Board of Education Discusses Grouping, G&T, RAC Programs TONIGHT

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Tonight at the Board of Education meeting, the Grouping and G&T programs will be discussed as well as a report presented by Kathy Glutz, Principal of Edgar School, on Regional Achievement Center (RAC) programs. Out of district placements will also be summarized. The agenda in full is on the next page so click through and see what's going on TONIGHT. The meeting will be televised on METV live.
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

METUCHEN, NEW JERSEY

                                                           

MEETING

 

of the Metuchen Board of Education

Metuchen High School

400 Grove Avenue

Metuchen, NJ

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

 

I.Flag Salute

 

II.Notice of Meeting

  I hereby make this statement to indicate compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act known as Chapter 231 of the Public Laws of New Jersey, 1975, which became effective 90 days after enactment, January 19, 1976.

  Notice of this meeting was given by providing the location, time and date of this meeting, and posting of the same on the front door of the Board of Education offices, by delivering copies to the Borough Hall and the Metuchen Public Library, The Home News and Tribune, The Sentinel, The Star Ledger, and by filing a copy with the Borough Clerk as prescribed by this law.

 

III.Roll Call

Mr. Benderly

 

Mr. Lifton

 

Ms. deVries

 

Ms. Matise

 

Mr. Flaherty

 

Ms. McGuire

 

Ms. Gibson

 

Mr. Stern

 

Ms. Lanton

 

 

 

 

IV.Showcase of Success

Students who were part of the winning Health Bee Team will be presented to the Board and to the public.  They are: 7th graders Kassia Antin, Jake Berger, Divij Gupta, Ben Isler, Serena McKiernan, and Nick Tay.  The team's advisor was Health teacher Melanie Gilbert.

 

Presentation - Middlesex County Teacher of the Year

Sandy Vorensky, Edgar Middle School Math Teacher will be presented to the Board and the public as Middlesex County Teacher of the Year.

 

 

Presentation - Booster Club

Mr Caputo will present members of the Booster Club for recognition  by the Board and the public for their support of the MHS athletic programs.

 

V.Discussion Items
There will be a discussion of the following policies:

Policy 142.1            Nepotism

Policy 174            Legal Services

Policy 177            Professional Services Policy

 

EMS Principal Kathy Glutz will present a summary of the work of the Regional Achievement Centers (RAC).

 

There will be a discussion/[presentation of grouping and the G&T program.

 

VI.Report of President of the Board of Education

 

VII.Report of the Superintendent of Schools

 

VIII.Report of the Business Administrator/Board Secretary

 

IX.Committee Reports

 

X.New Business

 

XI.Old Business

 

XII.Meeting Open to the Public   

(for comment on any Presentation/Discussion items, Reports, and New/Old Business)

 

XIII.   Meeting Open to the Public

(for comments on the Recommendations of the Superintendent)

 

XIV.   Minutes

  Move to approve minutes of the following meetings:

 

March 21, 2013

Open, Business

April 2, 2013

Agenda, Business, Sp. Closed

April 23, 2013

Reorganization, Open, Business

May 1, 2013

Sp. BoE Meeting, Sp. Executive Session

 

XIV.  Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools

      (At this time the Board will take formal action on the following items).

 

A.   PERSONNEL

 

Personnel items will be released upon action by the board of Education.

 

 

B.          FINANCE

1.       Treasurer of School Monies' and Board Secretary's Reports

Move approval of the Treasurer of School Monies' Report, Board   

Secretary's Report as of March 31, 2013   

 

2.       Payment of Bills

a)          Board Secretary's Certification

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2A.10(d), the Board Secretary has

certified that as of May 22, 2013 no budgetary line item accounts have obligations and payments which exceed the amount appropriated by the Board of Education.

____________________________                    ______________

Michael A. Harvier, Board Secretary                    Date     

 

b)          Approve the Following Items Submitted by the Board Secretary

Payment of bills and claims, as shown on the attached  

          list(s) that have been certified by the Board Secretary and

          filed in the Business Office.

 

3.       Budget Transfers

Move to approve budget transfers effective April 30, 2013.

 

4.       Food Service 2013-2014 Management Fee and Guarantee Language

       The Food Services Management Company shall receive, in addition to the costs of operation, an administrative/management fee of twenty thousand, one hundred eighty dollars ($20,180.00) to compensate the FSMC for administrative and management costs.  This fee shall be billed in 10 monthly installments of ($2,018.00) per month as a cost of operation.  The LEA guarantees the payment of such costs and fee to the FSMC.

 

       A per meal administrative/management fee shall apply to all special function and vended meals receipts deposited in the LEA's account.  All special function and vended meals receipts deposited into the LEA's account shall be divided by $1.00 to arrive at a meal equivalent.  The administrative/management fee charged for special function and vended meals will be $.10 per meal equivalent. 

     

The FSMC guarantees the LEA a no cost of operation for the LEA for school year 2013-2014. 

 

5.       Transportation Jointures

Move to approve transportation jointures with the following districts and educational services commissions:  Delsea Regional School District, Edison School District, Piscataway School District, South Plainfield School District, Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission, Monmouth/Ocean Educational Services Commission, and Somerset Educational Services Commission.

