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									                                 REGULAR MEETING
                       ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION

June 16, 2010
6:00 PM – Closed Session                             Copeland Middle School
7:00 PM – Public Session                             Cafeteria

AGENDA
CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
PUBLIC DISCUSSION
I    COMMUNICATIONS
II PRESENTATIONS
     Retirement Clock Presentations
     Transportation Safety Award Presentations
     National Science League Presentations
     New Jersey Math League Contest Presentations
     Internship Program Presentations
     Adult Volunteer Presentations
III SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
    1. Retirement Clock Presentations
    2. Transportation Safety Award Presentations
    3. National Science League Presentations
    4. New Jersey Math League Contest Presentations
    5. Internship Program Presentations
    6. Adult Volunteer Presentations
    7. Informational Items
          Enrollment – May
          Fire Drills – May
          Nurses’ Report - May
          Field Trip Report – May
          SAAC Minutes – May
IV BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
      1. Update on non-residency investigations
      2. Update on facilities
V RECOMMENDED ITEMS FOR BOARD ACTION
       A. Personnel
       B. Curriculum/Instruction
       C. Administration
       D. Finance
       E. Policy
VI DISCUSSION ITEMS
       A. Old Business
       B. New Business
VII OPEN TO PUBLIC FOR ITEMS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA
VIII ADJOURNMENT
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CALL TO ORDER _______ PM
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL
Mr. Giarratano _____                          Mrs. Salny      _____                         Visitors         _____
Mr. Jackson    _____                          Mr. West        _____                         Press            _____
Mrs. Power     _____                          Dr. Friedberger _____                         Dr. Vitta        _____
Mr. Puzio         _____                                                                     Dr. Verbist      _____

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
The New Jersey “Open Public Meetings Act” was passed to insure the right of the public to have advance notice
and to attend the meetings of public bodies at which any business affecting their interest is discussed and acted
upon. In accordance with the provisions of the “Act,” the Rockaway Township Board of Education has caused
notice of the date, time and place of said meetings to be published in the “Neighbor News,” “The Star-Ledger,”
and be posted in all schools in the district, in the Municipal Building of the Township and the Township Library.

Does any Board Member wish to object to the conduct of this meeting for the purpose as stated in the public
notice?

PUBLIC NOTICE
All documentation and materials considered by the Board of Education as part of this agenda are available for
public review and comment. Members of the public are invited to come to the Board of Education building, off
Green Pond Road, during the regular business hours of 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, if they wish
to inspect any of the referenced items.

PUBLIC DISCUSSION
(During the course of the board meeting, the Rockaway Township Board of Education offers members of the
public an opportunity to address issues regarding the operation of the Rockaway Township Public Schools. The
Board reminds those individuals who take this opportunity to identify themselves by name and address and to
limit their comments to items listed on the agenda and/or items directly related to the operation of the School
District. Issues raised by members of the public may or may not be responded to by the Board. All comments
will be considered and a response will be forthcoming if and when appropriate. The Board asks that members of
the public be courteous and mindful of the rights of other individuals when speaking. Specifically, comments
regarding students and employees of the Board are discouraged and will not be responded to by the Board.
Students and employees have specific legal rights afforded by the laws of New Jersey. The Board bears no
responsibility nor will it be liable for any comments made by members of the public. Members of the public
should consider their comments in light of the legal rights of those affected or identified in the comments and be
aware that they are legally responsible and liable for their comments.)

In accordance with Board Policy 1120, public discussion is limited to fifteen (15) minutes with a three (3) minute limit per member of
the public. The Board President shall have the right to modify the length of public discussion as he/she deems appropriate.

       Motion by ____________________, seconded by ____________________ to open meeting to Public for

       comments on “agenda items only.” Show of hands to open @ _______________.


