April 3 Minutes
Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting
RSU #74 Board of Directors
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Carrabec Community School
Robert Demchak, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.
Directors Present: Judi Dunphy, Robert Demchak, Troy Dunphy, Tammy Murray, Grace Carreiro, Dulcie Welch, Scott Lehay, Dwight Barron, Kevin Sousa, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Valerie Pinkham, Robert Lindblom, and Laura Layman.
Directors absent with notification: Jessi Campbell and Deron Whittemore
Directors Absent without notification: None
Staff Members Present: 16
Students Present: 4
Citizens Present: 8
Agenda Item #1 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Add 4.A. 2 Resignations – Patricia Reid – English Teacher –CHS
Add 5.A. To see if the Board will readdress the 2019/20 Board approved RSU #74 Budget.
Upon vote by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted by unanimous consent to add the adjustments.
Agenda Item #2 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF MARCH 6, 2019AND THE SPECIAL BOARD MINUTES OF MARCH 13, 2019.
Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the Regular Board Minutes of March 6, 2019 and the Special Board Minutes of March 13, 2019
Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS: JMG Presentation – Three High School Students presented.
Agenda Item #4 REPORTS:
A.) Superintendent’s Report
Mr. Tracy gave an update on the Policy Sub Committee work, the conversation with the MSAD #58 School Board, and the Rural Attendance Summit on April 11th.
1. Appointments: None
2. Resignations: Patricia Reid – English Teacher - CHS
3. Nominations: None
A.) Administrators: Written Reports were mailed to Board members and are available online at www.carrabec.org.
B.) Committees: Policy Sub Committee met on April 3rd at 5:00 pm.
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.
Larry Dunphy, Ellen McQuiston, Maddy Pierce, Mary Keenan, and Doug Cahill all made comments.
Agenda Item #5.A. TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL READDRESS THE 2019/20 BOARD APPROVED RSU #74 BUDGET.
Move from carry over to balance forward revenue line $100,000.00
Cut Wifi upgrades from Technology $10,000.00
Cut Instructional Coach position $50,000.00
Cut Special Education $20,000.00
Cut Teacher’s salary adjustment monies $23,000.00
Total budget reduced by $103,000.00
Total local contribution reduced by $203,000.00
Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Scott Lehay the Board voted by 9-4 to approve the above cuts. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #6 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL REASSCUME AUTHORITY TO APPROVE ALL FUTURE ATHLETIC MERGERS WITH OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Robert Lindblom the Board voted 8-5 to reassume authority to approve all future athletic mergers with other school districts. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #7 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE RSU#74 JOINING THE WESTERN MAINE REGIONAL SERVICE CENTER (WMRC), AND AUTHORING THE SUPERINTENDENT TO SIGN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT.
Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Scott Lehay the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve RSU #74 joining the Western Maine Regional Service Center (WMRC), and authorizing the Superintendent to sign interlocal agreement.
Agenda Item #8 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL AUTHORIZE THE FY20 BUDGET WARRANTS, NOTICES, AND DOCUMENTATION.
Upon motion by Troy Dunphy and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board signed the FY20 Budget Warrants, Notices, and Documentation.
Agenda Item #9 ADJOURNMENT
The Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 8:40 pm