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School Board Agenda: Improve Sports Fields, ADA Accessible Route, More

The Lower Moreland School Board will hold its public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Pine Road.

There are a number of items on the agenda for Wednesday night's Lower Moreland School Board meeting. One entry to be voted on is finding a Civil Engineering firm that will provide a land survey to help improve the athletic fields at the High School and Murray Avenue.

The School Board will also recommend the approval to pay Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects $9,375 to design an accessible ADA route from the parking area behind the Murray Avenue Middle School to the junior varsity baseball field. This access route will also serve the football stadium.

Other highlights include:

  • National Honor Society will hold a Charity Car Wash on Sept. 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the High School parking lot.
  • First Baptist Church of Huntingdon Valley to hold a flea market on Oct. 6 in the Murray Avenue School parking lot from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30pm.

The complete agenda posted on lmtsd.org is listed below:

LOWER MORELAND TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS
PUBLIC MEETING
September 19, 2012, 7:00 P.M.

I. Board Action

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

II. Presentations

Recognition of the Students Who Participated in the Odyssey of the Mind Tournament - Mr. Geiger

III. Recommend Approval

  • Minutes of the August 21, 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
Orchestra, Amanda Handfinger, Level III, 3.0 Units, Unit Total $1125.00
Student Council, Michael Handfinger, Level I, 4.0 Units, Unit Total $1300.00
High School
Dramatics: Fall Director, Leah Abramson, Level I, 4.0 Units, Unit Total $1300.00
Drama Club, Leah Abramson, Level I, 4.0 Units, Unit Total $1300.00
Fitness Center Supervisor – Fall, Casey Molt, Level I, 8.0 Units, Unit Total $2600.00

B. Recommend approval of the resignation of Allison Kuchler, High School, Life Skills, effective August 30, 2012.

C. Recommend approval of the resignation of Melissa Zajac, Pine Road, Instructional Assistant, effective August 21, 2012.

D. Recommend approval of Gary Kent, Mechanic Assistant, Long Term Substitute, at Step 2 of the Wage Rate Progression Schedule in accordance with the SEIU Contract, retroactive to the end of his probation period.

E. Recommend approval of Amanda McDowell, Long Term Substitute, Pine Road School, Third Grade, Class IV-Step 1, effective August 30, 2012 through November 27, 2012, all clearances on file.

F. Recommend approval to extend the Clerk of the Works Contract for Gil Lappano, effective October 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. As attached.

G. Recommend approval of Mentors for the 2012-2013 school year as attached.

H. Recommend approval of the following instructors for the Fall 2012 Enrichment Program. All clearances and PA Health Forms will be received prior to beginning of class for Instructors of students.

Pine Road
Cheryl Pilchik – Arts & Crafts, $43/class
Israel Ortiz (Silver Knights Chess) – Chess, $57.60/student
Kelly Shammo – Dance! , $43/class, Cheerleading, $43/class
Allison Laverty (Bricks4Kidz) – Bricks 4 Kidz , $65/student
Don Clark – Intro to Martial Arts, $175 plus $12/student
Tara Alker – Nutrition Expedition and Science, $43/class
Stacy Castor – Art (K-2), $65/student
Carol Lusignea – Pine Road Enrichment Liaison, $43/hour
Rupa Vadodaria – Yoga for Kids, $43/class
High School and Adult
William Dunas – Drivers Education, $70/class
Amanda Lessig – Water Aerobics, $30/class
Ron Aurit – Boxing, Donates his time
Alex Baranov, Men’s Basketball, Donates his time

I. Recommend approval of Cody Pearson, High School, Temporary Professional Employee, to increase her position from 0.5 Spanish to 0.7 Spanish, Class I-Step 2 effective September 20, 2012. All clearances on file.

J. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Amy Mattioli, Learning Support, Murray Avenue School, effective August 30, 2012 through October 26, 2012.

K. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Debra Kanefsky, Library Secretary, Lower Moreland High School, half days effective August 27, 2012 through August 31, 2012.

L. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Sarah Kim, 4th Grade, Pine Road School, effective December 3, 2012 through March 8, 2013 followed by an Unpaid Leave effective March 9, 2013 through April 1, 2013.

M. Recommend approval of an Unpaid Leave for Sharon Place, Instructional Assistant, High School, effective January 2, 2013 through April 4, 2013.

N. Recommend approval of a Step adjustment for the following employees:
Jason Arehart Class I – Step 1
Michelle Lillie Class I – Step 2

O. Recommend approval of the resignation of Yvonne Gillick, High School, Instructional Assistant, effective September 11, 2012.

P. Recommend approval of Gregory Boccuti, Long Term Substitute, Pine Road School, Music, Class IV-Step 1, effective September 21, 2012 through the 2012-2013 school year, all clearances on file.

Q. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Karen Bixler, 4th Grade, Pine Road School, effective December 14, 2012 through March 23, 2013.

R. Recommend approval of Holly Gustafson, Short Term Substitute, Murray Avenue, Learning Support, $110/day, effective September 4, 2012 through October 26, 2012, all clearances on file.

V. Curriculum

A. Recommend approval of purchase of Study Island program (Pennsylvania College and Career Readiness Bundle Benchmarking) at Lower Moreland High School at a cost of $7,597.50.

B. Recommend approval of purchase of Study Island programs (Pennsylvania Keystone Algebra I and Keystone Algebra I Benchmark Tests) at a cost of $990.90.

