SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 AGENDA

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Dates: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:45pm

LINCOLN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

LINCOLN PARK, NEW JERSEY

 

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

 

6:30 PM, LINCOLN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

SEPTEMBER 25, 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.

 

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 September 11, 2018.

6. Presentations

PARCC and School Administrators’ Update: Wendy Billig, Melissa Flach-Bammer, Michael Meyer, Dave Winston

7. Superintendent’s Report

 

Changes to the Agenda

HIB Report

Suspension Report

 

8. Business Administrator’s Report

 

9. 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)

 

10. 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.

 

11. Resolutions

 

A. ADMINISTRATION

Motion by Trustee_______, seconded by Trustee______

Roll call vote:

TH CRN MR RS DS FA JG

1.           COMPREHENSIVE EQUITY PLAN STATEMENT OF ASSURANCE

RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the submission of the Comprehensive Equity Plan Annual Statement of Assurance for the 2018-2019 school year.”

 

2.           LEAD TESTING PROGRAM STATEMENT OF ASSURANCE

RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves the submission of the Lead Testing Program Statement of Assurance for the 2017-2018 school year.”

 

3.           SCHOOL BUILDING LEVEL OBJECTIVES

RESOLUTION 000-2018 “WHEREAS the Lincoln Park Board of Education reviewed the following via an update on September 21, 2018.

BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the 2018-2019 School Building Level Objectives for the Lincoln Park Elementary School and the Lincoln Park Middle School.”

 

4.           MENTORING PLAN

RESOLUTION 000-2018 “WHEREAS, the Lincoln Park Board of Education reviewed the following via an update on September 21, 2018.

BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the Lincoln Park School District Mentoring Plan;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that there will be minimal financial impact to the District for mentoring, in the area of professional development.”

 

5.             SCHOOL SELF-ASSESSMENT FOR DETERMINING GRADES UNDER THE ANTI-                                                    BULLYING BILL OF RIGHTS ACT
                RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent,                                       the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the submission of the School Self-                                                         Assessment for Determining Grades under the Anti-Bullying Bill of                                                                                Rights Act for  July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018.”
 

6.           WEEK OF RESPECT AND VIOLENCE AWARENESS WEEK

RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education recognizes the schools’ participation in the “Week of Respect,” October 1–5, 2018 and Violence Awareness Week, October 15–19, 2018.”

 

7.            FIELD TRIPS
RESOLUTION 000-2018 "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:
Date                   Participants     Destination
October, 2018      Grade 8        Boonton/LP Field Day, Boonton High School, Boonton, NJ
              June, 2019           Grade 8         Great Wolf Lodge, Scotrun, PA
              June, 2019           Grade 8         Philadelphia Tour, Philadelphia, PA”
 
8.            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
K. Cifelli
School Emergency Triage Training, 10/8/18
$125
---
K. Sellix
Ethical Issues in Schools, 10/8/18
$129
---
E. Moore
Annual AENJ Fall Conference, 10/1/18
$185
---
Y. Chen
Google Certified Educator Level 2 Bootcamp, 12/7/18
$200
---
M. Bammer
MCAEMSA Fall Conference, 10/4/18
---
32
R. Neal
Google Certified Education Level 1 Bootcamp, 10/11-12/18
$300
----
J. Petty
NJSBA Annual Workshop, 10/22/18-10/25/18
$730*
270+tolls
J. Grube
NJSBA Annual Workshop, 10/23/18-10/25/18
$553*
270+tolls
* for post-approval
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the costs of attendance at the stated functions, including all registration fees and statutorily authorized travel expenditures, provided that such expenditures are within the annual maximum travel expenditure amount, and that the total cost of the related travel expense will not exceed the amounts stipulated above.”
 
