September 6, 2017 Minutes

                                                                                                  Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

of

RSU #74 Board of Directors

 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

6:00 p.m.

                                                                                                             At Carrabec High School

Robert Demchak, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

Directors Present:  Judi Dunphy, Robert Demchak, Troy Dunphy, Tammy Murray, Grace Carreiro, Larry Dunphy, Robert Dunphy, Kevin Sousa, Annette Folco, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Heather Hilenski, Robert Lindblom, Laura Layman, and Deron Whittemore.

 

Directors absent with notification: Dulcie Welch

 

Directors Absent without notification: None

 

Staff Members Present: 14

 

Students Present: 0

 

Citizens Present: 2

 

Agenda Item #1 TO SEE IF THE BOARDS WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF AUGUST 9, 2017

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting.

 

Agenda Item #2 PRESENTATIONS FROM MERCEDES POUR AND PAULINE STEVENS ON COLLEGE 4 ME.

 

Mercedes and Pauline gave a presentation about how College 4 ME works and how it will benefit our students.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore agenda item 8 was moved up to become agenda item #2A.

 

 

Agenda Item #2A TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS COMBINATION SPORTS NUMBERS.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to discuss combination sports numbers.

 

 

 

 Agenda Item #3 REPORTS:

 

A)     Superintendent’s Report – Presentation – Leading our District

1.      Nominations:

Randall Rothert – 1 Year Middle School Teacher

 

Upon motion by Robert Dunphy and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to nominate Randall Rothert as the 1 Year Middle School Teacher.

 

2.      Appointments:

Carrie Peabody – MDI Seamstress – stipend of $500 2017-18

Jill Everett – MDI Program Director – stipend of $7500 2017-18

Jill Everett – MDI Assistant Dance Teacher – stipend of $2500 2017-18

Katenia Keller – MDI Dance Teacher – stipend of $40/hr 2017-18

Kirk Robinson – Cobra Power Coach  - stipend of $1700 per season(3) 2017-18

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve all appointments.

 

3.      Resignations:

Rick David – Bus Driver

 

B)      Administrators:  As written

C)      Committees: None

D)     Adjustments to Agenda:

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to add agenda item #8 To see if the Board will approve policy EDC as updated.

 

Agenda Item #4  CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

 

Erik Carey spoke about his concerns with the sports enrollment numbers.

 

Mr. Desjardins spoke about how well the start of the school year has been going.

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

Agenda Item #5  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE AN OVERNIGHT 8TH GRADE TRIP TO NORLANDS LIVING CENTER IN LIVERMORE, ME ON SEPTEMBER 28TH AND 29TH.

 

Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the overnight 8th grade trip to Norlands Living Center in Livermore, ME on September 28th and 29th.

 

Agenda Item #6  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE OVERNIGHT 8TH GRADE TRIPS TO MAINE HUTS & TRAILS ON FLAGSTAFF LAKE FOR OCTOBER 5TH AND 6TH AND OCTOBER 10TH AND 11TH.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the overnight 8th Grade strips to Maine Huts & Trails on Flagstaff Lake for October 5th and 6th and October 10th and 11th.

 

Agenda Item #7 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE BUS BIDS.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Robert Lindblom the bus bid was open for discussion.

 

Upon motion by Robert Dunphy and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted to Amend the motion to purchase two diesel buses from O’Connor’s.  The Board voted 4-8-1. Larry Dunphy abstained. Motion failed.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board voted to amend the motion to purchase one gas bus with a lift and one regular gas bus from O’Connor’s. The Board voted    12-2. Motion passes.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

Agenda Item #8 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE POLICY EDC AS UPDATED.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Robert Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the policy EDC as updated.

 

Agenda Item #9 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS ADULT ED SHARING WITH SKOWHEGAN.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Robert Dunphy the Adult Ed sharing was open for discussion.

 

Agenda Item #10 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS MSBA DELEGATES.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the MSBA Delegates were open for discussion.

 

Upon motion by Larry Dunphy and seconded  by Judi Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent that the Delegate is Robert Demchak and the alternate Delegate is Troy Dunphy.

 

Agenda Item #2 ADJOURNMENT

 

Upon motion by Robert Dunphy and seconded by Troy Dunphy the meeting was declared adjourned at 8:24 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

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Michael Tracy

Superintendent  

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