MEETING AGENDA OF THE

NORTH HUNTERDON-VOORHEES REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ

Meeting Location - District Administration Office

1445 Route 31, Annandale, NJ 08801

November 13, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.


  1. Call to Order
  2. Open Public Meeting Act Statement
  1. In accordance with the requirements of the Open Public Meeting Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., adequate notice of the meeting has been provided by posting of notice at North Hunterdon High School and Voorhees High School, delivery by facsimile to the Hunterdon County Democrat, Star-Ledger, the municipal clerks of Bethlehem Township, Califon Borough, Town of Clinton, Clinton Township, Franklin Township, Glen Gardner Borough, Hampton Borough, High Bridge Borough, Lebanon Borough, Lebanon Township, Tewksbury Township and Union Township as well as other interested parties.
  1. Fire Code Announcement
  1. In compliance with the NJ Fire Code, fire exits are located in the direction indicated.  In case of fire, you will be signaled by bell and / or public address system.  If so alerted to fire, please move in a calm and orderly fashion to the nearest smoke-free exit.  At this time, please silence all cell phones.
  1. Roll Call

Cheryl Allen-Munley

Califon Borough / Tewksbury Township

Lisa Approvato

Clinton Township / Lebanon Borough

Shelley Crisologo

Town of Clinton / Franklin Township / Glen Gardner Borough

Francis Goger

Bethlehem Township / Hampton Borough

Robert Kirchberger

Clinton Township / Lebanon Borough

Amy Masters

Union Township

John Melick

Califon Borough / Tewksbury Township

Heather Richards

Clinton Township / Lebanon Borough

Thomas Roll

High Bridge Borough / Lebanon Township

John Roncoroni

High Bridge Borough / Lebanon Township

Roger Straight

Clinton Township / Lebanon Borough

Jessica Viotto

Town of Clinton / Franklin Township / Glen Gardner Borough

  1. Flag Salute

  1. Call for a motion and second to approve the minutes of the October 16, 2018 board meeting
  2. Draft 2017 - 2018 Audit Presentation - Ms. Man C. Lee of Nisivoccia, LLP of Mt. Arlington, NJ - Audit highlights of the draft audit for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018.
  3. Superintendent’s Report
  1. Report on Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying (HIB)
  2. Call for a motion and second to affirm the Superintendent’s determinations on the HIB incidents reported at the October 16, 2018 board meeting
  3. Call for motion and second to approve the 2019-2020 school year calendar
  1. President’s Report
  1. Appointment of the nominating committee for the office of Board President and Vice President for 2019
  2. Board member submission of nominating forms to the chairperson of the nominating committee
  3. Unofficial election results - Hunterdon County Clerk’s Office
  4. November 17, 2018 - New Jersey School Boards Association Delegate Assembly 
  5. November 28, 2018 - Hunterdon County School Safety Summit
  6. November 28, 2018 - NJSBA Regional Informational Programs for Board Members
  7. January 2, 2019 (Wednesday) - reorganization meeting - 7:00 p.m. - District Administration Office
  8. January 15, 2019 - board meeting - 7:00 p.m. - District Administration Office
  9. Recognition of retiring board members
  1. Lisa Approvato representing Clinton Township / Lebanon Borough
  2. Amy Masters representing Union Township
  3. John Roncoroni representing High Bridge Borough / Lebanon Township
  1. Committee Reports
  2. Monthly Reports
  3. Old Business
  4. Opportunity for Public Comment
  1. During this portion of the meeting, the public is invited to address the Board with questions or comments.
  2. The public is requested to sign the register provided for this purpose and to state their name, address, and direct their comments to the Board President.
  3. While all comments will be considered and a response will be forthcoming if and when appropriate, the Board will not respond to the speakers at the time of their appearance.
  4. The public comment period will be a maximum of thirty minutes in length unless there are unusual circumstances.
  5. Those appearing will be allocated three minutes to speak and no one will be permitted to speak twice until those wishing to speak have had a turn
  1. Call for a motion and second to adopt program and curriculum changes, agenda items 14.1 to 14.4, commencing in the 2019 - 2020 school year  (requires a roll call majority vote).
  1. New course AP Capstone - seminar course #278 and research course #279
  2. New two year program Algebra 1A CP - course #501 and Algebra 1B CP - course #502
  3. New course Unified Physical Education - course #396
  4. New program - Alternative Education Program
  1. Call for a motion and second to approve agenda items 16.1- 17.17 (including hand carries if provided)
  2. Curriculum, Instruction and Technology
  1. Home instruction / Out-of-district placement
  2. Agreement with Invo Healthcare Associates of Jamison, PA, for the 2018 - 2019 school year, for the provision of special services
  3. Agreement with Grund and Associates LLC of Chester, NJ in the amount of $800 to provide training on The Full Value of Mindfulness Education on January 27, 2019 and February 27, 2019
  4. Addition of Betina Goldberg, MSW, LCSW, LLC of Long Valley, NJ to the professional consultants list to provide social work services at an hourly rate of $80.00
  5. Amendment of a service contract, with the State of NJ, Commission For The Blind and Visually Impaired, for one student for the 2018 - 2019 school year
  6. Nursing Services Plan for the 2018 - 2019 school year
  7. Overnight field trips
  1. Finance,  Facilities and Transportation
  1. Acceptance of a donation from the North Hunterdon Jr. Lions Basketball Club

