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School Board Minutes 12/06/2010

LAKE REGION SCHOOL DISTRICT
Regular Meeting
December 6, 2010


There was a Regular Meeting of the Lake Region School Board on Monday,
December 6, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Songo Locks School.

CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

Wayne Warner, Sr., Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Board members present were:  Janice Barter, Kenneth Brown, Beth Chaplin, Jean Clancy, Richard Merritt, Laurie Mondville, Lesley Niemy, Donna Norton, Laura Ordway, Karla Swanson-Murphy and Shelby Rider, Student Representative. Jody Gray was excused and Philip Shane was absent.

Administrators present were:  Kathleen Beecher, Lisa Caron, June Conley, Theordore Finn, Andrew Madura, Peter Mortenson, Roseanne Schacht, Sherrie Small, Guy Stickney, Cheryl Turpin, and Patrick Phillips, Superintendent of Schools.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Laurie Mondville, to approve the Agenda with the addition of the Agenda Addendum.  Motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Jean Clancy, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of November 15, 2010.  Motion carried unanimously.

PRESENTATION – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Superintendent Phillips introduced Joshua Sturk who has taken on the duties of Professional Development/In-Service Coordinator.  He mentioned that June Conley has had this role for several years and due to the increase in the number of students and duties at Songo Locks School decided not to do it this year.

Joshua Sturk shared a power point presentation which gave an overview of the professional development that has taken place this year.  He shared the following:

Framework for Professional Development:

Professional Development should prepare teachers for a job that is constantly redefined by community, research, politics, culture and global trends.  In this changing environment it is the responsibility of our learning community to make sure that students leave our institutional setting with sufficient learning to continue their growth in the rapidly changing world outside of school.  

Mr. Sturk reviewed what he learned over the years through professional development and thought about how it could be applied in other areas.  




PRESENTATION – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (continued)

In planning professional development for staff, it must meet the following criteria:  

Will it:

  • improve student learning?
  • provide ongoing support by peers and experts?
  • focus on self-study and professional goals?
  • balance professional and personal opportunities for growth?
  • build on prior knowledge?
  • respect learners current experience and knowledge?
  • encourage self-reflection?
  • turn ownership of learning over to the learner?
  • integrate with daily practice and life in the classroom?
  • connect with real problems faced by practitioners every day?
  • present multiple perspectives from local to global?
  • allow peers to share expertise through critical thought?
  • foster ongoing collaboration and team learning?
  • change and enrich school culture congruent to its mission?
  • bring needed knowledge “just in time”?
  • provide time for practice and feedback throughout the school year?
  • consider future changes in the school’s system?
 
Approaches to staff development:



Presentations/Direct Instruction
Workshops
Reading Groups
Study Groups
Professional Conversations
Critical Friends Groups


  • Action or Qualitative Research
  • Problem-solving Teams
  • Extra-Institutional Networks
  • Individual Goal-Setting
  • Teachers teaching Teachers
  • Online Offerings










There are six Guiding Questions to focus Professional Development on as follows:

  • How do we know that our students are learning and how do we intervene when they are not?
  • How do we develop instructional strategies that promote student engagement?
  • How do we ensure that each of our schools has a positive school climate that supports student learning?
  • How do we integrate literacy across the school day?
  • How do we collect and analyze data to inform instruction or improve student learning?
  • How do we use the teacher evaluation system to improve professional development?

PRESENTATION – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (continued)

Areas of focus for professional development this year:
  • High School Transformation
  • Response to Intervention
  • PBIS Professional Development - Positive Climate Across the School
  • Literacy across the school day – new reading program at the elementary level
  • K-12 literacy work in progress
  • New Teacher Evaluation System
Mr. Sturk is collecting and analyzing data to measure progress of professional development.

This year, the Scantron program has been implemented at the middle school and high school to get an indication of what students have learned and not learned.
Teachers use this information to adjust their curriculum.

A new Teacher Evaluation System is being implemented which looks at teacher improvement.  There will be a lot of professional development to be sure teachers understand the system.   