 

6.       Transportation Provider

Move to approve South Plainfield School District as a transportation provider for athletics and field trips.

 

7.       In-District Transportation Routes

Move to approve the following in-district transportation routes with Dapper Bus Company:

 

C1       

  $119.81

 

E1       

  $119.81

C2    

$119.81

 

E2    

$119.81

C3      

$118.02

 

E3       

$118.02

C4      

$118.02

 

E4      

$118.02

C5

$118.02

 

E5

$118.02

C6

$118.02

 

E6

$118.02

C7

$118.02

 

E7

$118.02

 

8.       Extended School Year 2013 Out of District Placements

Move to approve the ESY 2013 Out of District Placements as shown on the attached list.

 

9.       Sidebar Agreement

Move that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Metuchen Board of Education approve the previously submitted Sidebar Agreements between the Board and the Metuchen Custodial and Maintenance Association.

10.   Change in Provider Fee Agreement

Move to approve an adjustment in the fee charged by Cross County clinical Services and Education from $800 per evaluation to $825 per evaluation.

 

11.   Resolution - Travel

Move approval of the following certificated staff members'  

attendance at professional development conferences as shown on the   attached list.

 

12.   Field Trips

Move approval of the following field trips for students in the   

Metuchen School District, as shown on the attached list.

 

C.   POLICY

1.    First Reading of Policies

There will be a first reading of the following policies

Policy 142.1          Nepotism

Policy 174         Legal Services

Policy 177         Professional Services Policy

 

 

D.    CURRICULUM

Nothing at this time.

 

XVI.  Meeting Open to Public

 

XVII.  Announcements

 

 XVIII.  Motion to Go Into Executive Session

   (when applicable)

 

 

Resolution to Close Meeting

 

BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to the Sunshine Act, N.J.S. 10:4-12 and 13, that the Board of Education will now meet in executive session to discuss PERSONNEL, PROPERTY, AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING MATTERS, and that matters discussed will be disclosed to the public as soon as the reason for confidentiality no longer exists.


Field Trips:  BOE Mtg. 5/21/13

 

School

Destination

Class/Group

 

Teachers/

Advisors

Date(s)

No. of Students

Campbell

Edgar School

Special Ed. Students to visit Edgar School to prepare for transition next year.

A.Warakomski

4 paras

5/31/13

6

EMS

Lakeview School

8th grade music students to provide concert to disabled students.

C. DeSimone

5/29/13

4

MHS

Downtown Metuchen

Band to perform in Memorial Day Parade.

J. Morrison

J. Messenger

5/27/13

70

MHS

Downtown Metuchen

Jazz Band, Strings & Concert Percussion to perform at Junebug Festival.

J. Morrison,

J. Messenger

C. Morrison

6/7/13

(evening)

65

MHS

Wildwood, NJ

Band to march with Metuchen Elks in the annual Wildwood Elks Parade.

J. Morrison

J. Messenger

6/8/13

70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR 2013

OUT OF DISTRICT PLACEMENTS

 

Student ID#

 

Program/School

 

Tuition

 

2011301

 

Academy Learning Center

 

3,780

 

2020006

 

Bright Beginnings

 

3,780

 

2017002

 

Bright Beginnings

 

4,284

 

2022011

 

Eden Institute

 

13,723

 

2019170

 

Eden Institute

 

 15,337

 

2022005

 

Eden Institute

 

13,723

 

2014066

 

Midland School

 

7,757

 

002017220

 

Collier-Project ECO

 

4,800

 

002015099

 

Collier-Project ECO

 

4,800

 

2014155

 

Y.A.L.E.

                                   

7,687

 

2016002

 

Hi-Step

 

4,250

 

2020017

 

Hi-Step

 

4,250

 

002024003

 

Hi-Step

 

4,250

 

2019014

 

Hi-Step

 

4,250

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

002017175

 

RockBrook

 

8,651

 

20161954

 

Harbor Haven

 

5,670

 

002015090

 

DCCF w/aide

 

6,700

 

002012098

 

DCCF

 

4,500

 

 

002013204

 

 

Gloucester Special Services

 

 

3,840

 

2020012

 

Lakeview School

 

12,636

 

2011300

 

Matheny School

 

16,800

 

2011064

 

Midland School

                                  

7,757

 

2015216

 

New Road Lower School

 

7,005

 

2012400

 

New Road Lower School

 

7,005

 

2013211

 

Piscataway Regional Day

 

3,780

 

2014600

 

Piscataway Regional Day

 

3,780

 

2012181

 

Piscataway Regional Day

 

3,780

 

2011302

 

Search Day School

 

11,451

 

2020004

 

Douglas Developmental

 

20,200

 

002022034

 

U.M.D.N.J.

 

11,276

 

2015256

 

Katzenbach School

 

3,800

 

002011400

 

Burlington County Special Services

 

4,523

 

002017076

 

Village School - Holmdel

 

2,821

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

$242,646

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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