APRIL 24, 2018 MINUTES

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Dates: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
                                              LINCOLN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
LINCOLN PARK, NEW JERSEY
MINUTES
                                                            REGULAR MEETING
6:30 PM, LINCOLN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
APRIL 24, 2018
 

                                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 6:36 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, Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mr.                                               Stager
MEMBERS ABSENT:    Mrs. Stoel
ADMINISTRATION:       Mr. James Grube, Superintendent
                                      Mrs. Juanita Petty, Business Administrator / Board Secretary
OTHERS PRESENT:    None
 
 

PRESENATION:

Public Hearing for the 2018-19 School Budget. Mrs. Petty and Mr. Grube presented the proposed budget for the 2018-2019 school year.
 
MINUTES:
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Henches, moved to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Education held on April 10, 2018.
 
A roll call was taken for the minutes:
YEA:  Mr. Avena, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Henches, Mr. Runfeldt, Ms. Nielsen.
NAY:  None          
ABSTAINED: Mr. Stager
The motion carried: 5-0-1
 
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
A. Changes to the Agenda
Administration #1 – HIB report, the target was a female student, not a male student.
Personnel #1 – The word prorated needs to be added to the resolution before the word salary–Should read “prorated salary.”
Finance #2 – FY19 should read FY18
Remove Finance #4-7.
 
B. HIB Report
One incident reported at the LPMS found not to meet the standard per N.J.S.A.18A:37-14.
 
C. Suspension Report
No suspensions to report since the last report.
 
D. Enrollment
The enrollment report for the month of March is in the board folder.
 
LPMS production of Beauty and the Beast:
Friday, April 27th - 7:00pm
Saturday, April 28th - 7:00pm
Monday, April 30th - 4:30pm
 
PARCC testing is going well. There have been no major issues. At this time we have about 16 student refusals district wide.
 
After the meeting, Mr. Grube will show the board a security device for lock down drills.
 
May 8th Board Meeting – Executive Session to discuss renewals and non-renewals.
May 15th – All non-tenure employees notified.
May 22nd – Board meeting action taken on renewals.
 
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
  • Mrs. Petty noted that the February financial reports were being removed from the agenda since the Treasurer had an adjustment that could not be reconciled in time for the agenda.  The reports will be presented on the next Board agenda.
  • Mrs. Petty indicated that the final adoption of the 2018-2019 budget will be presented to the Board on the May 8th agenda.
  • Financial disclosure forms were all completed and filed as required. 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
Curriculum / Personnel, Carol Nielsen
  • Met tonight.  Will discuss personnel decisions in executive session at the May 8th board meeting.
MCSBA, Robert Stager
  • Discussion on legislation - school security – effective School board leadership.
Finance / Facilities, Frank Avena
  • No meeting, no report.
  • Will have a meeting before the May 8th board meeting.
Negotiations, Jack Gibbons
  • No meeting, no report.
Lincoln Park / Pequannock Shared Services, Frank Avena
  • No meeting, no report.
Policy / Public Relations, Todd Henches
  • No meeting, no report.
MCESC, Todd Henches
  • Meeting was held on 4/11/18.
  • Grant for conversion of vehicles from diesel to natural gas.
  • School bus purchase.
  • Conducting BOE meetings via tele-conferencing to help increase participation of Districts
NJSBA, Michael Runfeldt
  • No meeting, no report.
  • Mrs. Petty noted that hotel reservations have already been made for the upcoming October conference.
Boonton High School Representative / High School, Jack Gibbons – Compile of meetings
  • Strategic plan on improving student learning and instruction.
  • Test scores are increasing due to the increase of qualified teaching staff.
  • Parkland support – could not participate but did for Columbine.
  • The 2018-19 school schedule was approved.
  • Public Budget Hearing on 4/30/2018.
  • Security in the HS is improving
  • HS will change to rotating block schedule in September.
FIRST PUBLIC RECOGNITION REGARDING SCHOOL RELATED MATTERS
By a voice vote, the Board approved to forgo the first public recognition at 7:18 p.m., as there was no one present from the public.
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
ADMINISTRATION
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Runfeldt, moved to consider the following resolutions on Administration:
 
HIB REPORT, APRIL 2018
* RESOLUTION 1503-2018 “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 April 20, 2018, as summarized:
                                                Incidents                                             Confirmed
                                                School                   Reported                    HIB    __
                                                LPES                           0                               0
                     LPMS                           1                               0
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the remedial and disciplinary action taken by the building principals.”
 
