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SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES MARCH 28, 2018

Minutes of a special stated session of the Board of Education of the Town of Guttenberg, in the County of Hudson, N.J., held in the Cafetorium of the Anna L. Klein School on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. local time.

President Hokien led everyone present in the salute to the American Flag.

ROLL CALL

Upon roll call the following members were present, Trustee Malave, Montanez, Olsen, Rivarola, Rogers, Vazquez and President Hokien. Nayes, none. Trustee Baruch was absent.

Board Attorney, John Schettino was present.

A motion was made to close the meeting to discuss the new board member appointment by Trustee Rogers and seconded by Trustee Montanez. Roll call, Ayes, Trustee Malave, Montanez, Olsen, Rivarola, Rogers, Vazquez and President Hokien. Nayes, none.

A motion was made to open the meeting by President Hokien and seconded by Trustee Montanez. Roll call, Ayes, Trustee Malave, Montanez, Olsen, Rivarola, Rogers, Vazquez and President Hokien. Nayes, none.

APPOINTMENT OF A NEW BOARD MEMBER TO FILL UNEXPIRED TERM

Mr. Schettino administered the Oath of Office to Jordan Michel.

ROLL CALL

Upon roll call the following members were present, Trustee Malave, Michel, Montanez, Olsen, Rivarola, Rogers, Vazquez and President Hokien. Nayes, none. Trustee Baruch was absent.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

President Hokien announced that this meeting is being called in conformance with the "Open Public Meeting Act," notices were mailed to newspapers, Town Clerk, and all members' three days prior to this meeting.

PURPOSE OF THIS MEETING

The purpose of this meeting is to approve previous minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 14, 2018 and Administrative Committee, Report of School Committees and School Officers, Claims and approve Special Resolutions SR-17-01 through SR-17-33.

PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES

The previous Regular Meeting minutes of February 14, 2018 were approved upon motion of Trustee Montanez and seconded by Trustee Rogers. Roll call, Ayes, Trustee Malave, Montanez, Olsen, Rivarola, Rogers, Vazquez and President Hokien. Nayes, none. Trustee Michel abstained.

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

-Workshops/Inservice Workshops -Supplies

-Request of Use of Facility from Think and Wonder Child Care for Relocation or in the Event of an Emergency

Requests approved upon motion of Trustee Rivarola and seconded by Trustee Olsen. Roll call, Ayes, Trustee Malave, Montanez, Olsen, Rivarola, Rogers, Vazquez and President Hokien. Nayes, none. Trustee Michel abstained.

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REPORT OF COMMITTEES AND SCHOOL OFFICERS SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

-Superintendent Rosenberg presented her report for the month.

Superintendent Rosenberg stated that the District was now officially removed from Focus status and congratulated all staff members on their hard work and dedication.

SECRETARY’S REPORT

-Secretary Mantineo stated that the Budget Account Status Report has been prepared and on file for the month of February

-Secretary Mantineo also certified that funds are available for payment of claims.

ADMINISTRATIVE/PERSONNEL REPORT

-Trustee Rogers presented his report for the month.

TECHNOLOGY REPORT -No Report

BUDGET/OPERATIONS REPORT

-Trustee Rogers presented his report for the month. Trustee Rogers stated the budget meeting held were very productive.

CURRICULUM EDUCATION REPORT -No Report

PTO LIAISON REPORT

-Trustee Rogers presented his report for the month.

POLICE LIAISON COMMITTEE REPORT -No Report

COMMUNITY COMMITTEE REPORT -No Report

NORTH BERGEN LIAISON REPORT -No Report

TOWN COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORT -No Report

SPECIAL EDUCATION LIAISON REPORT

-Trustee Rivarola presented her report for the month.

STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Mr. Petry announced that the 2017-2018 Staff Member of the Year was being awarded to Mrs. Alejandra Corales. A plaque was made and would be given to Ms. Corales since she was unable to attend the meeting.

TEACHER OF THE YEAR PRESENTATION

Mr. Petry presented the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year Award to Ms.

Tracy Osback.

HEARING OF THE CITIZENS

President Hokien announced that any citizen wishing to address the board with a comment or question will be allotted a three minute timeframe per citizen.

A motion was made to open the hearing of the citizens to the public by Trustee Olsen and seconded by President Hokien. Roll call, Ayes, Trustee Malave, Michel, Montanez, Olsen, Rivarola, Rogers, Vazquez and President Hokien. Nayes, none.

