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The Board of Education adopted the following curricula and programs of record on May 12, 2011 in compliance with N.J.S.A. 18A:33-1 and 34-1



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6. The Board of Education adopted the following curricula and programs of record on May 12, 2011 in compliance with N.J.S.A. 18A:33-1 and 34-1:


Academic

Assessment

Support

Extracurricular

Integrated Language Arts

AIMSweb

Achieve 3000

Art Club (6-8)

Mathematics

Authentic Assessment (K - 3)

Basic Skills Improvement

Band (4,5 & 6-8)

Science

Developmental Reading Assessment

Bully-Busting

Cheerleading (6-8)

Social Studies

Final Exams (7 & 8)

Child Study Team Services

Chorus (4,5 & 6-8)

Circulatory System as an Obstacle Course (4)

Learnia (3-8)

D.A.R.E

Computer Club (4, 5 & 6-8)

Colonial Day (5)

NJ PASS (2)

English as a Second Language (K-8)

Drama Club (6-8)

Creative Curriculum (PRIDE)

Orleans-Hanna Algebra Aptitude Test (5-6)

Extended School Year (ESY)

Environmental Education Club(6-8)

Early Childhood Program for 4-Year Olds

Portfolios (K-5)

Family Math (6 & 7)

Student Leadership Council (6-8)

Full Day Kindergarten

Progress Reports

Family Science (4)

Yearbook (6-8)

Art

Report Cards:

Grades K, 1

Grades 2, 3

Grades 4, 5

Grades 6-8

Project UpGrade



PSD - Project PRIDE

Guidance & Counseling

Class Councils (6-8)

Language Development (K)

NJASK (3,4,5,6,7,8)

Homework Club – ESL

Basketball - Girls

Kids Vote

Teacher constructed tests, quizzes, rubrics

Homework Club (2&3, 4,5)

Basketball - Boys

Library/Media

Writing Rubrics

Lions Quest Program

Cross Country

Health Education




NJASK Prep Program (3-8)

Baseball

Living History Timeline (7&8)




Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI Program)

Soccer - Boys

Medieval Faire (6)




Nursing Services

Soccer - Girls

Physical Education




Occupational Therapy (OT) & Physical Therapy (PT) Services

Softball

Music – General




Off to a Good Start Reading - OTAGS (2&3)




Music – Instrumental (4-8)




Orton Gillingham Reading




Project UpGrade G&T Program, includes School-wide Enrichment




Peer Advise for Kids (4,5,7,8)




Science Fair (5-8)




Peer Mediation (6-8)




Technology




Peer to Peer (6-8)




World Language - Spanish




Phonics Game/Take Learning Home (K-3)




Touch Math




Picatinny Future Scientist Program (3)










Problem Based Learning










Rainbows Program










Reading Recovery (1)










Resource Center










Speech and Language










StarLab










Students Obtaining Success

(6-8)











Study Island Math (5-8)










Universal Design for Learning

(UDL)











Weather Net










Wilson Reading System



7. The Board of Education designated The Daily Record as the official newspaper for legal notices and other obligations, and The Star-Ledger as alternate official newspaper.

8. The Board of Education approved the following appointments, which are in effect until the next reorganization meeting or until changed by resolution and carry the compensation indicated:

POSITION

APPOINTMENT

COMPENSATION

Treasurer

Susan Megletti

$3,929/year

Attorney

Philip Stern

Adams Stern Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, LLC



$150/hour

$90/hour for paralegals



Board Secretary

Pamela Hinman

Included in salary

Assistant Board Secretary

Sandy Cammarata

Included in salary

Auditor

William Schroeder

Nisivoccia & Co.



