AGENDA

NORTH HUNTERDON-VOORHEES REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ

Meeting Location - North Hunterdon High School Cafeteria B

1445 Route 31, Annandale, NJ 08801

 April 24, 2018

7:00 p.m. Annual  Budget Hearing and 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

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. Public Hearing on 2018-2019 School Year Budget
  1. Budget public hearing / opportunity for public comment on the 2018-2019 school year budget.

During this portion of the meeting, the public is invited to address the Board with questions or comments on the 2018-2019 school year budget.  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.

  1. Call for motion and a second to approve action items 6.2.1 - 6.2.2
  1. Resolution BR042418-01 adopting the 2018-2019 school year budget including maximum travel and related expense reimbursement
  2. Resolution BR042418-02 adopting the 2018-2019 maximum expenditures for professional services

                Roll call vote

  1. 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. Call for a motion and a second to affirm the Superintendent’s determinations on the HIB incidents reported at the March 13, 2018 board meeting
  3. Call for a motion and a second to approve the revised 2018-2019 school year calendar
  4. Board Member Recognition - New Jersey School Boards Association recognition and appreciation of Francis Goger for 20 years of board service and Roger Straight for 15 years of board service and commending their commitment to student achievement in our communities
  1. President’s Report
  1. April 30, 2018 - Deadline for personal / relative and financial disclosure statements
  2. May 8, 2018 - annual goal setting / regular board meeting - 6:00 p.m. - District Administration Office
  3. May 7 - 11, 2018 - Teacher Appreciation Week

Call for a motion and a second to approve resolution BR042418-03 recognizing Teacher Appreciation Week

  1. Reminder - New Jersey School Boards Association Chief School Administrator evaluations and Board Member self-evaluations are available for completion

        https://www.njsba.org/services/field-services/online-evaluations/

  1. Committee Reports
  2. Board President calls for a motion and a second to approve action items 12.1 - 15.19 and including hand carries if provided
  3. Curriculum, Instruction and Technology
  1. Home instruction / out-of-district placement
  2. Addition of New Hope Integrated Behavioral Health Care of Marlboro, NJ to the professional consultants list to provide home instruction at a rate of $45.00 per hour
  1. Community Relations / Student Affairs
  1. Authorization to submit application for membership to the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association for North Hunterdon High School and Voorhees High School for the 2018-2019 school year
  1. Policy
  1. First reading board policies
  2. First and only reading board regulations
  1. Finance,  Facilities and Transportation
  1. Accept a donation, of softball pitching machine with an estimated value of $1,995, from the North Hunterdon High School Athletic Booster Club
  2. Accept the NJ Department of Education Other Capital Project Determination letter for state project #3360-060-18-1000, the walkway-bridge at Voorhees High School
  3. Accept the NJ Department of Education Other Capital Project Determination letter for state project #3360-060-18-2000, the science lab renovation at Voorhees High School, funded by Hunterdon County Vocational School
  4. Authorize a withdrawal, in the amount of $255,000, from the maintenance reserve account to fund the replacement of the Voorhees High School gymnasium floor
  5. Authorize a withdrawal, in the amount of $45,000, from the capital reserve account, to fund additional costs associated with state project #3660-050-18-3000 North Hunterdon High School gymnasium renovation project
  6. Allowance deduction - change order 002 in the amount of $78,704.58 against the allowance of $50,000 (contract award increases by $28,704.58), for the referendum window replacement project at North Hunterdon High School, state project #3660-050-16-2000 and Voorhees High School, state project #3660-060-16-2000
  7. Amended Computer Processing Services Agreement and Software Subscription Agreement with Weidenhammer Systems Corporation of Wyomissing, PA
  8. Agreement with Level(3) Communications of Bloomfield, CO for the provision of internet services at North Hunterdon High School, in the amount of $1,978 per month
  9. Agreement with Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC of Philadelphia, PA for the provision of internet services at North Hunterdon High School and Voorhees High School, in the amount of $3,880 per month
  10. Addendum to Extended Agreement with Education Solutions Services Northeast, LLC / Source4Teachers, LLC of Cherry Hill, NJ rate schedule for the 2018-2019 school year
  11. Check journals and manually voided checks
  12. Minutes March 13, 2018
  13. Minutes March 20, 2018
  14. Treasurer and Board Secretary report February 2018
  15. Treasurer and Board Secretary report March 2018
  16. Transfer report February 2018
  17. Transfer report March 2018
  18. State contract purchases pursuant to N.J.A.C. 18A:18A
  19. Staff training / travel requests
  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
  2. Monthly Reports
  3. 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 March 13, 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 21.1 - 21.2 and including hand carries if provided
  1. Personnel agenda
  2. Executive session minutes March 13, 2018
  1. Board President calls for a motion and a second to adjourn