Warren county special services school district board of education minutes



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WARREN COUNTY SPECIAL SERVICES SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

March 20, 2012

The regular meeting of the Warren County Special Services School District Board of Education was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Vice President Kathi Howell.


Notification of the meeting was given in accordance with the requirement of the New Jersey Open Public Meeting Act, Ch. 231, P.L. 1975 and sent to The Daily Record and the Star Ledger and the Administrator/Clerk of the Board of the County of Warren.
Those present saluted the flag and observed a moment of silence in honor of those serving in the military.
ROLL CALL:

Members present: Ms. Kathi Howell, Ms. Mary Jane Deutsch, Mr. Robert Hopek, Ms. Kim Reitmeyer (arrived at 6:15pm), Dr. Kevin Brennan


Members absent: Mr. William Spencer, Dr. Rosalie Lamonte
Administration present: Ms. Raelene Catterson, Business Administrator/Board Secretary; Mr. Frank Dragotta, Interim Superintendent
Staff: Mr. Mike Burd

Visitors: None



MINUTES

Motion by Mr. Hopek, seconded by Ms. Deutsch, to approve the minutes of the February 28, 2012 regular and executive session of the Warren County Special Services School District Board of Education.



Vote: 3 - Yes, 1 – Abstention (KB). Motion carried.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Mr. Dragotta presented, and the Board discussed the following:



  1. 2012-2013 Budget

  2. Preparing for meeting with Freeholders


COMMUNICATIONS

Mr. Dragotta presented, and the Board discussed the following:



  1. Letter of Resignation from Mary Helck, Classroom Aide @ WHRHS

OLD BUSINESS

None
EDUCATION COMMITTEE

No report
OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

No report


AD HOC COMMITTEE

No report


POLICY COMMITTEE

Committee met on March 19 to review new policies.


TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

No report


Ms. Reitmeyer arrived 6:15PM.
FINANCE

Motion by Mr. Hopek, seconded by Dr. Brennan, to approve the following:


Motion to approve the list of bills submitted for the March 20, 2012 meeting in the amount of $534,681.14.
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education, upon recommendation by the Superintendent, approve the transfer of uncommitted funds within the 2011-2013 school year budget as per the attached list.
Motion to establish summer payment procedures to be in accordance with N.J.S.A.18A:29-3 for 10 month employees electing to be paid during the months of July and August.
2012-2013 Annual School Budget

Motion to approve the annual school budget for the 2011-2012 school year for submission to the Board of School Estimate in the amount of $1,370,224.


2010-2011 Certified Tuition Rates

Motion to approve the certified tuition rates for the 2010-2011 school year as follows:



CERTIFIED TUITION

PROGRAM TUITION RATE CHARGED

Autism $28,214 $38,300

*Behavioral Disabilities $35,500 ($48,165) $35,500

Cognitive Severe $27,809 $33,500

Multiple Disabilities $22,002 $32,800

*Holding rate at tuition charged


Revised Board Secretary’s/Treasurer’s Report for January 2012

Motion to approve the revised January 2012 Board Secretary’s/Treasurer’s Reports as presented.


Roll Call Vote: All yes, unanimous, motion carried.
STATISTICAL REPORT

The enrollment pattern of the classes of the Warren County Special Services School District for the 2011-2012 school-year is as follows:





Teacher

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

Jan.

Feb.

Mar.

Apr.

May

June

AUT-E Franklin

NF

4

5

5

5

5

5

5










AUT-I Pohatcong

MH

6

6

6

6

6

6

6










BD-I Allamuchy

JF

6

5

5

5

5

5

3










BD-S WC Tech

MS

5

5

5

5

3

3

3










CS-E GMR

DK

4

4

4

4

4

4

4










CS-S WHR

LF

3

3

3

3

3

3

3










MD-S WHR

KL

5

5

5

5

5

5

5










Totals:




33

33

33

33

31

31

29











PERSONNEL RECOMMENDATIONS

Motion by Mr. Hopek, seconded by Dr. Brennan, to approve the following:


