READINGTON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION
Holland Brook School - Board of Education Meeting Room
Work Session – 7:30 p.m.
April 9, 2013AGENDA1. Call to Order – Open Public Meetings Act – Roll Call – Flag SaluteThis meeting is being held in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and is open to the media and public. Notices were duly posted, and the meeting was advertised in the Hunterdon County Democrat. Formal action may be taken.ROLL CALL:Barbara DobozynskiWayne DoranCheryl FillerWilliam GoodwinVincent PanicoLaura SimonEric ZwerlingDavid Livingston(open board seat)
2. Superintendent's ReportInvited Guest Speaker:· Kingwood Township Superintendent, Rick Falkenstein to address questions on School Choice3. Open to the Public (Limited to Items on the Agenda)4. Correspondence· Rick Finn’s Letter to Board of Education5. Call for Nominations for Board Vice President6. Committee Reports7. Work Session:FINANCE/FACILITIESCommittee Report:A-1 Motion to approve the Bill List for the period from 3/28/2013 through 4/24/2013 for a total amount of $ 1,131,623.46. (Bill List total will be updated for Business Meeting)*A-2 Motion to approve District Travel Schedule 04/09/2013for a total amount of $6,046.54.A-3 Motion to approve line item account transfers 03/01/13-3/31/20/13.A-4 Motion to accept the FINANCIAL REPORT CERTIFICATION OF BOARD SECRETARY'S MONTHLY CERTIFICATION BUDGETARY LINE ITEM STATUS: March 31, 2013Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(c) 3, the Business Administrator/Board Secretary certifies that as of March 31, 2013 no budgetary line item account has obligations and payments which in total exceed the amount appropriated by the district Board of Education pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:17-9 and 18A:22-8.1.____________________________________Steffi-Jo DeCasas, Board SecretaryPursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:23-2.11(c)4, we certify that as of March 31, 2013 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. 6A23-2.11(a)1 and that sufficient funds are available to meet the district's financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year, and further, that we approve the Board Secretary and Treasurer's Reports subject to audit for the period ending March 31, 2013.A-5 Motion to accept a Baseball Scoreboard donated by Girl Scout Troop members Alyssa Geddis, Samantha Gisewhite, Liza Higley, Kristi Lennon and Troop Leader Chris Gisewhite.EDUCATION/TECHNOLOGYCommittee Report:B-1 Motion to approve Jennifer Serravallo, a consultant of Heinemann Professional Development, to provide staff development training on September 16, 2013 at a rate of $3,875.00.B-2 Motion to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation and approve the following Student Observation placement in the Readington Township School District as follows:Student Observer Name/SchoolCooperating Teacher/SchoolDate/TimeframeHeather Kovacs/Kutztown UniversityDenise Kenny/SE/WHSBeverly Okulicz/SE/WHS4/16/20131 dayErin Thompson/Bloomsburg UniversityErica Winebrenner/Cynthia Fillebrown Speech/TBS4/5/20131 dayB-3 Motion to approve the following novels and/or mentor texts for the Readington Township School District:GradeSchoolNovels/Mentor Texts4th GradeHBSShould There Be Zoos?5th GradeHBSChew on This8th GradeRMSFever 1793Flowers for AlgernonWitch ChildB-4 Motion to approve the 6th grade Mandarin classes to visit the Museum of Chinese History and Culture in New York City on May 24, 2013 (funded by an Education Foundation Grant).B-5 Motion to approve a new Readington Middle School Interscholastic Wrestling Program for the 2013-14 school year.B-6 Motion to approve annual tuition rates for non-resident staff member whose children attend Readington schools.GRADERATEHalf Day Kindergarten$2,0001 through 8$3,500B-7 Motion to accept Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance grant in the amount of $500.00 for Holland Brook School for a Math Enrichment activity.B-8 Motion to approve the tuition rate of $350.00 per month for the 2013-2014 Integrated Preschool Program, with a Transportation option for an additional amount of $90.00 per month.B-9 Motion to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation and approve the following fundraisers for the 2012-2013 school year:FundraiserSchoolDateRecipientProyecto Sonrisa (Project Smile)RMSMay 2013Operation SmileBarnes & Noble Book FairRMS/HBSMay 29, 2013RMS & HBS Media CentersPERSONNELC-1 Motion to acknowledge the retirement of the following teaching staff, with appreciation for their years of service, effective June 30, 2013.Donna DeGrauHolland Brook SchoolJoyce LangheinrichReadington Middle SchoolMarsha SepesiHolland Brook SchoolC-2 Motion to accept the resignation of Donna Fox, Special Education Teacher, Readington Middle School, effective June 30, 2013.C-3 Motion to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation and approve a paid/unpaid Leave of Absence (Medical) for employee #5232, effective on or about 4/8/2013 through 4/26/2013.C-4 Motion to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation and approve the following teachers for facilitating the 21st Century Best Practices workshop at the March 1, 2013 Curriculum Day:Teacher/FacilitatorSchoolPrep TimeAmountBarca, TiffanyTBS2.0 hours$60.00Casertano, JamesRMS2.0 hours$60.00Gardner, SethRMS2.0 hours$60.00McGibbon, JoyceTBS2.0 hours$60.00Singer, StephanieRMS2.0 hours$60.00C-5 Motion to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation and approve the following resolution:WHEREAS, the Readington Township Board of Education (hereinafter referred to as the “Board”) employs the following positions:(1.0) Art Teacher(1.0) Spanish Teacher(1.0) Physical Education Teacher(3.0) Elementary TeachersWHEREAS, the Board has determined that the Readington Township School District’s needs can be adequately served without the aforementioned positions.NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board hereby abolishes the aforementioned positions effective June 30, 2012 for reasons of economy and efficiency; andBE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any individuals presently employed in those positions shall be provided notice of such reduction in force in accordance with the terms of his/her employment contract.C-6 Motion to accept the Superintendent's recommendation and approve the following as Substitute Teacher/Aide paid at the substitute rate, in the Readington Township School district, pending satisfactory completion of employment requirements:Jessica SchepisCOMMUNICATIONSCommittee Report:D-1 Motion to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve for first reading the following policies:· 3230 – Outside Activities (Teaching Staff Members)· 3281 – Inappropriate Staff Conduct (Teaching Staff Members)· 4230 – Outside Activities (Support Staff Members)· 4281 – Inappropriate Staff Conduct (Support Staff Members)MINUTESE-1 Motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of March 12, 2013.E-2 Motion to approve the minutes of the executive session of March 12, 2013.E-3 Motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of March 25, 2013.8. Unfinished Business· May 29 conference – Speaker: Charlotte Danielson· April 30 Special Education Conference – JP Case Middle School· July 25 – Goal Setting (BOE Office 8:30-11:30 am.)· Volunteer Night – Readington Township Municipal Offices9. New Business· Board Evaluation and Superintendent Evaluation and deadlines· Timelines for appointing new board member to fill Rick Finn’s seat· June 4 Board candidate filing deadline seats up for election10. Open to Public (any item on or off the Agenda)11. Motion to Adjourn at: __________Motion:Second:Vote: