SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 AGENDA

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Dates: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 3:15pm
LINCOLN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
 
LINCOLN PARK, NEW JERSEY
 
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
 
6:30 PM, LINCOLN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
 
SEPTEMBER 11, 2018
 
District Mission Statement
 
The Lincoln Park School District will provide, through its schools, an educational setting that helps childrento love and master learning, to work independently as well as collaboratively, and to develop the characterand 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.
 

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Presiding Officer

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.
 

4. Roll Call

____ Jack Gibbons, President
____ Frank Avena, Vice President
____ Todd Henches
____ Carol Nielsen
____ Michael Runfeldt
____ Robert Stager
____ Dina Stoel
 

5. Approval of Minutes

Motion by Trustee_____ seconded by Trustee_____
Roll call vote:
TH           CRN       MR          RS           DS          FA           JG
               
  1. Recommending the approval of the minutes of a regular meeting of the Board of Education held on August 21, 2018.
 

6. Superintendent’s Report

   

7. Business Administrator’s Report

 

8.  Committee Reports

A. Curriculum / Personnel (Carol Nielsen)
B. MCSBA (Rob Stager)
C. Finance / Facilities (Frank Avena)
D. Negotiations (Jack Gibbons)
E. Lincoln Park / Pequannock Shared Services (Frank Avena)
F. Policy / Public Relations (Todd Henches)
G. MCESC (Todd Henches)
H. NJSBA (Michael Runfeldt)
I. Boonton High School Representative / High School (Jack Gibbons)
 

9. First Public Recognition Regarding School Related Matters

                1.             Motion by Trustee_______, seconded by Trustee______, Opened at_____P.M.
                2.             Motion by Trustee___, seconded By Trustee_____, Closed at ____P.M.               
 

10. Annual Appointments

 

11. Resolutions

 
A. ADMINISTRATION
Motion by Trustee_______, seconded by Trustee______
Roll call vote:
TH           CRN       MR          RS           DS          FA           JG
 
  1.     DISTRICT GOALS
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “WHEREAS, the Board of Education reviewed the following at the August board meeting.
BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the Lincoln Park Public Schools District Goals for the 2018-2019 school year:
  •  Implementation and expansion of benchmark tools in grades K-8. (Year 2 of 2-year goal)
  • To increase and expand the use of technology in instruction and learning
  • Enhance engagement with and enhance the well-being of adults and students in our learning community”
 
  1. TITLE I INFORMATION PACKET
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “WHEREAS, the Board of Education reviewed the following via an update provided to them on September 7, 2018.
BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the Title I information packet which includes Right to Know Letter, Parental Involvement Policy, School Parent Compact, and Title I Program Information packet as per the NCLB submission guidelines.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the posting of this information on the District website.”
 
  1. ANTI-BULLYING COORDINATOR AND SPECIALIST POSITIONS
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “WHEREAS, the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying policy (Policy 5131.1) requires the appointments of an Anti-Bullying Coordinator for the district and an Anti-Bullying Specialist for each school;
BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following staff for these positions:
Wendy Billig – Anti-Bullying Coordinator
David Winston – Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Jaclyn Heftler – Anti-Bullying Specialist, LPES
Donna Nilsson – Anti-Bullying Specialist, LPMS
Cristina Puri – Anti-Bullying Specialist, LPMS.”
 
  1. SCHOOL SAFETY TEAMS
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “WHEREAS, the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying policy (Policy 5131.1) requires the appointments of School Safety Teams for each school;
BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following staff as members of the school safety teams for the 2018-2019 school year:
LPMS                                                       LPES                                                                         
Donna Ahman     *Donna Nilsson        Kristin Bell              Melissa Flach-Bammer
Wendy Billig         *Cristina Puri           Wendy Billig           Jimmy Topetta
Judith DeJosia     David Winston          Kathryn Davidson   Cynthia Roller
Angela Tone                                        Jaclyn Deady          Christiana Calandrillo
Loni Lopuski                                        *Jaclyn Heftler        Barbara Van Kalsbeck
Michael Meyer                                     Suzanne Iapoce     David Winston
                                                            Carolyn Kerwin
                                                            Cassandra Cotspopolous
*Designated School Anti-Bullying Specialist”
 
  1.    SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PANELS
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “WHEREAS, the Teacher Effectiveness and Accountability for Children of New Jersey Act (TEACHNJ) requires the appointments of School Improvement Panels;
BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following members of the School Improvement Panels for each school:
LPMS                                                                     LPES                                                     
Michael Meyer     Ryan Kelly                           Melissa Bammer   Jaclyn Deady
Wendy Billig         Danielle Koldyk                   Wendy Billig           Gina DeVito
David Winston      Donna Nilsson                   David Winston        Suzanne Iapoce
Donna Ahman     Danielle Zodda                    Colleen Arnold       Amy Pohlman
Judith DeJosia                                                Kristen Bell             Katelyn Williams”
 