       Motion by ____________________, seconded by ____________________ to close meeting to Public for

       comments on “agenda items only.”             Show of hands to close @ ______________.
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I     COMMUNICATIONS
      The following correspondence was received for the Board since the last regular meeting:
      Regina M. Swierc                            Re: Healthcare Provider Job Description
      Ted Doty                                    Re: Video policy, Election Law & Ethics Violations
      Ted Doty                                    Re: Rockaway Twp. School board moves to limit video in
                                                        schools, board meetings
      Ted Doty                                    Re: Camera shy in Rockaway Township
      RTSEPAC                                      Re: RTSEPAC Annual Report


II    PRESENTATIONS
      Retirement Clock Presentations
      Transportation Safety Award Presentations
      National Science League Presentations
      New Jersey Math League Contest Presentations
      Internship Program Presentations
      Adult Volunteer Presentations


III   SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
      1. Retirement Clock Presentations
      2. Transportation Safety Award Presentations
      3. National Science League Presentations
      4. New Jersey Math League Contest Presentations
      5. Internship Program Presentations
      6. Adult Volunteer Presentations
      7. Informational Items:
            Enrollment – May (Addendum 7a)
            Fire Drills – May (Addendum 7b)
            Nurses’ Report – May (Addendum 7c)
            Field Trip Report – May (Addendum 7d)
            SAAC Minutes – May (Addendum 7e)


IV    BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
      1. Update on non-residency investigations
      2. Update on facilities
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V     RECOMMENDED FOR BOARD ACTION
      A. Personnel
         The Superintendent of Schools recommends actions on the following certificated personnel:
           1.     Employment
                  Approve the following regular and/or special education staff members to attend summer Child
                  Study Team meetings at the rate of $90.00 for the first meeting and $30.00 for additional
                  meetings:

                  AnnMarie Arico                        Theresa Mills
                  Casey Bock                            Genoveffa Moschella
                  Janet Bogusat                         Carol Napurano
                  Diana Calvanico                       Patricia Ochs
                  Danielle Carbone                      Sonya Patel
                  Polymnia Crysler                      Katherine Rasmussen
                  Anna DeSario                          B. Gail Roughgarden
                  Moira Dodgson                         Marianne Sayle
                  Colleen Flannery                      Joyce Schulze
                  Amy Gallagher                         Lisa Solomon
                  Judith Johnson                        Donna Schibener
                  Mandy Keiper                          Joanne Straut
                  Kimberly Landers                      Sandra Struble
                  Wendy Leger                           Rebecca Walker
                  Dawn Marchese                         Meredith Webb
                  Jennifer Marsico                      Cherry Wnek
                  Jeanne Maupai

                  Explanation: The New Jersey Administrative Code (6A:14-1.3 (k) (2) requires the
                               attendance to regular and/or special education teachers at IEP meetings.

           2.     Employment/After School Program
                  Approve the courses, instructors and the individual rates per quarter, indicated on the
                  attached lists, for the After School Program for the 2009-2010 school year.

           3.     Employment/Head Nurse and CPR Instructors
                  Approve the appointment of Head Nurse to Michele Ruff for the 2010-2011 school year at
                  the stipend of $5,000.00.

                  Approve the appointment of CPR Instructors to the following employees for the 2010-2011
                  school year at the stipend of $600.00 each:

                  Rosa DeCandia
                  Donna Faschan

             4.   Employment/Home Instructors
                  Approve the employment of the following employee to provide Home Instruction to a special
                  education student, effective June 21, 2010 through August 27, 2010, at the contractual rate of
                  pay:

                  Emily Basile
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                 Approve the employment of the following employees to provide Home Instruction to special
                 education students, effective June 25, 2010 through August 6, 2010, at the contractual rate of
                 pay:

                 David Koenig        Jennifer Romeo
                 Heidi Munn

                 Approve the employment of the following employees to provide Home Instruction to special
                 education students, on an “as needed basis”, effective September 1, 2010 through June 30,
                 2011, at the contractual rate of pay:

                 Emily Basile        Heidi Munn
                 David Koenig        Jennifer Romeo

                 Explanation: Instructional staff necessary to provide Home Instruction, where needed and per
                              student’s IEP.

