NOVEMBER 13, 2018 AGENDA

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Dates: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:30am
LINCOLN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
LINCOLN PARK, NEW JERSEY
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
6:30 PM, LINCOLN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
NOVEMBER 13, 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 October 16, 2018.
                                                                                                                                              

6. Presentations

 
     Public Presentation 2017–2018 School Safety Data Report for Period 2
     Student Council President’s Update

 

7. Superintendent’s Report

 
    Changes to the Agenda
    HIB Report
    Suspension Report
 
  

8. Business Administrator’s Report

  
  •     Elementary School Drills:
   September 25, 2018 – School bus drill, during morning drop off, in the front of the
    school. All eight buses were involved, and Mrs. Bammer and the bus drivers oversaw
    the drill.
 
   October 17, 2018 – Fire Drill
   October 22, 2018 – Evacuation Drill
 
 
  •    Middle School Drills:
 
   October 10, 2018 – Fire Drill
   October 26, 2018 – Evacuation Drill
 
  • Fiscal Year 2018 Audit
  • Financial Reports - revised for June, July, August
 

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 .        RECOGNITION AND ACCEPTANCE OF STUDENT SAFETY DATA REPORT
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education recognizes the Superintendent’s report at the November 13, 2018 board meeting on the incidents of violence and vandalism during the 2017-2018 school year as reported on the School Safety Data System (SSDS) for the State.”
 
2.         NURSING SERVICES PLAN
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “WHEREAS, the members of the Board reviewed the following via an update provided to them on November 8, 2018.
BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the school district’s 2018-2019 Nursing Services Plan.”
 
3.          HIB REPORT, NOVEMBER 2018
* RESOLUTION 000-2018 “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 November 7, 2018, as summarized:                                                                                              LPES     LPMS
                                                Incidents Reported              0          2    
                                                Confirmed HIB                     0          0  
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the remedial and disciplinary action taken by the building principals.”
 
4.         SALARY: TREASURER
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves a salary increase for Mr. Gary Stranz, Treasurer of School Moneys, to $6,000.00 per year (prorated), effective November 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.”
 
5.         OUT OF DISTRICT PLACEMENT: 2018-2019, #2212538128
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves the placement of student State ID #2212538128 to attend Legacy Treatment Services - Mary A. Dobbins School, at a rate of $341.77 per day, for 210 days, not to exceed $71,771.70, account #11.000.100.566.00, effective July 5, 2018 through June 30, 2019.     
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.”
 
6.         FIELD TRIP
RESOLUTION 000-2018 "RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following field trip at no expense to the Board of Education:
Date                         Participants               Destination
May, 2019               Grade 3                      Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ”
 
7.         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
M. Meyer
Genesis User Group meeting, 11/14/18
---
28
D. Nilsson
Genesis User Group meeting, 11/14/18
---
28
J. Kaye
Special Education Laws Made Simple, 12/12/18
$359
---
J. Bastedo
Annual Bilingual/ESL Conference, 12/7/18
$135
---
K. Sellix
Annual Suicide Prevention Conference, 12/6/18
$95
---
A. von Recklinghausen
Practical Co-Teaching Strategies…Inclusive Classrooms, 12/11/18
$259
---
R. Del Vescovo
NJASL Fall Conference, 12/4/18
$135
---
A. von Recklinghausen
Annual Bilingual/ESL Conference, 12/7/18
$135
---
L. Schurman Annual Bilingual/ESL Conference, 12/7/18   $135 ---
M. Meyer NJEdCamp 2018, 11/17/18    --- 95
   * 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.”
 
 
B. PERSONNEL
Motion by Trustee_______, seconded by Trustee______
Roll call vote:
TH           CRN       MR          RS           DS          FA           JG
 
 
1.         STUDENT TEACHERS
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following student teachers to be placed with the respective teaching staff members listed below:
 
    Student Teacher, School                      Placement                        Dates    
    A. K.Craven, William Paterson Univ.      LPES, J. Toppeta, PE  1/17/19–5/2/19
    B. M.Fengya, William Paterson Univ.     LPMS, S. Panek, Gr. 5 1/17/19–5/2/19;
                                                                                                9/1/19–12/12/19
    C. O.Piotrowski, William Paterson Univ. LPES, K. Leptuck-Gabel, Gr. 4 
                                                                                                 1/17/19–5/2/19;
                  9/1/19–12/12/19
   D. M.Rojek, William Paterson Univ.      LPMS, M. Holly, Music  1/17/19–5/2/19”
 
2.        SUBSTITUTES, 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following substitutes at the approved substitute rates of pay, as called, effective November 14, 2018 through June 30, 2019:           
  1. Virginia Joy, Teacher (effective November 5, 2018, for post-approval)
  2. Caitlyn McGee, Teacher
  3. Jacqueline Savarese, Teacher”
 
3.         RESIGNATION, KIEVIT
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts the resignation of Katelyn Kievit, Student Shadow, Lincoln Park Elementary School, effective November 9, 2018.”
 
 
4.         MATERNITY LEAVE, EMPLOYEE #001647
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Employee ID #001647 for maternity leave beginning January 2, 2019 through January 31, 2019 as sick days, and February 1, 2019 through May 2, 2019 under the Family Medical Leave Act, unpaid with benefits;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, Employee ID #001647 will not be returning to her current position at the completion of her leave.”
 
C. FINANCE
Motion by Trustee_____, seconded by Trustee_______
Roll call vote:
TH           CRN       MR          RS           DS          FA           JG
 
 

1.       CHANGE ORDER, MIDDLE SCHOOL ROOF PROJECT

RESOLUTION 000-2018 "RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, and as certified by the School Architect, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Change Order #2 from More Consulting Corp., reducing the contract by $3,152.50 to reimburse the District for required repairs to fire alarm components damaged by water penetration during construction, for a revised contract amount as follows:

 

Original contract sum                                                 $ 115,000.00

Net change by previously authorized change order:  $    15,500.00

Change Order #2 as noted:                                        -$   3,152.50

          Contract Sum after change order:                               $127,347.50
 
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 10/15/2018  $               434,196.43
STATE SHARE - FICA 10/15/2018  $                24,707.85
BOARD SHARE  10/15/2018  $                  6,014.38
DELTA DENTAL - CK# 15119 11/1/2018  $                  7,543.69
HORIZON B/C B/S - CK# 15120 11/1/2018  $               206,688.12
  TOTAL  $               679,150.47
     
BILLS DESCRIPTION  DATED  AMOUNT
PAYROLL GENERAL 10/31/2018  $               442,447.98
STATE SHARE - FICA 10/31/2018  $                24,875.76
BOARD SHARE  10/31/2018  $                  6,466.16
  TOTAL  $               473,789.90
     
FY19    
BILLS LIST FUND 10 11/13/2018  $               270,315.06
BILLS LIST FUND 20 11/13/2018  $                22,701.25
BILLS LIST FUND 60 11/13/2018  $                35,281.77
  TOTAL  $               328,298.08
  GRAND TOTAL   $           1,481,238.45
             
3.       COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE PLAN AND M-1 ANNUAL MAINTENANCE REPORT
          *RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the       
          Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the Comprehensive
          Maintenance Plan and the Annual Maintenance Report (M-1) for submission to the Morris
          County Department of Education.”
 
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
LP PAL Basketball
Middle School
Gym
Friday
11/16/18
5:30 pm – 9:00 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.
 
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