K. Parker, R. Pullyblank, P. Holden. R. Bonner, D. Polo, K. Pullyblank, A. Shustack, , S. Yerk, J. Klaver, L. Schulte , N. Wright, C. Kline, D. Markovitz, F. Ackley, C. Vitale, J. Wunder, F. Toth, T. McGarrigle, TJ Belasco, S. Eakin, N. Sayre, J. Roth, R. Obst, and R. Slaney.
The monthly Treasurer’s Report was distributed and the balances are as follows: Checking: $12, 498.69; Savings: $8560.59 Philanthropic: $1393.87
Correspondence – Alex Meyers sent a thank you card for receiving the Maxwell Scholarship.
A. Negotiations: N/A.
B. Grievance: N/A
C. Membership: Membership was at 100%. The board just hired Shannon Kovacks full time as a case manager and we are in the process of including her in the union.
D. Pride: Our association sponsored 5 basketball teams at the Lower township Rec Center for this winter. This Spring the grant will be used to pay for dinner at the end of the year for both parents and students that are affiliated with the SLE Program at the high school run by both Adrienne Rennie and Maryrose Bispels.
E. Social: The social this year will be held at the Ferry Terminal again on Saturday, February 28 from 6:00-10:00PM. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. A flier was sent out by L. Connelly.
F. Professional Rights and Responsibilities:
G. Scholarship: Just a reminder that our association is selling scripts to Acme and Shoprite.
H. Board Liaison: K. Parker will be scheduling another meeting with the board.
I. Election: N/A
J. LAT: C. Vitale reported that there is nothing new happening other than a bill that has been proposed giving students the opportunity to opt out of the PARCC Test.
K. Cape May County Rep Council: The County is sponsoring an overnight stay at the Grande in Cape May the first weekend in March that will include workshops, guest speakers, and local legislators. Anyone interested in attending can contact Pat Holden.
L. Evaluation Committee – C. Kline reported that the committee has met twice and is in the process of gathering evaluation data(gender, subject area, time of evaluation, evaluator, etc..) The purpose of collecting the information is to see if there are any trends and get a better understanding of how are members are being evaluated. The committee would like to thank members for sharing their evaluation information. They are beginning to see patterns in the information but still need to collect a lot more data to be conclusive. We are in the process of investigating using a form on google.docs to help gather evaluation results. In addition, members are encouraged to write a rebuttal even if you are satisfied with your evaluation results.
1) Insurance Update- There have been many issues with Allen Associates and the transition. ( authorization for drugs, prescription cards not being received, no healthcare handbook or info on line…) Please continue to contact your rep council member as our executive committee continues to work diligently rectifying the problems with Chris Kobik.
2) Vending Machines- We have not been receiving any money for our vending machines. D. Polo called the company to inquire about our percentage and how things are calculated. He has called more than a few times and has been unsuccessful talking to the manager/owner. However, the next day after speaking with a secretary, we received a check for $1000. He is continuing trying to reach the person in charge to get information.
3) By-Laws Voting Update- This will be done at the General Membership Meeting on Thursday, March 19.
1) School Report Card- The administration has expressed concerns about the results of our school report card and are in the process of developing a plan to help remediate and improve in several areas that were deficient. It is important for all of us to work together and recognize the importance of improving our school’s performance.
2) Faculty Room Furniture- This was donated by the Camelot Motel.
3) Webpage Manager- J. Roth is going to take over the position. The entire website has to be redone as per NJEA. The salary will be discussed at the next rep council meeting.
Good of the Order-
1) PARCC. There are concerns about the lack of training for the PARCC Test. R. Obst attenden a workshop and mentioned several things that many staff members may or may not be aware of that include: every student is entitled to accommodations on the test, proctors are not allowed to say a word in the classroom or touch a computer, students should be seated so back to back so they are unable to see another computer screen, etc…
A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 4:55
Pat Holden, Secretary