RSU 83/M.S.A.D. #13 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
QUIMBY MIDDLE SCHOOL, BINGHAM, MAINE 04920
I. CALL TO ORDER – The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Present: Jennifer Cates, Leo Hill, Pauline Lagasse, Brian Malloy, Adrienne Mathieu, Janneke Strickland, Elizabeth Brochu (arrived 7:10 p.m.), and Nancy MacDonald (arrived at 7:12 p.m.)
Absent: Danette Messer (excused) and Jessica Mills (unexcused)
Also present: Bonnie Atwood, Geraldine Morrill, Wendy Belanger, Becky York, Melissa Lyons-Vitalone, Lee Harper, and Virginia Rebar
III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Conducted
IV. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES (Regular meetings – will not be done at special meetings)
V. PUBLIC INPUT ON AGENDA ITEMS - None
VI. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS - None
VII. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA - None
VIII. GOOD NEWS - None
IX. COMMUNICATIONS - None
X. REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT
a) No need to transfer additional funds to support the food service program this year - Shared
b) Interviews for vacancies underway - Shared
XI. SUB-COMMITTEE REPORTS (Ad-Hoc Restructuring Committee, Finance Committee, Policy Committee, Negotiations Committee, Transportation Committee, Buildings and Grounds Committee, Personnel Committee)
Finance (Elizabeth Brochu, Pauline Lagasse, Nancy MacDonald)
Policy (Leo Hill, Danette Messer, Janneke Strickland)
Negotiations (Pauline Lagasse, Brian Malloy, Janneke Strickland, Adrienne Mathieu [alternate])
Transportation (Leo Hill, Nancy MacDonald, Adrienne Mathieu, Danette Messer)
Buildings and Grounds (Jennifer Cates, Leo Hill, Nancy MacDonald, Jessica Mills)
Personnel (Leo Hill, Nancy MacDonald, Janneke Strickland, (alternate) Elizabeth Brochu)
XII. OLD BUSINESS - None
XIII. NEW BUSINESS
a) Upon motion by Adrienne Mathieu and second by Leo Hill the Board unanimously voted that the Computation and Declaration of Votes dated June 13, 2017 and attached hereto be and it is hereby approved.
Further vote that the Computation and Declaration of Votes be entered upon the
records of the District.
Further vote that a certified copy of the Computation and Declaration of Votes
be sent to each of the town clerks within the District.
All attending approved and signed the Computation and Declaration of Votes dated June 13, 2017.
b) Vote on salary for Superintendent for 2017-18 - Postponed
c) Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Leo Hill the Board unanimously voted to approve modification of PreSchool teacher/class size reduction teacher to PreSchool/instructional specialist. This vote was part of the administrative structure discussion.
d) Vote on clerical proposal for 2017-18 - Postponed
e) Administrative structure discussion – Ms. Rebar provided the Board with three minimally funded structures to assist the new Principal.
Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Adrienne Mathieu the Board unanimously voted to approve scenario three after an explanation of each was provided and discussed.
f) Budget discussion for 2017-18 – Ms. Rebar recommended reductions and increased in budgetary lines resulting in a $117,630 decrease in the 2017-18 budget proposal for community review.
It was moved by Nancy MacDonald and second by Janneke Strickland that the Board return any extra subsidy to be received back to the towns. The motion passed with Elizabeth Brochu, Pauline Lagasse, Nancy MacDonald, Adrienne Mathieu, and Janneke Strickland voting in favor and Leo Hill, Jennifer Cates, and Brian Malloy voting against.
Proposed budget timeline for budget votes - The proposed timeline for another round of the budgetary approval process was shared and approved.
XIV. ADJOURNMENT – The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Secretary to the Board