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 2016-8                                                                                                          AUGUST 25, 2016


 

 PERSONNEL

  1. Co-curriculum Appointments

    The Superintendent recommends the persons shown on SCHEDULE A be appointed to the listed co-curriculum positions at the stipends shown for the 2016-2017 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 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.



  2. Appointment Per Diem Substitute Staff

    The persons listed on SCHEDULE C are recommended for employment as per diem substitute staff for the 2016-2017 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.  Approval: Job Descriptions

             The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the following Job Descriptions:  
             Intramural Team Program Coordinator, Career Education Counselor and Intramural Team Program Aide.
             Details are shown on SCHEDULE H.
 

 

         6.   Approval Resignation

J. Rosser, a Special Education Instructional Aide at Triton High School, has submitted a letter
of resignation, to be effective on August 3, 2016.  The Superintendent recommends acceptance of the resignation.


J. Rowland, an AV/Computer Tech at Highland High School, has submitted a letter of resignation,
to be effective on August 25, 2016.  The Superintendent recommends acceptance of the resignation.


A. Fisher, a Chemistry teacher at Triton High School, has submitted a letter of resignation, to be
effective June 30, 2016.  The Superintendent recommends acceptance of the resignation.

E. Fulton, a Master Mechanic at Triton High School, has submitted a letter of resignation, to be
effective on September 9, 2016.  The Superintendent recommends acceptance of the   
resignation.

               S. Kinney, a One to One Aide and LOA SAC Substitute at Timber Creek High School, has submitted
               a letter of resignation, to be effective on August 29, 2016.  The Superintendent recommends
               acceptance of the resignation.

               M. Lemmel, a One to One Aide at Timber Creek High School, has submitted a letter of resignation,
               to be effective on August 31, 2016.  The Superintendent recommends acceptance of the   
               resignation.

               D. DiPierro, a General Worker in the Cafeteria at Highland High School, at Highland High School,
               has submitted a letter of resignation to be effective on August 31, 2016.  The Superintendent
               recommends acceptance of the resignation.

               D. Broe, a Special Education Aide at Timber Creek High School, has submitted a letter of
               resignation, to be effective on August 31, 2016.  The Superintendent recommends acceptance of
               the resignation.

               The Superintendent accepts the Resignation of L. McCoog as of August 24, 2016, as per the
               agreement between Mrs. McCoog and the Board of Education.

          7.  Approval Retirement Professional

Mr. J. Fuscellaro, a Building Mechanic at Timber Creek High School has submitted a letter to the Board
of Education indicating he will retire November 1, 2016.  Mr. Fuscellaro has been an employee of the
district for fifteen years. The Superintendent recommends acceptance of this resignation, for the
purpose of retirement, with regret.


         8.  Approval: Change in Assignment Professional Staff

The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval of the change in assignment’s for the
individuals listed on the schedule for the 2016-2017 school year.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE I.

 


  1.  Approval: 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 2016-2017 school year. Details are shown on
     SCHEDULE J.
     

        


     10. Appointment: Professional Staff

    The Superintendent recommends the appointment of the new hires for the school year2016-2017.
    Details of the assignment and salary are shown on SCHEDULE K.

 



    11.  Approval:  Payment for Reading Specialists to Participate in a PLC

   The Superintendent recommends approval of the payment for Reading Specialists to
   Participate in a PLC AND plc FOR Freshmen Seminar.   Details are shown on SCHEDULE P. 
 



    12.  Appointment: Support Staff

           The Superintendent recommends the appointment of the new hires for the school year 2016-2017. Details
           of the assignment and salary are shown on SCHEDULE R.
 



     13.  Appointment: Sign-in Desk Monitors

            The Superintendent requests approval of the persons shown on SCHEDULE T to be appointed a
            Sign-in Desk Monitors for the 2016-2017 school year. Details of  
            assignments and salaries are shown on the schedule.
 


  1. Appointment: Mentors 2016-2017 School Year

         The Superintendent requests Board of Education appointment of the Mentors for Beginning Teacher
         Induction Program 2016-2017.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE U.
 


  1. Approval for School Practicum in Counseling

    The Superintendent recommends permission be granted for the following Rowan  student to
    serve her School Practicum in Counseling assignment for the 2016-2017 school year during
    the day at Timber Creek as well as Twilight Program Hours at Highland.

