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Minutes of October 5, 2017

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING October 5, 2017

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held at Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine on October 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm, with all members present except Mr. Doiron. There were 4 in the audience.  

Public Input

None at this time

Mr. Cowan made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Hopper to approve the minutes of September 21, 2017. All members voted in favor except Mr. Doiron who abstained and the motion passed.

Student Report:

Ms. Kaitlyn Price shared her student report:  This week is Homecoming and Spirit Week

    • Pep Rally/color wars
    • Twin day
    • America day
    • On wednesdays we wear pink
    • superhero/toga day
  • Homecoming game Friday at 7:00pm
  • Homecoming dance Friday at 7:30-11:00pm
  • Senior Parking Spots- Student Council is supporting students requesting senior parking spots and the council wanted the board to be aware.

The Superintendent shared with the board an update on the strategic planning that we’ve been in the middle of for the past few weeks. The visioning process is under way and over 70 community and staff members have been involved. More meetings will follow and next Thursday night we have the second phase of the visioning process with folks invited to participate.

Nov. 16th the board will have a workshop that is focusing on the proficiency based law and the work that is going on in the district particularly at the high school level.  Admin for the high school will present information to the board. Staff, parents and students will be invited to come and hear the presentation and provide feedback as well. There will be an open workshop forum on December 7, which will allow for feedback and provide open communication.

The board then discussed the establishment of a Facilities and Finance Sub-Committee of the board.  The idea is that generally the committee meets separately outside of the board meetings, they prepare for the presentations to the budget.  The board discussed this and are going to think about options and will talk again about this at a future meeting.

Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Cowan to table the second readings of policies ECAF, Use of Closed Circuit camera, GBEB- Staff Conduct with Students, GBEBA- Staff Dress Code, GCF- Professional Staff Hiring, GCSA- Employee Computer and Internet Use, GCSA-R Employee Computer and Internet Use Rules, IJNSD- MSAD #60 website until the next meeting. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

The Superintendent then shared several policies with the board for first readings.  GBAA(nr)- Anti-Nepotism, GBGE(nr)-Restriction of Duty, GBN(nr)- Family and Medical Leave, 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.

The board considered these first readings.

The Superintendent then updated the board on a resignation that has occurred.  Ms. Jaimie Snow, ELA teacher at NMS will be leaving the area with her family.  Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Cowan to approve the resignation of Ms. Snow with regret. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

The Superintendent then shared with the board that we have been fortunate to hire Jason Letourneau as our head custodian in Lebanon. We welcome Mr. Letourneau to our employment. He’s done a great job already. He also shared that we have received the retirement letter from Ms. Mo Wallingford who has been a custodian here at Noble High School for 15 years. She will be missed.

Other Business:

Enrollment data was 3063 now 3033.  Enrollment for October 1, 2017

Maine DOE shared the update on the process of monitoring of the special education program that was positive. There were no findings and the department commended the staff and administration for their cooperation and positive work.

Public Input #2:

Hollie Lowery of North Berwick shared her concerns regarding the proficiency based diplomas specifically regarding students with disabilities.  

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

Adjourned at  7:51  pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Steve Connolly

Secretary