of a Noah Basketball System with installation, valued at $4,599, for the main gym at North Hunterdon High School

  1. Acceptance of New Jersey Schools Insurance Group / ERIC WEST 2018 safety

grant program award in the amount of $36,000

  1. Allowance deduction - change order #001 - in the amount of $2,545.50 - renovations to room 125 at North Hunterdon High School - state project #3660-050-18-5000 - contract amount unchanged
  2. Extension of time only - change order #002 - in the amount of $0.00 - room renovations at North Hunterdon High School - state project #3660-050-18-5000 - contract amount unchanged
  3. Allowance deduction - change order #004 - in the amount of $6,839.30 - girls gym renovation at North Hunterdon High School - state project #3660-050-18-3000 - contract amount unchanged
  4. Change order #004 - in the amount of $1,240.31 - maintenance and salt shed at North Hunterdon High School - state project #3660-050-17-3000 - contract amount is increased by $1,240.31 - funding from the operating budget
  5. Allowance deduction - change order #004 - in the amount of $516.21 - security enhancements at North Hunterdon High School and Voorhees High School - state project #3660-050-18-4000 (NHHS) and 3660-060-18-3000 (VHS) - contract amount unchanged
  6. Allowance deduction - change order #005 - in the amount of $5,195 - security enhancements at North Hunterdon High School and Voorhees High School - state project #3660-050-18-4000 (NHHS) and 3660-060-18-3000 (VHS) - contract amount unchanged
  7. Modified scope of work - in the amount of $85,568.62 - referendum project visitor bleacher at North Hunterdon High School - state project #3660-050-16-3000 - funding from 2016 referendum  
  8. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:26A, resolution BR111318-1, related form M-1 and

 multi-year Comprehensive Facilities Maintenance Plan

  1. Participation in the Monmouth-Ocean Educational Services Commission of Tinton Falls, NJ cooperative pricing systems for the 2018 - 2019 school year
  2. Monmouth-Ocean Educational Services Commission 2018 - 2019 fee schedule
  3. Declare district property as damaged and / or obsolete and grant authorization for disposal
  4. Check journals
  5. Transfer report October 2018 
  6. State contract purchases pursuant to N.J.A.C. 18A:18A
  7. Staff training / travel requests
  1. Call for a motion and second to adopt the following resolution as read by the Board President:  Whereas Section 7 of the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-12, authorizes a public body to exclude the public from that portion of a meeting at which the Board discusses topics falling within certain specified exceptions to the requirement for open public meetings, and Whereas the matters to be discussed fall within one or more of those exceptions, now therefore be it Resolved that the Board of Education of the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District now adjourns from public session to executive session for the purpose of discussing the following:
  1. Personnel - recommendations for appointments, separations, changes in assignment and leaves of absence
  2. Pending and threatened litigation and matters falling within the attorney-client privilege
  3. Negotiations
  4. Executive session minutes October 16, 2018
  1. Call for a motion and second to reconvene Public Session
  2. New Business
  3. Call for a motion and second to approve agenda items 21.1 - 21.2 (including hand carries if provided)
  1. Personnel agenda P11132018
  2. Executive session minutes October 16, 2018
  1. Call for a motion and second to adjourn