JUNE 26, 2018 MINUTES

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Dates: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 8:15am
LINCOLN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
LINCOLN PARK, NEW JERSEY
MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
6:30 PM, LINCOLN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
JUNE 26, 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 6:33 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. Gibbons, Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mr. Stager
MEMBERS ABSENT:             Mr. Avena, Mrs. Stoel
 
ADMINISTRATION:                Mr. James Grube, Superintendent
                                                   Mrs. Juanita Petty, Business Administrator / Board Secretary
 
OTHERS PRESENT:              None
 
 
MINUTES
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Henches, moved to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Education on June 12, 2018.  The minutes were approved by a roll call vote:  4-0-1.
 
 
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT     
  1. Changes to the agenda
  • Personnel Item #21 – add Patricia Sullivan
  • Personnel Item #22 – revise carry over days for Wendy Billig to 7
  • Finance Item #15 –  fill in the name of vendor to be Nick Restoration at a cost of $32,900
  • Executive Session – will be for the purpose of Personnel
  1. HIB Report -- none
  2. Suspension Report -- none
  3. Enrollment -- Reports for April and May are in Board packets
  4. MS Graduation and BHS Graduation both went very well
  5. Attended School Safety Specialist Training this week with Mr. Winston
 
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
  1. Proposals for the MS Asbestos removal – Mrs. Petty reviewed the proposals received and noted the award under the Finance items
  2. Budget 2017-2018
  • Check register for 6.29.18
  • Audit FY18 scheduled – July 12 and 13 for preliminary work on ASSA, DRTRS and Cafeteria; October 15 for regular work
 
  1. Annual list of Contracts to be Awarded – Public Law 2015, Chapter 47
  2. Amazon – may be able to utilize them again since they have changed the way they do business in NJ
  3. NJ Direct Install Energy Program – Mrs. Petty reviewed the analysis and projected savings for both the elementary and middle schools.
 
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
Curriculum / Personnel, Carol Nielsen
  • No meeting, no report.
 
MCSBA, Robert Stager
  • No meeting, no report.
 
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 meeting, but there are policies on the agenda for revisions, including Superintendent’s evaluation, Recruitment, Selection and Hiring; Conduct and Discipline, Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying, Vandalism/Violence.
 
MCESC, Todd Henches
  • No meeting, no report.
 
NJSBA, Michael Runfeldt
  • No meeting, no report.
 
Boonton High School Representative / High School, Jack Gibbons
  • Graduation 6/21/2018 – went very well. Students were very respectful.
  • Board Retreat scheduled for 7/7/18
  • HIB – Boonton seems to have a high number of incidents
  • Board had a walk-through of the fire damaged areas.  Hopeful to have the spaces ready by September, even though the required completion date is October.
 
FIRST PUBLIC RECOGNITION REGARDING SCHOOL RELATED MATTERS
By a voice vote, the Board approved to forgo the first public recognition at approximately 7:00 p.m., as there was no one from the public in attendance.
RESOLUTIONS
A. ADMINISTRATION
    Trustee Runfeldt, seconded by Trustee Nielsen, moved to consider Administration Items #1 to #12 for
    approval:
 
HIB REPORT, JUNE 2018
RESOLUTION 1635-2018 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 June 22, 2018, as summarized:
                                                                                Incidents                Confirmed
                                                School                   Reported                    HIB    __
                                                LPES                            0                               0
LPMS                           0                               0
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the remedial and disciplinary action taken by the building principals.
 
 
ACCEPT CHECK FOR UNUSED TEXTBOOKS
RESOLUTION 1636-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Elementary School accepts, with gratitude, a check from Follett School Solutions, Inc. in the amount of $10.51 for the purchase of textbooks in the consignment buy-back program.
 
HOME INSTRUCTION:  2018
RESOLUTION 1637-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves the provision of home instruction services by Danielle Koldyk, for student State ID #6418946986, at a rate of $33.00 per hour, for up to 2 hours per day, not to exceed $330.00, account #11.150.100.101.03, effective June 15, 2018 through June 21, 2018.
 
