RSU 83/M.S.A.D. #13 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINUTES OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
QUIMBY MIDDLE SCHOOL, BINGHAM, MAINE 04920
I. CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Mr. Malloy welcomed Danette Messer as a new Board member representing Moscow.
II. ATTENDANCE/DECLARATION OF QUORUM
Present: Bonnie Atwood, Adrienne Mathieu, Sheree Brown, Leo Hill, Danette Messer, Pauline Lagasse, Brian Malloy, Scott Shaw and Laurie Attwood
Absent: Nancy MacDonald (excused)
Also present: Linda Hunnewell and Virginia Rebar
Ms. Rebar asked that the following items be added to the agenda:
VIII d Open testimonial letter for Linda Hunnewell
XIII a 5 High school renovation as an option
VII c Volunteer ice cream social April 13, 2015
Mrs. Linda Hunnewell was given a framed testimonial letter in honor of her fifty years of service to our educational community.
a) Highly successful March 17th Grandparents Day at Moscow56 grandparents attended with 111 meals served Ms. Rebar also mentioned that the Quimby Grandparents Day was also highly successful with 42 grandparents attending on March 24, 2015.
b) Wellness Day on March 16th and workshops highly productive Ms. Rebar summarized the wellness activities for staff and the workshops that followed on March 16.
a) Thank you note from Bingham Grange Ms. Rebar shared a thank you note received from the Bingham Grange on behalf of Leola Rollins.
b) Resignation of Board member The Board reviewed the letter of resignation from Laurie Attwood as a Bingham Board member and declared a vacant position.
a) Press release Plum Creek Ms. Rebar shared a press release recently completed on the seventh grade trip to a Pleasant Ridge deer yard sponsored by Plum Creek.
b) Facilities inventory report Ms. Rebar indicated that she recently met with Mike McCormick, our facilities inventory engineer, and found out information about the age of our boilers at Quimby. A report was filed as required by the DOE.
c) Chapter 124 Basic Approval Standards: Public PreSchool Programs Ms. Rebar shared the requirements of this new law including a sink in the PreSchool classroom, a fenced in playground, and other specifications.
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)
XII. OLD BUSINESS - None
a) Discussion/vote on Maine State Retirement System/PLD refund options:
1) Support staff retirement
2) PreSchool fence, shade
3) Boiler replacement designated reserve
b) Carryover discussion for 2015-16 budget
1) Repair bus #5 engine
2) Purchase lawn mower
The Board deliberated over options to consider relative to the use of a recent refund from the Maine State Retirement System. The Board also considered whether or not to purchase some postponed purchases (lawn mower) and a new engine for bus #5. After much discussion, the Board decided to purchase a new engine for bus #5 and add all necessary repairs to meet inspection requirements, purchase a new lawn mower primarily for use on lawns (not fields), a shade cover for the Moscow playground and a fence for the playground with 2014-15 carryover funds. The Board decided to place the Maine State Retirement refund aside for further consideration.
c) Budget discussion for 2015-16 budget Suggested special board meeting for purpose of finalizing 2015-16 budget Date: May 5th - Done
d) Suggested Negotiations dates
March 31, April 7, April 13, and April 15 Dates established were March 30, April 7, and April 15
The meeting was adjourned at 8:59 p.m.
Secretary to the Board