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Lower Moreland School Board Agenda: Budgets, Presentations, Award Winners

The LM School Board will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Pine Road.

Here is the full agenda listed on lmtsd.org:

I. Board Action

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

II. Presentations

Presentation of Diploma – Dr. Feeley
Lion’s Pride Award, Mary Kochaba, Community Counselor – Dr. Feeley
Recognition of ECAT May Student of the Month – Mr. Howard
Recognition of PJAS Award Winners – Mr. Howard
Facilities Feasibility Study Update – Mr. Lappano

III. Recommend Approval of the Minutes of the May 15, 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 2011-2012 school year:

Murray Avenue
Assistant Track (7/8), Amanda Bowe, Level I, 5.0 Units, Unit Total $1625.00
B. Recommend approval of the following students as summer maintenance workers beginning June 18, 2012 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., all clearances on file:

Mike Mangan 3rd year $8.00 per hour
Evan Aurit 1st Year $7.50 per hour
Dylan Haughey 1st Year $7.50 per hour
Jeremy Geiger 1st Year $7.50 per hour

C. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Pat DiLeo, High School, Instructional Assistant, effective May 14, 2012 through June 4, 2012.

D. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Michele Kilcoyne, Pine Road, 3rd Grade, effective August 28, 2012 through November 27, 2012.

E. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Carol Lusignea, Pine Road, Health & PE, effective May 14, 2012 through June 14, 2012.

F. Recommend approval to increase the High School Gifted Position, Joanne Fox, from 0.5 to 0.8 effective September 1, 2012.

G. Recommend approval to complete a “job description evaluation project” to be funded through remaining Human Resources/Public Relations funds with a completion date of June 30, 2012 as attached.

H. Recommend approval to extend Dr. Pete Grande’s contract until September 30, 2012. Title III funds from July 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012 and monies from the 2011-12 curriculum review budget will be appropriated, as attached.

I. Recommend approval of an Agreement between Lower Moreland Township School District and Mary Kate Wright as a School Psychologist/Behavior Specialist/Community Liaison, per the attached.

J. Recommend approval to attend Professional Meetings as attached.

K. Recommend approval to revise Valerie Ciaramella’s salary from Class I, Step 1 to Class II, Step 1, as 0.5 Science, Long Term Substitute, High School, effective April 23, 2012 through June 14, 2012, all clearances on file.

L. Recommend approval to extend an Uncompensated Leave for Jessica Swillo, Music Teacher, Murray Avenue and High School, effective August 28, 2012 through April 14, 2013.

M. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Maureen Cebular, Pine Road, Emotional Support, effective August 28, 2012 through October 12, 2012.

N. Recommend approval of Michelle Lillie, Pine Road, Long-Term Substitute, Music, Class I- Step 3 , effective August 28, 2012 through the 2012-2013 school year. All clearances on file.

O. Recommend approval of the following ESOL Summer Camp Teachers at a rate of $43/hr. effective July 30, 2012 through August 9, 2012. All clearances on file.

Timothy Stevenson
Erin Fahey
Christina Rice
Heather Mizrachi

P. Recommend approval of the following ESOL Summer Camp Instructional Assistants at a rate of $13.25/hr. effective July 30, 2012 through August 9, 2012. All clearances on file.

Jennifer Kang
Q. Recommend approval of the following ESY Teachers at a rate of $43/hr. effective July 9, 2012 through August 9, 2012:

Kathy Lucci
Amy Mattioli
Holly Gustafson
Gina Bellomo

R. Recommend approval of the following ESY Instructional Assistants at a rate of $13.25/hr. effective July 9, 2012 through August 9, 2012:

Katherine O’Brien
Jeannie Sepielli
Kelly Shammo
Jennifer Ware

S. Recommend approval of Alexa Kuchler, High School, Long-Term Substitute, Mathematics, Class I – Step 1, effective August 28, 2012 through January 25, 2013. All clearances on file.

V. Curriculum

A. Recommend approval of purchase of System 44 program at Murray Ave at a cost of $17,500.

B. Recommend approval of purchase of Read 180 Next Generation program at Murray Ave at a cost of $16,588.

C. Recommend approval of REACH Associates professional development contract as per attached to be funded by Title I grant, Title III grant, Special Education funds and Pine Road building staff development funds.

D. Recommend approval of Sunguard K-12 Education contract for Curriculum Connector, as per attached.

VI. Buildings and Grounds

A. Recommend approval of Pine Road Music to use the High School Auditorium for Winter and Spring Concerts for Pine Road’s Band, Chorus and Orchestra on December 18, 2012 (Snow Date December 20, 2012) and May 13 & 15 2013 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. No fee.

B. Recommend approval of Pine Road Student Council to use the Pine Road MPR & Cafeteria for a 5th Grade Dance, May 18, 2012 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. No fee.

C. Recommend approval of LM Summer Camps to use the High School Gym and Tennis Courts for Pre-Summer Camp Clinics for Basketball and Tennis on May 15, 2012 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. No fee.

D. Recommend approval of HVAA to use the Varsity Soccer Field, Football Practice Field and Baseball Outfield for a clinic run by St. Joe’s University for HVAA participants, July 23, 2012 through July 26, 2012 from 8:30am – 12:30pm. No fee.

E. Recommend approval of HVAA to use the Murray Avenue Lower Gym for a Taekwondo Seminar on June 23, 2012 from 8:00am – 5:00pm. No fee.

F. Recommend approval of Murray Avenue to use the Murray Avenue Cafeteria, for 8th Grade Awards Night, June 11, 2012, from 6:30pm – 8:15pm. No fee.

