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									                                                          Minutes, Regular Business Meeting
                                                          April 11, 2011 – page #1
                                  MORRIS SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                    Minutes of April 11, 2011
                                LAFAYETTE LEARNING CENTER

The regular business meeting of the Board of Education of the Morris School District, of Morris
County, New Jersey was held in the Lafayette Learning Center, 31 Hazel Street, Morristown, New
Jersey 07960 on Monday evening April 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

Christine A. Kelly, Board Secretary, called the meeting to order and made the following
announcement: The New Jersey Open Public Meeting Law was enacted to insure the right of the
public to have advance notice of and to attend the meetings of public bodies at which any business
affecting their interest is discussed or acted upon. In accordance with the provisions of this Act the
Board of Education of the Morris School District in the County of Morris has caused notice of this
meeting to be published by having the date, time and place thereof posted. The notice was mailed to
the Daily Record, the Star Ledger, and to those persons or entities requesting notification, filed with
the municipal clerks of Morris Plains, Morristown and Morris Township, and posted at the
Administration Center, 31 Hazel Street, Morristown, New Jersey.

The April 18, 2011 regular business meeting of the Board of Education is being rescheduled to
Monday, April 11, 2011 and will be held in the Lafayette Learning Center, 31 Hazel Street,
Morristown, New Jersey. The Board will open the meeting at 6:30 and immediately go into
executive session. Open public session will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Action will be taken

At the Roll Call, the following Board Members were present: Dr. Peter Gallerstein, Mr. Christopher
Gardner, Morris Plains Representative, Ms. Lynn Horowitz, Mrs. Teresa Murphy, Mrs. Ann Rhines,
Dr. Angela Rieck, Mrs. Marie Fornaro, Vice-President and Ms. Lisa Pollak, President. Mrs. Nancy
Bangiola arrived at 6:38 p.m.; Dr. Angela Rieck arrived at 6:44 p.m. Ms. Sandra McNeil was absent.

At 6:34 p.m. Ms. Pollak moved to go into closed session to discuss legal, negotiation and personnel
matters. Mrs. Murphy seconded the motion which carried unanimously with Mrs. Bangiola, Dr.
Rieck and Ms. McNeil absent.

Also present were Dr. Thomas Ficarra, Superintendent; Dr. Maryann Reilly, Director of Curriculum
and Instruction; Mr. Andrew Williams, Director of Curriculum and Instruction; Ms. Martha Weber,
Manager of Human Resources; Ms. Christine Kelly, Business Administrator/Board Secretary; Mr.
Anthony LoFranco, Assistant Business Administrator/Assistant Board Secretary; Mrs. Nancy
Helterman, Director of Pupil Services and Mr. Richard Rosenberg, Consultant.

At 7:36 p.m. Mrs. Murphy moved to go into open session. Dr. Rieck seconded the motion which
carried unanimously with Ms. McNeil absent. Approximately 50 members of the public, press and
staff were now present. Student Representatives, Marissa Zuckerman and Nikhil Shah were absent.

When the Board reconvened, Ms. Pollak announced that the Board had been meeting in closed
session for the purpose of discussing legal, negotiation and personnel matters.
                                                           Minutes, Regular Business Meeting
                                                           April 11, 2011 – page #2

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Ms. Pollak led in the Pledge of Allegiance.


PRESENTATION “Get the Math Videotaping”
MHS math teacher John Pallino and his Algebra I students were honored for their participation in the
filming of the PBS documentary, “Get the Math!” Ms. Deborah Ives, MHS Supervisor of Instruction,
introduced Mr. Pallino and thanked him for the work he did to bring this innovative instructional
model to our students. A 6 minute video of the program was presented to the Board and members of
the public.



COMMENDATIONS
Athletic Commendations were given to high school students as per the attached.
Athletic commendations given were for students participating in:
       Football
       Fencing
       Track
       Hockey
       Wrestling
       Basketball
       Swimming


PUBLIC COMMENT
No one from the public spoke this evening.



