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Minutes of October 19, 2017

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING October 19, 2017

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held at Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine on October 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm, with all members present except Mr. Doiron, Ms.Hopper and Ms. Beal. There were 6 in the audience.  

Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Cowan to go into executive session for the consideration of expulsion of a student per 1 M.R.S.A. Subsection  405(6)(B).  All members voted in favor and the motion passed. In at 6:09 pm.  Out at 6:50 pm.

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

Mr. Doiron and Ms. Beal entered the meeting at 6:54 pm.

Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Cowan to go into executive session for the consideration of expulsion of a student per 1 M.R.S.A. Subsection  405(6)(B).  All members voted in favor and the motion passed. In at  6:58pm.  Out at  7:27 pm.

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

Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Cowan to go into executive session for the consideration of expulsion of a student per 1 M.R.S.A. Subsection  405(6)(B).  All members voted in favor and the motion passed. In at 7:40 pm.  Out at  8:15 pm.

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

Public Input

None at this time

Ms. Beal  made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Hopper to approve the minutes of October 5, 2017 as amended. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

The Superintendent updated the board on the strategic planning process that has been going on for the past several weeks. The board heard the four statements that were voted upon by the larger group and then discussed their own personal beliefs about what a good vision statement would look like.

The mission statement shares the who the how and the what. The vision statement is the more succinct “slogan” that captures the essence of the goal.

MSAD 60: Inspired Students, Empowered Citizens

  • Own Your Learning, Own your Future.

 

  • You get out of school what you put into it.

The board then discussed the finance and facilities committee… Travis Doiron of Berwick, Joanne Potter of Lebanon and Stan Cowan of North Berwick volunteered to be on the committee. The Superintendent will develop a schedule with the board members and the administrators who will be regular on the committee. More to follow.

The board then held second readings of many policies:  

     ECAF(nr)- Use of Closed circuit camera

Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Cowan to move policy ECAF to handbooks rather than at the board level. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

     GBEB(nr)- Staff Conduct with Students

Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Neubert to keep the Staff Conduct policy as amended. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

     GBEBA(nr) – Staff Dress Code

Mr. Cowan made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Doiron to move policy GBEBA to staff handbooks and enforce the policy. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

      GCF(nr)- Professional Staff Hiring-tabled

       GCSA(nr)- Employee Computer and Internet Use-tabled

       GCSA-R (nr)- Employee Computer and Internet Use Rules-tabled

     IJND(nr)- MSAD #60 Website-tabled

Mr. Cowan made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Doiron to table the following policies: GCF, GCSA, GCSA-R, IJND until further notice. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

       JLCC(r)- Communicable/ Infectious Diseases  

Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Neubert to replace policy JLCC with an amended policy. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

          GBAA(nr)- Anti-Nepotism

Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Neubert to replace policy GBAA with an amended policy. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

            GBGE(nr)-Restriction Duty

Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal  to remove this policy from the Board policy book and move it to the employee handbooks as Return to Work and Light Duty Assignments. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

            GBN(nr)- Family and Medical Leave

Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded to remove as policy and place in employee handbooks. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

            GBN-R1(nr)- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Administrative Procedure

            GBN-R2(nr) Mine Family Medical Leave Admin Procedure

            GBO(r)- Family Care leave  

Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal to keep policy GBP as is. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.  

Student Report:

None at this time.

Other Business:

 

The Superintendent updated the board on the NEASC accreditation visit that is occurring beginning on Sunday, October 22. There is a schedule of events and the board is asked to be at the high school by 2:30 (although they are welcome from 1:20 on). It’s a great opportunity to hear what programming is going on what is being highlighted for the NEASC visitors.

Public Input #2:

None at this time.

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

Adjourned at  9:27  pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Steve Connolly

Secretary