APPROVAL OF PRESCHOOL TUITION STUDENTS:  2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1638-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the acceptance of the following students, on a tuition basis in the amount of $2,080.00 for the 3-year old Preschool program and $3,120.00 for the 4-year old Preschool program, in the Lincoln Park School District:
3-Year Old Class (3 – ½ days per week) – SC, AC, AF, AF, SM, VP, JR, JT
4-Year Old Class (5 – ½ days per week) – SS
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board President and the School Business Administrator are authorized to execute the agreement/contract on behalf of the Board of Education.
 
DISPOSAL OF TEXTBOOKS
RESOLUTION 1639-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the disposal of the following books:
Publisher  and  Title
Year
ISBN
Qty
The American Nation (Prentice Hall)
1998
0-13-432204-5
20 student copies, 3 teacher editions
Geography: The World and It’s People (Glencoe)
1996
0-02-8232740-4
17 student editions, 1 teacher edition
Math Connects Course 2 (Glencoe McGraw Hill)
2009
978-0-07-874-046-6
28 student editions
Pre-Algebra (Glencoe McGraw Hill)
2010
978-0-07-8888515-0
3 student editions
Houghton Mifflin Imagine Level 4
2001
0-618-05788-9
10 copies
Houghton Mifflin Imagine Level 5 Explore
2001
0-618-05789-7
10 copies
Houghton Mifflin Imagine Level 6 Quest
2001
0-618-05790-0
10 copies
 
 
OUT OF DISTRICT PLACEMENTS/ESY 2018 AND 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1640-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following out-of-district placements and tuitions for the 2018-19 school year and ESY.  Transportation for out-of-district students has been requested and filed.
 
 
COUNTY
 
 
SCHOOL
REGULAR
TUITION
ESY
TUITION
ESY DATES
 
ID # - STATE
 
H.S.
CLASS. / PROG.
 
Bergen
 
Bergen County Special Services -- Highland School
 
Out-of-County Fee
 
$76,860.00
 
$6,750.00
 
$5,300.00
 
7/2-7/27
 
8370758708
 
 
AI
 
Bergen
 
ECLC of New Jersey
 
$54,999.00
 
$6,111.00
 
7/5-8/1
 
3743665058
 
 
MD
 
Essex
 
 
New Beginnings
 
Personal Aide (182 days at $198.00 per day) (ESY 30 days at $198.00 per day)
 
$65,307.06
 
 
$36,036.00
 
$10,764.90
 
 
$5,940.00
 
7/9-8/17
 
 
7/9-8/17
 
8797789256
 
 
 
AUT
 
Essex
 
 
Glenview Academy
 
Personal Aide (182 days at $198.00 per day) (ESY 30 days at $198.00 per day)
 
$64,153.18
 
 
$36,036.00
 
$10,574.70
 
 
$5,940.00
 
7/9-8/17
 
5341123808
 
 
 
AUT
 
Morris
 
Shepard School
 
$55,961.40
 
$9,174.00
 
7/2-8/13
 
6735383346
 
 
OHI
 
Morris
 
P.G. Chambers
 
$69,544.80
 
 
 
 
 
3281605913
 
 
PSD
 
Passaic
 
Windsor School
 
$63,900.00
 
$10,650.00
 
7/9-8/17
 
4564098739
 
X
 
ED
 
Union
 
 
Cornerstone Day School (12 Month program)
 
$84,662.60
 
$84,662.60
 
 
 
7/9-8/30
 
7/9-8/30
 
8557908476
 
8704234722
 
X
 
 
 
ED
 
ED
 
HOME INSTRUCTION:  2017-2018
RESOLUTION 1641-2018 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 #4564098739, to be provided by St. Clare’s, for one hour per day at $55.00 per hour, not to exceed $220.00, account #11.150.100.320.03, effective June 3, 2018 through June 6, 2018.
 
