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Minutes of November 15, 2018

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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING November 15, 2018

 

A  meeting of the Board of Directors was held at Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine on November 15, 2018 at 6:35 pm, with all members present except Ms. Mallett and Mr. Doiron  There were 4 in the audience.

Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal to go into executive session pursuant to 1M.R.S.A. §405(6)(B) Readmittance of a Student. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.  In at 6:39 out at 7:04 pm.

Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter  to readmit the student under consideration pursuant to the student continuing the tutoring program until the IEP meeting on Nov. 26th. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

Mr. Price  addressed the audience regarding the norms of Public Input.

Public Input:   

Ms. Brenda Gagne, adult education director, shared with the board an update on the Literacy Pajama Party that was held last night here in the library with Lynn Plourde.  She also shared that the program is on track for their literacy program and increased certificate programs within the adult ed.

The finishing touches on the winter/spring brochure will be completed and the program will be out at the end of January.

Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter to move Employment to replace the Student Report. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal to accept the minutes of November 1, 2018 with no changes. All members voted in favor except Ms. Potter who abstained and the motion past.

Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Price to accept the resignation of Ms. Wendy Ryan, nurse at NMS, with regret. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

Student Report:  None

The Superintendent shared with the board a set of policies that were reviewed at the subcommittee meeting last week.

                  JLG(nr)- Education of Homeless Children and Youth

                 JLF(nr)-Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect                          

                 KE(nr)- Public Concerns and Complaints

The first policy to be reviewed as a second reading is JLG Education of Homeless Children and youth. This is a non required policy and does not add anything that is already in law. Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter to remove Policy JLG-Education of Homeless Children and Youth. All members voted in favor and the motion passed

The board then reviewed policy JLF and discussed updates. Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded to amend policy JLF to reflect updated guidance from Maine School Management Association. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

The board then reviewed two extra documents that are the procedures that support policy JLF. JLF-E is the form that would support policy JLF.  Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter to add policy JLF-E to the policy manual. All members voted in favor and the motion passed. JLF-R is the procedures that will be followed to support policy JLF.  Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter to add policy JLF-R to the policy manual. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

The board then discussed JLF-A and will be considering this the first reading with the policy review committee discussing it at the next policy review committee meeting.

The board then reviewed policy KE Public Concerns and Complaints. The recommendation is to delete this policy but the board had some questions. It will be brought back to the policy sub committee for review and further work.

The Superintendent then shared with board the policies that are being reviewed as first readings going forward. Those policies are:

               JLCCC- Headlice Guidelines

              JLCD-Administering Medications to Students

              JLCE-Use of AEDs

The board then had an update from the Facilities and Finance Committee. There was discussion regarding the Lebanon Elementary School and the plan going forward to eventually replace that building.

There is an facilities review at LES on Nov. 29th starting at 6:00-7:30 pm. Please come dressed for the weather as we will be outside at some points throughout that evening.  Neil Rapoza of Civil Consultants will be there to present.

The Superintendent then discussed with the board, “How Not to be a Terrible Board Member”  Habit #18: Argue with a Hostile Speaker.

Other:  

The Lois Lenski Covery Foundation has made a grant to the Tri Town Book Mobile of $3000 for support of the program. Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Manley to accept the donation with excitement. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

Fabulous Find also has made a donation of $500 to the Tri Town Book Mobile. Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal to accept the donation with excitement. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

Balata Fitness made a donation to the Noble Middle School Fitness Program of $1623.  Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal to accept the donation with excitement. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

Mr. Price shared an article regarding  vaping. https://www.cnn.com/…/fda-vaping-ecigarette-regu…/index.html

Second Public Input:

None

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

Adjourned at 8:21 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Steve Connolly

Secretary of the Board