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Previous MeetingSeptember 13, 2010 08:00 PMNext Meeting
Lindenwold Board of Education - Work Session
Lindenwold High School
801 Egg Harbor Road
Lindenwold, NJ 08021

 

  
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Unfold I.  Call to Order   
         
a. Call meeting to order and announce that in compliance with Sunshine regulations, this meeting was appropriately advertised on April 29, 2010, by notifying the Record Breeze as well as posting notices in Borough Hall and all Lindenwold Public Schools stating: Purpose- 7:00 p.m. Executive Session; 8:00 p.m. Regular Session; Meeting Location - Lindenwold High School, 801 Egg Harbor Road, Lindenwold, New Jersey 08021     
Unfold II.  Pledge of Allegiance   
         
a. Request all to stand and recite Pledge of Allegiance: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.     
Unfold III.  Code of Ethics   
         
a. New Jersey School Board Member Code of Ethics     
IV.  Roll Call   
V.  Executive Session   
VI.  Regular Meeting   
VII.  Report to Community   
Unfold VIII.  Presentations   
         
a. Spring 2010 NJASK Math Perfect Scores - School Five: Rosibel Bonilla, David Brown, Elder Mendez, Robert Blair, Mary Renner and School Four: Christopher Hernandez, Judith Chavez, Tamir Linder, Mariame Toure'.     
         
b. School Opening and Introduction of New Teachers - Principals     
Unfold IX.  Consideration of Minutes of Last Board Meeting   
         
a. Consideration of the Minutes of the Board of Education Meeting of August 23, 2010.      (V)  
Unfold X.  Open Meeting to Public   
         
a. Five (5) minute time limit per speaker. The public is reminded that they should attempt to resolve problems and/or complaints through initial contacts with appropriate administrators or staff members. Complaints or concerns about individual staff members will not be heard by the Board without at least two school days prior notification to allow written notification to that staff member to have the opportunity to attend the meeting. Complaints or concerns about individual staff members will be heard in executive session unless otherwise requested by the involved staff member. Such matters would only be brought to the Board after all avenues within the chain of command have been exhausted. ** Please assist us in maintaining decorum by refraining from making comments except at this time.     
Unfold XI.  Business Administrator/Board Secretary's Report   
         
a. Business Administrator's Informational Items     
         
b. Use of Facilities by Outside Organizations: 9/2010 to 3/2011 All schools for cheerleading practice, Lindenwold Chargers Cheerleading (Kim Binder); 9/2010 to 12/2010 MS for home football games, Lindenwold Chargers (Michael Williams).     
Unfold XII.  Superintendent's Report   
         
a. Informational Items: Municipal Alliance     
Unfold XIII.  Superintendent's Administration Recommendations   
         
a. Consideration of resignation of Michael-Joseph Mercanti-Anthony as 9th Grade Programs/Supervisor of Social Studies/World Language at Lindenwold Middle and High School, effective at a mutually agreed upon date.      (V)  
Unfold XIV.  Superintendent's Faculty Recommendations   
         
a. Consideration of 1/5 overload for Sheldon Morris (HS) at the contracted rate for the 2010-2011 school year.      (V)  
         
b. Consideration of extending Maternity/FMLA for Dana Boguszewski (#5) to 11/1/2010.      (V)  
         
c. Consideration of Amy Belosky as School Five replacement teacher for maternity leave of absence at the contracted rate, BA Step 4, for the 2010-2011 school year pending the completion of required paperwork (Partida), effective 9/1/10.      (V)  
         
d. Consideration of resignation of Aleah Dorsey as French Teacher at Lindenwold Middle School, effective 8/31/10.      (V)  
         
e. Consideration of overload for Bill Flickinger (HS) at the contracted rate for the 2010-2011 school year.      (V)  
         
f. Consideration of Francesca Lanza as Middle School French Teacher at the contracted rate, BA Step 5, for the 2010-2011 school year pending the completion of required paperwork, effective 9/1/10 (A. Dorsey).      (V)  
         
g. Consideration of Thomas DiMattia as Substitute Teacher at the rate of $85 per day as needed for the 2010-2011 school year pending the completion of required paperwork, effective 9/1/10.      (V)  
         