                CHILD STUDY TEAM EVALUATIONS:  SUMMER 2018
RESOLUTION 1642-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following Child Study Team staff members to serve on the summer IEP Team for up to 200 hours total, at a rate of $50.00 per hour, not to exceed $10,000.00, account #11.000.219.104.03, effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018:  Christiana Calandrillo, Tracey D’Amelio, Jennifer Kennelly, Kara Sellix, Jill Werner.
 
CHILD STUDY TEAM IEP MEETINGS:  SUMMER 2018
RESOLUTION 1643-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following teaching staff members to serve on the summer IEP Team for up to 40 hours, at a rate of $30.00 per hour, not to exceed $1,200.00, account #11.000.219.104.03, effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018:  Cassandra Cotsopoulos, Nicole Frangoulis, Ryan Kelly, Carolyn Kerwin, Laura Morgan, Stephanie Probst, Lauren Reilly, Cindy Roller, Jennifer Zichelli.
 
ABA CONSULTATIVE SERVICES:  2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1644-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves an agreement with Melissa Costello to provide ABA Consultation for students, parents and teachers in the Lincoln Park School District, for up to 270 hours, at a rate of $90.00 per hour, not to exceed $24,300.00 per annum, account #20.250.200.320.00, effective September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board President and the School Business Administrator are authorized to execute the agreement/contract on behalf of the Board of Education.
 
SPEECH THERAPY SERVICES: 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1645-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves an agreement with Heather Brook to provide Speech Therapy, at a rate of $70.00 per hour, for up to 10 hours per week, not to exceed $28,700.00, account #11.000.216.340.03, effective September 3, 2018 through June 30, 2019; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board President and the School Business Administrator are authorized to execute the agreement/contract on behalf of the Board of Education.
 
PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES: ESY 2018
RESOLUTION 1646-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves an agreement with Educational Services Commission of Morris County to provide Physical Therapy, at a rate of $114.00 per hour, for up to 6 hours per week, not to exceed $2,736.00, account #11.000.216.340.03, effective July 2, 2018 through July 27, 2018; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board President and the School Business Administrator are authorized to execute the agreement/contract on behalf of the Board of Education.”
 
A roll call was taken for Administration:
YEA:  Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mr. Stager, Mr. Gibbons
NAY:  None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried:  5-0-0
 
B. POLICY AND PERSONNEL
Trustee Stager, seconded by Trustee Henches, moved to consider Policy Item #1 and Personnel Items #1 through #22 for approval:
 
POLICIES, FIRST READING
RESOLUTION 1647-2018 WHEREAS, the Policy Committee reviewed the following via an update provided to them on June 18, 2018; and
 
BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following for first reading: 
               
 
Policy/Reg. No.
Title
Status
A
Policy 2131
Superintendent
Revised
B
Policy 4111
Recruitment, Selection and Hiring
Revised
C
Policy 4211
Recruitment, Selection and Hiring
Revised
D
Policy 5131
Conduct / Discipline
Revised
E
Policy 5131.1
Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
Revised
F
Policy 5131.5
Vandalism / Violence
Revised
G
Policy 5131.6
Drugs, Alcohol, Steroids, Tobacco (Substance Abuse)
Revised
H
Policy 5145.4
Equal Educational Opportunity
Revised
I
Policy 6171.4
Special Education
Revised
 
SALARY, SUPERINTENDENT
RESOLUTION 1648-2018 RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the salary of the following district administrator:
James W. Grube, Superintendent    $176,544, for July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019
 
INTERIM SCHOOL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR/BOARD SECRETARY, PETTY
RESOLUTION 1649-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Juanita Petty, Interim School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, for up to five days per week at the rate of $550.00 per day, account #11.000.251.100.02, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, in accordance with the contract, and approved by the Executive County Superintendent; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board President is authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the board of education.
 
