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Verona Board of Education Meeting 6/8/2021

 

CONFIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE SESSION – 5:30 pm 

REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA – 7:00 pm 

VERONA HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

June 8, 2021

 

  1.   Call to order
  2.   Pledge of Allegiance
  3.   Reading of Meeting Notice 
  4.   Roll Call Attendance
  5.   Presentations - None
  6.   Superintendent Report -  Dr. Rui Dionisio, Superintendent of Schools
  7.   Committee Reports 
  • Athletic/Co-Curricular - Pamela Priscoe/Timothy Alworth
  • Education -  Timothy Alworth/Sara Drappi
  • Facilities - Pamela Priscoe/Jim Day
  • Community Resources - Lisa Freschi/Jim Day
  1. 8.   Public Comments on Agenda Action Items to be Approved
  2.   Discussion Items
  3. Roll Call Vote on Resolutions
  4. Public Comments






NOTE: The next scheduled Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 beginning with a Confidential Session at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm Public Session in the Verona High School Auditorium.

  1. Call to Order
  2.   Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Reading of Meeting Notice 

        This meeting is being conducted in compliance with the open meeting session that the Verona Board of Education passed a resolution at its annual reorganization meeting held on January 5, 2021. The meeting set forth the schedule of its regular meetings which resolution was within 7 days of passage.  The schedule was sent to the Verona Cedar Grove Times, the Star Ledger, the Township of Verona and the VEA. Postings of this meeting setting forth the time location and agenda were posted at the Verona Board of Education Office and on the Verona Public Schools district website. The Verona Board of Education operates under a consent agenda format, any board member has the right to have an item pulled to be voted upon or discussed separately. Copies of tonight’s agenda and resolutions have been made available to the public and press.

 

  1. Roll Call Attendance

Mr. Alworth _____ Mr. Day _____

 

                        Mrs. Drappi _____ Mrs. Freschi _____

 

Mrs. Priscoe _____

  1.   Presentations - None
  2.   Superintendent Report -  Dr. Rui Dionisio, Superintendent of Schools
  3.   Committee Reports 
  • Athletic/Co-Curricular - Pamela Priscoe/Timothy Alworth
  • Education -  Timothy Alworth/Sara Drappi
  • Facilities - Pamela Priscoe/Jim Day
  • Community Resources - Lisa Freschi/Jim Day
  1.   Public Comments on Agenda Action Items to be Approved
  2.   Discussion Items
  3.   Roll Call Vote on Resolutions
  4.   Public Comments

       Motion by:     ____________________ 

       Seconded by: ____________________

 

Be it RESOLVED the approval of Resolutions #1 - 23.

 

Mr. Alworth _____ Mr. Day _____

 

            Mrs. Drappi _____ Mrs. Freschi _____

 

                          Mrs. Priscoe _____

 

VERONA PUBLIC SCHOOLS – BOARD OF EDUCATION

RESOLUTIONS

June 8, 2021

 

The following resolutions have been recommended by the Superintendent to the Board of Education. 

 

#1 RESOLVED that the Board approve the minutes of the following meetings:

 

                  Confidential & Regular Public Meeting     May 25, 2021

 

PERSONNEL

 

#2 RESOLVED that the Board approve the following pending pre-employment paperwork:

 

2.1 New Hires

 

Name

Location

Position

Salary

Committee

Term of Employment on or about

Zachary Wroblewski

VHS

60% Instructional Music Teacher

MA/Step 2/ $34,250

Education

Sept. 1, 2021 - Jun. 30, 2022

Tayelor Barrett

VHS

Long Term Substitute Administrative Assistant

$230/per diem

Education

Apr. 28, 2021 - Jun. 25, 2021

Stacy Williamson

LAN

Administrative Assistant

Step 10/ $45,791

Education

Sept. 1, 2021 - Jun. 30, 2022

Debbie Gero

District

Substitute Teacher

$100/per diem

Education

SY 21-22

Beth Foley

District

Substitute Secretary

$100/per diem

Education

SY 21-22

Allison Quick

District

Substitute Teacher

$100/per diem

Education

SY 21-22

 

2.2 Leave of Absence

 

Name

Reason

Begin Date

Estimated Return Date on or about

#100238

Extension of Unpaid Leave of Absence

Apr. 20, 2021

Sept. 1, 2021

 

2.3 Without Pay

 

Name

Date/s

No. of Days/Reason

#105089

Jun. 2, 2021

1 Day/Personal Unpaid

2.4 Resignation

 

Name

Location

Position

Reason

Effective on or About

Notes

Deborah Skowronski

FNB

Paraprofessional

Resignation

May 26, 2021

RESCIND

 

#3 RESOLVED  that the Board approve the attached tenured staff renewals for

                                 the 2021-2022 school year.

 

#4 RESOLVED that the Board approve the attached paraprofessional renewals for the

  2021-2022 school year.

 

EDUCATION

 

#5 RESOLVED that the Board approves the Superintendent’s presentation of

                             HIB report as follows: 

 

HIB Case

BRK 221352

BRK 221221

 

#6 RESOLVED that the Board approve the following for the 2021-2022 school year:

 

6.1 VSEA

 

Name

Position

Rate

Dates

Karen Ibold

Paraprofessional

$15.40/hr.

Jun. 29 - Jul. 27, 2021

Rhanda Kramer

Paraprofessional

$15.40/hr.

Jun. 29 - Jul. 27, 2021

Keesha Johnson-Thom

Paraprofessional

$15.40/hr.

