RSU #74 Board of Directors
August 9, 2023
Carrabec Community School
Pledge of Allegiance
1.) Adjustments to the agenda.
2.) To see if the RSU #74 Board of Directors will approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of June 5, 2023, and the Special Board Meetings of June 15, 2023.
2a.) To see if the RSU #74 Board of Directors will elect a Chair for the 2023-2024 school year.
2b.) To see if the RSU #74 Board of Directors will elect a Vice Chair for the 2023-2024 school year.
3.) Presentation: Handbooks and Course Descriptions
4.) Reports: Written Reports were mailed to Board Members and are available online at www.carrabec.org
A.) Superintendent’s Report
Tamara McLean – Title I Ed. Tech III – Solon – per contract
Erik Carey – Athletic Director – $20,800
Brian Twitchell – 504 Coordinator – $5,000
Jamie Partridge – Behavior Coach – $8,000
Kymberly Wright – Pre-K Ed Tech II – GSS – per contract
Chad White – Cross Country Coach – CHS – $1,769
Kelly Vicneire – Alternative Ed. Ed. Tech III – per contract
Courtney Rollins – Ed Tech I – GSS – per contract
Paige Partridge – Ed Tech I – CCS – per contract
Jaime Ela – Principal – CCS
Jamie Partridge – Special Education Teacher – per contract
Monique Bess – Special Education Teacher – CHS – per contract
Craig Campbell – Grade 6 Teacher – CCS – per contract
Lacey Frost – Social Worker – Per contract
B.) Administrators – N/A
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?
6.) To see if the RSU #74 Board of Directors will appoint Mark Campbell as the Superintendent of Schools for RSU #74 through June 2025.
7.) To see if the RSU #74 Board of Directors will elect a Delegate and Alternative Delegate for the Maine School Boards Association.
8.) To see if the RSU #74 Board of Directors will approve the districts revised Safe Return to In-Person Instruction Plan for 2023-24.
9.) To see if the RSU #74 Board of Directors will approve an updated Teacher Evaluation Handbook.
10.) To see if the RSU #74 Board of Directors will approve to use budget money to purchase the K-5 Into Reading and the 6-8 Into Literature.
11.) To see if the RSU #74 Board of Directors will approve the transfer of up to $80,000 from Article 9 Facilities /Maintenance in the 2022-23 budget to Article 8 Transportation.