Minutes March 1, 2017
Minutes of the Board Meeting
RSU #74 Board of Directors
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
At Carrabec High School
Bobbi Sue Harrington, Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.
Directors Present: Robert Demchak, Troy Dunphy, Tammy Murray, G. Wayne Rugh, Dulcie Welch, Dwight Barron, Patrick Daubenberger, Kevin Sousa, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Heather Hilenski, Leslie Giroux, and Laura Layman
Directors absent with notification: Deron Whittemore
Directors Absent without notification: Dana Beaulieu and Annette Folco
Staff Members Present: 12
Students Present: 10
Citizens Present: 17
Agenda Item #1 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL VOTE TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF FEBRUARY1, 2017 .
Upon motion by Dwight Barron and seconded by Robert Demchak the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of February 1, 2017.
Agenda Item #2 STUDENT PRESENTATION:
Ms. Sevey and two of her students presented about JMG. The two High School Students took a trip to Washington, D.C. back in October to attend a Leadership Education Conference. They learned about setting goals, project planning, presenting, and teambuilding skills.
Agenda Item #3 REPORTS:
A.) Superintendent’s Report -
1. Law/Rule regarding making up snow days
Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Laura Layman the Board voted to have the Superintendent look into a schedule for making up snow days. The Board voted by unanimous consent to have the Superintendent look into this.
2. Budget Timeline was updated
B.) Administrator Reports – Written Reports were mailed to Board members and are available online at www.msad74.org.
Negotiations Committee met on 3/2/17
Chair appointed Ad hoc committee to study Administrative structure
Chair appointed Ad hoc committee to study MS Baseball cooperative team
D.) Adjustments to the Agenda
Agenda Item #4 CITIZENS COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS
Agenda Item #5 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER SIEMENS PROPOSAL FOR HVAC SERVICES.
Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Bobbi Sue the Board voted unanimous consent to table this agenda item to next meeting.
Agenda Item #6 TO ENTER EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS ADMINISTRATIVE RESTRUCTURING WITHIN RSU#74 FOR UPCOMING 2017-2018 AS ALLOWED BY MRSA, TITLE I, SEC. 6A (1).
Chair appointed an ad hoc committee to study.
Agenda Item # 7 TO ENTER EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DICUSS NEGOTIATIONS OF TEACHERS CBA ALLOWED BY MRSA TITLE 1, SEC. 405 (6D).
Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Heather Hilenski the Board voted unanimously to enter executive session to discuss negotiations at 8:06 p.m. and returned at 8:33 p.m.
Agenda Item #8 TO ENTER EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH AS ALLOWED BY MRSA, TITLE 1, SEC. 6A (1).
Upon motion by Patrick Daubenberger and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted unanimous to enter executive session to discuss Superintendent hiring at 8:35 p.m. and returned at 8:41 p.m.
Agenda Item #9 TO DISCUSS NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF NEW SUPERINTENDENT TO BEGIN WORK JULY 1, 2017.
Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Patrick Daubenberger the Board voted unanimous to hire Michael Tracy as the new Superintendent effective July 1, 2017.
Agenda Item #14 Adjournment
The Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.