MAY 8, 2018 MINUTES

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Dates: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 8:30am
LINCOLN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
LINCOLN PARK, NEW JERSEY
MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
6:30 PM, LINCOLN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
MAY 8, 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 6:48 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. Stager.
                                               
MEMBERS ABSENT:            Mr. Avena, Mr. Runfeldt, Mrs. Stoel.
 
ADMINISTRATION:                Mr. James Grube, Superintendent
                                                   Mrs. Juanita Petty, Business Administrator / Board Secretary
 
OTHERS PRESENT:              1 person from the public in attendance.
 
 
MINUTES
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Stager, moved to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Education held on April 24, 2018.
 
A roll call was taken for the minutes:
YEA:  Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Stager.
NAY:  None          
ABSTAINED: None 
The motion carried: 4-0-0
 
 
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
A. Changes to the Agenda
  • Administrative #1 HIB report should read LPES 1 reported and 1 confirmed case. The explanation of the HIB in the update was accurate. The number on the agenda was not updated.
 
  • An addendum was added to Administration:
  • # 6 Field trip – Approving a group of 7th and 8th grade students to go into town to paint the business windows on Main Street. This has been done the last couple of years and will take place in May.
 
B. HIB Report
Three reported cases at the LPMS. Two found not to meet the HIB standard per N.J.S.A.18A:37-14 and the third case did meet the standards. One case at the LPES was reported, which was determined to meet the HIB standards.
 
 
 
 
 
LPMS
  • The first incident dealt with a male and female student making fun of each other. The finding was not HIB but conflict, as was also found in a similar HIB filed last week. Mr. Meyer met with both students to discuss their issues.
  • The second incident dealt with two 8th grade boys making comments to each other during gym class. Although this was found not to meet the standards of HIB it was also found to be conflict, it is not the first incident between these 2 young men. Remedial actions were taken with both students. More assistance from the guidance counselor and school psychologist will be provided.
  • The third incident dealt with two 8th grade boys, with the accused teasing and making demeaning comments to the target. It was found to meet the standard of HIB. Extra supervision and monitoring of the accused will be put into place as well as assigned seats during lunch.
 
LPES
  • The HIB that was filed at the LPES was confirmed and met the standard of HIB. Three students in the 4th grade were teasing and insulting another student. The guidance counselor is working with all four boys to assist them in understanding the meaning of bullying.
 
C. Suspension Report
Two 8th grade students were given a one day in-school suspension.
Possession of a vaping device.
Inappropriate behavior in the classroom.
 
PARCC Assessments are wrapping up this week. There will be some make-ups taking place next week.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
LPES:
May 10th – 3rd grade concert – Cultural Day at 12:30pm.
May 23rd - Art Show at 4:00pm
                   Concert at 7:00pm
 
LPMS:
May 17th – Band Concert at 7:30pm
May 18th – Window Painting
May 24th – Choral Concert at 7:30pm
May 31st – Art Show – Worlds Fair
 
 
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Elementary School Drills:
April 23, 2018 – Evacuation
April 26, 2018 – Fire Drill
 
Middle School Drills:
April 13, 2018 – Fire Drill
April 16, 2018 – Lockdown Drill
 
  • Adoption of the 2018-2019 Final budget is on the agenda for approval.
  • There is a motion on the agenda for the implementation of the budget.  This motion enables the Superintendent and the Business Administrator to move forward with purchasing, contracts, etc. for the upcoming school year.
  • Financial Reports – with the approval of the February report on tonight’s agenda, the financial reports are now up to date and current.
 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 
Curriculum / Personnel, Carol Nielsen
  • No meeting, no report.
 
MCSBA, Robert Stager
  • No meeting, no report.
 
Finance / Facilities, Frank Avena
  • Salaries for non-union staff and shadow aides
  • Facilities update on the MS roof project – bid opening scheduled for May 15, 2018
  • Costs received for proposed security measures
  • Direct Install Program meeting - assessment for lighting will be completed to see if savings can be achieved
 
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 May 9, 2018.
 
NJSBA, Michael Runfeldt
  • No meeting, no report.
 
Boonton High School Representative / High School, Jack Gibbons
  • Budget presented and passed.
  • Recognition of Bob Bongo,  Track Coach, for receiving an award for NJ Sportsmanship of The Year, Northeastern Regional  Sportsmanship of The Year and also took 2nd or 3rd National.  He has been the Track Coach for many years.
 
