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					MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE HIGHLANDS BOARD OF EDUCATION
HELD MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 AT 7:35 PM IN THE ALL PURPOSE ROOM OF THE
HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


CALL TO ORDER
The Regular Meeting of the Highlands Board of Education was called to order by Board Vice
President, Irene Campbell, at 7:35 PM in the All Purpose Room of the Highlands Elementary
School.

STATEMENT:
This meeting has been publicized in accordance with Section 5, Ch 231, PL 1975, Open
Public Meeting Law by notification of the Asbury Park Press, the Two River Times, Municipal
Clerk, and posting at Boro Hall and Highlands Elementary School within the legal time
required. Time may be allotted for public comment at this meeting. Each speaker may be
allotted a limited time when recognized by the presiding officer. Individuals wishing to
address the Board shall be recognized by the presiding officer and shall give their names,
addresses and the group, if any, that they represent. Although the Board encourages public
participation, it reserves the right, through its presiding officer, to terminate remarks to and/or
by any individual not in keeping with the conduct of a proper and efficient meeting. The Board
will not, during the public portion of this meeting, discuss matters involving employment,
appointment, termination of employment, negotiations, terms and conditions of employment,
evaluation of the performance of, promotion or disciplining of any specific or prospective or
current employee.


ROLL CALL: Present – Irene Campbell; Kerry Gowan; Mary C. Moore; Tara Ryan and Jac
                                     Smith

                Absent - Karen Jarmusz and Board President, Karen Horner

Also present: Maryann Galassetti, Superintendent of Schools, and Paul Velelis, School
Business Administrator.


CORRESPONDENCE
All correspondence is included with the Board packet and/or Superintendent’s Report.


MINUTES
Motion by Ms. Moore and second by Ms. Gowan to approve the Regular, Workshop and
Executive Meeting minutes of July 19, 2010.
Carried by a unanimous roll call vote. (5-0)




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SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
Superintendent of Schools, Maryann Galassetti, reviewed the following items from her written
report to the Board: New staff & student orientation; Sixth grade parent meeting; ESY
program status; Enrollment update; Tri-district meeting; Back to School Night; PTO Welcome
Tea; NCLB Allocation; Teacher supply orders; Status on summer custodial work; School
Messenger service updated; Vandalism on Pre-K playground; Technology equipment update;
Memorandum of Agreement signed with Highlands Police; Homeless transportation; School
Security Drill Law; QSAC update; Copy of Student Handbook provided.



The Chief School Administrator recommends the following items:

BUILDING AND GROUNDS
Motion by Ms. Gowan and second by Ms. Ryan to approve Items numbered 1 and 2 as well
as number 3 on the Addendum.
Carried by a unanimous roll call vote. (5-0)

1. Resolved that the Board of Education approve the application for SUBSTANDARD I
    INSTRUCTIONAL SPACE AND DUAL USAGE SPACE for the 2010-2011 School Year
     for the following:
   - Physical Education Office and Physical Education Storage
   - Resource Center – Room 211

2. Resolved that the Board of Education approve the USE OF THE HIGHLANDS FIELD
   from September 13 through October 25, 2010 3:00 – 5:15 pm for the Henry Hudson
   Regional High School grades 7 and 8 girls field hockey practice.

3. Resolved that the Board of Education approve REPAIRS TO THE SCHOOL FENCE(S) in
   the amount of $1975.00; work to be done by FAMILY FENCE COMPANY of Middletown,
   NJ.




COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Motion by Ms. Ryan and second by Ms. Gowan to approve Item number 1 on the Addendum.
Carried by a unanimous roll call vote. (5-0)

1. Resolved that the Board of Education approve the MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT
   between the Highlands School District and the Highlands Police Department for the 2010-
   2011 school year.



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PERSONNEL
Motion by Ms. Gowan and second by Mr. Smith to approve Items numbered 1 through 5, 7
through 23, and item number 24 on the Addendum.
Carried by a unanimous roll call vote. (5-0)

1. Resolved that the Board of Education approve the following as SUBSTITUTE
   TEACHERS for the 2010-2011 school year:

                               Substitute Teachers/Aides
                               for 2010-2011 School Year
                               Nancy Casey
                               Margaret Crossan
                               Michael Crossan
                               Robert Evans
                               Maureen Gribbroek
                               Jacqueline Janosko
                               Dorothea Lippart
                               Jocelyn LoBuono
                               Terri-Ann Mack
                               Monica McCall
                               Alison Mundy
                               Kenneth Quinn
                               Androula Serghis
                               John Stemmler
                               Michelle Swieder
                               Rochelle Woodruff
                               Anne Geiger



2. Resolved that the Board of Education approve the following as new SUBSTITUTE
   TEACHERS for the 2010-2011 school year:

