MARCH 26, 2019 AGENDA

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Dates: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:30am
LINCOLN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
 
LINCOLN PARK, NEW JERSEY
 
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
 
6:30 PM, LINCOLN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
 
MARCH 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 of the Board of Education held on March 12, 2019.
                                                                                                                                              

6. Presentations

 
Student Council President’s Update
Mrs. Rushnok’s 5th Grade Class’s Hydroponic Garden
 

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, 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 22, 2019, as summarized:                                                                                                                    LPES     LPMS
                                                Incidents Reported                              0            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.         HOME INSTRUCTION:  2018-2019, #7814948767
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 #7814948767 – 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 February 20, 2019, per the Boonton Child Study Team and the Boonton Board agenda dated March 11, 2019.”
 
3.        TEMPORARY OUT OF DISTRICT PLACEMENT: 2018-2019, #2335513959
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves the placement of student State ID #2335513959 to attend the Morris Plains School District, at a rate of $100.54 per day, for a total of 7 days, not to exceed $703.78, account #11.000.100.562.00.
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.”
 
4.         LANES FIELD STORAGE CONTAINER
RESOLUTION 000-2019 "RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the placement of a temporary storage container at Lanes Field by the Lincoln Park Police Athletic League, at no expense to the Board of Education, effective April 25, 2019 through July 26, 2019.”
 
5.         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
M. Meyer
The Principal/AP/VP’s Survival Guide, 3/28/19
Free (membership)
110
H. Hernandez
NJSBGA Conference/Expo, 3/11-13/19*
$500
270
W. Billig
Handle With Care Instructor Recertification Program, 5/30/19
$450
---
J. Petty
NJASBO Conference, 6/4-7/19
$525
270
D. Nilsson
Restorative Practices, 4/4/19
$209
14
 
* 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.         SCHOOL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR / BOARD SECRETARY, SCHOENING
*RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Nicole Schoening, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, account #11.000.251.100.02, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 in accordance with the contract, annexed hereto, approved by the Executive County Superintendent.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board President is authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the Board of Education.”
 
2.         ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK, CRUZ ARIAS
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Santa Lucia Cruz Arias, Accounts Payable Clerk, at a salary of $45,000, prorated with benefits, account #11.000.251.100.02, effective on or about April 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019.”
 
3.         RESCIND MATERNITY LEAVE, EMPLOYEE #001494
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education rescinds resolution 1931-2019 which was passed on February 19, 2019 in the following form:
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.”
 
4.         MATERNITY LEAVE, EMPLOYEE #001494
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves Employee, ID #001494, for maternity leave beginning March 25, 2019 through April 22, 2019 as sick days, and April 23, 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.”
 
5.         MATERNITY LEAVE, EMPLOYEE #001285
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Employee, ID #001285, for maternity leave beginning May 31, 2019 through June 19, 2019 as sick days, September 3, 2019 through November 25, 2019 under the Family Medical Leave Act, unpaid with benefits, and November 26, 2019 through January 30, 2020 as unpaid leave without benefits, returning to work January 31, 2020.”
 
6.        MATERNITY LEAVE, EMPLOYEE #001503
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Employee, ID #001503, for maternity leave beginning September 3, 2019 through November 25, 2019 under the Family Medical Leave Act, unpaid with benefits, and November 26, 2019 as a personal day, returning to work November 27, 2019.”
 
7.         GRADE 3 TEACHER LEAVE REPLACEMENT, NICOLETTI
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Christina Nicoletti, placement by Insight Workforce Solutions, for the Grade 3 Teacher Leave Replacement position, effective during the 2018-2019 school year.”
 
8.         VOLUNTEER FOR BASEBALL, CABALAR
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Mr. Anthony Cabalar as a volunteer to assist the boys’ baseball team during the Spring 2019 season.”
 
 
C. FINANCE
Motion by Trustee_____, seconded by Trustee_______
Roll call vote:
JG           TH           JK           RS           DS          CN          FA
 
1.         BOARD SECRETARY’S REPORT, FEBRUARY, 2019
* RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the February, 2019 Board Secretary’s Report.”
 
2.         TREASURER’S REPORT, FEBRUARY, 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 February, 2019.”
 
3.         CERTIFICATION, FEBRUARY, 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 February, 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
 
4.          MONTHLY TRANSFER REPORT, FEBRUARY, 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 February, 2019 in compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-13.3(e).”
 
5.         CHAPEL HILL FIRE ESCAPE REPAIRS
RESOLUTION 000-2019 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education authorizes Chapel Hill Academy to make necessary repairs to the building fire escapes at 31 Chapel Hill Road, Lincoln Park, NJ at a total cost of $25,350.00 at no cost to the District for such repairs.”
 
6.          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
3/15/2019
 $              433,040.20
STATE SHARE - FICA
3/15/2019
 $               25,208.55
BOARD SHARE
3/15/2019
 $                  5,827.50
DELTA DENTAL
 
 
HORIZON B/C B/S
 
 
 
TOTAL
 $             464,076.25
     
FY19
   
BILLS LIST FUND 10
3/26/2019
 $             240,918.90
BILLS LIST FUND 20
3/26/2019
 $               18,296.28
BILLS LIST FUND 60
3/26/2019
 $                17,829.65
 
TOTAL
 $             277,044.83
 
GRAND TOTAL
 $             741,121.08
 
 
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
PTO – Spring Fling
LPES
Gym & APR
Thursday
4/11/19
4:30-7:00 p.m.
N/A
B
PTO – Ice Cream Social
LPES
APR
Friday
4/26/19
5:00-9:00 p.m.
N/A
C
PTO – Guy & His Girl event
LPES
Gym & APR
Thursday
5/2/19
4:30-9:00 p.m.
N/A
D
LP PAL Cheerleading
Chapel Hill
Fields
Monday-Friday  & a Saturday
8/1-8/2, 8/5-8/9, 8/12-8/16, 8/19-8/23, 8/26-8/30, 9/3-9/8
5:00-8:00 p.m., & on 9/7, 8 am-12:00 p.m.
N/A
E
LP PAL Cheerleading
Middle School
Gym
Monday-Friday
9/9-9/13, 9/16-9/20, 9/23-9/27, 9/30-10/4, 10/7-10/11, 10/15-1018, 10/21-10/25, 10/28-11/1, 11/4-11/6, 11/11-11/15, 11/18-11/22
5:30-8:30 p.m.
N/A
 
 

12. Board Discussion

 

13. 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.
 

14. 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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