COMMITTEES
Human Resources
Dr. Rieck reported they met:
 Most of discussion was on staffing.
 They had a very informative presentation on a survey of math teachers, students and the parents.



Morris Plains
Mr. Gardner reported:
 They just upgraded their alarm system.
 Preparing for budget vote.
                                                          Minutes, Regular Business Meeting
                                                          April 11, 2011 – page #3

BUSINESS PORTION OF THE MEETING
Voting by Mr. Gardner pertains to Central Office Issues and Morristown High School.


MINUTES
Motion #1     that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
              executive minutes from the regular business meeting of:

                                        March 28, 2011

Motion #2     that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
              minutes from the regular business meeting of:

                                        March 28, 2011

MINUTES (Motions #1-2)
Moved by Dr. Rieck, seconded by Ms. Horowitz
AYES:        Dr. Gallerstein, Mr. Gardner, Ms. Horowitz, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Rhines, Mrs. Fornaro,
             Ms. Pollak
NOES:        None
ABSTAIN: Mrs. Bangiola, Dr. Rieck
ABSENT:      Ms. McNeil



EDUCATIONAL
TITLE FUNDS
Motion #1 that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
          “carry-over” monies for funds in Title I, II, III and IV from the 2009-2010 school year
          to the 2010-2011 school year in the amount of:

                      Title I Part A          $ 145,064
                      Title I Part D          $     256
                      Title II Part A         $ 57,396
                      Title II Part D         $     993
                      Title III               $ 37,480
                      Title IV                $ 2,360

EXPLANATION:
Each year, the Morris School District serves as the Local Educational Agency (LEA) for the federal
grant application submission including public and non-public schools.
                                                           Minutes, Regular Business Meeting
                                                           April 11, 2011 – page #4

Motion #2      that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
               the “release” of monies from Title I, II, III and IV from the 2008-2009 school year in
               the amount of:

                      Title I Part A        $     12
                      Title II Part A       $ 11,375
                      Title II Part D       $    457
                      Title III             $ 11,338
                      Title IV              $ 1,439

EXPLANATION:
Funds being released to DOE are a combination of public and non-public school allocations that
remained unspent by the grant end date.


APPROVAL OF ELLI GRANT APPLICATION
Motion #3 that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent and the Curriculum Committee,
          the Board of Education approve a grant application for Early Launch to Learning
          Initiative (ELLI) funding from the New Jersey Department of Education in the amount
          of $234,300. Funds will be used to offset costs of five inclusive preschool classrooms
          at the Lafayette Learning Center as well as for program enhancements at one or more
          community preschools.

EXPLANATION:
We have used the ELLI Grant awarded for the past six years to offset costs of running our inclusive
preschool classrooms. Once renewed, approximately half of the money would remain in-district to
enable us to continue to offset local funding costs, with the remaining funds available to enhance
program standards for our future Morris School District kindergartners in local community preschool
settings.


PK-12 RELATED SERVICES FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION
Motion #4    that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
             the following:
Program:     PreK-12 Extended School Year for Special Education
Description: Provide extended school year services to students with significant disabilities.
Date:        June 27, 2011 – August 4, 2011
Funding:     IDEA & Local Funds

Program:       Related Services for Students with Disabilities
Description:   Provide Related Services to support students enrolled in Preschool and Elementary
               Programs for students with disabilities, according to their IEPs.
Dates:         June 24, 2011 – August 31, 2011
Salary:        Per contract language
Positions:     Speech/Language Specialists, Occupational Therapists, Teacher/Behavior Specialists,
               and Assistant Behavior Specialists
Funding:       Local and IDEA Funds
                                                                 Minutes, Regular Business Meeting
                                                                 April 11, 2011 – page #5

FIELD TRIPS
Motion #5  that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
           the overnight field trips to Philadelphia, PA, April 27–30, 2011 for the Penn Relays.
           Sixteen students will attend (eight boys compete on April 28-30 and eight girls
           compete on April 27-28) along with six teachers/coaches (Paul Buccino, Mike
           O’Brien, Ron Davenport, Katie Barnicle, Matt Carmel, Gordon Drewery).


