April 5, 2017 Minutes

                                                                                                       Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

of

RSU #74 Board of Directors

 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

6:00 p.m.


Sue Harrington, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.

 

Directors Present:  Robert Demchak, Troy Dunphy, Tammy Murray, G. Wayne Rugh, Dulcie Welch, Dwight Barron, Patrick Daubenberger, Kevin Sousa, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Heather Hilenski, and Deron Whittemore arrived at 6:10 p.m.

Kathleen Bertini present but not voting as a new Board member.

 

Directors absent with notification: Annette Folco and Laura Layman

 

Directors Absent without notification: Dana Beaulieu

 

Staff Members Present: 14

 

Students Present: 2

 

Citizens Present: 10

 

Agenda Item #1 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF MARCH 1, 2017 AND THE SPECIAL BOARD MEETINGS OF MARCH 9, MARCH 15, AND MARCH 22, 2017.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the regular Board minutes of March 1, 2017.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Patrick Daubenberger the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the special Board minutes of March 9, 2017.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Patrick Daubenberger the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the special Board minutes of March 15, 2017.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to table the approval of the special Board minutes of March 22, 2017 until the April 6, 2017 meeting.

 

Agenda Item #2 STUDENT PRESENTATIONS:  Mr. Twitchell, Ms. Long, and two of their students talked about their work with the Cue Think Problem-Solving Program in math. Each student explained their own way of reaching the answer to a particular math problem using the program.  Mr. Twitchell also reported that the High School math team placed 7th out of 21. Mr. Corson also talked about how important this problem solving program is because the MEA testing consists mainly of how to problem solve.

 

Agenda Item #3 REPORTS:

 

A.)  Superintendent’s Report

 

1.)    Appointments and recent staff hiring:

Skip Rugh – Varsity Girls Basketball 2017-2018

Lauren Bean – JV Girls Basketball 2017-2018

Luke Ellis – Boys Tennis 2017

Nora Ellis – Girls Tennis 2017

Dustin Zamboni – M.S. Track Co-Coach 2017 with stipend of $1,276

Heidi Vicneire – Girls Varsity Soccer Coach 2017

PJ Vicneire – Boys Varsity Soccer Coach 2017

Heath Cowan – Varsity Boys Basketball 2017-2018

Marc Collard – Varsity Boys & Girls Track Coach 2017

David Richardson – JV Softball Coach 2017

 

 

2.)    Nominations:

Lisa Savage – Transfer from her position as district Literacy Coach to the new position of School Improvement Grant Coordinator/Reading Interventionist at Garrett Schenck effective immediately.

 

Removed from agenda

 

3.)    FOIA Training

 

B.)  Administrator Reports

Written Reports were mailed to Board Members and are available online at www.carrabec.org.

   

 

C.)  Committees – Negotiations Committee met

 

D.)  Adjustments to the agenda

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted by unanimous consent to add agenda item #5A to see if the Board will approve charging the full RSU #74 tuition rate for the current and future tuitioned students.

 

Agenda Items # 6 and #7 were eliminated from the Agenda.

 

 

Agenda Item #4 CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS.

 

Jack Kaplan spoke about a demeaning comment that was spoken at the March 22, 2017 meeting.

Erik Carey asked some questions about the previous budget meetings and the budget being

approved.

 

Agenda Item #5 TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS SUPERINTENDENT DUTIES AND RELATIONS WITH SCHOOL BOARD AS ALLOWED BY TITLE I, SEC 405 (6A).

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to enter executive session to discuss superintendent duties and relations with School Board as allowed at 6:38 p.m. and were out at 7:03 p.m.

 

 

Agenda Item #5A TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE CHARGING THE FULL   RSU #74 TUITION RATE FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE TUITIONED STUDENTS.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted 9-2 to approve charging the full RSU # 74 tuition rate for current and future tuitioned students.

 

Agenda Item #8 TO DISCUSS THE OPTIONS OF SELLING THE DOUBLE WIDE TRAILER AT CHS.

 

The Board discussed about putting the trailer out to bid.

 

Agenda Item #9 TO APPROVE A NEW ENGLISH ARTS PROGRAM FOR K-8 FOR

2017-18.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Patrick Daubenberger the Board voted by unanimous consent to table this agenda item to the May meeting.

 

Agenda Item #10 TO APPROVE THE 2017-2018 CALENDAR.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Patrick Daubenberger the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the 2017-2018 calendar.

 

Agenda Item #11 TO APPROVE THE SOLON TITLE 1 STAFF TO APPLY FOR A GRANT.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Patrick Daubenberger the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the Solon Title 1 staff to apply for a grant.

 

Agenda Item #12 ADJOURNMENT

 

The Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

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Lyford Beverage

Superintendent  

At Carrabec Community School
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