March 22 Minutes

                                                                                                     Minutes of the Special Board Meeting

of

RSU #74 Board of Directors

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

6:00 p.m.

At Carrabec High School


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

 

Directors Present:  Robert Demchak, Troy Dunphy, Tammy Murray, Dulcie Welch, Patrick Daubenberger, Kevin Sousa, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Heather Hilenski, and Leslie Giroux.

 

Directors absent with notification: Laura Layman

 

Directors Absent without notification: Dana Beaulieu, G.Wayne Rugh, Dwight Barron, Annette Folco, and Deron Whittemore.

 

Staff Members Present: 18

 

Students Present: 0

 

Citizens Present: 0

 

Agenda Item #1 BUDGET WORK SHOP

 

Superintendent presented the new proposed budget reductions.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted by unanimous consent to change the wording of the seventh motion from March 15, 2017 Special Board Meeting from “except” to “accept”.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted by unanimous consent to rescind the motion of putting $41,000 back into the Elementary Instruction line from the March 15, 2017 Special Board Meeting.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Leslie Giroux the Board voted on approval of  recommended reductions as listed on the new Expenditures Page. Motion failed 4-5.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to amend the previous motion by reducing the reduction of the Secondary Co & Extra Curricular line only to $2,347.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the original motion as amended.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted 7-2 to approve reducing the transportation line by $10,000.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board voted by unanimous consent to reduce the Secondary Co & Extra Curricular by $2,347.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sur Harrington and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board voted 8-1 to approve the reduction of the Secondary Instruction line by $1,250.

 

Upon motion by Patrick Daubenberger and seconded by Robert Demchak the Board voted 7-2 to approve the recommended reduction in the Special Education line of $5,900.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Patrick Daubenberger the Board voted 6-3 to enter into executive session to discuss personnel hiring and employment Title 1 405 (6A)1 at 7:19pm and ended at 7:29 pm.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Patrick Daubenberger the Board voted 7-2 to approve reducing the Elementary Office of the Principal line by $13,000.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Leslie Giroux the Board voted by unanimous consent to reduce the Technology budget by $20,000.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Patrick Daubenberger the Board voted by unanimous consent to reduce CHS Operation of Maintenance & Plant by $2,000.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board voted 7-2 to approve the budget for 2017-2018 in the amount of $10,248,607.

 

         

 

 

Agenda Item #2 ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

 

The Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

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Lyford Beverage

Superintendent 

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