Motion #6        that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
                 the following overnight field trips for the 2010-2011 school year:


 Trip                                           Educational Rationale   Subs                          Over-
  #     School       Destination      Mileage      for Field Trip       Reqd.   Est. Cost of Trip     night

                                                                                                         X
                                                                                $380.80        (+   (See Motion
  1      MHS       Philadelphia, PA    176      Penn Relays (Girls)       3      lodging $394.95)   # 5 above)

                                                                                    $380.80
                                                                                   (+ lodging
  2      MHS       Philadelphia, PA    176      Penn Relays (Boys)        3         $479.94)             X



Motion #7        that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education accept
                 $200 from the New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research to pay for substitute
                 teachers for Jill Magidson and Erin Colfax, to attend the NJABR’s Strategy Summit
                 Program.



EDUCATIONAL MATTERS (Motions #1-7)
Moved by Dr. Rieck, seconded by Ms. Horowitz
AYES:        Mrs. Bangiola, Dr. Gallerstein, Mr. Gardner, Ms. Horowitz, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Rhines,
             Dr. Rieck, Mrs. Fornaro, Ms. Pollak
NOES:        None
ABSENT:      Ms. McNeil
                                                            Minutes, Regular Business Meeting
                                                            April 11, 2011 – page #6

PUPIL SERVICES
OUT OF DISTRICT/HOME INSTRUCTION ROSTER
Motion #1 that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
          placements and instructional services for students with disabilities, including those on
          Home Instruction, those received by the district and those attending schools for which
          tuition is charged, for the month of April 2011, as noted in the detailed listing attached
          herein and maintained on file in the Board Secretary’s office.


AMENDMENT TO THE 2011 IDEA GRANT
Motion #2 that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education
          approve submission of an Amendment to the District’s IDEA Grant to accept Carry-
          over funds from the 2010 Grant and Final Report, which are available for appropriate
          use between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011, as follows:

                                                Public Funds          Nonpublic Funds

                Basic Grant:                    $ 360,342             $ 35,864
                Preschool Grant:                $ 48,560              $      0

EXPLANATION:
Unexpended funds from the 2010 IDEA Grant are rolled over as carry-over funds and distributed for
expenditure in the current 2011 grant. A proportionate share of IDEA funding is made available to
students with IEPs who are parentally placed in nonpublic schools within the boundaries of the
district. Any of those funds which are unexpended must be carried over for use by the same
population.



PUPIL SERVICES (Motions #1-2)
Moved by Dr. Rieck, seconded by Mrs. Murphy
AYES:        Mrs. Bangiola, Dr. Gallerstein, Mr. Gardner, Ms. Horowitz, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Rhines,
             Dr. Rieck, Mrs. Fornaro, Ms. Pollak
NOES:        None
ABSENT:      Ms. McNeil
                                                          Minutes, Regular Business Meeting
                                                          April 11, 2011 – page #7
HUMAN RESOURCES
ESTABLISH POSITION(S) 2010-2011
Motion #1 that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education
          establish the following position(s):

               (2)          (.5) Teacher Assistant, Spec. Ed., WD

RESIGNATION(S)/TERMINATION(S) 2011-2012
Motion #2 that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
          the resignation(s) and/or termination(s) of the following staff according to the
          effective date and reason shown:

              Sitarik, Kenneth                            July 1, 2011
              Math, MHS                                   Retirement

              Sugar, Harry                                July 1, 2011
              Math, MHS                                   Retirement

