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									                                              REGULAR MEETING
                                    ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION
                                                August 24, 2011


The Rockaway Township Board of Education held a regular meeting on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at 6:02 PM at the Copeland
Middle School, Lake Shore Drive, Rockaway, New Jersey.

The following members of the Board of Education were present: Mr. Giarratano, Mr. Kurland, Mr. Puzio, Mrs. Salny, and Dr.
Friedberger. Mr. West arrived at 6:20 and Mr. Jackson was absent.


Public announcement was read regarding the “Open Public Meeting Act.” No Board Member objected to the conduct of the
meeting as advertised.

Motion made by Mr. Puzio, seconded by Mr. Kurland to adopt the following resolution:

RESOLVED, that in accordance with the “Open Public Meetings Act” the Rockaway Township Board of Education will
meet in closed session to discuss matters involving personnel, students and legal, the content of said discussions will be
disclosed to the public at such time and extent as is required by law.

All present voting yes, motion carried.

The Board met in closed session.

Motion made by Mrs. Salny, seconded by Mr. Giarratano that the closed session meeting stand adjourned at 7:06 PM
Roll Call Vote, all present voting yes, motion so carried.

The Public Meeting reconvened at 7:07 PM. Also present were 16 visitors and no members of the press.

Dr. Friedberger opened the regular business meeting of the Board.

Motion by Mr. West, seconded by Mrs. Salny to open the public session of the meeting at 7:09 PM.

Show of hands on above, all present voting yes, motion so carried.

Resident addressed Pay-to-Play at Copeland Middle School and student support. Mr. Allshouse responded to the
questions/concern with an overview of the programs. Various Board Members commented and asked questions.

Resident asked for Public Session again at the end of the meeting. She addressed the Pay-to-Play program, what’s in/what’s
out.

Resident asked questions on Closed Session and procedure.

Resident addressed bus advertising. Dr. Friedberger responded with the most recent information.

Motion by Mr. Kurland, seconded by Mrs. Salny to close the public session of the meeting at 7:21 PM.

Show of hands on above, all present voting yes, motion so carried.


COMMUNICATIONS                                                                                                      Correspondence
following correspondence was received for the Board since the last regular meeting:
 Phyllis Casey                        Re: August 3, 2011


APPROVE MINUTES
Motion made by Mr. Giarratano, seconded by Mr. Kurland to approve the minutes of July 25 and July 27,               Approve Minutes
2011, as amended.

Roll Call Vote on above, all present voting yes, motion so carried.
The following information was presented by the Superintendent in his report:                                      Supt Report
Dr. Vitta indicated schools are ready for opening. He addressed staffing and instructional items.

He addressed class size district wise. He addressed a plan to equalize class size, where applicable.

Mrs. Swierc addressed the NJDOE correspondence certifying the District to provide special education services.
District is fully compliant.

Dr. Grefe addressed a grant that Stony Brook wrote and received for positive student behavior screening.

Dr. Vitta pointed out the large number of teachers in during the summer, without pay, working on their classes.

Dr. Friedberger reported on the Superintendent Search process and the interview process/timeline.

Mrs. Salny reported on the use of the conference room at Townhall


The following was presented by the Business Administrator in his report:                                          BA Report
Dr. Verbist addressed non residency issues.

Dr. Verbist provided a facilities update. He also addressed the rebates for LED lighting in gyms.


Curriculum Committee                                                                                              Curriculum
Dr. Friedberger addressed changes in Curriculum Committee make up.                                                Committee


Negotiations Committee                                                                                            Negotiations
Mrs. Salny addressed negotiations specifically RTAA and RTEA. Various Board Members asked                         Committee
questions.


The following actions were taken during the Regular Meeting of the Board:
Personnel
The Superintendent of Schools recommends actions on the following certificated personnel:

Motion made by Mr. West, seconded by Mrs. Salny to approve the following personnel recommendations.

