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 2015-04                                                                                            APRIL 23, 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 and 2015-2016 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 each month to the County Education Office 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

            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: Title IA Summer Read 180

 

            The Superintendent requests Board of Education approval of the persons shown on SCHEDULE G
            to be appointed as Title IA Summer Read 180 for the 2015-2016 school year. Details of assignments
            and salaries are shown on the schedule.

 




6.         Approval: Highland Class of 2016 Senior Prom

            The Superintendent requests Board of Education approval for the Highland Class of 2016 Senior Prom to
            be held at Merion Caterers, Cinnaminson, New Jersey on June 10, 2016 from 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM.


 

7.         Approval: Highland Class of 2016 Senior Class Trip

            The Superintendent requests Board of Education approval for the Highland Class
            of 2016 Senior Trip to Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida from April 11, 2016 through
            April 15, 2016.



8.        Approval:  Payment for Contracted Employee of Activities

           

          The Superintendent recommends approval of the payment for contracted employee of
          activities.   Details are shown on SCHEDULE H. 

 



9.        Educator of the Year

 

                       The Superintendent requests acknowledgement by the Board of Education of the

                        following Educator of the Year- 2014-2015.

 

                                                            Joanne Fudala -Highland High School

                                                            Jennifer Pavelik – Timber Creek High School

                                                            Elizabeth Bannan – Triton High School



10.        Approval Resignation


            M. Russo, a Special Education 1:1 Aide at Triton High School, has submitted a letter
            of resignation, to be effective on June 23, 2015.  The Superintendent recommends acceptance of the
           resignation.


             A. Reynolds, a Bus Aide for the Black Horse Pike Regional School District, has
             submitted a letter of resignation, to be effective on April 16, 2015.  The Superintendent
             recommends acceptance of the resignation.






11.        Approval Retirement


           Mrs. M. Osifchok Soulas, an English Teacher at Highland High School has submitted a
           letter to the Board of Education indicating she will retire July 1, 2015.  Mrs. Osifchok Soulas
           has been an employee of the district for twenty six years. The Superintendent recommends
           acceptance of this resignation, for the purpose of retirement, with regret.

           Mrs. M. Costello, a Secretary at Highland High School has submitted a letter to the Board of
           Education indicating she will retire August 1, 2015.  Mrs. Costello has been an employee of the
           district for twenty six years. The Superintendent recommends acceptance of this resignation, for
           the purpose of retirement, with regret.

           Mr. J. Prychka, an Industrial Education Teacher at Triton High School has submitted a letter to
           the Board of Education indicating he will retire June 30, 2016.  Mr. Prychka has been an
           employee of the district for thirteen years. The Superintendent recommends acceptance of this
           resignation, for the purpose of retirement, with regret.

           Ms. M. Loretta Iffland, a FACS Teacher at Triton High School has submitted a
           letter to the Board of Education indicating she will retire July 1, 2015.  Ms. Iffland has been an
           employee of the district for thirty one years. The Superintendent recommends
           acceptance of this resignation, for the purpose of retirement, with regret.



12.      Change in Assignment: Support Staff

 

            The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval of the change in assignment for the
            individual listed on the schedule for the 2015-2016 school year.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE I.

 





 13.       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 J.

 




14.      Appointment: Mentors 2015-2016 School Year 

            The Superintendent requests Board of Education appointment of the Mentors for Beginning Teacher
            Induction Program 2015-2016.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE K.





  15.      Approval: Family Medical Leave & Family Leave         

           

            The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for Family Medical Leave and Family
            Leave for the following employees:

            A.S., a teacher at Highland High School, has requested to take FMLA starting June 1, 2015 through
            the end of the school year. She would like to utilize her 17 accumulated sick days and take the remainder
            of leave without pay.

            M.C., a teacher at Timber Creek High School, has requested an extension of medical leave through
            May 1st, 2015.

            L.M., a teacher at Highland High School, has requested a medical leave of absence from March 20, 2015
            through April 3, 2015.

            A.K., a teacher at Highland High School, has requested to shorten her previously approved medical leave.
            She has requested to return on June 9th.

