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Minutes of May 16, 2019

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING May 16, 2019

A meeting of the Board of Directors was held at Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine on May 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm, with all members present except Mr. Doiron, Mr. Price and Ms. Hopper. There were 4 in the audience.

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

Public Input:  None at this time.

Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Mallett to accept the minutes of May 2nd as amended. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

Student Report:

  • AP Testing week
  • Red Carpet Week June 7th, graduation on Fri, June 14
  • Sports are wrapping up
    • Boys bball 5-5
    • Girls lax 4-5
    • Girls softball 9-2
    • Track won Wednesday’s meet by about 30 points each.
  • Student body elections coming up.
  • Band field trip
  • Latin dinner night
  • Cultural fair  
  • Community citizen night… this Saturday Night
    • Citizen of the year
    • Boston cane award… William’s Grandfather!!

     Leadership excursion to USM…                   

The Board then discussed the adoption of the Eureka Math Program for grades K-5 and adoption of Illustrative Math for grades 6-8.  There was positive Board feedback about the thoroughness of the process. Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Manley to adopt the math curriculum Eureka Math in grades K-5 and Illustrative Math grades 6-8.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed. Ms. Mallett shared her feelings that the team made a great presentation with all of the data and it was much appreciated.

The board then discussed whether or not to hold a summer school board retreat.  The majority of the board felt that it would be very beneficial and we scheduled a retreat from noon to 5 pm on July 18th.  The retreat location will be at the Ryan Home. We will then return to Noble High School at 6 pm for the regular July board meeting.

The Board then heard from the Superintendent on the financial summary.  

The following policies were reviewed as first readings:  

 JJAB- Limited Open/ Closed Forum

Revisit First Reading 12.20.18

KBF- Title One Parent Involvement

KHB- Advertising in the Schools

KI- Visitors to the Schools

           KLG- Relations with Law Enforcement Authorities

          KLGA- Relations with School Resource Officers and Law Enforcement Authorities

        KLG-R Resource Officer/ Law Enforcement Administrative Procedure

The Superintendent then shared with the board the nominations of the following individuals as teachers for the upcoming school year 2019/2020:  Drew Albert as HS Choral Music Educator, Sloan Sorrell as MHA Special Education Teacher, Paula Leroux, Special Education Grade 9, Timothy Jones, Special Education, Teacher of the Deaf, NHS, Emma Toth, 7th grade Science, Elizabeth Mitro, Grade 9 Math Teacher, Brooke Dunphey, School Psychologist, Brooke Valencia, Behavior Specialist, North Berwick Elementary School, James Sutter, Physical and Life Science Teacher at NHS, Danae Secunde, First Grade Teacher, NBES, Allison Abbott, Kindergarten at Hanson School, Ashlee Ridlon, half time Kindergarten, Hanson School, and Liana Andrade, First grade at the Hussey School. Ms. Schaeffer made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal to accept the nominations of the above individuals for employment for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year.

The Superintendent shared the retirement of Ms. Diane Myers, English teacher at NHS and the resignation of Ms. Renee Winkler Gentile.  Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded to accept the retirement of Ms. Diane Myers and resignation of Ms. Renee Gentile. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

The Superintendent then informed the board the resignations of Ms.Carol Doiron, educational technician at NMS, Mr.Alan Poore, educational technician at NHS, and Mr. Kenny Hill, custodian at NMS.

Other:   

Ms. Mallett shared an informational piece with the board regarding a Wall Street Journal article where the college board will be adding an adversity score to the college admission process. https://www.wsj.com/articles/sat-to-give-students-adversity-score-to-capture-social-and-economic-background-11557999000

Ms. Neubert asked about whether we would have the opportunity to have a presentation around the Code of Conduct. The Assistant Superintendent shared with the board that we were hoping to do a presentation on the code of conduct after the workshop focusing on Trauma on June 6th.  

Public Input #2: Mr. Mike Roberts shared with the board his positive memories with regard to Ms. Diane Myers, who is retiring after a long, fruitful career at NHS. She treated all students with respect and care.   

Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Mallett to go into executive session pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A §405(6)(B) Expulsion of Student. In at 8:02 pm. Out at 9:32.  

Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Mallett 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 Ms. Beal to go into executive session pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A §405(6)(B) Expulsion of Student. In at 9:42 pm. Out at 10:10 pm.  

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

Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter to adjourn.

Adjourned at  10:14 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Steve Connolly

Secretary of the Board