FIELD TRIPS
RESOLUTION 1504-2018 "RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following field trips at no expense to the Board of Education:
              School         Date                    Participants           Destination 
             LPES        May, 2018           4th Grade              Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ
LPMS       June, 2018           7-8th Grades         Battle of the Books, Pequannock Valley                                                                                Middle School,   Pequannock, NJ
LPMS     June, 2018            5th Grade               Battle of the Books, Hillview Elementary                                                                              School, Pequannock, NJ”
HOME INSTRUCTION:  2018, #1817970414
RESOLUTION 1505-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves the provision of home instruction services by Courtney Schmidt, for student State ID #1817970414, at a rate of $33.00 per hour, for up to 10 hours per week, account #11.150.100.101.03, effective March 1, 2018 through June 22, 2018.”
 
HOME INSTRUCTION:  2017-2018, #8076514678
RESOLUTION 1506-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves the provision of home instruction services for student State ID #8076514678 – Lincoln Park, to be provided by Professional Education Services, Inc. (PESI), at a rate of $30.00 per hour, for up to 10 hours per week, account #11.150.100.320.03, effective March 19, 2018, per the Boonton Child Study Team and the Boonton Board agenda dated March 26, 2018.”
 
SUMMER TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANT POSITION: 2018
RESOLUTION 1507-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the Summer Technology Assistant position for up to 30 hours per week for 10 weeks, not to exceed $3,600.00, effective June 25, 2018 through August 31, 2018.”
 
PROFESSIONAL DAY WORKSHOP ATTENDANCE
RESOLUTION 1508-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the    Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following professional days: WHEREAS, The Board of Education has determined that the school district travel expenditures for the stated functions are in compliance with State travel guidelines as established by the Department of the Treasury and within the guidelines established by the federal Office of Management and Budget; except as superseded by conflicting provisions of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes; and WHEREAS, The Board of Education finds that a mileage reimbursement rate equal to that of the State of New Jersey Office of Management and Budget mileage reimbursement rate of $0.31 per mile is a reasonable rate; and WHEREAS, The Board of Education has determined that participation at the stated function is in compliance with the district policy on travel. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves attendance of the following employees at the following professional day conferences and/or workshops:
 
 
Name of Attendee
Name and Date of Event
Event Cost
Estimated Mileage
C. Nielsen
School Funding 101; 4/28/18
$49
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A roll call was taken for Administration:
YEA:  Mr. Avena, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen (Items #1-5), Mr. Runfeldt, Mr. Stager.
NAY: None
ABSTAINED: Ms. Nielsen on resolution #6
The motion carried: 5-0-1
 
PERSONNEL
Trustee Henches, seconded by Trustee Nielsen, moved to consider the following resolutions on Personnel:
 
PARAPROFESSIONAL, FOSTER
RESOLUTION 1509-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves Ford Foster, Paraprofessional-certified, Lincoln Park Elementary School, for up to 25 hours per week, at a prorated salary of $19,454 (Step 1), without benefits, account #11.214.100.106.03, effective April 23, 2018 through June 30, 2018.”
 
STUDENT SHADOW, MARCHIONE
RESOLUTION 1510-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Jillian Marchione, Student Shadow, Lincoln Park Elementary School, for up to 25 hours per week, at a rate of $12.00 per hour, no benefits, not to exceed $10,980.00 per annum, account #11.000.217.100.03, effective May 14, 2018 through June 30, 2018.”
 
MEDICAL LEAVE, ID #001552
RESOLUTION 1511-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves Employee ID #001552, for medical leave beginning April 9, 2018 through April 13, 2018 as sick days, April 16, 2018 through April 20, 2018 as vacation days, April 23, 2018 and April 24, 2018 as sick days, and April 25, 2018 through April 27, 2018, unpaid with benefits, returning to work April 30, 2018.”
 
RESIGNATION, GREINER
RESOLUTION 1512-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts the resignation of Mary Beth Greiner, Student Shadow, Lincoln Park Middle School, effective at the end of the work day on April 27, 2018.”
 
RESCIND TEACHER MENTOR
RESOLUTION 1513-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education rescinds resolution 1496-2018 which was passed on April 10, 2018 in the following form:
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”
 
TEACHER MENTOR
RESOLUTION 1514-2018 “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                     Kristin Bell                             March 26, 2018”
 
SUBSTITUTES, 2017-2018
RESOLUTION 1515-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following substitutes at the approved substitute rate of pay, as called, effective April 25, 2018 through June 30, 2018:     
Deena Kozak, Teacher and Joelle Prinzo, Teacher.”
 