Liz Geron- 7004 Blvd East, Guttenberg

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Ms. Geron stated that the PTO April activities were emailed at 5:00 pm on Friday afternoon on March 23rd and she was told that it was too late for her April PTO events to be included on the agenda. Ms. Geron continued to state that there are many activities she had planned such as a Bingo night on April 13th as well as the Zumba on April 20th. Also, there was a Chuck E Cheese event planned on April 27th at the school and at the location. 15% of the monies would be given back to the school.

Ms. Geron continued to state that April 16th through April 20th she had planned a Spirit Week as well as selling spring chocolates.

President Hokien questioned Ms. Geron as to what was her concern?

Ms. Geron responded that the PTO wasn’t able to have their April fundraisers.

President Hoken stated that I know that I have to have things in by a certain time so that it could be included on the agenda and that there is a timeline.

Superintendent Rosenberg stated that the timeline is the Wednesday prior to the meeting and that there is a process. Friday afternoon is too late for items to be added.

Ms. Geron stated that it is hard to plan with so many different activities going on in the building.

Trustee Rivarola stated that is needs to be collaborated with all of the other programs.

Ms. Geron stated that they were going to reach out to us about an open gym, however, we couldn’t have our PTO function.

Secretary Mantineo stated that it should be coordinated with Mr. Petry at the beginning of the year concerning scheduling. A schedule from the Guttenberg Recreation was approved for the entire school year.

Trustee Rogers stated that was correct but Mrs. O’Connor didn’t have as many programs as the recreation has now.

Ms. Geron stated that she has to plan a month by month schedule.

Trustee Rogers stated that this is benefiting the kids and questioned how everyone else felt.

President Hokien directed this to Secretary Mantineo and questioned what she thought about this.

Secretary Mantineo stated that it was out of her hands and that this wasn’t the first time to happen. Secretary Mantineo commented if the events could be rescheduled.

Ms. Geron stated no and that this was a disservice to the students.

President Hokien stated that this was the last time the Board would include the PTO events on the agenda for approval.

Ms. Geron stated that it was understood.

Ms. Geron had another concern regarding an issue with 8th grade students.

Mr. Schettino stated that this matter couldn’t be discussed in public.

Ms. Geron mentioned a parent meeting with the Superintendent and Principal.

President Hokien stated that he wasn’t aware of this.

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Ms. Geron stated that she was told that this wasn’t a school matter and that it was a police matter.

President Hokien questioned where this happened.

Superintendent Rosenberg stated that North Bergen and Guttenberg students go to Joey’s which is the corner store.

Ms. Geron stated that she asked for mediation and that we weren’t bringing the students together. She stated that we met several times.

Ms. Geron continued that she was requesting the school to handle this matter and be kept abreast of the situation. The parents of ALK couldn’t meet.

President Hokien stated that we do have police present at the school.

Ms. Geron stated that she was speaking on behalf of the parents and that it wasn’t necessary to go to the police and that it should have been handled by the school.

President Hokien responded “thank you”.

A motion was made to close the hearing of the citizens by Trustee Montanez and seconded by Trustee Rogers. Roll call, Ayes, Trustee Malave, Michel, Montanez, Olsen, Rivarola, Rogers, Vazquez and President Hokien. Nayes, none.

