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Warren Township Board of Education Reviewing Fundraising Policy

TheAlternativePress.com Staff

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 • 8:17pm

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Board of Education met last night and a hot topic of discussion was the district's fund raising policy. All four Elementary school Principals, Kathy Bond (ALT), Janet Melita (Central), William Kimmick (Mt. Horeb) and Dr.Chris Huss (Woodland), weighed in on the topic.The Board will be reviewing the way fundraising takes place in the schools. One of the more challenging aspects is the  pay-to-play concept and silent auctions of teacher raffles. Board member Tia Alllocco said," I don't think pay-to-play is appropriate whether it's a nickel or a hundred dollars" Look forward to new policy in the future.

After the sometimes intense discussion, the approval of former Warren student William Kielblock as a Grade 5 Teacher, Central School, for the 2013-2014 school year was a nice moment. Kielblock was in attendance.

A final note from WTBOE President Mildred Spiller," Warren Township Schools’ Mission Statement: In partnership with family and community, provide an environment where each child is valued and experiences the challenge and excitement of learning with the expectation that all students shall achieve the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards at all grade levels."

After some discussion the board agreed to apply for ROD Grants for both a security project and an asbestos abatement project. ROD applications need to be filed by September 3. The agenda was then approved in its entirety an is in part as follows:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the contracts with PSE&G for each of the district’s five schools through the utility’s Green Solutions program.

B.13. Transportation - Parental Contracts

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves parental transportation contracts, to include summer school transportation, for the 2013-2014 school year:

a) One student (ID#121121) to the Somerset Hills Learning Institute (ESY and regular school year) in the amount of $5,072.06, calculated per current IRS mileage rates.

b) One student (ID#120992) to the Somerset Hills Learning Institute (ESY and regular school year) in the amount of $6,152.22, calculated per current IRS mileage rates.

B.14. Somerset Hills YMCA After Care Services for 2013-2014

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the contract, as amended on August 12, 2013, with Somerset Hills YMCA for after care services at the four Warren elementary schools for the 2013-2014 school year.

B.15. NJDOE Compliance Child Nutritional Program

RESOLVED, whereas the Concordia Learning Center is a non-profit NJ Department of Education approved private school for students with disabilities; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the School District of Warren Township has contracted to send to the Concordia Learning Center certain students with disabilities who reside in the district; and

WHEREAS, the Concordia Learning Center provides meals that meet the nutritional requirements of the Child Nutritional Program as administered by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture; and

WHEREAS, the Concordia Learning Center will apply for and receive funding for meals in accordance with the income eligibility criteria established by the Child Nutritional Program as administered by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

B.16. Donation – Central School PTO

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts, with gratitude, a donation of approximately $2,500 to be allocated for the following, at Central School: playground equipment. Mr. Yannotta, Central School parent, is donating excavation services and the concrete pad for the base of the Gaga Pit.

C. Personnel/Student Services

C.1. Employment for the 2013-2014 School Year

RESOLVED, upon recommendation from the Superintendent that the Board of Education approve the following Personnel items including the emergent employment of the following employees (indicated by *) conditional upon the final approval by the New Jersey Department of Education, for the 2013-2014 school year and the Board further authorizes the submission of an application for emergency hiring pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:6-7.1, et. Seq., N.J.S.A. 18A:6.14.12, et. Seq."

a. Annette Glorius, Multi-duty Paraprofessional, 35 hours, Woodland School, Step 3-4 of the 2013-2014 salary guide, $19,075, effective September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. (She is replacing G. Sordillo.)

b. Michelle Antonelli, Grade 3 Teacher, Mount Horeb School, MA, Step 2-4 of the 2013-2014 salary guide, $60,412, effective September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

c. Gina Cocivera-Wright, Kindergarten Teacher, ALT School, MA, Step 7-8 of the 2013-2014 salary guide, $62,739, effective September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

d. Amanda Gordon, Leave Replacement Teacher, Central School, MA, Step 1 of the 2013-2014 salary guide, $59,367, effective September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. (She will replace teacher #1911 who is on maternity leave.)

e. Justina Thomson, Math Teacher (ASAP/Gr 6), Warren Middle School, BA, Step 7-8 of the 2013-2014 salary guide, $57,035, effective on or before October 13, 2013 through June 30, 2014. (She is replacing M. Murphy.)

