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Lower Moreland School Board Meeting: Pedestrian Bridge to Murray Avenue

The following agenda is posted on lmtsd.org

AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING
BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS
Wednesday, October 16, 2012
7:00 P.M.
PINE ROAD BOARDROOM

I. Board Action

Routine
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance: Mrs. Baker
Welcome Visitors
Public Questions or Comments on Agenda Items

II. Presentations

ING Presentation - Recognition of Matt Crouch Lion’s Pride Recognition – Renee VanNaarden presented by Mrs. Baker

III. Recommend Approval of the Minutes of the September 19, 2012 Regular Meeting as Recorded or Amended, of the Lower Moreland Township School District.

IV. Report of the Superintendent of Schools

Personnel
A. Recommend approval of the following Supplemental Contracts for Extra Curricular Activities for the 2012-2013 school year:

Pine Road School
Pine Road Patrol Corps, Darrin Mickle, Level I, 3.0 Units, Unit Total $975.00
Intramurals (First Semester), Darrin Mickle, Level I, 3.0 Units, Unit Total $975.00
Intramurals (Second Semester), Darrin Mickle, Level I, 3.0 Units, Unit total $975.00

Murray Avenue School
- Head Hockey (7/8), Elyssa Nemeroff, Level II, 5.5 Units, Unit Total $1925.00
- Assistant Boys Basketball (7/8), Karl Powidzki, Level II, 5.0 Units, Unit Total $1750.00
- Head Softball (7/8), Craig Freeman, Level III, 5.5 Units, Unit Total $2062.50
- String Orchestra (6th), Amanda Handfinger, Level III, 3.0 Units, Unit Total $1125.00
- Symphonic Orchestra (7/8), Amanda Handfinger, Level III, 3.0 Units, Unit Total $1125.00
- Choral Director (6th), Amanda Handfinger, Level I, 3.0 Units, Unit Total $975.00
- Dramatics, Music – Caitlin Loeffler Stein, Level I, 2.0 Units, Unit Total $650.00
- News Studio (1/2 Contract), Stephen Kelly, Level I, 5.5 Units, Unit Total $1787.50
- Choral Director (7/8), Chelsea Dehner, Level I, 3.0 Units, Unit Total $975.00
- Jazz Band (1/2 Contract), Michelle Lillie, Level I, 2.5 Units, Unit Total $812.50
- Band (6th), Michelle Lillie, Level I, 3.0 Units, Unit Total $975.00
- Band (7/8), Michelle Lillie, Level I, 3.0 Units, Unit Total $975.00
- Assistant Soccer (7/8), Michael Harding, Level I, 5.0 Units, Unit Total $1625.00
- Science Club (7/8), Denise Meyers, Level I, 5.0 Units, Unit Total $1625.00

High School
- Assistant Hockey, Jessica Brown, Level I, 8.0 Units, Unit Total $2600.00
- Dramatics Light and Sound, John Haldeman, Level II, 4.0 Units, Unit Total $1400.00
- French Club, Mara Bailis, Level III, 4.0 Units, Unit Total $1500.00
- Mock Trial, John Haldeman, Level III, 7.0 Units, Unit Total $2625.00
- Orchestra, Sarah Gulish, Level I, 6.0 Units, Unit Total $1950.00
- Tech Crew (Not Dramatics), John Haldeman, Level II, 2.0 Units, Unit Total $700.00
- World Affairs Council, Carole Burton-Haldeman, Level I, 4.0 Units, Unit Total $1300.00
- Student Council, Gregory Pezza, Level II, 8.0 Units, Unit Total $2800.00
- News Studio (1/2 Contract), Gregory Pezza, Level II, 7.5 Units, Unit Total $2625.00
- Debating Advisor Assistant, Nick Solomon, Level I, 3.0 Units, Unit Total $975.00
- Art Club (1/2 Contract), Stefanie Elfstrom, Level I, 2.0 Units, Unit Total $650.00
- Art Club (1/2 Contract), Angela Sweigart, Level II, 2.0 Units, Unit Total $700.00
- Head Girls Basketball, Richard Becker, Level III, 15.0 Units, Unit Total $5625.00
- Varsity Group, Chelsea Dehner, Level I, 9.0 Units, Unit Total $2925.00
- Music Connection Club, Thomas Church, Level II, 3.0 Units, Unit Total $1050.00
- Girls Diving, Kevin Maginn, Level II, 4.0 Units, Unit Total $1400.00
- Boys Diving, Kevin Maginn, Level II, 4.0 Units, Unit Total $1400.00
- Science Club, Denise Meyers, Level I, 4.0 Units, Unit Total $1200.00
- 10th Grade Class Sponsor, Greg Pezza, Level I, 2.0 Units, Unit Total $650.00
- Interact Club, Kimberly McGlonn-Nelson, Level I, 5.0 Units, Unit Total $1625.00
- Buddy Club, Katie Johnson, Level I, 3.0 Units, Unit Total $975.00
- SADD, Justin Beck, Level I, 7.0 Units, Unit Total $2275.00
- Concert Choir, Chelsea Dehner, Level I, 3.0 Units, Unit Total $975.00