Jun. 29 - Jul. 27, 2021

 

#7 RESOLVED that the Board approve the attached revised 2021-2022 district school

  calendar.

 

#8 RESOLVED that the Board approved the Comprehensive Equity Plan Annual Statement

  of Assurance for the 2021-2022 school year.

 

#9 RESOLVED that the Board approve the following 

  • Summer Curriculum Writing
  • VHS - ESY Life Skills Programming Curriculum 








SPECIAL EDUCATION

 

#10 RESOLVED that the Board approve the following:

 

10.1 Student Home Instruction

 

Student #

School

Grade

Hrs./Week/Duration

Beginning on or about

#222000

VHS

11

40 hrs. total

Jun. 8, 2021-Jul. 26, 2021

 

#11 RESOLVED that the Board approve for an out-of-district placement with a 1:1 aide for

  Student #030414 for the 2021 – 2022 school year, commencing July 6,

  2021, at the approximate cost of $132,008.    

 

#12 RESOLVED that the Board approve to enter into a contract for the 2021 – 2022 school

  year for student transportation with the parents of Student #281275, who is

  in an out-of-district placement.

 

#13 RESOLVED that the Board approve to enter into a contract for the 2021 – 2022 school

  year for student transportation with the parents of Student #192179, who is

  in an out-of-district placement.

 

#14 RESOLVED that the Board approve to enter into a contract for the 2021 – 2022 school

  year for student transportation with the parents of Student #210011, who is

  in an out-of-district placement.

 

#15 RESOLVED that the Board approve to enter into a contract for the remainder of the

  2020 – 2021 school year for student transportation with the parents of

  Student #221761, who is in an out-of-district placement.

 

#16 RESOLVED that the Board approve to enter into a contract for the 2021 – 2022 school

  year for student transportation with the parents of Student #192179, who is

  in an out-of-district placement.

 

#17 RESOLVED that the Board approve to enter into a contract for the 2021 – 2022 school

  year for student transportation with the parents of Student #230003, who is

  in an out-of-district placement.

 

ATHLETICS/CO-CURRICULAR

 

#18 RESOLVED that the Board approve Professional PT and JAG as providers of per diem

  substitute athletic trainers for the 2021-2022 school year.



#19 RESOLVED that the Board approve the following for the 2020-2021 school year:

 

19.1 Co-Curricular

 

Name

School

Stipend

Position

Committee

Employment Date

Corisa Walker

FNB/BRK

$1,059

One District One Book Coordinator

Education

SY 20-21



FINANCE  

     

            #20 RESOLVED  that the Board approve the Report of the Treasurer of  School                                     Monies for the following month:

 

                                                                           April 2021

 

            #21 RESOLVED  that the Report of the Secretary for the period(s) as follows be

  approved:

                                                               April 2021

 

            #22    RESOLVED  that the Board approve the attached list of individual transfers of

                                               line items in the 2020-2021 budget for:

 

                            April 2021

  

          

#11  Public comments




         CONFIDENTIAL SESSION IF NECESSARY




          RESOLUTION TO ADJOURN

   

          #23 RESOLVED  that the Board meet in private session, from which the public shall 

be excluded, to discuss the topics of negotiations and personnel or 

potential litigation which private discussion is being held pursuant to 

Section 7b and 8 of the Open Public Meeting Act.  The matters

            under discussion will be disclosed to the public as soon as final 

decisions are made and voted upon. 

 

 

 VERONA PUBLIC SCHOOLS – BOARD OF EDUCATION

ADDENDUM RESOLUTIONS

June 8, 2021

 

The following resolutions have been recommended by the Superintendent to the Board of Education.

 

Motion by:     ____________________ 

Seconded by: ____________________

 

       Be it RESOLVED the approval of Addenda Resolutions #1 - 4.

 

Mr. Alworth _____ Mr. Day _____

 

             Mrs. Drappi _____ Mrs. Freschi _____

 

                          Mrs. Priscoe _____

 

PERSONNEL

 

#1 RESOLVED that the Board approve the following pending pre-employment paperwork:

1.1 New Hire

 

Name

Location

Position

Salary

Committee

Term of Employment on or about

Bilal Genc

District

Network Technician

$70,000

Education

Jul. 1, 2021 - 

Jun. 30, 2022

 

1.2 Staff Changes

 

Name

Current Location/Position

New Location/Position

Effective Date on or about

Amount

Susan Gugger

BRK/4th Grade Teacher

HBW/5th Grade Math Teacher

Sept. 1, 2021 - Jun. 30, 2022

BA/Step 6/ $53,597










EDUCATION

 

#2 RESOLVED that the Board approve the following for the 2020-2021 school year:

 

2.1 VFEE Grant

 

Grant Recipients

School

Name of Grant

Grant #

Amount of Grant

Gina Mainella

F.N. Brown

Flexible Seating During A Pandemic: Wiggle Wobble Chair Feet

2021-04

$498.32



CO-CURRICULAR

 

#3 RESOLVED that the Board approve the following for the 2021-2022 school year:

 

3.1 Co-Curricular

 

Name

School

Stipend

Position

Committee

Employment Date

Meredith Bielen

HBW

$1,500.00

Dream Team

Education

SY 20-21

MaryAnn Halbert

HBW

$1,500.00

Dream Team

Education

SY 20-21



FINANCE

 

#4 RESOLVED that the Board approve the Certification of Implementation (COI) for the

  fiscal year ended June 30, 2020.