Meeting Location - Voorhees High School Cafeteria

256 County Road 513, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826

September 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Mission Statement

The North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District, a district committed to innovation, personal excellence, high achievement, and community partnership, provides all students with personalized opportunities through a broad spectrum of exemplary educational experiences to develop their fullest potential, to foster lifelong learning, and to become responsible citizens in a continually changing society.

  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 and the Star Ledger; and by delivery by mail and facsimile to the 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

Lisa Approvato

Clinton Township / Lebanon Borough

Robert Becker

Califon Borough / Tewksbury Township

Francis Goger

Bethlehem Township / Hampton Borough

Amy Masters

Union Township

John Melick

Califon Borough / Tewksbury Township

Thomas Roll

High Bridge Borough / Lebanon Township

John Roncoroni

High Bridge Borough / Lebanon Township

Sandra Seidorf

Clinton Township / Lebanon Borough

Roger Straight

Clinton Township / Lebanon Borough

Marc Strauss

Clinton Township / Lebanon Borough

Jessica Viotto

Town of Clinton / Franklin Township / Glen Gardner Borough

Megan Wranitz

Town of Clinton / Franklin Township / Glen Gardner Borough

  1. Flag Salute
  2. Recognition - Vincent Angeline, Music Teacher at North Hunterdon High School, honored as 2017 - 2018 Hunterdon County Teacher of the Year.
  3. Opportunity for Public Comment on Agenda Items
  1. During this portion of the meeting, the public is invited to address the Board with questions or comments on agenda items.  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.  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.  The public comment period will be a maximum of thirty minutes in length unless their are unusual circumstances.  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. Superintendent’s Report
  1. Report on Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying (HIB)
  2. Call for motion to affirm the Superintendent’s determinations on the HIB incidents reported at the August 15, 2017 board meeting
  1. President’s Report
  1. October 2-6, 2017 - observe Week of Respect
  2. October 16-20, 2017 - observe Violence Awareness Week
  3. October 17, 2017 - regular board meeting - 7:00 p.m. - District Administration Office
  4. October 23-26, 2017 - New Jersey School Boards Association Annual Fall Workshop - Atlantic City, NJ    
  1. Committee Reports
  2. Call for a motion to approve action items 12.1 - 16.2 
  3. Curriculum, Instruction and Technology
  1. Overnight field trips
  2. Home instruction / out-of-district placement
  3. Revised organizational chart for 2017-2018 school year
  4. Agreement with St. Luke’s University Health Network of Bethlehem, PA in the amount of $9,400 for the provision of Sports Medicine Services

  1. Student Activities
  1. Re-authorize, for the 2017-2018 school year, the Voorhees High School Boys Soccer and Boys Lacrosse Booster Clubs corporate banner program, banner proofs attached
  2. Voorhees High School PTSO for the 2017-2018 school year pursuant to Policy 9210 and its regulations
  1. Policy
  1. First reading board policies
  2. First and only reading of board policies and regulations to be abolished
  1. Finance
  1. Resolution BR91917-01 for student meals at Green Brook Academy of Bound Brook, NJ
  2. Donation from the Voorhees Community Athletic Foundation, Inc. of Port Murray, NJ in the amount of $5,000 designated for purchase of field maintenance equipment
  3. Strategic Planning proposal with New Jersey School Boards Association of Trenton, NJ in the amount of $4,000 for the 3D Model
  4. Amended Shared Services Agreement for Class III Law Enforcement Officer with the Township of Lebanon
  5. Shared Services Agreement with the Township of Clinton to utilize the Township’s Department of Public Works Mechanics at a rate of $50 per hour
  6. Declare district property as damaged and / or obsolete and grant authorization for disposal
  7. List of bills in the amount of $3,559,532.88
  8. Cancelled checks
  9. Minutes August 15, 2017
  10. Treasurer’s report July 2017
  11. Transfer report July 2017
  12. State contract purchases pursuant to N.J.A.C. 18A:18A
  13. Staff training / travel requests
  1. Buildings, Grounds, Capital Improvements and Transportation
  1. Revised NJ Department of Education Preliminary Eligible Cost (PEC) Determination letter dated August 25, 2017, State Project # 3660-050-16-5000,  authorizing change of location from field house to vacated auto shop at North Hunterdon High School
  2. Joint transportation agreement with Delaware Valley Regional High School of Frenchtown, NJ for 2017-2018
  1. Second Opportunity for Public Comment on General Matters
  1. During this portion of the meeting, the public is invited to address the Board with questions, comments or concerns on educational issues and school matters of community interest.

  1. Old and New Business
  1. Regionalization - under review
  2. Progress towards Ad Hoc Committee / Regionalization - pending
  3. Validation and utilization of the demographic study as a starting point for determining next steps
  1. Monthly Reports
  2. Call for a motion to approve Resolution for Executive Session, 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, no 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. Executive session minutes August 15, 2017
  1. Call for a motion to reconvene Public Session.
  2. Call for a motion to approve action items 22.1 - 22.2 
  1. Personnel agenda - P09192017
  2. Executive session minutes August 15, 2017
  1. Call for a motion to adjourn

North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District

Annandale, NJ

September 19, 2017

 Hand Carry HCB91917-01


Motion to approve the following items:

  1. Additional staff training and travel requests
  2. Amended shared services agreement with the Township of Lebanon to assign a law enforcement officer to Voorhees High School.  (This motion and the associated document replace agenda action item 15.4)
  3. Change order 9-19-17-001, in the amount of $52,731.80, for State project #3660-050-16-2000 - window replacement at North Hunterdon High School.  Resolution as read by B. Liss.