h. Consideration of Shannon Steele as Substitute Teacher at the rate of $85 per day as needed for the 2010-2011 school year pending the completion of required paperwork, effective 9/1/10.      (V)  
         
i. Consideration of Source4Teachers September 2010 Master List.      (V)  
         
j. Consideration of overload for Kurt DiGiovanni (HS) for the 2010-2011 school year at the contracted rate.      (V)  
         
k. Consideration of School Five Extended Day Teachers at the contracted rate for the 2010-2011 school year as attached (NCLB Title I funded).      (V)  
         
l. Consideration of overload for Middle School Teachers Francesca Lanza and Melissa Lomax at the contracted rate for the 2010-2011 school year.      (V)  
Unfold XV.  Superintendent's Staff Recommendations   
         
a. Consideration of Gail Gregori as Instructional Aide at Lindenwold HS at the contracted rate, $21,672, for the 2010-2011 school pending the completion of required paperwork.      (V)  
         
b. Consideration of Brandi Sorenson as full-time LPN for 1:1 Middle School student at the rate of $25 per hour for the 2010-2011 school year pending the completion of required paperwork, effective 9/1/10 (Karmade).      (V)  
         
c. Consideration of Devonne Slade as part-time RN for 1:1 School Four student for 3 hours per day at the rate of $25 per hour for the 2010-2011 school year pending the completion of required paperwork, effective 9/1/10 (Underwood).      (V)  
         
d. Consideration of Linda Ficke as Substitute School Nurse at the contracted rate as needed for the 2010-2011 school year pending the completion of required paperwork.      (V)  
         
e. Consideration of rescinding offer of employment for Kim Hunter as Cafeteria Aide at School Five due to lack of required paperwork.      (V)  
         
f. Consideration of Nigsa Cordero as School Five Cafeteria Aide for the 2010-2011 school year at the contracted rate pending the completion of required paperwork, effective 9/10/10.      (V)  
         
g. Consideration of reassignment of Lily Mahon and Sandra Deery (Instructional Aides) to School 4 due to special education IEP needs.      (V)  
         
h. Consideration to approve the following overloads for instructional assistants at the Board approved rate to provide IEP mandated student coverage (attachment).      (V)  
         
i. Consideration of Shari O'Neil as School Four Cafeteria Aide at the contracted rate for the 2010-2011 school year pending the completion of required paperwork.      (V)  
         
j. Consideration of resignation Kim Finnegan as Substitute Cafeteria Aide, effective immediately.      (V)  
Unfold XVI.  Superintendent's Co-Curricular Recommendations   
         
a. Consideration of High School Activity Advisors at the contracted rate for the 2010-2011 school year as attached.      (V)  
         
b. Consideration of Mary Kelly, Ann Ryan and Kathy Thomas (Sub) as After School Administrative Detention Teachers at the contracted rate for the 2010-2011 school year.      (V)  
         
c. Consideration of Adam Davidson, Michael Egan, Dave Ott, Jamal White, and Marc Wiseley (Winter/Spring) as Saturday Detention Teachers (Rotating Basis) at the contracted rate for the 2010-2011 school year.      (V)  
         
d. Consideration of Library Tutors at the contracted rate for the 2010-2011 school year as follows: Larry Abrams/Kathy Thomas (Monday); Kay Baggs/Jim Roddy (Tuesday); Jennifer Raffner/Tina May (Wednesday); Angela Scott/Tara Ringenwald (Thursday); Alicia Heinemann (Substitute).      (V)  
         
e. Consideration of Fall Workers for football games at the contracted rate for the 2010-2011 school year as attached.      (V)  
         
f. Consideration of Drew Morgan as Assistant Boys Soccer Coach at the contracted rate, Step 1, for the 2010-2011 school year.      (V)  
         
g. Consideration of Frank Wills as Volunteer Boys Soccer Coach for the 2010-2011 school year.      (V)  
XVII.  Student Reports   
Unfold XVIII.  Property Committee-Kevin McGahey, Chairperson   
         
