Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting
RSU #74 Board of Directors
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Carrabec Community School
Troy Dunphy, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Directors Present: Troy Dunphy, Judi Dunphy, Grace Carreiro, Pamela Mitchell, Larry Dunphy, Eric Ewing, Kevin Sousa, Valerie Pinkham, Bobbi sue Harrington, Robert Lindblom, Laura Layman, Amy Price, Deron Whittemore, and David Royce.
Directors absent with notification: None
Directors Absent without notification: Heather Longley
Staff Members Present: 11
Students Present: 1
Citizens Present: 0
Agenda Item #1 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Kara Hebert was added to appointments as a volunteer coach for basketball at CHS.
Agenda Item #2 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF NOVEMBER 3, 2021, AND THE MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL BOARD MEETINGS OF NOVEMBER 17, 2021.
Upon motion by Eric Ewing and seconded by Robert Lindblom the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the minutes of the regular board meeting of November 3, 2021, and the Minutes of the Special Board Meetings of November 17, 2021 Motion passed.
Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS: Decision Grid – Mr. Tracy – Mr. Tracy went over the decision grid that he created.
Agenda Item #4 REPORTS:
A.) Superintendent’s Report - Mr. Tracy spoke about an award the School Nurse was receiving, a conversation that he had with Mr. Sanders about MSAD #58’s financial hardship, and a COVID Update.
Jamie Robinson – Girls basketball Coach – CCS – per contract
Erik Carey – Boys Varsity Basketball Coach – CHS – per contract
Andrew Ferrari – Boys JV Basketball Coach – CHS – per contract
Rob Peabody – Boys basketball Volunteer Coach – CHS
Skip Rugh – Girls Varsity Basketball Coach – CHS – per contract
Dulcie Welch – Girls JV Basketball coach – CHS – per contract
Mike Cahill – Girls Basketball Volunteer coach – CHS
Macy Mericia – Girls Basketball Volunteer Coach – CHS
Hollye Dunphy – Boys Basketball coach – CCS – per contract
Mike Stone – Middle School Math Club – per contract
Patrick Daubenberger – Girls Basketball Volunteer Coach – CHS
Kara Hebert – Girls Basketball Volunteer Coach - CHS
Christine Stoddard – Custodian - CCS
3. Nominations: None
B.) Administrators: Written Reports were mailed to Board members and are available online at www.carrabec.org.
Superintendent Evaluation Committee met on November 3rd – Troy Dunphy reported.
Negotiations Committee met on November 10th – Troy Dunphy reported.
Finance Committee met on November 17th – Troy Dunphy reported.
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 A STUDENT BOARD REPRESETATIVE PER POLICY BBBAA.
Upon motion by Amy Price and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve Trinity Slate as a Student Board Representative per policy BBBAA. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #7 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS A WINTER ATHLETICS UPDATE – ERIK CAREY.
Upon motion by Robert Lindblom and seconded by Kevin Sousa, agenda item #7 was open for discussion.
Upon motion by Robert Lindblom and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington, the Board voted 7-5-1 to allow two tickets per visiting athlete to be allowed at athletic events. Motion passed. Grace Carreiro Abstained.
Agenda Item #8 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS ADDING OLD BUSINESS TO THE AGENDA.
Upon motion by Robert Lindblom and seconded by Deron Whittemore, agenda item #8 was open for discussion.
It was decided Old Business will be added as a discussion item to agendas moving forward.
The Board Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm.