September 09, 2009 Minutes of Regular Meeting / Marlow School Board / John D. Perkins School, 7:30 p.m.
Joseph Scharf, Board Chair
Ernie Perry, Board Member
Stephanie Tickner, Board Member
Marcia Levesque, Board Member
Phyllis Peterson, Principal
Wayne Woolridge, Co-Superintendent of Schools
Tim Ruehr, Business Administrator for Towns
Jill Wdowiak, Recording Secretary
1. Call to Order
Mr. Scharf called the School Board meeting to order at 7:40 p.m.
2. Public Input
3. Approval of Minutes
A motion was made by Ms. Tickner to approve the board minutes of June 10, 2009 (R). Mr. Perry seconded the motion. A unanimous vote in favor was taken.
4. Bills and Manifests
A motion was made by Mr. Scharf to approve the bills and manifests (cks # 5001811-5001826) in the amount of $4,737.83. Ms. Tickner seconded the motion. A unanimous vote in favor was taken.
5. Financial Report
Mr. Ruehr presented his financial report showing a balance of $20,312 as of June 30, 2009. He informed the Board that this balance would be added to the Capital Reserve Fund. Mr. Ruehr updated the Board on the withdrawal that will be taken from the Capital Reserve Account this year for purchasing new doors, as well as, a new window and door in Ms. Peterson’s office.
a. Proposed Article 28 - NHSBA - Mr. Ruehr updated the Board on Article 28 lawsuit against the state. He recommended that we join the lawsuit at a cost of $52.61. A motion was made by Mr. Scharf that the Marlow School District join the litigation against the state. Ms. Tickner seconded the motion. A unanimous vote in favor was taken.
b. Approve 2010-2011 Proposed Budget Schedule - A motion was made by Mr. Scharf to adopt the 2010-2011 Budget Schedule. Ms. Tickner seconded the motion. A unanimous vote in favor was taken.
a. Principal – Ms. Peterson presented her principal’s report and shared with the Board that their current enrollment is 37, which is down 6 students from last year. She also informed the Board that Marlow’s main goal is to work on Aqeduate Yearly Progress in the hopes of making our AYP. Ms. Peterson also shared that Kroka will be here on September 16th for grades 3 & 4 and on September 17th for grades 5 & 6 for team building activities.
b. Co-Superintendent – Mr. Woolridge congratulated Marlow School for receiving full school approval from the Department of Education through 2012. He informed the Board that Meredith Cargill has been hired as the new curriculum director and will be working with Ms. Peterson to help Marlow make AYP this year. Mr. Woolridge updated the Board on the following upcoming meetings: Board Orientation on October 5th at the Cheshire Center, AREA Meeting on October 19th at the N. Campus at Keene High School, SAU Advisory Committee Meeting on October 26th. On November 23rd the SAU Board hears the budget from the Advisory Committee, and the Public Budget Hearing with Frank Marinace will be held on December 21st in the LGIA.
c. School Board Members – None
d. S.A.U. 29 Committees – Previously discussed
7. Old Business
a. School Calendar 2009-2010 - A motion was made by Mr. Scharf that we adopt the Keene School District Calendar as Marlow’s Calendar for 2009-2010. Ms. Levesque seconded the motion. A unanimous vote in favor was taken.
b. Other - None
8. New Business
a. Community Use and Rental of School Facilities Policy #3002, Review - A motion was made by Mr. Scharf that we pass over this policy and leave it as is. Ms. Tickner seconded the motion. A unanimous vote in favor was taken.
b. Technology Acceptable Use/Internet Safety Policy #2082, 1st Reading - A motion was made by Mr. Scharf that we waive the second reading and adopt the policy as of September 9, 2009. Ms. Tickner seconded the motion. A unanimous vote in favor was taken.
c. Scholarship Committee - Mr. Woolridge shared with the Board that a student that was awarded a scholarship last year has decided not to attend college this year. A motion was made by Mr. Scharf that the school scholarship be awarded to Brian Fay. Ms. Tickner seconded the motion. A unanimous vote in favor was taken.
d. Other - None
9. Future Agenda/s
10. Non-Public Session – R.S.A. 91-A:3
Mr. Sharf adjourned the Board Meeting at 8:25 p.m.