               Edward B. Baldinger, Jr. (certified teacher)
               28 Brandywine Way
               Middletown, NJ 07748

               Madeleine Alexander (certified teacher)
               18 Windsor Drive
               Little Silver, NJ 07739

               Amalia Parla
               16 Portland Road
               Highlands, NJ 07732


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3. Resolved that the Board of Education approve the following as SUBSTITUTE NURSES
   for the 2010-2011 school year:

                             Substitute Nurse(s) for
                             2010-2011 School Year
                             Beverly Glynn
                             Suzanne Fitzsimmons


4. Resolved that the Board of Education approve retroactively to July 27, 2010, Jacqueline
   Janoska and Margaret Crossan to substitute as aides in the EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR
   program at a rate of $12.50 per hour.

5. Resolved that the Board of Education approve retroactively to August 1, 2010
   employment of SUPERVISOR OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION at a salary of $43,000
   per year, 3 days per week, with no benefits through June 30, 2011.

                  Kathleen Williams
                  665 Tennent Road
                  Manalapan, NJ 07726

7. Resolved that the Board of Education to approve the following
   PERSONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL AIDES for the 2010-2011 school year:

                             Aides for
                             2010-2011 School Year
                             Patricia Dato-Smith
                             Jacqueline Lillis
                             Mary Nelson

8. Resolved that the Board of Education approve the 2010-11 list of DOCTOR REFERRALS
   for the Child Study Team (see attached).

9. Resolved that the Board of Education to approve the hiring of the ART AND ART
   ENRICHMENT TEACHER , BA +30, Step 1, salary of $29,436, 3 days per week (.6),
   with no benefits for September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011;

                          Laura J. Forrest
                          18 Hedgewood Road
                          Howell, NJ, 07731

10. Resolved that the Board of Education approve Scott Isaacs and Kathleen Williams as
    AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICERS for the 2010-2011 school year.



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11. Resolved that the Board of Education accept with regret the RESIGNATION of Eric
    Rutan, Personal Aide, effective July 31, 2010.

12. Resolved that the Board of Education approve Denise Furda, Chorus Director, as MUSIC
    ADVISOR at the stipend rate of $630.00 (as per teacher contract) for the period
    September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.

13. Resolved that the Board of Education approve Denise Furda, Chorus Director, for AFTER
    SCHOOL CHORUS PROGRAM (chorus meets 1 day per week from 3:05 pm – 4:00 pm)
    at the rate of $32.00 per hour (as per teacher contract) for the period September 1, 2010
    through June 30, 2011.

14. Resolved that the Board of Education approve the following STIPEND positions for the
    2010-2011 school year, frequency and days to be determined, hourly rate determined by
    the teacher contract: Note: Each staff member being approved for all of these positions.

               Position                       Name of Teacher
               Morning Monitor                Melissa Esposito
               Breakfast Duty                 Lauren Massa
               T.A.L.K.                       Justin Tarriff
               Lunch Duty                     Laura Forrest
               Helping Hands                  Barrie Azzarello


15. Resolved that the Board of Education approve Laura Forrest for the ART STIPEND - $343
    for the period September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 (as per teacher contract).

16. Resolved that the Board of Education approve the BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR’S ONE-
    YEAR MENTORSHIP for Paul Velelis at a cost of $1,200.

17. Resolved that the Board of Education approve the 2010-2011 New Jersey Association of
    Business Officials (NJASBO) dues for Paul Velelis at a cost of $750.

18. Resolved that the Board of Education approve mileage for Paul Velelis to attend NCLB
   Training in Neptune at a cost of $13.02 (42 miles round trip x $.31 per mile).

19. Resolved that the Board Education approve annual NJASBO Professional Development
    Program in Rockaway for Paul Velelis at a cost of $75 plus $40.30 for mileage (130 miles
    round trip x $.31 per mile) for a total of $115.30.

20. Resolved that the Board of Education approve Kathleen Williams membership to the
    MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY PRINCIPALS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    ACADEMY, $300 for the 2010-2011 school year – 4 sessions, West Long Branch, NJ.




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21. Resolved that the Board of Education approve retroactively to August 12, 2010, the
    attendance of Kathleen Williams at the MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY PRINCIPALS’
    ACADEMY, SESSION 1, West Long Branch, NJ – 20.8 miles.


