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									                  BELLEVILLE BOARD OF EDUCATION, BELLEVILLE, NEW JERSEY
                          REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING: October 19, 2009
                                            7:00 p.m.
                            LOCATION: BELLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
                                      100 Passaic Avenue
                                  Belleville, New Jersey 07109

                                                 AGENDA
1. Flag Salute - Moment of Silent Thought and Reflection

2. Meeting posted and announced in accordance with Chapter 231, P.L. 1975

3. Approval of Minutes: Public Business Meeting: September 28, 2009

4. Student Government Organization Representative: Nicholas Amador

5.    Items to be Presented by the Administration:
             Presentation:
             A. School Number Three – Mrs. Lucy Demikoff
             B. Standard Solutions
             C. School Violence and Vandalism Awareness Report– Mrs. Barbara Correnti
             D. STS After School Program
             E. Fit-n-Fun for Kids – Schools Five and Eight

6. Items to be presented by Board Members:
7. Public Participation
   Remarks by citizens regarding agenda items and issues that are germane to the educational system. The
   Board Secretary will call the individuals who wish to speak in the order they appear on the sign-in
   roster. The individual called to be heard shall proceed with his/her comments as briefly as the subject
   permits with a maximum of five minutes at the podium. All inquiries must be directed to the President
   of the Board of Education.
8. Resolutions:
     A. BOARD ACTION/BOARD POLICY:
        RESOLVED, That the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
        Schools:

     1. WHEREAS, Belleville School #1, located at 190 Cortlandt Street, Belleville, New Jersey,
         ceased to operate as a schoolhouse in 1981, and is no longer suitable for the use for which it was
         acquired; and

         WHEREAS, the Belleville Board of Education does hereby determine and declare that
          Belleville School #1 is no longer needed for any other school purposes; and

          WHEREAS, in accordance with said determination, the Belleville Board of Education does desire to
          divest itself of said property;

          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Belleville Board of Education shall sell all its
          rights and interest in the property located at 190 Cortlandt Street, Belleville, New Jersey, at public
          sale to the highest responsible bidder, after advertisement of the sale in a newspaper published in the
          district and any other publications deemed appropriate, at least once a week for two weeks prior the
          sale; and
    The offer to purchase shall be submitted by sealed bid, accompanied by cash or certified check in
    the amount of $15,000.00, which shall be refunded if the bidder shall not be awarded the contract of
    sale; and

    The bids shall be opened on November 19, 2009, at a time to be designated by the Board Secretary in
    the said advertisement; and

    The Board Secretary shall be responsible for arranging appointments for inspection of the property
    by prospective bidders and dissemination of any other relevant documents and information; and

    The Board hereby establishes a minimum price of $2,000,000 for this property. However, the Board
    reserves the right to reject all bids; and

     Statement of said reservation shall be included in the public advertisement of sale.

  2. Designate October 19-23, 2009 as School Violence and Vandalism Awareness Week.

  3. Approve the Policy:
     Retention/Promotion Policy, K12: Policy Number 6146.2 (First Reading, attachment to follow in
      the minutes)

B. PERSONNEL:
  RESOLVED, that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools:

  1. Approve the following staff for High School Central Detention:
                 Mr. Francis Petrillo
                 Alternates: Donato DiTrolio, Joseph Fox, Christopher Terranova

  2. Approve the following staff for High School Saturday Detention:
                Mr. Francis Petrillo
                Alternates: Donato DiTrolio, Joseph Fox, Christopher Terranova

  3. Approve Charles Gallagher, English Teacher, High School for the SAT After School or Evening
     Prep Course at an hourly rate of $34.00/hr., September through October 2009 and April 2010
     through June 2010 for a total of 4 hours per week.

  4. Approve Michael Gaccione, Mathematics Teacher, High School for the SAT After School or
     Evening Prep Course at an hourly rate of $34.00/hr., September through October 2009 and
     April 2010 through June 2010 for a total of 4 hours per week.

  5. Approve Karen McLean, English Teacher, High School for the College Essay Support Services
     facilitator at an hourly rate of $34.00/hr. for 9 weeks, Wednesdays after school commencing
     September through November 2009 and December 2009 through February 2010 for a total
     of 1 hour per week.

  6. Approve the following staff for the Afterschool Academic Intervention Club –“All Stars”
     at a stipend of $34.00/hour, two hours after school per week commencing September 2009
     through May 3, 2010.

