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Minutes of July 18, 2023

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING OF July 18, 2023

Current Board Members-

North Berwick- Lauren Janousek, Kate Whalen, Joshua Tabor

Berwick- Travis Doiron, Elva Lovejoy, Peg Wheeler

Lebanon- Victoria Travers, Jeridene Basko, Nancy Neubert


A workshop for the board occurred at 5 pm. Tom Trenholm, attorney for Drummond and Woodsum and MSAD 60’s legal representation, presented on board roles and responsibilities.

A meeting of the Board of Directors was held in person in North Berwick, Maine on July 18, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. with all members attending except Mr. Doiron.


There were 10 in the audience


The vice chair read the public input statement.


Public Input:

None at this time.


The superintendent held the swearing in of the three new board members, Mr. Josh Tabor, NB, Ms. Peg Wheeler, B., and Ms. Jeridene Basko, L. Welcome to our new board members.


Ms. Neubert nominated Ms. Elva Lovejoy as Chair of the Board for the 2023/2024 school year. Ms. Whalen seconded the nomination. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


Ms. Whalen nominated Ms. Neubert as Vice Chair of the Board for the 2023/2024 school year. Ms. Janousek seconded the nomination. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


Minutes:


Ms. Janousek made the motion and it was seconded to accept the minutes of June 1st. All members voted in favor except Ms. Basko, Ms. Wheeler and Mr. Tabor who abstained and the motion passed.


Mr. Tabor made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Janousek to table the minutes of June 8th. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


Ms. Neubert made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Wheeler to add two items to the agenda. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


Ms.Nancy Neubert made the motion and it was seconded by Peg Wheeler to accept the minutes of June 15, 2023. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


Nomination of North Berwick Elementary School Principal


Ms. Neubert made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Janousek to approve the employment of Elizabeth Jolly. All members voted in favor except Ms. Basko who abstained and the motion passed. Ms. Jolly shared that she was excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the MSAD Community.


Nomination of Interim Excel Director

Ms. Janousek made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Travers to accept the nomination of Christa Bui for Interim EXCEL Director. All members voted in favor except Ms. Basko who abstained and the motion passed.


Employment:


New Hire:

Ms. Whalen made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Neubert to accept the nomination of Kendra Treaton for Hussey school. All members voted in favor except Ms. Basko who abstained and the motion passed.


Ms. Wheeler made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Janousek to accept the nomination of Christopher McDonough as PE teacher at NMS. All members voted in favor except Ms. Basko who abstained and the motion passed.


Ms. Travers made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Whalen to accept the nomination of Matthew Foley for NHS special education case manager. All members voted in favor except Ms. Basko who abstained and the motion passed.


Ms. Wheeler made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Neubert to accept the nomination of Marleah Brinder for NHS Multiple Pathways Program. All members voted in favor except Ms. Basko who abstained and the motion passed.


Ms. Whalen made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Wheeler to accept the nomination of Liam Danaher for NHS extended learning opportunities instructor. All members voted in favor except Ms. Basko who abstained and the motion passed.


Ms. Janousek made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Travers to accept the nomination of Heather Koelker, for NHS LCSW. All members voted in favor except Ms. Basko who abstained and the motion passed.


Ms. Wheeler made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Neubert to accept the nomination of Alicia Reynolds for Hussey School second grade teacher. All members voted in favor except Ms. Basko who abstained and the motion passed.


Ms. Wheeler made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Neubert to accept the nomination of Robert Kendall for math teacher within Noble FLEX. All members voted in favor except Ms. Basko who abstained and the motion passed.



Resignation:

Ms. Wheeler made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Neubert to accept the resignation of Ms. Amy Sampson. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


Ms. Neubert made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Wheeler to accept the resignation of Ms. Christine Rickard. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


Ms. Neubert made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Wheeler to accept the resignation of Ms. Samantha Metsler. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


Ms. Wheeler made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Neubert to accept the resignation of Mr. Daniel Lawerence. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


Ms. Wheeler made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Travers to accept the resignation of Ms. Mary McAulliffe. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


ESEA Application

The Assistant Superintendent shared with the board the goals and objectives of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act application. There is significant funding that comes through the state to support learners in need of intervention in the areas of math and literacy. We utilize the funds at our elementary level schools in both Lebanon and Berwick. Mr. Tabor asked several questions regarding the standards that are set and how to get more information regarding those standards.


Ms. Peg Wheeler made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Neubert to approve the ESEA application. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


Superintendent Update:

The superintendent shared updates on summer programming that had begun on July 10th. Kindergarten Jumpstart, Boost, special education extended school year and credit recovery at the high school are all in full session with excellent attendance.


The superintendent also shared updates on the HVAC work that was being done throughout the district as well as updates on the summer work that was specific to the Capital Improvement Plan.


Other:


Ms. Neubert asked about the excel meeting and how it went. The superintendent shared that we had a well attended meeting on July 17th. Parents had a chance to ask more questions regarding the programming going forward. Ms. Janousek also attended the meeting and shared that she felt information was positively received.



Public Input:

None at this time.


Adjournment:

Ms. Neubert made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Janousek to adjourn the meeting. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


Adjourned at 7:51 pm.


Respectfully submitted,

Audra Beauvais


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