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					                                ALLENDALE BOARD OF EDUCATION

                                            REGULAR SESSION

                                            AUGUST 23, 2011



The Regular Session of the Allendale Board of Education was held in the Brookside School Library on
Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Mr. McAuliffe called the meeting to order at 8:00 pm.

The flag salute was led by Mr. McAuliffe.

Ms. Quinn announced that, “The public has been duly informed of this meeting in accordance with
Chapter 231 of the Public Laws of 1975 by posting at least 48 hours prior notice on the bulletin
boards in Brookside School and Hillside School and by like 48 hours prior notice to the Borough
Clerk, the designated newspapers, and interested parties requesting such notification.”


Roll Call     Present:       Mr. McAuliffe, Vice President
                             Mr. Fliegel
                             Mrs. Barsamian

              Absent:        Mrs. Duncan, President and Mr. Geraghty

              Also Present: Michael Barcadepone, Superintendent, Ms. Ruthann Quinn, RSBA,
                            Interim Business Administrator/Board Secretary


BOARD PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS
Mr. McAuliffe, Vice president, extended a welcome to everyone and remarked that the asbestos project
at Brookside School is completed and went very well as well as did the move of the staff to Hillside and
back to Brookside. He gave kudos to the Business Office staff and the Buildings & Grounds staff for
doing such a great job making the transition very smooth. The schools look great and are ready for
school to start.


MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – AGENDA ITEMS ONLY
No public comment.
Meeting closed to the public for questions/comments on agenda items.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
Mr. Barcadepone thanked Northern Highlands Regional high School for sponsoring our Brookside
Summer Arts Academy and helping to make it such a success.
The summer projects went extremely well and he also thanked both the Business Office staff and the
Buildings & Grounds staff for making such a smooth administrative office transition between
buildings.
Mr. Barcadepone is looking forward to the opening of school and welcoming both staff and students
back for another successful school year. He explained there are a number of State mandated trainings
that will be needed, especially the training for HIB legislation. The Superintendent assured the Board
that staff, students and parents will be given many opportunities to learn about this new legislation
and the impact on the District.
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The school opening packets were mailed out to parents and students; the Student Handbook and
additional information will be placed on the District website.


COMMITTEE REPORTS
Buildings & Grounds
Mrs. Barsamian reported that the asbestos project went very well and was completed earlier than
anticipated. The District is in the process of having other projects started and completed such as door
replacement at both schools, roofing repairs as both schools as well as the completion of the HVAC
project at Hillside.
The District will be taking bids to repair the soffit by the Library at Brookside school with those funds
coming from the Capital Reserve Account.
POLICY
Mr. McAuliffe reported that the most important policy is the new HIB legislation and information will
be on the website to help educate our families.
NEGOTIATIONS
Mr. McAuliffe reported that a mediation session is scheduled the first week in September and the
Board is hopeful to work out the agreement.
FINANCE
Interviews were held for the Business Administrator position with a candidate being named in
September.
EDUCATION
No meeting was held since the close of the school year, however one is planned for the start of the
2011-2012 school year after school opening.
TECHNOLOGY
Mr. McAuliffe reported that the hiring of our new Technology Administrator, Amandio Taviera, is
working out extremely well with many issues already addressed. The new full client lab at Hillside is
installed and ready for the staff and students. The new Reverse 911 system will be operational around
January 1st and will enhance our system currently in use.


MINUTES

On motion by Mrs. Barsamian and seconded by Mr. Fleigel and carried by roll call vote, the Board
approved the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, to approve the minutes, as amended, of the following meetings:

                     July 19, 2011   Executive Session
                     July 19, 2011   Regular Session


PERSONNEL

On motion by Mr. Fleigel and seconded by Mrs. Barsamian and unanimously carried by roll call vote,
the Board approved the following resolutions:

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to retroactively approve payment to
Kathy Imhoff, Brookside School Grade 8 Math Teacher, for attendance at Conquer Mathematics, held
on Thursday, July 21st from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Conquer Math Center, Fairfield, NJ.
Remuneration shall be at the hourly curriculum rate of $40, subject to the negotiated contract.




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BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to retroactively approve the contracts
and salaries, for the 2011-2012 school year, for staff listed on Personnel Attachment I.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to approve the appointment of Ms.
Brianna R. Devereaux to the position of Brookside School P/T Physical Education Teacher for the
2011-2012 school year at a .5 salary of $24,037.50, Step 1, Column A on the Teachers’ Salary Guide,
subject to the negotiated contract.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to approve the appointment of Mrs.
Elizabeth Ann Diomede to the position of Hillside School Music Teacher for the 2011-2012 school year
at a salary of $48,075, Step 1, Column A on the Teachers’ Salary Guide, subject to the negotiated
contract.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to appoint Janelle Kelly as Mentor
for Brianna Deveraux, P/T Brookside School Physical Education Teacher, for participation in the
Provisional Teacher Program, at the rate set for mentoring – $550, to be paid by the novice teacher.

