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Minutes of February 14, 2019

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING February 14, 2019

 

A  meeting of the Board of Directors was held at Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine on February 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm, with all members present except Mr. Doiron and Ms. Schaeffer. There were 6 in the audience.

 

Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter to go into executive session for an expulsion hearing. All members voted in favor and the motion passed. In at 6:04 pm. Out at 6:25 pm.

 

Ms. Beal 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. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter to go into executive session for an expulsion hearing. All members voted in favor and the motion passed. In at 6:36 pm. Out at 7:18 pm.

 

Mr. Price 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.

 

The 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 Mr. Price to accept the minutes of January 17, 2019. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

 

The Assistant Superintendent updated the board on a grant that we received through the Maine Department of Education for Federal funding towards homeless education. We will be receiving $25,000 in grant form to be put towards transportation, community outreach, homeless student support etc. $5000 of the funds will be a contract with The Ryan Home Project to provide supports to unaccompanied youth in MSAD 60.

 

The Superintendent gave a brief overview of the financials.

 

The Superintendent then shared with the board an update from the facilities and finance work in regard to the potential bond, renovations, and building projects that are being considered.

 

The Superintendent then shared with the board Policy JLCD- To include Medical Marijuana.  The board considered this their first reading.

 

The Board then discussed the potential of developing a 2019-20 Calendar Blizzard Bag Pilot Program.  The board asked several questions about the practicality, extra work load, difficulties with internet needs, etc.

 

The board then shared Donations- David Billings-Softball Program $7,597.87.  Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Mallett to accept the donation from Mr. Billings with a “WOW!!!” and a thank you very much. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

                                

Arundel Ford- Noble Community Lunch Fund $500.  Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal to gratefully accept the donation from Arundel Ford of $500 for the Noble Community Lunch Fund.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

 

Craig Linscott-Noble Community Lunch Fund $500. Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal to gratefully accept the donation from the Linscott’s of $500 for the Noble Community Lunch Fund.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

 

Hannaford- Tri-Town Bookmobile $1 Reusable Bags- Month of March. Please go to North Berwick Hannaford and purchase your community bags.

 

Sabbatical Proposal:  Ms. Darcy Goulet has requested a partial sabbatical to create a gap analysis, curriculum map, and a K-12 continuum.  Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Manley to approve the sabbatical. All members voted in favor except Ms. Neubert and the motion passed.

 

Employment: New Hires, Retirement and Resignation:

  

The Superintendent shared with the board the name of Keenan Blindow as head coach for the  Noble Football team.

 

The Superintendent shared with the board the resignation of Ms. Rebecca Cooley who is a bus monitor. We appreciate her service.

 

The Superintendent shared with the board the resignation of Dr. Susan Joakim, special education teacher.  Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter. to accept the letter of resignation of Dr. Joakim.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

   The Superintendent shared with the board the resignation of Ms. Stella Smith, special education teacher.  Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter to accept the letter of resignation of Ms. Smith.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

 

The Superintendent shared with the board the retirement of Ms. Gwen Mason, transportation secretary. Thank you for your years of service.

 

The Superintendent shared with the board the retirement of  Ms. Fern Brown, Excel Director and teacher. We will miss her terribly. Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter to accept the letter of retirement of Ms. Brown with great thanks.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

 

Other:  

 

The Superintendent shared two letters of request… straws and title IX.  NMS students are working on persuasive writing. One paper urges schools to discontinue plastic straws.  The second paper shares concerns about title IX involving equitable sports opportunities (locations of practices, prep time prior to games, etc.).

 

Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Mallett to go into executive session for an expulsion hearing.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed. In at 8:25 pm. Out at 8:57 pm.

 

Mr. Price 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. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter  to go into executive session for negotiations. All members voted in favor and the motion passed. In at 8:58 pm.  Out at 9:41 pm.

 

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

 

Adjourned at 9:42 pm.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Steve Connolly

Secretary of the Board