Minutes of May 12, 2009

Rockland, Maine

May 12, 2009     

A special meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 in the Conference Room of the McLain Building.  Present were:

                                                      Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair                  South Thomaston

                                                      Brian Messing, Vice-Chair                  Rockland (6:10)

                                                      Loren Andrews                                                      Cushing

                                                      Sally Carleton                                                      Owls Head

                                                      Jamie Doubleday                                    Thomaston

                                                      Steven Dyer                                                      Rockland

                                                      George Emery                                                      St. George

                                                      Greg Hamlin                                                      Thomaston

                                                      James Kalloch                                                      Rockland

                                                      Esther Kilgour                                                      Rockland

                                                      Julie Sanborn                                                      Thomaston (6:03)

                                                      Patricia Wotton                                                      Rockland

 

Absent (Excused):                  Josiah Wilson                                                      St. George

 

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:00PM.  

The pledge of allegiance of the United States flag was given.  The Chair explained that the purpose of the meeting was to approve the 2009-2010 RSU #13 budget, sign the warrants, and make a decision of the high school MLTI participation. 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Sally Carleton to approve the Regional School Unit #13 general fund budget for 2009-2010 in the amount of $27,978,262.00.  12 FOR (927) 1 ABSENT (72). VOTED.

It was moved by Greg Hamlin and seconded by James Kalloch that the warrant for the Regional School Unit #13 budget meeting presented to the meeting be approved and that a Regional School Unit #13 budget meeting be called for 6:00PM, June 2, 2009, at Rockland District High School, for the purpose of voting on the annual budget for Regional School Unit #13 for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.  12 FOR (927) 1 ABSENT (72). VOTED.

It was moved by Brian Messing and seconded by Greg Hamlin that the Warrant and Notice of Election for the Regional School Unit #13 budget validation referendum presented to the meeting be approved, and that a Regional School Unit #13 budget validation referendum be called for June 9, 2009 for the purpose of approving the budget adopted at the Regional School Unit #13 budget meeting for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.  11 FOR (847) 1 ABSTENTION (Dyer/80) 1 ABSENT (72). VOTED.

It was moved by Brian Messing and seconded by Greg Hamlin that the form of notice of amounts adopted at budget meeting presented to this meeting be approved, and that the Secretary of the Regional School Unit #13 be authorized and directed to complete said notice by adding the amounts approved by the voters for each expenditure category and the total school budget summary expenditure amount, all in accordance with the Regional School Unit #13 District Budget meeting on June 2, 2009, and to deliver attested copies of said notice, as completed, to the clerks of each municipality in the Regional School Unit #13 for posting at all polling places for the June 9, 2009 Regional School Unit #13 budget validation referendum.  12 FOR (927) 1 ABSENT (72). VOTED.

 

The warrants for all six communities were signed by the Board members presented.

 

 

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High School MLTI Participation.  The Superintendent reported that updated information from the Department of Education states that a vote needs to be done by May 22, 2009.  Principals Rob Beverage (GVHS) and Tom Forti (RDHS) spoke in support of the program. 

 

Discussion followed.

 

It was moved by James Kalloch and seconded by Loren Andrews that RSU #13 participate in the MLTI program at the high school level at a cost of $157,000 a year for four years.

 

Discussion followed.

 

The vote was then taken:  10 FOR (767)  2 OPPOSED (Kilgour, Messing/160) 1 ABSENT (72). VOTED.

 

Superintendent Lucarelli distributed the budget flier that will be sent to all households in the six communities.  She noted that the “logo” being used was designed by RDHS student, Dominic Chadbourne.  She further announced that the website contract has been signed with Rick Hood of Rhode Island.

 

Budget Meetings.  The Chair noted that the following budget informational meetings have been scheduled:

                                    Thursday, May 21, 2009                                     Georges Valley High School

                                    Tuesday, May 26, 2009                                                      Rockland City Hall (Televised)

                                    Thursday, May 28, 2009                                                      St. George School

                                    Tuesday, June 2, 2009                                                      Budget Validation Vote (RDHS)

                                   

A questionnaire was distributed to the Board members requesting their input on dates of meetings, etc.  The Chair asked that they be completed and returned to her.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Steven Dyer that the meeting be adjourned.  12 FOR (927) 1 ABSENT (72).  VOTED.

Meeting adjourned at 6:55PM.