Holland Brook School - Board of Education Meeting Room
    Work Session – 7:30 p.m.
    April 9, 2013
    1. Call to Order – Open Public Meetings Act – Roll Call – Flag Salute
    This 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.

    Barbara Dobozynski
    Wayne Doran
    Cheryl Filler
    William Goodwin
    Vincent Panico
    Laura Simon
    Eric Zwerling
    David Livingston
    (open board seat)

              2. Superintendent's Report

    Invited Guest Speaker:
    · Kingwood Township Superintendent, Rick Falkenstein to address questions on School Choice
    3. Open to the Public (Limited to Items on the Agenda)
    4. Correspondence
    · Rick Finn’s Letter to Board of Education
    5. Call for Nominations for Board Vice President
    6. Committee Reports
    7. Work Session:
    Committee 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 Secretary
    Pursuant 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.
    Committee 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/School
    Cooperating Teacher/School
    Heather Kovacs/
    Kutztown University
    Denise Kenny/SE/WHS
    Beverly Okulicz/SE/WHS
    1 day
    Erin Thompson/
    Bloomsburg University
    Erica Winebrenner/Cynthia Fillebrown Speech/TBS
    1 day


    B-3 Motion to approve the following novels and/or mentor texts for the Readington Township School District:

    Novels/Mentor Texts
    4th Grade
    Should There Be Zoos?
    5th Grade
    Chew on This
    8th Grade
    Fever 1793
    Flowers for Algernon
    Witch Child


    B-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.

    Half Day Kindergarten
    1 through 8


    B-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:

    Proyecto Sonrisa (Project Smile)
    May 2013
    Operation Smile
    Barnes & Noble Book Fair
    May 29, 2013
    RMS & HBS Media Centers


    C-1 Motion to acknowledge the retirement of the following teaching staff, with appreciation for their years of service, effective June 30, 2013.

    Donna DeGrau
    Holland Brook School
    Joyce Langheinrich
    Readington Middle School
    Marsha Sepesi
    Holland Brook School


    C-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:

    Prep Time
    Barca, Tiffany
    2.0 hours
    Casertano, James
    2.0 hours
    Gardner, Seth
    2.0 hours
    McGibbon, Joyce
    2.0 hours
    Singer, Stephanie
    2.0 hours


    C-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 Teachers
    WHEREAS, 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; and
    BE 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 Schepis


    Committee 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)
    E-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 Offices
    9. 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 election
    10. Open to Public (any item on or off the Agenda)
    11. Motion to Adjourn at: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­__________