MARCH 12, 2019 AGENDA

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Dates: 
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 10:00am
LINCOLN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
 
LINCOLN PARK, NEW JERSEY
 
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
 
6:30 PM, LINCOLN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
 
MARCH 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 of the Board of Education held on February 26, 2019.
                                                                                                                                                  

6. Superintendent’s Report

 
Changes to the Agenda
HIB Report                             
*Suspension Report

 

7. Business Administrator's Report

 

8.  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)
 

9. 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.               
 
 

10. Resolutions

 
A. ADMINISTRATION
Motion by Trustee_______, seconded by Trustee______
Roll call vote:
JG           TH           JK           RS           DS          CN          FA          
 
1.         HIB REPORT, MARCH 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 March 8, 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.         LPMS 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              Grade 7                                Museum of Natural History, New York City,                                                                             NY
June, 2019            Select Students                    North Boulevard School, Pompton Plains, NJ”
(Battle of the Books)
 
4.         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 to be provided by PESI, at a rate of $33.00 per hour, for up to 5 hours per week, account #11.000.219.320.03, effective January 24, 2019 through February 15, 2019.”
 
5.         PARTICIPATION IN ‘TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK DAY’
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves participation in “Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day” on April 25, 2019, as recommended by the New Jersey Department of Education.”
 
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
W. Medina
One World Observatory Open House, 3/20/19
---
$22 (travel)
M. Meyer
One World Observatory Open House, 3/20/19
---
$22 (travel)
C. Bonsiewich
NJAMLE Conference, 3/15/19
$99
---
D. Zodda
NJAMLE Conference, 3/15/19
$99
---
* 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.         PART-TIME CUSTODIAN, ROMAN
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Luisa Roman, Part-Time Custodian, at a prorated salary of $27,924 (62.5% of Step 1), without benefits, for up to 25 hours per week, account #11.000.262.100.06, effective on or about March 20, 2019 through June 30, 2019.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Ms. Roman must acquire a Black Seal boiler license within the first two years of employment.”
 
2.         BASEBALL COACH, D’AVANZO
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Christopher D’Avanzo, Baseball Coach, at a salary of $3,383.00, effective on or about March 13, 2019 through June 30, 2019.”
 
3.         STUDENT SHADOW, AHMED
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves Taghreed Ahmed, 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 March 11, 2019 through June 30, 2019.”
 
4.         STUDENT SHADOW, DIFALCO
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Cheryl DiFalco, 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 March 18, 2019 through June 30, 2019.”
 
C. FINANCE
Motion by Trustee_____, seconded by Trustee_______
Roll call vote:
JG           TH           JK           RS           DS          CN          FA
 
1.          SCHOOL DISTRICT TRAVEL MAXIMUM, 2019-2020
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “WHEREAS, school district policy and N.J.A.C. 6A:23a-7.1 et seq. provides that the Board of Education shall establish in the annual school budget a maximum expenditure amount that may be allotted for such travel and expense reimbursement for the 2019-2020 school year; and WHEREAS,  maximum expenditure amount allotted for travel and expense reimbursement for the 2018-2019 school year was $20,000.00; and WHEREAS, travel and expense reimbursement has reached a total amount of $13,139.00 as of March 8, 2019, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park School District Board of Education, in the County of Morris, New Jersey hereby establishes the school district travel maximum for the 2019-2020 school year at the sum of $27,852.00 and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the School Business Administrator shall track and record these costs to insure that the maximum amount is not exceeded.”
 
2.        ADOPT TENTATIVE SCHOOL BUDGET, 2019-2020
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the 2019-2020 school district budget for submission as follows:
 
                General Fund                                                       $  22,606,382
                Restricted Special Revenue                                  $        338,164
                Debt Service                                                         $       192,672
                Total Budget                                                         $  23,137,668
 
AND, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lincoln Park Board of Education includes in the tentative budget the adjustment for banked cap in the amount of $100,960.00 as, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-10.3(b), the district has fully exhausted all eligible statutory spending authority; with such adjustment to be used to support additional costs for students placed out of district at public and/or private schools,  as well as additional staf to meet special education needs and curriculum standards, which costs the Lincoln Park Board of Education affirms will be completed by the end of the 2019-2020 budget year and acknowledges that they cannot be deferred or incrementally completed over a longer period of time; and
 
BE IT RESOLVED that the Lincoln Park Board of Education includes in the tentative budget a withdrawal from the Maintenance Reserve Account in the amount of $72,000.00, which funds will be used to support required maintenance and/or repairs for hall ceiling cabinet heaters, roof exhaust fans, water fountains, heating coil replacements and circulating pumps; and
 
BE IT RESOLVED that the Lincoln Park Board of Education includes in the tentative budget a withdrawal from the Capital Reserve Account in the amount of $83,100.00, which funds will be used to support the partial replacement of a roof and a rooftop unit at the middle school, a boiler hot water heater and bathroom partitions; and
 
AND, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following General Fund and Debt Service tax levies be approved to support the 2019–2020 budget:
 
                General Fund:                      $19,834,924
                Debt Service Fund:               $     130,214
 
 
3.          BOARD SECRETARY’S REPORTS – FUND 60 CAFETERIA REPORTS, JULY-                                               SEPTEMBER,  2018
* RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the July-September, 2018 Board Secretary’s Reports for Fund 60, Cafeteria Account.”
 
4.         REVISED BOARD SECRETARY’S REPORTS – FUND 60 CAFETERIA REPORTS,                                          OCTOBER-DECEMBER, 2018
* RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the October-December, 2018 revised Board Secretary’s Reports for Fund 60, Cafeteria Account.”
 
5.        TREASURER’S REPORT – FUND 60 CAFETERIA REPORTS, JULY-SEPTEMBER
* RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the July-September, 2018 Treasurer’s Reports for Fund 60, Cafeteria Account.”
 
6.          REVISED TREASURER’S REPORTS, - FUND 60 CAFETERIA REPORTS, OCTOBER-                                   DECEMBER, 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 Reports for October-December, 2018.”
 
7.          BOARD SECRETARY’S REPORT, JANUARY, 2019
* RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the January, 2019 Board Secretary’s Report.”
 
8.          TREASURER’S REPORT, JANUARY, 2019
* RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes   to the minutes of this meeting the Treasurer’s Report for January, 2019."
 
9.           CERTIFICATION, JANUARY, 2019
* RESOLUTION 000-2019 “Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2A 10(e), the Board Secretary does certify that the Board Secretary’s Report for January, 2019 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
 
 
10.        MONTHLY TRANSFER REPORT, JANUARY, 2019
* RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the monthly transfer report for January, 2019 in compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-13.3(e).”
 
11.        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 2/28/2019  $               434,583.80
STATE SHARE - FICA 2/28/2019  $                25,283.27
BOARD SHARE  2/28/2019  $                  5,881.56
DELTA DENTAL  3/1/2019  $                  6,921.53
HORIZON B/C B/S  3/1/2019  $               203,183.61
  TOTAL  $               675,853.77
     
FY19    
BILLS LIST FUND 10 3/12/2019  $                64,464.46
BILLS LIST FUND 20 3/12/2019  $                  3,479.98
BILLS LIST FUND 60 3/12/2019  $                 11,457.74
  TOTAL  $                79,402.18
  GRAND TOTAL   $          755,255.95
 
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 Girl Scouts
LPES
Library
Tuesday
4/2/19
6:00-7:00 p.m.
N/A
 
 

11. Board Discussion

 

12. Second 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.
 

13. 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.  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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