The school calendar notes the dates that are being used for late arrival/early release and workshop days.  Administrators are asked to let Mr. Sturk know what their school will be working on for each of these days.  Mr. Sturk then looks at the focus areas to be sure it fits into the District’s needs.  This year, most of the time has been spent on student learning and the teacher evaluation system.  He shared a chart for each of the workshop days to show the focus area for the professional development.  Additional professional development is being worked on during staff meetings.  These happen during the week and have not been included in a graph.

The transformation process at the high school includes on-going professional development.  The staff is working on it every day.

The Technology Integrators have recently had “Just-in-Time” training on the email system.  The District will be changing email carriers and the Technology integrators will be available during staff lunch breaks and prep periods for one-on-one training of staff for any questions they may have.

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS

Lake Region Middle School - Peter Mortenson

Mr. Mortenson mentioned the following:

  • Term 1 Report Cards went home with students prior to Thanksgiving break and Term II progress report grades close this Friday.
  • Parent/Teachers Conferences were held and there was a good turnout of parents.
  • The first Honor Assembly of the year was held on November 19.  Parent attendance was the largest ever for this event.
  • Grade 6 students are learning to relax with some yoga instruction during physical education.
  • Two student book clubs have been organized at the middle school; one with
Ms. Roy, and the other with Ms. Lamoureux.

Lake Region Middle School - Peter Mortenson (continued)

  • Late arrival on Wednesday will finish the professional development workshop on reading literacy with a post reading workshop lead by Kim Cowperthwaite, Grade 7 English/Language Arts Teacher, and Paula Eppich, the District’s Literacy Specialist.
  • At the Staff meeting today, a number of articles were reviewed from the latest Educational Leadership magazine including articles on autism, frequent flyers, hooking readers, importance of vocabulary and the why behind response-to-intervention (RTI).
  • On the Late Arrival Day, Ms. Fitzmorris has arranged for an assembly on alcohol awareness.
  • Board members were invited to the Middle School’s Winter Concert on
December 15.

Lake Region High School, Theodore Finn

Mr. Finn mentioned the following:
  • In two weeks, there will be a presentation on the model structure of the high school for next year.
  • There have been 5 open forums at the high school, 3 for staff on
November 16, 17, and November 23. This group started with 6 to 8 people and has grown to 82 people.  Mr. Finn commended the staff for their support of the changes.
  • The second Show Case Day will be held on December 13.  Parents and community members will be invited to visit the high school between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to give people an idea of what is happening at the high school.   
  • Brian Clark and Lynne Harrison received an $860 grant to work on the trail system across from the high school.
  • Gloria Verrill, a high school teacher, along with Kathy Bartley at the middle school, received a $990 grant to work on the existing walking trails.
  • On December 7, the 13 member Restructuring Committee, which represents all departments at the high school, will be meeting at Crooked River.  Their goal will be to review all the materials gathered for the last 6 months and finalize the recommended structure for next year.
  • Grades close this Friday for the 2nd quarter progress reports.
  • On December 14, “Motivational Promotions” will be coming to the school and showing a 42 minute video to students which shares three experiences with regard to drunk driving, suicide, and overcoming negative environmental pressures.  It shows how these people made it through difficult times and lets our students know that they can make it through difficult times also.   There will be 3 showings of the video which will also include grade 7 and 8 students.  This will be funded by the Rural Schools grant. Other presenta-tions addressing bullying, harassment and civil rights violations are planned for February and May.
Lake Region Vocational Center, Rosie Schacht

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences were held in conjunction with the high school.  The Vocational Center staff has 100% contact with parents through face-to-face visits, phone calls, emails or by sending a letter to parents.
  • Staff and students attended the ABC Craft Association at the Civic Center.  There were 60 businesses available that support the careers in building and construction.  Students competed using the various products.   

Lake Region Vocational Center, Rosie Schacht (continued)

  • The Vocational Center is still working on their Food Drive to collect food for Community Connections in Naples.
  • Students were shown a Drug Awareness video “Natural High” today.  It shows that there is more to life than partying and getting into trouble.  It showed athletes and break dancers.  The video was produced by a person who had lost two brothers to substance abuse.  Students were very respectful and understood the message.
  • Students will participate in Round Robin workshops on Tuesday including meeting with a police officer, representatives from Tri-County Mental Health, and Day One.
A group photo of the morning and afternoon sessions will be taken to be included on the Vocational Center’s Christmas Card.

