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									REGULAR MEETING MINUTES                                                JUNE 15, 2010


            TO ALL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS:

       The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of the
       Township of Union will be held on Tuesday, June 15,
       2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Union High School, North Third
       Street, Union, New Jersey.

       The regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Township of
Union was held at Union High School Library, North Third Street, Union, New
Jersey on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., pursuant to notice sent to
each board member.

PRESENT AT ROLL CALL:               Mr. Gary Abraham, Mr. David Arminio, Mrs.
                                    Linda Gaglione, Mr. Richard Galante, Mr.
                                    Thomas Layden, Mr. Anthony Manochio,
                                    Mrs. Versie McNeil, Mr. Francis Perkins, and
                                    Mrs. Judy Salazar

ABSENT AT ROLL CALL:                None

       Mr. Manochio called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

       Mr. Arminio led the board and audience members in the Pledge of
Allegiance.

      The secretary read the statement required under the “Open Public
Meetings Act”, a copy of which is on file in the office of the secretary.

       Mr. Manochio stated that there would be presentations made to several
students for their accomplishments during the past school year.

        Mr. Rago, Supervisor of Music and Art, as well as James Mosser, Musical
Director presented resolutions to Union High School students as well as elementary
school students from the district who participated in the production of “Joseph and
the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” which was named “Best Overall Production”
for the 2009-2010 school year by the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Competition.
(See copies of resolutions attached to these minutes)

       Mr. Petras, Gifted and Talented teacher at Burnet and Kawameeh Middle
Schools presented resolutions to students who were members of the 2009-2010
State Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl for finishing 2nd place in the Northeast Region 6th
grade competition. (copy of certificate together with list of names of students are
attached to these minutes).
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COMMUNICATION:

CORRESPONDENCE FROM ARTHUR AND ARLENE RUSSO
      Arthur and Arlene Russo, submitted a letter dated May 19, 2010 addressed
to Edward Graf at Kawameeh Middle School.

LETTER OF RESIGNATION – DEMPSEY
       Patricia A. Dempsey, teacher at Battle Hill School, submitted a letter of
resignation for the purpose of retirement, effective July 1, 2010.

LETTER OF RESIGNATION – DUBOSE
        Rosie P. DuBose, teacher assistant at Battle Hill School, submitted a letter
of resignation for the purpose of retirement, effective July 1, 2010.

LETTER OF RESIGNATION – NITCH
        Linda Nitch, Family and Consumer Science teacher at Kawameeh Middle
School, submitted a letter of resignation for the purpose of retirement, effective
July 1, 2010.

LETTER OF RESIGNATION – HEYMAN
       Carol Heyman, submitted a letter of resignation for the purpose of
retirement, effective July 1, 2010.

REQUEST FOR UNPAID FAMILY LEAVE – KOHN
       Lauren Kohn, special education teacher at Union High School, submitted a
request for unpaid family leave for the period September 6 through December 5,
2010.

REQUEST FOR MATERNITY AND UNPAID FAMILY LEAVES – STYPULKOWSKI
       Eliza Stypulkowski, teacher at Central-Five/Jefferson School, submitted a
request for maternity and unpaid family leaves for the period September 1 through
November 28, 2010.

REQUEST FOR MATERNITY AND UNPAID FAMILY LEAVES – DEL GUERCIO
       Dana DelGuercio, Child Study Team member, submitted a request for
maternity and unpaid family leaves, for the period October 2, 2010 through
January 2, 2011.

REQUERST FOR UNPAID FAMILY LEAVE – GILMARTIN
        Colleen Gilmartin, Occupational Therapist, submitted a request for unpaid
family leave for the period May 19, 2010 through October 31, 2010.

REQUEST FOR UNPAID FAMILY LEAVE AND EXTENDED CHILD REARING LEAVE –
DI MUZIO
       Julie DiMuzio, AAP Teacher at Battle Hill School, submitted a request for
unpaid family leave and extended child rearing leave for the period September 1,
2010 through the end of the 2010-2011 school year.
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REQUEST FOR MATERNITY AND UNPAID FAMILY LEAVES – DE NOIA
       Deanna DeNoia, teacher at Connecticut Farms School, submitted a request
for maternity and unpaid family leaves, for the period September 13, 2010 through
November 14, 2010.

REQUEST FOR MATERNITY AND UNPAID FAMILY LEAVE – DRIVAS
       Christine Drivas, AAP teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, submitted a
request for maternity and unpaid family leave for the period September 14
through November 28, 2010.

REQUEST FOR EXTENDED CHILD REARING LEAVE – DI GENA
        Christine DiGena, teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, submitted a request
for extended child rearing leave for the 2010-2011 school year.

REQUEST FOR MATERNITY AND UNPAID FAMILY LEAVES – SANTOS
       Vanessa Santos, foreign language teacher at Union High School, submitted
a request for maternity and unpaid family leave for the period September 1
through December 12, 2010.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
       Mr. Tatum, Acting Superintendent, gave the Superintendent’s Report a copy
of which is appended to these minutes.