Student Teacher:         Rachel Passarella
Dates:                          September 1, 2016 to December 20, 2016
Supervised by:            Lisa Draper       
School:                        Timber Creek  - Day Hours
                                    Highland Regional High School – Twilight Program
Subject:                       School Counseling



  1. Appointment: Game Security, Ticket Sellers & Game Timers

          The Superintendent recommends the appointment of the Highland High School employees
          on the attached schedule as Game Security, Ticket Sellers and Game Timers for sporting and
          activity events for the 2016-2017 school year. Details of the assignment and salary are shown
          on SCHEDULE V.
 

 

  1. Approval: Payment for Additional Professional Development Hours

          The Superintendent recommends approval of the payment for additional Summer Professional  
          Development hours.   Details are shown on SCHEDULE Z. 
 

 

  1. Appointment of Assistant Athletic Director Highland 2016-2017

          The Superintendent recommends the appointment of Assistant Athletic Director for the       
          2016-2017 school year. Details are shown on SCHEDULE AA.
 



     19.  Superintendent’s Recommendations for Reduction in Force

            Be it resolved that the Board of Education does hereby approve the Superintendent’s
            recommendations for reduction in force for the 2016-2017 school year. Details are shown on
            SCHEDULE BB.
 


  1. Appointment: Health and Wellness Champion/Leader

          The Superintendent recommends the appointment of J. Brown as the Health and Wellness
          Champion/Leader as supported by the Health & Insurance Fund (HIF) grant for the 2016-2017
          school year. Stipend to be paid through the Health & Insurance Fund.

     

  1. Approval Family Medical Leave/Family Leave/Medical Leave/Unpaid Leave

    The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the following leaves:

        C.D. is requesting to take maternity leave from September 5, 2016 through November 6, 2016.
        Her anticipated return to work date is November 7, 2016.
                   
        N.M. is requesting to take medical leave of absence starting August 22, 2016.  Anticipated return to
        work date will be November 28, 2016.

        K.D. has requested to take leave from October 11, 2016 through November 22, 2016 for child bearing
        purposes.  She will be utilizing any accumulated sick time and then the rest of leave will be unpaid.



  2. Approval:  Payment for Vacation Days

          The Superintendent recommends approval of the payment for vacation days.  Details are shown
          on SCHEDULE GG. 
 

 

  1. Rescind Student Teaching

    The Superintendent rescinds recommendation for the following Rutgers University student
    previously approved.

Student Teacher/University     Kaylee Mitchell/Rutgers
Supervised By                       Kim Loring and Lorraine Snyder
Dates                                    September 7, 2016 – December 16, 2016
School                                  Highland Regional High School
Subject                                 Math Special Education

 


        

  1. Revised Student Teaching

    The Superintendent recommends permission be granted for the following
    University of Phoenix student to serve her Student Teacher Assignment for the
    2016-2017 school year.

Student Teacher:                     Moriah Lilley
Dates:                                      September 2, 2016 to December 16, 2016 (Revised)
Supervised by:                         Ruth O’Donnell  
School:                                    Triton Regional High School
Subject:                                   Special Education




  1. Approval: Speak Club

          The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for a new club called SPEAK.  
          Details are shown on SCHEDULE HH.
 


26.  Approval Research Study-Rowan University Form

      The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for Elliott Karetny to use Rowan
       University Consent Form in a research study using sample participants in Exploring the Potential
       to Motivate High School Environmental Science students with Environmental Justice: A Mixed
       Methods Approach, using Rowan University Consent Form. Details are on the attached
       Schedule X.          
 

   ATHLETICS   
                            

  1. Approval: 2016 Triton & Timber Creek Marching Band-Fall Schedule
               
     
    The Superintendent recommends approval of the Triton and Timber Creek Marching Band fall
     schedule for the 2016-2017 school year.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE Q.
     