CLAIMS

NET PAYROLL ACCOUNT PAYROLL #17, 3/15/18 $249,742.82 PAYROLL AGENCY ACCOUNT PAYROLL #17, 3/15/18 178,299.16 PAYROLL AGENCY ACCOUNT DCRP ER CONTRIBUTION 3/15/18 129.86 EZ TEMP REPLACEMENT A/C MOTOR 1,799.98 PREMIER SECURITY AUTOMATION IP SURVELLIENCE/INTERNET SYSTEM 12,445.25 GARDEN STATE LABORATORIES WATER TESTING 2017/2018 SY 675.00 WILLIAM KATCHEN ACCOUNTING SERVICES 2017/2018 2,000.00 JERSEY CITY GLOBAL CHARTER TUITION FOR 2017/2018 4,458.00 JOHNSON STATIONERS COPY PAPER 1,359.60 BIOSHINE MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES 874.34 M. ALVARO CONSULTING PROFESSIONAL DEV. 9/5&9/11/17 4,500.00 STRENGTH FOR CHANGE, LLC PROF.THERAPY-2017/2018 8,000.00 THE METRO GROUP, INC. WATER TREATMENT-2017/2018 120.00 PEARSON EDUCATION TEACHING SUPPLIES 1,701.66 KENCOR ELEVATOR, INC. ELEVATOR SERVICE 2017/2018 SY 146.68 WHITE ROSE TAXI & TRANSPORTATION-HOMELESS STUDENT 1,080.00 HUDSON AREA MATH ALLIANCE HAMA DUES FOR 2017/2018 100.00 GEDDES SCHOOL SUPPLIES GOLDEN BUCKET SUPPLIES 276.41 ABLE TEX UNCLOG TOILET-1ST FL BOYS BTHRM 325.00 MUCCIA PLUMBING INC 2 LEAKING TOILETS 3RD FL BTHRM 736.37 JOHNSON STATIONERS ASSORTED FOLDERS 107.25 JOHNSON STATIONERS COLORED COPY PAPER 1,398.00 SCHOOL SPECIALITY SUPPLIES 299.65 SCHOOL SPECIALITY SUPPLIES 186.01 SCHOOL SPECIALITY SUPPLIES 120.72 SCHOOL SPECIALITY SUPPLIES 300.09 JOHNSON STATIONERS NAMEPLATES-RUTH OLSEN 14.20 ABLE TEX EMERGENCY-CLOGGED DRAIN BOE 200.00 TELE-MEASUREMENTS, INC 5 SMARTBOARDS/PROJECTORS 19,787.50 SCHOOL HEALTH CORPORATION AED DEVICE/CABINET & PADS 6,786.88 NJAHPERD 2018 ANNUAL CONVENTION 120.00 NJ ADVANCED MEDIA AD FOR MATH TEACHER 1/7/18 638.00 MAVERICK BUILDING SERVICES JANITORIAL SERVICES-NOV 2017 10,182.40 TIME WARNER CABLE INTERNET SERVICE 3/5/18-4/4/18 1,019.60 HUDSON COUNTY SCHOOLS CONSORT TRANSP.JAN-MAY 2018 100,784.25 IDE CORP. INNOVATIVE DESIGNS PD-WORKSHOP- 3/16/18 2,100.00 HEINMANN WORKSHOP-3/8/18- S. ROTUNDO 169.00 WHITE ROSE TAXI & TRANSPORT 2 DISPLACED STUDENTS 506.00 BRAINPOP, LLC UNLIMITED ACCESS TO BRAINPOP 2,395.00 PETTY CASH ACCOUNT REPLENISH PETTY CASH 2017/2018 618.00 SCHOOL SPECIALITY SUPPLIES 299.93 CDW-G REPLACEMENT BULB 94.08 SCHOOL SPECIALITY SUPPLIES 103.70 LAKESHORE SUPPLIES 602.00

