Brookline School Board
CSDA Media Center
December 17, 2007
Dave Partridge, Chair
Wanda Meagher (late arrival 7:00 pm)
Rich Pike, Superintendent of Schools
Dawna Duhamel, Business Administrator
Carol Mace, Director of Curriculum
Bob Kelly, Director of Special Education
Lorraine Wenger, Principal CSDA
Dr. Anthony Luzzetti, Principal RMMS
Kevin Stone, Assistant Principal
Mary Kay MacFarlane, Recording Secretary
Dave Partridge called the meeting to order at 6:40 pm.
Beth Lukovits made a motion to go into non-public under RSA 91A:3 II (c) reputation. Cindy Ryherd seconded the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote 4 yes, 0 no.
The board came out of non-public at 7:11 pm.
The board received a letter requesting for unpaid leave of absence. The employer can decide whether or not to grant it. The board decision is that it is not a contractual issue.
A motion was made to accept the minutes of November 27, 2007 by Marcia Farwell. The motion was seconded by Beth Lukovits. The motion carried by unanimous vote 5 yes, 0 no.
A motion was made to accept the workshop minutes of December 4, 2007 as amended by Marcia Farwell. The minutes were amended to add “The board asked the administration to present the alternatives necessary to remove 1% from the budget”. The motion was seconded by Cindy Ryherd. The motion carried by a vote of 4 yes, 0 no, 1 abstention.
Dawna Duhamel has called around regarding architectural plans for an expansion at CSDA. All the companies contacted would not be able to deliver plans by the March meeting. CMK is the only company who could have plans ready for the March 2008 meeting.
Lorraine Wenger received a letter from the state regarding the water quality. The posting had to be put back up for seven days because the state used an average of the water tests and not the most recent water test. The water is fine according to the October testing.
The winter concert is rescheduled for December 20th.
Dawna Duhamel distributed the budget to the board. Fred Hubert and Jack Flanagan from the finance committee were in attendance. The finance committee has not taken an official position, but it may run along the same lines as the Coop budget committee.
The proposed FY09 Budget totaled $7,885,263. That is a $457,241 or 6.16% increase over last year. Attached to the budget were proposed budget adjustments. These adjustments included new special education needs and recommendations from the budget workshop.
The board asked Dawna Duhamel to check salaries from Foreign Language for last year and this year.
The board wants Dawna Duhamel to increase the budget of 2142 by $8,500.
The board asked Dawna Duhamel to check salaries for Occupational Therapy for last year and this year.
The board asked Dawna Duhamel to check library aide for CSDA. They don’t have one currently so it appears that $6,074 can be removed from the budget.
The board asked Dawna Duhamel to check library salaries.
The board asked Dawna Duhamel to get the detail for 10-2225-738 for $11,782 and this years budget $16,360.
The board asked Dawna Duhamel to check 10-2400-119 Office Aide.
Marcia Farwell says that the septic system doesn’t need to be pumped next year, as it was pumped this year. Marcia Farwell will check the septic requirements before directing Dawna to deduct $5,998 from the budget.
The board asked Dawna Duhamel to check transportation costs 10-2700-510 to make sure it is on track.
The board asked Dawna Duhamel to check life insurance and unemployment insurance costs.
The board asked Dawna Duhamel to run budget numbers with the square adjustments back into the budget. Adjustments of $203,812 were added to the budget to bring the total to $8,089,075 representing an 8.90% increase over last year.
The board received a retirement letter from Dr. Anthony Luzzetti which will be effective as of June 30, 2008.
Beth Lukovits made a motion to accept with regret the retirement of Dr. Anthony Luzzetti effective June 30, 2008. Wanda Meagher seconded the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote 5 yes, 0 no.
Rich Pike recommends that the board accept a request by a family moving to Brookline in January 2008 to have their child start first grade in Brookline on January 2nd.
Wanda Meagher made a motion to accept the recommendation of Rich Pike regarding a new student starting in January 2008. Beth Lukovits seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 5 yes, 0 no.
The board scheduled a budget workshop on January 10, 2008 from 5:30-7:30 at CSDA.
A motion to adjourn was made by Beth Lukovits. The motion was seconded by Marcia Farwell. The motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Date __________________________ Signed ________________________