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

MINUTES OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016

QUIMBY MIDDLE SCHOOL, BINGHAM, MAINE  04920

7:00 p.m.

 

I.                CALL TO ORDER – The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m.

 

II.        ATTENDANCE/DECLARATION OF QUORUM

 

Present:           Bonnie Atwood, Adrienne Mathieu, Janneke Strickland, Leo Hill, Danette Messer, Pauline Lagasse, Brian Malloy, Scott Shaw, Nancy MacDonald (arrived 7:07 p.m.), and Elizabeth Brochu (partial attendance due to duties as a voting clerk)

 

Absent:            None

 

Also present:   Michael Golden, Justin Downing, Edward Ferreira, 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 May 10, 2016 (regular meeting).

 

V.             ADJUSTMENTS

a)     Add and move XIII (i) – Vote on the nomination of a PK-12 physical education teacher

b)     Add and move XIII (j) – Vote on the nomination of a middle school math teacher

c)     Add VIII (e) – Special calendar request

 

VI.           GOOD NEWS AND CELEBRATIONS

a)     UKVMHS Graduation – A flawless heartfelt ceremony! – Ms. Rebar praised the tone and tenor of the graduation of the Class of 2016.

b)     Baseball field upgrades! – Ms. Rebar described the baseball field upgrades including groundwork, fence safety strips, and a new scoreboard.

c)     M.S.A.D. #13 new Teachers’ Evaluation Model approved by the DOE. – Ms. Rebar was pleased to report that the DOE approved our Teacher Evaluation Model.

d)     Grade 8 Recognition Night – June 13, 2016 – Ms. Rebar described the festivities that took place during the 2016 8th Grade Recognition Night.

e)     Spring Sports Recognition Night – June 7, 2016 – Ms. Richard reported that the Spring Sports Recognition Night was well received.

 

VII.        COMMUNICATIONS

a)     Financial Statement - Reviewed

b)     Resignation and acceptance of Jeremy White as District Physical Education teacher - Reviewed

c)     School Law for School Board Members offered through Drummond/Woodsum – Ms. Rebar pointed out the opportunity provided by Drummond/Woodsum program for Board members to participate in a School Law Workshop on June 17, 2016.

 

VIII.      REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

a)     High school girls’ bathroom renovation project – Ms. Rebar described the planned renovation project to commence in June on the high school girls’ bathroom to make it handicapped accessible.

b)     Moscow upgrades in readiness for new special education behavior program – Ms. Rebar provided the Board with a detailed restructuring of the room usage at Moscow to provide for the new behavioral program.

c)     High school asbestos abatement/office and teachers’ room – Ms. Rebar shared that our inspector indicated the need to proceed with asbestos abatement at the high school office and teacher’s room due to exposure issues.

d)     2015-16 Immunization Assessment of School Age Children Report from Maine Center for Disease – We are proud of our records relative to Immunization Assessment from the Maine Center of Disease.

e)     Ms. Rebar explained that the administration has worked to cover professional development planned for June 15 utilizing some of the clean-up time scheduled for the early release day on June 14.  A request was made to have the calendar adjusted for June 15 resulting in a half day especially in light of the fact that our baseball team was scheduled to play for the regional final against Searsport at 3:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s College (a two and one-half hour drive).

Upon motion by Bonnie Atwood and second by Pauline Lagasse the Board unanimously voted to approve a calendar change to a one half-day on June 15.

 

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

Finance (Bonnie Atwood, Elizabeth Brochu, Nancy MacDonald)

Policy (Janneke Strickland, Danette Messer, Leo Hill)

Negotiations (Pauline Lagasse, Brian Malloy, Janneke Strickland)

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

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

 

No reports

 

X.             PROFESSIONAL STAFF INFORMATION

a)     Report of Principal

·       Graduation was well attended, well received by graduates and families and was very smooth.

·       Quimby Middle school traveled to Cole’s museum as part of our agreement for both musical instruments and Smart Board. Students interacted with US Veterans and were impressed with their day.

·       Valley US History students traveled to Margaret Chase Smith’s library to pursue original source research.

·       The entire High School traveled to the Bingham Wind Project.  The tour includes watching as a portion of the tower was lifted into place.  Three Valley students were hired for summer jobs as a result of the visit.  Dylan Belanger secured an internship.

·       Moscow is preparing for their final Field Day.

·       Seniors traveled to Moscow School in their graduation regalia to include young students in their graduation.

·       Seniors completed 47 college courses during their junior and senior years.  Everyone has a minimum of 3 courses, one student finished 9.

·       The Community Garden is about 2/3 planted, broccoli is growing well.

 

b)     Report of Special Education Director

 

XI.           PUBLIC INPUT - None

 

XII.        OLD BUSINESS - None

 

XIII.      NEW BUSINESS

a)     Summer school positions as follows: - Shared

Summer School

Teacher:  Crystal Rollins, Ed Tech III:  Carol Hines, Ed Tech I:  Jolene Laweryson

            Summer Lunch Program

                        Food Service Workers:  Sandy Carter and Corey Farnham

            Gear-Up Summer Recreational Reading Program

Program Coordinator:  Jena Harvey (4 weeks) and Paula Rich (2 weeks), Program Assistant, Karen Kemp

            Title I Summer School Program

                        Teachers:  Bethany Szarka and Diane Pinkham, Ed Tech II:  Kelly Vicneire

b)     Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Scott Shaw the Board unanimously voted to approve a Special Education Ed Tech III position at the Moscow Elementary School.

c)     Upon motion by Scott Shaw and second by Bonnie Atwood the Board unanimously voted to transfer $10,000 from Line II to Line XI of the 2015-16 budget.

d)     It was moved by Elizabeth Brochu and second by Nancy MacDonald to approve Heather Merrill as Athletic Director for 2016-17 and authorize the Superintendent to issue a contract.  The motion passed with all voting in favor except Pauline Lagasse who voted no.

e)     Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Bonnie Atwood 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 that become available and are approved by the Board for 2016-17.

f)      Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Bonnie Atwood it was unanimously voted to approve Daniel McDonald as Chemical Hygiene Officer for 2016-17 and authorize the Superintendent to issue a contract.

g)     Vote on first reading of the following policies:

Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Bonnie Atwood it was unanimously voted to approve the first reading of Policy ADC Tobacco Use and Possession.

 

Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Adrienne Mathieu it was unanimously voted to approve the first reading of Policy ADC-R Tobacco Use and Possession-Administrative Procedure.

 

Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Scott Shaw it was unanimously voted to approve the first reading of Policy EDC Acceptable Use of Technology Devices.

h)     Vote on second reading of the following policy - Postponed

JJIC                 Athletic Eligibility

i)      Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Bonnie Atwood the Board unanimously voted to approve the nomination of Justin Downing as physical education teacher for 2016-17 and authorized the Superintendent to issue a contract.

j)      Upon motion by Bonnie Atwood and second by Elizabeth Brochu the Board unanimously voted to approve the nomination of Michael Golden as middle school math teacher for 2016-17 and authorized the Superintendent to issue a contract.

 

XIV.      PUBLIC DISCUSSION OF NON-AGENDA ITEMS

Some discussion ensued regarding staff cut backs and ramifications on benefits as a result.

 

XV.         ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 9:42 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Virginia Rebar

Secretary to the Board