Motion to accept the resignation of Ms. Mary Helck, Classroom Aide at Warren Hills Regional High School effective March 15, 2012.
Motion to approve the following individuals on an as needed basis as substitute teachers/aides contingent upon receipt of the appropriate credentials:

Ms. Joan Mandel Teacher/Aide $ 80.00 Per Day

Ms. Melissa Rush Aide $ 70.00 Per Day
Roll Call Vote: All yes, unanimous, motion carried

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Motion by Ms. Deutsch, seconded by Dr. Brennan, to approve the following:



Employee Location/Workshop Event Date Cost

Raelene Catterson NJASBO Annual Workshop 6/6, 7, 8/2012 Hotel $200

Borgata, Atlantic City, NJ Reg. $150

Mileage: $94.86 (306 miles @.31)


Roll Call Vote: All yes, unanimous, motion carried
CLASSROOM FIELD TRIPS

Motion by Ms. Reitmeyer, seconded by Ms. Deutsch, to approve the following:



Teacher Location Event Date Cost

Kim Lutz Delivery of Baked Goods, 4/3/12 N/A

Warren County Rain Date, 4/4/12

Diane Kasharian House of Good Shephard 3/23/12 N/A

Hackettstown, NJ
Roll Call Vote: All yes, unanimous, motion carried

MISCELLANEOUS RECOMMENDATIONS

None
TRANSPORTATION RECOMMENDATIONS

Motion by Mr. Hopeck, seconded by Ms. Deutsch, to approve the following:
Motion to approve a quoted transportation contract with AKAB, Inc., Phillipsburg Terminal for the 2011-2012 School Year as follows:

ROUTE

PER DIEM

RT COST


PER DIEM AIDE

INC/DEC

Q1168

150.00

n/a

1.95

Motion to approve a quoted transportation contract with AKAB, Inc., Phillipsburg Terminal for the 2011-2012 School Year as follows:



ROUTE

PER DIEM

RT COST


PER DIEM AIDE

INC/DEC

Q1169

65.00

n/a

1.50

Motion to approve a quoted transportation contract with Snyder Bus Service Inc., Washington Terminal for the 2011-2012 School Year as follows:



ROUTE

PER DIEM

RT COST


PER DIEM AIDE

INC/DEC

Q1167

207.00

n/a

1.00

Motion to approve an addendum for a transportation contract with Snyder Bus Service Inc., Washington Terminal for the 2011-2012 School Year as follows:



ROUTE

PER DIEM

INC/DEC

MILEAGE

AIDE

ADJUSTED PER DIEM

813

$236.85

2.05

25

n/a

$288.10

Motion to approve a Quoted School Related Activities transportation contract with GST Transport Corp., Washington Terminal for the 2011-2012 school year as follows:



ROUTE

PER DIEM COST

PER DIEM AIDE

INC/DEC

TOTAL

Q1149

$240.00

n/a

n/a

$240.00

Motion to approve a coordinated Transportation Agreement between the WCSSSD and the following school districts for the 2011-2012 school year:

Lebanon Township School District
Motion to approve a coordinated Transportation Agreement between the WCSSSD and the following school districts for the 2012-2013 school year:

Lebanon Township School District


Roll Call Vote: All yes, unanimous, motions carried
SUSPENSIONS

None
HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION & BULLYING

No incidents reported
NEW BUSINESS

None
PUBLIC INPUT

None
EXECUTIVE SESSION

The minutes of this closed session to be made public when the need for confidentiality no longer exists.

Motion by Mr. Hopek, seconded by Ms. Deutsch, to go into executive session at 6:27 p.m. for the purpose of discussing personnel matters.

Floor Vote: All yes, motion carried.
Motion by Dr. Brennan, seconded by Ms. Reitmeyer, to return to regular session at 7:07 p.m.

Floor Vote: All yes, motion carried.
ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Mr. Hopek, seconded by Ms. Reitmeyer, to adjourn the meeting at 7:08p.m.



Floor Vote: All yes, motion carried

Respectfully submitted,


Raelene M. Catterson



School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

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