DECEMBER 18, 2018 AGENDA

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Dates: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 2:30pm
LINCOLN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
 
LINCOLN PARK, NEW JERSEY
 
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
 
6:30 PM, LINCOLN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
 
DECEMBER 18, 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. Executive Session

1.             Motion by Trustee_____, seconded by Trustee_____
 
                To enter into executive session at______P.M.
 
WHEREASSection 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 WHEREASthe 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/Legal_____________
 
   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

6. 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 November 27, 2018.
                                                                                                                                                    

7. Superintendent’s Report

    Changes to the Agenda
    HIB Report
    Suspension Report
    Enrollment Report
 

8. Business Administrator’s Report

 
Elementary School Drills 
  • Bus Drill: 11/21/18
  • Fire Drill: 11/26/18
  • Evacuation Drill: 11/27/18
 
Middle School Drills 
  • Fire Drill: 11/1/18
  • Lockdown Drill: 11/27/18
 

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.         HEALTH AND SAFETY EVALUATION 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 Health and Safety Evaluation of School Buildings Checklist Statement of Assurance for the 2018-2019 school year.”
 
2.         HIB REPORT, DECEMBER 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 December 14, 2018, as summarized:                                                                                              LPES     LPMS
                                                Incidents Reported              1           0
                                                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.”
 
3.         EVALUATION MODEL FOR DISTRICT-LEVEL ADMINISTRATORS
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 district directors and supervisors of instructional staff for 2018-2019.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the evaluations will be scored as indicated by the ratings below:
                                                Administrator without SGP
Breakdown of                          85%  Teacher Practice
Total Score                              15%  SGO Average”
 
4.         PRESCHOOL PROGRAM AIDE
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the establishment of a Student Shadow position, for up to 25 hours per week, for the Preschool Program, effective December 19, 2018 through June 30, 2019.”
 
5.        OUT OF DISTRICT PLACEMENT: 2018-2019, #8409507387
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 #8409507387 – Lincoln Park, to attend Montgomery Academy for 139 days, at a rate of $338.57 per day, not to exceed $47,061.23, account #11.000.100.566.00, effective November  5, 2018 through June  20, 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.        HOME INSTRUCTION: 2018-2019, #4029605328
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “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 #4029605328 – 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 November 19, 2018, per the Boonton Child Study Team and the Boonton Board agenda dated December 3, 2018.”
 
7.        HOME INSTRUCTION:  2018, #1250862233
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves the provision of home instruction services by Lindsay Hessenius, for student State ID #1250862233, at a rate of $33.00 per hour, for up to 2 hours per day, not to exceed $9,570.00, account #11.150.100.101.03, effective December 3, 2018 through June 21, 2019.”
 
8.         DONATION, LIFETOUCH
RESOLUTION 000-2018 "RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts, with gratitude, the following check for the Lincoln Park Elementary School:
Check #,       Date                      Received From:                   Amount:
3284013,     11/12/18              Lifetouch                            $2,028.50”
 
9.          ISSUING OFFICER FOR WORKING PAPERS
             RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education
             appoints the Bookkeeper as the Issuing Officer for Working Papers
             for the district, with the Assistant to the Business Administrator and Assistant to the
             Superintendent as Alternate Officers, for the 2018-2019 school year.”
 
10.       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
S. Probst
Powerful Early Intervention Strategies…, 2/6/19
$269
---
J. Heftler
Restorative Discipline seminar, 1/25/19
$239
---
L. Reilly
Powerful Early Intervention Strategies…, 2/6/19
$269
---
 
* 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. POLICY
Motion by Trustee_______, seconded by Trustee______
Roll call vote:
TH           CRN       MR          RS           DS          FA           JG
 
1.         POLICIES, SECOND READING AND ADOPTION
* RESOLUTION 000-2018 “WHEREAS, the Policy Committee reviewed the following via an update provided to them on November 20, 2018. BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following for second reading and adoption":  
        
 
Policy/Reg. No.
Title
Status
A
Policy 4111.2/4211.2
Domestic Violence
New
B
Policy 4131/4131.1
Staff Development; Inservice Education/Visitations/Conferences
Revised
C
Policy 5145.7
Gender Identity and Expression
Revised
 
 
 
C. PERSONNEL
Motion by Trustee_______, seconded by Trustee______
Roll call vote:
TH           CRN       MR          RS           DS          FA           JG
 
1.         LONGEVITY STIPEND, HANLY
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Jennifer Hanly for a longevity stipend of $1,000.00 for completing 15 years of service, effective January 1, 2019.”
 
2.         RESIGNATION, JUDGE
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts the resignation of Kerry Judge, Student Shadow, Lincoln Park Middle School, effective November 30, 2018.”
 
3.         STUDENT SHADOW, TEMPLORA
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Noemi Templora, Student Shadow, Lincoln Park Middle School, for up to 25 hours per week, at a rate of $14.00 per hour, no benefits, not to exceed $12,810.00 per annum, account #11.000.217.100.03, effective on or about January 2, 2019 through June 30, 2019.”
 