$19,000/year

Medical Inspector

Brent Forward, MD

$6,990/year

Architect

SSP Architectural Group

Principal $185/hr

Project Mgr $ /hr

Project Architect $140/hr

Interior Designer $ /hr

Designer/Draftsman $ /hr

Field Administrator $ /hr

Clerical $ /hr


School Attendance Officer

David Young

$1,428/year

1. Affirmative Action Officer

2. Affirmative Action Team



  1. Alan Bocchino

  2. Susan Johnston, Michael Laudati

Included in salary

Public Agency Compliance Officer

Pamela Hinman

Included in salary

Custodian of Public Records

Pamela Hinman

Included in salary

Safety Compliance Officer

Pamela Hinman

Included in salary

504 Coordinator

Christopher Herdman,

MacKinnon MS Principal,

Pamela Blalock, Duffy School Principal


Included in salary

Integrated Pest Management Coordinator

Pamela Hinman

Included in salary

Homeless Liaison

Michael Laudati, Susan Johnston

Included in salary

DYFS Liaisons

Michael Laudati, Susan Johnston

Included in salary

Wellness Committee Coordinator

Sue Chodkiewicz

Included in salary

Anti-Bullying and Safety Coordinators

Pamela Blalock, Christopher Herdman

Included in salary

OPRA Officer

Pamela Hinman

Included in salary

Agent of Record - Health Benefits

NJ State Health Benefits Plan

fee included in assessment

Agent of Record – Workers’ Compensation

Morris Essex Insurance Group thru 6/30/11

fee included

Agent of Record - Property & Casualty Insurance

Morville Agency

School Alliance Insurance Fund



fee included

Agent of Record – Voluntary Student Insurance

Bollinger Insurance Co.

fee included

Agent of Record – Dental Insurance

MetLife - RHM

fee included

Disability Insurance

Prudential Insurance Co.

fee included

Disability Insurance

Colonial Life Insurance Co.

fee included

Disability Insurance

Unum Provident

fee included

Tax Sheltered Annuity

Lincoln National

fee included

Tax Sheltered Annuity

Met Life Investors

fee included

Tax Sheltered Annuity

Valic

fee included

Tax Sheltered Annuity

Met Life

fee included

Tax Sheltered Annuity

Equitable

fee included

9. WHEREAS 18A:18A-2 provides that a board of education shall assign the authority, responsibility and accountability for the purchasing activity of the board of education to a person or persons who shall have the power to prepare advertisements, to advertise for and receive bids, and to award contracts as permitted by this chapter, and


WHEREAS 18A:18A-3a permits an increase in the bid threshold if a Qualified Purchasing Agent is appointed as well as granted the authorization to negotiate and award such contracts below the bid threshold; and
WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 5:34-5 et. seq. establishes the criteria for qualifying as a Qualified Purchasing Agent; and
WHEREAS, Pamela Hinman possesses the designation of Qualified Purchasing Agent as issued by the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:34-5 et. Seq.; and
WHEREAS, the Wharton Board of Education desires to increase the bid threshold as provided in N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-3; and
WHEREAS 18A:18A-37, c. provides that all contracts that are in the aggregate less than 15% of the bid threshold may be awarded by the qualified purchasing agent without soliciting competitive quotations if so authorized by board resolution,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Wharton Board of Education does hereby authorize and increase the bid threshold to $36,000; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, the Wharton Board of Education hereby appoints Pamela Hinman as its duly authorized Qualified Purchasing Agent to exercise the duties of a qualified purchasing agent pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-2b, with specific relevance to the authority, responsibility and accountability for the purchasing activity of the Wharton Board of Education; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, that Pamela Hinman is hereby authorized to award contracts on behalf of the Wharton Board of Education that are in the aggregate less than 15% of the Bid threshold ($5,400) without soliciting competitive quotations, and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED that Pamela Hinman is hereby authorized to seek competitive quotations, when applicable and practicable before awarding contracts, when contracts in the aggregate exceed 15% of the bid threshold ($5,400) but less than the bid threshold of $36,000.

10. WHEREAS, Stuart Goulden has been elected president of the Board of Education and William Rogers has been elected vice president; and


WHEREAS, Pamela Hinman has been appointed secretary of the Board of Education and Sandy Cammarata is assistant secretary; and
WHEREAS, Susan Megletti has been appointed Treasurer of School Monies; and
WHEREAS, Board of Education policy authorizes school principals to establish and administer student activity accounts under certain conditions, now therefore be it
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the maintenance of the following bank accounts and authorizes the persons indicated to sign checks, savings withdrawals, drafts, and other instruments and to approve electronic fund transfers
TD BANK