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LAKESHORE PRE-SCHOOL SUPPLIES 349.17 CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY SCIENCE SUPPLIES 302.29 CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY SCIENCE SUPPLIES 434.65 SCHOOL SPECIALITY SUPPLIES 299.88 SCHOOL SPECIALITY SUPLLIES 295.24 SCHOOL SPECIALITY SUPPLIES 209.04 SCHOOL SPECIALITY SUPPLIES 299.44 SCHOOL SPECIALITY SUPPLIES 297.97 SCHOOL SPECIALITY SUPPLIES 301.15 PRISM BEHAVIORAL CONSULTING ABA THERAPY-FEB. 2018 1,850.00 SCHOOL SPECIALITY SUPPLIES 298.47 NORTH BERGEN BD. OF EDUCATION TUITION-JANUARY 2018 458,866.00 ARTHUR HALL INSURANCE RENEWAL-SURETY BOND 2/9/18-19 546.00 EZ TEMP REPLACED AIR FILTERS-AC UNITS 1,285.00 EZ TEMP FROZEN PIPES IN CLASSROOMS 3,250.00 EZ TEMP HEATING REPAIR-TRAILER #130 695.00 MUCCIA PLUMBING INC REPAIRS IN TEACHERS LOUNGE & CAFÉ 1,061.00 MANHATTAN WELDING COMPANY,INC EMERGENCY BOILER REPAIRS 2,233.00 JULIANNE WARSHANY TUITION REIMBURSEMENT 291.50 TOSHIBA AMERICA INFO SYS INC SERVICE 3/14/18-4/13/18 1,330.00 RIDGEFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION TUITION REIMBURSEMENT 97,183.95 MOZAIC MINDZ EVALUATION (DG)2/8/18 450.00 MASCHIO’S FOOD SERVICE LUNCH REIMB. JANUARY 2018 36,199.27 BERGEN COUNTY SPECIAL TUITION-DEC 2017 29,210.00 VERIZON WIRELESS M. ROSENBERG-CELL 2/6/-3/5/18 211.30 TREASURER, STATE OF NEW JERSEY WATER SERVICE 1/13/18-2/14/18 2,819.16 SUEZ WATER NEW JERSEY WATER SERVICE 1/13/18-2/14/18 7,349.94 HORIZON DENTAL SERVICES DENTAL PLAN: MARCH 2018 8,075.00 SOURCE4TEACHERS SUB TEACHER PLACEMENT 2/17/2018 3,364.90 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SERVICE 9/13/2017-12/13/2017 4,426.97 NEW JERSEY SCHOOL BUILDING CONF/EXPO 2018-S. HENRY 200.00 NEW JERSEY SCHOOL BUILDING CONF/EXPO 2018 J. MANTINEO 200.00 PITNEY BOWES POSTAGE-BOE OFFICE 1,500.00 DAISY’S GRILL INC. CATERING PARENT EVENT 3/1/18 347.00 PHONAK, LLC ROGERS X PEDIATRICS/INSPIRO 1,680.99 THE COPY SHOP SERVICE 12/16/17-2/16/18 105.99 SHARON ROTUNDO EYEGLASS REIMBURSEMENT 186.00 THE FELICIAN SCHOOL SPED TUITION-APRIL 2018 4,588.96 NORTH BERGEN MUA 1ST QUARTER 2018 SEWER BILL 4,298.44 TRINITAS HEALTHCARE CORP. PHYSICAL THERAPY-JANUARY 2018 2,558.50 RIDGEFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION TUITION-APRIL 2018 44,173.00 NJ STATE HEALTH BENEFITS PROG HEALTH BENEFITS: MARCH 2018 163,780.15 TOSHIBA AMERICA INFO SYS INC SERVICES 4/14-5/13/18 1,330.00 NEURODEVELOPMENTAL PEDIATRICS EVALUATION (DG) 1/31/2018 500.00 THERAPY ASSOCIATES ABA SERVICE FOR (MT) JANUARY 2018 2,810.00 EBL COACHING READING INSTRUCTION 2/2/18-2/24/18 1,200.00 NORTH HUDSON ACADEMY TUITION FOR MARCH 2018 5,599.23 PAYCOM PAYROLL SERVICES 5,550.00 PITNEY BOWES 3QTR RENTAL ALK-12/30/17-3/29/18 147.00 BENEFIT ALLOCATION SYSTEMS ADMIN FEES- MARCH 2018 86.50 JLH ENGRAVING STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR PLAQUE 28.00 JOHN SCHETTINO ESQ LEGAL SERVICES 2017-2018 8,500.00 MICHELLE ROSENBERG DISABILITY REIMB.MARCH & APRIL 382.20 ROSE RAFFAELE RENT FOR APRIL 2018 1,785.00 MASCHIO’S FOOD SERVICE LUNCH REIMB.-FEBRUARY 2018 31,588.88 SPEECH WITHIN REACH, LLC SPPECH THERAPY 2/5/18-3/1/18 1,600.00 VERIZON PHONE SERVICE & INTERNET 3,780.77 ALBRIGHT CONSULTATION SERVICES HOME CONSULT (MC GC) 3,840.00 BERGEN COUNTY SPECIAL TUITION ADJUSTMENT 2016/2017 11,081.00 JENNIFER CRUZ SERVICES (DP&JG) 3,612.00 DCRP-NJ DIVISION PENSIONS & BEN DCRP-2/1/18-2/28/18 233.28 COVER STICHES LLC UNIFORM-STUDENTS (DB,MO,DJEG) 265.82 MICHELLE CLARKE EYEGLASS REIMBURSEMENT 198.20 POLAND SPRING/READY REFRESH SERVICE 1/19/18-3/18/18 115.78 NORTH BERGEN BOARD OF ED TUITION-FEBRUARY 2018 445,150.00 DIRECT ENERGY BUSINESS COMMODITY-1/25/18-2/23/18 94.07 RIDGEFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION OT/PT-FEBRUARY 2018 4,320.00 MAVERICK BUILDING SERVICES CLEANING SERVICE –FEB 2018 12,510.00 HORIZON DENTAL SERVICES DENTAL PLAN: APRIL 2018 7,399.27 PUBLIC SERVICE ELECTRIC & GAS ELECTRIC-BOE-FEBRUARY 2018 243.55 ROCIO PERDOMO EYEGLASS REIMBURSEMENT 200.00

