OCTOBER 16, 2018 MINUTES

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Dates: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 2:30pm
 LINCOLN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
LINCOLN PARK, NEW JERSEY
MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
6:30 PM, LINCOLN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
OCTOBER 16, 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.
 
President Gibbons called the meeting to order at 6:37 p.m., and he led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. He then read the following statement into the record:
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.
MEMBERS PRESENT:          Mr. Avena, Mr. Gibbons, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mr. Stager
MEMBERS ABSENT:            Mr. Henches, Ms. Stoel
 
ADMINISTRATION:            Mr. James Grube, Superintendent, Mrs. Juanita                                              Petty, RSBA, SFO, Interim Business     
                                        Administrator/Board Secretary
 
OTHERS PRESENT:             None
 
 
MINUTES
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Stager, moved to approve the minutes of the regular meeting and executive session of the Board of Education on September 25, 2018.  The minutes were approved by a roll call vote: 4-0-1.
 
A roll call vote was taken for Minutes.
YEA: Mr. Avena, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Stager, Mr. Gibbons
NAY: None
ABSTAINED: Mr. Runfeldt
The motion carried: 4-0-1
 
 
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT     
  1. Changes to the agenda
  • August Treasurer’s Report added.
 
  1. HIB Report.
  2. Suspension Report.
  3. Enrollment report.
  4. Grade 8 Field Day today at Boonton.
  5. Required gang training attended.
  6. Met with Chapel Hill today.
Board discussion ensued, regarding: Professional Day plan, required program offering, NBC visit on courtyard goats, and two possible delayed openings for Professional Days.
 
BUSINESS AMDINISTRATOR’S REPORT
A. Auditors are in district.
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
Curriculum / Personnel, Carol Nielsen
  • No meeting, no report.
 
MCSBA, Robert Stager
  • No meeting, no report.
 
Finance / Facilities, Frank Avena
  • Meeting tonight.
 
1. Pequannock program offerings: possible motion tonight to move forward.
 
2. Chapel Hill – lease and fire escape repairs. Five year renewal with five year extension. Will ask Nathanya to draft and document.
 
3. Late bus at Boonton High School – considering moving late bus time, and adding a second bus two nights a week for clubs.
 
4. Business Administrator search – try to post at NJSBA; ad to be placed in December.
 
5. Treasurer requested increase; will negotiate possible increase.
 
 
Negotiations, Jack Gibbons
  • No meeting, no report.
 
Lincoln Park / Pequannock Shared Services, Frank Avena
  • No meeting, no report.
 
Policy / Public Relations, Todd Henches
  • No meeting, no report.
 
MCESC, Todd Henches
  • No meeting, no report.
 
NJSBA, Michael Runfeldt
  • No meeting, no report.
 
Boonton High School Representative / High School, Jack Gibbons
  1. Things are going well.
  2. Security vestibule in place.
  3. All cameras now functional.
 
 
FIRST PUBLIC RECOGNITION REGARDING SCHOOL RELATED MATTERS
By a voice vote, the Board approved to forgo the first public recognition, as there was no one from the public in attendance wishing to address the Board. 
 
RESOLUTIONS
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Stager, moved Administration items #1-7.
 
ADMINISTRATION
ESL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM:  2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1776-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves an ESL After School Program, with services provided by Carolyn Kerwin, for a total of 60 hours, at a rate of $35.00 per hour, not to exceed $2,100.00, account #20.260.100.100.00, funded through the Title III NCLB Grant, effective October 15, 2018 through June 19, 2019.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Danielle Capozzi is approved as a substitute teacher for the ESL After School Program at the rate of $35.00 per hour.”
 
ESL PARENT GROUP:  2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1777-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves an ESL Parent Group, to be overseen by Jennifer Bastedo, for a total of 16 hours, at a rate of $35.00 per hour, not to exceed $560.00, account #20.260.100.100.00, funded through the Title III NCLB Grant, effective October 15, 2018 through June 19, 2019.”
 
FIELD TRIP
RESOLUTION 1778-2018 "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
            November, 2018   LPMS Climate Team        Drew University, Madison, NJ”
 
APPROVAL OF PARAPROFESSIONAL:  2018-2019, SCHLITT
RESOLUTION 1779-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves Brendon Schlitt, Paraprofessional, for student State ID #38409507387, at a salary of $31,350.00 (Step 1), account #19.190.100.106.00, effective September 1, 2018 through June 20, 2019, per the Boonton Child Study Team and the Boonton Board agenda dated August 13, 2018.”
 
