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Budget Meeting of April 12, 2010

RSU 13 Budget Workshop Minutes

Monday, 4/12/10: School Based Cost Centers

The meeting was called to order at 6 pm by Chair Ruth Anne Hohfeld. 

Board members present: Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Jamie Doubleday, Loren Andrews, Steven Dyer, George Emery, Gregory Hamlin, James Kalloch, Esther Kilgour, Brian Messing, Josiah Wilson, Patricia Moran-Wotton, Sally Carleton

Absent excused: Julie Sanborn

The Pledge to the flag was conducted.

1.      Superintendent’s Presentation of All Remaining Accounts:  Superintendent Judy Lucarelli reviewed System Administration, Transportation, Operations & Maintenance, and remaining accounts.

2.      Board Discussion and Questions:  Board members requested the following data, which will be available at the 4/14 work session.

§  Specify what maintenance projects were considered but not included for Lura Libby School and GVHS.

§  Examine monies budgeted for snow plowing by school.

§  Examine monies budgeted for mowing by school, and the apparent redundancy at RDHS.

§  Check whether there is redundancy in the amounts budgeted for HVAC at Saint George.

§  Analyze current balances in heating oil to decide what is needed for next year.

§  Address whether the elevator at the football field is in use and associated costs.

§  Identify what money is raised through fundraising by each RSU 13 athletic team this year

§  Specific laptop repairs this year and how much was collected from parents for this

§  Provided specific savings from the RSU 13 maintenance/transportation facility

§  Specify the cost of teachers paid for 2 days due to the closing of MacDougal School

§  Explain the revenue and cost share impact of the budget.

§  Provide evidence that we are meeting the needs of special education students

§  Provide information on class sizes for 2010-2011

3.      Public Input on School-Based Accounts: The following comments were raised: 

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§  1 person spoke about the intent of the RPC plan.

§  1 parent and 4 students spoke in support of the Janus, the regional program for high school behavior disordered students.

§  2 people spoke in support of Gifted and Talented education.

The Board indicated but did not vote that there would not be an increase in tax impact from the amount in the proposed budget.

Administration will explain in executive session at the end of the meeting on April 14 how the individual needs of students in the Janus program are proposed to be met. 

Moved by Tess Kilgour, seconded by Steve Dyer to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.

 

 

                                    _________________________________________________

                                    Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Secretary/RSU #13 Board of Directors

 

Budget Meeting of April 14, 2010

RSU 13 Budget Workshop Minutes

Wednesday, 4/14/10

The meeting was called to order at 6 pm by Chair Ruth Anne Hohfeld. 

Board members present: Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Jamie Doubleday, Loren Andrews, Steven Dyer, George Emery, Gregory Hamlin, James Kalloch, Esther Kilgour, Brian Messing, Josiah Wilson, Patricia Moran-Wotton, Sally Carleton

Absent excused: Julie Sanborn

The Pledge to the flag was conducted.

1.      Presentation of Remaining Accounts:  Adult Education Director Shannon Parker presented the proposed Adult Education Budget.

2.      Board Discussion and Questions:  Board members requested the following data, which will be available at the 4/14 work session.

§  Specify what maintenance projects were considered but not included for Lura Libby School and GVHS: all maintenance projects considered have been included in the budget.

§  Examine monies budgeted for snow plowing by school: the variation est/west is based on the differences in the basis for plowing bids and the amount of plowing done by staff instead of contracting.

§  Examine monies budgeted for mowing by school, and the apparent redundancy at RDHS: similar response to plowing; one mowing line at RDHS is redundant wand will be removed.

§  Check whether there is redundancy in the amounts budgeted for HVAC at Saint George: one HVAC line is redundant and will be removed.

§  Analyze current balances in heating oil to decide what is needed for next year: balances are due to the light winter; recommend maintaining the same projected usage for 10-11.

§  Address whether the elevator at the football field is in use and associated costs: the elevator is not in use and there is no cost for it.

§  Identify what money is raised through fundraising by each RSU 13 athletic team this year: information provided.

§  Specific laptop repairs this year and how much was collected from parents for this: list of specific repairs provided.

§  Provided specific savings from the RSU 13 maintenance/transportation facility: specific budgeted costs are included in the Transportation budget.  Savings will not be final until bus routes based on software are complete.

§  Specify the cost of teachers paid for 2 days due to the closing of MacDougal School: this is listed in the Title 2A budget in the Fund 2 Grants budget in the notebook.

§  Explain the revenue and cost share impact of the budget: Superintendent reviewed this.

§  Provide evidence that we are meeting the needs of special education students: this is determined by reviewing individual IEP’s.  This is addressed annually for each student and is part of a state audit every 5 years.

§  Provide information on class sizes for 2010-2011: spreadsheet provided

§  Further information on Administrative cost savings from 08-09 to 10-11: to be provided

3.      Moved by Steve Dyer, seconded by Josiah Wilson to go into executive session to discuss students.  Motion carried unanimously.

Entered Executive  Session at 7:43 pm.

Returned to public Session at 8:31 pm.

Moved by Sally Carleton, seconded by George Emery to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 pm.

 

 

 

                                    _________________________________________________

                                    Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Secretary/RSU #13 Board of Directors

 

Budget Meeting of April 26, 2010

Special RSU 13 Board Meeting Minutes

Monday, 4/26/10

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 pm by Vice Chair Jamie Doubleday. 

Board members present: Jamie Doubleday, Loren Andrews, Steven Dyer, George Emery, Gregory Hamlin, James Kalloch, Esther Kilgour, Brian Messing, Julie Sanborn Josiah Wilson, Patricia Moran-Wotton, Sally Carleton

Absent excused: Ruth Anne Hohfeld

Moved by Tess Kilgour, seconded by Steve Dyer to go into executive session in accordance with §405.6.E.  Motion carried unanimously

Entered executive session at 5:31 pm.

Returned to public session at 5:56 pm.  Regular agenda was addressed at 6 pm.

1.      The Pledge to the flag was conducted.

2.      Moved by Loren Andrews, seconded by Steve Dyer to approve moving the awarding of scholarships at Rockland District High School to a time separate from graduation.  Motion carried 846 in favor, 72 (Wilson) in opposition, 81 (Hohfeld) absent.

3.      Moved by Tess Kilgour, seconded by Sally Carleton to approve the Destination Imagination Team from OHCS, Team Bugaboo, to travel to Tennessee for global competition in May.  Motion carried unanimously.

4.      Budget Informational Meeting: 

§  The Superintendent explained the documents provided, which included a list of changes in the budget, a second draft budget, and a revised summary budget.  A teacher and contracted services were added to the budget to serve the five additional high school special education students currently in the Janus Program, and changes were made by advanced purchases or elimination of items to cover these costs.

§  Don Choquette spoke in support of the reduced budget but expressed concerns that transportation has increased and with the process of contract negotiations.

§  There was board discussion of any remaining concerns about the proposed budget

Moved by Loren Andrews, seconded by Patti Moran Wotton that the Curriculum Director or Special Programs Director report regularly to the Curriculum Committee on spending in account 100-2900-1000-52540-99 and request additional funds if needed.  Motion carried 846 in favor, 72 (Wilson) in opposition, 81 (Hohfeld) absent.

5.      Preliminary Budget Approval

Moved by Tess Kilgour, seconded by Greg Hamlin to provide preliminary approval to the budget as presented by the Superintendent.  Motion carried 846 in favor, 72 (Wilson) in opposition, 81 (Hohfeld) absent.

The Superintendent distributed the list of changes to be made in the expenditure budget to remove federal ARRA funds from the revenue budget.  These will be completed before the Board approved the budget and warrants at the May 6 Board meeting.

Moved by Brian Messing, seconded by Josiah Wilson to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

                                    _________________________________________________

                                    Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Secretary/RSU #13 Board of Directors

 

Budget Meeting of April 5, 2010

RSU 13 Budget Workshop Minutes

Monday, 4/5/10: School Based Cost Centers

The meeting was called to order at 6 pm by Chair Ruth Anne Hohfeld. 

Board members present: Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Jamie Doubleday, Loren Andrews (late, excused), Steven Dyer, George Emery, Gregory Hamlin (late, excused), James Kalloch, Esther Kilgour, Brian Messing, Julie Sanborn, Josiah Wilson, Patricia Moran-Wotton, Sally Carleton

The Pledge to the flag was conducted.

1.      Superintendent’s Presentation of School-Based Accounts:  Superintendent Judy Lucarelli reviewed all accounts that are school based: instruction, guidance, library and administration for ten schools.

2.      Public Input on School-Based Accounts: The following comments were raised: 

§  8 people spoke in opposition to the reduction of 0.1 art teacher and the resulting transfer of personnel.

§  1 person commented about the reduction of two teachers at RDMS.

§  1 person spoke in opposition to the transfer of a special education ed tech 1 working with her daughter at RDHS.

3.      Board Discussion and Questions:  Board members requested the following data, which will be available at the 4/12 work session.

§  Pull out all copier costs into a chart

§  Provide more information about the cost of field trip transportation

§  Verify the reason that RDHS Guidance contracted services has increased

§  Prepare a chart of administrative savings from 2008-2009 to 2010-2011

§  Provide a rationale for each team leader/head teacher position in the budget

§  Start the next meeting with an explanation of the role of the Board: what the Board can and cannot do regarding the budget.

Moved by Steve Dyer, seconded by Jim Kalloch to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 8 pm.

 

                                                __________________________________________________

                                                Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Secretary/RSU #13 Board of Directors       

 

Budget Meeting of April 7, 2010

RSU 13 Budget Workshop Minutes

Monday, 4/7/10: School Based Cost Centers

The meeting was called to order at 6 pm by Chair Ruth Anne Hohfeld. 

Board members present: Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Jamie Doubleday, Loren Andrews, Steven Dyer, George Emery, Gregory Hamlin, James Kalloch, Esther Kilgour, Brian Messing, Julie Sanborn, Josiah Wilson, Patricia Moran-Wotton, Sally Carleton

The Pledge to the flag was conducted.

1.      Superintendent’s Presentation of All Other Accounts:  Superintendent Judy Lucarelli reviewed all other accounts beginning with Alternative Education through Student Assessment.  She will present System Administration, Transportation, Operations & Maintenance, and remaining accounts on Monday, April 12.

2.      Public Input on School-Based Accounts: The following comments were raised: 

§  3 people spoke in support of cheerleading.

§  3 people spoke in support of the Janus, the regional program for high school behavior disordered students.

§  4 people spoke in support of Gifted and Talented education.

3.      Board Discussion and Questions:  Board members requested the following data, which will be available at the 4/12 work session.

§  Report on the number of special education students

§  Clarify the reason for the differences in athletic transportation costs

§  Identify what fundraising each athletic team does this year

§  The amount of money spent on laptop repairs this year

§  Provide evidence that we are meeting the needs of special education students

§  Provide information on class sizes for 2010-2011

§  Hold 4/28 at 6 pm for a special meeting in case it is needed.

Moved by Steve Dyer, seconded by Josiah Wilson to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 8 pm.

                                                _________________________________________________

                                                Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Secretary/RSU #13 Board of Directors

 

Budget Meeting of April 7, 2010

RSU 13 Budget Workshop Minutes

Monday, 4/7/10: School Based Cost Centers

The meeting was called to order at 6 pm by Chair Ruth Anne Hohfeld. 

Board members present: Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Jamie Doubleday, Loren Andrews, Steven Dyer, George Emery, Gregory Hamlin, James Kalloch, Esther Kilgour, Brian Messing, Julie Sanborn, Josiah Wilson, Patricia Moran-Wotton, Sally Carleton

The Pledge to the flag was conducted.

1.      Superintendent’s Presentation of All Other Accounts:  Superintendent Judy Lucarelli reviewed all other accounts beginning with Alternative Education through Student Assessment.  She will present System Administration, Transportation, Operations & Maintenance, and remaining accounts on Monday, April 12.

2.      Public Input on School-Based Accounts: The following comments were raised: 

§  3 people spoke in support of cheerleading.

§  3 people spoke in support of the Janus, the regional program for high school behavior disordered students.

§  4 people spoke in support of Gifted and Talented education.

3.      Board Discussion and Questions:  Board members requested the following data, which will be available at the 4/12 work session.

§  Report on the number of special education students

§  Clarify the reason for the differences in athletic transportation costs

§  Identify what fundraising each athletic team does this year

§  The amount of money spent on laptop repairs this year

§  Provide evidence that we are meeting the needs of special education students

§  Provide information on class sizes for 2010-2011

§  Hold 4/28 at 6 pm for a special meeting in case it is needed.

Moved by Steve Dyer, seconded by Josiah Wilson to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 8 pm.

                                                _________________________________________________

                                                Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Secretary/RSU #13 Board of Directors

 

Minutes of April 1, 2010 Regular Meeting

Rockland, Maine                                                                                                                              April 1, 2010

 

The regular meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Thursday, March 4, 2010 in the conference room at the McLain Building.  Present were:

                                                Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair                            South Thomaston

                                                Jamie Doubleday, Vice-Chair                      Thomaston

                                                Loren Andrews                                                 Cushing

                                                Sally Carleton                                                     Owls Head

                                                Steven Dyer                                                       Rockland

                                                George Emery                                                   St. George

                                                Gregory Hamlin                                                                Thomaston

                                                James Kalloch                                                    Rockland

                                                Esther Kilgour                                                    Rockland

Brian Messing                                                    Rockland

                                                Josiah Wilson                                                     St. George

                                                Patricia Moran-Wotton                                 Rockland

Absent (Excused):           Julie Sanborn                                                     Thomaston

 

1.  CALL TO ORDER AND DECLARATION OF A QUORUM.  2.  COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND PERSONNEL (EXECUTIVE SESSION)

At 6:00PM a quorum was declared.

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Brian Messing that the Board go into executive session for the purpose of negotiations.  12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73).  VOTED.

 

Into executive session at 6:01PM.  Out of executive session at 6:28PM.

 

2a.  CALL TO ORDER AND DECLARATION OF A QUORUM.  3 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.   4. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

Meeting called to order by the Chair at 6:30PM.  The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag was given.  Adjustments to the agenda were made.

 

5.  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

The following people spoke to the Board:  Andrea Curtis and Becky Howard on cheering; Diana Simendinger and Thomas Mellor on reassignment of teachers; Amanda Walker and Marcia Steenstra of the reduction of Junior Journey at GVHS; Ellen Spring and Jennifer Woodward of positions being lost; Laura Mank, Art teacher position at RDMS; Jennifer Garrett, Rick Bernard, Nikki Castellano, Josh McPhail, and Ruth Thompson on consolidation referendum; Don Choquette on labor negotiations and budget preparation.   Chair thanked everyone for attending.  NO ACTION.

 

6.  COMMUNICATIONS

Superintendent had distributed copies of emails and letters addressed to the Board.  Material also distributed that will be addressed at the Wednesday budget meeting.  NO ACTION.

 

7.  CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Patricia Wotton to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:

                a.  Approval of minutes of the regular meeting of March 4, 2010

                b.  Approval of Leave of Absence Request from Amanda Tavernakis (2010-2011)

c.  Authorize the Superintendent to enter into agreements with the Red Cross for schools to serve as                         shelters.

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d. Approval of Policies in send reading:

                1.  1.08 School Board Use of Email

2.  3.02 Curriculum and Educational Programs

                e.  Employment of coaches who are not regular employees of RSU #13:

                                1.  Wayne Judkins as baseball coach for St. George and Thomaston Grammar Schools

                                2.  Erik Nelson as softball coach for Thomaston Grammar School

f.  Approval of St. George 8th Grade Trip to Montreal May 14th-16th.

11 FOR (854) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

8.  REPORTS

a.  REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

Superintendent Lucarelli reported on the following items:  1) Thanked Janelle Eddy, art teacher at Thomaston Grammar and Lura Libby Schools for the art work in the Board room for the month of April. 2) Enrollment for RSU #13 for the month of March was 2,136 students in Grades K-12.  3) Reported on the list of personnel transfers for 2010-2011. 4) Updated the Board on the response to the retirement offer.  This list included teaching and auxiliary personnel.  5) Information received from the Department of Education at to average test scores in math and reading.  6) Status of the on-going work of the MacDougal to South transition.  7) Information on the Jules Verne foreign language program.  NO ACTION.

 

b.  REPORT OF THE CHAIR

Ruth Anne Hohfeld reported on the following:  1) Thanked the Superintendent and administrative team for providing the budget for 2010-2011 that meets the needs of the District. 2) Expressed sorrow at the lay-offs made necessary by budget constraints.  3) Thanked members of the negotiations team and the units for their dedicated work.  4) Thanked St. George for re-electing George Emery to the RSU #13 Board of Directors.  NO ACTION.

 

9.  BUSINESS ITEMS

a.  ACTION ON ELIMINATION OF POSITIONS FOR 2010-2011

Superintendent reviewed the following list for the Board and noted that no action would be taken at this time on extra-curricular positions.

                Total FTE Administrators:                                                              5.0

                District                                                  Business Manager                                           1.0

                District                                                  Superintendent’s Secretary                        1.0

                District                                                  Tech Director                                                     0.5

                District                                                  Tech Integration Coordinator                     1.0

                Gilford Butler                                     Principal                                                               0.5

                MacDougal School                           Principal                                                               1.0

                Total FTE Teachers                                                                           22.8

                East                                                        Alternative Education                                    1.0

                GVHS                                                    Art Teacher                                                        0.5

                RDHS                                                     Art Teacher                                                        0.5

                RDMS                                                    Grade 5 Art Teacher                                       0.1

                GVHS                                                    Computer Ed Teacher                                    0.5

                RDHS                                                     English Teacher                                                 1.0

                RDMS                                                    English Teacher/Grade 6                               1.0

                RDMS                                                    English Teacher/Grade 7                               1.0

 

 

 

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                RDMS                                                    FCS Teacher                                                       1.0

                District                                                  G/T Teacher                                                       1.0

                South                                                    Grade 2 Teacher                                               1.0

                South                                                    Grade 3 Teacher                                               1.0

                Owls Head                                          Grade 3-4 Teacher                                           1.0

                South                                                    Grade 4 Teacher                                               1.0

                South                                                    Grade K Teacher                                              1.0

                K-8                                                         Guidance Counselor                                       1.0

                GVHS                                                    Junior Journey Teacher                                 1.0

                East                                                        Library Media Specialist                                 1.0

                West                                                     Library Media Specialist**                           1.0

                RDHS                                                     Math Teacher                                                    1.0

                GVHS                                                    Music Teacher                                                   0.5

                RDMS                                                    Music Teacher/Grade 5                                 0.1

                RDMS                                                    Phys Ed Teacher/Grade 5                             0.1

                RDMS                                                    Resource Room Teacher                               1.0

                South                                                    Resource Room Teacher                               1.0

                East                                                        Social Worker 6-12                                           1.0

                East                                                        Social Worker (K)                                             0.5

                RDMS                                                    Tech Integrator                                                 1.0

                Total Hours/Day                                                                                                               156.3

                District                                                  Computer Technician                                     8.0

                District                                                  Computer Web Assistant                             8.0

                MacDougal                                         Custodian                                                            4.0

                MacDougal                                         Custodian                                                            8.0

                RDMS                                                    Custodian                                                            8.0

                West                                                     Custodian                                                            8.0

                West                                                     Driver                                                                    4.5

                West                                                     Driver                                                                    8.0

                MacDougal                                         Ed Tech 1/Special Education                        7.0

                MacDougal                                         Ed Tech 1/Special Education                        7.0

                South                                                    Ed Tech 1/Special Education**                   7.0

                South                                                    Ed Tech 1/Special Education**                   7.0

                RDHS                                                     Ed Tech 2/Study Hall                                       7.0

                Cushing                                                                Ed Tech 2/Title 1A**                                       3.9

                Owls Head                                          Ed Tech 3/Instruction**                                                3.0

                MacDougal                                         Ed Tech 3/Library                                             1.4

                MacDougal                                         Ed Tech 3/Special Education                        7.0

                Gilford Butler                                     Ed Tech 3/Title 1A                                            7.0

                MacDougal                                         Ed Tech 3/Title 1A                                            7.0

                MacDougal                                         Ed Tech 3/Title 1A                                            7.0

                RDHS                                                     Field Maintenance                                          4.0

                District                                                  Kitchen Manager                                             7.5

                RDHS                                                     Secretary/Part-Time                                       2.5

                RDHS                                                     Secretary/Part-Time                                       4.0

                South                                                    Secretary Part-Time                                        2.0

                Thomaston Grammar                     Secretary/Part-Time                                       1.5

                East                                                        Spanish Tutor/Grades 2-5                            7.0

 

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                Total Stipends                                                                                                                   21.0

                RDHS                                                     Fall Cheering                                                      1.0

                RDMS                                                    Fall Cheering                                                      1.0

                Thomaston Grammar                     Field Hockey                                                      1.0

                GVHS                                                    Field Hockey/JV                                                1.0

                GVHS                                                    Field Hockey/Varsity                                      1.0

                RDHS                                                     Girls Soccer/JV                                                  1.0

                GVHS                                                    Baseball/JV                                                         1.0

                RDHS                                                     Boys Tennis                                                        1.0

                RDHS                                                     Girls Tennis                                                         1.0

                GVHS                                                    Softball/JV                                                          1.0

                GVHS                                                    Basketball/Freshman Girls                           1.0

                RDHS                                                     Summer Strength Coach                               1.0

                GVHS                                                    Envirothon                                                          1.0

                MacDougal                                         Head Teacher                                                    1.0

                South                                                    Head Teacher                                                    1.0

                RDHS                                                     Jazz Band                                                             1.0

                West                                                     Literacy Curriculum Leader                          1.0

                West                                                     Science Curriculum Leader                           1.0

                RDHS                                                     Treasurer                                                            1.0

                District                                                  Webmaster                                                        1.0

                ** = Positions not included on 3/4/10

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Brian Messing to approve the list of recommended position eliminations or reductions for 2010-2011.  11 FOR (854) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

b.  ACTION ON TERMINATION OF CONTRACTS DUE TO CHANGES IN LOCAL CONDITIONS.

Superintendent reviewed the following list for the Board:

                Termination of Salaried Staff Contracts

                GBS Principal                                                                      Patricia Snow

                Social Worker                                                                    Shira Barnett

                Business Education Teacher                                        Amanda Walker

                Termination of Hourly Staff Contracts

                Ed Tech I                                                                              Lisa Berger

                Ed Tech I                                                                              Elaine Ernst

                Custodian                                                                            David Hall

                Ed Tech 3                                                                             Stephanie Henderson

                Ed Tech 3                                                                             Kathleen Mlynarski

                Web Assistant                                                                   Linda Knight

                Part-time Secretary                                                        Melanie Knight

                Custodian                                                                            Ken Lombardo

                Spanish tutor                                                                     Mateo Mendoza

                Custodian                                                                            Christopher Mudgett

                Ed Tech 3 (Library)                                                           Stacey O’Connor

                Spanish Tutor                                                                    Yarissa Ortiz

                Computer Technician                                                     Ken Sargent

                Driver                                                                                    Gerald Spaulding

                Ed Tech I                                                                              Melissa Stevens

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                Secretary                                                                             Mary Strong

                Secretary                                                                             Margaret Watkinson

                District Kitchen Manager                                              Peggy York

                Ed Tech I                                                                              Michelle Young

                Reduction of Salaried Staff Contracts

                Tech Director                                                                     Glenn Eichel                       to 0.5 FTE

                Art Teacher                                                                        Alison Livengood              to 0.9 FTE

                Physical Education Teacher                                          Matt Petrie                         to 0.9 FTE

                Physical Education Teacher                                          Sam Pendleton                 to 0.5 FTE

                Reduction of Hourly Contracts

                Ed Tech 2                                                                             Paul Boynton                     to 2.1 hours/day

                Custodian                                                                            Doug Schroder                  to 4 hours/day

                                                Teacher Contract non-renewals:                               9

                                                Teacher Retirements:                                    8

                                                Support Staff Retirements:                         5

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Esther Kilgour to approve the termination of contracts due to changes in local conditions.  11 FOR (854) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

c.  ESTABLISH 2010-2011 COMPENSATION FOR NON-ALIGNED POSITIONS

 It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Loren Andrews that for the 2010-2011school year, the salaries of all non-aligned personnel will remain the same as 2009-2010.  11 FOR (854) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

d.  PRESENTATION OF PROPOSED 2010-2011 BUDGET

     1.  REVIEW OF REVENUE BUDGET

Superintendent noted that there will be a 3% tax burden to the municipalities in the 2010-2011 budget.  This is broken down as follows:

                Cushing                                                                Increase of        37,482

                St. George                                          Decrease of    390,299

                Thomaston                                         Increase of        76,481

                Owls Head                                          Increase of        44,869

                Rockland                                              Increase of      573,074

                South Thomaston                            Increase of      290,972

     2.  SCHEDULE OF BUDGET REVIEW MEETINGS

                April 5, 2010                        6PM                       Presentation of School Budgets

                April 7, 2010                        6PM                       Presentation of All Other Accounts

                April 12, 2010                     6PM                       Consideration of Questions Raised

                April 14, 2010                     6PM                       Consideration of Questions Raised

                April 26, 2010                     6PM                       Consideration of Questions Raised/Tentative Approval

 

e.  CONSIDERATION OF HOLDING AN ADVISORY REFERENDUM ON REORGANIZATION OF SECONDARY

      SCHOOLS

It was moved by Josiah Wilson and seconded by Steven Dyer that the Board send the Grades 8 and 9 and Grades 10 to 12 proposal out to the voters, in an advisory capacity only,  at the same time as the budget referendum is voted.