$2,055,415.47

CONSENT AGENDA

SR-17-00

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WHEREAS, after accepting the resignation letter from Joel Magenheimer, Board Trustee it was necessary to collect resumes from potential candidates and schedule interviews to determine who would best suit the open vacancy; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary for the board to formally appoint Jordan E. Michel to serve as a Guttenberg Board Trustee for the unexpired term of office till December 31, 2018.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of the appointment of Jordan E. Michel as Guttenberg Board Trustee.

SR-17-01

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Town of Guttenberg has reviewed the claims made against the Board; and

WHEREAS, the Board Secretary certifies that funds are available to pay said claims.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that said claims be accepted and payment be made as follows:

March claims $ 2,055,415.47 Total claims for approval $ 2,055,415.47

SR-17-02

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Town of Guttenberg is anticipating the local tax levy for the months of March and April 2018 in the amount of $1,859,766.00;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that said Board requests the months of March and April 2018 tax levy from the Town of Guttenberg in the amount of $1,859,766.00.

SR-17-03

WHEREAS, it is necessary to adopt and accept the HIB (Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying) Reports discussed in the executive session for the month of March.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of the HIB Findings Report as attached hereto.

SR-17-04

WHEREAS, it is necessary that the Board of Education affirms the Superintendent’s decision regarding the previous month’s HIB Findings Report;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves the Superintendent’s decision regarding the previous month’s HIB Findings Report.

SR-17-05

WHEREAS, it is necessary to approve the Second Reading of a revision to the existing board policy on file who will be responsible for running the monthly board meetings; and

WHEREAS, the policy revision will include if the Board President or Vice President elects not to run the scheduled meetings, then the Board Secretary shall do so.

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THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of the Second Reading of a revision to the existing board policy on file who will be responsible for running the monthly board meetings.

SR-17-06

WHEREAS, the Guttenberg Board of Education is in need of additional space and renovations for classes to address the severe overcrowding in the school; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Guttenberg is in need of a community center to address the recreational and cultural needs of the community of the Town and has entered into a Shared Joint Project agreement with the Guttenberg Board of Education; and

WHEREAS, the Uniform Shared Services and Consolidation Act, N.J.S.A.40A:65-1 et seq., permits and gives authorization to encourage public bodies such as municipalities and other autonomous public entities to enter into agreements with each other to contract for the provision of any service that the parties to such agreements are empowered to render under within their own jurisdiction whether administrative or otherwise; and

WHEREAS, the Guttenberg Board of Education and the Town of Guttenberg hereby acknowledges that acting alone they cannot independently provide the enhanced level of recreational/cultural services desired to support the residents of the Town of Guttenberg as well as providing the additional space and renovations to address the overcrowding of the Anna L. Klein School; and

WHEREAS, the Guttenberg Board of Education and the Town of Guttenberg have entered into a Shared Services Agreement for the Design and Construction of the Guttenberg Recreational/Cultural Center and Renovation of the Anna L. Klein School and Guttenberg Board of Education Outdoor Undeveloped Lots dated as of April 24, 2013 (the Shared Services Agreement); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section Six of the Shared Service Agreement, all payments for work completed in connection with the Project are subject to the approval of the DiCara/Rubino Architect and Mast Construction Manager (each as defined in the Shared Services Construction Agreement) and resolution of the Guttenberg Board of Education and the Town of Guttenberg; and

WHEREAS, one or more invoices for work completed in connection with the project, attached hereto as Exhibit A the “Invoices” have been approved by DiCara/Rubino Architect and Mast Construction Manager and have been presented to the Town for approval.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Council of the Town of Guttenberg, in the County of Hudson , State of New Jersey as follows:

Section 1. The recitals to this resolution are incorporated herein as if set forth in full herein.

Section 2. The Invoices are hereby approved. The Town of Guttenberg Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized and directed to transfer funds from the “M&T Capital Cash Community Center” in the amount of the invoices for payment. In the event that such funds are held by a trustee bank, the trustee is hereby authorized to release funds to the Guttenberg Board of Education in the amount of the invoices for further payment.

ALNA Construction-Payment App #34- $161,104.19 Mast Construction-322-43-0218- February $21,956.00 Dicara/Rubino Architects-75- $3,055.10

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Craig Testing Laboratories-35311- $625.00

Section 3. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of the above mentioned payment applications.