Superintendent Phillips added that administrators decided to take a more concerted and coordinated effort on drug and alcohol prevention awareness for students.  The strategic plan may need to be revisited to include efforts to be sure young people are safe and healthy.

Ted Finn mentioned that the Annual Tree Lighting and the High School Christmas Concert is scheduled for Wednesday, December 8 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., respectively.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

None.

ACTION ITEMS

Job Descriptions

K-12 Curriculum Teacher-Leader

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Karla Swanson-Murphy, to approve the revisions to the K-12 Curriculum Teacher-Leader job description, JD-3.24.38, as a second reading.  Motion carried unanimously.

“High School” Teacher-Leader

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Karla Swanson-Murphy, to approve the “High School” Teacher-Leader job description as a second reading.

There was a discussion regarding Qualifications “3.”  

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Laurie Mondville, to table the motion for the Personnel Committee to review the job description further.  Motion carried unanimously.     







Policies

Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Karla Swanson-Murphy, to approve the Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff policy, File Code GCFB, as a second reading with the following change:  

Paragraph 2 – first sentence – delete “and/or the procedure”

Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff Procedures

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Karla Swanson-Murphy, to approve the Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff Procedures, File Code GCFB-R, as a first reading.

Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff Procedures (continued)

There was a discussion on the motion including the following:

A.  Job Description Development/Review
  • Change “role” to “job”
B.  Recruitment
  • Advertising in the newspaper – The Personnel Committee had previously         discussed that due to the high cost of advertising in the newspaper, the Superintendent should decide whether it is necessary to advertise
       in the newspaper.

C.  Screening
  • Change to include wording regarding a screening committee.
K.  Hiring of Current Employees
  • A position can be posted within in the District.  If there is an extremely qualified person in the District, there is no need to advertise outside of the District.
  • If you do not advertise outside of the District, how do you know you have the best possible candidate?? “K” should be deleted.
A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Karla Swanson-Murphy, to send the policy back to the Personnel Committee for further review.  Motion carried unanimously.

Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Karla Swanson-Murphy, to approve the revisions to the Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action policy, File Code AC, as a first reading.  Motion carried unanimously.

Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Karla Swanson-Murphy, to approve the revisions to the Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students policy, File Code ACAA, as a first reading.  Motion carried unanimously.

Student Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Procedure

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Karla Swanson-Murphy, to approve the revisions to the Student Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Procedure policy, as a first reading.  

There was a discussion regarding whether the timeline should be based on calendar days, business days, or school days.

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Richard Merritt, to table the motion.  Motion carried unanimously.

Affirmative Action Plan – Nondiscrimination Notice

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Karla Swanson-Murphy, to approve the revisions to the Affirmative Action Plan – Nondiscrimination Notice as a first reading.

There was a question regarding the need to include the Affirmative Action Officer’s name in the policy.  It was explained that this is the Nondiscrimination Notice and informs people of who is the Affirmative Action Officer.

There was a question as to whether “sex” in the first paragraph, should be changed to “gender”??  Superintendent Phillips will check with legal counsel regarding this question.  

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Karla Swanson-Murphy, to table the motion.  Motion carried unanimously.

Section 504 Complaint Form

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Karla Swanson-Murphy, to approve the Section 504 Complaint Form, File Code KLA, as a first reading.  Motion carried unanimously.

Shelby Rider asked what Section 504 was.  Superintendent Phillips responded that it is a Federal non-discrimination law which refers to a medical condition which limits a student’s or employee’s access to public education or work.  If a condition exists, it is necessary to determine if any accommodations are necessary.  Special Services laws mostly deal with learning issues.

Donation

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Karla Swanson-Murphy, to accept the donation of $150 from the Jack and Deborah Heffernan Foundation to be used for the Four Star Program at Stevens Brook Elementary School.  Motion carried unanimously.