 

Discussion followed. 

 

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The vote was then taken:  2 FOR (Dyer, Wilson/152) 10 OPPOSED (774) 1 ABSENT (73). DEFEATED.

 

f.  CONSIDERATION OF PROCESS FOR NAMING SECONDARY SCHOOLS

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Jamie Doubleday to approve the proposal of the Activities Committee for selection of a name/mascot/colors for the consolidated high school.  11 FOR (854) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (73).  VOTED.

 

g.  APPROVAL OF REASSIGNMENT OF PRINCIPALS FOR 2010-2011

Superintendent reported on the following Administrative assignments for 2010-2011:

                Larry Schooley                   To serve as principal of Georges Valley High School

                Mary Alice McLain           To serve as principal of St. George and Gilford Butler Schools

                Rob Beverage                    To serve as principal of Thomaston Grammar School

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Sally Carleton to approve the Superintendent’s recommendation.  10 FOR (774) 2 OPPOSED (Dyer, Wilson/152) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

h.  FUTURE USE OF MacDOUGAL SCHOOL

It was moved by Loren Andrews and seconded by James Kalloch that the Board make a determination that there is no further educational use for the MacDougal School facility, and that the Board offer it to the City of Rockland; without the boiler and with a reduced lot size.  10 FOR (774) 2 OPPOSED (Dyer, Wilson/152) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

i.  CONSIDERATION OF POLICIES IN FIRST READING

                1) Policy 2.02 Graduation Requirements Policy and Procedures

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Patricia Wotton to approve Policy 2.02, Graduation Requirements Policy and Procedures in first reading.  11 FOR (854) 1 ABSTENTION (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

j.  CONSIDERATION IN FIRST READING OF 2010-2011 SCHOOL CALENDAR

It was moved by Steven Dyer and seconded by Jamie Doubleday to approve, in first reading, the RSU #13 School Calendar for 2010-2011.  12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

10.  COMMITTEE REPORTS AND UPCOMING MEETINGS

 

a.  ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

Esther Kilgour, Chair, reported that the next meeting will be April 15, 2010 at 5:00PM.

 

b.  CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Sally Carleton, Chair, reported that the next meeting will be April 6, 2010 at 6:30PM.

 

c.  FACILITIES & TRANSPORTATION

Gregory Hamlin, Chair, reported on a meeting held March 9th to discuss the transportation software.  The training sessions are in the process of being scheduled.  Next meeting will be April 13th at 5:30PM.

 

d.  FINANCE & INSURANCE

Brian Messing, Chair, reported on a recent meeting held March 11trh.  The next scheduled meeting of the Committee will be April 8th at 6:00PM.

 

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e.  PERSONNEL & NEGOTIATIONS AND i.  MANY FLAGS/ONE CAMPUS

Jamie Doubleday, Chair of both committees reported that negotiations is on-going.  With regard to the Many Flags/One Campus, the application has been submitted and we are waiting for notification of whether it has or has not been accepted.  This should come some time in June.

 

f.  POLICY COMMITTEE

James Kalloch, Chair, reported that the next meeting will be April 27th at 5:30PM.  At this meeting, the Committee will review the Student Code of Conduct. 

 

g.  TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Loren Andrews, Chair, reported that the committee met on March 19th.  The next meeting will be April 5th at 6:30PM.  The District’s Technology Plan will also be coming to the Board at the May meeting.

 

h.  MID-COAST SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY. 

Josiah Wilson, Board Representative, reported on the March meeting.  The next meeting of the MCST Board will be on April 28th.

 

11.  ADJOURNMENT

It was moved by Steven Dyer and seconded by Jamie Doubleday that the meeting be adjourned.  12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73).  VOTED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:22PM.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                _______________________________________________________

 Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Superintendent/RSU #13 Board of Directors

 

Minutes of December 3, 2009

Rockland, Maine

December 3, 2009          

 

The regular meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Thursday, December 3, 2009 in the Conference Room at the McLain Building.  Present were:  

                                                Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair                 South Thomaston

                                                Jamie Doubleday, Vice-Chair            Thomaston

                                                Loren Andrews                                  Cushing

                                                Sally Carleton                                    Owls Head

                                                Steven Dyer                                       Rockland

            George Emery                                    St. George

                                                Gregory Hamlin                                 Thomaston

                                                James Kalloch                                    Rockland

                                                Esther Kilgour                                    Rockland

                                                Brian Messing                                    Rockland

                                                Josiah Wilson                                     St. George

                                                Patricia Moran-Wotton                      Rockland

Absent (Excused):           Julie Sanborn                                             Thomaston

 

1.  CALL TO ORDER AND DECLARATION OF A QUORUM.  2.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE  

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:30PM.  The Pledge of allegiance of the United States flag was given. 

 

4.  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

None

 

5.  COMMUNICATIONS

Letter of resignation from Jessica Leavitt, teacher at Lura Libby School.

 

6.  CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Gregory Hamlin and seconded by Jamie Doubleday to approve the following items under the consent agenda:

a.  Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of November 5, 2009

b.  Approval of Minutes of Special Meeting of November 16, 2009

c.  Acceptance of Resignations

     1)  Jessica Leavitt as teacher at Lura Libby School

d.  Approval of Procedure for Approving Warrants

e.  Appointment of non-employee coaches:

     1)  Wayne Judkins, 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball (West Side)

     2)  Katie Crandell, Yearbook Coordinator (West Side)

     3)  Jim Strong, Boys JV Basketball Coach (West Side)

11 FOR (846) 1 ABSTENTION (Dyer/80) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

7.  REPORTS

a.  REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT. 

Superintendent Lucarelli reported on the following items that did not require Board action: 1) Enrollment for RSU #13 for November was 2,152 students in Grades K-12.  2) Amount of curtailment for the remainder of this school year was $518,000.  3) Material for the closing of MacDougal School has been forwarded to the Department of Education.  Material has been posted to the website.  Any citizen interested in commenting on the closing should use the form on the website.   She further updated the Board on financial matters and transition matters for the schools.  4) A schedule has been drawn up for art teachers to have students’ works on display at the Central Office.  NO ACTION.

 

b.  CHAIR’S REPORT

Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair, reported on the following items:  1) Negotiations continue to take many hours, and she thanked the committee for their hard work.  2) Attended the performances of “Twelfth Night” at Georges Valley High School and “The Wiz” at Rockland District High School. 3) Announced that Teresa Brewster of Lura Libby School was awarded the October prize in the “Exquisite Prompt Writing Contest”.  4) The District-wide writing prompt assessments have been done, and the staff are using the results to better assist students. 5) Rebecca Shields has been active in the Maine Math and Science Alliance and has received a smart board for her classroom.

6) Encouraged Board members to check their folders on a regular basis.  7) Announced several holiday fairs being held at the various RSU buildings.  NO ACTION.

 

c.  COMMITTEE REPORTS

1.  ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

Esther Kilgour, Chair, reported that her committee did not meet.  The next meeting will be on January 28th at 5:00PM.  NO ACTION.

 

2.  CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Sally Carleton, Chair, reported on a meeting held December 1st.  The Committee heard an update on the Gifted/Talented Program, trimester report cards at MacDougal School, draft policies dealing with curriculum, and review of the draft for the district-wide writing assessment.  Next meeting will be January 5, 2010 at 6:30PM.  NO ACTION.

 

3.  FACILITIES & TRANSPORTATION

Gregory Hamlin, Chair, reported on a meeting held November 10th.  Discussion took place regarding a facilities audit in 2010.  The Committee was also updated on the repairs at MacDougal School.  Any school construction plans have to be submitted by March 15th and capital improvement projects by June 15th.  The fuel tanks have been inspected and should pass for this year.  Next meeting is December 8th at 5:30PM.  NO ACTION.

 

4.  FINANCE & INSURANCE

Brian Messing, Chair, reported on a recent meeting held to review the financial status of the RSU.  The Committee reviewed the audits for MSAD #5 and MSAD #50.  After their review, the amount of $512,000 is to be returned to the MSAD #50 municipalities, and $268,000 to the municipalities in MSAD #5.  The Committee finalized the procedures for approving warrants, and reviewed and concur on the approval for the bus lease and the bus storage facilities.  Next meeting will be December 10th at 6:00PM.

 

5.  PERSONNEL & NEGOTIATIONS

Jamie Doubleday, Chair, reported on the number of negotiations sessions to date, as well as the committee’s approval for contract adjustments to Toni Reed, Business Manager, and Scott Hall, Maintenance and Transportation.  The remainder of her report will be given in executive session.  NO ACTION.

 

6.  POLICY

James Kalloch, Chair, reported on a meeting held November 9th at which time it was decided to bring four policies forth for first reading.  The policies are also in the process of being added to the District’s website.  Next meeting will be December 15th at 5:30PM.  NO ACTION.

 

7.  TECHNOLOGY

Loren Andrews, Chair, requested that his report be given later in the meeting.  NO ACTION

 

8.  MID-COAST SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY

Josiah Wilson, Board representative, reported on a recent meeting of the MCST Board.  NO ACTION.

 

9.  MANY FLAGS/ONE CAMPUS

Jamie Doubleday reported on a recent meeting with Alan Hinsey and John Spear to review the work to be done on the application.  Another meeting is scheduled for December 10th to start working on the application, which must be submitted in March.  NO ACTION.

 

d.  PRESENTATION ON TECHNOLOGY

Loren Andrews, Chair of the Technology Committee, reviewed the goals of the committee, and then introduced teachers Dwight Blue and Steffany Tribou of RDHS who gave an overall review of a classroom lesson.  Glenn Eichel, Technology Coordinator, reported that the parent portal is open at RDMS.  If there are any problems, parents should check with their child’s school.  Discussion and questions were asked of the members doing the presentation.  NO ACTION.

 

8.  BUSINESS ITEMS

a.  Acceptance of audit reports for MSAD #5 and MSAD #50.

It was moved by Brian Messing and seconded by Steven Dyer to accept the auditors reports for MSAD #5 and MSAD #50 for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.  12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

b.  Approve refund to town of year-end balances

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Sally Carleton, to approve the following refunds to the municipalities of RSU #13:

                Cushing                                                               $  134,961.53

                Owls Head                                                                57,437.17

                Rockland                                                                 160,099.41

                St. George                                                               231,288.37

                South Thomaston                                                     50,861.42

                Thomaston                                                             146,338.10

12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

C1.  Approval of Skate Park at Gilford Butler School

Gregory Hamlin, Chair of the Facilities and Transportation Committee, gave an overview of the request from South Thomaston.  It was recommended to grant a five year lease with an option to renew.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Jamie Doubleday to approve the recommendation of the Facilities and Transportation Committee for construction of a skate park at Gilford Butler School.  12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

e.  Approval of Professional Learning Community Support System Certification Handbook

This request was moved up on the agenda.  Superintendent acknowledged the work of the Recertification Committee, Lynda Baum, Colleen Kreps, Ellen Spring, and Patricia Mellor.

 

It was moved by Loren Andrews and seconded by Jamie Doubleday to approve the Professional  Learning Community Support System Certification Handbook. 

 

Discussion followed.  The vote was then taken:  9 FOR (694) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 2 ABSTENTIONS (Messing, Wotton/160) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

C2.  Decision regarding lease of transportation/maintenance facility

Gregory Hamlin, Chair of the Facilities & Transportation Committee, Superintendent Lucarelli, and John Spear gave an overview of the rationale for leasing the facility. 

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Loren Andrews to approve the lease of the transportation and maintenance facility. 

 

Discussion followed. The vote was then taken:  10 FOR (774) 2 OPPOSED (Wilson, Wotton/152) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

d.  CONSIDERATION OF POLICIES IN FIRST READING

It was moved by James Kalloch and seconded by Gregory Holmes to approve the following policies in first reading:

JLCD                       Administration of Medication to Students

New                      Formation of New Clubs and Activities

IHCDA                   Post-Secondary Enrollment Options

EEA                        Transportation Policy

12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

f.  CONTRACT ADJUSTMENTS

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Esther Kilgour, to increase the salary of Toni Reed, Business Manager from $68,000 to $71,000 due to added responsibility for maintenance and transportation, and Scott Hall, Maintenance and Transportation Director from $60,000 to $63,000 due to added responsibility for transportation  for the 2009-2010 school year.  10 FOR (774) 2 OPPOSED (Wilson/Wotton/152) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

9.  UP-COMING MEETINGS

Dates and times of meetings are as follows.  All are held at McLain School:

a.       Curriculum Committee 6:30 pm December 1st  

b.      Facilities & Transportation Committee 5:30 pm December 8th 

c.       Finance Committee 6:00 pm December 10th

d.      Policy Committee 5:30 pm December 15th 

e.      Technology Committee 6:30 pm December 17th 

f.        Activities Committee 5:00 pm January 28th

g.       School Board 6:30 pm January 7th  

NO ACTION

 

10.  EXECUTIVE SESSION

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Esther Kilgour to go into executive session for the purpose of consideration of the Superintendent’s Goals and Collective Bargaining.  12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

Into executive session at 8:55PM.  Out of executive session at 10:06PM.

 

11.  ADJOURNMENT

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Esther Kilgour that the meeting be adjourned.  12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 10:07PM.

 

                                                _________________________________________________

                                                Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Secretary/RSU #13 Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes of February 4, 2010

Rockland, Maine

February 4, 2010         

The regular meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Thursday, February 4, 2010 in the Conference Room at the McLain Building. 

Present were:               Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair      South Thomaston

                                    Jamie Doubleday, Vice-Chair  Thomaston

                                    Loren Andrews                        Cushing

                                    Steven Dyer                             Rockland

                                    George Emery                         St. George

                                    Gregory Hamlin                       Thomaston

                                    James Kalloch                         Rockland

                                    Esther Kilgour                         Rockland

                                    Brian Messing                          Rockland

                                    Julie Sanborn                           Thomaston

                                    Josiah Wilson                           St. George

                                    Patricia Moran-Wotton            Rockland

Absent (Excused):       Sally Carleton                          Owls Head

1.  CALL TO ORDER AND DECLARATION OF A QUORUM.  2.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3.  ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA 

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:30PM.  The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag was given.  Adjustments to the agenda were made.

4.  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

The following people spoke regarding the High School Study Group Recommendation:  Michelle Philbrook of Rockland, Michelle Peaco of Rockland, Angela Vachon of Saint George, Missy Stevens of Owls Head, and David Johanson of Thomaston.  The following people spoke regarding concerns about the tax impact of the 2010-2011 budget: Bill Reinhardt of Saint George and Heniz Sell of Cushing.  Chairman thanked the members of the public for coming to speak to the Board.  NO ACTION.

5.  COMMUNICATIONS:  No communications.

6.  CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Gregory Hamlin to approve the following item under the consent agenda:

a. Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of January 7, 2010. 

12 FOR (911) 1 ABSENT (88). VOTED.

8.b.  Overview of Many Flags/One Campus Draft Application

Alan Hinsey provided an overview of the application.  There were questions about the role of the oversight Committee and the overall process of the future of this project.  Comments from Board members should be submitted in writing to the Superintendent by Monday February 8 in order to be included in the final draft.  The application will be before the Board for a vote on March 4 before submission to the Commissioner on March 15. NO ACTION.

7.  REPORTS

A.  REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT. 

Superintendent Lucarelli reported that RSU 13 enrollment is 2161.  She has been conducting staffing meetings with each administrator to prepare for pending reduction in force decisions.  She reported on the transition for MacDougal School.  She expressed appreciation to Holly Smith and her students at RDHS for the art exhibit in the Board Room.  NO ACTION.

B.  REPORT OF THE CHAIR

Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair, reported on The Study Group forums attended.  She expressed appreciation to those who attended.  She participated in DARE Graduation at Owls Head Central School and in meetings with MSAD 40 and Five-Town CSD Boards on the Many Flags/One Campus application.  NO ACTION.

C.  COMMITTEE REPORTS

1.  ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

Esther Kilgour, Chair, reported on a meeting held January 28th regarding improving efficiencies in sports programs.  Minutes have been posted on the website.  She noted that the next meeting will be February 25, 2010 at 5:00PM.  NO ACTION.

2.  CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Loren Andrews reported for the Chair, on a meeting held February 2, 2010.  The meeting focused on matters relating to High School reorganization.  The next meeting is scheduled for March 2, 2010 at 6:30PM.  Minutes have been posted on the website.  NO ACTION.

3.  FACILITIES & TRANSPORTATION

Gregory Hamlin, Chair, reported on a meeting held January 12th regarding school facilities issues and the new maintenance & Transportation facility.  The next meeting is scheduled for February 9, 2010 at 5:30PM.  Minutes have been posted on the website.   NO ACTION.

4.  FINANCE & INSURANCE

Brian Messing, Chair, reported on a meeting held January 14th regarding establishing per pupil rates for the 2010-2011 proposed budget and on the financial status of the current budget.  The next meeting is scheduled for February 11, 2010 at 6:00PM.  Minutes have been posted on the website.  NO ACTION.

5.  PERSONNEL & NEGOTIATIONS

Jamie Doubleday, Chair, reported that negotiations are on-going and the committee is meeting once a week working with the MEA and the Teamsters.  The remainder of the report will be given in Executive Session.  NO ACTION.

6.  POLICY COMMITTEE

James Kalloch, Chair, reported on a meeting held jointly with the Technology Committee on January 25th to discuss Technology Policies, most of which are before the Board.  The next meeting of the Committee will be on Tuesday, February 23rd at 5:30PM.  NO ACTION.

7.  TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Loren Andrews, Chair, reported that he had nothing to add to the Policy Committee report on the meeting held jointly with Policy Committee January 25th.  Next meeting will be March 18, 2010 at 6:30PM.  NO ACTION.

8.  MID-COAST SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY

Josiah Wilson, representative from RSU #13, reported on a recent meeting, including the raise approved for the Director.  Representatives were asked to relay the concern of the RSU 13 Board that this raise was granted for the coming year.   The next meeting will be Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 7:00PM.  NO ACTION.

9.  MANY FLAGS/ONE CAMPUS

Jamie Doubleday reported that the Steering Committee has accompanied Alan Hinsey to Board meetings of the Five-Town CSD and MSAD 40 to share the draft proposal.  NO ACTION.

D.  Report on First RSU 13 Writing Assessment Results

Neal Guyer, Director of School Improvement, reported that the Principals are analyzing the results of the first RSU #13 writing assessment.  NO ACTION. 

8.  BUSINESS ITEMS

C. 1. Approval of Dates for Budget Review

The Superintendent presented the budget approval process and calendar.  There was agreement about the following dates, which will be posted on the website:

6 pm 4/1         Present budget docs to Board, review revenues

6 pm 4/5         Budget work session: presentation of K-12 schools, all accounts

6 pm 4/7         Budget work session: presentation of all other accounts

6 pm 4/12       Board questions on budget

6 pm 4/14       Board questions on budget

6 pm 4/26       Admin response to questions if needed, tentative budget approval

6 pm 5/7         Board Vote on Proposed Budget

5/24 week       Budget Informational Meetings

June 1              District Meeting Vote on Proposed Budget: RDHS Auditorium

June 8              Referendum on Proposed Budget: within 10 days of District Meeting

C.2. Consideration of Local Impact for Proposed 2010-2011 Budget

The Superintendent shared with the Board the latest information about state subsidy: a reduction of $1,358,488 from the original 09-10 subsidy amount.  Combined with $1,650,000 in accumulated balances that were netted from assessments to the towns in June 2009, This creates a revenue shortfall for 10-11 just over $3,000,000.  Pending legislation may result in no Medicaid reimbursement and in loss of penalty monies for non-conforming districts, which could result is an additional $500,000 loss.  She presented three scenarios for how to overcome this lost revenue and asked the Board to consider authorizing her to prepare a budget that was reduced by $1.5 million and allowed for $1.5 million in increased taxes. 

Discussion followed.

Moved by Brian Messing and seconded by Patti Wotton to authorize the Superintendent to present a budget for Board consideration with a 3% increase in local taxes.

The vote on the motion was then taken:  7 FOR (Doubleday, Hamlin, Hohfeld, Kilgour, Messing, Sanborn, Wotton /540) 5 OPPOSED (Andrews, Dyer, Emery, Kalloch, Wilson/371) 1 ABSENT (Carleton/88). VOTED.

A. Consideration of High School Study Group Recommendation

Judy presented an overview of comments received at the 18 public forums, staff meetings, student meetings, and Board committee meetings in the previous four weeks.  She presented a summary of implementation steps identified by the Study Group in its meeting on February 1st.  She stated that the Committee no longer recommends implementation in the fall of 2010.  Discussion followed.

Moved by George Emery and seconded by Jim Kalloch that the High School Study Group recommendation to educate all students in grades 8-9 in Thomaston and all students in grades 10-12 in Rockland be implemented in the fall of 2011.

Moved by Greg Hamlin, seconded by Jamie Doubleday to close debate.  The vote to close debate carried 10 FOR (Andrews, Doubleday, Dyer, Emery, Hamlin, Hohfeld, Kalloch, Kilgour, Messing, Sanborn/759) OPPOSED (Wilson, Wotton/ 152) 1 ABSENT (Carleton/88).

The vote on the motion was then taken:  6 FOR (Emery, Hamlin, Hohfeld, Kalloch, Kilgour, Messing, /466) 6 OPPOSED (Andrews, Doubleday, Dyer, Sanborn, Wilson, Wotton /445) 1 ABSENT (Carleton/88). VOTED.

D.2. Consideration of Cooperative Middle School and High School Field Hockey Teams

Moved by Tess Kilgour, seconded by Jamie Doubleday to approve the recommendation of the Activities Committee to eliminate field hockey at Georges Valley High School and Thomaston Grammar School; and to allow the RDHS & RDMS athletic administration to pursue cooperative teams that include students of both schools in that sport.

The vote on the motion was then taken:  12 FOR (911) 1 ABSENT (88). VOTED.

D.1. Consideration of Cooperative Middle School Football Team

Moved by Tess Kilgour, seconded by Jamie Doubleday to approve the recommendation of the Activities Committee to allow students from Thomaston Grammar School and St. George Elementary school in grades 7-8 to participate in cooperative middle school football with Rockland District Middle School.

The vote on the motion was then taken:  12 FOR (911) 1 ABSENT (88). VOTED.

E. Consideration of Policies in First Reading:  Policies Relating to Technology

Moved by Jim Kalloch, seconded by Brian Messing to approve the following policies as amended in first reading:

2.50 Student Computer and Internet Use Policy and Procedures

2.51 Student use of Electronic Devices

4.21 Employee Computer and Internet Use Policy and Procedures

The vote on the motion was then taken:  12 FOR (911) 1 ABSENT (88). VOTED.

F. Consideration of a Request for a Leave of Absence: removed from consideration

9.  ANNOUNCE UP-COMING MEETINGS

A list of up-coming meetings was announced, and notification will be sent to the Board members.  NO ACTION.

G. Consideration of Superintendent’s Goals and H. Collective Bargaining

Moved by Jamie Doubleday, seconded by Tess Kilgour to go into executive session to discuss Collective Bargaining. 

The vote on the motion was then taken:  12 FOR (911) 1 ABSENT (88). VOTED.

Entered Executive Session at 10:09 pm.  Returned to Public Session at 10:54 pm

10. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved by Steven Dyer and seconded by Esther Kilgour that the meeting be adjourned.  12 FOR (911) 1 ABSENT (88). VOTED.

Meeting adjourned at 10:59PM.

                                    _________________________________________________

                                    Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Secretary/RSU #13 School Board

 

Minutes of January 7, 2010

Rockland, Maine

January 7, 2010           

 

The regular meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Thursday, January 7, 2010 in the Conference Room at the McLain Building.  Present were:  

                                                Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair            South Thomaston

                                                Jamie Doubleday, Vice-Chair      Thomaston

                                                Loren Andrews                            Cushing

                                                Sally Carleton                              Owls Head

                                                Steven Dyer                                 Rockland

            George Emery                              St. George

                                                Gregory Hamlin                           Thomaston

                                                James Kalloch                              Rockland

                                                Esther Kilgour                              Rockland

                                                Brian Messing                             Rockland

                                                Julie Sanborn                               Thomaston

            Josiah Wilson                              St. George

                                                Patricia Moran-Wotton               Rockland

 

1.  CALL TO ORDER AND DECLARATION OF A QUORUM.  2.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE   3.  ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:30PM.  The Pledge of allegiance of the United States flag was given. 