2018-2019 SALARY: NON-TENURED TEACHER
RESOLUTION 1650-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the salary for the following non-tenured teaching staff member for the 2018-2019 school year:
Moore
Samantha
BSI, P/T
BA+30
3
$ 41,241
 
A portion of salary is supplied from Title I funds
 
ASSIGNMENT CHANGE, 2018-2019            
RESOLUTION 1651-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following assignment change for the following teaching staff member effective September 1, 2018:
 
Name                     Original Assignment          New Assignment
Jaclyn Heftler ES MusicGuidance Counselor
 
LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER, STROH
RESOLUTION 1652-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Jessica Stroh, MS Language Arts Teacher, Lincoln Park Middle School, at a salary of $61,835 (Step 6, MA), with benefits, account #11.130.100.101.07, effective September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
 
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST, LANG
RESOLUTION 1653-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Nicole Lang, School Psychologist, Lincoln Park School District, at a salary of $60,260 (Step 1, MA), with benefits as per the LPEA Agreement, account #11.000.219.104.03, effective September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, pending approval from the Criminal History Review Unit.
 
GRADE 1 TEACHER, ALE-HAJTOVIK
RESOLUTION 1654-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Elena Ale-Hajtovik, Grade 1 Teacher, at a salary of $54,760 (Step 3, BA), with benefits as per the LPEA Agreement, account #11.120.100.101.06, effective September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
 
MUSIC TEACHER, FOSTER
RESOLUTION 1655-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Ford Foster, ES Music Teacher, at a salary of $54,260 (Step 1, BA), with benefits as per the LPEA Agreement, account #11.120.100.101.06, effective September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
 
                STUDENT SHADOW, JUDGE
RESOLUTION 1656-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Amanda Judge, Student Shadow, Lincoln Park Middle School, for up to 25 hours per week, at a rate of $14.00 per hour, no benefits, not to exceed $12,810.00 per annum, account #11.000.217.100.03, effective September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, pending approval from the Criminal History Review Unit.
 
SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM TEACHERS, 2018
RESOLUTION 1657-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Gina DeVito and Katelyn Williams as Teachers for the 2018 Summer Enrichment Program, to be compensated $2,880 each, for salary and materials, effective July 2, 2018 through July 27, 2018.
 
ESY TEACHER AIDE, CICERO
RESOLUTION 1658-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Alexandra Cicero, Teacher Aide, for the 2018 Extended School Year Program, for 4.5 hours per day, at a rate of $17.00 per hour, account #11.215.100.101.03, not to exceed $1,453.50, effective July 2, 2018 through July 27, 2018, pending approval from the Criminal History Review Unit.
 
 
ESY TEACHER AIDE, KERWIN
RESOLUTION 1659-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Kaitlyn Kerwin, Teacher Aide, for the 2018 Extended School Year Program, for 4.5 hours per day, at a rate of $17.00 per hour, account #11.215.100.101.03, not to exceed $1,453.50, effective July 2, 2018 through July 27, 2018.
 
ESY SUBSTITUTE, LOPEZ
RESOLUTION 1660-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following substitute teacher at the approved ESY substitute teacher rate of pay for the 2018 Extended School Year Summer Programs:  Emily Lopez.
 
ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TEACHERS, 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1661-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following teachers for the Academic Assistance Program, for three hours per week for a duration of 30 weeks, at a stipend rate of $35.00 per hour, not to exceed $12,600, account #20.231.100.100.00 (Title I funds), effective during the 2018-2019 school year:  Kristin Bell, Judith DeJosia, Cheryl Lee, Lucy Schurman.
 
MAKERSPACE PROGRAM, 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1662-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Rosemarie Del Vescovo to oversee the Makerspace Program in the Lincoln Park Middle School, at an annual stipend of $1,125, account #11.401.100.100.00, during the 2018-2019 school year.
 
MORNING BROADCAST PROGRAM, 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1663-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Sarah Guza and Melinda Holly to oversee the Morning Broadcast Program in the Lincoln Park Middle School, at an annual stipend of $1,250 each, account #11.401.100.100.00, during the 2018-2019 school year.
 
MATERNITY LEAVE, EMPLOYEE #001179
RESOLUTION 1664-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Employee ID #001179 for maternity leave beginning October 8, 2018 through November 13, 2018 as sick days, and November 14, 2018 through January 30, 2019 under the Family Medical Leave Act, unpaid with benefits, returning to work January 31, 2019.
 
