Greenwich Twp. School Board Brief

Board of Education Meeting November 8, 2021

Board Brief

The following information is intended to inform staff and community members of recent action taken by the Board. The information included in this brief is not intended to be a complete summary and does not replace official Board minutes.
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Mrs. Roseanne Lombardo, Board Vice-President
Mr. Andrew Chapkowski

Mrs. Erin Herzberg

Mrs. Meghann Myers

Mrs. Susan Vernacchio

Highlights from the Greenwich Township School District Board of Education Regular Meeting on November 8, 2021

Enrollment: 430

1. Superintendent Recommendations Approved
A. Hire of Alicia Umbra, BSS Principal Secretary, prorated at $46,937.00 for the 2021-2022 school year.

B. Hire Ann Aspell, PT Cafeteria Aide, at a rate of $13.00 per hour, for the 2021-2022 school year.
C. Hire Veronica Davila-Figueroa, PT Custodian, $15.00 per hour, 29.50 hours per week, for the 2021-2022 school year.

D. Hire Maria Naugle, LDTC, for the 2021-2022 school year at $295.00 per case.
E. Lauren Ernst, teacher NMS, as Advisor for the Fun & Games Club for 21-22 school year, at an annual stipend of $500.00.
F. 2021-2022 School Nursing Services Plan.
G. Intermittent FMLA for Megan Ballinger.
H. Course request approval for Sean Keane, NMS teacher, as part of MA program through Rowan University.

I. Nicole McGann, teacher NMS, for Practicum in Administration as part of MA program through Wilmington University, with Dr. Foley-Hindman.

2. Policy/Regulations
A. 2nd Reading of updated Policies/Regulations - 14

3. Curriculum & Instruction

A. Workshops: Deborah Laird, Guidance Counselor - BSS, John Tirico, Director of Special Services.

4. Budget & Finance
A. Professional services contract, by Resolution, for KD National Force Security.

5. Report of the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary- Approved

A. Bills Lists - #23-2022 through #30-2022
B. Student Activities Account statement July 2021.
C. Board Secretary Report, Treasurer's Report, and Transfer Lists for June, July, and August 2021.

6. Old Business - None

7. New Business -

A. BOE Negotiations Committee meeting is scheduled for November 15, 2021.

8. Public - Agenda/Non-Agenda Items

Q: What constitutes a COVID 19 outbreak?

A: An outbreak would be defined by the Department of Health via contact with our School Nurse. By the Department of Health definition "an outbreak is 3 or more individuals in a location who are deemed to have had the contact and become COVID positive solely as a result of their contact on school grounds". Contact tracing starts 48 hours prior to when someone becomes symptomatic.

Q: How do you track if they don't have assigned seating at lunch?

A: At Broad Street there is assigned seating, at Nehaunsey there is not. The NMS nurse can check on the cameras.

Q: What happens with contact -tracing over a long weekend, on off hours?

A: Contact-tracing is only as good as the information provided to the Nurse. Our Nurses continue to conduct contact tracing on the weekends They are doing a great job and there is off hour and weekend contact with the Principals.
Q: The District needs to keep COVID cases transparent.
A: There is concern because of the small number of students in a given grade and that would be easily identifiable to those students. Dr. Foley will meet with the lawyers and nurses as to how best give out information in a way that parents will find helpful. We will come up with a way to communicate with greater transparency but still not jeopardize anyone's confidentiality.

9. Executive Session - Yes

10. Adjournment : Meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:07 pm

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Next Regular Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

The schedule for the 2021 Board of Education meetings can be found on the website