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

 November 14, 2017

7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting


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. 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 and a second to affirm the Superintendent’s determinations on the HIB incidents reported at the October 17, 2017 board meeting
  3. NJ Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC) Statement of Assurance and District Performance Review for the 2016-2017 school year
  4.  Call for motion and a second to approve resolution BR111417-1 to submit the NJQSAC Statement of Assurance and District Performance Review
  1. President’s Report
  1. November 14, 2017 - submit nominations for candidates for Board President and Vice President for 2018 to Amy Masters
  2. Unofficial election results
  3. January 3, 2018 (Wednesday) - board reorganization meeting - 7:00p.m. - District Administration Office
  4. January 16, 2018 (Tuesday) - regular board meeting - 7:00p.m. - District Administration Office
  5. Recognition of retiring board members - Robert Becker, Sandra Seidorf, Marc Strauss and Megan Wranitz
  1. Committee Reports

  1. Board President calls for a motion and a second to approve action items 11.1 - 14.2 (including hand carries if provided)
  2. Curriculum, Instruction and Technology
  1. Overnight field trip
  2. Home instruction / out-of-district placement / in-district-placement
  3. Addendum to Agreement to Provide Professional Services by J & B Therapy, LLC of Augusta, NJ in the amount of $65 per hour, previously approved on June 20, 2017 in the amount of $82 per hour
  4. 2017-2018 curriculum changes, updates and new courses
  1. Policy
  1. Second reading board policies
  2. First reading board policies
  3. First and only reading of board regulations
  4. First and only reading of board policies and regulation to be abolished
  1. Finance
  1. Authorization to submit application for a clinical laboratory license, collection station only
  2. Shared Services Agreement for Law Enforcement Officer with Clinton Township in the amount of $90,000 for the 2017-2018 school year
  3. Donation proposal for Voorhees High School Baseball press box and storage shed structure, pending attorney review
  4. Pursuant to N.J.S.A.18A:18A-4.5d and 18:A:18A-22d, reject all proposals received for competitive contracting RFP Proposal # FHRPR2017 opened on November 16, 2017 for Enterprise Finance, Human Resource and Payroll Software because the Board wants to substantially revise the specifications for the goods or services
  5. Declare district property obsolete and authorize the Voorhees Family, Career & Community Leaders of America student club to donate sewing machines to the Pedals for Progress / Sewing for Peace of High Bridge, NJ
  6. List of bills
  7. Replacement checks
  8. Cancelled Checks
  9. Minutes October 17, 2017
  10. Treasurer and Board Secretary Report October 2017
  11. Transfer report October 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. Pursuant to a bid opening on November 3, 2017, award a contract to Emerald Contracting Corp. of Watchung, NJ, in the amount of $71,930 for the stair tower structural repair and restoration at North Hunterdon High School - state project

# 3660-050-18-1000

  1. Deduct change order 002 - deduction in the amount of $4,985.20 - for the district office building restoration project
  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. President’s report on progress toward regionalization 
  1. Monthly Reports
  2. Board President calls for a motion and a second to adopt the following resolution

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. Student matter / matter as to which disclosure would result in unwarranted invasion of individual privacy
  4. Collective negotiations
  5. Executive session minutes October 17, 2017
  1. Board President calls for a motion and a second to reconvene Public Session.
  2. Board President calls for a motion and a second to approve action items 20.1 - 20.3 (including hand carries if provided)
  1. Personnel agenda - P11142017
  2. Executive session minutes October 17, 2017
  3. Ratify adoption of agenda action items 22.1 Personnel agenda P10172017; 22.2 executive session minutes August 15, 2017; and 22.3 executive session minutes September 19, 2017; as presented at the October 17, 2017 Board meeting
  1. Board President calls for a motion and a second to adjourn