Feb 2018 Minutes

                                                                                                    Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

of

RSU #74 Board of Directors

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2018

6:00 p.m.

At Solon Elementary School


Robert Demchak, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.

 

Directors Present: Judi Dunphy, Robert Demchak, Troy Dunphy, Tammy Murray, Grace Carriero, Dulcie Welch, Larry Dunphy,  Kevin Sousa, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Heather Hilenski, Robert Lindblom, and Deron Whittemore.

 

Directors absent with notification: Laura Layman and Robert Dunphy

 

Directors Absent without notification: Annette Folco.

 

Staff Members Present: 15

 

Students Present: 18

 

Citizens Present: 19

 

Agenda Item #1 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

 

Agenda Item #8a. To see if the Board will terminate the multiple year contract with Siemens Co. effective June 30, 2018.

 

Agenda Item # 11. To enter into Executive Session under MRS. Title 1, Chapter 13, SS.1-405.6.D. Superintendent’s Evaluation

 

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

 

 

Agenda Item #2 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF JANUARY 10, 2018.

 

Upon motion by Larry Dunphy and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the minutes of the regular board meeting of January 10, 2018 as amended.

 

 

REPORTS:

 

Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS 

Mr. Corson and students gave a demonstration of skills that they have learned in Kitty Kats Basketball program.

 

Agenda Item #4 REPORTS

 

 

A.)   Superintendent’s Report – Mr. Tracy provided a written report to the RSU #74 School Board.

 

 

1.      Appointments:             

Matthew Brown – Track Coach – CCS – stipend of $1,276

 

2.      Resignations:

Stephanie Campbell – CHS Art Teacher – End of School Year

Peter Manning – CHS Science/Math Teacher – End of School Year

 

3.       Nominations:  None

 

 

B.)    Administrators:  Written Reports were mailed to Board members and are available online at www.carrabec.org.

 

C.)   Committees:

 

Negotiations Committee – met January 10th and 24th

Finance Committee – met January 30th and February 14th

Building/Grounds/Trans. – met January 31st

Academic Committee – met February 13th

Library/Technology Committee – met February 13th

 

 

Agenda Item #5 CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA

“The RSU #74 school board will follow school board policy BEDH/KD, in that public comment will be limited to no more than 30 minutes in total length and that all comments must relate to the business to be conducted by the RSU #74 school board at the stated meeting on the current agenda.

 

Robert Peabody spoke about Agenda Item #7 on Athletics

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

Agenda Item #6 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE SECOND READING OF REPLACING SCHOOL POLICY IJNDC AND ADDING IJNDB, AND ADDING IJNDB-R IN PLACE OF IJNDC.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Robert Lindblom the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the second reading of replacing school policy IJNDC and adding IJNDB, and adding IJNDB-R in place of IJNDC.

 

Agenda Item #7 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WISHES TO TAKE ACTION REGARDING GIVING THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR THE FLEXIBILITY TO COLLABORATE WITH  MSAD #59 TO COMBINE TEAMS AS NEEDED BASED ON NUMBERS IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITES FOR STUDENTS AND KEEP INTEGRITY OF COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Larry Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to open agenda item # 7 for discussion

 

Upon motion by Larry Dunphy and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted 10-2 to approve the Board to give the Athletic Director, under the supervision of the Superintendent, the flexibility to collaborate to combine teams as needed based on numbers in order to continue to provide opportunities for students and keep integrity of competitive programs at the High School level. Motion carries.

 

Agenda Item #8a TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL TERMINATE THE MULTIPLE YEAR CONTRACT WITH SIEMENS CO. EFFECTIVE JUNE 30, 2018

 

Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Larry Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to terminate the multiple year contract with Siemens Co. effective June 30, 2018.

 

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

Agenda Item #8b TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS NEXT YEAR’S SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR POSITION.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Robert Lindblom the Board voted by unanimous consent to discuss.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

 

 

Agenda Item #9 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION UNDER MRS. TITLE 1, CHAPTER 13, SS. 1-405.6.B.1 – STUDENT MATTER.

 

Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to enter into executive session at 8:17 pm.

 

Board resumed open session at 8:26 pm.

 

Upon motion by Larry Dunphy and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to grant the CHS Principal the authority to work with student matter as discussed. 

 

 

Agenda Item #10 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION UNDER MRS.  TITLE 1, CHAPTER 13, SS.1-405.6.D. SUPPORT STAFF CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted by unanimous consent to enter into executive session at 8:28 pm.

 

Board resumed open session at 8:55 pm.

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Robert Lindblom the Board voted 11-1 to approve the Support Staff Contract as proposed. 

 

 

Agenda Item #11 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION UNDER MRS. TITLE 1, CHAPTER 13, SS.1-405.6.D. TO DISCUSS THE SUPERINTENDENT’S CONTRACT.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Larry Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to enter into executive session at 8:57 pm.

 

Board resumed open session at 9:07 pm.

 

Upon motion by Judy Dunphy and seconded by Heather Hilenski the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the Superintendent’s Contract as discussed.

 

 

Agenda Item #12 ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting was declared adjourned by Robert Demchak, Chair at 9:08 pm.

 

 

 

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Michael Tracy

Superintendent 

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