  1. DISTRICT EVALUATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “WHEREAS, the Teacher Effectiveness and Accountability for Children of New Jersey Act (TEACHNJ) requires the appointments of a District Evaluation Advisory Committee;
BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following members of the District Evaluation Advisory Committee:
Jack Gibbons       Wendy Billig              Judy DeJosia      Diane Marchione
Jim Grube             Melissa Bammer      Gina DeVito        Donna Nilsson               
Juanita Petty         Michael Meyer          Matt Spencer      Danielle Zodda”
David Winston      Amy Pohlman           Colleen Arnold  
               
  1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following members of the Professional Development Advisory Committee:
Colleen Arnold       Judy DeJosia     Jim Grube
Jennifer Bastedo   Gina DeVito        David Winston”
 
  1. ADDITION OF PRESCHOOL STUDENT:  2018-2019
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves the addition of student, P.H., on a tuition basis, in the amount of $2,080.00 per annum, for the 3-year old Preschool Program in the Lincoln Park School District for the 2018-2019 school year, effective September 10, 2018 through June 19, 2019 or the last day of school. 
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.”
 
 
  1. REVISED TEACHER EVALUATION MODEL
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the Danielson Framework for Teaching Evaluations for 2018-2019, as approved by the District Evaluation Advisory Committee per the State’s revised summative scoring rating as indicated below:
                                                TEACHER WITHOUT SGP    TEACHER WITH mSGP
Breakdown of          85%  Teacher Practice                       70%  Teacher Practice
Total Score             15%  SGO                                          25%  SGO
                                                                                        5%  mSGP
  1. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the evaluations will also follow the Danielson Domain Percentages of:
Domain 1 - 15%; Domain 2 - 35%; Domain 3 – 35%; Domain 4 – 15%.” 
 
.           REVISED PRINCIPAL EVALUATION MODEL
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the New Jersey Principal Evaluation for Professional Learning Observation Instrument for 2018-2019.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the evaluations will be scored as indicated by the revised ratings below:
                                                PRINCIPAL WITHOUT SGP              PRINCIPAL WITH mSGP
Breakdown of                       80%  Principal Practice                   70%  Principal Practice
Total Score                           10%  SGO Average                         10%  SGO Average
                                             10%  Administrative Goals            10%  Administrative Goals
                                                                                                   10%  mSGP”
 
  1. PROFESSIONAL DAY WORKSHOP ATTENDANCE
    RESOLUTION 000-2018 “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
J. Heftler
Anti-Bullying Specialist Program, 9/25-26/18
$300
212
 
 
B.  CURRICULUM
 
1.          FIVE YEAR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT/IMPROVEMENT CYCLE & TEXTBOOK
             REVIEW
* RESOLUTION 000-2018 “WHEREAS, the Curriculum/Personnel Committee reviewed the following via an update provided to them on September 7, 2018.
BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the revised Lincoln Park School District’s Five Year Curriculum Development/Improvement Cycle and Textbook Review.”
 
  1. ELL/ESL CURRICULUM
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “WHEREAS, the Curriculum/Personnel Committee reviewed the following via an update provided to them on September 7, 2018.
BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the revised Academic English Language Learning (ELL)/English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum.”
 
 
               
C. PERSONNEL
Motion by Trustee_______, seconded by Trustee______
Roll call vote:
TH           CRN       MR          RS           DS          FA           JG
 
  1. RESCIND MEDICAL LEAVE, ID #000633 
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education rescinds resolution 1724--2018 which was passed on August 21, 2018 in the following form:
RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Employee ID #000350, for medical leave beginning September 4, 2018 through November 2, 2018 as sick days, with benefits, returning to work.”
 
  1. MEDICAL LEAVE, ID #000633 
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Employee ID #000633, for medical leave beginning September 4, 2018 through September 6, 2018 as personal days, September 7, 2018 through October 10, 2018 as sick days, and October 10, 2018 through November 2, 2018 as unpaid leave with benefits, returning to work November 5, 2018.”
 