Chair welcomed everyone to the first meeting of 2010.

 

4.  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Prior to the start of the open session, the Chair outlined the public comment section of the meeting.  She further reported that the following community forums for the High School Study Group Recommendation will be held as follows:

                January 11, 2010                                               Rockland District High School

                January 13, 2010                                               Georges Valley High School

                January 20, 2010                                               Thomaston Grammar School

                January 26, 2010                                               St. George School

                January 27, 2010                                               Rockland District Middle School

The following people spoke relative to the high school student group recommendations:  Tena Wallace from St. George; Julia Sell from Cushing; Melissa Stevens from Owls Head, Michael Ansart, GVHS Student, Michelle Philbrook, Rockland, William Reinhart, St. George, Donald Choquette, St. George, Angela Vachon, St. George,  Erik Laustsen, Rockland, Michelle Peaco, Rockland, Thomas Mellor, Thomaston, Ellen Spring, Thomaston.  The Chair thanked everyone for attending and speaking to the Board.  She also encouraged them to attend the community forums.  NO ACTION.

 

5.  COMMUNICATIONS

None at the time of the meeting.

 

6.  CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Gregory Hamlin to approve the following items under the consent agenda:

a.  Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of December 3, 2009

b. Acceptance of Resignations

     1)  Toni Reed as Business Manager

c.  Approval of Policies in Second Reading:

     1)  JLCD – Administration of Medication to Students

     2)  EEA – Transportation Policy

13 FOR (999).  VOTED.

 

7.  REPORTS

a.  REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT. 

Superintendent Lucarelli reported on the following items that did not require Board action: 1) Enrollment for RSU #13 for November was 2,144 students in Grades K-12.  2) Thanked Alison Livengood and the students of Rockland District Middle School for the fine art display in the Board Room and the Hallway.  3) Commissioner of Education informed the District that the curtailment starting in February will be $104,000 per month.   4) Work is being done to the Maintenance and Transportation facility in order to facilitate the moving into the building. 

a.1  CONSIDERATION OF CLASS SIZE. Wanted to review  proposed class size prior to the start of the 2010-2011 .

                                                K-2:                                        15-18 students

                                                3-6:                                        18-20 students

                                                7-12                                       20-23 students

At the high school level, a review will be done with all classes showing fewer than 10 students.  NO ACTION.

 

b.  REPORT OF THE CHAIR.

Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair, reported on the following items: 1) Information from the legislature is very minimal at this time.  However, Senator Alfond from the State Education Committee, has stated that he would be working to improve high school retention in the coming session.  2) Many Flags/One Campus Steering Committee attended a Five-Town CSD (Camden) meeting.  3) Encouraged Board members to read the administrative reports.  NO ACTION.

 

c.  COMMITTEE REPORTS

1)  ACTIVITIES.  Esther Kilgour, Chair, reported that two meetings have been scheduled.  January 11th at 5:30PM and January 28th at 5:30PM.  Both will be held at McLain School.  NO ACTION.

 

2)  CURRICULUM.  Sally Carleton, Chair, reported on a meeting held January 5th.   Neal Guyer, Curriculum Coordinator, reviewed and discussed the draft document of the K-8 curriculum audit.  Also discussed the K-8

World language offerings.  Next meeting will be February 2nd at 6:30PM.  NO ACTION.

 

3)  FACILITIES & TRANSPORTATION.  Gregory Hamlin, Chair, reported on a meeting held  December 8th to discuss a facilities audit update.  John Spear is working with the committee on this.  He noted that the transportation software should be received some time in February.  Next meeting will be January 12th at 5:30PM.  NO ACTION.

 

4)  FINANCE & INSURANCE.  Brian Messing, Chair, reported on a meeting held December 10th.  The Committee is reviewing areas of the budget that are showing overages.  With the curtailment in the state subsidy, the RSU has to be extremely cautious with its funds.  Next meeting will be January 14th immediately following the public hearing for MacDougal School.  NO ACTION.

 

5)  PERSONNEL AND NEGOTIATIONS.  Jamie Doubleday, Chair, reported on recent negotiations.  The Committee has also reviewed the retirement incentive, with action being taken later this evening.  A ten-day notice has been received from the Teachers’ Association.  Remainder of the report will be given in executive session.  NO ACTION.

 

6)  POLICY.   James Kalloch, Chair, reported on a recent meeting to review policies coming before the Board this evening.  The next meeting is scheduled for January 19th at 5:30PM.  NO ACTION.

 

7)  TECHNOLOGY.  Loren Andrews, Chair, reported that the next meeting would be January 21st at 6:30PM. NO ACTION.

 

8)  MID-COAST SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY.  Josiah Wilson, Board representative, reported on a meeting held at MCST on December 16th.  NO ACTION.

 

9)  MANY FLAGS/ONE CAMPUS.  Jamie Doubleday reported on the presentation before the Five-Town CSD, and that one was also scheduled with MSAD #40.  The application is due to the State of March 15th, but the Board will have a chance to review the application some time in February.  NO ACTION.

 

8.  BUSINESS ITEMS

a.  PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDY GROUP RECOMMENDATION.

Judith Lucarelli, Superintendent and James Kalloch, Board Member, gave an overview of the High School study group recommendations.  A question and answer period followed.

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Loren Andrews that we present the high school study group recommendations as a concept, without a timeline,  for further consideration and that the Board gather information from the public, students, and staff as to whether or not this is a good plan.

 

Discussion followed.

 

The vote was then taken:  11 FOR (847) 2 OPPOSED (Kalloch, Wilson/152).  VOTED.

 

b.  APPROVE AND SIGN WARRANTS FOR CLOSURE OF MacDOUGAL SCHOOL

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Esther Kilgour that the warrant and notice of election presented to the meeting be and is hereby approved and that a regional meeting referendum be and is hereby called for February 9, 2010 for the purpose of approving the closure of the MacDougal School as described therein.  Further voted that the Notice of public Hearing presented to the meeting be and is hereby approved and that a public hearing on closure of the MacDougal School will be held on January 14, 2010 at 6:00PM as provided therein.  12 FOR (927) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72).  VOTED.

 

The warrants were then signed by members of the Board if Directors.

 

c.  APPROVE RETIREMENT INCENTIVES FOR EMPLOYEES

Jamie Doubleday, Chair of the Personnel Committee, presented the retirement incentive forms.  These were presented to the MEA on January 6, 2010, and the Teamsters is scheduled for January 8, 2010.  Staff have until March 1, 2010 to respond.

 

It was moved by Gregory Hamlin and seconded by Sally Carleton to accept the retirement incentives for employees.  13 FOR (999).  VOTED.

 

d.  APPROVAL OF POLICIES IN SECOND READING:

     1)  FORMATION OF NEW CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

     2)  IHCDA – POST SECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

 

It was moved by James Kalloch and seconded by Steven Dyer to accept the policies in second reading.  13 FOR (999).  VOTED.

The following  items will be handled in executive session:

                e.  Employment of Business Manager

                f.  Consideration of Superintendent’s Goals

                g.  Collective Bargaining

 

9.  ANNOUNCE UP-COMING MEETINGS (ALL ARE AT McLAIN SCHOOL):

     a.  Curriculum Committee                       6:30PM                 February 2, 2010

     b.  Facilities & Transportation 5:30PM                 January 12, 2010

     c.  Finance                                                      6:00PM                 January 14, 2010

     d.  Policy                                                         5:30PM                 January 19, 2010

     e.  Technology                                              6:30PM                 January 21, 2010

     f.  Activities                                                    5:30PM                 January 11th and January 28, 2010

     g.  School Board                                           6:30PM                 February 4, 2010

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

It was moved by Steven Dyer and seconded by Esther Kilgour that the Board go into executive session.

13 FOR (999).  VOTED.

 

Into executive session at 9:20PM.  Out of executive session at 9:23PM.

 

It was moved by Steven Dyer and seconded by Esther Kilgour to approve the employment of Peter Roche as Business Manager for RSU #13.  Contract to go through June 30, 2011.  Salary for the term from February 2010 to June 30, 2010 will be $73,000 (pro-rated).  Benefits in compliance with the terms of non-aligned personnel. 

13 FOR (999). VOTED.

 

It was moved by George Emery and seconded by Brian Messing that the Board go into executive session.

13 FOR (999).  VOTED.

 

Into executive session at 9:24PM. Out of executive session at 9:40PM.

 

It was moved by Julie Sanborn and seconded by Josiah Wilson that the meeting be adjourned.  13 FOR (999).  VOTED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:43PM.

 

 

 

 

                                                _________________________________________________

                                                Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Secretary/RSU #13 Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Minutes of May 6, 2010 Regular Meeting

Rockland, Maine                                                                                                                              May 6, 2010

 

The regular meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Thursday, May 6, 2010 in the conference room at the McLain Building.  Present were:

                                                Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair                            South Thomaston

                                                Loren Andrews                                                 Cushing

                                                Sally Carleton                                                     Owls Head

                                                Steven Dyer                                                       Rockland

                                                George Emery                                                   St. George

                                                Gregory Hamlin                                                                Thomaston

                                                James Kalloch                                                    Rockland

                                                Esther Kilgour                                                    Rockland

Brian Messing                                                    Rockland

Julie Sanborn (7:25PM)                                 Thomaston

                                                Josiah Wilson                                                     St. George

                                                Patricia Moran-Wotton                                 Rockland

Absent (Excused):           Jamie Doubleday, Vice-Chair                      Thomaston

 

1.  CALL TO ORDER AND DECLARATION OF A QUORUM. 

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:30PM.  A quorum was declared.

 

2.  COLLECTIVE BARGAINING & PERSONNEL (IN EXECUTIVE SESSION)

The Superintendent explained that the Executive Session was not needed at this time.

 

 3 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.   4. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

 The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag was given.  Adjustments to the agenda were made.

 

5.  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

The following people spoke to the Board regarding configuration of St. George School:  Jennifer Garrett and Josh McPhail.  Chair thanked the participants.  NO ACTION.

 

6.  COMMUNICATIONS

Superintendent reported that a letter has been received from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges honoring the request to have the RDHS accreditation be in the fall of 2012.  NO ACTION.

 

7.  CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Steven Dyer to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:

a.  Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of April 1, 2010, budget work sessions of April 5, 7,  12, and

14th, and Special Budget meeting of April 26, 2010.

b.  Reduction of custodian at McLain School from 4 hours per day to 2 hours per day.

c.  Approval of policies in second reading:

                1.  Policy 2.02 Graduation Requirements Policy and Procedures.

d.  Employment of fall coaches who are not regular employees of RSU 13:

1.  Tim Hoppe as GVHS Varsity Golf Coach

2.  Darryl Townsend as GVHS Varsity Girls Soccer Coach

3.  David Banda as GVHS JV Girls Soccer Coach

4.  Scott Johnson as GVHS Varsity Boys Soccer Coach

5.  Richard Barratt as RDHS Assistant Football Coach

6.  Karl Meklin as RDHS Assistant Football Coach

7.  Rick Bagnall as RDHS Assistant Football Coach

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8.  Keenan Flanagan as RDHS Head Golf Coach

9.  Shawn Hiller as RDHS Assistant JV Boys Soccer Coach

10. Becky Howard as RDHS Head Fall Cheering Coach (funded outside of budget)

11. Wes Drinkwater as RDMS Volunteer Assistant Football Coach

12. Andrea Garver as RDMS Head Field Hockey Coach

13. Andrea Curtis as RDMS Head Fall Cheering Coach (funded outside of budget.

e.  Approval of 2010-2011 School Calendar.Approval of minutes of the regular meeting of March 4, 2010

11 FOR (781) 2 ABSENT (Doubleday, Sanborn/146) 1 ABSTENTION (Wilson/72). VOTED.

 

8.  REPORTS

a.  Report of the Superintendent.  Judith Lucarelli reported on the following items:  1) as of April 30, 2010, the RSU #13 enrollment was 2,128 students in Grades K-12. 2) Reviewed the status of four construction applications – Gilford Butler, Owls Head, GVHS and RDHS.  These will be brought forward to the Board for a vote in June.  3) Reviewed the AYP Status for the schools in RSU #13, and 4) the budget flier is at the printers `and will be ready for distribution soon.  NO ACTION.

 

b.  REPORT OF THE CHAIR

Ruth Anne Hohfeld reported on the following:  1) Thanked Sylvia Percy, art teacher at St. George and Cushing, for the beautiful display in the Board room.  2) During Teacher Appreciation Day, flowers were presented to all employees in the facilities.  3)  Encouraged Board members to attend as many activities in the buildings as possible.  4) Reported that a special meeting will be held on June 9th at 6PM in executive session to discuss negotiations.  NO ACTION.

 

c.  Report on K-5 Transition Planning.  Principal Todd Martin reported on the transition of MacDougal School  K-1 students to South School for 2010-2011 and the proposed configuration of the school.  Principal Kathryn Hollicker reported on the transition of South School 5th graders into Rockland District Middle School.  Mr. Martin further noted that there will be a community “Farewell to MacDougal School” on June 2nd at 6PM.  NO ACTION.

 

9.  BUSINESS ITEMS

a.  Action on Superintendent’s Nominations of Probationary Teachers

1.  To a First Continuing Contract:

Jesse Bartke, Special Education Teacher, east

Nicholas Blais, Social Studies Teacher, east

Joanna Hall, Physical Education Teacher, east

Audra Hilchey, Elementary Teacher, west

Karen Matthews, Special Education Teacher, east

Beverly Pacheco, Vocal Music Teacher, west

Matthew Petrie, Physical Education, east [0.9 FTE]

Dianne Possee, School Psych Examiner, east

Kirsten Reuter, Elementary Teacher, east

Adam Roberge, Science Teacher, east

Donna Tochterman, Elementary Teacher, east

Christina Wotton, Special Education Teacher, west

11 FOR (854) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (73).  VOTED

 

 

 

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2.  To a Second Probationary Contract:

Adam Bullard, Special Education Teacher, east

Hope Hersom, Guidance Counselor, east

John Hodges, Science Teacher, west

Jessica Hutchins, Elementary Teacher, east

Victoria Johnson, Special Education Teacher, west

Andrea Lovell, Reading Interventionist Teacher, west

Karen Nelson, Music Teacher , east [0.9 FTE]

Lori Taylor, Literacy Coach, east

Benjamin Tripp, Elementary Teacher, east

Sheri Webert, Speech, east

Jennifer West, Special Education, east

11 FOR (854) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (73).  VOTED

 

b.  Approve Proposed 2010-2011 Budget and Sign Warrants

 

1.  Approve Proposed 2010-2011 Budget and Sign Warrants

It was moved by Steven Dyer and seconded by Loren Andrews that the warrant for the Regional School Unit Budget Meeting presented to the meeting be and is hereby approved and that the Regional School Unit budget meeting be and is hereby called for June 1, 2010 for the purpose of voting on the annual budget for the Regional School Unit for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.  Further voted that the Warrant and Notice of Election for the Regional School Unit Budget Validation Referendum presented to the meeting be and is hereby approved, and that the Regional School Unit budget validation referendum be and is hereby called for June 8, 2010 for the purpose of approving the budget adopted at the Regional School Unit budget meeting for the 2010-2011 fiscal year and considering whether to continue the budget validation referendum process. And be it further voted that the form of Notice of Amounts Adopted at Budget Meeting presented to this meeting be and is hereby approved, and that the Superintendent of Schools of the Regional School Unit is hereby 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 budget meeting on June 1, 2010, and to cause copies of said notice, as completed, to be delivered to the municipal clerks of each municipality of the Regional School Unit for posting at the polling places for the June 8, 2010 Regional School Unit budget validation referendum.  12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

The Board members signed the warrants for posting in the six municipalities.

 

2.  Schedule Informational Meetings:

                6:00PM on Monday, May 24, 2010 at McLain School.  This will be televised.

                6:00PM on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Georges Valley High School

 

3.  Schedule District Meeting to Approve the Budget:

                6:00PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Rockland District High School

 

4.  Schedule Budget Validation Referendum:

                Tuesday, June 8, 2010 in the various voting places in the municipalities.

 

 

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c.  Consideration of Revised Charter for High School Study Group

Neal Guyer, Curriculum Director, presented information on the 8-12 Transition Advisory Group.  A question and answer period followed.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Loren Andrews that the Board accept the Charter with the provisions that all meetings be posted in advance to allow for public attendance, that one community member from the former MSAD #50 and MSAD #5 be added to the committee, and that three Middle School teachers (one each from Rockland District Middle School, Thomaston Grammar School and St. George School)

be appointed to the committee.  10 FOR (774)  2 OPPOSED (Dyer, Wilson/152) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

d.  Appoint Committee to Name Secondary Schools

Esther Kilgour, Chair of the Activities Committee, reported on a meeting May 5th to choose the committee to screen and come up with the names of the schools; mascot.  The make-up of the committee is as follows:

                                Gregory Hamlin                                                                Facilitator

                                Bailee Cox                                                           Representative, St. George

                                Walker Ranney                                                 Representative, Thomaston Grammar

                                Ashley Pezanowski                                         Representative, RDMS

                                Rose Hohfeld                                                     Representative, RDHS

                                Tamara Wallace                                                                Representative, GVHS

                                Michelle Philbrook                                          Representative, Rockland

                                Ann Brown                                                         Representative, Rockland

                                Andrea Curtis                                                    Representative, Rockland

                                Morris Berry                                                       Representative, St. George

                                Rusty Worcester                                              Representative, Cushing

                                Charles Grover                                                  Representative, Cushing

                                Trina Johnson                                                    Representative, Thomaston

                                Patrick Johnson                                                                Alternate, RDHS

She reviewed the list of duties for the committee, and noted that no one volunteered from either Owls Head or South Thomaston.

 

10.  COMMITTEE REPORTS AND UP-COMING MEETINGS

a.   Activities Committee

Esther Kilgour, Chair, reported that the Activities Committee will be meeting again on Tuesday, May 25th at 5PM.  NO ACTION.

 

b.  Curriculum Committee

Sally Carleton, Chair, reported on a recent meeting held May 4, 2010 at the Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde to review their middle level alternative education program.  Also discussed were the Jules Verne Foreign language application and the staff development day on May 14th.  Next meeting will be on June 2nd at 6:30PM.

 

c.  Facilities & Transportation Committee

Greg Hamlin, Chair, reported on a meeting held April 13th to discuss the facility audits and construction applications.  The Transportation software has been received and Todd Johnston and Scott Hall have been taking classes.  He further noted that 25 our of 28 buses were inspected by the Maine State Policy, all but one passed and that bus has been fixed. The next meeting will be May 11th at 5:30PM.  NO ACTION.

 

 

 

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d.  Finance and Insurance Committee

Brian Messing, Chair, discussed a meeting held April 8th.  Revenue projections were reviewed.  Next meeting is May 13th at 6:00PM.  NO ACTION.

 

e.  Personnel and Negotiations.

In the absence of the Committee Chair, Ruth Anne Hohfeld reported that negotiations are currently on-going.  NO ACTION.

 

f.  Policy Committee

James Kalloch, Chair, reported that the next meeting will be May 18th at 5:30PM at which time the committee will review the Student Conduct Policy.  NO ACTION.

 

g.  Technology Committee

Loren Andrews, Chair, reported that the next meeting will be May 15th at 6:30PM.  NO ACTION.

 

h.  Mid-Coast School of Technology

James Kalloch, Board Representative, reported on a recent meeting.  The Board reviewed the new graphic arts program, and approved the curriculum for the new EMT course.  Next meeting will be May 26th at 7:00PM.

NO ACTION.

 

i.  Many Flags/One Campus

In the absence of Jamie Doubleday, Loren Andrews reported, that no word has been received from the state with regard to RSU #13’s application.  NO ACTION.

 

Question from the public added to the agenda

It was moved by Josiah Wilson and seconded by Steven Dyer that the Board open the meeting to allow public comment.  11 FOR (845)  1 OPPOSED (Hohfeld/81) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

A question about an item on the June 3rd agenda was asked by Jennifer Garrett of St. George.  NO ACTION.

 

Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Board will be on June 3, 2010 at 6:30PM.

 

11.  ADJOURNMENT

It was moved by Steven Dyer and seconded by Esther Kilgour that the meeting be adjourned.  12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73).  VOTED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:16PM.

 

 

 

                                                _________________________________________________

                                                Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Secretary/RSU #13 Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes of Regular Meeting - April 1, 2010

Rockland, Maine                                                                                                                              April 1, 2010

 

The regular meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Thursday, March 4, 2010 in the conference room at the McLain Building.  Present were:

                                                Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair                            South Thomaston

                                                Jamie Doubleday, Vice-Chair                      Thomaston

                                                Loren Andrews                                                 Cushing

                                                Sally Carleton                                                     Owls Head

                                                Steven Dyer                                                       Rockland

                                                George Emery                                                   St. George

                                                Gregory Hamlin                                                                Thomaston

                                                James Kalloch                                                    Rockland

                                                Esther Kilgour                                                    Rockland

Brian Messing                                                    Rockland

                                                Josiah Wilson                                                     St. George

                                                Patricia Moran-Wotton                                 Rockland

Absent (Excused):           Julie Sanborn                                                     Thomaston

 

1.  CALL TO ORDER AND DECLARATION OF A QUORUM.  2.  COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND PERSONNEL (EXECUTIVE SESSION)

At 6:00PM a quorum was declared.

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Brian Messing that the Board go into executive session for the purpose of negotiations.  12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73).  VOTED.

 

Into executive session at 6:01PM.  Out of executive session at 6:28PM.

 

2a.  CALL TO ORDER AND DECLARATION OF A QUORUM.  3 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.   4. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

Meeting called to order by the Chair at 6:30PM.  The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag was given.  Adjustments to the agenda were made.

 

5.  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

The following people spoke to the Board:  Andrea Curtis and Becky Howard on cheering; Diana Simendinger and Thomas Mellor on reassignment of teachers; Amanda Walker and Marcia Steenstra of the reduction of Junior Journey at GVHS; Ellen Spring and Jennifer Woodward of positions being lost; Laura Mank, Art teacher position at RDMS; Jennifer Garrett, Rick Bernard, Nikki Castellano, Josh McPhail, and Ruth Thompson on consolidation referendum; Don Choquette on labor negotiations and budget preparation.   Chair thanked everyone for attending.  NO ACTION.

 

6.  COMMUNICATIONS

Superintendent had distributed copies of emails and letters addressed to the Board.  Material also distributed that will be addressed at the Wednesday budget meeting.  NO ACTION.

 

7.  CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Patricia Wotton to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:

                a.  Approval of minutes of the regular meeting of March 4, 2010

                b.  Approval of Leave of Absence Request from Amanda Tavernakis (2010-2011)

c.  Authorize the Superintendent to enter into agreements with the Red Cross for schools to serve as                         shelters.

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d. Approval of Policies in send reading:

                1.  1.08 School Board Use of Email

2.  3.02 Curriculum and Educational Programs

                e.  Employment of coaches who are not regular employees of RSU #13:

                                1.  Wayne Judkins as baseball coach for St. George and Thomaston Grammar Schools

                                2.  Erik Nelson as softball coach for Thomaston Grammar School

f.  Approval of St. George 8th Grade Trip to Montreal May 14th-16th.

11 FOR (854) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

8.  REPORTS

a.  REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

Superintendent Lucarelli reported on the following items:  1) Thanked Janelle Eddy, art teacher at Thomaston Grammar and Lura Libby Schools for the art work in the Board room for the month of April. 2) Enrollment for RSU #13 for the month of March was 2,136 students in Grades K-12.  3) Reported on the list of personnel transfers for 2010-2011. 4) Updated the Board on the response to the retirement offer.  This list included teaching and auxiliary personnel.  5) Information received from the Department of Education at to average test scores in math and reading.  6) Status of the on-going work of the MacDougal to South transition.  7) Information on the Jules Verne foreign language program.  NO ACTION.

 

b.  REPORT OF THE CHAIR

Ruth Anne Hohfeld reported on the following:  1) Thanked the Superintendent and administrative team for providing the budget for 2010-2011 that meets the needs of the District. 2) Expressed sorrow at the lay-offs made necessary by budget constraints.  3) Thanked members of the negotiations team and the units for their dedicated work.  4) Thanked St. George for re-electing George Emery to the RSU #13 Board of Directors.  NO ACTION.