APPOINTMENT(S) 2010-2011
Motion #3 that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
          the appointment of the following to the position/s stated at the annual salary rates and
          effective date/s shown, and further that the Board of Education approve the
          submission to the County Superintendent applications for emergency hiring and each
          applicant’s attestation that s/he has not been convicted of any disqualifying crime
          pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18a6-7.1 et seq.; 18:39-17 et seq.; 18A:6-4.13 et
          seq.:

                                                                               In place of:
Corbett, Joyce */**                 $4,320.00              04/11/11-06/30/11   Burroughs, Tiffany
LR/PG Aide, HC                      $12/hr., 2 hrs/day, 180 days               Resigned

Livingston, Lynn */**               $10,729.50            04/11/11-06/30/11    Established: 04/11/11
.5 Teacher Asst., Spec. Ed., WD     Column A, Step 1

*      Pending completion of paperwork
**     Pending probationary period

EXTRA SERVICES 2010-2011
Motion #4 that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education
          approve the following preschool teaching assistant to attend up to 6-hours of training
          in scaffolding student’s play:

               Capote, Alice
               Rome, Gail
               Viscarra, Carmen
EXPLANATION:
The training will be held on the professional development day on May 27, 2011. Upon submission of
an approved timesheet, employee will be compensated at her hourly rate and funded by the Early
Launch to Learning Initiative (ELLI) grant.
                                                             Minutes, Regular Business Meeting
                                                             April 11, 2011 – page #8

LEAVE(S) OF ABSENCE 2010-2011
Motion #5  that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
           a leave of absence to the following staff under the conditions stated and effective dates
           shown:

               Hawkins, Daryl                        04/18/11-06/30/11 **
               Custodian, Frelinghuysen              Medical

               Ruberto, Christine                    05/23/11 – 06/16/11 – Maternity *
               TOD, WD                               06/17/11 – 06/30/11 – FMLA **

*      Accumulated sick leave may be used up to a period of eight weeks (four weeks before and
       four weeks after the birth of the baby) – with pay/with benefits.
**     Without pay/with benefits


COMMUNITY SCHOOL 2010-2011
Motion #6     that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education
              approve the following instructional Summer Music Academy staff:

                       Carroll, Deborah                              $39.00/hr
                       Ciambrone, Kristen                            $26.00/hr
                       D’Angelo, Peter                               $26.00/hr
                       Lee, Keon                                     $12.00/hr
                       Meuse, Susan                                  $26.00/hr
                       Paterno, Christine                            $26.00/hr
                       Rutan, Douglas                                $39.00/hr
                       Schumacher, John                              $40.00/hr
                       Zimmerman, Kurt                               $27.00/hr

EXPLANATION:
Salaries to be paid out of collected tuitions. This is for Summer, 2011.

Motion #7              that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education
                       approve the following instructional Summer Music Academy substitute staff:

                       Davis, Norma                                  $20.00/hr
                       Della Peruti, Carl                            $20.00/hr
                       Russo, Michael                                $20.00/hr

EXPLANATION:
Salaries to be paid out of collected tuitions. This is for Summer, 2011.
                                                          Minutes, Regular Business Meeting
                                                          April 11, 2011 – page #9

HUMAN RESOURCES/CURRICULUM

PARENTAL WORKSHOPS 2010-2011
Motion #8 that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
          the following additional (in bold) K-5 staff to design and present to parents
          instructional support for students.

              Program:               Parental Workshops
              Description:           Instructional support to parents
              Dates:                 October 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011
              Participating Staff:   K-5 staff; maximum of 40 hours ($2,000 total for each school)
              Funding Source:        Title I
              Rate:                  1/140th of monthly salary