BE IT RESOVLED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent to appoint Brian Princing as Mentor
for Elizabeth Diomede, Hillside School Music Teacher, for participation in the Provisional Teacher
Program, at the rate set for mentoring- $550, to be paid by the novice teacher.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to approve the following substitute(s)
for the 2011-2012 school year:

                     Heather Rickley              Teacher/Aide


BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to approve payment to Brian
Princing, Collette Mather and Kelly Lopes for curriculum work on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, from
2:00pm-4:00pm in connection with the First Day Back Rally for the Brookside School student body;
two hours each at the curriculum rate of $40/hour, subject to the negotiated contract.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to approve the reassignment of Mrs.
Sharon Bailey from Brookside School Basic Skills Instructor to the position of Middle School Language
Arts Teacher for the 2011-2012 school year.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to approve a change in assignment
for Maureen Bergin from Full-time Special Education Classroom Aide to Basic Skills Instructor for the
2011-2012 school year, at a salary of $48,075, Column A, Step 1, on the Teacher’s Salary Guide,
subject to the negotiated contract. Note: This is a maternity leave replacement position.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to accept with regret the letter of
resignation received from Mrs. Mary Ellen Urbanowicz, Hillside School P/T Certified School Nurse,
effective in sixty (60) days, October 21, 2011.


EDUCATION

On motion by Mr. Fleigel and seconded by Mrs. Barsamian and unanimously carried by roll call vote,
the Board approved the following resolutions:

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to approve the 2 nd reading and
adoption of the following Policy and Regulation:




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          2431.4               Prevention and Treatment of Sport-Related Concussions and Head Injuries
                                                           Mandated & Revised

BE IT RESOLVED, to approve the revised 2011-2012 Calendar of Regular Session Meetings for the
Allendale Board of Education, changing the meetings from Tuesdays to Mondays, as per Board
Attachment I.

BE IT RESOLVED, to approve the revised 2011-2012 Calendar of Executive Session Meetings for the
Allendale Board of Education, changing the meetings from Tuesdays to Mondays, as per Board
Attachment II.

SPECIAL EDUCATION

On motion by Mr. Fleigel and seconded by Mrs. Barsamian and unanimously carried by roll call vote,
the Board approved the following resolutions:

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to approve the appointment of Gail
Darrow to the position of Part-time Special Education Aide for the 2011-2012 school year for Special
Education student #001226 at Hillside School, as per the student’s IEP and as recommended by the
Child Study Team. The hours for this assignment will be from 8:30am to 12:30pm with payment at
the rate of $12.15 per hour.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to approve the appointment of
Heather Rickley to the position of Part-time Special Education Aide for the 2011-2012 school year for
Special Education students #010302 and #180119 at Hillside School, as per the students’ IEPs and as
recommended by the Child Study Team. The hours for this assignment will be from 8:30am to
12:30pm with payment at the rate of $12.15 per hour.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to accept, with regret, the letter
received from Nicole Occhino advising she was resigning from the 2011-2012 school year Full-time
Special Education Aide position for which she had been approved at the July 19, 2011 Board Meeting.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to approve a contract for the 2011-
2012 school year with Roseann Pollio, Out-of-District Special Education Aide for Special Education
student #091320, attending the BCSSSD Visions Program in Emerson, at a salary of $19,725, Step 2
on the Salary Guide for Full-Time Special Education Aides, as per the student’s IEP and as
recommended by the Child Study Team. Ms. Pollio will be eligible for the benefits package.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to approve the appointment of Nicole
Mineo to the position of Part-time Special Education Aide for the 2011-2012 school year for Special
Education student #000219 at Brookside School as per the student’s IEP and as recommended by the
Child Study Team. The hours for this assignment will be from 8:35am to 1:05pm with payment at the
rate of $12.15 per hour.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to amend the following resolution
from the July 19, 2011 Agenda:

     BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to approve the following hourly
     rate/hours per week/student assignment and school, for the 2011-2012 school year for the Part-time
     Special Education Classroom Aide listed below:
           NAME           HOURLY             HOURS           ASSIGNMENT/        SCHOOL
                           RATE                               STUDENT #
      Linda Hornyak        $12.15       8:30am – 1:05pm          000219        Brookside




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AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, to approve the change in employment status for Mrs. Linda
Hornyak, from Part-time Aide to Full-time Special Education Aide for the 2011-2012 school year, for
Special Education student #001808 (Hillside School) at a salary of $18,000, Step I on the Salary Guide
for Full-time Special Education Aides, as per the student’s IEP and as recommended by the Child
Study Team. Mrs. Hornyak will be eligible for the benefits package.