 

9.  BUSINESS ITEMS

a.  ACTION ON ELIMINATION OF POSITIONS FOR 2010-2011

Superintendent reviewed the following list for the Board and noted that no action would be taken at this time on extra-curricular positions.

                Total FTE Administrators:                                                              5.0

                District                                                  Business Manager                                           1.0

                District                                                  Superintendent’s Secretary                        1.0

                District                                                  Tech Director                                                     0.5

                District                                                  Tech Integration Coordinator                     1.0

                Gilford Butler                                     Principal                                                               0.5

                MacDougal School                           Principal                                                               1.0

                Total FTE Teachers                                                                           22.8

                East                                                        Alternative Education                                    1.0

                GVHS                                                    Art Teacher                                                        0.5

                RDHS                                                     Art Teacher                                                        0.5

                RDMS                                                    Grade 5 Art Teacher                                       0.1

                GVHS                                                    Computer Ed Teacher                                    0.5

                RDHS                                                     English Teacher                                                 1.0

                RDMS                                                    English Teacher/Grade 6                               1.0

                RDMS                                                    English Teacher/Grade 7                               1.0

 

 

 

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                RDMS                                                    FCS Teacher                                                       1.0

                District                                                  G/T Teacher                                                       1.0

                South                                                    Grade 2 Teacher                                               1.0

                South                                                    Grade 3 Teacher                                               1.0

                Owls Head                                          Grade 3-4 Teacher                                           1.0

                South                                                    Grade 4 Teacher                                               1.0

                South                                                    Grade K Teacher                                              1.0

                K-8                                                         Guidance Counselor                                       1.0

                GVHS                                                    Junior Journey Teacher                                 1.0

                East                                                        Library Media Specialist                                 1.0

                West                                                     Library Media Specialist**                           1.0

                RDHS                                                     Math Teacher                                                    1.0

                GVHS                                                    Music Teacher                                                   0.5

                RDMS                                                    Music Teacher/Grade 5                                 0.1

                RDMS                                                    Phys Ed Teacher/Grade 5                             0.1

                RDMS                                                    Resource Room Teacher                               1.0

                South                                                    Resource Room Teacher                               1.0

                East                                                        Social Worker 6-12                                           1.0

                East                                                        Social Worker (K)                                             0.5

                RDMS                                                    Tech Integrator                                                 1.0

                Total Hours/Day                                                                                                               156.3

                District                                                  Computer Technician                                     8.0

                District                                                  Computer Web Assistant                             8.0

                MacDougal                                         Custodian                                                            4.0

                MacDougal                                         Custodian                                                            8.0

                RDMS                                                    Custodian                                                            8.0

                West                                                     Custodian                                                            8.0

                West                                                     Driver                                                                    4.5

                West                                                     Driver                                                                    8.0

                MacDougal                                         Ed Tech 1/Special Education                        7.0

                MacDougal                                         Ed Tech 1/Special Education                        7.0

                South                                                    Ed Tech 1/Special Education**                   7.0

                South                                                    Ed Tech 1/Special Education**                   7.0

                RDHS                                                     Ed Tech 2/Study Hall                                       7.0

                Cushing                                                                Ed Tech 2/Title 1A**                                       3.9

                Owls Head                                          Ed Tech 3/Instruction**                                                3.0

                MacDougal                                         Ed Tech 3/Library                                             1.4

                MacDougal                                         Ed Tech 3/Special Education                        7.0

                Gilford Butler                                     Ed Tech 3/Title 1A                                            7.0

                MacDougal                                         Ed Tech 3/Title 1A                                            7.0

                MacDougal                                         Ed Tech 3/Title 1A                                            7.0

                RDHS                                                     Field Maintenance                                          4.0

                District                                                  Kitchen Manager                                             7.5

                RDHS                                                     Secretary/Part-Time                                       2.5

                RDHS                                                     Secretary/Part-Time                                       4.0

                South                                                    Secretary Part-Time                                        2.0

                Thomaston Grammar                     Secretary/Part-Time                                       1.5

                East                                                        Spanish Tutor/Grades 2-5                            7.0

 

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                Total Stipends                                                                                                                   21.0

                RDHS                                                     Fall Cheering                                                      1.0

                RDMS                                                    Fall Cheering                                                      1.0

                Thomaston Grammar                     Field Hockey                                                      1.0

                GVHS                                                    Field Hockey/JV                                                1.0

                GVHS                                                    Field Hockey/Varsity                                      1.0

                RDHS                                                     Girls Soccer/JV                                                  1.0

                GVHS                                                    Baseball/JV                                                         1.0

                RDHS                                                     Boys Tennis                                                        1.0

                RDHS                                                     Girls Tennis                                                         1.0

                GVHS                                                    Softball/JV                                                          1.0

                GVHS                                                    Basketball/Freshman Girls                           1.0

                RDHS                                                     Summer Strength Coach                               1.0

                GVHS                                                    Envirothon                                                          1.0

                MacDougal                                         Head Teacher                                                    1.0

                South                                                    Head Teacher                                                    1.0

                RDHS                                                     Jazz Band                                                             1.0

                West                                                     Literacy Curriculum Leader                          1.0

                West                                                     Science Curriculum Leader                           1.0

                RDHS                                                     Treasurer                                                            1.0

                District                                                  Webmaster                                                        1.0

                ** = Positions not included on 3/4/10

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Brian Messing to approve the list of recommended position eliminations or reductions for 2010-2011.  11 FOR (854) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

b.  ACTION ON TERMINATION OF CONTRACTS DUE TO CHANGES IN LOCAL CONDITIONS.

Superintendent reviewed the following list for the Board:

                Termination of Salaried Staff Contracts

                GBS Principal                                                                      Patricia Snow

                Social Worker                                                                    Shira Barnett

                Business Education Teacher                                        Amanda Walker

                Termination of Hourly Staff Contracts

                Ed Tech I                                                                              Lisa Berger

                Ed Tech I                                                                              Elaine Ernst

                Custodian                                                                            David Hall

                Ed Tech 3                                                                             Stephanie Henderson

                Ed Tech 3                                                                             Kathleen Mlynarski

                Web Assistant                                                                   Linda Knight

                Part-time Secretary                                                        Melanie Knight

                Custodian                                                                            Ken Lombardo

                Spanish tutor                                                                     Mateo Mendoza

                Custodian                                                                            Christopher Mudgett

                Ed Tech 3 (Library)                                                           Stacey O’Connor

                Spanish Tutor                                                                    Yarissa Ortiz

                Computer Technician                                                     Ken Sargent

                Driver                                                                                    Gerald Spaulding

                Ed Tech I                                                                              Melissa Stevens

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                Secretary                                                                             Mary Strong

                Secretary                                                                             Margaret Watkinson

                District Kitchen Manager                                              Peggy York

                Ed Tech I                                                                              Michelle Young

                Reduction of Salaried Staff Contracts

                Tech Director                                                                     Glenn Eichel                       to 0.5 FTE

                Art Teacher                                                                        Alison Livengood              to 0.9 FTE

                Physical Education Teacher                                          Matt Petrie                         to 0.9 FTE

                Physical Education Teacher                                          Sam Pendleton                 to 0.5 FTE

                Reduction of Hourly Contracts

                Ed Tech 2                                                                             Paul Boynton                     to 2.1 hours/day

                Custodian                                                                            Doug Schroder                  to 4 hours/day

                                                Teacher Contract non-renewals:                               9

                                                Teacher Retirements:                                    8

                                                Support Staff Retirements:                         5

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Esther Kilgour to approve the termination of contracts due to changes in local conditions.  11 FOR (854) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

c.  ESTABLISH 2010-2011 COMPENSATION FOR NON-ALIGNED POSITIONS

 It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Loren Andrews that for the 2010-2011school year, the salaries of all non-aligned personnel will remain the same as 2009-2010.  11 FOR (854) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

d.  PRESENTATION OF PROPOSED 2010-2011 BUDGET

     1.  REVIEW OF REVENUE BUDGET

Superintendent noted that there will be a 3% tax burden to the municipalities in the 2010-2011 budget.  This is broken down as follows:

                Cushing                                                                Increase of        37,482

                St. George                                          Decrease of    390,299

                Thomaston                                         Increase of        76,481

                Owls Head                                          Increase of        44,869

                Rockland                                              Increase of      573,074

                South Thomaston                            Increase of      290,972

     2.  SCHEDULE OF BUDGET REVIEW MEETINGS

                April 5, 2010                        6PM                       Presentation of School Budgets

                April 7, 2010                        6PM                       Presentation of All Other Accounts

                April 12, 2010                     6PM                       Consideration of Questions Raised

                April 14, 2010                     6PM                       Consideration of Questions Raised

                April 26, 2010                     6PM                       Consideration of Questions Raised/Tentative Approval

 

e.  CONSIDERATION OF HOLDING AN ADVISORY REFERENDUM ON REORGANIZATION OF SECONDARY

      SCHOOLS

It was moved by Josiah Wilson and seconded by Steven Dyer that the Board send the Grades 8 and 9 and Grades 10 to 12 proposal out to the voters, in an advisory capacity only,  at the same time as the budget referendum is voted.

 

Discussion followed. 

 

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The vote was then taken:  2 FOR (Dyer, Wilson/152) 10 OPPOSED (774) 1 ABSENT (73). DEFEATED.

 

f.  CONSIDERATION OF PROCESS FOR NAMING SECONDARY SCHOOLS

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Jamie Doubleday to approve the proposal of the Activities Committee for selection of a name/mascot/colors for the consolidated high school.  11 FOR (854) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (73).  VOTED.

 

g.  APPROVAL OF REASSIGNMENT OF PRINCIPALS FOR 2010-2011

Superintendent reported on the following Administrative assignments for 2010-2011:

                Larry Schooley                   To serve as principal of Georges Valley High School

                Mary Alice McLain           To serve as principal of St. George and Gilford Butler Schools

                Rob Beverage                    To serve as principal of Thomaston Grammar School

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Sally Carleton to approve the Superintendent’s recommendation.  10 FOR (774) 2 OPPOSED (Dyer, Wilson/152) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

h.  FUTURE USE OF MacDOUGAL SCHOOL

It was moved by Loren Andrews and seconded by James Kalloch that the Board make a determination that there is no further educational use for the MacDougal School facility, and that the Board offer it to the City of Rockland; without the boiler and with a reduced lot size.  10 FOR (774) 2 OPPOSED (Dyer, Wilson/152) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

i.  CONSIDERATION OF POLICIES IN FIRST READING

                1) Policy 2.02 Graduation Requirements Policy and Procedures

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Patricia Wotton to approve Policy 2.02, Graduation Requirements Policy and Procedures in first reading.  11 FOR (854) 1 ABSTENTION (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

j.  CONSIDERATION IN FIRST READING OF 2010-2011 SCHOOL CALENDAR

It was moved by Steven Dyer and seconded by Jamie Doubleday to approve, in first reading, the RSU #13 School Calendar for 2010-2011.  12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

10.  COMMITTEE REPORTS AND UPCOMING MEETINGS

 

a.  ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

Esther Kilgour, Chair, reported that the next meeting will be April 15, 2010 at 5:00PM.

 

b.  CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Sally Carleton, Chair, reported that the next meeting will be April 6, 2010 at 6:30PM.

 

c.  FACILITIES & TRANSPORTATION

Gregory Hamlin, Chair, reported on a meeting held March 9th to discuss the transportation software.  The training sessions are in the process of being scheduled.  Next meeting will be April 13th at 5:30PM.

 

d.  FINANCE & INSURANCE

Brian Messing, Chair, reported on a recent meeting held March 11trh.  The next scheduled meeting of the Committee will be April 8th at 6:00PM.

 

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e.  PERSONNEL & NEGOTIATIONS AND i.  MANY FLAGS/ONE CAMPUS

Jamie Doubleday, Chair of both committees reported that negotiations is on-going.  With regard to the Many Flags/One Campus, the application has been submitted and we are waiting for notification of whether it has or has not been accepted.  This should come some time in June.

 

f.  POLICY COMMITTEE

James Kalloch, Chair, reported that the next meeting will be April 27th at 5:30PM.  At this meeting, the Committee will review the Student Code of Conduct. 

 

g.  TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Loren Andrews, Chair, reported that the committee met on March 19th.  The next meeting will be April 5th at 6:30PM.  The District’s Technology Plan will also be coming to the Board at the May meeting.

 

h.  MID-COAST SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY. 

Josiah Wilson, Board Representative, reported on the March meeting.  The next meeting of the MCST Board will be on April 28th.

 

11.  ADJOURNMENT

It was moved by Steven Dyer and seconded by Jamie Doubleday that the meeting be adjourned.  12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73).  VOTED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:22PM.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                _______________________________________________________

                                                                Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Superintendent/RSU #13 Board of Directors

 

Minutes of November 16, 2009 Special Meeting

Rockland, Maine

November 16, 2009        

 

A special meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Monday, November 16, 2009 in the Conference Room at the McLain Building.  Present were:  

                                                Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair            South Thomaston

                                                Jamie Doubleday, Vice-Chair      Thomaston

                                                Loren Andrews                                 Cushing

                                                Sally Carleton                                     Owls Head

                                                George Emery                                   St. George

                                                Gregory Hamlin                                                Thomaston

                                                James Kalloch                                    Rockland

                                                Esther Kilgour                                    Rockland

                                                Brian Messing                                    Rockland

                                                Julie Sanborn                                     Thomaston  (7:00PM)

                                                Josiah Wilson                                     St. George

                                                Patricia Moran-Wotton                 Rockland

Absent (Excused):           Steven Dyer                                       Rockland

 

1.  CALL TO ORDER AND DECLARATION OF A QUORUM.  2.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE  

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:30PM.  The Pledge of allegiance of the United States flag was given. 

 

2a.  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Susan Oliver from South School spoke in support of Jane Moore remaining as principal of that facility.     Roxanne Snow spoke in opposition to a bus garage.

 

3.  EXECUTIVE SESSION

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Gregory Hamlin that the Board go into executive session for the purposes outlined in 1 MRSA, 405, 6 C (Discussion of real estate) and 1 MRSA 405 6 A (Discussion of personnel).  11 FOR (846) 2 ABSENT (Dyer, Sanborn/153). VOTED.

 

Into executive session at 6:38PM.  Out of executive session at 8:15PM.

 

4.  ACTION ON ADMINISTRATIVE REDUCTION IN FORCE

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Brian Messing to eliminate an elementary principal position and further moved that the contract of Jane Moore not be extended after July 31, 2010 as a result.  9 FOR (Andrews, Doubleday, Emery, Hamlin, Hohfeld, Kalloch, Kilgour, Messing, Wotton/686) 3 OPPOSED (Carleton, Sanborn, Wilson/233) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

5.  ADJOURNMENT

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Josiah Wilson that the meeting be adjourned.  12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:18PM.

                       

 

 

 

 

                                                _________________________________________________

                                                Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Secretary/RSU #13 Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes of November 5, 2009 Regular Meeting

Rockland, Maine

November 5, 2009           

 

The regular meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Thursday, November 5, 2009 in the Conference Room at the McLain Building.  Present were:  

                                                Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair            South Thomaston

                                                Jamie Doubleday, Vice-Chair      Thomaston

                                                Loren Andrews                                 Cushing

                                                Sally Carleton                                   Owls Head

                                                Steven Dyer                                      Rockland

            George Emery                                   St. George

                                                Gregory Hamlin                                 Thomaston

                                                James Kalloch                                    Rockland

                                                Esther Kilgour                                    Rockland

                                                Julie Sanborn                                     Thomaston

            Josiah Wilson                                     St. George

                                                Patricia Moran-Wotton                      Rockland

Absent (Excused):                   Brian Messing                                    Rockland

 

1.  CALL TO ORDER AND DECLARATION OF A QUORUM.  2.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE  

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:30PM.  The Pledge of allegiance of the United States flag was given. 

 

4.  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

The following people spoke regarding the closure of MacDougal School:  Mark Castellano, Nicki Castellano, Rebecca Albright, and Ann McLellan.  Rob Beverage, Principal of Georges Valley High School, informed the Board that the Girls Soccer Team are the Western Maine Champions.  They will be playing against Orono for the State championship on Saturday, November 14th.  Chairman thanked the members of the public for coming to speak to the Board.  NO ACTION.

 

5.  COMMUNICATIONS

Letter from the Dean of Admissions from M.I.T. recognizing Joshua Mahar, RDHS Science Teacher, as an inspiration to student Jason Pier.  NO ACTION.

 

6.  CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Gregory Hamlin to approve the following items under the consent agenda:

a.  Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of October 1, 2009

b.  Approval of Minutes of Special Meeting of October 20, 2009

c.  Final approval of Policies in second reading:

1.  IHBG – Home Schooling

d.  Teacher Nominations:

1.  Martha Mitchell, Library Media Specialist for Gilford Butler, MacDougal, Owls Head and South

e.  Appointment of non-employee coaches:

1.  Keely Baum                  RDMS Volunteer Cheering Coach

2.  Joseph Nelson             RDHS Varsity Baseball Coach

12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80).  VOTED.

It was moved by Gregory Hamlin and seconded by Jamie Doubleday to approve the following items under the

 

 

 

 

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7.  REPORTS

 

a.  REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT. 

Superintendent Lucarelli reported on two conferences she had recently attended; the Schlechty Institute in Boston and the Pegasus Systems Thinking Conference in Seattle.  She further reported on the changes within the District and commended the Board for their hard work in handling these issues.  NO ACTION.

 

b.  REPORT OF THE CHAIR

Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair, thanked the employees and administration for all their hard work.  She also congratulated Steven Dyer and Patricia Moran-Wotton for their recent election to the Board of Directors.  She reported on her recent attendance at the Maine School Management Association fall conference, and asked that the following members also report on the workshops they attended at the conference:  Gregory Hamlin, Patricia Moran-Wotton, George Emery and Sally Carleton.  The Superintendent distributed a list of workshops she attended.  NO ACTION.

 

C.  COMMITTEE REPORTS

1.  ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

Esther Kilgour, Chair, reported on a meeting held October 27th.  Minutes have been posted on the website.  She noted that the next meeting will be January 26, 2010 at 5:00PM.  NO ACTION.

 

2.  CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Sally Carleton, Chair, reported on a meeting held November 3, 2009 at MacDougal School.  A presentation was given by Todd Martin and Lori Taylor regarding the Maine Literacy Partnership.  Also observed a “data wall”.  The next meeting is scheduled for December 1, 2009 at 6:30PM.  Minutes have been posted on the website.  NO ACTION.

 

3.  FACILITIES & TRANSPORTATION

Gregory Hamlin, Chair, reported on a meeting held October 13, 2009.  At the meeting the following items were discussed:  skate park in South Thomaston, update on repairs of the MacDougal School boiler (ahead of schedule), facilities audit, parking of buses at RDHS, and that two new school buses are in operation.  Next meeting will be November 10, 2009 at 5:30PM.  Minutes were posted on the website.  NO ACTION.

 

4.  FINANCE & INSURANCE

In the absence of the Committee Chair, Gregory Hamlin reported on a meeting held October 8, 2009.  It is noted that all expenditures are on budget.  The next meeting will be November 12, 2009 at 6:30PM.  NO ACTION.

 

5.  PERSONNEL & NEGOTIATIONS

Jamie Doubleday, Chair, reported that negotiations are on-going and the committee is meeting once a week working with the MEA and the Teamsters.  The remainder of the report will be given in Executive Session.  NO ACTION.

 

6.  POLICY COMMITTEE

James Kalloch, Chair, reported that the meeting was postponed.  The next meeting of the Committee will be on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 5:30PM.  NO ACTION.

 

7.  TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Loren Andrews, Chair, reported on a meeting held October 15th.  The committee discussed Infinite Campus and the area of need in the K-6 schools.  Next meeting will be November 19, 2009 at 6:30PM.  NO ACTION.

 

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8.  MID-COAST SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY

James Kalloch, representative from RSU #13, reported on a recent meeting.  One item of note was that MCST and RDHS are working to import pre-engineering courses at the high school level.  The next meeting will be Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 7:00PM.  NO ACTION.

 

9.  MANY FLAGS/ONE CAMPUS

Jamie Doubleday reported that the application has been received and is due to the Department of Education in March.  NO ACTION.

 

D.  PRESENTATION ON RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION

Neal Guyer, Director of Curriculum, and Thomas Wright, Director of Special Programs, reported on the Response to Intervention initiative now being initiated in RSU #13.  NO ACTION.

 

8.  BUSINESS ITEMS

 

a.  BOARD ACTION TO CLOSE MacDOUGAL SCHOOL EFFECTIVE JUNE 30, 2010.

Superintendent distributed enrollment data from the Maine State Planning Office.  She further explained the process of closing a school under the RSU legislation.  She recommended that the Board support the closing of MacDougal School.

 

It was moved by Loren Andrews and seconded by Steven Dyer to close MacDougal School effective July 1, 2010 and to authorize the Superintendent to provide the required materials to the Commission of Education and the City of Rockland.

 

Discussion followed.

 

The vote on the motion was then taken:  8 FOR (Andrews, Carleton, Doubleday, Dyer, Emery, Hamlin, Hohfeld, Kalloch/614) 4 OPPOSED (Kilgour, Sanborn, Wilson, Wotton/305) 1 ABSENT (Messing/80). VOTED.

       

b.  APPROVAL OF LEASE PURCHASE OF TWO SCHOOL BUSES 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Gregory Hamlin that under and pursuant to the provision of Title 20-A MRSA Sections 1001 and 1055 and any other applicable authority under the laws of the State of Maine, the Superintendent of Schools be and hereby is authorized to execute and deliver a Municipal Lease Purchase Agreement with Gorham Savings Leasing Group,  in the name and on behalf of Maine Regional School Unit #13 for two 2010 International school busses, with an aggregate purchase price not to exceed one hundred forty two thousand, eight hundred eighty dollars ($142,880), at a per annum interest rate of 2.95%, for a term of three (3) years, and in such form as the Superintendent may approve (the ‘Lease Purchase Agreement’); and that the appropriate officials of Maine Regional School Unit #13 be and hereby are authorized to execute and deliver on behalf of Maine Regional School Unit #13 such other documents and certificates as may be required in connection with the Lease Purchase Agreement; and that no part of the proceeds of the Lease Purchase Agreement shall be used, directly or indirectly, to acquire any securities and obligations, the acquisition of which would cause the Lease Purchase Agreement to be a ‘private activity bond’ or an ‘arbitrage bond’ within the meaning of Sections 142 and 148, respectively, of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the ‘Code’); and that the Lease Purchase Agreement issued pursuant hereto be designated as a qualified tax-exempt obligation within the meaning of Section 265 (b) (3) (B) (ii) of said Code; and that the  Superintendent be and hereby is authorized to covenant on behalf of the school unit to file any information report and pay any rebate due to the United States in

 

 

 

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connection with the issuance of the Lease Purchase Agreement, and to take all other lawful actions necessary to insure the interest portion of the rental payments under and pursuant to the Lease Purchase Agreement will be excluded from the gross income of owners thereof for purposes of federal income taxation and to refrain from taking any action which would cause such interest portion of the rental payments to become includable in the gross income of the owners thereof. 11 FOR (839) 2 ABSENT (Kilgour, Messing/160).  VOTED.  

 

c.  CHANGE CALENDAR TO PROVIDE EARLY DISMISSAL ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23RD FOR TEACHER TRAINING.

It was moved by Gregory Hamlin and seconded by Steven Dyer, that the 2009-2010 calendar be changed to reflect an early release day on December 23, 2009.  11 FOR (839) 2 ABSENT (Kilgour, Messing/160). VOTED.

 

d.  PROCEDURE FOR APPROVING WARRANTS

Discussion and action will be held at the regular meeting on December 3, 2009.  NO ACTION.

 

e.  COLLECTIVE BARGAINING (In Executive Session).

 

f.  APPOINTMENT OF EXTRA-CURRICULAR PERSONNEL

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by James Kalloch that Scott Johnson be employed as GVHS Boys Varsity Basketball Coach and Don Haskell be employed as GVHS Girls JV Basketball coach for the 2009-2010 school year.  12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

9.  ANNOUNCE UP-COMING MEETINGS

A list of up-coming meetings were announced, and notification will be sent to the Board members.  NO ACTION.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by James Kalloch that the Board go into executive session for the purpose of negotiations.  12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

Into executive session at 9:00PM.  Out of executive session at 9:30PM

 

10. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved by Steven Dyer and seconded by Esther Kilgour that the meeting be adjourned.  12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:31PM.