Employment                                                                                                        Employment
Lisa Cangelosi           Kean College of New Jersey, NJ (MA)
Rockaway, NJ             Certification: Standard Certificate, Speech
                         Language Specialist, Full-Time Speech Language
                         Specialist at Dennis B. O’Brien and Copeland
                         Middle School (Replacing Grace Falster)
                         Salary:                  *$54,440.00 (MA Step 1)
                         Effective Date:          September 1, 2011
                         *2011-2012 Salary to be determined upon
                         Ratification of successor contract

Kristin Kroeckel         Felician College, NJ (BA)
Bridgewater, NJ          Certification: Certificate of Eligibility with
                         Advanced Standing –Teacher of Students with
                         Disabilities, Full-Time Pre-School Teacher for the
                         Autism Program at Dennis B. O’Brien School
                         (Replacing Sarah Horan)
                         Effective Date:           September 1, 2011
                         *$50,702.00 (BA Step 1)
                         *2011-2012 Salary to be determined upon
                         Ratification of successor contract
Bria Rose                Lebanon Valley College, PA (BS)
Rockaway, NJ             Certification: Certificate of Eligibility with
                         Advanced Standing (NJ) – Teacher of Music
                         Assignment:               Full-time Music Teacher at the Copeland Middle School.
                                                   (Replacing Ryan Watson)
                         Salary:                   *$50,702.00 (BA Step 1)
                         Effective Date:           September 1, 2011
                         *2011-2012 Salary to be determined upon
                         ratification of successor contract

Approve the employment of Jessica Martorana, as a Home Instructor on an “as needed” basis, for the district,
for a Kindergarten student, per the student’s IEP, effective September 6, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The rate
of pay is $44.00 per hour.

Employment/Substitute Teachers                                                                                   Employ Subs
Approve the employment of the following county and state certified Substitute Teachers indicated below for the
2011-2012 school year:

Courtney Bay                                      Kean University, NJ (MA)
Sparta, NJ                                        Certification:     County
                                                  Effective Date:    August 25, 2011

Caitlin Dean                                      Montclair State University, NJ (BA)
Branchville, NJ                                   Certification:     State
                                                  Effective Date:    August 25, 2011

Lauren Fitzpatrick                                Montclair State University, NJ (BA)
Lake Hopatcong, NJ                                Certification:     County
                                                  Effective Date:    August 25, 2011

Job Reassignments                                                                                                Job Reassignments
Approve the job reassignments for certificated staff as per the attached lists, effective September 1, 2011
through June 30, 2012.

Approve the job reassignment of Corrin Armitt, from State Certified Substitute Teacher for the District to
Leave Replacement for Stephanie McCabe, Grade 6 Special Education Teacher at the Copeland Middle School,
effective September 16, 2011 through January 27, 2012. The rate of pay is $150.00 per diem.

Approve the job reassignment of Christine Bruno, from full-time Staff Assistant for the Autistic Class at the
Katharine D. Malone School, to full-time Primary Autistic Teacher at the Katharine D. Malone School,
effective September 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The annual salary will be *$51,932.00 (BA Step 3).
(Ms. Bruno is replacing Ms. Germansky).

Approve the job reassignment of Marissa DePetris, from State Certified Substitute Teacher for the District to
Leave Replacement for employee #4296, effective September 6, 2011 through September 23, 2011. The rate of
pay is $100.00 per diem.

Approve the job reassignment of Katharina DiPaolo-Hack, from State Certified Substitute Teacher for the
District to Leave Replacement for Katherine Seipp, Grade 4 Resource Room Teacher at the Birchwood School,
effective September 26, 2011 through February 3, 2012. The rate of pay is $150.00 per diem.

Approve the job reassignment of Grace Falster, from full-time Speech Language Specialist at the Birchwood
School to full-time Speech Language Specialist for the District, effective September 1, 2011 through June 30,
2012. No salary change.

Approve the job reassignment of Kristen Hemmer, from full-time Grade 1 Teacher at the Dennis B. O’Brien
School to full-time Grade 1 Teacher at the Catherine A. Dwyer School, effective September 1, 2011 through
June 30, 2012. No salary change.

Approve the job reassignment of Sarah Horan, from full-time Teacher in the Pre-K Autistic Class at the Dennis
B. O’Brien School to full-time Resource Room Teacher for Grades, 1, 2, and 3 at the Dennis B. O’Brien
School, effective September 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. No salary change.
Approve the job reassignment of Judith Johnson, from full-time Grade 1 Teacher at the Catherine A. Dwyer
School to full-time Grade 1 Teacher at the Dennis B. O’Brien School, effective September 1, 2011 through
June 30, 2012. No salary change.

Approve the job reassignment of Heather Miller, from full-time Grade 5 Teacher at the Katharine D. Malone
School, to full-time Grade 5 Teacher at the Birchwood School, effective September 1, 2011 through June 30,
2012. No salary change.

Approve the job reassignment of Jennifer Wood, from State Certified Substitute Teacher for District to Leave
Replacement for Rachel Isler Grade 7 Social Studies Teacher at the Copeland Middle School, effective
September 6, 2011 through December 9, 2011. The rate of pay is $150.00 per diem.

Job Reemployment                                                                                                  Job Reemployment
Approve the reemployment of the certificated Administrative Staff for the 2011-2012 school year as per the
attached list.

Approve the reemployment of Jill Budd, as Physical Therapist on an “as needed” basis, for the district,
effective September 12, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The rate of pay is $75.00 per hour.

Approve the reemployment of Joan Butler, as a Speech Language Specialist on an “as needed” basis, for
special education students for the district, effective September 6, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The rate of pay
is $65.00 per hour.

Approve the reemployment of Megan Cohen, as an Occupational Therapist on an “as needed” basis for the
district, effective September 6, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The rate of pay is $65.00 per hour.

Approve the reemployment of Erin Predmore, as a full-time Grade 1 Teacher at the Stony Brook School,
effective September 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The annual salary will be *$56,987.00 (BA Step 9).
(Mrs. Predmore is replacing Mrs. Leger).

Approve the reemployment of the county and state certified Substitute Teachers for the 2011-2012 school
year, as per the attached lists.

Approve the reemployment of the certificated Teaching Staff for the 2011-2012 school year as per the attached
list. *

*(2011-2012 salary will be determined after the ratification of successor contract).

Leaves of Absence                                                                                                 Leaves
Approve a leave of absence for Employee Number 4296, with pay, effective September 1, 2011 through
September 23, 2011. (Employee Number 4296 is expected to return to work on September 26, 2011).

Approve a leave of absence for Deborah Cicchino, full-time Music Teacher at the Birchwood and Stony
Brook Schools, with pay, effective September 1, 2011 through October 14, 2011. (Ms. Cicchino is expected
to return to work on October 17, 2011).

Approve a leave of absence for Rachel Isler, full-time Grade 7 Social Studies Teacher at the Copeland
Middle School, with pay, effective September 1, 2011 through December 9, 2011. (Mrs. Isler is expected to
return to work on December 12, 2011).

Approve a leave of absence for Kathy Moore, full-time School Nurse at the Copeland Middle School, with
pay, effective September 19, 2011 through November 4, 2011, without pay, effective November 7, 2011
through December 9, 2011. (Mrs. Moore is expected to return to work on December 12, 2011).

Approve a leave of absence for Kathleen Seipp, full-time Grade 4 Resource Room Teacher at the Birchwood
School, with pay, effective September 26, 2011 through November 4, 2011, the leave will continue without
pay, under the New Jersey Twelve Week Family Leave Act, effective November 7, 2011 through February 3,
2012.
(Mrs. Seipp is expected to return to work on February 6, 2012).
Leave Replacement Assignment                                                                                        Leave
Approve a leave replacement assignment for Karen Mattessich, replacing Elyse Webster, full-time Grade 4             Replacement
Teacher at the Catherine A. Dwyer School, effective September 1, 2011through November 18, 2011. The
rate of pay is $150.00 per diem.

