Regular Session - September 20, 2021

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Dates: 
Monday, September 20, 2021 - 7:30pm
BOARD OF EDUCATION
School District of South Orange Maplewood, 525 Academy Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040
REGULAR SESSION AGENDA PUBLIC BOARD MEETING
Monday, September 20, 2021
Using online video conference platform
(The instructions are placed at the end of the agenda)
 
REGULAR MEETING  (7:30 PM)
Call to Order – Announcement of Notice
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call 
Approval of Board Minutes:  Board Retreat - August 5, 2021;  Executive Session and Regular Session - August 16, 2021; Board Retreat and Special Public Session - August 26, 2021
 
BOARD PRESIDENT’S STATEMENT
 
The school board meeting is a business meeting in public and not a meeting with the public.  Oftentimes it may appear to members of our audience that the Board of Education takes action with very little comment and in many cases a unanimous vote.  Before a matter is placed on the agenda at a public meeting, the Administration has thoroughly reviewed the matter with the Superintendent of Schools/Chief School Administrator (CSA).  If the Superintendent of Schools/Chief School Administrator is satisfied that the matter is ready to be presented to the Board of Education, it is then referred to the appropriate Board Committee.  The Members of the Board Committee work with Administration and the Superintendent to assure that the members fully understand the matter.  After the committee discusses the matter, it is then shared with the other Board members for consideration.  Only then is it placed on the agenda for Board discussion and action at a public meeting.
 
  • Public Hearing on Superintendent Contract
 
SUPERINTENDENT’S MONTHLY UPDATE
  •  South Orange/Maplewood Equity Report (Fergus’ Plan)
 
PRESIDENT’S UPDATE
 
STUDENT BOE REPRESENTATIVE UPDATE
 
HEARING OF INDIVIDUALS AND DELEGATIONS
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
  • Committee Reports
ACTION
 
4192
Approve:  A) Memorial; B) Retirement; C) Resignation; D) Rescind Appointment; E) Appointments for the 2021/22 SY; F) Leave Replacement Appointments for the 2021/22 SY; G) Change in Start Date; H) Change in End Date;  I) Transfer/Reassignments; J) Leaves of Absence; K) Salary Adjustments; L) Stipends Co-Curricular; M) Beyond the Bell Appointments
4193
Approve:  A) Appointment of Substitute Teacher(s) for the 2021/22 SY; B) Appointment of Substitute Teachers for the 2021/22 SY Paid at a Daily Rate of $160; C) Appointment of Substitute Secretary for the 2021/22 SY at an Hourly Rate of $12.50; D) Appointment of Summer/Substitute Bus Aides for the 2021/22 SY Paid at an Hourly Rate of $12.50; E) Reappointment of Substitute Teachers for the 2021/22 SY;
4194
Approve:  A) 2021 Extended School Year Out Of District Placements; B)  2021-2022 School Year Out of District Placements; C)  2020-2021 School Year Out of District Placements                      
4195
Approve:  A) Financial Reports; B) Board Of Education’s Monthly Certification; C) Approve Attendance And Work Related Travel And/Or Workshop Expenses; D) Approve Related Service Providers; E) Approves Use Of Vendors; F) Approve Contract With FC Cares Inc.; G) Approve Contract With Tamka Educational Products; H) Approve Contract With The Reading And Writing Project Network; I) Approve Contract With Teachers College Reading And Writing Project; J) Approve Contract With Mcrel International For Professional Development; K) Approve Residency Investigator Fees For The 2021-2022 School Year; L) Accept State Nonpublic Auxiliary And Handicapped Services (Chapters 192 & 193) Entitlement For 2021-2022; M) Approve Agreement With Essex Regional Educational
Services Commission For Technology Services to Nonpublic School Students for 2021-2022; N) Approve Agreement With Essex Regional Educational Services Commission For Security Services To Nonpublic School Students For 2021-2022; O) Approve Rates For Beyond The Bell After School Program For The 2021-2022 School Year; P) Accept Donation To Parenting Center; Q) Renew Towing Agreement For The 2021-2022 School Year; R) Accept Donation From Achieve Foundation; S) Apply For FY 2022 Federal American Rescue Plan I.D.E.I.A. Basic Part –B and Preschool Handicapped Funds; T) Accept Federal FY2022 Elementary And Secondary Education Act (ESEA); U) Approve Organizational Appointment For The 2021-2022 School Year; V) Approve The Fee Schedule For Services Provided To The District As A Member Of The Morris-Union Jointure Commission; W) Authorize the Transfer of Fund Balance; X) Resolution of The Board Of Education of the South Orange-Maplewood School District in The County Of Essex, New Jersey Approving, on First Reading, A Refunding School Bond Ordinance Providing For The Refunding Of (A) All Or A Portion Of Its Outstanding Refunding School Bonds, Series 2011, Dated August 31, 2011, And/Or (B) All Or A Portion of its Outstanding School Bonds, Series 2012, Dated March 8, 2012
4196
Adopt:  State Approved Educator Evaluation Rubrics
4197
Approve:  Affirmation of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) Investigations for the Month of August 2021
4198
Approve:  Confidential Special Education Settlement Agreements:
        A. Student ID #3228800310;
        B. Student ID #4841749431;
        C. Student ID #1482237759;
        D. Student ID #9463825094
4199
Approve:  Confidential Settlement Agreement
4200
Adopt Board Policies:
 
