BROOKLINE SCHOOL BOARD

Richard Maghakian Memorial School

August 2, 2005

8:00 AM

APPROVED

Michael Molkentine, Chair

David Partridge, Vice-Chair

Michael Dreyer, Secretary

Ernest Hudziec

Clayton Mathieson

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.

 

Staffing

 

Rich Pike requested acceptance of three staff resignations. The following staff members tendered

resignations:

Candace Lambert

Kimberly Harriman

Paula Kousounadis

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

carried 3-0.

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. 

Communications

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.

 

Miscellaneous Issues

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

8:35 AM.

 

 

 

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