FIRST PUBLIC RECOGNITION REGARDING SCHOOL RELATED MATTERS
By a voice vote, the Board approved to forgo the first public recognition at 7:04 p.m., as there was no one present from the public.
 
A. ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Henches, moved to consider the following resolutions on Annual Resolutions:
 
BOARD SECRETARY
RESOLUTION 1522-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education appoints Mrs. Juanita Petty as Board Secretary, (N.J.S.A. 18A:17-2, 17-5), for the 2018-2019 school year.”
 
ASSISTANT BOARD SECRETARY
RESOLUTION 1523-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education appoints the Superintendent of Schools, Mr. James Grube, as Assistant Board Secretary, (N.J.S.A. 18A:17-2, 17-5), for emergency purposes, for the 2018-2019 school year.”
 
Treasurer of School MonEYs
RESOLUTION 1524-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education appoints Mr. Gary Stranz as Treasurer of School Moneys, (N.J.S.A. 18A:17-31), for the 2018-2019 school year at a salary of $5,000.00.”
 
QUALIFIED Purchasing Agent AND BID THRESHOLD
RESOLUTION 1525-2018 “WHEREAS, the recent changes to the Public School Contracts Law gave boards of education the ability to increase their bid threshold up to $40,000.00 and WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-3a, permits an increase in the bid threshold if a Qualified Purchasing Agent is appointed as well as granted the authorization to negotiate and award such contracts below the bid threshold; and WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 5:34-5 et seq. establishes the criteria for qualifying as a Qualified Purchasing Agent; and WHEREAS, Juanita Petty possesses the designation of Qualified Purchasing Agent as issued by the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:34-5 et seq.; and WHEREAS, the Lincoln Park Board of Education had previously increased the bid threshold as provided in N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-3; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the governing body of the Lincoln Park Board of Education, in the County of Morris, in the State of New Jersey hereby approves maintaining the districts bid threshold at $40,000.00; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the governing body hereby appoints Juanita Petty as the Qualified Purchasing Agent to exercise the duties of a purchasing agent pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-2b, with specific relevance to the authority, responsibility, and accountability of the purchasing activity of the Board of Education.”
 
CUSTODIAN OF RECORDS
RESOLUTION 1526-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq., appoints the Board Secretary as Custodian of Records for the 2018-2019 school year; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Lincoln Park Board of Education indemnifies the Board Secretary for all legal costs, which might arise from this appointment.”
 
public agency compliance officer
RESOLUTION 1527-2018 “WHEREAS, the public agency compliance officer is also responsible for administering contracting procedures pertaining to equal employment opportunity regarding both the Public Agency and the service providers.  The service provider shall include but shall not be limited to goods and services vendors, professional service vendors and construction contractors; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Education has determined that the Board Secretary can effectively and appropriately perform the duties of the public agency compliance officer;
RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education hereby designates the Board Secretary as the Public Agency Compliance Officer in accordance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 17:27-3.2.”
 
Investment Authorization and Wires
RESOLUTION 1528-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education designates the School Business Administrator as the person responsible for any and all Board of Education investments; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the School Business Administrator be authorized to make wire transfers amongst board accounts as necessary.”
 
MEDICAL INSPECTOR
RESOLUTION 1529-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education appoints Dr. Francis Kielar as Medical Inspector, (N.J.S.A. 18A:40-1), for the 2018-2019 school year at a salary of $9,515.00.”
 
CIVIL RIGHTS COORDINATOR
RESOLUTION 1530-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education appoints the Director of Special Services as the Civil Rights Coordinator overseeing the Title VI and IX Programs for the 2018-2019 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the School Business Administrator is directed to advertise the name, office address and telephone number of the Civil Rights Coordinator.”
 
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
RESOLUTION 1531-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education, in accordance with 34 CFR 106.8 (a), appoints the Director of Special Services as Title IX Coordinator for the 2018-2019 school year; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the School Business Administrator is directed to advertise the name, office address and telephone number of the Title IX Coordinator.”
 
HOMELESS LIAISON
RESOLUTION 1532-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education, in accordance with 34 CFR 104.7(a), appoints the Director of Special Services as Homeless Liaison for the 2018-2019 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the School Business Administrator is directed to advertise the name, office address and telephone number of the Homeless Liaison.”
 
ADA COORDINATOR
RESOLUTION 1533-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education, in accordance with 28 CFR 35.107(a), appoints the Director of Special Services as American Disability Act (ADA) Coordinator for the 2018-2019 school year; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Superintendent is directed to develop and distribute the grievance procedure as per 28 CFR 35.107(a); and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the School Business Administrator is directed to advertise the name, office address and telephone number of the ADA Coordinator’s office.”
 