              Alexander Hamilton                                    Normandy Park:
              Emanuele, Lara Ann                                    Cantu, Maureen
              Giuliano, Irena                                       Herrmann, Bevinn
              Horan, Kelly                                          Hong, Lei-han
              Murphy, Linda L.                                      Kelly, Donna
              Pietersen, Patricia                                   Meslar, MaryEllen
              Rauchbach, Patricia                                   Ortiz, Ana
              Schranck, Thomas A.                                   Rosso, Nicole
              VanDerhoef, Jessica                                   Tulli, Nicole
              Yorston, Lisa                                         Velez-Manning, Vilma
                                                                    Weitz, Jennifer
              Alfred Vail:
              Hantman, Dara                                         Sussex:
              Jobe, Rachel                                          Blumstein, Randee
              Labarre, Julie                                        Esposito, Debra
              LaVigna, A. Francesca                                 Gutierrez, Lauren
              Manahan, Katie                                        Macchia, Michelle
              McAndrew, Anita                                       Martell, Marlene
              Payne, Denise
              Piascik, Anne                                         Woodland
              Vena, Michelle                                        Correia, Catherine
              Welter, Debbie                                        Xenitelis, Christina

SUBSTITUTE(S) 2010-2011
Motion #9 that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
          that the following name(s) be added to the list of substitutes for the 2010-2011 school
          year, and further that the Board of approve submission to the County Superintendent
          applications for emergency hiring and each applicant’s attestation that s/he has not
          been convicted of any disqualifying crime pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A.
          18a:6-7.1 et seq., 18A:6-4.13 et seq.:

              Teacher                                Lunchroom/Playground Aide
              Dodd, William                          Terry, Margaret (eff. 3/30/11)
                                                            Minutes, Regular Business Meeting
                                                            April 11, 2011 – page #10

LEAVE(S) OF ABSENCE 2010-2011
Motion #10 that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
           a leave of absence to the following staff under the conditions stated and effective dates
           shown:

              Solaro, Christie                      03/07/11-04/28/11-Maternity *
              .5 Assistant Behavior Specialist      04/29/11-06/30/11 **

*      Accumulated sick leave may be used up to a period of eight weeks (four weeks before and
       four weeks after the birth of the baby) – with pay/with benefits.
**     Without pay, without benefits


CHANGE(S) OF ASSIGNMENT AND/OR SALARY 2011-2012
Motion #11 that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
           the change(s) of assignment and/or salary for the following staff:

Transfer              Former Assignment                                           In Place of:
Manning, Mark         Supervisor of Instruction, FMS        07/01/11-06/30/12     Minchello, E.
Principal, FMS                                                                    Retired
$129,666.00


EXTRA SERVICES 2010-2011
Motion #12 that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
           compensation to the following employee for providing assistance to a student with
           disabilities while participating in the FMS Track Team.

              Gagliardi Elissa       Teacher Assistant             FMS

EXPLANATION:
Based on the published schedule for the FMS Track Team, Ms. Gagliardi would be able to submit
timesheets for up to 7.5 hours per week for practices and up to 9 hours for meets during April and
May. Upon submission of approved timesheets, she will be compensated at her hourly rate.



HUMAN RESOURCES (Motions #1-12)
Moved by Dr. Rieck, seconded by Mrs. Murphy
AYES:        Mrs. Bangiola, Dr. Gallerstein, Mr. Gardner, Ms. Horowitz, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Rhines,
             Dr. Rieck, Mrs. Fornaro, Ms. Pollak
NOES:        None
ABSENT:      Ms. McNeil
                                                         Minutes, Regular Business Meeting
                                                         April 11, 2011 – page #11

BUSINESS MATTERS
FINANCIALS
BUDGET TRANSFERS (10-11)
Motion #1 that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
          Budget Transfers for the 2010-2011 budget through March 31, 2011.

HELD PURCHASE ORDER
Motion #2 that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
          checks totaling $ 44.95 as per the attached for expenses incurred as per policy
          #3320.1.

BILLS LIST (10-11)
Motion #3   that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
            the attached 2010-2011 bills list for the period ending

                            March 31, 2011 (Payroll)
                            April 11, 2011


BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR AUTHORIZATION
Motion #4 that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education
          approve the Business Administrator/Board Secretary to do account transfers, pay bills
          and approve travel in accordance with policies #0147, 0147A, 3440 and 4440, Board
          Member Travel Expenses; Staff Travel Expenses and N.J.S.A. 18A:11-12, from April
          12, 2011 to May 2, 2011 which are presented in proper order; list of such payments and
          travel subject to presentation and ratification at the board meeting to be held May 2,
          2011.

