AGENDA

BOARD OF EDUCATION

NORTH HUNTERDON-VOORHEES REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ

Meeting Location - District Administration Office

1445 Route 31, Annandale, NJ 08801

August 15, 2017

7:00 p.m. Public Hearing and Regular Meeting to Immediately Follow


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 - Francis Goger, Board President
  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 hte 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. Public Hearing - Proposed addendum to the contract of the Superintendent of Schools
  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 June 20, 2017 board meeting
  1. President’s Report
  1. September 8, 2017 - 4:30 p.m. - New Jersey School Boards Association deadline for submission of nominations for 2017 New Jersey Board of Education Member of the Year https://www.njsba.org/awards-programs/board-member-year/
  2. September 19, 2017 - regular board meeting - 7:00 p.m. - Voorhees High School Cafeteria
  3. Call for motion to approve the 2018 Board meeting calendar
  1. Committee Reports
  2. Call for motion to approve new textbook purchases (requires roll call majority vote)
  3. Call for a motion to approve action items 13.1 through 20
  4. Curriculum, Instruction and Technology
  1. Home instruction / out-of district-placement
  2. Out-of-district placement extended school year for 2017-2018
  3. Out-of-district placement for 2017-2018 school year
  4. Revised appointment of school officials
  5. Pursuant to NJAC 6A:14-1.1 approve agreements with School Districts to reimburse the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District for home instruction services at a rate of $63.97 for instruction and $0.31 per mile
  6. Prevention program agreement with Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program, Inc. of Flemington, NJ in the amount of $10,000 for the 2017-2018 school year at North Hunterdon High School
  7. Renewal of the Affiliation Agreements with Hunterdon Medical Center to provide school based services to North Hunterdon and Voorhees High School for 2017-2018
  8. Agreement with Foundation for Educational Administration, of Monroe Township, NJ in the amount of $2,000, for the provision of a staff legal training program
  9. Agreement with Mind of the Athlete, LLC of Bethlehem, PA for the provision of three Athletic Leadership Academy presentations in the amount of $2,500 per presentation at North Hunterdon High School
  10. Agreement with Evolution Labs of Morristown, NJ, in the amount of $5,000, for the provision of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying programs for both North Hunterdon High School and Voorhees High School
  11. Addendum agreement with S4Teachers, LLC of Cherry Hill, NJ for services of substitute teachers and staff
  1. Student Activities
  1. North Hunterdon High School and Voorhees High School booster clubs and parent organizations for the 2017-2018 school year pursuant to Policy 0210 and its regulations
  1. Policy
  1. Second reading of board policies
  2. First and only reading of board regulations
  1. Finance
  1. Acceptance of  the NJ Department of Education Final Determination of Educational Adequacy letter (FEA) for the Bio Medical Lab renovation at North Hunterdon High School - state project # 3660-050-17-5000
  2. Acceptance of the NJ Department of Education Final Educational Adequacy letter for the Library / Technology Center renovation at Voorhees High School - state project # 3660-060-16-3000
  3. Acceptance of the NJ Department of Education Final Educational Adequacy letter for the Visitor Bleacher Planking Replacement at North Hunterdon High School state project # 3660-050-16-6000
  4. Appointment of Riverfield Family Health Center of Flemington, NJ as Voorhees High School medical inspector in the amount of $7,500 for 2017-2018
  5. Tuition contract agreement in the amount of $$630,270 with Hunterdon County Polytech of Flemington, NJ for 2017-2018
  6. Agreement with Computer Solutions, Inc. (CSI) in the amount of $14,808 for software support services for 2017-2018
  7. Resolution BR81517-01 for student meals at the Willowglen Academy of Sussex County, NJ
  8. List of bills in the amount of $8,340,219.68
  9. Cancelled checks
  10. Minutes June 20, 2017
  11. Treasurer’s report May 2017
  12. Transfer report May 2017
  13. Treasurer’s report June 2017
  14. Transfer report June 2017
  15. Staff training / travel requests
  1. Buildings, Grounds, Capital Improvements and Transportation
  1. Agreement with DMR Architects of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, to provide professional services, including DOE submission, for a replacement exterior school sign at Voorhees High School
  2. Agreement with DMR Architects of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, to provide professional services, including DOE submission, for structural repairs to stair towers at North Hunterdon High School
  3. Agreement with DMR Architects of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, to provide professional services, including DOE submission, for the installation of an above ground storage tank at the District Office
  4. Pursuant to a bid opening on July 27, 2017, award a contract to Tri-Form Construction, of Metuchen, NJ, in the amount of $1,344,000 for the renovations of the Libraries at North Hunterdon High School, state project #3660-050-16-6000 and Voorhees High School, state project #3660-060-16-3000
  5. Amended annual temporary facility approvals for 2017-2018
  6. Parental contract for student transportation for 2016-2017, route number W16171 in the amount of $3,228
  7. Rescind action item M 6.2 on the June 20, 2017 agenda for the parent transportation contracts for the Extended School Year for 2017-2018
  8. Joint transportation agreement with Hunterdon Central Regional High School of Flemington, NJ for 2016-2017 for route #97958 in the amount of $8,625
  9. Transportation renewal contracts for the 2017-2018 school year
  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
  1. Monthly Reports
  2. Call for a motion to approve action item 22, Resolution for Executive Session, as read by the Board President
  3. Resolution: Executive Session

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. Executive session minutes June 20, 2017
  1. Call for a motion to reconvene Public Session.
  2. Call for a motion to approve action items  24.1 to 24.2
  1. Personnel agenda -P08152017
  2. Executive session minutes June 20, 2017
  1. Call for a motion to adjourn

North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District

Annandale, NJ

August 15, 2017

 Hand Carry HCB81517-01

 

 

 

Motion to approve the following items:

  1. Staff training and travel request

  1. Resolution BR81517-02 for the Shared Services Agreement for Class III Law Enforcement Officer

  1. Supplemental list of bills in the amount of $177,895.44

  1. Resolution BR81517-03 regarding Long Range Facility Plan (LRFP) submission for the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District to the New Jersey Department of Education

  1. Agreement with DMR Architects of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, to provide architectural  services in connection the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District’s Long Range Facility Plan

  1. Pursuant to a bid opening on August 10, 2017, award a contract to Emerald Contracting Corporation of Watchung, NJ in the amount of $1,066,310 for the team locker rooms and office at North Hunterdon High School

  1. Agreement with DMR Architects of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, to provide architectural and engineering services for repairs to the pedestrian bridge at Voorhees High School