March 21 Minutes

                                                                                                       Minutes of the Special Board Meeting

of

RSU #74 Board of Directors

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

6:00 p.m.

At Carrabec High School


Robert Demchak, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m.

 

Directors Present:  Judi Dunphy, Robert Demchak, Troy Dunphy, Tammy Murray, Grace Carreiro, Dulcie Welch, Larry Dunphy(arrived at 6:08 pm), Kevin Sousa, Jessica Campbell, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Heather Hilenski, Robert Lindblom, Laura Layman, and Deron Whittemore.

 

Directors absent with notification: Robert Dunphy

 

Directors Absent without notification: None

 

Staff Members Present: 21

 

Students Present: 1

 

Citizens Present: 3

 

Agenda Item #1 SCHOOL BOARD WORKSHOP ON THE SCHOOL BUDGET

 “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.

 

Motion #1

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted 10-2-1 for the RSU #74 Board to readdress the RSU #74 School Board’s approval of the FY18/19 budget and consider amending the budget based upon proposed additional expenditure reductions. Motion passed. Dulcie Welch abstained.

 

Motion #2

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board voted 9-5 to except the Night Custodial Re-structure cut of $15,000. Motion passed.

 

Motion #3

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Heather Hilenksi the Board voted 10-4 to keep the Administrative salary freeze reduction of $7,000 on the cut list.  Motion passed.

 

Motion #4

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to keep the Admin. /School level budgets reduction of $5,000 on the cut list. 

 

 

Motion #5

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Heather Hilenski the Board voted 13-1 to keep the Technology equipment reduction of $5,000 on the cut list. Motion passed.

 

Motion #6

Upon motion by Larry Dunphy and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to keep the Special Ed. Secretary Salary reduction of $12,000 on the cut list. 

 

Motion #7

Upon motion by Larry Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted 7-7 to keep the STEM reduction of 10,000 on the cut list. Motion failed.

 

Motion #8

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted 12-2 to accept all cuts except field trips and STEM and approve the budget as amended. Motion passed.

 

Motion #9

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to reconsider the amended budget.

 

Motion #10

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted 12-1-1 to cut the School Board pay. Motion passed. Larry Dunphy abstained.

 

Motion #11

Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Larry Dunphy the Board voted 11-3 to approve the FY18/19 budget as amended.  Motion passed.

 

Agenda Item #2  ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting was declared adjourned by Robert Demchak, Chair at 7:35 pm.

 

 

 

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Michael Tracy

Superintendent 

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