FALL MOUNTAIN REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Fall Mountain Regional High School Library
Monday, June 23, 2014
Board Chairperson, Mary Henry called the meeting to order at 6:38 PM in the Fall Mountain Regional High School Library. In attendance were, Linda Christie, Lil DeCoste, Gabe St. Pierre, David Hogan, Gabe St. Pierre and Andy Collins. Lori Landry and Jamie Teague were also in attendance.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion: (Christie/DeCoste) to approve the minutes from Monday, June 9, 2014 Public Session. Passed unanimously.
Motion: (DeCoste/Streeter) to approve the minutes from Monday, June 9, 2014 Non-Public Session. Passed unanimously.
RECOGNITION OF PUBLIC INPUT
Ellen Kok, Author (Drewsville) presented the board with a book on Athletics at Fall Mountain. Ms. Kok thanked the board for the opportunity to work with the young athletes. Matt Schmidt thanked Ms. Kok for the time she invested in the project.
Cindy Hill (Charlestown) spoke on behalf of the music association. She commented that they have run into numerous conflicts with scheduling of athletics and music. Ms. Hill commented that it is unfair to the students to ask them to choose.
Shane Remer (Charlestown) asked to discuss the appointment of the Girl’s soccer coach, mentioning that a committee met and a recommendation was made, however nothing has been brought to the board.
Superintendent Landry explained that the decision is still under review.
Roland Brault (Acworth) spoke to a request made to have his son remain at Charlestown Primary School for the 2014-2015 school year.
Chair Henry requested that Mr. Brault hold off and discuss his concerns in non-public session.
REPORTS OF ADMINISTRATORS
Superintendent Landry introduced Frank Mazolla who provided the board with a presentation on the National Board Certification process on behalf of Dori Ferreira and himself. Dori was unable to attend this evening. Mr. Mazolla shared experiences from a recent National Board conference in San Diego. Mr. Mazolla thanked the board for the opportunity.
Motion: (St. Pierre/Hogan) to enter into non-public session. Passed unanimously.
After an affirmative roll call vote, the board entered non-public session at 7:00 PM under RSA 91-A:3 (a) (c) to discuss a student issue and a personnel issue.
The board exited non-public at 7:55 PM and resumed public session.
Deb Connell, Assistant Superintendent updated the board on the SIG process and reviewed the goals for the upcoming school year.
Ms. Connell thanked Selena Garrison for all of the technology support that she has provided throughout the process.
Lynne Phillips, Technology Director provided the board with an update on technology throughout the district. Ms. Phillips explained that the district has successfully quadrupled the bandwidth, district wide. In addition, she explained the FirstClass to Google transition and the new communication system, SchoolMessenger are underway.
Greg Amend presented a PowerPoint presentation using Chromebook. Vilas will be rolling out a 1:1 pilot program next school year.
Lynne Phillips introduced Chris Fecteau, Distance Learning Lab Coordinator/Help Desk who gave a brief overview of the laptop incidents and necessary repairs.
Motion: (DeCoste/Christie) to approve a conditional contract for Robert Gordon, Math Teacher, FMRHS effective August 2014. Passed unanimously.
Motion: (St. Pierre/DeCoste) to approve an unpaid leave for Emma Vanalstyne. Passed Unanimously.
Motion: (Streeter/St. Pierre) to approve the donation and planting on district property of a flowering dogwood tree in memory of Scotlyn Silfies, donated by National Field Representatives of Claremont. Passed Unanimously.
Motion: (St. Pierre/Streeter) to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented for period ending June 23, 2014. Passed unanimously.
Payroll: $ 1,248,174.69
Accounts Payable: $ 240,971.15
Jamie Teague discussed a proposal for food service. She explained that with so many changes in the federal mandates, that contracting an outside source makes sense.
Lil DeCoste recognized Sheryl Chuda and thanked her for going over and beyond for a young student in Walpole. Ms. Chuda went to stay with the student who was admitted to Boston Children’s Hospital so that the parents could attend the older siblings graduation.
Motion: (Streeter/St. Pierre) to adjourn the meeting. Passed unanimously.
Hearing nothing further, the meeting adjourned at 9:18 PM.
Misty D. Bushee
School Board Clerk