Minutes March 15, 2017

                                                                                                       Minutes of the Special Board Meeting

of

RSU #74 Board of Directors

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

6:00 p.m.

At Carrabec High School


Bobbi Sue Harrington, Chair, called the meeting to order at 5:58 p.m.

 

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

 

Directors absent with notification: None

 

Directors Absent without notification: Dana Beaulieu, G. Wayne Rugh, Annette Folco, and DeronWhittemore.

 

Staff Members Present: 12

 

Students Present: 0

 

Citizens Present: 0

 

Upon Motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the Overnight/Out-of-State Baseball trip to East Granby, CT.

 

Agenda Item #1 BUDGET WORK SHOP

 

Board members presented any questions regarding changes in the 2017/2018 budget.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Heather Hilenski the Board voted to cut the transportation contracted bus repair line by $3,000 motion failed 3-7.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Heather Hilenski the Board voted to enter into a three year lease for Elementary curriculum motion failed 4-6.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Leslie Giroux the Board voted 7-2 to approve the amount of 82, 110 for the full purchase of the Elementary reading and writing curriculum in the budget.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Troy Dunphy the motion was made to approve the purchase of all laptops grades 9-12. Motioned by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Bob Demchak the motion was withdrawn.

 

Upon motion by Bob Demchak and seconded by Laura Layman the Board voted by unanimous consent to reduce the Elementary Instruction by 90,581.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Patrick Daubenberger the Board voted by unanimous consent to put 41,000 back into the Elementary Instruction line.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to accept the budget reduction of 67,581 from the Secondary Instruction line.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Heather Hilenski the Board voted to reduce the Special Education salary line by 35,000 motion failed 0-9.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue and seconded by Bob Demchak the Board voted 8-1 to reduce the Special Education salary line by 101,497.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Heather Hilenski the Board voted by unanimous consent to reduce the Technology budget by 68,740.

 

 

  

Agenda Item #2 Adjournment

 

The Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 8:31 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

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Lyford Beverage

Superintendent 

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