AGENDA

NORTH HUNTERDON-VOORHEES REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ

Meeting Location - District Administration Office

1445 Route 31, Annandale, NJ 08801

 Date February 20, 2018

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, Star- Ledger, to 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

Lisa Approvato

Clinton Township / Lebanon Borough

Cheryl Allen-Munley

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

Roger Straight

Clinton Township / Lebanon Borough

Robert Kirchberger

Clinton Township / Lebanon Borough

Heather Richards

Clinton Township / Lebanon Borough

Jessica Viotto

Town of Clinton / Franklin Township / Glen Gardner Borough

Shelley Crisologo

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 there 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. Board President calls for a motion and a second to affirm the Superintendent’s determinations on the HIB incidents reported at the January 23, 2018 board meeting
  1. President’s Report
  1. March 13, 2018 - adopt preliminary budget / regular meeting - 7:00 p.m. - District Administration Office
  1. Committee Reports
  2. Board President calls for a motion and a second to approve action items 11.1 - 14.6 (including hand carries if provided)
  3. Curriculum, Instruction and Technology
  1. Overnight field trips
  2. Home instruction / out-of-district placement
  3. Agreement with Intervention Central: RIT Consultation & Training of Tully, NY in the amount of $2,385.84 to provide Response to Intervention professional development and consultation on March 14, 2018
  4. Agreement with Rachel’s Challenge of Littleton, CO in the amount of $3,600 to present Rachel’s Challenge & Legacy program and Friends of Rachel club training on April 10, 2018
  5. Agreement with  Kriger Consulting, Inc. of Burlington, NJ in the amount of $1,200 to present Tech Dependence and Its Impact on Anxiety, Depression & Suicide on March 15, 2018
  6. Addition of Lawrenceville Bayada Pediatrics of Lawrenceville, NJ to the professional consultants list to provide nursing services, fee for service is $55.00 per hour for RN and $45.00 for LPN
  7. Hunterdon County Educational Services Commissions rates for 2018-2019 school year
  8. Educational Services Commission of Morris County rates for 2018-2019 school year
  9. Resolution C022018-01 authorizing participation in Future Ready Schools New Jersey
  1. Policy
  1. Second reading board policies
  2. First reading board policies
  3. First and only reading board regulations
  1. Finance 
  1. Accept a bequest under the will of Carol E. Neuwiesinger, as modified by the executor of the estate, in the amount of $1,250.00, and to authorize the Board Secretary to execute the accompanying Refunding Bond and Release on behalf of the Board of Education
  2. Adopt resolution F022018-02 authorizing a withdraw in the amount of $55,000 from capital reserve to fund professional services associated with the bridge renovation and exterior repair project at Voorhees High School
  3. Authorize proposal 4070 from DMR Architects of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ in the amount of $55,000 to provide professional services for the bridge renovation and exterior repair project at Voorhees High School
  4. Adopt resolution F022018-01 authorizing submission of an Other Capital Project, fully funded by Hunterdon County Vocational Board of Education, for Computer Science Lab Renovation of room 244 at Voorhees High School
  5. Authorize, pending County approval, a transfer of $5,591.02 from account 11-000-26X-XXX to account 12-000-4XX-XXX, to fund Change order 003, in the amount of $5,591.02 for salt shed at Voorhees High School - state project #3660-060-17-3000 (see related agenda item 14.5)
  6. Authorize, pending County approval, a transfer of $4,189.23 from account 11-000-26X-XXX to account 12-000-4XX-XXX, for North Hunterdon High School sign replacement state project #3660-050-17-4000, to fund a change of scope of work
  7. Pursuant to opening of proposals on December 19, 2017 award a contract to Weidenhammer Systems Corporation of Wyomissing, PA for the provision of Enterprise Finance, Human Resource and Payroll Software (cost 2017-18 $55,218; 2018-19 $56,603; and 2019-20 $56,603 (the report of evaluation of proposals is available in the Board office)
  8. Authorization to submit the 2017-18 application for Extraordinary Aid
  9. List of bills
  10. Cancelled Checks
  11. Minutes January 23, 2018
  12. Treasurer and Board Secretary Report December 2017
  13. Treasurer and Board Secretary Report January 2018
  14. Transfer report December 2017
  15. Transfer report January 2018
  16. State contract purchases pursuant to N.J.A.C. 18A:18A
  17. Staff training / travel requests
  18. Board member training / travel requests
  1. Facilities and Transportation
  1. Accept the NJ Department of Education Other Capital Project Determination letter - gymnasium renovation - North Hunterdon High School- state project #3660-050-18-3000
  2. Allowance deduction - change order 001 in the amount of $30,025 - team locker rooms and offices - North Hunterdon High School - state project #3660-050-16-5000 (no increase to the total contract award)
  3. Allowance deduction - change order 001 in the amount of $33,194.40 and change order 002 in the amount of $7,409.50 - exterior building restoration - North Hunterdon High School - state project #3660-050-17-1000 (no increase to the total contract award)
  4. Allowance deduction - change order 002 in the amount of $19,898.80 and change order 003 in the amount of $24,330.61 - renovations of libraries at North Hunterdon High School - state project #3660-050-16-6000 (no increase to the total contract award)
  5. Allowance deduction - change order 003 in the amount of $6,060.70 - salt shed at Voorhees High School - state project #3660-060-17-3000 (depletes remaining allowance and increases the contract by $5,591.02 - see related agenda item 13.5)
  6. Authorize transfer, effective July 1, 2018, of transportation contracts to Hunterdon County Educational Services Commission
  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 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 November 14, 2017, January 23, 2018
  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 P02202018
  2. Executive session minutes November 14, 2017
  3. Executive session minutes January 23, 2018
  1. Board President calls for a motion and a second to adjourn