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 2015-01                                                                 JANUARY 22, 2015


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        Nothing to Report

            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                  Nothing to Report

            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

            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.         Appointment: Home Instruction Tutor

             The Superintendent recommends the appointment of Home Instruction Tutor for the 2014-2015 school
            year. Details are shown on SCHEDULE G.

 



  6.       Approval Retirement Professional

            Mrs. C. Greve, from Highland High School has submitted a letter to the Board of Education indicating she
            will retire effective January 1, 2016.  Mrs. Greve has been an employee of the district twenty three years
            and six months. The Superintendent recommends acceptance of this resignation, for the purpose of
            retirement, with regret.

 

          
 7.       Approval Resignations

            K. Sagedy, a School Nurse at Timber Creek High School, has submitted a letter
            of resignation, to be effective on February 20, 2015.  The Superintendent recommends acceptance of the
            resignation.


            A. Reamer, a 1:1 Special Education Aide at Highland High School, has submitted a letter of
            resignation, to be effective on December 23, 2014.  The Superintendent recommends acceptance of the
            resignation.

            M. Riddell, a 1:1 Special Education Aide at Timber Creek High School, has submitted a letter of
            resignation, to be effective on January 20, 2015.  The Superintendent recommends acceptance of the
            resignation.



8.      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 I.

 



9.     Approval 2015 Senior Trip Chaperones

            The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the following faculty members to serve
            as chaperones on Highland High School’s Class of 2015 Senior Trip, April 20-24, 2015 to Orlando,
            Florida. 

                  Ron Strauss, Jennifer Arcolesse - Administrators
                  Audrey DiRienzo - Senior class advisor
                  Tiffany Strauss - Junior class advisor
                  Heather Fowler - Nurse
                  Kerrie Blash - Teacher
                  Teresa Pasquarello – Teacher
                  Aaron Kozak – Teacher
                  Michael Davidson – Teacher
                  Andrew Thies - Teacher

                         Heather Clifford and Edward Casey will serve as alternates.





10.     Approval: Job Descriptions

               The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the following Job Descriptions:
               Superintendent, STEAM Team Academy Advisor and Secretary to the Supervisor of Personnel.  Details
               are shown on SCHEDULE J. 
 




11.     Approval School Counseling Volunteer          

               The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for Ms. Cristina Lanzilotta, School
               Counseling student at Kean University, to volunteer in the School Counseling office at Triton Regional
               High School for the 2014-15 school year.  Approval is contingent upon district's receipt of all required
               paperwork.



12.        Approval Medical and Family Medical Leave

               A.K., Social Studies teacher at Highland High School, has requested to take FMLA leave for maternity
               and child rearing purposes from March 9, 2015 through June 30, 2105. She intends to use all accrued
               sick days and personal days and then the remainder of the leave will be without pay.

               D.B., a mathematics teacher at Timber Creek High School, has requested to take maternity leave from
               Monday, April 13, 2015 until May 29, 2015 utilizing 34 sick days. She would then like to take an unpaid
               leave from June 1st through the end of the 204-15 school year for child rearing purposes.

               L.R., special education teacher at Timber Creek High School, has requested to take FMLA leave for
               maternity and child rearing purposes beginning April 27, 2015 through December 18, 2015. She
               intends to utilize 25 sick days during her leave and the remainder of the leave will be without pay.

               E.B. has requested intermittent FMLA beginning January 15, 2015 for up to 60 days within the next 12
               months.

               J.N. has requested a 30 day extension of his medical leave without pay.

               L.A. has requested to take FMLA from May 26th through the end of the 2014-15 school year. She
               intends to utilize 20 sick days and 3 personal days during this time. She is also requesting to take
               unpaid FLA for child rearing purposes from December 2, 2015 through January 22, 2016.




13.        Approval Thomas Jefferson University Nursing Students

               The Superintendent recommends permission be granted for the following Thomas Jefferson University
               nursing students to complete their clinical assignments for the Spring Semester of 2014-2015.

