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School Board to Honor National Merit Finalists, Students of Month

The Lower Moreland School Board will hold its public meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Pine Road Boardroom.

Lindsey Yam and Jack Titus will receive their Student of the Month recognition and David Lakata and Christopher Keane will be honored as National Merit Finalists at the Lower Moreland School Board meeting. 

The School Board will also recommend the approval for supplemental contracts for extra curricular activities, as well as numerous Building and Grounds agenda items.

The next scheduled work session for the School Board will be held on Tuesday, March 5. Below is the complete agenda for this week's meeting:

I. Board Action

II. Presentations

- Lower Moreland High School Student of the Month Recognition for January, Lindsey Yam and Jack Titus – Mr. Steinberg
- Recognition of National Merit Finalists, David Lakata and Christopher Keane – Dr. Cohen

III. Recommend Approval of: the Minutes of the January 15, 2013 Regular Meeting and the February 5, 2013 Special 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:

- High School
Dramatics: Spring Director, Erin Frederick, Level I, 9.5 Units, Unit Total $3,087.50
Dramatics Choreography, Erin Frederick, Level I, 3.5 Units, Unit Total $1,137.50
Dramatics Make-Up and Costume, Anne Jones Frederick, Level I, 4.0 Units, Unit Total $1,300.00
Dramatics Assistant, Chelsea Dehner, Level I, 3.5 Units, Unit Total $1,137.50

B. Recommend approval of the resignation of William and Joan Ridgway, KinderLinks Program Aides, effective February 4, 2013.

C. Recommend approval of a Sabbatical Leave for Renee VanNaarden for the first semester of the 2013-2014 school year.

D. Recommend approval of Jason Arehart to continue as Long Term Substitute, Murray Avenue, English/Social Studies, Class I-Step1 from December 7, 2012 through February 15, 2013.

E. Recommend approval of Jason Arehart, Temporary Professional Employee, Murray Avenue School, English/Social Studies, Class I-Step1, effective February 16, 2013.

F. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Ellen Segalow, Murray Avenue and High School, Spanish and French, effective May 16, 2013 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

G. Recommend approval of an FMLA for Erin Thoryk, Pine Road, First Grade, effective the start of the 2013-2014 school year for 12 weeks followed by an Uncompensated Leave to run through the 2013-2014 school year.

H. Recommend approval of an extension of an FMLA for Kristin Maynard, Pine Road School, Instructional Assistant, effective February 28, 2013 through March 29, 2013.

I. Recommend approval of an extension of an Uncompensated Leave for Rebecca Elias, Murray Avenue School, English, effective March 23, 2013 through April 12, 2013.

J. Recommend approval of Nicole Byrne to continue as Long Term Substitute, Murray Avenue, English, Class I-Step1, effective March 23, 2013 through April 12, 2013.

K. Recommend approval of Chelsea Dehner to continue as Long Term Substitute, Murray Avenue and High School, Music, effective April 15, 2013 through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

V. Curriculum

A. Recommend approval of Professional Meetings as attached.

B. Recommend approval of Homebound Instruction for student #4294.

C. Recommend approval of Homebound Instruction for student #4377.

VI. Buildings and Grounds

A. Recommend approval of Dance Dimensions to use the High School Auditorium, Lobby and three classrooms for a Rehearsal and Dance Recital on June 19 & 21, 2013 as attached. Fee $2,250.00

B. Recommend approval of St. Albert the Great to use the Murray Avenue Fields for Baseball and Softball from March 1, 2013 through June 15, 2013 as attached. No fee.

C. Recommend approval of PTA to use the Pine Road Cafeteria, Gym and Lobby for a Bingo Night on February 22, 2013 from 5:00pm until 10:00pm. No fee.

D. Recommend approval of PTA to use the Pine Road First Grade Wing, MPR and Cafeteria for a Father-Daughter Dance on April 12, 2013 from Noon until Midnight. No fee.

E. Recommend approval of Dance Dynamics to use the High School Auditorium and Music Rooms for Rehearsal and Dance Recital on June 20 and June 22, 2013 as attached. Fee $2,250.00

F. Recommend approval of Lower Moreland High School Jazz Band to use the Murray Avenue Cafeteria and Kitchen on March 2, 2013 from 8:00am until10:00pm. No fee.

G. Recommend approval of the Spanish Club to use the High School Lobby for a Scavenger Hunt on January 31, 2013 from 6:00pm until 7:00pm. No fee.

H. Recommend approval of the Spanish Club to the High School Auditorium as attached for Dancing with the Spanish Stars and Rehearsals. No fee.

I. Recommend approval of the Sixth Grade Team to use the Murray Avenue Cafeteria for a Parent Information Meeting for the 34th Annual PEEC Trip, February 7, 2013 from 6:00pm until 8:30pm. No fee.

J. Recommend approval of the Enrichment Program to use the High School, Room 110 for “Retirement Planning Today,” April 15 & 22, 2103 from 6:45pm until 9:45pm. No fee.

K. Recommend approval of the Spanish Club to use the High School Auditorium Lobby for Zumba on February 26, 2013 from 6:30pm until 7:30pm. No fee.

VII. Business and Finance

A. Recommend approval of the following Financial Reports:

Assessment as of 2/3/13 as reported by the Montgomery County Board of
Assessment Appeals........................$1,088,247,743
(Estimated Assessment used in the 2012-13 Budget $1,085,589,794)

General Fund, as of 2/15/13:
Cash Balance.................................$17,990,311.07
Investments .................................$992,000.00
Trust Funds ..................................$129,771.26
2008 Bond Fund.............................$0.00
Capital Project Fund .......................$2,390,956.68

B. Recommend approval of the check list dated 1/31/13 in the amount of $3,273,762.37 and the check list dated 2/15/13 in the amount of $ 969,979.46.

C. Recommend approval of the donation from HVAA for $7,500.00 as attached.

D. Recommend approval of 2012/2013 Budget transfers 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 Acceleration Policy as attached.
  2. Recommend approval of the High School Jazz Ensemble to compete in the Swing Central Jazz Festival in Savannah, Georgia March 26-30, 2013.
  3. Recommend approval of the 11th Grade Class to travel to New York City on June 4, 2013 for a Class Trip as attached.
  4. Recommend approval of the first reading for the Search & Seizure Policy #266, as attached.
  5. Recommend approval of the Contract between the Board of School Directors of the Lower Moreland Township School District and the Lower Moreland Township Education Association for the years 2012-2013 through 2014-2015.

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, March 5, 2013, 7:00pm in the Pine Road Boardroom.

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