MILLBURN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Millburn, New Jersey
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Millburn Township Board of Education
Monday, April 24, 2017
7:45 PM – EDUCATION CENTER
A. CALL TO ORDER
B. SILENT COUNT OF BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT
C. ANNOUNCEMENT OF MEETING NOTICE
On January 1, 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 Special Meeting of April 3, 2017
2. Closed Minutes of the Special Meeting of April 3, 2017
3. Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of April 3, 2017
1. Middle School Musical – The Little Mermaid
2. SY 2017-18 Budget Hearing – Public Hearing
F. BOARD PRESIDENT’S REPORT
G. BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
1. Finance Committee Report
2. Program Committee Report
3. Property Committee Report
4. Policy Committee Report
5. HS Student Liaison Committee Report
6. MS Student Liaison Committee Report
7. Board/Staff Committee Report
H. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
1. Referendum Update
I. ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
J. SCHOOL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
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 presiding officer.
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 3/17/17 to 4/13/17 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 to amend the resolution M.1.d. previously approved on February 27, 2017 to read as follows:
Resolve to approve a contract with Gravity Goldberg, LLC of South Nyack, NY to provide professional development services for district staff for an amount not to exceed $28,000 during the 2016-2017 school year.
d. Resolve to approve the Bilingual/ESL Three Year Program Plan for school years 2017-2020. The Plan is on file in the Curriculum Office.
e. Resolve to approve the legal settlement for student #11424 regarding a settlement agreement for the educational costs for the school year 2016-2017 SY and 2017 ESY.
f. Resolve to approve the legal settlement for student # 11602 regarding a settlement agreement for a portion of the educational costs for the 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020.
2. Personnel Agenda Items
a. Resolve to approve the Personnel Report dated, April 3, 2017.
b. Resolve to acknowledge Tenure for the 2017-18 School Year.
c. Resolve to approve Personnel Appointments (MASA) for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 School Year.
d. Resolve to approve Personnel Appointments (MEA) for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 School Year.
e. Resolve to approve Other Non-Aligned Employee Appointments for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 School Year.
f. Resolve to approve Bus Driver, Bus Aide Appointments for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 School Year.
g. Resolve to approve Buildings and Grounds Appointments for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 School Year.
3. Business Agenda Items
a. Resolve to approve budget transfers for the month of March 2017.
b. Resolve to approve Treasurer of School Moneys report for the period ending March 31, 2017.
c. Approval and certification of Board Secretary’s report for period ending March 31, 2017.
d. Resolve to approve Bill Schedule # 11, dated April 24, 2017, in the amount of $8,421,225.31.
e. Resolve to approve a contract with Dyntek Services Inc., of Mount Laurel, NJ, in the amount of $254,198, for Wireless Access Points, Switches and Cabling. This contract was procured and solicited through the E-Rate process, FY 17-18, Category 2, Internal Connections contract and awarded to Dyntek SPIN # 143004427.
f. Resolve to approve a service agreement with Cablevision Lightpath of Jericho, NY, in the amount of $1,600 per month, for the maintenance and services of the fiber network to Washington School for a 5 year period to begin approximately July 1, 2017 and
WHEREAS, the Agreement does not require bidding as it is an Agreement that is subject to the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and thus an exception to the New Jersey Public School Contracts Law N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5(a) (7), and
WHEREAS, the purchase was procured through the ERATE process, FY 17-18 Category 1 Internet Access and/or Telecommunications contract, and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Board hereby approves the Agreement for the terms and conditions specified to Lightpath SPIN # 143013604.
g. RESOLVE to approve an agreement with the parents/guardians of students ID # 18939 and 18940 for payment of a tuition assessment related to
residency status in the amount of $19,924.32.
h. RESOLUTION REGARDING BUDGET ADOPTION
WHEREAS, on March 13, 2017, the Millburn Township Board of
Education approved a preliminary budget to be submitted to the Executive County Superintendent of Schools for approval; and
WHEREAS, the preliminary budget was approved by the Executive County Superintendent of Schools on March 23, 2017; and
WHEREAS, the preliminary budget was advertised in The Item of Millburn and Short Hills on April 13, 2017; and
WHEREAS, the budget was presented to the public during a public hearing on April 24, 2017; and
WHEREAS the total amount of the 2017-18 budget shall be:
Budget Local Tax Levy General Fund $87,452,718 $81,901,838
Special Revenue Fund $ 1,408,651
Debt Service Fund $ 5,724,427 $ 5,129,644
Total Base Budget $94,585,796 $87,031,482
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of Education hereby adopts the 2017-2018 School District Budget; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT there should be raised for the
General Fund $81,901,838 for the ensuing 2017-18 school year; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT there should be raised for Debt
Service Fund, $5,129,644 for the ensuing 2017-18 school year.
M. 4. Policy Agenda Items
First Reading of the following policies:
a. Bylaw 0000.02 Definitions (M) (Revised)
b. P 2320 Independent Study Programs (Abolished)
c. P 2415.06 Unsafe School Choice (M) (Revised)
d. P 2622 Student Assessment (M) (Revised)
e. P 4437 Military Leave – Support Staff (Revised)
f. P 5465 Early Graduation (M) (Abolished)
g. P 7446 School Security Program (New)
h. P 8350 Records Retention (New)
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, April 24, 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:
1. Legal Matter
The discussion on this topic 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 subject permits.