Sept. 4, 2019

                                                                                Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

of

RSU #74 Board of Directors

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

6:30 p.m.

At

Carrabec High School


Robert Demchak, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

 

Directors Present:  Judi Dunphy, Robert Demchak, Troy Dunphy, Tammy Murray, Grace Carreiro, Ellen McQuiston, Kevin Sousa, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Valerie Pinkham, Laura Layman, and Deron Whittemore.

 

Directors absent with notification:  Dwight Barron and Robert Lindblom     

 

Directors Absent without notification: None

 

Staff Members Present: 14

 

Students Present: 1

 

Citizens Present: 4

 

Agenda Item #1 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

 

Add 5A. To see if the Board will approve the Middle School Maine Huts & Trails field trip on October 2nd and 3rd.  

           

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to add the adjustment.

 

Agenda Item #2  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF AUGUST 7, 2019 AND THE SPECIAL BOARD MINUTES OF AUGUST 26, 2019.

 

Upon motion by Ellen McQuiston and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board voted by unanimous consent to separate the minutes into two separate motions.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board Voted by unanimous consent to approve the regular board minutes of August 7, 2019.

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board voted 10-0 with Ellen McQuiston abstaining, to add the motion to move the question into the August 26, 2019 Special Board Minutes. Motion passed.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted 10-0 with Ellen McQuiston abstaining, to approve the special board minutes of August 26, 2019 as amended. Motion Passed.

 

Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS:  Academic Goal Presentation – Mr. Tracy presented a power point of the

                                                                                                                 Academic Goals.

                                                            Fall Athletics Update – Ms. Richard gave an update of fall sports.                 

                                                           

 

Agenda Item #4 REPORTS: 

A.)   Superintendent’s Report 

 

1.      Appointments:  Aimie Pomerleau – Ed Tech I – CCS – per contract

 Wendy Witham – Ed Tech III – CCS – per contract

 Henry Esty – Transfer to Maintenance/Grounds – per contract

 *Blaise Kandiko – Math/Physical Science Teacher – CHS – per contract

 *Timothy Goding – Special Ed Teacher – GSS/Solon – per contract

 Heather Longley – Volunteer Asst. Girls Varsity Soccer Coach

 Taylor Savage – Volunteer Asst. Boys Soccer Coach

 Blaise Kandiko – Varsity Cross Country Coach – per contract

 

2.      Resignations:  Ross Sirois – Special Ed. Ed Tech III - CCS

3.       Nominations:  None

           

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

 

B.)    Committees:  Building & Grounds met on Sept. 4, 2019

 

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.

 

 

Action Items:

 

Agenda Item #5A TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MIDDLE SCHOOL MAINE HUTS & TRAILS FIELD TRIP ON OCTOBER 2ND AND 3RD.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the middle school Maine Huts & Trails field trip on October 2nd and 3rd.

 

 

Agenda Item #6 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE SECOND READING OF EMPLOYEE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY – GCSAA.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the second reading of Employee Use of  Social Media Policy – GCSAA as amended..

 

Agenda Item #7 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE SECOND READING OF DISTRICT SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY- IJND.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the second reading of District Social Media Policy – IJND as amended.

 

 

Agenda Item #8 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE EMERGENCY PLAN UPDATE.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted 10-0 with Ellen McQuiston abstaining, to approve the Emergency Plan update. Motioned passed.

 

Agenda Item #9  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE ANNUITIZING THE SCHOLARSHIP MONIES RECEIVED FROM THE KIWANIS AND AMERICAN LEGION FOR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve annuitizing the scholarship monies received from the Kiwanis and American Legion for student scholarships.

 

Agenda Item #10  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF A NEW SCHOOL BUS AND AWARD THE FORMAL COMPETITIVE SCHOOL BUS BID.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the purchase of a new school bus and award the formal competitive school bus bid.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

Agenda Item #11  TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE FACT FINDING REGARDING SCHOOL FINANCIALS AND ENROLLMENT REPORT FOR POSSIBLE SCHOOL CLOSURE.

 

Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Grace Carreiro the Board voted to discuss. No action as a result of the discussion.

 

Agenda Item #12 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO MRS TITLE 1, CHAPTER 13, SUBCHAPTER 1, SS §:  405-6. A. “SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION.”

 

Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Tammy Murray the Board voted by unanimous consent to enter into executive session pursuant to MRS Title 1, Chapter 13, Subchapter 1, ss §:  405-6. A. “Superintendent Evaluation.”

 

The Board entered into executive session at 8:22 pm.

The Board entered back into regular session at 8:58 pm.

No action was taken as a result of executive session.

 

Agenda Item #9 ADJOURNMENT

 

The Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 8:58 pm

 

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Michael Tracy

Superintendent



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