAC 2009 Annual Conference Cost to District - $375.00 Mary Pat Carroll Hilton Hotel, Parsippany, NJ 15-000-218-320-07-0257-000 David White f. 5/14/09 Michele Switaj Universal Design for Learning No Cost to District Middlesex County ETTC, East Brunswick, NJ g. 5/18,19/09 Helene Flood Universal Design for Learning No Cost to District Middlesex County ETTC, East Brunswick, NJ h. 5/26/09 Edward Barfield Understanding by Design: Tools & Templates Cost to District - $300.00 Robin Piccapietra Edison, NJ 15-213-100-320-07-0257-000 15-000-223-500-07-0251-000 i. 5/27,28/09 Anna Gullo Universal Design for Learning No Cost to District Judith Burrell Hudson County ETTE, Jersey City, NJ j. 6/3/09 Joanne Pepe Build It Final Challenge No Cost to District Jayshree Amin Stevens Institute of Tech, Hoboken, NJ k. 6/5/09 John Oleske Universal Design for Learning No Cost to District Barbara Teller Bergen County ETTC, Hackensack, NJ’ Mary Sifonios Joanne Pepe Vito Cuocci l. 6/11/09 Michelle Switaj Universal Design for Learning No Cost to District Middlesex County ETTC, East Brunswick, NJ 12
  • 13. School/Dept. Date Staff Purpose/Destination Cost/Account Charged 5. Demarest a. TBA Mr. Fitzgibbons CIMPLE Training Cost to District - $2,925.00 Mr. Avitabile Princeton, NJ 15-000-240-600-05-0250-000 15-000-240-600-05-0250-000 14. SBA Submitting for review and approval the following field trip requests and mileage and M&IE where applicable: School/Dept. Date Staff Destination Cost/Account Charged 1. Connors a. 4/3/09 Ms. Erbe Bowl-Rite Lane, Union City, NJ No Cost to District 2. Wallace a. 5/7/09 Ms. Dunne NJPAC/NJ Symphony Orchestra No Cost to District Ms. Kubinsky Newark, NJ Ms. Mazzone Ms.Wetzel Ms. Cocucci Ms. Cordero Ms. LoPresti b. 5/8/09 Ms. Bini Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange, NJ Cost to District - $330.00 Ms. Aligo 15-190-100-890-06-0250-000 Ms.Taraboccia Ms. Casciano Ms. Lopresti c. 5/26/09 Ms. Tomlinson Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange, NJ Cost to District - $360.00 Ms. Coppola 15-190-100-890-06-0250-000 Ms. Marchesani d. 5/29/09 Ms. Purwin Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange, NJ Cost to District - $325.00 Ms. DiVincent 15-190-100-890-06-0250-000 Ms. Yula e. 6/9/09 Ms. Killen NY Harbor-LSP, Jersey City, NJ Cost to District - $368.00 Ms. Mitsakos 15-190-100-890-06-0250-000 Ms. Wingert 13
  • 14. School/Dept. Date Staff Destination Cost/Account Charged 3. HHS a. 4/1,6,8/09 Manuel Perez United Water, Haworth, NJ No Cost to District b. 4/28/09 Marie McCabe Wall Street Journal Corp, New York, NY No Cost to District c. 5/2/09 Fiona Stephens Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain, NY No Cost to District d. 5/2/09 Marie McCabe NJ Pac, Newark, NJ Cost to District - $844.00 20-436-200-800-13-0251-000 e. 5/9/09 Melanie Alberto-Kolmer Newport Race, Jersey City, NJ No Cost to District f. 5/11/09 Kirti Tank United Water, Haworth, NJ No Cost to District Jayshree Amin g. 5/18/09 Patrick Ciriello Day of Learning, Somerset, NJ No Cost to District Marie McCabe 15. SBA Submitting for review and approval the following request for Out of State Travel for conferences, which require State approval after passage of Board resolution School/Dept. Date Staff Purpose/Destination Cost/Account Charged District 7/23-26/09 Steven D’Bernardo IB Middle Years Programme Conf. Cost to District - $8,500.00 Joanne Pepe Auxtin, Texas 11-000-223-500-13-0892-000 Manuel Perez Edward Barfield Kate Kezmarsky 14
  • 15. PUBLIC DISCUSSION EXECUTIVE SESSION WHEREAS, the Hoboken Board of Education seeks to adjourn to Executive Session in full compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et. seq.: WHEREAS, the Open Public Meetings Act provides that a public body may exclude the public from that portion of the meeting at which it discusses matters pertaining to personnel, negotiations, and/or litigation; now BE IT RESOLVED, that the Hoboken Board of Education adjourns to Executive Session to discuss negotiations for a successor agreement with Hoboken School Employees Association and the Hoboken Administrators Association, and to discuss settlement of workers’ compensation litigation. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the minutes of the discussion of any of these items will be disclosed to the public when matters have been determined and confidentiality is no longer required. Action may be taken by the Board. 16. SBA Submitting for review and approval permission to authorize Workers’ Compensation Attorney Florio and Kenny to negotiate towards settlement of litigation as discussed in the April 7, 2009 Closed Session, with District having final discretion on settlement amount, and to authorize Workers’ Compensation Third Party Administrator, CompServices, Inc., to resolve related matters. 15

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