BROOKLINE SCHOOL BOARD
Captain Samuel Douglass Academy
October 25, 2005
Michael Molkentine, Chair
David Partridge, Vice-Chair
Michael Dreyer, Secretary
Dr. Anthony Luzzetti, Principal
Lorraine Wenger, Principal
Kevin Stone, Assistant Principal
Richard Pike, Superintendent of Schools
Ruth Bobich, Recording Secretary
The Board came into public session from non-public session at 6:10 PM. Chairperson Mike Molkentine called the meeting to order at 6:15 PM.
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mike D. motioned for the Board to enter into non-public session as per RSA 91-A:3II (c), “matters, which if discussed in public, would likely affect adversely the reputation of any person” and RSA 91-A:3II (e), “negotiation of pending claims or litigation”. Dave seconded the motion. By a roll-call vote, the motion carried 5-0. The Board adjourned into non-public session at 6:16 PM.
The Board returned to Public session at 7:00 PM. Mike M. motioned to seal the minutes of the previous non-public session. Dave seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.
No agenda review tonight.
Amy Fessenden said that there is a need to investigate ways of communicating to parents when school unexpectedly closes, as happened today. There was difficulty in informing everyone in a timely fashion.
Mike D. asked if a School Board member was needed for any of the events listed on the calendar, such as the Parent Coffee. Laurie explained that she has started this as a way to give information to 5th and 6th grade parents. It is a casual gathering, and is a way to improve communications with parents in a way that is not a conference. The November one will be in the evening. Laurie said they will alternate between mornings and evenings.
Mike D. also asked how many Teacher Workshops are held during the year. Laurie responded that there are five in the contract. The first two are the days before school actually starts. The third one is the day before Thanksgiving. Years ago this was teacher conference day. The other two days are workshops, usually one in the fall and one in the spring. Presenters usually come in on those two workshop days, and these workshops are usually goals oriented.
Rich Pike had no updates to his written report.
Mike D. asked about the possibility of posting Rich’s report on the School Board website. Ruth said she can do this, and will replace it each month with his new report.
There are no policies ready to be adopted tonight. The Board is half-way through section E. Another workshop needs to be scheduled to complete reviewing sections E and F. Mike D. will let Doris know the date of the next workshop and she will circulate that date.
Mike D. said that copies of all policies are now at CSDA, RMMS, the Town Library, and Town Hall. They will be updated as changes are made. They are also on the school’s website. Sections K and L will be posted shortly, and this will be the First Reading for those policies. The Policies schedule has slipped slightly. At the next meeting will be the adoption of sections E & F, and the Second Reading of sections G through L.
Business Administrator’s Report
Lee Ann could not be present tonight. A copy of her report was distributed. Rich Pike said that if the Board has any questions about Lee Ann’s report that they should give their questions to Mike M, who will get the answers from Lee Ann.
Dave motioned to accept the minutes of the September 27, 2005 Brookline School Board meeting as written. Mike M. seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0. It was noted that Tom and Beth were not yet School Board members for the September 27th meeting.
The next meeting of the Brookline School Board will be November 22, 2005, as previously scheduled.
The date for the December meeting will be discussed at the November meeting.
Mike D. motioned for the Board to enter into non-public session as per RSA 91-A:3II (c), “Matters, which if discussed in public, would likely affect adversely the reputation of any person”, and RSA 91-A:3II(e), “negotiation of pending claims or litigation”. Mike M. seconded the motion. By a roll call vote the motion carried 5-0. The Board and Rich Pike adjourned into non-public session at 7:50 PM.