SR-17-07

WHEREAS, it is necessary to approve an Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) carryover of 2016-2017 fiscal year funds; and

WHEREAS, this carryover of funds will enable the district to utilize these monies and not lose the funding; and

WHEREAS, the breakdown is listed as follows:

Title I- $57,574.00

Title II Part A- $982.00 Title III- $9,395.00

Title III-Immigrant- $2,160.00

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of a carryover of ESEA 2016-2017 fiscal year funds.

SR-17-08

WHEREAS, it is necessary to approve a quote for two new Toshiba digital copiers; and

WHEREAS, the lease agreement has expired and the copiers are experiencing many breakdowns as well as service charges will be higher;

and

WHEREAS, the three following companies were contacted to submit price quotes:

The Copy Shop- Toshiba Copier- $2,710.00 Xerox Corporation- Did Not Submit Quote Cannon Corporation- Did Not Submit Quote

WHEREAS, Toshiba has submitted a quote price of $2,710.00 per month for 39 months for the two new copiers which is the same price the district is currently paying for the copier;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves the lease price of an e-Studio8508A Toshiba Copiers by the terms stated above and attached hereto.

SR-17-09

WHEREAS, it is necessary to enter into an annual renewal agreement with Blackboard Inc. who maintains the hosting for the district’s website; and

WHEREAS, the Edline Web Community renewal agreement cost for services is $3,593.37.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of the renewal agreement with Blackboard Inc. who maintains the hosting for the district’s website for the 2017-2018 school year.

SR-17-10

WHEREAS, the Superintendent is recommending the teacher course enrollments for the 2017-2018 school year for the following individual:

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Ms. Eva Velez- World Language Instructor, New Jersey City University, Spring 2018, Course- General Linguistics and Multicultural Education, New Jersey City University, Spring 2018, Course-Phonology and Structure of American English.(Graduate Tuition Reimbursement)

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of the above mentioned teacher course enrollments as attached hereto.

SR-17-11

WHEREAS, it is necessary to enter into a contract agreement with Ryglicki & Gillman to provide legal counsel services for the Child Study Team; and

WHEREAS, Ryglicki & Gillman will assist with Special Education services and due process cases.

WHEREAS, the cost of services is $175.00 per hour on an as needed basis.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of retaining the services of Ryglicki & Gillman to provide legal counsel services for the Child Study Team for Special Education cases.

SR-17-12

WHEREAS, it is requested that permission be granted to accept a donation of installation of new flooring from Mr. Joseph DiPaolo; and WHEREAS, Mr. DiPaolo will supply this donation of flooring and services for the new Child Study quiet room at no charge to the district to provide these services; and

WHEREAS, after approval is granted, Mr. DiPaolo is requesting a letter or documentation that the district accepts this donation agreement.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and grants permission to accept the donation of installation of new flooring from Mr. Joseph DiPaolo for the new Child Study Team quiet room.

SR-17-13

WHEREAS, it is requested that permission be granted for the National Junior Honor Society to sponsor a “Boxed Cake Raffle”

fundraising event commencing April 9th through May 9th; and

WHEREAS, all funds collected will be utilized for the National Junior Honor Society in the district.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of the National Junior Honor Society to sponsor a “Boxed Cake Raffle”

fundraising event.

SR-17-14

WHEREAS, after receiving board approval for Ms. Valerie Hoyos to complete her teacher course enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year;

and

WHEREAS, it is now necessary to approve Ms. Valerie Hoyos’s teacher graduate tuition reimbursement in the amount of $874.50.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves

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of Ms. Valerie Hoyos teacher graduate tuition reimbursement in the amount of $874.50.

SR-17-15

WHEREAS, it is necessary to approve all of the requested items that have been received for various school supplies from the DonorsChoose.org; and

WHEREAS, the following is a list of instructors who have requested various donations for the students of the Anna L. Klein School:

WHEREAS, now that the donations have been received the district must formally acknowledge receiving the items.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of receiving the various school supplies from the DonorsChoose.org as attached hereto.

