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

MINUTES OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014 (Rescheduled from July 8 and 15, 2014)

QUIMBY MIDDLE SCHOOL, BINGHAM, MAINE  04920

7:00 p.m.

 

I.                   CALL TO ORDER – The meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m.

 

II.        ATTENDANCE/DECLARATION OF QUORUM

 

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

 

Absent:            Laurie Attwood (unexcused)

 

Also present:   Kattie Sweet-Shibles, Mark Shibles, Julie Richard (7:00-7:20), and Virginia Rebar

 

III.       PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Conducted

 

IV.             APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)      Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Bonnie Atwood the Board unanimously voted to approve the minutes of June 10, 2014 (regular meeting).

 

V.                ADJUSTMENTS

Ms. Rebar asked that the following items be added to the agenda:

 

VII g   Resignation of Keith Peavey, Middle School Special Education

VII h   Resignation of Jeni Moody, Social Worker/Technology Ed Tech

XIII e  Nomination of Melissa Lyons-Vitalone for Middle School Special Education

XIII f  Nomination of Kelly Bailey for Title I Coordinator

 

VI.             GOOD NEWS AND CELEBRATION

a)      14 Valley students took 30 dual enrollment classes through four different colleges during the 2013-14 school year (Thomas, KVCC, University of Maine at Orono, University of Maine at Fort Kent)

b)      Dylan Belanger named one of the top 10 finalists for the State of Maine’s Mr. Baseball

 

VII.          COMMUNICATIONS

a)      Financial Statement - Reviewed

b)      Resignation and acceptance of Gloree Rollins Robinson, Middle School Language Arts teacher – Mr. Malloy suggested a recognition event take place for Mrs. Robinson.  Ms. Rebar indicated that this would take place once the new year starts since her resignation was submitted after the school year ended.

c)      Resignation and acceptance of Danny Kirk, Bus Driver - Conveyed

d)     Superintendent letter to selected Concord residents – Conveyed and Ms. Rebar noted informal communications are also taking place.

e)      Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance through MSMA – Ms. Rebar secured more insurance signatures from Board members.

f)       Anticipated vacancy – Middle School Special Education – old news

g)      The resignation of Keith Peavey as Middle School Special Education teacher was shared.

h)      The resignation of Jeni Moody as Social Worker/Technology Ed Tech was shared.

 

VIII.       REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

a)      High school break-in on June 12 at 1:30 a.m. – Ms. Rebar outlined the event and extent of value of theft and damages.

b)      New sign at Moscow School – Ms. Rebar reported that the current sign is rotting.  A new one has been purchased.

c)      Preliminary ball park carryover for 2013-14 – Ms. Rebar noted that carryover from 2014-15 is larger than projected due to a list of revenue sources that were unexpected this year.  She detailed those for the Board.

d)     High school library floor – The Superintendent reported that work is underway to remove asbestos in two rooms at the high school and replace those with new tiles.

e)      Maintenance equipment purchased – Ms. Rebar reported on the new equipment purchased to date as budgeted for the maintenance crew.

f)       Chairs for Board – Replacement chairs for the Board were purchased.

g)      Elementary computers – Two classrooms elementary sets have been purchased (I pads)

h)      Course description program book for Valley – Ms. Rebar commended the high school guidance department and administration for responding favorably to her request to refashion the high school course of studies book to reflect the standards addressed and assessed in each course.

i)        Interviews – July 15 – Ms. Rebar summarized the interview efforts that took place on July 14 in the interest of securing a middle school English teacher.  (3 candidates were interviewed)

j)        Summer school – Data regarding enrollment in 2014 summer school was shared.

k)      Proficiency based diploma requirements and impacts – Ms. Rebar summarized and distributed a list of policies that will be affected once we adopt a policy related to the mandated proficiency based diploma requirement.

l)        State of the schools report – Ms. Rebar distributed and highlighted District data covering a broad range of categories.  She indicated that the A-Team spent two day long sessions on July 8th and July 15th.

m)    Moscow Elementary – lightning damage – Ms. Rebar outlined the extensive damage that occurred at the Moscow Elementary School on June 2nd.  The strike created surge damage that eliminated power, internet services, phone services, and sprinkler system services.  The estimated cost to repair and replace will be $35,000-$40,000.  A claim has been filed with our insurance company.

