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Minutes of June 16, 2022

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING OF June 16, 2022

A meeting of the Board of Directors was held in person in North Berwick, Maine on June 16, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. with all members attending except Ms. Hopper. Mr. Doiron and Ms. Travers were remote, all others were present in person. There were 3 in the audience.


The chair shared the public input statement.


Public Input: None at this time


Ms. Hopper entered the meeting at 7:05pm.


The board then reviewed the Minutes of June 2, 2022. Ms. Hagenbuch made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Lovejoy to approve the minutes of June 2, 2022. All members voted in favor except Ms. Hopper, Ms. Travers and Mr. Doiron who abstained and the motion passed.


The board then reviewed the Minutes of May 26, 2022. Ms. Whalen made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Lovejoy to approve the minutes of May 26, 2022. All members voted in favor except Ms. Mallett, Ms. Travers and Ms. Hopper who abstained and the motion passed.


Ratification of the school budget, Ms. Mallet made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Hagenbuch to

The board then worked on their summer meeting schedule.


Superintendent Update:


Graduation went off flawlessly and it was a beautiful night. Congratulations to the class of 2022.


Final day of the school year was today for staff and we had an opportunity


Water update for all the elementary schools. They initially failed due to the fixtures, not plumbing or a supply line to the buildings. The fixtures are already in the process of being replaced. All will be taken care of within the summer months. Still waiting for the results for the MS and the HS.


Employment:

The Superintendent shared with the board the nomination of Ms. Amy Bayha as the Hussey School Assistant Principal. Ms. Mallett made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Manley to approve the nomination of Ms. Bayha as Hussey School Assistant Principal . All members voted in favor and the motion passed.

The Superintendent shared with the board the nomination of Ms. Julie Nadeau as the new Lebanon Art Teacher. Ms. Mallett made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Lovejoy to approve the nomination of Ms. Nadeau. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The Superintendent shared with the board the nomination of Ms. Hannah Farley as the Hanson School Self Contained Teacher teacher. Ms. Mallet made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Stanton to approve the nomination of Ms. Farley. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The Superintendent shared with the board the nomination of Ms. Reagan Burrows as the NBES Music teacher. Ms. Mallett made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Lovejoy to approve the nomination of Ms. Burrows. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The Superintendent shared with the board the nomination of Ms. Philip Swazey as the NHS Health/PE teacher. Ms. Mallett made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Lovejoy to approve the nomination of Ms. Swazey. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The Superintendent shared with the board the nomination of Ms. Madeline Doyle as the NHS MP SS. Ms. Mallett made the motion and it was seconded by Ms.Stanton to approve the nomination of Ms. Doyle. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The Superintendent shared with the board the nomination of Ms. Alec Robinson NHS Physics. Ms. Mallett made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Lovejoy to approve the nomination of Ms.Robinson. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The Superintendent shared with the board the nomination of Ms. Ryan Pentecost as the NHS English. Ms. Mallet made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Lovejoy to approve the nomination of Ms. Pentecost. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The Superintendent shared with the board the nomination of Mr. Kali Hopkins as NJS English . Ms. Mallett made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Lovejoyt to approve the nomination of Mr. Hopkins. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The Superintendent shared with the board the nomination of Ms. Hannah Colpert as NHS MP English teacher. Ms. Mallett made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Lovejoy to approve the nomination of Ms. Payne. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The Superintendent shared with the board the nomination of Ms. Christopher Gallant as NHS PE/Health.. Ms. Mallett made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Lovejoy to approve the nomination of Mr. Gallant. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The Superintendent shared with the board the nomination of Ms. Stephanie Nemi as NMS SS. Ms. Mallett made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Lovejoy to approve the nomination of Ms. Nemi. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The superintendent shared the retirement of Ms Ginny Vakalis, NHS Art teacher. Ms. Mallett made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Lovejoy to accept the retirement of Ms. Vakalis with appreciation and regret. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The superintendent shared the resignation of Ms. Ari Solei, NHS MP Science teacher. Ms. Mallett made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Lovejoy to accept the resignation of Ms. Solei. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The superintendent shared the resignation of Ms. Danae Secunde, 2nd grade teacher at North Berwick Elementary School. Ms. Lovejoy made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Hagenbuch to accept the resignation of Ms. Secundes. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The superintendent shared the resignation of Ms. Ashley Gerbino, Hussey School 3rd grade \. Ms. Mallett made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Lovejoy to accept the resignation of Ms.Gerbino. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The superintendent shared the resignation of Ms. Alexandra Maconi, Hussey School Kindergarten. Ms. Mallett made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Lovejoy to accept the resignation of Ms. Maconi. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


Ms. Mallett made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Lovejoy to allow the superintendent to hire staff without board approval for the summer (June 17 through August 31, 2022). All members voted in favor and the motion passed.



Other Business:


The Assistant Superintendent shared the ESEA application draft that is there to open up the public input. In a July meeting we will bring the ESEA application forward for approval.


The Superintendent thanked Ms. Rebecca Hopper for her years of dedicated service to the board.


Ms. Hagenbuch shared with the board an update from Lebanon. She shared information regarding the field day at the school. Very fun and great to see the students running around and enjoying themselves.


She also shared there’s a new online public source of community information: LebanonPublicSquare.Org


Other:


The Superintendent then swore in the newest board member, Lauren Janousek of North Berwick. Ms. Janousek will replace Ms. Hopper for the 2022-2025 school years.


The board then discussed the board chair and vice chair positions and what’s next for the year ahead. The past rotation was discussed and it was decided that we would continue the process as is. Currently Lebanon holds the chair position and North Berwick is in the vice chair position. So if we continue, then North Berwick will hold the chair position and Berwick will hold the vice chair. After a discussion regarding those who are interested in the positions, the following motions were made:


Ms. Lovejoy made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Manley to nominate Ms. Stanton as board chair for the 20022/23 school year. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


Ms. Mallett made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Neubert to nominate Ms. Lovejoy as vice chair for the 2022/23 school year. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


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


Adjourned at 8:11 pm


Respectfully submitted,

Audra Beauvais


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