MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Township Board of Education is scheduled to meet on Monday, February 6 at 7:45 pm for a regular meeting. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting and use the time for public discussion to share your thoughts with the board members. Please see the rules of participation in the public comment session under Section L of the published agenda published below.
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Millburn Township Board of Education
Monday, February 6, 2017
7:45 PM – EDUCATION CENTER
A. CALL TO ORDER
B. SILENT COUNT OF BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT
C. ANNOUNCEMENT OF MEETING NOTICE
On January 5, 2017, a notice of this meeting was transmitted to the Board of Education
and a copy of the notice was posted at the Education Center bulletin board. Copies were
also transmitted to the Millburn-Short Hills Item, the Star-Ledger, the Millburn-Short
Hills Independent Press, TAP-Millburn Short Hills, TV-36, the Township Clerk and
members of the Township Committee, the Presidents of the PTO and Civic Associations,
and the Public Library.
1. Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of January 23, 2017
2. Minutes of the Closed Meeting of January 23, 2017
3. Minutes of the Public Forum Meeting of January 29, 2017
1. MHS Chaucer Costume Design Challenge
2. MHS Black History Matters
F. COMMITTEE REPORTS
1. Finance Committee Report
2. Legal Review Committee Report
3. Negotiations Committee
4. Property Committee Report
5. Health & Wellness Committee Report
G. BOARD PRESIDENT REPORT
H. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
1. Fire/Security Drills for January 2017:
High School January 20/January 31
Middle School January 4/January 11
Deerfield January 4/January 5
Glenwood January 18/January 19
Hartshorn January 4/January 13
South Mountain January 12/January 27
Wyoming January 12/January 12
2. Referendum Update
I. ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
J. SCHOOL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
1. 2017-2018 Budget
L. PUBLIC COMMENTS
For members of the Millburn School District community who may be joining a
Meeting for the first time or would like to provide comments tonight, we’re sharing the
Board Policy pertaining to public comments. Thanks in advance for sharing your
thoughts as per the District’s Policy!
0167 - Public Participation in Board Meetings
The Board of Education recognizes the value of public comment on educational issues and the importance
of allowing members of the public to express themselves on school matters of community interest. In order
to permit the fair and orderly expression of such comment, the Board shall provide for two periods of
public comments at every regularly scheduled meeting of the Board, the length of each period to be
determined by the Board. Public participation shall be governed by the following rules:
1. A participant must be recognized by the presiding officer and must preface comments by an
announcement of his or her name, place of residence, and group affiliation, if appropriate.
2. Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to a reasonable time as determined by the
3. No participant may speak more than once on the same topic until all others who wish to speak on
that topic have been heard.
4. All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer; no participant may address or question
Board members individually.
5. The presiding officer may (a) Interrupt, warn, or terminate a participant's statement when the
statement is too lengthy, personally directed, abusive, obscene, or irrelevant to the district; (b)
Request any individual to leave the meeting when that person does not observe reasonable
decorum; (c) Request the assistance of law enforcement officers in the removal of a disorderly
person when that person's conduct interferes with the orderly progress of the meeting; (d) Call for a
recess or an adjournment to another time when the lack of public decorum so interferes with the
orderly conduct of the meeting as to warrant such action; and waive these rules when necessary for
the protection of privacy or the efficient administration of the Board's business.
M. BOARD ACTION ITEMS (Roll Call Votes)
1. Instruction Agenda Items
a. Resolve to affirm the administration's determinations concerning the HIB
investigations for the period 1/13/17 to 1/26/17 as outlined in the
confidential report shared with Board of Education members and on file in
the Superintendent's office.
b. Resolve to approve Professional Development Requests / Teacher
Conferences as per policies 3440 and 4440 requiring prior approval of
travel reimbursement expenses.
c. Resolve to approve a donation from Mrs. Deanna Magenheim of
Imagination Lane of New York, NY, to Hartshorn Elementary School of
various Art Items for the Art Department, totaling $1,900.
d. Resolve to approve the legal settlement for student #20175010 for a
portion of the educational costs for the 2016-17 school year.
e. Resolve to approve the following contract(s) in accordance with student(s)
Individual Education Plan(s) for the 2016-2017 school year.
TUITION: ID # Vendor Amount Supporting Information 19222 Midland School $ 42,179.22 SY w/aide (93 days)
f. Resolve to approve the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Accountability Action Plan for school year 2016-17. The plan outlines
efforts to increase PARCC participation rates.
2. Personnel Agenda Items
Resolve to approve the Personnel Report dated, February 6, 2017.
3. Business Agenda Items
a. Resolution regarding Waiver of Requirements – Special Education Medicare
Initiative (SEMI) Program for the 2017-2018 school year.
WHEREAS, NJAC 6A:23A-5.3 provides that a school district may request a
waiver of compliance with respect to the district’s participation in the Special
Education Medicare Initiative (SEMI) Program for the 2017-2018 school year,
WHEREAS, the Millburn Township Board of Education desires to apply for
this waiver due to the fact that it projects having fewer than forty Medicaid
eligible classified students.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Millburn Township
Board of Education hereby authorizes the Chief School Administrator to
submit to the Executive County Superintendent of Schools in the County of
Essex an appropriate waiver of the requirements of NJAC 6A:23A-5.3 for the
2017-2018 school year.
b. Resolve to approve Professional Development Requests for Board Members
as per policies 3440 and 4440 requiring prior approval of travel
N. OLD BUSINESS
O. NEW BUSINESS
P. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Q. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS
R. EXECUTIVE SESSION
BE IT RESOLVED by the Millburn Board of Education that on Monday, February 6,
2017, during the regular public meeting on that date, this body shall meet at the
Education Center, 434 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, New Jersey, for a discussion
pursuant to Section 7b of the Open Public Meetings Act. A general description of the
matters to be discussed is as follows:
At the time of Agenda development, there is no planned discussion. If a need arises, the
topic will be announced at the meeting.
The discussion on these topics will be disclosed to the public at the next public meeting
of the Board or as soon thereafter as the circumstances and nature of the subjects permit.