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Upper Moreland School Board Regular Meeting Draft Agenda, June 19

Among the items for action will be the board's accepting of a dogwood tree planted in memory of Joseph Balsamo.

REGULAR BOARD MEETING
TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
7:30 p.m., held in the .

 Executive Session

 I.    Call to Order –  Vice-President Mark Wenik

 II.   Opening Ceremony

   A.  Salute to the Flag
The salute to the Flag will be led by our student athletes.

 III.  School Presentations and Awards

   A.  Athletic State Qualifiers – Spring Track – Andrew Magaha & Tyler Whitmore

   B.  Suburban One League American Conference Champions

     1.  High School Boys Baseball Team
     2.  High School Boys Track – David Baynard, Drew Magaha, Petro Sokirniy, Carl Wambold, Tyler Whitmore
     3.  High School Girls Track – Jillian Blackshaw & Brittany Finn

   C.  President’s Report – Vice-President Wenik

     1. Accept the donation of a dogwood tree planted at the Intermediate School in memory of Mr. Joseph Balsamo, non-instructional assistant and retired facilities employee, who passed away on May 16, 2012.  The tree was donated by the Intermediate School Sunshine Committee.
     2. Accept the donation of playground equipment for the Primary School from the Primary School Home & School Association.

 V.  Board Recess – Executive Session
(Audience members not remaining for the business portion of the meeting may leave at this time.)

 VI. Public Comment on Matters before the Board

 VII.    Approval of Minutes
     • May 8, 2012 – Special Action Meeting
     • May 22, 2012 – Regular Board Meeting

 VIII. Committee Reports

   A.  Programs/Services – Mr. Barber

   B.  Facilities/Operations – Mr. Wenik

   C.  Human Resources – Mrs. Berlin

   D.  Budget/Finance – Mr. Davis

   E.  Policy – Mrs. Stainback

 IX.   Liaison Reports

   A.  Eastern Center for Arts & Technology – Mr. Barber

   B.  Montgomery County Intermediate Unit #23 – Dr. Hakes

   C.  Upper Moreland Education Foundation – Mrs. Berlin

   D.  Montgomery County Legislative Committee – Mr. DerMovsesian

   E.  Willow Grove Chamber of Commerce – Mr. Slagle

   F.  Upper Moreland Township – Mrs. Stainback

 X.    Business of Visitors

 XI.   Other Business

 XII.  Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Robert Milrod

 XIII. Adjournment

 XIV.  Executive Session


PROGRAMS/SERVICES COMMITTEE
EDUCATION SERVICES / SPECIAL EDUCATION AND STUDENT SERVICES / TECHNOLOGY
June 19, 2012

 I.    INFORMATION ITEMS

   A.  Academic Highlights

   B.  Co-Curricular Highlights

     1.  Suburban One All-League First Team Honors
         SPRING TRACK – David Baynard, Jillian Blackshaw, Brittany Finn, Drew Magaha, Petro Sokirniy, Carl Wambold, Tyler Whitmore
         CROSS COUNTRY – Drew Magaha
         BASEBALL – Charlie Hooker, Robert Knox
         SOFTBALL – Katie Costello
     2.  Athletic State Qualifiers
         SPRING TRACK
         Andrew Magaha – grade 12
         Tyler Whitmore – grade 9
     3.  Suburban One League American Conference Champions
         High School Boys Baseball Team
         High School Boys Track – David Baynard, Drew Magaha, Petro Sokirniy, Carl Wambold, Tyler Whitmore
         High School Girls Track – Jillian Blackshaw, Brittany Finn

 II.   DISCUSSION ITEMS

   A.  Presentation/Discussion Items

 III.  CONSENT ITEMS

   A.  Academic Matters
     1.  Approval requested for Planned Courses for 6-7 Business for 2012-2013 as presented at the May 29, 2012 Programs and Services Committee meeting.
     2.  Approval requested to adopt the recommendations of the School Board President’s “ad hoc activity fee committee.”  These recommendations, to begin with the start of the 2012-2013 school year, include the development of an “Activity Fee Committee”, and the implementation of a District activity fee for student co-curricular sports and marching band participation.  Funds raised through the activity fee will support the purchase of uniforms and equipment, and some transportation needs.
     3.  Request approval to accept a Swiss exchange student at Upper Moreland High School from September 4, 2012 through January 25, 2013 as a tuition-paying student at a rate of $5,787.00.

   B.  Class/Social and Club Trips
     1.  Approval requested for the Senior Class of 2013 trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida from April 11 through 14, 2013.

