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Minutes of January 14, 2016

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING on January 14,  2016.

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held at the Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine on January 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm with all members present except Ms. Alwin and Mr. Cowan. The student representative was absent and the press was absent.  There were none in the audience.

Ms. Wheeler made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Price to go into executive sessions for advice from legal counsel pursuant to 1 MRSA 405(6)E.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed.  In at 6:04 pm.

Ms. Alwin entered the meeting at 6:08 pm.

Out at 6:27 pm.

Ms.Wheeler  made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Rose to go into executive session for the consideration of a student disciplinary matter pursuant  to 1 MRSA 405(6) B. All members voted in favor and the motion passed. In at 6:28 pm.

Mr. Cowan entered the meeting at 6:33 pm

Out at 6:54 pm.

Ms. Alwin  made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter to readmit the student under consideration pursuant to 20-A MRSA Section 1001(9) on the grounds that the behavior is not likely to recur. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

The board took a brief recess. 6:55-7:00 pm.

Mr. Price left the meeting at 7:00 pm.

Back into open session at 7:00 pm.

Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Wheeler  to approve the minutes of January 7, 2015 as amended.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

Public Input:  

Ms. Brenda Gagne, Adult Education Director, shared with the board the new Noble Adult and Community Education course catalog.

The Board then held the annual review of the Board Governing Policies.

BA- Board Operational Goals was the first reviewed.  The board discussed the policy and noted where it matched up with what we are currently doing in terms of operational goals that we just set.  This is an overview of what we must be cognizant of when the board sets their goals.

BAA- Board Self Evaluation. Completed.

BBA- Powers and Responsibilities.  Board reviewed and asked clarifying questions.

BBAA- Board Member Authority and Duties. Board reviewed and asked clarifying questions.

BCA-Board Member Code of Ethics. Board reviewed and asked clarifying questions.

BCB- Board Member Conflict of Interest. Board reviewed and asked clarifying questions.

BCC- Nepotism Policy.  Board reviewed and asked clarifying questions.

BDD- Board Superintendent Relationship.  Board reviewed and asked clarifying questions.

BE- Board Meetings.  Board reviewed and asked clarifying questions.

BEA- School Bard Use of Electronic Communication. Board reviewed and asked clarifying questions.

BEDC- Quorum.  Board reviewed and asked clarifying questions.

BEDF- Voting Method. Board reviewed and asked clarifying questions.

BEDH- Public Participation at Board Meetings. Board reviewed and asked clarifying questions.

The Superintendent shared a retirement letter from Mr. Arnold Davis, Guidance Counselor at North Berwick Elementary School.   He is planning to retire at the end of this school year.  Ms. Alwin made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Wheeler  to accept the letter of retirement with regrets. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.  

Superintendent Report:

None at this time

Other Business

The Superintendent then discussed with the board the administrative structure for the remainder of the school year.  He recommended to the board that Elva Lovejoy be placed in as Interim Principal at the Knowlton School as well as Title I Coordinator for the remainder of the school year. He then shared the recommendation that Heather Lafrance be placed as Interim Assistant Principal at the Hussey School. The board will consider a vote on these items next week.

Ms. Olean updated the board on the well being of a former board member, Ms. Pat Endsley and noted positive health progress.

Ms. Potter shared with the board that people at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard are reaching out to local Superintendents to provide information regarding necessary skills for students to have been taught in high school and the regional technical centers.  Mr. Smith provided additional information regarding the apprenticeship program.

Ms Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Wheeler in at 7:55 pm, out at 8:15 pm to go into executive session for an employment matter pursuant  to 1 MRSA 405(6)(A) Employment of Officials. All members voted in favor and the motion passed. In at 6:28 pm.

 Ms. Alwin made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter to adjourn at 8:20 pm.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed.  

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Steve Connolly,

Superintendent