July 19, 2017 Minutes

                                                                                                    Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

of

RSU #74 Board of Directors

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

6:00 p.m.

At Carrabec Community School


Bobbi Sue Harrington, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

Directors Present:  Judy Dunphy, Robert Demchak, Troy Dunphy, Tammy Murray, Grace Carreiro, Dulcie Welch, Larry Dunphy, Robert Dunphy, Kevin Sousa, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Heather Hilenski, Robert Lindblom Sr., Laura Layman, Deron Whittemore, and Annette Folco(7:10 – 7:40 pm).

 

Directors absent with notification: None

 

Directors Absent without notification: None

 

Staff Members Present: 19

 

Students Present: 3

 

Citizens Present: 7

 

Agenda Item #1 WELCOME OF NEW BOARD MEMBERS (ADMINISTRATION OF OATH TO ANY IF NEED).

 

Mr. Tracy introduced himself and welcomed all new Board members. An oath was administered to Robert Lindblom Sr. by Mr. Tracy.

      

 

Agenda Item #2 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL ELECT A BOARD CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR. THIS WILL BE BY WRITTEN BALLOT.

 

Upon motion by Larry Dunphy and seconded by Troy Dunphy Robert Demchak was nominated for Board Chair.

 

Upon motion by Heather Hilenski and seconded by Tammy Murray Bobbi Sue Harrington was nominated for Board Chair.

 

Upon motion by Larry Dunphy and seconded by Troy Dunphy nominations were ceased.

 

The Board voted by written ballot 9-4-1 for Robert Demchak to be Board Chair.

 

Upon motion by Judy Dunphy and seconded by Larry Dunphy Troy Dunphy was nominated for Vice Chair.

 

Upon motion by Heather Hilenski and seconded by Tammy Murray Bobbi Sue Harrington was nominated for Vice Chair.

Upon motion by Larry Dunphy and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington nominations were ceased.

 

The Board voted 12-3 for Troy Dunphy to be Vice Chair.

 

 

Agenda Item #3  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF JUNE 7, 2017.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of June 7, 2017.

 

REPORTS:

 

A.     Superintendent’s Report

1.       Appointments and recent staff hiring:

 

Erik Carey – 8th Grade Boys Soccer Coach – CCS 2017-18 - $1,972 stipend

Jessie Cates – Title 1 Summer Reading Program Instructor at solon - $750 stipend

Bethany Sevey – CHS Yearbook Advisor 2017-18

Kirk Robinson – CHS – Cross Country Coach – 2017-18

Dean Gamble – CHS Varsity Golf Coach – 2017-18

Luke Ellis – CHS Boys Tennis coach – 2017-18

Jack Kaplan – To run all three systems of Willpower – 2017-18

Chudala Holden – IEP Coordinator – 2017-18

Grace Cram – IEP Coordinator – 2017-18

Mary Luce – 504 Coordinator – 2017-18

Nate Stubbert – Athletic Director – 2017-18 - $16,000 stipend

Candy Lebeau – Yearbook Advisor – CCS – 2017-18 - $1750 stipend

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the above appointments and hiring.

 

2.       Nominations:

 

Patricia Reid – English Teacher – CHS

Jennifer Hebert – Kindergarten Teacher at G.S.S.

Shannah Cotton – Special Ed Teacher – CCS

 

Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the above nominations.

 

3.      Resignations:

 

Jessica Milligan – School Psychologist

Carol Campbell – Title 1 Summer Reading Program Instructor at Solon

Carly Cooper – Special Education Teacher

Joanna St. Germain – CHS English Teacher

 

           

B.) Committees –

 

                        Negotiations and Principal Hiring committee meetings

 

            C.)  Adjustments to the Agenda

 

1.      Add Candy Lebeau to the appointments as the Yearbook Advisor for 2017-18 - $750 stipend.

2.      Add Shannah Cotton to the nominations as Special Education Teacher at CCS.

3.      Add action item 5b. District Special Education stipend of $5,000.00.

4.      Add action item 10b. Upon acceptance of Transportation director contract, to see if the Board will approve two facility stipends:  a. Facilities Coordinator - $5,000.00 b. Facilities Director - $5,000.00.

5.      Add for discussion a new #16 per MRS Title 1, Chapter 113, Section 405-6.D.  “Executive Session for Labor Contract negotiations with RSU #74 Teacher Association.”

(This means agenda item #16 will become #17 and so on down the page.

 

Agenda Item #4  CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS.

 

Elaine Aloes spoke about how the towns needed tax relief, and she would like to see 100% of  the money awarded from the state go to the towns. Or at very least 75%.

 

Mike Mileski also spoke about how he would like to see at least 75% of the state awarded money to the towns.

 

 

 

Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to add all adjustments.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Troy Dunphy the board voted by unanimous consent to add to the agenda splitting the additional state funding awarded to schools fifty percent to the towns and fifty percent to the reserve.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Heather Hilenski the Board voted 14-1 to approve the splitting of the additional state funding awarded to schools fifty percent to the towns and fifty percent to the reserve.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to add agenda item 18A.  To see if the Board will amend the Athletic Director’s Contract to say 6th – 12th Grade instead of 7th- 12th Grade.