Resignations                                                                                                        Resignations
Approve the resignation of Shayna Germansky, full-time Teacher for the Autistic Class at the Katharine D.
Malone School, effective September 1, 2011.

Approve the resignation of Wendy Leger, full-time Grade 1 Teacher at the Stony Brook School, effective
September 1, 2011.

The Superintendent of Schools recommends actions on the following non-certificated personnel:

Adjusted Salaries of Summer Employment Bus Driver/Staff Assistant                                                   Adjusted Salaries
Approve the revised adjusted salary of the summer employment of the Bus Driver/Staff Assistant, as per the
attached list.

Building Reassignment                                                                                               Bldg Reassignment
Approve the building reassignment of Rogel Garcia, from a full-time Head Custodian at the Birchwood School
to a full-time Head Custodian at the Stony Brook School, effective August 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. No
salary change. (Mr. Garcia is replacing Mr. Jacoby).

Increase in Hours                                                                                                   Increase in Hours
Approve the increase in hours for the following part-time Staff Assistants for the Transportation Department,
for the 2011-2012 school year:

Noreen Baruti          From 17.5 hours to 25 hours per week

Samantha Blume          From 17.5 hours to 19 hours, 10 minutes per week

Michele Campbell        From 17.5 hours per week to 21 hours, 40 minutes per week

Michele Fico            From 17.5 hours per week to 26 hours, 40 minutes per week

Rane Wortendyke-        From 17.5 hours to 19 hours, 10 minutes per week
Garcia

Susan Stapel           From 17.5 hours per week to 19 hours, 10 minutes per week

Explanation: The above staff assistants are all bus monitors and are needed on the bus for the students.

Job Reassignments                                                                                                   Job Reassignments
Approve the job reassignments for staff assistants as per the attached lists, effective September 1, 2011 through
June 30, 2012.

Approve the job reassignment of Lata Chawla, from full-time Staff Assistant for the Pre-School Disabled Class
at the Dennis B. O’Brien School, to a part-time Staff Assistant for the Pre-School Disabled Class at the Dennis
B. O’Brien School, effective September 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The rate of pay is *$16.73 (Step 4) per
hour.

Approve the job reassignment of Maida Davidson, from full-time Staff Assistant for the Pre-School Disabled
Class at the Dennis B. O’Brien School, to a part-time Staff Assistant for the Pre-School Disabled Class at the
Dennis B. O’Brien School, effective September 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The rate of pay is *$16.73
(Step 4) per hour.

Approve the job reassignment of Carol Longfellow, from full-time Staff Assistant for the Pre-School Disabled
Class at the Dennis B. O’Brien School, to a part-time Staff Assistant for the Pre-School Disabled Class at the
Dennis B. O’Brien School, effective September 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The rate of pay is *$16.73
(Step 4) per hour.
Approve the job reassignment of Luiz Munoz, from a full-time Night Custodian at the Birchwood School to a
full-time Head Custodian at the Birchwood School, effective August 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.
(Mr. Munoz is replacing Mr. Garcia). The salary is as follows:

                Base Salary (Step 8)              $36,020.00
                Boiler License Stipend               l,250.00
                Head Custodian Stipend              2,150.00 *(Prorated)

                Total                             $39,420.00

Approve the job reassignment of Cynthia Wassmuth, from full-time Staff Assistant for the Pre-School Disabled
Class at the Dennis B. O’Brien School, to a part-time Staff Assistant for a student’s IEP, at the Dennis B.
O’Brien School, effective September 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The rate of pay is *$15.93 (Step 2) per
hour.

*2011-2012 salary to be determined upon ratification of successor contract.