Account Number

#

Signatories

General Account

129-10527-9

3

Stuart Goulden or William Rogers and

Pamela Hinman or Ernest Palestis and Susan Megletti



Payroll Account

129-10532-5

1

Susan Megletti

Payroll Agency Account

129-10533-3

1

Susan Megletti

Unemployment Insurance Trust

129-10541-4

3

Stuart Goulden or William Rogers and

Pamela Hinman or Ernest Palestis and Susan Megletti



Cafeteria Fund

129-10542-2

1

Pamela Hinman or Ernest Palestis

Capital Projects Account

129-10526-0

3

Stuart Goulden or William Rogers and

Pamela Hinman or Ernest Palestis and Susan Megletti



Capital Reserve Account

4029038086

3

Stuart Goulden or William Rogers and

Pamela Hinman or Ernest Palestis and Susan Megletti



Bond Account

02042959

3

Stuart Goulden or William Rogers and

Pamela Hinman or Ernest Palestis and Susan Megletti



Duffy Student Activities

129-10473-6

2

Pamela Hinman or Sandy Cammarata and Pamela Blalock or Mary Anne Collins, with at least one administrator signatory required

MacKinnon Student Activities

129-10534-1

2

Pamela Hinman or Sandy Cammarata and Christopher Herdman or Lisa Lee, with at least one administrator signatory required

New Jersey Cash Management Fund



Account Name

Account Number

#

Signatories

Wharton Board of Education

171-000092134

1

Pamela Hinman or Ernest Palestis

11. The Board of Education authorized the establishment of a petty cash fund in the amount of $500 pursuant to Board Policy 6620; and be it


FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education designates Pamela Hinman to be the Custodian of the Petty Cash Fund.

12. The Board of Education recognized the Wharton Education Association as the official bargaining unit for the positions specified in the organization’s recognition clause.

13. WHEREAS, the Board of Education acknowledges the requirement for the Business Administrator/Board Secretary to prepare monthly Board Secretary’s Reports and its accompanying statute NJAC 6-20-2.13(d) certifying that no budgetary line item account has been over-expended, now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, the Business Administrator be authorized to make transfers among budgetary line item accounts to be reported to the Board of Education at its next regular meeting.

14. WHEREAS, certain utility and telephone service accounts often become delinquent, and early childhood preschool centers experience financial hardship as a result of payments made at the end of the month following Business Meetings; be it


RESOLVED, the Board of Education authorize the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary to make advance payments on a monthly basis for designated vendors, including electric and gas utility companies, telephone service providers, early childhood preschool center providers, and out-of-district special education schools; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, that such payments shall be approved by the Board of Education at its subsequent Business Meeting; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, the Business Administrator be authorized, in the event of a meeting postponement and following consultation with the Finance Committee and the Superintendent, to release payments for those billings determined to be most appropriate and emergent.

15. WHEREAS, the Wharton Borough Board of Education recognizes school staff and Board members will incur travel expenses related to and within the scope of their current responsibilities and for travel that promotes the delivery of instruction or furthers the efficient operation of the school district; and

WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 6A:23B-1.1 et seq. requires Board members to receive prior approval of these expenses by a majority of the full voting membership of the Board and staff members to receive prior approval of these expenses by the Superintendent of Schools and a majority of the full voting membership of the Board; and


WHEREAS, a Board of Education may establish, for regular district business travel only as described in NJOMB Circular Letter 06-02, including amendments or revisions thereto, a threshold amount below which Board approval is not required; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Education establishes, for regular district business travel only, an annual school year threshold of $500 per staff/Board member where prior Board approval shall not be required unless this annual threshold for a staff/Board member is exceeded in a given school year (July 1 through June 30); and
WHEREAS, travel and related expenses not in compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23B-1.1 et seq., but deemed by the Board of Education to be necessary and unavoidable are excluded from the requirements of N.J.A.C. 6A:23B-1.1 et seq.; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves all travel not in compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23B-1.1 et seq. as being necessary and unavoidable as per noted on the attached Board of Education Approval of Travel and Related Expense Reimbursement Form; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the travel and related expense reimbursements as listed on the attached Board of Education Approval of Travel and Related Expense Reimbursement Form.

16. WHEREAS, the Board acknowledges the critical and timely nature of certain administrative decisions, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that in the absence of the superintendent from the district, Christopher Herdman, MacKinnon Middle School Principal, be authorized to act in the capacity of superintendent regarding issues that require prompt attention.

17. The Board of Education adopted the following Code of Ethics prescribed for all Board members by the New Jersey School Boards Association:




  1. I will uphold and enforce all laws, state board rules and regulations, and court orders pertaining to schools. Desired changes should be brought about only through legal and ethical procedures.




  1. I will make decisions in terms of the educational welfare of children and will seek to develop and maintain public schools which meet the individual needs of all children regardless of their ability, race, creed, sex or social standing.




  1. I will confine my Board action to policymaking, planning, and appraisal and I will help to frame policies and plans only after the Board has consulted those who will be affected by them.