           5.    Employment/2010 Summer Child Study Teams
                 Approve the employment of the following individuals to conduct summer evaluations for the
                 2010 Summer Child Study Team at the contractual rate of pay:

                 Kathleen Lawrence                     Learning Disabilities/Teacher Consultant
                 Laura Newman                          Psychologist
                 Alyson Pospisil                       Psychologist
                 Carolyn Regan                         Psychologist
                 Katarzyna Dewera                      Social Worker
                 Cira Giarratano                       Social Worker
                 Tara LeGates                          Social Worker

           6.    Employment/2010 Summer School Programs
                 Approve the employment of the instructors, courses and salaries for the 2010 Summer School
                 Programs as submitted.

           7.    Job Description
                 Approve the attached revised job description, E-14, Educational Support Specialist.

                 Approve the attached new job description, E-20, Healthcare Provider.

           8.    Job Reassignment
                 Approve the job reassignment of John Titus from full-time Grade 5 Teacher at the Birchwood
                 School to full-time Grade 6 Social Studies Teacher at the Copeland Middle School, effective
                 September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. The annual salary will be $56,292.00
                 (BA+15 Step 8). (Mr. Titus is replacing Mr. Melvin).

           9.    Reemployment
                 Approve the reemployment of the certificated Administrative Staff for the 2010-2011
                 school year as per the attached list.
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                  Approve the reemployment of the certificated Teaching Staff for the 2010-2011 school year as
                  per the attached list.

           10.    The Superintendent of Schools recommends actions on the following non-certificated
                  personnel:
                  Employment/Temporary Summer Maintenance Workers
                  Approve the employment of Francis Cuevas, as a Temporary Summer Maintenance
                  Worker for the Buildings and Grounds Department, effective June 21, 2010 through
                  August 31, 2010. The rate of pay is $11.00 per hour.

                  Approve the employment of George Murden, as a Temporary Summer Maintenance
                  Worker for the Buildings and Grounds Department, effective June 21, 2010 through
                  August 31, 2010. The rate of pay is $11.00 per hour.

                  Approve the employment of Joseph Sewatsky, as a Temporary Summer Maintenance
                  Worker for the Buildings and Grounds Department, effective June 21, 2010 through
                  August 31, 2010. The rate of pay is $11.00 per hour.

                  Approve the employment of Thomas Vorhies, as a Temporary Summer Maintenance
                  Worker for the Buildings and Grounds Department, effective June 21, 2010 through
                  August 31, 2010. The rate of pay is $11.00 per hour.

                  Reemployment
                  Approve the reemployment of the following non-certificated staff for the 2010-2011
                  school year as per the attached lists:

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

                  Summer Employment
                  Approve the summer employment of the Bus Drivers and the Staff Assistants at the
                  Individual salaries indicated on the attached list.


           Motion by___________________________             Seconded by _________________________
           Roll Call Vote:   Mr. Giarratano ____            Mr. Jackson ____ Mrs. Power       ____
           Mr. Puzio ____    Mrs. Salny     ____            Mr. West     ____ Dr. Friedberger ____


      B.   Curriculum/Instruction
           1. Approve the Rockaway Township School District’s Professional Development Plan for
              2010-2011.

             Explanation: As per New Jersey Department of Education requirement.
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           2. Approve the Copeland Middle School World Language Electives.

             Explanation: Expansion of Spanish Language Program.


           Motion by___________________________             Seconded by
           Roll Call Vote:   Mr. Giarratano ____             Mr. Jackson ____ Mrs. Power              ____
           Mr. Puzio ____    Mrs. Salny     ____             Mr. West    ____ Dr. Friedberger         ____


      C.   Administration
           1. Amend the tuition for a special education student at the David Gregory School for the 2010
              extended school year from $6,849.30 to $6,896.70.

            2. Authorize a contract with Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired for six (6)
               Rockaway Township special education students for the 2010-2011 school year, as follows:

                     6 - Level 1 Students at the annual cost of $1,700.00 each

            3. Authorize Educational Services Commission of Morris County to transport the following
               student for the 2010 extended school year:

                     1 Student   Developmental Learning Center Warren

            4. Amend the tuition for a special education student at the Lake Drive School for the 2010
               extended school year, the student will no longer require a one-to-one aide, at the fee of
               $3,250.00.

                 Explanation: Per change in student IEP.