SUPERINTENDENT’S AUTHORIZATION
Motion #5 that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
          that the Superintendent of Schools is hereby authorized to employ school personnel to
          fill vacancies in existing job classifications as they may occur between April 11, 2011
          and May 2, 2011 subject to presentation and ratification at board meeting to be held
          May 2, 2011


PAYMENTS
Motion #6 that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education
          approve a payment in the amount of $5,433.11 to USA Architects for professional
          service work done on the Morristown High School Toilet Room Upgrade from
          February 1, 2011 through February 28, 2011. (Invoice #20580)
                                                           Minutes, Regular Business Meeting
                                                           April 11, 2011 – page #12

GRANT MONEY REPAYMENT
Motion #7 that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
          the “repayments” of the following grant funds:

              2009-2010
              Non-Public Textbook Aid                  $ 3,240
              Chapter 192 Compensatory Education       $ 21,690
              Chapter 193 Supplementary Instruction    $ 17,842
              Chapter 193 Examination & Classification $ 9,886
              Chapter 193 Corrective Speech            $ 12,465

              2007-2008
              Teacher Quality Enhancement                  $    300

              2004-2005
              Title V                                      $ 3,305
              Title II-A                                   $ 1,748

EXPLANATION:
Funds being returned to the State are a combination of Public and non-public school allocations that
was unspent by the grant end date.

RESOLUTION – Sale of Surplus Property
Motion #8 WHEREAS the following property is not needed for school purposes; there exists a
          need for all available space at the various schools; and, the NJ Public School Contracts
          Law, 18A: 18A-45, requires a resolution authorizing the disposition of surplus
          property,

              NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Morris School District Board of
              Education authorizes the Business Administrator to dispose of this surplus property. The
              items will be listed at GovDeals.com, per state contract 70967. Items not sold within
              15 days of listing may be removed from district premises at no cost to the district.

                      Item                                     Condition
                      Graduation gown (400)                    Fair
                      Laminator                                Poor
                                                           Minutes, Regular Business Meeting
                                                           April 11, 2011 – page #13

PARKING LOT UPGRADE AT THOMAS JEFFERSON
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Motion #9 WHEREAS, there exists a need for professional services for 2010-2011 and funds are
          available for these purposes,

              WHEREAS, the Public School Contracts Law (Chapter 114, Laws of 1977) requires
              that the Resolution authorizing the award of contracts for professional services without
              competitive bids be publicly adopted,

              NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Morris School District Board of
              Education that the following be engaged for professional services for DOE
              Submission/Project Application for the following work as an Other Capital Project.
              as described.

              USA Architects        Parking Lot Upgrade at Thomas Jefferson

DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY
Motion #10 that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education gives
           Delegation of Authority to School Business Administrator for supervision of the School
           Facilities Projects as applicable for the following work as an Other Capital Project.

              Parking Lot Upgrade at Thomas Jefferson

LONG RANGE FACILITY PLAN AMENDMENT
Motion #11 that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent the Board of Education authorize
           an amendment to the district’s approved Long Range Facility Plan

              Parking Lot Upgrade at Thomas Jefferson

PROJECT SUBMISSION
Motion #12 that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approve
           submission to the State Department of Education the project application for the
           following work as an other capital project.