Personnel

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Karla Swanson-Murphy, to approve the following personnel items as a block:

  • Appointment of Extended Day Literacy & Math Tutors
  • Elizabeth Shane – Stevens Brook Elementary School
  • Pam Lord        – Stevens Brook Elementary School
  • Sharon Ridley   – Songo Locks School
  • Melissa Arbour  – Songo Locks School
  • Evelyn Abrams   – Songo Locks School
  • Karen Knox      – Sebago Elementary School
  • Appointment of Additional Duty Positions per Memo of December 2, 2010
There was a discussion regarding the motion as follows:

Superintendent Phillips explained that Mentors provide support to new teachers who are in their first or second year of teaching to help get them off to a good start.  Funds for this purpose are included in the budget each year.

Kathleen Beecher explained that the Extended Day positions will be funded by the ARRA stimulus money.  It will be after-school tutoring and the grant will pay for the tutoring and transportation for one day a week.  Students will either attend for just one day or parents will transport their child(ren) for the second day.  Reading and math tutoring will be provided this year.  At the end of June, the ARRA funds will not be available.

Vote:  10-Yes, 1-No, 0-Abstentions.  Motion carried.

QSCB Bond

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Karla Swanson-Murphy, to approve the following vote:

Motion: I move that the vote entitled, “Vote to Rescind September 23, 2010 Bond Vote and to Authorize $9,210,444 Loan Agreement and Bond Issuance,” 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 RESCIND SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 BOND VOTE AND TO AUTHORIZE $9,210,444 LOAN AGREEMENT AND BOND ISSUANCE

Whereas, on September 13, 2010, to provide for borrowings from and the issuance of bonds to the Maine Municipal Bond Bank (the “Bond Bank”) in the aggregate amount not to exceed $13,387,000  to construct and equip a school construction project previously approved by the District voters on November 3, 2009 (the “Project”) this Board adopted a vote entitled, “Votes to Authorize Loan Agreements to Borrow Not More Than $13,837,000 from Maine Municipal Bond Bank,”  (hereinafter, as amended to date, the “$13,837,000 Loan Authorization”); and

Whereas, on September 23, 2010, to provide for certain of the District’s authorized Project bonds to be issued to the Bond Bank as direct pay, qualified school construction bonds (hereinafter, the term, “qualified school construction bonds,” is abbreviated, “QSCBs”), this Board adopted a vote

QSCB Bond (continued)

entitled, “Vote to Designate Certain Bonds as Qualified School Construction Bonds and Have Said Bonds Issued as Direct Pay Obligations (hereinafter, the “QSCB Designation and Election”); and

Whereas, the Bond Bank subsequently proposed a financing structure that calls for the Bond Bank to issue direct pay QSCBs in connection with the District’s Project  (the “Bond Bank’s Bonds”), rather than the District issuing the QSCBs; and

Whereas, on November 10, 2010 the State Board of Education reallocated the District’s allocation of QSCBs to the Bond Bank, to be used, however, for the Project; and

Whereas, the District thus far has issued Project bonds to the Bond Bank in the aggregate principal amount of $700,000, and intends to issue additional long term Project bonds in spring, 2011, including bonds to refund an outstanding Project bond anticipation note and new money bonds to complete the Project;

Now, Therefore, be it VOTED, as follows:

1.      That the QSCB Designation and Election is rescinded;

2.      That notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the $13,837,000 Loan
Authorization, the QSCBs issued in connection with the Project shall be
issued by the Bond Bank instead of by the District;  

3.      That pursuant to the $13,837,000 Loan Authorization, as hereby amended,
the Treasurer and the Chair of the School Board (the “Chair”) of the District are authorized to execute and deliver the Loan Agreement between the District and the Bond Bank in form presented to this meeting, with such changes therein not contrary to the general tenor thereof as they may approve, said approval to be conclusively evidenced by the execution and delivery thereof, to effect borrowings from and the issuance of taxable general obligation bonds to the Bond Bank in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $9,210,444;

