Approved:  10/23/07

 

Brookline School Board

CSDA Media Center

July 24, 2007

 

Dave Partridge, Chair

Marsha Farwell

Wanda Meagher

 

Rich Pike, Superintendent of Schools

Mellinee Capasso, Business Administrator

Mary Kay MacFarlane, Recording Secretary

 

Dr. Tony Luzzetti, Principal RMMS

Lorraine Wenger, Principal CSDA

Kevin Stone, Assistant Principal

 


Dave Partridge called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm.

 

Minutes

 

A motion was made by Marsha Farwell to accept the minutes of June 26, 2007 as written.  The motion was seconded by Wanda Meagher.  The motion carried by a vote of 3 yes, 0 no.

 

Principals Report

 

I.                   PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES, EVENTS

Calendar

            August 27         Staff returns

            August 29         First Day of School for R-6

            Sept. 4             First Day of School for Kindergarten

 

II.                Summer Activities

·        ESY will continue through August 9th

·        Summer maintenance is ongoing at both schools

·        Class lists to be posted on August 3rd

·        Camp Invention at RMMS was successful

 

III.             Goals

·        See attached document

 

IV.              Personnel

·        Support staff positions being filled

 

The board discussed the 2007-2008 goals for the school district.  The Board was very pleased with the goals report.  Mellinee noted that on page 3 of the goals report, the reference to Business Manager needs to be changed to Business Administrator.

 

Staffing

 

Rich Pike recommends Melissa Leafe for grade 6 teacher.

 

A motion was made by Marsha Farwell to accept Melissa Leafe as a teacher for grade 6 at M+15, Step 9.  Wanda Meagher seconded the motion.  The motion carried by a vote of 3 yes, 0 no.

 

Business Administrator Report

 

Mellinee Capasso said they are still compiling final numbers on the fund balance.  She is approximating the fund balance at this point to be roughly $103,000.  This will fund the maintenance trust at $50,000 and potentially return to the Town of Brookline of $50,000-60,000.

 

Unanticipated Revenues

·        Impact fees $20,000

·        Cat Aid $29,700

·        Medicaid $14,400

·        Interest Income $20,000

 

There was an unexpended balance in the 2006-2007 school budget of $20,000.

 

Water Testing is currently being done quarterly.  Testing will be done in the first full week in August and results take about 2 weeks to receive.  A letter will be written when the test results are received.

 

Wanda Meagher asked what happed with the money for architectural plans for the expansion of CSDA.  Mellinee stated that the money has been encumbered and moved forward to this year’s budget.

 

Wanda Meagher asked for the final number in foods service.  Mellinee stated that we have a $33,292 deficit.  The number still needs to be signed off by the auditors before it is final.  Wanda also asked about personnel changes within food service.  Mellinee wanted a chance to discuss this with Kevin before making any recommendations.

 

Light Tech did an energy audit on RMMS and CSDA.  They have compiled the data and are ready to meet with someone at the schools to review their recommendations.  The principals agreed to meet with Light Tech.  Mellinee said that many of the proposals from Light Tech are supported by PSNH through a program called Smart Start.  Smart Start finances most of Light Tech’s proposals.

 

The Board discussed maintenance issues and maintenance staff needs.  The use of contractors and liability insurance were discussed.  Mellinee recommended that the school board, superintendent and administrators meet to discuss what the superintendent needs for insurance coverage.  There are safety committee requirements that the district needs to do through our insurance carrier that are not currently being met.  Mellinee recommends a sit down with the building administrators to discuss the areas that are being met and those that are not.  The board requested a personnel list to help them decide where to go with maintenance.

 

Marsha Farwell stated that she talked with Absolute Mechanical and they said we have a great system, but that it is not working properly because the boilers are running all the time.

 

Boiler Cleaning and Assessment

 

·        Philbrick and Sons

o       RMMS          $4,600

o       CSDA            $1,950

·        Granite State

o       RMMS          $4,640

o       CSDA            $1,050

·        Absolute Mechanical

o       RMMS          $1,140

o       CSDA            $   900

·        Weather Wise

o       RMMS          no show

o       CSDA            $1,470

 

The board asked Mellinee to check to be sure that the prices from Absolute include the assessment of the system.  Granite State has done work previously at RMMS.  Funds for cleaning the boiler are in the current budget.  Marsha Farwell said she would contact Absolute Mechanical as well.

 

Dave Partridge asked if replacing the water pump has helped at RMMS.  Tony Luzzetti said that they have had no low pressure readings since the replacement.

 

Roof Replacement

 

 

The Board asked Tony Luzzetti to get the quotes to replace the flooring equipment.  The Board wants this for the Trust hearing.

 

Mellinee Capasso said that the contract for the magnetic doors will be signed tomorrow and moving forward with installation.