        Mr. Tatum introduced Mr. Salvatore, Mr. Czaplinski and Mr. Baigas, Principal
and Vice Principals from Burnet Middle School to give the board an update on the
CAPA review and the plans to move the building forward for the 2010-2011 school
year. Mr. Salvatore thanked the board for giving him time to present the findings
from the CAPA (Collaborative Assessment for Planning and Achievement) review that
Burnet Middle School recently went through. He said that Burnet Middle School went
through the CAPA review from March 22nd through March 25th, 2010. Mr. Salvatore
said that he tried to put together an overview of the 51 page comprehensive report
and he tried to simplify it so that he could move along easily. He said that Burnet
Middle School was required to undergo this review because it is designated as a
school “in need of improvement” based upon NJASK6th through 8th grade scores. Mr.
Salvatore said that the New Jersey Department of Education provides a CAPA review
process for all Title I schools designated as “in need of improvement” for three
consecutive years and Burnet Middle School is in year three. He said that the CAPA
process is conducted by teams of skillful, experienced individuals to provide schools
with practical, applicable and helpful assistance increasing the opportunity for all
students to meet the State’s CORE Content Standards. Mr. Salvatore stated that the
team then prepares a summary report to identify areas of strength and concerns for
the district and the school. He said that the teams reviewed the following areas:
Curriculum,     Assessment     and    Evaluation,   Instruction,    School   Culture,
Student/Family/Community Support, Professional Development and Evaluation and
Leadership. Mr. Salvatore stated that a review school came into the school and
conducted the following activities at Burnet Middle School. He said that the team
reviewed documents that were collected for the school portfolio, which included a
number of paper items, curriculum, suspension report, etc. Mr. Salvatore said that
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the team made 59 classroom visits; did 55 interviews with teachers; 7 interviews with
building administrators, including the supervisors; did 93 student interviews and 26
interviews with various other staff members, including support staff during the review
period. He said that the team also had an interview day with parents in which they
conducted 16 interviews. Mr. Salvatore said that with regard to Language Arts,
students with disabilities did not make adequate yearly progress or safe harbor; in
Mathematics, total population, students with disabilities and economically
disadvantaged students did not make adequate yearly progress or safe harbor. He
said that what CAPA does is to analyze all the information that is gathered during the
review and they prepare a “root cause” analysis in the areas of Language Arts
Literacy, Mathematics and Special Education. Mr. Salvatore stated that the findings of
the team were as follows: (1)          Language Arts Literacy – schedule does not
provide extended, uninterrupted block that provides sufficient time to develop reading
and writing skills. The schedule does not allow for common planning time for the
teachers and differentiated instruction is not implemented to address the learning
styles of all students. (2) Mathematics – schedule - more block time is needed for
students; standard based approach to education is needed and the lack of planning
and instruction within the various learning styles. (3)           Special Education –
master schedule issues have hindered the implementation of many best practices;
lack of common planning time for general education teachers and their special
education, in class support teachers and because of that the execution of tiered
lessons cannot be effectively delivered when instructional planning is done in isolation
(meaning the teachers).               Mr. Salvatore said that the team then made
recommendations in the following areas: Restructure the school schedule; common
planning time for teachers; increased time for instruction and increase the rigor and
expectations for students. In June 2011 – 100% of teachers of all classes and
programs will infuse writing into their content area curriculum to foster better writing
skills in their students. Finalize and share state and district assessments with teachers
of all classes and programs including special subjects so all faculty and staff are
informed of student weaknesses and strengths. The disaggregated data is to be used
to drive instruction as well as to design differentiated activities to meet the needs of
varied learning styles, readiness and interest. The goal behind this strategy would be
to address the needs and learning styles of all students and all teachers will use
disaggregated data to identify strengths, weaknesses of students as well as use data
to drive instruction and plan for differentiated activities to assist all students to
achieve. Mr. Salvatore said that the findings from the CAPA review is actually a 51
page document from which he highlighted the key areas for the presentation at this
meeting. He said that the master schedule at Burnet Middle School will be revised
and implemented in September 2010. Mr. Salvatore said that this was the biggest
problem that was addressed and the revision of same will also take care of some of
the other problems that were observed by the CAPA review team such as common
planning time, extended instruction time for the students, articulation across the
grade levels, across the curriculum, etc. He said that the actual report will be posted
on the New Jersey Department of Education website and it will be part of the Open
Public Records Act. Mr. Salvatore said that this should occur within the next few
weeks. He said that the document can be reviewed in its entirety at that site or
anyone who wishes may contact the office at Burnet Middle School to set up an
appointment to review a printed version of the findings. Mr. Salvatore said that
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appointments, however, should be made prior to June 30th and/ or after August 25th
when school resumes for the 2010-2011 school year. He said that any board
members can have a copy e-mailed or a hard copy sent to them. Mrs. Gaglione said
that the board members did receive a copy from Ms. Coyle when she addressed the
board at the worksession last week. Mr. Salvatore said that it will be necessary for a
new schedule to be devised at Burnet Middle School that will hopefully accommodate
the needs of the students. Mrs. Gaglione said that Ms. Coyle did discuss the findings
of the CAPA team as well as some strategies with the entire board. She said that she
did have one concern and that was communication between administration and the
teaching staff and there must be open communication and a comfortable feeling
between both parties in order for the district to succeed with these strategies. Mrs.
Gaglione said that everyone has to buy into the program in order for it to succeed.
Mr. Salvatore said that he is in the process of preparing for the end of the year
meeting with the staff at Burnet and he will provide a copy of the entire report to
them for their review. He said that it was his ultimate goal to keep the students as a
priority. Mrs. Gaglione suggested that if there are “barriers” that Mr. Salvatore advise
Mr. Tatum immediately so that the board of education can be advised and take the
proper steps to get where the district has to go. Mr. Manochio said that the
administrators and staff at Burnet Middle School had their work cut out for them next
year and this needed to be a team effort to accomplish the goals that Mr. Salvatore
presented this evening.

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON RESOLUTIONS ON THE AGENDA
        Ms. Buggy congratulated all employees who were retiring at the end of this
school year. She said that all parents should be indebted to their dedication. Ms.
Buggy congratulated all of the students that were honored tonight. She asked about
the remediation program that was the subject of resolution E-8. Mr. Manochio said
that this resolution was presented to the board at the worksession last week. Mr.
Arminio said that this resolution was presented to the education committee. He said
that there were originally 23 students who did not pass the HSPA or the AHSA and
this remediation program would take place during the summer in lieu of summer
school. Mr. Arminio said that there would be an administrator and faculty to
administer the test.      He said that this was a remediation program that is
computerized. Ms. Buggy asked if this was for Juniors or Seniors. Mr. Arminio said
that he thought it was just Seniors. She asked about resolution F-11 regarding Carl
D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act; she asked that it be
explained. Mr. Tatum said that the Carl D. Perkins Grant is a grant that districts that
have Vocational Education programs apply for each year. He said that it is an
entitlement grant based upon the application and the funds are designated for
particular use within the course of the school year for equipment, etc. Ms. Buggy
asked about the Burnet Summer School program. She said that she has had parents
calling her for information and she did not know anything about it. Mr. Tatum said
that this will be an extension of the school year and he believed that it was being
funded with Title I money. He said that the program was being done for the first
time this summer. Mr. Tatum said that there was a select criteria for the students
chosen to participate in this program. Ms. Buggy asked if the students from
Kawameeh were also included in the program. Mr. Tatum said he believed it was for
Burnet students through Title I; he said that Kawameeh Middle School was not a Title
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I school. Ms. Buggy asked if the parents of the chosen students would be notified
directly. Mr. Tatum said that they would. Ms. Buggy complimented the office staff at
Central-Five/Jefferson School on their work on the re-registration.

        Ms. Laverty had a few questions about moving the special education class
from Battle Hill School to Connecticut Farms School. She wanted to find out if there
were any exceptions that could be made for students who are currently enrolled at
Battle Hill School who have siblings in the school with them, so that parents like her
would not have one child at Connecticut Farms School and another child at Battle Hill.
 Ms. Laverty said that Mr. Arminio and Mrs. McNeil did respond to her e-mail and she
thanked them. Mr. Tatum said that he knew that Ms. Laverty has had some
conversations regarding this issue with Ms. Conti today and the fact that this program
is a program that is put in place based upon the needs of the group and if indeed, the
goal that she has set is not accomplished by future meetings, perhaps he would work
with her to at a minimum, keep both students in the same school, whichever building
that becomes. Ms. Laverty said that there are also several other families that are in
the same situation. Mr. Tatum said that he would work with the families so that there
is a cohesiveness in terms of location.

EDUCATION/STUDENT DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE
       Moved by Mr. Arminio, seconded by Mrs. McNeil that resolutions E-1
through E-8 be adopted:

E-1.   AMEND 2009-2010 OUT-OF-DISTRICT ATYPICAL STUDENT LISTS
       That approval be given to amend the 2009-2010 Out-of-District Atypical
Student Placement, Exit Lists and tuitions in accordance with the information
appended to the nonpublic portion of these minutes.

E-2.   APPROVE UPDATED CURRICULUM GUIDES
       That the board approve updated curriculum guides in accordance with the
information appended to these minutes.

E-3.    APPROVE TUITION AGREEMENT CONTRACT FOR 2010-2011 – UNION
COUNTY VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
        That the board approve Tuition Agreement Contract for the 2010-2011 school
year with Union County Vocational-Technical Schools in accordance with the
information appended to these minutes.