a. Business Administrator Update     
         
b. Consideration to approve disposal of unsafe cafeteria tables located at high school.      (V)  
         
c. Consideration to approve disposal of outdated and damaged A/V equipment and curricular materials located at School Five.      (V)  
         
d. Consideration to authorize execution and delivery of Grant Agreement #G5-4310, State Project # 2670-090-10-1004 - MS Security      (V)  
         
e. Consideration to delegate authority to the School Business Administrator for supervision of the School Facilities Project, State Project # 2670-090-10-1004 - MS Security      (V)  
         
f. Consideration to authorize execution and delivery of Grant Agreement #G5-4308, State Project # 2670-050-10-1006 - School 5 Playground      (V)  
         
g. Consideration to delegate authority to the School Business Administrator for supervision of the School Facilities Project, State Project # 2670-050-10-1006 - School 5 Playground      (V)  
         
h. Consideration to authorize execution and delivery of Grant Agreement #G5-4309, State Project # 2670-050-10-1007 - School 5 Partial re-roofing.      (V)  
         
i. Consideration to delegate authority to the School Business Administrator for supervision of the School Facilities Project, State Project # 2670-050-10-1007 - School 5 Partial re-roofing.      (V)  
         
j. Consideration to authorize execution and delivery of Grant Agreement #G5-4307, State Project # 2670-050-10-1003 - School 5 Ext. Door Replacement/security system.      (V)  
         
k. Consideration to delegate authority to the School Business Administrator for supervision of the School Facilities Project, State Project # 2670-050-10-1003 - School 5 Ext. Door Replacement/security system.      (V)  
         
l. Consideration to authorize execution and delivery of Grant Agreement #G5-4304, State Project # 2670-040-10-1001 - School 4 Ext. Door Replacement/security system.      (V)  
         
m. Consideration to delegate authority to the School Business Administrator for supervision of the School Facilities Project, State Project # 2670-040-10-1001 - School 4 Ext. Door Replacement/security system.      (V)  
         
n. Consideration to authorize execution and delivery of Grant Agreement #G5-4305, State Project # 2670-040-10-1002 - School 4 Partial Roof Replacement.      (V)  
         
o. Consideration to delegate authority to the School Business Administrator for supervision of the School Facilities Project, State Project # 2670-040-10-1002 - School 4 Partial Roof Replacement.      (V)  
         
p. Consideration to authorize execution and delivery of Grant Agreement #G5-4306, State Project # 2670-040-10-1005 - School 4 Playground      (V)  
         
q. Consideration to delegate authority to the School Business Administrator for supervision of the School Facilities Project, State Project # 2670-040-10-1005 - School 4 Playground      (V)  
Unfold XIX.  Policy Committee-Alethia Gibbs-Smith, Chairperson   
         
a. Policy Committee meeting on 9/27 at 6:00     
Unfold XX.  Curriculum Committee-Rita Heins, Chairperson   
         
a. Superintendent Update     
         
b. Consideration of curriculum writing at a stipend of $500 per curriculum as follows: Sarah Palais (MS Writing Lab), Roberto Lugo (7/8 Spanish), Katrinia Clouser (7th grade Social Studies), and Paul Maggi (Freshman Seminar).      (V)  
         
c. Consideration to approve Jason Brice as counseling intern for the 2010 fall semester.      (V)  
         
d. Consideration of Senior Privilege for TR for the 2010-2011 school year. Transportation is the responsibility of student.      (V)  
         
e. Consideration to approve one-to-one assistant for student #103341 attending BCSS Extended School Year Program at rate of $3100, effective 7/1/10 to 7/29/10.      (V)  
         
f. Consideration to approve one-to-one assistant for student #104431 attending BCSS Extended School Year Program at rate of $3100, effective 7/1/10 to 7/29/10.      (V)  
         
g. Consideration to approve collaboration between the Head Start Program and Lindenwold School District for the 2010-2011 school year (attachment).      (V)  
         
h. Consideration to approve Valerie Sheridan and Amanda Petito for Clinical Practicum III at School Four for Speech/Language from Stockton College.      (V)  
         
