Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting
RSU #74 Board of Directors
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Carrabec Community School
Troy Dunphy, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:07 p.m.
Directors Present: Troy Dunphy, Judi Dunphy, Grace Carreiro, Pamela Mitchell, Larry Dunphy, Eric Ewing, Kevin Sousa, Valerie Pinkham, Robert Lindblom, Laura Layman, Amy Price, Deron Whittemore
and David Royce.
Directors absent with notification: None
Directors Absent without notification: Bobbie Sue Harrington and Heather Longley
Staff Members Present: 8
Students Present: 0
Citizens Present: 3
Agenda Item #1 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Upon motion by Amy Price and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted by unanimous consent to omit agenda item #7
Agenda Item #2 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 AND THE MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL BOARD MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2021.
Upon motion by Amy Price and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of September 1, 2021 and the minutes of the special Board Meeting of September 15, 2021.
Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS: Academic Goals – Mr. Tracy
Kristie Leblanc presented two awards to Heidi Day and Ann Holzworth.
Mr. Tracy presented on district Academic goals.
Agenda Item #4 REPORTS:
A.) Superintendent’s Report
Ross Sirois – Girls Soccer Coach – CCS – per contract
PJ Vicneire – Boys Varsity Soccer Coach – per contract
Janet Garland – Rosetta Stone stipend position – CHS - $10,000 stipend
Sheryl Tennent – Ed Tech I – GSS – per contract
Jenah Leeman – Secretary – CCS – per contract
Brenda Mullin – After School Program – Hourly – Federally Funded
Billie Lawrence - After School Program – Hourly – Federally Funded
Dee Ladd - After School Program – Hourly – Federally Funded
Aimee Pomerleau - After School Program – Hourly – Federally Funded
Mary Keenan - After School Program – Hourly – Federally Funded
Jen LaChance - After School Program – Hourly – Federally Funded
Amanda Deleonardis - After School Program – Hourly – Federally Funded
Samantha Taylor - After School Program – Hourly – Federally Funded
Terrie Hoops - After School Program Coordinator – $2500 stipend – Federally Funded
2. Resignations: None
3. Nominations: None
B.) Administrators: Written Reports were mailed to Board members and are available online at www.carrabec.org.
Building & Grounds Committee met on September 22nd at 4:30
The Policy Committee met on September 22nd at 6 pm
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 REVISED POLICIES AFC/GCN, JK, JKF-R, JO, JFCK, JRA-R, JRA-E, JRB, KCB, KDB, KF, AND KHB.
Upon motion by Judi Dunphy and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the revised policies AFC/GCN, JK, JKF-R, JO, JFCK, JRA-R, JRA-E, JRB, KCB, KDB, KF, and KHB.
The Board Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 7:22 pm.