Second Reading and Adoption:
  1. 2415.05 Student Surveys, Analysis and/or Evaluations
  2. 5111 Admission of Resident/Nonresident Students
 
First Reading Policies:
  1. 1648 Restart and Recovery Plan
  2. 1648.02 Remote Learning Option for Families
  3. 1648.11 The Road Forward Covid-19 Health and Safety
  4. 1648.13 School Employee Vaccination Requirements
  5. 2417 Student Intervention and Referral Services
  6. 3160.01 Quarantine for Teaching Staff
  7. 5751 Sexual Harassment
  8. 5770 Student Right of Privacy
4201
Approve:  Revised Board Goals 2021 -2022 SY
4202
Approve:  District Goals 2021-2022 SY
4203
Approve:  Agreement With Superintendent of Schools
 
Join By Computer / Smartphone
 
Choose one of three options:
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Join by Phone:
 
Event: Board of Education Meeting
Date / Time: September 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Webex Link: Webex Link
Event Number: 2348 410 2090
Event Password: Orange20Maple (67264320 from phones)
Telephone Number: 408-418-9388

 

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●      Channel 35 in Maplewood
●      Channel 19 in South Orange
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Hearings of Individuals and Delegations / Public Speaks - Written Comment

 
Community members can submit comments and questions to the Board of Education during the Public Speaks portion of the meeting. To submit a question or concern to the Board of Education, please follow the instructions below.
 

 

Hearings of Individuals and Delegations / Public Speaks - Audio Comment

 

Submit Comments Via Google Form

 

 

In addition to written comments, community members can sign up to provide audio comments to the Board of Education. Audio comments can be provided by connecting to the district's Webex platform during a scheduled Board of Education meeting.
Step 1 - Install Webex on your device.
 
Step 2 - Submit a Request To Speak
 
Submit a request to speak during the public comment section of BOE meeting by completing the following form:
 
 
Step 3 - Connect To The BOE Meeting
 
Connect to the BOE Meeting using the information below:
Event: Board of Education Meeting
Date / Time: September 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Webex Link: Webex Link
Event Number: 2348 410 2090
Event Password: Orange20Maple (67264320 from phones)
Telephone Number: 408-418-9388
 
Please check your audio connections are set correctly. Failure to do so will prevent you from being heard during the public speaks portion of the meeting.
 
Step 4 - Provide your audio comment
 
During your turn to speak, your microphone will be unmuted. Please speak clearly into the microphone/headset. After your time for public speaks has passed, your microphone will be muted.
 
 
 
NEW BUSINESS -
 
 
FUTURE MEETINGS-
 
The Board of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Committee, which is a committee of the whole, will meet in public on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 5:30 pm utilizing an online video conference platform.  Since this is not a Board meeting the public is welcome to watch but there will not be any public comments or official action, etc. 
 
The Board of Education will meet in Closed Session on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm in the Superintendent’s Office, 525 Academy Street, Maplewood, NJ, as well as using the online video conference platform 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 in person and utilizing an online video conference platform which will include Hearing of Individuals.  The community can view the meeting by following the steps which will be listed on the agenda. If there are members of the community who would like to attend the meeting in person, please note that masks and social distancing are required in accordance with the guidance received from the local DOH and the CDC. Action will be taken.
 
 
 
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