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Board Approves New Education Degree Option

October 23, 2013

The Board of Trustees at Atlantic Cape Community College approved a new degree, Preschool-Grade 3 Education Option, Liberal Arts, at its regular meeting Oct. 22 at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus. The Associate in Arts degree option will be available in fall 2014, and will provide students the skills necessary to either gain employment in various child development or care-related areas or continue their education at a four-year college.

The program will provide a foundation in the fundamental concepts, knowledge and skills of child development/child care professionals.

In Personnel Action, the Board:

--Amended the retirement of Michael Wozniak of Galloway, director for extension center accounting, to be effective June 1, 2014.

Made the following appointments:

--Eileen Bakley of Northfield, payroll accountant, effective Oct. 23.

--Michael Bates of Egg Harbor City, grounds, labor and maintenance worker, effective Oct. 23.

Contracts and Purchases Approved:

--Awarded a contract for child care center services at the Mays Landing Campus to Gateway Community Action Partnership of Bridgeton for 18 months with a $400 monthly rental fee.

--Approved an emergency award to Servpro of Egg Harbor City to remediate and restore classrooms damaged by a water leak at the Cape May County Campus for a total of $18,266.14.

In Other Action, the Board:

--Accepted the Sept. 30, 2013, financial statement.

--Approved the draft June 30, 2013, financial statement, as of Oct. 10, 2013.

--Thanked Nicholas F. Talvacchia, Esq., for 12 years of service to the board. “It’s been my great pleasure to service this board and county,” he said. “Public education is important; my brothers and I are products of public education.”

--Tabled a motion, pending a review of the wording, to approve memorandums of agreement with the college’s four bargaining units that change, for a limited time, the sick leave payment offered to those who retire from the college by June 30, 2014. The resolution will be included on the regular November agenda of the Board.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Mays Landing Campus, Room J-202. All are welcome to attend.