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Minutes of August 17, 2017

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING August 17, 2017

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held at Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine on August 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm, with all members present except Ms. Beal. There were 3 in the audience.  

Ms. Neubert made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Cowan to enter into executive session pursuant to 1M.R.S.A. §405(6)(B) for readmission of a student. All members voted in favor and the motion passed. In at 7:02 pm. Out at 7:40 pm

Ms. Neubert made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Doiron to readmit the student under consideration. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

The board then held a brief discussion of policy BEDH and the public input portion of the board meeting and the brochure that is left out for the public.  The policy has been reviewed once and will be brought forward for a second reading and acceptance at the next board meeting.  Members of the board had suggestions about the document and they will be incorporated.  

Public Input

Ms. Brenda Gagne, Director of the Adult Education Program, shared with the board an update on the summer programming. She highlighted the positive marketing that Kim Brow, adult ed. Clerk, did with the brochure and the program which resulted in high enrollments. She also shared the positive impact that the adult education career advisor, Julie Patten, has had with the program.

Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Cowan to accept the minutes of July 24th as amended. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

The board then reviewed policy DJH for the second reading.  Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Cowan to accept policy DJH as presented. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

The Superintendent then reviewed bidding purchase guidelines with the board to bring them up to date.

The Superintendent then notified the board that we have the procurement manual uploaded on the district website for all to access.

The Superintendent then shared with the board an update of the policy manual, how many policies will be updated in the coming year and what the process will be. He then asked the board members for their policy books to be updated.

The Superintendent then shared with the board updates on employment New Hires, Retirements, and Resignations.  He shared the resignation of Melissa McCormack, special educator at NHS as well as Lee Perkins, half time teacher at the Hanson School in Lebanon. Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Neubert to accept the resignations of Ms. McCormack and Ms. Perkins with regret. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

Superintendent’s Report:

The Superintendent update the board on the administrative retreat that occurred over the past two days. We focused on culture and passionate leadership.  We also worked on the development of the district road map and the school road maps and a consistent message and the work that needs to happen.

The Superintendent then shared a thank you note from the Dorcas Society for allowing then to utilize the Hanson School in Lebanon for the Ham and Bean supper.

The Superintendent then shared with the board the final product from the guitar building course that he took over the summer here at Noble High School.

Other Business:

Mr. Cowan asked for information about the extracurricular participation this year. He asked for some feedback at one of the early meetings in September.

Ms. Mallett discussed her experience as a local travel coach and reaching out to the high school coaches.  

We’ve had positive feedback about the new coaching on the football gridiron and also about the athletic director hire.  

Mr. Cowan also asked for a follow up on the proficiency based diploma and also for work habits grades etc. We will be working on this in our strategic planning focus this year.

Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Neubert to adjourn.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

Adjourned at  9:07  pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Susan Austin

Secretary