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Lower Moreland School Board: Video Awards, Solar Panel Update, More

Here is the rest of the agenda for the meeting on Tuesday, April 17.

AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING
BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
7:30 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

Phillips Mill Photography Show Entrant Recognition – presented by Mrs. Baker
Video Awards – presented by Mr. Yuri Khalif
Solar Panel Update – Mr. Lappano

III. Recommend Approval of the Minutes of the March 20, 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 to void the following Supplemental Contracts for Extra Curricular Activities for the 2011-2012 school year:

Murray Avenue
Track Assistant (7/8), Jason Arehart, Level I, 5.0 Units, Unit Total $1,625.00

B. Recommend approval of the following Supplemental Contracts for Extra Curricular Activities for the 2011-2012 school year:

High School
Dramatics Make-Up and Costume, Anne Jones Frederick, Level I, 4.0 Units, Unit Total $1300.00
Assistant Track #2, Joe Haughey, Level I, 8.0 Units, Unit Total $2,600.00
Assistant Lacrosse, Lauren Gallagher, Level I, 8.0 Units, Unit Total $2,600.00
Assistant Baseball #1 (1/2 Contract), Brent Fehnel, Level I, 4.0 Units, Unit Total $1,300.00
Pine Road
Student Council, Michael Handfinger, Level I, 4.0 Units, Unit Total $1,300.00

C. Recommend approval of an extension of an Uncompensated Leave for Hillary Eisenman, Pine Road School, Music, for the 2012-2013 school year.

D. Recommend approval to extend the Clerk of the Works Contract for Gil Lappano, effective March 30, 2012 through September 30, 2012.

E. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Eddy Tonik, Murray Avenue, Spanish, effective April 9 through April 13 2012.

F. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Jo Paskevicius, High School, English, effective August 28, 2012 through September 30, 2012 followed by retirement effective October 1, 2012.

G. Recommend approval of the retirement of Lou Ricci, High School, School Security Officer, effective June 18, 2012.

H. Recommend approval of Sheree McGarry, Non-Instructional Substitute, effective April 18, 2012, all clearances on file.

I. Recommend approval of Cheryl Galdo as Director of Human Resources and Public Relations, effective May 29, 2012, all clearances on file, per the attached.

J. Recommend approval to attend Professional Meetings as attached.

K. Recommend approval of Dr. Leticia Rodriguez, Consultant to serve in the capacity of Interim Director of Human Resources as attached.

L. Recommend approval of Dr. Betty Robinson, Consultant to serve in the capacity of Interim Director of Public Relations/Human Resources as attached.

M. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Alicia Evans, High School, Mathematics, effective August 28, 2012 through November 27, 2012 followed by an Unpaid Leave, effective November 28, 2012 through January 25, 2012.

N. Recommend approval of the retirement of Russ Mitchell, High School, Health & Physical Education, effective June 18, 2012.

O. Recommend approval of Gary Kent, Mechanic Assistant, Long Term Substitute, effective April 18, 2012 at the 1st 90 Day Rate in accordance with the SEIU Contract, all clearances on file.

P. Recommend approval to authorize administration and solicitor to seek court approval of Frank J. Colantonio as School Police Officer in accordance with Section 7-778 of the Pennsylvania School Code of 1949.

Q. Recommend addition to contract with Frank J. Colantonio to include truancy duties.

V. Curriculum

A. Recommend approval of AP German Textbook, Orientierungskurs Deutschland for 8 students at a total cost of $151.60.

B. Recommend approval of ESL Curriculum Expenditures not to exceed $32,455 as presented at the March 27, 2012 Curriculum Committee Meeting.

C. Recommend approval of Summer Academy Courses, as attached.

D. Recommend approval of 2012-2013 Kinderlinks fee increase of $10 per category to:

AM $130/Month
PM $190/Month
AM/PM $265/Month

VI. Buildings and Grounds

A. Recommend approval of Pine Road PTA to use the High School Auditorium Parking Lot for May Family Fun Festival, May 4, 2012 (Rain date May 11, 2012) from 2:00pm – 9:30pm. No fee.

B. Recommend approval of LMHS Music to use the High School Auditorium, to host a Music Festival for Peak Performance, April 27, 2012 from 2:30pm until April 28, 2012 at 3:00pm. No fee.

C. Recommend approval of Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library to use the Pine Road School Front Lobby to hold a Bake Sale to raise money for the Huntingdon Valley Library on April 24, 2012 from 7:00am until 6:00pm. No fee.

