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

AMENDED MINUTES OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016

VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL, BINGHAM, MAINE 04920

7:00 p.m.

 

6:15 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting

Bonnie Atwood, Elizabeth Brochu, Nancy MacDonald and Virginia Rebar

The Finance Committee opened one bid for snow removal for the 2016-17 school year. The Committee decided to suggest that the award be granted to Arthur Kennedy in the amount of $16,500 for all three schools.

 

6:30 p.m. Policy Committee Meeting

Leo Hill, Danette Messer, Janneke Strickland, and Virginia Rebar

The group discussed the Facilities Use Policy with a particular use of kitchen equipment by outside groups and the need for trained kitchen staff to be present. Issues such as use of ovens and refrigeration were discussed and the need for a lock on the Moscow kitchen door.

 

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, Nancy MacDonald, Danette Messer, Pauline Lagasse, Brian Malloy, Scott Shaw, and Elizabeth Brochu

 

Absent: None

 

Also present: Julie Richard (arrived 7:25 p.m.) 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 July 12 (regular meeting) and July 26 (special meeting), 2016.

 

V.             ADJUSTMENTS

 

VI.           GOOD NEWS AND CELEBRATIONS

a)     Ms. Rebar shared information about a donation from Skowhegan Savings Bank to Summer Reading Program.

b)     Summer School Programs Vital and alive! Ms. Rebar described the varied activities that occurred during the Title I Summer program, the Gear-Up Valley Reading program, and the M.S.A.D. #13 Summer School.

 

VII.        COMMUNICATIONS

a)     Financial Statement- Reviewed

b)     Resignation and acceptance of Luke Hartwell as Valley Social Studies teacher - Reviewed

c)     Resignation and acceptance of Beatrice Laweryson as Food Service Supervisor - Reviewed

d)     Resignation and acceptance of Deborah Moore as Library Ed Tech I - Reviewed

 

VIII.      REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

a)     Restructuring of Food Service Personnel Ms. Rebar shared her restructuring of the Food Service personnel in light of a recent resignation from our Food Service Supervisor. Consensus opinion from the Board supported this effort.

b)     Media Specialist position Update Ms. Rebar shared that funding to support our library aide and part-time media specialist had been combined and a posting for a full-time media specialist had been developed.

c)     Resurfacing of High School and Quimby gym floor August 15 and 16 Shared.

d)     Ms. Rebar shared the activities and professional development planned for the August 29th and 30th teacher and staff workshop days.

 

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)

 

a)     Finance Committee - The Finance Committee opened one bid for snow removal for the 2016-17 school year. The Committee decided to suggest that the award be granted to Arthur Kennedy in the amount of $16,500 for all three schools.

b)     Policy Committee The group discussed the Facilities Use Policy with a particular use of kitchen equipment by outside groups and the need for trained kitchen staff to be present. Issues such as use of ovens and refrigeration were discussed and the need for a lock on the Moscow kitchen door.

The Board decided to amend the Facilities Use Policy relative to kitchen use after much discussion. A first reading of the revised policy will be addressed at the September 13, 2016 Board meeting.

 

X.             PROFESSIONAL STAFF INFORMATION

a)     Report of Principal Ms. Richard presented an oral report regarding summer school activities and upcoming plans to acclimate new staff.

b)     Report of Special Education Director Excused due to illness.

 

XI.           PUBLIC INPUT - None

 

XII.        OLD BUSINESS

a)     Mr. Malloy and Ms. Rebar mentioned that a Sub-Committee will be developed to look at administrative structure organization for 2017-18 at our September meeting.

 

XIII.      NEW BUSINESS

a)     Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Adrienne Mathieu the Board unanimously voted to approve payment of NCLB Coordinator stipend and benefits for 2016-17 in the amount of $5,107.32 to Virginia Rebar to complete the 2016-17 performance report and 2016-17 application August 1, 2016 and to oversee the NCLB program.

b)     Upon motion by Pauline Lagasse and second by Elizabeth Brochu the Board unanimously voted to approve the snow removal bid from Arthur Kennedy in the amount of $16,500 for 2016-17.

c)     Vote on nomination of Valley Social Studies teacher for 2016-17 and authorize the Superintendent to issue a contract, if available None available

 

XIV.      PUBLIC DISCUSSION OF NON-AGENDA ITEMS

The Board expressed concerns about the Boys Basketball vacant position. Ms. Rebar indicated that she would work on getting a candidate for the Boys Varsity Basketball position for the August 30th Board meeting.

 

XV.         ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:03 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Virginia Rebar

Secretary to the Board