APPROVAL OF PARAPROFESSIONAL:  2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1780-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves a Provisional 1:1 Instructional Paraprofessional for State Student ID #3743665058 at ECLC of New Jersey, for a total of 200 days at $142.50 per day, not to exceed $28,500.00, account  #11.000.100.566.00, effective January 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.”
 
DISPOSAL OF BOOKS
RESOLUTION 1781-2018 "RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the disposal of the following books:
             Fishbein's Illustrated Medical and Health Encyclopedia, 22 Volume Set, 1981, H.S.                          Stuttman, Inc.”
 
PROFESSIONAL DAY WORKSHOP ATTENDANCE
 RESOLUTION 1782-2018 “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
A. Hamada
The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference, 12/20-21/18
$90
---
L. Lopuski
School Emergency Triage Training, 10/8/18*
$125
---
S. Iapoce
Annual Technology Conference, 11/30/18
$90
---
K. Bell
Annual Technology Conference, 11/30/18
$90
---
W. Billig
ABC’s of HIB, 10/9/18*
$40
---
L. Lopuski
NJAAP School Health Conference, 10/17/18
$195
---
N. Shorter
Speech Language Therapy:Facilitating Rapid Change for Children with Severe Phonological Disorders, 12/10/18
$259
---
A. Pohlman
Effectively Dealing with Disruptive Students, 12/17/18
$269
---
K. Davidson
Effectively Dealing with Disruptive Students, 12/17/18
$269
---
M. Meyer
Why We Bully: Unconscious Bias, 10/30/18
---
83
                * 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.”
 
A roll call vote was taken for Administration.
YEA: Mr. Avena, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mr. Stager, Mr. Gibbons
NAY: None
ABSTAINED:
The motion carried: 5-0-0
 
 
PERSONNEL
Trustee Stager, seconded by Trustee Nielsen, moved Personnel items #1-5.
 
STUDENT SHADOW, STUCY
RESOLUTION 1783-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves Erin Stucy, 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 October 9, 2018 through June 30, 2019.”
 
TRAFFIC CONTROL OFFICER, KIFFER
RESOLUTION 1784-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Maureen Kiffer, Traffic Control Officer, at the rate of $20.00 per hour, without benefits, account #11.000.270.107.02, effective on or about October 22, 2018 through June 30, 2019;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Andrea Driesse to serve as a replacement, as needed, at the rate of $21.61 per hour during the 2018-2019 school year.
 
TEACHER MENTOR
RESOLUTION 1785-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves the following teacher to mentor the following first year teacher:
             First Year Teacher               Mentor                   Effective Date
            Jennifer Dockendorf           Melinda Holly       October 8, 2018”
 
STUDENT TEACHERS
RESOLUTION 1786-2018 “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 during the 2018-2019 school year:
 
                       Student Teacher, School        Placement                                       Dates               
                      R. Carnevale, William Paterson Univ.  LPMS, C. Velardi, PE   10/29/18-12/13/18
                      S. Sanfilippo, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ.  LPMS, M. Spencer, Social Studies 1/2/19-                                                                                                                                            1/18/19”
 
SUBSTITUTE, 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 1787-2018 “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 October 17, 2018 through June 30, 2019:     
A.     Joanne Capozzi, Teacher”
 
 
Question on student teachers and whether they are ever left on their own in classroom. Discussion ensued.
 
A roll call vote was taken for Personnel.
YEA: Mr. Avena, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mr. Stager, Mr. Gibbons
NAY: None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried: 5-0-0
 
 
FINANCE
Trustee Stager, seconded by Trustee Runfeldt, moved Finance items #1-14.
 
REVISED SECRETARY’S REPORT, JUNE, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1788-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the June, 2018 revised Board Secretary’s Report.”
 
REVISED TREASURER’S REPORT, JUNE, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1789-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the revised Treasurer’s Report for June, 2018.”
 
CERTIFICATION, JUNE, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1790-2018 “Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2A 10(e), the Board Secretary does certify that the Board Secretary’s Report for June, 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
 
 
REVISED MONTHLY TRANSFER REPORT, JUNE, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1791-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the revised monthly transfer report for June, 2018 in compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-13.3(e).”
 
 
SECRETARY’S REPORT, JULY, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1792-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the July, 2018 Board Secretary’s Report.”
 
 
TREASURER’S REPORT, JULY 2018
*RESOLUTION 1793-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the Treasurer’s Report for July, 2018.”
 
