December 7th Minutes
Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting
RSU #74 Board of Directors
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Garret Schenck Elementary School
Troy Dunphy, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.
Directors Present: Troy Dunphy, Judi Dunphy, Doug Cahill, Laura Layman, Eric Ewing, Kevin Sousa, David Royce, Grace Carreiro, Brenda Stevens, Robert Lindblom, Heather Longley, Robert Lightbody, Bobbi Sue Harrington, and Tori MacDonald.
Directors absent with notification: Pam Mitchell
Directors Absent without notification: None
Staff Members Present: 11
Students Present: 1
Citizens Present: 0
Agenda Item 12 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Upon motion by Bobbi Sue Harrington and seconded by Judi Dunphy the Board voted 9-4-1 to remove agenda item #8. Grace Carreiro, Tori MacDonald, Brenda Stevens, and Eric Ewing voted no. David Royce abstained. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #2 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF NOVEMBER 2, 2022.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Doug Cahill the Board voted 13-0-1 to approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of November 2, 2022. Bobbi Sue Harrington abstained. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS:
Agenda Item #4 REPORTS:
A.) Superintendent’s Report – Mr. Campbell talked about the Christmas program and what a great job Ms. Butler and her staff did, Mrs. Weggler being the December staff spotlight, he reviewed the expenditure report, and spoke about appointments and resignations.
Kate Cooley – Girls JV Basketball Coach – CHS
Brooke Welch – Girls Basketball Coach – CCS
Jonathan Ladd – 6-hour Custodian – GSS (resigned before meeting)
Maureen Simpson – Custodian - GSS
3. Nominations: None
B.) Administrators: Written Reports were mailed to Board members and are available online at www.carrabec.org.
C.) Committees: Superintendent Eval. Committee met on December 7, 2022.
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 RSU #74 BOARD WILL APPROVE THE SECOND READING OF POLICIES AC, ACAA, ACAB, AND GCFB.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Eric Ewing the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the second reading of policies, AC, ACAA, ACAB, and GCFB. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #7. TO SEE IF THE RSU #74 BOARD WILL APPROVE PROCEDURES ACAA-R AND ACAB-R.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve procedures ACAA-R and ACAB-R. Motion passed.
Agenda Item# 8. TO SEE IF THE RSU #74 BOARD WILL APPROVE THE FIRST READING OF POLICY ACAAA.
Agenda Item #9 TO SEE IF THE RSU #74 BOARD WILL CHANGE JANUARY 2, 2023 TO A HOLIDAY AND THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL TO JUNE 12TH.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Bobbi Sue Harrington the Board voted by unanimous consent to change January 2, 2023 to a holiday and the last day of school to June 12th. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #10 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL TAKE ACTION REGARDING THE AFTER SCHOOL, SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM (CACFP).
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Laura Layman a motion was made to approve.
Motion was withdrawn by Kevin Sousa and Laura Layman.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Laura Layman the Board voted 13-1 to not take part in the after school, school nutrition program (CACFP). Bobbi Sue Harrington voted no. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #11 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL VOTE NOT TO TAKE PART IN THE BREAKFAST AFTER THE BELL REQUIREMENT FOR ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Laura Layman the Board voted by unanimous consent to not take part in the breakfast after the bell requirement for all of our schools. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #12 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE BUDGET TIMELINE.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Judi Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the budget timeline. Motion passed.
The Board Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 6:50 pm.