              Parking Lot Upgrade at Thomas Jefferson
                                                               Minutes, Regular Business Meeting
                                                               April 11, 2011 – page #14

TRAVEL & REIMBURSEMENT
Motion #13 that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education
           approve the following resolution:

       WHEREAS, employees are attending conferences, conventions, staff training seminars or
       workshops as depicted on attachment A: and

       WHEREAS, the attendance at stated functions was previously approved by the chief school
       administrator as work related and within the scope of the work responsibilities of the attendees;
       and

       WHEREAS, the attendance at the functions was approved as critical to the instructional needs of
       the school district or furthering the efficient operation of the school district; and

       WHEREAS, the travel and related expenses particular to attendance at these functions are in
       compliance with the state travel payment guidelines established by the Department of Treasury
       and with guidelines established by the Federal Office of Management and Budget; be it

       RESOLVED, that the board approves the travel and related expenses particular to attendance
       at these functions.

ADA Toilet Upgrades & Science Labs at Morristown High School
Motion #14 that bids for ADA Toilet Upgrades & Science Labs at Morristown High School, #11-007
            and 11-008, respectively, having been duly advertised and received on March 23, 2011,
            the award, be made to C&E Contracting, Boonton, NJ, in the low bid amount of
            $689,000 for the base bid and in the amount of $22,000 for the alternate bid, for a total of
            $711,600, from the district’s Capital Reserve Fund.

                       Contractor            Base Bid     Alternate   TOTAL
                       C&E Contracting       $689,600     $22,000     $711,600
                       Tekton Development $737,000        $ 9,000     $746,000
                       Aero Plumbing         $759,900     $15,000     $774,900
                       WD Snyder             $777,000     $17,400     $794,400
                       GPC Inc               $792,000     $ 5,000     $797,000
                       Brahma                $753,603     $45,000     $798,603
                       Tri-Form Construction $787,200     $32,090     $819,290
                       Belmont Construction $819,000      $23,000     $842,000
                       Crosson Construction $827,000      $15,000     $842,000
                       Salazar Associates    $820,800     $28,692     $849,492
                       Brockwell & Carrington$848,000     $11,500     $859,500
                       Delric Construction   $881,700     $21,710     $903,410
                       ML Inc                $889,000     $35,000     $924,000
                       DeCarlos              $937,732     $18,100     $955,832
                       NJN                   $1,087,000   $24,000     $1,111,000
                                                                Minutes, Regular Business Meeting
                                                                April 11, 2011 – page #15

COMPETITIVE CONTRACTING
Motion #15 that proposals for Assessment/audit of special education services, #10-035, having
           been duly advertised, received on April 7, 2011, the award be made to District
           Management Council, Boston, MA, as the most advantageous to the district based on
           price and other criteria as described in the request for proposals document, for the
           amount of $75,000. As set forth in paragraph 7 of the bid specifications, after review of the
           audit, the Board may award the alternate bids to District Management Council for
               implementation of a plan to address the areas identified in the audit in the amount of $225,000
               for 2011-12 and $225,000 for 2012-13.



BUSINESS MATTERS (Motions #1-15)
Moved by Dr. Rieck, seconded by Dr. Gallerstein
AYES:        Mrs. Bangiola, Dr. Gallerstein, Mr. Gardner, Ms. Horowitz, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Rhines,
             Dr. Rieck, Mrs. Fornaro, Ms. Pollak
NOES:        None
ABSENT:      Ms. McNeil


POLICY
Mrs. Fornaro questioned the updating of our policies and whether Strauss Esmay sends out alerts
when policies need to be updated.


FARWELL
The board bid a fond farewell to Mr. Gardner, this is the last meeting he will be attending as
the Morris Plains Representative. Ms. Pollak thanked him for his service and wished him
well.

A new representative will be appointed at the Morris Plains Reorganizational meeting.


ADJOURNMENT (8:20 P.M.)
Moved by Dr. Rieck, seconded by Ms. Horowitz
AYES:        Mrs. Bangiola, Dr. Gallerstein, Mr. Gardner, Ms. Horowitz, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Rhines,
             Dr. Rieck, Mrs. Fornaro, Ms. Pollak
NOES:        None
ABSENT:      Ms. McNeil




                                                                Respectfully Submitted


                                                                Christine A. Kelly
                                                                Business Administrator/Board Secretary

								
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