SECTION 504 OFFICER
RESOLUTION 1534-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education, in accordance with 34 CFR 104.7(a), appoints the Director of Special Services as Section 504 Officer for the 2018-2019 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the School Business Administrator is directed to advertise the name, office address and telephone number of the Section 504 Officer.”
 
EDUCATIONAL STABILITY LIAISON
RESOLUTION 1535-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education appoints the Director of Special Services as Educational Stability Liaison for the 2018-2019 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the School Business Administrator is directed to advertise the name, office address and telephone number of the Educational Stability Liaison.”
 
LIAISON TO THE CHILDREN IN COURT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
RESOLUTION 1536-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education appoints the Director of Special Services as Liaison to the Children in Court Advisory Committee for the 2018-2019 school year. 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the School Business Administrator is directed to advertise the name, office address and telephone number of the Liaison to the Children in Court Advisory Committee.”
 
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICERS
RESOLUTION 1537-“RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6:4-1.3, appoints the Director of Special Services and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction as Affirmative Action Officers for the 2018-2019 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the School Business Administrator is directed to advertise the name, office address and telephone number of the Affirmative Action Officer and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction.”
 
indoor air quality designee
RESOLUTION 1538-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education appoints the Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds as the Indoor Air Quality Designee for the 2018-2019 school year.”
 
RIGHT-TO-KNOW CONTACT PERSON
RESOLUTION 1539-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education appoints the Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds as the Right-To-Know contact person for the 2018-2019 school year.”
 
ASBESTOS / AHERA COORDINATOR
RESOLUTION 1540-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education appoints the Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds as the district’s designated person and program manager to carry out the duties required under the AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act) 40 CFR-763 for the 2018-2019 school year.”
 
IPM COORDINATOR
RESOLUTION 1541-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education appoints the Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds as the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinator for the 2018-2019 school year.”
 
chemical hygiene officer
RESOLUTION 1542-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education appoints the Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds as the district’s Chemical Hygiene Officer as per 29 CFR 1910.1450 for the 2018-2019 school year.”
 
PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINER
RESOLUTION 1543-2018 “RESOLVED, that Lincoln Park Board of Education appoints the School Psychologist as Psychological Examiner, (N.J.S.A. 18A:46-11), for the 2018-2019 school year.”
 
ISSUING OFFICER FOR WORKING PAPERS
RESOLUTION 1544-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education appoints the Bookkeeper as the Issuing Officer for Working Papers for the district for the 2018-2019 school year.”
 
A roll call was taken for Annual Resolutions:
YEA:    Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Stager.
NAY:   None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion was approved:  4-0-0
 
Trustee Stager, seconded by Trustee Nielsen, moved to consider the following resolutions on Annual Motions and Designations:
 
Tax Sheltered Annuity Companies
RESOLUTION 1545-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education designates the current Tax Sheltered Annuity Companies as open for enrollment to any Lincoln Park Board of Education employee, for the 2018-2019 school year:  Equitable Life,  Metropolitan Life,  VALIC,  Lincoln Life,  Lincoln Investments.”
TAX PAYMENT SCHEDULE
RESOLUTION 1546-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the schedule of tax payments from the Borough of Lincoln Park for the 2018-2019 school year as follows:
       
 
PAYMENTS
 
MONTH
GENERAL FUND
DEBT SERVICE
TOTAL
       
July 2018
 $  1,612,252.00
 
 $   1,612,252.00
August 2018
 $  1,612,252.00
 
 $   1,612,252.00
September 2018      
 $  1,612,252.00
 $ 66,405.00
 $   1,678,657.00
October 2018
 $  1,612,252.00
 
 $   1,612,252.00
November 2018
 $  1,612,252.00
 
 $   1,612,252.00
December 2018
 $   1,612,252.00
 
 $   1,612,252.00
SUB-TOTAL:
 $    9,673,512.00
 $  66,405.00
 $   9,739,917.00
       
       
January 2019
 $   1,612,252.00
 
 $   1,612,252.00
February 2019
 $   1,612,252.00
 
 $   1,612,252.00
March 2019
 $   1,612,252.00
 $ 65,212.00
 $   1,677,464.00
April 2019
 $   1,612,252.00
 