           

                       

 

 

 

 

                                                _________________________________________________

                                                Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Secretary/RSU #13 Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes of October 20, 2009

Rockland, Maine

October 20, 2009        

 

A special meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 in the Conference Room at the McLain Building.  Present were:  

                                                Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair            South Thomaston

                                                Jamie Doubleday, Vice-Chair      Thomaston (6:35PM)

                                                Loren Andrews                                 Cushing (6:54PM)

                                                Sally Carleton                                     Owls Head

                                                Steven Dyer                                       Rockland

                                                George Emery                                   St. George

                                                Gregory Hamlin                                                Thomaston

                                                James Kalloch                                    Rockland

                                                Brian Messing                                    Rockland

                                                Julie Sanborn                                     Thomaston

                                                Josiah Wilson                                     St. George

                                                Patricia Moran-Wotton                 Rockland

 

Absent (Excused):           Esther Kilgour                                    Rockland

 

1.  CALL TO ORDER   2.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE  

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:30PM.  She stated that the purpose of the meeting was to determine the best action for the students and staff of MacDougal School.  She noted that there would not be action on this matter until the regular meeting November 5, 2009. The Pledge of allegiance of the United States flag was given.  Adjustments to the agenda were made.  

 

3.  BUSINESS ITEMS

b.  REVIEW OF PHYSICAL CONDITION OF MacDOUGAL SCHOOL – John Spear, Business Manager

Mr. Spear reported that a review of the physical condition of MacDougal School was done by Lincoln-Haney Engineering Firm.  Their report indicated that the repairs to the facility would cost an estimated $2,000,000 as opposed to an estimated $3,500,000 to build a new facility.  Their firm identified the following items, in addition to the boiler:  structural, electrical, ADA compliance, alarm system, and signage matters.    The new boiler is being installed along with a new fuel tank.  However, pipes and valves will continue to be an on-going problem.   The matter of most concern, though, is the air quality due to the water in the steam tunnels.  There was a question and answer session with the Board. 

 

a.  PRESENTATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN FOR STUDENT PLACEMENT – Dr. Judith Lucarelli, Superintendent Superintendent distributed the following information to the Board:  1) Administrative plan of where students will be placed if MacDougal was closed as of this summer.  2) In order to close a school, an enrollment projection needs to be done for the RSU.  This was distributed.  3) Floor plans for South School and RDMS.  The proposal for RDMS shows the 5th graders being moved to that facility; making South School a K-4 building.

 

c.  TIMELINE FOR CLOSURE

Superintendent reviewed the issues of maintenance, review of the state statutes, effective date of closure (recommending Summer 2010), transportation (no increase), financial impact of closing the building and a statement as to the proposed disposition of the building.

 

 

 

 

 

PAGE 2                                                 SPECIAL MEETING                                           OCTOBER 20, 2009

 

Next Steps.  Superintendent reviewed that the next steps would be to come before the Board for a vote at the November 5, 2009 regular meeting.

 

The meeting was then opened to members of the public.  Those speaking to the Board were:  Louise Cornforth, Lynne Hall, Marilee Robinson, Diana Brickel, Gerald Wienan, Donald Choquette, and Jane Moore.

 

ADJOURNMENT

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Sally Carleton that the meeting be adjourned.  12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:40PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                _________________________________________________

                                                                Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Secretary/RSU #13 Board of Directors

 

Minutes of October 1, 2009

Rockland, Maine

October 5, 2009       

 

The regular meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Thursday, October 1, 2009 in the Conference Room at the McLain Building.  Present were:  

                                                Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair            South Thomaston

                                                Jamie Doubleday, Vice-Chair      Thomaston

                                                Loren Andrews                                 Cushing

                                                Sally Carleton                                     Owls Head

                                                Steven Dyer                                       Rockland

                                                George Emery                                   St. George

                                                Gregory Hamlin                                                Thomaston

                                                James Kalloch                                    Rockland

                                                Esther Kilgour                                    Rockland

                                                Brian Messing                                    Rockland

                                                Julie Sanborn                                     Thomaston

                                                Josiah Wilson                                     St. George

                                                Patricia Moran-Wotton                 Rockland

 

1.  CALL TO ORDER   2.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE   3.  ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:30PM.  The Pledge of allegiance of the United States flag was given.  Adjustments to the agenda were made.

 

4.  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Audrey Buffington of South Thomaston spoke and thanked the Superintendent and Curriculum Coordinator for meeting with her regarding math scores.  She further thanked the Board for their support of students and staff.  The Chair thanked Mrs. Buffington for attending the meeting.

 

5.  COMMUNICATIONS

Letter of resignation received from John Spear, Business Manager for Special Projects.  A copy of his letter and the Superintendent’s reponse was distributed.   NO ACTION.

 

6.  CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by James Kalloch to approve the following items under the consent agenda:

a.  Consideration of Minutes of Regular Meeting of September 3, 2009

b.  Final Approval of Policies in Second Reading

1.  BBA School Board Powers and Duties

2.  EFC Free and Reduced Price Food Services

3.  JICDA Student Code of Conduct

c.  Teacher Nominations

1.  Karen Nelson, half time music teacher [South and Owls Head]

d.  Appointment of Non-Employee Coaches:

1.  Richard Vannah           GVHS Boys JV Basketball

2.  Russell Worcester      Girls Varsity Softball

3.  Maynard Philbrook    Girls Varsity Tennis

4.  Don Shields                   GVHS JV and Varsity Baseball

5.  Janice Cox                     St George Girls 7th and 8th Grade Basketball

6.  Dawn Leppanen         St George 7th and 8th Grade Softball

7.  Troy Smith                     TGS Boys 7th & 8th Grade Basketball

8.  Erik Nelson                    TGS 7th and 8th Grade Softball

                        9.   Matt Breen                  RDHS Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach

10. Larry Reed                   RDHS Boys Head JV/Varsity Asst Basketball

11. Teel Foster                  RDHS Girls Varsity Head Coach Basketball

12. Jason Foster                RDHS Girls Varsity Assistant Basketball

13. Becky Howard            RDHS Varsity Cheering Head Coach

14. Heather Brown          RDHS Varsity Cheering Asst

15. Holly Mazzeo              RSU 13 Middle School Winter Cheering Assistant Coach

16. Keenan Flanagan                      RDMS Boys 7th Grade Basketball Head Coach 

17. Daniel McNichol        RDMS Girls 7th Grade Basketball Head Coach

18. Danielle McNichol     RDMS Girls 7th Grade Basketball Assistant Coach

19. Karl Meklin                  RDMS Boys 8th Grade Basketball Head Coach 

10. Dan Flanagan              RDMS Girls 8th Grade Basketball Head Coach 

11. Andrea Curtis             RDMS Winter Cheering Head Coach   

12. Holly Mazzeo              RDMS Winter Cheering Assistant Coach

13. Rachel McKenney     RDMS Winter Cheering Assistant Coach

14. Joe Nelsen                   RDHS Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach  

15. Benji Blake                   RDHS Girls Varsity Tennis Head Coach 

16. Matt Breen                  RDMS Baseball Assistant Coach 

17. Gene Drinkwater      RDMS Softball Head Coach 

18. Kristi Stone                  RDMS Softball Assistant Coach 

e.  Approval of Thomaston Grammar School Fundraising Projects for 8th Grade Class Trip

1.   Pizza Card Sales: estimated $700

2.   Carnival: estimated $1000

3.   Candle Sales: $1200

12 FOR (927) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72). VOTED.

 

7.  SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

The Superintendent reported on several items that did not require Board action at this time:

1) Legislative breakfast held on October 1st to report on the status of consolidation of school districts.  A good opportunity for superintendents to discuss issues relevant to consolidation.  2) Common writing prompt will be done for grades K-9 this fall and K-12 in the spring.  3) Thanks to the efforts of Representative Kruger, the Maine Supreme Court will be holding their October session at Georges Valley High School.  4) The GVHS sports program and RDHS Project Graduation worked at the Rockland Lobster Festival and earned $2,400.  The students should be commended for their hard work.  5) Nutri-Kids is in the process of being sorted out.  6) Infinite Campus is now being implemented at the State level and is still being worked out.  7) Reminded Board members of folders located in the Central Office.  NO ACTION.

8.  REPORT OF THE CHAIR

Ruth Anne Hohfeld reported on the following:  1) Thanked the Board for their participation at the September 22nd workshop.  2) Reminded Board members of the Fall MSMA conference on October 22nd and 23rd.  She encouraged as many Board members as possible to attend.  2) Legislative bulletins have been received from MSMA opposing TABOR.  Also an email from Susan Gendron that the Department of Education is not taking a stand on the consolidation issue facing voters.  3) Highlights from the administrative updates were given.  She thanked all administrators for their hard work.  NO ACTION.

  

9.  COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

a.  ACTIVITIES.  Esther Kilgour, Chair, reported on the Committee’s goals for the year.  These include:  1) Formulation of a policy on the start-up of new programs.  2) Analysis of the Athletics and Activities programs.  3) Analysis of travel schedules and transportation costs.  4) Explore areas where cooperative teams might be possible.  Next meeting will be October 27, 2009 at 6:00PM.

 

b.  CURRICULUM.  Sally Carleton, Chair, reported on the Curriculum Committee’s goals for the year.  These include:  1) Audit of district-wide curriculum materials in order to build a strategic plan.  2) Review the development of selected programs.  3) Develop curriculum policies.  4) Develop a common writing specimen.  The next meeting of the Committee will be on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 6:30PM.

 

c.  FACILITIES & TRANSPORTATION.  Greg Hamlin, Committee Chair, reported on a recent meeting to discuss the parking lot at RDHS, new school buses, and the summer maintenance projects.  The goals that the Committee set were:  1) Developing a facilities plan (audit of all buildings), 2) Implementing the state software for transportation.  Next meeting will be Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 5:30PM.

 

d.  FINANCE & INSURANCE.  Brian Messing, Chair, reported on a recent meeting to review the District’s expenditures through August.  Discussed the preliminary 2008-2009 audit.  The final MSAD #5 and MSAD #50 audits are forthcoming.  The Committee further discussed the MacDougal School boiler and agreed that the work should be covered by MSAD #5 not the RSU.  Therefore, the finance committee recommends that these funds be transferred.  Goals will be established at a subsequent meeting.  The next meeting of the Committee will be on Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 6:00PM. 

 

e.  PERSONNEL & NEGOTIATIONS.  Jamie Doubleday, Chair, thanked the committee for all their untiring work on the negotiations process.  The goals of the Committee is to have successful negotiations before the end of the school year.  The remainder of the report will be given in executive session. 

 

f.  POLICY.  James Kalloch, Committee Chair, reported on a recent meeting held September 15th.  85% of policies have been transferred from MSAD #5 and MSAD #50 to RSU #13.  The goals of the committee are to: 1) consolidate as many policies as we can by the end of the year, 2) renumber (numerically) all the policies and have them on the website.  The next meeting was scheduled for October 20th, but was given over to a special meeting of the Board.

 

g.  TECHNOLOGY.  Loren Andrews, Chair, reported that the Committee will present its goals at the next meeting.  The committee discussed staff and student email accounts, as well as the inventory of what the RSU owns.  From there the Committee can form a plan for capital projects.  The Technology Plan is scheduled for review so the committee will probably be meeting twice a month.  The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 6:30PM.

 

h.  REGION 8.  Josiah Wilson, Board representative, reported on his attendance at a recent meeting.  He noted that MCST is scheduled for their five-year review in October.  Further recommended that another alternate be selected to serve on the Region 8 Board to provide the RSU with full voting rights.  Next meeting will be October 28th.

 

i.  MANY FLAGS/ONE CAMPUS.  Jamie Doubleday reported that we are still awaiting the application be be presented from the Department of Education.  It is hoped that we will receive it by the end of October.  No further business to report.

 

10.  BUSINESS ITEMS

 

a.  PRESENTION OF 21ST CENTURY LEARNING COMMUNITIES GRANT AT RDHS.  Shannon Parker, Adult and Community Education Director, spoke regarding the Rockland After School Alliance; which is an after-school arts enrichment grant for the RSU.  She outlined the qualifications and commitment that is required for the program.  Questions were asked, and items of general interest were discussed.  NO ACTION.

 

b.  DISCUSSION OF PLANS TO DETERMINE SCHOOL USE CONFIGURATION.  The Superintendent distributed information regarding the District’s schools.  There are five components to closing a school:  1) enrollment projections, 2) how children will be educated, 3) effective date of the school closing, 3) transportation costs, and 5) disposition of the building.  There was a general discussion, with the outcome being a special meeting on Thursday, October 20, 2009 at 6:30PM.  NO ACTION.

 

c.  APPROVAL OF $30,436 CONTINGENCY TRANSFER FOR MAINTENANCE AT MacDOUGAL SCHOOL.

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Greg Hamlin to approve the Superintendent’s and Finance Committee’s recommendation to transfer $30,436 from the contingency account as follows:  $30,436 be transferred from the Maintenance Contingency Account to MacDougal Operations and Maintenance: from 100-000-2620-59000-90 to 100-0000-2600-54300-14.  12 FOR (927) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72). VOTED.

 

d.  APPROVAL OF WEBMASTER STIPEND FOR $2,000 FOR THE 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR. 

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Julie Sanborn to approve a $2,000 stipend for a District Webmaster for the 2009-2010 school year.

 

Discussion followed. 

 

The vote on the motion was then taken:  9 FOR (687)  4 OPPOSED (Dyer, Kalloch, Messing, Wilson/312). VOTED.

 

e.  APPROVAL OF POLICIES IN SECOND READING. 

Policy EEA Student Transportation Services was postponed until November 4, 2009.  NO ACTION.

 

f.  CONSIDERATION OF POLICIES IN FIRST READING (IHBG – HOME SCHOOLING)

 

It was moved by Sally Carleton and seconded by Josiah Wilson to approve Policy IHBG – Home Schooling – in first reading.  13 FOR (999).  VOTED.

 

g.  APPROVAL OF RSU 13 SICK LEAVE BANK

Superintendent reported that this wording had been presented and approved by the Union representatives.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Sally Carleton to approve the RSU 13 Sick Leave Bank as presented.  12 FOR (927) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72). VOTED.

 

h.  PERSONNEL HIRES

It was moved by Patricia Wotton and seconded by Esther Kilgour to approve the following extra-curricular personnel:

Jason Foster                       RDHS Girls Varsity Basketball Assistant

Christine Clayton              RDHS Girls JV Basketball Head Coach

12 FOR (927) 1 ABSTENTION (Wilson/72). VOTED.

It was moved by Sally Carleton and seconded by Esther Kilgour to approve the nomination of Holly Merrow as Title IA Math Teacher at South School for the 2009-2010 school year.  13 FOR (999). VOTED.

 

GENERAL DISCUSSION

A discussion was held regarding the impending flu season and what precautions the District was taking.

 

11.  UPCOMING MEETINGS

The following meetings have been scheduled:

                a.  Curriculum Committee                            October 6th                         6:30PM

                b.  Finance Committee                                  October 8th                         6:30PM

                c.  Facilities & Transportation                      October 13th                       5:30PM

                d.  Technology Committee                           October 15th                       6:30PM

                e.  Special Meeting                                          October 20th                       6:30PM

                f.  Activities Committee                                 October 27th                       6:00PM

                g.  School Board                                                                November 5th                    6:30PM

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Esther Kilgour that the Board go into executive session for the purpose of collective bargaining (1 MRSA Sub-section 405(6)(D)).  13 FOR (999).  VOTED.

 

Into executive session at 8:35PM.  Out of executive session at 8:49PM.

 

12. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Steven Dyer that the meeting be adjourned.  13 FOR (999). VOTED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:50PM.                                 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                _________________________________________________

                                                Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Secretary/RSU #13 Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes of September 3, 2009

Rockland, Maine

September 3, 2009      

 

The regular meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Thursday, September 3, 2009 in the Conference Room at the McLain Building.  Present were:  

                                                Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair            South Thomaston

                                                Loren Andrews                                 Cushing

                                                Sally Carleton                                     Owls Head

                                                Steven Dyer                                       Rockland

                                                George Emery                                   St. George

                                                Gregory Hamlin                                                Thomaston

                                                James Kalloch                                    Rockland

                                                Esther Kilgour                                    Rockland

                                                Brian Messing                                    Rockland

                                                Julie Sanborn                                     Thomaston

                                                Josiah Wilson                                     St. George

                                                Patricia Moran-Wotton                 Rockland

Absent (excused):

                                                Jamie Doubleday, Vice-Chair      Thomaston

 

1.  CALL TO ORDER   2.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE   3.  ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:32PM.  The Pledge of allegiance of the United States flag was given.  Adjustments to the agenda were made.

 

4.  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Audrey Buffington of South Thomaston spoke regarding math scores and the RSU #13 curriculum.  She also acknowledged Patricia Kurr and Laura Curtis for the fine beautification work they did at RDMS in preparation for the opening of school.  The Chair thanked Mrs. Buffington for attending the meeting.

 

5.  COMMUNICATIONS

Letters from citizens of South Thomaston and Owls Head were previously forwarded to the RSU #13 Board of Directors.  NO ACTION.

 

6.  CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Sally Carleton and seconded by Esther Kilgour to approve the following items under the consent agenda:

1.  Consideration of Minutes of Regular Meeting of August 6, 2009

2.  Acceptance of Resignations

a. Chuck Jewitt as Guidance Counselor at South and Gilford Butler Schools

b. Kristen O’Neil as Band Teacher at Georges Valley High School

3.  Final Approval of Policies in Second Reading

a.  GBGAA Blood Borne Pathogens

b.  GCI Professional Staff Development Opportunities

c.  GCSA-R Employee Computer and Internet Use Rules

d.  IHBA Individualized Education Programs

e.  IHBAA Referral/Pre-Referral Policy

f.  IHBAA-R Referral/Pre-Referral Procedures

g.  IHBAC Child Find Policy

h.  IHBAL Grievance Procedure for Persons with Disabilities

i.  IKE Promotion, Retention, and Acceleration of Students

j.  ILD Educational Research: Student Submission to Surveys, Analyses, or Evaluations

                        k.  IMBB Exemption from Required Instruction

l.   JEA Compulsory Attendance

m. JFAA Student Residency

n.  JFAB Admission of Non-Resident Students

o.  JFABD Admission of Homeless Students

p.  JICH Drug and Alcohol Use by Students

q.  JICIA Weapons, Violence, and School Safety

r.  JICJ Student Use of Electronic Devices

s.  JKF Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities

t.  JKF-R Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities Administrative Procedure

u.  JKGA Time Out Rooms and Therapeutic Restraints

v.  JKGA-R Procedures on Time Out Rooms and Therapeutic Restraints

w. JLCB Immunization of Students

x.  JLCC Communicable Diseases

y.  JLDBG Reintegration of Students from Juvenile Correctional Facilities

z.  JRA Student Educational Records

aa. JRA-E Annual Notice of Student Education Records and Information Rights

4.  Teacher Nominations

a.  Andrea Lovell, RTI Interventionist [GVHS]

b.  Hope Hersom, School Counselor [South and GBS]

5.  Change the Final Inservice Day in the Approved Calendar for 2009-2010 for East Side Teachers from 

      March 12th to May 14.

6.  Appointment of Coaches

                a.  Steffany Tribou as: RDHS volunteer Field Hockey Assistant/JV Coach

12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73).  VOTED.

 

6A.  STUDENT REQUEST

Bethany Snow, senior at Georges Valley High School came before the Board requesting a waiver of the graduation requirement stating a second year of physical education is necessary for graduation.  She would like to take a darkroom course instead.  Discussion followed.  Robert Beverage, GVHS Principal, also spoke to the issue.  The Superintendent recommended that the waiver not be granted because making an exception sets aside the graduation requirements for GVHS from the MSAD #50 Policy.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by James Kalloch that the Board grant an exception to the graduation requirement policy waiving the second year of physical education requirement for Bethany Snow due to her involvement in sports.  7 FOR (538) 5 OPPOSED (Andrews, Carleton, Hohfeld, Wilson, Wotton/388) 1 ABSENT (73).  VOTED.

 

7.  SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

The Superintendent reported on several items that did not require Board action at this time:

1) School year opened on August 26th.  Teachers spent time across the district by grade level and department.  Extremely busy start.  2) Information from RSU #13 principals as to the opening of school.  3) NutriKids did not meet their commitment, but have agreed to rectify the situation.  4) Thanked the staff for taking the required Infinite Campus training.  5) Bus yard at RDHS is in the permit process.  Will not be on the Rockland Planning Board agenda for September.  6) Enrollment for the opening of school shows 2,165 total in the RSU. 7) Stimulus funds were provided to vaccinate employees and students for the regular seasonal flu.  Parents must submit a signed form for their students to be vaccinated.  8) Reviewed MEA data that was received for reading and math.  NO ACTION.

 

8.  CHAIR’S REPORT

Ruth Anne Hohfeld reported on the following:  1) Her attendance at the RSU #13 opening workshop on August 26, 2009.  Jamie Doubleday and George Emery also were in attendance.  2) Introduction of the building administrators in RSU #13.  3) Thanked Scott Hall and his crew for the preparation of the buildings for 2009-2010.   4) Reminded the Board of the workshop on September 22nd at 6:30PM.  5) Informed the Board that they have folders at the Central Office and should check them regularly for mail, etc.  NO ACTION.

 

9a.  ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

Esther Kilgour, Chair, reported on a meeting held August 27th.  Minutes will be distributed.  The next meeting will be September 24th at 6PM where the committee will be discussing cooperative Middle School football and the eligibility policy.  NO ACTION.

 

9b.  CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Sally Carleton, Chair, reported on the September 1st meeting.  An update was given on the Gifted/Talented Program.  A report will be given to the committee next month from the Ad Hoc Committee.  Neal Guyer, Director of School Instruction is working on putting together an update on curriculum initiatives.  Next meeting will be October 6th at 6:30PM.  NO ACTION.

 

9c.  FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

Greg Hamlin, Chair, reported on a meeting held August 11th.  The Committee discussed its role, responsibility and goals.  Minutes were distributed.  Next meeting will be September 8th at 5:30PM.  NO ACTION.

 

9d.  FINANCE

Brian Messing, Chair, reported on a meeting held August 13th to discuss and review the roles and establish a format for fiscal responsibility.  Meetings are scheduled monthly for the second Thursday at 6PM.  Next meeting will be September 10th at 6:00PM.  NO ACTION.

 

9e.  NEGOTIATIONS

Report will be given in Executive Session.  NO ACTION.

 

9f.  POLICY

James Kalloch, Chair, reviewed the policies coming forward for first and second reading.  After the September meeting, no more than 5 policies will be brought forth per meeting.  Next meeting will be September 15th at 5:30PM.  NO ACTION.

 

9g.  TECHNOLOCY

Loren Andrews, Chair, reported on a recent meeting to discuss the Infinite Campus program with Glenn Eichel, Technology Director.  The next meeting the committee will be developing goals for the next year.  This meeting is scheduled for September 17th at 6:30PM.  NO ACTION.

 

9h.  MID-COAST SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY

James Kalloch, Board representative, reported on a recent meeting.  Officers were elected for the coming year, with Edmund Hartt being elected Chair.  NO ACTION.

 

9i.  MANY FLAGS

Loren Andrews, Board representative, reported that the foundation continues to meet.  No word has been received regarding the application process.  NO ACTION.

 

10a.  APPROVAL OF PROPOSAL TO REPLACE THE BOILER AT MacDOUGAL SCHOOL

John Spear, Business Manager, reported that six RFPs were issued.  Five attended the pre-bid conference, and three submitted proposals.  It was recommended that Thayer Corporation be awarded the bid at a price not to exceed $112,834.00

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by James Kalloch that the Board authorize the administration to expend up to $112,834.00 for a larger boiler system at MacDougal School through Thayer Corporation. 

 

Discussion followed.

 

The vote was then taken:  7 FOR (541) 5 OPPOSED (Dyer, Messing, Sanborn, Wilson, Wotton/385) 1 ABSENT (73).  VOTED.