BE IT RESOLVED, to retroactively approve a contract with Dr. Lori Catania, to provide a
neuropsychological evaluation scheduled to be conducted on August 21& 24, 2011, for Special
Education student #000122, at the rate of $3,000, as recommended by the Child Study Team.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to accept the letter of resignation
received from Dominique Grippa, Brookside School Program Aide, assigned to Special Education
Student #001011, effective August 17, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED, to approve payment to Sandy Peterson, Speech-Language Specialist, for ESY
Speech services to Special Education student #011313, for four (4) 30 minute sessions during the
week of August 23-30, 2011, at the rate of $58.16/hour (Total: $116.32), as per the student’s IEP and
as recommended by the Child Study Team.

BE IT RESOLVED, to approve a contract with Eva Herczegh, Conductive Education Therapist, for the
2011-2012 school year for Special Education student #091320 for three 60 minute sessions per week,
at the rate of $110/hour (Total: $330/week) as per the student’s IEP and as recommended by the
Child Study Team.

BE IT RESOLVED, to approve a contract with School Based Therapy Services, Occupational Therapy
Service providers for the 2011-2012 school year, at the rate of $95/hour and OT evaluations/reports
(as requested) at the rate of $300/evaluation, for the following Special Education students, as per the
students’ IEPs and as recommended by the Child Study Team:

                    Student #     School         Frequency/Week                Total
                     001226       Hillside       1 x 30 min/week              $47.50
                     001919       Hillside       2 x 30 min/week              $95.00
                     000113       Hillside       2 x 30 min/week              $95.00
                     002613       Hillside       1 x 30 min/week              $47.50
                     011313       Hillside       2 x 30 min/week              $95.00
                     001219       Hillside       2 x 30 min/week              $95.00
                     010302       Hillside       2 x 30 min/week              $95.00
                     180119       Hillside       1 x 30 min/week              $47.50
                     000919       Hillside       1 x 30 min/week              $47.50
                     001808       Hillside       2 x 30 min/week              $95.00
                     091318       Hillside       2 x 30 min/week              $95.00
                     001001       Hillside       2 x 30 min/week              $95.00
                     120109       Hillside       2 x 30 min/week              $95.00
                     000521       Hillside       1 x 30 min/week              $47.50
                     000307      Brookside       1 x 30 min/week              $47.50
                     011908      Brookside       1 x 30 min/week              $47.50
                     001123      Brookside       1 x 30 min/week              $47.50
                     001416      Brookside       2 x 30 min/week              $95.00
                     001403     Hillside 504     2 x 30 min/week              $95.00
                     151819     Hillside 504     1 x 30 min/week              $47.50
                     001218     Hillside 504     2 x 30 min/week              $95.00
                     001107     Hillside 504     2 x 30 min/week              $95.00




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BE IT RESOLVED, to approve payment to Stephanie Verbarg, Behaviorist, to conduct a Functional
Behavioral Assessment on Special Education student #120101, at the rate of $100/hour, not to
exceed 5 hours, as per the student’s IEP and as recommended by the Child Study Team.

BE IT RESOLVED, to retroactively approve payment to the following staff for attendance at an
Eligibility Meeting for Special Education student #001617, held on August 10, 2011:
            Staff Member           Role in Meeting          Hourly Rate     Time       Total
            Kristina Vassallo      Case Manager              $51.03         1 hour     $51.03
            Barbara Bogdanski      L.D.T.C.                  $68.35         1 hour     $68.35
            Terry Merchant         Special Ed. Teacher       $72.49         1 hour     $72.49
            Allison Faasse         General Ed. Teacher       $42.81         1 hour     $42.81

BE IT RESOLVED, to approve a contract with Hannah Cho, Korean Translator, for the 2011-2012
school year, to provide translation services during counseling sessions, parent and IEP meetings, with
Special Education student #001011, one hour/week, at the rate of $25/hour, as per the student’s IEP
and as recommended by the Child Study Team.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to approve the appointment of
Margaret Ryan as Full-time Special Education Classroom Aide for the 2011-2012 school at a salary of
$18,000, Step 1 on the Salary Guide for Full-time Special Education Aides, for the following Brookside
Special Education students, #001118 and #000107, as per the students’ IEPs and as recommended by
the Child Study Team. Mrs. Ryan will be eligible for the benefits package.

BE IT RESOLVED to retroactively amend the following resolution (July 19, 2011 Agenda):

     BE IT RESOLVED, to retroactively approve payment to Laurie Sutton, ABA Therapist, for 2011 Summer
     ESY Services for Special Education student #011313, from July 18, 2011 - August 11, 2011 (19 days), two
     hours/day, at the rate of $40/hour, as per the student’s IEP and as recommended by the Child Study
     Team.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, to approve payment to Laurie Sutton, ABA Therapist, for 2011
Summer ESY Services for Special Education student #011313, from August 18, 2011 – August 31,
2011 (10 days), two hours/day, at the rate of $40/hour as per the student’s IEP and as recommended
by the Child Study Team.