G. Recommend approval of the Sixth Grade Team to use the Murray Avenue Cafeteria, for Sixth Grade Author’s Night, June 7, 2012 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. No fee.

H. Recommend approval of the First Baptist Church of Huntingdon Valley to use the Murray Avenue Outdoor Basketball Court to hold a basketball clinic for the youth in the Church, ages 8-17, June 30, 2012 from 8:00am – 4:00pm. No fee.

I. Recommend approval of the Kaplan Test Prep to use a classroom in the Lower Moreland High School, for SAT Prep, July & Aug 2012 as attached. Fee $4,000.00 (to be discussed)

VII. Business and Finance

A. Recommend approval of the following Financial Reports:

Assessment as of 6/4/12 as reported by the Montgomery County Board of
Assessment Appeals..............................................................$1,086,647,224
(Estimated Assessment used in the 2011-12 Budget $1,083,159,669)
General Fund, as of 6/14/12
Cash Balance.........................................................................$10,797,239.84
Investments ...........................................................................................$0.00
Trust Funds ................................................................................$154,771.26
2008 Bond Fund....................................................................................$0.00
Capital Project Fund ...............................................................$2,570,146.39
B. Recommend approval of the checklist dated 5/24/12 in the amount of $617,659.11 and checklist dated 6/14/12 in the amount of $369,965.70.

C. Recommend approval of the Tuition Rate Calculation (PDE-2061) for the 2011-2012 school year as set by the State of Pennsylvania.

Elementary $11,608.16 per year
Secondary $12,426.58 per year
D. Recommend approval for Barbacane Thornton & Company to perform an independent audit on the Solar Energy Grant as per stipulations of grant and as per attached.

E. Recommend approval of the Blanket Authorization for budget transfers as of June 30, 2012. See attached memo dated May 8, 1979.

F. Recommend approval of the following Resolution:

RESOLVED, that in order to facilitate the transaction of routine District business during the summer without a July meeting of the Board, the administration be authorized, upon review and approval of the Board President and/or treasurer, to make disbursements and pay bills, and to approve personnel transactions, including resignations, appointments and assignments, all of which actions shall be presented to the Board at its next regular meeting.

G. Recommend approval of the following financial institutions as depositories of the Lower Moreland Township School District:

Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust (PLGIT)
Wells Fargo

H. Recommend approval of the 2012-2013 IDEA-B Use of Funds Agreement – IDEA Section 619 Funds between Lower Moreland Township School District and MCIU as per attached, total allocation is $2,121.00.

I. Recommend approval of the 2012-2013 State EI Use of Funds Agreement – State Early Intervention Funds between Lower Moreland and MCIU as per attached. Total allocation is $1,890.00

J. Recommend approval to purchase playground equipment (to be reimbursed with PTA funds) as per attached proposals.

K. Recommend approval to accept PTA funds for purchase of playground equipment in the amount of $32,674.26.

L. Recommend approval of Contingency Funds for the 2011-2012 school year in the amount of $15,837.50.

M. Recommend approval of the 2012-2013 Insurance Program as previously discussed and as per attached.

N. Recommend approval of the Agreement with Holy Redeemer Health System for the 2012-13 school year for athletic training services, as per the attached.

O. Recommend approval of the Purchase of Service Agreement with The Lincoln Center for the 2012-2013 school year, per the attached.

P. Recommend approval of the following change orders for the project to reconstruct the tennis courts at the high school:

GC-001: S&H Landscaping Contractors (add; not to exceed $50,000) Remove the unsuitable soil under the tennis courts; and replace it with crushed stone, underground drains and filter fabric in order to stabilize the area to receive the surfacing of the courts.
GC-002: S&H Landscaping (add; not to exceed $8,000) Increase the size of the line posts, corner posts and their concrete footers to support the chain link fence and its added windscreen.

Q. Recommend approval of the 2012-2013 Regular IDEA-B Use of Funds Agreement between Lower Moreland Township School District and MCIU per attached. Total planning allocation is $331,204.00.

R. Recommend approval to adopt the 2012-2013 Budget in the amount of $40,697,709 as per attached.

S. Recommend approval to charge Mrs. Jane Ann Sale with the collection of the 2012 Real Estate Taxes as per the Board Resolution, per the attached.

T. Recommend approval of the 2012 Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion Resolution, per the attached.

U. Recommend approval of agreement between Lower Moreland Township School District and Pediatric Therapeutic Service (PTS) for the 2012-2013 school year.

V. Recommend approval of the Asphalt Base Bid, Option #2 and Alternate #1 for a total of $24,666.00 as per attached.

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 the Stipulation for Parcel #41-00-04936-009 as per the attached.

2. Recommend approval of Alan Steinberg to serve as Board Treasurer for a period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

3. Recommend approval of the attached stipulation for parcel #41-00-06565-00-9.

4. Recommend approval of the revisions of the BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING Policy 249 as attached.

5. Recommend approval of agreement between Lower Moreland Township School District and the Comprehensive Learning Center (CLC) for student #5633 to attend CLC for the 2012-2013 school year at a tuition rate of $83,075.

6. Update on Bryn Athyn Students for 2012-2013 school year and Non- Resident Students.

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, August 7, 2012, 7:30pm in the Pine Road Boardroom.

GDEAL June 20, 2012 at 05:22 PM
We are going to pay Comprehensive Learning Center $83,075 for one student next year? The tuition rate for our secondary school students is $12,426.58 per student. The most expensive university in this country in less than $60,000 per year.

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