SR-17-16

WHEREAS, it is desired that the Guttenberg Board of Education enter into an agreement with the Alliance for Competitive Energy Gas Cooperative Pricing System (ACES); and

WHEREAS, by entering a binding agreement with the ACES Program, it will grant permission to solicit bids from various electric/gas suppliers for the most competitive rates available with pricing estimated to be lower than the utility provided generation service (Public Service); and

WHEREAS, ACES has accepted Direct Energy to provide the district with the natural gas service in the school district.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of entering into a binding agreement with the Alliance for Competitive Energy Gas Cooperative Pricing System and accepting Direct Energy to provide the district with the natural gas service.

SR-17-17

WHEREAS, it was necessary to retain the services of ALNA Construction to perform extra work orders for the district; and

WHEREAS, the following breakdown will be submitted for payment to ALNA Construction:

Emergency services to build a “safe wall” constructed in front of the existing crumbling retaining wall in the playground area in the amount of $1,760.08

Hardware modifications to the existing doors and the new addition in the amount of $2,171.04

WHEREAS, the total payment which will be submitted to ALNA Construction is in the amount of $3,931.12.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of the extra work orders submitted by ALNA Construction as attached hereto.

SR-17-18

WHEREAS, it is requested that permission be granted to permit two student teachers to perform their Junior Field Experience in the district for the 2017-2018 school year; and

WHEREAS, after receiving a communication from Fairleigh Dickinson University, it is requested that permission be granted for Ms. Maria

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Vizcaino to perform her junior field experience in a special education setting commencing sometime after the meeting pending fingerprint approval for a total of 10 hours; and

WHEREAS, after receiving the second communication from New Jersey City University, it is requested that permission be granted for Ms.

Keila Medina to conduct her junior field experience with the school psychologist commencing sometime after the meeting; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of the placement of the above mentioned individuals as student teachers in the district for the 2017-2018 school year.

SR-17-19

WHEREAS, it is necessary to acknowledge after a vote was conducted amongst the staff for the first annual “Staff Member of the Year” award to Ms. Alejandra Corales for the 2017-2018 school year;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and acknowledges Ms. Alejandra Corales as “Staff Member of the Year” award for the 2017-2018 school year.

SR-17-20

WHEREAS, after the resignation of Mr. Michael Purefoy, part-time technology coordinator, the district was waiting till the opening of the new building to hire this replacement position; and

WHEREAS, the Superintendent is recommending Mr. Steven Cornish as a part-time technology coordinator at the pro-rated salary of

$30,000.00 and will work Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm which will not exceed 29.75 hours.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of the hiring of Mr. Steven Cornish as part-time technology coordinator.

SR-17-21

WHEREAS, the Superintendent is recommending Mr. Jamile Williamson to serve as a school volunteer pending proper fingerprinting approval is obtained; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Williamson is required to complete eight (8) hours of volunteer work to fulfill his course requirements.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of Mr. Jamile Williamson as a school volunteer pending fingerprinting approval as attached hereto.

SR-17-22

WHEREAS, after receiving a communication from Ms. Lucy DiMaulo, Supervisor of Special Education, it is necessary to enter into a special education contract agreement with the New Jersey Commission for the Blind for one student for the 2017-2018 school year; and

WHEREAS, the annual tuition cost will be $5,447.52 for this student commencing February 20, 2018 through June 30, 2018.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of entering into a special education contract agreement with the New Jersey Commission for the Blind for one student for the 2017-2018 school year as attached hereto.

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SR-17-23

WHEREAS, it is necessary to approve a revision to the 2018-2019 budget that has been completed and, reviewed;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the amount of moneys estimated to be necessary for the operation of the public school of the Town of Guttenberg, for the year beginning July 1, 2018, exclusive of State, County, Federal, or other funds, is Eleven Million, Three Hundred Twenty-One Thousand, Eight Hundred Twenty-Two Dollars as per itemized budget attached hereto and summarized as follows:

BE IT RESOLVED to approve a 2018-2019 school district budget for submission to the voters is as follows:

OPERATING BUDGET $ 18,888,165.00

SPECIAL REVENUE FUND $ 471,839.00

DEBT SERVICE FUND $ 0

TOTAL BASE BUDGET $ 19,360,004.00

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED to acknowledge that the 2018-2019 budget as described above results in a general fund tax levy of $11,321,822.00.

SR-17-24

WHEREAS, it is necessary to retain the emergency services of EZ Temp to repair a leaking pipe in classroom 301; and

WHEREAS, the cost for these services will not exceed $400.00.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of retaining the emergency services of EZ Temp to repair a leaking pipe in classroom 301.

