July 2018

                                                                                                     Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

of

RSU #74 Board of Directors

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

6:00 p.m.

At

                                                                                                          Carrabec Community 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 Carreiro, Dwight Barron, Kevin Sousa, Jessi Campbell, Heather Hilenski, Robert Lindblom, Laura Layman, and Deron Whittemore.

 

Directors absent with notification: Dulcie Welch, Larry Dunphy, and Bobbie Sue Harrington.

 

Directors Absent without notification: None

 

Staff Members Present: 10

 

Students Present: 0

 

Citizens Present: 0

 

Agenda Item #1 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA –

            None

 

Agenda Item #2  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF JUNE6, 2018.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Dwight Barron the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of June 6, 2018.

 

Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS:  None

 

 

Agenda Item #4 REPORTS: 

 

A.)   Superintendent’s Report  - Mr. Tracy gave a verbal update for the month, he discussed the positive press coverage of the STEAM Academy, the new Board Calendar, 3-5 year old programming from CDS moving to school districts in coming years and the most recent information about PBE.

 

1.      Appointments:

Julieanne Pearson-Belanger – Lead Teacher at GSS

Deborah Haynie – Lead Teacher at Solon

Mary Keenan - Ed Tech Authorization Chair

Tanya Carey – New Teacher Mentor  

Brian Twitchell – Certification Chair  

Sophie Handrahan – 2nd Grade Long Term Sub at GSS

Doug Woodsum – Special Education Ed Tech II - District

                                   

 

2.       Resignations: 

Nate Stubbert – Athletic Director/Alternative Ed

Kirk Robinson – Elementary PE Teacher

 

3.       Nominations: 

Juliana Richard – Part Time 6-12th Grade Athletic Director – stipend of $16,000

Richard Mason – Industrial Technology Teacher at CHS

John Berube – English Teacher at CHS

Alisha Bedard – Social Worker at CCS

 

 

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

 

                       

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

 

C.)    Committees: 

 

Strategic Planning Committee met on June 25.

 

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.

 

None

 

 

 

Action Items:

 

Agenda Item #6 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL ELECT THE BOARD CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Heather Hilenski the Board voted by unanimous consent to elect Robert Demchak as the Board Chair.

 

Upon motion by Judi Dunphy and seconded by Robert Lindblom the Board voted by unanimous consent to elect Troy Dunphy as Vice Chair.

 

 

Agenda Item #7 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE BOARD SUB COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2018-2018.

 

Upon motion by Dwight Barron and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the Board Sub Committee Assignments for 2018-2019.

 

Agenda Item #8 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE ½ TIME READING RECOVERY TEACHER AT GSS.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the ½ time Reading Recovery Teacher at GSS.

 

Agenda Item #9 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE A $5000 HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC TEACHER STIPEND.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Robert Lindblom the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve a $5000 High School Music Teacher stipend.

 

Agenda Item #10 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL RE-APPROVE THE COPIER/PRINTER RFP BIDS.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Kevin Sousa the agenda item was open for discussion.

 

Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Judi Dunphy the Board voted 10-1-1 to re-approve the copier/printer RFP bids. Tammy Murray abstained. Motion passed.

 

 

Agenda Item #11 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL AUTHORIZE IT’S CHAIR TO OFFICAILLY SEND COMMUNICATION TO MSAD #13 TO INVITE THEM TO DISCUSS SHARING A SUPERINTENDENT.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Dwight Barron the Board voted by unanimous consent to authorize it’s Chair to officially send communication to MSAD #13 to invite them to discuss sharing a Superintendent.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

Agenda Item #12 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS STUDENT HANDBOOK UPDATES.

 

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

 

Agenda Item #13 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE ESEA UPDATE (JEAN BUTLER).

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to open for discussion.

 

Agenda Item #14 ADJOURNMENT

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Laura Layman the meeting was declared adjourned at 6:57 pm.

 

 

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Michael Tracy

Superintendent

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