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Minutes of January 19, 2017

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING on January 19, 2017

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held at Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine on January 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm, with all members present except Ms. Manley, Ms. Wheeler and Ms. Hopper.  There was 1 person in the audience.

Mr. Price will be the timekeeper.

Ms. Olean will be the norms checker.

Ms. Hopper joined the meeting at 7:03 pm.

Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Olean to amend the agenda and change the executive session from negotiation to hearing of complaint. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

Public Input

None at this time

Ms. Neubert made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Smith to approve the minutes of January 12, 2017. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

Ms. Kaitlyn Price shared the student report:

Student Report January 19, 2017

There was a snow day yesterday, causing midterms to be pushed back by one day, so the last day of midterms will be next Monday.

Next week is the high school’s winter carnival. The spirit days are as follows:

  • Monday 1/23 is Pajama Day which means you can wear your pajamas to school.
  • Tuesday 1/24 is Mainah Day so wear your plaid and camo.
  • Wednesday 1/25 is Winter Sweater Day so wear your warmest sweater.
  • Thursday 1/26 is Character Day so dress as your favorite character from a book or movie.
  • Friday 1/27 is Noble Gear day so put on your maroon and show your school spirit.

Tomorrow, Boys Basketball has a game at home vs Scarborough JV @ 5:30, V @ 7:00

     Girls Basketball has a game at Scarborough JV @ 4:30, V @ 6:00

The Superintendent then shared a draft calendar for the 17/18 school year. He emphasized that this is just an initial draft as it now needs to be shared with several key groups to be reviewed for input. The calendar matches state required days for SRTC.

The Superintendent then shared the Bidding and Purchasing Guideline for the district and made the request to approve this as an Operating Procedure Protocol to be kept at the Central Office. This is actually how we utilize the guideline at this time and it is not required to be in the policy manual. The Superintendent then gave the board examples of the current contracts, agencies, etc., that we work with and how the guideline supports that.

The Superintendent shared with the board the budget audit booklets for them to review for next week when our auditors will be in for the board update.  

The Superintendent shared with the board the budget binders and also shared the information regarding the budget videos. There is a document that was shared with the board, via google drive, that has links to the videos for their initial review and a document where they may add in questions that they have on each cost center. Those videos will be released to the public on February 9th after the board has a chance to review them completely.

Other Business:

The Superintendent shared that Olivia Marcotte won First Place for her artwork “Harvest” at the Sci-FI convention hosted by Arisia in Boston, MA. She walked away with a $300 cash award for herself and the school will receive $250 for the Art Department. ​

Mrs. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Olean to go into an executive session pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. §405(6)(A) Hearing of Complaint.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed. In at 8:09 pm. Out at 8:28 pm.

Mr. Price  made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Olean to go into an executive session pursuant to 1M.R.S.A. §405(6)(D) Employment of Employee. All members voted and the motion was passed.  In at 8:28 pm. Out at 9:07 pm.

Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Neubert to adjourn the meeting. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.
Adjourned at 9:07pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Steve Connolly

Secretary