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

 September 20, 2018 at 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, 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

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
  2. Call for a motion and a second to approve minutes of the August 14, 2018 board meeting
  3. Donation Presentation by Ronald Unkert, Vice President of the Tewksbury - Lebanon Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 386 of Oldwick, NJ
  1. Call for a motion and a second to approve the donation, of three trauma kits to Voorhees High School with a total estimated value of $2,800, from the Tewksbury - Lebanon Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 386 of Oldwick, NJ
  1. Recognition of Amy Mullay, World Languages Teacher, honored as 2018-2019 Hunterdon County Teacher of the Year
  2. Superintendent’s Report
  1. Report on Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying (HIB)
  2. Call for a motion and a second to affirm the Superintendent’s determinations on the August 14, 2018 board meeting - No incidents were reported  
  3. Review of the School Bus Emergency Evacuation Drill Reports
  1. President’s Report
  1. October 1 - 5, 2018 - observe Week of Respect
  2. October 15 - 19, 2018 - observe Violence Awareness Week
  3. October 16, 2018 - board meeting - 7:00 p.m. - District Administration Office
  4. October 22 - 25, 2018 - New Jersey School Boards Association Annual Fall Workshop - Atlantic city, NJ
  5. Board member self evaluations - call for Board member questions or comments  
  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 a second to approve new textbook purchases (requires roll call majority vote).
  2. Call for a motion and a second to approve action items 17.1 - 19.16 (including hand carries if provided)
  3. Curriculum, Instruction and Technology
  1. Home instruction
  2. Out-of-district placement for 2018-2019 school year
  3. Agreement with Grund and Associates LLC of Chester, NJ in the amount of $700 to provide a presentation on The Full Value of Mindfulness in Education on October 8, 2018
  4. Authorize a six month student tuition agreement in the amount of $1,580 with Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth of Baltimore, MD for the 2018-2019 school year
  5. Overnight field trips
  1. Policy
  1. Second reading board policies
  2. First reading board policies
  3. First and only reading regulations and abolished regulations
  1. Finance,  Facilities and Transportation
  1. Amended authorization to sign checks by accounts
  2. Accept a donation from the North Hunterdon High School Athletic Booster Club of a new mascot costume and carrying case with an estimated value of $1,518
  3. Resolution F092018-1 for the purchase of electric generation services through the Alliance for Competitive Energy Services (ACES) for 2018 - 2023
  4. Resolution F092018-2 for the purchase of natural gas services through the Alliance for Competitive Energy Services (ACES) for 2018 - 2023
  5. Resolution R92018-3 Shared Services Agreement with the Township of Clinton, of Lebanon, NJ to provide a law enforcement officer for the 2018-2019 school year
  6. Resolution B92018-4 Shared Services Agreement with the Township of Lebanon of Glen Gardner, NJ to provide a law enforcement officer for the 2018-2019 school year
  7. Allowance deduction - change order 002 in the amount of $6,954 - 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
  8. Allowance deduction - change order 003 in the amount of $19,359.45 - 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
  9. Allowance deduction - change order 007 in the amount of $2,747.50 - team locker rooms and office at North Hunterdon High School - state project #3660-050-16-5000 - contract increased by $2,747.50
  10. Check journals
  11. Treasurer and Board Secretary Report July 2018
  12. Treasurer and Board Secretary Report August 2018
  13. Transfer report July 2018
  14. Transfer report August 2018
  15. State contract purchases pursuant to N.J.A.C. 18A:18A
  16. Staff training / travel requests 
  1. Call 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 June 19, 2018 and August 14, 2018
  1. Call for a motion and a second to reconvene Public Session.
  2. New Business
  3. Call for a motion and a second to approve action items 23.1 - 23.3 (including hand carries if provided)
  1. Personnel agenda P09202018
  2. Executive session minutes June 19, 2018
  3. Executive session minutes August 14, 2018
  1. Call for a motion and a second to adjourn