May 15th Minutes

                                                                                                       Minutes of the Special Board Meeting

of

RSU #74 Board of Directors

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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(6:17pm), Grace Carreiro, Dulcie Welch, Scott Lehay, Dwight Barron, Kevin Sousa, Jessi Campbell, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Valerie Pinkham, Robert Lindblom,  Laura Layman, and Deron Whittemore.

 

Directors absent with notification:  None   

 

Directors Absent without notification: None

 

Staff Members Present: 15

 

Students Present: 1

 

Citizens Present: 5

 

Agenda Item #1 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE PROPOSED FY 19-20 BUDGET.

 

The Board Chair went around the table and asked each Board Member what they would like to see cut.

See the following list.

 

 

Pay Raises

Grace

Half Performing Arts

Bobbi-Sue

Operations Manager

Scott LeHay

1 Principal

Scott LeHay

Secretarial Reduced

Scott LeHay

Operations Manager

Robert

Operations Manager

Jessi

Out of District Placement Costs

Bobbi-Sue

Out of District Placement Costs

Robert

Operations Manager

Bobbi-Sue

Only Hire Shared New Positions

Bobbi-Sue

 

 

 

 

 

Upon motion by Judi Dunphy and seconded by Robert Lindblom the Board voted by unanimous consent to reduce the Special Education Out-of-District Placement by $50,000.00.

 

Upon motion by Dulcie Welch and seconded by Scott Lehay the Board voted 2-13 to cut a Secretarial position. Motion failed.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Judi Dunphy the Board voted 12-3 to cut $6,000.00 under School Board Stipends. Motion passed.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board discussed the removal of the Performing Arts Teacher at CHS.

Bobbie Sue Harrington withdrew the motion and Tammy Murray seconded the withdrawal.

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Robert Lindblom the Board voted 7-8 to eliminate $80,000.00 for the Director of Operations position. Motion failed.

 

Upon motion by Tammy Murray and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board discussed the reduction of the budget by $40,000.

Tammy Murray withdrew the motion and Laura Layman seconded the withdrawal.

 

Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board discussed the elimination of the Director of Operations by $20,000.00 from transportation and $20,000.00 from facilities.

Deron Whittemore withdrew the motion and Kevin Sousa seconded the withdrawal.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board discussed the reduction of the compensation for the Director of Operations not to exceed $50,000.00.

 

Upon motion by Judi Dunphy and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board voted 14-0 (Jessi Campbell abstained) to move the vote. Motion passed.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board voted 8-7 on the original motion to reduce the compensation of the Director of Operations not to exceed $50,000.00. Motion passed

 

Upon motion by Judi Dunphy and seconded by Laura Layman the Board voted 12-3 to present the budget as is. Motion passed.

 

Agenda Item #9 ADJOURNMENT

The Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 8:17 pm

 

 

 

________________________________

Michael Tracy

Superintendent 

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