4.      That pursuant to the terms of the Loan Agreement and sections 1490 and 1502 of Title 20-A of the Maine Revised Statutes of 1986, as amended, upon the sale of the Bond Bank’s Bonds, at any public or private sale that the Bond Bank may approve, the Treasurer and the Chair are authorized to borrow the sum of up to $9,210,444 and in connection therewith to issue taxable general obligation securities (bonds or notes) of the District in an original principal amount of up to $9,210,444 and to execute and deliver the District’s taxable general obligation bonds or notes (as so executed and delivered, the "Bond") in registered form under the seal of the District and attested by the Secretary, which Bond shall bear such date(s), shall be payable in substantially equal annual installments of principal for such term not to exceed 20 years, shall be issued at such rate(s) payable semi-annually, and shall otherwise be substantially in the form annexed to the Loan Agreement presented to this meeting with such changes therein not contrary to the general tenor thereof, as the  Treasurer and Chair may approve, said approval to be conclusively evidenced by the execution and delivery thereof;



QSCB Bond (continued)

5.      That the Bond may be made callable, with or without premium, prior to final maturity, in the discretion of the Treasurer, and in accordance with the Loan Agreement;

6.      That in connection with the rating and the preliminary and final official statements for the sale of the Bond Bank’s bonds to finance the project, the Superintendent and Finance Coordinator are authorized to execute and deliver the informational letter to the Bond Bank in form presented to this meeting, with such changes not inconsistent herewith as they may deem necessary, and which informational letter is ratified and approved in all respects;

7.      That the Treasurer and Chair are authorized to execute and deliver the Letter of Representation in form presented to this meeting with such changes therein not contrary to the general tenor thereof as they may approve, said approval to be conclusively evidenced by the execution and delivery thereof;

8.      That the Treasurer and Chair are authorized to execute and deliver the Continuing Disclosure Agreement in form presented to this meeting with such changes therein not contrary to the general tenor thereof as they may approve, said approval to be conclusively evidenced by the execution and delivery thereof;

9.      That the Treasurer, Finance Coordinator, and Board Chair, acting singly, are authorized to covenant, certify and agree, on behalf of the District, for the benefit of the Bond Bank and any holders of its bonds, that the District will file any required reports, make any annual financial or material events disclosure, and take any other action that may be necessary, to insure that the disclosure requirements imposed by Rule 15c2-12 of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to the extent applicable, are met;  

10.     That the Treasurer is authorized to execute and deliver on behalf of the District such tax compliance certificates and arbitrage and use of proceeds certificates as may, in the Treasurer’s judgment, be necessary or convenient to effect the transactions hereinbefore authorized;

11.     That the appropriate officials of the District are, and each acting singly hereby is, authorized to execute and deliver on behalf of the District such other documents and certificates and to do or cause to do all such other acts and things as may be necessary or desirable in order to effect the transactions hereinbefore authorized, and any such prior action by them is hereby ratified and confirmed;  

12.     That the interest on the Bond shall be excludable from gross income of individuals and corporations for purposes of State of Maine income taxation; and

13.     That except as provided by this Vote, the $13,837,000 Loan Authorization remains in full force and effect.
Sherrie Small explained that the above vote will allow the District to take advantage of a sinking bond.  It reissues the District’s allocation to the Maine Bond Bank, by rescinding the original vote and accepting the new language, there will be a savings of approximately $1.2 million on the loan.

Motion carried unanimously.

Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Grants

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Laurie Mondville, to approve the following CPPW Grants as a block:

  • Songo Locks School (Jill Flagg) has been awarded $1,000 for the development of a playground walking trail and to provide students with an opportunity for increased physical activity through the use of story boards.
  • Sebago Elementary School (Ted Bridge-Koenigsberg and Kathy Harmon) was awarded $850 for the continuation of the current school trail to Sebago Lake as well as providing students with increased physical activity opportunities through the use of story boards.
  • Lake Region Middle School and Lake Region High School (Kathy Bartley and Gloria Verrill) were awarded $990 to improve the existing walking trails on the high school and middle schools’ physical plant.
  • Lake Region High School (Brian Clark and Lynne Harrison) was awarded $860 to continue work on the trail system across the street from the high school.
  Motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Laurie Mondville, to approve the above block.  

Courtney Kennedy mentioned that the grants were awarded from the Grant which she is working under.  She is very excited to bring them to the Board.

Motion carried unanimously.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

Drinking Water Program Update

Andy Madura updated the Board on the Drinking Water Program as follows:

As the original Revolving Renovation Grant loan the District applied for was approved for only $1,200 and also had to be approved for by the voters with a special referendum, it was decided not to pursue that route.  