E-4.    APROVE ADOPTION OF TEXTBOOKS
        That the board adopt textbooks in accordance with the information appended
to these minutes.

E-5.   APPROVE ESTABLISHMENT OF PRE-SCHOOL GENERAL EDUCATION
PROGRAM – BATTLE HILL SCHOOL
       That the board approve the establishment of a pre-school general education
program at Battle Hill School, effective July 1, 2010 in accordance with the
information appended to these minutes.
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E-6.  APPROVE ESTABLISHMENT OF PRE-SCHOOL DISABILITIES PROGRAM –
CONNECTICUT FARMS SCHOOL
      That the board approve the establishment of pre-school disabilities program at
Connecticut Farms School, effective July 1, 2010 in accordance with the information
appended to these minutes.

E-7.    APPROVE ELIMINATION OF A PER-SCHOOL DISABILITIES PROGRAM –
BATTLE HILL SCHOOL
        That the board approve the elimination of a pre-school disabilities program at
Battle Hill School, effective June 30, 2010 in accordance with the information
appended to these minutes.

        AYE:              Mr. Abraham, Mr. Arminio, Mrs. Gaglione, Mr. Galante, Mr.
                          Layden, Mr. Perkins, Mrs. Salazar, Mrs. McNeil and Mr.
                          Manochio
        NAY:              None
        ABSTAIN:          None                  MOTION WAS CARRIED


       Moved by Mr. Arminio, seconded by Mr. Layden that resolution E-8 be
adopted


E-8.   ESTABLISH REMEDIATION PROGRAM FOR SUMMER 2010 – UNION HIGH
SCHOOL
       That the board establish remediation program at Union High School during
the Summer of 2010 (if needed) for students who have not passed the HSPA or the
AHSA in accordance with the information appended to these minutes.


DISCUSSION
         Mr. Arminio said that although this was discussed at the worksession before it
became a formal resolution, it had come to his attention earlier that there were only
four students in this program at this moment. He is recommending that the board
table this proposal and take it off the agenda for tonight’s meeting. Mr. Arminio said
a program for only four students which costs that amount of money, he did not know
if it would be feasible at that time. Mr. Manochio asked if the maximum number is
four or is there a possibility that other students will be involved. Mr. Arminio said that
at this late date with only one week left of school, he thought that four would be the
number of students in the program. Mrs. McNeil said that she knew other districts
with larger numbers do have summer programs and she thought it would be more
cost effective if the district looks into that. She did not know the ramifications or the
requirements of the State or if it would be possible to send these four students to
another district. Mrs. McNeil thought that the resolution be tabled until June 30th
because there are some questions that need to be answered before going forward.
Mr. Perkins asked why Mr. Arminio moved the motion if he wants to table it. Mr.
Arminio thought that the board should have a discussion before it was voted on. Mrs.
Gaglione said that if this program is necessary, would it be added onto the June 30th
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agenda so that the program is place for this summer. Mr. Arminio said that once
there is more information available, the board will be able to make an informed
decision. Mr. Petrelli said that the resolution on the agenda has been developed to be
put into place “if needed”. He said that the student appeals continue to go back and
forth between the high school and the Department of Education. Mr. Petrelli said that
his sense was that if the board delays this decision until the end of June, one of the
problems that the district may be challenged by is applying the personnel to
administer the remediation and the administrator. He said that this was his only
concern. Mr. Petrelli said that he has requested that the resolution include the words
“if needed” that would be a safety net both for the board expended the money and
also a safety net for the four, five or six students that may be involved. Mr. Manochio
asked what would be the problem if the board waits until June 30th. Mr. Petrelli said
that the teachers would be leaving the district on June 24th. Mr. Perkins asked who
would determine the need for this program. Mr. Petrelli said that need would be
determined by the number of students that require the remediation. Mr. Perkins
asked who would make the determination. Mr. Petrelli said that the Department of
Education is now reviewing the appeals and on a daily basis, he is receiving updates
as to how many students still have not passed the ASHA to get a determine. Mr.
Perkins asked who was the individual who makes the call that the district must go
ahead with the program. Mr. Petrelli said that it is done by the Department of
Education. Mr. Perkins asked if the Department of Education will tell the Union Board
of Education that it must have the summer program. Mr. Petrelli said that to his
knowledge it was not a requirement. Mr. Perkins said that when the Department of
Education calls the district to let them know definitely how may students are involved,
there must be somebody in district who will make the determination to go forward;
who is that person. Mr. Petrelli said that would be the principal of the high school.
Mr. Manochio stated that the resolution does state “if needed”. Mr. Arminio said he
realized that but what if there was only one student who needed the remediation,
would it still be needed. Mr. Petrelli said that in his mind if there is only one student
who needs the remediation, it would be a well spent $1800. Mr. Arminio said that if
the resolution was tabled tonight, he did not know if the program was needed if the
district would be able to get faculty members in place for the summer. Mr. Tatum felt
that since Mr. Gibbons had been planning the program for some time and if there are
individuals available to run this program, if the resolution is adopted he would be
looking to go ahead with the program if necessary. He said that he did speak to Mr.
Gibbons as late as 5:30 this evening and he informed Mr. Tatum that there were
definitely four students because the State of New Jersey has approved all of the other
students who were previously thought to need this remediation. Mr. Tatum said that
Mr. Gibbons asked him to leave the resolution on the agenda only because in the
event that he did have students, he would like to move forward with the program.
He said that Mrs. McNeil had informed him that there were other districts that were
offering this same program. Mr. Perkins said that it was his inclination to approve the
resolution as written because it may well cost more than $1800 per student to send
students out
of district for this program in tuition costs and then there can be a determination
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made at a later date as to whether or not the program goes forward; he asked if that
would satisfy Mr. Arminio. Mr. Arminio said that he would agree to have the board
vote on this resolution.

       AYE:               Mr. Abraham, Mr. Arminio, Mrs. Gaglione, Mr. Galante, Mr.
                          Layden, Mr. Perkins, Mrs. Salazar, Mrs. McNeil and Mr.
                          Manochio
       NAY:               None
       ABSTAIN:           None                  MOTION WAS CARRIED



FISCAL AND PLANNING COMMITTEE
        Moved by Mr. Perkins, seconded by Mrs. Gaglione that the following
resolutions be adopted:

F-1.   ACCEPT TREASURER’S REPORT
       That the Treasurer’s Report dated May 31, 2010 be accepted.


F-2.   ACCEPT SECRETARY’S REPORT
       That the Secretary’s Report dated May 31, 2010 be accepted.


F-3.    CERTIFY TREASURER’S AND SECRETARY’S REPORTS
         Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.11(a), I certify that as of May 31, 2010 no
budgetary line item account has obligations and payments (contractual orders) which
in total exceed the amount appropriated by the district board of education pursuant to
N.J.S.A. 18A:22-8 and 18:22-8.1.

               ___________________________            _       ______________
               James J. Damato, Board Secretary                Dated

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.2(h), we certify that as of May 31, 2010 after
review of the secretary’s monthly financial report (appropriations section) and upon
consultation with the appropriate district officials that to the best of our knowledge no
major account or fund has been over-expended in violation of N.J.A.C. 6A:23-2.2(d)3
 and that sufficient funds are available to meet the district’s financial obligations for
the remainder of the fiscal year. This certification is solely based on the information
provided by the School Business Administrator and Board Secretary and is assumed
by the board to be correct.

