Minutes April 27. 2017

                                                                                                     Minutes of the Special Board Meeting

of

RSU #74 Board of Directors

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

6:00 p.m.

At Carrabec High School


Present:  Dwight Barron, Patrick Daubenberger, Robert Demchak, Kathleen Bertini, Heather Hilenski, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Laura Layman, Tammy Murray, Kevin Sousa, Dulcie Welch

 

Directors absent with notification: None

 

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

 

Staff Members Present: 18

 

Students Present: 0

 

Citizens Present: 32

 

Agenda Item #1 TO ELECT A MODERATOR TO PRESIDE AT THE MEETING.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington, the residents voted by majority of hands in the affirmative to elect Phil Curtis as Moderator.

 

Upon motion by Heather Hilenski and seconded by Robert Demchak the motion was made to “cease nominations”.

 

Agenda Item #2 THE SUPERINTENDENT WILL ADMINISTER THE OATH OF OFFICE TO THE MODERATOR.

 

Lyford Beverage announced that Phil Curtis was elected Moderator and administered the Oath of Office to the Moderator.

 

Agenda Item #3 THE MODERATOR WILL ADMINISTER THE OATH OF OFFICE TO THE BALLOT CLERKS.

 

Phil Curtis, Moderator, appointed the following to serve as ballet clerks:

 

Anson:  Maddy Pierce

Embden: Bonnie Baker

New Portland:  Kristen Mitchell and Marilyn Gorman

Solon:  Leslie Giroux and Sharon Begin

 

ARTICLE #1 TO SEE WHAT SUM THE DISTRICT WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO EXPEND FOR REGULAR INSTRUCTION.

School Board Recommends $3,589,028.00

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the residents voted by majority of hands in the affirmative.

 

 

ARTICLE #2 TO SEE WHAT SUM THE DISTRICT WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO EXPEND FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION.

School Board Recommends $1,587,117.00

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Tammy Murray the residents voted by majority of hands in the affirmative.

 

ARTICLE #3 TO SEE WHAT SUM THE DISTRICT WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO EXPEND FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.

School Board Recommends $32,366.00

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Robert Demchak the residents voted by majority of hands in the affirmative.

 

ARTICLE #4 TO SEE WHAT SUM THE DISTRICT WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO EXPEND FOR OTHER INSTRUCTION.

School Board Recommends $269,906.00

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the residents voted by majority of hands in the affirmative.

 

ARTICLE #5 TO SEE WHAT SUM THE DISTRICT WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO EXPEND FOR STUDENT AND STAFF SUPPORT.

School Board Recommends $856,516.00

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Heather Hilenski the residents voted by majority of hands in the affirmative.

 

ARTICLE #6 TO SEE WHAT SUM THE DISTRICT WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO EXPEND FOR SYSYTEM ADMINISTRATION.

School Board Recommends $362,978.00

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Heather Hilenski the residents voted by majority of hands in the affirmative.

 

ARTICLE #7 TO SEE WHAT SUM THE DISTRICT WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO EXPEND FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION.

School Board Recommends $548,716.00

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Heather Hilenski the residents voted by majority of hands in the affirmative.

 

ARTICLE #8 TO SEE WHAT SUM THE DISTRICT WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO EXPEND FOR TRANSPORTATION AND BUSES.

School Board Recommends $747,235.00

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the residents voted by majority of hands in the affirmative.

 

ARTICLE #9 TO SEE WHAT SUM THE DISTRICT WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO EXPEND FOR FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE.

School Board Recommends $1,581,525.00

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the residents voted by majority of hands in the affirmative.

 

ARTICLE #10 TO SEE WHAT SUM THE DISTRICT WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO EXPEND FOR DEBT SERVICES AND OTHER COMMITMENTS.

School Board Recommends $477,543.00

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the residents voted by majority of hands in the affirmative.

 

ARTICLE #11 TO SEE WHAT SUM THE DISTRICT WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO EXPEND FOR ALL OTHER EXPENDITURES.

School Board Recommends $30,575.00

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the residents voted by majority of hands in the affirmative.

 

ARTICLE #12 

To see what sum the Regional School Unit will appropriate for the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and to see what sum the Regional School Unit will raise and assess as each municipality’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15688.

 

Recommends Amounts set forth below:

 

 

 

Total Appropriated (by municipality):

Total raised (and Regional School Unit assessments by municipality):

 

Town of:

Town of:

Anson:

$

4,245,050.23

Anson:

$

1,037,355.33

Embden:

$

1,366,073.88

Embden:

$

1,338,760.73

New Portland:

$

679,792.11

New Portland:

$

576,707.67

Solon:

$

1,821,161.43

Solon:

$

750,659.50

 

Total Appropriated

(Sum of above)

$

8,112,077.65

Total Raised:

(Sum of above)

$

3,703,483.23

 

 

Explanation:  The Regional School Unit’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act is the amount of money determined by state law to be the minimum amount that the Regional School Unit must raise and assess in order to receive the full amount of state dollars.

