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School Board Holding Open Work Session Tonight

The Lower Moreland School Board will hold its open work session tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Here is the agenda posted on lmtsd.org

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Open Work Session

I. Pledge of Allegiance – Mr. Howard

II. Presentations
Overview of Operations – Gil Lappano Superintendent’s Update – Dr. Marykay Feeley

III. Personnel

A. Request 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. Request approval to void the following Supplemental Contracts for Extra Curricular Activities for the 2012-2013 school year:

High School
Assistant Hockey, Gina Bellomo, Level I, 8.0 Units, Unit Total $2600.00

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

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

E. Request 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.

F. Request 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.

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

H. Request approval of Mentors for the 2012-2013 school year as attached.

I. Request 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
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

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
J. Request approval to add a 0.2 Spanish Position at the High School.
K. Request approval of an FMLA for Amy Mattioli, Learning Support, Murray Avenue School, effective August 30, 2012 through November 29, 2012 followed by an Unpaid Leave effective November 30, 2012 through January 25, 2013.
L. Request approval of an FMLA for Debra Kanefsky, Library Secretary, Lower Moreland High School, half days effective August 27, 2012 through September 21, 2012.

IV. Curriculum

A. State assessment update.

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

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

D. Request approval to attend Professional Meetings as attached.

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

V. Buildings and Grounds

A. Request 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. Request approval of CMS – Studios to use the High School Auditorium for a children’s musical “Christmas Carol” on December 15, 2012 from 2:00pm until 6:30pm.
Fee $3,000.00

C. Request 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. Request 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. Request 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. Request 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. Request 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.

VI. Business and Finance

A. Request approval of the checklist dated 8/30/12 in the amount of $1,051,345.42.

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

C. Request approval of the 2011/2012 Budget Transfers as per attached.

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

E. Request 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.

F. Request 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.

VII. School Board

A. Request 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.

B. Request approval of Transportation Agreement between Lower Moreland Township School District and Abington School District as per attached.

C. Request approval of the second read for the Admission of Non-Resident Students Policy #202, as attached.

VIII. Discussion

A. Friends of the Huntingdon Valley Library would like to use the High School parking lot on Saturday, November 3, 2012 for bus pick up for a day trip to Washington, D.C.

B. Assessment Reduction

IX. General Information

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board will be held Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pine Road Boardroom.

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