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					                              Minutes of the Board Meeting
                                            of
                              MSAD #74 Board of Directors

                             Wednesday, September 5, 2007
                                       6:00 p.m.
                             at Central Elementary School


Andrew Davis, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Directors Present: Dwight Barron, Lori Dana, Andrew Davis, Robert Demchak, Eugene Hutchins,
Allison Marcoux, Francis Mattingly, Melissa Miller, Tammy Murray, Rosemary Nadeau, Valerie
Pinkham, Mitchell Quint, Myra Roderick, Sylvia Taylor
Directors Absent: Melinda Reid (NG)
Students Present: 7
Staff Members Present: 15
Citizens Present: 40

Agenda Item #1 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF
AUGUST 1, 2007, AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE TRANSPORTATION
COMMITTEE MEETING OF AUGUST 1, 2007.
MOTION by Dwight Barron seconded by Sylvia Taylor to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting
of August 1, 2007, and approve the Minutes of the Transportation Committee Meeting of August 1,
2007.
MOTION carried by unanimous consent

MOTION by Sylvia Taylor seconded by Myra Roderick to move to Agenda Item #3.
MOTION carried by unanimous consent

Agenda Item #3 ACTION ON GRADE GROUPINGS FOR CENTRAL ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL:
MOTION by Rosemary Nadeau seconded by Valerie Pinkham to keep grades 1-5 at the Central
Elementary School and to hire a teacher to fill the vacant grade 3-4 position.
MOTION carried 10 - 1

Agenda Item #2 REPORTS:
A.) Superintendent’s Report; B.) Elementary Report; C.) Community School Report; D.) High
School Report; E.) Student Report; F.) Special Education Report; G.) Guidance Report;
H.) Technology Report; I.) Maintenance, Transportation Report; J.) Committees



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A.) Superintendent’s Report:
Each Board member has received a packet containing the Expenditure Report for the month ending
August 2007; the September lunch menu, activities, and nutritional breakdown; copies of proposed
new grades K-2 report cards; copy of letter from Commissioner Gendron concerning school
consolidation; Fall 2007 Maine GearUp newsletter; and new policies (Policy ACAA - Harassment and
Sexual Harassment of Students, Policy EDC - Acceptable Use of iBook Laptops, Policy IIB -
Instructional Arrangements -- Class Size; Policy IKE-R - Protocols for the Implementation of Policy
IKE: Promotion, Retention, and Acceleration of Students, and Policy JICK - Bullying).

All school openings went very smoothly thanks to the efforts of the staff, albeit with the unexpected
decision of the Highland and Lexington parents to not notify me of their meetings or decision to enroll
their students in another district. This is nothing short of unethical behavior. Mr. Willihan and I have
talked with most of the parents of the Highland and Lexington students and the reasons given for
withdrawal are as follows:
        Didn’t know they had a choice of districts until recently
        Rumors about Central Elementary School closing
        Learned about Kingfield Elementary School at consolidation meeting
        Lack of after school activities at Central Elementary School
        Issues with staff
        One grade per teacher (would have three children in same class)
        Wanted children to go to school in a K-8 building
        Only one girl in first grade
        Kingfield Elementary is bigger and very organized
        Kingfield Elementary is closer

Tonight there is a special regionalization meeting in the Kennebec Valley area. The meeting is being
held at the University of Maine at Augusta and starts at 7:00 p.m. I have contacted MSAD #74’s
Regionalization Committee members and notified them of this meeting. MSAD #74’s Regionalization
Committee will meet later this month to discuss district information, i.e., contracts, debt service, cost
per student, and budget.

I spoke with Commissioner Gendron and Jim Rier concerning a number of topics, one of which was
consolidation. Apparently, there may be a possibility of municipalities partnering with other RSUs
and a different cost sharing formula than one solely based on valuation. This would most likely entail
private, special legislation.

I will be meeting with Dr. Barbara Moody, President of KVCC, to explore the possibility of MSAD
#74 becoming an outreach site of the college. Currently KVCC offers two classes to our high school
seniors with instructors and we offer additional classes through our Adult Education Program.

We have expanded PowerSchool to include PowerLunch at Carrabec High School and Carrabec
Community School. All students have been issued cards which are scanned at lunch time.




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B.) Elementary Report:
Jean Butler reported that school opened well and that the K-2 teachers have revised their report cards.
The report cards are in PowerSchool thanks to the efforts of Scott Hall. Ms. Butler was complimented
on her “Walk to Mexico”

MOTION by Lori Dana seconded by Dwight Barron to approve the new K-2 report card.
MOTION carried by unanimous consent

C.) Community School Report:
Wilma Lombardi submitted a written report. Ms. Lombardi reported that there are approximately 30
girls and 12 boys playing soccer at CCS.

D.) High School Report:
Ken Coville reported that CHS had a successful freshmen orientation.
Mr. Coville reported the following list of college classes offered at CHS:
     KVCC Classes:
     College Composition (Eng101) and College Math (Mat114)
     Ap Courses at CHS:
     AP Statistics (This course has been approved for University of Maine Orono course credit independent of
     AP exam), AP Calculus, AP Goverment, and AP Psychology
     On-Line AP Courses:
     a wide range of courses available to our students including science, literature, forign languages etc.
     ATM Coursework
     AP Chemistry, AP Latin, AP Spanish, and AP US History
     AcadeME Course Work:
     Individually selected University of Maine course work for two students through UM distance
     learning project

E.) Student Report:
No student report was given.

F.) Special Education Report:
Patrick Willihan reported that an internal audit of all special education files was conducted this
summer. Mr. Willihan also reported that special education staff spent opening day workshops
reviewing changes in the revised IDEA law that was implemented on August 3, 2007.