F-4.   APPROVE LINE ITEM TRANSFERS
       That the Board approve line item transfers in accordance with the
information appended to these minutes.
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F-5.   CONCUR WITH INVESTMENTS
       That the Board concur with the investments made by the Business
Administrator as follows:
           Mature     Purchase   Number                Invest.   Home A/C           Interest   Estimated
           Date       Date        of Days Amount       Held by   Account            Rate       Income
           06/15/10   5/18/10    28          800,000   UCNB      UCNB EBS CAST      0.21%            130.67
           06/15/10   5/18/10    28        1,200,000   UCNB      UCNB Cafeteria     0.21%            196.00
           06/15/10   5/18/10    28       16,500,000   UCNB      UCNB CAP RES       0.21%          2,695.00
           06/15/10   5/18/10    28       11,000,000   UCNB      UCNB OP AC         0.15%          1,283.33
           06/15/10   5/18/10    28          800,000   UCNB      UCNB Jan 03 Bond   0.15%             93.33
           06/15/10   5/18/10    28        1,000,000   UCNB      UNITY BANK SUI     0.15%            116.67


F-6.    APPROVE ATTACHED LIST OF CONTRACTS AND/OR PURCHASES
PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5(21)
        That the board approve attached list of contracts and/or purchases pursuant
to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5(21) in accordance with the information
appended to these minutes: (a) Mayfair Farms - $50,400 – senior prom dinners –
Union High School; (b) Taylor Publishing - $12,254.85 – final payment for yearbook-
Union High School; (c) Oak Hall Industries - $11,536 – caps and gowns for graduation
– Union High School

F-7.   APPROVE LIST OF CONTRACTS AND/OR PURCHASE ORDERS PURSUANT TO
THE REQUIREMENTS OF N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5 and 18A:18A-10(a)
       That the board approve the attached list of contracts and/or purchase orders
pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5 and 18A:18A-10(a) in
accordance with the information appended to these minutes.

F-8.   APPROVE DISTRICTWIDE TRAVEL AND RELATED EXPENSES PURSUANT TO
THE REQUIREMENTS OF N.J.S.A. 18A:11-12, N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-7 AND BOARD
POLICY FILE CODE 6471
       That the Board approve districtwide travel and related expenses pursuant to
the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:11-12, N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-7 and Board Policy File
Code 6471 and in accordance with the information appended to these minutes.

F-9.   ACCEPT DONATIONS – LIFETOUCH NATIONAL SCHOOL STUDIO
       That the board accept the following donations: (a) Lifetouch National
School Studio – $984.10 – for use by Central-Five/Jefferson School; (b) Lifetouch
National School Studio - $680.56 – for use by Livingston School

F-10. PRE-APPROVE DISTRICTWIDE STUDENT FIELD TRIPS
       That the board pre-approve districtwide student field trip destinations and
purposes pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-5.8 in accordance with the information
appended to these minutes.
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F-11. APPROVE APPLICATION FY11 – CARL D. PERKINS CAREER AND
TECHNICAL EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2006
       That the board approve application for Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical
Education Improvement Act of 2006 for FY 11 in the amount of $45,146 in
accordance with the information appended to these minutes.

DISCUSSION
        Mr. Perkins said that with regard to the certification of the
appropriations section of the Secretary’s Report that this certification is
solely based on the information provided by the School Business
Administrator and Board Secretary and is assumed by the Board to be
correct. He said that the board is certifying that based upon information
available to the board, and the information will change before the end of
June and that the board will not be able to make that certification at a
point in time after May 31st, 2010. Mr. Perkins stated that he, along with
Ms. Dunn and Mr. Vieira have had discussions over the past few days
regarding the presentation that Ms. Dunn made at the worksession
concerning a potential shortfall before year end. He said that a memo will
be distributed to the board members before the June 30th meeting so that
there can be discussions by the Fiscal Committee and with other board
members so that a determination can be made as to how the board can
approach this issue at the special meeting. Mr. Perkins said that after the
board receives the memo, he would appreciate receiving any comments
that the board members may have. Ms. Dunn said that pursuant to last
week when she gave a report to the board saying that the district was
facing a loss of over $9 million in State Aid and that the district was trying
to balance revenue versus expenditure for the year. She said that she was
hoping to avoid having to go to alternate means of applying to the
Executive County Superintendent and the Commissioner for transfers of
revenues to cover the budget shortfall. Ms. Dunn said that Mr. Perkins is
referring to a memo that was just completed at 4 p.m. today and after
analysis, it has become very apparent that on June 30th, at the special
meeting of the board of education, was to get Commissioner approval and
Board approval to transfer moneys from unreserved fund balance to
budgeted fund balance to cover a shortfall of revenue versus expenditure
for the 2009-2010 school year. Mr. Perkins said that it was important to
note that the board certifies that as of May 31, 2010 the information
provided by the Secretary and the Business Administrator is correct so that
it would be appropriate to move and adopt resolution F-3 even in its
present form but with the knowledge that it is “as of May 31st” and not as
of today.
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       AYE:               Mr. Abraham, Mr. Arminio, Mrs. Gaglione, Mr. Galante, Mr.
                          Layden, Mr. Perkins, Mrs. Salazar, Mrs. McNeil and Mr.
                          Manochio
       NAY:               None
       ABSTAIN:           None                  MOTION WAS CARRIED



OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
        Moved by Mrs. Gaglione, seconded by Mrs. Salazar that the following
resolutions be adopted:

O-1.   AWARD BID FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENT REPAIRS – K&S MUSIC
       That the board award bid for musical instrument repairs for the 2010-2011
 school year (bid # 11-02) to K&S Music in a total bid amount not to exceed
$13,000.

O-2.   AWARD BID FOR PIANO TUNING AND REPAIRS – GLENN PAULSEN
       That the board award bid for piano tuning and repairs for the 2010-2011
school year (bid # 11-03) to Glenn Paulsen in a total bid amount not to exceed
$12,500.

O-3.    REPORT RECEIPT OF BIDS
        Report receipt of bids received on May 27, 2010 for music supplies for the
2010-2011 school year (bid # 11-04); bids received on June 9, 2010 for proposed
auditorium renovations at Union High School and bids received on June 10, 2010
for Fire Extinguisher Service and Inspection for the 2010-2011 school year (bid
#11-11), Automotive Supplies for the 2010-2011 school year (bid #11-13), Boiler
Burner Cleaning and Related Services and Repairs for the 2010-2011 school year
(bid #11-12) and HVAC supplies for the 2010 -2011 school year (bid #11-14)

O-4.    AWARD BID FOR MUSIC SUPPLIES – SHAR PRODUCTS
        That the board award bid for music supplies for the 2010-2011 school year
(bid #11-04) to Shar Products, 2465 South Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor, MI in
the total bid amount of $1,655.72 in accordance with the information appended to
these minutes.

O-5.   APPROVE CONTINGENCY CHANGE ORDER #2 – SKINNER AND COOK, INC.
       That the board approve Contingency Change Order #2 from Skinner and
Cook, Inc., 218 Westfield Avenue, West, Roselle Park, NJ in a decrease of
Contingency Account in the amount of $14,307 for additional work in connection
with the Hannah Caldwell Pre-K Classroom project as described in the information
appended to these minutes.
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O-6. REJECT ALL BIDS RECEIVED ON JUNE 9, 2010 – PROPOSED AUDITORIUM
RENOVATIONS AT UNION HIGH SCHOOL
        That all bids received for proposed auditorium renovations at Union High
School be rejected because they are all exceed the project budget amount. This
project will be re-bid.