Job Reemployment                                                                                                 Job Reemployment
Approve the reemployment of Linda Bostwick, as a Bus Driver for the Transportation Department, effective
September 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The rate of pay is *$23.03 per hour. (Mrs. Bostwick is replacing
Mrs. Sotelo).

Approve the reemployment of the following non-certificated staff for the 2011-2012 school year as per the
attached lists: *

                Bus Drivers                                            Miscellaneous List
                Custodial/Maintenance Personnel                        Staff Assistants
                Clerical/Secretarial Personnel

Approve the reemployment of Stephanie Pierce, as a full-time Staff Assistant for the Resource Room, per the
student’s IEP, at the Dennis B. O’Brien School, effective September 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The
annual salary will be *$15,975.00 (Step 1).

Approve the reemployment of Wendy Schibener, as a part-time Staff Assistant for the Pre-School Disabilities
Class, per the student’s IEP, at 17.50 hours per week, at the Dennis B. O’Brien School, effective September 1,
2011 through June 30, 2012. The rate of pay is *$15.53 (Step 1) per hour.

*(2011-2012 salary will be determined after the ratification of successor contract).

Leaves of Absence                                                                                                Leaves
Approve a leave of absence for Anthony Fiorentino, full-time Custodian at the Katharine Malone School, with
pay, effective August 3, 2011 through October 27, 2011. (Mr. Fiorentino is expected to return to work on
October 28, 2011).

Approve a leave of absence for Fausto Rossy, full-time Custodian at the Copeland Middle School, with pay,
effective July 18, 2011 through September 9, 2011. (Mr. Rossy is expected to return to work on September 12,
2011).

Resignations                                                                                                     Resignations
Approve the resignation of Barbara Schwartz, part-time Staff Assistant for the Resource Room, at the
Birchwood School, effective September 1, 2011.

Approve the resignation of Jackie Ann Sekunda, full-time Staff Assistant for the Autistic Class, at the
Katharine D. Malone School, effective September 1, 2011.

Salaries/Bus Drivers for the 2011-2012 School Year                                                               Approve Salaries
Approve the salaries for the Bus Drivers indicated on the attached list for the 2011-2012 school year.


Roll Call Vote on all above recommendations, all present voting yes, motion so carried.
Curriculum/Instruction
Mr. Giarratano asked about the number of hours on the resolutions for EEL instructions and Suicide Prevention
Workshop. Dr. Grefe responded.

Motion made by Mrs. Salny, seconded by Mr. Puzio to approve the following curriculum/instruction
recommendations.

Approve an agreement between the Rockaway Township Board of Education and the Morris Hills Regional                Student
District to participate in the Morris Hills/Morris Knolls Student Internship Program for the 2011-2012 school      Internships
year (see attached list).

Explanation: Purpose of the internship program, that will begin September 2011, is to have students observe
             and learn about education from their cooperating teacher. Dr. Margaret McCluskey is the
             District’s coordinator and Ms. Turid Rudge is the coordinator for the Regional District.

Approve Deborah Cramer to prepare and instruct the summer Project Read workshops for five (5) days, four (4)       Project Read Hrs
hours per day, at her current rate.

Explanation: As per the district’s Five-year Curriculum Plan.

Approve Claudia Armanetti to evaluate, assess and develop new tests and revise lessons for the World Language      World Language
program for 12 hours, at her current rate.                                                                         Hrs

Explanation: As per the NJDOE.

Approve Bryon Pinajian to test new students who may be in need of ELL instruction, at his current rate, on an as   ELL Hrs
needed basis.

Explanation: As per the RTEA contract.

Approve Barbara McFadden to test new students who may be in need of ELL Instruction, at her current rate, on
an as needed basis.

Explanation: As per the RTEA contract.