 

10b. APPROVAL OF POLICIES IN SECOND READING

It was moved by Sally Carleton and seconded by James Kalloch that the Board approve Policy DJ – Purchasing Requirements – in second reading.  8 FOR (614) 4 OPPOSED (Dyer, Messing, Wilson, Wotton/312) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Julie Sanborn that the Board approve Policy GBGAA –R – Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan – in second reading.  11 FOR (853) 2 ABSENT (Doubleday, Hamlin/146).  VOTED.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Patricia Wotton that the Board approve Policy GCCA – Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff – in second reading.  10 FOR (781) 1 ABSTENTION (Wilson/72) 2 ABSENT (Doubleday, Hamlin/146). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Sally Carleton that the Board approve Policy IHBGB – Supplemental Statement of Rights for Students with Disabilities Enrolled by Parents in Private Schools.  11 FOR (854) 1 ABSTENTION (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

10c. CONSIDERATION OF POLICIES IN FIRST READING

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Josiah Wilson to approve the following policies in first reading:

BBA – School Board Powers and Duties

EEA – Student Transportation Services

EFC – Free and Reduced Price Food Services

JICDA – Student Code of Conduct

12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

10d. APPROVAL OF PROVIDING A COOPERATIVE CHEERING PROGRAM AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL

It was moved by Loren Andrews and seconded by Sally Carleton that the Board approve the formation of a cooperative cheering program for the middle school level involving RDMS, Thomaston Grammar, and St. George Schools.  12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

10e. EMPLOYMENT OF A TITLE I TEACHER AT MacDOUGAL SCHOOL

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Loren Andrews to employ Karen Wheelis as Title IA Reacing Teacher at MacDougal School for the 2009-2010 school year.  12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

10f. EXTRA-CURRICULAR APPOINTMENTS

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by James Kalloch to approve the following extra-curricular appointments for the 2009-2010 school year:

Marie Sprague                  Thomaston Grammar School Girls Soccer Coach

Regan Llanto                      GVHS Boys JV Soccer Coach

12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

10g. DISCUSSION

Loren Andrews requested that the schools provide art work for the RSU #13 Board room.  The Superintendent stated that she will be in contact with the art teachers regarding same.  NO ACTION.

 

10h. EXECUTIVE SESSION

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Steven Dyer that the Board go into executive session for the purpose of negotiations.  12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

Into executive session at 8:50PM.  Out of executive session at 9:08PM.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Patricia Wotton that the Board approve the change of Dental insurance carriers to Delta Dental, Plan 4 effective October 1, 2009 at a cost up to $432.00 per employee.  12 FOR (926) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

12.  ADJOURNMENT

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Julie Sanborn that the meeting be adjourned. 12 FOR (926)_ 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:09PM.

 

 

 

 

                                                _________________________________________________

                                                Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Secretary/RSU #13 Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes of August 6, 2009

 

Rockland, Maine

August 6, 2009      

 

The regular meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Thursday, August 6, 2009 in the Conference Room at the McLain Building. Present were:  

                                                Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair            South Thomaston

                                                Jamie Doubleday, Vice-Chair      Thomaston (6:35PM)

                                                Loren Andrews                                 Cushing

                                                Sally Carleton                                     Owls Head

                                                Steven Dyer                                       Rockland

                                                George Emery                                   St. George

                                                Gregory Hamlin                                                Thomaston

                                                James Kalloch                                    Rockland

                                                Esther Kilgour                                    Rockland

                                                Brian Messing                                    Rockland

                                                Julie Sanborn                                     Thomaston (7:24PM)

                                                Josiah Wilson                                     St. George (6:32PM)

 

Absent (excused):

                                                Patricia Wotton                                 Rockland

 

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:30PM. She expressed appreciation to Dan Burgess for setting up the meeting to be televised. The Pledge of allegiance of the United States flag was given. Adjustments to the agenda were made.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Sally Carleton to approve the following items under the consent agenda:

a. Consideration of Minutes of Regular Meeting of June 25, 2009

b. Consideration of Minutes of Special Meeting of July 14, 2009

c: Acceptance of Resignations:

1. Luke Leavitt as RDHS Math teacher, track coach, and cross country coach

2. Alison Conte as RDHS Special Education Teacher and RDHS Girls Varsity Soccer Coach

d. Final Approval of Policies in Second Reading:

1. GCSA Employee Computer and Internet use

2. IKF Graduation Requirements

e. Teacher Nominations:

1. Kathleen Hogan Hartzell as Special Education Teacher east side

2. Jennifer Garrett as Elementary Teacher west side

3. Jessica Hutchins as Elementary Teacher east side

4. Megan Dailey as Elementary Teacher west side leave replacement

5. Jennifer West as Special Education Teacher east side

f. Administrator Nominations:

1. Paul Dostie as Custodial Supervisor 1 year

2. Susan Stilwell as RDMS Assistant Principal 2 year

3. Elwood Moore as School Health Coordinator 2 year

g. Appointment of Coaches:

1. Beth Provost: RDMS volunteer Field Hockey Assistant

2. Dwight Henry as GVHS Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

3. Jesse Bartke as RDHS Head Coach Indoor and Outdoor Track (teacher)

4. Ben Tripp as RDMS Girls Soccer Head Coach (teacher)

h. Approval to Sell Two Surplus School Buses

The vote was then taken: 11 FOR (846) 2 ABSENT (Sanborn, Wotton/153). VOTED.

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

The Superintendent reported on several items that did not require Board action at this time:

1) Meeting with the Rockland City Council regarding the monies from the anticipated balance. 2) Michael Tolman (teacher at RDHS) has been appointed as Girls Varsity Soccer coach at RDHS. 3) Following the resignation of Luke Leavitt, the position will be filled by Michael Tolman. He will be assigned a combination of business education and mathematics classes. 4) Thanked Dan Burgess for his efforts to get the RSU #13 Board meetings televised. 5) An administrator has been assigned as a lead for each committee of the board. 5) Appointment by the Governor to serve on the Professional Standards Board. 6) Distributed a copy of the letter that will be sent to staff for the opening workshop on August 26th. She extended an invitation to all Board members to meet with the staff at RDHS. 7) Website development is coming together. Encouraged Board members to go to RSU13.org to review the progress. 8) The first meeting of the Transition Advisory Committee has been held. They will be meeting again next week. 9) Vacancies are still being filled; with several posing a challenge. 10) Reported on the three-day administrative advance held at the Gamble Center of the Farnsworth Museum. The meeting was extremely productive. NO ACTION.

 

CHAIR’S REPORT

Ruth Anne Hohfeld reported on the following: 1) Recent meeting with the MEA and the Teamsters relative to negotiations. 2) Working on a draft survey to be posted on the website (with paper copies to be provided as well). Hope to have this ready by September. 3) Distributed an article for the newspaper describing some of the up-coming items facing the District. She asked that Board members review this and get back to her. 4) Gave each Board member a copy of the book “Leading for Learning”. 5) She will be out of the area from August 7th until August 26th. NO ACTION.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Brian Messing, Chair, reported that the Committee will be receiving information soon on the first month as the RSU. A meeting is scheduled for August 13, 2009 at 6:00PM. NO ACTION.

 

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Sally Carleton, Chair, reported on a recent meeting held August 4th to discuss the goals for the coming year, review the development of specific programs, working towards developing draft policies, and develop a common writing assessment K-9. The next meeting will be September 1st at 6:30PM. NO ACTION.

 

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Loren Andrews, Chair, requested that his report be given later in the meeting. NO ACTION.

 

ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

Esther Kilgour, Chair, reported that the next meeting of the Committee will be on August 25th at 6:30PM. NO ACTION.

 

POLICY COMMITTEE

James Kalloch, Chair, reported on a recent meeting to review the 28 policies for tonight’s first reading. The next meeting will be August 18th at 5:30PM. NO ACTION.

  

FACILITIES & TRANSPORTATION

Greg Hamlin, Chair, reported on a meeting held August 5, 2009 to discuss items pending before the Board. The next meeting of the Committee will be August 11, 2009 at 5:30PM. NO ACTION.

 

PERSONNEL & NEGOTIATIONS

Jamie Doubleday, Chair, requested that her report be given in Executive Session. NO ACTION.

 

MID-COAST SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY

James Kalloch, Board representative, reported on the meeting of July 22, 2009. NO ACTION.

 

MANY FLAGS

Jamie Doubleday, Chair, reported on the following: 1) Chris Rector contacted the Commissioner of Education about getting the application process going. Should have the paperwork by September or October with a due date of December or January. 2) Group of citizens have gotten together to form a Many Flags/One Campus foundation. They will work to support the project. The committee hopes to partner with the Georges Valley Land Trust, and hope to begin fundraising by September. Discussion and a question and answer period followed. NO ACTION.

 

DECISIONS REGARDING MacDOUGAL SCHOOL BUILDING

Greg Hamlin, Chairman of the Facilities and Transportation Committee, reported on the condition of the building and, especially, the boiler. There are four options facing the Board: 1) Lease 10 classrooms, 2) Rent a boiler, 3) Purchase a new boiler, and 4) replace the existing tubes. The Committee recommends purchasing a new boiler.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by James Kalloch that the Board authorize the administration to proceed with the RFP to replace the boiler at the MacDougal School.

 

Discussion followed.

 

It was moved by Brian Messing and seconded by Gregory Hamlin that the recommendation from the engineer for the awarding of the contract  come before the Board in a special or emergency meeting.

 

Discussion followed.

 

The vote was then taken on the amendment: 6 FOR (Andrews, Carleton, Dyer, Kilgour, Messing, Wilson/467) 6 OPPOSED (Doubleday, Emery Hamlin, Hohfeld, Kalloch, Sanborn/452) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

The motion, as amended, was then voted: 7 FOR (Andrews, Carleton, Emery, Hamlin, Hohfeld, Kalloch, Kilgour/541) 5 OPPOSED (Doubleday, Dyer, Messing, Sanborn, Wilson/378) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

DECISION REGARDING REPLACEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION COORDINATOR

Loren Andrews, Chair of the Technology Committee, reported that a decision was made by the Committee to accept Option 2 of the proposal. This would allow for the hiring of an elementary librarian for the East Side, two stipended technology coordinators (one for K-6 and one for 7-12) across the District. Glenn Eichel, Technology Director was asked to address the issue, and Loren Andrews read a statement from Patricia Moran-Wotton.

 

It was moved by Loren Andrews and seconded by Jamie Doubleday to adopt the recommendation of the Technology Committee.

 

Discussion followed.

 

10 FOR (767) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 1 ABSTENTION (Kalloch/80) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.  

 

APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES TO SERVE ON MCST BOARD.

The Board Chair reported that the following people have been selected to represent RSU #13 on the MCST Board of Directors: James Kalloch, Josiah Wilson, Greg Hamlin (Alternate), Joanne Richards, David Matthews, and Kimberly Appleby. NO ACTION.

 

APPROVAL TO PAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL MLTI LAPTOPS OVER TWO YEARS

This matter will be reviewed by the Finance Committee at their next meeting. NO ACTION.

 

REQUEST FOR A SHORT-TERM UNPAID LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Superintendent recommended that the Board approve an unpaid leave of absence for Marilee Robinson from September 23, 2009 to October 9, 2009.

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Esther Kilgour to approve the Superintendent’s recommendation. 12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

REPORT ON STATUS OF MSAD #50 SCHOOL BUS

Greg Hamlin, Chair of the Facilities & Transportation Committee, recommended that the Board authorize the Superintendent to expend $10,000 if necessary to round out the funding for the MSAD #50 bus.

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Esther Kilgour to approve the Facilities & Transportation Committee’s recommendation. 12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

REPORT ON HIGH SCHOOL STUDY COMMITTEE

Neal Guyer, RSU #13 Curriculum Coordinator, reported on the formation of a study group that will come together to research best practices at the high school level. He requested that two members from the Board of Directors serve on the Committee. The Chair appointed George Emery and James Kalloch. NO ACTION.

 

CONSIDERATION OF POLICIES IN FIRST READING

It was moved by Gregory Hamlin and seconded by Esther Kilgour that the policies in first reading be placed under the Consent Agenda format. 12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

Below are the policies for first reading:

GBGAA Blood Borne Pathogens

GBGAA-R Blood-Borne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan

GCCA Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff

GCI Professional Staff Development Opportunities

GCSA-R Employee Computer and Internet Use Rules

IHBA Individualized Education Programs

IHBAA Referral/Pre-Referral Policy

IHBAA-R Referral/Pre-Referral Procedures

IHBAC Child Find Policy

IHBAL Grievance Procedure for Persons with Disabilities

IHBGB Supplemental Statement of Rights for Students with Disabilities Enrolled by Parents in Private  

             Schools

IKE Promotion, Retention, and Acceleration of Students

ILD Educational Research: Student Submission to Surveys, Analyses, or Evaluations

IMBB Exemption from Required Instruction

JEA Compulsory Attendance

JFAA Student Residency

JFAB Admission of Non-Resident Students

JFABD Admission of Homeless Students

JICH Drug and Alcohol Use by Students

JICIA Weapons, Violence, and School Safety

JICJ Student Use of Electronic Devices

JKF Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities

JKF-R Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities Administrative Procedure

JKGA Time Out Rooms and Therapeutic Restraints

JKGA-R Procedures on Time Out Rooms and Therapeutic Restraints

JLCB Immunization of Students

JLCC Communicable Diseases

JLDBG Reintegration of Students from Juvenile Correctional Facilities

JRA Student Educational Records

JRA-E Annual Notice of Student Education Records and Information Rights

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Gregory Hamlin to approve all the policies presented in first reading. 11 FOR (847) 1 ABSTENTION (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

James Kalloch, Policy Committee Chair, requested that the Board authorize the use of the Purchasing Policy (DJ)

As presented on a temporary basis until the policy is presented for second reading to the Board.

 

It was moved by James Kalloch and seconded by Josiah Wilson that the Board adopt Policy DJ – Purchasing Requirements on a temporary basis until such time as the Policy comes back for second reading. 11 FOR (839) 1 ABSTENTION (Messing/80) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

APPROVAL TO LEASE FACILITY FOR RSU #13 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Greg Hamlin, Chair of the Facilities & Transportation Committee stated that the Committee had withdrawn the idea of leasing a facility. It was agreed by the Committee to make modifications to the existing MSAD #5 lot. This would involve putting in more parking spaces between the tennis court and the existing lot so that it would accommodate almost all of the RSU #13 bus fleet. The cost for this modification would be less than $15,000.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by James Kalloch to accept the committee’s recommendation. 11 FOR (839) 1 OPPOSED (Dyer/80) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Julie Sanborn and seconded by Steven Dyer that the Board go into executive session for the purposes of collective bargaining (1 MRSA, Sub-section 405 (6) (D). 12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

Into executive session at 8:55PM. Out of executive session at 9:18PM.

 

It was moved by James Kalloch and seconded by Julie Sanborn that the meeting be adjourned. 12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:19PM.

 

                                                _________________________________________________

                                                Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Secretary/RSU #13 Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes of June 25, 2009

Rockland, Maine

June 25, 2009       

The regular meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Thursday, June 25, 2009 in the multi-purpose room of South School.  Present were:

                                                      Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair                  South Thomaston

                                                      Brian Messing, Vice-Chair                  Rockland

                                                      Loren Andrews                                                      Cushing

                                                      Sally Carleton                                                      Owls Head

                                                      Jamie Doubleday                                    Thomaston

                                                      Steven Dyer                                                      Rockland

                                                      George Emery                                                      St. George (Left at 7:34PM)

                                                      Greg Hamlin                                                      Thomaston

                                                      James Kalloch                                                      Rockland

                                                      Esther Kilgour                                                      Rockland

                                                      Julie Sanborn                                                      Thomaston

                                                      Josiah Wilson                                                      St. George

                                                      Patricia Wotton                                                      Rockland

 

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:01PM.  The Pledge of allegiance of the United States flag was given.  Adjustments to the agenda were made.

 

CONSIDERATION OF MINUTES

It was moved by Gregory Hamlin and seconded by Josiah Wilson to accept the minutes of the Regular Meeting of May 28, 2009, RSU #13 Annual Budget Meeting of June 2, 2009, and Special Meeting of June 16, 2009.  13 FOR (999). VOTED.

 

PRESENTATIONS

The following principals from the East Side schools gave presentations:

Todd Martin                                    MacDougal School

Patricia Snow                                    Gilford Butler School

Thomas Forti                                    Rockland District High School

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Two communications were received which did not require Board action at this time:

1) Resignation from Thomas Leonard, Acting Principal at Rockland District Middle School

2) Notification of grant award for the Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program to the Lura Libby School

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

The Superintendent reported on the following items which did not require Board action at this time:

1) A transition committee has been form with teachers from each school in the RSU.  The first meeting is tentatively set for July 22, 2009.

2) Discuss the proposal of televising the RSU meetings.  Reported on the list of equipment that would need to be purchased.

3) Presented a calendar of meetings for the school year from July to June.  Asked that the Board members review and make changes if necessary.  The times for committee meetings will be discussed at the next regular meeting.

4) Both Districts have received the first checks of the federal stimulus funds.  The checks are the exact amount of funds that was curtailed by the Governor.

5) Requested whether we can use Title 1A stimulus funds to help purchase the laptops.

 

 

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CHAIR’S REPORT

Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair, reported that in five days RSU #13 will officially start.  She presented floral arrangements to Judith Harvey, MSAD #50 Superintendent and Jamie Doubleday, Board Chair for MSAD #50, Judith Lucarelli, Superintendent for MSAD #5 and Kimberly Appleby, Board Chair for MSAD #5.  She further noted that the RSU is fortunate to inherit to special districts.  NO ACTION.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

FINANCE. 

Brian Messing, Chair, reported that the Committee has not met, but the two business managers are keeping close watch on all accounts.  The Committee will schedule a meeting for August.  NO ACTION.

 

CURRICULUM & TECHNOLOGY                 

Sally Carleton, Chair, reported that the Committee has not met, but will meet on August 11th at 5:30PM.  NO ACTION.

 

ACTIVITIES

Esther Kilgour, Chair, reported on a recent meeting.  The next scheduled meeting is August 26th at 5:00PM.  NO ACTION.

 

POLICY

Jamie Doubleday, Chair, reported that the committee is continuing to approve all the required policies and add others as time allows.  There are several policies coming for first reading this evening.  Next meeting will be on July 9th at 3:00PM.  NO ACTION.

 

FACILITIES & TRANSPORTATION

Gregory Hamlin, Chair, reported on a meeting held June 3rd.  The next meeting will be at MacDougal School on July 1st at 5:00PM.

 

PERSONNEL & NEGOTIATIONS

Jamie Doubleday, Chair, reported that the committee is meeting weekly in preparation for bargaining.  Next meetings will be June 29th at 4:00PM and July 2nd at 8:00AM.  NO ACTION.

 

MID-COAST SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY

Josiah Wilson, Board Representative, reported on a meeting held Wednesday.  He updated the committee on personnel changes, and facilities updates.  NO ACTION.

 

MANY FLAGS

Jamie Doubleday reported that the Governor has signed the legislation.  It is now up to the Department of Education to set the standards and send out the request for proposals.  NO ACTION.

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2009-2010

Judith Lucarelli, Superintendent and Secretary of the Board, called for nominations for the position of Board Chair.

 

Esther Kilgour nominated Ruth Anne Hohfeld.

 

It was moved by Steven Dyer and seconded by Esther Kilgour that nominations cease.  13 FOR (999). VOTED.

 

By a vote of 13 to 0 (999), Ruth Anne Hohfeld was declared Chair of the Board of Directors for 2009-2010.

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The Board Chair called for nominations for the position of Vice-Chair.

 

James Kalloch nominated Brian Messing.

 

Loren Andrews nominated Jamie Doubleday

 

Josiah Wilson nominated Steven Dyer

 

Brian Messing withdrew his name from the nomination of Vice-Chair.

 

It was moved by Julie Sanborn and seconded by Loren Andrews that nominations cease.  12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

Jamie Doubleday for Vice-Chair:  9 FOR (687) 2 OPPOSED (Kalloch, Wilson/152) 1 ABSTENTION (Messing/80) 1 ABSENT (80).  VOTED.

 

Steven Dyer for Vice-Chair:  2 FOR (Kalloch, Wilson/152) 9 OPPOSED (687) 1 ABSTENTION (Messing/80) 1 ABSENT (80).  VOTED.

 

Jamie Doubleday was declared Vice-Chair of the RSU #13 Board of Directors.

 

REPORT ON STATUS OF MacDOUGAL SCHOOL BUILDING

The Superintendent reported that the building is currently undergoing an engineering study.  The report will be presented at the Facilities & Transportation meeting.  NO ACTION.

 

ALLOCATION OF $30,000 ADDED TO THE 2009-2010 BUDGET

It was moved by Brian Messing and seconded by Gregory Hamlin to add $30,000 to the instructional contingency line of Article I of the 2009-2010 budget.  11 FOR (847) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

ADD TITLE 1A ED TECH III AT GILFORD BUTLER SCHOOL

It was moved by Patricia Wotton and seconded by Steven Dyer to add a Title 1A Educational Technician at Gilford Butler School for the 2009-2010 school year.

 

Discussion followed.

 

The vote was then taken:  9 FOR (679) 3 ABSENT (Carleton, Messing, Wilson/240) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

ESTABLISH 2009-2010 SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PRICES

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Steven Dyer to adopt the following lunch prices for the 2009-2010 school year (Adult Lunch changed to $3.50):

                                                                                          RSU 13 EAST SIDE                                                      RSU 13 WEST SIDE

K-8 Lunch                                                                                          2.25                                                                                          2.00

9-12 Lunch                                                                                          2.50                                                                                          2.25

Adult Lunch                                                                                          3.50                                                                                          3.50

K-8 Breakfast                                                                                          1.00                                                                                          1.00

9-12 Breakfast                                                                                          1.25                                                                                          1.00

Adult Breakfast                                                                                          1.75                                                                                          1.75

11 FOR (847) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

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RETAINER FOR LEGAL SERVICES THROUGH DRUMMOND WOODSUM

It was moved by Brian Messing and seconded by Gregory Hamlin to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to negotiate a retainer through Drummond Woodsum up to the balance of the RSU Transition funds.  12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

BOARD ACTION REGARDING BUDGET VALIDATION REFERENDUM RESULTS

1.  REQUIRED VOTES FOR COMPUTATION AND DECLARATION OF VOTES

It was moved by Gregory Hamlin and seconded by Brian Messing that the Computation and Declaration of Votes, dated June 25, 2009 and attached hereto, regarding the 2009-2010 Regional School Unit No. 13 general fund budget, is hereby approved.  Further, that the Computation and Declaration of Votes dated June 25, 2009 and attached hereto, regarding the 2009-2010 Regional School Unit No. 13 general fund budget, be entered upon records of Regional School Unit No. 13, and that a certified copy of the Computation and Declaration of Votes, dated June 25, 2009 and attached hereto, regarding the 2009-2010 Regional School Unit No. 13 general fund budget, be sent to each of the Municipal Clerks within Regional School Unit No. 13.  12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

2.  EXECUTE MUNICIPAL ASSESSMENT

It was moved by James Kalloch and seconded by Gregory Hamlin to execute the State of Maine Assessment of Regional School Unit No. 13 Tax for the municipalities of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, Saint George, South Thomaston, and Thomaston for the period beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010.  10 FOR (767) 2 OPPOSED (Dyer, Wilson/152) 1 ABSENT (80).  VOTED.

 

The assessments were signed by the Board of Directors.

 

COMPENSATION OF EAST SIDE SCHOOL NURSES

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Josiah Wilson to increase the salaries of Ilmi Carter and Lynne Hall by $995.00 with the eligibility for a COLA if one is approved.  10 FOR (767) 2 ABSTENTIONS (Messing, Wilson/152) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

NOMINATION OF TEACHERS AND ADMISTRATORS

It was moved by Josiah Wilson and seconded by Sally Carleton that Lori Taylor be nominated as Literacy Coach at MacDougal School for the 2009-2010 school year, and to authorize the Superintendent to issue a probationary contract.  11 FOR (839) 1 OPPOSED (Messing/80) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Sally Carleton and seconded by Josiah Wilson that Benjamin Tripp be nominated as Grade 1 teacher at MacDougal School for the 2009-2010 school year, and to authorize the Superintendent to issue a probationary contract.  11 FOR (847) 1 ABSTENTION (Wilson/72) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Josiah Wilson that Teel Foster be appointed to the position of Girls Varsity Head Basketball Coach at RDHS for the 2009-2010 school year.  12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

FINAL APPROVAL OF POLICIES IN SECOND READING

It was moved by Brian Messing and seconded by Jamie Doubleday to approve the following policies in second reading:

                  BB                                    Cooperative Board Legal Status (Delete Policy)

                  BBAA                                    Cooperative Board Member Authority and Responsibilities

                  BBB                                    Cooperative Board Membership/Elections/Appointments

                  BED-2                                    Cooperative Board Amendments

                 

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BEDC                                    Cooperative Board Quorum and Weighted Votes

                  BEA                                    School Board Use of Electronic Mail

                  EBAA                                    Hazard Reporting and Warning Program

                  EBCC                                    Bomb Threats

                  ECB                                    Pest Management in School Facilities and on School Grounds

                  EEAEAA                                    Drug and Alcohol Testing of School Bus Drivers

                  EEAEAA-R                  Drug and Alcohol Testing of School Bus Drivers/Administrative Procedure

                  EFE                                    Competitive Food Sales: Sales of Food in Competition with the School Food

                                                      Service Program

                  GBEC                                    Drug-Free Workplace

                  GCG                                    Employment of Substitutes

                  GCOA                                    Supervision and Evaluation of Professional Staff

                  GCQC                                    Resignation of School Unit Employees

                  IJNDC                                    Student Home Use of MLTI Laptops

                  JCA                                    Assignment of Students to Schools

11 FOR (767) 2 OPPOSED (Dyer, Wilson/152) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

CONSIDERATION OF POLICIES IN FIRST READING

It was moved by Patricia Wotton and seconded by Gregory Hamlin to approve the following policies in first reading:

                  BHC                                    School Board Communications with Employees

                  DJ                                    Purchasing Requirements

                  GCSA                                    Employee Computer and Internet Use

                  IKF                                    Graduation Requirements

12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED

 

GRADUATION DATES

It was moved by Gregory Hamlin and seconded by Josiah Wilson that the RDHS Graduation be changed to Monday, June 14, 2010, and GVHS be Thursday, June 10, 2010. 12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

MEETING DATE

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Gregory Hamlin that the regular monthly meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors be held on the first Thursday of each month starting in August.  12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

There will be no meeting in July, so the next regular meeting will be August 6, 2009.