C. Recommend approval to attend Professional Meetings as attached.

D. Recommend approval to accept 2011/12 Supplemental Education Jobs Funding in the amount of $2,098.

VI. Buildings and Grounds

A. Recommend approval of Valley Christian School to use the Murray Avenue School Track for a run/walk around the track to raise money for the school, on October 26, 2012 from 9:45am-10:45am and 1:00pm – 2:30pm (rain date 11/2/12). No fee.

B. Recommend approval of CMS – Studios to use the High School Auditorium for a children’s musical “Christmas Carol” on December 15, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

  • Fee $3,000.00

C. Recommend approval of Murray Avenue School to use the High School Auditorium for a Parent Bullying Presentation by Deb McCoy on October 11, 2012 from 6:00pm until 9:30pm. No fee.

D. Recommend approval of Pine Road Elementary to use the High School Auditorium for the Pine Road Winter Concert on December 19, 2012 from 5:30pm until 9:30pm. No fee.

E. Recommend approval of The Lower Moreland Township Rec Board to use the Lower Moreland High School Front Hill for Movie Night on October 6, 2012 from 5:00pm until 11:00pm. No fee.

F. Recommend approval of Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library to use the Pine Road School, Front Lobby for a Bake Sale to raise money for the Huntingdon Valley Library on November 6, 2012 from 7:00am until 6:00pm. No fee.

G. Recommend approval of Lower Moreland Swimming & Diving to use the High School Auditorium for a Parent Meeting on September 25, 2012 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm. Fee included.

H. Recommend approval of Lower Moreland Football Parents Association to use the High School Lobby, Gym and two classrooms for a fund raiser on October 6, 2012 from 6:00pm until 10:30pm. No fee.

I. Recommend approval of the First Baptist Church of Huntingdon Valley to use the Murray Avenue School Parking Lot for a flea market on October 6, 2012 from 7:00am until 1:30pm. No fee.

J. Recommend approval of National Honor Society to use the High School front lot for a Charity Car Wash on September 22, 2012 from 8:00am until 4:00pm. No fee.

K. Recommend approval of the Enrichment Program to use the High School Wrestling Room for a Boxing Program, Mondays, October 1, 2012 through December 3, 2012, from 7:00pm until 8:00pm. No fee.

L. Recommend approval of the Enrichment Program to use the High School Gym for a Men’s Basketball, Mondays and Wednesdays, September 5, 2012 through December 19, 2012 (with the exception of November 21, 2012) from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. No fee.

M. Recommend approval of the Enrichment Program to use the High School Pool and Lockers for Water Aerobics, Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 4, 2012 through November 1, 2012 from 8:15pm until 9:00pm. No fee.

N. Recommend approval of the Enrichment Program to use Room 101 in the High School for Driver Education, Mondays and Wednesdays, October 1, 2012 through November 26, 2012 (with the exception of November 21, 2102) from 7:00pm until 9:00pm. No fee.

O. Recommend approval of HVAA to use the High School and Murray Avenue Gyms for HVAA basketball games and practice, October 1, 2012 through November 30, 2012 as attached. Fee included.

VII. Business and Finance

A. Recommend approval of the following Financial Reports:
Assessment as of 9/4/12 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 9/13/12
Cash Balance.....................$6,155,298.45
Investments ..........................$0.00
Trust Funds .............................$129,271.26
2008 Bond Fund.......................$0.00
Capital Project Fund ..................$2,569,024.44

B. Recommend approval of the checklist dated 8/29/12 in the amount of $1,051,345.42 and checklist dated 9/14/12 in the amount of $423,369.79.

C. Recommend approval to replace two copiers in High School Guidance and Murray Avenue Principal’s Offices as per attached proposal.

D. Recommend approval of the 2011/2012 Budget Transfers as per attached.

E. Recommend approval to transfer $850,000 from leftover General Funds (11/12) to Capital Projects Fund.

F. Recommend approval of the professional services with Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects in the amount of $9,375 to design an accessible ADA route from the parking area behind the Murray Avenue Middle School to the Junior Varsity Baseball field. This access route will also serve the football stadium. As attached.

G. Recommend approval of the professional services with a Civil Engineering firm to provide a land survey for the work in above item A and the work to improve the Athletic fields at the High School and Murray Avenue School. A list of the three Civil Engineering firms and their fees, will be provided prior to, or at the meeting. As attached.

H. Recommend approval of a 4 year lease agreement for a 2013 Sports Van with Quigley Chevrolet as per attached documentation. Monthly payments are to be $486.41. Previous lease payments were $507.32/month.

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 an agreement between Lower Moreland Township School District and Quinn Developmental Services to provide consultative behavioral supports for 18 hours per week for 4 weeks at a cost of $5,400 and for 9 hours per week for 32 weeks at a cost of $21,600 for a total of $27,000 for the 2012-2013 school year. As attached.
  2. Recommend approval of the final read for the Admission of Non-Resident Students Policy #202, as attached.
  3. Recommend approval of the following students from Bryn Athn Borough School District to enroll in Lower Moreland Schools:
    Joshua Rogalsky, 12th Grade
  4. Recommend approval of the 6th Grade Class Trip to Ellis Island and Liberty Island, Liberty Park, NJ on November 6, 2012 from 6:15am – 5:00pm. This trip will enrich the 6th grade learning experience of their reading of the novel Letters from Rifka, and to provide them with a personal experience from the viewpoint of an immigrant.

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, October 2, 2012, 7:00pm in the Pine Road Boardroom.

Just a guy September 25, 2012 at 07:04 PM
The football field needs to be redone with proper drainage, and NEEDS LARGER STANDS. Why knock down the stands a few years back, just to only put back half of them...it looks really awkward. Stands from the 20 yard line to the 50 yard line? Please fix that issue

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