G.) Guidance Report:
Diane Starr reported the National Guard is working with the JMG program providing support for our
students overseas. Ms. Starr also reported that we have a CHS student going to Germany as a foreign
exchange student.

H.) Technology Report:
Scott Hall thanked the Board for approving the K-2 report card without any changes. Mr. Hall also
informed the Board that PowerLunch is being used at CCS and CHS.
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I.) Maintenance/Transportation Report:
Scott LeHay reported that busing issues have been ironed out due to the disruption caused by Highland
and Lexington.

J.) Committees:
     1.) The Buildings & Grounds/Safety Committee met on September 5, 2007.
MOTION by Mitchell Quint seconded by Dwight Barron to permit the Challengers Football team to
use the Garret Schenck School field as long as all waivers are filled out, signed, and submitted to the
Superintendent.
MOTION carried by unanimous consent

Agenda Item #4 CITIZENS:
Andrea Reichert and Julieanne Pearson-Belanger thanked the Board for their decision tonight about
the Central Elementary School.

Agenda Item #5 RESIGNATIONS/ELECTIONS:
        Resignations:
        A.) Lumina Taylor has resigned her Library Media Assistant position at Embden Elementary
             School and Solon Elementary School.
        B.) Roy T. Good has resigned his Bus Driver/Custodian position at CCS.
        Transfers:
        A.) Donalie Burbank has been transferred from an Ed Tech III Solon and CCS to an Ed Tech III at
             Solon.
        B.) Maria James has been transferred from a Special Education Teacher at Solon to an Alternative
             Ed Teacher at CCS.
        Elections:
        A.) Wendall Dunlap - Bus Driver; 3 Hours/180 Days; Salary Step 3
        B.) Jordan Larlee - Ed Tech III at CHS; Salary Step 1
        C.) Heidi Tolman - Ed Tech II at CCS; Salary Step 1
        D.) Joseph LaCombe - Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach at CHS; Stipend $2,093
        E.) Brandi Barnett - Girls’ JV Soccer Coach at CHS; Stipend $1,512
        F.) John Bryant - GearUp Advisor; Stipend $12,000
        G.) Doug Larlee - Professional Certification Committee Chair; Stipend $1,000
        H.) Cheryl White - Support Staff Certification Committee Co-Chair; Stipend $437.50
        I.) Maureen Mikal - Support Staff Certification Committee Co-Chair; Stipend $437.50
        J.) Tanya Carey - Teacher Mentor; Stipend $2,500
        K.) Jill Nichols-Everett - MDI Program Coordinator; Stipend $3,000
MOTION by Melissa Miller seconded by Robert Demchak to approve the above elections.
MOTION carried by unanimous consent




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Agenda Item #6 EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR STUDENT ISSUE:
MOTION by Sylvia Taylor seconded by Melissa Miller to go into an executive session for a student
issue pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. §405(6)(B). MOTION carried by unanimous consent, and the Board
went into executive session at 7:16 p.m. and returned to public session at 7:57 p.m.
MOTION by Francis Mattingly seconded by Mitchell Quint that:
   A.) The student under consideration has been deliberately disobedient and deliberately disorderly;
   B.) The student’s removal from school is necessary for the peace and usefulness of the school;
   C.) As discipline, the student be expelled from school; and
   D.) The Superintendent give the student and the student’s parents written notice of the School
       Board’s findings and conclusions.
MOTION carried 13 - 0

Agenda Item #7 EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR STUDENT ISSUE:
MOTION by Sylvia Taylor seconded by Mitchell Quint to go into an executive session for a student
issue pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. §405(6)(B). MOTION carried by unanimous consent, and the Board
went into executive session at 8:00 p.m. and returned to public session at 8:20 p.m.
MOTION by Robert Demchak seconded by Dwight Barron that said student return to school on
September 6, 2007, to serve a 10 day in-school suspension in the Superintendent’s Office and
complete all work assignments before returning to Carrabec Community School.
MOTION carried 12 - 1

Agenda Item #8 ACTION ON AUTHORIZATION OF SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST
PROGRAMS:
MOTION by Francis Mattingly seconded by Melissa Miller to authorize Lisa Turner as the Approving
Officer and Regina Campbell as the Hearing Officer for the school lunch and breakfast program.
MOTION carried by unanimous consent

Agenda Item #9 ACTION TO SELECT DELEGATES TO THE MAINE SCHOOL BOARD
ASSOCIATION:
MOTION by Dwight Barron seconded by Valerie Pinkham to select Sylvia Taylor as the Voting
Delegate and Andrew Davis as the Alternate Delegate to the Maine School Board Association to
attend the Association’s Annual Delegate Assembly on October 25, 2007.
MOTION carried by unanimous consent

Agenda Item #10 APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING POLICIES FOR THEIR SECOND READING:
       A.) POLICY EEAAC-R - MSAD #74 BUS CONDUCT REPORT
       B.) POLICY JJBA - STUDENT ACTIVITIES -- STUDENT SOCIAL EVENTS; DANCE
           REGULATIONS
       C.) POLICY JJIC - STUDENT ACTIVITIES -- CO-CURRICULAR


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MOTION by Melissa Miller seconded by Valerie Pinkham to approve the following policies for their
second reading:
            A.) Policy EEAAC-R - MSAD #74 Bus Conduct Report
            B.) Policy JJBA - Student Activities -- Student Social Events; Dance Regulations
            C.) Policy JJIC - Student Activities -- Co-Curricular:
MOTION carried by unanimous consent

Agenda Item #11 ADJOURNMENT
The Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,


_________________________________
Regina Campbell, Ed.D.
Superintendent


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