Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting
RSU #74 Board of Directors
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Carrabec High School
Troy Dunphy, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.
Directors Present: Troy Dunphy, Judi Dunphy, Doug Cahill, Laura Layman, Pamela Mitchell, Eric Ewing, Kevin Sousa, David Royce, Grace Carreiro, Brenda Stevens, Robert Lindblom, Heather Longley, Robert Lightbody, and Tori MacDonald.
Directors absent with notification: None
Directors Absent without notification: Bobbi Sue Harrington
Staff Members Present: 10
Students Present: 1
Citizens Present: 0
Agenda Item 12 ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Jordan Smith – Boys Basketball Coach – CCS – per contract
Agenda Item #2 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF OCTOBER 12, 2022.
Upon motion by David Royce and seconded by Kevin Sousa the Board voted 13-0-1 to approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of October 12, 2022. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #3 PRESENTATIONS:
Agenda Item #4 REPORTS:
A.) Superintendent’s Report – Mr. Campbell talked about Aimee Pomerleau receiving the staff spotlight for November, and talked about the MSMA Fall conference.
Jamie Robinson – Girls 8th Grade Basketball Coach – CCS – per contract
Erik Carey – Boys Varsity Basketball Coach – CHS – per contract
Rob Peabody – Boys Basketball Volunteer Asst. Coach – CHS
Andrew Ferrari – Boys Basketball Volunteer Asst. Coach – CHS
David Ela – Boys Basketball Volunteer Asst. Coach - CHS
Candy Lebeau – Bus Emergency Operator – per contract
Eli Canales – Boys JV Basketball Coach – CHS – per contract
Edward Yahn – Boys 8th Grade Basketball Coach – CCS – per contract
Jordan Smith – Boys Basketball Coach – CCS – per contract
Craig Turcotte – Special Education Teacher - CHS
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 Nov. 2, 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 FIRST READING OF POLICIES AC, ACAA, ACAB, AND GCFB.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Doug Cahill the Board voted 13-1 to approve the first reading of policies, AC, ACAA, ACAB, and GCFB. Motion passed.
Agenda Item #7. TO SEE IF THE RSU #74 BOARD WILL APPROVE COOPERATIVE TEAMS WITH MADISON HIGH SCHOOL FOR WRESTLING AND COMPETITIVE CHEERING.
Upon motion by Robert Lightbody and seconded by David Royce the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve cooperative teams with Madison High School for wresting and competitive cheering. Motion passed.
Agenda Item# 8. TO SEE IF THE RSU #74 BOARD WILL APPROVE AN OVERNIGHT TRIP FOR THE CHS BOYS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM ON DECEMBER 2ND – DECEMBER 3rd.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by David Royce the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve an overnight trip for the CHS boys’ basketball team on December 2nd- December 3rd. Motion passed.
Agenda #9 TO SEE IF THE RSU #74 BOARD WILL CHANGE THE 2022-2023 DISTRICT CALENDAR SO THAT NOVEMBER 15TH WILL BE AN EARLY RELEASE DAY FOR DISTRCIT WIDE ALICE TRAINING.
Upon motion by Kevin Sousa and seconded by Judi Dunphy the Board voted by unanimous consent to change the 2022-2023 district calendar so that November 15th will be an early release day for district wide ALICE training. Motion passed.
The Board Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 7:25 pm.