 

ADJOURNMENT

It was moved by Steven Dyer and seconded by Sally Carleton that the meeting be adjourned.  12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:00PM.

 

 

Minutes of June 16, 2009

Rockland, Maine

June 16, 2009      

A special meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at the McLain School. Present were:

                                                      Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair                  South Thomaston

                                                      Loren Andrews                                                      Cushing

                                                      Sally Carleton                                                      Owls Head

                                                      Jamie Doubleday                                    Thomaston

                                                      Steven Dyer                                                      Rockland

                                                      George Emery                                                      St. George (Left at 7:30PM)

                                                      Greg Hamlin                                                      Thomaston

                                                      James Kalloch                                                      Rockland

                                                      Esther Kilgour                                                      Rockland

                                                      Josiah Wilson                                                      St. George

                                                      Patricia Wotton                                                      Rockland

 

Absent (Excused):                  Brian Messing                                                      Rockland

Julie Sanborn                                                      Thomaston

 

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:01PM.  The Pledge of allegiance of the United States flag was given. 

 

1.  APPROVAL OF JULES VERNE PROGRAM

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Gregory Hamlin to approve participation in the Jules Verne Program for 2009-2010.  11 FOR (846) 2 ABSENT (153). VOTED.

 

1A.  STAFF NOMINATION FOR 2009-2010

It was moved by Sally Carleton and seconded by Steven Dyer to approve the nomination of Vicki Johnson as Special Education teacher at Thomaston Grammar School for the 2009-2010 school year.  11 FOR (846) 2 ABSENT (153).  VOTED.

 

2.  EDUCATIONAL TECHNICIAN CHANGES

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by James Kalloch to: 1) eliminate Title 1A Ed Tech III at MacDougal School; 2) Upgrade Ed Tech II to Ed Tech III at Owls Head Central School, and 3) to upgrade the Ed Tech II to Ed Tech III at RDMS.

 

Discussion followed.

 

The vote was then taken:  9 FOR (686) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 1 ABSTENTION (Carleton/88) 2 ABSENT (153).  VOTED.

 

Item 2d (upgrading Ed Tech I to Title 1A Ed Tech III at Gilford Butler) was postponed until the next meeting.  NO ACTION.

 

3.  RETAINER FOR LEGAL SERVICES THROUGH DRUMMOND WOODSUM

The retainer for legal services was postponed until the next meeting.  NO ACTION.

 

4C.  POLICY IJNDC

It was moved by James Kalloch and seconded by Loren Andrews to approve Policy IJNDC in first reading as presented. 

 

PAGE 2                                                                        SPECIAL  MEETING                                                                        JUNE 16, 2009

 

It was moved by Patricia Wotton and seconded by Steven Dyer to amend Policy IJNDC to charge students eligible for free lunch $20.00. 3 FOR (Kalloch, Kilgour, Wotton/240) 8 OPPOSED (606) 2 ABSENT (153).  DEFEATED.

 

Vote on the original motion:  8 FOR (606) 3 OPPOSED (Kalloch, Kilgour, Wotton/240) 2 ABSENT (153). VOTED.

 

4.  POLICIES IN FIRST READING

It was moved by Steven Dyer and seconded by James Kalloch to approve the following policies in first reading:

MCST Cooperative Board Policies:

BBAA. Cooperative Board Member Authority and Responsibilities

BBB. Cooperative Board Membership/Elections/Appointments

BED-2. Cooperative Board Amendments

BEDC. Cooperative Board Quorum and Weighted Votes

 

RSU 13 Policies:

BEA. School Board Use of Electronic Mail

EBAA. Hazard Reporting and Warning Program

EBCC. Bomb Threats

ECB. Pest Management in School Facilities and on School Grounds

EEAEAA. Drug and Alcohol Testing of School Bus Drivers

EEAEAA-R. Drug and Alcohol Testing of School Bus Drivers Administrative Procedure

EFE. Competitive Food Sales: Sales of Food in Competition with the School Food Service Program

GBEC. Drug-Free Workplace

GCG. Employment of Substitutes

GCOA. Supervision and Evaluation of Professional Staff

GCOC. Evaluation of Administrative Staff

GCQC. Resignation of School Unit Employees

JCA. Assignment of Students to Schools.

 

The votes on the motions for first reading was then taken:  10 FOR (774) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 2 ABSENT (153).  VOTED.

 

5.  FINAL APPROVAL OF POLICIES IN SECOND READING

It was moved by James Kalloch and seconded by Sally Carleton to approve the following policies in second reading:

                  CB-R                                                      Superintendent Job Description

                  CBC                                                      Powers and Responsibilities of the Superintendent

                  DN                                                      School Properties Disposition.

9 FOR (707)  2 OPPOSED (Andrews, Wilson/139) 2 ABSENT (153).  VOTED.

 

6.  ADJUST SALARY OF TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYEE

It was moved by Josiah Wilson and seconded by Loren Andrews to amend the salary of Bruce Johnson for 2009-2010 to $55,000 with 20 days of vacation.  11 FOR (846) 2 ABSENT (153). VOTED.

 

7.  CONSIDER PURSUING FORMAL SCHOOL BOARD REAPPORTIONMENT PROCEDURES

It was moved by Patricia Wotton and seconded by Gregory Hamlin to initiate formal reapportionment proceedings for RSU #13 with the Commissioner of Education.  3 FOR (Kilgour, Wilson, Wotton/232) 8 OPPOSED (614) 2 ABSENT (153).  DEFEATED.

 

 

PAGE 3                                                                        SPECIAL MEETING                                                                        JUNE 16, 2009

 

8.  DETERMINE BOARD REPRESENTATION TO MID-COAST SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY

Discussion of representation to the Region 8 Board of Directors.  Interested parties can contact either the Superintendent or Chair.  NO ACTION.

 

9.  AUTHORITY FOR SUPERINTENDENT TO ISSUE CONTRACTS TO NEWLY HIRED TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS THROUGH JULY AND AUGUST

It was moved by Josiah Wilson and seconded by James Kalloch to authorize the Superintendent to issue contracts to teachers and administrators during the months of July and August.  8 FOR (622) 2 OPPOSED (Rockland, St. George/152) 3 ABSENT (225).  VOTED.

 

10. STANDARDIZE 1009-2010 LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PRICES

There was discussion relative to standardize lunch prices.  This will be brought forward to the June 25, 2009 meeting.  NO ACTION.

 

11. ADOPT 403B PLAN FOR RSU 13

It was moved by Patricia Wotton and seconded by Esther Kilgour to approve the MSAD #50 403b plan for RSU #13 as recommended.  10 FOR (774) 3 ABSENT (225).  VOTED.

 

12. ADOPT AHERA PLANS FOR EAST AND WEST SIDE SCHOOLS

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Patricia Wotton to adopt the AHERA Plan of MSAD #50 for the West Side Schools and the AHERA Plan of MSAD #5 for the East Side School.  10 FOR (774) 3 ABSENT (225). VOTED.

 

13. ACCEPT ALL LEASES AND LOANS FROM MSAD #5 AND MSAD #50

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Sally Carleton that all leases and loans of the two School Administrative Districts be assumed by RSU #13 as part of the required reorganization plan.  9 FOR (702) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 3 ABSENT (225). VOTED.

 

14. APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF STIPENDED POSITIONS FOR 2009-2010

It was moved by Patricia Wotton and seconded by Josiah Wilson to approve appointment of 2009-2010 stipended positions not otherwise employed by RSU #13. 8 FOR (622) 1 OPPOSED (Rockland/80) 1 ABSTENTION (Wilson/72) 3 ABSENT (225). VOTED.

 

15. SCHEDULE REORGANIZATION MEETING

It was agreed to have the reorganization meeting as part of the regular meeting of June 25, 2009.  NO ACTION.

 

16.  UP-COMING MEETINGS

                  June 22, 2009                                    6:30PM                  at McLain                                     Board Workshop

                  June 25, 2009                                    6:30PM at South School                                    Regular Meeting

 

17. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved by Steven Dyer and seconded by Esther Kilgour that the meeting be adjourned.  10 FOR (774) 3 ABSENT (225). VOTED. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:05PM.

  

Minutes of May 28, 2009

Rockland, Maine

May 28, 2009      

The regular meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at the St. George School .  Present were:

                                                      Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair                  South Thomaston

                                                      Sally Carleton                                                      Owls Head

                                                      Jamie Doubleday                                    Thomaston

                                                      Steven Dyer                                                      Rockland

                                                      George Emery                                                      St. George

                                                      Greg Hamlin                                                      Thomaston

                                                      James Kalloch                                                      Rockland

                                                      Esther Kilgour                                                      Rockland

                                                      Josiah Wilson                                                      St. George

                                                      Patricia Wotton                                                      Rockland

 

Absent (Excused):                  Loren Andrews                                                      Cushing

Brian Messing                                                      Rockland

Julie Sanborn                                                      Thomaston

 

A budget information meeting was held at 6:00PM.

 

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:42PM.  

 

The pledge of allegiance of the United States flag was given.  Adjustments to the agenda were given.

 

It was moved by Greg Hamlin and seconded by Steven Dyer that the minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 30, 2009, Special Meeting of May 4, 2009, and special meeting of May 12, 2009 be approved as presented.  10 FOR (779) 3 ABSENT (220). VOTED.

 

PRESENTATIONS.  1) Woody Moore, School Health Coordinator.  2) Rob Beverage, Principal of Georges Valley High School. 3) Larry Schooley, Principal of St. George School.  The Chair thanked them for their presentations to the Board. 

 

COMMUNICATIONS.  The Superintendent distributed a letter that she had sent to the Commissioner of Education regarding the weighted votes.  There has been no response to date.

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.  The Superintendent reported on the following items that did not require Board action:  1) Attending staff meetings in each school.  2) Wants to form a teacher advisory committee with representatives from each school to discuss issues teachers have around the consolidation.  3) Visits have been made at the St. George, Cushing and Lura Libby Schools.  4) Two nominees being presented to the Board; one for special education and one for science.  5) Distributed current budget status for the RSU formation.  NO ACTION.

 

CHAIR’S REPORT.  Ruth Anne Hohfeld reported the following:  1) Attended the Cushing School art fair and concert, 2) Attended the RDMS and RDHS chorus and band concert, 3) All budget meetings are over, and the validation vote will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd.  She asked that Board members attend at 5:45PM to meet with the moderator.  4) All surveys have been returned and she will distribute the information to the Board before the 12th.  NO ACTION.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE.  The Superintendent reported that all banking bids have been reviewed and the Board will be taking action on them.  NO ACTION.

 

PAGE 2                                                                        REGULAR MEETING                                                      MAY 28, 2009

 

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE.  Sally Carleton, Chair, reported on a meeting May 19th to discuss PLC work in both the east and west side schools.  The next meeting will be June 16th at 5:00PM.  NO ACTION.

 

ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE.  Esther Kilgour, Chair, reported on a recent meeting where the committee went over the inventory for extra-curricular activities.  The next meeting will be June 17th at 5PM and the committee will be discussing the inventory for athletics, as well as cycles for uniforms.  NO ACTION.

 

FACILITIES & TRANSPORTATION.  Greg Hamlin, Chair, reported that minutes of the last meeting were distributed.  The Committee is looking at all the buildings, and the costs for running the facilities.  The Committee is also reviewing inventory of buses and vans.  The next meeting will be June 3rd at 5PM to discuss summer projects.  NO ACTION.

 

POLICY COMMITTEE.  Jamie Doubleday, Chair, reported that the Policy Committee is meeting twice a month, and is going through the required policies first.  The next meeting will be June 10th at 3PM at McLain.  NO ACTION.

 

PERSONNEL & NEGOTIATIONS.  Jamie Doubleday, Chair, noted that her report will be given in executive session.  The next meetings are scheduled for June 2nd and 8AM and June 8th at 8AM.  NO ACTION.

 

MID-COAST SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY.  Josiah Wilson, Board representative, reported on a recent meeting held on May 27th.  He encouraged all Board members to attend the meetings.  NO ACTION.

 

MANY FLAGS.  Jamie Doubleday, Representative, reported on a discussion held recently with representative Chuck Kruger.  The House has passed the legislation, and thought that the senate had as well.  After the Governor signs the legislation, the application process will begin as soon as the paperwork is developed.  NO ACTION.

 

GIFTED & TALENTED AD HOC COMMITTEE.  Patricia Wotton, Chair, reported that the Committee had a brief overview of the gifted programs, and where the RSU would like to see the programs headed in the future.  The next meeting will be with the principals and the gifted & talented instructors.  The committee will be notified.  NO ACTION.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Greg Hamlin that the following policies be approved in second reading:

                  DJC:                                    Petty Cash Accounts

                  DJF:                                    Purchasing and Contracting: Procurement Staff Code of Conduct

10 FOR (779) 3 ABSENT (220).  VOTED.

 

Policy DJ – Bidding and Purchasing Requirements will be going back to the Committee for further review.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Greg Hamlin that the following policies be approved in first reading:

                  CB-R:                                    Superintendent Job Description

                  CBC:                                    Powers and Responsibilities of the Superintendent

                  DN:                                    School Properties Disposition.

 

 

 

 

 

PAGE 3                                                                        REGULAR MEETING                                                                        MAY 28, 2009

 

There was discussion on some changes to the policies.  These will be referred back to the Committee for correction.

 

The vote was then taken on the policies, as amended:  9 FOR (707) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 3 ABSENT (220). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Greg Hamlin and seconded by Patricia Wotton that John Hodges be employed as a science teacher at Georges Valley High School for the 2009-2010 school year.  10 FOR (779) 3 ABSENT (220). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Sally Carleton that Adam Bullard be employed as a special education at Rockland District Middle School for the 2009-2010 school year. 10 FOR (779) 3 ABSENT (220). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Josiah Wilson and seconded by Patricia Wotton that Scott Hall be employed as Maintenance Director for RSU #13.  8 FOR (619) 2 ABSTENTIONS (Dyer, Kalloch/160) 3 ABSENT (220). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Greg Hamlin and seconded by Steven Dyer That the office of Machias Savings Bank to purchase revenue anticipation note(s) of the Maine Regional School Unit #13 in the original principal amount not to exceed eight hundred thousand dollars ($800,000) with an interest rate per annum on the outstanding principal amount thereof equal to 2.37% , be and the same hereby is accepted and approved.  Further, that the Board of School Directors of Maine Regional School Unit #13 hereby authorizes a borrowing in the amount not to exceed eight hundred thousand dollars ($800,000) from Machias Savings Bank on behalf of the school unit, with interest on the principal amount thereof at a rate of 2.37% per annum, principal and interest to be paid no later than the scheduled maturity date on June 30, 2010, which borrowing is in anticipation of revenues for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.  Further, that under and pursuant to the provisions of Title 20A, MRSA, Section 1311 and any other applicable authority under the laws of the State of Maine, The Chairperson of the Board of School Directors and the Treasurer of the school unit be and they are hereby authorized to borrow in anticipation of revenues from Machias Savings Bank in the name and on behalf of the school unit the sum of up to eight hundred thousand dollars ($800,000) at the per annum interest rate of 2.37%, and that the Chairperson of the Board of School Directors and the Treasurer be and they are hereby authorized to issue revenue obligation securities of Maine Regional School Unit #13 in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed eight hundred thousand dollars ($800,000) and to execute and deliver a note or notes under the seal of the school unit attested by the Secretary, dated on or about July 2, 2009, in such form as the Chairperson of the Board of School Directors and the Treasurer may approve; and that the appropriate officials of the school unit be and hereby are authorized to execute and deliver on behalf of the school unit such other documents and certificates as may be required in connection with such borrowing; and that no part of the proceeds of said borrowing shall be used, directly or indirectly, to acquire any securities and obligations, the acquisition of which would cause the notes to be “arbitrage bonds” or “private activity bonds” within the meaning of Section 148 or 141, respectively, of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); and that the revenue anticipation note(s) issued pursuant hereto be designated as qualified tax-exempt obligations within the meaning of Section 265 (b) (3) (B) (ii) of said Code; and that the Chairperson of the Board of School Directors and the Treasurer be and they are hereby authorized to covenant on behalf of the school unit to file any information report and pay any rebate due to the United States in connection with the issuance of said note(s), to take all other lawful actions necessary to insure the interest on the note(s) will be excluded from the gross income of the owners thereof for purposes of federal income taxation and to refrain from taking any action which would cause interest on the note(s) to become includable in the gross income of the owners thereof.  9 FOR (707) 1 ABSTENTION (Wilson/72) 3 ABSENT (220). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Steven Dyer and seconded by Patricia Wotton that the Board approve the selection of Camden National Bank as the primary bank for RSU #13 payroll and accounts payable.  9 FOR (706) 1 OPPOSED (Doubleday/73) 3 ABSENT (220).  VOTED.

 

PAGE 4                                                                        REGULAR MEETING                                                      MAY 28, 2009

 

It was moved by James Kalloch and seconded by Esther Kilgour that it is hereby resolved that RSU #13 shall participate in the Group Life Insurance Program under the Participating Local District Program of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System.  The level of coverage includes Basic, Supplemental, and Dependent.  The effective date of participation is July 1, 2009, and coverage is elected for the following classification of employees:  Included: All former school support employees of MSAD #50 who become employed by the RSU and who were participants in the Group Life Insurance Program as an employee of SAD #50’s GLI plan immediately prior to becoming employed by the RSU.  Excluded:  All other employees of RSU #13.  10 FOR (779) 3 ABSENT (220). VOTED.

 

UP-COMING MEETINGS.  Dates were given, and a listing will be mailed to all members.  NO ACTION.

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Sally Carleton that the Board go into executive session  for the purposes as outlined in 1 MRSA Sub-section 405 (6) (D).  9 FOR (706) 1 ABSENT (Hamlin/73) 3 ABSENT (220). VOTED.

 

Into executive session at 8:40PM.  Out of executive session at 9:21PM.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by James Kalloch to approve the salaries of the non-aligned personnel.  9 FOR (707) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 3 ABSENT (220). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Josiah Wilson that the meeting be adjourned.  10 FOR (779) 3 ABSENT (220).  VOTED.

Meeting adjourned at 9:23PM. 

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.

 

 

PAGE 2                                                                        SPECIAL MEETING                                                                        MAY 12, 2009

 

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.

  

Minutes of May 4, 2009

Rockland, Maine

May 4, 2009    

A special meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Monday, May 4, 2009 in the Conference Room of the McLain Building.  Present were:

                                    Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair                  South Thomaston

                                    Brian Messing, Vice-Chair                  Rockland

                                    Loren Andrews                                                    Cushing (Arrived at 6:15PM)

                                    Sally Carleton                                                      Owls Head

                                    Jamie Doubleday                                    Thomaston

                                    Steven Dyer                                                      Rockland

                                    George Emery                                                      St. George

                                    Greg Hamlin                                                      Thomaston

                                    James Kalloch                                                      Rockland (Arrived at 6:05PM)

                                    Esther Kilgour                                                      Rockland

                                    Julie Sanborn                                                      Thomaston

                                    Josiah Wilson                                                      St. George

                                    Patricia Wotton                                                      Rockland

                 

Chairman called the meeting to order at 6:00PM.

 It was moved by Patricia Wotton and seconded by Greg Hamlin that the Board go into executive session for the purposes outlined in 1 MRSA, Sub-section 405 (D).  11 FOR (852) 2 ABSENT (147). VOTED.

 

Into executive session at 6:02PM.  Out of executive session at 8:13PM.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Josiah Wilson that the meeting be adjourned.

13 FOR (999).  VOTED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:14PM.

  

Minutes of Apr. 30, 2009

Rockland, Maine

April 30, 2009    

 

The regular meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at the Owls Head Central School.  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 (6:20)

                                    Josiah Wilson                                                      St. George

                                    Patricia Wotton                                                      Rockland

                 

Prior to the start of the meeting, a tour of the Owls Head Central School was conducted by Principal, Robert Brooks.

 

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:04PM.  

 

The pledge of allegiance of the United States flag was given.  Adjustments to the agenda were made. 

 

MINUTES APPROVAL

It was moved by Josiah Wilson and Seconded by Greg Hamlin that the minutes of the Special Meeting of March 24, 2009 and Regular Meeting of March 26, 2009. 

 

Jamie Doubleday requested a change in the minutes of March 26, 2009 to reflect the following:  “She thanked Judith Harvey for forgoing the second half of her stipend.” 

 

As amended, the minutes were passed on a vote of 11 FOR (846) 2 ABSENT (153). VOTED.

 

CITIZENS’ COMMENTS

Deirdre Thibodeau, Kristin Gould, Lynne Hall and Pamela Walton all spoke in support of Jane Moore as Principal of South School.  Chair thanked the public for coming to speak to the Board.  NO ACTION.

 

ADMINISTRATORS

Robert Brooks, Principal of Owls Head Central School, Jane Moore, Principal of South School, and Thomas Leonard, Principal of Rockland District Middle School spoke regarding their buildings and the programs offered.  NO ACTION.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

None at this time

 

 

 

 

 

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REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT.

Dr. Judith Lucarelli reported on the following items that did not require Board action at this time:

1) Received word from the State that the stabilization funds have to be separated from the regular budget.  2) Warrant articles are being drawn-up in anticipation of the May 12th meeting to formally approve the budget.  3) Bids for banking services have been received, and Toni Reed and John Spear are reviewing them for recommendation to the Board. 4) Website development.  One bid was received.  5) Phone services are being reviewed and bids are being prepared.  6) The two Districts are working on synchronizing pay dates. 7) Office arrangements are being reviewed and the move of the MSAD #50 offices to McLain is being handled by John Spear.  8) Deed work is ready for action by the board this evening before going to the individual boards.  9) Three days in August have been set aside for an administrative retreat.  NO ACTION.

 

REPORT OF THE CHAIR.

Ruth Anne Hohfeld spoke on the work on the new RSU budget and thanked all the Board members and administration who participated in the herculean effort.  She further spoke about attending a workshop dealing with labor laws that was presented by Drummond & Woodsum.  NO ACTION.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

No report

 

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Sally Carleton, Chair, reported on a recent meeting held to discuss the elementary Spanish Program.  The Committee also heard about literacy instruction at the MacDougal School.  The next meeting will be May 19th at 5PM to discuss the professional learning communities.  NO ACTION.

 

ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

Esther Kilgour, Chair, reported that the next meeting will be on Thursday, May 7th at 5PM. NO ACTION.

 

POLICY COMMITTEE.

Jamie Doubleday, Chair, presented the policies that need to be reviewed at the next meeting.  This is scheduled for May 7th at 6:00PM and another meeting will be held on May 14th at 3:00PM.  NO ACTION.

 

FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

Greg Hamlin, Chair, reported on a meeting to review all aspects of the RSU facilities.  The next meeting will be on May 5th at 5:00PM to review transportation.  NO ACTION.

 

PERSONNEL & NEGOTIATIONS

Jamie Doubleday, Chair, reported that her report will be given at a special meeting (in executive session) on May 4th at 6:00PM.  NO ACTION.

 

MID-COAST SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY

Board representative, Josiah Wilson, reported on a meeting held April 29th.  Policies were reviewed and passed, a tour of the facilities was given, and a presentation was made by the literacy staff.  Three resignations have been received; one being the business manager.  It was decided to keep the fire fighting and engineering programs in force.  Next meeting will be the last Wednesday in May.  NO ACTION.

 

MANY FLAGS. 

Jamie Doubleday reported that the ‘Many Flags” version of the legislation has been passed in the house by a two-thirds majority.  Sanford will mount an amendment to add in the “virtual” piece to the application.  After the bill is enacted, there will be another round of applications.  NO ACTION.

 

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HIGH SCHOOL LAPTOPS

Susan Stillwell and Glenn Eichel, Technology coordinators, gave a presented on the proposed buy-in for the secondary laptop program.  This would be at a cost of $157,000 a year for four years. 