      School Number Three:                       School Number Four:
      Lida Havel                                 Melissa Kranz
      Wendy Coletti                              Gianna Cubellis
      Joan Lee                                   Kathryn Morella
      Erica Valeri                               Nicole Auriemma
       School Number Five:                       School Number Seven:
       Erin Rudnicki                             Mary Ellen Burns
       Katherine Cranford                        Gioia Crawford
       Ann Cocchi                                Chrisy Grasso

       School Number Eight:                      School Number Nine:
       Amy McNeil                                Shitel Patel
       Michelle Riccardelli                      Sharon Nardiello Greco
       Genevieve Trocolor
       Substitute: Scott Fabian

      School Number Ten:
      Danielle Digori
      Tina Mastrangelo

   7. Approve Paul Caramagna for the Central Detention, Middle School at a stipend of
      $34.00/hour, four days a week commencing October 1, 2009 through June 12, 2010.

   8. Appoint Cesilia Asali to the position of part-time special education student aide in the Preschool
      Disabilities Program, School Number Seven at a stipend of $12.60/hr., Step 1, 2008-2009
      Belleville Aides and Bus Drivers’ guide commencing October 20, 2009

   9. Appoint Marie Graziano to the position of part-time special education classroom aide, School
      Number Five at a stipend of $12.60/hr, Step 1, 2008-2009 Belleville Aides and Bus Drivers’
      guide commencing October 20, 2009.

  10. Appoint Ellen Sures to the position of part-time special education student aide, Middle School
      at a stipend of $12.60/hr., Step 1, 2008-2009 Belleville Aides and Bus Drivers’ guide commencing
      October 20, 2009.

  11. Reappoint Janice Giangrande to the position of part-time special education student aide at School
      Five at a stipend of $12.89/hr., Step 2, 2008-2009 Belleville Aides and Bus Drivers’ guide
      commencing October 20, 2009.

  12. Approve salary for personnel shown on the attached list to include adjusted longevity. (Attachment)

  13. Approve employment of substitutes for inclusion on the district substitute list dated
      October 19, 2009 subject to emergency hiring of Board of Education employees as per the
      New Jersey State Criminal History Review procedures. (Attachment)

  14. Approve reclassification with salary adjustment effective September 1, 2009 for the personnel who
      have submitted proof of advanced education in accordance with the contractual agreement between
      the Belleville Board of Education and the Belleville Education Association (Attachment)

 15. Approve a Federal Family Medical Leave of Absence commencing September 1, 2009 through
     November 23, 2009 to Kristen Schwindt due to personal medical reasons.

 16. Approve a Personal Leave of Absence without benefits commencing November 24, 2009 through
     June 30, 2010 to Kristen Schwindt.

C. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION:
   RESOLVED, that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools:
   1. Approve the extra curricula/advisors positions at the rates determined by the BEA contract.
    (Attachment in minutes)

D. PURCHASING & BUSINESS SERVICES:
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools:

1. Approve travel and related expenditures in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A: 11-12 (Attachment).

2. WHEREAS, the Alliance For Competitive Energy Services (hereinafter referred to as “ACES”), an
    alliance composed of the New Jersey School Boards Association (hereinafter referred to as
   “NJSBA”), the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, and the New Jersey Association
   of School Business Officials, will from time to time during the Effective Period as defined below
   solicit bids from natural gas suppliers for retail natural gas supply services including interstate
   transportation to the local natural gas distribution utility company (Natural Gas Supply Services)
   through an energy aggregation program in which NJSBA will act as Lead Agency of the ACES
   Cooperative Pricing System #E8801-ACESCPS in accordance with the “Public School Contracts
   Law”, N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1 et seq., and the Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act,
   N.J.S.A. 48:3-49 et seq. (“EDECA”) and the regulations promulgated thereunder; and

   WHEREAS, the Belleville Board of Education is a Participating member of the ACES Cooperative
   Pricing System and is eligible thereby to obtain natural gas services for its own use through one or
   more contracts to be awarded to natural gas suppliers following said bids for natural gas services
   pursuant to the aggregation program; and

   WHEREAS, the Lead Agency will from time to time during the Effective Period (from date of
   adoption through May, 2014, hereinafter referred to as “Effective Period”) issue one or more
   Requests for Bids for natural gas services on behalf of the ACES Cooperative Pricing System
   pursuant to the Public School Contracts Law and EDECA; and