  1. I will carry out my responsibility, not to administer the schools, but, together with my fellow Board members, to see that they are well run.




  1. I will recognize that authority rests with the Board of Education and will make no personal promises nor take any private action, which may compromise the Board.




  1. I will refuse to surrender my independent judgment to special interest or partisan political groups or to use the schools for personal gain or for the gain of friends.




  1. I will hold confidential all matters pertaining to the schools, which, if disclosed, would needlessly injure individuals, or the schools. But in all other matters, I will provide accurate information and, in concert with my fellow Board members, interpret to the staff the aspirations of the community for its schools.




  1. I will vote to appoint the best qualified personnel available after consideration of the recommendation of the chief administrative officer.




  1. I will support and protect school personnel in proper performance of their duties.




  1. I will refer all complaints to the chief administrative officer and will act on such complaints at public meetings only after failure of an administrative solution.

and be it


FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education adopts the requirement that all members of the Board of Education acknowledge in writing that they have received and read the Code of Ethics.

On a motion by Anthony Astrologo, seconded by William Rogers, the Board tabled Resolutions #18 and #19


18. The Board of Education approves the president's designation of the following assignments:

Assignment

Members Assigned

Finance Committee




Operations Committee




Curriculum & Student Activities Committee




Personnel Committee




Negotiations Committee (WEA)




Liaison to PTA




Committee on Regionalization/Consolidation/Shared Services




Delegate to New Jersey School Boards Association




Delegate to Morris County School Boards Association




Liaison to Borough Council




Liaison to Morris Hills Regional Board of Education




Liaison to Special Education Advisory Council




Liaison to Bilingual Education Advisory Council




Liaison to Safety Council




Liaison to Technology Committee




Liaison to Curriculum Council




Liaison to Early Childhood Advisory Council




Liaison to Strategic Planning - Student Achievement




Liaison to Strategic Planning – Partnerships/Communication




Liaison to Strategic Planning – Mutual Respect




Liaison to Strategic Planning – Facilities




Wharton Kids First Foundation Trustee



19. The Board of Education elects the following Member to represent the Board of Education:



Representative Assembly Member to Educational Services Commission of Morris County





Roll Call Vote:

Anthony Astrologo

James

Gottshall



Stuart

Goulden


William

Rogers


Socorro

Sampson


Marc

Towne


Theresa

Yeager


Reorganization Items # 1-17

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes



XIV. PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS Mr. Goulden read the following:
Time Capsules
This is a reminder that there are two time capsules sealed in the stairwell of the new MacKinnon Middle School. The original time capsule, a welded rectangular solid, the size and shape of a cinder block, is to be opened in the year 2024, the 50th anniversary of the original MacKinnon School. The millennium time capsule, a metal cylindrical container, will be opened in the year 2050. These statements will be made at every reorganization meeting.

XV. ACTION ITEMS – WORK SESSION/ACTION MEETING
A. MINUTES:
The Board of Education approved the Minutes from the meeting of April 28, 2011 (Business Meeting).

Motion: Marc Towne Seconded: Anthony Astrologo




Roll Call Vote:

Anthony Astrologo

James

Gottshall



Stuart

Goulden


William

Rogers


Socorro

Sampson


Marc

Towne


Theresa

Yeager


Minutes

Yes

Abstain

Yes

Abstain

Abstain

Yes

Yes


B. CURRICULUM & STUDENT ACTIVITIES:
1. The Board of Education approved the following policy, which is referred to by title and attached to and made part of this resolution:

Number

Title

Reading

Exhibit

Policy #5111

Eligibility of Resident/Nonresident Pupils (Revised)

1st

B

2. The Board of Education approved the following field trips, pursuant to Policy 2340:



Group/Class

Event/Destination

Date(s)

Cost per Student*

1 Student

Grade 8

(C. Herdman)

Morris Knolls High School

Rockaway, NJ

(to “shadow” International Baccalaureate Programme (IB)

(No Nurse Required)


5/18/11

8:10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



N/A

11 Students

Grades 6/7

(R. Vikete/

N. Van Houten)

Junior Solar Sprint Division 3

Inter-County Final Races

Morris Plains, NJ

(Substitute Nurse – D. Greco)


5/19/11

(Rain date 5/26/11)

8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


N/A


*Note: Board costs include transportation and substitute nurses only

Motion: Anthony Astrologo Seconded: Marc Towne




Roll Call Vote:

