August 5 minutes
Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting
RSU #74 Board of Directors
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Carrabec High School
Troy Dunphy, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m.
Directors Present: Judi Dunphy, Robert Demchak, Troy Dunphy, Grace Carreiro, Dwight Barron, Kevin Sousa, Danika Bates, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Valerie Pinkham, Robert Lindblom, Larry Dunphy, Deron Whittemore, Ellen McQuiston, Heather Longley, and Laura Layman.
Directors absent with notification: None
Directors Absent without notification: None
Staff Members Present: 22
Students Present: 5
Agenda Item #1 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Danika Bates the Board voted by unanimous consent to move agenda item #5 to be agenda item #8a.
Mr. Tracy added Jack Kaplan and Brian Twitchell to appointments.
Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Danika Bates the Board voted by unanimous consent to allow public to have a question and answer discussion at the end of the meeting.
Agenda Item #2 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF JULY 8, 2020.
Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Danika Bates the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the regular board meeting minutes of July 8, 2020.
Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS: Cali Bassett gave a presentation on repainting the crosswalk lines at GSS
Agenda Item #4 REPORTS:
A.) Superintendent’s Report
Mr. Tracy spoke about Policy and sending out a parent survey.
1. Appointments: Appointments: **All sports stipends will be pending an athletic season.
Jack Kaplan – Willpower – CHS – per contract
Judi Dunphy – Volunteer Asst. Willpower – CHS
Heidi Vicneire – Varsity Girls Soccer – CHS – per contract**
Blaise Kandiko – Varsity Cross Country – CHS – per contract**
Skip Rugh – Varsity Girls Basketball – CHS – per contract**
Dulcie Welch – Asst. JV Girls Basketball – CHS – per contract**
Mike Cahill – Volunteer Asst. Girls Basketball – CHS**
Erik Carey – Varsity Boys Basketball – CHS – per contract**
Erik Carey – Varsity Baseball – CHS – per contract**
Andrew Ferrari – JV Boys Basketball/Asst. Varsity – CHS – per contract**
Doug Larlee – Unified Basketball – CHS - per contract**
Amy Price – Girls Tennis – CHS – per contract**
Lauren Heulitt – Track & Field – CHS – per contract**
Heidi Day – Girls Soccer – CCS – per contract**
Kelly Baker – Girls Basketball – CCS - per contract**
Doug Larlee – Girls Softball – CCS – per contract**
PJ Vicneire – Boys Soccer – CHS – per contract**
Stacey McCluskey – STEAM Lead Teacher – Solon – per contract
Rich Reichenbach – STEAM Lead Teacher – CCS – per contract
Jasmyn Wagg – STEAM Lead Teacher – GSS – per contract
Marc Collard – Math Coach – CHS – per contract
2. Resignations: None
3. Nominations: None
B.) Administrators: Written Reports were mailed to Board members and are available online at www.carrabec.org.
C.) Committees: None
Agenda Item #5 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 #6 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE COMPUTATIONS AND DECLARATION OF THE VOTES FOR THE 2020-2021 BUDGET.
Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Judi Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the computations and declaration of the votes for the 2020-2021 budget.
Agenda Item #7 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE BACK TO SCHOOL PLAN.
Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Judi Dunphy agenda item #7 was discussed.
Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Larry Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to have a Special Board Meeting on Wednesday, August 12th.
Bobbi Sue Harrington made a motion to table agenda item #8 and Larry Dunphy seconded it.
Bobbi Sue Harrington retracted her motion.
Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Larry Dunphy the Board voted 10 -0-2. Motion passed.
Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Judi Dunphy the Board voted 1-10-1 to approve the back to school plan. Motion failed.
Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Ellen McQuiston the Board voted 11-0-1 to table agenda item #8 to next week’s meeting.
Agenda Item #8 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE 2020-2021 ATHLETIC SEASON.
Agenda Item #8a. PUBLIC COMMENT
Erick Carey asked about the public being able to speak at next week’s Special Board Meeting. The Board said that they will make that happen.
Brittany Dunham thanked the people who spoke and were concerned about the Teacher’s having enough time to do what needs to be done.
The Board Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 9:50 pm.