RSU 83/M.S.A.D. #13 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013

QUIMBY MIDDLE SCHOOL, BINGHAM, MAINE  04920

7:00 p.m.

 

6:30 p.m.        Policy Committee – Continue review of policy book

                        Sheree Brown, Laurie Attwood, Leo Hill – all attended

The Policy Committee reviewed recommendations for new language in policy IHBAA-R and a new policy IHBAA relative to the referral and pre-referral of students with disabilities.  The Committee also listened to a parent request for interpretation relative to our volunteer policy.  This will be reviewed at the next Policy Committee meeting on July 9.

 

I.                   CALL TO ORDER – The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

II.        ATTENDANCE/DECLARATION OF QUORUM

 

Present:  Bonnie Atwood, Ray Francoeur, Adrienne Mathieu, Linda Hunnewell, Laurie Attwood, Sheree Brown, Pauline Lagasse, Leo Hill, and Brian Malloy

 

            Absent:  Joey McKenzie (excused)

 

Also present:  Jason Gayne, Heather Merrill, Geraldine Morrill, Kattie Sweet, Mark Shibles, Edward Ferriera, Julie Richard, and Virginia Rebar

 

III.       PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - conducted

 

IV.             APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)      Upon motion by Bonnie Atwood and second by Pauline Lagasse the Board unanimously voted to approve the minutes of May7 (special meeting) and May 14 (regular meeting), 2013 with an amendment to the May 7 minutes on item IV-c.

 

V.                ADJUSTMENTS

 

VI.             GOOD NEWS AND CELEBRATION

a)      Moscow School receives acceptance to DOE School Nutrition’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) – Dee Laweryson was commended for her efforts to secure this grant.

b)      $800 grant from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation “Let’s Go” for the lunch program – Dee Laweryson was commended for her efforts to secure this grant.

c)      Congratulations to the Class of 2013 graduates – Graduation was excellent!

 

VII.          COMMUNICATIONS

a)      Financial Statement - reviewed

b)      Resignation and acceptance of Janet Siddons, District Social Worker – It was reported that Janet left for full-time employment.

c)      School Board meeting dates for 2013-14 - reviewed

 

VIII.       REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

a)      Board meeting date to certify votes and sign town assessments – June 18, 2013 - announced

b)      Athens High School Choice Fair – June 3, 2013 (High school tuition $7,959.90) – Ms. Rebar shared the MSAD #13’s activities during the fair.  Luke Hartwell, John Berube, Krista Wiles, Julie Richard, Dee Laweryson, and Virginia Rebar attended.  A folder of information was provided to students and parents as well as a CD related to our visual arts and athletic programs.  The Board agreed to transport students if we had the interest of at least three students.

c)      Asbestos – Room 1 at the high school – approximately $800 – June 10th after school – Ms. Rebar explained that our inspector indicated that we could wait no longer to repair the floor in Room 1 as asbestos was exposed.  Work was done on June 10th.

 

IX.             SUB-COMMITTEE REPORTS (Ad-Hoc Restructuring Committee, Finance Committee, Policy Committee, Negotiations Committee, Transportation Committee, Buildings and Grounds Committee)

Finance (Bonnie Atwood, Linda Hunnewell, Ray Francoeur)

Policy (Sheree Brown, Laurie Attwood, Leo Hill)

Negotiations (Pauline Lagasse, Brian Malloy, Joey McKenzie, Sheree Brown)

Transportation (Leo Hill, Adrienne Mathieu, Ray Francoeur)

Buildings & Grounds (Leo Hill, Bonnie Atwood, Ray Francoeur, Laurie Attwood)

Ad Hoc Restructuring (Vacant, Adrienne Mathieu, Pauline Lagasse)

 

a)      Report of Policy Committee

The Policy Committee reviewed recommendations for new language in policy IHBAA-R and a new policy IHBAA relative to the referral and pre-referral of students with disabilities.  The Committee also listened to a parent request for interpretation relative to our volunteer policy.  This will be reviewed at the next Policy Committee meeting on July 9.

