MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING November 21, 2019
A meeting of the Board of Directors was held at Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine on November 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm, with all members present except Ms. Mallett and Mr. Doiron. There were 73 in the audience.
Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal to enter into executive session pursuant to 1MRSA§406(D), Contract Negotiations. All members voted in favor and the motion passed. In at 6:07 pm. Out at 6:47 pm.
Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Neubert to enter into executive session pursuant to 1 MRSA§406(A)Evaluation of Officials. All members voted in favor and the motion passed. In at 6:48 pm. Out at 7:02.
Ms. Neubert, Lebanon board member, shared the explanatory statements regarding 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 November 7th as amended. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.
Laura Cashell updated the board on the TriTown Book Mobile.
The Superintendent notified the board regarding School Disposition of Property. This property, 598 pieces of technology at fair market value would amount to $52,940 in sales; however, there is a company, AG Parts, working with us to distribute this technology and they will be rated as A, B or C quality. Per Policy DN, we notified the municipalities about the availability of these items. They have one week to give us feedback on whether they would like to purchase any hardware. Any funds received by the school will become part of the general funds.
The Superintendent then updated the board on the building committee and the proposed projects throughout the district at the elementary levels. Each of the towns will be seeing increases in population so North Berwick Elementary and the Hussey School would be looking for additions. The Lebanon Elementary School will be taken out of use, and a new school will be built close to the Hanson School. The total project is estimated at this time to be $39,800,000. This includes a 25% contingency fund. We are also applying to the State School Revolving Renovation Fund (SRRF) for sprinkler work that needs to be done at the Hanson School, NBES, and Hussey, as well as asbestos abatement at the Noble Middle School.
The Superintendent shared with the board updated policies to be placed into their updated policy booklets.
Mr. Mike Roberts, principal at Noble Middle School, shared with the board the event called “7th grade Wax Museum,” it was really well done and well attended by the community. Elyse Galeucia, the literacy coach at NMS, should be commended for her effort along with all of the ELA teachers at NMS.
Ms. Terry Wright shared that the annual Holiday Parade in Berwick will be December 7th and the tree lighting will be in the afternoon. Come see everyone all in action!
Ms. Neubert made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal to adjourn. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.
Adjourned at 7:34 pm.
Secretary of the Board