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Minutes of May 7, 2020

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING May 7, 2020


A meeting of the Board of Directors was held virtually on May 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm, with all members present. There were 20 people in the audience.


Ms. Mallett, Berwick Board Member shared the explanatory statements regarding public input.


Public Input: None at this time


Ms. Beal made the motion to accept the minutes of the minutes of April 9 and April 16, 2020 and it was seconded by Ms. Potter.


The students, Sam Grant and Caitlin McCabe discussed their update where they had met with the central office and high school administrators to discuss potential graduation scenarios.


Noble Strong t-shirts update. To date we have received funding for 1031 t-shirts, which raises $5949 to help continue to keep feeding students in need in our district. Those were sold in four days last week. There have been more orders since that time. The Noble Middle School student council represented by Anna Lewis and Ms. Leon raised funds around Thanksgiving and they’d like to donate $1000 specifically to the nutrition program to support the food service program. Ms. Abbey Pelletier, food service director gave huge thanks for the support.


Attendance update. NBES 90%, Hussey 90-92%, ELKS 95-96%, LEB 90-93%, MS 90-92%, NHS 90% and 100% at MHA. Attendance rates are close to our normal attendance rates.


The Superintendent then shared with the board the financial summary through March 2020. He gave an overview and a brief thought process regarding potential curtailments in 2020-21.


Ms Beal then made the motion and it was seconded by Ms Neubert to call the warrants:


VOTE TO CALL AND APPROVE THE WARRANTS FOR THE BUDGET MEETING AND THE VALIDATION REFERENDUM AND TO AUTHORIZE THE NOTICE OF AMOUNTS ADOPTED


VOTED: That the warrant for the Maine School Administrative District No. 60 (the “District”) Budget Meeting presented to the meeting be approved and that a District budget meeting be called for June 23, 2020 for the purpose of voting on the annual budget for the District for the 2020-21 fiscal year;


That the Warrant and Notice of Election for the District Budget Validation Referendum presented to the meeting be approved, and that a District budget validation referendum be called for June 23, 2020 for the purpose of approving the budget adopted at the District budget meeting for the 2020-21 fiscal year; and


That the form of Notice of Amounts Adopted at Budget Meeting presented to this meeting be approved, and that the superintendent of Schools of the district be authorized and directed to complete said Notice in accordance with the District budget meeting on July 14, 2020, and to cause copies of said Notice, as completed, to be delivered to the municipal clerks of each municipality of the District for posting at the polling places for the July 14, 2020 District budget validation referendum.


All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


Ms. Beal then made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Potter to call the SRRF referendum



All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The Superintendent shared with the Board SRRF and construction updates.


The board then held second readings of the following policies:


Ms. Potter made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal to approve the policies and changes as presented and to delete Policy EHB and EHB-R. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The assistant superintendent shared with the board the names of Ms. Mary Fitzgerald and Ms. Nicole Winship as co-assistant special education directors. Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Corliss to approve the hiring of Ms. Mary Fitzgerald and Ms. Nicole Winship as co-assistant special education directors for the district. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.



The Superintendent shared with the board the names of probationary 1 teachers moving to Probationary 2 status.


Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal to approve the list of probationary 1 teachers moving to Probationary 2 status. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The Superintendent shared with the board the names of probationary 2 teachers moving to Probationary 3 status.


Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal to approve the list of probationary 2 teachers moving to Probationary 3 status. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The Superintendent shared with the board the names of probationary 3 teachers moving to Continuing Contract status.


Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Neubert to approve the list of probationary 3 teachers moving to Continuing Contract status. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


The Superintendent shared the names of teaching candidates for this year: Morgan Ross grade 8 math and Mia Ferguson grade 8 science. Mr. Doiron made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal to approve Ms. Ross and Ms Ferguson for the 2020-21 school year.


The Superintendent shared that Ms. Eileen Sahaigian will be expanding her position from 2 days to 4 days for the 2020-21 school year.


The Superintendent shared that Ms. Laura Cashell will be taking on the .4 PR position that is in the 2020-21 school budget.


The Superintendent shared the retirements of Ms. Kathy Sloat and Ms. Candice Ryan. The board wishes to pass along their thanks to both staff members for their years of dedicated service.


The Superintendent shared a letter of retirement from Mr. Paul Slovenski, Assistant Athletic Director. Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Corliss to accept the letter of resignation. All members voted in favor and the motion passed. The Board wishes Mr. Slovenski well in his next endeavors.


The Superintendent shared letters of resignation of Chad Dickerson; Knowlton Music, Erin Silver; Hussey Gr 3, Julie Smith; Lebanon Schools Guidance Counselor, Amauri Boyd; NMS 7th grade Social Studies, Peter Casasa- Blouin; NMS 6 ELA, Karen Pelletier- Hussey Gr 2.


Ms. Neubert made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Beal to accept the resignations of Mr. Dickerson, Ms. Silver, Ms. Smith, Ms. Boyd, Mr. Casasa-Blouin, and Ms. Pelletier.


Ms. Beal made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Corliss to add to the agenda the contract of Ms. Audra Beauvais. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


Ms.Beal made the motion and it was seconded by Ms. Mallett to approve the contract for Ms. Audra Beauvais as the Superintendent of Schools for MSAD 60 beginning July 1, 2020. All members voted in favor and the motion passed.


Other Business:


Jennica Osborne delivered 22 French IV and V senior signs from NB to Leb.


Shout out to Jared Wilbur and his daily morning announcements.


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


Adjourned at 8:54 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,

Steve Connolly

Secretary of the Board


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