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School Board Minutes (Special) 03/14/16

LAKE REGION SCHOOL DISTRICT
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
March 14, 2016


There was a Special Board Meeting on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library at Lake Region High School.

CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

Janice Barter called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Board members present were:  Ben Bowditch, Alison Caulfield, Beth Chaplin, Karen Eller, Tom Hancock, Cindy LeBlanc, Joseph McMahon, Philip Shane, Nina Stoddard, and Karla Swanson-Murphy.  Debra Albert was excused and Stan Buchanan was absent.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

A motion was made by Karla Swanson Murphy, seconded by Beth Chaplin, to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Karla Swanson Murphy, seconded by Beth Chaplin, to go into Executive Session to discuss a student matter.  Motion carried unanimously.

The Board went into Executive Session at 7:05 p.m.  Guy Stickney, Whitney Nelson, the student and the student’s parent were invited to attend.  

The Board returned to Public Session at 7:40 p.m.  

A motion was made by Janice Barter, seconded by Karla Swanson Murphy, to expel this student from school pursuant to 20-A M.R.S.A. Section 100(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.  

Vote:  4-Yes, 7-No.  The motion was defeated.

A motion was made by Karla Swanson Murphy, seconded by Beth Chaplin, to allow the student to finish their 10 day suspension and return to school, and then be subject to random searches.  Motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Karla Swanson Murphy, seconded by Beth Chaplin, to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 7:43 p.m.

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