 

Policies

 

Second Reading

 

KDA - PUBLIC INFORMATION PROGRAM

(Download policy)

Category R
See also KA

The Board will do its best to keep the people informed of the affairs of the district. To achieve its goals for good school-community relations and maintenance of open two-way channels of communication with public, the Board authorizes the Superintendent to:

1.  Prepare or guide the preparation of informational materials including the annual report, newsletters, articles for periodicals, newspapers and/or radio releases, special pamphlets and other assigned material, and to maintain close liaison with news media and publicity organizations.

2.  Provide staff members with resources for preparation of material for community and staff distribution.

3.  Assist in coordinating work with civic and other groups which support the school system.

Legal References:

NH Code of Administration Rules, Section Ed. 306.04(a)(11), Policy Development
NH Code of Administration Rules, Section Ed. 306.04(k), Policy Development


Revised: February 2006




DISCLAIMER:This sample policy manual is copyrighted to the New Hampshire School Boards Association and is intended for the sole and exclusive use of NHSBA Policy Service Subscribers. No portion of this manual may be reproduced, copied, transmitted, distributed, in any form, except as needed for the development of policy by a subscribing district. The materials contained in the manual are provided for general information only and as a resource to assist subscribing districts with policy development. School districts and boards of education should consult with legal counsel and revise all sample policies and regulations to address local facts and circumstances prior to adoption. NHSBA continually makes revisions based on school districts' needs and local, state and federal laws, regulations and court decisions, and other relevant education activity.

 

 

Rich Pike stated that they have an amended shorter version of KDA that the H/B Coop has approved.  Rich will get this version to the Brookline School Board for review.

 

 

LA - INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONS

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Category O
See also KA

The School Board recognizes that the schools of the District have the primary responsibility for the formal education of the youth of the District. We recognize that many organizations, while not primarily concerned with education, play a definite role in the education of the youth of the District. Therefore, it shall be the desire of the Board to establish positive working relationships with other public and private organizations involved in the education process. The District will cooperate with all governmental agencies or organizations in the community to assist in furthering the educational process in such ways as described below.

Legal Reference:

NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 306.04(k), Policy Development, School-Community Partnerships


Revised:   October 2005


DISCLAIMER:This sample policy manual is copyrighted to the New Hampshire School Boards Association and is intended for the sole and exclusive use of NHSBA Policy Service Subscribers. No portion of this manual may be reproduced, copied, transmitted, distributed, in any form, except as needed for the development of policy by a subscribing district. The materials contained in the manual are provided for general information only and as a resource to assist subscribing districts with policy development. School districts and boards of education should consult with legal counsel and revise all sample policies and regulations to address local facts and circumstances prior to adoption. NHSBA continually makes revisions based on school districts' needs and local, state and federal laws, regulations and court decisions, and other relevant education activity.

 

 

 

First Reading

 

IMAH - HEALTH EDUCATION - DAILY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

(Download policy)

Category P

The Board recognizes that developmentally appropriate daily physical activity, exercise and physical education are ways to minimize health risks created by chronic inactivity, childhood obesity, and other related health problems.  The Board recommends that students and staff participate in developmentally appropriate physical activity and exercise each day as a way to minimize these health risks.  The Board recommends the following practices:

(1)  Support special programs such as student and staff walking programs, family fitness events, and events that emphasize life-long physical activity;

(2)  Integrate health and physical activity across the school curriculum;

(3)  Encourage student-initiated activities that promote inclusive physical activity on a school-wide basis;

(4)  Commit resources that include program funding, personnel, safe equipment, and facilities;

(5)  To support community recreation and youth sports programs and agencies to coordinate and complement physical activity programs; and

(6)  Encourage appropriate physical activity during recess periods.

Legal References:

RSA 189:11-a, Food and Nutrition Programs

NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 310, Appropriate Daily Physical Activity

New Policy: February 2007


DISCLAIMER:This sample policy manual is copyrighted to the New Hampshire School Boards Association and is intended for the sole and exclusive use of NHSBA Policy Service Subscribers. No portion of this manual may be reproduced, copied, transmitted, distributed, in any form, except as needed for the development of policy by a subscribing district. The materials contained in the manual are provided for general information only and as a resource to assist subscribing districts with policy development. School districts and boards of education should consult with legal counsel and revise all sample policies and regulations to address local facts and circumstances prior to adoption. NHSBA continually makes revisions based on school districts' needs and local, state and federal laws, regulations and court decisions, and other relevant education activity.

 

 

 

Amherst Sexual Predator Policy

 

A motion was made by Marsha Farwell to go into non public session under RSA 91-A:3II (a) compensation.  The motion was seconded by Wanda Meagher.  The motion carried by unanimous roll call vote 3 yes, 0 no.

 

9:00 pm

 

 

Date __________________________      Signed       ________________________