RESIGNATION, VAN DUYNE
RESOLUTION 1665-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts the resignation of Patricia Van Duyne, Student Shadow, Lincoln Park Middle School, effective June 30, 2018.
 
MOVEMENT ON GUIDE, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
RESOLUTION 1666-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following staff for movement on the guide effective September 1, 2018:
 
Name
Current 2018-2019
Move To
 
Step on Guide
Base Salary
Step on Guide
Base Salary
Katelyn DeSantis
Step 8, BA+30
$ 58,835
Step 8, MA
$ 61,835
Jaclyn Londono
   Step 15, MA
$ 70,755
Step 15, MA+15
$ 72,255
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUBSTITUTES, 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1667-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following substitutes at the approved substitute rates of pay, as called, for the 2018-2019 school year:
 
Nurses: Arlene Berghorn Corallo, Mary Bono, Jessica Valente
 
Teachers/Paraprofessionals: Khalilah Amatulla-Lindsey, Sihana Asani, Janet Church, Jason Cifune, Medina Colaku, Elise Collins, Nancy Cummings, Rachel Dawson, Dennis Di Sanzo, Morgan Dowd, Kristen Eftimoski, Deborah Elefante, Lucia Falcone-Piro, Nadia Garcia, Mary Gillen, Sandra Hoff, Diane Karback, Janice Kirn-Sottilaro, Michael Klein, Deena Kozak, Andrew Lee, Janet Long, Helene Mandara, Michelle Manna, Jillian Marchione, Diane Marsh, Debra McHugh, Kathleen Miller, Anne Miscia, Sandra Moretti, Christina Nicoletti, Joyce Peraino, Frank Picciotto, Joelle Prinzo, Matthew Rugel, Rose Lynn Shawah, Susan Stringer, Patricia Sullivan, Buthaina Tahawi, Robin Zanca
 
Secretaries: Lucia Falcone-Piro, Diane Karback, Kathleen Miller, Jenny Pissott, Nancy Sorrentino
 
Cafeteria/Playground Aides: Andrea Driesse, Diane Karback, Janet Long, Debra McHugh, Jenny Pissott, Robin Zanca
 
Crossing Guard: Andrea Driesse
 
Custodian: Robert Duffy
 
VACATION CARRYOVER
RESOLUTION 1668-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following staff to carry over vacation days, up to the number shown, from the 2017-2018 school year to the 2018-2019 school year, to be used prior to September 1, 2018:
 
  1. Michael Adams – 1
  2. Wendy Billig* – 7
  3. Ryan Boyle – 4
  4. Michele Cook – 3
  5. Melissa Flach-Bammer – 3.5
  6. Kimberly Florit – 4
  7. Peter Foley – 3
  8. Laura Frost – 5
  9. Christopher Gaffney – 5
  10. James Grube – 7.5
  11. Henry Hernandez – 8
  12. Michael Meyer* – 7
  13. Lewis Miltner – 5
  14. Tristan Moore – 1
  15. Nunzio Turco – 5
  16. David Winston – 8
* Mrs. Billig will carry over an additional 3.5 vacation days, to be converted to sick days.
** Mr. Meyer will carry over an additional 3 vacation days, to be converted to sick days.”
 
A roll call was taken for Policy and Personnel:
YEA:  Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mr. Stager, Mr. Gibbons
NAY:  None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried:  5-0-0
 
 
 
 
 
 
C.  FINANCE
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Runfeldt, moved to consider Finance Items #1 through #15 for approval:
 
                DISPOSAL OF EQUIPMENT
RESOLUTION 1669-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education authorizes the disposal of the following obsolete items:
Portable Design Sign       #00057
Sharp television               #00573
Toshiba VCR                    #00574
 
APPROVAL OF SALARIES PAID WITH GRANT FUNDS            
RESOLUTION 1670-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following final salaries paid from 2017-2018 grant funds as follows:
 
                                                                                                TOTAL                      AMOUNT PAID
GRANT                  NAME                                    SALARY                 THROUGH GRANT
 