9.             PROFESSIONAL DAY WORKSHOP ATTENDANCE FOR BOARD MEMBERS
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 members of the Lincoln Park Board of Education at the following State conference:
 
Name of Attendee
Name and Date of Event
Event Cost
Estimated Mileage
C. Nielsen
NJSBA Annual Workshop, 10/22/18 to 10/25/18
$730 *
270+tolls
F. Avena
NJSBA Annual Workshop, 10/22/18 to 10/25/18
$730 *
270+tolls
J. Gibbons
NJSBA Annual Workshop, 10/23/18 to 10/25/18
$553*
270+tolls
T. Henches
NJSBA Annual Workshop, 10/22/18 to 10/25/18
$730*
270+tolls
D. Stoel
NJSBA Annual Workshop, 10/22/18 to 10/25/18
$730*
270+tolls
  M. Runfeldt NJSBA Annual Workshop, 10/22/18 to 10/25/18    $730*   270+tolls
R. Stager
NJSBA Annual Workshop, 10/22/18 to 10/25/18
$730 *
270+tolls
 
  •  Cost includes registration of $1,500 based on 9 attendees, hotel, meals and incidentals based on three nights stay (except as noted for Gibbons) but is subject to change based on actual attendees and nights.

B. PERSONNEL

Motion by Trustee_______, seconded by Trustee______

Roll call vote:

TH CRN MR RS DS FA JG

 

1.           ART TEACHER LEAVE REPLACEMENT, DOCKENDORF

RESOLUTION 000-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Jennifer Dockendorf, Art Teacher, Leave Replacement, at a salary of $54,260 (Step 1, BA), with benefits as per the LPEA Agreement, account #11.130.100.101.07, effective October 8, 2018 through January 30, 2019.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all leave replacement positions within the Lincoln Park School District are not eligible for tenure accrual.

 

2.           ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICUM, LEY

RESOLUTION 000-2018 RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Christopher Ley to complete an Administrative Practicum for The University of Scranton, composed of 150 hours of administrative work with Mr. Meyer and Mrs. Billig, during the 2018-2019 school year.”

 

3.           RESIGNATION, MILTNER

RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts, with regret, the resignation due to retirement of Lewis Miltner, Head Custodian, Lincoln Park Middle School, effective at the end of the workday on December 31, 2018.”

 

4.           SUBSTITUTE, 2018-2019

RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves the following substitute at the approved substitute rate of pay, as called, effective September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019:

  A. IIlysa Berkowitz, Teacher”

5.         APPROVAL OF INTERNSHIP, MANN

RESOLUTION 000-2018 "RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Lauren Mann, Caldwell University student, for an internship comprised of 25 hours of observation in the Lincoln Park Middle School, effective September 26, 2018 through December 7, 2018."

 

C. FINANCE

Motion by Trustee_____, seconded by Trustee_______

Roll call vote:

TH CRN MR RS DS FA JG

 

1.           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
9/15/2018
$        418,883.16
STATE SHARE - FICA
9/15/2018
 $         25,209.63
BOARD SHARE
9/15/2018
 $            4,768.31
DELTA DENTAL
9/1/2018
 $                          -  
HORIZON B/C B/S
9/1/2018
 $                          -  
 
TOTAL
 $       448,861.10
     
     
FY19
 
 
BILLS LIST FUND 10
9/25/2018
 $        776,976.95
BILLS LIST FUND 20
9/25/2018
 $          25,549.80
BILLS LIST FUND 60
9/25/2018
 $          10,797.63
 
TOTAL
 $         813,324.38
 
GRAND TOTAL
 $     1,262,185.48
     

 

2.             APPROVAL OF CHECKS
* RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the issuance of the following three checks, withdrawn from the bills list at the last Board of Education Meeting, as reviewed and approved by the Finance Committee:
 
Check No.           Check Date            Vendor                                   Amount  
14930                    9/11/18                  Cascade                                $ 1,208.44
14978                    9/11/18                  Really Good Stuff                  $    676.70
14959                    9/11/18                  Really Good Stuff                  $ 1,874.95
 
 
3.             APPROVAL OF ISSUANCE OF A CHECK
* RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the issuance of a manual check for P.O. #190436 to the Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City, NJ for the actual room cost of attendees at the NJSBA Annual Workshop on October 22 through 25, 2018 in an amount not to exceed the estimated cost as noted in Administration motions #8 and #9 of $2,825.00; and further, that the check be ratified by the Board at its next meeting.”

 

D. 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

PTO

LPES

Parking lot & field

Friday

10/5/18

 

8:45 am-12:00 pm

N/A

B

PTO

LPMS

Library

Monday-Friday

10/22/18-10/26/18

8:00 am-3:00 pm

N/A

C

PTO

LPMS

Library

Wednesday

10/24/18

5:00 pm-8:30 pm

N/A

D

PTO

LPMS

APR

Friday

10/26/18

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

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: