SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

  BLACK HORSE PIKE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

580 Erial Road, Blackwood, NJ  08012

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT TO THE BOARD

Dr. Brian Repici, Superintendent

 

ACTION ITEMS


 VOLUME 2014-08                                                                                              AUGUST 14, 2014


 

 

A.   PERSONNEL

 

1.           Co-curricular Appointments                                               

The Superintendent recommends the persons shown on SCHEDULE A  be appointed to the listed co-curricular positions at the stipends shown for the 2014-2015 school year and are paid for time served in the positions.   Approval is recommended. 

 

 

 

 

2.           Resolution for Emergency Hiring               

We are now required to submit to the County Education Office each month a list of persons we have hired that have not yet received final approval of their criminal history check.  The Superintendent recommends approval of the Resolution shown on SCHEDULE B  that lists those persons and the positions to which they have been appointed.

  

  

 

3.         Appointment:  Per Diem Substitute Staff                     

The persons listed on SCHEDULE C are recommended for employment as per diem substitute staff for the 2014-2015 school year, pending completion of all pre-employment requirements.  Certificates held and compensation rates are also shown.  Approval is recommended.

 

  

4.         Approval:  Professional Development/School Business Requests  Nothing to Report

The Superintendent recommends approval of the Professional Development/School Business requests shown on SCHEDULE D.  Details of these requests and costs to the district are shown on the schedule.

   

 

5.        Approval Resignation Staff

Y. Baron-Santana a, Long Term Spanish teacher at Highland High School, has submitted a letter of resignation to be effective immediately.  The Superintendent recommends acceptance of the resignation.

 
                        P. Palladino, an Instructional Aide at Triton High School, has submitted a letter of resignation to
                        be effective September 19, 2014.  The Superintendent recommends acceptance of the
                        resignation.

                         

 


 

 

6.        Approval Retirement Professional

Mr. S. Van Horn, an English Teacher at Timber Creek High School has submitted a letter to the Board of Education indicating he will retire August 1, 2014.  Mr. Van Horn has been an employee of the district twenty six and ½ years. The Superintendent recommends acceptance of this resignation, for the purpose of retirement, with regret.

 

 

7.        Approval Medical Leave of Absence


L. Massi, an Administrative Assistant at Highland High School, has requested a medical leave of absence starting August 11, 2014.  Her anticipated return to work date is August 25, 2014.  She will be using 5 sick days and 5 unpaid days.  The Superintendent recommends acceptance of the medical leave of absence.

 

 

 

 8.        Request to RESCIND Student Teacher Request

The Superintendent rescinds recommendation for the following Rutgers Student Teacher Request previously approved.

Student Teacher/

University

Supervised By

Dates

School

Subject

Lisa Steele

Christina Guida

September 3, 2014 to

December 12, 2014

Timber Creek

Science

 

The Superintendent rescinds recommendation for the following Rowan Student Teacher Request previously approved.

    

Student Teacher/

University

Supervised By

Dates

School

Subject

Ashley Guzman

Pam Klein

September 9, 2014 to

December 17, 2014

Highland

Spanish

Dontay Stokes

Josh Krowicki

September 17, 2014 to October 27, 2014

Highland

Health & PE

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
               
 
               9.     Rescind Professional Staff (Travel Teacher)


The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval to rescind S. Bell as a Travel Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year.  She will be teaching at Triton High School.

  


 

10.      Appointment: Professional Staff

 

            The Superintendent recommends the appointment of the new hires for the school year

            2014-2015. Details of the assignment and salary are shown on SCHEDULE L.

  

 

11.        Request to Serve Student Teaching

The Superintendent recommends permission be granted for the following Rowan and Rutgers Education students to serve their clinical experience assignments for the Fall Semesters of the 2014-2015 school year.

 

Student Teacher/

University

Supervised By

Dates

School

Subject

 

Timothy Looby

Rutgers

Christie Doppler

 

 

Kathy Pesch

September 3, 2014 to

 October 17, 2014

 

October 20, 2014 to

December 12, 2014

Timber Creek

 

 

Highland

Social Studies

 

 

Special Education

Deborah Reese

Rowan

Kristin Sagedy

August 26, 2014 to

November 28, 2014

Timber Creek

School Nurse Practicum

 

 

12.        Appointment: Mentors 2014-2015 School Year

The Superintendent requests Board of Education appointment of the Mentors for Beginning Teacher Induction Program 2014-2015.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE G.

 

 

13.        Appointment: Title 1A Math Tutoring 2014-2015 School Year

The Superintendent requests Board of Education appointment of the Title 1A Math Tutoring for the 2014-2015 school year.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE H.

  

 

14.        Appointment: Title 1A Parent Liaison 2014-2015 School Year

The Superintendent requests Board of Education appointment of the Title 1A Parent Liaison for the 2014-2015 school year.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE I.

 

 

15.        Appointment: Title 1A Coordinators 2014-2015 School Year

The Superintendent requests Board of Education appointment of the Title 1A Coordinators for the 2014-2015 school year.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE J.

  

  

16.        Approve: Professional Development 2014-2015 School Year

The Superintendent requests Board of Education approval for the teachers on the attached schedule for Professional Development.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE M.

