April 6, 2017 Minutes

                                                                                                      Minutes of the Special Board Meeting

of

RSU #74 Board of Directors

 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

6:00 p.m.

At Carrabec Community School


Bobbi 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, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Heather Hilenski, Kathy Bertini, and Laura Layman.

 

Directors absent with notification: Kevin Sousa and Annette Folco

 

Directors Absent without notification: Dana Beaulieu, Patrick Daubenberger, and Deron Whittemore.

 

Staff Members Present: 17

 

Students Present: 0

 

Citizens Present: 2

 

Agenda Item #1 BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington  the Board voted 9-1 to approve the lease of all laptops instead of paying half up front reducing the Technology budget by $63,000.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted 9-1 to approve the reduction of the Secondary Co & Extra Curricular by $9,000.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted 7-3 to approve the elimination of a custodial position for $25,000 including benefits.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted 9-1 to approve the reduction of the Food Service Operation by $20,000.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Troy Dunphy the motion was made to delay the van purchase.  Motion was withdrawn by both.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted 5-5 to reduce the Elementary Co & Extra Curricular by $9,000. Motion failed.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Tammy Murray the motion was made to reduce the Elementary Co & Extra Curricular by $14,800. Motion was withdrawn by both.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board voted 5-5 to reduce CCS Athletics by $7,000 and cut $7,800 for the Elementary Co & Extra Curricular. Motion failed.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray the motion was made to cut the athletics by $7,000.  Motion was withdrawn

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted 8-2 to approve the reduction of $3,000 from CCS athletics.

 

Upon motion by Dulcie Welch and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted 8-2 to approve cutting the Children’s Stage by $3,900.

 

Upon motion by Dulcie Welch and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted 9-1 to approve the reduction of the Board’s Travel and Expenses by $1,000.

 

Upon motion by Dulcie and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board voted 8-1 to approve to reduce the Board’s salary line of $4,328.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted by unanimous consent to reduce the Elementary Instruction by $26,874 by leasing the curriculum.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the tabled agenda item of April 5, 2017 to approve the curriculum presented.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted 8-1 to approve the 2017-2018 school budget in the amount of $10,083,505.

 

 

 

Agenda Item #2 ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

 

The Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 7:08 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

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Lyford Beverage

Superintendent 

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