    C.    POLICY

           1.     First Reading - Policies & Procedures/Regulations

                  Policies: 
                              1140      Affirmative Action Program
                              1220      Employment of Chief School Administrator
                              1310      Employment of School Business Administrator/Board Secretary
                              1523      Comprehensive Equity Plan
                              1530       Equal Employment Opportunity
                              1550      Affirmative Action Program for Employment and Contract
                                            Practices/Employment Practices Plan
                              2200      Curriculum Content
                              2260      Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices
                              2411      Guidance Counseling
                              2423      Bilingual and ESL Education
                              2430      Co-Curricular Activities
                              2610      Educational Program Evaluation
                              2622      Student Assessments
                              3124      Employment Contract
                              3125      Employment of Teaching Staff Members
                              3125.1   Employment of Substitute Teachers
                              3126      District Mentoring Program
                              3141      Resignation
                              3144      Certification of Tenure Charges
                              3159      Teaching Staff Member/School District Reporting Responsibilities
                              3231      Outside Employment as Athletic Coach
                              3240      Professional Development for Teachers and School Leaders
                              3244      In Service Training
                              4159      Support Staff Member/School District Reporting Responsibilities
                              4434      Support Staff Vacations and Holidays
                              5305      Health Services Personnel
                              5350      Pupil Suicide Prevention
                              5460      High School Graduation
                              5514      Student Use of Vehicles on School Grounds
                              5339      Screening for Dyslexia
                              5750      Equal Educational Opportunity
                              5755      Equity in Education Programs and Services
                              5756      Transgender Students
                              7481      Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS also known as Drones)
                              8441      Care of Injured and Ill Persons
                              8454      Management of Pediculosis
                              8630      Bus Drivers/Bus Aide Responsibility
                              9541      Student Teachers/Interns

                  Regulations:
                              1530      Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint Procedure
                              2200      Curriculum Content
                              2411      Guidance Counseling
                              2414      Programs and Services for Students in High Poverty and in High
                                           Need School Districts
                              2423      Bilingual and ESL Education
                              2430      Co-Curriculum Activities
                              3126      District Mentoring Program
                              3144      Certification of Tenure Charges
                              3125.1   Substitute Professional Staff Employment
                              3240      Professional Development for Teachers and School Leaders
                              3244      In Service Training
                              4212      Attendance       
                              5330      Administration of Medication
                              5350      Student Suicide                         
                              5600      Student Discipline/Code of Conduct
                              8441      Care of Injured and Ill Persons
                              8630      Emergency School Bus Procedures    


           

                     2.  Second Reading - Policies & Procedures/Regulations

                                     Policies: 
                                                2412     Home Instruction Due to Health Condition
                                                3216     Dress and Grooming
                                                4432     Sick Leave
                                                4434     Support Staff Vacations and Holidays
                                                5240      Tardiness             
                                
                                    Regulations:                                         
                                                 2412    Home Instruction Due to Health Condition
                                                 2481    Home or Out-of-School Instruction for General Education Pupils
                                                 5230    Late Arrival and Early Dismissal


     

      MISCELLANEOUS

  1. Special Education - Out of District Placements 2016-2017

    For the school year 2016-17, the Child Study Team has placed the classified students listed on
    SCHEDULE E in special education institutions believed to be the 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 August 25, 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 Executive Session
          portion of the June 23, 2016 Board of Education Meeting by the Superintendent of Schools and the
          District Anti-Bullying Coordinator.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE G.
       



    3.   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 for the 2016-2017 school year:

                 Parent Policy                                           
                 Parent Involvement
                 Right to Know HQT
                 ESL (English as a Second Language)
                 Title 1A Selection Criteria


    4.   Approval: Statement of Assurance and Mentoring & Professional Development Plans
          2016-2017:

 

            The Superintendent recommends the Board of Education approve the New Jersey
            Department of Education District Mentoring and Professional Development Statement of Assurances
            for the Mentoring Plan (L) and Professional Development Plan (M) that has been developed for the 2016-
            2017 school year.  Details for Development Plans are shown on SCHEDULE L and SCHEDULE M. 
            Statement of Assurance is shown on SCHEDULE W.

 
 
 


   5.   Approval Curriculum 2016-2017

           The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval of the following Curricula:

                  Freshman Seminar
 
                  Architectural Design
 
                   Biology
 
                    Chemistry
 
                     Dance I
 
                       Environmental Science
 




6.     Approval:  Payment for Copying of Early Release/Late Arrival Forms

        The Superintendent recommends approval of the payment for Copying of Early Release/Late
        Arrival Forms.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE S. 
 



 

INFORMATION ITEMS
Dr. Brian Repici, Superintendent

Nothing to Report


 

SPECIAL EDUCATION/POLICY UPDATE
Mr. David Cappuccio, Jr., Director of Special Services & Policy

Nothing to Report


 

BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY UPDATE
Mrs. Jean Grubb, Board Secretary/Business Administrator

Nothing to Report


 

CURRICULUM UPDATE
Mr. Matthew Szuchy, Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Nothing to Report


 

PERSONNEL UPDATE
Mrs. Julie Scully, Director of Personnel Management

Nothing to Report