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 2016-02                                                                                                   FEBRUARY 18, 2016


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 2015-2016 school year and are paid for time
           served in the positions.   Approval is recommended.
           


  1. Resolution for Emergency Hiring           Nothing to Report

    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.  The Superintendent recommends approval of the resolution shown on SCHEDULE B that lists those persons and the positions to which they have been appointed.

 

  1. Appointment: Per Diem Substitute Staff
        
    The persons listed on SCHEDULE C are recommended for employment as per diem substitute staff for the 2015-2016 school year, pending completion of all pre-employment requirements. Certificates held and compensation rates are also shown. Approval is recommended.

 

  1. 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.  Approval Resignations

             The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the following resignations:
 
                    C. Cybulski, a Part-time Instructional Aide at Highland High School, has submitted a
                     letter of resignation, to be effective on February 11, 2016.  The Superintendent
                     recommends acceptance of the resignation.

                    T. McGovern, a Math Teacher at Highland High School, has submitted a letter of
                     resignation, to be effective April 3, 2016.  The Superintendent recommends acceptance
                     of the resignation.

                    A. Venuto, a 1:1 Aide at Timber Creek High School, has submitted a letter of
                     resignation, to be effective, February 5, 2016.  The Superintendent recommends acceptance
                     of the resignation.


       6.   Approval Curriculum Writing

              The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the Curriculum Writing for the 2015-
              2016 school year.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE H.
              

       7.   Approval NCLB Title IA – PARCC Review Teachers

            The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the NCLB Title IA – PARCC
            Review Teachers for the 2015-2016 school year.  Details are shown on SCHEDULEL.
             



       8.  Approval: Job Description

            The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the following Job Description:
            Instructional Aide, Instructional Technology Coach, Assistant Business Administrator, Lead Grounds    
            Maintenance, and Grounds Maintenance Foreman. Details are shown on SCHEDULE N.
             


       9.   Approval Retirement Professional

 

            Mrs. A. Pasquarello, a Science Teacher at Triton High School has submitted a letter to the Board of
            Education indicating she will retire June 30, 2016.  Mrs. Pasquarello has been an employee of the district
            for twenty five years. The Superintendent recommends acceptance of this resignation, for the purpose of
            retirement, with regret.

            Mrs. J. Weiserth, a Guidance Secretary at Highland High School has submitted a letter to the Board of
            Education indicating she will retire August 1, 2016.  Mrs. Weiserth has been an employee of the district
            for fifteen years. The Superintendent recommends acceptance of this resignation, for the purpose of
            retirement, with regret.


           Mrs. M. Picollo, a School Counselor at Triton High School has submitted a letter to the Board of Education
           indicating she will retire June 30, 2016.  Mrs. Picollo has been an employee of the district for fourteen
           years. The Superintendent recommends acceptance of this resignation, for the purpose of retirement, with
           regret.



     10.    Approval: Volunteer at Highland

              The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for Mr. Warren Veroneau to serve
              as a volunteer at Highland High School.  He will be assisting with taking pictures of students, staff,
              etc during special events and for special accomplishments for the 2015-2016 school year.


      11.   Approval: Family Medical Leave & Family Leave         
           

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

 

                    S.D., a Secretary at Timber Creek High School, has requested to take FMLA for medical reasons from
                    March 3, 2016 until May 26, 2016.  She will be unpaid during this time.

                    R.K., an English teacher at Highland High School, has requested maternity leave from April 4, 2016
                    through June 16, 2016, she will utilize 15 sick days and 3 personal days, the remainder of the leave
                    will be unpaid.


 
                  M.K., a Special Education teacher at Highland High School, has requested to extend the return of her
                    unpaid leave of absence for child rearing purposes from a return date of March 1, 2016  to April 6,
                    2016. 

                    L.J., teacher at Highland High School,  has requested to take unpaid FMLA starting February
                    19, 2016 through May 13, 2016.

                    J.D., a School Counselor at Highland High School, has requested maternity leave from May 6, 2016
                    through June 15, 2016, she will utilize 25 sick days.

                    T.P., a Physical Education teacher at Highland High School, has requested to extend her return to
                    work date for child rearing purposes until May 2, 2016.  She will utilize sick days and unpaid days.

 


        12.     Approval Revised Support Staff Salaries

                  The Superintendent recommends the revised support staff salaries for the 2015-2016 school year.
                  Details are shown on SCHEDULE S.
                   


         

       13.    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 T.
                 

 

 

 

       14.     Approval Student Teacher

                The Superintendent recommends permission be granted for the following Walden
                University student to serve her counseling field experience assignment for the Fall
                Semester of 2016-2017.

 

                                      Student Intern:                        Leeann Hamilton*         
                                      Supervised by:                        Jennifer Grimaldi and Robert Lanzilotta
                                      Dates:                                    September 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016
                                      School:                                    Triton Regional High School     
                                      Subject:                                   Counseling
                                      *Pending completion of all necessary paperwork.

          

        15.    Approval Assistant Athletic Director

                 The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the employee
                 listed on the attached schedule as the Assistant Athletic Director at Highland High
                 School for the 2015-2016 school.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE U.

                 


      

        16.   Appointment: Summer ESY Special Education Teachers

                The Superintendent recommends the employees on the attached schedule be 
                appointed as Special Education Teachers for the Summer ESY Program for the
                2016-2017school year.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE V.  
                 


        
17.   Appointment: Support Staff

               The Superintendent recommends the appointment of the new hires for the school year
               2015-2016. Details of the assignment and salary are shown on SCHEDULE W.
               