SR-17-25

WHEREAS, it was necessary to retain the emergency services of Kencor Inc. to repair the elevator that wasn’t working properly; and WHEREAS, the cost for theses emergency services will not exceed

$250.00.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of retaining the emergency services of Kencor Inc. to repair the elevator that wasn’t working properly.

SR-17-26

WHEREAS, it was necessary to retain the emergency services of Manhattan Welding Company for various issues that occurred at the district; and

WHEREAS, the following three items needed to be addressed:

Boiler not working properly-not to exceed $850.00 Leaking boiler and valve-not to exceed $2,900.00 Boiler needed to be manually reset- $1,050.00

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of retaining the emergency services of Manhattan Welding Company for various boiler issues.

SR-17-27

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WHEREAS, after receiving a communication from Mast Construction Services, it is necessary to approve an additional construction services for the gym secondary steel ceiling access work in the new building; and

WHEREAS, Mast Construction has received two proposals from contractors to perform said work and it had been determined by the Town of Guttenberg to utilize MOLBA Construction to perform these secondary steel ceiling repairs in the amount of $19,450.00.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of retaining the services of MOLBA Construction to perform these services as attached hereto.

SR-17-28

WHEREAS, it is requested that permission be granted for the Student Council to sponsor two additional fundraising events; and

WHEREAS, the following fundraisers were requested from Ms. Gloria D’Annunzio who is the Student Council moderator:

Easter Basket Raffle-$1.00

Mother’s Day Movie Night- May 10, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, admission $5.00

WHEREAS, all monies collected will be utilized for the Student Council.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of the two additional fundraising events sponsored by the Student Council.

SR-17-29

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the district to implement a new three year Strategic Plan for the 2018-2020 years; and

WHEREAS, a committee was established with a group of teachers, one board member, two parents and two administrators who formulated a plan with a direction leading the district to achieve specific goals, action plans and timeframes within the tree year period.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of the three year Strategic Plan for the 2018-2020 timeframe as attached hereto.

SR-17-30

WHEREAS, after receiving a communication from Ms. Eileen Mursch who is completing her Masters in Educational Leadership from Seton Hall, she is requesting to complete her internship here at the district; and

WHEREAS, the Superintendent is recommending Ms. Eileen Mursch to complete her 50 hours of internship to complete her Educational Leadership commencing after the approval of this resolution.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of Ms. Eileen Mursch to complete her internship in Educational Leadership as attached hereto.

SR-17-31

WHEREAS, after receiving a communication from Ms. Lucy DiMaulo, Supervisor of Special Education, it is necessary to approve a proposed

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Extended Summer School Year Program for the Special Education students at the district; and

WHEREAS, this program would be offered to at least 60 students commencing July 2, 2018 through August 3, 2018 and be given to the following classes:

Autistic Class Multiply Disabled Pre-School Disabled LLD 1-4

LLD 5-8

WHEREAS, the district would not need to provide the usual summer home programming if this proposed program is approved.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of the proposed Extended Summer School Year Program as attached hereto.

Consent Resolutions # 1 adopted upon motion of Trustee Montanez and seconded by Trustee Rogers. Roll call, Ayes, Trustee Malave, Montanez, Olsen, Rivarola, Rogers, Vazquez and President Hokien. Nayes, none.

Trustee Michel abstained.

CONSENT AGENDA # 2 SR-17-32

WHEREAS, it is necessary to approve revisions to the staff members employed with the Guttenberg Board of Education for the 2017- 2018 school year as attached hereto;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves revisions to the staff members employed with the Guttenberg Board of Education for the 2017-2018 school year as attached hereto.

SR-17-33

WHEREAS, it is necessary to approve the PTO Calendar of Events for the month of April 2018; and

WHEREAS, all fundraiser monies will be utilized for the 8th grade student class.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the School District of the Town of Guttenberg hereby accepts and approves of the PTO Calendar of Events for the month of April 2018 as attached hereto.

Consent Agenda Resolution #2 adopted upon motion by President Hokien and seconded by Trustee Rivarola. Ayes, Trustee Malave, Montanez, Olsen, Rivarola, Vazquez and President Hokien. Trustee Rogers gave a recusal vote. Trustee Michel abstained.

ADJOURNMENT

Upon motion of Trustee Malave and seconded by Trustee Montanez the Board of Education Meeting was adjourned. Roll call, Ayes, Trustee Malave, Michel, Montanez, Olsen, Rivarola, Rogers, Vazquez and President Hokien. Nayes, none.

Respectfully submitted,

______________________

Jolene Mantineo Board Secretary

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