FEBRUARY 26, 2019 AGENDA

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Dates: 
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 4:00pm
LINCOLN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
 
LINCOLN PARK, NEW JERSEY
 
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
 
6:30 PM, LINCOLN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
 
FEBRUARY 26, 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 special meeting of the Board of Education held on February 19, 2019.
                                                                                                                                                        

6. Presentations

 
Student Council President’s Update
Mr. Michael Meyer, Lincoln Park Middle School Principal
 

7. Superintendent’s Report

 
Changes to the Agenda
HIB Report
Suspension Report
Enrollment Report
 

8. Business Administrator’s Report                                                                                                                                   

Elementary School Drills
Fire Drill: 2/5/19
Lockdown: 2/6/19
 
Middle School Drills
Fire Drill: 2/5/19
Lockdown: 2/8/19
 

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 22, 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.         SCHOOL CALENDAR, 2019-2020
* RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the Lincoln Park Public Schools calendar for the 2019-2020 school year.”
              
3.         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
D. Nilsson
North Jersey Genesis User Group meeting, 4/3/19
---
28
 
* 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.         LONGEVITY STIPEND, ZODDA
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Danielle Zodda for a longevity stipend of $1,000.00 for completing 15 years of service, effective March 1, 2019.”
 
2.         STUDENT SHADOW, VIERU
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves Olga Vieru, 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 February 25, 2019 through June 30, 2019.”
 
3.         TERMINATION OF SUBSTITUTES, 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “WHEREAS, the Lincoln Park School District has contracted with Insight Workforce Solutions for substitute services, including substitute placements which shall begin on March 4, 2019;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the termination of employment of the following substitute teachers/paraprofessionals effective at the end of the work day on March 1, 2019:
Khalilah Amatulla-Lindsey, Sihana Asani, Marta Baez, Ilysa Berkowitz, Joanne Capozzi, Janet Church, Alexandra Cicero, Jason Cifune, Medina Colaku, Elise Collins, Nancy Cummings, Rachel Dawson, Daniella Delarosa, Dennis Di Sanzo, Jennifer Dockendorf, Morgan Dowd, Kristen Eftimoski, Deborah Elefante, Lucia Falcone-Piro, Linda Gambino, Nadia Garcia, Mary Gillen, Sandra Hoff, Virginia Joy, Diane Karback, Janice Kirn-Sottilaro, Michael Klein, Deena Kozak, Andrew Lee, Tiffany Lee, Janet Long, Helene Mandara, Michelle Manna, Jillian Marchione, Diane Marsh, Caitlin McGee, Debra McHugh, Kathleen Miller, Anne Miscia, Sandra Moretti, Christina Nicoletti, Joyce Peraino, Frank Picciotto, Joelle Prinzo, Jessica Rauch, Matthew Rugel, Jacqueline Savarese, Rose Lynn Shawah, Susan Stringer, Patricia Sullivan, Buthaina Tahawi, Robin Zanca.”
 
 
C. FINANCE
Motion by Trustee_____, seconded by Trustee_______
Roll call vote:
JG           TH           JK           RS           DS          CN          FA          
 
1.         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
2/15/2019
 $              445,564.86
STATE SHARE - FICA
2/15/2019
 $                25,150.50
BOARD SHARE
2/15/2019
 $                  6,857.27
DELTA DENTAL
 
 $                               -  
HORIZON B/C B/S
 
 $                               -  
 
TOTAL
 $              477,572.63
     
FY19
 
 
BILLS LIST FUND 10
2/26/2019
 $              144,238.06
BILLS LIST FUND 20
2/26/2019
 $                21,014.60
BILLS LIST FUND 60
2/26/2019
 $                5,730.05
 
TOTAL
 $              170,982.71
 
GRAND TOTAL
 $           648,555.34
 
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
LP Recreation Department
Middle School
Gym & 5-6 classrooms
Monday-Friday
6/21/19 (dropping off equipment) camp starts 6/24/19-8/16/19
7:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
N/A
B
PTO
Elementary School
Gym
Tuesday
2/26/19
4:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
N/A
C
PTO
Middle School
APR
Friday
3/15/19
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
N/A
D
PTO
Elementary School
Library
Tuesday
3/12/19
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
N/A
E
PTO
Elementary School
Café
Tuesday
3/12/19
7:00 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

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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