March 7 Minutes

                                                                                                   Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

of

RSU #74 Board of Directors

 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

6:00 p.m.

                                                                                                             At Carrabec High School

Robert Demchak, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:01 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, Laura Layman, and Deron Whittemore.

 

Directors absent with notification: Robert Dunphy

 

Directors Absent without notification: Annette Folco.

 

Staff Members Present: 15

 

Students Present: 1

 

Citizens Present: 3

 

Agenda Item #1 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

 

Agenda Item # 8b TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE POLICY IHBAC.

 

Agenda Item #8c TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL UPDATE POLICY EBCA.

 

Appointments- Add Tammy Long as MMP after school tutor (gear up grant)

 

 

Agenda Item #2 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF FEBRUARY 7, 2018.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Judi Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the minutes of the regular Board meeting of February 7, 2018.

 

 

REPORTS:

 

Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS 

Kathy Bertini gave a STEM presentation with a slide show and showed us lots of examples of things students had created.

 

 

Agenda Item #4 REPORTS

 

A.)   Superintendent’s Report – Mr. Tracy provided a verbal report.  He discussed welcoming of new Board members, regionalization updates, and the hiring of the new Special Education Director.

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1.      Appointments:           

Terry Corson – 7th Grade Softball Coach – stipend of $2,099

Luke Tewsbury – 8th Grade Baseball Coach – stipend of $1,626

David Richardson – JV Softball Coach – CHS – stipend of $2,211

Tammy Long – MMP after School Tutor – funded by Gear Up Grant

 

2.      Resignations - None

 

3.       Nominations:  None

 

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

 

C.)   Committees:

 

Finance Committee met on March 5

 

 

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.

 

Tanya Carey and Carrie Peabody proposed the hiring of a ½ Teacher at CHS to support the music program.

Dave Ela mentioned he may want to speak about the budget.

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

Agenda Item #6 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE 2018/19 SCHOOL CALENDAR.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted 10-2-1. Larry Dunphy abstained. Motion passes.

 

Agenda Item #7 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE TO REMOVE ALL JOB DESCRIPTIONS FROM THE CURRENT POLICY MANUAL.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Laura Layman the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve to remove all job descriptions from the current policy manual.

 

Agenda Item #8a TO SEE IF THE BOARD WIL APPROVE UPDATING POLICIES ACG, AEC, BBBC, BBBD, BDEB, BDEC, BDED, BDG, BE, BEB, BEC, BEC-E, BEDB, BEDC, BEDD, BEDG, BEDH/KD, BGB, BHC/GBD, AND BK AS PER RECOMMENDATION BY POLICY SUB COMMITTEE.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Robert Lindblom the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve updating policies ACG, AEC, BBBC, BBBD, BDEB, BDEC, BDED, BDG, BE, BEC, BEC-E, BEDB, BEDC, BEDD, BEDG, BEDH/KD, BGB, BHC/GBD, and BK as per recommendation by Policy Sub Committee.

 

Agenda Item #8b TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE POLICY IHBAC.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board discussed.

 

Upon motion by Judi Dunphy and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted unanimously to approve Policy IHBAC as amended.

 

Agenda Item #8c TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL UPDATE POLICY EBCA.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to update policy EBCA.

 

Agenda Item #9 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL ACCEPT THE MAINE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’S EMBRACE II GRANTS.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to accept the Maine Department of Education’s Embrace II Grant.

 

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

Agenda Item #10  FY19 BUDGET DISCUSSION

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded Tammy Murray the Board voted by unanimous consent to cut the budget by $217,000 by making the following cuts:

 

Solon Special Education Teacher - $64,000

CCS Assistant Principal - $60,500

Technology Equipment - $23,000

STEM (partial cut) - $10,000

Course Reimbursement - $5,000

½ (7 hour) Bus Driver - $12,500

Food Service - $5,000

Facilities - $30,000

Co-curricular/Extra-curricular - $2,000

Stipend/Evaluation Person - $5,000

 

Agenda Item #11  ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting was declared adjourned by Robert Demchak, Chair at8:00 pm

 

 

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Michael Tracy

Superintendent                 

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