 

Name

Supervised By

School

Dates

 

Jillian Costello*

Christina Sewell

Rashay Cooper

 

Donna Scola

Heather Fowler

Kristin Sagedy

Monica Coslove

 

Triton Regional

Highland Regional

Timber Creek Regional

District

 

 

February 10,11, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25 March 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2015

 Make up day -  March 25

                        *Pending completion of all necessary paperwork.




14.        Approval Field Experience

               The Superintendent recommends permission be granted for the following Rowan University student to
               complete her Field Experience for the Spring Semester of 2014-2015.

Name

Supervised By

School

Dates

 

Jessica DiTolla *

 

Nicole Lauri

 

Timber Creek Regional High School

 

 

January 2015 to May 2015

 for a total of

70-80 hours

 

 







 


             *Pending completion of all necessary paperwork.


15.        Rescind Approved Student Teacher

               Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval to rescind recommendation for
               the following Rowan Student Teacher Request previously approved.

  

Student Teacher/

University

Supervised By

Dates

School

Subject

Ashley Adams

Holly O’Donnell

March 16, 2015 to

 May 11, 2015

Triton

Health & PE

Dontay Stokes

Josh Krowicki

March 16, 2015 to May 11, 2015

Highland

Health & PE



16.        Appointment: Title II Professional Development Staff

 

               The Superintendent recommends the appointment of the Title II Professional Development Staff for the
               2014-2015 school year. Details are shown on SCHEDULE K.
       


17.     Change in Assignment-Voluntary

               The Superintendent recommends the Board of Education approve the voluntary change in assignment
               for Ms. Monica Coslove as 
Floating School Nurse to Timber Creek Regional HS School Nurse,
               effective on or before February 20, 2015.  Said change requires no c
ompensatory adjustments. 



 

 

B.    ATHLETICS    Nothing to Report




C.   POLICY

1.     First Reading – Policies/Regulations

Policies

2430     Co-Curricular Activities
4220     Evaluation of Support Staff Members

 

Regulations

2430     Co-Curricular Activities
4220     Evaluation of Support Staff Members

 

2.     Second Reading – Policies/Regulations

Regulations

3160    Physical Examination
4160    Physical Examination




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.     Harassment Intimidation & Bullying (HIB) Investigations

               Be it resolved that the Black Horse Pike Regional School District Board of Education acknowledges that
               the HIB Investigations, were presented within the Executive Session portion of the January 22, 2015
               Board of Education Meeting by the Superintendent of Schools and the District Anti Bullying Coordinator. 
               Details are shown on SCHEDULE F.




3.     Overnight Field Trip

               Date of Event:       June 11 through June 12, 2015
               Nature of Event:   Western Studies Field Trip
               Location:              Washington, DC
               Transportation:     Bus    
               Students:              29 – Timber Creek Students
               Chaperone(s):       William Ebert and Jessica Evans
               Cost to District:    Costs covered by Students and Fundraising

         Overnight Field Trip – Revised

                Date of Event:     June 9 through June 10, 2015
               Nature of Event:   Part of American and Western Studies Program
               Location:             Washington, DC
               Transportation:    Bus    
               Students:              67 – Highland Students
               Chaperone(s):      Rachel Ferrara, Jeff Oberg, Nicole Baez and Kim Reilly
               Cost to District:   Costs covered by Students

 

4.     2013-14 HIB Grades

               To approve the New Jersey Department of Education School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades
               under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights District and Grade Report for the 2013-14 school year
, as per
               attached SCHEDULE H. 




5.        Approval: Curriculum 2014-2015

            The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval of the following Curricula:
                                               
                                                         Algebra II Complete
















 

INFORMATION ITEMS

Dr. Brian Repici, Superintendent

“Overview of 2015-2016 New Schedule”


SPECIAL EDUCATION/POLICY UPDATE

Mr. David Cappuccio, Director of Special Services

"HIB Grade 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

“Proposed 2015-2016 School Calendar”