Oct 2 Minutes

                                                                               Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

of

RSU #74 Board of Directors

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

6:00 p.m.

At

Embden Community Center


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, Ellen McQuiston, Dwight Barron, Kevin Sousa, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Valerie Pinkham, Robert Lindblom, Laura Layman, David Royce, and Deron Whittemore.

 

Directors absent with notification: None

 

Directors Absent without notification: None

 

Staff Members Present: 8

 

Students Present: 0

 

Citizens Present: 4

 

Agenda Item #1 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

 

4.A.1 Appointments:

                        Doug Larlee should be CCS and not CHS

                        Stacey Robinson – Advisory Dean – CHS

                        Maurice Langlois – Advisory Dean – CHS

                        Janet Boothby – Advisory Dean – CHS

                        Aaron Baum – Advisory Dean – CHS

                        Tony Pranses – After School Math Tutor – CHS – Grant Funded

                        Tammy Long – After School English Tutor – CHS – Grant Funded

 

4.C. Committees:

                        Collaboration Committee met on September 11th

                        Policy Committee met on September 18th

 

6.a. To see if the Board will approve the overnight Gear Up College Trip on November 7th and 8th.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the adjustments to the agenda.

 

 

           

 

Agenda Item #2 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 4, 2019

 

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 of September 4, 2019.

 

Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS:  None

                                                           

 

Agenda Item #4 REPORTS: 

A.)   Superintendent’s Report 

New Board Member, David Royce, was introduced.

 

1.      Appointments:  Lesa Weggler – Winter cheering Coach – CCS

Janet Boothby – Dual Enrolment Coordinator – CHS

Amy Price – Girls Tennis Coach – CHS

Doug Larlee – Softball Coach – CHS CCS

Marc Collard – Math League Advisor – CHS

Stacey Robinson – Advisory Dean – CHS

Maurice Langlois – Advisory Dean – CHS

Janet Boothby – Advisory Dean – CHS

Aaron Baum – Advisory Dean – CHS

Tony Pranses – After School Math Tutor – CHS – Grant Funded

Tammy Long – After School English Tutor – CHS – Grant Funded

 

2.      Resignations:  Tim Goding – Special Education Teacher – Solon & GSS

3.       Nominations:  None

           

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

 

B.)    Committees:  Collaboration Committee met on September 11th – Troy updated

      Policy Committee met on September 18th – Bob updated

 

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.

 

None

Action Items:

 

Agenda Item #6 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE JMG LEADERSHIP OVERNIGHT TRIP ON OCTOBER 22ND.

 

Agenda Item #6a. TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE OVERNIGHT GEAR UP COLLEGE TRIP ON NOVEMBER 7TH AND 8TH.

 

Agenda Item #7 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE NORLAND’S FIELD TRIP ON OCTOBER 9TH – 10TH AND OCTOBER 16TH – 17TH.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve agenda items 6, 6a, and 7.

 

Agenda Item #8 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE TO REMOVE POLICY EEAAC-R FROM THE POLICY MANUAL.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve to remove policy EEAAC-R from the policy manual.

 

Agenda Item #9 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE UPDATES OF POLICIES JLCD, JFAA, JFAB, JFABB, JFCA, JGAB, JHA, JHC, JHCA, JHCB, JIH, JJBA, JKD, AND JKE.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the updates of policies JLCD, JFAA, JFAB, JFABB, JFCA, JGAB, JHA, JHCA, JHCB, JIH, JJBA, JKD, and JKE.

 

Agenda Item #10 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL ELECT A DELEGATE AND ALTERNATE DELEGATE FOR THE MAINE SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted by unanimous consent to elect Robert Demchak as the Delegate.

 

Upon motion by Robert Lindblom and seconded by Laura Layman the Board voted by unanimous consent to elect Troy Dunphy as the Alternate Delegate.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

Agenda Item #11 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS PRELIMINARY BUDGET – SEEKING SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTION.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to discuss preliminary budget – seeking School Board direction.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore to direct the Superintendent to explore cost savings of the operational and educational impacts from closing Garret Schenck Elementary School.

 

Motion was amended by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Ellen McQuiston to direct the Superintendent to explore cost savings of the operational and educational impacts from closing all schools. Amended motion failed.

 

Motion was amended by Laura Layman and seconded by Troy Dunphy to direct the Superintendent to explore cost savings of the operational and educational impacts from closing schools including Solon or Garret Schenck or both.  

 

Motion was made by Robert Lindblom and seconded by Deron Whittemore to move the question.

 

The Board voted 9-1-3. Motion passed.

 

Agenda Item #12 ADJOURNMENT

 

The Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 7:26 pm

 

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Michael Tracy

Superintendent

 

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