 $   1,612,252.00
May 2019
 $    1,612,252.00
 
 $   1,612,252.00
June 2019
 $    1,612,252.00
 
 $   1,612,252.00
SUB-TOTAL:
 $    9,673,512.00
 $  65,212.00
 $   9,738,724.00
       
TOTAL:
 $  19,347,024.00
 $ 131,617.00
 $ 19,478,641.00
       
 
TUITION RATES
RESOLUTION 1547-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education establishes the regular and special education tuition rates for the 2018-2019 school year as follows:
 
Kindergarten:                                                                  $ 13,575.00
Grades 1-5:                                                                     $ 12,258.00
Grades 6-8:                                                                     $ 13,637.00
Preschool Disabled, ½ Day Program:                       $ 20,082.00
Preschool Disabled, Extended Year:                         $   2,231.00
Learning Language Disabled:                                    $ 39,097.00
Learning Language Disabled, Extended Year:        $   3,258.00
KITES, Full Day Autistic Program:                              $ 46,352.00
KITES, Extended Autistic Year:                                    $   5,150.00
Behavioral Disabled:                                                    $ 22,403.00
 
USE OF FACILITIES SCHEDULE OF FEES
RESOLUTION 1548-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the schedule of fees for the use of school facilities for the 2018-2019 school year as per Policy No. 7510.
Group A-1, groups directly related to the school, no charge;
Group A-2, youth group organizations, Lincoln Park organizations, no charge;
Group A-3, non-profit community organizations whose membership is open to the public of Lincoln Park;
Group B, non-profit area organizations, fee assessed if less than half of the participants are Lincoln Park residents;
Group C, commercial or for profit organizations and users who charge an admission fee for an event.
 
 
                                                Group A-3
Location/Room                    Group B (< 50% residents)  Group C
Parking Lot                           $50                                         $100
Fields                                     $200                                       $400
Classroom                            $75                                         $125
Kitchen                                  $150                                       $300
All Purpose Room               $250                                       $400
Cafeteria                               $250                                       $400
Gym                                       $250                                       $400”
 
TRAVEL LIMITATION FOR REGULAR BUSINESS TRAVEL
RESOLUTION 1549-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education authorizes, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:11-12(f) and N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-7.3(b-1) an annual maximum amount per employee for regular business travel, not to exceed $1,500.00.  Any additional travel amount beyond the maximum amount requires Board of Education approval.”
 
district-wide curriculum
RESOLUTION 1550-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education, approves the following curriculum/programs:
 
DISTRICT CURRICULUM 2018-2019
21st Century Life and Careers (Integrated)
ACCESS
Character Ed
English as a Second Language
Guidance
Health and Physical Education
Inclusive Preschool
Language Arts Literacy
Mathematics/Algebra
Media/Research Skills
Science
Social Studies
Technology
Visual and Performing Arts
World Language
Social Studies: includes instruction in NJ Civics, History, and Geography under N.J.S.A.
18A:35-3, the United States Constitution under N.J.S.A 18A:6-3, and the Holocaust and
genocides under N.J.S.A. 18A-35-28.
Health, Safety, and Physical Education: in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:35-5, 7, and 8.
Comprehensive Substance Awareness/Abuse Program: alcohol, tobacco and other drug
abuse in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:40A-1, 2 and N.J.A.C. 6A:16-3.1.
Accident/Fire Prevention: in accordance with N.J.S.A 18A:6-2.
Flag Day: in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:36-6.
Arbor Day: in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:36-9.
Commodore Barry Day: in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:36-11, 12.
Patriotic exercises: in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:36-13”
 
district-wide textbooks, support materials, testing program & reading lists
* RESOLUTION 1551-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the textbooks, support materials, testing programs and reading lists for the 2018-2019 school year.”
 
A roll call was taken for Annual Motions and Designations:
YEA:    Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Stager.
NAY:   None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion was approved:  4-0-0
 
 
 
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
ADMINISTRATION
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Stager, moved to consider the following resolutions on Administration:
 
HIB REPORT, MAY 2018
* RESOLUTION 1552-2018 “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 May 4, 2018, as summarized:
                                                   Incidents      Confirmed
                                School      Reported            HIB        __
                                LPES               1                        1
LPMS              3                        1
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the remedial and disciplinary action taken by the building principals.”
 
HOME INSTRUCTION:  2018, 1817970414
RESOLUTION 1553-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves the provision of home instruction services by Cathleen Bonsiewich, 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 April 30, 2018 through June 30. 2018.”
 