STUDENT TEACHERS, 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1516-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following student teachers to be placed with the respective teaching staff members listed below during the 2018-2019 school year:
 
  Student Teacher, School                                             Placement                        Dates                  D. Capalbo, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ.       LPMS, S. Panek, Grade 5                 9/4/18-5/3/19
C. Nicoletti, Ramapo College                    LPES, G. DeVito, Grade 3                 9/10/18-5/3/19”
 
A roll call was taken for Personnel:
YEA:  Mr. Avena, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mr. Stager.
NAY:  None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried:  6-0-0
 
FINANCE
Trustee Stager, seconded by Vice President Avena, moved to consider the following resolutions on Finance:
 
NJSIG SAFETY GRANT 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1517-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education hereby approves the digital submission of grant application for the 2018-2019 school year. The 2018-19 Safety Grant Program through the New Jersey Schools Insurance Group’s for the purpose of purchasing and installing additional security cameras, as described in the application, in the amount of $5,400.00 for the period July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, the Lincoln Park Board of Education applicant hereby grants authority to the undersigned Official Representative to submit the final required documents and digitally submit this application for review by the New Jersey Schools Insurance Group.”
 
AUTHORIZATION TO SUBMIT GRANT AMENDMENT FOR ESEA GRANT FY18
RESOLUTION 1518-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education authorizes the submission of an amendment to the ESEA FY18 grant application.”
 
AUTHORIZATION TO SOLICIT PROPOSALS FOR FOOD SERVICE
RESOLUTION 1519-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education hereby approves the Business Administrator to solicit proposals for Food Service Management Company services for the 2018-2019 school year.
 
  PAYROLL AND GENERAL ACCOUNTS BILLS LIST
* RESOLUTION 1520-2018 “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
4/15/2018
$             417,774.96
 
STATE SHARE - FICA
4/15/2018
 $              23,572.94
 
BOARD SHARE - FICA
4/15/2018
 $                6,481.94
 
DELTA DENTAL -
 
 $                          -  
 
HORIZON B/C B/S -
 
 $                          -  
 
 
TOTAL
 $            447,829.84
 
       
FY18
 
 
 
BILLS LIST FUND 10
4/24/2018
 $            669,692.22
 
BILLS LIST FUND 20
4/24/2018
 $                          -  
 
BILLS LIST FUND 60
4/24/2018
 $                          -  
 
BILLS LIST FUND 90
4/24/2018
 $            127,982.01
 
 
TOTAL
$             797,674.23
 
 
GRAND TOTAL
$          1,245,504.07
 
 
A roll call was taken for Finance:
YEA:  Mr. Avena, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mr. Stager.
NAY:  None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried:  6-0-0
 
FACILITIES
Vice President Avena, seconded by Trustee Henches, moved to consider the following resolutions on Facilities:
 
RESOLUTION 1521-2018 “WHEREAS, the group(s)/organization(s) listed below have requested the use of facilities; and WHEREAS, these requests comply with the policies outlined under “Rental of School Facilities” incorporated into the policies of the Board of Education; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that approval is hereby given to the listed group(s)/organization(s) to rent requested facilities; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the School Business Administrator is hereby authorized to issue permits for these requests. The Board reserves the right to schedule school activities at any time.”
 
Group/
Organization
School
Location
Day
Date(s)
Time
Rental Fee
A
LPMS Drama Club
LPMS
APR
Friday
Saturday
4/27/2018
4/28/2018
7:00pm-
9:00pm
N/A
B
Jacksonville Chapel 5K Run
LPMS
PARKING LOT ONLY
Saturday
5/5/2008
8:00am-
12:00pm
N/A
C
LP Triathlon
LPMS
Use of Parking Lot Only
Sunday
6/24/2018
5:00am-
11:00am
N/A
D
LP PTO
Ice Cream Social
LPES
Café
Friday
4/27/2018
5:00pm
9:00pm
N/A
E
LP PTO
Guy and His Girl Event
LPES
Gym, Café, Outside Grass Field
Friday
5/18/2018
4:00pm-9:00pm
N/A
 
 
A roll call was taken for Facilities:
YEA:  Mr. Avena, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mr. Stager.
NAY:  None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried:  6-0-0
 
BOARD DISCUSSION
 
Mr. Avena asked about the deadline to file petitions for candidates to the School Board.  Administration will investigate.
Mr. Stager asked about the climate survey results Survey Results.  Mr. Grube responded.
Mr. Grube reminded the board that they should have received an email from NJSBA regarding the superintendent evaluation.  Board members must complete their portion of the evaluation.
 

SECOND PUBLIC RECOGNITION REGARDING SCHOOL RELATED MATTERS

By a voice vote, the Board approved to forgo the second public recognition at 7:27 p.m., as there was no one from the public present.
 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

None
 
ADJOURNMENT
Vice President Avena, seconded by Trustee Stager, moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:29 p.m.
The motion was approved by unanimous vote.
 
 
 
Respectfully Submitted,
 
 
 
Juanita A. Petty, RSBA, SFO
Business Administrator / Board Secretary
 
 
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