22. Resolved that the Board of Education approve the following WORKSHOP
    ATTENDANCE/STAFF TRAVEL in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:

                                                                                Round
    Staff         Workshop           Date              Location        Cost     Trip
    Member                                                                      Mileage
    Maryann       NJASA            choice of 5         Jamesburg, NJ $450       54.8
    Galassetti    Professional     sessions                                     (per trip
                  Development                                                   x 5)
                  Seminar                                                       274
                  Program                                                       Total
    Maryann       Monmouth         4 sessions          Monmouth        $350     20.8 x
    Galassetti    University                           University               4=
                  Superintendents’                                              83.2
                  Academy                                                       Total


23. Resolved that the Board of Education approve the following staff member for TUITION
   REIMBURSEMENT at the Rutgers rate per the HEA contract, class entitled, “Reading
   Practicum I” at Georgian Court College. Start date of the course is August 2010 and
   end date is December 2010.

             Ann Prosser
             33 Winstead Drive
             Howell, NJ 07731

24. Resolved that the Board of Education approve the 2010-2011 Monmouth County
    Association of School Business Officials (MCASBO) dues for Paul Velelis at a cost of
   $85.

Motion for Personnel #6 was tabled for future consideration.

6. Move that the Board of Education approve the hiring of a
   PERSONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE for the 2010- 2011 school year, September 1, 2010
   through June 30, 2011, salary $13,500 per year with single-only benefits.

                  Terri-Ann Mack (certified teacher)
                  96 East Avenue #7
                  Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716



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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Motion by Ms. Gowan and second by Ms. Ryan to approve Items numbered 1 through 4.
Carried by a unanimous roll call vote. (5-0)

INSURANCE & FINANCE

Contracts:

1. Resolved that the Board of Education approve the following Staff Member as TITLE I
   BASIC SKILLS TEACHER:

                Beth Falco        Title I Salary $56,200                       82%

Financial Reports:

2. Resolved that the Board approve the Budget TRANSFERS for the month of
   JULY 2010 as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools as per the
   attached document.

3. Resolved that the Board approve the GENERAL BILLS for JULY, 2010 in the
   amount of $243,491.27

4. Resolved that the Board of Education approve the following resolutions:
   Board of Education’s Monthly Certification of Financial Status
   Pending Auditor’s opening Balances

   Acceptance of School Business Administrator’s Monthly Certification of Financial Status
   Pending Auditor’s opening Balances

   Board of Education Acceptance of reports A-148 and A-149
   Pending Auditor’s opening balances


Motions for Insurance/Finance #5 and #6 were tabled until the September meeting.

5. Move that the Board of Education approve the following resolutions:
   REVISED Board of Education’s Monthly Certification of Financial Status Pursuant to
   N.J.A.C. 6:20- 2.13 (e), the members of the Highlands Board of Education certify that as
   of JUNE 30, 2010 after review of the Report of the Secretary of the Board of
   Education and upon consultation with the appropriate District officials, that to the best of
   our knowledge, no major account or fund has been overexpended in violation of
   N.J.A.C.6:20-2.13 (a) and that sufficient funds are available for the remainder of the
   fiscal school year.


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6. REVISED Acceptance of School Business Administrator’s Monthly Certification of
   Financial Status Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2A-10 (d) the Highlands Board of Education
   accepts the Secretary/School Business Administrator’s Certification as of JUNE 30, 2010
   that no line item account has been overexpended in violation of N.J.A.C. 6:20-2A (a) and
   that funds are available for the remainder of the fiscal school year.

  The Highlands Board of Education accepts the REVISED Report of the Secretary to the
  Board of Education A-148 and Treasurer’s A-149 report which said reports are in
  agreement for the month ending JUNE 30, 2010.


OLD BUSINESS
None


NEW BUSINESS
None


PUBLIC PORTION
None


EXECUTIVE SESSION
Motion by Ms. Gowan and second by Mr. Smith to approve the following resolution and go
into closed Executive Session at 8:10pm for the purpose of discussing personnel.
Carried by a unanimous roll call vote. (5-0)

WHEREAS, the Board of Education pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act of 1975,
  intends to exclude the public for a portion of this meeting, and
WHEREAS, that pursuant to an exception contained in the Open Public Meetings Act of
  1975, the Board of Education will now go into closed session for the purpose of
  discussing personnel, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that appropriate minutes shall be taken by the Board of
  Education during this closed session, and at such time as the confidentiality of these
  minutes is no longer necessary, they will be released to the public, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that no formal action will be taken by the Board of Education
  during this closed session.




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EXECUTIVE SESSION ENDED AT 8:40 PM
THE BOARD RECONVENED THE REGULAR MEETING IN THE ALL PURPOSE ROOM
OF THE HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT 8:40 PM



ADJOURNMENT
Motion by Ms. Ryan and second by Mr. Smith to adjourn at 8:40 PM
Carried by a unanimous voice vote.



                                        Respectfully submitted,



                                        Paul Velelis
                                        School Business Administrator/Board Secretary




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