Board of Education

Jan. 18, 2016 Board of Education Meeting

Board of Education Meeting Highlights: January 18, 2016

Board Organization: The school Board completed its 2016 re-organization by

announcing the appointments to its committees.

These include:

Curriculum and Instruction John Flynn, Howard Kotkin

Personnel and Management Kim Macauley, John Flynn

Facilities and Finance Howard Kotkin, Abi Singh

Technology John Flynn, Howard Kotkin

Policy Davor Gjivoje, Kim Macauley

Negotiations Kim Macauley, Abi Singh

Buildings and Grounds Howard Kotkin, Davor Gjivoje

Madison Board of Education Abi Singh, Howard Kotkin

Morris County School Board Assoc. John Flynn

Morris Educational Services Comm. Kim Macauley

District Curriculum Council Davor Gjivoje

Culture and Climate Kim Macauley

NJ School Boards Delegate John Flynn

Budget and Finance: As a result of a mandate of the Affordable Care Act, the

Board approved, effective July 1, 2016, the offering of single enrollment,

basic plan, health care to teachers’ aides.

School Budget Time line:

Preliminary Budget Report II: February 22

Budget formally presented to Board: March 21

Public hearing on budget: April 25

Personnel: The Board approved, at the BA entry level, the hiring of a

certified teacher for mathematics (non algebra) for grades 6-8.

The Board approved, effective February 1, 2016, a per diem salary increase

for substitute teachers from $95/day to $100/day for those with two or more

years of continuous service in the District.

 

 

Executive Session: The Board discussed the quarterly performance review of

 

the Superintendent. The Board heard a presentation on Harding district

 

school safety, a program that is coordinated with the Harding Police

 

Department and State of NJ public safety officials.

 

(Note: the purpose of this brief report is to help Harding residents connect with the School by highlighting significant items

 

addressed by the Board and are not “meeting minutes”. Minutes are filed by the Board Secretary and placed on the Harding

 

School website for all to view, generally about a month after the meeting date.)

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Meeting Highlights: Board of Education Meeting 12-07-2015

This was a short meeting of the School Board, with just a few updates on

school matters.

Superintendent Matt Spelker announced that the results of the Partnership

for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test have

been received by the school district. The results will be reported to the

faculty on December 14th and to parents on December 15th, with

information on how to read and interpret the results. The results will be

reported to the community at the Board of Education meeting on

December 21st.

The business administrator Robert Brown reported that the official 2015

school enrollment, as reported to the State, is 292 pupils in grades K-8 and

112 pupils in Madison high school. The 2014 enrollment was 290 in K-8 and

119 in Madison.

The School Board approved another out-of-Harding tuition-paying student.

The current tuition rate for non-resident K-8 students is $8,500 for a full

year (if a sibling is also enrolled, the tuition rate is $7,500/year; the rate

for a child of a non-resident employee is $5,100/year). This 2015 school

year Harding has five non-resident, tuition paying students in grades K-8

for total revenue of $38,100. In addition, there are currently 19 resident

students enrolled in the Harding pre-school program, at a rate of

$3,750/year.

Board President Davor Gjivoje announced that the academic presentations

at the January and February Board meetings would be on GoogleDocs and

on Next Generation Science Standards, respectively.

(Note: the purpose of this brief report is to help Harding residents connect with the

School by highlighting significant items addressed by the Board and are not “meeting

minutes”. Minutes are filed by the Board Secretary and placed on the Harding School

website for all to view, generally about a month after the meeting date.)

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