   WHEREAS, due to significant volatility and the potential for price increases in the wholesale
   natural gas market, Participating Members will preauthorize the Lead Agency to award contracts
   for Natural Gas Supply Service in each service territory to one or more natural gas suppliers that
   submits bids which are reasonably forecasted to provide estimated savings to the Participating
   Member based upon its previous natural gas usage and utility provided Basic Gas Supply Service
   rates; and

   WHEREAS, the Lead Agency will only award contracts for said Natural Gas Supply Services to
   natural gas suppliers that submit bids with pricing reasonably estimated to be lower than the utility-
   provided basic gas supply service; and

   WHEREAS, the District agrees to purchase all Natural Gas Supply Services for its own use during
   the Effective Period through any natural gas supplier(s) awarded a contract, it being understood that
   the term of any one contract shall be subject to the provisions of Public School Contracts Law; and

   WHEREAS, the Lead Agency will notify the Department of Community Affairs’ Division of Local
   Government Services by mail prior to the issuance a Request for Bids for natural gas supply
   services, with the understanding that if the Division of Local Government Services does not
   respond within 10 business days, it will be deemed to have approved the issuance of the Request for
   Bids or the Request for Rebids.
   NOW, therefore, be it

   RESOLVED that the District binds itself to the ACES Cooperative Pricing System ##E8801-
   ACESCPS to purchase all natural gas supply services needed for its own use during the Effective
   Period from the natural gas supplier or suppliers awarded a contract for natural Gas supply services
   by the Lead Agency; and, be it
     FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lead Agency of the ACES Cooperative Pricing System is hereby
     authorized to execute a master performance agreement that obligates the district to purchase natural
     gas at the terms and conditions stated therein with a third-party supplier or suppliers who have been
     awarded the contract or contracts by the Lead Agency on behalf of the participating members of the
     ACES Cooperative Pricing System #E8801-ACESCPS (or any CPS number to be assigned in the
     future), and provided further that all such contracts shall be at prices reasonably forecast and
     estimated by the Lead Agency to provide savings to the districts relative to the price charged for
     basic gas supply service by the natural gas public utility that would otherwise provide such service;
     and, be it

     FURTHER RESOLVED that ACES is authorized to continue to bid to obtain natural gas services
     at any time during the Effective Period on behalf of the ACES Cooperative Pricing System
     including, for example, a rebid if energy market conditions do not initially lead to a successful bid,
     on additional dates to be determined by the Lead Agency; and

     FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage. The
     authorization provided to the NJSBA pursuant to the Local Public Contracts Laws (N.J.S.A.
     40A:11-11(5)), and the Local Public and Public School Contracts Laws Administrative Code
     (N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.1 et seq.) shall be valid until May, 2014 (the Effective Period) at which time the
     Cooperative Pricing System will be subject to renewal. Any rescission of this resolution shall not
     affect any Agreements entered into prior to such rescission or expiration.

3. WHEREAS, the Alliance For Competitive Energy Services (hereinafter referred to as “ACES”), an
   alliance composed of the New Jersey School Boards Association (hereinafter referred to as
   “NJSBA”), the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, and the New Jersey Association of
   School Business Officials, will from time to time during the Effective Period as defined below solicit
   bids from electric power suppliers for electric generation services through an energy aggregation
   program in which NJSBA will act as Lead Agency of the ACES Cooperative Pricing System
   #E8801-ACESCPS in accordance with the “Public School Contracts Law”, N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1 et
   seq., and the Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act, N.J.S.A. 48:3-49 et seq. (“EDECA”)
   and the regulations promulgated thereunder; and

   WHEREAS, the Belleville Board of Education is a Participating member of the ACES Cooperative
   Pricing System and is eligible thereby to obtain electric generation services for its own use through
   one or more contracts to be awarded to electric power suppliers following said bids for electric
   generation services pursuant to the aggregation program; and

   WHEREAS, the Lead Agency will from time to time during the Effective Period (from date of
   adoption through May, 2014 hereinafter referred to as “Effective Period”) issue one or more Requests
   for Bids for electric generation services on behalf of the ACES Cooperative Pricing System pursuant
   to the Public School Contracts Law and EDECA; and

   WHEREAS, due to significant volatility and the potential for price increases in the wholesale electric
   market, Participating Members will preauthorize the Lead Agency to award contracts for Electric
   Generation Service in each service territory to one or more electric power suppliers that submit bids
   which are reasonably forecasted to provide estimated savings to the Participating Member based upon
   its previous electric usage and utility provided Basic Generation Service rates; and

   WHEREAS, the Lead Agency will only award contracts for said electric generation services to
   electric power suppliers that submit bids with pricing reasonably estimated to be lower than the
   utility-provided basic generation service; and
  WHEREAS, the District agrees to purchase all electric power needed for its own use (exclusive of
  on-site electric generation sources) during the Effective Period through any electric power supplier(s)
  awarded a contract, it being understood that the term of any one contract shall be subject to the
  provisions of Public School Contracts Law;

  WHEREAS, the Lead Agency will notify the Department of Community Affairs’ Division of Local
  Government Services by mail prior to the issuance a Request for Bids for electric generation services,
  with the understanding that if the Division of Local Government Services does not respond within 10
  business days, it will be deemed to have approved the issuance of the Request for Bids or the Request
  for Rebids.

