Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting
RSU #74 Board of Directors
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Carrabec High School
Troy Dunphy, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.
Directors Present: Troy Dunphy, Judi Dunphy, Doug Cahill, Laura Layman, Eric Ewing, Kevin Sousa, Pam Mitchell, Grace Carreiro, David Royce, Robert Lindblom, Robert Lightbody, and Tori MacDonald.
Directors absent with notification: Brenda Stevens and Bobbi Sue Harrington
Directors Absent without notification: Heather Longley
Staff Members Present: 26
Students Present: 1
Citizens Present: 2
Agenda Item #1 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA
4.A.2. Resignations: Stacey McCluskey – 5th Grade Teacher – Solon
6.A. To see if the RSU #74 Board of Directors will authorize the CHS Outing Club to do an overnight trip to Eustis, Maine on March 23rd to March 24th.
Agenda Item #2 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF FEBRUARY 1, 2023.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by David Royce the Board voted by 11-0-1 to approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 4, 2023. Robert Lindblom abstained. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS:
Agenda Item #4 REPORTS:
A.) Superintendent’s Report – Mr. Campbell discussed the resignation and scheduling a policy meeting.
Robert Greene – Baseball Coach – CCS - per contract
Bailey Dunphy – Softball Coach – CCS – per contract
Kylee Dixon – Track Coach – CCS – per contract
Erik Carey – Baseball Coach – CHS – per contract
Rob Peabody – Volunteer Baseball Coach – CHS
Dave Ela – Volunteer Baseball Coach – CHS
Mackenzie Baker – Softball Coach – CHS – per contract
Eric Baker – Volunteer Softball Coach – CHS
Debra Aiken – Track Coach – CHS – per contract
Kylee Dixon – Volunteer Track Coach – CHS
Troy Dunphy – Volunteer Softball Coach - CCS
Stacey McCluskey – 5th Grade Teacher - Solon
B.) Administrators: Written Reports were mailed to Board members and are available online at www.carrabec.org.
1. Academic Committee met on February 8th – Mr. Campbell reported
2. Finance Committee met on February 22nd – Troy presented
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?
Four members spoke about the proposed changes to the bell schedule and the elimination of the honors programs in the 9th grade.
Agenda Item #6. TO SEE IF THE RSU #74 BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL APPROVE THE SECOND READING OF POLICY JICK AND POLICY IHBAA.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Eric Ewing the Board voted 9-3 to approve the second reading of policy JICK and policy IHBAA. Robert Lightbody, Robert Lindblom, and Grace Carreiro voted no. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #6a. TO SEE IF THE RSU #74 BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL AUTHORIZE THE CHS OUTING CLUB TO DO AN OVERNIGHT TRIP TO EUSTIS, MAINE ON MARCH 23RD TO MARCH 24TH.
Upon motion by Robert Lindblom and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the CHS Outing Club to do an overnight trip to Eustis, Maine on March 23rd to March 24th. 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 LABOR CONTRACTS WITH THE CARRABEC TEACHER ASSOCIATION.
Upon motion by David Royce and seconded by Robert Lindblom the Board voted to enter into executive session at 7:49 pm.
Out of executive Session at 8:01 pm
Agenda Item #8. TO SEE IF THE RSU #74 BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL VOTE TO RATIFY THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CARRABEC TEACHER ASSOCIATION AND THE RSU #74 BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Upon motion by Judi Dunphy and seconded by David Royce the Board voted by unanimous consent to ratify the agreement between the Carrabec Teacher Association and the RSU #74 Board of Directors. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #9. 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 LABOR CONTRACTS, ADMINISTRATORS.
Upon motion by David Royce and seconded by Doug Cahill the Board voted to enter into executive session at 8:04 pm.
Out of executive session at 8:52 pm.
Agenda Item #10. TO SEE IF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL TAKE ACTION ON THE ADMINISTRTIVE TEAM CONTRACTS FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Doug Cahill the Board voted 10-0-2 to approve the administrative team contracts for the 2023-2024 school year. Grace Carreiro and Robert Lightbody abstained. Motion passed.
The Board Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 8:57 pm.