JANUARY 22, 2019 AGENDA

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Dates: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 11:30am
LINCOLN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
 
LINCOLN PARK, NEW JERSEY
 
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
 
6:30 PM, LINCOLN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
 
JANUARY 22, 2019
 
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

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

5. Approval of Minutes

Motion by Trustee_____ seconded by Trustee_____
Roll call vote:
JG           TH           JK           RS           DS          CN          FA           
               
  1. Recommending the approval of the minutes of a reorganization and regular meeting of the Board of Education held on January 8, 2019.
                                                                                                                                                         

6. Presentations

  •  Staff & Student Awards
  •  Student Council President's Update
 
 

7. Superintendent’s Report

  • Changes to the Agenda
  • HIB Report
  • *Suspension Report
  • Enrollment 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 (Josh Kaufman)
I. Boonton High School Representative / High School (Rob Stager)
 

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:
JG           TH           JK           RS           DS          CN          FA              
 
1.         HIB REPORT, JANUARY 2019
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “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 January 18, 2019, as summarized:                                                                                                    LPES     LPMS
                                                Incidents Reported              0              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.”
 
2.        UNIFORM STATE MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the Uniform State Memorandum of Agreement between the Lincoln Park School District and the Lincoln Park Police Department.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves submission of this agreement to the Morris County Department of Education.”
 
3.         PARTICIPATION IN MIDDLE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AWARD PROGRAM
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves district participation in the Morris County Superintendents’ Middle School Leadership Award Program on May 1, 2019 at a cost not to exceed $350.”
 
4.        HOME INSTRUCTION:  2018-2019, #5070869224
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “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 #5070869224, to be provided by Lindsay Hessenius, at a rate of $35.00 per hour, for up to 2 hours per day, not to exceed $350.00, account #11.219.100.320.03, effective January 14, 2019 through January 18, 2019.”
 
5.        HOME INSTRUCTION:  2018-2019, #4564098739
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “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 #4564098739 – Lincoln Park, to be provided by Saint Clare’s, at a rate of $55.00 per hour, for up to 5 hours per week, account #11.150.100.320.03, effective December 11, 2018, per the Boonton Child Study Team and the Boonton Board agenda dated January 7, 2019.”
 
6.         DISPOSAL OF SPORTS EQUIPMENT
RESOLUTION 000-2019 "RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the disposal of the following sports items:
1 Air hockey table                        not working
12 Lacrosse sticks                       unusable under NJSIAA rules             
12 Hockey helmets                      obsolete
20 Hockey gloves                        obsolete
25 Old girls soccer uniforms       replaced in 2013
25 Old boys soccer uniforms      replaced in 2013
25 Field hockey uniforms            replaced in 2013
15 Field hockey sticks                unusable under NJSIAA rules
20 Cheer uniforms                      replaced in 2013
20 Boys soccer uniforms            (2 sets ago)
20 Girls soccer uniforms             (2 sets ago)
25 Baseball uniforms                  replaced in 2013
1 Old balance board                   obsolete
4 Pairs stilts                                obsolete
3 Rowing machines                    obsolete
2 Ping Pong tables                      no longer used”
 
7.        PROFESSIONAL DAY WORKSHOP ATTENDANCE
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “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. Kennelly
27th Annual Joint Conference: Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention, 3/15/19
$205
30
C. Bonsiewich
NJAMLE Annual Conference, 3/15/19
$99
---
J. Werner
Dyslexia seminar, 2/28/19
$200
---
 
* 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:
JG           TH           JK           RS           DS          CN          FA           
 
1.         STUDENT SHADOW, MARCHIONE
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves Jillian Marchione, Student Shadow, Lincoln Park Elementary 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 January 22, 2019 through June 30, 2019.”
 
2.         RESIGNATION, M.L.
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts the irrevocable resignation of M.L. effective January 24, 2019 and the approved Agreement.”
 