 

A question and answer period followed.  Further discussion will take place at the next meeting.  NO ACTION.

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Loren Andrews that we vote on teachers for second probationary contracts, teachers for continuing contracts, and principals and instructional administrators as a group, with each classification voted separately.  12 FOR (927) 1 opposed (Wilson/72). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by George Emery to approve the following personnel for second probationary contracts as nominated by the Superintendent, subject to appropriate certification:

MSAD #5

Jesse Bartke                                    Special Education

Nicholas Blais                                    Social Studies

Alison Conte                                    Special Education

Alyse Geele                                    Mathematics

Joanna Hall                                    Physical Education

Karen Matthews                  Special Education

Matthew Petrie                                    Physical Education

Kirsten Reuter                                    Elementary

Adam Roberge                                    Science

Donna Tochterman                  Elementary

MSAD #50

Audra Hilchey                                    Elementary

Beverly Pacheo                                    Music

Arden Thompson                  Gifted and Talented

Christina Wotton                  Special Education

13 FOR (999).  VOTED.

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Esther Kilgour to approve the following personnel to go onto continuing contract as nominated by the Superintendent, subject to appropriate certification:

MSAD #5

Ashby Bartke                                    Special Education

Jeremy Holbrook                  Elementary

Allison Livengood                  Art

Heidi Locke-Talbot                  Art

Michael McGuire                  Alternative Education

Silvia Moreno                                    Spanish

Darren Randall                                    Physical Education

Douglas Tonner                                    Industrial Technology

MSAD #50

Peter Carriveau                                    Social Studies

Janel Fearon                                    Physical Education

Kristy Hastings                                    Mathematics

Nancy Killoran                                    ESL

Stephanie Mitchell                  Nurse

Kristin O’Neal                                    Music

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Sam Pendleton                                    Physical Education

Erin Plummer                                    Elementary

Steffany Tribou                                    English

Holly Vinal                                    Elementary

13 for (999). VOTED

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and Seconded by Sally Carleton to approve the following administrators covered under the principals’ bargaining agreement with contracts as follows:

Thomas Forti                                    RDHS                                                                        2 Year Contract

William Gifford                                    RDHS Assistant                                                      2 Year Contract

Kathryn Holliker                  RDMS                                                                        2 Year Contract

Thomas Leonard                  RDMS Assistant                                                      2 Year Contract

Jane Moore                                    South School                                                      1 Year Contract

Todd Martin                                    MacDougal School                                    2 Year Contract

Patricia Snow                                    Gilford Butler                                                      1 Year Contract

John Sommo                                    Owls Head/Half-Time                                    2 Year Contract

Ralph Newbert                                    Special Education Director                  2 Year Contract

James Leonard                                    Activities Director                                    2 Year Contract

Neal Guyer                                    Director/School Improvement                  2 Year Contract

Beth Chamberlin                  Lura Libby & Cushing School                  2 Year Contract

Mary Alice McLean                  Thomaston Grammar                                    2 Year Contract

Larry Schooley                                    St. George School                                    2 Year Contract

Rob Beverage                                    GVHS                                                                         2 Year Contract

Ed Hastings                                    GVHS Assistant                                                      2 Year Contract

 

Discussion followed.  The vote on the motion was then taken:  8 FOR (607)  5 OPPOSED (Dyer, Kilgour, Messing, Wilson, Wotton/392).  VOTED.

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and Seconded by Esther Kilgour to approve salaries for the half-time principal at Owls Head Central School and full-time principal at Rockland District Middle School as follows:

John Sommo                                    $34,000.00

Kathryn Holliker                  $71,000

13 for (999).  Voted.

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Greg Hamlin to approve the policies in second reading as a group.  12 FOR (927) 1 ABSTENTION (Wilson/72). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and Seconded by Sally Carleton to approve, in second reading, the following policies:

(1)     AC Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action

(2)     ACAA Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students

(3)     ACAA-R Student Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Procedures

(4)     ACAB Harassment & Sexual Harassment of School Employees

(5)     ACAB-R Employee Discrimination & Harassment Complaint Procedure

(6)     ACAD Hazing and Bullying

(7)     AD Educational Philosophy

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(8)     ADA School System Goals and Objectives

(9)     ADC Tobacco Use and Possession

(10)  ADC-R Tobacco Use and Possession Administrative Procedure

(11)  BB School Board Legal Status and Organization

(12)  BCB School Board Member Conflict of Interest

(13)  BCC Avoidance & Nepotism

(14)  BDD Board & Superintendent Functions & Responsibilities

(15)  BDE Board Standing Committees

(16)  BE School Board Meetings

(17)  BEDB Agenda

(18)  BEDD Rules of Order

(19)  BEDG Minutes

(20)  BEDH Public Participation at Board Meetings

(21)  BG School Board Policy Process

(22)  BG-R Policy Adoption

(23)  BIA New Board Member Orientation

(24)  CB School Superintendent

(25)  CBB Recruitment of Superintendent

(26)  CBB-R Procedures for Recruitment of Superintendent

(27)  CHD Administration in the Absence of Policy

13 FOR (999).  VOTED.

 

It was moved by James Kalloch and seconded by Esther Kilgour to approve the following policies in first reading:

                  (1)  DJC Petty Cash Accounts

                  (2)  DJF Purchasing and Contracting Procurement Staff Code of Conduct

                  (3)  DJ School Properties Disposition

Policy DN was tabled and will be presented at the May meeting

13 FOR (999). VOTED.

 

It was moved by James Kalloch and seconded by Brian Messing That MSAD #5 property described in schedule A presented at this meeting be determined by this board to be necessary to carry out the functions of Regional School Unit 13, and the Superintendent is authorized and directed to submit a deed containing said property to the School Administrative District #5 Board and to request that said board transfer title to the school properties and buildings as herein designated to Regional School Unit #13.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Further, that the MSAD #50  property described in schedule A presented at this meeting be determined by this board to be necessary to carry out the functions of Regional School Unit #13, and the Superintendent is authorized and directed to submit a deed containing said property to the School Administrative District #50 Board and to request that said board transfer title to the school property and buildings as herein designated to Regional School Unit #13.

 

12 FOR (927) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Patricia Wotton that the RSU Board request the Superintendent to write a letter to the Commissioner of Education requesting a review of the census figures.  10 FOR (786) 2 OPPOSED (Andrews, Doubleday/140) 1 ABSTENTION (Sanborn/73). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Josiah Wilson that the RSU #13 Board adopt an elementary Spanish program for K-3 students in MacDougal, Gilford Butler, South School, and Owls Head Central School for the 2009-2010 school year.  13 FOR (999). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Loren Andrews that the RSU #13 Board support a literacy coach for MacDougal School to be funded through Title 1A stimulus funds.  13 FOR (999). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Greg Hamlin that the compensation for Board members be set at $25.00 per each regular meeting attended, and to further instruct the Superintendent to prepare a referendum to that effect for the June 9th vote.  12 FOR (927) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Loren Andrews and seconded by Sally Carleton that the RSU #13 Board establish a committee to meet with Judith Harvey to evaluate the current Gifted/Talented program.  13 FOR (999). VOTED.

 

The following Board members volunteered to serve on the Committee:  George Emery, Esther Kilgour, Brian Messing, Josiah Wilson, and Patricia Wotton.

 

It was noted that the first meeting would be held the week of May 18th.

 

UP-COMING MEETINGS.  A list was distributed to the members of the Board.  It was noted that at the Tuesday, May 12th meeting the discussion of laptops will be included.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Josiah Wilson that the meeting be adjourned.  13 FOR (999). VOTED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:40PM. 

Minutes of Mar. 26, 2009

Rockland, Maine
March 26, 2009   

The regular meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at the Cushing Elementary School.  Present were:

                                    Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair                  South Thomaston

                                    Brian Messing, Vice-Chair                  Rockland

                                    Loren Andrews                                                      Cushing

                                    Sally Carleton                                                      Owls Head

                                    Jamie Doubleday                                    Thomaston

                                    George Emery                                                      St. George

                                    Greg Hamlin                                                      Thomaston

                                    James Kalloch                                                      Rockland

                                    Esther Kilgour                                                      Rockland

                                    Josiah Wilson                                                      St. George

                                    Patricia Wotton                                                      Rockland

Absent was:  Julie Sanborn (Thomaston), excused.

Resigned:  Wendy Buretta (Rockland)

                 

Prior to the start of the meeting, a tour of the Cushing Elementary School was given by Principal, Beth Chamberlain.

 

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:30PM.  

 

The pledge of allegiance of the United States flag was given.  Adjustments to the agenda were made.  Administrators and members of the public introduced themselves.

 

CITIZENS’ COMMENTS

Donald Choquette of St. George spoke against approving stipends for the MSAD #5 and MSAD #50 business managers. 

 

ADMINISTRATORS

Beth Chamberlain, Principal of Cushing Elementary and Lura Libby Schools, and Mary Alice McLean, Principal of Thomaston Grammar School, spoke regarding their buildings and the programs offered.  NO ACTION.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Brian Messing to nominate Dr. Judith Lucarelli for the position of Superintendent of Schools for RSU #13 under the negotiated three-year contract beginning July 1, 2009 with a salary for 2009-2010 of $113,744 and other benefits as named in the contract.  9 FOR (628) 1 OPPOSED (Wilson/72) 1 ABSTENTION (Doubleday/73) 1 ABSENT (73) .  VOTED. 

 

Dr. Lucarelli spoke about serving as Superintendent for the new RSU #13.

 

SUPERINTENDENTS’ REPORTS

Judith Harvey, Interim Assistant Superintendent, updated the Board on the Many Flags initiative.  Because of errors between the law and the guidelines provided by the DOE, both applications were voided, and both systems will have to reapply. 

 

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Judith Lucarelli, Superintendent, reported on the following items:  1) Stimulus funds for education, 2) Proposal for laptops for high school students, 3) Stabilization funds to restore subsidy cuts made in November, 4) transition planning between the two districts continues, 5) meeting with the 3rd grade students at Owls Head Central School to share with them artifacts from Alaska.  NO ACTION

 

NON-ALIGNED PERSONNEL

 2009-2010 non-aligned personnel and positions was distributed.  Superintendent recommended that the Board employ the listed individuals and award them two-year contracts for the contracted individuals.  It was further recommended that the amount of these contracts be determined through conversations over the next month, with action by the Board on April 30th.  She explained that the reason for the two-step process is to ensure support for the staffing recommendations before the next step is taken in determining compensation. 

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Patricia Wotton.  That the Board approve the Superintendent’s recommendation.  10 FOR (700) 1 ABSTENTION (Hamlin/73) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

CHAIR’S REPORT

Ruth Anne Hohfeld reported on the following items: 1) MSMA Boardsmanship Workshop, 2) Sub-Committees are meeting and developing goals for next year, 3) That support be given to the schools through special events.  She mentioned the RDHS Tiger Outreach New Orleans dinner, and the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” being held at Georges Valley High School.  NO ACTION.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Brian Messing, Chair, reported on a meeting held March 4th.  Regular meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6PM.  The next meeting is scheduled for April 2nd at 6:00PM at the McLain School.  NO ACTION.

 

FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

Greg Hamlin, Chair, had no report at this time, but noted the next meeting will be April 7th at 5PM at the McLain School.  NO ACTION.

 

CURRICULUM

Sally Carleton, Chair, reviewed a meeting held on March 24th to discuss the Gifted/Talented Programs in each District.  The next meeting will be April 14th at 5:00PM at the McLain School.  NO ACTION.

 

POLICY

Jamie Doubleday, Chair, reported on a meeting held March 23rd at 4:00PM to review policies for first reading.  Next meeting will be April 9th at 3:00PM at the McLain School.  NO ACTION.

 

ACTIVITIES

Esther Kilgour, Chair, reported on meetings held March 9th and March 16th.  The next meeting is scheduled for May 7th at 5:00PM at the McLain School.  NO ACTION.

 

MANY FLAGS

Jamie Doubleday, Many Flags Representative, reported that a meeting has been scheduled on Friday, April 4th to review the next steps to be taken.  NO ACTION.

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REGION 8

Josiah Wilson reported on a meeting held at the Mid-Coast School of Technology on March 25th.  The Board was updated on the programs at that facility.  NO ACTION.

 

NEGOTIATIONS

Jamie Doubleday, Chair, reported on a meeting held March 19th and noted that the next meeting will be on March 30th at 8:00AM at the McLain Building.  She also requested that John Spear and Judith Lucarelli be invited to join the Committee as they start their review of contracts.  NO ACTION.

 

BUSINESS MANAGERS’ STIPENDS

The Superintendent and Finance Committee recommended that stipends be paid to John Spear and Toni Reed for their work in preparing for the RSU.  The monies to pay these stipends are provided in the approved 2008-2009 budgets for the two SADs.  Based on the work, it is recommended that $16,000 be provided for Business Manager stipends, to be divided equally by John Spear and Toni Reed.  This is a one-time stipend and does not affect their base pay for purposes of determining future compensation. 

 

It was moved by Loren Andrews and seconded by Josiah Wilson to table for further consideration.

 

Josiah Wilson withdrew his seconded.

 

Motion failed for lack of a second.

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and Seconded by Greg Hamlin that the Board approve the business managers stipend in the amount of $16,000 to be equally divided by John Spear and Toni Reed.

 

Discussion followed.

 

It was moved by Loren Andrews and seconded by Patricia Wotton that the motion be tabled.

3 FOR (Andrews. Wilson, Wotton/219) 8 OPPOSED (554) 1 ABSENT (73).  DEFEATED.

 

The vote on the motion was then taken:  7 FOR (461) 4 OPPOSED (312) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

POLICIES IN FIRST READING.

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by James Kalloch that the Board approved the policies in Section A, B, C, and D as presented for first reading.  11 FOR (773) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR

It was moved by Patricia Wotton and seconded by Josiah Wilson that the Board adopt the calendar for 2009-2010 as presented.  11 FOR (773) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

BUSINESS MANAGER’S PECUNIARY INTEREST

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and Seconded by Greg Hamlin that John Spear, Business Manager, has, or may have a pecuniary interest in the outcome of teacher negotiations, and that the Board finds that as John Spear’s role in negotiations with teachers does not involved approval authority, that no conflict of interest exists.  9 FOR (613) 1 OPPOSED (Wotton/80) 1 ABSTENTION (Messing/80) 1 ABSENT (73).  VOTED.

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MSMA UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION TRUST FUND

It was moved by Greg Hamlin and Seconded by Esther Kilgour that the Board authorize RSU #13 to enter into a trust agreement, between the MSMA Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund and RSU #13 dated July 1, 2009, and to make contributions to the Trust Fund on behalf of employees.  Further move that RSU #13 meet its obligation to provide unemployment compensation protection on its employees, through reimbursing method, by participating in the MSMA Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund, and further move that the Superintendent of RSU #13 be authorized to create a new account with the MSMA Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund.  The Superintendent is further authorized to enter into an agreement to administer our unemployment compensation program with MSMA on behalf of RSU #13.  11 FOR (773) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

RECEIVE THE 2009-2010 RSU #13 BUDGET

Superintendent Lucarelli distributed copies of the proposed 2009-2010 budget.  The next meeting to discuss the budget will be on March 30th at Georges Valley High School and then on April 1st at Rockland District High School.  Both meetings will be held at 6:00PM.  It was further noted that this is the expenditure budget.  The revenue budget and the Adult Education portion will be presented at a later date.  NO ACTION.

 

Jamie Doubleday wanted it noted for the record that she thanked Judith Harvey for her offering to forego the second half of her stipend.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Josiah Wilson that the meeting be adjourned.  11 FOR (773) 1 ABSENT (73). VOTED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:35PM. 

Minutes of Mar 24, 2009

Rockland, Maine

March 24, 2009  

 

A special meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Monday, March 23, 2009 in the Conference Room of the McLain Building.  Present were:

                                    Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair                  South Thomaston

                                    Brian Messing, Vice-Chair                  Rockland

                                    Loren Andrews                                                      Cushing

                                    Sally Carleton                                                      Owls Head

                                    Jamie Doubleday                                    Thomaston

                                    George Emery                                                      St. George

                                    Greg Hamlin                                                      Thomaston

                                    James Kalloch                                                      Rockland

                                    Esther Kilgour                                                      Rockland

                                    Josiah Wilson                                                      St. George

                                    Patricia Wotton                                                      Rockland

Absent was:  Julie Sanborn (Thomaston), excused.

Resigned:  Wendy Buretta (Rockland)

                 

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 5:30PM.  

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by James Kalloch that the Board go into executive session to discuss a personnel matter pursuant to Title 1, MRSA, Section 405(6)(A).  11 FOR (846) 1 ABSENT (73).  VOTED.

 

Into executive session at 5:31PM.  Out of executive session at 6:30PM.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Josiah Wilson that the meeting be adjourned.  11 FOR (846) 1 ABSENT (73).  VOTED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:30PM. 

Minutes of Feb 24, 2009

Rockland, Maine

February 24, 2009

 

A special meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 in the Conference Room of the McLain Building.  Present were:

                                    Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair                  South Thomaston

                                    Brian Messing, Vice-Chair                  Rockland

                                    Loren Andrews                                                      Cushing

                                    Wendy Buretta                                                      Rockland

                                    Sally Carleton                                                      Owls Head

                                    George Emery                                                      St. George

                                    Greg Hamlin                                                      Thomaston

                                    James Kalloch                                                      Rockland

                                    Esther Kilgour                                                      Rockland

                                    Julie Sanborn                                                      Thomaston

                                    Josiah Wilson                                                      St. George

                                    Patricia Wotton                                                      Rockland

Absent was:  Jamie Doubleday (Thomaston), Excused.

Also present was:   Judith Lucarelli, Superintendent of MSAD #5.

                 

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:05PM.

 

The purpose of the meeting was to plan for the future with Mary Jane McCalmon, Facilitator.

 

With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 8:20PM. 

Minutes of Feb 9, 2009

Rockland, Maine

February 9, 2009

 

A special meeting of the RSU #13 Board of Directors was held on Monday, February 9, 2009 in the Conference Room of the McLain Building.  Present were:

                                    Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Chair                  South Thomaston

                                    Loren Andrews                                                      Cushing

                                    Wendy Buretta                                                      Rockland

                                    Sally Carleton                                                      Owls Head

                                    Jamie Doubleday                                    Thomaston

                                    George Emery                                                      St. George

                                    Greg Hamlin                                                      Thomaston

                                    James Kalloch                                                      Rockland

                                    Esther Kilgour                                                      Rockland

                                    Julie Sanborn                                                      Thomaston

                                    Josiah Wilson                                                      St. George

                                    Patricia Wotton                                                      Rockland

Absent was:  Brian Messing (Rockland), Excused.

                 

Meeting was called to order by the Chair at 6:04PM.

 

The Oath of Office, State of Maine, was administered to all members of the Board by Barbara Black, Town Clerk of South Thomaston.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and Seconded by Gregory Hamlin that the Board go into executive session to discuss a personnel matter pursuant to Title I, MRSA , Section 4056A.  12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80).  VOTED.

 

Into executive session at 6:09PM.  Out of executive session at 8:35PM.

 

It was moved by Loren Andrews and seconded by Jamie Doubleday that the RSU #13 Board of Directors reopen the Superintendent’s search.  8 FOR (590)  4 OPPOSED (Carleton, Hohfeld, Kalloch, Kilgour/329) 1 ABSENT (80).  VOTED.

 

It was moved by Loren Andrews and seconded by George Emery that the RSU Board of Directors propose hiring co-interim Superintendents through June 30, 2009, and that the funds be split as allocated in the Reorganizational Plan.  11 FOR (839) 1 ABSTENTION (Kalloch/80) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

It was moved by Jamie Doubleday and seconded by Esther Kilgour that the meeting be adjourned.  12 FOR (919) 1 ABSENT (80). VOTED.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:08PM. 

Minutes of Jan. 29, 2009

Rockland, Maine

January 29, 2009

The organization meeting of the Regional School Unit 13 Board of Directors met on Thursday,

January 29, 2009 in the conference room of the McLain School in Rockland.  Present were:

                                    Loren Andrews                                                      Cushing

                                    Wendy Buretta                                                      Rockland

                                    Sally Carleton                                                      Owls Head

                                    Jamie Doubleday                                    Thomaston

                                    George Emery                                                      St. George

                                    Greg Hamlin                                                      Thomaston

                                    Ruth Anne Hohfeld                                    South Thomaston

                                    James Kalloch                                                      Rockland

                                    Esther Kilgour                                                      Rockland

                                    Brian Messing                                                      Rockland

                                    Julie Sanborn                                                      Thomaston

                                    Josiah Wilson                                                      St. George

                                    Patricia Wotton                                                      Rockland

 

Meeting called to order by Interim Secretary, Judith Harvey, at 6:37PM.  She spoke about the momentous occasion that the formation of the RSU represented, and the wonderful opportunity this is for the students of the Mid-Coast area.

 

The Oath of Office, State of Maine, was administered to all members of the Board.

 

Board members introduced themselves and gave a brief biography.

 

Judith Lucarelli, Superintendent of MSAD #5, was introduced to the members.

 

NOMINATION OF CHAIR

Loren Andrews nominated Jamie Doubleday

Esther Kilgour nominated Ruth Anne Hohfeld

 

By a vote of 713 (Hohfeld, Kilgour, Wilson, Wotton, Kalloch, Emery, Messing, Carleton, Buretta)  to 286 (Doubleday, Andrews, Sanborn, Hamlin), Ruth Anne Hohfeld was declared Chair of the RSU #13 Board.

 

Ruth Anne Hohfeld then assumed the Chair.  She spoke to the Board about her goals to move the new District forward.   

 

NOMINATION FOR VICE-CHAIR

Greg Hamlin nominated Jamie Doubleday.

 

Jamie Doubleday withdrew her name as a candidate for Vice-Chair.

 

James Kalloch nominated Brian Messing.

 

 

 

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It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by James Kalloch that nominations cease.  By a vote of 999 to 0, this was unanimously approved.

 

The vote was then called:  By a vote of 999 to 0, Brian Messing was declared Vice-Chair of the RSU #13 Board.

 

BOARD MEMBER TERMS

Lots were drawn, and the results for Rockland, St. George, and Thomaston were as follows:

 

ROCKLAND

Esther Kilgour                                    3 Years

Patricia Wotton                                    3 Years

Brian Messing                                    2 Years

Wendy Buretta                                     1 Year

James Kalloch                                     1 Year

 

ST. GEORGE

Josiah Wilson                                    3 Years

George Emery                                    1 Year

 

THOMASTON

Greg Hamlin                                    3 Years

Jamie Doubleday                  2 Years

Julie Sanborn                                    1 Year

 

Discussion took place as to the election cycle.  These will be in accordance with the voting schedule of each municipality.

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S SEARCH

Discussion took place as to the interview schedule for the Superintendent of RSU #13. 

 

It was moved by Patricia Wotton and seconded by Wendy Buretta  that the date of February 9th at 6PM be schedule for the first round of interviews by the Board and members of the Interview Committee.

By a vote of 999 to 0, this was unanimously approved.

 

The applications will be available for review from Friday through Tuesday at the MSAD #50 Superintendent’s Office and from Wednesday to Monday at the MSAD #5 Superintendent’s Office.

 

Questions will be reviewed by a committee of volunteers consisting of Josiah Wilson, Wendy Buretta, Sally Carleton, George Emery and Esther Kilgour. 

 

 

 

 

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MEETING TIMES

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Patricia Wotton that the RSU #13 Board of Directors schedule their meetings for the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30PM.  By a vote of 999 to 0, this was unanimously approved.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Patricia Wotton that the Board approach the City of Rockland to see if there is a possibility to have our meetings broadcast from the City Council chambers.  By a vote of 999 to 0, this was unanimously approved.

 

TRANSITION TEAM

Notes from the recent meetings were distributed to all members of the Board.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Sally Carleton that the Transition Committee continue meeting until the two Districts are organized as one.  By a vote of 932 FOR 0 OPPOSED and 1 ABSTENTION (Loren Andrews/67), this was approved.

 

COMMITTEES

Committees for the coming year were discussed.  The following is a list of committees that will be reviewed at a subsequent meeting:

                  Activities                                                                        Personnel

                  Finance                                                                                          Negotiations

                  Policy                                                                                          Region 8

                  Curriculum                                                                        Legislative Liaison

                                                      Buildings & Grounds

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Josiah Wilson that all committee meetings be held in the evenings whenever possible.  By a vote of 999 to 0, this was unanimously approved.

 

General discussion took place relative to the weighted vote system.  No Action.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Josiah Wilson that the meeting be adjourned.  By a vote of 999 to 0, this was unanimously approved. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:23PM.