   C.  Field Trips
       Special Education and Student Services
     1.  Approval requested for approximately 40 students in the Extended School Year Program to visit Thunderbird Lanes on July 31, 2012 from 9:45 am to 12:15 pm.  This is a social activity intended to enable students to practice appropriate behavior in the community.  Approximate cost including transportation $295.00 (ACCESS).
     2.  Approval requested for approximately 40 students in the Extended School Year Program to visit Elmwood Park Zoo on July 12, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.  The activity supports the animal theme of this year’s program.  In addition it will provide an opportunity for students to practice appropriate behaviors in the community.  Approximate cost including transportation $650.00 (ACCESS).

   D.  Essential Training & Conferences
     1.  Joseph Waters (IS) will attend the 2012 English Language Learners Symposium: Collaborating for Achievement from July 30 through August 1, 2012 at Chester County IU to become more knowledgeable about strategies and approaches to meet the needs of English Language Learners.  Approximate cost:  $280.00 (Title III funds).
     2.  Amy Tallman (HS) will attend the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo from November 16 through 18, 2012 in Philadelphia to present professional development sessions regarding foreign exchange programs and to attend sessions focused on best practices for teaching world languages and incorporating these in classroom instruction.  Approximate cost:  $492.00.
     3.  Cynthia Dawso Van Druff (ADMIN) will attend the USDA’s New School Meal Patterns Training on June 21 and 22, 2012 in Souderton, PA to learn about the new national nutrition standards and ensure implementation during the 2012-2013 school year.  Approximate cost:  $63.65.

   E.  Contracts & Agreements
       Special Education and Student Services
     1.  Approval requested for agreement between Wordsworth Academy and the district to provide extended school year services to students #806366 and #809146 at a cost of $250.00 a day, and for students #901402 and #901492 at a cost of $150.00 a day.  Transportation to be provided by the district.
     2.  Approval requested for agreement between The Pathway School and the district to provide extended school year services to student #804539 at a cost of $10,485.00.  Transportation to be provided by the district.
     3.  Approval requested for agreement between Brain Balance Achievement Center and the district to provide a course of 36 sessions of counseling, therapy and targeted academic support in lieu of extended school year services for student #809875 at a cost of $3,000.00.  Transportation to be provided by parent.
     4.  Approval requested for contract with Judy Smith, certified reading specialist, to provide extended school year reading services to student #804539 for a maximum of eight hours at an hourly rate of $70.00.

   F.  Affidavit, Settlement Agreement, Homebound, Suspension, Exclusion/Expulsion, Tuition
Special Education and Student Services
     1.  Approval requested for student #803798 to attend Bucks Learning Academy.
     2.  Approval requested for student #809009 to attend Lifeworks Alternative School.
     3.  Homebound request for Student #900888, unable to attend school due to a medical condition.  Request for Homebound Instruction, physician’s note and parental request is on file in the Student Services Office.
     4.  Approval requested for student #903158 to attend The Anderson School.
     5.  Approval requested for student #903200 to attend Lakeside School.

 IV.   ADDITIONAL ACTION ITEMS
Please note:  This section contains only those items that have not been listed in the June Programs and Services Committee Agenda.

   A.  Academic Matters

   B.  Class/Social and Club Trips

   C.  Field Trips

   D.  Essential Training and Conferences
Education Services
     4.  Bonnie Carlen, Sheri Daria, Judy Katz (FOOD SERVICE) will attend the USDA’s New School Meal Patterns Training on June 21 and 22, 2012 in Souderton, PA to learn about the new national nutrition standards and ensure implementation during the 2012-2013 school year.  Approximate cost:  $821.63.
     5.  Ed Hoffman and Tabe Hance (TRANSPORTATION) will participate in the PTAP/PA School Bus Association Safe Driving Competition on June 22 and 23, 2012 in State College, PA.  Approximate cost:  $290.00.

   E.  Contracts & Agreements
       Special Education and Student Services
     5.  Approval requested for contract with Therapists for Educational Access to provide occupational therapy services at a cost of $58.00 per hour, not to exceed a total of $151,728.00 per year.
     6.  Approval requested for contract with Camphill Special School to provide Extended School Year Services from 6/23/2012 to 7/20/2012 for student #802021 at a cost of $7,403.60.  This sum includes residential fee.

   F.  Affidavit, Settlement Agreement, Homebound, Suspension, Exclusion/Expulsion, Tuition

MOTION:  To approve all items in the Programs and Services Consent Agenda & Additional Action Items as presented and attached.



