Minutes of the Hollis/Brookline Co-op School Board
“Dry Run” for the Annual District Meeting
Hollis/Brookline High School Music Room
5 March 2007
Seeing a quorum present, the Chairman called the meeting to order at 6:10 pm.
Board Members present:
Jim Murphy, Chairman
Webb Scales, Secretary
HB Co-op Administrative Staff present:
Rich Pike, Superintendent of Schools
Forrest Milkowski, Chairman of the Co-op Budget Committee
Jim Murphy presented the slides which the Board intended to display at the annual meeting.
[6:12 pm: Dan Peterson arrived.]
Mr. Murphy spoke to most of the slides; Tom Enright addressed Article 3; Steve Simons addressed Article 4; Webb Scales addressed Article 5; Dan Peterson addressed Article 10. Those present discussed and offered feedback on the slides.
7:49 pm: Anne Dumas moved that the Board reduce the amount to be proposed under Article 7 (SpecEd Fund) to $25,000 and the amount under Article 8 (Maintenance Fund) to $35,000; seconded by Webb Scales. Approved 5-0-1 (Mr. Simons was out of the room during the vote).
7:54 pm: Tom Enright moved that the Board not bring Article 7 (SpecEd Fund) forward at the District Meeting; seconded by Dan Peterson. Approved 3-1-2 (Jim Murphy opposed; Anne Dumas and Webb Scales abstained).
8:12 pm: Dan Peterson moved that the Board reduce the amount to be proposed under Article 8 (Maintenance Fund) to $10,000; seconded by Tom Enright. The motion failed 2-3-1 (Steve Simons abstained).
8:16 pm: Tom Enright moved that the Board not bring Article 8 (Maintenance Fund) forward at the District Meeting; seconded by Dan Peterson. The motion failed 3-3.
8:22 pm: Steve Simons moved that the Board add the word “unanticipated” to the proposed wording for Article 8 (Maintenance Fund) when it is moved at the District Meeting and reduce the amount to $25,000; seconded by Dan Peterson. Approved 5-0-1 (Webb Scales abstained).
9:40 pm: Steve Simons moved that the meeting be adjourned; seconded by Tom Enright. Approved 6-0.