O-7.   AWARD BID FOR JANITORIAL SUPPLIES
       That the board award bid #11-10 for janitorial supplies for the 2010-2011
school year as follows:

                            AllPoly              $        1,663.20
                            Am-Sam                       5,291.27
                            Central Poly                   665.90
                            Gartland                       652.50
                            Pyramico                    12,766.08
                            Scoles                     227,516.43
                            TOTAL BID                $ 248,555.38


DISCUSSION:
        Mr. Abraham stated that the board is being asked to reject all of the
bids for the high school auditorium project which was slated to begin on
July 1st; he asked Mr. Magliacano what would happen to the timeframe of
the project. Mr. Magliacano said that he did not think the timeframe would
change all that much because the project has already been rebid and he
felt that the new bid would be able to be awarded at the June 30th
meeting. He thought that the job may only be pushed back about two
weeks or so. Mr. Abraham asked what the estimated time to complete the
project. Mr. Magliacano said that if bid had been awarded at this meeting,
the project was slated to be completed by the second week of October.
Mr. Abraham asked Mr. Magliacano if he was saying that the auditorium
would not be able to be used for the first four to five weeks of school. Mr.
Magliacano said that was correct. Mr. Manochio asked if Mr. Damato had
anything to add. Mr. Damato said that the project is being rebid, the
project has been scaled down a little bit. He said that the project still has
all of the essential elements in it. Mr. Damato said that the bid has been
re-noticed and an addendum to re-bid is being published in the newspaper
today. He said that the bids are returnable next week and after the bids
have been opened, he would know better whether the if the project can be
completed within the budgeted amount. Mr. Damato said that $1 million
has been set aside to complete this project; this amount does include the
professional fees as well. Mr. Perkins said that even though the funds have
been appropriated, that does not necessarily mean the district has the
money in hand to pay for this project. He said that the board just
discussed the possibility of a budget shortfall by the end of June and what
can be recovered from reduced bids on this project and/or abandonment of
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the project and transfer of funds if that can be done, may well save the
district. Ms. Dunn said that last Tuesday, she did say that her estimations
did include going ahead with this project. She said that the money for this
project was capital reserve money and is out of the scope of general funds.
Mr. Manochio said that if this project is on the agenda for approval on
June 30th, the board will have to have the money to finance the project.
Ms. Dunn said that the money allocated for the high school auditorium
project is capital reserve money and is separate from general fund money.
 She said whether the board goes with the project or not, the district will
still have a budget shortfall as she outlined earlier. Mr. Perkins said that
there is $1 million and if all of the bids came in over $1 million, how does
the district anticipate getting the project specifications down so that the
bids will come in under $1 million? Mr. Damato said that there were a
number of changes, approximately 15 or 20 tweaks that were made to the
project to try to get the bid amounts to be reduced. Mr. Arminio asked
who was involved in the “tweaking” of the specifications? Mr. Damato said
that he had a meeting with Mr. Magliacano and Mr. Potter this afternoon.
He said that there were a number of design professionals that are involved
in this project; one is an engineer and the other is an architect. Mr.
Damato said that the engineer did a lot of design work under a “best case”
scenario and for example, under electrical, the district could, by redesigning
the electrical to use existing panels and not create new panels, achieve a
savings of approximately $100,000. He said this is one example and it
would not be visible in the finished product of the renovation. Mr. Damato
said that one thing that needed to be taken out of the project was the
amplifiers and the speakers for the sound system; however, he believed
that there was money in the budget to rent the equipment again as has
been done in previous years. He said in addition, there will be a portion of
money to supplement the project after it has been constructed and he did
not want to leave out or redo items that were already done. Mr. Damato
said that the specifications could not leave out a new ceiling, the new light
fixtures on the house lights or the central air conditioning system because
these are integral and as these projects are done, they affect several other
projects in the ceiling. He said that he wanted to make sure certain things
were done so that if things had to be added later, the ceiling would not
have to be ripped out for it to be done. Mr. Damato said that those were
the types of things that were talked about today and it seemed like the
plan had been ironed out and hopefully the bids will come at the right
level.

       AYE:               Mr. Abraham, Mr. Arminio, Mrs. Gaglione, Mr. Galante, Mr.
                          Layden, Mr. Perkins, Mrs. Salazar, Mrs. McNeil and Mr.
                          Manochio
       NAY:               None
       ABSTAIN:           None                  MOTION WAS CARRIED
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PERSONNEL COMMITTEE
       Moved by Mr. Abraham, seconded by Mrs. Gaglione that resolutions
P-1 through P-30 be adopted:

P-1.   APPROVE PERSONNEL ACTIONS
       That the Board approve personnel actions in accordance with the
information appended to these minutes.

P-2.   APPROVE SUBSTITUTE LISTS
       That the June, 2010 Substitute/Home Instruction List, substitute custodians
and substitute playground/ cafeteria aides, classroom assistants and secretaries be
approved in accordance with the information appended to these minutes.

P-3.     ACCEPT LETTERS OF RESIGNATION
         That the Board accept letters of resignation from the following staff: (a)
Patricia A. Dempsey, teacher at Battle Hill School, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement);
(b) Rosie P. DuBose, teacher assistant at Battle Hill School, effective July 1, 2010
(retirement); (c) Linda Nitch, Family and Consumer Science teacher at Kawameeh
Middle School, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement); (d) Carol Heyman, teacher at
Connecticut Farms School, effective July 1, 2010 (retirement);

P-4.   REAPPOINT TREASURER OF SCHOOL MONIES FOR 2010-2011 – CYBURT
       That the board reappoint Debra Cyburt as Treasurer of School Monies for
the 2010-2011 school year at an annual salary of $4,000.

P-5.   REAPPOINT ADA/FACILITY COORDINATOR, IPM COORDINATOR AND
AHERA DESIGNATED PERSON FOR 2010-2011 – MAGLIACANO
       That the board reappoint Anthony Magliacano as ADA/Facility Coordinator,
IPM Coordinator and AHERA designated person, for the 2010-2011 school year at
no cost to the District.

P-6.    REAPPOINT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICER FOR AWARDING CONTRACTS
FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR – DAMATO
        That the board reappoint James J. Damato, as Affirmative Action Officer for
awarding contracts for the 2010-2011 school year under PL1975, c. 127, at no cost
to the District.

P-7.    APPOINT CUSTODIAN OF SCHOOL RECORDS FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL
YEAR – DAMATO
        That the board appoint James J. Damato, as Custodian of School Records
for the 2010-2011 school year at no cost to the District.