 

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Heather Hilenski the residents voted by majority of hands in the affirmative.

 

ARTICLE #13 (WRITTEN BALLOT REQUIRED) TO SEE WHAT SUM THE REGIONAL SCHOOL UNIT WILL RAISE AND APPROPRIATE IN ADDITIONAL LOCAL FUNDS (Recommend $1,516,428), WHICH EXCEEDS THE STATE’S ESSENTIAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES ALLOCATION MODEL BY (Recommend $1,296,790) AS REQUIRED TO FUND THE BUDGET RECOMMENDED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD.

 

THE SCHOOL BOARD RECOMMENDS $1,516,428 FOR ADDITIONAL LOCAL FUNDS AND GIVES THE FOLLOWING REASONS FOR EXCEEDING THE STATE’S ESSENTIAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FUNDING MODEL BY $1,296,790:  THIS AMOUNT IS NEEDED TO COVER COSTS OF REGIONAL SCHOOLS THAT STATE’S FUNDING MODEL DOES NOT RECOGNIZE INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:  1) COSTS OF MAINTAINING STUDENT-TEACHER RATIOS, 2) COSTS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMMING, 3) COSTS Of EXTRA-CURRICULAR AND CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS, 4) TRANSPORTATION COSTS, AND 5) FOOD SERVICE COSTS.

 

Explanation:  The additional local funds are those locally raised funds over and above the Regional School Unit’s local contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and local amounts raised for the annual payment on non-state funded debt service that will help achieve the Regional School Unit budget for educational programs.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the residents voted by written ballot 27 yes and 22 No in the affirmative.

 

articLE #14 TO SEE WHAT SUM THE REGIONAL SCHOOL UNIT WILL AUTHORIZE THE SCHOOL BOARD TO EXPEND FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2017FROM THE REGIONAL SCHOOL UNIT’S CONTRIBUTION to THE TOTAL COST OF FUNDING PUBLIC EDUCATION FROM KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 12 AS DESCRIBED IN THE ESSENTIAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FUNDING ACT, NON-STATE FUNDED SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, ADDITIONAL LOCAL FUNDS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES UNDER THE MAINE REVISED STATUTES, TITLE 20-A, SECTION 15690, UNEXPENDED BALANCES, TUITION RECEIPTS, STATE SUBSIDY AND OTHER RECEIPTS FOR THE SUPPORT OF SCHOOLS.

school recommneds $10,083,505.00

 

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Robert Demchak the residents voted by majority of hands in the affirmative.

 

 

ARTICE #15 IN THE EVENT THAT THE REGIONAL SCHOOL UNIT RECEIVES MORE STATE EDUCATION THAN THE AMOUNT INCLUDED IN ITS BUDGET, SHALL THE SCHOL BOARD BE AUTHORIZED TO USE ALL OT PART OF THE ADDITIONAL STATE SUBSIDY TO DECREASE THE LOCAL COST SHARE EXPECTATION, AS DEFINED IN TITLE 20-A, SECTION 15671A(1)(B), FOR LOCAL PROPERTY TAXPAYERS FOR FUNDING PUBLIC EDUCATION AS APPROVED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD?

School Recommends a “Yes” vote.

 

Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Heather Hilenski the residents voted by majority of hands in the affirmative.

 

 

ARTICLE #16 IN ADDITION TO AMOUNTS APPROVED IN THE PRECEDING ARTICLES, SHALL THE SCHOOL BOARD BE AUTHORIZED TO EXPEND SUCH OTHER SUMS AS MAY BE RECEIVED FROM FEDERAL OR STATE GRANTS OR PROGRAMS OR OTHER SOURCES DURING THE FISCAL YEAR FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES, PROVIDED THAT SUCH GRANTS, PROGRAMS OR OTHER RESOURCES DO NOT REQUIRE THE EXPENDITURE OF OTHER FUNDS NOT PREVIOUSLY APPROPRIATED?

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Robert Demchak the residents voted by majority of hands in the affirmative.

 

ARTICLE #17 TO SEE IF RSU 374 WILL APPROPRIATE $10,000 FOR ADULT EDUCATION AND RAISE $5,000 AS THE LOCAL SHARE; WITH AUTHORIZATION TO EXPEND ANY ADDITIONAL, INCIDENTAL, OR MISCELLANEUS RECEIPTS IN THE INTEREST AND FOR THE WELL-BEING OF THE ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Robert Demchak the residents voted by majority of hands in the affirmative.

 

The Moderator declared the meeting adjourned at 7:04 p.m.

      

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

_________________________________

Lyford Beverage

Superintendent 

 

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