Approve David Kratka and Elizabeth Adams for preparation time only for presentation of Suicide Prevention          Suicide Prevention
Workshop on September 1, 2011, 2 hours each, at their current rate.                                                Hrs

Explanation: As per the RTEA contract.

Approve the following Montclair State University students for Clinical I starting in September at Stony Brook      Student Teachers
School:

                            Michelle Dolan
                            Gina Nappi

Explanation: Requirement for degree.

Approve Paul DeVincentis, for a 90 hour School-Based Internship/Project (I-mentor), 30 hours Supervisory           Internship Project
Internship (S-Mentor), and 60 hours Field-Based Supervisory Project with Dr. McCluskey beginning September
1st (NJEXCEL Program).

Explanation: Requirement for degree.

Approve Cherylyn Paredes to prepare and present the Substitute Workshop on August 30, 2011 for (1 day for
5 ½ hours), at her current rate.

Explanation: As per the RTEA contract.
Approve 8th Grader, K.B., to attend Morris Knolls High School to take an advanced mathematics course, for the      8TH Grader
2011-2012 school year.                                                                                             MHRSD Class

Explanation: Course not offered at Copeland Middle School and Rockaway Township will transport student.

Roll Call Vote on all above recommendations, all present voting yes, motion so carried.

Administration
Mrs. Salny asked about the rates for psychiatric evaluations. Mrs. Swierc responded with the rationale for
rate.

Motion made by Mrs. Salny, seconded by Mr. Kurland to approve the following administrative
recommendations.

Rescind the de-enrollment of the following students: F.E., R.H., J.L., C.S., and S.W.                              Re-enrollment

Authorize an agreement with Mountain Lakes Board of Education to provide Itinerant Services to a Rockaway          Sp Ed Svcs
Township special education student for the 2011-2012 school year, three (3) hours per week, at the rate of
$126.00 per hour, approximately $13,608.00 per year.

Rescind the agreement with Summit Speech to provide Itinerant Services to one (1) Rockaway Township                Rescind SP Ed
special education student for the 2011-2012 school year, 2.5 sessions per week, at the rate of $145.00 per hour.   Svcs

Explanation: Student transitioning to high school.

Approve transportation agreement, consistent with Policy 3541.32R Parental Transportation/Out of District          Parental
Placements, with K.H. and J.H. for the 2011-2012 school year.                                                      Transport

Explanation: Agreement is in the best interest of student A.H.

Authorize a Nonpublic Funding Agreement with Educational Services Commission of Morris County for the              Ed Svc Nonpublic
2011-2012 school year, for Chapter 192/193 services.

Explanation: Provide educational services for nonpublic students, on an as needed basis, consistent with the
             prevailing statutes.

Approve Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services to provide nursing/instructional aide services for           Preferred Home &
students in the school/school bus setting, nursing care and instruction, and indirect services for the 2011-2012   Health
school year, at the rate of $45.00 per hour for an LPN and $50.00 per hour for an RN.

Explanation: As per students’ IEP and Rockaway Township does not provide this service.

Authorize a contract between New Jersey Specialized Child Study Team MKSD/SCST and the Rockaway                    NJ Specialized
Township Board of Education, to conduct CST evaluation services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing,      CST
for the 2011-2012 school year, at a rate of $400.00 per discipline (Psychological, Educational, and Social
Evaluations).

Explanation: Rockaway Township does not provide this service.

Authorize a contract between Educational Services Commission of Morris County and the Rockaway Township            Ed Svcs Evals
Board of Education to conduct the following independent evaluations, on an as needed basis, for the 2011-2012
school year, at a rate of $362.00 per evaluation:

                                      Educational Evaluation
                                      Psychological Evaluation
                                      Occupational Therapy Evaluation
                                      Physical Therapy Evaluation

Explanation: For provision of independent evaluations, when necessary.
Authorize a contract between Educational Services Commission of Morris County and the Rockaway Township              Ed Svcs Bilingual
Board of Education to conduct bi-lingual evaluations, on an as needed basis, for the 2011-2012 school year, at a     Evals
rate of $395.00 per evaluation.