Title I                      Samantha Moore                $  41,495.60                         $  39,291.74
                                                Jessica Stroh                        $  39,077.70                         $  22,134.26
 
                                                Judith DeJosia                     $  94,975.00                         $    2,211.00
                                                Cheryl Lee                            $  89,395.00                         $    2,970.00
                                                Catherine McKenna            $  65,903.40                         $    2,970.00
                                                Lucia Schurman                  $102,775.00                         $    2,970.00
 
Title III                    Danielle Capozzi                 $  55,546.00                         $    1,386.00
                                                Carolyn Kerwin                    $  91,714.50                         $       330.00
                                                Stephanie Probst                 $  58,804.50                         $         33.00
 
 
ACCEPTANCE OF ANNUAL CONTRACT REPORT
RESOLUTION 1671-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts the annual report of awarded contracts in accordance with Public Law 2015, Chapter 47.
 
APPROVAL OF INSURANCE RENEWALS FOR 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1672-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves insurance coverage for the 2018-2019 school year as follows:
                                                                                                                PREMIUM                             PREMIUM
COMPANY                            POLICY                                  2017-2018                            2018-2019
 
                                NJSIG                    Package (property/casualty/auto)    $  81,330                               $  74,923
                                                                Workers Compensation                     $  67,027                               $  70,353
                                                                Supplem               ental Workers Comp           $    2,719                               $    2,779
                                                                School Board Legal Liability             $  30,628                               $  30,868
                                                                Total:                                                     $181,704                               $178,923
 
                                Monarch               Student Accident Insurance              $   6,241                                $   6,241
                                                                Catastrophic Coverage                      $   1,680                                $   1,680
                                                                Total:                                                     $   7,921                                $   7,921
 
AUTHORIZATION TO SUBMIT A GRANT
RESOLUTION 1673-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education authorizes the submission of the IDEA Grant for the 2018-2019 school year as follows:
 
IDEA – Basic                        $ 245,622
IDEA – PreSchool               $     9,015
 
APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT FOR HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY SERVICES
RESOLUTION 1674-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves an agreement with the Educational Services Commission of Morris County to provide Health and Environmental Safety Services for the 2018-2019 school year at a total cost of $5,475.00.
 
APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT FOR BIDDING SERVICES
RESOLUTION 1675-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves an agreement with the Educational Services Commission of Morris County to provide bidding services for purchasing through Educational Data Services, Inc. for the 2018-2019 school year at a total cost of $5,785.00.
 
APPROVAL OF CONTRACT FOR NJ DIRECT INSTALL
RESOLUTION 1676-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves contracts with Donnelly Energy of Wayne, NJ to supply and install the energy efficiency measures at the following school locations as specified in the Scope of Work Attachment to the NJ Direct Install Program Participation Agreement, as follows:
 
                                               PROJECT                 STATE                 COST TO              PROJECTED
          LOCATION                    COST                  INCENTIVE           DISTRICT         ANNUAL SAVINGS
 
                          Elementary School   $176,245.69         $123,371.98         $42,873.71           $20,506.72
                          Middle School            $168,186.52         $117,730.56         $50455.96            $23,472.97
 
And further, that the cost to the district shall be paid through the projected annual savings.              
 
AUTHORIZATION TO PREPARE AND PAY JUNE 29, 2018 CHECK REGISTER
RESOLUTION 1677-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education authorizes the Business Administrator to prepare and pay a bills list dated June 29, 2018 to be ratified by the Board at its meeting in July.
 
SECRETARY’S REPORT, MAY, 2018
RESOLUTION 1678-2018 RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the May, 2018 Board Secretary’s Report.
 
                TREASURER’S REPORT, MAY, 2018
RESOLUTION 1679-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the Treasurer’s Report for May, 2018.
 
                CERTIFICATION, MAY, 2018
RESOLUTION 1680-2018 Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2A 10(e), the Board Secretary does certify that the Board Secretary’s Report for May, 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, MAY, 2018
RESOLUTION 1681-2018 RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the monthly transfer report for May, 2018 in compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-13.3(e).
 