B. Recommend approval of Carol Lusignea as Mentor for Gregory Boccuti, Music, Pine Road School for the full year at a stipend of $1000.00.

C. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Karen Reese, Murray Avenue School, Health & Physical Education, effective October 3, 2012 through October 26, 2012.

D. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Mary Patz, Pine Road School, Secretary, effective September 6, 2012 through October 9, 2012.

E. Recommend approval of the resignation of Mary Patz, Pine Road School, Secretary, effective October 9, 2012.

F. Recommend approval of an extension of an FMLA for Maureen Cebular to continue through November 2, 2012.

G. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Kristin Maynard, Pine Road School, Instructional Assistant, effective January 2, 2013 through February 27, 2013.

H. Recommend approval of a revision of an FMLA for Sarah Kim, 4th Grade, Pine Road School, effective December 13, 2012 through March 20, 2013 followed by an Unpaid Leave effective March 21, 2013 through April 1, 2013.

I. Recommend a revision to an Unpaid Leave for Sharon Place, Instructional Assistant, High School, effective January 2, 2013 through April 12, 2013.

J. Recommend approval of Dr. James Kanter, D.O. as district physician for the 2012-2013 school year at a rate of $25/exam.

K. Recommend approval of Dr. Majgen Shafieyen, D.D.S. as district dentist for the 2012-2013 school year at a rate of $25/exam.

L. Recommend approval of Jessika Hay, Temporary Professional Employee, Lower Moreland High School, Emotional Support Teacher, Class IV-Step 1, effective November 29, 2012.

M. Recommend approval of the resignation of Jennifer Kang, KinderLinks, Program Aide, effective October 15, 2012.

N. Recommend approval of Kristin Degliomini as a clerical substitute at $11.88/hr., effective October 18, 2012.

V. Curriculum

A. Recommend approval of the following Lead Teachers for the 2012-2013 school year.
This contract is provided under the terms of the 2008-2012 LMTEA Contract. All lead teacher positions will be posted upon Board approval of a new LMTEA contract. Diana Sullivan – 6-8 Language Arts Carole Burton-Haldeman – 9-12 Social Studies Jayna Jolly – K-12 Fine & Practical Arts Judy Lamb – 6-8 Special Education Brea D’Angelo – 0.5, 9-12 Technology/Library Patrick Engleman – 0.5, 9-12 Technology/Library

B. Recommend approval to attend Professional Meetings as attached.

VI. Buildings and Grounds

A. Recommend approval of Art, Music and Culture Class to use the High School Band Room, Lobby and Room 107 to put on a final show for friends and family, January 17, 2013 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm. No fee.

B. Recommend approval of LMSD Instrumental Music Program to use the High School Auditorium for Lower Moreland School District All Band Night, March 11 through March 15, 2013 as attached. No fee.

C. Recommend approval of Pine Road PTA to use the Pine Road Lobby, Back Lobby and Multi-Purpose Room for a PTA Record Hop to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand and the Valley Youth Center on October 19, 2012 from 6:00pm-11:00pm. No fee.

D. Recommend approval of LMHS Guidance to use the High School Auditorium for a “Financial Aid Workshop for Students and Parents” on November 12, 2012 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. No fee.

E. Recommend approval of Murray Avenue School to use the High School Auditorium for an Antibullying/Cyberbulling Parent Presentation with Deb McCoy on October 25, 2012 from 6:30pm-9:30pm. No fee.

F. Recommend approval of Lower Moreland High School Staff to use the High School Auditorium for “College Planning Night for Juniors and Parents” on January 10, 2013 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. No fee.

G. Recommend approval of Executive PTA to use the High School Gym, Auditorium, Kitchen and Snack Shop for a Craft & Gift Fair on November 10, 2012 from 7:00am – 5:00pm with PM set up on November 9, 2012. No fee.

VII. Business and Finance

A. Recommend approval of the following Financial Reports:
Assessment as of 10/1/12 as reported by the Montgomery County Board of
Assessment Appeals..............................................................$1,086,423,264
(Estimated Assessment used in the 2012-13 Budget $1,085,589,794)
General Fund, as of 10/11/12
Cash Balance...........................................................................$7,464,137.53
Investments ................................................................................$992,000.00
Trust Funds ................................................................................$129,271.26
2008 Bond Fund....................................................................................$0.00
Capital Project Fund ...............................................................$3,419,109.88

B. Recommend approval of the checklist dated 9/27/12 in the amount of $308,475.39 and checklist dated 10/11/12 in the amount of $561,645.94

C. Recommend approval of the professional services with Breslin Ridyard Fader Architects in the amount of 5.75% of the construction cost associated with the bus loop and parking lot work. The design fee is currently estimated to be $124,200. The actual fee will be determined after the bids are opened and the lowest responsible bidder is determined. Payment of the fee is contingent upon the Solicitors review of the AIA master agreement.

D. Recommend approval of the professional services with Breslin Ridyard Fader Architects on an hourly basis for the cost of adding six modular classrooms (including plumbing, mechanical and electrical work) and expanding the cafeteria seating area. A “not to exceed” amount will be determined and cannot be exceeded without additional school board approval. Payment of the fee is contingent upon the Solicitors review of the AIA master agreement.

E. Recommend approval of the professional services with Breslin Ridyard Fader Architects in the amount of $19,550 associated with the demolition and construction of a pedestrian bridge at the Murray Avenue School. Payment of the fee is contingent upon the Solicitors review of the AIA master agreement.

VIII. School Board

A. Solicitor’s Report

B. Committee Reports
● Legislation
● Eastern Center for Arts and Technology
● MCIU
● Technology
● Safe Schools
● Diversity

F. Other

1. Recommend approval of an agreement between Lower Moreland School District and Bucks County Intermediate Unit for placement of student #5267 in a Life Skills Support classroom at Maple Point Middle School, at a cost of $37,284.00. As attached.

2. Recommend approval of two (2) Transportation Agreements between Lower Moreland Township School District and Upper Moreland School District as per attached.

3. Recommend approval of the following parcel assessment stipulations, per the attached:

# 41-00-07604-00-5
# 41-00-04631-06-2
# 41-00-04631-20-6

4. Recommend approval of the concept of a joint venture with Lower Moreland Township concerning the construction of a synthetic surface multipurpose field located at the southeast corner of the high school property adjacent to the area known as Fairway Farms (owned by the Township) with the understanding that this motion mandates no formal action approving the project or expending any funds until and unless there is a written agreement between the Township and the District which is acceptable to the District.

D. Correspondence

E. Public Questions and Comments for Non-Agenda Items

F. Adjournment

IX. General Information
The next regularly scheduled work session of the Board will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7:00pm in the Pine Road Boardroom.

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