Regular Session - March 21, 2022

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Monday, March 21, 2022 - 7:30pm
School District of South Orange Maplewood, 525 Academy Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Monday, March 21,  2022
In-Person and Using online video conference platform
(The instructions are placed at the end of the agenda)

Call to Order – Announcement of Notice 

Pledge of Allegiance 

Roll Call

Board Recognitions  

Approval of Board Minutes:  Executive Session and Special Meeting  Policy Committee Session Minutes - February 8, 2022, Executive Session and Regular Meeting  Session Minutes - February 24, 2022, Executive Session and Special Meeting Session Minutes - February 28, 2022

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.
  • District Goal Update

  • Intentional Integration Year 1 Review and Year 2 Proposal

  • The CHS Pool: Its History and Value to Equity and Excellence

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.  
  • Committee Reports

Approve:  A) Retirements; B) Resignations; C) Appointment of Administrator; D) Appointments; E) Appointment of Leave Replacement Staff; F) Change in Start Date; G) Change in End Date; H) Suspension; I) Leaves of Absences; J) Salary Adjustments; K) Beyond the Bell Appointments
Approve:  A) Appointment of Substitute Teacher(s) for the 2021-2022 SY; B) Appointment of Long-Term Substitute Teachers for the 2021-2022 SY Paid at the Daily Rate of $160; C) Appointment of Volunteer Coach for the 2021-2022 SY; D) Appointment of Out of District Coaches for the 2021-2022 SY
Approve:  A) 2021 Extended School Year Out of District Placements; B) 2021-2022 School Year Out of District Placements
Approve:  A) Financial Report; B) Board Of Education’s Monthly Certification; C) Attendance And Work Related Travel And/Or Workshop Expenses; D) Approve Related Service Providers; E) Approve Use Of Vendors; F) Approve Affiliation Agreement With Seton Hall University College Of Education & Human Services Elementary/Secondary/Special Education Programs; G) Approve Carry Over Unexpended FY 2021 Federal Individuals With Disabilities Education
Improvement Act, Part B- Basic And Preschool Funds; H) Approve 2022-2023 Preliminary Budget; I) Contract With HYA To Assist With Recruitment Efforts For The Director Of Safety And Security Position; J) Payment To Maplewood Township
Recreation Department For Summer Meal Program; K) Apply And Accept Federal FY 2022 Carl D. Perkins Vocational And Technical Program Entitlement
Funds; L) Approve Submission Of Amendment To FY 2022 Carl D. Perkins Vocational And Technical Program Entitlement Funds Application; M) Accept NJDOE School Development Authority Emergent And Capital Maintenance Projects Funds; N) Amend Contract With Michael Alves; O) Accept Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Auditor’s Management Report; P) Accept School Security Grant Funds;
Approve:  New/Revised Curriculum: STEM - Computer Science AAP
Approve:  School Field Trip Destinations
Approve:  Transfer or Removal of Non-Domiciled Student(s): A) Student ID# 9363243539; B) Student ID# 6****; C) Student ID# 7946953817;

Approve:  Affirmation of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) Investigations for the Month of February 2022

Approve:  Confidential Special Education Settlement Agreement A)Student ID# 2858233989; B) Student ID# 2445377991; C) Student ID# 4968223730; D) Student ID# 2820295640; E) Student ID# 8660301373; F) Student ID# 1087707591; G) Student ID# 7291657621
Abolish and Adopt Board Policies
Second Reading & Adoption
  1. Policy 0156.1 Board Representatives

  2. Policy 2415.04 Title I - District-Wide Parental Involvement

  3. Policy 7436 Drug Free Workplace

  4. Policy 8330 Student Records

  5. Policy 9130 Public Complaints and Grievances

First Reading
  1. 1648.11 The Road Forward COVID-19 - Health & Safety

  2. 2480 Alternative Education Programs

  3. 3233 Political Activities (Certificated)

  4. 4233 Political Activities (Support Staff)

  5. 7510 Use of School Facilities

  6. 7540 Joint Use of Facilities

  7. 9560 Administration of School Surveys

Approve:  SOMSD Intentional Integration Year 2
Join By Computer / Smartphone
Choose one of three options:
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
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: SOMSD Board of Education Meeting - Public Session
Date / Time: March 21, 2022 - 7:30 PM
Webex Link: Webex Link
Event Number: 2336 298 8385
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.
The Board of Education will meet in Closed Session on Monday, April 18, 2022 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.  Action will be taken.
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