Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting
RSU #74 Board of Directors
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Carrabec Community School
Troy Dunphy, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.
Directors Present: Troy Dunphy, Judi Dunphy, Amy Price, Pamela Mitchell, Larry Dunphy, Eric Ewing, Kevin Sousa, Bobbi Sue Harrington, Grace Carreiro, Robert Lindblom, Laura Layman, and Deron Whittemore.
Directors absent with notification: David Royce
Directors Absent without notification: Heather Longley
Staff Members Present: 14
Students Present: 3
Citizens Present: 4
Agenda Item #1 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Upon motion by Amy Price and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted 11-0-1 to move agenda item #7 to be agenda item #2a. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #2 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF FEBRUARY 2, 2022.
Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Judi Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of February 2, 2022. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #2a. TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE A MASKS OPTIONAL POLICY FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.
Upon motion by Bobbie Sue Harrington and seconded by Larry Dunphy the Board voted 10-2 to amend the motion to include school transportation and be effective immediately. Motion passed.
Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Larry Dunphy the Board voted 11-1 to approve a masks optional policy for the remainder of the school year and to include transportation and be effective immediately. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS: None
Agenda Item #4 REPORTS:
A.) Superintendent’s Report - Mr. Tracy spoke about the COVID case update, bidding on insurance this year, an opportunity for the State Police to present to parents in the district, and budget season meetings.
Maurice Langlois – NHS Advisor – CHS - $500 stipend
Stacey Robinson – NHS Advisor – CHS - $500 stipend
Tamara McLean – Ed Tech - District – per contract
Kalyi Addink – Ed Tech – District – per contract
B.) Administrators: Written Reports were mailed to Board members and are available online at www.carrabec.org.
Finance Committee met on February 16th and March 2nd – Troy 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 TAKE ACTION REGARDING THE AFTER SCHOOL, SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM (CACFP).
Upon motion by Judi Dunphy and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted by unanimous consent to not participate in the after school, School Nutrition Program (CACFP). Motion passed.
Agenda Item #7 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL SUSPEND POLICY BD-R FOR THE ADOPTION OF LEGAL MANDATORY POLICY.
Upon motion by Judi Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to amend the motion to say for tonight’s meeting only. Motion passed.
Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted by unanimous consent to suspend policy BD-R for the adoption of legal mandatory policy for tonight only. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #8 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE NEW POLICY GBGB.
Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Judi Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve policy GBGB. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #9 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE REVISED POLICIES ACAB-R, BBBAA, JLCB, JIC, JKD, JKE-R, AND JLF.
Upon motion by Laura Layman and seconded by Amy Price the Board voted 10-2 to amend the motion to exclude policy BBBAA. Motion passed.
Upon motion by Deron Whittemore and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted 10-2 to approve revised policies ACAB-R, JLCB, JIC, KKD, JKE-R, and JLF. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #10 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE HIRING OF AN ARCHITECT/ENGINEER FOR THE CCS ROOF.
Upon motion by Judi Dunphy and seconded by Deron Whittemore the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the hiring of the Architect/Engineer for the CCS roof. Motion passed.
ACTION ITEMS OLD BUSINESS:
The Board Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 7:16 pm.