A regular meeting of the Glen Ridge Board of Education was held on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7: 02 pm at the Glen Ridge High School lgi room



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October 20, 2014

A regular meeting of the Glen Ridge Board of Education was held on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:02 pm at the Glen Ridge High School LGI room.

The meeting was held in accordance with applicable NJ Statutes governing public Board of Education meetings.


The Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence were observed
Present:

Mr. Campbell

Ms. Eisen (arrived at 7:07 pm during Executive Session)

Ms. Hilberth

Mr. Keppel

Mr. Moran

Mr. Romano

Dr. Yaros-Ramos

Ms. Ginsburg
Not Present:

Mr. de Leeuw


STATEMENT OF PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

This is a regular meeting of the Glen Ridge Board of Education. Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided in that this Board notified the Glen Ridge Paper and the Star Ledger on February 12, 2014. Said notice was published in the Star Ledger and the Glen Ridge Paper on February 20, 2014. The date, time, and location of this meeting were also emailed to all recipients of the annual schedule of the Board's meetings.


John M. Mucciolo, Ph.D., Superintendent

Peter Caprio, Business Administrator/Board Secretary


7:05-7:25 pm Executive Session - Room 108

Moved: Mr. Campbell Seconded: Mr. Romano



WHEREAS, a matter to be considered by the Board of Education deals with personnel, negotiations and/or possible litigation, and

WHEREAS, public disclosure of this matter may be prejudicial to the public good,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that this matter be considered in a meeting closed to the public; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the minutes of this meeting be sealed until the matter is resolved.

Adjourn to closed session




Campbell

de Leeuw

Eisen

Hilberth

Keppel

Moran

Romano

Yaros-Ramos

Ginsburg

Aye

Not Present

Not Present

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye


Public Session – Mr. de Leeuw motioned to return to public session at 7:25 pm. Mr. Moran seconded the motion.
PRESIDENT'S REPORT

Ms. Ginsburg discussed the Rockaway Board of Education resolution and asked the Board if they wanted to vote on it at the November meeting.


Ms. Ginsburg discussed the 2014-2015 Board goals which will be voted on at the November meeting.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

Dr. Mucciolo and Ms. Ginsburg honored the recipients of the 2014 Tradition of Excellence Award winners: Ms. Maira Hernandez-Kinloch and Ms. Debora Travisano.


Dr. Mucciolo thanked the Glen Ridge Educational Foundation for their continuing support of the Virtual High School Program and their donation for Language Arts Professional Development for the 2nd year.
Mr. Dirk Phillips, Principal at Glen Ridge High School, presented the grades 7-12 testing report.
PUBLIC COMMENTS (Agenda Items)

The following questions/comments were received from the public:



  • How are the goals prepared

  • Is the new PARCC test vastly different from the NJ ASK

  • Glad to see the 8th grade Language Arts scores went up

  • What is the peer group vs. DFG comparisons

  • What impact will the state test have on college selections

  • Will elite schools care if the test is online instead of using the tradition instrument

  • In the future, how will colleges view the new testing


COMMITTEE REPORTS (First meeting of the month only)

Curriculum Committee - None

Personnel and Policy Committee - None

Negotiations Committee - None


Finance and Facilities Committee - Mr. Keppel reported the committee discussed the June 30, 2014 surplus and beginning the 2015-2016 budget process.
Ad Hoc Committee for Communications - Mr. Campbell reported the next “Coffee and Conversation” will be held on October 23rd at Glen Ridge High School.
Ad Hoc Committee for Alternative Funding - None
LIAISON REPORTS (First meeting of the month only)

Home & School Associations

Ridgewood Avenue Home & School - Mr. Campbell and Ms. Hilberth reported the following:


