Minutes May 3, 2017
Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting
RSU #74 Board of Directors
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
At Solon Elementary School
Bobbi Sue Harrington, Chair, called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m.
Directors Present: Robert Demchak, Troy Dunphy at 6:15 pm, Tammy Murray, Dulcie Welch, Dwight Barron, Patrick Daubenberger, Kevin Sousa, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Heather Hilenski, Kathleen Bertini at 5:40 pm, Laura Layman, and Deron Whittemore left at 7:22 pm.
Directors absent with notification: None
Directors Absent without notification: Dana Beaulieu, G. Wayne Rugh, and Annette Folco
Staff Members Present: 15
Students Present: 0
Citizens Present: 5
Meeting opened with the Board Docs presentation.
At 5:58 p.m. there was a meet and greet for the new Superintendent Michael Tracy. Regular Board meeting resumed at 6:20 p.m.
Agenda Item #1 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF APRIL 5, 2017, AND THE MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL BOARD MEETINGS OF APRIL 6, 2017, AND APRIL 10, 2017.
Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Patrick Daubenberger the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of April 5, 2017, the minutes of the Special Board meetings of April 6, 2017 and April 10, 2017.
Agenda Item #2 STUDENT PRESENTATIONS: None
Agenda Item #3REPORTS:
A.) Superintendent’s Report
1. Appointments and recent staff hiring:
Carrie Peabody – Seamstress for MDI Program - $500 stipend 2016/17
Tammy Lane – Summer Food Service Cook
David Daigle – Garret Schenck Kindergarten Teacher
B.) Administrator’s Reports
Written Reports were mailed to Board Members and are available online at www.carrabec.org.
C.) Committees – The policy committee met and negotiations met and are ongoing.
D.) Adjustments to the agenda
Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Dulcie Welch the Board voted 9-3 to table the March 22, 2017 Special Board Minutes to the June 7, 2017 meeting.
AGENDA ITEM #5 TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS LEGAL ISSUE WITH ATTORNEY AS PROVIDED BY MSRA TITLE 1, SEC.405 (6E).
Upon motion by Patrick Daubenberger and seconded by Heather Hilenski the Board voted by unanimous consent to enter into Executive Session to discuss legal issues with attorney as provided by MSRA Title 1, Sec. 405 (6E) at 6:34 p.m and were out at 7:12 p.m.
AGENDA ITEM #6 TO NOMINATE THE DIRECTOR FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GRANT AT GARRET SCHENCK.
Upon motion by Patrick Daubenberger and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to nominate Lisa Savage for the School Improvement Grant at Garret Schenck. (Welch was out of room for this vote)
AGENDA ITEM #7 TO APPROVE TEACHER NOMINATIONS AS REQUIRED BY STATUTE FOR MOVEMENT FROM PROBATIONARY CONTRACT TO CONTINUING STATUS.
AGENDA ITEM #8 TO APPROVE TEACHER NOMINATIONS MOVING FORWARD FROM YEAR 2 OF PROBATIONARY CONTRACT TO YEAR 3 OF PROBATIONARY CONTRACT.
AGENDA ITEM #9 TO APPROVE TEACHER NOMINATIONS MOVING FROM YEAR 1 OF PROBATIONARY CONTRACT TO YEAR 2 OF PROBATIONARY CONTRACT.
Agenda items 7, 8, and 9 were taken as a slate of nominations.
Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Patrick Daubenberger the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve all Teacher nominations.
AGENDA ITEM #10 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF THE NEW FREEZER.
Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the purchase of the new freezer.
AGENDA ITEM #11 TO DISCUSS THE STATUS OF BOARD MEMBERS WITH ACCUMULATED ABSENCES.
No action taken, but the Superintendent cited statute which states a vacancy can be declared after 3 unexcused absences MRSA Title 20A, Sec. 1254.
Robert Demchak commented on the recall policy in the individual towns.
AGENDA ITEM #12 TO APPROVE THE FIRST READING OF THE POLICY ON GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.
AGENDA ITEM #13 TO APPROVE THE FIRST READING OF THE POLICY ON PROCUREMENT (FEDERAL REQUIREMENT).
AGENDA ITEM #14 TO APPROVE THE FIRST READING OF THE POLICY ON PROFESSIONAL STAFF ASSIGNMENTS AND TRANSFERS.
AGENDA ITEM #15 TO APPROVE THE FIRST READING OF THE POLICY ON REPORTING CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
Agenda items 12, 13, 14, and 15 were taken as a slate of approvals.
Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve all readings of policies.
AGENDA ITEM #16 TO APPROVE THE AMENDMENTS TO WELLNESS POLICY JL.
Upon motion by Patrick Daubenberger and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the amendments to the Wellness Policy.
AGEND ITEM #17 ADJOURNMENT
The Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 7:47 p.m.