June 5th Minutes

                                                                                                      Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

of

RSU #74 Board of Directors

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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, Scott Lehay, Kevin Sousa, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Valerie Pinkham, Robert Lindblom, and Deron Whittemore.

 

Directors absent with notification:  Jessi Campbell, Dwight Barron, and Laura Layman      

 

Directors Absent without notification: Grace Carreiro and Dulcie Welch

 

Staff Members Present: 14

 

Students Present: 1

 

Citizens Present: 2

 

Agenda Item #1 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA  

           

2a.To see if the Board will approve the Special Board Minutes of May 30, 2019.

9. To see if the Board will suspend the rules of school policy BGB to address agenda items 10 and 11.

10. To see if the Board will approve new School Policy IC – School Calendar.

11. To see if the Board will approve new School Policy ID – School Day.

4a.3. Nominations:        Keith Holland – English Teacher – CHS

Mara Dale – Performing Arts Teacher – CHS – pending the FY20 School Budget approval.

Move original item 9 (noted in error as 8) to item 12.

12. Adjournment

 

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

 

Agenda Item #2  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF MAY 1, 2019 AND THE SPECIAL BOARD MINUTES OF MAY 15, 2019, AND MAY 22, 2019.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the Regular Board Minutes of May1, 2019 and the Special Board Minutes of May 15, 2019 and May 22, 2019.

 

Agenda Item #2a. TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL BOARD MEETING OF MAY 30, 2019.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the minutes of the Special Board Meeting of May 30, 2019.

 

Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS:  Year End Presentation – Mr. Tracy spoke about PBE, Teacher Data Teams, attendance, and truancy. Mr. Richards spoke about PBE.

 

Agenda Item #4 REPORTS: 

A.)   Superintendent’s Report 

Mr. Tracy spoke about year-end items, the school budget vote on June 11th, possible school closure and having an independent third party involved, and the outreach that has been made to other districts on possible sharing options.

 

1.      Appointments:  Mary Keenan – Ed Tech Authorization Chair – stipend $1000

  Brian Twitchell – Certification Chair – stipend $1000

  Tanya Carey – New Teacher Mentor – stipend $2500

  Tamara Lane – Summer Cook Manager – per contract

  Darcie Nichols – Summer Reading – CCS – per contract

  Hollye Dunphy – Summer Math – CCS – per contract

  Mary Keenan – Summer Reading – Solon – per contract

  Jessie Cates – Summer Math – Solon – per contract

  Hannah Hanson – Summer Reading – GSS – per contract

  Brenda Mullin – Summer Math – GSS – per contract

 

2.      Resignations:  None

 

3.       Nominations:  Keith Holland – English Teacher – CHS

 Mara Dale – Performing Arts Teacher – CHS –pending the FY20 School Budget approval.

 

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

           

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

 

B.)    Committees:  None

 

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.

 

Ellen McQuiston thanked Mr. Tracy for all of the morning meetings that he had set up in the community to answer questions about the budget.

 

Erik Carey spoke about how Julie Richard was doing such a great job as the Athletic Director. He also thanked Judi and Troy Dunphy for showing up to almost all baseball games, and thanked Lorie and her crew for helping with the field.

 

 

Discussion Items:

 

Agenda Item #6 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE SUPERINTENDENT’S PLAN FOR THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS POSITION.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted by unanimous consent to discuss the Superintendent’s plan for the Director of Operations position.

 

Action Items:

 

Agenda Item 6a. TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL GIVE THE SUPERINTENDENT THE 5 DAY MEMO HIRING AUTHORITY FOR THE MONTHS OF JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted by unanimous consent to give the Superintendent the 5 day memo hiring authority for the months of June, July, and August.

 

 

Agenda Item #7 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE 2019-2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING SCHEDULE.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the 2019-2020 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule.

 

 

Agenda Item #8 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE AUDIO/VIDEO PROPOSAL TO RECORD MEETINGS.

 

Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Troy Dunphy agenda item #8 was open for discussion.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Tammy Murray a motion was made to amend agenda item #8 to say – To see if the Board will approve the audio/video proposal to record meetings at no cost to the tax payers.

 

The Board voted 2-8 on the amended motion. Motion failed.

 

 

Agenda Item # 9 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL SUSPEND THE RULES OF SCHOOL POLICY BGB TO ADDRESS AGENDA ITEMS 10 AND 11.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to suspend the rules of School Policy BGB to address agenda items 10 and 11.

 

Agenda Item #10 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE NEW SCHOOL POLICY IC- SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the new School Policy IC – School Calendar.

 

Agenda Item #11 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE NEW SCHOOL POLICY ID – SCHOOL DAY.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the New School Policy ID – School Day.

 

 

Agenda Item #12 ADJOURNMENT

The Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 7:28 pm

 

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Michael Tracy

Superintendent  

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