  • The Harlem Wizards Fundraiser

  • Renovation of the courtyard is ongoing

  • New phone system being installed

  • Bring a Vet to School Day will be held on November 11th

  • PARCC readiness

  • Presentation by Mr. Donovan on the reorganization of the 5th grade

  • Weekly student progress reports available on Skyward

High School Home & School - Ms. Ginsburg and Ms. Hilberth reported the following:


Forest Avenue Home & School - Mr. Romano reported the following:



  • Fundraising

  • Looking for opportunities to fund projects

  • Coordinate efforts between Forest and Linden Home & Schools

Linden Avenue Home & School - Dr. Yaros-Ramos reported the following:



  • Playground improvements

  • New hires at Linden

  • New science curriculum this year

  • Upcoming events

Glen Ridge Association for Special Education (GRASE) - None

Glen Ridge Educational Foundation (GREF) - None

Glen Ridge Athletic Association (GRAA) - None

Glen Ridge Arts Patrons Association (GRAPA) - None

Glen Ridge Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) - None

Gas Lamp Players - None


QUARTERLY GOALS REPORT

ADMINISTRATION

A-1 Second Reading and Adoption of New and/or Revised Policies and Regulations

Moved: Mr. Keppel Seconded: Ms. Eisen

Approve the second reading and adoption of new and/or revised policies and regulations of the Glen Ridge Board of Education as follows: (Exhibit A-1)

Policy #2412 - Home Instruction Due to Health Condition

Policy #2417 - Student Intervention and Referral Services

Policy #2481 - Home or Out-of School Instruction for a General Education Student for Reasons Other Than a Temporary or Chronic Health Condition

Policy #3283 - Electronic Communications between Teaching Staff Members and Students

Policy #4283 - Electronic Communications between Support Staff Members and Students

Policy #5200 - Attendance

Policy #5610 - Suspension

Policy #5611 - Removal of Students for Firearms Offenses

Policy #5612 - Assaults on District Board of Education Members or Employees

Policy #5613 - Removal of Students for Assaults with Weapons Offenses

Policy #5620 - Expulsion

Policy #8462 - Reporting Potentially Missing or Abused Children

Regulation #R2412 - Home Instruction Due to Health Condition

Regulation #R2417 - Student Intervention and Referral Services

Regulation #R2481 - Home or Out-of-School Instruction for a General Education Student for Reasons Other Than a Temporary or Chronic Health Condition

Regulation #R5200 - Attendance

Regulation #R5610 - Suspension Procedures

Regulation #R5611 - Removal of Students for Firearms Offenses

Regulation #R5612 - Assaults on District Board of Education Members or Employees

Regulation #R5613 - Removal of Students for Assaults with Weapons Offenses

Regulation #R8462 - Reporting Potentially Missing or Abused Children




Campbell

de Leeuw

Eisen

Hilberth

Keppel

Moran

Romano

Yaros-Ramos

Ginsburg

Aye

Not Present

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye


A-2 NJQSAC Statement of Assurance

Moved: Mr. Keppel Seconded: Ms. Eisen

Approve the NJQSAC Statement of Assurance (SOA) for the 2014-2015 school year and its submission to the New Jersey Department of Education. (Exhibit A-2)


Campbell

de Leeuw

Eisen

Hilberth

Keppel

Moran

Romano

Yaros-Ramos

Ginsburg

Aye

Not Present

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye


PERSONNEL

P-1 Resignation

Moved: Ms. Eisen Seconded: Mr. Campbell

Accept, with regret, the resignation of the following staff:

a. Al Chiaravallo as the assistant wrestling coach for the 2014-2015 school year.


b. Stephanie Colangelo, part-time instruction aide at Linden Avenue School, effective October 17, 2014


