Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting
RSU #74 Board of Directors
Wednesday, May 3, 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, Kevin Sousa, Pam Mitchell, Grace Carreiro, David Royce, Robert Lindblom, Brenda Stevens, and Tori MacDonald.
Directors absent with notification: Heather Longley, Eric Ewing, and Robert Lightbody
Directors Absent without notification: Bobbi Sue Harrington
Staff Members Present: 9
Students Present: 2
Citizens Present: 0
Agenda Item #1 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA
6.A. To see if the RSU #74 Board of Directors will authorize the administrative team to develop and implement an alternative education program for RSU #74 using funds in the 2023-24 budget and as necessary COVID funds.
The School Board wishes to congratulate the graduating Carrabec High School Class of 2023.
Agenda Item #2 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF APRIL 11, 2023.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by David Royce the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of April 11, 2023. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS:
Agenda Item #4 REPORTS:
A.) Superintendent’s Report – Mr. Campbell discussed a Special Meeting to be held on June 14th to approve the budget vote, a possible expulsion meeting, the possible expulsion of 3 CHS students, a list of vacancies that we currently have, next year’s Board Meeting Schedule, the expenditure report, and having a Board Workshop on May 17th.
Stacey Brown – Summer Cook Manager – per contract
Barbara Jordan – Learning Interventionist Teacher – GSS
Billie Lawrence – 4th Grade Teacher – CCS
Cheryl Daigle – Cook Manager - GSS
3. Nominations: None
B.) Administrators: Written Reports were mailed to Board members and are available online at www.carrabec.org.
1. Policy Committee met on April 12th
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 IKF.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Judi Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the first reading of policy IKF. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #6a. TO SEE IF THE RSU #74 BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL AUTHORIZE THE ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT AN ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR RSU #74 USING FUNDS IN THE 2023-24 BUDGET AND AS NECESSARY COVID FUNDS.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by David Royce the Board voted by unanimous consent to authorize the administrative team to develop and implement an alternative education program for RSU #74 using funds in the 2023-24 budget and as necessary COVID funds. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #7. TO SEE IF THE RSU #74 BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL APPROVE THE BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2023-24.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Robert Lindblom the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the Board Meeting Schedule for 2023-24. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #8. TO SEE IF THE RSU #74 BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL APPROVE THE FOLLOWING TEACHER NOMINATIONS AS REQUIRED BY STATUE FOR MOVEMENT FROM PROBATIONARY CONTRACT TO CONTINUING.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by David Royce the Board voted 10-0-1 to approve the list of teacher nominations as required by statue for movement from probationary contract to continuing. Laura Layman abstained. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #9. TO SEE IF THE RSU #74 BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL APPROVE THE FOLLOWING TEACHER NOMINATIONS AS REQUIRED BY STATUE FOR MOVEMENT FROM 1-YEAR OF PROBATIONARY CONTRACT TO 2-YEAR PROBATIONARY CONTRACT.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by David Royce the Board voted 10-0-1 to approve the list of teacher nominations as required by statue for movement from 1-year of probationary contract to 2-year probationary contract. Grace Carreiro abstained. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #10. TO SEE IF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL SIGN THE FY23 PROPOSED SCHOOL BUDGET WARRANTS.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Robert Lindblom the Board voted by unanimous consent to sign the FY23 proposed school budget warrants. Motion passed.
The Board Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 6:43 pm.