Explanation: The Rockaway Township Child Study Team does not provide this service.

Authorize a contract between Educational Services Commission of Morris County and the Rockaway Township              Ed Svcs OT, Sp,
Board of Education to provide Occupational Therapy services, Speech services, Physical Therapy services, on          PT
an as needed basis, for the 2011-2012 school year, at a rate of $96.00 per hour or $575.00 per diem.

Explanation: To provide professional support services for students that cannot be provided by district
             personnel, as per students’ IEP.

Authorize a contract between Speech and Hearing Associates and Rockaway Township Board of Education to               Speech & Hearing
conduct audiological evaluations, on an as needed basis, for the 2011-2012 school year at a rate of $235.00 per      Associates
evaluation, a Central Auditory Processing Evaluation with report (includes comprehensive peripheral
audiological evaluation), at a rate of $500.00 per evaluation and independent Speech/Language Evaluation with
report, at a rate of $500.00 per evaluation.

Explanation: Rockaway Township Child Study Team does not provide this service.

Authorize a contract between AssistiveTek, LLC and the Rockaway Township Board of Education to conduct               AssistiveTek
Assistive Technology evaluations for the 2011-2012 school year, on an as needed basis, at a rate of $950.00 per
evaluation. Consultation fees are $150.00 per hour (2 hour minimum).

Explanation: Rockaway Township Child Study Team does not provide this service.

Authorize a contract between Advancing Opportunities, Assistive Technology Center and the Rockaway                   Advancing
Township Board of Education to conduct Assistive Technology evaluations for the 2011-2012 school year, on an         Opportunities
as needed basis, at a rate of $880.00 per evaluation plus $55.00 per hour for actual round trip travel by staff.
Consultation fees are $295.00 (no travel fee involved).

Explanation: Rockaway Township Child Study Team does not provide this service.

Authorize a contract between Dr. Bryan W. Fennelly, MD and the Rockaway Township Board of Education to               Dr. Fennelly
provide psychiatric evaluations for the 2011-2012 school year, on an as needed basis, at a rate of $600.00 per
evaluation.

Explanation: Rockaway Township Child Study Team does not provide this service.

Authorize a contract between Mark P. Faber, MD and the Rockaway Township Board of Education to provide               Dr. Faber
psychiatric evaluations for the 2011-2012 school, year on an as needed basis, at a rate of $550.00 per evaluation.

Explanation: Rockaway Township Child Study Team does not provide this service.

Authorize a contract between Bergen County Special Services and the Rockaway Township Board of Education             Bergen Co Special
to conduct Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication evaluations for the 2011-2012 school year,            Svcs
on an as needed basis, at a rate of $835.00 per evaluation.

Explanation: Rockaway Township Child Study Team does not provide this service.
Authorize a parental contract for non-aided subscription busing for the following students, for the 2011-2012           Subscription
school year:                                                                                                            Busing

                     Rachel Bobitka - $442.00 (one-way)

                     Julia and Kiersten Rock-Torcivia - per diem date of $2.46 for 42 days for each student
                     (per year cost $884 per student), total cost $206.64

Explanation: Students who reside within walking distance have an option to pay for busing by the district
             Transportation Department.

Roll Call Vote on all above recommendations, all present voting yes, motion so carried.

Finance
Dr. Friedberger asked about the motion on the application to the New Jersey Department of Education.
Dr. Verbist responded with the rationale.


Motion made by Mr. West, seconded by Mrs. Salny to approve the following finance recommendations.

Be It Resolved in accordance with Chapter 53 and Board Policies 4133 and 9250 the Rockaway Township                     Travel
Board of Education approves the attached travel expenses as they promote the delivery of instruction, critical to
the instructional needs of the district and/or further the efficient operations of the district (see attached).

