MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING May 4, 2017
A regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held at the Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine on May 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm, with all members present except Ms. Potter. There were 5 in the audience.
Ms. Hopper is the norms checker.
Ms. Wheeler is the time keeper
None at this time
Student Report, May 4
- The National Honor Society had their induction ceremony Wednesday night, There were over 40 new members inducted.
- Our special olympics team went off to compete in the special olympics today in Kittery.
- AP testing started Monday, May 1st, and will continue through to Friday, May 12.
- Prom is this Saturday, May 6. Grand March will be in the auditorium.
- Baseball has a game Home vs. S. Portland @11 Saturday May 6.
The Superintendent shared with the board a nomination for the North Berwick Elementary School Principal position. Mr. Michael Archambault, currently an Assistant Principal at Noble High School, is the chosen candidate from the pool. There was a two phase interview process and included up to 30 specific questions and a total of 25 people. Michael Archambault taught science and math at the high school level and has been the assistant principal at Noble High for the past four years.
Ms. Olean made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Manley to nominate Mr. Michael Archambault as principal of North Berwick Elementary School. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.
The board then approved the warrants for the district budget and the validation referendum. Ms Wheeler made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Smith that the Vote entitled, “Vote to Call and Approve the Warrants for the Budget Meeting and the Validation Referendum and to Authorize the Notice of Amounts Adopted,” be approved in form presented to this meeting and that a copy of said Vote be included with the minutes of this meeting.
VOTE TO CALL AND APPROVE THE WARRANTS FOR THE BUDGET MEETING AND THE VALIDATION REFERENDUM AND TO AUTHORIZE THE NOTICE OF AMOUNTS ADOPTED
VOTED: That the warrant for the Maine School Administrative District No. 60 (the “District”) Budget Meeting presented to the meeting be approved and that a District budget meeting be called for June 8, 2017 for the purpose of voting on the annual budget for the District for the 2017-2018 fiscal year;
That the Warrant and Notice of Election for the District Budget Validation Referendum presented to the meeting be approved, and that a District budget validation referendum be called for June 13, 2017 for the purpose of approving the budget adopted at the District budget meeting for the 2017-2018 fiscal year; and
That the form of Notice of Amounts Adopted at Budget Meeting presented to this meeting be approved, and that the superintendent of Schools of the district be authorized and directed to complete said Notice in accordance with the District budget meeting on June 8, 2017, and to cause copies of said Notice, as completed, to be delivered to the municipal clerks of each municipality of the District for posting at the polling places for the June 13, 2017 District budget validation referendum. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.
The board then held the first reading of several district policies. They were: IJOB(nr)- Overnight Trips JICE(nr)- School Sponsored Publications, JICEC(nr)- Student Distribution of Non-School Materials, JICFA(nr)- Student Hazing and IKF(r)- Graduation Requirements.
The superintendent then shared with the board a resignation from Sarah Moe, a middle school English teacher. She is moving to Minnesota. Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Wheeler to accept the letter of resignation of Ms. Sarah Moe with regrets. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.
The superintendent shared an update regarding the Noble Community Lunch Fund which is being supported by Denise Foster who donated $500 towards helping students pay for lunch as needed. Ms. Wheeler made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Olean to accept the donation of $500 from Ms. Foster. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.
The Superintendent shared information regarding the Community Lunch Fund and how he would like to incorporate this program . We’ll post this on the website and other areas.
The Superintendent also shared the food service directors ideas about Farm to Table.
The Superintendent then shared with the board an update on a bill that was before the legislature, LD 1416 which effectively ends proficiency based education. Ms. Alison Kearney went to speak on behalf of NHS against the legislation. She was highly regarded by the education committee.
Update on the day of caring and sharing at NMS
Update on the Multiple Pathways School within a School Grant
Dedication of the Stage, May 15, 2017 to Shiela Jordan
Dedication of the Ball Field, May 25, 2017 to John Sullivan.
Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Smith to go into executive session pursuant to Executive Session Pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A §405(6)(D) Negotiations. All members voted in favor and the motion passed. In at 8:18 pm. Out at 8:23 pm.
Ms. Wheeler made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Price to go into executive session pursuant to Executive Session Pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A §405(6)(D) Negotiations. All members voted in favor and the motion passed. In at 8:23 pm. Out at pm
Ms. Hopper made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Price to adjourn. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.
Adjourned at 8:45 pm.