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Minutes of April 4, 2019

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING April 4, 2019

 

A meeting of the Board of Directors was held at Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine on April 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm, with all members present except Ms. Mallett, Mr. Price, Mr. Doiron and Ms. Schaeffer. There were 3 in the audience.

 

Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Manley to go into executive session pursuant to 1M.R.S.A. §405(6)(B) Readmission of a Student.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

 

Mr. Doiron entered the meeting at 6:54 pm.

 

Ms. Schaeffer entered the meeting at 7:00 pm.

 

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

 

The Vice Chair addressed the audience regarding the norms of Public Input.

 

Public Input:  None at this time.

 

Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal to accept the minutes of March 28th. All members voted in favor, and the motion passed.

 

Student Report:  None

 

The Superintendent reviewed the proposed school calendar.  He reviewed the ins and outs of developing the calendar in conjunction with Sanford Regional Technical Center.

 

Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Mallett to accept the calendar for 2019/2020. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

 

The Superintendent shared with the board a facilities update regarding requests for proposal for the Phase 3 portion of the Middle School Project, Request for Architect Qualifications, and walkthroughs of the various potential building project sites. On May 1st there will be a NMS Facilities Forum.  Ms. Manley made the motion and nominated and Mr. Doiron seconded the nomination of Mr. Price as “the closer” for the NMS facilities forum. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

 

The Superintendent reviewed policy JLCD Administering Medication to Students with the addition of administration of  medical marijuana. Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Schaeffer to accept policy JLCD and JLCD E1 and E2 as presented. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

 

The Superintendent then reviewed policy IMG Animals in School and IMGA Service Animals in Schools. There was a brief discussion and these policies will be reviewed in the policy sub committee meetings in the future.

 

The Superintendent then shared information about the draft school budget. The board asked several questions and then Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter to approve the FY 20 budget of $42,194,575 all members voted in favor except Ms. Neubert who was opposed and the motion passed.

 

The Superintendent then shared information regarding the Adult Education budget.  Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter to adopt the FY 20 Adult Education Budget. The overall budget is $439,804 and the local share is $269,178.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

 

The Superintendent then shared information regarding the School Nutrition Budget.  Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded by Ms Potter to approve the local share of $126,000.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

 

The Superintendent thanked the Business Manager and Office staff for all the support with the development of the budget.

 

The Superintendent shared the retirements of Mr. Kenny Hill, a long-time custodian and Ms. Nancy Landroche, librarian educational technician at Noble Middle School.  We will miss them greatly. The Superintendent also shared the resignation of Ms. Milly Camacho, an educational technician at the Hussey School, who is moving out of the area.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

 

The Superintendent then shared the resignation of Ms.Ginger Dowling, science teacher at NMS.  Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded to accept the letter of resignation. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

 

Other:  

The Superintendent shared a newsletter from the Department of Education regarding mentoring etc. at NMS.

 

Public Input #2: None at this time  

            

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

 

Adjourned at 8:23 pm.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Steve Connolly

Secretary of the Board