Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting
RSU #74 Board of Directors
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Carrabec Community School
Troy Dunphy, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.
Directors Present: Judi Dunphy, Pamela Mitchell, Troy Dunphy, Valerie Pinkham, Amy Price, Laura Layman, Kevin Sousa, Danika Bates, Grace Carreiro, Eric Ewing, and Deron Whittemore.
Directors absent with notification: Larry Dunphy, Laura Layman, and Heather Longley
Directors Absent without notification: Bobbi Sue Harrington
Staff Members Present: 7
Students Present: 0
Citizens Present: 1
Agenda Item #1 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL ELECT A CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR.
Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Eric Ewing the Board voted 10-0-1 to elect Troy Dunphy as the Board Chair. Motion passed.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Amy Price the Board voted 10-0-1 to elect Deron Whittemore as the Board Vice Chair. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #2 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted by unanimous consent to add the following adjustments to the agenda.
Agenda Item # 5.A.2 Resignations: Dorrie Robinson-Dunham – 2nd Grade Teacher GSS
Agenda Item 9.a. To see if the Board will give the Superintendent the hiring authority for the months of July and August.
Agenda Item #3 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF JUNE 2, 2021, AND THE SPECIAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES OF MAY 27TH, JUNE 16TH (6PM), AND JUNE 16TH (6:30PM).
Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Judi Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting Minutes of June 2, 2021, and the Special Board Meeting Minutes of May 27th, June 16th(6pm), and June 16th (6:30pm) with minor attendance edits.
Agenda Item #4 PRESENTATIONS: ESEA – Jean Butler Presented
Agenda Item #5 REPORTS:
A.) Superintendent’s Report - Mr. Tracy spoke about “back to business as usual” in the fall and being in-person only, announced that the Admin. Retreat will be on August 11th and 12th this year at UMF, talked about the graduation rates for the 2020-21 School year, talked about summer school numbers, the CHS roof project, and his book that has been published.
Chudula Holden – IEP Coordinator - $7500 stipend
Grace Cram – 504 Coordinator - $5000 stipend
Kim Cole – Yearbook Advisor – CHS – per contract
Candy Lebeau – Yearbook Advisor – CCS – per contract
Peter Manning – Tutor – CHS – Federal Funds – per contract
Jasmyn Wagg – Lead Teacher – GSS – per contract
Janet Boothby – Ed Tech III Study Skills – CHS – per contract
Katie Hall – Advisory Dean – CHS – per contract
Charlie Price – Boys Soccer Coach – CCS – per contract
Heidi Day – Girls Varsity Soccer Coach – CHS – per contract
Samantha Taylor – Title I Ed Tech III – Solon – per contract
Cindy Ladd – Special Ed.Ed Tech II – CCS – per contract
Danielle Schinzel – Special Ed. Ed Tech I – CCS – per contract
Kathryn Shea-Stocking- Special Ed. Ed Tech III – CCS – per contract
Amanda DeLeonardis – Summer School – Federal Funds stipend – per contract
Laurie Nile – Summer School – Federal Funds stipend – per contract
Jenney Rollins – Summer School – Federal Funds stipend – per contract
Aimie Pomerleau – Summer School – Federal Funds stipend – per contract
Dorrie Robinson – Dunham – 2nd Grade Teacher – GSS
Suther Bickford – Learning Interventionist Teacher – CCS – Federal Funds – per contract
Jerzee Rugh- Learning Interventionist Teacher – CCS – Federal Funds – per contract
Upon motion by Robert Lindblom and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the nomination.
B.) Administrators: Written Reports were mailed to Board members and are available online at www.carrabec.org.
C.) Committees: None
Agenda Item #6 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
On behalf of the RSU #74 Board of Directors, I want to make it clear that we encourage public comment during the Public Comment portion of this meeting. There are restrictions, however, on what is allowed to be discussed publicly. Those comments are limited to policy and procedures in general terms.
Comments or complaints that may pertain to personnel and/or personnel issues should be raised through RSU #74 School Board Policy JII/KI/GBK. This policy outlines the procedures to be followed.
Each individual choosing to speak tonight will be provided with 3 minutes so that we can hear from as many members of the public as possible.
The RSU #74 Board of Directors will follow RSU #74 School Board Policy BEDH/KD in that public participation will be limited to no more than 30 minutes in total length and that all comments at a regular meeting may deal with any topic related to the Board of Directors’ conduct of the schools. The Board of Directors shall give due attention to comments and contributions from the audience but shall not respond or take any immediate action.”
For those who wish to participate, please note that in order to keep things running smoothly, we do have a number of guidelines that people need to follow when making public comment. Those include the following:
1. Please address your thoughts to me, the Chair, and the rest of the School Board.
2. We expect all members of the public to remain civil during the public comment period. This includes the speaker, as well as members of the audience. This means you may not share gossip, make defamatory comments, or use abusive or vulgar language.
3. Individuals should not provide thoughts/reactions/commentary unless recognized by the Chair. We request that you do not clap, boo, or provide similar reactions.
4. Comments about specific individuals, including students and school employees, have the potential to violate the rights of those individuals, and will not be tolerated.
If the Board has specific procedures or policies with respect to the matter on which you are commenting, I may redirect you to those policies rather than allow you to continue. If another commenter discusses the issue you wish you discuss, you may address the Board, but please try to reduce repetition.
Please note that if you violate these rules or exceed the time allotted to you, I may give you a warning or ask you to stop. If you choose to continue, you will be asked to leave and escorted out.
On behalf of the Board, we appreciate your interest and look forward to hearing from you. I will now recognize the first speaker – are there any individuals present that would like to address the Board?
Agenda Item #7 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE COMPUTATION AND DECLARATION OF VOTES FOR THE 2021-2022 BUDGET.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the computation and declaration of votes for the 2021-2022 budget.
Agenda Item #8 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE.
Upon motion by Amy Price and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the 2021-2022 School Board Meeting Schedule.
Agenda Item #9 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE REDUCING THE LOCAL CONTRIBUTION IN THE FY 22 SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET BY $199,680.00, BASED ON THE GOVERNOR’S RECENT PASSAGE OF THE 55% TO STATE SUBSIDY FOR EDUCATION LAW.
Upon motion by Judi Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve reducing the local contribution in the FY 22 School District Budget by $199,680.00, based on the Governor’s recent passage of the 55% to state subsidy for education law.
Agenda Item #9a. TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL GIVE THE SUPERINTENDENT THE HIRING AUTHORITY FOR THE MONTHS OF JULY AND AUGUST.
Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted by unanimous consent to give the Superintendent the hiring authority for the months of July and August.
The Board Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 7:27 pm.