BROOKLINE SCHOOL BOARD
Richard Maghakian Memorial School
August 2, 2005
Michael Molkentine, Chair
David Partridge, Vice-Chair
Michael Dreyer, Secretary
Anthony Luzetti, Principal
Lorraine Wenger, Principal
Kevin Stone, Assistant Principal
Rich Pike, Superintendent of Schools
Lee Ann Blastos, Business Administrator
Carol Mace, Curriculum Director
Bob Kelly, Director of Special Education
Ruth Bobich, Recording Secretary
Chairperson Mike Molkentine called the meeting to order at 8:00 AM. Present today were Mike M., Dave,Mike D., Rich, Anthony, Laurie, and Kevin.
Rich Pike requested acceptance of three staff resignations. The following staff members tendered
A letter of resignation was only received and presented for Candace Lambert.
Dave motioned to accept resignation of Candace Lambert with regrets. Mike D. seconded. Motion
Mike D. motioned to accept resignation of Kimberly Harriman and Paula Kousounadis with regrets.
Dave seconded. Motion carried 3-0.
Rich Pike nominated two candidates to fill vacant professional positions. A written copy of the
nominations was distributed to the board. The list included: 1) Stephanie Langer for the Interim Grade 3position to replace Anderson. The recommendation is B, Step 4, salary $33,445 and 2) KimberlyBeaudette for a new 0.5 Reading position. The recommendation is M, Step 5, salary $20,266.50.
Dave motioned to accept nomination by Rich Pike of Stephanie Langer and Kimberly Beaudette
for positions. Mike D. seconded. Motion carried 3-0.
Parent request: A request has been received from two parents requesting one way morning
bussing for their children to RMMS. Typically, based on their location in town with a close
proximity to RMMS, they are not eligible for bussing. However, they are looking for consideration
because of safety and scheduling concerns. Discussion ensued involving current policy, reasons
for safety concerns ( lack of sidewalks ), and capacity issues. Bus routes for 2005/2006 have not
been finalized yet. Dave motioned to authorize one way bussing per parents letter
providing that is does not cause problems with the capacity on the bus.
Agreement is for one year only and is subject to policy review. Mike D.
seconded. The motion carried 3-0.
1. Need for board volunteer to discuss future bussing contracts was discussed. Mike D. volunteered
and said he would contact Lee Ann to discuss time frame for meeting.
2. Mike D. mentioned he forwarded comments on sections C and D of policy to Clay Mathieson and
Kathy O.Sullivan for feedback and has not received any comments back. Mike M. to contact
Kathy via email for status update. Mike D mentioned he would try to get comments to Clay and
Kathy for remaining sections by August meeting.
Mike D. made a motion to adjourn. Dave seconded. The motion carried 3-0. Meeting adjourned at