Minutes of Jan. 29, 2009







Rockland, Maine

January 29, 2009

The organization meeting of the Regional School Unit 13 Board of Directors met on Thursday,

January 29, 2009 in the conference room of the McLain School in Rockland.  Present were:

                                    Loren Andrews                                                      Cushing

                                    Wendy Buretta                                                      Rockland

                                    Sally Carleton                                                      Owls Head

                                    Jamie Doubleday                                    Thomaston

                                    George Emery                                                      St. George

                                    Greg Hamlin                                                      Thomaston

                                    Ruth Anne Hohfeld                                    South Thomaston

                                    James Kalloch                                                      Rockland

                                    Esther Kilgour                                                      Rockland

                                    Brian Messing                                                      Rockland

                                    Julie Sanborn                                                      Thomaston

                                    Josiah Wilson                                                      St. George

                                    Patricia Wotton                                                      Rockland

 

Meeting called to order by Interim Secretary, Judith Harvey, at 6:37PM.  She spoke about the momentous occasion that the formation of the RSU represented, and the wonderful opportunity this is for the students of the Mid-Coast area.

 

The Oath of Office, State of Maine, was administered to all members of the Board.

 

Board members introduced themselves and gave a brief biography.

 

Judith Lucarelli, Superintendent of MSAD #5, was introduced to the members.

 

NOMINATION OF CHAIR

Loren Andrews nominated Jamie Doubleday

Esther Kilgour nominated Ruth Anne Hohfeld

 

By a vote of 713 (Hohfeld, Kilgour, Wilson, Wotton, Kalloch, Emery, Messing, Carleton, Buretta)  to 286 (Doubleday, Andrews, Sanborn, Hamlin), Ruth Anne Hohfeld was declared Chair of the RSU #13 Board.

 

Ruth Anne Hohfeld then assumed the Chair.  She spoke to the Board about her goals to move the new District forward.   

 

NOMINATION FOR VICE-CHAIR

Greg Hamlin nominated Jamie Doubleday.

 

Jamie Doubleday withdrew her name as a candidate for Vice-Chair.

 

James Kalloch nominated Brian Messing.

 

 

 

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It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by James Kalloch that nominations cease.  By a vote of 999 to 0, this was unanimously approved.

 

The vote was then called:  By a vote of 999 to 0, Brian Messing was declared Vice-Chair of the RSU #13 Board.

 

BOARD MEMBER TERMS

Lots were drawn, and the results for Rockland, St. George, and Thomaston were as follows:

 

ROCKLAND

Esther Kilgour                                    3 Years

Patricia Wotton                                    3 Years

Brian Messing                                    2 Years

Wendy Buretta                                     1 Year

James Kalloch                                     1 Year

 

ST. GEORGE

Josiah Wilson                                    3 Years

George Emery                                    1 Year

 

THOMASTON

Greg Hamlin                                    3 Years

Jamie Doubleday                  2 Years

Julie Sanborn                                    1 Year

 

Discussion took place as to the election cycle.  These will be in accordance with the voting schedule of each municipality.

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S SEARCH

Discussion took place as to the interview schedule for the Superintendent of RSU #13. 

 

It was moved by Patricia Wotton and seconded by Wendy Buretta  that the date of February 9th at 6PM be schedule for the first round of interviews by the Board and members of the Interview Committee.

By a vote of 999 to 0, this was unanimously approved.

 

The applications will be available for review from Friday through Tuesday at the MSAD #50 Superintendent’s Office and from Wednesday to Monday at the MSAD #5 Superintendent’s Office.

 

Questions will be reviewed by a committee of volunteers consisting of Josiah Wilson, Wendy Buretta, Sally Carleton, George Emery and Esther Kilgour. 

 

 

 

 

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MEETING TIMES

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Patricia Wotton that the RSU #13 Board of Directors schedule their meetings for the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30PM.  By a vote of 999 to 0, this was unanimously approved.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Patricia Wotton that the Board approach the City of Rockland to see if there is a possibility to have our meetings broadcast from the City Council chambers.  By a vote of 999 to 0, this was unanimously approved.

 

TRANSITION TEAM

Notes from the recent meetings were distributed to all members of the Board.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Sally Carleton that the Transition Committee continue meeting until the two Districts are organized as one.  By a vote of 932 FOR 0 OPPOSED and 1 ABSTENTION (Loren Andrews/67), this was approved.

 

COMMITTEES

Committees for the coming year were discussed.  The following is a list of committees that will be reviewed at a subsequent meeting:

                  Activities                                                                        Personnel

                  Finance                                                                                          Negotiations

                  Policy                                                                                          Region 8

                  Curriculum                                                                        Legislative Liaison

                                                      Buildings & Grounds

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Josiah Wilson that all committee meetings be held in the evenings whenever possible.  By a vote of 999 to 0, this was unanimously approved.

 

General discussion took place relative to the weighted vote system.  No Action.

 

It was moved by Esther Kilgour and seconded by Josiah Wilson that the meeting be adjourned.  By a vote of 999 to 0, this was unanimously approved. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:23PM.