APRIL 10, 2018 MINUTES

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Dates: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:30pm

                             District Mission Statement

The Lincoln Park School District will provide, through its schools, an educational setting that
helps children to love and master learning, to work independently as well as collaboratively, and to develop the character and values that promote a healthy society. It is the school district’s expectation that all students will achieve the New Jersey Student Learning Standards at all grade levels.
 
 
President Gibbons called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m., and he led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. He then read the following statement into the record:
In accordance with the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act, I wish to announce that:
 
The New Jersey Open Public Meetings Law was enacted to ensure the right of the public to have advance notice of and to attend the meetings of public bodies at which any business affecting their interests is discussed or acted upon.  In accordance with the provisions of the act, the Lincoln Park Board of Education has caused notice of this meeting to be mailed to the Daily Record and The Record and posted at the Board of Education Administrative Offices and filed with the Borough Clerk.
 
MEMBERS PRESENT:   Mr. Avena, Mr. Gibbons, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mrs
MEMBERS ABSENT:     Mr. Henches, Mr. Stager, Mrs. Juanita Petty, Business Administrator /                                             Board Secretary.
ADMINISTRATION:       Mr. James Grube, Superintendent / Acting Board
OTHERS PRESENT:              
 
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Stoel, moved to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Education held on March 27, 2018.
 
A roll call was taken for the minutes:
YEA:  Mr. Avena, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Runfeldt, Ms. Nielsen, Mrs. Stoel.
NAY:  None          
ABSTAINED: None 
The motion carried: 5-0-0
 
 
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
A. Changes to the Agenda
Administration #1 will be taken off the agenda. Mr. Grube explained the state system for generating the report has changed and the data to report is not available as of yet. This resolution will be on a future agenda.
 
B. HIB Report
The HIB report is in the board folder. Two confirmed cases were identified at the LPMS. Both cases involved 8th grade students teasing a classmate. The HIB Specialist determined it met the standard per N.J.S.A.18A:37-14.
 
C. Suspension Report
The suspension report is in the board folder. A student was suspended for one day in school and one day out of school for disregard of directives and physical actions towards a staff member.
 
The climate survey was shared in the last Friday Update. Overall, the results were very positive from the students, parents, and staff. The climate teams have met and reviewed the data and are looking into how to move forward. Two smaller surveys are being created to follow up on the climate survey.
 
The Borough Council Meeting will be held in the LPMS gymnasium on Tuesday, April 17th at 10:00 a.m.
 
The LPMS production of Beauty and The Beast will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 27th & April 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the APR. Please let me know if you would like me to reserve a seat for you. Also on Monday, April 30th the play will be performed at 4:30 p.m.
 
A High School Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, April 19th at the Boonton Board of Education’s Annex at 6:00 p.m.
 
 
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
The required drills for March were completed in both schools.
 
Elementary School Drills:
March 19, 2018 – Fire Drill
March 26, 2018 – Lockdown Drill
 
Middle School Drills:
March 26, 2018 – Lockdown Drill
March 27, 2018 – Fire Drill
 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 
Curriculum / Personnel, Carol Nielsen
  • No meeting, no report.
 
MCSBA, Robert Stager
  • No report. Next meeting will be in May.
 
Finance / Facilities, Frank Avena
  • No meeting, no report.
Negotiations, Jack Gibbons
  • No meeting, no report.
Lincoln Park / Pequannock Shared Services, Frank Avena
  • No meeting, no report.
Policy / Public Relations, Todd Henches
  • No report.
MCESC, Todd Henches
  • No report.
NJSBA, Michael Runfeldt
  • No meeting, no report.
Boonton High School Representative / High School, Jack Gibbons
  • There hasn’t been a meeting since our last board meeting. The students are back in the high school and things are moving along nicely. The gymnasium and locker rooms will not be available until later this summer.
FIRST PUBLIC RECOGNITION REGARDING SCHOOL RELATED MATTERS
By a voice vote, the Board approved to forgo the first public recognition 6:45p.m., as there was no one present from the public.
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
ADMINISTRATION
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Vice President Avena, moved to consider the following resolutions on Administration:
 
HIB REPORT, APRIL 2018
* RESOLUTION 1493-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education recognizes and approves the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying report as of March 30, 2018, as summarized:
                                                                                Incidents                Confirmed
                                                School                   Reported                    HIB    __
                                                LPES                            0                               0
                     LPMS                           2                               2
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the remedial and disciplinary action taken by the building principals.”
 
