Brookline School Board
CSDA Media Room
March 27, 2007
Dave Partridge, Chair
Wanda Meagher (late arrival 4:20 pm, early departure 4:57 pm)
Richard Pike, Superintendent of Schools
Lorraine Wenger, Principal CSDA
Anthony Luzzetti, Principal of RMMS
Kevin Stone, Assistant Principal
Richard Pike called the meeting to order at 4:07 pm.
Lorraine Wenger gave the Principal’s report.
I. PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES, EVENTS
Mar 29 CSDA Writer’s Festival & Grade 5 Iditarod Showcase 6:30-8:00 pm
Mar 30 CSDA – Grade 6 – D.A.R.E. party – 7:00-9:00 pm
April 3 Early Release RMMS & CSDA – NWEA Training
April 4 RMMS Writers’ Festival – RMMS – 6:30-8:00 pm
April 10 RMMS Kindergarten Tra-la – 6:30-7:30 pm
April 17 School Board – CSDA 6:00
April 18 RMMS – Spring Concert -1:30-2:15, 6:30-7:15pm
April 23-27 Spring Vacation
RMMS & CSDA
Very positive experience, excellent feedback; report will be issued.
3 hour training with Tom Terlep from NWEA
A parent approached Lorraine about Christmas time with a grant opportunity that was being offered through their company, Xilinx. The company is trying to create an educational eco-system though their grants by supporting community and social, health, science and arts/music. She started by requesting a neolabs for $7,500. Xilinx said that they would give $2,500 towards a new piano for CSDA. Xilinx also agreed to grant $2,500 through the PTO for the balance of the piano. Xilinx granted another $2,500 to SHARE for Brookline families. Xilinx agreed to grant $5,000 for a trip to the SEE Science Center in Manchester including transportation. Xilinx also granted $2,500 to the Fit Kids program. Xilinx also granted $2,500 to Souhegan Health and Hospice for immunizations for Brookline children to improve health. Xilinx granted $2,000 to the Nashua Symphony for programming at RMMS and CSDA. Xilinx granted $3,000 to the Northern New Hampshire Arts Alliance to support the artists in residence program. This may be a reoccurring grant. They have already received $10,500 and need school board to accept the grant.
Beth Lukovits made a motion to accept the $10,500 in grant money from Xilinx to support the educational eco-system. The motion was seconded by Wanda Meagher. The motion carried by unanimous vote 4 yes, 0 no.
The Board will send a thank you note to Xilinx.
Reorganization of the Board
Beth Lukovits nominates Dave Partridge as Chair. Wanda Meagher seconds the nomination. Dave Partridge is elected Board Chair by unanimous vote 4 yes, 0 no.
The reorganization of the Board will be completed at the April 17th meeting.
The lease is prepared for Apple Computer. Mellinee has reviewed the contract and approved by the school district at the annual meeting.
Beth Lukovits moves to accept the contract with Apple Computer for the purchase of 30 I Macs and servers. Marcia Farwell seconded the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Once a fundraising idea is created for the computer program, a presentation will be given to the Board prior to implementation. A presentation will be given at the April board meeting.
Richard Pike had the Board sign the MS22 from the annual district meeting.
Debra Ugur sent a letter to the school board and superintendent Pike. The family has moved to Hollis from Brookline, although the still have a home in Brookline. She is requesting that her children be allowed to finish out the year in the Brookline School District. The board had questions on this request that required a non-public session.
Beth Lukovits made a motion to go into non public session under RSA 91A:3II(c), reputation. The motion was seconded by Wanda Meagher. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
The board entered non-public session at 4:40 pm.
The board came out of non-public at 4:45 pm
Beth Lukovits moved to seal the minutes from the non-public session. The motion was seconded by Wanda Meagher. The motion was carried by unanimous vote.
Beth Lukovits made a motion to accept the request of the Ugur family to have their children finish out the year in the Brookline Schools. The motion was seconded by Wanda Meagher. The motion carried by unanimous vote 4 yes, 0 no.
Beth Lukovits made a motion to go into non-public session under RSA 91-A: 3II(b), hiring. The motion was seconded by Wanda Meagher. The motion carried by unanimous vote 4 yes, 0 no.
The board entered into non-public session at 4:49 pm.
The board returned to public session at 4:55 pm.
Richard Pike nominated the following teachers at RMMS and CSDA for contract renewal.
Melizzi-Golja, Mary Ann
Annual to Continuing
Arruda, Lauren Haskell-Higgins, Barbara
Beck, Jeralyn Hirsch, Francine
Bedard, Nicole Hyatt, Katie
Black, Betsy Ingram, Cathy
Boisvert, Monica Kolesar, Jan
Borkowski, Lynn Maghakian, Evalyn
Bruseo, Marcia McBride, Judy
Bullard-Koonz, Barbara Murray, Kristine
Chase, Bette Shalek, Donna
Chase, Lisa VanDyke, Tammy
Curtis, Denise Waller, Patricia
Gucwa, Bonnie Williams, Heidi
Annual to Continuing
Tammy Van Dyke
Beth Lukovits made a motion to accept Richard Pike’s nomination for teacher contract renewals for RMMS and CSDA. The motion was seconded by Wanda Meagher. The motion carried by unanimous vote 4 yes, 0 no.
The April 17th Board meeting will begin at 6:00 pm.
The Board currently has one opening and they will post the opening on the Yahoo Group website and the H/B Journal.
The board discussed having a goal setting session in May, starting on the budget earlier and where maintenance issues stand.
Marcia Farwell made a motion to adjourn. Beth Lukovits seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 3 yes, 0 no.
Date __________________________ Signed ________________________