AND, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, to retroactively approve payment to Laurie Sutton, ABA Therapist,
for the 2011 Hillside Summer ESY Program, August 22, 2011 through August 31, 2011 for three (3)
hours per day, at the rate of $40/hour, for Special Education student #011313, as per the student’s
IEP and as recommended by the Child Study Team.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to approve the appointment of Mrs.
Jennifer Goodell to the position of District Behaviorist for the 2011-2012 school year at a salary of
$81,255, Column C, Step 15, on the Teachers’ Salary Guide.


BUSINESS FINANCE

On motion by Mr. Fleigel and seconded by Mrs. Barsamian and unanimously carried by roll call vote,
the Board approved the following resolutions:

BE IT RESOLVED to approve the Report of the Secretary to the Board of Education, for the month of
July 2011, as per Business Attachment I.




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BE IT RESOLVED, to approve the Report of the Treasurer, for the month of July 2011, as per Business
Attachment II.

BE IT RESOLVED, to approve the Bill List for August 23, 2011 in the amount of $552,716.03, as per
Business Attachment III.

BE IT RESOLVED, to approve the budgetary transfers dated August 2011, as per Business
Attachment IV.

BE IT RESOLVED, to acknowledge that no line item was over-expended in the month of July 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to retroactively approve unavoidable
travel and costs as related in this resolution which are educationally necessary and fiscally prudent
and are related to and within the scope of the employee’s current responsibilities and promotes the
delivery of instruction or furthers the efficient operation of the school district. The reimbursements
listed in this resolution are in compliance with state travel reimbursement guidelines as established by
the Department of the Treasury and Board of Education policy in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23B-1.1
et. seq. for the following seminars/workshops:


                                 Conference/Seminar                         Date of        Total Estimated
     Name                                               Place
                                 Title                                      Trip           Expenses*
                                 Nancy Schultz:                             Thursday,
     Kathy Imhoff                Conquer Mathematics    Fairfield, NJ       July              -0-
                                 8:30 am -2:30 pm                           21,2011
                                                                            Tuesday,         $75.00
     Maria Ade                   HIB Prevention
                                                        Bridgewater, NJ     August 16,
     Christina Vassallo          Training
                                                                            2011
     M. Barcadepone                                                         Thursday,      $10 each
                                 Northern Valley        BCC
     Bruce Winkelstein                                                      August 18,
                                 Leadership Institute   Paramus, NJ
     Jo Ann Karamus                                                         2011
      *Does not include mileage and sustenance as they are contractual.


BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to approve unavoidable travel and
costs as related in this resolution which are educationally necessary and fiscally prudent and are
related to and within the scope of the employee’s current responsibilities and promotes the delivery of
instruction or furthers the efficient operation of the school district. The reimbursements listed in this
resolution are in compliance with state travel reimbursement guidelines as established by the
Department of the Treasury and Board of Education policy in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23B-1.1 et.
seq. for the following seminars/workshops:

                                                                                           Total
                               Conference/Seminar
      Name                                                Place            Date of Trip    Estimated
                               Title
                                                                                           Expenses*
      Diana Solarino           Review New Pension &       NJ Law
                                                                           Sept.16, 2011
      Maureen Fisher           Health Benefits Law        Center                           $99 each
       *Does not include mileage and sustenance as they are contractual.


BUILDINGS & GROUNDS

On motion by Mrs. Barsamian and seconded by Mr. Fleigel and carried by roll call vote, the Board
approved the following resolutions:




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BE IT RESOLVED, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to amend the approved Allendale
District Long Range Facility Plan (LRFP) to include the EXTERIOR SOFFIT REPLACEMENT AT
BROOKSIDE SCHOOL.

BE IT RESOLVED, to retroactively authorize the Interim Business Administrator to advertise for bids
for the EXTERIOR SOFFIT REPLACEMENT AT BROOKSIDE SCHOOL in accordance with plans and
specifications for the Project submitted to New Jersey governmental authorities with jurisdiction over
the Project.


OLD BUSINESS
A reminder was given that the Board meeting dates have changed and the meetings will now be held
on Monday evenings.


MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – NON AGENDA ITEMS
A Town Journal representative asked about the HIB policy.
Two members of the public asked about personnel issues.
One member of the public spoke about class size.
Meeting closed to the public for comments/questions on Non Agenda Items.


ADJOURNMENT
On motion by Mr. Fliegel and seconded by Mrs. Barsamian and unanimously carried by voice vote, the
Board adjourned the Regular Session at 8:40 pm.


                                                   Respectfully submitted,




                                                   _____________________________
                                                   Ruthann Quinn, RSBA
                                                   Interim Business Administrator/Board Secretary




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