 

        18.  Approval Retirement Support Staff

Mr. Christopher Cacciavillano, a Maintenance Worker at Highland High School, has submitted a letter to the Board of Education indicating he will retire April 1, 2016.  Mr. Cacciavillano has been an employee of the district for over 26 years.  The Superintendent receommends acceptance of this resignation, for the purposes of retirement, with regret.



B.            ATHLETICS  


 1.   Approval: State Tournament Girls Basketball

       
The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval to host the Girls Basketball State Tournament
       at Timber Creek High School, Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 5:30 pm.    
  




  1. POLICY        Nothing to Report

                           

                      
    1.  First Reading – Policies & Procedure/Regulation
     
                             Policies:
                           
                             Regulations:
                                                3432     Sick Leave
                                                4432     Sick Leave

     
                          

                

       

 

                   

 H.   MISCELLANEOUS


  1.   Special Education – Out of District Placements 2015-16 

      For the school year 2015-16, 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 February 18, 2016
             Board of Education Meeting by the Superintendent of Schools and the District Anti Bullying Coordinator. 
             Details are shown on SCHEDULE F.
               
 

              
Be it resolved that the Black Horse Pike Regional School District Board of Education approves the results
             of the HIB Investigations that were presented and acknowledged within the Executive Session portion of
             the January 21, 2016 Board of Education Meeting by the Superintendent of Schools and the District Anti-
             Bullying Coordinator.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE G.  Nothing to Report
            

                  


        3.  Approval: Triton Chaperones Senior Trip 2016

 

             The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the following Triton 2016 Senior Class
             Trip Chaperones. The Senior Trip  is scheduled for March 7 to March 11, 2016.
           
              Therese Bonmati, Samantha Spaulding, Christine Sroka, Rachelle Omenson
              Annetta Pasquarella, Sherrie Erickson, Harold Little, Michael Maitag, Michael Palma,
              Patrick Murphy, and Gregory Foster.  Alternates: Marissa Dugas, Jack Feighan,
              Anthony Tarsatana, Thomas Ambrose.

 

  1.    Approval: Highland Jazz Band Performance Schedule

             The Superintendent recommends approval of the Highland Jazz Band Performance Schedule.  Details are
             shown on the attached SCHEDULE I.
              




      5.    Approval: Proposal to Establish a Debate Team

             The Superintendent recommends approval of the proposal to establish a Debate Team at Highland High  
             School for the 2015-2015 school year.  Details are shown on the attached SCHEDULE J.
              



       6.    Approval: Proposal to Establish a Knitting Club


              The Superintendent recommends approval of the proposal to establish a Knitting Club at Highland High
              School for the 2015-2015 school year.  Details are shown on the attached SCHEDULE K.
               




        7.    Approval: Proposal to Establish a Model UN Club

               The Superintendent recommends approval of the proposal to establish a Model UN Club at Highland
               High School for the 2015-2015 school year.  Details are shown on the attached SCHEDULE M.
                



 

       8.     Approval: Highland Class of 2017 Junior and Senior Prom

              The Superintendent requests Board of Education approval for the Highland Class of 2017 Junior Prom to
              be held at the Mansion, Voorhees, New Jersey on April 8, 2016 from 7-10:30 pm and  Highland Class of
              2017 Senior Prom to be held at the Adventure Aquarium, Camden, New Jersey on June 9, 2017 from
              7-11 pm.


       9.    Overnight Field Trip

                                       Date of Event:           June 1 and June 2, 2016

                                       Nature of Event:         American Studies Trip

                                       Location:                   Washington, DC

                                       Transportation:           Bus     

                                       Students:                   50 – Highland Students

                                       Chaperone(s):            Rachel Ferrara, Jeff Oberg, Kim Reilly and Alexa Bastelica

                                       Cost to District:          Cost covered by American Studies Account


 

                                       Date of Event:           April 24 and April 25, 2016

                                       Nature of Event:         French Club Trip

                                       Location:                   New York City

                                       Transportation:           Bus     

                                       Students:                   30 – Highland Students

                                       Chaperone(s):            Elizabeth McGrath, Valerie Zoladz, Ashley Rios

                                       Cost to District:          Cost covered by French Club

 

 

                                        Date of Event:          March 28 through April 2, 2016 (Spring Break)

                                        Nature of Event:         Baseball Tournament

                                        Location:                   Myrtle Beach, SC

                                        Transportation:          Bus                         

                                        Students:                   25 – Highland Students

                                        Chaperone(s):           DJ Gore, Ray Recca, Craig Stinson, Ron Strauss

                                        Cost to District:          There will be no cost to the district.




      10.  Approval Calendar 2016-2017 School Year                 

             The Board of Education approval is requested to accept the Calendar for the 2016 - 2017 School Year. 
             Details are shown on SCHEDULE O.

               



      11.    Approval Overnight In-State Travel Waiver

               The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the overnight in-State travel waiver
               on behalf of the New Jersey School Buildings and Grounds Association for the 2016 NJSBGA Spring
               Expo & Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey March 14 and 15, 2016.Details are shown on the
               attached SCHEDULE Q.
               



       12.   Approval ESEA Accountability Action Plan -- 2015 Participation Rate and Assurances

               The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the ESEA Accountability
               Action Plan -- 2015 Participation Rate and Assurances.  Details are shown on the attached
               SCHEDULE R.
             


         

       13.   Approval Comprehensive Equity Plan

               The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the Comprehensive
               Equity Plan for  2016-17 through 2018-19 school years. Details are shown on the attached
               SCHEDULE X.
              



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

"Curriculum Changes"
"S.T.E.A.M. Academy Progress"


 

PERSONNEL UPDATE

Julie Scully, Supervisor of Personnel Management

Nothing to Report