Campbell

de Leeuw

Eisen

Hilberth

Keppel

Moran

Romano

Yaros-Ramos

Ginsburg

Aye

Not Present

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye


P-2 Appointments

Moved: Ms. Eisen Seconded: Mr. Campbell

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, approve the appointment of the following staff for the 2014-2015 school year:
a. Jane Ann Petrozzino as an LDT-C (replacing D. Hoffman) at Glen Ridge High School on MA+32 step 17 ($98,076 pro-rated) effective December 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.
b. Arlene Non as an LDT-C (replacing S. Tapal) at Glen Ridge High School on MA+32 step 17 ($98,076 pro-rated) effective December 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

c. Andrew Meyer as a part-time special education aide (replacing C. Varga) at Ridgewood Avenue School on aide step 1 ($18.38 per hour) effective October 21, 2014 through June 30, 2015 (pending completion of the criminal history review).


d. Stephanie Fego as a part-time aide (replacing M. Ummak) at Linden Avenue School on aide step 1 ($18.38 per hour) effective October 7, 2014 through June 30, 2015.


Campbell

de Leeuw

Eisen

Hilberth

Keppel

Moran

Romano

Yaros-Ramos

Ginsburg

Aye

Not Present

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye


P-3 Leave of Absence
Moved: Ms. Eisen Seconded: Mr. Campbell

Approve a maternity leave of absence to Rachael Hogan, physical education/health teacher at Glen Ridge High School, effective on or about February 23, 2015. Ms. Hogan will utilize her unused sick days as per the Master Agreement. Her anticipated return is June 1, 2015.




Campbell

de Leeuw

Eisen

Hilberth

Keppel

Moran

Romano

Yaros-Ramos

Ginsburg

Aye

Not Present

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye


P-4 Co-Curricular Advisors

Moved: Ms. Eisen Seconded: Mr. Campbell

a. Approve Angelo DeFazio as the High School Drama Advisor on guide 3 step 5 year 10 ($7,107) for the 2014-2015 school year.
b. Approve Catherine McCarthy as the Future Business Leaders of America advisor on guide 6 step 1 year 1 ($2,335) for the 2014-2015 school year.
c. Sharon Tully as the Bowling Club advisor on guide 5 step 1 year 1 ($3,325) for the 2014-2015 school year.


Campbell

de Leeuw

Eisen

Hilberth

Keppel

Moran

Romano

Yaros-Ramos

Ginsburg

Aye

Not Present

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye


P-5 Sixth Period Assignments

Moved: Ms. Eisen Seconded: Mr. Campbell

a. Rescind the 6th period assignment for Kevin Lagos for the 2014-2015 school year.
b. Revise the 6th period assignment stipend for Meredith Batastini from a full stipend to a .5 in the amount of $3,089.50 for the 2014-2015 school year.


Campbell

de Leeuw

Eisen

Hilberth

Keppel

Moran

Romano

Yaros-Ramos

Ginsburg

Aye

Not Present

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye


P-6 Extra Duty Stipend

Moved: Ms. Eisen Seconded: Mr. Campbell

Approve an extra duty stipend for Mary Lynn Savio in the amount of $3,089.50 for the 2014-2015 school year.


Campbell

de Leeuw

Eisen

Hilberth

Keppel

Moran

Romano

Yaros-Ramos

Ginsburg

Aye

Not Present

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye


P-7 Extend Leave of Absence

Moved: Ms. Eisen Seconded: Mr. Campbell

Approve an extension of the leave of absence for Danielle Zieser, Spanish teacher at Glen Ridge High School, for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year. Ms. Zieser’s anticipated return is September 2015.


Campbell

de Leeuw

Eisen

Hilberth

Keppel

Moran

Romano

Yaros-Ramos

Ginsburg

Aye

Not Present

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye


P-8 Substitutes

Moved: Ms. Eisen Seconded: Mr. Campbell

a. Approve the addition of Olivia Perrucci to the substitute list for the 2014-2015 school year.
b. Approve William Doran as a substitute custodian for the 2014-2015 school year.


Campbell

de Leeuw

Eisen

Hilberth

Keppel

Moran

Romano

Yaros-Ramos

Ginsburg

Aye

Not Present

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye



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