HOME INSTRUCTION:  2017-2018, #5894251614
RESOLUTION 1554-2018 “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 #5894251614 – Lincoln Park, to be provided by St. Clare’s, at a rate of $55.00 per hour, for up to 5 hours per week, account #11.150.100.320.03, effective April 6, 2018, per the Boonton Child Study Team and the Boonton Board agenda dated April 16, 2018.”
 
HOME INSTRUCTION:  2017-2018, #8409507387
RESOLUTION 1555-2018 “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 #8409507387 – Lincoln Park, to be provided by St. Clare’s, at a rate of $55.00 per hour, for up to 5 hours per week, account #11.150.100.320.03, effective April 9, 2018, per the Boonton Child Study Team and the Boonton Board agenda dated April 16, 2018.”
 
HOME INSTRUCTION:  2017-2018, #2309406768
RESOLUTION 1556-2018 “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 #2309406768 – Lincoln Park, to be provided by American Tutor, at a rate of $55.00 per hour, for up to 10 hours per week, account #11.150.100.320.03, effective April 4, 2018, per the Boonton Child Study Team and the Boonton Board agenda dated April 16, 2018.”
 
FIELD TRIPS: 2017-2018
RESOLUTION 1557-2018 “ RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following field trips at no cost to the Board of Education:
 
Date                                                       Participants                                           Destination
May, 2018                                             7th & 8th grades                                     Main Street, Lincoln Park, NJ
 
A roll call was taken for Administration:
YEA: Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Stager.
NAY: None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried: 4-0-0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PERSONNEL/FINANCE
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Stager, moved to consider the following resolutions on Personnel / Finance:
 
SUBSTITUTE, 2017-2018
RESOLUTION 1558-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following substitute at the approved substitute rate of pay, as called, effective May 9, 2018 through June 30, 2018:     Kristen Eftimoski, Teacher.”
 
 ADOPT FINAL SCHOOL BUDGET, 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1559-2018 “BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education adopts the final 2018-2019 school district budget for submission to the State of New Jersey as follows:
 
                General Fund                                                       $ 22,043,464
                Restricted Special Revenue                              $       327,111
                Debt Service                                                         $       194,782
                Total Budget                                                         $  22,565,357
AND, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lincoln Park Board of Education includes in the final budget the adjustment for banked cap in the amount of $356,511 as, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-10.3(b), the district has fully exhausted all eligible statutory spending authority; with such adjustment to be used to support additional costs for students placed out of district at public and/or private schools, which costs the Lincoln Park Board of Education affirms will be completed by the end of the 2018-2019 budget year and acknowledges that they cannot be deferred or incrementally completed over a longer period of time; and
BE IT RESOLVED that the Lincoln Park Board of Education includes in the final budget the adjustment for increase costs of health benefits in the amount of $207,377, which additional funds will be used to pay for the additional increases in health benefit premiums; and
BE IT RESOLVED that the Lincoln Park Board of Education includes in the final budget a withdrawal from the Maintenance Reserve Account in the amount of $30,000, which funds will be used to support required maintenance and/or repairs for hall ceiling cabinet heaters, roof exhaust fans, water fountains, heating coil replacements and circulating pumps; and
BE IT RESOLVED that the Lincoln Park Board of Education includes in the final budget a withdrawal from the Capital Reserve Account in the amount of $147,150, which funds will be used to support the partial replacement of a roof and a rooftop unit at the middle school, a boiler hot water heater and bathroom partitions; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following General Fund and Debt Service tax levies be approved to support the 2018–2019 budget:
                                General Fund:                      $19,347,024
                                Debt Service Fund:             $     131,617
 
BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby approves and adopts the 2018-2019 School District Budget, and hereby determines to carry out the same.
 
IMPLEMENT 2018-2019 BUDGET
RESOLUTION 1560-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent and the Business Administrator to implement the 2018-2019 budget.”
GAS SERVICES THROUGH ACES
RESOLUTION 1561-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves a gas supply service agreement between the Lincoln Park Board of Education and South Jersey Energy Company through the Alliance for Competitive Energy Services (ACES) from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.”
MCESC PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES NON- PUBLIC AGREEMENT: 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1562-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Business Administrator, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves a Professional Support Services non-public Agreement with the Morris County Educational Services Commission for the 2018-2019 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board President and the Business Administrator are authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the Board of Education.
 
AUTHORIZATON TO SOLICIT BIDS – LINCOLN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL ROOF PROJECT
RESOLUTION 1563-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education authorizes the advertisement placed for the solicitation of bids for the Lincoln Park Middle School roof project.
 