  NOW, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED that the District binds itself to the ACES Cooperative Pricing System ##E8801-
  ACESCPS to purchase all electric power needed for its own use (exclusive of on-site electric
  generation sources) during the Effective Period from the electric power supplier or suppliers awarded
  a contract for electric generation services by the Lead Agency; and, be it

  FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lead Agency of the ACES Cooperative Pricing System is hereby
  authorized to execute a master performance agreement that obligates the district to purchase
  electricity at the terms and conditions stated therein with a third-party supplier or suppliers who have
  been awarded the contract or contracts by the Lead Agency on behalf of the participating members of
  the ACES Cooperative Pricing System #E8801-ACESCPS (or any CPS number to be assigned in the
  future), and provided further that all such contracts shall be at prices reasonably forecast and
  estimated by the Lead Agency to provide savings to the Districts relative to the price charged for
  basic generation service by the electric public utility that would otherwise provide such service; and,
  be it

  FURTHER RESOLVED that ACES is authorized to continue to bid to obtain electric generation
  services at any time during the Effective Period on behalf of the ACES Cooperative Pricing System
  including, for example, a rebid if energy market conditions do not initially lead to a successful bid, on
  additional dates to be determined by the Lead Agency; and

  FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage. The
  authorization provided to the NJSBA pursuant to the Local Public Contracts Laws (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-
  11(5)), and the Local Public and Public School Contracts Laws Administrative Code (N.J.A.C. 5:34-
  7.1 et seq.) shall be valid until May, 2014 (the Effective Period) at which time the Cooperative
  Pricing System will be subject to renewal. Any rescission or expiration of this resolution shall not
  affect any Agreements entered into prior to such rescission or expiration.


E. FINANCE:
 RESOLVED, that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools:

  1. Approve payment of the following bills after the List of Bills dated October 19, 2009 has been
     approved by a majority of the members of the Board.

 2. Approve the Secretary’s Financial report for the month of September 2009, and the certifications
    as required by N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.12, and that it be appended to and made part of the minutes of this
    meeting.

 3. Approve the Treasurer’s Financial Report for the month of September 2009, and that it be
    appended to and made part of the minutes of this meeting.
  4. Approve the Appropriation Transfers and Budget Amendments for the 2009-2010 School Year.
     (List to follow in the minutes.)

  5. Accept Schools Development Authority Grant #G5-3154 (School Five Electrical Service Upgrade,
     DOE Project #0250-060-09-1003, SDA Project #0250-060-09-0MAY) authorizing execution and
     delivery of the Grant Agreement to the Schools Development Authority.

  6. Authorize the delegation of authority to the school business administrator for supervision of the
     school facilities project, School Five Electrical Service Upgrade SDA #0250-060-09-0MAY

  7. Accept Schools Development Authority Grant #G5-3153 (Middle School Roof Replacement, DOE
     Project #0250-025-09-1002, SDA Project #0250-025-09-0MAX) authorizing execution and
     delivery of the Grant Agreement to the Schools Development Authority.

  8. Authorize the delegation of authority to the school business administrator for supervision of the
     school facilities project, Middle School Roof Replacement SDA #0250-025-09-0MAX

8. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLVED, That the Board of Education adjourn its meeting to meet in closed session now, and at 5:30
p.m., on Monday, November 2, 2009, at Belleville High School, 100 Passaic Avenue, to discuss matters
that may be discussed in private in accordance with Chapter 231, Laws of 1975; more specifically, the
discussion of personnel, staff evaluations, pending litigation, and negotiations. The results of these
discussions will be acted upon at the next regularly scheduled business meeting of the Board, or as soon
as feasible and/or practicable thereafter.

    ***NEXT REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING, MONDAY, November 2, 2009, 7:00 P.M.,
              BELLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, 100 PASSAIC AVENUE***

								
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