4.         ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE, EMPLOYEE #001552
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Employee, ID #001552, for administrative leave, paid with benefits, effective December 6, 2018.”
 
5.         MEDICAL LEAVE, ID #001088
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Employee, ID #001088, for medical leave beginning December 12, 2018 through December 31, 2018 as sick days.”
 
6.         GRADE 1 TEACHER LEAVE REPLACEMENT, BOCKHORN
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Merissa Bockhorn, Grade 1 Teacher, Leave Replacement, at a prorated salary of $54,260 (Step 1, BA), without benefits, account #11.120.100.101.06, effective on or about January 2, 2019 through June 30, 2019.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all leave replacement positions within the Lincoln Park School District are not eligible for tenure accrual.”
 
 7.        MATERNITY LEAVE EXTENSION, EMPLOYEE #001179
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Employee, ID #001179, for a maternity leave extension beginning January 31, 2019 through February 12, 2019 under the Family Medical Leave Act, unpaid with benefits, returning to work, February 13, 2019.”
 
8.        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 prorated salary of $54,260 (Step 1, BA), without benefits as per the LPEA Agreement, account  #11.130.100.101.07, effective January 31, 2019 through February 12, 2019.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all leave replacement positions within the Lincoln Park School District are not eligible for tenure accrual.”
 
9.         CUSTODIAN, SEPULVEDA
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Ruben Sepulveda, Custodian, at a prorated salary of $44,678 (Step 1), with benefits as per the LPEA Agreement, account #11.000.262.100.06, effective on or about January 2, 2019 through June 30, 2019.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Mr. Sepulveda must acquire his Black Seal License within the first two years of employment.”
 
10.       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 December 19, 2018 through June 30, 2019:           
  1. Alexandra Cicero, Teacher
  2. Stephanie Hansen, Nurse”
D. FINANCE
Motion by Trustee_____, seconded by Trustee_______
Roll call vote:
TH           CRN       MR          RS           DS          FA           JG
 

1.       AUTHORIZATION TO VOID STALE CHECKS                                                                                           RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the                                       Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education authorizes the Business                                    Administrator and Treasurer to void the following stale check:

Check 1229 dated 4/9/18:                   Athletics Account:   $55.00
Check 1232 dated 4/18/18:                 Athletics Account:   $82.50
Check 17766 dated 2/5/18:                 Payroll Account:      $73.02
 
And further, that the Business Administrator be instructed to prepare a replacement check to be forwarded to the employee and/or vendor."
 
2.        AUTHORIZATION TO SOLICIT PROPOSALS FOR SUBSTITUTE SERVICES
 RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education hereby approves the Business Administrator to solicit proposals for Substitute Services for the 2019-2020 school year."
 
3.        AUTHORIZATION TO SOLICIT PROPOSALS FOR MEDICAL AND PRESCRIPTION                                     BENEFITS
 RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education hereby   approves the Business Administrator to solicit proposals for Medical and Prescription   Benefits services for the 2019-2020 school year."
 
4.          REVISED 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 revised                                        Comprehensive Maintenance Plan and the Annual Maintenance Report (M-1) for                              submission to the Morris County Department of Education.”
 
5.          SECRETARY’S REPORT, OCTOBER, 2018
* RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the October, 2018 Board Secretary’s Report.”
 
6.          TREASURER’S REPORT, OCTOBER, 2018
* RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes   to the minutes of this meeting the Treasurer’s Report for October, 2018.”
 
7.          CERTIFICATION, OCTOBER, 2018
* RESOLUTION 000-2018 “Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2A 10(e), the Board Secretary does certify that the Board Secretary’s Report for October, 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
 
8.          MONTHLY TRANSFER REPORT, OCTOBER, 2018
* RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the monthly transfer report for October, 2018 in compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-13.3(e).”
 
9.        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:”         
 
PAYROLL GENERAL
11/30/2018
 $         438,376.68
STATE SHARE - FICA
11/30/2018
 $           24,781.62
BOARD SHARE
11/30/2018
 $              6,254.15
DELTA DENTAL
12/1/2018
 $              7,388.15
HORIZON B/C B/S
12/1/2018
 $         196,796.63
 
TOTAL
 $         673,597.23
     
BILLS DESCRIPTION
 DATED
AMOUNT
PAYROLL GENERAL
12/15/2018
 $       433,228.49
STATE SHARE - FICA
12/15/2018
 $           24,701.78
BOARD SHARE
12/15/2018
 $              5,863.46
 
TOTAL
 $         463,793.73
     
FY19
 
 
BILLS LIST FUND 10
12/18/2018
 $         758,765.25
BILLS LIST FUND 20
12/18/2018
 $              9,685.00
BILLS LIST FUND 60
12/18/2018
 $           13,010.83
 
TOTAL
$         781,461.08
 
GRAND TOTAL
$       1,160,331.06
 
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
Howling Woods Farm (Lincoln Park Public Library)
Middle School
APR
Thursday
1/24/19
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
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.
 
WHEREASSection 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 WHEREASthe 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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