D. Recommend approval of the Lower Moreland Football Parents Association to use the High School Front and Side Parking Lots for free test drive of Hopkins Ford cars for raising funds for the football team on May 5, 2012 from 9:00am - 3:00 pm. No fee.

E. Recommend approval of the Malayalee Correctional Officers of Philadelphia to use the High School Auditorium for a Magic Show & Music Concert on June 30, 2012 from 3:00pm – 10:00pm. Fee $3000, plus additional $1000 upfront for police coverage.

F. Recommend approval of High School Wrestling to use the High School Cafeteria for an end of season dinner to present awards on April 12, 2012 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. No fee.

G. Recommend approval of LMTEA to use the High School Audiorium for a presentation on the Bucks Mont Healthcare Consortium on March 26, 2012 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm. No fee.

H. Recommend approval of the Spanish Club to use the High School Auditorium Lobby for a pizza party for Dancing with the Spanish Stars participants and Spanish Club officers, on March 28, 2012 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. No fee.

I. Recommend approval of Enrichment Program to use the Murray Avenue Upper Gym for Zumba, April 18 & 25, May 2, 9, 16, 12 from 7:00pm -8:00pm. No fee.

J. Recommend approval of Pine Road Student Council to use the Pine Road Cafeteria for Pine Road Movie Night on April 13, 2012 from 6:00pm – 9:30pm. No fee.

VII. Business and Finance

A. Recommend approval of the following Financial Reports:

Assessment as of 4/2/12 as reported by the Montgomery County Board of
Assessment Appeals..................$1,086,819,054
(Estimated Assessment used in the 2011-12 Budget $1,083,159,669)
General Fund, as of 4/12/12
Cash Balance...........................$13,469,685.72
Investments ...........................$992,000.00
Trust Funds ............................$139,476.20
2008 Bond Fund.......................$0.00
Capital Project Fund .................$2,853,977.36

B. Recommend approval of the checklist dated 4/4/12 in the amount of $682,072.42 and checklist dated 4/12/12 in the amount of $651,091.36.

C. Recommend approval to contract with DBA Engineering to perform testing during tennis court renovations as per attached proposal and as per solicitor review.

D. Recommend approval to contract with Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects to conduct a district wide facilities study as per the attached. The contract is to be reviewed and approved by solicitor.

E. Recommend approval of the purchase of a phone system upgrade in the amount of $67,371.00.

F. Recommend approval of the Real Estate Tax Universal Installment Payment Plan Resolution, as attached.

G. Recommend approval of the following change order: Lower Moreland Township School District Solar Photovoltaic Panels Project, furnish and install chain link fence, gate, bollards and concrete pad for relocation of inverter at the Pine Road School in accordance with Contractor COR#PA11-0177-3-R1 for $16,531.25. Furnish and install revised service entrance in accordance with PEC requirements including metering device and telephone line at Lower Moreland High School in accordance with Contractor COR #PA11-1077-5 R3 for $8,704.50. Furnish and install (4) concrete filled pipe bollards at Murray Avenue School in accordance with Contractor COR #PA11-0177-6 R2 for $945.00. Total Change Order cost for all of the above items is $26,180.75.

H. Recommend approval to award a construction contract to S&H Landscaping in the total amount of $412,817 to renovate the existing seven tennis courts located at the high school. This award is the result of the competitive public bidding process. In addition to accomplishing the work to renovate the existing tennis courts (base bid), it will provide four new public bleacher sections (bid alternative 1A) and windscreens (bid alternative 2), as attached.

I. Recommend approval to create inner office guidance area as per attached proposal.

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 field trip date change for the New York City 9/11 Memorial for the Junior Class from 1, 2012 (previously approved) to June 8, 2012, as attached.

2. Recommend approval of an overnight field trip to State College, Pennsylvania for the PJAS State Science Competition, May 13, 2012 through May 15, 2012, as attached.

3. Recommend approval of an overnight field trip to PEEC for Sixth Grade, May 2, 2012 through May 4, 2012, as attached.

4. Recommend approval of a field trip for 12th Grade to Six Flags, Jackson, NJ for a Six Flags Annual Physics Trip Day, May 4, 2012, as attached.

5. Recommend approval to revise the 2011-2012 academic calendar as attached.

6. Recommend approval of the 2012-2013 academic calendar as 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, May 15, 2012, 7:30pm in the Pine Road Boardroom.

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