Sept. 6th Agenda

Regular Meeting

RSU #74 Board of Directors

September 6, 2023

6:00 pm


New Portland Fire Station



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 August 9, 2023, and the Special Board Meeting of August 16, 2023.



3.)  Presentation: None


4.)  Reports: Written Reports were mailed to Board Members and are available online at 

A.)     Superintendent’s Report

1.       Appointments:

Stacey Robinson – Chief Teacher Mentor – CHS - $600/ $50 per new Teacher

Hunter Durland – Boys & Girls Soccer Coach – CCS - $3,074

Nikki Shamaly  - Transportation Stipend - $3500

Candy Lebeau – Transportation Stipend - $3500

Hal Larlee – IEP Paperwork - $2500

Chudula Holden – IEP Paperwork - $2500

Amy Cates – IEP Paperwork - $2500

Jack Kaplan – Will Power Coach – CHS - $10,393

Jack Kaplan – Cobra Power Coach – CCS - $5,100

Judi Dunphy – Volunteer Will Power Coach - CHS

Craig Carusso – Volunteer Asst. Soccer Coach - CHS

Terri Hoops – ELL Teacher - $5,000

Marc Collard – Math Coach – CHS - $2,677.50

Samantha Taylor – Drama Coach – CHS - $3,570


2.       Resignations:

Jennie Mirlocca – Pre-K Teacher – Solon

Jerzee Rugh – K- 5 Interventionist Teacher - CCS

Chad Tuscan – Head Maintenance - District


3.       Nominations:

Hannah McGlashing – Grade 6 1-year – CCS- per contract

Michelle Tracy – Custodian – per contract

                     Lisa Foss - Special Ed. Ed. Tech I – CCS – per contract


B.) Reports










     2. Student Report



C.)   Committees:



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 move $74,754.90 from article #9 Facilities Maintenance to article #8 Transportation for the 2022-23 budget.



7.)  To see if the RSU #74 Board of Directors will approve the updates to the Comprehensive Emergency Plan.




8.) To see if the RSU #74 Board of Directors will approve the 8th grade overnight trip to Maine Huts & Trails on September 21st and 22nd.




9.) To see if the RSU #74 Board of Directors will approve the 8th grade overnight trip to Boston on September 30th and October 1st




10.) To see if the RSU #74 Board of Directors will approve a Cooperative team with Madison High School for cheering.




11.) Adjournment