FACILITIES & OPERATION BOARD AGENDA
June 19, 2012

 I.    INFORMATION ITEMS

   A.  Fire Drills

     1.  U.M. Primary School – May 30, 2012, 1 minute, 45 seconds
     2.  U.M. Intermediate School – May 30, 2012, 2 minute, 30 seconds
     3.  U.M. Middle School – May 11, 2012, 1 minute 45 seconds
     4.  U.M. High School – May 31, 2012, 2 minutes, 15 seconds

   B.  Panic Button Testing

     1.  U.M. Primary School – May 30, 2012
     2.  U.M. Intermediate School – May 30, 2012
     3.  U.M. Middle School – May 11, 2012
     4.  U.M. High School – June 1, 2012

 II.   DISCUSSION ITEMS

 III.  CONSENT AGENDA

   A.  Yearly Maintenance Contracts & Service Agreement

     1.  Calhoun Associates, Inc. of Levittown, PA for the cleaning of school district kitchen hoods in the amount of $3,490.00 (No increase in cost)
     2.  Diversified Refrigeration of Dublin, PA for the cleaning of school district domestic hot water heaters in the amount of $1,870.00 (No increase in cost)
     3.  Fire and Security Technologies of Lebanon, NJ for the monthly monitoring of fire and burglar alarm systems for the Middle School and High School in the amount of $3,600.00 (No increase in cost)
     4.  Fire and Security Technologies of Lebanon, NJ for annual fire alarm inspection of all school district building in the amount of $7,069.00 (No increase in cost)
     5.  Communication Systems, Inc. of Allentown, PA for monitoring of security systems and fire alarm system at Elementary Center in the amount of $1,020.00 (No increase in cost)
     6.  Allied Elevator of Pennsauken, NJ for quarterly inspection of all school district elevators and wheel chair lifts in the amount of $875.00
     7.  Scott’s Emergency Lighting of Bensalem, PA for maintenance on all school district generators in the amount of $2,265.00
     8.  Tilley Fire Equipment of Doylestown, PA for the inspection of all kitchen hoods, district fire hoses and wet sprinkler systems in the amount of $6,934.80 (No increase in cost)
     9.  B&E Energy Group of Red Hill, Pa for the fire side cleaning of all district boilers in the amount of $4,875.00 - 2012
     10.  Fire and Security Technologies of Lebanon, NJ for inspection of all fire extinguishers in the school district in the amount of $780.00 (No increase in cost)
     11.  CM3 of Ft Washington, PA for a 96 hour maintenance contract on all school district systems in the amount of $11,232.00
     12.  Klenzoid, Inc. of Conshohocken, PA for water treatment of all school district boilers and chilled water systems in the amount of $3,860.00 + Chemicals
     13.  Mobile Lifts of Collegeville, PA for annual safety inspection of three (3) school district lifts in the amount of $925.00 (Increase in cost, add lift)
     14.  Approve LWC Window Cleaning of High School Administration, Middle School Skylight, Intermediate School Window Walls and Administration in the amount of $2,523.00 (No increase in cost)
     15.  Approve Johnson Controls maintenance contract for Middle School Chiller in the amount of $4,468.00 per year

   B.  Building Use Request

     1.  Upper Moreland High School Booster Club requests the use of the Snack Stand for the 2012-2013 Football Home Games and Senior Night.

 IV.   ADDITIONAL ACTION ITEMS

   B.  Building Use Request

     2.  Upper Moreland High School Music Students request the use of the Upper Moreland High School Cafeteria on June 2, from 9:30AM to 4:00PM, for the purpose of throwing a Surprise Retirement Luncheon for Mr. Barron.
     3.  Upper Moreland Township Police Department requests the use of the Upper Moreland High School Outdoor Track, Weight Room and Wrestling Room on Saturday October 27, 2012 from 7:00am to 12 noon, to conduct physical agility test for police applicants.

   C.  Request for Facilities Use Waiver
Upper Moreland High School Music Students request a waiver of all building fees for the use of the Upper Moreland High School Cafeteria on June 2, from 9:30AM to 4:00PM, for the purpose of throwing a Surprise Retirement Luncheon for Mr. Barron

Motion to approve all items in the Facilities/Operations Consent Agenda as presented.


POLICY COMMITTEE
June 19, 2012

 I.    INFORMATION ITEMS

   A.  Framework for Systematic Review of Policies for August, 2012 Policies #228, #229, #230

 II.   DISCUSSION ITEMS

 III.  CONSENT AGENDA

   A.  Systematic Review of Policies #131, #207, #219, #220, & #221 (Programs, Students)
       Third Reading

     1.  #131 – Educational Television (Programs)
     2.  #207 – Student Wellness (Students)
     3.  #219 – Student Hearing Process (Students)
     4.  #220 – Student Expression (Students)
     5.  #221 – Dress and Grooming (Students)

   B.  Systematic Review of Policies #222, #223, & #224 (Students)
       Second Reading

     1.  #222 – Smoking (Students)
     2.  #223 – Use of Bicycles and Motor Vehicles (Students)
     3.  #224 – Care of School Property (Students)

   C.  Systematic Review of Policies #225, #226, & #227 (Students)
       First Reading

     1.  #225 – Students and the Police (Students)
     2.  #226 – Locker Search (Students)
     3.  #227 – Drug Awareness (Students)

Motion to approve all items under the Policy Committee Consent Agenda as presented.

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