 
PAYROLL AND GENERAL ACCOUNTS BILLS LIST
RESOLUTION 1682-2018 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
6/15/2018
 $            440,434.88
 
STATE SHARE - FICA
6/15/2018
 $              23,271.01
 
BOARD SHARE
6/15/2018
 $                8,539.49
 
DELTA DENTAL
 
 
 
HORIZON B/C B/S
 
 
 
 
TOTAL
 $            472,245.38
 
       
BILLS DESCRIPTION
 DATED
AMOUNT
 
PAYROLL GENERAL
6/22/2018
$             469,980.32
 
STATE SHARE - FICA
6/22/2018
$              23,225.88
 
BOARD SHARE
6/22/2018
$              10,850.74
 
 
TOTAL
$            504,056.94
 
       
FY18
 
 
 
BILLS LIST FUND 10
6/26/2018
 $            142,996.51
 
BILLS LIST FUND 20
6/26/2018
 $                5,214.75
 
BILLS LIST FUND 60
6/26/2018
 $              14,757.06
 
 
TOTAL
$             162,968.32
 
 
GRAND TOTAL
$          1,139,270.64
 
       
 
APPROVAL TO AWARD A CONTRACT         
RESOLUTION 1683-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves a contract with Nick Restoration of Randolph, NJ for the removal of asbestos in the Middle School kitchen ceiling at a total cost of $32,900.00; and further, that this project be deemed an Other Capital Project to be paid from a withdrawal from the Capital Reserve Account in the amount of the contract.
 
A roll call was taken for Finance:
YEA:  Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mr. Stager, Mr. Gibbons
NAY:  None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried:  5-0-0
 
BOARD DISCUSSION:
  • Teacher attendance was discussed, based on additional data that Superintendent Grube had provided after the last meeting discussion.  Mr. Stager indicated the data provided appears to be what he was seeking.
  • Mr. Gibbons stated that he believed vacations were very important and asked that staff be encouraged to use their vacation time
  • Mr. Grube reported on the most recent DEAC Committee Meeting noting that items discussed included the evaluation system, focus of professional development and district goals, specifically that they would like to provide input this year.  During the discussion on professional development, staff indicated they would like more time to prepare and discuss other types of issues such as security, etc.  Discussion ensued and Mr. Grube suggested to the Board that consideration be given to find a way to provide additional time, such as a couple of delayed opening days.  Discussion ensued.  The Board indicated they would consider up to 3 delayed opening days for additional professional development.
  • Mr. Stager asked about the goal setting workshop in August and whether more time could be devoted to the development of them.  Administration will contact NJSBA to see if they could start earlier.  Mr. Gibbons asked that each member of the Board bring a suggested goal to the July meeting.
 
 
SECOND PUBLIC RECOGNITION REGARDING SCHOOL RELATED MATTERS
By a voice vote, the Board approved to forgo the second public recognition at approximately 7:45 p.m., as there was no one from the public in attendance.
EXECUTIVE SESSION
WHEREAS, Section 8 of the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975, permits the exclusion of the public from a meeting in certain circumstances; and WHEREAS, the board is of the opinion that such circumstances presently exist;
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of the Borough of Lincoln Park, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, as follows:
 
   A.  The public shall be excluded from discussion of hereinafter-specified subject matter(s)
   B.  The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:
                                                               1._______Personnel_____________
 
   C.  It is anticipated at this time that the above stated subject matter will be made public immediately following executive session or as the need for confidentiality no longer exists.
 
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Henches, moved to return from executive session at 7:45 p.m.  The motion was approved by a voice vote.
               
 
RECONVENE
The Board reconvened in public session at 8:07 p.m. with no members of the public in attendance.
 
ADJOURNMENT
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Henches, moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:09 p.m.
The motion was approved by unanimous vote.
 
 
Respectfully Submitted,
 
 
 
Juanita A. Petty, RSBA, SFO
Business Administrator / Board Secretary
 
 
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