Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting
RSU #74 Board of Directors
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Carrabec Community School
Troy Dunphy, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:31 p.m.
Directors Present: Troy Dunphy, Judi Dunphy, Amy Price, Pamela Mitchell, Larry Dunphy, Eric Ewing, Kevin Sousa, David Royce, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Laura Layman, and Deron Whittemore..
Directors absent with notification: Heather Longley, Grace Carreiro, and Robert Lindblom
Directors Absent without notification: None
Staff Members Present: 11
Students Present: 1
Citizens Present: 2
Agenda Item #1 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Agenda Item #2 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF JANUARY 5, 2022.
Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 5, 2022 with edits. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS: None
Agenda Item #4 REPORTS:
A.) Superintendent’s Report - Mr. Tracy spoke about adding a Performing Arts Program back into the budget. Callie, a 5th grade student spoke about how students want Performing arts back. Mr. Tracy also spoke about negotiations, the remote learning handbook, a presentation he did at Solon about Groundhog’s Day, the UMF Job Fair in March, and the budget process handout.
Kathryn Shea-Stocking – After School Program – Federally funded
Paul Thompson – Science Teacher – CHS – end of school year
Valerie Pinkham – Pre-K Teacher - GSS
B.) Administrators: Written Reports were mailed to Board members and are available online at www.carrabec.org.
Building & Grounds met on January 12th – Larry Dunphy reported
Academic met on January 19th – Laura Layman reported
Negotiations met on January 19th and 25th – 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 THE BUDGET TIMELINE.
Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Kevin Sousa, the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the budget timeline. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #7 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE 2022-23 SY CALENDAR.
Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted 10-1 to approve the 2022-23 SY calendar. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #8 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE SUPPORT STAFF CONTRACT FOR 2022-2025 PER THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE.
Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by David Royce the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the Support Staff Contract for 2022-2025 per the recommendations of the Negotiations Committee. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #9 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL AUTHORIZE THE HIRING OF AN ENGINEER/ARCHITECT TO PERFORM THE NECESSARY WORK TO BID FOR A NEW ROOF ON THE CCS BUILDING.
Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted by unanimous consent to authorize the hiring of an engineer/architect to perform the necessary work to bid for a new roof on the CCS building. Motion passed.
ACTION ITEMS OLD BUSINESS:
The Board Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 7:43 pm.