APPROVED:  4-17-07

Brookline School Board

CSDA Media Room

March 27, 2007


Dave Partridge, Chair

Marcia Farwell

Beth Lukovits

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.


Principal’s Report


Lorraine Wenger gave the Principal’s report.






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


II.                OVERVIEW




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.





Bowry, Deb

Fitzmaurice, Dianne

Gagne, Emily

Langer, Stephanie

Melizzi-Golja, Mary Ann

Patz, Susan

Trombly, Elizabeth

Utell, Ana


Annual to Continuing

Beaudette, Kimberly

Pillion, Karin

Wooley, Nichole




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

                                                                        Young, Christine






Lisa Lindsay

Jaime Matylewski

Sacha Norris

Elizabeth Trombly

Ana Utell


Annual to Continuing


Monica Dapolito

Karin Pillion




Monica Boisvert

Betsy Black

Judy Blood

Debbie Calkin

Jane Gauthier

Jan Kolesar

Susan Lyons

Diane Marshall

Andrea Martel

Judy McBride

Maria Perkinson

Maureen Quaglieri

Pam Shaw

Greg Snoke

Judi Sortino

Renelle Stone

Tammy Van Dyke

Joe Virulli




Pat Nelson

Ginny Toupin


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.


5:09 pm


Date __________________________      Signed       ________________________