Approved:  May 27, 2008

Brookline School Board

CSDA Media Center

April 22, 2008

 

Dave Partridge, Chair

Marcia Farwell

Beth Lukovits (late arrival)

Wanda Meagher

Cindy Ryherd

 

Rich Pike, Superintendent of Schools

Dawna Duhamel, Business Administrator

Carol Mace, Director of Curriculum

 

 

Dave Partridge called the meeting to order at 6:02 pm.

 

Allergy Conference Call

 

The Board had a public conference call Dr. Julian Melamed from Allergy Asthma Specialists in Nashua, NH to discuss life threatening food allergies.  He also referred the board to two web sites FAAN.org and Kidswithfoodallergies.org and the Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 

 

The Board discussed the phone call with Dr. Melamed and the symposium on LTA Cindy

Ryherd attended. 

 

Principal Interviews

 

The Board interviewed the two finalists for the position of principal at RMMS.  The two candidates are Lidia Desrochers and Pat Snow.

 

Preschool

 

Wanda Meagher gave a presentation on bringing a preschool into the district.  They board discussed the Hollis model.  There could be a substantial cost savings and time savings for staff.  Dr. Luzzetti was going to see if he could find a suitable classroom.

 

Beth Lukovits makes a motion to go into non-public under reputation.  Wanda Meagher seconded the motion.  The motion carried by unanimous roll call vote 5 yes, 0 no.

 

8:13pm

 

 

The Board came out of non-public session at 9:13 pm.

 

Beth Lukovits moves to nominate Lidia Desrochers as new principal for RMMS.   Wanda Meagher seconded the motion.  The motion carried by unanimous vote 5 yes, 0 no

 

Wanda Meagher makes a motion to authorize the superintendent to work out contact details subject to the parameters described in nonpublic session.  Cindy Ryherd seconded the motion.  The motion carried by unanimous vote 5 yes, 0 no.

 

Wanda Meagher makes a motion to authorize the board chair to sign on behalf of the board.  Cindy Ryherd seconded the motion.  The motion carried by unanimous vote 5 yes, 0 no.

 

Minutes

 

Marcia Farwell makes a motion to accept the minutes of the January 28, 2008 budget meeting.  Cindy Ryherd seconded the motion.  The motion carried by unanimous vote 5 yes, 0 no.

 

Wanda Meagher makes a motion to accept the minutes of January 24, 2008.  Cindy Ryherd seconded the motion.  The motion carried 3 yes, 2 abstentions, and 0 no.

 

Marcia Farwell makes a motion to accept the minutes of the January 10, 2008 budget session as amended to correct the year.  Beth Lukovits seconded the motion.  The motion carried by unanimous vote 5 yes, 0 no.

 

Marcia Farwell makes a motion to accept the public minutes of the December 18, 2007 emergency session.  Beth Lukovits seconded the motion.  The motion carried by unanimous vote 5 yes, 0 no.

 

Marcia Farwell makes a motion to accept the minutes of December 17, 2007.  Beth Lukovits seconded the motion.  The motion carried by unanimous vote 5 yes, 0 no.

 

Wanda Meagher makes a motion to accept the minutes of March 25, 2008.  Beth Lukovits seconded the motion.  The motion carried by unanimous vote 5 yes, 0 no.

 

Calendar

 

February 6th is a professional day for Hollis but not Brookline.  The board discussed whether the last day of Kindergarten is correct. 

 

The board decided to wait to approve the calendar until it is corrected.

 

The board discussed future projects, sub committees and meeting dates.  The boar scheduled an additional board meeting for May 13th at 6:00 pm at CSDA art room.  The board will have its next meeting on May 27th 6:15 pm at CSDA.  Dave asked board members who had agenda items for the May 13th meeting to email them to him.  Cindy wants to have peanut allergies on the May 13th meeting. 

 

Beth Lukovits made a motion to adjourn.  Marcia Farwell seconded the motion.  The motion carried by unanimous vote 5 yes, 0 no.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date __________________________      Signed       ________________________