P-8.  APPROVE UNPAID FAMILY LEAVE
      That the board approve unpaid family leave for the following staff: (a)
Lauren Kohn, special education teacher at Union High School, for the period
September 6 through December 5, 2010; (b) Colleen Gilmartin, Occupational
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Therapist, for the period May 19 through October 31, 2010

P-9.    APPROVE MATERNITY AND UNPAID FAMILY LEAVES
        That the board approve maternity leave and unpaid family leave for the
following staff: (a) Eliza Stypulkowski, teacher at Central-Five/Jefferson School,
for the period September 1 through November 28, 2010; (b) Dana DelGuercio,
Child Study Team member, for the period October 2, 2010 through January 2,
2011; (c) Deanna DeNoia, teacher at Connecticut Farms School, for the period
September 13 through November 14, 2010; (d) Christine Drivas, A.A.P. teacher at
Hannah Caldwell School, for the period September 14 through November 28,
2010; (e) Vanessa Santos, foreign language teacher at Union High School, for the
period September 1 through December 12, 2010

P-10. APPROVE UNPAID FAMILY LEAVE AND EXTENDED CHILD REARING LEAVE-
DI MUZIO
       That the board approve unpaid family leave and extended child rearing
leave for Julie DiMuzio, A.A.P. teacher at Battle Hill School, for the period
September 1 through the end of the 2010-2011 school year.

P-11. APPROVE EXTENDED CHILD REARING LEAVE – DI GENA
       That the board approve extended child rearing leave for Christine DiGena,
teacher at Hannah Caldwell School, for the 2010-2011 school year.

P-12. AWARD       PROPOSAL       FOR    FACILITATINIG        CO-TEACHING     AND
PERFORMANCE IN CONTENT AREAS AT MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL – LEARNING
PLUS
       That the board award proposal for facilitating co-teaching and performance
in content areas at the middle school level for the 2010-2011 school year to
Learning Plus, 22 Cruiser Court, Toms River, New Jersey 08753 at a rate of $1500
per day not to exceed $45,000 in accordance with the information appended to
these minutes.

P-13.   APPROVE SUBSTITUTE LISTS FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR
        That the 2010-2011 school year Substitute/Home Instruction List, and
substitute custodians be approved in accordance with the information appended to
these minutes.

P-14.   AMEND LIST OF STAFF – EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR – SUMMER 2010
        That the board amend list of staff to perform required services for the
Extended School Year, Summer 2010 for the period July 1st through August 31, 2010
in accordance with the information appended to these minutes.

P-15. APPROVE STAFF TO RECORD AND TRANSCRIBE MINUTES OF RESIDENCY
COMMITTEE MEETINGS – HUBBARD
        That the board approve Donna Hubbard to record and transcribe the minutes
of Residency Committee meetings as assigned, effective July 1, 2010 through June
30, 2011 at a rate of $250 per meeting.
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P-16. APPROVE POLICE FOR PRE AND POST GRADUATION SECURITY
        That approval be given to appoint police for pre and post graduation
building and grounds security and graduation security at an hourly rate of $22 per
hour per patrolman and $24 per hour for supervisor.

P-17. APPROVE NURSE TO REVIEW MEDICAL RECORDS OF SUMMER 2010
REGISTRANTS – KRANTZ
        That the board approve payment to Laurie Krantz, Livingston School nurse,
to review medical records of summer registrants at a rate of $ 46.24 per hour not
to exceed seventy-five (75) hours or $3,468 from July 1st through August 31st,
2010.

P-18. APPROVE PAYMENT FOR TELEVISION BROADCASTING COVERAGE FOR
2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR
       That the board approve payment to Karen Gainey, Christopher Capodice
and Steven Geller for television broadcasting coverage for after school hours
during the 2010-2011 school year at a per person rate of $40 per hour.

P-19. APPROVE PAYMENT FOR PRINTING SERVICES FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL
YEAR - SHAFFER
       That the board approve payment to John Shaffer for printing services
during the 2010-2011 school year at a rate of $30 per hour.

P-20. APPOINT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICER, ASSISTANT AFFIRMATIVE
ACTION OFFICE AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICER FOR CLASSROOM
PRACTICES FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR
       That the board appoint Gregory A. Tatum, as Affirmative Action Officer;
Edward Gibbons as Assistant Affirmative Action Officer and Benjamin Kloc as
Affirmative Action Officer for classroom practices for the 2010-2011 school year at
no cost to the District.

P-21. REAPPOINT CHIEF MEDICAL INSPECTOR FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR –
MULLICK
       That the board reappoint Dr. Bharati Mullick as Chief Medical Inspector for
the Township of Union Public Schools for the 2010-2011 school year for an annual
stipend of $15,000.

P-22. REAPPOINT TEAM PHYSICIAN FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR – GALLICK
       That the board reappoint Dr. Gregory Gallick as team physician for the
Township of Union Public Schools for the 2010-2011 school year for an annual
stipend of $3,500.

P-23. REAPPOINT MEDICAL INSPECTOR FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR –
EISENSTAT
       That the board reappoint Dr. Steven Eisenstat as medical inspector for the
Township of Union Public Schools for the 2010-2011 school year for an annual
stipend of $1,300.
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P-24. REAPPOINT MEDICAL INSPECTOR FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR
       That the board reappoint Dr. Dawn E. Calamari, medical inspector for the
Township of Union Public Schools for the 2010-2011 school year for an annual
stipend of $1,300.

P-25. APPROVE PAYMENT TO SAT/PSAT TESTING COORDINATOR FOR 2010-2011
SCHOOL YEAR – WILEZOL
       That the board approve payment to Ellen Wilezol as SAT/PSAT Testing
Coordinator at a rate of $30 per hour not to exceed fifty (50) hours or $1500 for the
2010-2011 school year.

P-26.  APPROVE GUIDANCE COUNSELOR FOR SUMMER 2010 – WILEZOL
       That the board approve payment to Ellen Wilezol as Summer Guidance
Counselor stipend of $3,312 for summer 2010.

P-27. APPROVE PAYMENT FOR UPDATING AND MAINTAINING COMPUTERS AND
PREPARATION OF NEWLETTER IN UNION HIGH SCHOOL DIGITAL COMPUTER LAB
SUMMER 2010 – JONES
       That the board approve payment to David Jones for updating and maintaining
the computers and preparation of newsletter in Union High School Digital Computer
Lab, Room D232, during Summer 2010 at a rate of $20 per hour not to exceed 80
hours or $1600.


P-28.   APPROVE CURRICULUM WRITING TEAMS
        That the board approve the following curriculum writing teams at a per person
rate of $20 per hour not to exceed 15 hours or $300: ESL Beginner – Grades K-5:
Christina Fasanella and Barbara Perska; Social Studies – Grade 2: Jaclyn Cannella,
Karen Freitas and Gregory Pardo; Social Studies – Grade 3: Jaclyn Cannella, Karen
Freitas and Gregory Pardo;    AP Studio: Janet Gabriel; English Grade 11: Jen
DeSousa; Geometry : Anna Lytle and Nina Matthews; Geometry Concepts: Anna
Lytle and Nina Matthews; Language Arts – Grade 5: Barbara Nichols, Jeanne Stanco
and Janet Whitehouse; English Foundations 9: Mary Malyska and Sandra Mangarella;
and     English Foundations 11: Mary Malyska and Sandra Mangarella


P-29. AMEND RESOLUTION ACCEPTING PROPOSAL FOR STAFF TRAINING IN
INCLUSIVE EDUCATION STRATEGIES AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR 2010-
2011 SCHOOL YAER – ASSISTIVE TEK
         That the board amend resolution P-10 adopted on May 18, 2010 as follows:
 “ . . . to accept proposal for Staff Training in Inclusion Education Strategies and
Assistive Technology for the 2010-2011 school year from Assistive Tek, 174
Stephensburg Road, Port Murray, NJ at a fee not to exceed $91,000 (an increase
of $30,000 from the original award) in accordance with the information appended
to these minutes.”
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P-30. APPROVE BEDSIDE INSTRUCTION FOR 2009-2010 ON “AS NEEDED” BASIS
– DAYTOP VILLAGE OF NEW JERSEY
       That the board approve Daytop Village of New Jersey, 80 West Main Street,
Mendham, NJ to provide bedside instruction for district students for the 2009-2010
school year on an “as needed” basis in an amount not to exceed $3,500 in
accordance with the information appended to these minutes.