            5. Amend the tuition for a special education student at the Children’s Therapy Center for the
               2010 extended school year, the student will no longer require a one-to-one aide, at the fee of
               $2,090.00.


           Motion by___________________________               Seconded by
           Roll Call Vote:   Mr. Giarratano ____              Mr. Jackson ____ Mrs. Power               ____
           Mr. Puzio ____    Mrs. Salny     ____              Mr. West    ____ Dr. Friedberger          ____


      D.   Finance
           1. Be It Resolved that the Rockaway Township Board of Education approves the Report of the
              Secretary and Report of Appropriations, and Report of the Treasurer, for the period ending
              May 31, 2010, and

             Be It Further Resolved that this Budget does not include any unapproved appropriations or
             moneys.

              Be It Resolved that the Rockaway Township Board of Education acknowledges that
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                 Dr. James P. Verbist, Board Secretary, certifies the following statement:

             Pursuant to NJAC 6A:23-2.11(c)(3) and (4), I, Dr. James P. Verbist, Board Secretary, certify that
             no budgetary line items accounts are over appropriated nor over expended for the period ending
             May 31, 2010.

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

                 Authorize payment of June Cafeteria bills, as approved by the Finance Committee.

                 Authorize payment of June Student Activity bills, as approved by the Finance Committee.

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

                 Authorize payment of May Family Outreach Program bills, as approved by the Finance
                 Committee.

           2. Approve the Food Service Agreement with Chartwells for the 2010-2011 as follows:
              FEES
                 a) Administrative Fee. Chartwells shall charge the Local Education Agency an Administrative
                 Fee of $.0880 per meal served and meal equivalents during the 2010-2011 academic year.
                 Chartwells' Administrative Fee represents its overhead expenses necessary to operate the food
                 service including, but not limited to: area and zone supervision; general support provided by
                 Chartwells' corporate offices, including without limitation, accounting, purchasing, tax, legal,
                 research, safety, quality assurance, payroll, auditing and other related administrative functions.

                 b) Management Fee. Chartwells shall charge the Local Education Agency a Management Fee of
                 $.0824 per meal served and meal equivalents during the 2010-2011 academic year.

                 c) Computing Meals. Total meals are calculated by adding reimbursable meal pattern meals
                 (breakfast, lunch and after school snacks) served and meal equivalents. The number of School

                 Breakfast Program, National School Lunch and After School Snack program meals served to
                 children shall be determined by actual count. Cash receipts, other than from Sales of National
                 School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and After School Snack Program meals
                 served to children, shall be divided by $1.00 to arrive at an equivalent meal count.

                 The per meal Administrative Fee of $.0880 will be multiplied by total meals. The per meal
                 Management Fee of $.0824 will be multiplied by total meals.

                 GUARANTEE
                 a) Conditional Guaranteed Return. Chartwells guarantees that the return to the LEA from the
                 Food Service Program for the school year will be $12,000.00. If the annual operating statement
                 shows a return less than $12,000.00, Chartwells will reduce its Management Fee by the
                 difference between the actual and the guaranteed amount, but in no event shall the
                 reimbursement obligation exceed the amount of Chartwells’ Management Fee, as set forth
                 above. The Guaranteed Return is based on the following conditions and assumptions remaining
                 in effect for the school year.
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           3. Approve the school meal/milk prices for the 2010-2011 school year as follows:

                                                                 Full Price     Reduced Price
                   School Lunch Elementary                        $2.25           $ .40
                   School Lunch Middle School                     $2.40           $ .40
                   School Breakfast (Birchwood School only)       $1.40           $ .30
                   Milk (Split Session Kindergarten)              $ .30

           4. Approve the 2010-2011 school year subscription transportation fee of $884.00, daily rate of
              $4.91 per day.

              Explanation: NJDOE rate for aid in lieu.
           5. Approve the renewal of the following policies for the 2010-2011 school year with the New
              Jersey School Boards Association Insurance Group (NJSBAIG):

                         School Leaders Errors and Omissions Liability Insurance
                         Premises Pollution Liability
                         Sexual Abuse Supplemental Liability

           6. Approve the 2010-2011 school year health benefits contracts with Horizon Blue Cross/Blue
              Shield of New Jersey, Delta Dental of New Jersey and Benecard.

