Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting
RSU #74 Board of Directors
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Carrabec Community School
Troy Dunphy, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Directors Present: Troy Dunphy, Judi Dunphy, Doug Cahill, Laura Layman, Eric Ewing, Kevin Sousa, Pam Mitchell, Grace Carreiro, Brenda Stevens, David Royce, Heather Longley, Robert Lightbody, and Tori MacDonald.
Directors absent with notification: Robert Lindblom
Directors Absent without notification: Bobbi Sue Harrington
Staff Members Present: 12
Students Present: 1
Citizens Present: 0
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 4, 2023 AND THE MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL BOARD MEETING OF JANUARY 18, 2023.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Judi Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 4, 2023 and the Minutes of the Special Board Meeting of January 18, 2023. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS:
Agenda Item #4 REPORTS:
A.) Superintendent’s Report – Mr. Campbell discussed the electricity bills and the nomination.
Chelsea Cunningham – Math Teacher – CHS – per contract
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by David Royce the Board voted by unanimous to approve Chelsea Cunningham as the Math Teacher at CHS per contract. Motion passed.
B.) Administrators: Written Reports were mailed to Board members and are available online at www.carrabec.org.
Library/Technology met on January 4th – Mr. Campbell Reported
Restructure met on January 9th – Mr. Campbell Reported
Building & Grounds met on January 11th – Mr. Campbell Reported
Policy met on January 18th – Mr. Campbell 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 RSU #74 BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL APPROVE THE FIRST READING OF POLICY JICK AND POLICY IHBAA.
Upon motion by Brenda Stevens and seconded by David Royce the Board voted 11-2 to approve the first reading of policy JICK and policy IHBAA. Robert Lightbody and Grace Carreiro voted no. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #7 TO SEE IF THE RSU #74 BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION, PURSUANT TO MRS.TITILE 1, CHAPTER 13, SUBCHAPTER 1, SUBSECTION 405.6.D. DISCUSSION OF NEGOTIATIONS.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Judi Dunphy the Board voted to enter into executive session at 7:08 pm.
Out of executive session at 8:42 pm. No action was taken.
The Board Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 8:43 pm.