i. Consideration of Janet Sassano, Teacher of Students with Disabilities, to provide instructional support for Multiply Disabled Work-Transition Program implemented at School 4 and School 5, 4 hours per day, 4 days per week at Board approved rate of $30 per hour not to exceed 16 hours per week, effective 9/7/10.      (V)  
Unfold XXI.  Curriculum Committee-Student Placements   
         
a. Consideration to approve placement of student #103000 at Mary Dobbins School (The Children's Home) at the tuition rate of $288.98 per diem, effective 8/4/10.      (V)  
         
b. Consideration to approve placement of student #102825 at Brookfield Academy at tuition rate of $226 per diem, effective 9/7/10.      (V)  
         
c. Consideration to approve placement of student #102833 at Daytop-NJ, Pittsgrove, NJ at rate of $108 per day, effective 8/18/10.      (V)  
         
d. Consideration to approve continued out-of-district placements as specified in the attached list.      (V)  
Unfold XXII.  Curriculum Committee-Homebound/Bedside Instruction   
         
a. Consideration of Janet Sassano, Teacher of Students with Disabilities, to provide Homebound Instruction for student #105405, 7 hours per week at Board approved rate of $30 per hour, effective 9/7/10.      (V)  
         
b. Consideration to approve attached agreement with Brookfield Schools to provide Homebound Instruction in area hospitals and agencies as listed in agreement.      (V)  
XXIII.  Curriculum Committee-Grants   
Unfold XXIV.  Curriculum Committee-Special Projects   
         
a. Consideration to approve resolution for professional development travel as attached.      (V)  
XXV.  Community Information and Relations-Marsha Hershman, Chairperson   
Unfold XXVI.  Finance Committee-Jean Massey, Chairperson   
         
a. Bill List: Consideration to approve payment of the Bill List in the amount of $719,237.80.      (V)  
         
b. Consideration to void old outstanding payroll checks: #35034, 39451, 42173 for a total of $629.77.      (V)  
         
c. Consideration to void old outstanding warrant checks: #9358, 9431, 10366, 11281, 11330, 12048, 12058, 13837, 14578 for a total of $1449.89.      (V)  
         
d. Consideration to void old outstanding agency checks: #381, 1742, 1934, 2012, 2015, 2065 for a total of $697.96.      (V)  
         
e. Consideration of accepting tuition for JL to attend School Four (second grade) in the amount of $6496 for the 2010-2011 school year.      (V)  
         
f. Consideration to approve transportation for two homeless students from Clementon to School 4 by Hillman Bus Company at rate of $83.50 per day: student #105602 (grade K regular ed) and student #212113062 (grade 2 regular ed), effective 9/7/10.      (V)  
         
g. Consideration to approve tuition payment to Burlington County Special Services Extended School Year Program for students #103341, #104431, #103592 at rate of $2000 each, effective 7/1/10 to 7/29/10.      (V)  
         
h. Consideration to approve Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Services for Homeless Student #105405, provided by Voorhees Pediatric Rehabilitation Services at rate of $90 per session, 3 sessions per week. Billed to Old Bridge Township School District, effective 9/1/10 (attachment).      (V)  
         
i. Consideration to approve payment of round-trip transportation for DYFS Foster placement student #102617 from Lawnside to Lindenwold HS by Lindenwold Cab Company at rate of $4 per mile. Lindenwold School District will be reimbursed by the Division of Youth and Family Services, effective 9/8/10.      (V)  
         
j. Consideration to approve acceptance of tuition for Homeless Student #105405 from Old Bridge Township School District for homebound instruction at Board approved rate of $30 per hour for 7 hours per week, effective 9/7/10.      (V)  
         
k. Consideration to approve the 2010-11 Tuition Contract Agreement with the Camden County Technical Schools at a rate of $2,850 per student for 47 students totaling $133,950.      (V)  
Unfold XXVII.  Old Business   
         
a. Discussion of progress on Board Goal - Recertification of Board.     
Unfold XXVIII.  New Business   
         
a. Consideration of Field Trips as attached.      (V)  
XXIX.  Open Meeting to Public   
XXX.  Board Comments and Activities   
XXXI.  Adjournment   


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