f. Danielle Zurawiecki, School Psychologist, Warren Middle School, MA+45, Step 2-4 of the 2013-2014 salary guide, $68,650, plus $1,500 for Doctorate, effective September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

g. Susan Kent, Classroom Paraprofessional (Primary Autistic), 30 hours, Mount Horeb School, Step 1-2 of the 2013-2014 salary guide, $17,600, effective September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

h. Nancy Lauber, Classroom Paraprofessional (Primary Autistic), 30 hours, Mount Horeb School, Step 3-4 of the 2013-2014 salary guide, $18,100, effective September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

i. Lesley Duncan, Classroom Paraprofessional, 32.5 hours, Warren Middle School School, Step 1-2 of the 2013-2014 salary guide, $19,067 effective September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. (She is replacing L. Vigliotti.)

j. William Kielblock, Grade 5 Teacher, Central School, BA, Step 1 of the 2013-2014 salary guide, $53,970, effective September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. (He is replacing M. Presutti.)

k. Maureen Aronow, Leave Replacement Teacher, ALT School, MA, Step 1 of the 2013-2014 salary guide, $59,367 (prorated), effective on or about September 1, 2013 through on or about March 14, 2014. (She will be a leave replacement teacher for Employee #0718.

l. Laura Fabian, Leave Replacement Teacher, Woodland School, BA, Step 1 of the 2013-2014 salary guide, $53,970 (prorated), effective on or about September 1, 2013 through on or about March 14, 2014. (She will be a leave replacement teacher for Employee #1750.)

m. Michele Tanzi, .6 Science Teacher, Warren Middle School, BA, Step 1 of the 2013-2014 salary guide, $32,382, effective September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 (She is replacing D.Tambor.) and Classroom Paraprofessional, 13 hours, Warren Middle School, Step 1-2 of the 2013-2014 salary guide, $7,627, effective September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. (The addition in bold reflects a change from the July 15, 2013 agenda.)

n. Emily Puhak, Classroom Paraprofessional, 19.25 hours, Warren Middle School, Step 1-2 of the 2013-2014 salary guide, $11,293, effective September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

o. Jayne Moran, Leave Replacement Teacher, Woodland School/Warren Middle School, BA, Step 1 of the 2013-2014 salary guide, $53,970 (prorated), effective on or about October 1, 2013 through on or about March 11, 2014. (She will be a leave replacement teacher for Employee #1326.)

p. Priscilla Bledsoe, Bus Driver, Transportation, at an annual salary of $22,680, effective September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. (She is a current substitute driver.)

C.2. Substitute Teachers

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the attached list of substitute teachers, dated August 8, 2013, for the 2013-2014 school year.

C.3. Retirement/Resignation

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the retirement/resignation of the following staff:

a. Lori Vigliotti, Paraprofessional, Warren Middle School, with appreciation for her 7 years of service to the Warren Township students, effective June 30, 2013.

C.4. Medical Leave Extension

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following:

a. Employee #1598 for leave (paid with benefits) under FMLA, from on or about August 6, 2013 through August 23, 2013.

C.5. Movement on the Guide

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following staff for amended placements on the 2013-2014 salary guide:

a. Julie Jagiello, with congratulations, for movement from MA to MA+15, effective September 1, 2013.

b. Amy Jensen, with congratulations, for movement from BA to BA+15, effective September 1, 2013.

c. Joel Van Tine, with congratulations, for movement from BA to BA+15, effective September 1, 2013.

d. Nancy Braunstein, with congratulations, for movement from MA to MA+15, effective September 1, 2013.

C.6. Coaching Stipends – Warren Middle School

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the appointment of the following coaches for the 2013-2014 school year:

a. Cross Country, Kristen Boni, at a rate of $2,200.

b. Boys’ Soccer, Timothy O’Heney, at a rate of $2,900.

c. Girls’ Soccer, Michele Tanzi, at a rate of $2,900.

d. Boys’ Basketball, Peter Kassalow, at a rate of $3,360.

e. Baseball, David Arnold, at a rate of $2,900.

f. Track, Robert Hartshorn, at a rate of $2,200. 

g. Track, Carolyn McCloskey, at a rate of $2,200.

h. Track, Donna Bardy, at a rate of $2,200.

C.7. Website Redesign

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Sean Convery to redesign the district website, effective July 22, 2013 through September 1, 2013, for up to 60 hours, at $30 per hour, total cost not to exceed $1,800.

C.8. Additional Work Schedule

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following staff to work a maximum of three days, prior to the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, at the employee’s per diem rate:

a. Annette Glorius, Multi-Duty Paraprofessional, Woodland School

C.9. Home Instructors

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves all certificated teachers and classroom paraprofessionals who have a teacher certification to be appointed as home instructors for the 2013-2014 school year.

 

 

 

 

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