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

NOTICE OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015

QUIMBY MIDDLE SCHOOL, BINGHAM, MAINE  04920

7:00 p.m.

 

6:30 p.m. – Finance Committee Meeting

                        Bonnie Atwood, Linda Hunnewell, Nancy MacDonald

 

I.               CALL TO ORDER

 

II.        ATTENDANCE/DECLARATION OF QUORUM

 

___Bonnie Atwood  165         ___Nancy MacDonald  165    ___Scott Shaw  165

 

___Adrienne Mathieu 144     ___Linda Hunnewell  144      ___Laurie Attwood  165

 

___Sheree Brown  144           ___Pauline Lagasse  144

 

___Leo Hill  165                     ___Brian Malloy  165

 

III.       PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

IV.          APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a)     Vote on approval of minutes of February 10, 2015 (regular meeting)

 

V.             ADJUSTMENTS

a)     Move VIII c to beginning of agenda

 

VI.          GOOD NEWS AND CELEBRATION

a)     Boys Varsity Basketball Team received MPA Sportsmanship Award on February 28, 2015

b)    Luke Hartwell chosen to coach McDonald’s All Star Game

 

VII.        COMMUNICATIONS

a)     Financial Statement

b)    Letter to staff regarding proficiency-based diploma extension visit by the Maine DOE

c)     Press release regarding heroism

d)    Superintendent’s letter to Boys Varsity Basketball Team

e)     Letter of October 17, 2014 from the Maine PERS

 

VIII.      REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

a)     Benefits and challenges for the 2015-16 budget

b)    Maine State Retirement for Suport Staff – Funds to be returned

c)     Health communications/Questions and answers regarding communicable and infectious diseases

d)    Superintendent committee work:

Standards Based Grading – Surveys for parents, students, and staff pending.  A parent orientation for middle school will take place in the near future.

Teacher Evaluation – Pilot teacher student learning outcomes reviewed on 2/26.

Emergency Management and Crisis Response – Staff survey released for specialized training.  Handbook almost completely revised.

Communications and Public Relations – Work underway on communicating separating non-academic factors such as class participation as new standards-based report cards are developed.  The group encouraged family activities and trips to colleges using Gear Up funding.

 

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, Nancy MacDonald)

Policy (Sheree Brown, Laurie Attwood, Leo Hill)

Negotiations (Pauline Lagasse, Brian Malloy, Sheree Brown)

Transportation (Leo Hill, Adrienne Mathieu, Nancy MacDonald, Scott Shaw)

Buildings & Grounds (Leo Hill, Bonnie Atwood, Nancy MacDonald, Scott Shaw)

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

 

X.            PROFESSIONAL STAFF INFORMATION

a)     Ms. Richard

b)    Mr. Ferreira

 

XI.          PUBLIC INPUT

 

XII.        OLD BUSINESS

 

XIII.      NEW BUSINESS

a)     Vote on school calendar for 2015-16

b)    Vote on following extra-curricular nominations for fall 2015-16 and authorize the Superintendent to issue a contract pending 2015-16 budget approval

Girls Varsity Soccer

Boys Varsity Soccer

Middle School Soccer

c)     Budget workshop/discussion – Report from Finance Committee meeting of February 25

d)    Negotiations – Any day except Thursdays

e)     Pending Finance Committee recommendation:  Vote to move forward with placing funds from Maine State Retirement System in a designated account for the purpose of continuing to offset employer’s portion of retirement costs for support staff.  This entails placing this issue on the warrant at the annual District meeting and validation vote to make it permanent.

 

XIV.      PUBLIC DISCUSSION OF NON-AGENDA ITEMS

 

XV.     ADJOURNMENT