  1. TEACHER MENTOR
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following teacher to mentor the following first year teacher:         
First Year Teacher               Mentor                   Effective Date
Nicolette Gold                      Kristin Bell             September 1, 2018”
 
  1. MOVEMENT ON GUIDE, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “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
Move To
 
Step on Guide
Base Salary
Step on Guide
Base Salary
Emily Lopez
Step 3, BA+15
$56,260
Step 3, MA
$60,760
               
 
D. FINANCE
Motion by Trustee_____, seconded by Trustee_______
Roll call vote:
TH           CRN       MR          RS           DS          FA           JG
 
 
  1. DISPOSAL OF ITEMS
RESOLUTION 000-2018 "RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the disposal of the following items:
 
Electronics
27” Toshiba color TV- no asset tag number
Toshiba VHS VCR-00594
Electronic scrolling sign- obsolete-0057”
 
Athletic equipment
12 Lacrosse Sticks
12 Hockey Helmets
20 Hockey Gloves
25 Old Girls Soccer Uniforms
25 Old Boys Soccer Uniforms
25 Field Hockey Uniforms
15 Field Hockey Sticks
20 Cheer Uniforms
20 Boys Soccer Uniforms (2 sets ago)
20 Girls Soccer Uniforms (2 sets ago)
25 Baseball Uniforms
1 Old balance board
4 Pairs of stilts
3 Rowing machines.”
 
 
2.           PAYROLL AND GENERAL ACCOUNTS BILLS LIST
* RESOLUTION 000-2018 “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
8/30/2018
$                76,699.15
STATE SHARE - FICA
8/30/2018
 $                2,056.61
BOARD SHARE
8/30/2018
 $                3,556.18
DELTA DENTAL - CK# 14921
9/1/2018
 $                8,088.08
HORIZON B/C B/S - CK# 14922
9/1/2018
 $             211,429.16
 
TOTAL
 $             301,829.18
     
     
FY19
 
 
BILLS LIST FUND 10
9/11/2018
 $             772,088.61
BILLS LIST FUND 20
9/11/2018
 $                          .00
BILLS LIST FUND 60
9/11/2018
 $                3,920.00
 
TOTAL
 $             776,008.61
 
GRAND TOTAL
 $          1,077,837.79
 
 
 
E.  USE OF FACILITIES
Motion by Trustee_____, seconded by Trustee_______
Roll call vote:
TH           CRN       MR          RS           DS          FA           JG
 
  1. USE OF FACILITIES
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “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
Girl  Scouts
LPES
Cafeteria
Wednesdays
9/19/18, 10/17/18, 10/24/18, 11/7/18, 11/21/18, 12/5/18, 12/19/18, 1/9/2019, 1/23/19, 2/13/19, 2/27/19, 3/13/19, 3/27/19, 4/10/19, 4/24/19, 5/819,
5/22/19,
6/5/19, 6/12/19
 
6:00-7:30 pm
N/A
B
Cub Scouts*
LPES
Cafeteria
Tuesdays
*Rescinding prior submittal of facilities use, which was on  the 8/21/18 agenda
6:00-8:00 pm
N/A
C
Girl Scouts
LPMS
Art room
Mondays
9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/26, 1/7, 1/28, 2/25, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6, 6/3
6:00-8:30 pm
N/A
D
Girl Scouts
LPMS
Art room
Mondays & Wednesday, 9/19
9/19, 10/22, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/29, 5/20
6:00 pm
N/A
E
Cheerleading
LPES
Gym
Monday through Thursday
9/6, 9/10-13, 9/17-20, 9/24-27, 10/1-4, 10/9-11, 10/15-18, 10/22-25, 10/29-30, 11/1, 11/5-8, 11/12-15, 11/19-21, 11/26-29, 12/3-6,
12/10-13
6:30-9:00 p.m.
N/A
F
Cheerleading
LPMS
Gym
*Amend former board approved facilities request to add the following dates and for practices to go until 9:00 p.m., and not 8:30 as previously approved on 5/22*
Additional dates needed:
11/26-29, 12/3-6, & 12/10-13
6:30-9:00 p.m.
N/A
G
PTO
LPES
Café
Tuesdays
11/13/18, 1/15/19, 3/12/19, & 5/14/19
6:45 pm to 8:30 pm
N/A
H
PTO
LPES
Gym & library
Tuesdays
11/13/18, 1/15/19, 3/12/19, & 5/14/19
6:45 pm to 8:30 pm
N/A
I
Borough of Lincoln Park
LPMS
Parking lot
Saturday
9/22/18
5:00 pm to midnight
N/A
 
 
 

12. Board Discussion

 

13. Second Public Recognition Regarding School Related Matters

 
1.             Motion by Trustee                    , seconded by Trustee ________opened at______P.M.       
2.             Motion by Trustee_________, seconded by Trustee_________closed at_______P.M.
 

14. Executive Session

 
  1. Motion by Trustee_____, seconded by Trustee_____
           To enter into executive session at______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._________________
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.
 
2.      Motion by Trustee______, seconded by Trustee________
 
         To return from executive session at ______P.M.
 
RESOLUTIONS EMANATING FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

15.  Adjournment

TH           CRN       MR          RS           DS          FA           JG
 
1.   Motion by Trustee__________, seconded by Trustee_________
      To adjourn the meeting at________P.M.
Groups audience: