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Lower Moreland School Board to Meet Tonight

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Pine Road Board Room.

LOWER MORELAND TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS
PUBLIC MEETING
November 27, 2012
7:00 P.M.
PINE ROAD BOARDROOM

I. Board Action

  • Routine
  • Call to Order
  • Pledge of Allegiance: Mr. Steinberg
  • Welcome Visitors
  • Public Questions or Comments on Agenda Items

II. Presentations

  • Lion’s Pride Recognition, Mr. Bob Dye – presented by Mr. Geiger
  • Lower Moreland High School Student of the Month Recognition for October, Jake Adams and Isabelle Sufler – presented by Mrs. Baker
  • Recognition of the Girls Soccer Team, Bicentennial League Champions – presented by Mr. Mueller

III. Recommend Approval of:

  • Minutes of the October 16, 2012 Regular Meeting, Special Meeting October 9, 2012 and Special Meeting November 7, 2012, as Recorded or Amended, of the Lower Moreland Township School District.

IV. Report of the Superintendent of Schools

Personnel

A. Recommend approval of an Uncompensated Leave for Michele Kilcoyne, Pine Road School, 3rd Grade Teacher, effective November 28, 2012 through January 1, 2013.

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

Pine Road School

Choral Director (3), Gregory Boccuti, Level I, 3.0 Units, Unit Total $975.00
Choral Director (4/5), Gregory Boccuti, Level I, 3.0 Units, Unit Total $1300.00
Beginning Band, David Champion, Level III, 2.3 Units, Unit Total $862.50

Murray Avenue School

Jazz Band (1/2 Contract), David Champion, Level III, 2.5 Units, Unit Total $937.50

C. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Maryann Romano, Murray Avenue School, Learning Support Teacher, effective November 26, 2012 through January 7, 2013.

D. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Claire Hertz, Pine Road School, Kindergarten, effective February 21, 2013 through April 24, 2013 followed by an Uncompensated Leave effective April 25, 2013 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

E. Recommend an extension of an Uncompensated Leave for Rebecca Elias, Murray Avenue School, English Teacher, through March 22, 2013.

F. Recommend approval of Colleen Malpezzi as a clerical substitute at $11.88/hr., effective November 28, 2012.

G. Recommend approval to extend a Long Term Substitute Contract for Nicole Byrne, Murray Avenue School, English, Class I-Step, from January 28, 2013 through March 22, 2013.

H. Recommend approval of Talene Peckjian as a Homework Club Aide at the Murray Avenue School for the 2012-2013 school year at a rate of $13.25/hr.

I. Recommend approval of Amie Miller as a Homework Club Aide at the Murray Avenue School for the 2012-2013 school year at a rate of $13.25/hr.

J. Recommend approval of 3 new reading aide positions (covered by Title I funds).

K. Recommend approval of 1 new math aide position (covered by Title I funds).

L. Recommend approval of .4 ESL aide position (covered by Title III funds).

M. Recommend approval to extend an Uncompensated Leave for Alicia Evans, High School, Mathematics, effective January 28, 2013 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

N. Recommend approval to extend a Long Term Substitute Contract for Alexa Kuchler, High School, Mathematics, effective January 28, 2013 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

O. Recommend approval for Erica Ginnetti to continue as Mentor for Alexa Kuchler through the second semester of the 2012-2013 school year.

P. Recommend approval for Diane Farber to continue as 0.5 Mentor for Amanda McDowell through March 23, 2013.

Q. Recommend approval of Holly Gustafson, Short Term Substitute, Murray Avenue School, Learning Support, at a rate of $110/day, effective November 26, 2012 through January 7, 2013.

R. Recommend approval of Inessa Gertsman as a clerical substitute at a rate of $11.88/hr. effective November 28, 2012.

S. Recommend approval of Amanda McDowell to continue as Long Term Substitute, Pine Road School, Third Grade, Class IV-Step1, effective November 28, 2012 through December 21, 2012.

T. Recommend approval of Amanda McDowell, Long Term Substitute, Pine Road School, Fourth Grade, Class IV-Step 1, effective January 2, 2013 through March 23, 2013.

U. Recommend approval of Nicole Hershey, Long Term Substitute, Pine Road School, Fourth Grade, Class I-Step 2, effective December 13, 2012 through April 1, 2013.

V. Recommend approval to void the following Supplemental Contracts for Extra Curricular Activities for the 2012-2013 school year:
Murray Avenue School
Assistant Boys Basketball (7/8), Karl Powidzki, Level II, 5.0 Units, Unit Total $1750.00

W. Recommend approval of Johnna’ Ithier, Lead Teacher of Assessment 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.

X. Recommend approval of Katie Johnson as Mentor for Jessika Hay, High School, Learning Support effective October 29, 2012 through the 2012-2013 school year.

V. Curriculum

A. Recommend approval of a grant application between the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Lower Moreland Township School District for Title I funding in the amount of $167,626 for the 2012-2013 school year. (Funds provide support in K-5 Reading and Math)

B. Recommend approval of a grant application between the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Lower Moreland Township School District for Title II funding in the amount of $43,270 for the 2012-2013 school year. (Funds provide instructional assistance to teachers and staff development)

C. Recommend approval of a grant application between the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Lower Moreland Township School District for Title III funding in the amount of $30,146 for the 2012-2013 school year. (Funds provide support for instructional aides for the ESOL program)

D. Recommend approval to attend Professional Meetings as attached.

E. Update on agreement between Lower Moreland Township School District and the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit for Title I services at St. Albert the Great School. As attached.

VI. Buildings and Grounds

A. Recommend approval of Work Ethnic Art and Entertainment to use the High School Auditorium for a Russian Show on April 16, 2013 from 4:00pm – 10:00pm. Fee $3,000.00

B. Recommend approval of Lower Moreland High School Guidance to use the High School Library and Classrooms for a “Meet the Rep Night” for college planning on April 11, 2013 from 5:00pm-9:00pm. No fee.

C. Recommend approval of Pine Road PTA to use the Lower Moreland High School Rear Parking Lot for Pine Road’s Annual May Family Festival on May 3, 2013 (Raindate May 10, 2013) from 3:00pm until 9:00pm. No fee.

D. Recommend approval of Lower Moreland High School Life Skills Program to use the High School Auditorium for a Lip Sync Show on February 1, 2013 from 5:00pm until 11:00pm. No fee.

E. Recommend approval of Lower Moreland High School Cheerleading to use the High School Gym for the Ultimate Challenge Cheer and Charity Fund on March 1, 2013 from 5:00pm until 11:00pm. No fee.

F. Recommend approval of Lower Moreland High School Girls Basketball to use the High School or Murray Avenue Gym for a Mini Basketball Clinic for HVAA on Sundays, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4 and 11/11/2012 from 9:30am until 11:30am. No fee.

G. Recommend approval of HVAA to use the Murray Avenue and High School Gyms for Basketball Practice and Games December 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013 as attached. Fee included.

H. Recommend approval of HVAA to use the Pine Road Gym for Basketball Practice and Games December 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013 as attached. Fee included.

I. Recommend approval of Lower Moreland Alumni to use the Murray Avenue Room 307 for “Skybox” for Homecoming for Lower Moreland Alumni on November 27, 2012 from 1:00pm -5:00pm. No fee.

J. Recommend approval of Murray Avenue School to use the Murray Avenue Cafeteria for “Rachel’s Challenge” school assembly in the morning and Community Presentation in the evening on November 8, 2012 from 7:00am -11:30am and 5:45pm – 8:30pm. No fee.

VII. Business and Finance

A. Recommend approval of the following Financial Reports:
Assessment as of 11/12/12 as reported by the Montgomery County Board of
Assessment Appeals.....................$1,087,850,514
(Estimated Assessment used in the 2012-13 Budget $1,085,589,794)
General Fund, as of 11/15/12
Cash Balance...............................$25,228,977.75
Investments ................................$992,000.00
Trust Funds .................................$130,771.26
2008 Bond Fund............................$0.00
Capital Project Fund ......................$2,389,818.69

B. Recommend approval of the check list dated 10/25/12 in the amount of $1,556,148.69, and check list dated 11/15/12 in the amount of $352,741.34.

C. Recommend approval of an agreement with T&M Associates to perform surveying services associated with the High School parking lot and new bus loop, High School Modular classrooms and the Murray Avenue School pedestrian bridge projects approved at the October 16, 2012 meeting. The fee for the surveying work is $32,000. See attached.

D. Recommend approval to increase Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects fee for the Varsity High School baseball field project by $2,645. The fee includes design work for the following additional items: two warm-up pitching mounds, a waterline from the high school to the field, install 12 feet high meeting in the left field area and remove the existing batting cage and install a new cage.

VIII. School Board

A. Solicitor’s Report

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

C. Other
1. Recommend approval of a High School Trip to Repertorio, 138 E. 27th Street, New York, NY to see the production of Federico Garcia Lorca’s play “La Casa de Bernarda Alb” in Spanish on February 20, 2013. As attached.
2. Recommend approval to adopt a NSBA Resolution as per attached.
3. Recommend approval of the second read and final approval for the Use of School Facilities Policy #707, as attached.
4. Recommend approval of the Advantage3 Marketing Deck as attached.
5. Recommend approval of a Letter of Agreement FY2013 between the Creekwood Center of Abington Memorial Hospital and Lower Moreland Township School District for the fiscal year (July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013) as attached.
6. Recommend approval of security services agreement with Executive Protective Services to provide security for the high school grounds in conjunction with the tree clearing project currently being performed. See attached.

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 Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 7:00pm in the Pine Road Boardroom.

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