DISCUSSION:
        Mr. Abraham said that the information sent to the board as backup for
resolution P-1 last week, included the appointment of athletic coaches for the
entire school year. He said that the names of the winter and spring season
coaches have been pulled and only the coaches for the fall sports will be approved
at this meeting. Mr. Abraham said that the winter and the spring coaches will be
approved later in the year.

       AYE:               Mr. Abraham, Mr. Arminio, Mrs. Gaglione, Mr. Galante, Mr.
                          Layden, Mr. Perkins, Mrs. Salazar, Mrs. McNeil and Mr.
                          Manochio
       NAY:               None
       ABSTAIN:           None                  MOTION WAS CARRIED

      Moved by Mr. Abraham, seconded by Mrs. Gaglione that resolution
P-31 be adopted:

P-31. REAPPOINT STAFF FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR
        That the board reappoint principals, supervisors, directors, teachers,
security monitors, classroom assistants, cafeteria/ playground aids, custodians,
maintainers and transportation employees, part-time transportation employees,
twelve-month secretaries, ten-month secretaries, confidential secretaries and
central office personnel for the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the
information appended to these minutes.

DISCUSSION:
      None

       AYE:               Mr. Arminio, Mrs. Gaglione, Mr. Galante, Mr. Layden, Mr.
                          Perkins, Mrs. Salazar, and Mrs. McNeil
       NAY:               None
       ABSTAIN:           Mr. Abraham and Mr. Manochio          MOTION WAS CARRIED

       Moved by Mr. Abraham, seconded by Mrs. Gaglione that resolutions
P-32 through P-43 be adopted:

P-32. REMOVE AND REPLACE CURRICULUM WRITING TEAM MEMBER
      That the board remove Doris Glowacki as member of curriculum writing
team for German Cycle Grade 7 and replace her with Karen Guglich at a per
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person rate of $20 per hour not to exceed 15 hours or $300.

P-33. ACCEPT PROPOSAL FOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE REGARDING BLOCK
SCHEDULING FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLS – JENNINGS
        That the board accept proposal from Dr. Mark A. Jennings, 1 Kimberly
Court, Springfield, NJ to provide professional expertise regarding block scheduling
for the middle schools of Union Public Schools for a total cost of $500 per day not
to exceed five days or $2,500 in accordance with the information appended to
these minutes.

P-34. ACCEPT SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE MATTER OF
“S.S.”
        That the board accept the Superintendent’s recommendations in the matter
of S.S. in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member and
to be recorded in the nonpublic portion of the minutes of this meeting.

P-35. ACCEPT PROPOSAL FOR INSURANCE BROKERAGE SERVICES FOR 2010-
2011 SCHOOL YEAR – MARQUIS INSURANCE AGENCY
       That the Board accept proposal for Insurance Brokerage Services for the
2010-2011 school year from Marquis Insurance Agency, 900 Rt. 9 North,
Woodbridge, NJ 07095 in accordance with the information appended to these
minutes.

P-36. ACCEPT PROPOSAL FOR ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING SERVICES FOR
2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR – SUPLEE, CLOONEY & COMPANY
        The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move
that the Board accept proposal for Accounting and Auditing Services for the 2010-
2011 school year from Suplee, Clooney & Company, 308 E. Broad Street,
Westfield, NJ 07090 in accordance with the information appended to these
minutes.

P-37. ACCEPT PROPOSAL FOR BOND COUNSEL SERVICES FOR 2010-2011
SCHOOL YEAR – WILENTZ, GOLDMAN & SPITZER, P.A.
       That the Board accept proposal for Bond Counsel Services for the 2010-
2011 school year from Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. 90 Woodbridge Center
Drive, Woodbridge, NJ 07095 in accordance with the information appended to
these minutes.

P-38. ACCEPT PROPOSAL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE SERVICES FOR 2010-2011 – BIRDSALL SERVICES
GROUP
       That the Board accept proposal for Environmental Engineering and
Regulatory Compliance Services for the 2010-2011 school year from Birdsall
Services Group, 65 Jackson Drive, Cranford, NJ 07016 in accordance with the
information appended to these minutes.
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P-39. ACCEPT PROPOSAL FOR ONGOING ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AT
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND GARAGE FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR -
BIRDSALL SERVICES GROUP
       That the Board accept proposal for Ongoing Environmental Services at
Administration Building and Garage for the 2010-2011 school year from Birdsall
Services Group, 65 Jackson Drive, Cranford, NJ 07016 in accordance with the
information appended to these minutes.

P-40. ACCEPT PROPOSAL FOR LEGAL SERVICES FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR-
WEINER LESNIAK, LLP
       That the Board accept proposal for Legal Services for the 2010-2011 school
year from Weiner Lesniak, LLP., 629 Parsippany Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054 in
accordance with the information appended to these minutes.

P-41. ACCEPT PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEE BENEFIT INSURANCE
BROKER SERVICES FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR – BUSINESS &
GOVERNMENTAL INSURANCE AGENCY (BGIA)
       That the Board accept proposal to provide Employee Benefit insurance
broker services for the 2010-2011 school year to Business & Governmental
Insurance Agency (BGIA), 900 Route 9 North, Woodbridge, NJ 07095 in
accordance with the information appended to these minutes.

P-42. ACCEPT PROPOSAL FOR LEGAL SERVICES FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR-
APRUZZESE, MC DERMOTT, MASTRO & MURPHY, P.C.
       The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move
that the Board accept proposal for Legal Services for the 2010-2011 school year
from Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, P.C., P.O. Box 112, Liberty Corner,
NJ 07938 in accordance with the information appended to these minutes.

P-43. ACCEPT PROPOSAL FOR ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES FOR 2010-2011
SCHOOL YEAR – POTTER ARCHITECTS
       That the Board accept proposal for Architectural Services for the 2010-2011
school year from Potter Architects, 410 Colonial Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 in
accordance with the information appended to these minutes.

DISCUSSION:
        Mr. Arminio said that with regard to resolution P-41, in the backup
information, the contract states that there is a “Wellness” program in place and
asked how the “Wellness” program was going. Mr. Damato said that the district is
planning to implement the Wellness program for the teachers and staff in the fall
when school reopens. He said that the committee has met several times with the
insurance agent/consultant. Mr. Damato said there was not enough time to get
the information out and implement the program before the end of this school year.
 He said over the summer there will be testing of various things on the web site
and the broker is going to hire a Wellness Coach at their expense and the
committee will meet this individual over the summer to come up with a game plan
for the fall. Mr. Arminio said he thought it was a wonderful idea and he hoped
that it would be successful.
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       AYE:               Mr. Abraham, Mr. Arminio, Mrs. Gaglione, Mr. Galante, Mr.
                          Layden, Mr. Perkins, Mrs. Salazar, Mrs. McNeil and Mr.
                          Manochio
       NAY:               None
       ABSTAIN:           None                  MOTION WAS CARRIED


POLICY COMMITTEE
        Moved by Mr. Arminio, seconded by Mr. Perkins that the following
resolution be adopted

POL-1. APPROVE POLICY – SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION – FILE CODE 5114
        That the board approve Suspension and Expulsion Policy – File Code 5114
in accordance with the information appended to these minutes.

