FEBRUARY 12, 2019 AGENDA.

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Dates: 
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:15am
LINCOLN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
 
LINCOLN PARK, NEW JERSEY
 
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
 
6:30 PM, LINCOLN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
 
FEBRUARY 12, 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 regular meeting and executive session of the Board of Education held on January 22, 2019.
                                                                                                                                                        

6. Presentations

 

7. Superintendent’s Report

 
Changes to the Agenda
HIB Report
* Suspension Report

 

8. Business Administrator’s Report                                                                                                                                   

Elementary School Drills
Hazardous weather: 1/4/19
Fire Drill: 1/16/19
 
Middle School Drills
Fire Drill: 1/9/19
Lockdown: 1/28/19
 

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, FEBRUARY 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 February 8, 2019, as summarized:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LPES     LPMS
                                                Incidents Reported              1              1
                                                Confirmed HIB                     0              1
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the remedial and disciplinary action taken by the building principals.”
 
2.        2019 ESY PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following programs and positions for the 2019 Extended School Year:”
 
 
Program
Start Date
End Date
Positions
Total # Days
Hours/Day
Extended Preschool Disabilities
7/1/19
7/26/19
(3) Teachers of the Handicapped
19
4
Extended Preschool Disabilities
7/1/19
7/26/19
(12) Teacher Aides
19
4.5
ESY Autistic
7/1/19
7/26/19
(3) Teachers of the Handicapped
19
4
ESY Autistic
7/1/19
7/26/19
(9) Teacher Aides
19
4.5
ESY LAL/MATH
7/1/19
7/19/19
(2) Teachers of the Handicapped
14
4
ESY
7/1/19
7/26/19
(2) Shadow Aide
19
4.5
Social Skills
7/1/19
7/19/19
(1) Teacher, General or Special Ed.
14
2
ESY School Nurse
7/1/19
7/26/19
Nurse
19
4
Occupational Therapy
7/1/19
7/26/19
Occupational Therapist
19
as needed
Speech Therapy
7/1/19
7/26/19
Speech Therapist
19
as needed
Physical Therapy
7/1/19
7/26/19
Physical Therapist
19
as needed
ESY
7/1/19
7/26/19
Substitute Teacher/Teacher Aide
as needed
as needed
 
3.        HOME INSTRUCTION:  2018-2019, #8076514678
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 #8076514678 – 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 January 15, 2019, per the Boonton Child Study Team and the Boonton Board agenda dated January 28, 2019.”
 
4.         DISPOSAL OF OFFICE EQUIPMENT
RESOLUTION 000-2019 "RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the disposal of the following office items that are obsolete and unrepairable:
Brother Fax 001637
HP Laserjet 001669
HP Printer 001671
HP Laserjet 001549
Sharp Fax 009192
Premier 111 Laminator 00034
Canon Fax H12425 000845”       
 
5.       LPES FIELD TRIPS
RESOLUTION 000-2019 "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 
May, 2019             1st Grade Class                    Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange, NJ
May, 2019             2nd Grade Class                   Alstede Farms, Chester, NJ
May, 2019             3rd Grade Class                    Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg,                                                                                            NJ
June, 2019            4th Grade Class                    Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ”
 
 
6.        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
C. Cotsopoulos Intervention and Referral Services: The Next Generation, 2/6/19*
$149
98
J. Heftler Intervention and Referral Services: The Next Generation, 2/6/19*
$149
98
K. Sellix NJASSW Annual Spring Institute, 3/25/19
$95
---
M. Meyer Vaping Impact on Students and School Seminar, 2/13/19        ---        48
* 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.        RESIGNATION, AMORUSO
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts, with regret, the resignation due to retirement of Janet Amoruso, Resource Center Teacher, Lincoln Park Elementary School, effective at the end of the workday on June 30, 2019.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Janet Amoruso will receive a payment of $500.00 as per the LPEA Agreement for providing early notification to the Board of her intention to retire.”
 
2.         RESIGNATION, BROWN
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts, with regret, the resignation due to retirement of Lisa Brown, Grade 2 Teacher, Lincoln Park Elementary School, effective at the end of the workday on June 30, 2019.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Lisa Brown will receive a payment of $500.00 as per the LPEA Agreement for providing early notification to the Board of her intention to retire.”
 
