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 2017-3                                                                                                     MARCH 9, 2017




A.  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.
     



  3. 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.
     


     
  4. Approval:  Payment for Contracted Services   

   The Superintendent recommends approval of the payment for contracted services of employees
   for Highland Jazz Band Ensemble, Indoor Percussion and Jazz Band Ensemble.  Details are shown
   on SCHEDULE H. 




6.  Approval Student Teacher

    The Superintendent recommends permission be granted for the following Rowan University
    student Clinical Practice for Teacher of Students with Disabilities

 

Student Teacher:         Michele Schiffer
Dates:                          May 2, 2017 to June 26, 2017
Supervised by:            Erika Silich/Jessica Caffrey
School:                        Highland Regional High School
Subject:                       Teacher of Students with Disabilities


7.  Approval Retirement Professional/Support Staff

     Mr. M. Einstein, a Social Studies Teacher at Timber Creek High School has submitted
     a letter to the Board of Education indicating he will retire July 1, 2017.  Mr. Einstein has
     been an employee of the district for twenty two years. The Superintendent recommends
     acceptance of this resignation, for the purpose of retirement, with regret.


     
Mr. J. Kline, Grounds/Maintenance at Triton High School has submitted a letter
     to the Board of Education indicating he will retire May 1, 2017.  Mr. Kline has been an
     employee of the district for seventeen years. The Superintendent recommends acceptance
     of this resignation, for the purpose of retirement, with regret.

8.  Appointment: Support Staff

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

 

 

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

           The Superintendent recommends the appointment of the Triton High School employee on the
           attached schedule as a Game Security, Ticket Seller and Game Timer for sporting and activity
           events for the 2016-2017 school year. Details of the assignment and salary are shown on
           SCHEDULE K.
 


  1. Approve Family Medical Leave/Leave of Absence

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

    #7701 request for intermittent Family Medical Leave, unpaid, effective immediately.

    #0502, request for intermittent Family Medical Leave, unpaid, effective immediately.

          #0475, requested maternity leave beginning on or before May 1, 2017, utilizing 30 sick days
                     and the remainder of the leave unpaid. Additionally, she has requested to take unpaid
                     leave for child rearing purposes from September 1, 2017 - October 6, 2017, returning
                     October 9, 2017.

          #1441, requesting leave without pay to complete practicum hours on 4 days in May and
                     Fridays from May 11, 2017 through June 15, 2017.   

          #0343, requesting unpaid leave for child rearing purposes beginning September 6, 2017, using
                     3 personal days from 9/6-9/8/2017, then the remainder unpaid through October 22, 2017.

          #0523, requesting maternity leave beginning March 13, 2017, with an anticipated return
                     date of June 12, 2017.  #0523 will utilize all remaining sick and personal days with
                     the reminder of the leave unpaid.

          #0471, requesting to extend leave of absence from April 7, 2017 to September 1, 2017. 
                     This leave is unpaid.

           #1066, requesting to rescind the leave of absence.


   11.   Approve Withholding Increments 2017-2018 School Year

            
The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval to withhold increments from
           #1337 and #0158 for the 2017-2018 school year.


   12.   Approve Reimbursement to the District

           The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approve the reimbursement of $919.08
           from #1337 to the district for time not served.



   13.  Approval Resignation

          K. Gordon, a Twilight Math Teacher at Highland High School, has submitted a letter
          of resignation, to be effective on March 7, 2017.  The Superintendent recommends
          acceptance of the resignation.



B.   ATHLETICS      Nothing to Report      





C.   POLICY

1. First Reading – Policies & Procedures/Regulations

                 Policies:
                       2460       Special Education
                       2467       Surrogate Parents and Foster Parents


                 Regulations:
                       2000        Table of Contents
                       2460        Special Education
                       2460.1     Special Education-Location, Identification and Referral
                       2460.8     Special Education-Free and Appropriate Public Education
                       2460.9     Special Education – Transition from Early Intervention Programs to
                                      Preschool Programs
                       2461.15   Special Education – In-Service Training Needs for Professional and
                                      Paraprofessional Staff


        2.      Second Reading – Policies & Procedures/Regulations

                Policies:
                      0142.1    Nepotism

          


     
 E.     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 March 9, 2017 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 with in Executive Session
          portion of the February 16, 2017 Board of Education Meeting by the Superintendent of Schools
          and the District Anti-Bullying Coordinator.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE G.
       



   
      3.    Approval Revised Calendar 2016-2017 School Year            

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

 

       4.  Approval Triton Class of 2018 Senior Trip

            The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the Triton High School Class of 
            2018 Senior Trip to be held March 12-16, 2018 in Walt Disney World, Florida.

       5.  Approval: Carousel Student Tours

            The Superintendent requests Board of Education approval for Highland Regional High School to
            host students from France for 2 days in October 2017.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE I.
 


      6.   Approval District Wide Career Day


    The Superintendent requests Board of Education approval for the Junior Class from Timber 
    Creek and Triton High School to attend the District Wide Career Day April 6, 2017 at Highland 
    High School.  The chaperones are the school counselors, junior class vice principals and junior 
    class teachers.

     7.   Approval Highland Class of 2018 Senior Trip

           The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the Highland High School 
           Class of 2018 Senior Trip to be held April 16 - 20, 2018 in Walt Disney World, Florida. 



      8.    Approval Highland Class of 2018 Senior & Class of 2019 Junior Proms

            The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval for the Highland High School
            Class of 2018 Senior Prom to be held June 1, 2018 at Adelphia’s and the Class of 2019 Junior
            Prom to be held April 27, 2018 at The Mansion.



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
Mr. Frank Rizzo, 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
"Challenge Day"