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 2018-12                                                                                                  DECEMBER 13, 2018


A.   PERSONNEL

1. Co-curriculum Appointments

The Superintendent recommends the persons shown on schedule A, highlighted in yellow, be appointed
to the listed co-curriculum/athletic coaching positions at the stipends shown for the 2018-2019 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 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 2018-2019 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: Resignation

G. Tan, a Special Education Aide at Triton High School, has submitted a letter of resignation,
to be effective on December 21, 2018. The Superintendent recommends acceptance of the resignation.

E. Still, a Special Education Aide at Triton High School, has submitted a letter of resignation,
to be effective on November 30, 2018. The Superintendent recommends acceptance of the resignation.


6. Approval: Retirement Support Staff

Mr. R. Wagner, a custodian at Highland High School has submitted a letter to the Board of Education
indicating he will retire January 31, 2019.  Mr. Wagner has been an employee of the district for twenty
years. The Superintendent recommends acceptance of this resignation, for the purpose of retirement,
with regret.



7. Appointment: Support Staff

The Superintendent recommends the appointment of the new hires for the school year
2018-2019. Details of the assignment and salary are shown on SCHEDULE I.
 



8. Approval: Practicum and Field Experience Placement

The Superintendent recommends permission be granted for the following TCNJ University
student to serve her Counseling Practicum/Internship Placement for the 2018-2019
school year.

 Student Teacher:        Janae Dockins*
 Dates:                               January 2, 2019 through May 31, 2019
 Supervised by:             Nicole Hohl/Robert Cooper
 School:                             Timber Creek Regional High School
 Subject:                           Counseling/SAC
 *Pending completion of all paperwork.

The Superintendent recommends permission be granted for the following Wilmington University
student to serve her Field Experience Placement for the 2018-2019 school year.

Student Teacher:        Stacy Gay
Dates:                               January 14, 2019 through May 20, 2019
Supervised by:             Rebecca Vives
School:                             Triton Regional High School
Subject:                           ELL

The Superintendent recommends permission be granted for the following Rowan University
student to serve her Clinical Experience for the 2018-2019 school year as well as the
2019-2020 School Year.

         Student Teacher:         Elisabeth Pirolle*
         Dates:                                January 1, 2019 through May 20, 2019
                                                      October 28, 2019 through December 28, 2019
         Supervised by:             John Perkis
         School:                             Timber Creek Regional High School
         Subject:                           Music/Vocal
         *Pending completion of all paperwork.




9.  Tuition Reimbursement

The staff members listed on SCHEDULE K are seeking BOE approval for Tuition Reimbursement
for the 2018-2019 school year. Reimbursement will be provided within 15 days pending Board
of Education approval of all conditions outlined in the agreement between the Board of Education
and the BHPEA.  Details are shown on SCHEDULE K.
 


10. Appointment: Bus Aides

The Superintendent requests approval of the employee shown on the attached schedule to be appointed
as a Bus Aide for the 2018-2019 school year. Details are shown on SCHEDULE L.
 


11. 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 2018-2019 school year. Details of the assignment and salary are shown on SCHEDULE M.
 



12. Approval: Family Medical Leave, Family Leave and Leave of Absence 

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


#0605, has requested FMLA for maternity purposes with an anticipated start date
of February 20, 2019 – February 28, 2019 unpaid, March 1, 2019 – April 4, 2019 sick days,
April 12, 2019 – June 18, 2019 unpaid.

#0389, has requested FMLA beginning January 7, 2019 through February 15, 2019, unpaid.

#0971, has requested a leave of absence beginning March 18, 2019 through November 1, 2019
utilizing remaining sick and personal time and taking the remainder of the leave unpaid.  

#7125, has requested intermittent family leave of absence beginning date to be
determined, using vacation and personal days; remaining days unpaid.

#0940, has requested a leave of absence beginning April 8, 2019 through the end of the 2018-2019
school year using sick days. Beginning September 1, 2019 through January 1, 2020 unpaid FMLA.

 

13. Appointment: Revised Wellness Committee

The Superintendent recommends the appointment of the employees on the attached schedule
as the Wellness Committee for the school year 2018-2019. Details are shown on SCHEDULE O.



14. Approval: Revised Tuition Reimbursement

The staff member listed on SCHEDULE P has complied with the conditions outlined in the
agreement between the Board of Education and BHPEA for the school year 2017-2018.
Approval is recommended.

 

15. Appointment: Professional Staff

The Superintendent recommends the appointment of the new hire for the school year
2018-2019. Details of the assignment and salary are shown on SCHEDULE Q.
 


B.  ATHLETICS  Nothing to Report
 

C.  POLICY


1.  First Reading– For Review of Policies & Procedures/Regulations

        Policy:

             
 4432     Sick Leave 
     
        Regulation:

              5200      Attendance


2.  Second Reading– For Review of Policies & Procedures/Regulations

           Policy:

              4434      Support Staff Vacations and Holidays

           Regulation:

              5530      Substance Abuse





H.     MISCELLANEOUS

1. Special Education - Out of District Placements 2018-2019

For the school year 2018-19, 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 December 13, 2018  
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 November 15, 2018 Board of Education Meeting by the Superintendent 
of Schools and the District Anti-Bullying Coordinator.  Details are shown on the attached schedule.



3.  Approval Indoor Percussion Schedule

 The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval of the Indoor Percussion Schedule for 
 Highland, Triton and Timber Creek High School for the 2018-2019 school year.  Details are shown on 
 SCHEDULE H. 



4. Approval: Overnight Field Trip

Date of Event: April 22 through April 27, 2019 (Spring Break)

Nature of Event:                Baseball Tournament
Location:                              Myrtle Beach, SC
Transportation:                 Bus   
Students:                             25 – Highland Students
Chaperone(s):                    DJ Gore, Craig Stinson, Ryan Pavlik, Jeremy Smith
Cost to District:                 There will be no cost to the district.

 

5.   Approval: Timber Creek Social Justice Club

The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approval of the proposal to establish a
Social Justice club at Timber Creek High School.  Details are shown on the attached SCHEDULE J.

 

6. Approval: Grant Application

The Black Horse Pike Regional School District asks the Board to approve grant application for the
New Jersey Department of Education's Social Emotional discretionary grant funds via carryover
Title IA Federal and State Funding. 


7.  Approval Field Trips

The Superintendent recommends Board of Education approve the field trips that are 
shown on the attached schedule.  Details are shown on the attached SCHEDULE N.


8. Suspension

#1613, is suspended from Black Horse Pike Regional without pay, beginning December 10, 2018.


9. Long-term Suspension

The Superintendent is recommending the long-term suspension of #2008941 with educational
services provided through home instruction.


10. Camden County Transition to College Program

The Superintendent is recommending #2009219 to the Camden County Transition to College Program.


 

INFORMATION ITEMS
Dr. Brian Repici, Superintendent

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

Nothing to Report