              Be It Resolved that the Rockaway Township Board of Education appropriate $139,376.00
             from Unanticipated Revenue (Impact Aid) to the following account: 11-000-291-250-48-000.

           7. WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 18A:21-2 and NJSA 18A:7G-13 permit a Board of Education to establish
              and/or deposit into certain reserve accounts at year end, and

                 WHEREAS, the aforementioned statutes authorize procedures, under the authority of the
                 Commissioner of Education, which permit a board of education to transfer anticipated excess
                 current revenue or unexpended appropriations into reserve accounts during the month of June by
                 board resolution, and

                 WHEREAS, the Rockaway Township Board of Education wishes to deposit anticipated current
                 year surplus into a Capital Reserve account at year end, and

                 WHEREAS, the Rockaway Township Board of Education has determined that the statutory
                 deposit shall not exceed $200,000.00 for such purpose of transfer;

                 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Rockaway Township Board of Education
                 that it hereby authorizes the district’s School Business Administrator to make this transfer
                 consistent with all applicable laws and regulations.

           8. WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 18A:21-2 and NJSA 18A:7G-13 permit a Board of Education to establish
              and/or deposit into certain reserve accounts at year end, and

                 WHEREAS, the aforementioned statutes authorize procedures, under the authority of the
                 Commissioner of Education, which permit a board of education to transfer anticipated excess
                 current revenue or unexpended appropriations into reserve accounts during the month of June by
                 board resolution, and
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                 WHEREAS, the Rockaway Township Board of Education wishes to deposit anticipated current
                 year surplus into a Maintenance Reserve account at year end, and

                 WHEREAS, the Rockaway Township Board of Education has determined that the statutory
                 deposit shall not exceed $50,000.00 for such purpose of transfer;

                 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Rockaway Township Board of Education
                 that it hereby authorizes the district’s School Business Administrator to make this transfer
                 consistent with all applicable laws and regulations.

           Motion by___________________________                Seconded by
           Roll Call Vote:   Mr. Giarratano ____               Mr. Jackson ____ Mrs. Power              ____
           Mr. Puzio ____   Mrs. Salny      ____                Mr. West   ____ Dr. Friedberger         ____


      E.   Policy
           1. Approve the second reading of the following revised policies:


                 4300R2        Technological Use Agreement Rules and Regulations
                 4300R4        Technology: Internet Postings Rules and Regulations
                 5300R2        Technology Use Agreement Rules and Regulations
                 5300R3        Primary Grades Use Contract Rules and Regulations


           2. Approve the second reading of the following policies:

                 4300R1        Technological Resources Rules and Regulations
                 4300R6        Technology: Use of Webcams for Global Collaboration Rules and Regulations
                 4301          Technology: Cyber-Bullying
                 5131.10.1     Technology: Cyber-Bullying
                 5300R1        Technological Resources Rules and Regulations
                 5300R4        Middle School Telecommunications Use Contract Rules and Regulations
                 5300R4.1      Elementary School Telecommunications Use Contract Rules and Regulations
                 5300R6        Technology: Internet Postings Rules and Regulations


           Motion by___________________________                Seconded by
           Roll Call Vote:   Mr. Giarratano ____               Mr. Jackson ____ Mrs. Power              ____
           Mr. Puzio ____    Mrs. Salny     ____               Mr. West    ____ Dr. Friedberger         ____
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VI    DISCUSSION ITEMS

      A. Old Business




      B. New Business




VII   PUBLIC DISCUSSION
       In accordance with Board Policy 1120, public discussion is limited to fifteen (15) minutes with a three (3) minute limit per
       member of the public. The Board President shall have the right to modify the length of public discussion as he/she deems
       appropriate.

      Motion by ____________________, seconded by ____________________ to open meeting to Public

      Show of hands to open @ _______________.


      Motion by ____________________, seconded by ____________________ to close meeting to Public

      Show of hands to close @ _______________.


VIII ADJOURNMENT


 Meeting Adjourned at _________     PM
 Motion by _______________________ Seconded by__________________________
 Board Action _____________________

								
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