               L.R., a teacher at Timber Creek High School, has revised her request for maternity leave. She will be
               on leave starting April 14, 2015 and she will utilize 25 sick days. She is requesting an unpaid leave for
               child rearing purposes from May 19, 2015 until December 21, 2015.


               J.N.,
a Building Mechanic, at Timber Creek High School, has requested to extend his medical leave
               through July 30, 2015.



               M.K.,
a Special Education teacher at Highland High School, has requested leave for maternity
               beginning September 1, 2015 utilizing 30 sick days, the remainder will be unpaid through
               December 23, 2015.  She will
 return January 4, 2016.

16.     Approval: Contract Extension


          The Superintendent requests Board of Education approval to extend Lisa Corsey’s long term
          per diem contract from April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015.



17.     Approval: Job Description

         The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the following Job Description:
         Part-Time Custodian. Details are shown on SCHEDULE L.

 


18.     Approval: Leave Without Pay          

          The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the following leave of absences:

 

            K.F., a teacher at Timber Creek High School, has requested a leave of absence without pay from
            April 20, 2015 to April 24, 2015.

            D.B., a 1:1 Aide at Timber Creek High School, has requested a leave of absence without pay from
            September 1, 2015 until December 16, 2015.



19.        Appointment: Administrative Staff

 

            The Superintendent recommends the appointment of the new hire for the school year
            2014-2015. Details of the assignment and salary are shown on SCHEDULE M.

 





B.           ATHLETICS      Nothing to Report

           1.       Approval: Bowling

            The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the following school to enter the
            Tri County Conference as partial members for bowling:  Egg Harbor Township in 2015-2016, and
            Atlantic County Institute of Technology, Collingswood, Lindenwold, and West Deptford in 2016-2017.




C.   POLICY

1.     First Reading – Policies & Procedure/Regulation

         Policies:
            0134           Board Self Evaluation
             2230           Courses of Study






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 April 23, 2015 Board of Education Meeting by the Superintendent of Schools and the District Anti Bullying Coordinator.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE F.




3.         Approval SAT Prep Club Highland High School

The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval to establish SAT Prep Club, a new co-curricular activity at Highland High School.  Joyce Rifkin has volunteered to be the advisor for this club.




4.         Approval Triton Class of 2016 Senior Prom

The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the Triton High School Classof 2016
Senior Prom at Collingswood Ballroom on June 3, 2016.





5.       Approval Triton Class of 2016 Senior Trip

The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the Triton High School Class of 2016 Senior
Trip to be held March 07-11, 2016 in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. 


6.       Acknowledgement: Class of 2015 Valedictorians and Salutatorians for Triton,

          Highland & Timber Creek High Schools

            The Superintendent is pleased to announce the Valedictorians and Salutatorians for the
            Class of 2015 as follows:

 

                  Highland Regional H.S. – Valedictorian: Kayla Evangelisto, Jason Moore, Lexus Myers, Brandon Pisani,
                                                                                     Basem Saleh                                                              
                                                             Salutatorian: Jamie Anskis

                  Timber Creek Regional H.S. - Valedictorians: Tammy Bui, John Carson, Eric Mudrock and
                                                                                             Zachary Warren

                                                                    Salutatorians:   Nicole Melchiorre

                  Triton Regional H.S. – Valedictorian: Domonique Dockery, Megan Minchak and Sarah Conway

                                                        Salutatorian: Erica Tompkins






INFORMATION ITEMS

Dr. Brian Repici, Superintendent

"Tech Challenge Awards"


SPECIAL EDUCATION/POLICY UPDATE

Mr. David Cappuccio, Director of Special Services

“Policy Update”

“Board Office Selection”


BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

Mrs. Jean Grubb, Board Secretary/Business Administrator

Nothing to Report


CURRICULUM UPDATE

Matthew Szuchy, Director of Curriculum & Instruction

"School Performance Report"


PERSONNEL UPDATE

Julie Scully, Supervisor of Personnel Management

Nothing to Report