3.         MOVEMENT ON GUIDE, FEBRUARY 1, 2019
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following staff for movement on the guide effective February 1, 2019:”
 
Name
Current
Move To
 
Step on Guide
Base Salary
Step on Guide
Base Salary
Danielle Morgenroth
Step 16, BA+15
$69,410
Step 16, BA+30
$70,910
Stephanie Probst
Step 5, BA
$55,010
Step 5, BA+15
$56,510
Danielle Zodda
Step 17, BA+15
$72,965
Step 17, BA+30
$74,465
 
4.         MEDICAL LEAVE, ID #000668
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Employee, ID #000668, for medical leave beginning February 14, 2019 through March 29, 2019 as sick days, with benefits, returning to work on April 1, 2019.”
 
5.         MEDICAL LEAVE EXTENSION, ID #001510
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves Employee, ID #001510, for a medical leave extension beginning January 21, 2019 through January 25, 2019 as unpaid leave without benefits, returning to work on January 28, 2019.”
 
 
C. FINANCE
Motion by Trustee_____, seconded by Trustee_______
Roll call vote:
JG           TH           JK           RS           DS          CN          FA           
 
 
1.       APPROVAL TO AWARD A CONTRACT FOR RFP #1-1819 SUBSTITUTE SERVICES   
          RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the                                        Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves a contract with Insight                        Workforce Solutions of Cherry Hill, NJ to provide Substitute Services as per
          RFP#1-1819  Substitute Services, at a cost to the District of  $121.50 per day for per diem              teacher and paraprofessional substitutes and $202.50 per day for long   term substitutes,                and a total markup percentage of 35.00%, effective January 23, 2019 through June                          30, 2020”.
 
2.         APPROVAL TO AWARD A CONTRACT FOR RFP #2-1819 PRESCRIPTION &                                           MEDICAL  BENEFITS
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves a renewal contract with Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey to provide Prescription and Medical Benefits as per RFP#2-1819, at a final renewal of a 1.63% increase in medical rates and a 7.49% decrease in prescription drug rates, resulting in no change in projected composite costs, effective February 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020; and further, that the Board approve the addition of Omnia through Horizon as a voluntary lower cost plan option for its employees.
 
3.          SECRETARY’S REPORT, NOVEMBER, 2018
* RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the revised November, 2018 Board Secretary’s Report.”
 
4.         TREASURER’S REPORT, NOVEMBER, 2018
* RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the revised Treasurer’s Report for November, 2018.”
 
5.         CERTIFICATION, NOVEMBER, 2018
* RESOLUTION 000-2019 “Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2A 10(e), the Board Secretary does certify that the revised Board Secretary’s Report for November, 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
 
6.         MONTHLY TRANSFER REPORT, NOVEMBER, 2018
* RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the revised monthly transfer report for November, 2018 in compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-13.3(e).”
 
7.          PAYROLL AND GENERAL ACCOUNTS BILLS LIST
* RESOLUTION 000-2019 “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
1/15/2019
 $              431,046.00
STATE SHARE - FICA
1/15/2019
 $                25,355.17
BOARD SHARE
1/15/2019
 $                  5,511.87
DELTA DENTAL
 
 
HORIZON B/C B/S
 
 
 
TOTAL
 $              461,913.04
     
FY19
 
 
BILLS LIST FUND 10
1/22/2019
 $              156,581.18
BILLS LIST FUND 20
1/22/2019
 $                19,064.94
BILLS LIST FUND 60
1/22/2019
 $                36,988.46
 
TOTAL
 $              212,634.58
 
GRAND TOTAL
 $             674,547.62
 
 
D.  USE OF FACILITIES
Motion by Trustee_____, seconded by Trustee_______
Roll call vote:
JG           TH           JK           RS           DS          CN          FA           
 
1.           USE OF FACILITIES
 RESOLUTION 000-2019 “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
Elementary School
Cafeteria
Tuesday
1/22/19
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
N/A
B
LPMS Drama Club
Middle School
APR
Tuesday
1/29/19* was board approved for 1/18/19 facilities use, but would like to switch to 1/29/19
6:30 p.m.
N/A
C
Lincoln Park PTO
Elementary School
Gym & APR
Thursday
2/14/19
4;30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
N/A
 
 

12. Board Discussion

 

13. 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

14. 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.

15.  Adjournment

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