August Minutes

MAINE REGIONAL SCHOOL UNIT #50

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

AUGUST 12, 2013

MINUTES

KATAHDIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

6:30 P.M.


Members PresentMyron Baldwin, Cynthia Bartman, Christine Brewer, Barbara Burton, Leslie Gardner, Larry Greenlaw, Rhoda Houtz, Philip Knowles, Kimberly Lane, Peter Main, Mary Moore, Greg Ryan and Constance Theriault.


Absent: Stephen Walker and Leanne White


Others PresentChris Cunningham, Gayle Glidden, Rowena Harvey, Jon Porter, Scott Richardson,  Eryn Schmidt, Elaine Small, Holly Vining, Jessica Walker and Margaret White.


Also, see attached list of community members present.


  1. The meeting was called to order and a declaration of a quorum at 6:30 p.m. by Board Chair, Greg Ryan.


  1. Approval of Minutes of the Regular Meeting, July 8, 2013.

A motion was made by Phil Knowles and seconded by Peter Main to accept the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 8, 2013.


VOTE:  13 YES  0  NO  0  ABSTENTIONS


  1. Time Period to Hear from Citizens:  The following community members addressed the Board with various concerns  - Jerry Tapley, Anna Robinson, Rochelle Clippinger and Lisa Ammerman. 


  1. Adjustment(s) to the Agenda: 

under # item 6 - 

    1. Resignation from: Matthew Lindsay
    2. Co-Curricular Appointments:

Boys Varsity Basketball @ Katahdin: Michael Susi 


under # item 9 – 

k. 3. bids for a bus purchase, with a lift, for the current school year

k.   4. bids for an additional bus, approved by the State, for the current school year


m. nomination of Kevin Grass to fill the vacant math teaching position at Katahdin Middle School 


n. nomination of Michael Susi to fill the vacant high school social studies teaching position at the Katahdin Middle/High School


Minutes, August 12, 2013


         5.  Reports:

    1. Board Chair:  Greg Ryan
    2. Board Vice-Chair:  Myron Baldwin
    3. Committee Reports – 

Building & Grounds – Larry Greenlaw reported on issues discussed at the July 22, 2013, meeting – roof repair quotes, plant staffing changes, heating options, LED lighting 

Education – no report

Finance – Leslie Gardner reported on the additional funding due to the RSU from recent legislation.

Negotiations – report will be in executive session

Policy – Christine Brewer reported

Region II – Peter Main – reported on special meeting to elect staff for the Region held on Aug. 20.

    1. Principals:  Ms. White, Mrs. Cunningham, Mr. Porter & Mrs. Schmidt

Mrs. Schmidt addressed the lack of numbers and coaching applicants for the boys’ soccer programs at the Katahdin middle and high schools.

Special Services Director:  Scott Richardson

    1. Business Manager:  Holly Vining
    2. Nutrition Program:  Gayle Glidden
    3. Superintendent:  Mr. Malone – see report and handouts attached.
    4. Other


        1. Announcement of Appointments, Resignations and Retirements:

Resignations from: Winnie Allen, English teacher at KMHS

Evan Clark, Social Studies teacher at KMHS

Paige Doble, math teacher at SACS

Matthew Lindsay, teacher at KMHS


      Support Staff and Co-Curricular Appointments:

Adult Education Director Rowena Harvey

Chemical Hygiene Officer  Rowena Harvey

Hazardous Comm. Co-ord. Rowena Harvey

Boys J. V. Basketball @ SACS Greg Bivighouse

Site Supervisor @ Katahdin Phil Faulkner

Boys Varsity Basketball @ Katahdin Michael Susi


7.    First Reading of Policy ADF:

ADF: School District Commitment to Learning Results


A motion was made by Phil Knowles and seconded by Rhoda Houtz to approve the First Reading of Policy ADF:  School District Commitment to Learning Results.


VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS

Minutes, August 12, 2013


Discussion/review of the following Policies – no action taken:

            BBAB: Student Representative to the Board of Directors (also – BDBA &    BBBAA)

BBAB-R Student Representative to the Board of Directors Regulations

(also - BDBA-R & BBBAA-R)

BBAB-E Application for Student Representative for Board of Directors 

(also - BDBA-E & BBBAA-E)

IJOC: School Volunteers


  1. Second Reading/Review/Amendment/Adoption of Policies:

JKAA: Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion

JKAA-R Procedures on Physical Restraint and Seclusion


A motion was made by Rhoda Houtz and seconded by Barbara Burton to amend the policies:  JKAA:  Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion

  JKAA-R: Procedures on Physical Restraint and Seclusion


VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS


  1. Other Business – Old/New

Nomination and Election of staff:


  1. A motion was made by Phil Knowles and seconded by Peter Main to approve the Superintendent’s nomination of Terrance Brown, Jr. to fill the vacant English teaching position at Southern Aroostook High School and offer a 1st year probationary teaching contract for 2013-14.


VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS


  1. A motion was made by Phil Knowles and seconded by Barbara Burton to approve the Superintendent’s nomination of Harriett Cyr to fill the vacant English teaching position at Southern Aroostook High School and offer a 1st year probationary teaching contract for 2013-14.


VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS


  1. A motion was made by Myron Baldwin and seconded by Phil Knowles to approve the Superintendent’s nomination of  John Getchell to fill the vacant half-time art position at Southern Aroostook High School and offer a 1st year probationary teaching contract for 2013-14.


VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS




Minutes, August 12, 2013


  1. A motion was made by Phil Knowles and seconded by Rhoda Houtz to approve the Superintendent’s nomination of Erin McGuan to fill the vacant math teaching position at Southern Aroostook High School and offer a 1st year probationary teaching contract for 2013-14.


VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS


  1. A motion was made by Phil Knowles and seconded by Peter Main to approve the Superintendent’s nomination of Janet Vose to fill the vacant 4-6 special education teaching position at Southern Aroostook High School and offer a 1st year probationary teaching contract for 2013-14.


VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS


  1. A motion was made by Phil Knowles and seconded by Barbara Burton to approve the Superintendent’s nomination of James Zabriek to fill the vacant music teaching position for the Katahdin Schools and offer a 1st year probationary teaching contract for 2013-14.


VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS


  1. Update job description for Facilities Director.


A motion was made by Phil Knowles and seconded by Peter Main to add an additional line of duties to the Facilities Director job description.


VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS


  1. A motion was made by Phil Knowles and seconded by Peter Main to approve the nomination of Dale Pratt as the Facilities Director for the 2013-2014 school year, salary and benefits to be negotiated.


VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS


  1. Consideration of Job Description for Head Transportation/Mechanic/Grounds Assistant.


A motion was made by Peter Main and seconded by Phil Knowles to accept the Head Transportation Mechanic/Grounds Assistant job description, as written.


VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS







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  1. Consideration of Job Description for Building and Grounds Supervisor.


A motion was made by Myron Baldwin and seconded by Rhoda Houtz to accept the Building and Grounds Supervisor job description, as written.


VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS


  1. Consideration of Bids for Food Service – Bread – Milk


  1. A motion was made by Phil Knowles and seconded by Leslie Gardner to accept the bid from Bimbo Foods Inc. for bread products for the RSU Nutrition Program for 2013-2014.

VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS


  1. A motion was made by Leslie Gardner and seconded by Peter Main to accept the bid from Garelick Farms for milk products for the RSU Nutrition Program for 2013-2014.

VOTE:  12 YES  0 NO  1 ABSTENTIONS


  1. A motion to review and accept/deny bids for an approved bus purchase, with a lift, for the current school year.


A motion was made by Phil Knowles and seconded by Larry Greenlaw to approve the bid from W. C. Cressey in the amount of $85,164 for a school bus with a lift.


VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS


4.  A motion to review and accept/deny bids for an additional bus, approved by the State,                                                                                                                                   for the current school year.


     Discussion only, no action at this time.


  1. Consideration of price increase across the RSU for student and adult lunches.


A motion was made by Rhoda Houtz and seconded by Peter Main to increase the student meal price by .05 cents and adult meals by .25 cents, as required by the Price Equity Law.


VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS


  1. A motion was made by Phil Knowles and seconded by Leslie Gardner to approve the Superintendent’s nomination of Kevin Grass to fill the vacant middle math teaching position at Katahdin Middle School and offer a 1st year probationary teaching contract for 2013-14.


VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS

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  1. A motion was made by Peter Main and seconded by Phil Knowles to approve the Superintendent’s nomination of Michael Susi to fill the vacant high school social studies teaching position at Katahdin Middle/High School and offer a 1st year probationary teaching contract for 2013-14.


VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS

  1. Future Agenda Item(s)

Bids for snow plowing and sanding for SACS

Bids for gas, diesel and fuel for the RSU

Further discussion regarding student representatives to the Board

Set dates and locations for community forums


  1. Upcoming Meetings and Events

                        - Region II Board August 20

- Policy Committee August 26 @ KES

- New Staff Orientation Days August 27

- Teacher Workshop Days August 28 & 29

- First Student Day September 3

- Building & Grounds Comm. September 5 @ SACS

- Finance Committee September 9 @ SACS

- Regular Board Meeting September 9 @ SACS

- Region II Board September 10


  1. Executive Session(s)
  1. Negotiations update: Time in:  8:45 p.m.


A motion was made by Phil Knowles and seconded by Leslie Gardner to move to Executive Session, under 1 MRSA, sub-section 405(6)(D).

VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS

Time out:  8:50 p.m.


  1. Legal matters: Time in:  8:52 p.m.


A motion was made by Peter Main and seconded by Phil Knowles to move to Executive Session, under 1 MRSA, sub-section 405(6)(E).

VOTE:  13 YES  0 NO  0 ABSTENTIONS

Time out:  9:02 p.m.


  1. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 9:03 p.m.


Respectively Submitted:



Larry Malone, Superintendent RSU #50







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