DISCUSSION:
        Mr. Arminio said that this is a change to a policy which the district already
has in place. He said that this policy was discussed at the worksession. Mr.
Perkins said that he thought it would be helpful for the people in the audience and
who do not have benefit of the discussion to point out what the change in the
policy was. Mr. Arminio said that part D of the policy was changed as follows:

       D. A pupil’s short term suspension by the Building Principal may be
       appealed to the Superintendent of Schools or designee and upon
       dissatisfaction with the Superintendent or designee’s decision may be
       appealed to the Board of Education. Any appeal of the Board’s
       decision regarding the general education pupil’s program may be
       made to the Commissioner of Education, in accordance with N.J.S.A.
       18A:37-2.4 and N.J.A.C. 6A:3-1.3 through 1.17. A pupil on a short
       term or long term suspension will not be permitted to remain in
       school while appealing a suspension. Appeal to the Superintendent
       shall be made within forty-eight (48) hours of notice to the parent.

Mr. Arminio said that originally the appeal process allowed the student to return to
the classroom until the appeal was heard, no matter how long that took. He said
that this issue has been cleared up and the student will not be allowed into the
building until the appeal process is heard.

       AYE:               Mr. Abraham, Mr. Arminio, Mrs. Gaglione, Mr. Galante, Mr.
                          Layden, Mr. Perkins, Mrs. Salazar, Mrs. McNeil and Mr.
                          Manochio
       NAY:               None
       ABSTAIN:           None                 MOTION WAS CARRIED
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        Mr. Damato said that as a matter of procedure, he thought that on
resolution P-31, the board should make a motion to take a new vote. He thought
that Mr. Galante inadvertently voted on the resolution and he needed to abstain.

        Moved by Mr. Abraham, seconded by Mrs. McNeil that the board reconsider
resolution P-31:

       AYE:               Mr. Abraham, Mr. Arminio, Mrs. Gaglione, Mr. Galante, Mr.
                          Layden, Mr. Perkins, Mrs. Salazar, Mrs. McNeil and Mr.
                          Manochio
       NAY:               None
       ABSTAIN:           None                 MOTION WAS CARRIED


        Moved by Mr. Abraham, seconded by Mr. Perkins that the board approve
resolution P-31:

       AYE:         Mrs. Gaglione, Mr. Layden, Mr. Perkins, Mrs. Salazar, and
             Mrs. McNeil
       NAY:         None
       ABSTAIN:     Mr. Abraham, Mr. Arminio, Mr. Galante and Mr. Manochio
                                                 MOTION WAS CARRIED

APPROVAL OF BILLS
         Moved by Mr. Perkins seconded by Mr. Galante that the Board concur with
the bills listed in the permanent bound register appended to these minutes and be
ordered for payment.

       AYE:               Mr. Abraham, Mr. Arminio, Mrs. Gaglione, Mr. Galante, Mr.
                          Layden, Mr. Perkins, Mrs. Salazar, Mrs. McNeil and Mr.
                          Manochio
       NAY:               None
       ABSTAIN:           None                 MOTION WAS CARRIED


UNFINISHED BUSINESS
      None

NEW BUSINESS
       Mr. Abraham offered his congratulations to the students from Mr. Petras’
class and to the Union High School Performing Arts Department for the
outstanding jobs that they have done this year. He said that the high school
performing arts group continues to produce outstanding work every year; their
shows continue to be top-notch and the staff and students work extremely hard.
Mr. Abraham said he wanted to thank Mr. Petrelli for his service to the district from
January 1st through June 30th. He said it probably was not easy for him to come
out of retirement and go back into an office to work and it was a challenging
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prospect. Mr. Abraham said he wanted to also thank Mr. Tatum for his work as
the Acting Superintendent. He said that this is the board’s last televised meeting
and he wanted to publicly thank Mr. Tatum for his hard work and his dedication
during difficult times.

         Mr. Layden also wanted to thank Mr. Tatum for his work as Acting
Superintendent and Mr. Petrelli for his work as the Interim Assistant
Superintendent. He extended his congratulations to Mr. Rago, Mr. Moesser and
Ms. Muller and all of the students who participated in last spring’s musical
production and he stated that it was certainly an amazing accomplishment to win
first place out of 100 schools that were considered. Mr. Layden said that he had
the opportunity to attend the Union Township Education Foundation annual grant
recipient recognition reception at Liberty Hall and he was very impressed with the
presentations of the teachers that had received grants. He said that the
Foundation has given approximately $80,000 in grants to district teachers over the
past years. Mr. Layden said that he also attended the Elegant Soirée at the
Galloping Hill Inn and he wanted to congratulate the three speech winners. He
thought all three speeches were outstanding and anyone who participated in the
speech contest did a fabulous job. Mr. Layden said that he had the opportunity to
go to Burnet Middle School to present the National Junior Honor Society recipients.
 He said that there were over 40 new inductees. He congratulated all of the
students and thanked Mrs. Grillo for her hard work with this group.

         Mr. Arminio said that he   wanted to offer his congratulations to all of the
district’s retirees and wish them   good luck. He said that there was a very large
group of people retiring and he     hoped that the district would be able to replace
these individuals with candidates   that have the same amount of expertise.

      Mr. Tatum thanked the board members for their kind words and thankfully
when the cameras roll in September, Dr. Martin will be sitting in his seat.

        Mr. Petrelli also thanked the board and the community for the opportunity
to serve the district.

      Mr. Manochio said that high school graduation would take place next
Thursday at 6:30 p.m.


COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC
        Ms. Hall said that at the March board meeting she spoke about the dance
marathon that was planned at Kawameeh Middle School. She said that $1355
were raised for the Make A Wish Foundation. Ms. Hall said that the students had a
great time and because Kawameeh raised so much money, it was able to adopt a
local “wish” child. She did not know what the wish will be yet but they should
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be getting that information shortly. Ms. Hall said that Kawameeh Middle School
will be featured in the next newsletter that Make A Wish New Jersey puts out and
this is the second time that Kawameeh has achieved this feat. She wanted to
thank everyone for their support and next year it would be bigger and better.


MOTION TO ADJOURN
      There being no further business before the board, it was moved by Mr.
Abraham, seconded by Mrs. McNeil that the meeting be adjourned.

       AYE:               Mr. Abraham, Mr. Arminio, Mrs. Gaglione, Mr. Galante, Mr.
                          Layden, Mr. Perkins, Mrs. Salazar, Mrs. McNeil and Mr.
                          Manochio
       NAY:               None
       ABSTAIN:           None                 MOTION WAS CARRIED



                                                Respectfully submitted,



                                                JAMES J. DAMATO
                                                BOARD SECRETARY

								
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