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Minutes of September 6, 2018

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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING September 6, 2018

 

A  meeting of the Board of Directors was held at Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine on September 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm, with all members present except Superintendent Connolly and Ms. Hopper.

 

Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Price to go into executive session pursuant to M.R.S.A §405(6)(B) Readmission of Student.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed. In at 6:32 pm

 

The board came out of executive session at 6:51 pm.

 

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

 

Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Doiron to add public input and table the evaluation system videos and the board retreat material until the next meeting as the Superintendent wished to share this work. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

 

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

 

Public Input:   

 

Mr. Mike Roberts, Principal of Noble Middle School wanted to publicly acknowledge and thank the bus drivers and the Transportation Department for their hard work and dedication in these opening days of school. Very good group of drivers that care about students and are proud of the roles that they play. Thank you.

 

Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Mallett to accept the minutes of August 16, 2018 as amended.  All members voted in favor except Ms. Manley and Ms. Beal who abstained and the motion passed.

 

No student report at this time.

 

The Assistant Superintendent discussed with the board an initial date for the Policy Subcommittee to meet for the 2018/2019 school year. Ms. Potter and Mr. Price are the current members and will continue this year. The first date for the Policy Subcommittee meeting will be Wednesday, September 19th at 3:30 pm at the Central Office.

 

The Assistant Superintendent discussed with the board an initial date for the Facilities and Finance Subcommittee to meet for the 2018/2019 school year. Ms. Potter, Mr. Doiron and Ms. Manley are the current members and will continue this year. The first date for the Facilities and Finance Subcommittee meeting will be Thursday, September 27th at 3:30 pm at the Central Office.

 

The Assistant Superintendent shared with the board an update regarding the Tri-Town Book Mobile from spring through the summer of 2018.

 

The Assistant Superintendent shared with the board an update regarding the District Capital Improvement Plan.  

 

The Assistant Superintendent then shared with the board the documents that were shared with all staff on opening day. The strategic plan roll out has begun with Four Focus Areas:  Foundations of Success, Pathways to Success, Community Success and Healthy and Safe Schools Support Success.  Rationale and goals were shared as well.

 

The Assistant Superintendent then shared the enrollment update from the first day of school.  

 

The Assistant Superintendent shared with the board the resignation of Ms. Katie Schindler, Career Advisor for Noble Adult Education. Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter to accept the resignation of Ms. Schindler. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

 

The Assistant Superintendent shared with the board the nomination of two new hires, Ms. Jennifer Beams for Kindergarten at North Berwick Elementary School and Ms Ginger Dowling for a Science/Social Studies Position at Noble Middle School.  Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded by Ms Mallett to approve the nominations of Ms. Beams and Ms. Dowling. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

 

The Assistant Superintendent shared with the board that due to the new house being built along the high school access road, it now requires a private way name. The Superintendent and the Town Manager determined that Noble Way would be an appropriate name and our high school address will be changed from 388 Somersworth Road to 100 Noble Way.

 

Other:  

 

Donation of $500 from Heartland Payment Systems to support an account for student lunches for those in need.

 

Mr. Price made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Doiron to accept with gratitude the donation of $500 from Heartland Payment Systems.  All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

 

The Assistant Superintendent shared with the board the delegation of assembly request for Maine School Board Association and the October 25 conference. The board will deliberate and determine who will be attending by the next meeting on September 20th.

 

Ms. Mallett updated the board that the new student representative will be joining the board on September 20th after getting some direction and guidance on the position. The new student rep is Kormac Mallett.

 

Mr. Price had requested information about whether a student school store, banners, etc. had been followed up with. He also asked about what happens when a student’s account runs low and a child does not have enough money on their accounts. We are in the process of ordering banners, the school store is in the process of being implemented (staff members Cynthia Plaistead and Jessica Cutliff are leading that work).  The student lunch account to support those students who run out of funds has been established (as noted above with the donation of $500 from Heartland Payment System).

 

Mr. Doiron asked about the donation of the large stencil that was supposed to be utilized to paint the Noble Knight symbol on the field for the opening game. The Assistant Superintendent will follow up on this with the athletic director and the facilities director.

 

Mr Doiron asked about the security information night that was discussed for our parent community. More information regarding times and dates will be forthcoming.

 

Ms. Mallett also asked about whether or not there would be a bonfire this year at Homecoming. The Assistant Superintendent will also follow up on that.

 

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 8:04 pm.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Susan Austin, Assistant Superintendent

Secretary of the Board