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

Anne Dumas

Tom Enright

Steve Simons

 

HB Co-op Administrative Staff present:

Rich Pike, Superintendent of Schools

 

Also present:

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.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Webb Scales