Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting
RSU #74 Board of Directors
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Carrabec Community School
Troy Dunphy, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.
Directors Present: Troy Dunphy, Judi Dunphy, Amy Price, Pamela Mitchell, Larry Dunphy, Eric Ewing, Grace Carreiro, Robert Lindblom, David Royce, Heather Longley, and Laura Layman.
Directors absent with notification: Kevin Sousa, Bobbi Sue Harrington, and Deron Whittemore.
Directors Absent without notification: None
Staff Members Present: 16
Students Present: 11
Citizens Present: 7
Agenda Item #1 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Add Agenda Item #4. A.1. Appointments
John Berube – Senior Class Advisor – CHS
Eric Baker – Volunteer Softball Coach – CHS
Add Agenda Item # 4. A.3. Nominations
Kelsey Creamer – Science Teacher – CHS
Remove Agenda Item # 6
Agenda Item #2 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF MARCH 2, 2022 AND THE SPECIAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES OF MARCH 23, 2022.
Upon motion by David Royce and seconded by Amy Price the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of March 2, 2022 and the Special Board Meeting Minutes of March 23, 2022. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS: Mr. Twitchell and Mr. Collard presented introduced the Math Team.
Agenda Item #4 REPORTS:
A.) Superintendent’s Report - Mr. Tracy said due to staffing the district will need new auditors for next year, he also discussed the Somerset Jail vegetable program, the costs of energy and fuel continuing to rise, and the conversations around closing GSS school.
Jenah Leeman – After School Program – CCS – Federally funded
Debra Aitkin – Head Track Coach-CHS/Asst. Track Coach–CCS–per contract
Kylee Dixon-Head Track Coach-CCS/Asst. Track Coach-CHS-per contract
Mackenzie Baker-Varsity Softball Coach-CHS-per contract
Suther Bickford-Varsity Softball Coach-CCS-per contract
Erik Carey-Varsity Baseball Coach-CHS-per contract
Rob Peabody-Volunteer Asst. Baseball Coach-CHS
Dave Ela-Volunteer Asst. Baseball Coach-CHS
Jeff Fowler – Varsity Boys Tennis Coach-CHS-per contract
John Berube – Senior Class Advisor - CHS – per contract
Eric Baker – Volunteer Softball Coach - CHS
Terrie Hoops – World Language Teacher – CHS – per contract
Upon motion by Larry Dunphy and seconded by Robert Lindblom the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve Terrie Hoops as the World Language Teacher at CHS. Motion passed.
Kelsey Creamer – Science Teacher – CHS – per contract
Upon motion by Robert Lindblom and seconded by Amy Price the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve Kelsey Creamer as the Science Teacher at CHS. Motion passed.
B.) Administrators: Written Reports were mailed to Board members and are available online at www.carrabec.org.
Finance Committee met on March 2nd
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?
Tammy Murray spoke about the Garret Schenck School and asked what the plan was. She is working on a grant for the town.
ACTION ITEMS OLD BUSINESS:
The Board Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 7:14 pm.