Regular Session - February 20, 2018

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
School District of South Orange Maplewood NJ
525 Academy Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Call to Order – Announcement of Notice
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Approve Board Minutes: Executive and Public Session Minutes: January 22, 2018 and February 3, 2018; Public Session Minutes: January 25, 2018  


SUPERINTENDENT’S MONTHLY UPDATE – Secondary Math & Science (7:35 PM)





Please note that Public Speaks is not a time for dialogue with the Board of Education – It is an opportunity for you to share a comment with the Board of Education. In addition, by law, administrators and Board of Education members are not permitted to publicly discuss personnel matters, student discipline, or other issues requiring confidentiality.  While we may not respond to comments, all input shared with the Board of Education is taken very seriously, and will inform future deliberations and work by the Board of Education and its committees. Discussion items




  • Budget presentation
  • Policy 0142.1 Nepotism – 1st read 2-20-18
  • Policy 1240 Evaluation of Superintendent - 1st read 2-20-18
  • Policy 2200 Curriculum Content – 1st read 2-20-18
  • Policy 2210 Curriculum Development – 1st read 2-20-18
  • Policy 2220 Adoption of Courses – 1st read 2-20-18
  • Policy 2230 Curriculum Guides – 1st read 2-20-18
  • Policy 3160 Physical Examination (certificated staff) - 1st read 2-20-18
  • Policy 3222 Evaluation of Teaching Staff Members, Excluding Teachers and Admins - 1st read 2-20-18
  • Policy 4160 Physical Examination (support staff) - 1st read 2-20-18
  • Policy 5200 Attendance - 1st read 2-20-18
  • Policy 5350 Pupil Suicide Prevention - 1st read 2-20-18
  • Policy 5460 High School Graduation - 1st read 2-20-18
  • Policy 5611 Removal of Students for Firearms Offenses - 1st read 2-20-18
  • Policy 6471 School district Travel - 1st read 2-20-18
  • Policy 8431 Preparedness for Toxic Hazard – 1st read 2-20-18
  • Policy 8441 Care of Injured and Ill Persons - 1st read 2-20-18
  • Policy 8461 Reporting Violence, Vandalism, Alcohol, etc. - 1st read 2-20-18
  • Policy 8462 Reporting missing or abused students – 1st rad 2-20-18
  • Policy 8467 Weapons - 1st read 2-20-18
  • Committee Reports


ACTION (10:20 PM)