LPMS FIELD TRIP
RESOLUTION 1494-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following field trip at no expense to the Board of Education:
Date                       Participants                           Destination 
April, 2018            7th Grade Class                   Adventure Aquarium, Camden, NJ
 
A roll call was taken for Administration:
YEA:  Mr. Avena, Mr. Gibbons, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mrs. Stoel.
NAY: None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried: 5-0-0
 
 POLICY
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Vice President Avena, moved to consider the following resolutions on Policy:
 
POLICY, SECOND READING AND ADOPTION
* RESOLUTION 1495-2018 “WHEREAS, the Policy Committee reviewed the following via an email provided to them on March 27, 2018.
BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following for second reading and adoption:          
 
Policy/Reg. No.
Title
Status
A
Policy 3542.31
Free or Reduced-Price Lunches/Milk
Revised
 
A roll call was taken for Policy:
YEA: Mr. Avena, Mr. Gibbons, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mrs. Stoel.
NAY: None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried: 5-0-0
 
PERSONNEL
Vice President Avena, seconded by Trustee Nielsen, moved to consider the following resolutions on Personnel:
 
TEACHER MENTOR
RESOLUTION 1496-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves the following teacher to mentor the following first year teacher:
First Year Teacher               Mentor                                   Effective Date
Brian Nazzaro                      Karen Leptuck-Gabel         March 26, 2018”
 
A roll call was taken for Personnel:
YEA:  Mr. Avena, Mr. Gibbons, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mrs. Stoel.
NAY:  None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried:  5-0-0
 
FINANCE
Vice President Avena, seconded by Trustee Nielsen, moved to consider the following resolutions on Finance:
 
AUTHORIZATION TO SUBMIT A PROJECT APPLICATION
RESOLUTION 1497-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education authorizes the Business Administrator, Superintendent and District Architect to prepare and submit a project application for the Lincoln Park Middle School Partial Roof Replacement Project at an estimated total project cost of $106,500; and further, that the project be funded through a withdrawal from the Capital Reserve Account as included in the 2018-2019 School District budget.”
 
SECRETARY’S REPORT, JANUARY, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1498-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the January, 2018 Board Secretary’s Report.”
 
TREASURER’S REPORT, JANUARY, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1499-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the Treasurer’s Report for January, 2018.”
 
CERTIFICATION, JANUARY, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1500-2018 “Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2A 10(e), the Board Secretary does certify that the Board Secretary’s Report for January, 2018 does not reflect over-expenditures in any account based on the appropriation balances reflected in the report and on the advice of district officials.”
 
 
________________________________
Board Secretary
 
MONTHLY TRANSFER REPORT, JANUARY, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1501-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the monthly transfer report for January, 2018 in compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-13.3(e).”
 
PAYROLL AND GENERAL ACCOUNTS BILLS LIST
* RESOLUTION 1502-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the payment of the following payroll related expenses and the following General Account bills list as approved by the finance committee:”
                                                                                               
BILLS DESCRIPTION
 DATED
AMOUNT
PAYROLL GENERAL
3/31/2018
 $            419,249.55
STATE SHARE - FICA
3/31/2018
 $              23,656.15
BOARD SHARE - FICA
3/31/2018
 $                6,508.95
DELTA DENTAL - CHECK # 14483
3/31/2018
 $                7,465.92
HORIZON B/C B/S - CHECK # 14484
3/31/2018
 $            198,417.21
 
TOTAL
 $            655,297.78
     
FY18
 
 
BILLS LIST FUND 10
4/10/2018
 $            225,160.72
BILLS LIST FUND 20
4/10/2018
 
BILLS LIST FUND 60
4/10/2018
 $              13,930.25
 
TOTAL
$             239,090.97
 
GRAND   TOTAL
$             894,388.75
     
A roll call was taken for Finance:
YEA:  Mr. Avena, Mr. Gibbons, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mrs. Stoel.
NAY:  None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried:  5-0-0
 
BOARD DISCUSSION
None
 

SECOND PUBLIC RECOGNITION REGARDING SCHOOL RELATED MATTERS

By a voice vote, the Board approved to forgo the second public recognition at 6:50 p.m., as there was no one from the public present.
 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

None
 
ADJOURNMENT
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Runfeldt, moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:52 p.m.
The motion was approved by unanimous vote.
 
 
Respectfully Submitted,
 
 
 
 
James W. Grube
Superintendent of Schools
Acting Board Secretary
 
 
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