Anthony Astrologo

James Gottshall

Stuart

Goulden


William

Rogers


Socorro

Sampson


Marc

Towne


Theresa

Yeager


B1 – 2

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes



C. PERSONNEL

  • New personnel employment appointments are contingent upon the required state and federal criminal history background checks in accordance with N.J.S.A. 116, P.L. 1986. The Board authorizes the submission to the County Superintendent, as required, applications for emergency hiring and the applicants’ attestations that they have not been convicted of any disqualifying crime pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:6-7.1 et. seq., N.J.S.A. 18A:39-17 et. seq., or N.J.S.A. 18A:6-4.13 et. seq.

1. Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education acknowledged the following leaves of absence:



Name

Position

Action

Effective Date(s)

Nicole Malson

Instructional Aide (Personal)

Personal Leave without Pay

5/16/11

Dan Kerr

Instructional Aide (A-STARS)

Personal Leave without Pay

5/2/11

Casey Rich

Instructional Aide (A-STARS)

Personal Leave without Pay

5/2/11

2. Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approved the following salary adjustment (tabled at 4/28/11 Business Meeting):



Name

From

To

Effective

Date


Position

Salary

Position

Salary

Kimberly Astrologo

Teacher – Speech and Language

(PRIDE Program)



0.62 FTE

MA Step 15

$53,854.60

(+$891.00 Longevity)



Teacher – Speech and Language

(PRIDE Program)



0.67 FTE

MA Step 15



$54,658.60

(+$891.00 Longevity)



3/29/11

3. Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education employed the following person in the positions and with terms as stated:



Name

Position

Certificate

Compensation

Effective Date

Sonia Simpson-Haughton

Substitute Teacher

Sussex County Substitute Certificate

$75/day; $85/day after 10 days

Upon Board Approval and receipt of pertinent documents

4. Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approved the non-renewal of two instructional aides whose names are on file in the Business Office for the 2011-2012 school year.

5. Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approved the following change in assignment:



Name

From

To

Effective

Date


Position

Salary

Position

Salary

Kathy Bernstein

Instructional Aide

$10.14/hr

27.5 hrs/wk

(Acct. #11-213-100-106)


Instructional Aide

$10.14/hr

25 hrs/wk

(Acct. #11-213-100-106)



5/5/11

Motion: William Rogers Seconded: Marc Towne




Roll Call Vote:

Anthony Astrologo

James Gottshall

Stuart

Goulden


William

Rogers


Socorro

Sampson


Marc

Towne


Theresa

Yeager


C1; 3-5

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

C2

Abstain

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes



  1. OPERATIONS

1. The Board of Education approved the following use of district facilities pursuant to Policy 7510 (copies available upon request):



Organization / Individual

Facility

Purpose

Time/Dates[s]

Fee

Project Upgrade

(M. Cahill)

APR

Invention Convention

6/8/11

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM



N/A

Summer ESY Program

(M. Giantomasi)

Classrooms: M16, 107, D2, 110A, 110B

ESY Classrooms

7/6/11 – 8/3/11

(7/6/11 – 8/17/11 A-STARS)

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM


N/A

Motion: Anthony Astrologo Seconded: Socorro Sampson




Roll Call Vote:

Anthony Astrologo

James Gottshall

Stuart

Goulden


William

Rogers


Socorro

Sampson


Marc

Towne


Theresa

Yeager


D1

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


E FINANCE:
1. The Board of Education approved staff member professional development and travel related expenses

as detailed in the attached. EXHIBIT C

2. The Board of Education accepted a donation of services, including an infrared scan of the roof, in the amount of $5,000 from Joseph Ehrhardt.

Motion: William Rogers Seconded: James Gottshall




Roll Call Vote:

Anthony Astrologo

James Gottshall

Stuart

Goulden


William

Rogers


Socorro

Sampson


Marc

Towne


Theresa

Yeager


E1 – 2

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes



XVI. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR DISCUSSION



  • Mr. Paul Breda discussed the District’s Homework Policy and requested that the Board review the quality of homework and the intent of work.


XVII. NEW BUSINESS – There was Board discussion regarding the following:




  • Queries about Choice Program




  • Interim Superintendent




  • Preschool Program




  • Summer Programs


XVIII. ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Anthony Astrologo, seconded by Marc Towne, at 8:43 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Pamela Hinman

School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

Approved at ____________ Board of Education Meeting


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