Approve: A) Retirement; B) Resignations; C) Appointment Of Leave Replacement Staff; D) Suspension; E) Change In End Date; F) Transfer/Reassignment; G) Leaves Of Absence; H) Salary Adjustments; I) Stipends
Approve: A) Appointment Of Substitute Teachers For The 2017-2018 School Year; B) Appointment Of Long-Term Substitute Teacher For The 2017-2018 School Year Paid At A Daily Rate Of $160; C) Appointment Of Out-Of-District Coach For The 2017-2018 School Year; D) Appointment Of Volunteer For The 2017-2018 School Year
Approve: 2017-2018 School Year Out of District Placements
Approve Revised Curricula: A) Revised ELA-American Literature; B) Revised ELA-Literature of Social Criticism; C) Revised Fine Arts – AP Art History; D) Revised Fine Arts – Art 2 (HS); E) Revised Fine Arts – Art 2 (HS); F) Revised Fine Arts – Fiber Arts; G) Revised Fine Arts – Fibers (Weaving, Structure and Surface); H) Revised Fine Arts – Filmmaking 2; I) Revised Fine Arts – Masterworks Chamber Orchestra; J) Revised Fine Arts – String Orchestra; K) Revised Fine Arts – Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra; L) Revised Physical Education & Health-Physical Education & Health (9-12); M) Revised Social Studies – American History and Culture I & II; N) Revised Social Studies – AP United States History 1 & 2; O) Revised Social Studies – Economics, Personal Finance and Entrepreneurship; P) Revised Social Studies – Race, Genocide, and the Holocaust; Q) Revised Social Studies – Sociology; R) Revised Social Studies – Social Studies Grade 1; S) Revised Social Studies – Social Studies Grade 2; T) Revised Social Studies – Social Studies Grade 3; U) Revised Social Studies – Social Studies Grade 4; V) Revised Social Studies Grade 5; W) Revised Social Studies – Social Studies Kindergarten; X) Revised Social Studies – United States History 2; Y) Revised STEM – Advanced Television Production; Z) Revised STEM – Advanced Topics in Mathematics; AA) Revised STEM – AP Computer Science Principles (with Pre-calculus); BB) Revised STEM – CHS News I & II; CC) Revised STEM – CHS News AM; DD) Revised STEM – English as a Second Language (ESL) Math 1; EE) Revised World Language – Elementary Spanish; FF) Revised World Languages – English Language Learners ELL (6-12); GG) Revised World Languages – French 2; HH) Revised World Languages – French 3; II) Revised World Languages – French 4; JJ) Revised World Languages – Mandarin 1; KK) Revised World Languages – Spanish I; LL) Revised World Languages – Spanish 5; MM) Revised World Languages – Teaching Foreign Language to Elementary Students (FLES); NN) Revised – Learning Strategies; OO) Revised – Supplemental Resources I & II; PP) Revised World Language and Cultures
Approve: School Field Trip Destinations
Approve: Book Adoption
Approve: Affirmation of Harassment, Intimidation And Bullying (HIB) Investigations For The Month of January 2018
Approve: Student Suspension
Approve: Transfer/non domiciled student
Approve: A) Financial Reports; B) Board Of Education’s Monthly; C) Approve Attendance And Work Related Travel Expenses; D) Approve Board Member Attendance And Related Travel Expenses; E) Approve Special Education Related Service Providers For The 2017-18 School Year; F) Approves Use Of Vendors; G) Approve Sliding Scale For Preschool Tuition For SY 2018-2019; H) Approve MECC Summer Camp Tuition For School Year 2018-2019; I) Approve Carry Over Unexpended FY 2017 Federal Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act, Part B-Basic And Preschool Funds; J) Approve Carry Over Unexpended FY 2017 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Consolidated Entitlement Funds; K) Accept Federal FY2018 Carl D. Perkins Vocational And Technical Program Entitlement Funds; L)  Accept State Nonpublic Auxiliary And Handicapped Services (Chapters 192 & 193) Entitlement For 2017-2018; M) Authorize Joanne Butler To Provide In-House Counsel Services; N) Approve Organizational Appointment For 2017-2018 School Year; O) Authorize Reimbursement: P) Approve The Lenox Law Firm To Provide Legal; Q) Approve The Renewal Of Paraprofessionals; R) Approve An Agreement With PowerSchool Group LLC To Provide A Three Day Power Scheduler Training For Columbia High School Staff; S) Accept Donation To Parenting Center; T) Accept Adjusted 2017-18 Budget; U) Accept Donation For The Fine Arts Department; V) Approve An Agreement With Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Approve: A) Confidential Special Education Settlement Agreement – Student ID#51864; B)Confidential Special Education Settlement Agreement – Student ID#59532; C) Confidential Special Education Settlement Agreement – Student ID# 60460; D) Confidential Special Education Settlement Agreement – Student ID #51115
Approve:  Authorization for Teacher to Conduct Informal Literacy Assessments and Lessons
Approve STEM Curricular Realignment
Approve: A Research Proposal by Staff Member





NEW BUSINESS (10:50 PM)         

The Board of Education will meet in Closed Session on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Superintendent’s Office to discuss personnel and legal issues, negotiations and other matters to be announced at a later date.  Immediately following the Closed Session, the Board of Education will meet in Public Session at 7:30 pm in the District Meeting Room, 525 Academy Street, Maplewood, NJ.  Action will be taken.
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