 

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, Sheree Brown)

Transportation (Leo Hill, Adrienne Mathieu, Ray Francoeur, Scott Shaw)

Buildings & Grounds (Leo Hill, Bonnie Atwood, Ray Francoeur, Scott Shaw)

Ad Hoc Restructuring (Linda Hunnewell, Adrienne Mathieu, Pauline Lagasse)

a)      Policy Committee – The second reading of our extra-curricular eligibility policy needed to take place.  The first reading occurred on March 11, 2014.

b)      Finance Committee – Linda Hunnewell reported on the Committee’s recommendation to sell Bus #2 to S.A.D. #74.

 

X.                PROFESSIONAL STAFF INFORMATION

a)      Ms. Richard – Report was submitted and reviewed

Mrs. Hunnewell noted that the Boys Varsity Baseball team won the sportsmanship award for Western D.

b)      Mr. Ferreira – Report was submitted and reviewed

 

XI.             PUBLIC INPUT - None

 

XII.          OLD BUSINESS

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

Upon motion by Bonnie Atwood and second by Adrienne Mathieu the Board unanimously voted to approve the second reading of policy IKE Promotion, Retention and Acceleration of Students.

Upon motion by Bonnie Atwood and second by Pauline Lagasse the Board unanimously voted to approve the second reading of policy IKE-E Factors to be Considered in Retention.

It was moved by Bonnie Atwood and second by Pauline Lagasse to approve the second reading of policy JJIC Athletic Extra Curricular Policy.  The motion passed with Leo Hill, Pauline Lagasse, Bonnie Atwood, Ray Francoeur, and Brian Malloy voting in favor and Sheree Brown, Adrienne Mathieu, Linda Hunnewell, and Scott Shaw voting against.

 

XIII.       NEW BUSINESS

a)      First reading and vote of the following policies:

Upon motion by Linda Hunnewell and second by Leo Hill the Board unanimously voted to approve the first reading of policy JKAA Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion.

Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Bonnie Atwood the Board unanimously voted to approve the first reading of policy JKAA-R Procedures on Physical Restraint and Seclusion.

Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Ray Francoeur the Board unanimously voted to approve the first reading of policy GBN-R1 Family and Medical Leave Administrative Procedure.

Upon motion by Linda Hunnewell and second by Leo Hill the Board unanimously voted to approve the first reading of policy IKF-R2 Community Service Graduation Requirement.

b)      Upon motion by Bonnie Atwood and second by Pauline Lagasse the Board unanimously voted to accept the bus bid for Bus #2 from M.S.A.D. #74 in the amount of $2,525.

c)      Upon motion by Bonnie Atwood and second by Pauline Lagasse the Board unanimously voted to approve payment of NCLB Coordinator stipend for 2014-15 in the amount of $5,483 to Virginia Rebar to complete the 2014-15 performance report and 2014-15 application due on August 1, 2014 and to oversee the NCLB program.

d)     It was moved by Bonnie Atwood and second by Pauline Lagasse to approve the nomination of Crystal Rollins as Middle School Language Arts teacher for 2014-15 and authorize the Superintendent to issue a contract.  The motion passed with all voting in favor except Pauline Lagasse who abstained due to family relationship.

e)      Upon motion by Bonnie Atwood and second by Pauline Lagasse the Board unanimously voted to approve the nomination of Melissa Lyons-Vitalone as Middle School Special Education teacher for 2014-15 and authorized the Superintendent to issue a contract.

f)       Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Bonnie Atwood the Board unanimously voted to approve the transfer of Kelly Bailey from Elementary Special Education teacher at Moscow to Title I Coordinator for 2014-15 and authorized the Superintendent to issue a contract.

 

XIV.       PUBLIC DISCUSSION OF NON-AGENDA ITEMS

A question was asked regarding a conflict as it relates to the high school gym on July 22.  Ms. Rebar indicated she would investigate the issue.  (Subsequently it was discovered that the girls basketball game request date was not conveyed to the Principal.)

 

XV.          ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Virginia Rebar

Secretary to the Board