 

Agenda Item #5  TO SEE IF THE BOAD WILL APPROVE THE HIRING OF THOMAS DESJARDINS AS THE CCS K-8 PRINCIPAL.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Dulcie Welch the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the hiring of Thomas Desjardins as the CCS K-8 Principal.

 

Agenda Item #5B.  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR STIPEND OF $5,000.00.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the Special Education Director stipend of $5,000.00.

 

Agenda Item #6 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE STEM COACH CONTRACTED SERVICES AND PROGRAM.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Laura Layman the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve STEM Coach contracted services and program.

 

Agenda Item #7  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE SECOND READING OF THE GRADUATION POLICY IKF.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Larry Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to vote.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to  approve the second reading of policy IKF.

 

Agenda Item #8  TO SEE IF THE BOARDWILL APPROVE THE EVALUATION PLAN.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted by unanimous consent to table agenda item #8 to the August Board meeting.

 

Agenda Item #9  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL LISTEN TO JEAN BUTLER GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF OUR EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT GRANT APPLICATION.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by troy Dunphy the Board let Jean Butler give an overview of the our Every Student Succeeds Act Grant Application.

 

Agenda Item #10  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE CONTRACTED SERVICES FOR RSU #74 TRANSPORTATION.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Heather Hilenski the Board discussed.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Heather Hilenski the Board voted 10-4 to vote.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Heather Hilenski the Board voted 8-6 to approve the contracted services for RSU #74 Transportation.

 

Agenda Item 10B.  TO SEE IF UPON THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR CONTRACT THE BOARD WILL APPROVE TWO FACILITY STIPNEDS. A) FACILITIES COORDINATOR - $5,000.00 AND B) FACILITIES DIRECTOR - $5,000.00.

 

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Robert Demchak Agenda Item 10B was opened for discussion.

No action taken.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Dulcie Welch the Board voted by unanimous consent to vote.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the two Facility stipends. A) Facilities Coordinator - $5,000.00  and B)  Facilities Director - $5,000.00.

 

Agenda Item #11  TO SEE IF THE BAORD WILL APPROVE THE CONTRACTED SERVICES FOR RSU #74 SPECIAL ED DIRECTOR.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington Agenda Item #11 was opened for discussion.  No action taken.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Heather Hilenski the Board voted 11-3 to vote.

 

Upon motion by Heather Hilenski and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted 7-7.  Motion failed.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington to reconsider and approve the contract as written. No action taken.

 

Upon motion by Larry Dunphy and seconded by Troy Dunphy a motion was made to vote for the contract as written.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Robert Demchak the Board voted 11-3 to approve the contact as written.

 

Agenda Item #12  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS’S/DESIGNEE TO PURCHASE A SCHOOL VAN UP TO THE TOTAL COST OF $17,000.00.

 

No action taken.

 

Agenda Item #13 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF TWO BUSES, ONE OF WHICH WILL BE NADICAP ACCESSIBLE.

 

No action taken.

 

Agenda Item #14 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE SELLING OF THREE BUSES.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted by unanimous consent to amend the motion to sell two buses instead of three.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Dulcie Welch the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the amended motion of selling two buses.

 

Agenda Item #15  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE NEW BOARD MEMBER TRAINING THROUGH MSMA.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the New Member Board training through MSMA as scheduled.

 

Agenda Item #16  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL ENTER INTO “EXECUTIVE SESSION – LABOR CONTRACT NEGOTATIONS WITH RSU #74 TEACHER ASSOCIATION.” PER MSR TITLE 1, CHAPTER 113, SECTION 405 – 6.D.

 

Upon motion by Laura Layman and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board voted by unanimous consent to enter into “Executive session – Labor Contract Negotiations with RSU #74 Teacher Association.”  Per MSR Title 1, Chapter 113, Section 405 – 6.D.

Executive session started at 9:15 pm and adjourned at 9:26 pm.

 

Upon motion by Dulcie Welch and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to move agenda item #18 before agenda item #17.

 

Agenda Item #18 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS HOMECOMING.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Robert Demchak the Board approved by unanimous consent to discuss Homecoming.

 

Agenda Item #17  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL HAVE A DISCUSSION SURROUNDING THE SELECTMEN MEETING CONCERNING POSSIBLE AOS.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Dulcie Welch the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the AOS contract.

 

Agenda Item # 18A  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL AMEND THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S CONTRACT TO SAY 6TH – 12TH GRADE INSTEAD OF 7TH – 12TH GRADE.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Robert Demchak the Board voted 11-3 to amend the Athletic Director’s contract to say 6th – 12th Grade instead of 7th – 12th Grade.

 

Agenda Item #19  ADJOURNMENT

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board unanimously voted to adjourn at 9:47 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

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Michael E. Tracy Jr.

Superintendent 

 

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