A water compliance loan was applied for which can be used for radon and uranium treatment.  In reviewing the needs of the treatment system, which includes  softeners, a salted-back wash, a complicated septic system and a 30,000 gallon holding tank, the cost of the system totaled $44,110.  The full $44,110 grant was awarded to the District.  This does not have to be paid back as it is a grant.  

Mr. Madura was thanked for his work in obtaining the grant.

School Construction Project Update

A question was asked as to how much money was spent to date on the removal of the PCBs.  Mr. Madura responded that it was approximately $32,000.  

The windows need to be removed.  Many are ready to fall out.  Approximately 40% of the windows are covered by the construction project, the remaining 60% will need to be taken care of by the District. If the windows were not replaced, the
District would need a O & M Plan which would require on-going testing every six months.  This would be very costly.

School Construction Project Update (continued)

The District is still waiting for EPA approval of the PCB abatement and removal plan. Once it is approved the Building Committee and will meet and make a recommendation for the full Board on the direction to go to pay for the PCB removal. The bid for the high school project will be held until this process is completed.

The foundation of the Education Building is almost ready to be poured.  The contractor is taking frost measures and using thermal blankets.  It should be done within 10 days.  The steel can then start coming.  The roadway has been installed.

Wayne Warner mentioned that the site for the Bridgton Memorial School has been tested and it is not contaminated.  The finalization of transferring the school over to the Town of Bridgton will be moving ahead.

INFORMATION ITEMS

Committee Reports

Facilities Committee

The Committee will meet on December 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Personnel Committee

Donna Norton reported that the Committee met prior to the Board meeting.  Superintendent Phillips gave an overview of the Teacher Evaluation System.  Sherrie Small updated the Committee on the budget.  There was a discussion of the Personnel Committee’s role for the Superintendent’s Evaluation.

The next meeting will be on January 3.

Finance Committee

Janice Barter reported that the Committee will meet on December 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Central Office.

Liaison Committee

Laurie Mondville reported that the Committee met on November 16 as follows:

  • The Annual Tree Lighting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Lake Region High School.  A Dine and Discuss is planned for February 7 from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m.
  • A Freshmen and Sophomore Breakfast is scheduled for Thursday, February 17 and a Junior/Senior Breakfast on April 7, 2011.
  • A breakfast for Middle School students will be held on Friday, March 25, 2011.
  • A 21st Century Skills Banquet was discussed to an end of the year event.
Curriculum Committee

Kathleen Beecher reported that the Committee met on November 17.  Ted Finn reported on the 1st quarter grades, Brian Clark updated the Committee on the revised Sophomore Team, and Jamie Riel and Sandy Arris reported on the high school restructuring possibility.  

The next meeting will be on December 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the Central Office.

Superintendent’s Report

Superintendent Phillips recognized Shelby Rider for her outstanding performance in “The Man Who Came to Dinner.”  All the students did a very impressive job.

Mr. Finn and Mr. Stickney will be coming to the December 20 meeting with a concept design for the high school restructuring.  Superintendent Phillips thanked Mr. Finn, Mr. Stickney, Mr. Sturk, the Teacher-Leaders and all the staff for their efforts that have taken place.

On Friday, Richard Merritt, Laurie Mondville, and Ken Brown attended a Collective Bargaining Workshop.  It was a very informative day.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

None.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Karla Swanson-Murphy, to go into Executive Session to discuss a student matter, pursuant to M.R.S.A. 405 6.B.  Motion carried unanimously.

The Board went into Executive Session at 8:46 p.m.   Guy Stickney was invited to attend.  

The Board returned to Public Session at 9:00 p.m.

A motion was made by Donna Norton, seconded by Laurie Mondville, to expel this student from school pursuant to 20-A M.R.S.A. Section 1001(9) on the grounds that such expulsion is necessary for the peace and usefulness of the school and to direct the Superintendent to provide the student and his/her parents written notice of this action and the reasons therefor, upon receiving a written acknowledgement that the parents were notified of the Executive Session being held.  Motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn.

The meeting adjourned at 9:01 p.m.
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