CERTIFICATION, JULY, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1794-2018 “Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2A 10(e), the Board Secretary does certify that the Board Secretary’s Report for July, 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
 
MONTHLY TRANSFER REPORT, JULY, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1795-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the monthly transfer report for July, 2018 in compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-13.3(e).”
 
SECRETARY’S REPORT, AUGUST, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1796-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the August, 2018 Board Secretary’s Report.”
 
TREASURER’S REPORT, AUGUST, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1797-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the Treasurer’s Report for August, 2018.”
 
CERTIFICATION, AUGUST, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1798-2018 “Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2A 10(e), the Board Secretary does certify that the Board Secretary’s Report for August, 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
 
MONTHLY TRANSFER REPORT, AUGUST, 2018
* RESOLUTION 1799-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the monthly transfer report for August, 2018 in compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-13.3(e).
 
PAYROLL AND GENERAL ACCOUNTS BILLS LIST
* RESOLUTION 1800-2018 “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
9/30/2018
 $       438,377.46
STATE SHARE - FICA
9/30/2018
 $          25,183.22
BOARD SHARE
9/30/2018
 $          6,219.46
DELTA DENTAL - CK# 15036
10/1/2018
 $          7,465.92
HORIZON B/C B/S - CK# 15037
10/1/2018
 $       195,958.03
 
TOTAL
 $       673,204.09
 
 
 
 
 
 
FY19
 
 
BILLS LIST FUND 10
10/16/2018
 $        789,496.96
BILLS LIST FUND 20
10/16/2018
 $          28,206.10
BILLS LIST FUND 60
10/16/2018
 $          33,201.96
 
TOTAL
 $       850,905.02
 
GRAND TOTAL
 $    1,524,109.11
 
 
DISPOSAL OF EQUIPMENT
*RESOLUTION 1801-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education authorizes the disposal of technology equipment, as per the attached list, that has been identified as being either obsolete or damaged.”
 
A roll call vote was taken for Finance.
YEA:  Mr. Avena, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mr. Stager, Mr. Gibbons
NAY: None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried: 5-0-0
 
USE OF FACILITIES
Trustee Stager, seconded by Trustee Nielsen, moved Facilities items #1-1
 
USE OF FACILITIES
 RESOLUTION 1802-2018 “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
Girl Scouts
LPMS
APR
Fridays
11/2/2018, 1/11/19, 2/22/19
  5:00 pm
-  9:00 pm
N/A
B
Girl Scouts (Daisy)
LPES
Cafeteria
Tuesdays
10/16/18, 11/20/2018, 12/18/18, 1/22/19, 2/19/19, 3/19/19, 4/23/19, 5/21/19
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
N/A
C
LP Parent Group
LPES
Cafeteria
Monday
10/22/2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
N/A
 
 
 
A roll call vote was taken for Use of Facilities.
YEA:  Mr. Avena, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mr. Stager, Mr. Gibbons
NAY: None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried: 5-0-0
 
BOARD DISCUSSION
 
                1. Action plan to support District Goals and PDP that aligns with Goals provided to the                     Board. Any revisions, please let Jack Gibbons know.
 
                2. Two possible delayed openings: would require Board action to add to calendar: one                       in January and one in March.
 
                3. Air conditioning study – brief conversation with the architect. He has a program he                        could provide for a full assessment of buildings.
 
                4. Possible send/receive relationship with Pequannock.
 
                Mr. Stager left the meeting at 7:18 p.m.
 
 
ADMINISTRATION
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Avena, moved Administration items #8-8.
 
PEQUANNOCK SEND/RECEIVE RELATIONSHIP
RESOLUTION 1803-2018 "RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent to move forward to establish an additional send/receive relationship with the Pequannock School District, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, for Lincoln Park students to attend Pequannock programs and/or academies not offered by the Boonton High School program.”
 
A roll call vote was taken for Administration.
YEA:  Mr. Avena, Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Runfeldt, Mr. Stager, Mr. Gibbons
NAY: None
ABSTAINED: None
The motion carried: 5-0-0
 
SECOND PUBLIC RECOGNITION REGARDING SCHOOL RELATED MATTERS
By a voice vote, the Board approved to forgo the second public recognition, as there was no one from the public in attendance wishing to address the Board.
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION
There was no Executive Session.
 
ADJOURNMENT
Trustee Nielsen, seconded by Trustee Avena, moved for the Board:
 
      To adjourn the meeting at 7:23 p.m.
 
 
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
 
Juanita Petty
RSBA, SFO, Interim Business Administrator/Board Secretary      
 
 
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