SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 MINUTES

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Dates: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 9:45am
LINCOLN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
LINCOLN PARK, NEW JERSEY
MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
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 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 6:38 p.m., and he led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. He then read the following statement into the record:
In accordance with the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act, I wish to announce that:
The New Jersey Open Public Meetings Law was enacted to ensure the right of the public to have advance notice of and to attend the meetings of public bodies at which any business affecting their interests is discussed or acted upon.  In accordance with the provisions of the act, the Lincoln Park Board of Education has caused notice of this meeting to be mailed to the Daily Record and The Record and posted at the Board of Education Administrative Offices and filed with the Borough Clerk.
MEMBERS PRESENT:          Mr. Avena (Departed 7:01), Mr. Gibbons,
Mr. Henches (Arrived 6:51), Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Stager, Mrs. Stoel
 
MEMBERS ABSENT:               Mr. Runfeldt
 
ADMINISTRATION:               Mr. James Grube, Superintendent
 
OTHERS PRESENT:             None
 
 
MINUTES
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Stager, moved to approve the minutes of the regular meeting and executive session of the Board of Education on August 21, 2018.  The minutes were approved by a roll call vote:  5-0-0.
 
 
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT     
  1. Changes to the agenda
  • Removal of item #10; there are no appointments on tonight’s agenda.
  • Administration #4; School Safety/Climate Teams: remove Catherine Plesh and add Carolyn Kerwin, Jimmy Topetta, and Cassandra Costopolas.
  • Finance #2, Bills List Fund 10, remove the following:
  • PO #19009, 190012, 190013 Really Good Stuff, remove $2,551.65 (discrepancy of 4 cents).
  • PO #190345 Cascade, remove $65.72 (discrepancy from the PO & Bills List of 30 cents).
  • Fund 10 will now read: $769,471.24
  • Total of Funds will now read: $773,391.24
  • Grand Total will now read: $1,075,220.42
  1. The opening of school went very well; it was very hot, but students and staff handled it very well.
  • Some minor issues with buses, as well as parking lot issues during drop off and pick up, but all minor issues for the first couple of days of school.
      C.     No HIB to report. No suspensions to report.
 
      D.     Mr. Grube shared he received a call from a parent, which he shared in his Friday
               Update, and would like to have further discussion during board discussion: LPES bus
               route for the neighborhood behind the firehouse on Pine Brook Road, and the Boonton
               High School late bus.
 
      E.   Roofing and asbestos removal project completed, except for punch list items.
  • RTU all installed.
  • Lighting project is 98% completed in both schools.
 
    F.    Request from the Borough of Safe Routes to School letter from the Board, which will be
          discussed during board discussion.
 
BUSINESS AMDINISTRATOR’S REPORT
No report.
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
Curriculum / Personnel, Carol Nielsen
  • No meeting, no report. The curriculum cycle and curriculum are on the agenda for approval.
 
MCSBA, Robert Stager
  • No meeting, no report. The next meeting is next Thursday.
 
Finance / Facilities, Frank Avena
  • No meeting, no report. The next meeting will be at 5:30 on September 25th.
 
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
  • No meeting, no report.
 
NJSBA, Michael Runfeldt
  • On October 2nd, the NJSBA will unveil white paper on what schools are doing to help students who do not plan on attending college.
 
Boonton High School Representative / High School, Jack Gibbons
  1. There was a meeting last night. Boonton High School is one of three districts in Morris County applying for a grant to fully fund a pre-kindergarten program. Currently, Boonton High School charges $5,200 for the year; the state will fund $13,000 if they are selected to receive the grant.
  2. Block period is going well; block lunch is working, and there are no issues at this time.
 
FIRST PUBLIC RECOGNITION REGARDING SCHOOL RELATED MATTERS
By a voice vote, the Board approved to forgo the first public recognition, as there was no one from the public in attendance wishing to address the Board.
 
RESOLUTIONS
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Avena, moved Administration items #1-11.
Mr. Stager suggested modifying the language in the third district goal; the board discussed the language and the wording in the resolution was modified.
 
ADMINISTRATION
DISTRICT GOALS
RESOLUTION 1738-2018 “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”
 
TITLE I INFORMATION PACKET
RESOLUTION 1739-2018 “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.”
 
ANTI-BULLYING COORDINATOR AND SPECIALIST POSITIONS
RESOLUTION 1740-2018 “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.”
 
SCHOOL SAFETY/CLIMATE TEAMS
RESOLUTION 1741-2018 “WHEREAS, the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying policy (Policy 5131.1) requires the appointments of School Safety/Climate 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 Cotspopoulos
*Designated School Anti-Bullying Specialist”
 
 
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PANELS
RESOLUTION 1742-2018 “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”
 
 
DISTRICT EVALUATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
RESOLUTION 1743-2018 “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  
               
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
RESOLUTION 1744-2018 “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”
 
ADDITION OF PRESCHOOL STUDENT:  2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1745-2018 “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.”
 
REVISED TEACHER EVALUATION MODEL
RESOLUTION 1746-2018 “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
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 1747-2018 “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”
 
PROFESSIONAL DAY WORKSHOP ATTENDANCE
RESOLUTION 1748-2018 “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
 
 
A roll call vote was taken for Administration.
YEA: Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Stager, Mrs. Stoel, Mr. Avena, Mr. Gibbons
NAY: None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried: 6-0-0
 
 
CURRICULUM
Trustee Stager, seconded by Trustee Nielsen, moved Curriculum items #1-2, and Personnel items #1-4.
 
FIVE YEAR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT/IMPROVEMENT CYCLE & TEXTBOOK REVIEW
*RESOLUTION 1749-2018 “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.”
 
ELL/ESL CURRICULUM
RESOLUTION 1750-2018 “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.”
 
A roll call vote was taken for Curriculum.
YEA: Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Stager, Mrs. Stoel, Mr. Gibbons
NAY: None
The motion carried: 5-0-0
 
 
PERSONNEL
RESCIND MEDICAL LEAVE, ID #000633
RESOLUTION 1751-2018 “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.”
 
MEDICAL LEAVE, ID #000633
RESOLUTION 1752-2018 “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.”
 
TEACHER MENTOR
RESOLUTION 1753-2018 “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”
 
MOVEMENT ON GUIDE, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
RESOLUTION 1754-2018 “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
               
A roll call vote was taken for Personnel.
YEA: Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Stager, Mrs. Stoel, Mr. Gibbons
NAY: None
The motion carried: 5-0-0
 
FINANCE
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Henches, moved Finance items #1-2.
 
DISPOSAL OF ITEMS
RESOLUTION 1755-2018 "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.”
PAYROLL AND GENERAL ACCOUNTS BILLS LIST
* RESOLUTION 1756-2018 “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
 
A roll call vote was taken for Finance.
YEA: Mr. Henches, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Stager, Mrs. Stoel, Mr. Gibbons
NAY: None
The motion carried: 5-0-0
 
 
USE OF FACILITIES
Trustee Stager, seconded by Trustee Henches, moved Facilities item #1.
 
USE OF FACILITIES
RESOLUTION 1757-2018 “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
 
 
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION
There was no Executive Session.
ADJOURNMENT
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Stager, moved for the Board:
 
      To adjourn the meeting at 8:06 p.m.
 
 
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
 
 
James W. Grube
Acting Board Secretary
 
 
 
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