 

X.                PROFESSIONAL STAFF INFORMATION

a)      Ms. Richard

·         An ATV course was held at Valley May 15.  Five individuals received completion certificates.

·         Quimby and Moscow Schools held the Spring music and art events.  The events were well presented and well attended.

·         5 Valley students graduated from Somerset County Technical Center on May 23.

·         George Tucker presented a workshop on data June 2.  He included explanations on how school scoring was set and how future assessments will be made.

·         The East West award night was held June 2 in Farmington.

Teagan Laweryson - All Star Basketball and All Star Softball

Carrington Miller - All Star Soccer, All Star Basketball and Scholar

Athlete

Josh West - All Star Basketball

Seth Malloy - All Star Basketball and All Star Baseball

Dylan Belanger - All Star Baseball

Cody Laweryson - All Star Baseball

Andrew Marden - Manager of the Year

 

b)      Mr. Ferreira

It has been a productive and rewarding 2012-13 school year for the Special Education Department of RSU 83/MSAD 13.  On June 24-26th, I will be attending the 2013 Special Education Director's Academy sponsored by the Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities (MADSEC) in Bangor.  The theme of this year's Academy is 'Where do "WE" fit in Proficiency Based Education.'  I trust the information that I gain at this conference will be of benefit to the district as Maine moves into standards-based instruction and proficiency based diplomas for all our students.  It is important for the district's special education department to understand the implications of these initiatives for the students with special education disabilities.

The summer season involves various tasks for special education departments.  A number of state reports are to be completed this summer.  The local entitlement grant will detail how the district and department utilizes federal special education funds to assist the state and local funds of the district's budget.  I will be engaging in activities and studying ways of integrating common core standards into special education specially designed instruction and IEP development at all grade levels, and particularly at the high school level.  Contracts with private related service providers will also be developed and issued.  I continue to enjoy working with the excellent staff of RSU 83/MSAD 13.  I enjoy getting to know this fine community and I wish to thank the board for its continued support.

 

XI.             PUBLIC INPUT

 

XII.          OLD BUSINESS

a)      Vote on the second reading of the following policies:

            Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Bonnie Atwood the Board unanimously voted to approve the second reading of Policy JEA Compulsory Attendance.

            Policy JICIA         Weapons, Violence and School Safety – The vote on this policy was postponed.

            Upon motion by Linda Hunnewell and second by Bonnie Atwood the Board unanimously voted to approve the second reading of Policy JKF Disciplinary Removals of Students with Disabilities.

            Upon motion by Bonnie Atwood and second by Linda Hunnewell the Board

unanimously voted to approve the second reading of Policy JLDBG Reintegration of

Students from Juvenile Correctional Facilities.

Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Bonnie Atwood the Board unanimously voted to approve the second reading of Policy JRA Student Education Records and Information.

 

XIII.       NEW BUSINESS

a)      Vote on the first reading of the following policies:

            Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Ray Francoeur the Board unanimously voted to approve the first reading of Policy IHBAA Referral and General Education Interventions Policy.

            Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Ray Francoeur the Board unanimously voted to approve the first reading of Policy IHBAA-R Referral and General Education Interventions Procedures.

b)      It was moved by Bonnie Atwood and second by Pauline Lagasse to approve the nomination of Heather Merrill as math teacher for 2013-14 and authorize the Superintendent to issue a contract.  The motion passed with all voting in favor except Laurie Attwood who abstained as she applied for the position.

c)      Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Adrienne Mathieu the Board unanimously voted to authorize the Superintendent to apply for and expend monies, sign necessary forms and otherwise act as agent of the Board of Directors of M.S.A.D. #13 under Title I, Title II, Drug Free and other federal projects including federal stabilization funds that become available and are approved by the Board for 2013-2014.

d)     Vote on the following Schedule B assignments for 2013-14 and authorize the Superintendent to issue contracts:

            It was moved by Pauline Lagasse and second by Sheree Brown to approve Kattie Sweet-Shibles as Boys Varsity Soccer coach for 2013-14 and authorize the Superintendent to issue a contract.  The motion passed with all voting in favor except Bonnie Atwood who abstained due to family relationship.

            Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Bonnie Atwood the Board unanimously voted to approve Scott Laweryson as Girls Varsity Soccer coach for 2013-14 and authorized the Superintendent to issue a contract.

            Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Sheree Brown the Board unanimously voted to approve Corey Farnham as Middle School Soccer coach for 2013-14 and authorized the Superintendent to issue a contract.

            It was moved by Pauline Lagasse and second by Adrienne Mathieu to approve Wade Morrill as Boys Varsity Basketball coach for 2013-14 and authorize the Superintendent to issue a contract.  The motion passed with all voting in favor except Bonnie Atwood who abstained due to family relationship.

            It was moved by Pauline Lagasse and second by Bonnie Atwood to approve Paul Belanger as Girls Varsity Basketball coach for 2013-14 and authorize the Superintendent to issue a contract.  The motion passed with all voting in favor except Linda Hunnewell who abstained due to family relationship.

            Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Bonnie Atwood the Board unanimously voted to approve Adam Farnham as Middle School Boys Basketball coach for 2013- 14 and authorized the Superintendent to issue a contract.

            Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Ray Francoeur the Board unanimously voted to approve Shannon Rich as Middle School Girls Basketball coach for 2013-14 and authorized the Superintendent to issue a contract.

            Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Bonnie Atwood the Board unanimously voted to approve Corey Farnham as Elementary Girls Basketball coach for 2013-14 and authorized the Superintendent to issue a contract.

            Elementary Boys Basketball         Open

            It was moved by Pauline Lagasse and second by Bonnie Atwood to approve Paul Belanger as Varsity Baseball coach for 2013-14 and authorize the Superintendent to issue a contract.  The motion passed with all voting in favor except Linda Hunnewell who abstained due to family relationship.

            Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Laurie Attwood the Board unanimously voted to approve Scott Laweryson as Girls Varsity Softball coach for 2013-14 and authorized the Superintendent to issue a contract.

            Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Bonnie Atwood the Board unanimously voted to approve Wendi Spencer as Middle School Softball coach for 2013-14 and authorized the Superintendent to issue a contract.

            Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Bonnie Atwood the Board unanimously voted to approve James Tyler as Student Council advisor for 2013-14 and authorized the Superintendent to issue a contract.

            It was moved by Pauline Lagasse and second by Ray Francoeur to approve Kattie Sweet-Shibles as Yearbook advisor for 2013-14 and authorize the Superintendent to issue a contract.  The motion passed with all voting in favor except Bonnie Atwood who abstained due to family relationship.

            It was moved by Pauline Lagasse and second by Adrienne Mathieu to approve Kattie Sweet-Shibles as Dramatics coach for 2013-14 and authorize the Superintendent to issue a contract.  The motion passed with all voting in favor except Bonnie Atwood who abstained due to family relationship.

            Pep Band                                      Open

            Upon motion by Bonnie Atwood and second by Sheree Brown the Board unanimously voted to approve Lori Gordon as Graduation advisor for 2013-14 and authorized the Superintendent to issue a contract.

            Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Ray Francoeur the Board unanimously voted to approve Daniel McDonald as Chemical Hygiene Safety officer for 2013-14 and authorized the Superintendent to issue a contract.

            Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Ray Francoeur the Board unanimously voted to approve Anna Swierczewksa and Joy West as Gifted/Talented Co-Coordinators for 2013-14 and authorized the Superintendent to issue contracts.

e)      Board discussion on accepting high school students from Athens (vote if needed) – General consensus was that transportation would be provided for three or more students.

f)       School Board training – Freedom of Access – Ms. Rebar reminded the Board that they had to read the FOA material and sign the necessary form for filing.

g)      Budget discussion if necessary – None needed.

 

XIV.       PUBLIC DISCUSSION OF NON-AGENDA ITEMS

Pauline Lagasse remarked that she was impressed at the middle school students level of play enthusiasm and enjoyment through the program provided.

 

XV.          ADJOURNMENT – The meeting was adjourned at 9:23 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Virginia Rebar

Secretary to the Board