3.        RESIGNATION, WALTMAN
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts the resignation of Sharon Waltman, Student Shadow, Lincoln Park Middle School, effective February 15, 2019.”
 
4.        RESIGNATION, ADAMS
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts the resignation of Michael Adams, Part-Time Custodian, effective at the end of the work day on February 13, 2019.”
 
5.        MATERNITY LEAVE, EMPLOYEE #001494
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Employee, ID #001494, for maternity leave beginning March 25, 2019 through April 23, 2019 as sick days, and April 24, 2019 through June 19, 2019 (or the last day of school) under the Family Medical Leave Act, unpaid with benefits, returning to work September 1, 2019.”
 
6.         SUBSTITUTE, 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following substitute at the approved substitute rate of pay, as called, effective February 13, 2019 through June 30, 2019:     
 
              A. Jennifer Dockendorf, Teacher”
 
7.         STUDENT TEACHER
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following student teacher to be placed with the additional teaching staff member listed below:
 
                Student Teacher, School          Placement                                    Dates                   
                K. Lucanto, William Paterson Univ.  LPES, K. Williams, Grade 3  1/17/19–                                                                                                                                          5/2/19;9/1/19–                                                                                                                                 12/12/19”
 
C. FINANCE
Motion by Trustee_____, seconded by Trustee_______
Roll call vote:
JG           TH           JK           RS           DS          CN          FA
 
1.        APPROVAL OF THE FY18 SCHOOL DISTRICT AUDIT
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and approves the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the Auditor's Management Report on Administrative Findings for FY18, as prepared by the firm of Nisivoccia LLP, the District Auditor of Record and containing audit recommendations to be addressed, as follows:
 
Board Secretary’s Records
Finding 1:  During our audit, it was noted that the June Board Secretary’s and Treasurer Reports were not submitted to the County Superintendent by August 1st.
 
Bank Reconciliations
Finding 1:  It was found that the District was including items that are not actual reconciling items including interfunds, receivables and payables on their bank reconciliations in the Food Service account for the year.
 
2.        APPROVAL OF THE FY18 CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and approves the Corrective Action Plan prepared by the Business Administrator/Board Secretary in response to the recommendations as noted in the Auditor's Management Report and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for FY18, for submission to the New Jersey Department of Education.”
 
3.        AUTHORIZATION TO SUBMIT AN AMENDMENT TO THE ESEA TITLE II GRANT
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education authorizes the Business Administrator to amend the ESEA Title IIA Grant for the 2018-2019 school year.”
 
4.         BOARD SECRETARY REPORT – FUND 60 CAFETERIA REPORT, NOVEMBER, 2018   
* RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the November, 2018 Board Secretary’s Report for Fund 60, Cafeteria Account.”
 
5.         REVISED BOARD SECRETARY’S REPORT – FUND 10 GENERAL FUND,                                                    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 for Fund 10, General Operating Account.”
 
6.           REVISED 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.”
 
7.         REVISED 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
 
8.         APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL WITHDRAWAL FROM MAINTENANCE RESERVE ACCOUNT    
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves an additional withdrawal from the Maintenance Reserve Account in the amount of $15,000.00 for estimated, unbudgeted repairs to the Middle School APR Rooftop Unit and District Boilers; and further, that any unexpended funds remaining at June 30, 2018 shall be returned to the Maintenance Reserve Account.
 
9.          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
1/31/2019
 $                 441,117.82
STATE SHARE - FICA
1/31/2019
 $                   25,352.80
BOARD SHARE
1/31/2019
 $                     6,288.57
DELTA DENTAL
2/1/2019
 $                     7,699.23
HORIZON B/C B/S
2/1/2019
 $                 214,412.42
 
TOTAL
 $                 694,870.84
     
FY19
   
BILLS LIST FUND 10
2/12/2019
 $                 142,941.62
BILLS LIST FUND 20
2/12/2019
 $                   16,143.10
BILLS LIST FUND 60
2/12/2019
 $                   17,544.50
 
TOTAL
 $                  176,629.22
 
GRAND TOTAL
 $                   871,500.06
 
 

12. Board Discussion

 

13. 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

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

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