 
 
THE SUBSTITUTE SERVICE, LLC
RESOLUTION 1564-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves a substitute service contract with The Substitute Service, LLC of Florham Park, New Jersey for the 2018-2019 school year, at a cost of $3,127.95, to be paid in ten (10) monthly payments of $312.79 each, beginning September 1, 2018 and ending June 1, 2019. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Business Administrator is authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the Board of Education.”
 
SECRETARY’S REPORT, FEBRUARY, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1565-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the February, 2018 Board Secretary’s Report.”
 
TREASURER’S REPORT, FEBRUARY, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1566-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the Treasurer’s Report for February, 2018.”
 
CERTIFICATION, FEBRUARY, 2018
                * RESOLUTION 1567-2018 “Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2A 10(e), the Board Secretary does
certify that the Board Secretary’s Report for February, 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, FEBRUARY, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1568-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the monthly transfer report for February, 2018 in compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-13.3(e).”
PAYROLL AND GENERAL ACCOUNTS BILLS LIST
* RESOLUTION 1569-2018 “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
4/30/2018
$              414,491.19
STATE SHARE - FICA
4/30/2018
$                23,683.40
BOARD SHARE - FICA
4/30/2018
$                  6,123.53
DELTA DENTAL - CHECK # 14522
4/30/2018
$                  7,699.23
HORIZON B/C B/S - CHECK # 14523
4/30/2018
$              205,568.62
 
TOTAL
$              657,565.97
     
FY18
 
 
BILLS LIST FUND 10
5/8/2018
 $            187,364.33
BILLS LIST FUND 20
5/8/2018
 $              32,612.07
BILLS LIST FUND 60
5/8/2018
 $              21,237.27
 
TOTAL
 $            241,213.67
 
GRAND  TOTAL
 $            898,779.64
 
 
 
 
 
 
A roll call was taken for Personnel / Finance:
YEA:  Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Stager
NAY:  None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried:  4-0-0
 
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Stager, moved to consider the following resolutions on Facilities:
 
USE OF FACILITIES
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Stager, moved to consider the following resolutions on Facilities:
 
  1.  
 
Group/
Organization
School
Location
Day
Date(s)
Time
Rental Fee
A
LP PAL
LPES
Gym
Monday-Friday
12/3/2018-3/15/2019
5:45pm-9:00pm-Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday.
Wednesday 5:45pm
7:00pm
 
    N/A
B
LP PAL
LPMS
Gym
Monday-Friday
12/3/2018-3/15/2019
5:45pm-9:15pm
    N/A
C
Borough of Lincoln Park
LPES
Gym
Wednesday’s
11/7/2018-3/27/2019
7:00pm-10:00pm
   N/A
 
 
A roll call was taken for Facilities:
YEA:  Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Stager
NAY:  None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried:  4-0-0
 
 
BOARD DISCUSSION
  • Breakfast program at the elementary school.  Mrs. Petty explained that the elementary school has been required to provide a breakfast program for the last couple of years because at one time, the percentage of eligible students to receive free/reduced meals was over 20%.  Because of the bus schedule with students arriving just before the bell, there is maybe one breakfast sold per month.  As the current percentage of eligible students is currently under the 20% threshold, the Administration would like to stop offering the breakfast program.  Discussion ensued whether or not breakfast could be served in the classroom.  Mr. Grube stated this could be difficult since some students have specials first period and it is difficult to have food in those spaces.  Consensus was reached to maintain the program through the end of this school year and not offer it next year, unless the percentage of eligible students reaches the 20% threshold.
  • Superintendent evaluation – Mrs. Petty reminded all members to complete the evaluation asap.
 
 

SECOND PUBLIC RECOGNITION REGARDING SCHOOL RELATED MATTERS

By a voice vote, the Board approved to forgo the second public recognition at 7:18 p.m., as there was no one from the public that wished to be recognized.
 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Henches, moved to enter into executive session at 7:18 p.m.
 
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 8:04 p.m.
               
A roll call was taken for Executive Session:
YEA:   Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Stager
NAY:   None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion was approved:  5-0-0
 
 
ADJOURNMENT
Trustee Stager, seconded by Trustee Henches, moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:06 p.m.
The motion was approved by unanimous vote.
 
 
Respectfully Submitted,
 
 
 
Juanita A. Petty, RSBA, SFO
Business Administrator / Board Secretary
 
 
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