 

  

17.      Approval Family Leave/Family Medical Leave of Absence


The Superintendent recommends acceptance of the following FMLA & FLA:.

 

K. Harper, Physical Education Teacher at Highland High School, has requested to use FMLA and FLA from September 2, 2014 until March 31, 2015 for pregnancy and child rearing purposes.

 

J. Nagle, Maintenance employee at Timber Creek, has requested to take FMLA from August 7, 2014 until October 31, 2014 for medical purposes.

 

M. Bruder, Science teacher at Triton High School, has requested FLA and FMLA leave due to pregnancy and child rearing.  She will utilize sick leave from 10/3/2014 until 12/12/2014.  Her leave from 12/15/14-1/23/15 will be without pay.

 

 

 

 

18.     Reappointment of Cafeteria Staff  2014-2015


            The Superintendent recommends reappointment of the Cafeteria staff for the

2014-2015 school year.  Details of assignments and salaries are shown on the attached SCHEDULE N.

 

 

 

19.    Approve Change is Assignment Support Staff 


The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval to transfer Timothy Looby, an Instructional Aide, from Highland High School to Triton High School for the 2014-2015 school year.  

 
 

20.     Approval: Change in Assignment

       The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval of the change in assignment       

                      for the individuals listed on the schedule for the 2014-2015 school year.  Details are shown

       on SCHEDULE O.

 

 
 
                

22.     Appointment: Support Staff

 

            The Superintendent recommends the appointment of the new hires for the school year

            2014-2015. Details of the assignment and salary are shown on SCHEDULE P.

            
 
             

23.   Appointment of Twilight School Psychologist/Counselor


The Superintendent requests Board of Education approval of the person shown on SCHEDULE Q to be appointed as Twilight School Psychologist/Counselor for the 2014-2015 school year.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE Q.

  

 

 

 

 

 

C.     POLICY

 

1.  Second Reading – Policies/Regulations     

 

Policies                                                                       

                                                                                   

1140     Affirmative Action Program

2417     Student Intervention and Referral Services

2481     Home or Out-Of-School Instruction for a General Education Student for Reasons Other Than a Temporary or Chronic Health Condition

            3283     Electronic Communications between Teaching Staff Members and Students
            4283     Electronic Communications between Support Staff Members and Students
            5200     Attendance
            5610     Suspension
            5611     Removal of Students for Offenses
            5612     Assaults on District Board of Education Members or Employees
            5613     Removal of Students for Assaults with Weapons Offenses
            5620     Expulsion
            8462     Reporting Potentially Missing or Abused Children          

 

Regulations

 

2412     Home Instruction Due to Health Condition

2417     Student Intervention and Referral Services

2481     Home or Out-Of-School Instruction for a General Education Student for Reasons Other Than a Temporary or Chronic Health Condition

5610     Suspension Procedures

5611     Removal of Students for Firearms Offences

5612     Assaults on District Board of Education Members and Employees

5613     Removal of Students for Assaults with Weapons Offences

8462     Reporting Potentially Missing or Abused Children

     

 

     

H.  MISCELLANEOUS

 

1.     Special Education – Out of District Placements 2014-15          

 

For the school year 2014-15, the Child Study Team has placed the classified students listed on SCHEDULE E in special education institutions believed to be best staffed and equipped to deal with the specific learning disabilities identified for these students.  Acknowledgement of the Board of Education for these placements is requested.

 

 

  

 

2.     Approval Triton’s Class of 2016 Junior Prom       

The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for Triton’s Class of 2016 to hold their Junior Prom at the Mansion on Main Street on Friday, April 16, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

 

3.     Overnight Field Trip

 

                        Date of Event:  Friday, October 17 – through Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nature of Event:Overnight – Northeast Cross Country Championship hosted by

                                                 Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

                        Students:          14 Highland Students

                        Chaperone(s):   Ed Casey/Josh Krowicki/Bob Wagner

                        Cost to District: Costs covered by Highland Track Boosters

 

4.     Approval: Letters to Parent/Guardian

The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval of the following letters to all Parent/Guardian of the Black Horse Pike Regional School District:

                                   Parent Policy   

 

                                   Parent Involvement

  

                                   Right to Know HQT

 

                        ESL  (English as a Second Language)

  

Title 1A Selection Criteria

 

 

5.        Approval: Big Brother/Big Sister Program

The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval to continue to participate in the Big Brother/Big Sister program during the 2014-2015 school year.  Vice Principal Mr. Tom Storer will continue to oversee the program and assist program director Emily Dempsey.

 

 


 

INFORMATION ITEMS

Dr. Brian Repici, Superintendent

Nothing to Report


 

SPECIAL EDUCATION/POLICY UPDATE

Mr. David Cappuccio, Director of Special Services

Nothing to Report


BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

Mrs. Jean Grubb, Board Secretary/Business Administrator

Nothing to Report


CURRICULUM UPDATE

Matthew Szuchy, Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Nothing to Report


PERSONNEL UPDATE

Julie Scully, Supervisor of Personnel Management

Nothing to Report