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Minutes of March 5, 20202

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING March 5, 2020


A meeting of the Board of Directors was held at Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine on March 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm, with all members present except Ms. Mallett and Ms. Hopper. There were 10 people in the audience.


Mr. Doiron, Berwick Board Member shared the explanatory statements regarding public input.


Public Input: None at this time.


Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter to add an executive session pursuant 1M.R.S.A. §405(6) (D)contract labor negotiations. In at 6:40 pm. Out at 7:00 pm.


The minutes of February 27th were reviewed. Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Corliss to accept the minutes of February 27th. All members voted in favor except Ms. Neubert and Ms. Beal who abstained and the motion passed.


Ms. Rebecca Manning, Community Engagement Center shared with the board an overview of what she has been doing in the middle and high school with students in the community. She highlighted the relationships that she has created and is continuing to cultivate.


Superintendent budget presentation, review of last week’s information. The board heard from the administrative team regarding the potential decision sheet considerations. Each of the considerations were put forth and each was discussed at length.


The assistant superintendent updated the board on the superintendent search. Initial interviews took place on February 28th. Three candidates will be brought forward for visits to the district on March 12th and they would also be holding a public forum at Hanson Elementary School in Lebanon that evening. Final interviews will take place on April 9th.


The Superintendent shared an update regarding the building committee. MSAD 60 Preliminary Const Costs 3.2.20


Second reading of Policy JJIBS-R (nr) Student Activity/ Booster Fund Cash Handling Procedure. Ms. Neubert made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter to approve the second reading of policy JJIBS-R. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The Superintendent shared the resignation of Ms. Laura Winter, elementary teacher at Hanson who is on leave of absence. Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Neubert to accept the resignation of Ms. Laura Winter. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.



The Superintendent shared the letter of resignation of Ms. Jennifer Fenderson, educational technician at NBES.


The Superintendent shared a letter that he has posted regarding the CoronaVirus.


The principal of NMS, Mike Roberts, shared with the board that he would be providing a more consistent approach to disciplinary hearings in the future.


Ms. Neubert made the motion and it was seconded by Mr.Doiron to go into executive session for contract negotiations. In at 9:33 pm. Out at 10:00 pm.



Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal to adjourn. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


Adjourned at 10:01 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,

Steve Connolly

Secretary of the Board


Superintendent

Steve Connolly

Assistant

Superintendent

Susan S. Austin

Phone: 207-676-2234

Fax: 207-676-3229

100 Noble Way, North Berwick, ME 03906

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