Minutes August 9, 2017

                                                                                                      Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

of

RSU #74 Board of Directors

 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

6:00 p.m.

New Portland Fire Station

Robert Demchak, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

Directors Present:  Judy Dunphy, Robert Demchak, Troy Dunphy, Grace Carreiro, Dulcie Welch, Larry Dunphy, Robert Dunphy, Kevin Sousa, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Heather Hilenski, Robert Lindblom, Laura Layman, and Deron Whittemore.

 

Directors absent with notification: None

 

Directors Absent without notification: Annette Folco and Tammy Murray

 

Staff Members Present: 13

 

Students Present: 1

 

Citizens Present: 0

 

Agenda Item #1 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF JULY 19, 2017.

 

Upon motion by Robert Dunphy and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the minutes of the Regular Board minutes as amended.

 

Agenda Item #1A AGENDA ADJUSTMENTS

 

1.      To add Agenda item # 1a Agenda Adjustment

2.      To add Agenda item #4a To see what action the Board will take for a tabled item on the RSU #74 Teacher Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth Model.

3.      To add Agenda item # 4b To see (if un-tabled) if the Board will approve the RSU #74 Teacher Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth Model.

4.      To add a new agenda item #5 To see if the Board will approve (two) bus purchase bids.

5.      To add a new agenda item #6 To see if the Board will approve the purchase of the new van.

6.      To add a new agenda item #7 To see if the Board will take action on the tax assessments to the towns.

7.      To add a new  agenda item #8 To see if the Board will approve the addition of an interim Middle School Teacher.

Current 5-8 will be pushed down

8.      To add Andrea Drumstas to resignations

9.      To add Mary Ashe to nominations for the District Social Worker

 

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

Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to remove agenda item 2D.

Agenda Item #2 REPORTS:

 

A.)   Superintendent’s Report

 

1.      Budget to Actual

2.      Nominations:

Andrew Ferrari – 1 Year Middle school Science Teacher

Mary Ashe – District Social Worker

           

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

 

3.      Resignations:

Andrea Drumstas – Social Worker

 

Agenda Item #3 Citizens Comments

            None

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

Agenda Item #4TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE EVALUATON PLAN

 

Upon motion by Larry Dunphy and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the evaluation plan.

 

 

Agenda Item #4a TO SEE WHAT ACTION THE BOARD WILL TAKE FOR A TABLED ITEM ON THE RSU #74 TEACHER PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH MODEL.

 

Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to take action.

 

Agenda Item #4b TO SEE (IF UN-TABLED) IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE RSU #74 TEACHER PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH MODEL.

 

Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the RSU #74 Teacher Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth Plan.

 

Agenda Item #5 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE (TWO) BUS PURCHASE BIDS.

Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to get quoted for gas buses from Dattco and W.C. Cressey.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to table agenda item #5 to the September Board meeting.

 

Agenda Item #6 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF THE NEW VAN.

 

Upon motion by Larry Dunphy and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted to purchase the van as amended to the purchase of a 2016 Chevy van for two installments of $12,900 (one payment this year and one payment next year).

 

Agenda Item #7 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL TAKE ACTION ON THE TAX ASSESSMENTS TO THE TOWNS.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue and seconded by Robert Dunphy the Board voted 8-5 to stick to the original numbers that were voted on at the July 19, 2017 Board meeting.

 

Agenda Item #8 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE ADDITION OF AN INTERIM MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Grace Carreiro the Board voted 9-4 to hire an interim middle school Teacher.

 

Agenda Item # 9 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE FORMING AN ADHOC COMMITTEE.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted 12-1 to approve the forming of an ADHOC Committee.

 

Agenda Item # 10 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS SUB COMMITTEE DEVELOPMENT.

 

No motions just discussion

 

Agenda Item #11 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS CONFIDENTIAL PERSONNEL RECORDS. PER MRS TITLE 1, CHAPTER 13, SUBSECTION 405, 6.F.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board entered into executive session at 7:52 pm.

 

Executive session was out at 8:25 pm.

 

Agenda Item #19  ADJOURNMENT

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board unanimously voted to adjourn at 8:25 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

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Michael E. Tracy Jr.

Superintendent 

 

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