September 8, 2010 / Minutes of Regular Meeting / Marlow School Board / John D. Perkins School, 7:30 p.m.
Present: Joseph Scharf, Board Chair
Stephanie Tickner, Board Member
Marcia Levesque, Board Member
Ken Dassau, Board Member
Ernie Perry, Board Member
Phyllis Peterson, Principal
Wayne Woolridge, Co-Superintendent of Schools
Tim Ruehr, Business Administrator for Towns
Jill Wdowiak, Recording Secretary
Also Present: Donna Chase
1. Call to Order
Mr. Scharf called the School Board meeting to order at 7:34 p.m.
2. Approval of Minutes
A correction should be made to the Public Forum Minutes of June 21, 2010. On page 3, paragraph 6, Deb Heffernan should be changed to Deb Kuffell. A motion was made by Ms. Tickner to approve the board minutes of June 21, 2010 (R), the amended minutes of June 21, 2010 (S) Public Forum and August 12, 2010 (S). Ms. Levesque seconded the motion. A unanimous vote in favor was taken.
3. Hearings of Individuals and/or Groups
4. Bills and Manifests
A motion was made by Mr. Scharf to approve the bills and manifests (cks # 5002135-5002142) in the amount of $9,215.51. 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 $44,626.00 as of June 30, 2010, stating that this amount will be turned back to offset taxes. He also informed the
Board that there might possibly be a new out of district placement. Mr. Ruehr also shared that there is a chance that bus transportation would be needed at the Sand Pond location.
Approve 2011-2012 Proposed Budget Schedule – A motion was made by Mr. Scharf to Approve the 2011-2012 Proposed Budget Schedule. Ms. Tickner seconded the motion. A unanimous vote in favor was taken.
DSL Connection – Mr. Ruehr updated the Board on the differences between the purchasing of a DSL connection versus the existing T1 connection; which he believes we are currently under contract for. He explained that the download speed would increase by having a DSL connection, however, upload speed would be slower. Mr. Ruehr recommended that we monitor bandwidth usage during NWEA testing.
a. Principal – Ms. Peterson distributed her principal’s report and informed the Board that the current enrollment is 36 students. She also updated the Board on the special projects that are taking place around the school.
b. Co-Superintendent – Mr. Woolridge informed the Board that enrollment is down in both the middle school and high school. He also updated the Board on legislative issues and news from around the other districts. Mr. Woolridge shared that the SAU Advisory Meeting will be held on Monday, October 4th at 7:00 pm.
c. School Board Members – Mr. Scharf asked Ms. Peterson if there was a need for a volunteer program. Ms. Peterson replied that she would talk to the staff and see if a volunteer program is needed and how we would structure that program. She added that she has done this on a smaller scale with room parents who have volunteered periodically.
d. S.A.U. 29 Committees – None
7. Old Business
a. Other - None
8. New Business
a. Community Use and Rental of School Facilities Policy #3002, Review – A motion was made by Mr. Scharf to reaffirm the Community Use and Rental of School Facilities Policy #3002. Ms. Tickner seconded the motion. A unanimous vote in favor was taken.
b. Pupil Safety and Violence Prevent – Bullying Policy, Review - A motion was made by Mr. Scharf to Approve the Pupil Safety and Violence Prevent – Bullying Policy. Ms. Stickner seconded the motion. A unanimous vote in favor was taken.
c. Board/Staff Retreat Date – October 7th at 6:30 pm was chosen as the date for the Board/Staff Retreat, at Papagallos Restaurant.
d. Other - None
9. Future Agenda/s
10. Non-Public Session – R.S.A. 91-A:3
Mr. Scharf adjourned the Board Meeting at 8:29 p.m.