Be It Further Resolved, that the travel is educationally necessary and fiscally prudent and is directly related to,
and within, the scope of the current responsibilities for district employees/trustees and the district’s Professional
Development Plan.

Explanation: As per statute, boards of education are required to establish a maximum budget for travel and
             subsistence, the Board may not exceed this maximum.

Authorize payment of August bills, as approved by the Finance Committee.                                                Bills

Authorize payment of August Summer Enrichment bills, as approved by the Finance Committee.

Explanation: Statute requires that the Board of Education approve all bills paid by the district. The list
             includes payment for salaries, purchased services, supplies, and equipment.

Be It Resolved that the Rockaway Township Board of Education accept the following items donated to the                  Donations
district by Michele DiSanza: various games (13) and manipulatives.

Explanation: The items will be used by Occupational Therapists in various locations throughout the
             district.

Be It Resolved that the Rockaway Township Board of Education accept the following items donated to the
district by Melissa Silk: various books (9) about special education issues.

Explanation: The items will be used by Rockaway Township parents in the Special Education Parent
             Advisory Council (SEPAC) Lending Library located within the Special Education
             Department of Central Office.

Approve Armm Associates to prepare and submit an application to the New Jersey Department of Education for              NJDOE
two solar projects, one at Copeland Middle School and one at Stony Brook School. The Board of Education is              Application
not seeking any state funding for these projects. As part of this application, the Board authorizes amendments to
the District’s Long Range Facility plan to reflect the scope of work for these projects.


Roll Call Vote on all above recommendations, all present voting yes, motion so carried.
Policy
Mrs. Salny reported on the Policy Meeting held on August 24, 2011. She provided an overview of the
polices/procedures. Various Board Members asked questions and commented.

Motion made by Mrs. Salny, seconded by Mr. Kurland to approve the following policy recommendations.

Approve the first reading of the following policies:                                                              Policies 1st Reading

                File Code: 5131      – Conduct/Discipline
                File Code: 5131.10   – Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB)
                File Code: 5131.10R – Checklist for Investigation of Reports of
                                       Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
                File Code: 5131.10R1 – Report Form for Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying
                                       Elements Required Under Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights
                File Code: 5131.10R2 – Reporting Form for Use By Anti-Bullying Specialist
                File Code: 5131.10R3 – Parent Report Form Regarding Alleged Incidents of
                                       Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying
                File Code: 5131.10R4 – Superintendent’s Form Response to Harassment,
                                       Intimidation, Bullying


Roll Call Vote on all above recommendations, all present voting yes, motion so carried.

Old Business                                                                                                      Old Business
Dr. Friedberger asked for an update on the grant we wrote. Dr. Grefe and Dr. Vitta responded.

Dr. Friedberger addressed Resident’s request to send a letter the Department of Education on student
achievement. Dr. Friedberger indicated we are already heading in a direction that would cover the concerns.
Dr. Grefe indicated there would be no need for such a letter. Dr. Grefe provided an overview of our actions.

Mrs. Salny asked questions on Pay-to-Play and reported on a report from Dr. Vitta, Dr. Verbist and
Mr. Allshouse. She addressed the clubs that are not on the no-fee list. She indicated they would be included as
per Mr. Allshouse. She addressed other activities/programs.

Members of the Public offered comments.

New Business
None

Motion made by Mr. Kurland, seconded by Mr. Salny that the meeting stand adjourned at 8:26 PM and return to
Executive Session for personnel and legal issues.                                                                 Adjourn to
                                                                                                                  Executive Session

Roll Call Vote, all present voting yes, motion so carried.

The Executive Session meeting opened at 8:30 PM.

Motion made by Mr. Puzio, seconded by Mr. West that the executive session meeting stand adjourned at
9:01 PM.                                                                                                          Adjournment

Roll Call Vote, all present voting yes, motion so carried.

Respectfully submitted,




DR. JAMES P. VERBIST
Board Secretary

								
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